In May 2019, Raffles announced the opening of the 21-villa Beach Island Experience in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll. This is Accor’s fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand. A palm tre-peppered private island comprising of only 21 villas and residences soft-opened in May including spa, beachside restaurants and world-class dive center with an on-site Marine Biologist, a haven for beach lovers. Just a moment away by boat, opened in September, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s Overwater Island Experinence completes the resort. Wit hits vast 16 overwater villas and residences, sophisticated Nikkei restaurant Yuzu and sunset-facing Yapa pool bar, providing unparalleled luxury to those who dream of a life spent on the water.
Date: May 2019 / Designer: Blink Desing Group
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Its 38 beach and overwater villas have as a centrepiece elegant four-poster beds that measure an immense three metres across and two metres down. Created especially for the resort, furniture includes ottoman-style coffee tables; bathrooms feature huge sunken tubs; walk-in wardrobes are large enough to accommodate even the most ambitious holiday wardrobes. Finished with grey-blue terrazzo, the island’s open-air, beachfront Long Bar also pays tribute to its Raffles Singapore namesake.
Known as the world’s first feng shui wellness designer, Simone Osswald she advised on methodologies to enhance the resort’s energy flow and sense of well-being. Stretching comfortably over 1,700 square metres and accommodating up to 15 guests, the Raffles Royal Residence is the resort’s most refined retreat.
Gaafu Alifu Atoll
Key sites/activities in the area
World Class Diving, Snorkelling around our two house reefs, Big Game Fishing, Dolphin Cruises, Jetski excursions to desert islands and sand banks.
From beach soccer and Zumba for energy release to sand art and cooking to boost creativity not to mention marine biology and treasure hunt for intellectual stimulation of our range of children’s activities means younger guests will never be bored.
Number of Rooms (keys) in all : 38
Restaurants & Bars
• Thari Restaurant
• The Firepit Restaurant
• Yuzu Restaurant
• Long Bar Bar
• Yapa Bar
Meal plan : Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board
• Raffles Spa
• Swimming Pool
• Fitness Centre
Corporate & Celebration Events
The ultimate exclusive wedding venue.
There is no luxury greater than having a private island on which to marry and celebrate with your loved ones. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo can be made exclusively yours. It can be your beach, your ocean, your sunset and your starry sky. An enchanting world of your own in which to spend the beginning of your beautiful life together.