- At the southern end of the Maldives, in the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, lies a rare oasis: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. This uniquely idyllic resort brings the legendary service of Raffles, host to the well-travelled since 1887, to Gaafu Alifu, one of the world’s largest and most remote natural atolls. The result is a resort like no other.
- On this tranquil haven, unparalleled Raffles luxury whispers like a breeze across lush greenery and white sands, creating a space which to realign and feel in harmony with your surroundings.
- Across the two islands, thirty-eight magnificent beachfront and overwater villas and residences offer an abundance of space.
- Luxurious therapies in the overwater spa relax and rejuvenate, while in the three restaurants and two bars the freshest local and international dishes are served against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery.
- The inimitable Raffles butler service will elevate your stay into an unforgettable experience.
- Gaafu Alifu is one of the world’s most remote and pristine atolls, found at the southernmost reach of The Maldives.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
At the southern end of the Maldives, in the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, lies a rare oasis: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. This uniquely idyllic resort brings the legendary service of Raffles, host to the well-travelled since 1887, to Gaafu Alifu, one of the world’s largest and most remote natural atolls. The result is a resort like no other. On this tranquil haven, unparalleled Raffles luxury whispers like a breeze across lush greenery and white sands, creating a space which to realign and feel in harmony with your surroundings. Across the two islands, thirty-eight magnificent beachfront and overwater villas and residences offer an abundance of space. Luxurious therapies in the overwater spa relax and rejuvenate, while in the three restaurants and two bars the freshest local and international dishes are served against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery. And of course, the inimitable Raffles butler service will elevate your stay into an unforgettable experience.
From the moment you step on shore, you will know you have arrived somewhere truly special. A place to dive or snorkel and explore our colourful house reefs and fascinating marine life beneath the clear waters. To wonder at the colars and white sands, sharks and tropical fish. A place simply to unwind and allow yourself to reconnect. A place so beautiful and pure, you can rediscover your own rhythm. Two remote islands. Unique Raffles Service. An experience like no other.
Across the two islands, thirty-eight magnificent beachfront and overwater villas and residences offer an abundance of space.
Beach Villa with Pool
Footsteps away from the beach, this 220 sqm villa is breathtaking from the moment you enter inside. The interior colour palette takes inspiration from the marine environment and soothes the senses. Made for relaxation with generous outdoor spaces including a private garden and pool, a wide verandah opening directly onto the beach and a choice of daybeds both inside and outside so you can relax completely and absorb the extraordinary atmosphere of this special place. Take just a step outside, and feel the ocean breeze carry your worries away.
Overwater Villa with Pool
Nature provides the backdrop for a stay in one of our 16 Overwater Villas – 230 sqm. The sun sparkling on the calm, clear water of the lagoon, a myriad colours below the surface as the fish dart across the ocean floor beneath you and the brightest stars in the night sky. It is the perfect platform on which to appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Inside your villa, comfort is yours to curate. Open up the entire area to the soft breeze and sounds of the sea, or enclose the living areas for air-conditioned comfort. Relax in your private pool or deep indoor bathtub or take advantage of the ultimate privilege – stepping down from your terrace into the lucid waters of the lagoon and commune with the marine life.
Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool
With unobstructed west-facing views of the Laccadive Sea, breathtaking sunsets followed by a sky full of stars is the nightly experience from the beautiful comfort of your Sunset Overwater Villa – 230 sqm. Whether you watch the magical show from your chic four-poster bed or your daybed by the pool. And whether or not you choose to toast the fading day with a cool drink as our chef prepares you a delicious meal to enjoy in your villa, time spent here together is time to be treasured forever.
Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool
The ultra-luxurious Deluxe Beach Villas, 260 sqm, are defined by their devotion to the luxury of space. The first – the bedroom suite – is a masterclass in composition. Separate sleep and study areas, a walk-in wardrobe, a huge bathroom with an oversized sunken bathtub, glorious rain shower and beautiful vanity are delightfully designed. Then, beyond the pool and facing out onto the beach, the living room offers inspiring space in which to curl up and read, dine privately on a special meal prepared and served by our restaurant team, or simply enjoy the gentle breeze and open ocean view.
Beach Residence with Pool
Two separate buildings, with private garden and pool in between, make the Beach Residence, 260 sqm, ideal for quality family time. Its different zones harmoniously connect to create an abundance of extraordinary room indoors and out. The master bedroom is perfection. From the kingsize four-poster bed to the vast bathroom suite incorporating a huge sunken bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, rain shower and opulent vanity unit. The second bedroom sits directly onto the beach. It is the place to feel the first of the sun’s morning rays and see the first twinkle of starlight. Between the two buildings lie the landscaped outdoor pool and terrace with its own beachfront sala, and the poolside living and dining area with daybed, sofa set, dining table and casual seating. And, of course, the private stretch of pristine beach leading onto the ocean completes the scene in unmistakeable Maldivian style.
