Located just an 80-minute boat ride from the equator, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo lies in one of the most remote and unblemished corners of the Maldives. As well as being one of the most beautiful island resorts in the world, it also boasts the legendary service of Raffles, complete with Raffles Butlers. There is even a ‘Marine Butler’ for every guest. The butlers will do everything including lead snorkelling tours of the resort’s two remarkable and endlessly fascinating house reefs.
The ultra-luxe resort also offers a ‘You Run Raffles Maldives’ buyout package. Priced at a well-rounded $1million, the four-night, five-day stay includes all 21 luxurious villas and unfettered access to the resort’s bars, restaurants, wellness facilities, and yacht.
Top suite: Beach Residence with Pool The 2799-sq-ft Beach Residence is ideal for small groups or families as it is comprised of two individual buildings, separated by a private garden and swimming pool. One building houses the grand master suite with huge sunken bathtub, while the other has a bedroom that pretty much sits on the beach. There is a beachfront sala and a stretch of private beach, as well as alfresco dining areas. The villa is family-friendly and the Raffles Butlers are on hand to help with fun activities for the whole family — like a guided tour in a see-through kayak.
Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Republic of Maldives +960 6828800 rafflesmaldives.com