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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Travelers' Choice
At the southern end of the Maldives, lies a rare oasis: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. This uniquely idyllic resort brings the legendary service of Raffles, host to the well-travelled since 1887, to Gaafu Alifu, one of the world's largest and remote natural atolls. Offering two distinctly luxurious experiences: a private island with white sands, turquoise lagoon and lush greenery and an overwater enclave facing east and west to capture majestic sunrises and sunsets. Throughout, remarkably spacious accommodation with private pools offers profound privacy and comfort. Three restaurants serve BBQ prime cuts to exquisite Nikkei cuisine. Two bars serving tapas and crafted cocktails. From romantic retreats to havens of family time, each is served by Raffles Butlers. Yoga, fitness and the Raffles Spa promote well-being. Two private islands. One unique Raffles service. An experience like no other.
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Omar_khaled2003 wrote a review May 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates10 contributions15 helpful votes
Raffles was extremely chic and exclusive. We loved our time there. The entire team was very friendly and professional. Our butler Yasir Ibrahim was especially fantastic. Yasir was attentive, pro-active and kind. Our beach villa was absolutely lovely. The team always left us lovely surprises and made a special one of a kind set up dinner for us on the beach. Was an unforgettable experience. Thank you Raffles team and Yasir, it was a memorable stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MichaelaReisser wrote a review Jan 2021
Abstatt, Germany2220 contributions94 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
During our last visit in June 2019, the overwater area was still under renovation. So we now came back to see Meradhoo in full operation. The ocean pearls are completely separated from the main island and only accessible via a short boat ride. The villas are really huge and feature an elegant décor along with marine elements. They are equipped with modern technology and floor-to-ceiling glass windows which provide great view over the ocean from every room. Nice, small things you can spot like FlipFlops wrapped in an organza pouch or pretty face masks for him/her in 2 sizes with Meradhoo’s signature coral design, together with lavender & lemongrass hand sanitizer. Of course I pre-selected again those marvellous jasmine bath amenities, they are so wow. Outdoor area features a pool, cabana and also overwater hammocks. Located under the roof are the table and sun loungers. So If the weather is not that good, you can still sit outside. Due to higher privacy, we would recommend the sunset side. Boat shuttle to main island is not an issue in terms of schedule, but it is a bit tricky during bad weather conditions. The first two days the sea was pretty bumpy, so it was not always fun to get into the boat (and getting out). The ocean pearls also provide an own public area with pool, bar and the amazing Yuzu restaurant featuring Nikkei cuisine. The brandnew chef Diana from Lima boasts a long experience in Peruvian fusion cuisine. The main island is so amazing with palm-fringed beaches, tropical vegetation and superb views over the wide ocean. Every single day we loved to have breakfast (and not only breakfast 😉) at wonderfully located and designed Thari. Without any doubt – this is one of the most lovely beach venues in the Maldives. Apart from the usual things on offer like juices, smoothies, bubbles you can also opt every morning for a fresh coconut, very nice. Some new twists on the menu are from Turkish sous-chef Samet. We shared some delicious Mezze Plate and hubby tried also Turkish Manti. Sensational was the Tiradito at Yuzu. It’s a variation of Ceviche, but in a more refined preparation. We absolutely enjoyed our dinner there. The Firepit serves grilled seafood & meat in a rustic, romantic beach ambiance. Also you can enjoy a traditional bodu beru performance. There we did try their new created cocktail „man over board“ with Vodka, Cognac, Passionfruit (hope that’s correct from memory). A very tasty one! Service in all outlets was excellent, staff was truly amiable. For example, on the first evening at Thari the weather was not that good, windy and rainy. So I think it was Ali who suddenly brought me a pashmina to cover my shoulders. Just at breakfast I had an issue. I was missing some sort of tropical jam (which is a must for me in the Maldives). Also, I love danish fruit pastry but it was always some kind of cinammon roll in the bakery basket. Even upon asking for a danish, it did not change. Well, at least I got some papaya jam the next days. Breakfast menu is based on „themed dishes“. So if you order e.g. Maldivian Heritage, you‘ll get a mixed plate including Mas Huni, Samosas, Omelette and Chapati. Island water is served complimentary in all outlets, very valued. Food prices are within the usual range for a top-notch resort, whereas drinks, especially wine, are a bit ambitious. Most of the beach villas are hidden behind the tropical foliage, so it looks very virgin and very beautiful. I love both sides, sunrise and sunset. The beaches are protected and swimming was always possible whereas on the first two days I did not jump into the ocean from our water villa due to the relatively rough sea over there. The reef is easily accessible from sunrise side, but it’s not a big island, so