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 Bad reservation experience

Jan 21, 2021 Bellesissi Bulgaria

I would like to share my bad experience with the reservations. Being here in Maldives from 10 days we wanted to extend our stay in another hotel. As we are Leading hotels of the world member from many years we were very happy to see that they have a one new hotel here. We wrote an e-mail to get an offer. We got it and then it started. I used to… Read more
I would like to share my bad experience with the reservations. Being here in Maldives from 10 days we wanted to extend our stay in another hotel. As we are Leading hotels of the world member from many years we were very happy to see that they have a one new hotel here. We wrote an e-mail to get an offer. We got it and then it started. I used to call like 4 times during the day looking for Ms Rishma Hamyd and she was never there. I saw in an on-line site that the villa we wanted is the last one so we booked not to miss it. Later on I was looking for her to tell her that we arranged our transfers too with previous hotel. She was so slow in writing, decisions etc. comparing to the other hotels. We had to cancel because with no answer I could not change flight and so on...Third day I still have no answer, luckily we extended our stay in the beautiful Maldives in Intercontinental with helpful and cooperative staff from the very first moment.This is our 16 th hotel during the years and I have never ever had such a bad experience. It is really pitty! I am sorry for the owners to put so much effort, money, time to build this hotel and to put people like Ms Rishma Hamyd on the reservations, behaving like this, not welcoming guests. Yes, the hotel is new and full but it might not be always like this in this business... So at this point, because I believe the hotel is good , I would recomend that you book through agencies, sites but stay away from the “reservation team”. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect holiday with family especially with children!

Jan 20, 2021 DaurenK15

All staff are friendly and always ready to provide service. Snorkelling right on the beach no need go somewhere.All watersport activity is hear and team ready to help you learn new skills. Four restaurants - Mexican, Asian, grill and main AquaVery good Spa zone with different types of massages.
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Jan 17, 2021 rhone89 Belgrade, Serbia

Spent 9 nights with my daughter at this wonderful resort. Everything was as I imagined and more! The staff is professional and their timing is immaculate. All the facilities and beaches top notch. Our concierge Marcel was efficient to the max. Two small problems that have nothing to do with mngmt; some guests are very loud, and the arrival and… Read more
Spent 9 nights with my daughter at this wonderful resort. Everything was as I imagined and more! The staff is professional and their timing is immaculate. All the facilities and beaches top notch. Our concierge Marcel was efficient to the max. Two small problems that have nothing to do with mngmt; some guests are very loud, and the arrival and departure times are somewhat inconvinient due to the dependence on the seaplanes which stop flying at about 5pm. Well done Emerald team, you really gave us a special treat in these hard times. We will be back. Read less
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Jan 15, 2021 NakulSinghal Indore, India

We are back from one of the most amazing holidays ever.....the entire island of Maldives is beautiful but a special mention has to go for Emerald. From the time we landed at Male Airport, an Emerald staff was there to receive us, check us in at the Sea Plane counter and escort us to the waiting lounge. We waited for over an hour since a few more… Read more
We are back from one of the most amazing holidays ever.....the entire island of Maldives is beautiful but a special mention has to go for Emerald. From the time we landed at Male Airport, an Emerald staff was there to receive us, check us in at the Sea Plane counter and escort us to the waiting lounge. We waited for over an hour since a few more guests were arriving. On board the sea plane, you get to see the most beautiful islands and most exotic shades of blue all around. We were welcomed by the entire staff of Emerald with a glass of champagne. Quick COVID Test and then were given a tour of the beautiful island by our cheerful butler, Igga. He guided us thru the Emerald app and showed us all the amenities on the island. We chose a water villa with pool and it was the best decision. The rooms is far far better than the pictures. The resort is just over 12 months old. The toilet is as big as the room. The walk in closet is spacious & functional. the deck with the pool and the hammock is the highlight of this room. Such great views only have to be experienced to believe. The mini bar is loaded with beer, wine, soft drinks, juices, chocolates and replenished daily. Nespresso machine is Wow. Cycles are provided with each room which you cannot do without. The island is huge and hence cycles make it so much easy so move around. Buggies are available on call but the waiting time can be 10-15 mins. We hardly used buggies (except 1 day when it rained) The foos is outstanding. 4 restaurants to choose from. Le Asiatique & Amazonico are speciality restaurants and the experience is world class. The chefs are fun and make sure you try everything. My personal favorite eating place was the Beach Grill. The vibe was excellent. The spa, diving centre & water sports are all good. Overall, the concept of all inclusive makes it really comfortable & enjoyable. You can try so much more without any worries. This is not just any all inclusive resort, it is a Premium all inclusive. Never seen such great hospitality & quality with all inclusives. I can recommend this place to anyone & everyone. The staff will make sure the experience is great. There is a boutique store also for some quick shopping. We could not use the fitness centre & the sports facilities but they seemed to be top class. 100% recommended place. Must Visit Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent family vacation over xmas

Jan 11, 2021 IzzyT365 London, United Kingdom

tldr: Exceptional stay over xmas with our two kids (8 & 10). Bran new, top spec resort, friendliest of staff, definitely recommend this slice of paradise to everyone! Arriving from London, we were met at the airport, whipped to our seaplane to be greeted by the GM himself at the resort. It is a bran new resort, done to top spec from italian… Read more
tldr: Exceptional stay over xmas with our two kids (8 & 10). Bran new, top spec resort, friendliest of staff, definitely recommend this slice of paradise to everyone! Arriving from London, we were met at the airport, whipped to our seaplane to be greeted by the GM himself at the resort. It is a bran new resort, done to top spec from italian marble bathrooms to all creature comforts one could imagine in the rooms and throughout the resort. The staff was some of most positive, helpful staff we experienced in any of the resorts we stayed in. A special thanks goes to Igga, our butler. They all were very accommodating, especially for my son's coeliac / gluten free meal requirements. Despite Covid, the resort offered full amenities, the food at the five restaurants was delicious. Definitely recommend to everyone! Read less