An exceptional private island resort with brand new facilities and world-class diving and snorkellingfrom $1,001 /night
- Year-round manta ray sightings with a peak between October and November
- Excellent facilities for children with a kids club, pool, play zone, special menus, and guided activities
- Short boat rides to the best dive sites in Raa Atoll, plus a few in Baa as well
- Brand new luxurious facilities, opened December 2019
Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa is one of Raa Atoll's most exciting new resorts. This striking property perfect balances tranquillity and adventure, blending seamlessly into a stunning backdrop of white sand, sparkling sea, and tropical jungle. Spoil yourself with spacious and modern villas, fine dining, pampering spa services, and perfect pool areas. Or, opt for action-packed days of scuba diving, snorkelling, day trips and sports - with complimentary access to all your favourite equipment.
About Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa
Part of the luxurious LHW family of resorts, Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa, is one of the newest additions to Raa Atoll. This stunning escape from the everyday features facilities to suit adventurous couples, families, and groups, plus all the lush details you'd expect from a five-star property. Scuba dive and snorkel any time you want on the island's expansive house reef. Or, indulge in soothing spa services, fine dining, exciting local excursions, and long days of relaxation at the infinity pool.
Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa is ideally located, giving you access to all the best dive sites in Raa, and a few in neighbouring atolls, as well. Take on fast-paced drift dives, explore channels and seamounts, or go slow while exploring colourful coral gardens. You can make the most of your time on the island with TGI DIVERS dive courses, night dives, and guided experiences on the island's house reef, while experienced divers enjoy on-demand access to these calm waters, free to dive at their own pace and schedule.
Explore the resort
Open to guests in December 2019, Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa boasts brand new, modern facilities. This island's tranquil setting blends perfectly with sustainable construction to provide some of the atoll's most comfortable accommodations. Each spacious and chic villa comes equipped with everything you'll need for your dream vacation, as well as easy access to the island's beautiful beaches, shaded paths, and house reef. Adventurous guests can choose from a long list of activities, with everything from dive courses and snorkelling, to paddleboarding and kayaking, bicycle tours, and more.
With six restaurants and bars, you'll never run out of delicious options for dining and drinking here. Each day's menus are handcrafted to showcase the island's organically grown ingredients and fresh line-caught local seafood. Plan a day or two for total rest and relaxation at Emerald Spa. This tranquil oasis offers a private and peaceful setting for a wide variety of massage therapies and bodywork, plus Jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish baths. Families with children can take advantage of the kids’ club, featuring exciting activities like guided snorkelling and sports, special kids-only dining, and an outdoor pool and play zone.
Diving at Emerald Maldives
Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa's partner dive centre, TGI Divers, is among the most reputable operators in the Maldives. They offer complimentary "try dives", PADI and SSI courses, and guided adventures by day or night on the house reef, as well as daily excursions throughout Raa Atoll and beyond. Their scheduled boat trips hit all the best sites, including current-swept channels called kandus, and bustling pinnacles known as thilas. If you prefer laid-back diving, spend your days exploring the island's expansive coral gardens. No matter which experience suits you best, you'll love this shop's brand new rental gear and cameras, spacious dive boats, free nitrox for qualified divers, and expert international team.
Raa Atoll is a diverse diving area with something for everyone. You'll find shallow and protected reefs playing host to hundreds of species of fish and coral and plenty of cool creatures. Plus, classic Maldivian diving with fast-paced currents, big fish, and spectacular underwater formations. The atoll plays host to some very exciting marine megafauna, and lucky divers can spot turtles, sharks, and even reef manta rays all year round. If you're up for an adventure, consider a day trip to neighbouring Baa Atoll's most northern sites. Experienced buddy teams can also embark on self-guided adventures on the island's house reef.
- Don't miss out on this resort's selection of complimentary non-motorised land-based activities and watersports!
- Pack a few smart outfits for luxurious evenings of dining and drinking around the island.
- Be sure to keep your camera handy during boat rides around the island - dolphins are often spotted on the surface.
- Plan at least one dry day for enjoying the Emerald Spa's massage therapy, bodywork, sauna, and Turkish bath.
Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa aims to preserve the Natural Beauty of the environment through the selection of natural materials to blend with the surrounding ecosystem, and by adopting a resort-wide green mentality. Several sustainable initiatives have been implemented on the island, including switching from plastic to glass water bottles, non-invasive designs to preserve the natural habitat, sessions every week on Marine life protection with the resident Marine Biologist, and an on-site organic garden.
Diving in Raa Atoll
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Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water