Raffles Maldives to open in February

The resort will feature 38 villas, including the ultra-luxurious Raffles Royal Residence.

AccorHotels has revealed a first look at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, set to open on 1 February 2019. 

The 38-villa resort is located in the rare Maldivian oasis of Gaafu Alifu Atoll and features a combination of Beach Villas, Beach Residences and the Raffles Royal Residence.

Opening in the second half of 2019, the luxurious Royal Residence features a private pool, generous living spaces and a marble bathroom.

The secluded resort is located in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll

Meanwhile, a collection of Overwater Villas and Residences are also on offer and can be reached by a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat.

The lavish new resort marks AccorHotels’ fourth property in the Maldives and first under the Raffles brand.

“Boasting 1200 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,” said Patrick Basset, CEO for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia and the Maldives at AccorHotels.

Beach Villa at Raffles Maldives

“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.”

Each of the terraces feature glass floor panels, offering guests an up-close look into the reefs and marine life below.

Guests can dine at Thari, an all-day dining restaurant, Yuzu, a Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant or The Firepit, where flame-grilled specialty dishes are served under the stars.

The Raffles Spa

The over-water Yapa Sunset Bar serves up tapas, sashimi, original cocktail concoctions, while the Long Bar features a selection of Champagnes and wines.

“From intimate dining with our private chef service to snorkeling and diving in the world’s most breath-taking coral reefs, we create a place where guests can enjoy the best of both worlds in a destination known for its stunning surroundings,” said general manager Olivier Larcher.

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