Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, a 154-villa resort on the island of Thilamaafushi, welcomes creative-minded travellers to experience chic island living from 01 August 2021, when the stylish European-inspired brand new resorts opens it’s doors to travellers for the first time.
Secluded in a southeastern pocket of Lhaviyani Atoll at the heart of Maldives, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is located on Thilamaafushi, a natural island defined as “island surrounded by vast lagoon” in Dhivehi, the local parlance of the Maldives.
Spanning nine hectares, the island is an eco-conscious haven abundant with indigenous flora and fauna, enveloped by a shimmering lagoon and coral reefs bursting with vibrant marine life, including pods of Manta Rays and turtles. The resort is accessible by a 35-minute seaplane journey north of Velana (MLE) International Airport, Malé.
Every aspect of the resort’s design takes cues from the Paris-born brand’s mid-century design aesthetic and European heritage inspired by the era of glamorous travel, presented through a Maldivian lens.
The resort’s distinct timeless chic design is inspired by the formation of the Maldives Archipelago, emulating the Atoll’s unique topography, its bordering reefs, coral gardens, marine life and underwater pinnacles known as “Thilas”. Interior and exterior design celebrates the Maldives’ distinct life and culture and vibrant landscape, fused with mid-century modern and Bauhaus aesthetics to present a resort that sits in harmony with the natural environment.
Guests will be able to dine at six restaurants and bars showcasing global tastes and locally harvested produce, as well as enjoy treatments from sustainable international brands at Explore Spa by Le Méridien. The hotel will also take part in Le Méridien’s signature brand programmes that evoke the glamour of a summer spent on the French Riviera.
This includes “Au Soleil”, which encourages a summer state of mind with activations at “Golden Hour”, the magical hour at the end of a day under the sun; and Le Scoop by Le Méridien, which invites guests to pair a glass of rosé with a refreshing scoop of gelato or sorbet.
Families can take advantage of the Le Méridien Family and Kids’ Hub, with programming that ranges from day and night nature trails, a mini marine conservation program, folklore storytelling, sustainable art classes and micro-green planting in The Greenhouse. Families can also explore a purposefully-curated menu of expeditions that include a nature safari, marine talks and coral restoration, family foraging and cooking classes. The resort also presents a boutique lifestyle space that features an ocean facing fitness studio and yoga pavilion as well as an interactive creative arts studio for guests to stay balanced and inspired during their travel.
Rates start from USD 600 per night in a Sunrise Overwater Villa inclusive of breakfast and dinner. For further information or to make a reservation, please visit www.lemeridien-maldives.com.