Raffles Maldives MeradhooImpeccable service and stunning beauty
Destination: Maldives, Indian Ocean
Vacation: Island paradise
Seeking: Remote luxury
Highlight: Dazzling marine life
You don’t want to think about it. You want to know within a bunch of hours flying high over emerald-green waters you’ll land in a powder white sand paradise. Done. That’s when you book a Maldives vacation at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is a rare haven. In its remote location on the southern tip of the Maldives archipelago, it is as far away from the rhythm of everyday life as can be. In harmony with nature, guests relax, reconnect and realign. Surrounded by crystalline Indian Ocean waters home to unspoilt house reefs and their incredible inhabitants, it is easy to forget the world outside – and easy to see why Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has won a host of awards for its Maldives vacations.
One of the most romantic Maldives resorts you’ll find Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers the kind of vacation you surprise your partner with if you really want to wow them – like, really wow them – which makes it a perfect Maldives honeymoon resort too.
The resort’s far-flung Indian Ocean position on Gaafu Alifu, one of the world’s most remote and pristine atolls, at the southernmost reach of The Maldives, and the surrounding exquisite natural beauty make Raffles Maldives Meradhoo the ultimate escape where guests will find profound luxury to match the purity and peace of this incredible location.
Your Butler is your discreet yet dedicated helper always there to assist with arrangements and to ensure that you and your loved ones are getting the most and best from your time staying in one of the most romantic Maldives resorts around. Trained by a resident marine biologist, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Marine Butlers lead snorkeling tours of this remarkable ecosystem to reveal not just its spectacular beauty but the challenges it faces and what the resort is doing to secure its future.
The resort’s position in the remote northern Gaafu Alifu atoll means that its surrounding waters and house reefs are home to some of the richest marine life located above the equator. Here, the ocean is a natural playground for guests and an array of exciting watersports and diving activities to explore during your stay are naturally on offer.
No need to overthink this one. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers the perfect Maldives vacation.
If you love overwater villas take a look at Hurawalhi Island Resort also in the Maldives, and Aruba Ocean Villas in the Caribbean.
- Island paradise 100% 100%
- Romance 100% 100%
- Marine life 100% 100%
- Impeccable luxury 100% 100%
“True elegance and pure nature – experience two beautiful worlds in one..”
Best food & drink
From pastries and fresh fruits at breakfast to vibrant salads and a la carté dishes at lunch and themed dinner nights, guests can relax in this informal, open space in the cooling drift of the gentle ocean breeze. Try the praline mousse, 70% Guanaja marzipan cake with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate espresso sauce.
2. Yuzu, Nikkei Cuisine
In a distinctly romantic setting over the lagoon, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo chefs blend traditional Peruvian dishes with influences from Spain, Italy, China and Japan to capture the diversity of this unique culinary legacy.
3. Yapa Sunset Bar
Sitting over water adjacent to Yuzu, this is a charming environment in which to sample authentic Japanese Sake or a luscious cocktail using Picso, Mezcal or Tequila. World-leading mixologists are there to guide you through the various flavours before preparing your drink with or without accompanying sushi, sliders or oysters.
The accommodation, like the surroundings at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, is truly stunning – whatever type you choose. We’ve highlight a few of our favourite options below.
With unobstructed west-facing views of the Laccadive Sea, breathtaking sunsets followed by a sky full of stars is the nightly experience from the beautiful comfort of the Sunset Overwater Villa.
Whether you watch the magical show from your chic four-poster bed or your daybed by the pool. And whether or not you choose to toast the fading day with a cool drink as the resort chef prepares you a delicious meal to enjoy in your villa, time spent here together is time to be treasured forever.
And for the ultimate island experience the Raffles Royal Residence is beyond compare. It offers all the splendour Raffles is known for in the most incredible natural setting.
Occupying an unblemished stretch of the resort’s blissful Beach Island, the vast three-bedroom villa expandable up to 6 bedrooms is perfect for groups of friends gathering for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, as well as families who want to kick back and take things easy. Stretching comfortably over 1,700 square metres and accommodating up to 15 guests, the Royal Residence’s heart is the three consecutive reception rooms that border its 40-metre pool and look towards the property’s private beach. Whether savouring a fully catered barbecue, enjoying a boisterous pool party or simply admiring unimpeded views of another staggering sunset, everything the property offers can be enjoyed in absolute exclusivity.
Of course, if relaxing in paradise is your preference you can simply lay back, order another cocktail and soak in your surroundings. But if you do want to take a look around there’s an abundance of beauty to be found above – and below – the waterline.
Discover the enchanting, colourful world beneath the ocean’s surface as you explore house reefs with your Marine Butler. See a fascinating natural habitat and witness a dazzling parade of tropical fish shimmering sunburst yellow and electric blue. This precious ecosystem is endlessly fascinating, and you can learn more about the resort’s efforts to protect it from the resident marine biologist.
Enjoy a jet ski excursion around the lagoon or take a trip to one of the nearby sand banks. Jet ski rides can be taken privately, or accompanied by one of the watersports team at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, who will ensure a fun and safe adventure.
Or you can take a highspeed boat ride beyond the reefs to waters teeming with tuna, giant trevally and more. Cast a line and try your luck – the odds are in your favor and resort chefs will transform your catch of the day into a delicious fish supper.
Relaxing in your private pool, in the Maldives, in paradise, is going to work wonders for your stress levels. But it’s still very much worth exploring what else is on offer in terms of health and wellness at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.
In the peaceful embrace of its overwater spa, your level of relaxation will be profoundly deepened. Be it one of the resort’s wellness treatments which combine the power of nature with ancient rituals to heal, soothe, nourish and uplift or Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s innovative beauty treatments, the resort’s therapists will ensure that you have the finest, most personalised wellbeing experience.
You will also find a high-quality, well-equipped fitness center in the spa. The resort’s Life fitness® provides spacious, customized, wellness areas and supplies fitness facilities to meet all your needs.
In addition, the garden jogging track, outdoor pool and clean, calm lagoon offer environments in which to keep up your regular fitness routine in the fresh, open air – if you can resist the temptation of your private pool for long enough that is.
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