Heritance Aarah

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Heritance Aarah is a luxurious resort in the secluded and picturesque islands of the Raa Atoll. Offering it's visitors pristine, golden beaches and beautifully clear turquoise waters, this resort brings to life everything you expected the Maldives to be from the moment you step foot off your seaplane transfer. The resort features a variety of different accommodation options such as Beach Villas that provide direct access to stretches of heavenly Indian Ocean and more luxurious such as overwater villas and suites, each with direct step access to the beautiful blue waters from your private sun deck. There's also a mix of sumptuous cuisines for you to indulge in from sunrise to sunset and with premium all-inclusive you can enjoy all your favourite drinks to with each culinary masterclass.  This resort is jampacked full of amenities on both land and sea, making it the perfect location for couples and families alike, the resort offers an array of recreational activities, such as snorkelling, diving, football, tennis and even excursions to nearby islands, allowing guests to work up a sweat, explore the vibrant underwater world or just enjoy the natural beauty of the Maldives. The resort offers a tranquil spa where you can indulge in a range of therapeutic treatments and massages so you can really unwind and leave the stresses of back home behind. 

Amenities

  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Within the scenic Raa Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 40 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 25kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

150 suites, ocean villa and land villas. All with flat-screen TV, safe, Marshall bluetooth speaker, WiFi access, mini-bar, tea/coffee-making facilities and espresso machine. Beach Villas have direct access to the beach from the private sundeck and separate en-suite bathroom with bath and outdoor shower. Featuring 1 king-size bed, sleeping a maximum of 3 adults. 


Premium All-Inclusive: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at all restaurants (Hathaa dining will be subject to an additional supplement, Baani dining is for Ocean Suite and Ocean Resident guests only). Mini-bar replenished twice daily. Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine/champagne* on arrival. Two complimentary bottles of water, per day. Two bottles of spirits selected by the guest added to the in-villa mini bar daily. In villa dining**. Cooking classes. Cocktail masterclasses. Ice cream, candy and cocktails. 

*Champagne will be provided for guests staying in Ocean Suite with Infinity Pool or Ocean Resident with Infinity Lap Pool room types. 

** In villa dining is available for guests staying in Ocean Suite with Infinity Pool or Ocean Resident with Infinity Lap Pool room types

Ocean Villas have direct step access to the ocean from the private sundeck. Private en-suite bathroom and 1 king-size or twin-sized bed and over-sized day bed. Sleeps a maximum of 3 adults.

Pool Beach Villas are larger in size than standard Beach Villas and feature their own private plunge pool and have 1 King-sized bed and an over-sized daybed. Sleeps a maximum of 3 adults.

Family Beach Villas are generously sized and have direct beach access. They have a spacious en-suite bathroom with a bath, jacuzzi and outdoor shower. The first room features a King-sized bed and an oversized day bed and the second bedroom features twin beds and an oversized day bed. Sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children.

Family Pool Beach Villas are slightly larger in size than the Family Beach Villa and have the same sleeping arrangements and bathroom amenities, with the addition of a private plunge pool on the sundeck. Sleeps a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children.

Ocean Suites with Infinity Pool are a luxurious experience, featuring direct step access to the ocean and private infinity pool. Rooms feature private en-suite bathroom with bath tub and have 1 King-size bed. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults.

Ocean Residence with Infinity Lap Pool is the largest room type available at nearly 300sq metres. This suite includes a spacious en-suite bathroom with bath tub on both floors, two king-sized beds and a single bed. Sleeps a maximum 6 adults with an additional bed.

Ranba (Serving international cuisine, buffet style. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner). Ralu (serving French and Italian cuisine, open 07:00am-22:00pm). Ginifati (serving fresh seafood, open 19:00pm-22:00pm). Ambula (serving contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine, open 19:00pm-22:00pm). Hathaa (serving urban street food, open 19:00pm-22:00pm). Baani (serving Middle-Eastern and International cuisine, open 07:00am-22:00pm). Bandhi Bar (pool bar open 10:00am-12:00am, pizza served until 17:00pm). Sky Bar. Udaras Infinity Pool. Falhu Bar (exclusive for Ocean Suite guests). Rafu Lounge Bar. 

Daily entertainment. Open-air cinema. 

Main pool and Infinity pool. Medi Spa*. Veeru gym. Koka kids club. Teen activity room. Table Tennis. Tennis. Badminton. Beach volleyball. Beach football. Football. Pool. Diving*. Snorkelling*. Wind surfing*. Canoeing*. Water skiing*. Kite surfing*.

*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 An incredible holiday we will never forget

