Alila Kothaifaru Maldives – Serenity and Discovery on a Beautiful Island

Raa Atoll in faraway Raa Atoll provides peace and discovery on an idyllic island paradise.

Set sail on a traditional Maldivian dhoni for a two to three-hour voyage around Raa Atoll and return to The Shack, our private sandbank, for a gourmet picnic, sunset BBQ or romantic candlelit dinner under the stars.


Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers the ideal combination of serenity and exploration on an idyllic private island surrounded by an exquisite house reef. Designed by Singapore-based Studiogoto, this resort’s low-rise architecture and contemporary interiors reflect island-inspired colors and textures to fully immerse guests into their beautiful natural surroundings.

The retreat’s 80 villas include 44 beachfront and 36 overwater. Offering sunrise or sunset views, these spacious hideaways combine luxury and comfort with sustainability and well-being in mind. Each one was thoughtfully located to ensure maximum privacy and seclusion – with each villa designed for sustainable wellbeing and maximum wellbeing.

Rooms at The Royal Gardens Hotel are specially designed to promote relaxation, featuring a king bed with large windows and verandah access. Each is fully air-conditioned and provides access to flat-screen TV, minibar and private bathrooms fitted with showers and complimentary toiletries.

For those eager to explore the underwater world, the resort offers snorkelling and diving activities as well as excursions to Hanifaru Bay – a marine life sanctuary where guests can swim among manta rays and sharks – plus various dining experiences offered either within their villas or through on-site restaurants and bars.

Finding inner peace will be easy with our serene treetop spa, where relaxing treatments are administered amid lush foliage and greenery of an island paradise. Utilizing ancient healing techniques with all-natural ingredients, the spa aims to restore mind, body and spirit with its rejuvenating treatments.

Pibati Cafe at the hotel’s relaxed beachside cafe provides comfort food ranging from pressed sandwiches and hand-pulled Roma-style pizzas, organic salads, cakes and pastries, Old and New World wines and freshly-brewed barista coffees, as well as organic teas and Forest-friendly iced beverages to satisfy daytime cravings.


Studiogoto has designed this resort’s low-rise villas, spa and treetop restaurant to blend in harmoniously with the natural environment. Beachfront and overwater villas provide uninterrupted views of both sunset and sunrise from either their private verandahs or swimming pools; whilst secluded retreats boasting breathtaking house reefs provide uninterrupted access to Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

There are 80 villas total, 36 overwater and 44 beachfront. Each villa offers understated yet sophisticated spaces that blend privacy with openness to nature, as well as its own private pool, amenities, and signature Alila Living products. Bedrooms come equipped with either king or queen beds that open fully up into an external verandah space.

Every room comes complete with its own personal host/butler who will become your best friend during your stay and is on hand for anything you may require during that period. They will give you their WhatsApp number (be sure to download this application prior to arrival), so that any requests such as travel plans, restaurant reservations and recommendations, activities, transfers and transfers may be addressed quickly and efficiently. In addition, each room features complimentary minibar products, flat-screen televisions and Wi-Fi access – an unbeatable combination!

At our resort, dining is all-inclusive and you can eat whenever and wherever you please – be it one of the sunken dining tables on the beach, in other quiet corners, on our private sandbank, your room or beachfront bar; even aboard one of the traditional Maldivian dhonis on an unforgettable two to three hour sunset cruise around Raa Atoll! Plus there’s The Shack, perfect for gourmet picnics, sunset barbecues or romantic candlelit dinners under the stars!

Are you in need of some rest and relaxation? For the discerning individual seeking peace and serenity, Treetop Spa provides rejuvenating treatments derived from nature’s purest elements to restore balance to both body and mind. Wellness offerings here include yoga, pilates, meditation and more!


Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers beachfront accommodation with garden access, complete with fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi access. In addition, this resort also features spa services, a shared lounge space and bar service for guest use.

Rooms at this 5-star resort are air conditioned and feature a seating area, flat-screen TV with satellite channels and private bathroom with shower – in addition to being equipped with coffee machine and minibar.

Seasalt, the resort’s beachside main restaurant, combines Mediterranean with Middle Eastern influences for an exquisite coastal Mediterranean dining experience. Seasalt’s culinary team crafts their own handcrafted salt from water collected nearby and reduced to brine before air-drying for crystallised flake production – it is used extensively across many dishes served at Seasalt as well as used as the basis of drinks at Mirus Bar.

People looking for Japanese cuisine will enjoy Umami Restaurant’s teppanyaki theatre setting and premium selection of organically grown vegetables, Wagyu beef and sustainably-sourced fish and seafood. Additionally, guests can visit Yakitori Bar nearby where guests can choose sundowners from an extensive list of Asian-inspired craft cocktails and mocktails as well as premium Japanese sakes and spirits amidst deliciously smoky aromas from its robata grill.

Beach Villas of the resort provide the ideal combination of beach proximity and seclusion, featuring floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that open fully onto ocean air, as well as their own private swimming pools and sun decks.

Pibati Cafe provides daytime comfort food cravings with comfort foods like pressed sandwiches, handmade Roma-style pizzas and fresh salads. In addition, its world-renowned barista-style coffee as well as forest-friendly teas and juices add another dimension of delicious dining options at this venue.

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives guests can dine at one of several nearby restaurants or take advantage of its in-house spa facilities, offering massage and beauty treatments, or take part in one of its yoga classes for extra relaxation.


Long-stay packages at Raa Atoll encourage travellers to immerse themselves in its tropical paradise and discover its natural wonders, while saving up to 15% when staying for seven nights or more – perfect for remote workers, romantic couples and families seeking an authentic local experience! With savings up to 15% per night including daily meals served at our oceanfront restaurant. This offer also saves guests up to 15% when staying seven or more nights – an offer not to be missed!

Visitors looking for an unforgettable castaway experience can set sail in a traditional Maldivian dhoni for two to three-hour journey around Raa Atoll on a two to three-hour cruise, witnessing marine life and discovering hidden spots along the way. They can visit The Shack’s private sandbank for picnicking, sunset barbecues or candlelit dinners on beaches with ocean as backdrop. Couples looking to renew or tie the knot can even do it right on one of Raa Atoll’s many beaches or private sandbanks!

Seasalt Beachside All-Day Dining Venue is known for serving delicious coastal Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influences. Their menu boasts fresh seafood sourced directly from nearby fishermen as well as locally produced vegetables, herbs and spices grown locally. If you have a sweet tooth make sure you visit their desert bar with a wide array of homemade desserts on offer!

Alila Resort Spa provides an oasis of peace and tranquility, offering therapeutic treatments designed to restore balance to mind, body, and soul. Skilled therapists from Bali, Thailand and Bhutan use Alila’s signature wellness products in their treatments; additionally they can teach guests how to perform full-body massage at home – the ideal gift idea or personal pleasure at home!

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