if you stay on the other side it’s not an issue at all. During low tide, you can walk completely around the island. At high tide, several parts of the beach are too narrow to walk along comfortably. This time we only snorkelled around the ocean pearls. It’s good in terms of fish life, but there is not a typical drop-off (at least not in the area we have been). So in terms of coral and reef structure, I found from mind the main island reef more interesting. You can as well snorkel the channel between both areas, but we didn’t again. Your private butler would also be happily join you crossing the twin-islands. We spend as well some time at the pool area (mainly to go swimming on the beach). There we got treated with iced tea, cold towels, Australian Gold botanical suncream, and Evian facial spray. Very ritzy 😊. With only 38 villas, a peaceful, intimate and private atmosphere is guaranteed. Raffles combines a classic luxury experience with a chic barefoot vibe. It‘s truly an outstanding place and one of our very favourite resorts in the Maldives.
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Date of stay: December 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Oliver Dudler, General Manager at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Responded Mar 20, 2021
Dear MichaelaReisser, Thank you for your detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed everything we have to offer, including our spacious villa, flavorful food and intimate and private atmosphere of the resort. Service is our priority at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and it is delightful to read that our team provided excellent service. Thank you again for sharing your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Oliver Dudler General Manager
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Adam S wrote a review May 2021
12 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed in a Sunset Overwater Villa at Raffles on our honeymoon. It is an absolute paradise. We have not stayed at any other resorts in the Maldives but it's hard to imagine things being more perfect. The villas are enormous and beautiful. The privacy in your villa/pool is exceptional compared to what other resorts look like. The service from everyone at the resort from start to finish was impeccable. The food was often at the level of a very fine restaurant, occasionally just "good", and never bad. That is quite a feat given you are in the middle of the Indian ocean. There are no buffets here. Our favorite restaurant was Yuzu, the Japanese/Peruvian fusion offering. A smiling face like Mariyam's was always ready to make each meal special. Everyone really gets to know you there. A nice surprise was that almost every meal or activity had a refreshing cold towel and non-alcoholic aperitif to start. The alcoholic drinks, while expensive, are also extremely well done. We purchased the half board plan (Breakfast and Dinner included), and it was more than enough food. There is more still/sparkling water available (included for everyone) than you could possibly need. We snorkeled every day both directly from our overwater villa and on the main island's reef. Having a gopro to capture the many fish on film was well worth it. The gym must have one of the best views in the world for running a 5k on the treadmill. The extras we took part in were scuba diving and the spa for a couples massage. Shrivatri and Ayu gave phenomenal massages. Hussain was our dive master and took us on four dives both on the house reef and in open water within the atoll. He is an excellent guide and the dives were amazing. Lastly we would like to thank Saanih, our butler. A big part of our Honeymoon being absolutely perfect was Saanih's hard work to make it so. If we could rate his service it would be 6 stars, truly exceptional. We hope you're doing well Saanih! Overall Raffles Meradhoo was the vacation of a lifetime and well worth the travel/expense. We hope to make it back some day.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Oliver Dudler, General Manager at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear askip12, We are sincerely grateful for your time to write such detailed and wonderful review. We are delighted to read that you had unforgettable honeymoon and you were pleased with the culinary experience we offer, our spacious villa and beautiful surroundings as well our guest service. We will share your feedback with the entire team, they will be so happy to know you felt so well taken care of during your visit. Thank you for choosing us for your honeymoon trip and we look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Kind regards, Oliver Dudler General Manager
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Sightsee677857 wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing resort from start to finish. From the golf cart ride from the plane too your awaiting boat too the first class service brought too you by Ara and her staff. The general manager Oliver is very involved in all aspects. Our Butler Saanih was there for our every needs and is very personable and down too earth. Worth the extra time too get here because you will create many memorable moments to last a lifetime. Also Muni at long bar is a great bar tender and manager and even had us hit golf balls into the Indian Ocean that are biodegradable into fish food. Some experiences you won’t find anywhere else but at the Raffles in the Maldives.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Worth the extra time too get from Male airport too the resort.
