Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

The most popular amenities:
Beach (first line)
Family rooms
Free Wi-Fi
Airport Shuttle

At the southern end of the Maldives, in the crystal waters of the Indian Ocean, 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 most remote natural atolls.

The result is a resort like no other. On this tranquil haven, unparalleled Raffles luxury whispers like a breeze across lush greenery and white sands, creating a space in which to realign and feel in harmony with your surroundings. Across the two islands, thirty-eight magnificent beachfront and overwater villas and residences offer an abundance of space.

From the moment you step on shore, you will know you have arrived somewhere truly special. A place to dive or snorkel and explore our colourful house reefs and fascinating marine life beneath the clear waters.

A large number of villas
13 Beach Villas (220 sq.m)

Footsteps away from the beach, this villa is breathtaking from the moment you enter inside. The interior colour palette takes inspiration from the marine environment and soothes the senses. Made for relaxation with generous outdoor spaces including a private garden pool, a wide verandah opening directly onto the beach and a choice of daybeds both inside and outside so you can relax completely and absorb the extraordinary atmosphere of this special place. Take just a step outside, and feel the ocean breez carry your worries away.

5 Deluxe Beach Villas (260 sq.m)

The ultra-luxurious Deluxe Beach Villas are defined by their devotion to the luxury of space. The first – the bedroom suite – is a masterclass in composition. Separate sleep and study areas, a walk – in wardrobe, a huge bathroom with an oversized sunken bathtub, glorious rain shower and beautiful vanity are delightfully designed.

Then, beyond the pool and facing out onto the beach, the living room offers inspiring space in which to curl up and read, dine privately on a special meal prepared and served by our restaurant team, or simply enjoy the gentle breeze and open ocean view.

Overwater Villas (230 sq.m)

Nature provides the backdrop for a stay in our Overwater Villa. The sun sparkling on the clam, clear water of the lagoon, myriad colours below the surface as the fish dart across the ocean floor beneath you and the brightest stars in the night sky. It is the perfect platform on which to appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

Inside your villa, comfort is yours to curate. Open up the entire area to the soft breeze and sounds of the sea, or enclose the living areas for air-conditioned comfort. Relax in your private pool or deep indoor bathtub or take advantage of the ultimate privilege – stepping down from terrace into the lucid waters of the lagoon and commune with the marine life.

7 Sunset Overwater Villas (230 sq.m)

With unobstructed west-facing views of the Laccadive Sea, breathtaking sunsets followed by a sky full of stars are the nightly experience from the beautiful comfort of your Sunset Overwater Villa.

Whether you watch the magical show from your chic four-poster bed or your daybed by the pool. And whether or not you choose to toast the fading day with a cool drink as our chef prepares you a delicious meal to enjoy in your villa, time spent here together is time to be treasured forever.

3 Beach Residences (260 sq.m)

Two separate buildings, with private garden and pool in between, make the Beach Residence ideal for quality family time. Its different zones harmoniously connect to create abundance of extraordinary room indoors and out.

The master bedroom is perfection. From the king-size four-poster bed to the vast bathroom suite incorporating a huge sunken bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, rain shower and opulent vanity unit. The second bedroom sits directly onto the beach. It is the place to feel the first of the sun’s morning rays and see the first twinkle of starlight.

1 Overwater Residence (300 sq.m)

The Overwater Residences boast two separate bedrooms, a living room, gorgeous bathroom and a private pool over the shimmering turquoise lagoon. They are incredible homes of deep quality, cleverly designed to afford absolute privacy inside and huge relaxation space outside.

While all the villas in our overwater village have astonishing views, the Overwater Residences sit at the very tip of the lagoon. The views from this position are so vast and uplifting that this is truly an unforgettable place to be. Perhaps the grandest of all is the view from the master bedroom. In this sumptuous space, with the high ceiling and enormous windows onto the surrounding ocean you are in nothing but pure, palatial elegance.

1 Sunset Overwater Residence (300 sq.m)

A stay with friends or family in a Sunset Overwater Residence offers you the perfect balance of social spaces and private quarters. The villa comprises two separate bedrooms, a generous internal communal lounge, a grand bathroom, and a large pool and deck area.

The west-facing view is far-reaching – the horizon stretching out for miles. And looking down into the flourishing house reef, the view is also mesmerizing. You will feel that you are cohabiting with the abundant marine life living just a few steps down from the pool deck. To be here as the amber sun dips below the line where sky meets sea is a truly magical experience. To be here for any time with the ones you love is life affirming.

1 Raffles Royal Residence (1250 sq.m)

The Raffles Royal Residence is beyond compare. It brings all the Raffles’ iconic luxury is known for in this most incredible natural setting.

It is a heavenly three-bedroom villa with a private beach, vast infinity pool, shaded outdoor terraces and of course, our legendary 24-hour Raffles butler service. Soaring high ceiling and fully retractable windows are decadent architectural details resplendent in this breathtaking tropical environment. With the clarity of the lagoon before you and the stars above, the silken breeze and the dazzling sunsets, there is no place closer to utopia than this.

Various bars and restaurants

Throughout the day, our chefs present a tempting assortment of fresh dishes. From breakfast pastries and fruits to vibrant salads and lighter meals, guests can enjoy the open, relaxed atmosphere of dining on the beachfront.

The Firepit

Enjoy a unique beachside experience at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s barbecue restaurant. As the flames of the firepit flicker, watch our chefs use one of the oldest forms of cooking to create stunning, full of flavour dishes. With chilled cocktails and an exceptional wine list, this is the place to soak up the beauty of the setting sun or the clear, star-filled night skies in a relaxed, natural environment.

Yuzu - Nikkei Cuisine

Peruvian – Nikkei cuisine is a rich melting pot of influences, blending indigenous traditions with those introduced by immigrants,  including Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese. Ceviche is inspired by this vibrant, diverse tradition, with a menu that bursts with flavour and colour.

Yapa Sunset Bar

Our Overwater bar draws its inspiration from the national drinks of South America and Japan: Picso, Mezcal, Tequila, Sake. Let our world leading experts guide you through the flavours. The bar also offers a light menu designed to complement each drink, including fresh tacos, sliders and oysters.

Long Bar

Explore our list of the world’s most prestigious cocktails and champagnes and sip a chilled glass as you relax in elegant surroundings.

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Set over the water and open to the blue skies above, Raffles spa is a haven of serenity. Feel the warm sun and gentle breeze on your skin as skilled therapists soothe and rejuvenate you. Each luxurious treatment is based on native ingredients and ancient rituals, combining the therapeutic power of nature with the latest techniques. Allow the expertise of the Raffles spa team to help you experience new depths of relaxation and emerge refreshed.


This magnificent location offers incredible diving and snorkelling experiences. Guests have complimentary use of snorkelling equipment, perfect for viewing the fascinating, ever-changing marine life in and around the atoll’s reefs. Whether an experienced explorer, or inspired beginner, the ocean will invite you to dive in and explore.