Step inside the Royal Residence at Jumeirah Vittaveli and discover the ultimate beachfront retreat in the Maldives. Designed for families and groups of friends looking for the ultimate in luxury, this residence offers five bedrooms extending across 3500 square metres.
Cocooned in a Maldivian hideaway, the Royal Residence is a resort all of its own, home to two swimming pools overlooking the private residence beach, with a dedicated island grill restaurant offering live cooking and teppanyaki-style cuisine set atop a Dhoni-shaped deck. Guests can also dine in the opulent dining room or relax in the sunken lounge which is surrounded by a lily pond and has its own overwater bar and sundeck.
Amit Majumder, GM, said: “I wanted to create an entirely unique, yet indulgent concept for our guests at Jumeirah Vittaveli. For the last five years we have continuously added new facilities to the resort. Now that we have crossed the five-year milestone, we wanted to present something spectacular. The design elements of the Royal Residence are taken from the resort and made even more opulent; its space and layout is second to none. Guests will enjoy unrivalled privacy with a totally personalised service, while still having access to the activities and facilities that our award-winning resort offers.”
Celebrated on 30 March, the Royal Residence Opening Gala invited top-ranking representatives from the Government of Maldives, local media, partners of Jumeirah Vittaveli, and in-house guests. The festivities began with a Maldivian welcome including Bodu Beru dancing and a procession of colleagues in traditional sarongs. The official unveiling was marked by the Vice President of the Maldives, Mr Abdulla Jihad, together with Marc Dardenne, Jumeirah Group COO, and Amit Majumder, GM of Jumeirah Vittaveli, who did the honour of cutting the symbolic ribbon and announcing the Royal Residence to be open.
In the heart of the Residence resides the Sanctuary suite, which features a king-sized bed, a walk-in wardrobe and separate indoor living area. The bathroom includes an oversized stone bathtub by Kelly Hoppen™ crafted uniquely for the space, complemented by his-and-hers Hermès vanities. To complete the opulence the Sanctuary has its own outdoor Jacuzzi with TV, a private Talise Spa massage room, and a gym with state-of-the-art Life Fitness™ equipment.
Created with families in mind the Royal Residence also houses two Guest Villas, one king-sized suite and one twin bedded suite, flanking the main Sanctuary on either side. The main Residence entrance leads guests into a separate living and dining pavilion which features entertainment options to enjoy quality time with the family and opens out onto a full-sized swimming pool. Connected to the Royal Residence is a two-storey, two-bedroom Guest House with its own swimming pool and private white sandy beach.
At the Royal Residence no demand is out of reach and no luxury is spared. Guests of the Residence enjoy access to the personalised concierge service, including private butlers, dedicated Royal Residence golf buggies and chauffeurs. The menu of iconic experiences available includes award-winning chefs, a celebrity photographer to document the guest’s journey, and a personal astronomer. All water sports and excursion activities are offered directly from the private beach at the Royal Residence allowing guests to enjoy their vacation in complete privacy.