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‘New, Exciting, All-Villa Retreat’

A Leading Hotel of the World member, The Residence Maldives is nestled on one of the largest atolls on the planet; measuring just 1km by 120m it offers unparalleled natural beauty with pristine white sands and marine-rich crystalline waters. Featuring traditional Maldivian architecture, its private villas are adorned with local artefacts and wall-art and fitted with bespoke furnishings and contemporary amenities; there is a choice of over-water or beach locations with or without private pools. Guests may choose to dine and drink in one of four outlets around the island or select from the in-villa menu. Leisure facilities include world-class diving and snorkelling either on the house reef or one of the nearby dive sites, there is a relaxing spa and a not so relaxing fitness centre plus countless other activities on land on water.



In Our Opinion

'A new luxury addition to the group's Mauritius and African properties, The Residence offers a relaxed yet refined ambience and will suit the discerning guest seeking excellent service, ultra-comfortable private villas and marine-rich diving'  

There are 94 villas all of which draw their design inspiration from the incredible nature that surrounds them in their island home, this includes thatched roofs, stunning vistas and the use of natural yet luxurious fabrics

  • Thatched roofs
  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead fan
  • 40" LED TV/DVD
  • Direct Dial telephone
  • Internet connection
  • Safe
  • In-villa bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Espresso machine
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities

Beach Villa

Beach Pool Villas are built on the idyllic seashore amidst soothing greenery; they include direct beach access, a spacious living room and dramatic views of the crystalline ocean.

FEATURES

  • 138sqm including deck
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • 11 available
  • Spacious living room
  • Veranda
  • Ocean view
  • Shore location

Water Villa

Watch the vivid coral reefs and lively schools of fish that abound in the waters right beneath your feet in these idyllic villas that hover over the ocean.

FEATURES

  • 137sqm
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child over 13
  • 39 available
  • Spacious living room
  • Private veranda
  • Direct lagoon access

  • Thatched roofs
  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead fan
  • 40" LED TV/DVD
  • Direct Dial telephone
  • Internet connection
  • Safe
  • In-villa bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Espresso machine
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities

Beach Pool Villa

Beach Pool Villas are built on the idyllic seashore amidst soothing greenery; they include a private swimming pool in addition to direct beach access, a spacious living room and dramatic views of the crystalline ocean.

FEATURES

  • 158sqm including deck
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child
  • 6 available
  • Spacious living room
  • Swimming pool 2.5 m (width) x 6 m (length) x 1.2 m (depth)
  • Veranda
  • Ocean view
  • Shore location

Water Pool Villa

Watch the vivid coral reefs and lively schools of fish that abound in the waters right beneath your feet in these idyllic villas that hover over the ocean.

FEATURES

  • 156sqm
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child over 13
  • 28 available
  • Swimming pool 2.5 m (width) x 6 m (length) x 1.2 m (depth)
  • Spacious living room
  • Private veranda
  • Direct lagoon access

Deluxe Water Pool Villa

Watch the vivid coral reefs and lively schools of fish that abound in the waters right beneath your feet in these idyllic villas that hover over the ocean.

FEATURES

  • 182sqm
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child over 13
  • 4 available
  • Swimming pool 2.5 m (width) x 6 m (length) x 1.2 m (depth)
  • Spacious living room
  • Private veranda
  • Direct lagoon access

2 Bedroom Beach Pool Villa

Ideal for families travelling together, these 2 Bedroom Beach Pool Villas sit on the beach and provide great individual space as well as the luxury of a private pool.

FEATURES

  • 273sqm
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • 2 available
  • Swimming pool 5 m (width) x 8.5 m (length) x 1.2 m (depth)

2 Bedroom Water Pool Villa

An expansive over-water villa suitable for couples travelling together or families with older children; with the added benefit of a private pool there is a choice of bathing options as well as the benefit of being able to watch the vivid coral reefs and fishes that swim below.

