Gaafu Alifu, one of the world’s largest atolls, provides The Residence Maldives with an idyllic retreat for an idyllic luxury vacation experience. Sun-kissed sands and turquoise lagoons await.
A brand-new resort opened its doors in 2019 on two islands connected by one of the longest private bridges in Maldives – covering 1 km in length!
Dhigurah Island Resort boasts 94 beach and overwater villas designed to combine time-honoured Maldivian architecture with contemporary sophistication, each one boasting its own private pool, spacious terrace with sun loungers, indoor/outdoor showers, plus unique furniture and artefacts that showcase its Maldivian heritage.
Beach villas provide direct access to the white sand beaches and lagoons lapped by the Indian Ocean, while overwater villas feature spacious sun decks equipped with ladders for effortless entry into azure waters. Both types are airy and simple with teak or rattan interiors and neutral colors to match the vibrant hues outside.
As the youngest addition to Maldives’ luxury hotel market, The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah must make itself known and stand out. Their sustainability initiatives are cutting-edge – recycling energy from air conditioning units to heat water in bathrooms while using eco-friendly cleaning products and running turtle conservation programs and going paperless whenever possible. They have also preserved seagrass gardens which serve as natural feeding grounds for marine creatures while helping reduce carbon emissions in these emerald waters.
At this resort, its world-class Spa by Clarins is perched over an azure lagoon, while the gym features cutting-edge equipment and the Kids Club provides care for younger guests. Plus, there’s even a team dedicated to arranging customized excursions upon request!
Its idyllic setting makes this resort perfect for romantic retreats and family getaways alike, offering a host of exciting activities from snorkelling and windsurfing to yoga and meditation classes, land-based sports like tennis and table tennis and much more! Part of Cenizaro Resorts chain in Tunisia, Mauritius and Zanzibar as well as being located within Maldives itself, Residence Maldives provides luxurious yet off-the-beaten-path lodging within its borders; early reviews indicate it may prove popular with families looking for something different than typical all-inclusive resorts!
Nothing compares to staying in an over-water villa in the Maldives, and The Residence Maldives certainly doesn’t disappoint in this respect with an array of water villas that blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor living. From peaceful solitude to excitement and beyond – you are certain to find one here that meets all your requirements!
Water Pool Villas at the resort comprise 266 villas in total, including single bedroom, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options. Every villa features an outdoor terrace equipped with sun loungers that look out onto either beach, lagoon or ocean, along with its own infinity pool for relaxing or taking a refreshing swim. Inside each room is designed for airy relaxation with high ceilings and large windows letting in natural sunlight; furniture made of teak and rattan sit comfortably against walls while bathrooms come complete with separate tubs – complete with separate bath tubs!
Each villa comes equipped with Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV and DVD player, minibar and coffee/tea maker; bathrooms feature walk-in showers with bidets as well as complimentary toiletries.
All rooms at this non-smoking hotel are non-smoking, and a daily housekeeping service is included. Indulge in on-site dining options or relax at Clarins Spa before visiting its fitness center and Beach Bar where guests can sip an icy-cold beverage while taking in views of beautiful blue waters.
Falhumaafushi Resort and Spa, nestled within Gaafu Alifu Atoll between Gan and Male, can be reached via domestic flight and speedboat transfer in approximately 55 minutes from Kaadedhdoo Airport. Situated just steps away from its private beachfront is this property offering yoga classes, surfing lessons and snorkeling activities as well as access to luxury amenities including a Clarins spa as well as an impressive fitness center containing various pieces of equipment for guests’ use.
Beach Pool Villas
The Residence Maldives lies along a beautiful stretch of beach at Falhumaafushi island in Gaafu Alifu Atoll and provides an idyllic retreat. Boasting world-class facilities and services, guests are sure to feel relaxed when spending their vacation at this resort.
The 94 beach villas and over water ones are furnished with custom made furniture, wall art and local artefacts to give a sense of place. Teak and rattan interiors, large bathrooms and neutral hues frame the vibrant blues beyond. Every villa faces either sunrise or sunset while those over the water boast large decks equipped with ladders for direct entry into the lagoon.
As much as some may find the uniform room design disconcerting, its strengths more than make up for any potential setbacks: World-renowned Clarins Spa; food (particularly fish and seafood); brand new sports equipment and gym; breathtaking sunsets; gorgeous pool; enthusiastic staff and stunning 42 metre infinity pool for swimming or cocktails, three relaxed restaurants or the busy Falhumaafushi for candlelit open air movies, beach barbeques with music videos playing through them, buzzing pools featuring trendy soundtracks and overwater cabanas!
There is also an on-site dive center with experienced guides that offer trips to explore the house reef and nearby drop-offs for snorkelling, diving and scuba. Furthermore, guests can arrange day trips to Male, where they can shop, dine and experience its lively nightlife scene.
At this resort, the spa provides an oasis of peace and relaxation, featuring indoor and outdoor treatment areas infused with ocean air. There’s also a sauna, steam room and an impressive selection of massage and beauty treatments available here.
Water Pool Villas
If you want to be closer to the water and take in some amazing ocean views, one of the water pool villas may be ideal. These villas come equipped with an expansive bathroom featuring an oversize tub, indoor/outdoor showers and separate toilet. In addition, there’s even a private pool out on their respective decks!
Modern with minimalist charm is not easy to achieve; many hotels may fill every square inch of space with furniture or trinkets that leave no place for you to sit or relax. Here they’ve done an impressive job of maintaining minimalistic decor while making villas seem spacious.
Villas located directly over a lagoon provide an idyllic stay, and being so close to its beach and coral reef means swimming can take place right from your villa – something not available elsewhere! This makes your stay much more peaceful and relaxed; plus being able to go swimming right from home makes this option extremely practical!
This resort may only have a handful of water villas yet they have so much to recommend them – their enthusiastic staff seem delighted to work there, the food is outstanding and their brand new sports equipment/gym make this resort one we would definitely suggest to others.
Overwater villas at The Residence Maldives’ “castaway” island resort (between Falhumaafushi and Dhigurah), offer one of the most intimate settings on resort grounds. Perfectly suitable for couples and families alike, these rooms have plenty of room to unwind in luxury while taking full advantage of all that nature provides in these overwater villas.
These overwater villas, situated in Gaafu Atoll and accessible via domestic flight or boat transfer from Male, can be reached by The Residence Maldives resort chain which also operates in Tunisia and Mauritius – making their entry into Maldives very successful indeed. Offering huge, impressive overwater villas at mid range prices they provide an ideal option for anyone searching for quality yet budget resort options in Maldives.