Updated: Oct 9
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.
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.
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, thirty-eight 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.
Beach Villa with Pool
Just steps from the beach, the 220 sqm 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 spacious villa comes with a living room for extra space.
Outdoor spaces include a private garden and a swimming 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.
Overwater Villa with Pool
This 230sqm villa sits over the water in which a glass panel on the floor invites guests to marvel at the colourful sea life below.
Luxurious furnishing adorns the separate living room area.
Marbled bathrooms are spacious and comes with a double vanity. There is also a separate walk-in shower with rain shower head for easy access from your own private pool.
Relax in your private pool or deep indoor bathtub 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.
It is similar in size and configuration but with unobstructed west-facing views of the Laccadive Sea.
Enjoy breathtaking sunsets followed by a sky full of stars from the comfort of your villa.
Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool
The ultra-luxurious 260sqm Deluxe Beach Villa is defined by their devotion to the luxury of space, suitable for 4 occupants.
The first - the bedroom suite - is a masterclass in composition.
Separate sleep and study areas, a walk-in wardrobe, a huge bathroom with an oversized sunken bathtub, glorious rain shower and beautiful vanity are delightfully designed.
Then, beyond the pool and facing out onto the beach, the living room offers inspiring space in which to curl up and read, dine privately on a special meal prepared and served by our restaurant team, or simply enjoy the gentle breeze and open ocean view.
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 our 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, 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.
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.
Over here, the ocean serve 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.
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.
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 the Raffles Spa, 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.
You can also join the group or private fitness or yoga sessions with our private instructor on a secluded open deck that oversees the Indian Ocean.
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.
For couples on their Honeymoon, the team at Raffles Maldives will go the extra way to make each day extra special for you with little touches that celebrate your union.
And if you plan to pop the question, allow them to prepare everything you need to enhance your chosen moment.
With their detailed, meticulous attention to your special day, you'll be bound to leave the Maldives with long-lasting memories of your Honeymoon.
True elegance and pure nature – experience two beautiful worlds in one, only at Raffles Maldives.
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Early Bird Promotion 2021
Book Now, Pay Later
4 Nights Overwater Villa Package
Starts from US$5,600, no deposit required
Breakfast is served in Thari
Daily 3-course dinner at island-wise restaurants
Return domestic transfer
Dedicated 24-hour butler service
Welcome amenities & Wifi
Bottle of champagne, fruit platter, bath ceremony & 60-mins couple spa (Honeymoon Special)
Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment
Complimentary room upgrade upon booking
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