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Response from Oliver Dudler, General Manager at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sightsee677857, Thank you for taking the time to write a complimentary review of our resort and team. We are glad to read that you were pleased with our guest service. It is always nice to know that our guest had a memorable stay with us. We will share your kind words with our team, especially Saanih and Muni. Thank you for choosing us for your visit to Maldives and we look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Kind regards, Oliver Dudler General Manager
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Carmen wrote a review May 2021
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It's hard to pick a place to begin. We'd like to illustrate the dedication of the staff with a little anecdote. During our stay, my husband dropped his phone into the water from the overwater wooden deck of one of the restaurants there. We were distraught and shocked. Within minutes, about 10 staff members came to assess the situation. Even though it was PITCH BLACK out and the waves were strong that night, two staff members (Shahud and Hor Bhaadhur) went INTO the water to look for the phone. After about 15 minutes, they emerged from the water DRENCHED from head to toe with the phone! (The phone still works!) We could not believe it and felt so thankful for their sacrifice. We truly want to commend Mr. Shahud and Mr. Hor for their efforts and feel nothing but gratitude towards them. I believe this story illustrates the kind of service you will find at Raffles. Secondly, we absolutely loved the food at Raffles, especially the food at Yuzu. The ingredients taste so so fresh. We strongly feel that the meals we had at Yuzu were some of the best in our lives. (I highly recommend the nigiri.) We were also able to get to know Chef Diana when we took a cooking lesson with her and she is an INCREDIBLY talented and delightful person. We also ate at Thari frequently, where I was able to order one of my favorite foods that wasn’t on the menu: tom yum soup! The chef and staff are so accommodating and go above and beyond to give you the best food experience. Finally, the island and nature are stunning, not to mention the gorgeous and spacious villas. The bed we slept on was HUGE and could probably fit 6 people across! The reefs are beautiful, and there are plenty of wildlife on the island itself as well. There are other staff members we'd like to highlight, especially our butler Faseeh, Muni, Gitesh, Chamila, and Ali. They all made our stay so delightful and made us feel cared for. We'd like to say a special thanks to Muni for his wonderful sense of humor and Gitesh for his knowledgable recommendations and stories about cocktails and drinks. We’d also like to thank Abdullah, Ibrahim, Shaheen, Naid, Hassan, and Ahmed. We didn’t get the names of the two gentlemen manning the boats between the two islands but we do want to thank them as well. All of you guys made our honeymoon unforgettable.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Sunset side water villas are the best
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Response from Oliver Dudler, General Manager at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sparklyglittery, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review with us. We are delighted to read that your stay was unforgettable and you enjoyed the culinary experience we offer as well our spacious villa and beautiful surroundings. At Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, we pride ourselves on exemplary standards of service and hospitality and your wonderful comments have been shared with the entire team with great pride. Thank you for choosing us for your honeymoon trip and we look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Kind regards, Oliver Dudler General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
What are some of the property amenities at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Raffles Maldives Meradhoo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Raffles Maldives Meradhoo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Meradhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Raffles Maldives Meradhoo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.