Accor has expanded its footprint in the Maldives with the officially partial opening of the extravagant Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. The opening of the 21-villa Beach Island Experience in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll is Accor’s fourth property in the Maldives and the first under the Raffles brand.
The main island is home to Beach Villas and Beach Residences which opened on 9 May 2019, featuring private pools, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower.
The Raffles Royal Residence and a secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residences, which lies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs and can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat, is set to launch during the last quarter of 2019.
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 clear waters. Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for marine life, including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish. For those that wish to know more about this marine life, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and a team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences and offer beautiful insights about the underwater world. At night, the moon and stars reflect on the mirror-like ocean, creating an extraordinary spectacle.
Dining options include the all-day diner Thari; Yuzu, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine; The Firepit for flame-grilled dishes; the overwater Yapa Sunset Bar for a selection of tapas, sashimi and cocktails and the Long Bar.
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.
Lots more images of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo on LATTE‘s Facebook page here.
Lead image: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo – Beach Villa