Raffles Maldives Meradhoo invites marine-life enthusiasts to marvel at the sight of the whale shark in the healthy reefs of Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The new experience will take guests out on a traditional Dhoni across the warm Indian Ocean. And they will meet the magnificent spotted sharks which are up to 12 metres in length.
Guests can embark on this bespoke journey and expect to encounter up to three whale sharks; the largest fish in the world. The Raffles marine-life biologist will be on-hand to equant guests with the incredible creatures. Moreover, the biologist will identity passing sea life, including; turtles, dolphins, and manta rays, all rich in the vast expanse of ocean.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo has been welcoming travellers in search of true tranquillity and complete escapism since its opening in 2019. The luxury resort offers access to some of the most pristine reefs in the Maldives. A Marine Butler is available to every guest and will happily lead snorkelling tours of the resort’s two remarkable and endlessly fascinating house reefs.
Gaafu Alifu atoll is one of the world’s largest and deepest atolls and the astoundingly clear, blissfully warm waters immediately surrounding the Raffles resort teem with a kaleidoscope of colourful fish.
About Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is a hidden gem located in the pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort features a main island and an overwater island. The main private island is home to 22 villas, including Raffles Residences, Beach Villas and Deluxe Beach Villas. Additionally, this island is also the home to the overwater Raffles Spa, the main pool, and a soft white sand beach.
Meanwhile, the overwater Island experience, located a few short minutes away by boat, offers a collection of vast overwater villas and residences. There is also a sophisticated Nikkei restaurant Yuzu and sunset-facing Yapa pool bar. So, together these two private islands offer two distinctive experiences, bound together by Raffles’ legendary service.
The Whale Shark Encounter at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is available to book from January 2021 and is USD 500++ per person (rate is subject to 10% service charge and 12% government taxes). Likewise, the two-hour encounter starts in the evening and includes an extensive array of canapés and beverages.
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