Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

Location: Maldives | Maldives

Price guide: $$$$$ $200-$350 per person per night

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers a quintessential Indian Ocean experience. This supremely luxurious and award-winning hotel is in Gaafu Alifu Atoll, a remote and pristine atoll in the southernmost part of the Maldives.
Perfect forSeekers of a remote, island getaway, honeymooners, families and and lovers of nature and marine life.
In the knowGaafu Alifu Atoll is on lists of the top ten natural atolls in the world, and its ring-shaped coral reef, surrounding a central lagoon, makes for the perfect place to go diving and to discover beautiful underwater landscapes and an abundance of marine life.

Recommended for...

  • Beach
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Food & Wine
  • Couples

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Located in a remote, natural haven in the southern tip of the Maldives archipelago, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is the place to come if you are looking to relax and realign with a slower pace of life, surrounded by your own slice of paradise.

Rooms at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

The villas are supremely luxurious and beautiful inside and out. They are set by the beach or over the water, and have light, airy and spacious interiors decked out in whites and blues, with chic four-poster beds, comfortable living rooms, personal bars, state-of-the-art technology and stylish bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs and rain showers.

The Beach Villas have private pools and leafy private gardens, with a wide veranda opening onto the beach, and the Deluxe Beach Villas offer even more space and luxury. The Overwater Villas have private pools, large decks with a glass viewing panel over the reef, hammocks and steps straight down into the lagoon, while the Sunset Overwater Villas are perfectly placed to enjoy the stunning sunsets and the starry night skies.

There are daybeds to relax on both inside and outside, and yoga mats and beach bags are provided in your villa to ease you into holiday mode. Your personal Butler is on hand to help make your stay as special and memorable as possible.

Food & Drink

Enjoy laid-back dining at Thari, an all-day restaurant, from fresh pastries and fruit at breakfast to vibrant salads and a la carte dishes for lunch and dinner, as well as themed nights. Linger over tasty barbecued dishes at The Firepit, set on the fine sands of the beach - a perfect spot for sunset watching and stargazing - or feast on exquisite cuisine which blends traditional Peruvian favourites with diverse tastes from around the world in an equally exquisite setting at overwater restaurant Yuzu.

The adjacent overwater Yapa Sunset Bar offers innovative light bites and cocktails, and make sure you try the selection of prestigious champagnes at the elegant Long Bar, an island interpretation of the legendary bar at Raffles Singapore.


As well as a well-equipped fitness centre and a jogging track, the hotel has a diving centre, complete with Marine Butlers, making it easy to go snorkelling and diving and discover the dazzling marine life of this far-flung atoll and its unspoilt house reefs.

If you prefer to take it easy, relax by the pool or treat yourself to a soothing signature massage at the spa, which offers personalised treatments combining the power of nature with ancient healing rituals, in a lovely setting overlooking the aquamarine lagoon.

Activities at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

The ocean is your playground here at the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. Choose from an exciting range of water sports and diving activities on offer and be sure to make use of the diving and snorkelling equipment at the diving centre. There's also an unique free diving meditation course available for all levels of divers, which includes in-depth information on preparatory breathing techniques.

If you feel like venturing further afield, take a day trip to the neighbouring island of Gan and discover the ruins of a Buddhist temple lost in the jungle, or embrace your adventurous spirit and head to this island of Fiori to explore one of the best surf spots in the country.

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Hotel location

To reach Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, it is a 1-hour domestic flight from Male airport to Kaadedhdhoo, and from there you will be met by a representative from the hotel and taken to the island of Meradhoo via speedboat.

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