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.

  • Early Booking Bonus: Receive a 30% discount on accommodation and meal costs if you book by 30 Sep '20 for travel between 01 Aug - 31 Oct '20. Discount has 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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Sep 25, 2020 Expedition713147

Words can't express how amazing this resort is. From the moment we have arrived at the moment we left everything was beyond our expectations. Starting with villa host Igga, who has been by far the most welcoming accommodating and took care of us the whole stay. The food each day was amazing with the best restaurant manager and staff that brought… Read more
Words can't express how amazing this resort is. From the moment we have arrived at the moment we left everything was beyond our expectations. Starting with villa host Igga, who has been by far the most welcoming accommodating and took care of us the whole stay. The food each day was amazing with the best restaurant manager and staff that brought us all our favorite drinks and food, I would like to thank Asir the restaurant manager for giving us the best experience and honeymoon dinner. I also want to thank Adam our driver around the Island. If you are reading this don't hesitate to book this resort, it's worth every dollar. Thank you all to the staff to the best experince, we already miss you. Read less
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Sep 25, 2020 Julian9254

My wife and I decided to go to the Maldives for our honeymoon. We stayed at Emerald for 7 nights. Upon arrival we got a complementary upgrade to a pool water villa. Our butler Dave was always there for us and helping us with all our inquiries (when my wife had twisted her ankle, he brought us a cream for sport injuries in a matter of minutes).… Read more
My wife and I decided to go to the Maldives for our honeymoon. We stayed at Emerald for 7 nights. Upon arrival we got a complementary upgrade to a pool water villa. Our butler Dave was always there for us and helping us with all our inquiries (when my wife had twisted her ankle, he brought us a cream for sport injuries in a matter of minutes). All the staff, from waiter to manager, were always friendly and giving their absolute best to make you enjoy your vacation as much as possible (we booked a cinema under the stars experience which had to be postponed three times due to the weather, meaning the staff had to set everything up and take everything down there times; in the end it was a very romantic experience). The food and drinks were always delicious and the activities like snorkeling with turtles were really great. A specials thanks to Dave, Achmed, Ali, Dilka, Joseph, Ratta, Mathias (for the diving), KD, Rao (one of the other managers, unfortunately I can't remember the name correctly) and all the others whose names I forgot for making this an unforgettable honeymoon. We are looking forward to coming back soon. Read less
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Sep 23, 2020 pavlin97

Great Resort. Brand New!!! The island is beautiful, beach and water amazing, and the staff goes all the way to make you happy. Sad to leave but we received the beat treatment the Maldives can offer. The water villas are beautiful and we were upgraded to one with pool. Beat vacation so far!!!
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Sep 21, 2020 juma_almarri Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I was there from 16 Sep to 21 Sep 2020.. booked water villa with pool .. you will experience sea plan to reach there .. unleavable place .. friendly staff.. the general manager Mr. Devarapalli always there around the guest .. the villa was so beautiful, large, clean, just amazing .. different styles of restaurant each ha a unique characters..… Read more
I was there from 16 Sep to 21 Sep 2020.. booked water villa with pool .. you will experience sea plan to reach there .. unleavable place .. friendly staff.. the general manager Mr. Devarapalli always there around the guest .. the villa was so beautiful, large, clean, just amazing .. different styles of restaurant each ha a unique characters.. lovely food with verity .. many activities .. tennis ,, football, volleyball, etc.. as well as beach and other activities. are you looking for unforgettable trip? then choose Emerald Maldives.. 100 % I will go again :) Read less
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Sep 15, 2020 travelingtlondon London, United Kingdom

We had the most amazing 10 days in paradise. Without doubt the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in, stunning property, incredible location, wonderful staff, delicious food and unbelievable snorkelling and diving. Covid-precautions We were unsure of going away given the pandemic, but shouldn’t have worried and this was the first time we could… Read more
We had the most amazing 10 days in paradise. Without doubt the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in, stunning property, incredible location, wonderful staff, delicious food and unbelievable snorkelling and diving. Covid-precautions We were unsure of going away given the pandemic, but shouldn’t have worried and this was the first time we could properly relax in 2020. We were tested upon arrival, as were all guests and regular tests for staff. Temperatures were checked twice daily and recorded, and the standard of cleanliness was exemplary. The breakfast buffet was behind screens and served by staff, so was completely safe, tables were spread out and staff wore masks and were respectful of space. Amazing staff No request was too much, and they were all so friendly and courteous. Hassan met us from the seaplane and looked after us the whole week, booking dinner, arranging golf carts to collect us, etc. Aldo the head chef came and spoke to us every day to ensure our needs as vegetarians were perfectly catered for. KD, the food and drinks manager welcomed us at every meal, arranging really special experiences with amazing food and cocktails, romantic meals on the beach and a mind blowing cinema experience. Benny cooked us the most amazing selection of local curries, and saved us some for breakfast with eggs. Areej, along with Latheef and Ratta ensured we were well looked after, our glasses were never empty, and prepared our cocktails as we approached and never let our champagne glasses run dry. Ali made wonderful cocktails and taught us to make them. We’ve eaten at amazing restaurants in London and around the world, and Emerald was up there as Michelin quality. Rooms and resort We stayed in the most wonderful water villa. The quality of the furnishings and rooms was immaculate, beautiful attention to details, stunning spacious bathrooms, wonderful terraces with pools, swingbeds and ocean access. And absolutely perfect housekeeping. The restaurants were all uniquely beautiful, as was the spa and bar. Tennis courts with chilled drinks, and wet towels to cool you down - such attention to detail. Snorkelling and diving Chika, Matias and Moussa were brilliant. The highlight of our trip was swimming with 40+ manta rays in Hanifaru Bay. Chika organised the trip for us, planning for the optimal chance of seeing them, and it was absolutely breathtaking. My partner was nervous about diving and left the week loving it as Chika was brilliant, patient and took every care to make her feel comfortable at all times. The extra care taken by the TGI dive team during the pandemic was impressive, constantly disinfecting everything, we felt completely safe. We dived and snorkelled with the whole team, seeing multiple Mantas, Turtles, Stingray, Sharks and more - just incredible. Overall there aren’t enough stars in the sky to rate this resort! We are looking forward to going back as soon as we can. Read less