Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

GA. Meradhoo, Gaafu Alifu Atoll
400 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
70 minutes by domestic flight


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
Private Pool Villas
Multi-Bedroom Villas
Children's Facilities
Ayurvedic Treatments
Disabled Access
Baby Sitting
Business Facilities

The exquisite complex of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo can be found on glimmering Gaafu Alifu, one of the most remote and unspoiled of all Maldivian atolls. Allow this luxury resort to meet your every need as you unwind in a tranquil oasis. This remote Maldivian haven hugs the glittering archipelago’s southern tip and boasts a range of opulent beachside and overwater accommodations to suit every taste and need. A personal butler also greets you off your speed boat transfer and will remain on hand throughout your stay to organise trips out on the water, arrange romantic sunset dinners, or simply to pour another glass of ice-cold champagne.

Room Categories

Land Room
220 sq feet

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 and 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 breeze carry your worries away.

Over Water Villa
230 sq feet

Nature provides the backdrop for a stay in our Overwater Villa. The sun sparkling on the calm, clear water of the lagoon, a 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 your terrace into the lucid waters of the lagoon and commune with the marine life.

Over Water Villa
230 sq feet

With unobstructed west-facing views of the Laccadive Sea, breathtaking sunsets followed by a sky full of stars is 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.

Land Room
260 sq feet

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.

Land Room
260 sq feet

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 an abundance of extraordinary room indoors and out.

The master bedroom is perfection. From the kingsize 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.

Between the two buildings lie the landscaped outdoor pool and terrace with its own beachfront sala, and the poolside living and dining area with daybed, sofa set, dining table and casual seating. And, of course, the private stretch of pristine beach leading onto the ocean completes the scene in unmistakeable Maldivian style.

Over Water Villa
300 sq feet

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.

Over Water Villa
300 sq feet

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 mesmerising. 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.

Land Room
1700 sq feet

Occupying an unblemished stretch of the resort’s blissful Beach Island, the vast three-bedroom villa expandable up to 6 bedrooms is perfect for groups of friends gathering for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, as well as families who want to kick back and take things easy. Stretching comfortably over 1,700 square metres and accommodating up to 15 guests, the Royal Residence’s heart is the three consecutive reception rooms that border its 40-metre pool and look towards the property’s private beach. Whether savouring a fully catered barbecue, enjoying a boisterous pool party or simply admiring unimpeded views of another staggering sunset, everything the property offers can be enjoyed in absolute exclusivity.



In the peaceful embrace of our overwater spa, your level of relaxation will be profoundly deepened. Be it one of our wellness treatments which combine the power of nature with ancient rituals to heal, soothe, nourish and uplift or our innovative beauty treatments, our therapists will ensure that you have the finest, most personalised wellbeing experience.


Situated in a unique position surrounded by some of the rarest, largest, and most beautiful corals in the world, 10 kilometres from the nearest island, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is home to unique underwater wonders which are an absolute must-see during your stay. The waters that surround the island offer incredible adventure.

The PADI certified Best Dives dive  centre provide a wide array of courses and expeditions. Please speak to resort professionals on your preferences and they will help select an activity that’s right for you. From snorkeling and scuba diving for beginners, right the way through to courses for professional dive instructors, The Best Dives Dive Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has the expertise to make sure your experience is everything you hoped.

water sports

Try out the exhilarating array of water sports activities on offer at The Best Dives Water Sports Center at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Whether it is Kite Surfing, Wake Boarding or the Sea Bob, you are sure to have an adrenaline rush throughout the day. The resort qualified instructors are on hand to take you through the fundamentals or to conduct in depth courses. No matter your proficiency, there is something for everyone here at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.

A range of Water Sports to enjoy: Banana Tube, Catamaran, Sailing, Fun Tube, Kite Surfing, Sea Bob, Wake Boarding, Water Skiing, Wind Surfing.   


Local Island Visit: A short boat ride will take you to a local village, where the fishermen have been residing for generations. Discover the Maldivian culture from upclose, while strolling through the narrow streets or purchasing souvenirs from resident craftsmen.
Snorkeling & Having Lunch on a Deserted Island: Combine the excitement from snorkeling, visiting one of these local islands and lunch on a deserted island. Start in the morning and will return in the afternoon on one of the Maldivian Dhoni's
Sunset Cruise: Enjoy the beautiful Sunset on the Indian Ocean with a glass of champagne & canapé on one of our Dhoni’s.

sports and recreation

The state of the art over-water gym provides a challenging and rewarding space to enable a healthy balance during your stay. Draw inspiration from panoramic views of the Indian Ocean as you use first class equipment designed to help you achieve your fitness goals. Or take a private or group yoga class on the deck of the Talise Spa with trained professionals. (Yoga class subject to availability).

sports and recreation

A truly magical place in which to exchange your vows of love. Weddings at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo unite legendary service with unbelievable beauty.

There is no luxury greater than having a private island on which to marry and celebrate with your loved ones. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo can be made exclusively yours. It can be your beach, your ocean, your sunset and your starry sky. An enchanting world of your own in which to spend the beginning of your beautiful life together.


Wining and Dining

  • Long Bar

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

  • Yapa Sunset Bar

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Thari

    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.

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