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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Infinity pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Business Center with Internet Access
Spa
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Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
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Private balcony
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Rupert Y wrote a review Nov 2021
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We stayed in a sunrise water villa for two weeks and had a lovely time. We cannot praise the quality of the reef (so many sharks/rays and also turtles) and the beach highly enough. Our villa was huge, gorgeous, and very well appointed, absolutely wonderful bathroom and deck and the largest, comfiest bed ever. Although we did note some signs of wear possibly post pandemic eg issues with pool lights, thatch getting a bit tired after the storms, some minor storm leaks and sticky doors- however we did see maintenance very busily fixing things in preparation for the high season? Excellent food (almost too good!), especially at breakfasts- those bakery baskets are not to be missed. And the wait staff were excellent, attentive without being overbearing, particularly Angel, Asif and Asmael (apologies for spelling) at Thari. The team at Yuzu was also great. We did the wine tasting with Juan twice since we had such a good time. Other activities were also very enjoyable, lovely massages, watersports team for diving and snorkel trips also good and especially the marine biologist guided reef tour was excellent. Our butler, Yasir, was very attentive, particularly easing the check in/out process as well as the domestic transfers, and the one snorkel trip we had with him was fantastic. The boat crew who take people between the water villas and beach island are also great, including taking impromptu detours for dolphin spotting. Overall it was an absolutely delightful honeymoon that more than lived up to our expectations.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Rupert Y, Thank you for choosing Raffles Maldives Meradhoo for your visit to Maldives and taking the time to write a review of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and team. We are delighted to know that you were pleased with our guest service, especially with Angel, Asif, Azmeel, Juan and Yasir, but also with the beautiful island, the culinary experience and the activities. We have an exceptional team whose top priority is making sure every guest has an impeccable and memorable experience, and we will enjoy sharing your compliments with our team. We appreciate you sharing your feedback as well and we look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best regards, Jeffry Tan Resort Manager
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MichaelaReisser wrote a review Jan 2021
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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
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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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Abdulllahz92 wrote a review Nov 2021
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Such an amazing resort, all the stuff are great and our butler Yasir is amazing and helpful, the food was great , also the spa guy named Ansuman Das is professional. I recommend Raffles for 5 to 7 days to clear your head and enjoy your time. The water sport activities also was so nice.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jeffry Tan, Other at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
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Dear Abdulllahz92, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and team. We are delighted to read that you were pleased with our guest service, especially with Yasir and Ansuman, and you had a memorable stay. Your feedback has been shared with the entire team, they are pleased to know that you felt so well taken care of during your stay. Thank you for choosing Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards, Jeffry Tan Resort Manager
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Renata A wrote a review Nov 2021
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Amazing place and food, especially the Peruvian restaurant, chef Diana is outstanding. If you look for a paradise this is the place. Great dive sites and water sports activities. The SPA is amazing too, everything is awesome (the boat that goes from the main island to bungalows has great music, the pilot is a good DJ)
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Renata A, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. We are delighted to know that you had memorable stay and you enjoyed the culinary experience we offer, Water Sports activities, Spa service and beautiful surroundings. At Raffles, 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 Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and we look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best regards, Jeffry Tan Resort Manager
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Ajka wrote a review Nov 2021
Germany99 contributions6 helpful votes
We spent some lovely days here. The whole staff was awesome and very friendly and helpful from the beginning. They made our stay special and memorable. Our butler Fasy was awesome, very caring and profesionnel. Fasy, thank you once again for taking such good care of us! :-) We spend our time there in one of the beach villas which was very spacious, clean and nicely furnished. There was nothing we missed. We loved the private beach access, the beach itself and the sunsets there. We snorkeled a lot there, the reef is intact besides the "normal" coral breakage close to the beach and you see a variety of fish including black tip sharks, turtles and smaller stingrays. We also rented a jet ski and drove with Banboo to the coral garden which is a very nice snorkel spot with many corals and more fish than closer to the beach. We even spotted a leopard shark. Also there are less broken corals there. The restaurants Thari and Yuzu are both excellent. Our favorite was Yuzu. It is Japanese/Peruvian and the chef Diana Matute is an outstanding talent. All her dishes are created with finesse, creativity and excellent knowledge of flavors and how to combine them. My favorite was the Nikkei breakfast, the ceviche and her sushi. Diana even created special menus for us on two evenings which we enjoyed a lot. Thank you for your attention and your awesome food. We already miss it :-) Another person who made our stay special is Suranti, she made us feel very special and welcome. She is very attentive, friendly, quickly witted and an absolute pleasure to talk with. Also she is doing an excellent job. The island itself is small and calm, perfect place if you want to calm down and relax. We loved it there and had an awesome time!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Ajkaba, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo and team. We are delighted to know that you were pleased with our guest service, especially with Faseeh, chef Diana, Banboo and Sulanti but also with the beautiful island, specious villas and the culinary experience we offered. We have an exceptional team whose top priority is making sure every guest has an impeccable and memorable experience, and we will enjoy sharing your compliments with our team. Thank you for choosing Raffles Maldives Meradhoo for your visit to Maldives and we look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best regards, Jeffry Tan Resort Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$1,304 - $2,850 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
jumeirah dhevanafushi hotel north huvadhu (gaafa alifu) atoll
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort Managed by AccorHotels
LOCATION
MaldivesNorth Huvadhu (Gaafa Alifu) AtollMeradhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
38
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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, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Raffles Maldives Meradhoo have airport transportation?
Yes, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers airport transportation 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.