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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo - Raffles Royal Residence
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo - Raffles Royal Residence

Raffles Royal Residence

The ultimate island experience

The Raffles Royal Residence is beyond compare. It offers all the splendour Raffles is known for in this most incredible natural setting.

It is a heavenly three-bedroom villa with a private beach, gardens, vast infinity pool, shaded outdoor terraces and, of course, our legendary 24-hour Raffles butler service. Soaring high ceilings and fully retractable windows are decadent architectural details, but the surrounding land and seascape are just breathtaking. With the clarity of the lagoon before you and the stars above, the silken breeze and the dazzling sunsets, there is no place closer to utopia than this. Launching end of 2019.

A stay with friends or family in a Sunset Overwater Residence offers you the perfect balance of social spaces and private quarters. The villa comprises two separate bedrooms, a generous living area, a grand bathroom, and a large pool and deck area.

The west-facing view is far-reaching – the horizon stretches out for miles. Looking down into the flourishing house reef, you will be mesmerised by the abundant marine life living just below the pool deck. To be here as the amber sun dips below the horizon is a magical experience. To be here for any time with the ones you love is life-affirming.

The Overwater Residences boast two separate bedrooms, a living room, gorgeous bathroom, and a private pool over the shimmering turquoise lagoon. They are incredible homes of the highest quality, cleverly designed to afford absolute privacy inside and huge relaxation space outside.

While all the villas in our overwater sanctuary have astonishing views, the Overwater Residences sit at the very tip of the lagoon. The panorama they offer is so vast and uplifting that is truly unforgettable. Perhaps the grandest vista of all is the view from the master bedroom. In this sumptuous space, with the high ceiling and enormous windows onto the surrounding ocean, you are fully immersed in the splendour of the sea.

Facing west, with unobstructed views of the Laccadive Sea, a breathtaking sunset followed by a sky full of stars is the nightly experience from the comfort of your Sunset Overwater Villa.

You could watch the magical show from your chic four-poster bed, your hammock, your indoor bathtub or your daybed by the pool. Or you might choose to toast the fading day with a cool drink as our chef prepares you a delicious meal to enjoy in your villa. Time spent here together is time to be treasured forever.

Nature provides the backdrop for a stay in our Overwater Villa. The sun sparkles on the calm, clear water of the turquoise lagoon. Myriad colours flash below the surface as fish dart across the ocean floor beneath you. The brightest stars light the night sky. It truly is the perfect setting in which to appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

Inside your villa, comfort is yours to curate. Open up the entire area to the soft breeze and sounds of the sea, or enclose the living areas for air-conditioned comfort. On your private deck with glass viewing panel over the reef, relax in your private pool and hammock, or take advantage of the ultimate privilege – stepping down from your terrace into the lucid waters of the lagoon and commune with the marine life.

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Two separate bedrooms make our Beach Residences ideal for quality family time. Their different zones harmoniously connect to create an abundance of extraordinary space both indoors and out.

Featuring a king-sized four-poster bed and vast bathroom suite incorporating a huge sunken bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, rain shower and opulent vanity unit, the master bedroom is perfection. The second bedroom sits directly on the beach. It is the place to feel the first of the sun’s morning rays and spy the first twinkle of starlight.

Between the two bedrooms lie the landscaped outdoor pool with terrace and beachfront sala, plus the poolside living and dining area with daybed, sofa set, dining table and casual seating. Add to this the private stretch of pristine beach leading onto the ocean and the scene is completed in unmistakable Maldivian style.

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The ultra-luxurious Deluxe Beach Villas are defined by their devotion to the luxury of space and formed by two rooms between which sit a garden and a pool. The first – the bedroom suite – is a masterclass in composition. Separate sleep and study areas, a walk-in wardrobe, and a huge bathroom with oversized sunken bathtub, glorious rain shower, and beautiful vanity are all delightfully designed.

Then, beyond the pool and facing out onto the beach, the living room offers inspiring space in which to curl up and read, savour a meal prepared and served by our restaurant team, or simply enjoy the gentle breeze and open ocean view.

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From the moment you walk into your private Beach Villa, you will feel a sense of place, the luxury of space and an appreciation for considerate design.

Here, a subdued marine-inspired colour palette brings a light touch, clean, modern interiors, while a four poster bed, double bathroom and living area all encourage real relaxation.

Outside, your lush garden fringes your private stretch of powdery white sand beach. A plunge pool and outdoor shower provide cooling refreshment under the golden tropical sun. A wide verandah leading onto the beach and a choice of day beds give you everything you need to slow down, stop and embrace your special sanctuary.

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