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Our position in the remote northern Gaafu Alifu atoll means that our surrounding waters and house reefs are home to some of the richest marine life located above the equator. Here, the ocean is a natural playground for guests.

We offer an array of exciting watersports and diving activities to explore during your stay.

Whale Shark Encounter

Whale Shark Encounter

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo adds exciting new experience to their plethora of once-in-a-lifetime activities available on-island

This year, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo invites marine-life enthusiasts to marvel at the sight of whale sharks in the healthy reefs of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll.  The new experience will take guests out on a traditional Dhoni across the warm Indian Ocean to meet the magnificent spotted sharks which are up to 12 meters in length.

Guests can embark on this bespoke journey and expect to encounter up to three whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. The Raffles marine-life biologist will be on-hand to equant guests with the incredible creatures, as well as identify passing sea life – including turtles, dolphins, and manta rays, all rich in the vast expanse of ocean.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has been welcoming travellers in search of true tranquillity and complete escapism since its opening in 2019, and offers access to some of the most pristine reefs in the Maldives.
A Marine Butler is available to every guest and will happily lead snorkelling tours of the resort’s two remarkable and endlessly fascinating house reefs. Gaafu Alifu atoll is one of the world’s largest and deepest atolls and the astoundingly clear, blissfully warm waters immediately surrounding the Raffles resort teem with a kaleidoscope of colourful fish.

The Whale Shark Encounter at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is available to book from January 2021.
The 2-hour encounter starts in the evening and include an extensive array of canapés and beverages.

Cost of this experience is USD 500++ per person (price is subject to 10% service charge and 12% government taxes). 

House reef snorkelling

House reef snorkelling

Discover the enchanting, colourful world beneath the ocean’s surface as you explore our house reefs with your Marine Butler. See a fascinating natural habitat and witness a dazzling parade of tropical fish shimmering sunburst yellow and electric blue. This precious ecosystem is endlessly fascinating, and you can learn more about our efforts to protect it from our resident marine biologist.

 

Meet the sea turtles

Meet the sea turtles

Get to know Apollo, one of our 15 resident hawksbill turtles, or hop aboard one of our regular green turtle-watching expeditions. We’ll teach you how these ancient reptiles nest, navigate and survive predators; as well as what we’re doing to protect these endangered species.

Sea fishing adventure

Sea fishing adventure

A highspeed boat ride beyond our reefs leads to waters teeming with tuna, giant trevally and more. Cast a line and try your luck – the odds are in your favor and our chefs will transform your catch of the day into a delicious fish supper.

World-class diving

World-class diving

Dive deep into some of the world’s most revered sites, where clear waters and thriving marine life lead to unforgettably beautiful experiences and challenges for divers of every level of experience.

Voyage of discovery

Voyage of discovery

Complete escapism or cultural immersion? The choice is yours on boat trips to the uninhabited and local islands that dot our stunning archipelago – or you could simply enjoy a jet ski or private catamaran cruise around the lagoon.

Happy kids

Happy kids

From beach soccer and Zumba for energy release to sand art and cooking to boost creativity not to mention marine biology and treasure hunts for intellectual stimulation of our range of children’s activities means younger guests will never be bored.