FEATURES

  • 282sqm
  • Two bedrooms one king size bed/one twin or king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults
  • 4 available
  • Swimming pool 5 m (width) x 8.5 m (length) x 1.2 m (depth)
  • Spacious living room
  • Private veranda
  • Direct lagoon access

The Residence operates two All Inclusive options, which are highlighted below.

Standard All Inclusive
• Buffet breakfast at The Dining Room
• Set or a la carte lunch at The Dining Room (2 course) or The Beach Bar
• Set or buffet dinner at The Dining Room
• Ice cream served 11am-11pm at The Beach Bar & restaurants during meal times
• 4 bottles of mineral water, per villa per day
• In-villa coffee machine with daily refillable capsules
• In-room minibar with juice, soft drinks, snacks
• Canned juices & soft drinks
• Draught beer, house wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails
• Tea & coffee

Premium All Inclusive
• Buffet breakfast at The Dining Room
• Set or a la carte lunch at The Dining Room (3 course) or The Beach Bar
• Afternoon tea at overwater restaurant The Fulhumaa from 4pm-5:30pm, once during stay
• Set or buffet dinner at The Dining Room
• A la carte or set dinner at overwater restaurant The Fulhumaa (credit of $73 per adult/$36.50 per child)
• Ice cream served 11am-11pm at The Beach Bar & restaurants during meal times
• 4 bottles of mineral water, per villa per day
• In-villa coffee machine with daily refillable capsules
• In-room minibar with beer, juice, soft drinks, snacks
• Canned juices & soft drinks
• Draught beer, house wine by the glass, spirits and cocktails
• Tea & coffee
• One local island excursion, once during stay
• One picnic lunch on Castaway Island, once during stay

Activities & Entertainment for all guests
• Gym, steam room and sauna room
• Sunrise and sunset yoga, twice daily
• Snorkelling
• Non-motorised water sports
• Kids club for children aged 3-12 years
• Outdoor movie night at The Beach Bar, as per hotel schedule
• Weekly activities including golf putting, Chef's carving classes & more

Villa services
• Meet & greet by resort host on arrival
• Access to Moonimaa Lounge Male Airport on arrival
• Personal welcome and escorted transfers for all guests to jetty
• Cold towel and welcome drink on arrival
• Unpacking and packing service offered by butler
• Ironing of 2 items per person, during the stay

This all-villa retreat is nestled on the pristine white sands of one of the largest atolls on the planet. Couples will delight in the romantic scenery and the hotel offers the following benefits to enhance your stay:

Honeymoon Offer One – 4 nights or more - Complimentary

• One bottle of wine on arrival
• 10% spa discount
• Sunset cocktail for 2 with canapes
• Romantic bath setup
• Breakfast in villa once during stay

Honeymoon/Anniversary Offer Two – 7 nights or more – Complimentary

• Complimentary upgrade to Full Board for clients booked on Half Board

Conditions

• 4/7 nights minimum night stay required as applicable
• Offer Two does not apply to free nights
• Guests must be staying in One Bedroom Villa
• Wedding must be within 6 months of arrival
• Proof of marriage to be presented on arrival
• Valid from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

The Residence in the Maldives makes a perfect, picturesque wedding venue, and the resort offers the following to help you celebrate.

‘Sunset Celebration’ Wedding Package
• Traditional bodu beru drummers
• Bridal bouquet
• Wedding cake and champagne
• Coconut tree planting ceremony
• Wedding blessing ceremony
• Ceremonial wedding certificate
• Turndown gift
• 24 photos on CD
• Bridal hair and makeup

Price guideline US$1,380 plus tax and service charge

‘Underwater Matrimony’ Wedding Package
• Wedding blessing ceremony
• Photographer
• 2 boat dives
• Wedding cake and champagne
• Ceremonial wedding certificate
• Sunset cruise with wine and canapes
• Private BBQ dinner on the beach
• 60 minute spa treatment
• 24 photos on CD
• Bridal hair and makeup

Price guideline US$2,300 plus tax and service charge

‘Bliss on Castaway Island’ Wedding Package
• Traditional bodu beru drummers
• Bridal bouquet
• Wedding cake and champagne
• Sunset ceremony on castaway island
• Coconut tree planting ceremony
• Transfers by speedboat
• Ceremonial wedding certificate
• Private BBQ dinner on the beach
• 36 photos on CD
• Bridal hair and makeup
• Facial for bride and groom

Price guideline US$3,450 plus tax and service charge

It is not possible to have a legally recognised wedding in the Maldives; this ceremony is for effect only. Guests may choose to have this ceremony after a legal UK ceremony. Valid to January 2017.

