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 The perfect paradise retreat!

Apr 21, 2024 N1874YRalisonh

What a wonderful holiday! The is our second time to the Maldives but the Emerald Spa Resort was fantastic! Not only is it a very beautiful island but you will not find better service anywhere. Min our villa host made sure everything we needed was organised. She is the most punctual and dedicated employee. Thank you wonderful Min! Special mentions… Read more
What a wonderful holiday! The is our second time to the Maldives but the Emerald Spa Resort was fantastic! Not only is it a very beautiful island but you will not find better service anywhere. Min our villa host made sure everything we needed was organised. She is the most punctual and dedicated employee. Thank you wonderful Min! Special mentions to Schaib our room attendant who is a perfectionist. Spotless room twice a day! Vikram made the best pasta! Perla will welcome you with a smile every day and Kuttan was the omelette king! Happy staff who are well trained and care. Nature is everywhere. The snorkelling off the beach was incredible. We loved the sand bikes too! We hope to come back next year but if you are looking for your first trip to the Maldives this is the place! Thank you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A fabulous holiday- we’d love to go back!

Apr 21, 2024 Emily P

Our visit to Emerald resort was amazing. From the moment we arrived at Male airport we were looked after so well. While on the resort our host was Aidana. She was incredibly helpful and looked after us so well. She arranged our evening meal bookings as well as trips and spa treatments. She made sure we had everything we needed. We had two water… Read more
Our visit to Emerald resort was amazing. From the moment we arrived at Male airport we were looked after so well. While on the resort our host was Aidana. She was incredibly helpful and looked after us so well. She arranged our evening meal bookings as well as trips and spa treatments. She made sure we had everything we needed. We had two water villas and enjoyed swimming from the deck. The dolphin trip was fabulous as we saw hundreds of dolphin. The in house snorkelling was fabulous (although not well advertised) as was the snorkelling boat trip. My husband and sons went scuba diving and they saw a turtle and manta ray and sting ray which was pretty great for a first time! The food was excellent, Pearla always had a big smile and friendly words when he served scrambled eggs and soon knew exactly what we wanted to eat each morning, Jeeves and Shivam were excellent wine waiters. We loved the gala evening where all the tables were set on the beach. We had a fabulous time and would love to go back one day. It is a small island that you can walk or cycle around easily. Every villa has enough bikes for the occupants. But if you don’t feel like walking or cycling, you can get a buggy to come and collect you. The weather was perfect. 32 degrees the whole time but felt slightly hotter. It rained a couple of times in the night. We were worried by the forecast. But the storms never came. We saw a little lightening in the distance once! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional Stay

Apr 20, 2024 Seke S Stockholm, Sweden

This was an unforgettable experience from start to finish. The food and wine was delicious, the staff incredible attentive, and our Villa manager, Visham, ensured that our stay was perfect with his dedication and care. Thank you to the entire team for making our stay truly special!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic family holiday!

Apr 20, 2024 Safari22114405943

An amazing 2 weeks spent at Emerald with our family! It was fantastic from the warm welcome at the jetty from our seaplane right to the farewell send off when we left to go back to Malé. It is fair to say none of us wanted to leave. Our room host Min was excellent-she had organised everything for us for our arrival so I really could relax-all… Read more
An amazing 2 weeks spent at Emerald with our family! It was fantastic from the warm welcome at the jetty from our seaplane right to the farewell send off when we left to go back to Malé. It is fair to say none of us wanted to leave. Our room host Min was excellent-she had organised everything for us for our arrival so I really could relax-all restaurants and excursions were booked and any changes were made with ease via WhatsApp-she answered all our questions and nothing was a problem at all which just made everything so easy-a real hero for us all-thank you Min! Jambe our room attendant was amazing-a family of 5 are not easy to keep in order but he did a fantastic job-thank you! The bed art was fab-we had a birthday and anniversary while there and we were made to feel very special! The kids (11, 10 and 5) had a ball and all the staff we encountered were incredible and made such a fuss of them. All the teams in Aqua and all restaurants were amazing - the kids particularly loved them-I am sorry to not have everyone’s name but to be honest all of the staff were excellent so it would be hard to name them all! A fab place in an incredible part of the world. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfection!

Apr 19, 2024 Hotpotato66 United Kingdom

We visited Emerald as a family of four (2 teens) and were lucky enough to stay in a 2 bed beach villa with pool for the first week and water villas with pools for the 2nd. The rooms were luxurious and spotlessly clean with amazing views from each accommodation. The food at Emerald was amazing from the Aqua buffet (a special thanks to Perla, who… Read more
We visited Emerald as a family of four (2 teens) and were lucky enough to stay in a 2 bed beach villa with pool for the first week and water villas with pools for the 2nd. The rooms were luxurious and spotlessly clean with amazing views from each accommodation. The food at Emerald was amazing from the Aqua buffet (a special thanks to Perla, who was always so happy and went out of his way to ensure our breakfast was ok) through to the A La carte restaurants in the evening. The beach grill at lunch was also wonderful, in a stunning setting and all of the staff were so helpful and friendly. Shivam, the sommelier was always on hand to offer wine recommendations and was very knowledgeable and a lovely, kind person too. Elena was our villa host and nothing was too much trouble. She was always available to assist with any questions or reservations and helped us to make the most out of our holiday. Overall, Emerald is an outstanding resort and I would definitely recommend for total luxury and relaxation. Read less