• a couple of palm trees next to a body of water

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

A Gem In The Raa Atoll

Located on the northern Raa Atoll in the Maldives archipelago, Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa introduces a perfect blend of contemporary luxury with the magnificence of its natural environment to create an idyllic sanctuary in the Indian Ocean.

The new five-star deluxe all-inclusive resort comprises of 120 stylish villas, with half situated on the 1.5km soft, white sand beach and half over the shimmering, turquoise waters, with both having options for a private Jacuzzi or private pool all to yourself. 

Make the most of your Emerald Maldives experience from indulging in a Balinese treatment in the Emerald SPA, sampling the incredible fine dining choices in the resort's restaurants or an unforgettable sunset dinner on the beach to getting up close with the incredible marine life of the Raa Atoll on a snorkelling excursion – you'll be spoilt for choice.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 104 Reviews
Maldives, Indian Ocean

Hotel highlights

  • Deluxe All-Inclusive Resort
  • Member of The Leading Hotels of the World
  • Natural and Informal Elegance
  • Four suberb restaurants

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 120 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • Eco-friendly
  • Private villas

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

  • Beach
  • 40 minutes by seaplane
104 Reviews % of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 97
  • Very Good 8
  • Average 0
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jan 18, 2020

Emerald compared to other resorts

Denmark

We have been to Maldives 16 times since 2011. Every person/family is different – so our review is naturally personalized from our “demands of a dream vacation”. What is important for us: 1) HOUSE REEF SNORKELING– have to be easy access from beach/jetty and we prefer fish soup over corals. 2) ALL INCLUSIVE – have to be a la carte. 3) POOL VILLA 4) PRICE…… We have been to the following resorts since 2011 Outrigger Konotta 2 times Milaidhoo 2 times Kandolhu (5 times) Centara Grand (2 times) Hideaway Beach (2 times) Park Hyatt Six Senses Emerald So how does we rate Emerald compared to “our” Maldives wish list…. 1) House reef Emerald have a very good house reef with many small fish. You can access the reef from water villas or the beach (one side of the island) – but it is not the best house we have seen . You can´t snorkel around the Island because of Seaplane and boat traffic. Half the Island also have a big lagoon where it is to far out to the reef. There is also no “jettys” to snorkel between so you are limited to snorkel back and forward to same place if you are in Water Villa. In House reef we will give Emerald 4 in rating (where 5 is best) Our Chart is: 5*: Milaidhoo, Kandolhu 4.5* Konotta, Hideaway Beach 4* Centara Grand, Emerald 3*, Park Hyatt (also good but not so close to beach and more difficult to reach) 1* Six Senses (cant at all recommend because so far out for snorkeling.) What is the differences in house reef between these resorts ? Milaidhoo have the biggest amount of fish ever seen – like a big wall in front of you with 1000 fish in front of you. This is so amazing. Kandolhu is so wonderful and easy to access from jetty and beach – and have many turtles, Octopus, nurse sharks and big fish everywhere. We simply love this reef very much. The reef in Konotta is better in corals but still in total Emerald have a very good house reef. 2) FOOD: Emerald all inclusive is really wonderful and high level –no extra at all ever in any restaurant (unless lobster). Minibar and in room was included (half bottle of white and red wine is “limited” though limited) and could be better. The selection of wine in restaurants was in very good quality – and so was the wonderful drinks in the bar. Emerald do a fine job – but we also have to be honest and say – that we think that Kandolhu and Milaidhoo, here are a little better. This is mainly because of the different restaurants they have to offer and quality of food and service. Emerald makes unfortunately a fixed plan on arrival where all the dining places and time was set in advanced. The buffet at main restaurant is good with many different cooking station and quality is fine – but we since we prefer a la carte dining then we wanted to change one night away to one of the other 2 al la carte restaurants – but this was not possible. When we are on vacation we don’t want to be “set” on a fixed time plan and where to eat. We have suggested management to changes this – and was informed that in future (real soon) that this will be done – so that we look forward to when coming back. Our food ranking is: 5* Kandolhu, Milaidhoo 4.5* Konotta, Six Senses, 4* Park Hyatt, Hideaway Beach, Emerald 3* Centara, So does this mean that Emerald is bad ? – not at all. All places here are high quality – but Kandolhu