Editor’s Pick: Alila Kothaifaru Maldives – The Newest Luxury Resort in the Idyllic Raa Atoll

The hallmark of world-renowned hotel brand Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, personalised hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of its properties. Now, Alila is making its debut here in the Maldives with a sophisticated  new resort on the lush island of Kothaifaru.

Surrounded by a stunning house reef, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers guests serenity and adventure in Raa Atoll, a scenic 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé. Designed for serene relaxation in harmony with nature, each of the resort’s 44 beachfront villas and 36 overwater villas comes with a private pool for your enjoyment.

Featuring contemporary interiors in a palette of soothing colours with natural textures, these spacious hideaways are carefully positioned to provide privacy and comfort in understated, sophisticated style. Unwind in peaceful seclusion with awe-inspiring views as the resort’s gracious hosts deliver personalised experiences in this all-pool-villa sanctuary.

To stay at any of Alila’s hotels or resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavours of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports. It’s no different at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, where guests will be spoilt for choice with the number of restaurants, bars, and activities on offer.

When you’re not busy enjoy sunset views from your villa or dining to your heart’s content, take a trip to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This protected marine sanctuary is the largest feeding and breeding hotspot in the world for manta rays and whale sharks, which at times congregate in their hundreds. Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is also close to Vaadhoo Island, one of the best spots to witness the spectacular “Sea of Stars” phenomenon, an extraordinary sight to behold.

What’s more, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives aims to drive positive impact through innovative and intuitive ways, from protecting the environment to advancing the local community. In line with the brand’s goal to achieve the EarthCheck certification, the world’s leading environmental certification for the tourism industry, green initiatives have been implemented from the ground up. This includes thoughtful architecture built around the island’s natural landscape, conserving up to 70% of the existing vegetation and the maximum number of native trees.

For more information and to book your stay, visit https://www.alilahotels.com/kothaifaru-maldives