Reasons you need to experience romantic luxury Maldives
There is an extraordinary display of natural beauty with white, powdery sand that frames sparkling clear waters. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for the marine life including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish.
Raffles has announced the opening of its 38-villa resort in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll on 1 February 2019. And at the pristine southern end of the Indian Ocean, the Atoll is considered to be one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world. A paradise for underwater enthusiasts!
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is a hidden gem with unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean. The resort is the perfect over-water escape offering two distinct experiences for those seeking a private get-away or simply to enjoy the natural pristine water surroundings. This may just be 2019’s prime romantic and wellness destination for you!
A secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residences lies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs which can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat.
In each of the terraces, guests can marvel at the marine life below through the glass flooring panels. For those that want to learn more about the underwater realm, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences that bring unique and beautiful insights of the underwater world. At night, the moon and stars reflect on the mirror-like ocean, creating an extraordinary spectacle.
The resort is also home to Beach Villas, Beach Residences and the Raffles Royal Residence, which opens in the second half of 2019, the luxurious property features a private pool, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower.
Not to mention that situated over the water, is the award-winning Raffles Spa which offers a private escape opening doors to discovery with authentic treatment expressions.
“The proud owner of 1200 islands, Maldives is home to the best beaches in the world and now, with the opening of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, is also home to the best of luxury hospitality. We look forward to offering guests the most natural beauty set within an incredible resort that offers the finest luxury hotel experience and unrivalled service in the destination,” says Patrick Basset, AccorHotels’ CEO for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
Guests can relish a range of rich gastronomic delights served at the Thari all-day diner, Yuzu, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant and The Firepit where guest can enjoy various flame-grilled chef specialty dishes under the stars. A selection of tapas and freshly-prepared sashimi, original cocktail concoctions, inspired by the national drinks of South America and Japan, can be experienced at the overwaterYapa Sunset Bar or simply explore a list of the world’s most prestigious Champagnes and wines at the popular Long Bar.
Olivier Larcher, General Manager of Raffles Maldives said, “For couples looking for an unforgettable romantic hideaway, our exceptionally spacious villas and the discreet expertise of the Raffles butler service redefines the resort experience. From intimate dining with our private chef service to snorkeling and diving in the world’s most breath-taking coral reefs, we create a place where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds in a destination known for its stunning surroundings.”
The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.
This is AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.
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THINGS TO DO:
Relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate your body, mind and spirit at Merahdoo Maldives.
THE FACILITIES INCLUDE:
- An award-winning luxury spa
In the peaceful embrace of our overwater spa, your level of relaxation will be profoundly deepened. Be it one of our wellness treatments which combine the power of nature with ancient rituals to heal, soothe, nourish and uplift
Experience the Raffles Spa sensory journey with luxury facials by Biologique Recherche, a transformative body treatment using the purest extracts and essential oils by Aromatherapy Associates or indulge in first class manicure and pedicure concept from Magaret Dabbs London.
- Overwater fitness centre
Recharge yourself with an invigorating work-out.
Soothing seaside yoga session to balance the physical and mental well-being.
- Water sports
The resort’s PADI-certified dive centre offers adventures through the wonders of some of most breath-taking coral reefs in the world. The island also offers water sports facilities for guests such as fishing, boating and windsurfing activities.
- Private dining options
Maldives wins big at World Travel Awards 2018 with three accolades
it was bestowed the the titles of:
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination 2018
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination 2018
- Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination 2018
For a full list of Raffles Hotel & Resorts’ awards and accolades visit here