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The Residence - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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  • About this holiday

    The Residence Maldives is an exclusive and secluded retreat with luxurious villas built in a traditional Maldivian style which blend seamlessly into the natural environment.

    The journey and how you get there


    Welcome amenities, cold towel and ice tea on arrival, unpacking and packing service by the butler, access to beach pool with towels, one sunrise or sunset yoga class, use of the gym and sauna facilities, non-motorised water sports and access to the library.

    Included in your holiday

    Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room and include scheduled flight from London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle to Malé via Dubai on Emirates, British Airways London Gatwick to Malé or Sri Lankan Airways London to Malé, internal flight to Kaadedhdhoo Domestic Airport and onward return transfer by speedboat and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday at The Residence Maldives are per person based on two people sharing a Beach or Water Villa.
    Low season: From £3080 for 7 nights
    High season: From £3390 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Honeymoon and Anniversary offer 2018(3)
      Guests celebrating their honeymoon or anniversary will receive a bottle of wine on arrival, a 10% discount at The Spa by Clarins, a sunset cocktail for two with canapes at The Beach Bar, a romantic in-villa bath set, an in-villa breakfast once during the stay and guests staying a minimum of 7 days on half board will also be upgraded to full board. Valid on stays in one bedroom villas from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019.
    • Complimentary transfers 2018
      Stay a minimum of 4 nights and receive complimentary return transfers when staying in any villa category from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019.
    • Early booking offer 2018(61)
      Book 90 days before arrival and receive a 35% discount off room rates or book 60 days before arrival and receive a 25% discount off room rates or book 30 days before arrival and receive a 20% discount off room rates on stays from 1 April 2018 until 31 March 2019. Combinable with stay pay offer.
    • Free nights offer 2018(3)

      Stay 7 nights for the price of 5 for bed and breakfast stays in all villa categories from 1 December 2018 to 22 December 2018 or stay 7 nights for the price of 6 for bed and breakfast stays in all villa categories from 7 January 2019 to 31 March 2019.

    • Complimentary upgrade to Full Board honeymoon and anniversary in the Maldives 2019
      Book now and receive a complimentary upgrade from Half Board to Full Board on honeymoon or anniversary stays from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2020. In addition, guests will receive a full range of exciting inclusions such as complimentary cocktails. Minimum stay of 7 nights. Restrictions apply.
    • Complimentary return air and speedboat transfers in the Maldives for 2019
      Book now and receive complimentary air transfers from Male, and speedboat transfers from Kooddoo, on stays from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2020. Minimum stay of 4 nights. Restrictions apply.
    • Up to 35% Early Booking Discount Maldives for 2019
      Book 90 days prior to arrival and receive a 35% discount on stays from 1 April 2019 until 31 March 2020. If the booking is made just 60 days prior to arrival, this discount will reduce to 25%. If the booking is made just 30 days prior to arrival, this discount will reduce to 20%. Restrictions apply.
    • 7 nights for the price of 5 Maldives for late 2019(1)
      Book now and receive 7 nights for the price of 5 on stays from 1 April 2019 until 22 December 2019. Restrictions apply.
    • 7 nights for the price of 6 Maldives for early 2020
      Book now and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 on stays from 7 January 2020 until 31 March 2020. Restrictions apply.
    • 35% discount offer
      Stay before the 30th June 2019 and receive a 35% discount off our rates on bed and breakfast. Guests will also receive a complimentary upgrade to half board for 2 people, a complimentary room upgrade from Beach Villa to Water Villa or Beach Pool Villa to Water Pool Villa (dependent on availability) and for stays of 4 night or longer guests will receive complimentary domestic transfers for 2 people. This offer is only combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    "Unparalleled beauty and an idyllic refuge from the rigours of modern-day living".

