NewsJuly 20, 2021

Raffles Maldives Reopen its Doors

In the southern corner of the Maldives an idyllic paradise can be discovered, surrounded by the crystal-clear Indian Ocean, and offering the legendary service of Raffles. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is now open, welcoming guests from 16th July to experience unadulterated luxury in one of the world’s largest and most remote natural atolls.

Spanning across two islands, the resort offers thirty-eight magnificent beachfront and overwater villas abundant with space. The unmatched open and airy rooms come at the pleasure and privilege of being the islands’ sole resort, boasting seclusion unlike any other. Reflecting the natural beauty of the island, rooms are enhanced with beautiful soft sky blue and duck egg, adorned with luxurious furnishings including the famed Raffles’ writer’s desk. Guests can marvel at the vibrant sea life bustling below the glass panel on the terrace of the overwater villas.


Situated close to the equator results in the peak display of the natural environment, with sparkling waters and soft, pearly sand. The brilliant habitat lends itself to unbelievable diving and snorkelling experiences, rife with dynamic marine life and the entire ocean to explore. With endless activities crafted for the adventurous and curious souls, plunge into thrilling watersports or big game fishing, or take part in paradisical excursions. Build confidence through diving courses with experienced instructors and truly explore all that the vast, magical waters have to offer. For the calmer dispositions looking to rejuvenate, look to the Raffles Spa, where guests can unwind in a haven of serenity. Set over the water and open to the sky above, submit to native ingredients and ancient rituals, revelling in their therapeutic power.

A marine utopia, wherever guests stay, the best of the Maldives is at their disposal. The resort invites you to discover and understand one of mother nature’s most beautiful masterpieces. Explore the resort’s two remarkable house reefs, led by our unique Marine Butler, who is available to all guests and will happily lead snorkelling tours around the astoundingly clear waters, abundant with colourful wildlife. The resort is an ocean-lover’s paradise, as on-site is our passionate, resident Marine Biologist, Doctor Giulia Pellizzato. Connecting guests to the marine environment directly, she gives educational presentations, as well as daily snorkelling trips. With over ten years’ experience of research studies and diving, you are invited to participate in her coral growth and seawater monitoring projects, and witness the beauty of the Maldives truly come to life.

Feel the awe of the Raffles experience from the first steps into Male, with a warm traditional welcome. Receive the VIP treatment with the Raffles butler service, intuitive, discreet and personalised to every need. Immerse in the finery of the restaurants and bars, and enjoy the freshest ingredients blending to create the perfect mix of international and local cuisine. Experience Thari, where guests can enjoy an open, relaxed atmosphere on the beachfront. Firepit serves delicious barbecue bursting with flavour, while Yuzu offers diverse Nikkei cuisine. Bask in the glow of the sunset at Yapa Sunset Bar or head to Long Bar for the world’s most prestigious beverages, set in the most tranquil, elegant ambiance.

Located in the pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Raffles’ first resort in the Maldives lives up to its prestigious reputation. With a lavish backdrop and lush greenery, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo enchants travellers with meaningful experiences that will linger for a lifetime.

Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travellers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.