Raffles Hotels & Resorts is preparing to open its newest resort in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll on 1 February 2019. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.
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 bathrooms with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower. 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. There is an extraordinary display of natural beauty with white, powdery sand that frames sparkling waters. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for the marine life including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish.
Guests can relish a range of rich gastronomic delights served at the Thari all-day diner; Yuzu, a Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant; and The Firepit, where guests can enjoy various flame-grilled specialty dishes under the stars. A selection of tapas, freshly prepared sashimi and original cocktail concoctions, inspired by the national drinks of South America and Japan, can be experienced at the overwater Yapa Sunset Bar; or, simply explore a list of the world’s most prestigious champagnes and wines at the popular Long Bar.
Set over the water, the award-winning Raffles Spa offers a private escape with authentic treatment expressions. 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 concepts from Magaret Dabbs London.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.
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