    Hotel description

    The Residence Maldives is an exclusive and secluded retreat which is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group. Situated on the pristine island of Falhumaafushi, measuring 1km long by 120 metres at its widest point, this luxury hotel offers an unspoilt, tranquil and utterly breathtaking paradise idyll. Residence Maldives comprises 94 thatched villas built in a traditional Maldivian style designed to seamlessly blend into their natural island environment. Airy and infused with an abundance of natural light, the villas blend colonial sophistication with contemporary style where bespoke furnishings are complemented by local curios and artworks. Amidst verdant surroundings, beachfront villas at the Residence Maldives offer a true ‘sand between the toes’ experience with a cosy veranda leading out from the spacious living room boasting expansive views of the ocean. The over-water villas meanwhile allow you to slip straight from your private deck into the cool, clear surrounding waters teeming with lively schools of fish and vivid coral reefs. Overlooking the beach and partially submerged in the swimming pool, the beach bar is the focal point of the resort and serves light meals and island-style drinks, whilst the Dining Room offers a casual setting for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving Asian and Indian-Ocean inspired cuisine with a contemporary twist. The Falhumaa meanwhile is a spectacular overwater venue located at the end of a 230-metre jetty overlooking the colourful reef. Here, you’ll dine from a menu features the western cuisine, with a natural emphasis on fresh fish, accompanied by the finest wines from around the world. As well as a fitness centre, sauna and steam room, hair salon, meditation and yoga classes, the Residence Maldives features a Spa by Clarins, featuring a wide array of holistic treatments and massages to rejuvenate both mind and body. The resort has its own five-star PADI dive centre, with exceptional dive sites amongst rare and unspoilt coral reefs rich in marine life between five minutes and an hour away by boat. All in all, The Residence Maldives is an idyllic resort promising blissful tranquillity at every level.


    Gaafu Alifu Atoll

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    380km south of Malé International Airport, accessible by air to Kaadedhdhoo (a 55-minute journey) and 60-minute speedboat transfer. Direct transfers are also available by sea-plane to Falhumaafushi, a 90-minute journey (subject to availability).

    Closest airport

    Room types

    All 94 villas have sundeck or veranda with sun loungers and beach umbrella, air conditioning, overhead fan, hairdryer, safe, direct-dial telephone, 40-inch LED TV, DVD player, internet connection, espresso machine with tea-making facilities, mini-bar, rain shower, luxury amenities, WiFi, 24-hour in-villa dining, butler service available.
    Beach Villa
    Beach Pool Villa
    Water Villa
    Water Pool Villa
    Deluxe Water Pool Villa
    Two-bedroom Beach Pool Villa
    Two-bedroom Water Pool Villa

    Hotel facilities and services

    2 Restaurants, Private dining, Beach access, Beach bar, Beach dining, Library, Clarins Spa, Hair salon, Fitness centre, Sauna, Steam room, Freshwater swimming pool, Sunrise and sunset Yoga, Snorkeling equipment, Complimentary rental of non-motorized water-sports equipment, Boutique and gift shop, DVD and CD library, Internet corner, Kid’s club (open 10am to 5.30pm), Transfers, Complimentary cots for under 3s, PADI dive centre, Outdoor movie night subject to weather conditions, Weekly activities from Golf putting to Chef's carving classes. Wedding packages are available.

    Water sports

    Complimentary: Kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling, catamaran sailing and tuition.
    Chargeable: Scuba diving, jetskiing, waterskiing, knee boarding, fun tubes and deep-sea fishing, parasailing, island excursions.

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Sports nearby


    Children under 3 years can stay in a cot free of charge and rollaway beds can be added for older children. Under 13s receive complimentary breakfast and eat at 50% the menu price in the restaurants when eating with parent/s. A kids' club is available from 10 to 17:30.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 4 nights from 23 December to 6 January.

    Other information

    A compulsory supplement is required for stays over the festive season to cover the Christmas Eve Dinner (24/12) and New Year's Eve Dinner (31/12).

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      Complete a simple booking form and e-mail it to us.

    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


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