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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Apr 17, 2024 978hristinag Doha, Qatar

So nice 10days vacation for my family. We enjoyed on max with such an incredible staff, tasty restaurants, big choices of cocktails. Want to note very nice, friendly cleaning team. The guys Hussain and Raihan are always with smile, but every time very professional. did their work. Big huge thx to the Best Butler Ilmira🤩She organized our vacation… Read more
So nice 10days vacation for my family. We enjoyed on max with such an incredible staff, tasty restaurants, big choices of cocktails. Want to note very nice, friendly cleaning team. The guys Hussain and Raihan are always with smile, but every time very professional. did their work. Big huge thx to the Best Butler Ilmira🤩She organized our vacation as best way for us, we just relaxed and enjoyed our holidays. Every day 24/7 was on line for us-so professional, nice, calm and smily lady. Thank you Ilmira Strongly recommended this beautiful resort, prof. staff and tasty restaurants 🥳🥳🥳 Read less
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Apr 16, 2024 Pedro S Lisbon, Portugal

From the first to the last minute we stayed on Heritance Aarah, all was perfect. Delicious food, beautiful beaches, high level on service, attention for all details and a special thanks for Mr Kunal, our butler, present for all what we needed during our stay.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family holiday

Apr 16, 2024 Julian B

Just finishing a really great holiday at the Heritance Aarah. Excellent facilities and dining and enough to keep our two small children entertained (pools, water sports, racquet sports, kids club, beach etc). Great to have a butler (Hilmee) to help us out with all our arrangements and the housekeeping was very good. Dhumaj was also a great hit… Read more
Just finishing a really great holiday at the Heritance Aarah. Excellent facilities and dining and enough to keep our two small children entertained (pools, water sports, racquet sports, kids club, beach etc). Great to have a butler (Hilmee) to help us out with all our arrangements and the housekeeping was very good. Dhumaj was also a great hit with our boys and we appreciated his kindness on the boat trip and making time to chat with our boys who loved him. Thank you! The dining has been excellent - we particularly enjoyed the Ralu restaurant where Deepak oversees a very professional team that have been very attentive and consistent. Nilantha, Rohana, Deepak and Aamu were particularly attentive to our two boys which was much appreciated and they always looked forward to visiting. It would be remiss not to call out the great chefs making the lovely food too. Overall we had a great time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon perfection

Apr 16, 2024 Flyer01502104764

I thought the Maldives would be one and done. I get bored on beach holidays but for our honeymoon we thought it’d be lovely to spend a few days and experience paradise. Heritance exceeded every expectation. The bungalow was stunning the facilities amazing but the highlight was Kunal our amazing butler. He made the experience spectacular and we are… Read more
I thought the Maldives would be one and done. I get bored on beach holidays but for our honeymoon we thought it’d be lovely to spend a few days and experience paradise. Heritance exceeded every expectation. The bungalow was stunning the facilities amazing but the highlight was Kunal our amazing butler. He made the experience spectacular and we are already planning a return in the future! His hard work helped us get the most out of our stay and he is the loveliest man we could’ve wished to have. Nilatha in Ralu was also fantastic, all restaurants delicious and varied. And there is not a bad view on the island! Read less
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Apr 15, 2024 peterpilar

We (me and my family) spent 10 days in this breathtaking paradise. We fell in love with lovely beaches, stunning ocean,amazing facilities and restaurants. Everyday view of Indian ocean from our water villa is something we would certainly never forget. Our villa was very very clean,spacious and brilliantly equipped. During our stay we visited… Read more
We (me and my family) spent 10 days in this breathtaking paradise. We fell in love with lovely beaches, stunning ocean,amazing facilities and restaurants. Everyday view of Indian ocean from our water villa is something we would certainly never forget. Our villa was very very clean,spacious and brilliantly equipped. During our stay we visited almost every restaurant and bar and the only to be said in this area is stunning (everything- food and drinks were delicious and the staff did everything to made you feel happy). I personally fell in love with diving center,especially mat_diver (and his crew) with whom I did five dives in different location a who made me feel so comfortable during our underwater adventures. We saw unimaginable beauty under the ocean surface a he also talked me many informations about his homeland Maldives. Lastly there is another man that has to be mentioned and its our butler Kunal. This stunning men with absolutely perfect attitude (always smiling) made everything super easy for us due to the fact,that his hard working attitude,stunning hospitality,management skills and absolute profesionality gave us the comfort to simply enjoy our holiday and leave everything (transportation,restaurant and trips booking) on his shoulders. It was real pleasure to meet him a spent many days talking to him about various topics,if all the people in this world would be as charming and possitive as him,the world would be brilliant place. Read less