Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

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.

An oasis of contrasts
The resort is shared across two islands. The first is a lush oasis, where villas open to the beach. The other is focused on the water, a relaxing space where gentle waves lap around your villa.

Two remote islands. Unique Raffles Butler Service.
An Experience like no other.

  • Star Rating: 5 Stars
  • Location: Gaaf Alif Atoll
  • Distance from Airport: 55 minutes domestic flight & a 20 minutes speed boat ride.
  • Total Rooms: 38 Villas & Residences
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Villas & Residences
With the privilege of being the islands’ sole resort comes the pleasure of exceptionally large, open and airy rooms, much larger than most resorts in the Maldives. The generous space is matched by unparalleled views from each of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s 38 villas.

On the natural island are the resort’s beach villas, just steps away from white sands and the wide Indian Ocean. Rooms are furnished in tones of soft sky blue and duck egg that reflect the natural beauty of their surroundings, with furnishings including the famous Raffles’ writer’s desk. Outside on the deck, a private pool and outdoor shower are perfect for temperate starry nights. The magnificent Raffles Royal Residence is also sited on the natural island.

On the overwater resort, reached by a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat, the villas sit over the water, giving guests the freshness and freedom of the water. In each terrace, a glass panel in the floor invites guest to marvel at the colourful sea life below. With cool marble bathrooms and luxurious furnishings, each villa is a haven of calm and space. Alongside the villas sit the stunning Overwater Residence and Sunset Overwater Residence.


Restaurants and Bars
From the finest, freshest ceviche to private chef experiences, the restaurants and bars of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo blend local and international cuisine to create memorable experiences.

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.


Raffles Spa
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.

Facilities & Services

The moment you fly into Male, the main island on the Maldives, your Raffles experience begins. From the warm traditional welcome that awaits as you step onto the resort to the personalised, discreet and intuitive Raffles butler service, your stay is destined to be unique and unforgettable. Explore the stunning underwater life, or simply relax and enjoy the amenities.
•VIP transfer service
•24 hour butler service
•Luxurious welcome amenities
• Complimentary wi-fi in all villas and public areas
•Use of snorkelling equipment


  • Beach Villas Beach Villas, one bedroom, 13 units, 220 square metres
  • Deluxe Beach Villas Deluxe Beach Villas, one bedroom, 5 units, 260 square metres
  • Overwater Villas Overwater Villas, one bedroom, 7 units, 230 square metres
  • Sunset Overwater Villas Sunset Overwater Villa,one bedroom, 7 units, 230 square metres
  • Beach Residences Beach Residences, two bedroom, 3 units, 260 square metres
  • Overwater Residence Overwater Residence, two bedroom, 1 unit, 300 square metres
  • Sunset Overwater Residence Sunset Overwater Residence, two bedroom, 1 unit, 300 square metres


Sports and Recreation
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • private beach
  • shops
  • bar
  • restaurant
  • tours
  • poolside bar
  • Airport Transfer
Recommended For
  • Romance
  • Beaches