Raffles Hotels & Resorts is a beloved luxury brand with an illustrious history dating back to 1887. Newly opened in the spring of 2019, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo was carefully designed and tastefully decorated to create the ambiance of cultured luxury and refined elegance that is distinguishing and unique to its location.
Its remote location on the Southern tip of Maldives makes it a haven for the ultimate escape
Consist of only 38 impeccably designed villas for flawless space and luxurious living
Gaze at the marvellous Maldivian views from your bountiful living space that comes with a super king-size bed in the private villa
Experience the legendary service of a Raffles Butlers whose services are rendered straight from the heart
Surrounded by unspoiled house reef with the rich marine life, venture to the underwater playground led by a Marine Butler
Experience the unique culinary legacy of traditional Peruvian dishes in an over-water and romantic setting
Its most lavish villa, the Royal Residence, can accommodate 15 guests on an exclusive and secluded island
The resort was also awarded The Best New Hotels in the World 2020 by the prestigious Town & Country Magazine, and received the 2021 Traveler's Choice Award by TripAdvisor.
This uniquely idyllic resort brings the legendary Raffles service to Gaafu Alifu, one of the world’s largest and most remote natural atolls. Gaafu Alifu can be found at the southernmost reach of The Maldives, and its far-flung Indian Ocean position and exquisite natural beauty make it the ultimate escape. The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.
Raffles Madives Meradhoo being near the equator give guests an extraordinary display of natural beauty. The white, powder soft sand is fringed with clean, sparklingly clear water, beneath which coral bursts with colourful life. At night, the stars and moon shine with extraordinary brightness.
Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles is legendary for its delivery of the most charming and gracious service. The combination of consistency and individuality ensures that Raffles always delivers the same high expectations and high-quality experience but also caters to guests’ unique needs.
All guests will get to enjoy the service of a Raffles Butler - the living embodiment of bespoke service. Professionally trained, their aim is to make every guest’s stay as seamless and memorable as possible. The service they render comes straight from the heart.
Across the two islands, 38 magnificent beachfront and overwater villas and residences offer an abundance of space. Being the sole resort on this island, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's villas and suites are exceptionally large, open, and airy as compared to other resorts in the Maldives
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Overwater Villa with Pool
This 230 sqm Raffles Maldives Overwater Villa with Pool sits over the water in which a glass panel on the floor invites guests to marvel at the colourful sea life below.
The living area is luxuriously adorned with furnishings that complete the Maldivian vibes of your overwater villa.
The Raffles' Maldives Overwater Villa comes with a super king-size bed for the ultimate snoozing, and from there, you can awake to the panoramic sea views and sounds of the sea with doors that opens up completely.
Adjoining your bedroom is a beautiful, light-filled marbled bathrooms. It features a freestanding tub, double vanities, and a separate walk-in shower for easy access from your own private pool.
On your private deck with glass viewing panel over the reef, relax in your private pool and hammock, or take advantage of the ultimate privilege – stepping down from your terrace into the lucid waters of the lagoon and commune with the marine life.
Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool
For guests who would want a sunset view, you can opt for the Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool that is also sized at 230 sqm.
It is similar in size and configuration but with unobstructed west-facing views of the Laccadive Sea, where you get to enjoy breathtaking sunsets followed by a sky full of stars from the comfort of your villa.
Overwater Residence with Pool
While all the villas in their overwater sanctuary have astonishing views, the Overwater Residences sit at the very tip of the lagoon with the panorama they offer so vast and uplifting that is truly unforgettable.
The 300 sqm Raffles Maldives Overwater Residences boast two separate bedrooms, a living room, gorgeous bathroom, and a private pool over the shimmering turquoise lagoon. They are incredible homes of the highest quality, cleverly designed to afford absolute privacy inside and huge relaxation space outside.
Perhaps the grandest vista of all is the view from the master bedroom. In this sumptuous space, with the high ceiling and enormous windows onto the surrounding ocean, you are fully immersed n the splendour of the sea.
The second bedroom also commands magnificent views of the sea.
