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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Jul 14, 2024 SukhumarnS

Nafiu and Kunal provided outstanding service during our stay at Heritance Aarah. The seafood at Ginifathi was exquisite, and their recommendations made dining unforgettable. The snorkeling was breathtaking, showcasing vibrant marine life. We can’t wait to return
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Jul 14, 2024 Ryzaswag Dungannon, United Kingdom

We stayed for 11 nights for our honeymoon, and everything was amazing. All the staff are a credit to the resort and are so friendly. Special mention to Deepak in Ralu who looked after us really well and made sure anything we needed was catered for. Also special mention to our butler Arka who organised everything for us during our stay, such as… Read more
We stayed for 11 nights for our honeymoon, and everything was amazing. All the staff are a credit to the resort and are so friendly. Special mention to Deepak in Ralu who looked after us really well and made sure anything we needed was catered for. Also special mention to our butler Arka who organised everything for us during our stay, such as dinner reservations and excursions. He was super helpful with anything we needed whether it be extra teabags for the room or a lift to the other side of the resort. He also checked in regularly via whatsapp just to make sure everything was ok and whether we needed anything, thank you Arka! Food in the resort was top notch, plenty of 5* fancy food but also plenty of choice for plain diners like myself, nothing was too much trouble and was just a matter of asking the staff who were super helpful. All in all our stay was amazing and we really hope to be back someday! Read less
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Jul 13, 2024 evaloves2travel Oberursel (Taunus), Germany

Dear team of Heritance Aarah, we enjoyed our stay very much and would like to take the opportunity to say thank you from the heart to the complete team who made our stay unforgettable. We would like to thank especially our butler Arka, who was extremely helpful, helped with restaurant bookings and other organizational issues, delivered and… Read more
Dear team of Heritance Aarah, we enjoyed our stay very much and would like to take the opportunity to say thank you from the heart to the complete team who made our stay unforgettable. We would like to thank especially our butler Arka, who was extremely helpful, helped with restaurant bookings and other organizational issues, delivered and returned our snorkelling equipment. Also, he gave us a lift whereever and whenever needed. We also enjoyed the sand paintings at our front door by our room boy Nabil a lot. Many thanks to Mani Kanth and Ishan at Hathaa Teppenyaki Restaurant for a delicious, entertaining evening. At Ralu restaurant, Rain made our stay very pleasant, was always very polite and helpful. Last but not least, we would like to thank the reservations team as well as Gilbert, Kosala, and the GM Upul. Should we have forgotten someone, our thanks still reach out to them. We have to leave, so that we can come back hopefully very soon again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super nice memory of Aarah island

Jul 12, 2024 Shangyan J

Nice beach, wonderful food, warm service! Asjau gave us a really good service, patient and kind. All the arrangement is super sweet, last night dinner was so impressive! Sit beside the sea, watch the fishes, taste good wine pairing the nice food!
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Jul 12, 2024 Irinans

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this hotel. Most of the employees are permanent and already like family. The variety of fruits and dishes has improved, and the kids club program has become much more interesting. We had some minor complaints about the quality of cleaning in the villas and in the restaurant. But thanks to the butler Saurav we… Read more
This is the 3rd time we have stayed at this hotel. Most of the employees are permanent and already like family. The variety of fruits and dishes has improved, and the kids club program has become much more interesting. We had some minor complaints about the quality of cleaning in the villas and in the restaurant. But thanks to the butler Saurav we did not focus on this. We recommend Saurav!!! He responded to all requests immediately, always exceeded expectations and made our vacation unforgettable! Read less