After we arrived at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, it felt like we have been dreaming, I used to be simply so mesmerized, I had no phrases to explain what my eyes have been seeing. We heard of how wonderful the Maldives was, nevertheless it wasn’t till we have been there that we understood what the fuzz was about. The Maldives isn’t just a wonderful place like many others; it is truthful to say it is essentially the most stunning place on earth. If you’re in search of a singular, luxurious, and peaceable trip, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is perhaps the proper vacation spot for you.
—WHERE AND WHAT IS THE MALDIVES —
The Maldives is an archipelago within the Indian Ocean consisting of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 atolls. Solely 200 of these islands are inhabited by locals, plus 80 islands which might be for vacationer resorts. Raffles Maldives is positioned on the Gaafu Alifu, which is among the most distant and pristine atolls. The pure fantastic thing about this place makes me speechless. The resort is about on two non-public islands; the principle island hosts all of the seaside villas & the overwater island is dwelling to the water villas. You possibly can simply get from one island to a different inside minutes by their speedboat.
— HOW TO GET THERE —
From Malé (Maldives Worldwide airport), your butler will probably be ready on the arrivals to escort you to the Home Terminal. You will want to board a one-hour lengthy flight to Kaadedhdhoo. You needn’t fear about check-in once more; your butler takes care of all the small print for you. The views from the airplane are to die for (see beneath). From Kaadedhdhoo, Raffle’s group will take you to the resort’s speedboat, and your journey will probably be about 15 minutes lengthy. Keep in mind, the way in which to paradise may appear lengthy, however it’s ceaselessly price it!!!
• The Resort
We had the pleasure to expertise each worlds of the resort; the non-public seaside villa & the overwater Villa. Raffles Maldives options two infinity swimming pools – one on the most important island and one on the overwater island. And naturally, no matter the place you select to remain, additionally, you will have your individual non-public infinity pool.
• Deluxe Seashore Villa with Pool
This jaw-dropping Villa is really a masterpiece. Greater than my complete three-bedroom dwelling, (I child you not), this luxury piece of heaven is about 2297 Sq ft. Each little nook is designed to make you’re feeling at dwelling, relaxed & restored. If you’re identical to me, the consolation and measurement of a lodge mattress is a giant deal, and talking of a “large deal,” you may simply match at the very least 4 individuals on this Tremendous King mattress. It is nice for sleeping however even higher for pillow fights! And I warn you, this mattress may also make you go dwelling and have a look at your individual mattress and assume, “what am I doing with my life,” ha!
The Villa options every thing you would presumably need after which some. A non-public pool, non-public terrace, separate lounge & a private bar. Even a butler. That is proper; you may have your individual private butler 24/7. We have been so glad we have been paired with our butler, Sinah. What a sort, candy & skilled younger man. He was at all times on level, anticipated any wants, and was extraordinarily responsive. I kinda felt dangerous as a result of since have been creating content material for the resort, we have been everywhere and doubtless drove him a bit nuts, ha! I hope not, we love you, Sinah!
Certainly one of my favorites locations at Raffles Maldives (and I believed I would by no means say this in my life, ha) was the bogs! I do know, I do know… however hear me out, I am just a little bit loopy loca for stunning bogs. Suppose monumental, elegant, double vainness, separate walk-in bathe with a deep soaking huge – I imply HUGE -bathtub. You possibly can’t presumably do this to my coronary heart; I like bathtubs!
• Overwater Villa with Pool
To not sound repetitive, however I used to be blown away by the great thing about these overwater villas, they made one thing very particular right here. It is so peaceable, and sounds of nature typically embrace you. You might be on the market, surrounded by clear blue waters that simply turns every thing into magic.
The lounge space is tremendous spacious and opens as much as a hammock hanging over the ocean. We took good cat-naps there, listening to the birds and waves. The infinity pool is majestic; you may’t get sufficient of the gorgeous views. You can even benefit from the different aspect of your Villa, by the doorway, and swim within the calmer crystal clear waters of the lagoon. I am a child at coronary heart, so I wasted no time and bought my float to the lagoon. It was a lot enjoyable, and I bought to swim with child reef sharks as properly.
—WHERE TO EAT —
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has eating places & bars on each islands.
• Thari –
on the most important island, that is all-day eating. Breakfast is served right here, and regardless of the place you sit, you should have the most effective view of paradise. The meals and repair are spectacular.
• Lengthy Bar
proper subsequent to Thari is the lengthy bar. It is a beachfront stylish ambiance with scrumptious drinks, snacks, and distinctive views.
• The Firepit
additionally on the most important island, this barbecue restaurant is ideal for sundown watching with your beloved. Opened twice per week, if the climate permits, they are going to carve you a loveseat on the sand, creating essentially the most romantic environment.
• Yuzu Nikkei Delicacies
positioned by the overwater villas, I used to be so impressed by the dish creations of this restaurant. The meals is a conventional Peruvian model with influences from Spain, Italy, China & Japan.
• Yapa Sundown Bar
proper subsequent to Yuzu restaurant, the cocktails listed below are past scrumptious. Get a style of South American & Japanese drinks ready by their world-leading mixologists.
One should assume there is not a lot to do on a distant island, however at Raffles, they did issues proper. I want I had extra time to take pleasure in the entire actions.
• Spa & Wellness
The Spa is out of this world stunning. It’s set overwater, and it was designed to supply a peaceable and distinctive expertise. I like that whereas getting your therapy, you may see fish, child sharks, manta rays via the glass flooring, proper beneath you. The health club may be very properly geared up with high-end machines, and it is open 24/7. You can even choose to do dawn or sundown yoga; I extremely advocate it.
• Sandbank Eating
There’s a dreamy sandbar close to the resort, and you may guide a non-public lunch or picknick over there for a couple of hours.
• Water Sports activities
There are lots of water sports activities you may take pleasure in such renting a jet-ski or sea scooter (that is tremendous cool). You can even take the glass-bottom kayak or stand-up paddleboard, go snorkeling, scuba diving, or becoming a member of a Dolphin Cruise.
For bookings please go to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo right here.
I wish to say a particular thanks to Len, for treating us with the most effective and taking us on this magical journey that Raffles is. Thanks to the unimaginable employees; Sinah, Melyssa, Younes, Trevo, Lal and everybody else, your kindness will at all times be remembered! We MISS YOU all!
Disclaimer: We had the pleasure to be hosted by Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, and as at all times, I am very clear with my viewers. I maintain it trustworthy and all opinions are my very own. Besides when there’s sarcasm, then, I do not know the place it comes from 😉 Thanks for studying! Be form, be properly & maintain climbing!