Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

A proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Emerald Resort's Deluxe All-inclusive begins the minute your seaplane touches down on arrival. With a glass of chilled Champagne in hand, you’ll be whisked from the island’s jetty to your stunning and spacious villa by golf buggy. And, as this powder-white sand island becomes your home, the indulgences continue. The exceptional Emerald team are always on hand with free-flowing premium-brand drinks. The barefoot beach dining and chic restaurants feature gourmet global menus. And the complimentary non-motorised water sports include fabulous snorkelling in the island’s house reef.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie Cats

Where is it

In the Raa Atoll, this 20 hectare island is surrounded by 1.5km of soft sand. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 40 minutes by seaplane (or 30 minutes by seaplane and 15 minutes by speedboat via Ifuru Domestic Airport).

Hotel information

120 villas (60 beach villas and 60 water villas). All with air-conditioning and ceiling fans, flatscreen TV, WiFi, tea/coffee making facilities, daily refreshed mini-bar, walk-in and al fresco ‘under the stars’ showers, two-person bathtub, walk-in closet, hairdryer, bathrobes and safe. Beach Villas are 176m2, and have a private garden, covered and open patios with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe All-Inclusive: includes breakfast (at Aqua), lunch (at Aqua and Beach Club Grill), and dinner (at Aqua, Beach Club Grill, and at La Asiatique and Amazònico with reservation required), plus snacks (at Sunset Bar Living & Pool Area); set menus are included (additional menu choices available at a supplement). Room service available at a supplement. Mini-bar including selected wines, beers, soft drinks, in-house bottled water, and snacks (refilled once daily). Selected Super-Premium branded drinks, including spirits, international beers, international wines, and unlimited cocktails and signature drinks, plus soft drinks including in-house mineral water. Complimentary birthday and wedding anniversary cakes (on advance notice). High-speed WiFi, snorkelling equipment, use of fitness centre, indoor games, non-motorised water sports (lessons at a supplement), marine biologist and water sports team presentations, nightly entertainment in main bar (Mon-Sat), weekly ‘Bodu Beru’ Maldivian dance performance, weekly Management cocktail. One boat excursion per 7 night stay; two boat excursions per 10 night stay (selected from scheduled excursion centre activities; cancellations due to bad weather are non-refundable). Two weekly scheduled guided group snorkelling excursions. Bed and bath decoration (once per stay). Escorted transfer to private seaplane lounge by private bus (with snacks, beverages, and internet access at lounge), check-in formalities done at the Airport Lounge prior to arriving at the resort.

Jacuzzi Beach Villas are 176m2, and have a 2m2 metre Jacuzzi, private garden, covered and open patios with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Beach Villas with Pool are 187m2, and have a private 5x3 metre pool, private garden, covered and open patios with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Family Beach Villas with Pool are 280m2, and have a private 8x3 metre pool, private garden, covered and open patios, master bedroom, children’s bedroom (twin beds) and bathroom with 3 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 child.

Superior Beach Villas with Pool are 280m2, and have a private 8x3 metre pool, private garden, covered and open patios, lounge, master bedroom, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 child.

Royal Beach Villa is 900m2, is set over two floors, and has a unique indoor/outdoor 10x4 metre pool, private garden, covered and open patios, gazebo, lounge with private bar and kitchen, 3 en suite bedrooms with closets (one also featuring a massage area and lounge), and 3 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 8 adults or 4 adults and 4 child.

Water Villas are 168m2, are located on the pier overlooking the sea, and have a patio over the sea, bedroom with walk-in closet, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Jacuzzi Water Villas are 168m2, and have a 2m2 Jacuzzi, patio over the sea, bedroom with walk-in closet, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Water Villas with Pool are 184m2, and have a private 5x3 metre pool, patio over the sea, bedroom with walk-in closet, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Water Villas with Pool are 310m2, and have a private 8x3 metre pool, patio over the sea, lounge, bedroom with walk-in closet, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 child.

Presidential Water Villa is 640m2, sits at the end of the pier, and has a private 10x4 metre pool, patio overlooking the reef, lounge with private bar and kitchen, 2 bedrooms with walk-in closets, and 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 6 adults or 3 adults and 3 child.

  • Early Booking Bonus: Receive a 20% discount on accommodation and meal costs when booking 60 days or more prior to travel. Valid for travel until the 23 Dec '21. Discounts have been calculated into prices shown. Not combinable with any other offers.

Aqua Restaurant (international buffet including Mediterranean, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian menus, on the beach with air-conditioned indoor and outdoor dining; open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Beach Club Grill (Mediterranean menu with pizza and pasta station, on the beach; open for lunch and dinner). Amazònico Restaurant (Latin American menu including Brazilian, Mexican, Argentinean, Peruvian, and Chilean dishes; open for dinner). Le Asiatique Restaurant (Asian menu; open for dinner). Sunset Pool Café (billiard table). Sunrise Café. Outdoor swimming pool. The Emerald Spa* (Balinese and Thai treatments*, Indonesian-style pool, and relaxation zone with Jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish baths). Gym & Sports Centre (tennis court/soccer field, and 2 paddle courts). Bicycles. Diving Centre (with PADI license lessons*). Water Sports Centre (hobie cats, kayaks, kite and wind surf equipment, and motorised equipment*). Dolphin Kids’ Club (4-12 years, 1,500m2 venue with kids’ restaurant, pool, and indoor and outdoor play areas).

