Why it’s worth traveling for…

Five-star luxury set on one of the world’s most remote atolls. With its legendary butler service, lush greenery, crystal clear waters fringed with white sand and palm trees, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, located smack in the middle of the Indian Ocean,  is unlike any other resort experience. Each of the overwater villas (spread across two islands) comes with a private plunge pool, staircase leading directly to the sea, terrace with glass-viewing panel (to watch the fish below), and personal butler, of course.



Gaafu Alifu Atoll

17100 Meradhoo , Republic of Maldives


+960 682 8800

Getting there:

The resort is a 55-minute flight from Male International airport (to Kaadedhdhoo) followed by a 10-minute speedboat ride

Curated Experience

Play in the sea. The resort’s unique position in the remote northern Gaafu Alifu means that the surrounding waters and house reefs are home to some of the richest marine life located above the equator: corals, dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, and spectacularly colorful fish. Snorkel with your personal marine butler (trained by our resident marine biologist) to observe the ecosystem’s stunning beauty and to learn about the mindful steps being taken to protect it.



Boutique, Design, Opulent


Sophisticated, Romantic


Island, Secluded




Thari (Laidback, beachfront, restaurant serving homemade pastries and fruit at breakfast; Maldivian yellowfin tuna tartare and vibrant salads at lunch; and romantic seafood dinners under the stars at night)

The Firepit (Barbecue on the beach, chefs cooking over open flame; complete with cocktails, wine, and star-filled skies)

Yuzu, Nikkei Cuisine (The fresh and spicy punch of Peruvian dishes blend with the elegance of Japanese cuisine; led  by Chef Luis Gavancho Quibajo, with a focus on creative ceviche dishes)


Yapa Sunset Bar (Overwater bar drawing inspiration from the national drinks of South America and Japan: picso, mezcal, tequila, and sake; light menu, including fresh tacos, sliders, and oysters to complement)

Long Bar (Prestigious cocktails and champagnes with a stunning view)


Raffles Spa (Overwater spa inspired by the lotus flower and designed with the principles of Feng Shui; personalized treatments are infused with traditional Maldivian practices) 

Fitness (Well-equipped, spacious fitness center; outdoor garden jogging track),

Outdoor pool 

Yoga classes overlooking the sea


  • Legendary, 24/7  butler service 
  • One-of-a-kind marine program, including a resident marine biologist, and specially trained marine butlers who lead personalized snorkeling tours
  • Overwater spa with stunning sea views; designed on the principle of Feng Shui; includes couples treatment rooms and a VIP overwater suite