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Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Welcome to the Emerald Maldives, a new 5-star deluxe all-inclusive Resort and a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Built to blend in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment, using materials such as bamboo, natural stones and Langhi Langhi leaves and a direct focus on energy efficiency and environment preservation, the Resort combines tropical atmospheres with modern design, creating atmospheres of natural and informal elegance, offering the ideal setting for guests to build new and memorable experiences. Located on the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, this deluxe all-inclusive Resort is surrounded by 1.5 km of soft white sand, on a lush private 20 hectares island and features 120 villas, 60 of which are located on the island and 60 directly on the sea.
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yazeed wrote a review Yesterday
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It’s was a very nice place and good hospitality Very nice weather and good service especially fayez he was with us all the time and respectful and any tasks we give to him he was doing it as soon as possible so we glad that he was with us at puer time in the resort
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bellesissi wrote a review Feb 2021
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We just came back from our holiday and already miss the leisure days in the Indian ocean. As “Maldives addicted” we have stayed in so many hotels since 2005 that we just stopped counting at some point. I don’t write a review every time but this time it’s a must. First of all, I want to say a big thank you to the GM Mr Srikanth Devarapalli, a very kind man and true professional! Thanks to him we had the chance to visit this beautiful island and to experience one of our greatest holidays. What makes the resort so special: 1. All the island is with such a lush greenery, it’s like a jungle. At the moment you arrive you are captured by its beauty. 2. Fantastic house coral reef. It starts from the main restaurant and you can enjoy right up to the end of the water villas. Full of fishes, sharks, two times we saw a turtle and lobsters hiding under a big coral. Exceptional! 3. Restaurants! Every day different options but still we were every day having lunch in our favourite Beach grill! You have the shadow in the sunny days but in the evening all tables are out on the sand for a dinner under the stars/palms :) There are two restaurants which are nestled in the “jungle”, surrounded by bushes and trees - Le Asiatique and Amazonico. In the Asian we witnessed a great show at the Teppanyaki- the cook was juggling with a raw egg, then threw it into his hat and pulled out a chicken instead. The kids were watching with their mouths open all the time. The South American restaurant is Amazonico, delicious food accompanied by the sounds of latin music and guitars. I have to say that everywhere we had so so delicious meals, very beautifully arranged. Nearly most of the evenings there were organised special private dinners on the beach. The preparation starts from the afternoon when the staff are carving the shapes of mantas or hearts in the sand, then light them up and it looks really majestic in the night. The cinema under the stars was also booked almost every night. A big sofa bed is moved on the beach and the screen is put in front so only the ocean is behind. They also organise once per week a Gala dinner at the main restaurant. We were very surprised as trust me not in every hotel they put so much efforts. All the tables from the restaurant were put outside on the beach, decorated, there was a live music too, kids running around, it felt like a New Year’s Eve party. Grill stations were also settled and there was a big choice of fish and meats and whatever you may wish. 4. We had an outstanding accommodation. The villas are large, comfortable, always clean. The designers have made a very clever decision about the roofs of the houses, also there are flowers on the walls even of the water villas. We enjoyed so much riding on the bicycle around. 5.The Spa is absolutely fantastic. All massage rooms are actually very exotic cabanas with names of flowers, I even had the feeling that I am somewhere in Malaysia... 6. Kids club fortunately is open all day, no closures at all. They were full with activities. Our younger child was so happy every time I took him there. The kids enjoyed movies with popcorn, making bracelets, feeding the fish on the jetty, making cocktails and pizzas and so many other games. 7. Something that impressed me very much was the hotel application on the phone. Once on your phone, you can actually do everything from here - book and cancel reservations, view the menus of the restaurants ( even the kids menus are different ) , get all the info you need. I remember something similar, this high quality, on brand new cruise ship two years ago, so much things, so easy to work with. I look at my review now and I understand it is probably the longest “speechless” opinion but I really wanted to share all this stuff. I highly recommend this property because it is new, modern, with a very good management in all departments, great food, rich wine and drinks selection. All in all the hotel combines everything that I have ever seen in the other hotels, they didn’t miss anything. Before I finish I would like to thank the people who took a good care after us- Latheef, KD, Borhan and our butler Dave. We were very happy to meet the head sommelier Nash and his team from Zimbabwe, such nice people. All waiters in the Grill were perfect too. Thank you and can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Responded 3 Feb 2021
