Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

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

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

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 (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

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 with king-size bed, children’s bedroom (twin beds) and bathroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 30 Apr '24 to receive up to 15% discount on accommodation costs when staying in a Beach Villa category or up to 20% discount on accommodation costs when staying in an Overwater Villa category. Valid for stays between 01 Oct '23 –30 Apr '24. Offers may not be combinable and only applicable to certain room types. Blackout dates apply. Terms and conditions apply. 
  • Book by 31 July 2024 to receive up to 30% off stays between 01 May – 23 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

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.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating honeymoon in the water villa

Apr 13, 2024 jamesezio

Everything was amazing there, the water villa, the staff, the services provided. Special thanks to Wisham, our villa host. He is amazing, he will take care of you and reply your questions within a few minutes, he sorted out our honeymoon very well and helped us reserve special restaurants and saves us a nice table. He is the one point contact… Read more
Everything was amazing there, the water villa, the staff, the services provided. Special thanks to Wisham, our villa host. He is amazing, he will take care of you and reply your questions within a few minutes, he sorted out our honeymoon very well and helped us reserve special restaurants and saves us a nice table. He is the one point contact that me and my wife were lucky to have! Vikas from the catering team, who specialises with private dinners was extremely friendly and helpful, had a lot of fun chatting with him. Sheraa is very knowledgeable about where the sea creatures are hiding around the villas and slows down when we are on the buggy to show us the fish and sea eel! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing stay at the Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa! Will definitely book it again!

Apr 13, 2024 Xuan G

Dear Sir/ Madam, we would like to recognize a few staff that made our stay at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa a great experience. First of all, a big thanks to our host, Wisham, for making sure that our stay on the island was seamless and comfortable from the second we arrived to the last moment of departure. Wisham went beyond to ensure that we had… Read more
Dear Sir/ Madam, we would like to recognize a few staff that made our stay at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa a great experience. First of all, a big thanks to our host, Wisham, for making sure that our stay on the island was seamless and comfortable from the second we arrived to the last moment of departure. Wisham went beyond to ensure that we had the best recommendations for our meals and our activities on the beautiful island. On the last day of our stay, Wisham had arranged a surprise birthday celebration during our dinner at the Amazonico for my partner - a nice touch to the end of our trip to Maldives. Secondly, we would like to recognize the outstanding effort from our room attendant, Amjey. It was always nice to arrive back at the villa after our activities to see that everything had been tidied up and ready for rest, and it was Amjey who made it possible. Also, the birthday decoration was a great surprise too! Third, we would like to recognize Giulia for the informative Turtle snorkeling session and the Lucky Dolphin Cruise that we had during our stay at the Emerald Maldives! The sights were amazing! Last, we would like to recognize a few team members at Aqua - Perla, Alok and Naresh - for their top-notch customer service. Perla was always having a great smile and a cheerful attitude when we visited the restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Naresh recommended cocktails that suited our taste-buds during our dinner at Aqua and had shared great personal stories during our conversation. Alok made sure that we had a comfortable breakfast during our morning, from the coffee to the food. The customer service from these individuals made the amazing food tasted even better! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Maldives, the land of fantasy! Every day was like heaven. The emerald sea and the beautiful atmosphere were the best

Apr 12, 2024 Escape37256797735

The Maldives, the land of fantasy! Every day was like heaven. The emerald sea and the beautiful atmosphere were the best views I've ever seen in my life! The friendly staff, the clean room environment was always the best. There was a situation where people did not show courtesy to Asians, but other employees were so kind that there was no big… Read more
The Maldives, the land of fantasy! Every day was like heaven. The emerald sea and the beautiful atmosphere were the best views I've ever seen in my life! The friendly staff, the clean room environment was always the best. There was a situation where people did not show courtesy to Asians, but other employees were so kind that there was no big problem. It was a very satisfying honeymoon. Thank you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolute luxury - facilities, food, service!

Apr 11, 2024 lcw200

We had the best time at Emerald Maldives Resort!! Hassir was our room host & looked after us perfectly, checking in on us every single day, providing diet drinks in our minibar, ice if required, and all round taking care of everything we need! The staff at Emerald are incredible beyond belief - every single person who works there is friendly,… Read more
We had the best time at Emerald Maldives Resort!! Hassir was our room host & looked after us perfectly, checking in on us every single day, providing diet drinks in our minibar, ice if required, and all round taking care of everything we need! The staff at Emerald are incredible beyond belief - every single person who works there is friendly, smiley & goes above and beyond. Perla in the Aqua restaurant is lovely & very attentive! Sameeh/Sam is very kind! The omelette chef in the morning made the best breakfasts! The teppanyaki chef Poutine was fantastic! The food is so delicious, the cocktail barman in the Sunset bar makes the best reccommendations! The facilities are beautiful. Everything is absolute luxury & they have thought of everything - could not recommend further! Read less
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Apr 11, 2024 Grace B Edinburgh, United Kingdom

A magical place - luxurious accommodation, fabulous views, amazing weather, superb food and the best snorkeling we have ever experienced. The staff were unfailingly helpful and kind especially Min (our villa host), Perla (who prepared food for our grandchildren) and Prakash (who produced world class coddled eggs amongst may other delicacies).