It’s no surprise that Raffles Hotels has a huge name for itself in the hospitality world. But with the opening of the Maldives new luxury resort: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, the brand is bringing a whole new level of luxury to one of the largest and most remote atolls of the Maldives.
Written by Shaibaan Khalid
THE UNEXPLORED LOCATION
OF MALDIVES NEW LUXURY RESORT
Located at the southern part of the Maldives archipelago, in Gaafu Alifu Atoll close to the equator, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is accessible by a 55-minute domestic flight, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo airport.
Before we say anything about Raffles, let’s look at the fact Kaadedhdhoo domestic airport in itself is a beautiful destination. The whole island is the airport, with lush vegetation, no vehicles, except for the buggies you will be transported in, Kaadedhdhoo airport is your first glimpse of a relaxing, calming holiday.
THE SMILES THAT WELCOME YOU
TO MALDIVES NEW LUXURY RESORT
Every guest staying at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is assigned a personal butler who is just waiting outside the terminal to welcome you with a bright smile in a personalized buggy. Making his way, explaining a little about the airport island and in no time, you reach the speedboat where you see more bright, beautiful smiles.
Greeted on the speedboat and served with fresh home-made juices, a refreshing face towel, gosh; you even get a neck & shoulder massage to get you into the mood of a holiday.
More smiles to welcome you at the jetty, with a little into the culture with Maldivian Boduberu and music from a conch, also known as “Sangu”, you will be ready for your unforgettable luxury holiday in the Maldives and the beautiful Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.
WHERE DREAMS AND REALITY COLLIDE
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is the only resort in the Maldives that falls into two districts of one Atoll. The island in Gaafu Alifu while the overwater villas and residences are at Gaafu Dhaalu.
The 3-hector main island is home to 21 over-sized Beach Villas & Beach Residences, featuring private pools, lavish living spaces, marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and an outdoor shower. Moments from the vibrant house reef teeming with colorful fish and rich marine life, the villas of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo are some of the largest villas in the Maldives.
The Raffles Royal Residence and a collection of Overwater villas and residences, providing peerless panoramas of the sunrise and sunset are reachable by a traditional Dhoni, and set to open in the last quarter of 2019.
THE WELL-KNOWN RAFFLES SPA
In the peaceful ambience of the overwater spa at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, your level of relaxation will be overwhelming. Raffles Spa in itself is a brand and is a must try if you are in this Maldives new luxury resort.
It’s no joke that the therapists will ensure you have the finest, most personalized wellbeing experience. It was so relaxing that I fell asleep for the first time while having a massage.
YOUR FEET IN THE SAND AND FLOWING CHAMPAGNE
On land and with your feet in the sand, enjoy casual dining at Thari – all-day diner, a new concept for the Maldives, hearty specialties grilled over charcoal at beachside BBQ restaurant The Firepit. From caviar breakfasts on the sandbank most thrillingly reachable by a jet ski, to free-flowing champagne in a sunset cruise to a morning full of playful dolphins, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has it all.
Freshly prepared sashimi, selection of tapas, original cocktail mixtures, inspired by the national drinks of South America and Japan can be experienced at the overwater Yapa sunset bar or the Yuzu restaurant.
Finally, explore a list of the world’s most prestigious champagnes and wines at the popular Long Bar. And with a glass of bubbles in hand, rest assured; Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is truly an exemplary way of experiencing luxury in the Maldives.