The Residence Maldives

Summary

The Residence Maldives is designed on a traditional Maldivian theme and its 94 private thatched villas are seamlessly blended with elegance in their interiors. Seventy five of these villas are located over the water snaking out on both sides of the island. The remaining 19 are located right on the beach including hammocks between the palm trees.

Highlights

  • Fine dining
  • Situated one degree North of the equator
  • Kids club
  • Clarins Over Water Spa
  • Excursions

Location

Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives

How to get there

Fly into Malé International Airport, from there a 55-minute domestic transfer arranged by the resort takes you to Kooddoo Airport, from here it's a short 7-minute speedboat ride to the resort. The transfers are charged, please enquire for current rates.

Best time to go

The best time to visit is between December and May as that is the dry season. Monsoon season ranges from June through October.

Our thoughts

Fine dining, fun excursions, beach bars, spa, a gym and a club for the kids are all waiting at this "home away from home" paradise. Newlyweds will love the seclusion and romance of the villas.


  • 24 hour in villa dining
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness centre
  • Clarins Spa
  • Boutique and gift shop
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Internet corner
  • Complimentary un-motorised water activities
  • All inclusive meal plan available which includes unlimited supply of draught beer and wine by the glass, selected spirits, and all soft drinks
  • Motorised water activities
  • PADI 5-star dive centre

The Dining Room - This modern beach front bistro offers indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the lagoon. Dress is casual and the restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu for breakfast, light fare for lunch, and contemporary twists on World, Asian, and Indian Ocean cuisine for dinner. Children's menus are also available.

The Falhumaa - The overwater restaurant located at the end of a 230 metre long jetty above the reef offers spectacular views. Dress is smart casual and the restaurant offers cuisine with a western theme. Emphasis is on fresh seafood and grilled meats complemented by fine wines from around the world. The restaurant bar serves as a relaxed setting for aperitifs and after dinner liqueurs.

The Beach Bar - Overlooking the beach, the Beach Bar is partially submerged in the swimming pool with a swim up bar. During the day, The Beach Bar offers light meals and island style drinks and then after sunset, signature infused spirits. Dress for The Beach Bar is casual and beach wear.

Private Dining - Private dining is offered in a variety of options. The emphasis is on romance and couples can choose their dining option whether it's alone beneath the stars on the beach, on a private terrace or their own luxury villa. For a really secluded "Robinson Crusoe" experience, a private castaway island is also available.

All of the beautiful and traditionally inspired villas come equipped with modern comforts and boast a 360 degree view. Air-conditioning, overhead fan, 40" LED television, DVD player, direct dial telephone, internet connection, personal safe, in-villa bar, hair dryer, espresso machine, and tea making facilities all are standard.

Beach Villas/Beach Pool Villas - One Bedroom - Each Beach Villa has a spacious living room which leads out to a cosy veranda and accommodates up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. All Beach Villas have direct access to the beach. Beach Pool Villas also come with a private deck and pool with dimensions of 2.5m (width) x 6m (length) x 1.2m (depth).

Beach Villas/Beach Pool Villas - Two Bedroom - This Villa includes all the features of the Beach Villa but also includes an extra bedroom with either two twin beds or a king-sized bed. The Two Bedroom Beach and Beach Pool Villas also feature a private deck and larger pool with dimensions of 5m (width) x 8.5m (length) x 1.2m (depth). It can accommodate up to 5 adults or 4 adults and 2 children.

Water Villas/Water Pool Villas - One Bedroom - Each Water Villa is built over the water where guests can enjoy gentle waves lapping at the doorstep as well as a live aquarium before their eyes. Each Water Villa features a spacious living room which leads to a private veranda and accommodates up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Water Pool Villas also include a private deck and pool with dimensions of 2.5m (width) x 6m (length) x 1.2m (depth).

Deluxe Water Pool Villas - One Bedroom - This Villa includes all the features of the Water Pool Villa but also features the luxury of space with an oversized living room where guests can enjoy optimal comfort. It accommodates up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children and includes a private deck and pool with dimensions of 2.5m (width) x 6m (length) x 1.2m (depth).

Two Bedroom Water Pool Villas - This Villa includes all the features of the Water Pool Villa but features an extra bedroom with either two twin beds or a king-sized bed. The Two Bedroom Water Pool Villas also features a private deck and larger pool with dimensions of 5m (width) x 8.5m (length) x 1.2m (depth). It can accommodate up to 5 adults or 4 adults and two children.

  • Water sports
  • Island hopping
  • Sunset cruise
  • Dolphin cruise
  • Diving
  • Shopping
  • Bicycle riding or hiking

The resort is geared toward couples and families alike with all of the activities available. Kids may also enjoy the Kids Club designed just for them.


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