The Residence Maldives nestles on Falhumaafushi, a pristine island in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, located 242 miles south of Male International Airport. Reached by air and sea transfer, this secluded retreat is a Leading Hotel of The World with elegant interiors that blend seamlessly with traditional Maldivian architecture. The private villas, on the beachfront and over the water, have a classic yet modern style. Dining and service are of the highest quality, with buggy transport readily available to take guests around the island.
Guests at The Residence Maldives are lucky enough to have access to the first and only The Spa by Clarins in the Maldives. Clarins' spa products are made with active ingredients and plant origins and are applied by the expert hands of beauty therapists. The spa itself is linked to the mainland by a jetty and overlooks the lagoon and coral reefs, comprising six separate pavilions and an ensuite hair salon. Choose from an array of holistic treatments, pampering massages and hair services, and try meditation and yoga classes on the large, open deck.
The 94 villas at The Residence Maldives are characterised by thatched roofs, natural materials and lush fabrics. Whether beachfront or over-water, the villas offer 360-degree vistas and modern creature comforts including air-conditioning, overhead fan, 40in LED TV, DVD player, direct-dial telephone, internet connection, personal safe, mini bar, hairdryer, espresso machine and tea-making facilities. Villas are available with either one or two bedrooms, catering for couples and families.
Guests at The Residence Maldives can enjoy some of the world's best snorkelling and diving, as well as other water sports such as windsurfing and deep-sea fishing. Relax on the beach or beside the freshwater swimming pool in the warm sunshine, then head to the fitness centre for a workout as the day gets cooler. Finish with a stint in the sauna and steam room before browsing the boutique gift shop, all while the children enjoy the activities on offer in the Kids Club.
The Residence Maldives offers an unforgettable dining experience in its restaurants, with tempting menus and stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Head to The Dining Room for casual open-air dining on the deck, or to overwater venue The Falhumaa for fresh seafood, grilled meats and fine wine. Tapas and drinks are on offer at the Beach Bar, while private dining can be arranged on the beach or on a secluded castaway island.
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