Apr 12, 2024 ruthh40 Cambridge, United Kingdom

From start to finish, we had the most incredible stay. As soon as we landed in Male we were welcomed and greeted with a smile. The resort itself was absolute paradise and exceeded our all of our expectations. We had saved for a long time for this holiday and it was a trip of a lifetime. Kanul, our butler was exceptional and made our stay all the… Read more
From start to finish, we had the most incredible stay. As soon as we landed in Male we were welcomed and greeted with a smile. The resort itself was absolute paradise and exceeded our all of our expectations. We had saved for a long time for this holiday and it was a trip of a lifetime. Kanul, our butler was exceptional and made our stay all the more special. Nothing was too much trouble. Our excursions & restaurants were booked for us and rescheduled when requested. Our beach villa was changed immediately when we asked for a different location and all details were explained to us clearly. Small touches made a big difference, such as driving us to show the children the reef sharks or collecting the children from the kids club and making rides in the golf buggy as much fun as possible. We will all miss Kunal’s warm smile, positivity & sense of humour. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Kunal. The food was delicious in all of the restaurants; we struggled to choose a favourite as we enjoyed them all for different reasons. Our anniversary meal in Ambula was made particularly special with excellent service from Asjau, whom we would like to thank for his patience with the children; telling us about the different sealife around and explaining each dish in detail. Staff in Ralu always made sure we had a seat by the sea so that the children could watch the fish and they soon got to know our favourite drinks without us having to even ask. The fish we caught on the night fishing trip was beautifully cooked and we were very impressed with the whole process, from the catching of the fish to the meal the following day. Ranba’s buffet was wonderful, with such a range of dishes we were spoilt for choice! Meat was cooked perfectly every time, salads and vegetables were fresh and varied and the desserts were better than anywhere else we’ve stayed in the world. Leo always had a smile for us and went to every effort to make the children pasta dishes. Only one small suggestion would be perhaps you could have more range of ice-cream flavours / a larger ice-cream station? We would have loved a coconut ice cream but this is obviously a very minor request :) Ginifati was a very special experience; to be able to eat under the stars in, what felt like our own private dining experience. Again, the food was delicious. We loved the 18 spice butter! Service around the swimming pool was excellent. We were kept comfortable at all times with refreshing drinks and snacks. Sunbeds were only full on one occasion and a member of staff was quick to arrange some for us. The dive centre was friendly and our equipment was of good quality for snorkelling around the reef. We saw some incredible sea-life and, at times, felt as if we were swimming in an aquarium. We saw octopus, puffer fish, urchins, rays & reef sharks just from snorkelling straight from the beach. The watersports centre was a good facility to have. However, we didn’t find the staff so friendly there. The kids club was excellent and we would like to thank the staff for their care and the fun activities they organised. Our children were asking to go each day. Housekeeping staff kept our beach villa immaculate & the sand art in the entrance was a lovely surprise. Complimentary snacks and drinks were replenished daily and much appreciated. The beds were really comfortable and, we were very impressed to find the extra bed was provided so that the children had a bed each. The air conditioning was excellent and provided some much needed comfort at times when we found the heat too much. Check-in and departure was faultless; with very little waiting around and, again, thanks to Kanul for helping to make our departure as painless as possible. Thank you to all of the staff at Heritance, from the gardeners, cleaners, maintenance staff to front of house, restaurants, bar staff and kids club for making this holiday the best we’ve ever had. We really hope to be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable experience

Apr 11, 2024 Journey08548663971

Perfect environment for a holiday. Ambience of the resort and serenity of the water surrounding the water villa is amazingly tantalizing. Enjoyed fully the swimming and food offered by the resort. An unforgettable experience. It is value for money and worth visiting again
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Brilliant experience with a few quirks but would reccomey

Apr 11, 2024 DC222222

Would actually rate 9/10 We went with family friends and had a great time. We were a group of fourteen, yet our two private butlers, Saurav and Arka, made everything easy for us, including our reservations, questions and bookings for water activities. Big thank you to them, and anyone else with them will be really happy. Facilities are all really… Read more
Would actually rate 9/10 We went with family friends and had a great time. We were a group of fourteen, yet our two private butlers, Saurav and Arka, made everything easy for us, including our reservations, questions and bookings for water activities. Big thank you to them, and anyone else with them will be really happy. Facilities are all really good with an AC gym and a recreation centre with table tennis, pool, carrom, video games etc being one of the few facilities here. There are also paddle tennis, volleyball, badminton, futsal and tennis courts available. However, the weather is scorching, so only go if you can handle putting on sunscreen frequently. We all got sunburnt while doing that too. All food is brilliant, especially with buffets having international food. There were a few quirks which didn’t make it a 5/5. We were only available to access 1 out of 2 pools, since the other is only for ocean suites guests. We all believed that such a resort would be able to have more pools. This trend also continued when we were also only allowed to go to 3/5 restaurants excluding the pool bar for free( we booked beach view villas). These instances along with others like overpriced items for things not included in our package, which was unlike other resorts. Another thing is that the bathrooms weren’t perfect. You can view the room you are staying in at their 3D feature on their website, but our outdoor shower had shorter walls than expected. This was not all. The bathroom had VERY limited privacy. For instance, there was a square ledge with no wall between the indoor and outdoor shower, theee was transparent glass between the toilet and indoor shower, and for some reason, they decided to make the toilets door opaque but not the indoor shower😂. Nevertheless insane experience and highly recommend for everyone. Their service is incredible. Actual Rating: 9/10 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Blissful tropical island

Apr 11, 2024 nicoletta s

Stunning island with beautiful coral and fish. Lovely beach villas and great food in 4/5 different restaurants . Dolphin excursion and night fishing was really good fun too . Could do with some shade over the pool and would be nice to have some adult bicycles to use too
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A scape of reality

Apr 10, 2024 Murilo C Dublin, Ireland

This place took us away from reality from the moment we arrived in Malé! The Heritance team was waiting for us and took us to the Heritance lounge, where we got some rest while waiting for the seaplane transfer. Heritance prepared everything for us, we just had to wait for the seaplane and go. Arriving at the resort, we were greeted by a local… Read more
This place took us away from reality from the moment we arrived in Malé! The Heritance team was waiting for us and took us to the Heritance lounge, where we got some rest while waiting for the seaplane transfer. Heritance prepared everything for us, we just had to wait for the seaplane and go. Arriving at the resort, we were greeted by a local dance performance, and then we went to the reception to define our stay. A special thanks to Arka, one of the resort's facilitators who helped us with everything. That is brilliant! They link guests with facilitators so they can stay in touch during their stay, helping and supporting whatever is needed. Definitely an amazing stay. Read less