Dear Bellesissi, Sunny greetings from Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa! A very sincere thank you for the wonderful, detailed review you have given our island paradise; equating us to be one of the best luxurious holiday destination in the Indian Ocean, and for sharing this to TripAdvisor readers and travelers looking for the perfect holiday destination. We are very delighted that you had given us an opportunity to showcase the true Emerald experience and Thank you once again for staying with us. We are beyond happy that you had such a wonderful time with us and that you loved and listed all the little details that made your stay so memorable. We are so pleased to read that you are very much delighted with the utmost privacy and the design of your spacious appointed villa, and just by taking a few step outside would be the perfect holiday experience anyone could dream of, and that is to bask under the sun on a clear blue sky, walking barefoot on a white softy sand into the clear turquoise blue waters of the Maldives or simply just watching the glorious sunset over the serene horizon. Moreover, it is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your culinary experiences in all of our four restaurants where each offers astounding dishes and different taste in your palate. In addition, we are very pleased that you enjoyed our special Gala dinner wherein, the setting is well created for you to enjoy the most special of nights, the vibe is unbeatable while you savor the delightful cuisine on our lavish flair buffet. Thank you for highlighting the small touches and facilities in the island that adds up to a more unique holiday experience like the fun filled activities for kids in the kids club, the bikes in the villas which makes it convenient for guests to be around the Island, the Spa and wellness that reinvigorate the mental and physical wellbeing in a unique tranquil surroundings and our easy to use restaurant booking application which gives our guest an easy access and convenience to book their preferred restaurants or cancel at any given time. Lastly, I am filled with gratitude that the genuine passion for hospitality that was extended by the team members that made your stay so wonderful. I will personally pass on your regards to Dave, Latheef, KD, Bohran, Nash and to the rest of the team as they always strive to offer personalized service and unparalleled experiences that represent the Emerald spirit and aim to leave a lasting memorable impression; I am delighted to know that they succeeded in doing so. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your memorable holiday experience and we hope we will continue to inspire you and create unforgettable moments on all future visits. My team and I look forward to welcome you and your family, back in our little paradise for another relaxing stay. With the best Regards, Srikanth Devarapalli General Manager
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Irene munoz wrote a review 13 Sep
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One of the most beautiful places we have visited! Food was great, view was amazing but most importantly Saajid was AMAZING! He made our trip so memorable, he helped with our reservations, walked us through the process of arrival and departure, scheduled our PCR testing and was always available to answer any questions, Saajid you truly were amazing and for the first time we had to not worry about anything other than enjoying our vacation! Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Irenenmaha, Warm greetings from Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa! Thank you so much for writing such this magnificent recount of your stay with us and for choosing Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa as your holiday destination in Maldives. We are delighted to hear your great accolade towards the natural beauty of the resort from its amazing view whether from the beach area to the lush private island until its marine environment and lastly, to your culinary journey in all of our restaurants offering a wide range of tasty, rich and delectable cuisine stimulating guest palates based on their likings and preferences. This is a superb recognition for our team especially to Saajid who always strive to deliver their level best. We are glad that you were pleased with all the small touches and that you had a great time with us. We wish to have the pleasure welcoming you again for another amazing vacation in Emerald Maldives. With the best regards, Srikanth Devarapalli General Manager
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Andrew wrote a review 11 Sep
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The island, the rooms, the food, the wine, and most importantly the staff and service are exceptional. If you are having doubts, just book it - you won't be disappointed. Even before we booked, the hotel was amazingly responsive in helping us organise our honeymoon. We had to change our plans several times because of the changing Covid restrictions and requirements and the resort remained understanding and helpful. As soon as we arrived, we met our dedicated butler, Fayaz, who was remarkable and always at hand to help organise an activity, book a restaurant, arrange our covid tests, recommend where to snorkel or tell us more about the island and the Maldives. We chose a Water Villa with Pool and highly recommend it. The room and the pool are way bigger than they look in the pictures, and it is so nice to sit in the pool under the stars at night, and as a lookout to spot marine life during the day. Directly from our villa, and along the walkway back to the beach we saw so many friendly reef sharks, shoals of fish, colourful parrotfish, a puffer, and spotted eagle rays. Even a huge nurse shark that scared us even though we later found out was completely harmless and quite cute. Whilst everybody likes cycling or getting buggies driving them around the island, we always walked on the lookout for our fish friends. The house reef is lovely around by Aqua restaurant and on the right side of the water villas. It is easy to swim to and if you head out at low tide in the early morning you will have great visibility of all the colourful fish. Whilst we didn’t see turtles on the reef this time, we decided to go for the 2-hour guided jet ski tour, which was a fantastic decision. Tin-tin (Mishah) and Fahudu were