Overwater Residence with Pool
The Overwater Residences – 300 sqm, boast two separate bedrooms, a living room, gorgeous bathroom and a private pool over the shimmering turquoise lagoon. They are incredible homes of deep quality, cleverly designed to afford absolute privacy inside and huge relaxation space outside. While all the villas in our overwater village have astonishing views, the Overwater Residences sit at the very tip of the lagoon. The views from this position are so vast and uplifting that this is truly an unforgettable place to be. Perhaps the grandest of all is the view from the master bedroom. In this sumptuous space, with the high ceiling and enormous windows onto the surrounding ocean you are in nothing but pure, palatial elegance.
Sunset Overwater Residence with Pool
A stay with friends or family in a Sunset Overwater Residence – 300 sqm, offers you the perfect balance of social spaces and private quarters. The villa comprises two separate bedrooms, a generous internal communal lounge, a grand bathroom, and a large pool and deck area. The west-facing view is far-reaching – the horizon stretching out for miles. And looking down into the flourishing house reef, the view is also mesmerising. You will feel that you are cohabiting with the abundant marine life living just a few steps down from the pool deck. To be here as the amber sun dips below the line where sky meets sea is a truly magical experience. To be here for any time with the ones you love is life affirming.
Raffles Royal Residence
The Raffles Royal Residence – 1,400 sqm is beyond compare. It brings all that Raffles’ iconic luxury is known for in this most incredible natural setting. It is a heavenly three-bedroom villa with a private beach, vast infinity pool, shaded outdoor terraces and of course, our legendary 24-hour Raffles butler service. Soaring high ceilings and fully retractable windows are decadent architectural details resplendent in this breathtaking tropical environment. With the clarity of the lagoon before you and the stars above, the silken breeze and the dazzling sunsets, there is no place closer to utopia than this.
Three restaurants serve incredible dishes from BBQ prime cuts to exquisite Nikkei cuisine and two bars serving tapas and crafted cocktails. The inimitable Raffles Marine butler service will elevate your stay into an unforgettable experience.
From oven-fresh pastries, tropical fruit and Pol Roger champagne at breakfast to Sri Lankan- style curried river crab, Maldivian yellowfin tuna tartare and vibrant salads, everything is prepared with passion and precision by our exceptional chefs at Thari beachside restaurant.
Yuzu, Nikkei Cuisine
In a distinctly romantic setting over the lagoon, our chefs blend traditional Peruvian dishes with influences from Spain, Italy, China and Japan to capture the diversity of this unique culinary legacy. Menu will be served at Private Dining Room in the Beach Island from May 1- August 31.
The most prestigious champagnes are served at an island interpretation of the legendary Raffles Singapore Long Bar. With a list of vintages to match those reserved in the British Royal cellars, the Long Bar is dedicated to the most luxurious of moments. With its chic design and beachfront position, time spent here is the ultimate in elegant indulgence.
Yapa Sunset Bar
Our overwater bar serves South American and Japanese cocktails alongside distinctive light bites. Sitting over water adjacent to Yuzu, this is a charming environment in which to sample authentic Japanese Sake or a luscious cocktail using Picso, Mezcal or Tequila. Our world-leading mixologists are there to guide you through the various flavours before preparing your drink with or without accompanying sushi, sliders or oysters.
Our barbecue restaurant brings the ancient art of cooking over flame to the pure white sands of our island. In the flickering light of the charcoal fire, while sipping a chilled cocktail or a glass of wine from our exceptional sommelier selection, watch our chefs use one of the oldest forms of cooking to create a stunning, flavoursome feast. Romantic, natural and relaxed, The Firepit is unique. From here, sunset watching and star gazing is more than magical.
There are two swimming pools (one on the island and one at the water villa complex) and a resident marine biologist available for complimentary tours of the house reef. Also complimentary are kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and snorkelling gear (jet skis and seabobs are available for a fee). Above water, there’s an impressive 24-hour glass-fronted gym and free daily yoga along with a chic overwater spa.
In the peaceful embrace of our overwater spa, your level of relaxation will be profoundly deepened. Be it one of our wellness treatments which combine the power of nature with ancient rituals to heal, soothe, nourish and uplift or our innovative beauty treatments, our therapists will ensure that you have the finest, most personalised wellbeing experience. Complementing the magnificent setting of our private treatment rooms are our signature experiences. Every aspect is carefully designed to offer a sensory journey that reflects the unique setting of Maldives.
You will find a high-quality, well-equipped fitness center in our spa. Our Life fitness® provides spacious, customized, wellness areas and supplies fitness facilities to meet all your needs.