Raffles Resort Maldives epitomizes elegance meeting nature from your arrival at Kaadedhdhoo domestic airport to being guided through Gaafu Alifu Atoll by your Marine Butler.
After being welcomed at the jetty by an attentive team of friendly faces, your journey begins in earnest. Start off your experience by sipping on one of Long Bar’s signature cocktails – an homage to its namesake in Singapore.
Private Beach Villas
Raffles Resort Maldives combines luxury, privacy, and tranquillity with first-class facilities to deliver an exquisite stay. Situated in Gaafu Alifu Atoll – one of the remotest and pristine coral atolls in Indian Ocean – Raffles offers Beach Villas as well as Overwater Villas on two private islands for maximum seclusion and seclusion.
Beach Villas can be found on the main island, while Overwater Villas can be found on their own separate island – both boast their own infinity pools for ultimate relaxation.
All Villas are thoughtfully crafted to combine elegance with nature in the form of sophisticated yet natural materials, featuring state-of-the-art amenities. Each villa comes equipped with spacious bedrooms featuring super king beds for restful night’s rest; large doors that open fully can let in natural light; beautiful marbles provide light filled bathrooms featuring freestanding tub, double vanities, and walk-in shower.
As soon as you enter a villa, its breathtaking sea and beach views become evident. The interior color palette was chosen to evoke marine environments and soothes your senses. Each villa offers ample outdoor spaces – such as private gardens and pools as well as wide verandahs that lead directly onto the beach – for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Unwind in a luxurious Jacuzzi and relax over a glass of champagne at your own outdoor bar while your children explore their own private beach. Additionally, this resort provides various unique dining and drinking experiences.
At Raffles Resort & Spa, guests can indulge in both local and international cuisine at its restaurants and bars. Take part in an experiential culinary journey with one of their chefs as they introduce you to local and global delicacies served on white sand beaches or lush natural surroundings. And don’t miss their Raffles Spa that provides authentic treatment expressions.
Luxury villas boasting private pools, an overwater hammock, and steps leading directly into the lagoon are the epitome of luxurious living. Secluded villas on Overwater Island’s western side face sunset to capture its unique Maldivian horizon – you can watch as the sun vanishes over time as you sip a cocktail while marveling at a vibrant array of colors in sky and seascapes!
Each overwater villa features a Super King bed, living area and large balcony that opens out to your private pool. Relax on your overwater hammock or at poolside while admiring breathtaking views of turquoise waters below you. At the end of each day take part in an exciting snorkeling excursion to spot playful dolphins living near the resort!
Raffles Maldives’ overwater villas provide the ideal setting to experience paradise. Every detail has been designed with you in mind to make sure your stay is unforgettable – enjoy a range of spa treatments right in the comfort of your own villa, or join yoga classes on the spa deck to promote health and well-being through breathing, meditation and movement.
Gaafu Alifu Atoll Resort provides an exquisite experience with legendary service you know and appreciate. Situated on a coral reef, beachfront and overwater villas have been thoughtfully designed with elegance and simplicity in mind; in addition to these, there are restaurants and bars which will elevate your culinary journey.
Thari, the resort’s main restaurant, serves delicious cuisine and drinks throughout the day. At nightfall, visitors can stop by The Firepit for stunning sunsets and starry skies while feasting on tasty smoked foods. You could also experience authentic Peruvian cuisine at Yuzu – our Nikkei-inspired eatery which will surely leave an unforgettable impression on guests.
The Royal Residence
Raffles Resort Maldives’s latest island hideaway – a six-bedroom retreat called The Royal Residence – opened for business in 2019 at the southern tip of Gaafu Alifu atoll. Offering legendary services of Raffles to one of nature’s remotest atolls for an unforgettable adventure experience.
This breathtaking property sits atop an undisturbed stretch of Beach Island Resort and looks out onto an exclusive patch of sand and the ocean beyond. Capable of accommodating 15 guests comfortably, its three consecutive reception rooms border an amazing 40-metre pool that looks towards its private beach.
Singapore-based design studio BLINK created this home, infusing both modern and traditional elements inspired by local culture into it. The master bedroom stands out with a super king-size bed and large balcony offering panoramic views of both horizon and water below, while light-filled bathrooms boasting free standing tubs, double vanities, and separate walk-in showers are an added treat.
As part of your stay, you have the chance to tailor it to suit you with assistance from either a Marine Butler or Royal Residence Butler – both available to lead guided explorations of our two spectacular house reefs and provide other activities ranging from diving trips and glass kayaking excursions on Gaafu Alifu atoll to other excursions and experiences.
Evenings provide ample opportunity for enjoyment at beachfront bars or loungers on private decks with breathtaking sunset views, or at The Firepit barbecue restaurant where chefs craft Peruvian and Japanese fusion cuisine with flickering tiki lights as diners enjoy delicious meals prepared fresh each evening.
From the moment of arrival at Male’s International Airport, your butler will greet and assist with all check-in formalities before escorting you on an unforgettable one-hour scenic flight to Kaadedhdhoo Island – truly the epitome of tropical paradise.
Restaurants & Bars
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers its guests a serene natural landscape to bask in and promises pure luxury that comes close to its purest form. Since 1887, this exclusive haven has hosted well-traveled guests – such as celebrities – on one of Gaafu Alifu’s largest and remote natural atolls; now with this crystalline Indian Ocean setting inviting them to find new rhythms of renewal and rejuvenation.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo can be reached from Male via domestic flight of 55 minutes followed by 15-minute speedboat transfer to its resort island location in Gaafu Alifu Atoll near the equator, as well as 15-minute speedboat transfer. Once there, guests are met by friendly team with champagne to mark your start to an incredible holiday experience – the resort handles all transfers!
Thari offers all-day dining, Firepit specializes in beach BBQ, and Yuzu features Nikkei cuisine with Peruvian and Japanese elements. Additionally, for an intimate experience there is also private dining service with 24-hour butler and chef available for more intimate experiences.
Wine House, featuring over 400 labels handpicked by Head Sommelier Manuel Llamas, is an exciting new offering in our culinary offerings.
Afternoon activities include swimming in crystal-clear waters and exploring coral reefs; snorkeling and diving are available at this resort. Relax at a couples treatment room spa offering services like deep tissue massages, body wraps and facials – additional amenities include a sauna, outdoor pool and fitness center.