brilliant guides. They rode on one Jet-ski and we followed behind bouncing across their wake. After zooming across the waves, we settled at a special location where we jumped in and snorkelled and saw lots of turtles. Then they took us to a small island, and then on to a sandbank in the middle of the ocean before we sped off on those crazy jet skis across some huge waves back home. It was exhilarating and great fun and I’d recommend this trip a lot! The food was delicious at every restaurant, the beach club and grill probably being our favourite restaurant, but we also really recommend the Indian food you get at Aqua! It is better than many of the curries we have tasted in our travels across India. All of the chefs, and waiters and waitresses are so polite and helpful and go out of their way to tend to your needs. In particular, Noora who, after I mentioned that we liked matcha tea, searched the island and met us at breakfast with it. A huge shout out goes to the sommelier team, Joseph, Brian and Lee who helped us navigate our way through many of the delicious array of 92+ exceptional wines that are all part of the all-inclusive plan. We would explain our meal and get perfectly matched wines selected by the team and our glasses were never empty. Every evening we would end up at the sunset bar and try out the different delicious cocktails. We drank a lot of those so really need to thank the whole team for being brilliant - Faya, Arlim, Samhu, Ali, and Shafeegu. We had two extra experiences, the cinema under the stars, and the "dine by the sea", both of which were incredibly romantic and created once in a lifetime memories. Thanks so much to Samah, Faya and the rest of the "dine by design" team. Our cleaner Hassan (didi) made the place sparkle and smell amazing every day and even recognised that we really enjoyed a bubble bath and made multiple beautiful flower displays for us which were always welcome at the end of the day. Thank you to the whole Emerald team for such a great honeymoon.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear ablake11235, Warm greetings from Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa! Thank you for this magnificent review of your recent stay at Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa. We are delighted and equally privileged to have been your destination of choice to celebrate your honeymoon. It is with heartfelt to read your admiration and to hear that you had an amazing honeymoon vacation with us. At Emerald, you can expect an unparalleled experiences and we are glad that our hospitality and services exceeded your expectations which is very rewarding. Thank you very much for your in-depth depiction of your incredible experience at Emerald Maldives from the the hotel structure and its location admiring the natural beauty of the lush private island, to the soft white sands in our wide spread beach area and to the marine environment and its habitat. Moreover, to your well-appointed water villa located right on the pier, overlooking to turquoise seawater where you can enjoy an elegant, cozy and relaxed ambiance in a modern and comfortable style. We are delighted to hear your appreciation towards the hotel carefully designed indoor and outdoor activities where we wanted to create a sanctuary for guests who wish to escape the pressures and stress of modern-day life. Additionally, to the hotel products and offers like "Dine by Design" offering a wide range of flavorful and lavish cuisine stimulating guest palates based on their likes and preferences followed by an extensive beverage lists and Sommeliers wine selections creating a unique dining experience. We are truly touched with your efforts of remembering the names of the team members and for highlighting them in your review. Truly it has been our pleasure, to spoil and pamper you during your holiday. Your sincere praise will surely motivate the whole Emerald family to continue delivering their incomparable excellent service. Reading your review warms our heart and this certainly made our day. If the memories of your honeymoon and the whole Emerald experience starts fading away, you can always come back. We wish to have the pleasure welcoming you again for further great memories in our beautiful island paradise. With the best regards, Srikanth Devarapalli General Manager
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Mohammed wrote a review 11 Sep
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Emerald Resort is one of a kind, it has variety of restaurants, activities, and services. The privacy is perfect & the staff are beyond friendly. I strongly recommend visiting such phenomenal resort. I would like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Ibrahim Saajid for his amazing efforts since day one.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Vacation21011465544, Warm greetings from Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa! Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review following your stay with us at Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa. We are very pleased to hear that overall you had an amazing stay at our island paradise and enjoyed the your culinary journey in all of our restaurants, facilities and its amenities and indoor and outdoor activities on the island. Moreover, at Emerald the happiness and satisfaction of our guests is the most important part. The dedication of our team to ensure you feel special through their warm hospitality and genuine service is an essential part of the wonderful memories you’ll take home with you hence. I am grateful for the kind words you bestowed upon the team especially to Saajid for making your stay memorable. Vacation21011465544, the Emerald family awaits your next visit and we look forward to giving you an unparalleled experience and create even more incredible moments you can treasure and look back on fondly. With the best regards, Srikanth Devarapalli General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Fasmendhoo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Japanese.
Does Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.