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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Apr 17, 2021 AnkithGurram Banglore

We just came back from our holiday and already miss the leisure days in the Indian ocean. As “Maldives addicted” we have stayed in so many hotels since 2000 that we just stopped counting at some point. I don’t write a review every time but this time it’s a must. First of all, I want to say a big thank you to the GM Mr Srikanth Devarapalli, and Mr… Read more
We just came back from our holiday and already miss the leisure days in the Indian ocean. As “Maldives addicted” we have stayed in so many hotels since 2000 that we just stopped counting at some point. I don’t write a review every time but this time it’s a must. First of all, I want to say a big thank you to the GM Mr Srikanth Devarapalli, and Mr Rao a very kind man and true professional! Thanks to him we had the chance to visit this beautiful island and to experience one of our greatest holidays. Read less
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Apr 12, 2021 unacri

We had an amazing experience. Services, the room, the kindness of the Emerald team was overwhelming! Special thanks to KD, Asir, Krishna, Brian the sommelier, Alessio - the Chef, Shashi the cook -the best calamari ever, Richi, Rappe, Riyaz, Aus, Jeevan, Areej, all from Beach Grill Club. You are a great team! Hope to see you again
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Apr 12, 2021 Suns2006

Emerald at the Maldives , the stay at this place was breathtaking and an experience to the fullest. All the staff was so warm and welcoming that right from the first step to the last on the island we were not tourists we were Guests and if you know the difference between the above you will understand. Amazing resort, all the facilities inhouse… Read more
Emerald at the Maldives , the stay at this place was breathtaking and an experience to the fullest. All the staff was so warm and welcoming that right from the first step to the last on the island we were not tourists we were Guests and if you know the difference between the above you will understand. Amazing resort, all the facilities inhouse restaurants were remarkable and truly worth each dollar spent also. A must go and a repeat go for me. It has become my to go island destination. Kudos to their service and keep up the good work. Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 Vandana3181

Wonderful and extremely hospitable staff at Emerald, beautiful hotel, highly recommend a stay at this magnificent property. Only area for improvement was Asiatique restaurant could have more fans or an Ac. Food was delicious.
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Apr 9, 2021 macylacejean Philippines

It is a blessing to have come to this 5-star luxury, all inclusive resort in such a time like this pandemic. Finally kids felt free and we have activities daily as a family. Memories we shared in this trip will forever be treasured. Thumbs up: Room/Family Suite (room 234): spacious, well thought layout especially for a travelling family, plenty… Read more
It is a blessing to have come to this 5-star luxury, all inclusive resort in such a time like this pandemic. Finally kids felt free and we have activities daily as a family. Memories we shared in this trip will forever be treasured. Thumbs up: Room/Family Suite (room 234): spacious, well thought layout especially for a travelling family, plenty of space for clothes line very important for a mom, free daily replenishment of minibar had the kids jumped for happiness, refillable filtered water in glass bottles that are eco friendly, sheets and towels are crisp and white, sockets everywhere for convenience, make up room and turndown service automatically happens while you are having your meals (breakfast/dinner), housekeeping staff and mini bar staff has everything as you requested. Each guest was provided a bike and we were also given a bike with child carrier because our 7year old is just starting to learn how to ride one. This is another nice activity to move around the island. Reef in front of us has all different kinds of fishes. We saw baby black tip shark, manta rays in the deeper part of the reef, octopus hiding in the rocks, plenty of crabs in the rocks, plenty of fishes that makes our snorkling with the kids a memorable one. Gym, Sports center and Excursion: Well maintained and complete with water, cold towels and towels. Equipment and locker areas are clean. Dolphin excursion was a success as we saw alot of spinner dolphins and family of dolphins play beside the dhoni boat, crewship staff are very knowleageable about marine life and ready to answer any questions you have in mind. Food/Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: All premium food served with ambiance in mind. My favorite is the 6 kinds of salad to choose from in Aqua all day dining. Usually salads are sad to look at but these salads make you want to taste all 6 of them, they are lovely to look at and delicious and healthy to eat. The grilling station, pasta and desserts is the kids favorite. Actually everything is our favorite. We loved all our dinner because its always nice to have some change of ambiance while having a different menu to choose from. People behind Emerald Maldives Spa & Resort: A big part of this dream getaway is because of the people who makes us smile and makes us feel welcome and at home and light. Saeed - our personal everything because he is available when you need anything. He pops out of nowhere and checks up on us if he can help us with anything. I didnt mean he is intrusive of your privacy or anything, he just wants to make sure we are taken care of. He fixes our schedule for dinner so we can try out all the restaurants there is in this island. He schedules our swab and excursions and everthing else you need. Latheef - our restaurant manager whose warm and gentle demeanor always makes sure everything is excellent. Resort Manager Rao - goes around the restaurants and makes sure his availablity to guests is felt. Thumbs down: Everytime I look at the clock, its faster than I thought it should be, and I always forget what day it is! So...... A manager who makes time to listen to each guests and staffs who makes sure everything you need was attended to. This luxury resort is not just about the facilities but the people behind it who keeps on thinking of ways to make it a dream getaway for the guests who comes here. Read less