The light-filled and expansive bathroom features a free standing tub that overlooks the horizon, double vanities and a separate walk-in shower.
Sunset Overwater Residence with Pool
Guests can also opt for the Sunset Overwater Residence for sunset views. The west-facing view is far-reaching – the horizon stretches out for miles and presents you with magnificent views of the sun setting as you end your perfect day in the Maldives.
Beach Villa with Pool
Just steps from the beach, the 220 sqm Raffles Maldives Beach Villa's interior tones draw inspiration from the marine environment and are furnished in tones of soft sky blue and duck egg that reflects the natural beauty of their surroundings.
The expansive living area features a king-sized bed and an adjoining living room for extra relaxation and dining space.
The spacious bathroom comes with double vanities, a deep soaking tub, and a separate walk-in shower.
Made for relaxation, your villa features generous outdoor spaces, including a private garden and pool.
A wide verandah opens directly onto the beach, and a choice of daybeds both inside and outside so you can relax completely and absorb the extraordinary atmosphere of this special place.
Beach Residence with Pool
Housed in two separate buildings, with a private garden and pool in between makes the Beach Residence ideal for quality family time.
The Beach Residence features separate living and sleeping areas, with its different zones harmoniously connecting to create an abundance of extraordinary room indoors and out.
The bedroom suite is a masterclass in composition and features a kingsize four-poster bed super king-sized bed that measures 3 metres x 2 metres.
The second bedroom sits directly on the beach featuring a king bed, and is the place to feel the first of the sun's morning rays and spy the first twinkle of starlight.
Adjoining the rooms is a vast bathroom suite incorporating a huge sunken bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, rain shower and opulent vanity unit.
Between the two bedrooms lie the landscaped outdoor pool with terrace and beachfront sala, plus the poolside living and dining area with daybed, sofa set, dining table and casual seating. Add to this the private stretch of pristine beach leading onto the ocean and the scene is completed in unmistakable Maldivian style.
The Raffles Royal Residence is an exclusive world within the island, where your every wish is fulfilled and luxury taken to another level.
Ease into the 1,250 sqm Raffles Royal Residence, a Three Bedroom paradise, a haven for friends and families. Offering all the splendour Raffles is known for in a most incredible natural setting. It also occupies an unblemished stretch of the resort's blissful Beach Island.
Soaring high ceilings and fully retractable windows are decadent architectural details resplendent in this breathtaking tropical environment.
A stay here provides absolute exclusivity; from savouring a fully catered barbecue cooked by expert chefs from our Firepit restaurant, to enjoying a party in the 40-metre pool with music playing from villa’s state-of-the-art surround sound system, or simply admiring another staggering sunset on the property’s private beach.
On the ground floor of this Royal Residence are three, spacious units of bedroom, each with its own ensuite bathrooms. Two units of bedroom in this expansive three-bedroom residence faces the panoramic sea views and the villa's private pool.
On level two, you will find a private outdoor terrace that serves as a communal gathering hub for family and friends, where you can gather and feast. With the clarity of the lagoon before you and the stars above, the silken breeze and the dazzling sunsets, there is no place closer to utopia than this.
The amount of space in this villa makes it the definitive ultra-luxury destination. Whether you are sharing it with your family or enjoying a vacation with close friends, the legendary Raffles team will make sure your every need and desire is met within this most stately of villas.
The Royal Residence is expandable up to six bedrooms, stretching comfortably over 1,700 sqm and is able to accommodate up to 15 guests.
From the finest, freshest ceviche to private chef experiences, the restaurants and bars of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo blend local and international cuisine to create memorable experiences. Get the freshest local and international dishes are served against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery.
An all-day dining restaurant, get to dine from a variety of options - from South East Asia, Italy and the Mediterranean, all highlighting the incredible fresh local seafood. Prepared with passion and precision by our exceptional chefs, indulge in a variety of dishes from oven-fresh pastries, tropical fruit and Pol Roger champagne at breakfast to Sri Lankan- style curried river crab, Maldivian yellowfin tuna tartare and vibrant salads.
