NewsAugust 1, 2023

Amari Raaya Officially Opens

Amari Raaya Maldives resort has officially commenced operations welcoming its first guests. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the resort’s management team and Atul Chordia, Chairman of Panchshil Realty, the developer behind this prestigious project. Nestled on an unspoiled natural island within the Raa Atoll, Amari Raaya offers a tranquil haven for discerning travelers seeking an unparalleled escape to the Maldives.

The guests were warmly greeted with authentic Maldivian hospitality, providing them with an immersive experience in the local culture through the presentation of traditional cultural items and captivating dance performances. The resort seamlessly blends castaway adventures with lavish living, curating an unforgettable journey through the enchanting natural wonders of the Maldives.


The resort has planned a delightful afternoon at the ArtZone, starting at 4:30 PM. This event will highlight the essence of art, creativity, and Maldivian culture. Guests will have the opportunity to engage with local artists and witness their talents firsthand while enjoying performances by the resort’s resident Bodu Beru team. At 5:30 PM, the Village Square will come alive with the Amari Ritual, a curated celebration of the resort’s rich tradition and culture. This thoughtful event has been designed under the guidance of the General Manager, Rainer Steinhilber.

As the sun sets at 7:00 PM, guests are cordially invited to the Ampers&nd beach for an unforgettable Aperitif followed by a hosted dinner at Ampers&nd. The resort’s talented chefs have meticulously crafted a seven-course menu featuring the finest local and international flavors, promising an exceptional culinary journey. Throughout the evening, live entertainment will complement the dining experience, adding an extra touch of enchantment. Finally, at 10:30 PM, the Amari Raaya Opening Party will take place at Ampers&nd Sunset Bar rooftop lounge. The resident DJ’s vibrant tunes will create an unforgettable atmosphere for guests to celebrate and revel under the stars.

Located northwest of the Maldivian capital of Male, the resort consists of 200-villas and features seven dining concepts, a Maai Spa, and a kids club. Amari Raaya Maldives joins Amari Havodda Maldives, further boosting the brand’s presence in the Maldives.

The resort is part of the ONYX Hospitality Group, one of the fastest-growing hospitality players in the Asia Pacific region. Their key brands are Amari, Ozo, Shama, and Saffron Collection.

Amari brings to life a contemporary re-imagining of Thailand’s rich cultural roots and the influence of its dynamic creativity to locations both near and far. Each destination highlights the textures and flavors of its unique setting through architecture, design, art, cuisine, and service complemented by touches of modern Thai-ness. ONYX is currently expanding its footprint in the Maldives, Laos, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, and Japan.

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