Leisure


• Fitness centre
• Sauna and steam room
• Beach
• Freshwater swimming pool

Water Sports


All non-motorised and snorkelling complimentary
• Catamarans
• Windsurfing
• Kayak

Lessons

(charges apply)
• Catamaran
• Windsurfing
• Boating

Services


• Boutique
• Gift shop
• Internet corner
• Library (books, DVDs, CDs)
• Complimentary cold towel and welcome drink on arrival
• Unpacking and packing service offered by the butler
• Complimentary ironing of 2 items per person during stay
• Complimentary scheduled transfer by buggy

Excursions

(charges apply)
• Deserted islands
• Local villages
• Island-hopping
• Private excursions
• Deep sea fishing
• Fun tubes
• Water skiing
• Knee boarding
• Jet skiing

Scuba Diving


The Residence Maldives has its very own PADI 5-Star Dive Centre; it is close to rare, unspoilt coral reefs and is surrounded by exceptional dive sites, rich with spectacular marine life including white tip sharks, barracudas, reef fishes and turtles. These sites are merely 5 minutes to an hour away from the resort and can be reached by a dive boat. Beginners can take PADI courses in a relaxed and secure environment from multi-lingual diving instructors.

The Spa by Clarins


Linked to the main land by a jetty, the spa overlooks the soothing waters of the lagoon and a rainbow of coral reefs it comprises six separate pavilions and an ensuite hair salon, The Spa offers an array of holistic treatments, pampering massages and hair services that will rejuvenate your body and mind. A large open deck, dedicated to meditation and yoga classes embraces both the views and the breeze for the ultimate relaxation.

Families


Kid’s club

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Bed & breakfast
• Daily a la carte breakfast in The Dining Room

Half board
• Daily a la carte breakfast at The Dining Room
• Dinner in The Dining Room, The Falhumaa and The Beach Bar
• Order from a-la-carte menu
• Beverages not included

All Inclusive - see All Inclusive tab for more details

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The Dining Room

The resort’s main restaurant in the style of a modern beachfront bistro offering both indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the magnificent lagoon; choose from an extensive a la carte breakfast, healthy salads and light meals for lunch and contemporary world cuisine for dinner. Open for breakfast 07.30 to 10.30, lunch 12.00 to 15.00, dinner 19.30 to 22.30

The Falhumaa & bar

An overwater venue spectacularly located at the end of a 230m long jetty above the reef; the menu features western cuisine with the emphasis on fresh seafood, grilled meats accompanied by fine world class wines. There is an intimate bard where pre-dinner drinks and after-dinner liqueurs may be enjoyed. Open 12:00 - 15:00 and 19:00 - 22:30.

The Beach Bar

Overlooking the beach and partially submerged in the swimming pool is the enticing focal point of resort which serves light meals and island-style drinks all day then tapas and signature spirits from sundown;  open 10:00 - midnight.

The Residence is located in the south of the Maldives on the island of Falhumaafushi in the Gaafu Alifu atoll; it is 242 miles south of Male International Airport.

Getting there
Guests will arrive through Male International Airport where a warm welcome will be extended by a hotel escort who will guide you to the domestic airport. The transfer is then a 55-minute flight to kooddoo followed by a 7-minute speedboat transfer to the resort.

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The Residence Offers

Free nights plus Free Transfers

  • Beach Villa, All Inclusive
  • 7 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow
  • Travel between 31 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
from only £2,699 per person
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The Residence Offers

Free nights plus Free Transfers

  • Beach Villa, All Inclusive
  • 7 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow
  • Travel between 31 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
from only £2,699 per person

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