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Meradhoo Island in the Maldives: Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort

By Punith Jain - May 28, 2020
Paradise of Maldives

Lying inside the heart of the Maldivian island chain is the inhabited island of Meradhoo, that’s a part of the Addu or Seenu Atoll. Part of the Meradhoo-Feydhoo district, this island is an exceptional combination of habitation and solitude, with its long beaches and golden white sand beckoning one to visit. There are numerous places of interest for curious travellers to this Meradhoo Island in the Maldives, in addition to natural delights to enjoy on this island away from home. Boasting the natural splendour that has been preserved despite environmental adjustments, this island is a paradise on this planet.

Geography of Meradhoo island

Lying 539 kilometres away from the Maldivian capital Male, Meradhoo is home to over a population of 3000 and is a tourism-friendly island. It is flanked to the North by Hankete observed with the aid of Rujjehera, Abuhera, Hithadhoo, RAF, and Hithadoo’s Gaukendi. Meradhoo-Feydhoo, Gan, and Feydhoo islands lie in its southern coast. At the Northeast side of Meradhoo is a British naval marine maintenance base and slipway that’s now used as a dock by a private business enterprise. The location of Meradhoo Island makes it the perfect bridge among Gan and Hithadhoo for business, transportation, and tourism.

Ecology of Meradhoo island

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort
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The panorama of Meradhoo Island is replete with tropical shrubs, palm trees, lush greenery, and very unique landscapes. There are numerous close lanes, small roads, and houses constructed close to one another throughout the island. Most homes in Meradhoo are just a single storey and it’s far uncommon to see one with a second floor. Almost every residence has a domestic garden with enough flora. Especially seen are banana trees and coconut palm which are considered to be a part of Meradhoo’s domestic agriculture.

How to reach Meradhoo Island

Meradhoo, located in the Geographic Atoll of Addu has its seat in the centre of the Maldivian archipelago. It is around 539 km away from the Maldivian capital of Male. The location of Meradhoo is pretty crucial, making Meradhoo an important place for the atoll. Most importantly, it is the main bridging point between the Gan Island and the Hithadhoo.

To reach Meradhoo, you can fly from Male international airport to the Gan airport. MVK operates every day except for Fridays. The daily ferry departs at 7 am and is highly affordable costing around 10 Maldivian Rufiyaa. MVK has also introduced regular buses to Maradhoo and Hithadhoo and connecting two other similar islands. However, if you are up for some exploration, make sure you choose the 3- day boat tour from the Gan airport to reach here.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort

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The lavish 5-star resort in the Maldives is home to 21 private villas and 16 luxury ocean villas. This resort is an underwater paradise which also has a marine butler to unravel the mysteries in the deep. There are many villa categories here with private pool for the guests. Each guest staying here in the luxury villas are allotted with private butler services. If you are seeking for a luxurious vacation then Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort is an epitome for it.

Fascinating attractions and facilities in Raffles Meradhoo Resort

  • Certified PADI dive centre along with a Marine butler to unravel the ocean depths.
  • An amazing kid’s club for kids to be entertained and pampered along with Children’s Butler service.
  • It has 3 mind-blowing restaurants serving very authentic and exclusive cuisines(Nikkei Cuisine).
  • All the tourists will have private butler services along with 24 hours of in-villa dining facilities.

Jumeirah Maldives Dhevanafushi

Luxury Jumeirah Maldives Dhevanafushi resort
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Among the Top 10 Most Expensive resorts in the Maldives, Jumeirah Maldives Dhevanafushi is a multi-award winning next-level luxury resort. One night in this resort costs more than a lakh- Yes, you heard it right! From the Talise Spa to the Cuvee wine library, you have all kinds of luxury here. Finally, this is one of the fewest resorts in the Maldives where you can Ice skate.

Fascinating attractions and facilities in Jumeirah Maldives Dhevanafushi

  • Cuvee wine library- A treasure trove for epicureans, where you can taste some exquisite curated wine selection.
  • Cleanse your body and thoughts with relaxing therapies at the Talise Spa.
  • 24 hours private butler services with some extra luxury private villas and beaches.
  • You can experience the truest essence of the Indian ocean in this resort along with an Ice skating experience.

Basic FAQ’s for your stay in Meradhoo island

  • Best time to visit Meradhoo island: You should make sure to visit Meradhoo Island on its sunniest months. From December until April would be the best time to visit Maafushi Island.
  • How many days should I spend here: We recommend you at a 4 nights stay in the luxurious Raffles and Jumeirah resorts for some crazy deals.
  • What kind of stays are available in Meradhoo island: It has both kinds of experience from super luxury to pocket-friendly local tea houses.
  • What water sports activities can be done in Meradhoo island: Meradhoo island has a certified PADI dive centre to explore the depths of the ocean. You can pretty much do most of the water sports in all islands.
  • What would be the cost for a trip to Meradhoo island: If you choose a luxurious stay it would easily be more 3 lakhs per person. For a pocket-friendly vacation, your trip would be around INR 50,000- 65,000 per person.
  • How about the Maldives Visa: Maldives Visa is on arrival and free of cost for Indian nationals.

Meradhoo island is for all types of travellers. Can’t wait to visit this beautiful island? Reach out to the experts at Pickyoutrail for next Maldives vacation. Stop thinking, start booking!

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