Experience the essence of Raffles, one of the world’s most revered brands, at our rare Maldivian oasis. Since May, our beach island resort’s 21 villas have delighted with their extraordinary luxury and inviting ambiance.
Wake up to the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee and experience breakfast on an idyllic sandbank only accessible via jet ski! Savor succulent barbecues at Firepit Restaurant’s beachside Firepit restaurant; while Yuzu provides Peruvian-Japanese cuisine.
Private islands, from Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the Caribbean Sea to Steven Spielberg’s islands in Madeira Archipelago, have typically been reserved for only the richest billionaires. But now discerning few can rent one of India’s most stunning islands for just five days at Gaafu Alifu Atoll 80 minutes south of equator featuring two private islands featuring 21 beach and overwater villas as well as a holistic spa service from legendary Raffles service provider.
Architectural masterpieces designed by award-winning architects with both privacy and social interaction in mind, the villas offer soothing colors to soothe the senses, breathtaking views that elevate our souls, private pools, deep indoor bathtubs and outdoor showers for added space, as well as access directly onto a lagoon where marine life thrives – an unparalleled privilege!
When it’s time for lunch or dinner, our team of chefs are on hand to serve up dishes for every mood and taste imaginable. From feet-in-the-sand suppers served under flickering tiki lights at The Firepit barbecue restaurant to exquisite sushi with potency pisco sours at elegant Nikkei, each dining experience will be tailored just to you.
As an extra treat, you’ll enjoy access to both an Overwater Fitness Center and Talise Spa on-site. In addition, renowned marine biologist Dr Giulia Pellizzato will connect you directly to the ocean through educational presentations and daily snorkelling trips.
All this, plus services provided by Beach and Marine Butlers (for excursions such as dolphin-spotting cruises and fishing expeditions) as well as unlimited use of the resort’s house yacht for dolphin-spotting cruises or fishing expeditions, as well as Deserted Island Bonus Experience – which allows you to create the adventure of a lifetime – is included. Indulge your castaway fantasies whether transformed into tropical playground, hosting an unforgettable sunset concert by celebrity DJ or simply stargazing under the moonlight with your personal astronomer… whatever way your imagination takes you – make this experience truly unforgettable.
An idyllic private island where supreme luxury meets laidback ambiance and superior Raffles service.
Set within a crystal clear lagoon, 38 airy beach and overwater villas invite you to unwind from your daily stresses in their own space of endless relaxation. Choose a Beach Pool Villa to take in breathtaking beachfront views or an Overwater Sunset Residence for far-reaching sunset views.
Experience all this at Raffles Resort Maldives Meradhoo: an exquisite resort experience featuring two private islands each offering their own distinct atmosphere and scenery.
In May, this overwater private island soft-opened with an impressive palm-tree-covered grounds and world-class diving center and Marine Biologist on board to greet you and create the best diving experience possible.
Overwater villas jut out into a turquoise lagoon and provide stunning views. Gaze upon the underwater beauty from your own deluxe glass floor panel before relaxing in your villa’s private pool overlooking the water. Your spacious master bedroom features a super king bed for supreme slumber, while its bathroom offers an oversized free standing tub with stunning horizon views and double vanities – truly unforgettable views await you here.
Overwater Island is an extraordinary spot, boasting both an overwater Raffles Spa and sunset-view restaurant Yuzu. Dine on Peruvian-Japanese fare while you watch as the sun goes down, painting the sea with vibrant reds and oranges.
The Overwater Sunset Residence is the epitome of elegance and romance. A private sanctuary with its own pool, it’s your own opulent slice of paradise overlooking the Laccadive Sea. Enjoy breathtaking sunset views from your private terrace before unwinding by relaxing in your private pool with daybed and steps directly into lagoon. A luxurious master bedroom features super king bed while your bathroom comes equipped with an oversized bathtub with horizon views, double vanities and walk-in shower. A second spacious bedroom completes this villa while all villas come equipped with dedicated butlers who will meet all requests in both discreet manner and discretion.
Beach Villas embody refined elegance with the beauty of nature in a setting where nature reigns supreme. Each villa embodies this concept by featuring interiors in soft sky blue and duck egg tones inspired by marine environments and ocean surroundings, along with interior colours chosen to reflect them.
Step out onto your private terrace for a refreshing beverage and gaze over the azure waters of the lagoon. A swim in your private plunge pool or day on the beach are only steps away, while for those seeking more of a tropical sanctuary the spacious and airy bedroom provides luxurious escape with floor to ceiling glass doors that reveal ocean panorama views; furthermore, its bathroom includes an exquisite free standing bath that faces outward and double vanities.
Beach Villas offer an ideal base for exploring Meradhoo Island, with two restaurants and bars within dhoni ride of each other – enjoy an a la carte menu at Yuzu restaurant and tapas bar or indulge in hearty barbecue at Thari beachside barbecue pits with charcoal grills for beachside Thari Beach Villas guests. Indulge in signature Raffles spa treatments at their overwater retreat as well.
Children will love our kids’ club, with its variety of activities and amenities tailored specifically to them. Ranging from beach soccer and Zumba for energy release to sand art and cooking as creative outlets; marine biology classes and treasure hunts for intellectual stimulation – not forgetting a Raffles Children’s Birthday party experience for an even more memorable event!
For those who seek the pinnacle of luxury vacations, Raffles Royal Residence provides an exclusive retreat. Wake up each morning with freshly squeezed juice and gourmet coffee; unwind at sunset with cocktails made from Sipsmith gin; indulge yourself!
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Raffles Resort Maldives Meradhoo stands apart as it is located on one of the world’s most remote and pristine natural atolls – Gaafu Alifu – offering guests breathtaking scenery including powder soft beaches, clean sparkling waters and abundant marine life both above and beneath the surface.
As soon as you arrive at Kaadedhdhoo Domestic Airport, your journey begins. Greeted by a Raffles Butler and driven to your resort via personalized buggy, your first impression will be one of serene beauty. At your resort you’ll be met by your personal Marine Butler who will lead a snorkelling tour along its two stunning house reefs, offering sights such as mobula rays, baby sharks, turtles and an abundance of tropical fish species – expect mobulas rays as well as mobula rays being encountered along the way!
With their exceptional beachside and overwater dining experiences, the culinary team at this resort offer something special to every diner. Enjoy oven-fresh pastries and fresh tropical fruit for breakfast; then Sri Lankan-style curried river crab or Maldivian yellowfin tuna tartare at lunch and dinner; before enjoying a BBQ feast complete with cocktails and wine under a starlit sky at sundown!
As well as delicious restaurants and bars, the resort features an incredible fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, male beauty services and relaxation area. Enjoy massage treatments or yoga practiced either sunrise on the spa deck or sunset on soft white sands of its beach.
Raffles Resort Maldives, nestled in the northern portion of the Indian Ocean, was carefully planned and designed to take full advantage of this incredible destination. Its stunning beachfront is fringed by clear waters and vibrant coral that burst with color; at nighttime the stars and moon illuminate it all in magnificence and beauty.
At the heart of this resort lies Raffles Spa, a luxurious sanctuary of peace and relaxation. Surrounded by gently lapping waves, expert therapists will help you experience an unparalleled level of well-being.