At the southernmost reach of Maldives, in the
remote and pristine atoll of Gaafu Alifu, the Raffles Maldives
Meradhoo has opened a private residence that is fit for royalty.
The Raffles Royal Residence occupies an
unblemished stretch of the resortís Beach Island and with six
bedrooms, the villa is perfect for groups of friends gathering for
a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, as well as families who want to
kick back and take things easy.
Stretching comfortably over 1,700 square
metres and accommodating up to 15 guests, the Royal Residenceís
heart is the three consecutive reception rooms that border its
40-metre pool and look towards the propertyís private beach.
Whether savouring a fully catered barbecue,
enjoying a boisterous pool party or simply admiring unimpeded
views of another memerising sunset, everything the property offers
can be enjoyed in absolute exclusivity.
With interiors conceived by Singapore-based design
firm BLINK, the Royal Residence melds Rafflesí respect for
tradition and timeless elegance with Maldivesí unique maritime
beauty and relaxed, restorative approach to luxury.
Rafflesí distinct colonial style is seen in the
propertyís striped monsoon blinds and louvered doors - the
signature grey-blue shade visible throughout was in fact created
especially for the Royal Residence and the resort more generally.
The Royal Residence Butler is available at any
time of day or night to facilitate private boat trips, hearty
feet-in-the-sand meals under the shimmer of flickering tiki lights
at barbecue restaurant The Firepit, or indulgent treatments at the
resortís overwater spa or in the villa.
Shaded by palm trees and flanked by silken sands,
the Raffles Royal Residence makes an incomparable retreat for
groups who, for just a while, want to leave the real world behind
Rates for the Raffles Royal Residence start from
US$16,500 per night.