If we had to define Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa in just a few words we would use exactly what their claim says: Natural Elegance of the Maldives.
Emerald is built on a beautiful island in the north of the Maldivian Archipelago, specifically in the Raa Atoll. This property is an All-Inclusive resort, which means that when you come to the property the only thing you will think about is to relax. All restaurants, drinks, snacks, minibar are all included and you won’t be subjected to any extra costs. Don’t confuse it with regular all-inclusive package. This is a premium deluxe meal plan and you will receive only the best selection of food and beverage. It’s really hard to find something like this in Maldives.
We loved everything about this place. Since the moment we arrived we have been welcomed with champagne right outside the seaplane and our personal Butler Dave came straight away to us to introduce himself, pick us up and show us around on his baggy.
Every step was incredibly smooth with great care for details and outstanding service.
We had the opportunity to stay in the overwater villa with hammock, private pool and lagoon view. Our room was spacious, beautifully designed with many precious elements like distinctive pieces of art on the wall and the white marble in the bathroom. I must say that even the closet has been one of the most comfortable we have ever experienced so far. Very well thought through as the spaces were divided perfectly for the best usage.
FOOD & DRINKS
The resort has 4 different restaurants:
- The main “Aqua” Restaurant is set directly on the beach facing the ocean. The indoor buffet will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which will include several different cooking stations each with individual international cuisines, including Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Italian together with so many Vegetarian and vegan options.
- The “Beach Club Grill” Restaurant is set on the main beach also very close to the main pool area.
- The Asian Restaurant “Asiatique” is open at dinner also with teppanyaki show.
- The “Amazonico” restaurant serves dishes that are prepared in the open kitchen according to Central and South American traditional recipes and it is open at dinner
Executive Chef Aldo looks after all the food and beverage outlets and he does an incredible job at keeping the quality level and the presentation of the food on a really high standard.
Every member of the staff is incredibly trained to offer the best experience. Coming from an hospitality background we can totally see the amount of work that this property invests to make sure that every client won’t be disappointed in any aspect.
Even when we had to leave, our butler took care about all our documents which we had to present at the airport since it was our last day in Maldives. We have been also given a “day room” which was basically another over water villa just as beautiful as the one we had before since our check out was around 10am and our flight in the late afternoon. This was the cherry on the cake.
WHY WE RECOMMEND IT
Emerald Maldives is owned and run by an Italian family and they work incredibly well to translate the Italian impeccable hospitality, beauty and incredible flavours in every corner of this resort.
Everyone was incredibly nice to us, everyone remembered every guest name and I cannot deny the fact that we shared a couple of tears when we left this island. We felt home and we felt incredibly looked after in a very natural and Elegant way.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK! We highly recommend it!
Karen & Terence