Raffles has announced the opening of the 21-villa property in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo becomes Accor’s fourth property in the Maldives and is the first under the Raffles brand.
The main island is home to Beach Villas and Beach Residences which opens on earlier this month, featuring private pools, generous living spaces and lavish marble bathroom with a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower.
The Raffles Royal Residence and a secluded collection of Overwater Villas and Residences, which lies adjacent to one of the vibrant house reefs, which can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat, is set to launch during the last quarter of 2019.
In each of the terraces, guests can marvel at the marine life below through the glass flooring panels.
There is an extraordinary display of natural beauty with white, powdery sand that frames sparkling clear waters.
Two magnificent reefs provide a thriving habitat for the marine life including baby sharks, turtles and a myriad of tropical fish.
For those that want to learn more about the underwater realm, the hotel’s resident marine biologist and team of marine butlers are on hand to personalise guest experiences that bring unique and beautiful insights of the underwater world.
At night, the moon and stars reflect on the mirror-like ocean, creating an extraordinary spectacle.
“Boasting 1,200 islands, Maldives is home to the best beaches in the world and now, with the opening of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, is also home to the best of luxury hospitality.
“We look forward to offering guests the most natural beauty set within an incredible resort that offers the finest luxury hotel experience and unrivalled service in the destination,” says Patrick Basset, Accor chief operating officer for upper south-east and north-east Asia and the Maldives.
Set over the water, the award-winning Raffles Spa offers a private escape opening doors to discovery with authentic treatment expressions.
Recharge with an invigorating work-out at the over water fitness centre, a soothing seaside yoga session or choose from a selection of water sport activities to balance the physical and mental well-being.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located at the southern end of the Maldives archipelago, near the equator on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll.
The resort is accessible by domestic flight, 55 minutes from Male International Airport followed by 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.