At the southern end of the Maldives, in the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, lies a rare oasis: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. This uniquely idyllic resort brings the legendary service of Raffles, host to the well-travelled since 1887, to Gaafu Alifu, one of the world’s largest and most remote natural atolls.
The result is a resort like no other. On this tranquil haven, unparalleled Raffles luxury whispers like a breeze across lush greenery and white sands, creating a space in which to realign and feel in harmony with your surroundings. Across the two islands, thirty-eight magnificent beachfront and overwater villas and residences offer an abundance of space. Luxurious therapies in the overwater spa relax and rejuvenate, while in the three restaurants and two bars, the freshest local and international dishes are served against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery. And of course, the inimitable Raffles butler service will elevate your stay into an unforgettable experience.
From the moment you step on shore, you will know you have arrived somewhere truly special. A place to dive or snorkel and explore our colorful house reefs and fascinating marine life beneath the clear waters. To wonder at the corals and white sands, sharks and tropical fish. A place simply to unwind and allow yourself to reconnect. A place so beautiful and pure, you can rediscover your own rhythm.
Two remote islands. Unique Raffles service. An experience like no other.
With the privilege of being the islands’ sole resort comes the pleasure of exceptionally large, open and airy rooms, much larger than most resorts in the Maldives. The generous space is matched by unparalleled views from each of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s 38 villas.
On the natural island are the resort’s beach villas, just steps away from white sands and the wide Indian Ocean. Rooms are furnished in tones of soft sky blue and duck egg that reflect the natural beauty of their surroundings, with furnishings including the famous Raffles’ writer’s desk. Outside on the deck, a private pool and outdoor shower are perfect for temperate starry nights. The magnificent Raffles Royal Residence is also sited on the natural island.
On the overwater resort, reached by a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat, the villas sit over the water, giving guests the freshness and freedom of the water. In each terrace, a glass panel in the floor invites guest to marvel at the colorful sea life below. With cool marble bathrooms and luxurious furnishings, each villa is a haven of calm and space. Alongside the villas sit the stunning Overwater Residence and Sunset Overwater Residence.
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.
Thari – Throughout the day, our chefs present a tempting assortment of fresh dishes. From breakfast pastries and fruits to vibrant salads and lighter meals, guests can enjoy the open, relaxed atmosphere of dining on the beachfront.
The Firepit – Enjoy a unique beachside experience at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s barbecue restaurant. As the flames of the firepit flicker, watch our chefs use one of the oldest forms of cooking to create stunning, full of flavor 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.
Yuzu – Nikkei Cuisine Peruvian – Nikkei cuisine is a rich melting pot of influences, blending indigenous traditions with those introduced by immigrants, including Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Ceviche is inspired by this vibrant, diverse tradition, with a menu that bursts with flavor and color.
Yapa Sunset Bar – Our Overwater bar draws its inspiration from the national drinks of South America and Japan: Picso, Mezcal, Tequila, Sake. Let our world leading experts guide you through the flavors. The bar also offers a light menu designed to complement each drink, including fresh tacos, sliders and oysters.
Long Bar Explore our list of the world’s most prestigious cocktails and champagnes and sip a chilled glass as you relax in elegant surroundings.
Activities & Resort Facilities
The moment you fly into Male, the main island on the Maldives, your Raffles experience begins. From the warm traditional welcome that awaits as you step onto the resort to the personalized, discreet and intuitive Raffles butler service, your stay is destined to be unique and unforgettable. Explore the stunning underwater life, or simply relax and enjoy the amenities.
Set over the water and open to the blue skies above, Raffles spa is a haven of serenity. Feel the warm sun and gentle breeze on your skin as skilled therapists soothe and rejuvenate you. Each luxurious treatment is based on native ingredients and ancient rituals, combining the therapeutic power of nature with the latest techniques. Allow the expertise of the Raffles spa team to help you experience new depths of relaxation and emerge refreshed.
Children of all ages are permitted at the resort.
- All rates for the resort are inclusive of daily breakfast for the guests in Thari and complimentary wifi in all hotel locations.
- All guests are provided with complimentary snorkeling gear to enjoy the resort’s natural snorkeling grounds on their own.
- Guests will also have access to the fitness facilities of the resort at all times.
Recommended Price Range
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