take it to another level with 30 rooms and 5 places to eat. This is hard to beat for any resort. Milaidhoo also are on a luxury level of its own. That is why we give these two a little higher ranking. But we could still go back to all resort again – if it was food that was our only choice and if Emerald will change their fixed plans and time and place. So Emerald is truly a very nice place to be for all food lovers.. Rooms: All rooms in Emerald is nice and have good space compared to many of the other resorts – and we loved the privacy here in the beach villa with pool and directly access to beach and snorkeling – just steps outside our villa. The water villa with pool we also tried and can recommend highly. So we will give Emerald 5* in room quality. Also the gym, yoga class we used a lot and they are also adding up the quality level of Emerald. Our villa ranking is: 6* (out of this world) Konotta Residence villa with pool 5* Milaidhoo Beach villa with pool 5* Milaidhoo Water villa with pool 5*. Hideaway Beach 2 bedroom family villa with big pool 4,5* Emerald Beach Villa with pool, Emerald Water villa with pool 4,5* Kandolhu Duplex beach villa with pool + Kandolhu Beach villa with pool 4,5* Konotta Beach villa with pool, 4* Six Senses (water villa) 4* Kandolhu (Jacussi beach villa) 4* Centara (sunset water villa) 4* Hideaway Beach 2011 beach villa with splash pool before renovation 3*. Park Hyatt beach villa 2*. Centara beach villa (no privacy - can hear people next door) Even this list is long – we would without hesitation go back to all rooms again from 6* to 4*… (We did not like the concrete floor and dark layout off Park Hyatt and we think that Centara beach villa have no privacy at all and you can hear people next door room easy.) So what is our conclusion then – and what is our recommendation ? All these wonderful resorts makes it very hard to choose – and we don’t have only one favorite. But the final thing that also comes in mind is the budget – and this makes it sometimes easier (or harder) to make the choice. When we travel we always ask for prices on Milaidhoo, Kandolhu, Hideaway, Konotta to compare price. Now we can add Emerald also to that list – but if prices are close then we would to be honest choose Milaidhoo and Kandolhu first – before Emerald. But we would love to come back to Emerald again. We are so grateful about all service and attention from all staff in Emerald. It will not be fair to mention one from another - because it was all the way extremely good. In restaurants, bar, pool – fitness/yoga – house keeping, sommeliers and management was doing a lot to make you feel happy and relaxed. Everywhere there was kindness and a wonderful attention that was given in a naturally high level that impressed us much. But again when we travel to resorts with only 30 or 50 rooms you get to know the staff a little more -and the staff also have a better chance to get to know. Which is impossible at a big resorts with over 100 rooms. But still Emerald do a very good job here. We can only give Emerald our best recommendation.
Jan 18, 2020

AMAZING honeymoon

There are not enough words to describe this amazing and breathtaking resort. We have travelled over 20 hours and the experience made it well worth it. We had originally booked the hot tub villa but we are able to upgrade to the pool just as we wanted which was an amazing way to start the trip. Along with the bathroom being the prettiest bathroom we have ever seen the staff had also decorated our bed saying happy honeymoon which gave it a nice touch. Every single person working at the resort greeted us with a smile for the whole week and was super friendly and approachable. All the guys at the sunset bar were awesome - Nishandha and Areej. We did not get everyone’s names but we will never forget Areej at Sunset Bar. He was definitely friendly and full of energy, and he was one of our highlights of the trip. Rao the front desk manager also checked in with us and was super friendly. He made sure our honeymoon dinner was going smoothly. Ladies at the spa also provided an amazing massage.. my husband talked about it being the best one he has ever received. Shout out to all the guys that work around maintaining the resort and landscaping. The staff in the bar and butlers likely get acknowledged often but those working out directly in the scorching sun /landscaping probably not so much. We made sure to tip those for their hard work which may sometimes go unnoticed. We will definitely be back!!!
View all
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Facilities

a group of palm trees next to a tree

The Emerald Spa

Indulge and unwind in total privacy and serenity with a soothing Balinese or Thai treatment in the Balinese-style Emerald SPA. Featuring ten air-conditioned bungalows, an Indonesian style pool and a relax area with Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish baths, the spa has everything you need for a unique wellness experience.

