Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

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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.

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 Ankit

May 22, 2022 Pinkcitymills

Hi would definitely like to review the property n would like to given them 10 satr…..It is so beautiful that makes u feel like living on paradise... You must try amazonico , the south American restaurant . Food and services are amazing here . You will find the next level hospitality here . Cleaned rooms cooperative staff . I stayed at water-villa… Read more
Hi would definitely like to review the property n would like to given them 10 satr…..It is so beautiful that makes u feel like living on paradise... You must try amazonico , the south American restaurant . Food and services are amazing here . You will find the next level hospitality here . Cleaned rooms cooperative staff . I stayed at water-villa with pool . We had personal manger looking after our requirements…in all the property is amazing….. with polite staff….i will recommend all the people checking out for the properties in maldives must go to Emerald. Thank u emerald for the wonderful experience you gave us….. Read less
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May 22, 2022 Trail11563137452 Jaipur, India

nice place excellent service great experience love you emeralds.food is very nice at amazonica restaurant sunset bar is very nice and nice cocktails prepared by samanna really in love with this place wish to visit again this place awesome trip thanks
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May 21, 2022 KartikA110

Right from entering the resort till the very last day, one thing I can say is that Emerald’s hospitality is out of the world. We came on our honeymoon here and the experience was stupendous. On the last night we had a beautiful decoration done in our room. Special thanks to Faya, Eddy, Mod, Shiyam and Areef for making this happen. I also want to… Read more
Right from entering the resort till the very last day, one thing I can say is that Emerald’s hospitality is out of the world. We came on our honeymoon here and the experience was stupendous. On the last night we had a beautiful decoration done in our room. Special thanks to Faya, Eddy, Mod, Shiyam and Areef for making this happen. I also want to mention that Faya has been really helpful and accommodating throughout our stay. He made sure that we had all our reservations done and we reach their on time. He’s really great and definitely an asset to Emerald. Overall I’d rate this a 5/5 stay Read less
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May 21, 2022 _shivi07mittal

We had an Amazing stay at emerald maldives. Special thanks to Faya to arrange all our requirements, he also took care of our Special food requests given we were vegetarians. Water villa had an amazing view and wonderful clean beaches. It has 4 restaurants with plenty of vegetarian options as well.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing holiday in Emerald Maldives

May 20, 2022 AlinaC464

We returned from this amazing hotel with the best impressions. I am a travel agent and i can tell that this hotel is very very good quality/price. Thank you a lot for our assitent Faya. He did his best to make our holiday and my birthday memorable. Deluxe All Inclusive is definetelly the best choice for Maldives. The quality of food and beverages… Read more
We returned from this amazing hotel with the best impressions. I am a travel agent and i can tell that this hotel is very very good quality/price. Thank you a lot for our assitent Faya. He did his best to make our holiday and my birthday memorable. Deluxe All Inclusive is definetelly the best choice for Maldives. The quality of food and beverages is the very high and the alacarte restaurants are very special. Also big thanks for Chef Sanath, he prepared a delicious lobster for me. The design of villas is very beautiful and i recomend espelially to book water villas for authentic Maldives vibes. Thank you to all Emerald staff and congratulations for this wonderful hotel. Read less