Where to Stay in the Maldives
Maldives Le Meridien and Spa is an eco-friendly all-villa resort, with 141 villas. Located on an island, it is surrounded by a lagoon and coral reefs alive with Manta Rays, turtles, and other types of marine life. The resort has six food and beverage outlets, a full-service spa, and various other facilities.
The Maldives is a small country. And it comprise a chain of 26 coral atolls. While there are 1,190 islands, only 185 of them are populated.
Most interestingly, the country boasts a unique “one island, one resort” concept. In other words, one resort occupies an entire island!
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Le Meridien Resort & Spa Maldives is a member of the hotel group, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts. In fact, it is the group’s first property in the Maldives.
Le Meridien is a French-based hotel group. In fact, it has more than 100 hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories around the world.
To clarify, Le Meridien is a part of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of 30 hotel brands.
Le Meridien Maldives Resort is located on Thilamaafushi Island at the southern tip of Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives. In fact, it is surrounded by a vast lagoon.
Most importantly for eco-tourists, there are numerous coral reefs alive with exotic marine life. And they include pods of Manta Rays and turtles.
As an eco-resort, the hotel is committed to safeguarding a “low carbon footprint” across its operations. In fact, it focuses on renewable energy, waste reduction, and the use of renewable resources.
Regarding its location, the hotel is a 35-minute seaplane ride from Velana (MLE) International Airport in Malé.
Le Meridien Resort Maldives has 141 villas and bungalows. And they run from one to three bedrooms. Included are beach villas, beach bungalows, lagoon villas, and over-water villas. In fact, many units have beach pools. And other have over-water pools.
Food and Beverage
Le Meridien Maldives Resort has six food and beverage outlets. And each one has a different vibe and a different menu.
- Tabemasu – as the resort’s signature restaurant, Tabemsau serves a Western and Japanese menu. And it opens for dinner only.
- Riviera – as the resort’s adults only bar, Riviera overlooks an oceanfront infinity pool and the beach. And it opens for lunch and dinner.
- Waves Café -with a “mindful eating space”, the cafe serves healthy and nourishing dishes. And it opens for lunch only.
- Velaa Bar + Grill – overlooking the resort’s main swimming pool, it serves crafted cocktails and light dishes. And it opens for lunch and dinner.
- Latitude – as a “social gathering place”, Latitude is a coffee house serving custom-brewed coffees, aperitifs, and small plates.
- Turquoise – overlooking the beach, Turquoise serves local and international favourites. As an all-day dining restaurant, it opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Le Meridien Resort Maldives has a full-service spa. And it offers a full menu of spa treatments. In addition, there are two outdoor swimming pools and a children’s pool.
Moreover, the resort has a fitness center with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. However, there is a charge for fitness classes.
Uniquely, the resort’s Marine Hub. To clarify, it focuses on marine awareness and conservation.
In addition, the resort offers many other activities such as yoga, creative arts, diving, snorkeling,
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Nilesh Singh, General Manager, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to unlock the sights, sounds and aromas of the destination, showcasing matchless hospitality and enriching experiences that bring to life the Maldives through Le Méridien’s distinct European-lens,” Nilesh says.
Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International.
“We are thrilled to introduce the iconic Le Méridien brand to the Maldives, strengthening our presence in this captivating destination,” Rajeev says.
“We look forward to expanding our portfolio further in the Maldives in order to offer distinctive and personalized experiences for travelers.”
Jason Nuell, Senior Vice President, Premium Brands, Marriott International.
“We are delighted to bring Le Méridien to this internationally desired destination, the perfect place for guests to step out of their daily routine and into a glamorous getaway where wandering sans agenda and lingering longer are encouraged,” Jason says.
Le Meridien Resort & Spa Maldives – Lhaviyani Atoll, Thilamaafushi Island, Maldives.
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