a turtle swimming under water

Diving & Watersports Centre

Located right on the resort's white sand beach, the Watersport and Diving centre offer an array of exciting and unforgettable experiences from kayaking, kite and wind surfing to sought-after diving and snorkelling amongst the incredible natural coral reefs with over 1000 different fish species to see. The Diving Center also offers the support of certified PADI professionals for those looking to learn how to dive and obtain the PADI license.

a resort near the water

Activites

Make the most of island life and experience some of the fun things to do from taking the bikes out for a cycle around the resort or playing a game of Football, Tennis or Volleyball on the large courts.

Emerald Gym

Gym & Sport Centre

The gym and sport centre features state-of-the-art Technogym gym, two tennis courts, two paddle courts, and even professional assistance for personalised training programs,

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Room Types

Beach Villa

These spacious Beach Villas feature a large, airy bedroom, covered and open patios leading directly on to the beach and a private garden, complete with tropical outdoor shower, just outside the opulent bathroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Jacuzzi Beach Villa

Featuring all the benefits and luxuries of the above Beach Villas, but with the added convenience of a large private jacuzzi to the private garden that is yours to enjoy after a long day in the sun.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Beach Villa with Pool

Featuring all the space and benefits of the standard Beach Villas, but includes a private pool to the private garden as well as convenient covered and open patios, allowing you to enjoy a refreshing dip anytime you wish.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Water Villa

Located right on the resorts's pier, with incredible views overlooking to turquoise waters, Water Villas feature a luxurious bedroom with all modern conveniences, as well as a spacious bathroom and walk-in closet, and your own private patio over the sea.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Jacuzzi Water Villa

Featuring all the amazing benefits and space of the standard Water Villas, Jacuzzi Water Villas come with the added luxury of a Jacuzzi on your private overwater patio – perfect for relaxing and taking in the beautiful views of the ocean.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Water Villa with Pool

Water Villas with Pool feature all the luxuries and conveniences of standard Water Villas but include a 5x3m pool on your overwater patio for you to enjoy a refreshing dip in complete privacy with a panoramic ocean view.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Family Beach Villa with Pool

Perfect for families, these villas feature a large and luxurious master bedroom and bathroom as well as a kid's bedroom complete with its own private bathroom. Your outside space has the convenience of covered and open patios and your own private pool and garden – ideal for entertaining the whole family. 

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Water Villa with Pool

Ideal for Honeymooners or couples looking for exclusvie praivacy, the Superior Water Villas cover 310 sqm of airy and luxurious space, including a large master bedroom, a seperate living room and oversized bathroom, complete with walk-in closet and a jacuzzi bathtub. Outisde, you have a large desck area and a private 8x3 m pool with perfect Indian Ocean views.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Superior Beach Villa with Pool

With over 280 sqm of space, these villas feature a sumputous master bedroom, a seperate living room and a large and opulent bathroom with walk-in closet. Outside, you can enjoy a 8x3 m pool and picturesque garden all with complete privacy – perfect for Honeymoon couples or those just looking to escape from it al.

Presidential Water Villa

Located at the end of the resort's picturesque pier - the Presidential Water Villa is the most exclusive in the water villa category. It features two large and sumptuous bedrooms, each with an oversized private bathroom and walk-in closet, there is also a lounge with a bar, a kitchen and dining area and a private 10x4 m pool all for the ultimate luxurious stay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Royal Beach Villa