Once a week, a celebration of Maldivian food and culture is hosted. Chill and dine in the open, relaxed atmosphere of the beachfront while members of the local community gather to perform traditional music and demonstrate their arts and crafts, such as palm leaf weaving and fresh coconut cutting.
Enjoy a unique beachside experience at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s barbecue restaurant. As the flames of the firepit flicker, watch the chefs use one of the oldest forms of cooking to create stunning, full of flavour dishes.
With chilled cocktails and an exceptional wine list, this is the place to soak up the beauty of the setting sun or the clear, star-filled night skies in a relaxed, natural environment.
Set over the water, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo's Yuzu is a fine-dining restaurant that blends the fresh and spicy punch of Peruvian dishes with the elegance of Japanese cuisine to capture the essence of the unique culinary fusion known as Nikkei.
All ingredients are sustainably line-caught by local fishermen using methods that do not impact the balance of the biosphere.
Yapa Sunset Bar
Sitting over water and adjacent to Yuzu, this is a charming environment in which to sample authentic Japanese sake or a luscious cocktail using pisco, mezcal or tequila as, and after, the sunsets.
Yapa Sunset Bar draws its inspiration from the national drinks of South America and Japan: Picso, Mezcal, Tequila, Sake.
Over here, there are world-leading experts to guide you through the flavours. The bar also offers a light menu designed to complement each drink, including fresh tacos, sliders and oysters.
The Long Bar has become a signature of the Raffles brand, inspired by the iconic and historic Long Bar in Singapore, and the birthplace of the famous Singapore Sling cocktail.
With a list of vintages to match those reserved in the British Royal cellars, the Long Bar is dedicated to the most luxurious of moments. With its chic design and beachfront position, time spent here is the ultimate in elegant indulgence.
While you're there, give the famous Singapore Sling a try. It pays homage to its namesake at Raffles Singapore, the Long Bar’s signature Maldives Sling is a mix of gin, grapefruit, coconut, cinnamon and clove that mirrors the pink-peach colour of a typical Maldives sunset.
Spa and Wellness
Set over the water, the award-winning Raffles Spa offers a private escape opening doors to discovery with authentic treatment expressions. Experience a sensory journey over the water surrounded by the blue skies above, featuring three overwater Couple Spa Treatment Rooms, and one Overwater VIP Couples Spa Treatment Suite.
Administered by skilled and intuitive therapists, each treatment is personalised to take you on a sensory journey. Products are luxurious yet sustainable. Techniques are infused with traditional Maldivian practices. The spa itself is a serene space, designed within the principles of Feng Shui to encourage your energy to flow freely.
Guests can also embark on a yoga retreat at Raffles Maldives. Whether practising yoga at sunrise on the spa deck overlooking the water or at sunset on the soft white sand, you will find it easy to unite breathing, meditation and movement to enhance your overall sense of mindfulness, health and wellbeing.
There is also a state of the art fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool, male and female beauty services as well as relaxation areas.
The resort's position in the remote northern Gaafu Alifu atoll means that the surrounding waters and house reefs are home to some of the richest marine life located above the equator.
Raffles's unique offering of a Marine Butler, available to every guest, will lead snorkelling tours of the resort’s two remarkable and endlessly fascinating house reefs. Get ready to be amazed by the beautiful Gaafu Alifu atoll and its astoundingly clear, blissfully warm waters with a kaleidoscope of colourful fish.
Over here, the ocean serves as a natural playground for guests, with an array of exciting watersports and diving activities to explore during your stay.
Give kayaking a shot with their glass kayaks, allowing you to wonder at the corals and white sands, sharks, and tropical fishes beneath you.
End your day by enjoying a sundowner alongside an outdoor cinema experience.
For younger guests, Raffles Maldives is well-equipped to ensure that they will never be bored - from beach soccer and Zumba for energy release, to sand art and cooking to boost creativity, and not to mention marine biology and treasure hunts for intellectual stimulation, a wide range of children's activities is available to cater to the whims of young ones.
True elegance and pure nature – experience two beautiful worlds in one, only at Raffles Maldives.
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