If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have your own private island, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo on the pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll has just the experience waiting for you. For a limited time, the resort is offering an exceptional USD1 million all-inclusive island buyout, allowing you a rare opportunity to experience this remarkable resort on your own terms. In addition to unparalleled privacy and a host of special privileges, the You Run Raffles Maldives even gives you the use of an additional ‘deserted island’ that can be transformed into an epic celebration or adventure space.
Situated in one of the most remote and unblemished corners of the Maldives, You Run Raffles Maldives is available for four-night, five-day stays, and treats up to 70 of your very lucky loved ones, friends and close associates to the all-inclusive, legendary service of Raffles, complete with Raffles Butlers, in a tropical oasis.
After a private charter flight from the Maldivian capital of Malé or landing a private jet at Kooddoo airport (located in the resort’s atoll of Gaafu Alifu) via Gaan airport, your guests will have full access to the resort’s two islands: a white-sand idyll where 21 vast villas reside among palm trees as well as an overwater retreat where residences stand over gently lapping waters.
As part of the experience, guests will also have access to a nearby deserted island to enact whatever castaway fantasy they may wish. Whether transformed into a tropical playground; a thrilling sunset concert with a celebrity DJ; or serving as a serene escape for a romantic night-time champagne-and-stargazing session guided by a personal astronomer, this bonus beach hideaway is a blank canvas that can be designed for the dream experience of a lifetime.
Adding another layer of indulgence, the culinary team at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo will also create special menus and tailored dining experiences for your guests. Exclusive dining experiences may involve a supper of beef tenderloin with chimichurri at The Firepit, an elemental, tiki torch-lit barbecue restaurant where diners sit at sunken tables that have been carved from the sand, or superlative sushi and potent pisco sours at elegant Nikkei restaurant, Yuzu. For sundowners, parties can gather at the Long Bar for free-flowing Maldives Slings, an irresistible mix of gin, coconut, cinnamon and clove.
No island getaway would be complete without an incomparable spa experience. Raffles Spa will treat guests to Biologique Recherche facials, Aromatherapy Associates massages, and many other bespoke treatments. Guests are also free to enjoy endless water sports and unlimited use of the resort’s yacht Azimut. Dolphin-watching cruises, fishing or diving expeditions may be arranged, with cocktails and canapés waiting on board.
Sea-life lovers can also enjoy this region’s remarkable beauty under the guidance of their own Raffles Marine Butler, a unique concept in the Maldives, who will happily lead snorkelling excursions to the resort’s two vibrant house reefs, home to scores of fish species, from fluorescent parrotfish to handsome blacktip sharks and 22 gentle hawksbill turtles.
As a personal memento, guests will receive a range of personalised souvenirs, including a customised robe, and custom epicurean treats created by the chefs for guests to take home, with each gift intended to serve as a treasured reminder of a holiday like no other.