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent, but at the bottom of the 5 places we visited during our trip

Jul 20, 2021 sneakyright Babylon, New York

If this is your 1st trip to the Maldives, there is nothing to complain about at Emerald other than the bedding which was the hardest and most uncomfortable of all Maldivian places we stayed during our trip and also harder than most places we ever stayed at this price. We thought the bathroom was an excessively large use of space for a room that… Read more
If this is your 1st trip to the Maldives, there is nothing to complain about at Emerald other than the bedding which was the hardest and most uncomfortable of all Maldivian places we stayed during our trip and also harder than most places we ever stayed at this price. We thought the bathroom was an excessively large use of space for a room that could have used that 3rd room to give some privacy from the others. The patio was also very spacious. The room was very clean and well kept and the service was great and super friendly. The food was on par with other resorts we tried. I do not enjoy giving any relatively negative reviews for such a nice place but when you are comparing to others, it is warranted and honest. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating PERFECT HONEYMOON!!

Jul 20, 2021 ValVal777

Our trip to Emerald was absolutely perfect! From the booking to the arrival to the accommodations during the stay and to the departure was better than we had expected. We were greeted by Emerald team members at the airport that guided us through the Male airport and to a VIP lounge and then a seaplane. After a 40 minute flight, it was so cool to… Read more
Our trip to Emerald was absolutely perfect! From the booking to the arrival to the accommodations during the stay and to the departure was better than we had expected. We were greeted by Emerald team members at the airport that guided us through the Male airport and to a VIP lounge and then a seaplane. After a 40 minute flight, it was so cool to be welcomed by all the team members when we arrived at the resort via seaplane. During our stay, we had the honeymoon package which included a bottle of champagne at check in, a complementary excursion, honeymoon massage, and a honeymoon private dinner. Our host, Kumar, ensured that we took advantage of all of the activities by booking our reservations and staying in touch with us everyday via Whatsapp. We highly recommend the water sports area where we did a private snorkeling trip on jetskis with Misha and Isse. Also, we did the complementary photoshoot session with Fittey and he accommodated us last minute into his busy schedule. The housekeeping was done twice a day plus a mini fridge restock everyday. Thanks Arie for keeping our room spotless during our trip and for making us a cute animal out of our towels :) Taking the bikes around the island to get to different activities and restaurants was so fun and beautiful because the island is very green. However, during the evening we requested buggy service to get a ride for quicker transportation around the island. The buggy was at our door usually within 5 minutes. For breakfast, we ate at Aqua, buffet style, which had a great selection of breakfast foods including omelettes made at the grill and an assortment of pastries. For lunch, we either went to Aqua for the buffet style or to the beach club grill for a la carte dining which included tasty pizzas and burgers! For dinner, we had reservations made to the 3 restaurants on the island, Amazonico, Asiatique, and the beach club grill. On our last day we ordered the Fasmendhoogram, aka floating breakfast in our villa pool which was amazing! Our honeymoon was amazing here and the team at the resort went above and beyond our expectations. We can't wait to be back! Read less
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Jul 20, 2021 tohfur

We highly recommend this resort! Everything is very well maintained and cleaned, we felt safe the whole time here. Staff goes above and beyond to accommodate their guests, not just the hosts and restaurant staff but anyone on the island. If they see or recognize that you need assistance, they will stop what they’re doing to help you as much as… Read more
We highly recommend this resort! Everything is very well maintained and cleaned, we felt safe the whole time here. Staff goes above and beyond to accommodate their guests, not just the hosts and restaurant staff but anyone on the island. If they see or recognize that you need assistance, they will stop what they’re doing to help you as much as they can. Our Overwater Pool Villa was beautiful and matched up to the pictures and advertisements. What you see is what you get and even more! We didn’t have my bug issues at all. The food at the resort is delicious, Emerald definitely caters to the guests and makes sure there is something for everyone. There was not one meal where we were disappointed. Fruits were unbelievably fresh. So fresh that we thought they had their own greenhouses and picked fruits from there. Our honeymoon was amazing and we’re very glad we chose to do it at the Emerald. We were able to relax and not worry about anything Read less
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Jul 15, 2021 oumars275

Perfect service, very good cuisine, high end amenities. The resort was opened 2 years ago, but it feels brand new. Our host Kumar was available at all times and he went out of his way to accomodate our requests.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable expierence at a luxurious resort.

Jul 9, 2021 siddikao

Booking at Emerald Maldives for My Maldives expierence was the very best choice. From the moment you step of the seaplane you expierence exceptional service from the Emerald team. We stayed in a family villa and it exceeded all my expectations. It luxurious, has more than the required amenities and the piece de resistance your own pool, and… Read more
Booking at Emerald Maldives for My Maldives expierence was the very best choice. From the moment you step of the seaplane you expierence exceptional service from the Emerald team. We stayed in a family villa and it exceeded all my expectations. It luxurious, has more than the required amenities and the piece de resistance your own pool, and views of the turquoise blue sea from your villa. My kids went the the Kids club daily and it is beautiful has many activities and caters for sll ages. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The hotel has four restaurants and each one provides its own unique dining experience. It was my husband birthday during our stay and Kumar our villa butler arranged a dine by design dinner on the beach which was spectacular. We also did the movie night under the stars and my kids thoroughly enjoyed it. The spa at the resort is in a Balinese theme And maintains the strictest hygiene standards and has a beautiful jacuzzi. The resort has thought about everything to make your holiday unforgettable. Never before have I felt such a deep sadness to leave this amazing resort. I would highly recommend it. I must extend my special thanks to Kumar our villa host, The front office manager Mr Rao. Aleego and Latif at Aqua restaurant and Mustafa. Each of these gentlemen epitomise superb service. I highly recommend Emerald resort. Read less