The Raffles Maldives combines everything you ask for an unforgettable stay in the Maldives: Luxury, Exclusivity and Luxury.
LOCATION & ARRIVAL
The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located in the very South of the Maldives – in the Huvadhu atoll. So after arriving at the international airport in Male we had to take another domestic flight to the small Kaadedhdhoo Airport for about one hour. From there we got picked up by a speedboat. The transfer with the Raffles speedboat is already luxurious – we got pomegranate juice & cool water (in reusable glass bottles) together with fresh coconut shavings. To relax a bit after the long flight we even got a neck massage.
When you finally arrive to this small paradise you will fall in love with it from the very beginning.
The Raffles is located on a small remote island which will give you the absolute feeling of freedom, privacy and pure luxury.
The arrival jetty is designed like a pavilion with a lounge to relax and some cozy hammocks over the water – which are a perfect spot to watch the sunset by the way 🙂
The island has a main area, right after the arrival jetty, with an open bar, a boutique, the main restaurant and of course an ocean view pool.
The view on the island
The open bar right at the pool
The sun beds at the pool are perfect to relax
For water enthusiasts this island is a real paradise! At the water sports center you can rent glass kayaks, snorkel equipment and more to explore the reef. The whole island is framed by a wonderful beach so the ocean access is great wherever you are. At one spot the beach is very wide which is also the best spot to start your snorkeling trip.
THE SPA AREA
At the Overwater Raffles Spa you can enjoy luxurious & personalized treatments to relax after a day in the ocean.
BEACH VILLAS OF THE RAFFLES MALDIVES MERADHOO
During our stay in June 2019 the Over Water Villas where not finished. Thats why we stayed in one of the Beach Villas which are the ultimate luxury goals.
You enter your home away from home through a wooden gate which leads to your private veranda with a pool, several sun beds, a garden and a terrace right in front of the villa. But the best thing is that you’re always just five steps away from the ocean and surrounded by tropical plants.
Sitting outside with a cup of coffee and enjoying the beauty of this place has been like meditation for me.
The private Verandah of the Beach Villas
With a beach access at every villa
The first room after entering your villa is a Lounge with Minibar, Nespresso & tea machine and a sofa.
A BEDROOM WITH A VIEW
After entering you find the bedroom to the right side which is a place to feel good! It has a cozy sitting area, a huge King Bed and a working desk right at the window. All walls are made out of glass but can also be completely covered by electric shutters. Through two doors you can either step outside to the pool or to the terrace.
What I loved to do was opening this door after waking up and to be right at the ocean to enjoy the early morning breeze.
A LUXURIOUS & SPACIOUS BATHROOM
The bathroom is on the other side of the villa and probably the biggest one you will ever see in your life. It has a walk-in closet, two sinks, a shower, separate toilet and a really huge bathtub. Through a sliding door you can step outside to another shower.
All Villas come with a private butler service who takes care of you from the very beginning. Before our arrival we got a Mail from our Butler asking for our preferred pillows, villa temperature, favorite food and even the fragrance for the amenity kits. He was always just a call away and happy to help us at any time.
As a welcome gift we not only got a bottle of champagne and fresh juice but also a sun hat, T-Shirt and beautiful Sarongs.
BREAKFAST & RESTAURANTS
The food at the Raffles has been one of my favorites so far.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are á la carte and served at the main restaurant Thari. It’s completely open and you can even sit directly at the beach – with the feet in the sand 🙂
The menu has always been fresh and surprising – with local specialities but also Japanese & Peruvian influence.
On the other side of the island you find another Restaurant called the Firepit which opens for a beach barbecue experience in the evening! We had a dinner planned for our last evening at the Firepit. But due to a heavy tropical storm we had to change to the Thari restaurant.
When the Over Water Villas are finished in Autumn 2019 there will even be a third restaurant over the water which we can not wait to try out the next time 🙂
The Thari Restaurant during a rain shower
RÉSUMÉ OF OUR STAY AT THE RAFFLES MALDIVES MERADHOO
The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is without any doubt one of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives. Due to the size and location of the island you really feel like you’re away from the busy life on your (almost) private island 🙂
The staff has been always caring, friendly and remembered special preferences which made the service incredibly personal.
It was hard for us to leave this place! But at the same time we’re looking forward to enjoy this piece of heaven again in the future…
We had a sponsored stay at the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.