Emerald Maldives' ultimate acommodation is the incredible Royal Beach Villa, allowing you to truly feel like a VIP. Layed out over two floors with a massive 900 sqm of space, the villa includes two spacious bedrooms on the ground floor, each with a private bathroom and walk-in closets – a lounge with private bar and kitchen a private garden with large covered and open patios, a gazebo and an incredible indoor/outdoor pool. On the first floor, there is an large and exclusive master bedroom with an oversized bathroom complete with massage area and walk-in closet.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
  • Whirlpool in room
Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Food & Drink

a group of palm trees with a building in the background

Aqua Restaurant

Emerald Maldives' main restaurant, Aqua, is located on the white sand beach overlooking the turquoise ocean and features both indoor and outdoor dining experiences. Featuring a lavish indoor buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as multiple cooking stations each representing an international cuisine from Japanese to Italian Chinese, Vegetarian and Mediterranean.

a beach with palm trees

Beach Club Grill Restaurant

Located on the resort's main stretch of beach, the Beach Club Grill offers a relaxed and laid-back vibe as well as stunning views of the island's lagoon. Open for either lunch or dinner, you'll be able to choose from an amazing selection of fresh fish and seafood, meat and vegetables all cooked on a stone grill to enrich the flavours of each dish. There is also an authentic pizza & pasta station and the Beach Pool Bar to complete the experience.

Emerald Amazonico Restaurant

Amazònico Restaurant

For dinner at Amazònico, dishes are based on original recipes and ingredients from Central and South America cooked in an open kitchen environment allowing guests to witness the cooking process for themselves. The unique menu draws on typical dishes from Brazilian to Mexican, Argentinian, Peruvian, and Chilean cuisine, so guests can choose from quesadillas, beef ribs, enchiladas and Brazilian beef served from the skewers, to mention just a few.

a building with a metal fence

Le Asiatique Restaurant

Located in the centre of the island amidst a lush, authentic tropical forest setting, Le Asiatique is the perfect choice for guests looking to experience Asian cuisine in a luxurious surrounding. Discover the delicious Oriental creations of the Asian Chefs including the Teppanyaki grill and its live cooking shows.

Emerald Sunset Bar

Sunset Bar

From listening to music, enjoying a game billiard right on the white sand beach or sipping a cocktail whilst watching the amazing sunset – relax and enjoy all of this and more in one of the most spectacular areas of the island.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Delxue All-Inclusive Package

Breakfast at Emerald's main restaurant, Aqua. Lunch around the resort in the following restaurants – buffet with à la carte main course at Aqua Restaurant or à la carte from set menu at Beach Club Grill. Dinner is available at the following restaurants – buffet dinner at Aqua Restaurant or à la carte from set menu at Beach Club Grill, Amazònico Restaurant (reservation required) or Le Asiatique Restaurant (reservation required). For the à la carte restaurants, set menus are included within the deluxe all-inclusive package for all villa categories. Additional menu choices are at an additional charge. Extensive wine and beverages list available as part of the deluxe all-inclusive package. Dinner is served from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.

At the resort's main bar, Sunset Bar, enjoy a large variety of premium branded spirits and international beers, international wine list inclusive of wines from around the world, unlimited access to cocktails and signature drinks menu, a large selection of fresh drinks, soft drinks and mineral water.

Guests will also enjoy a complimentary boat excursion (once per seven night stay, or twice per ten night stay), twice scheduled complimentary guided group snorkelling excursions with snorkelling equipment for each guest.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Family Friendly Facilities

a large tree in a forest

Dolphin Kids Club

A haven for kids between 4 to 12 years of age, the Dolphin Kids Club is a 1500 sqm complex that includes a large outdoor playground, a array of indoor and outdoor activities with trained staff to enjoy and even a kid's restaurant and pool to allow both children and parents to fully enjoy their time at Emerald Maldives.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Special Offers

Special offer

Winter offer - Save up to 20%

Book before the 31st January 2020 to save up to 20% on your accommodation with no book before date.

  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Friday, December 20, 2019 to Thursday, April 30, 2020
Offer ends in 11 days

Early booking discount

Save up to 20% on your 2020 accommodation

Book more than 60 days in advance to receive up to 20% reduction on your 2020 accommodation.

  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Friday, May 1, 2020 to Sunday, December 20, 2020
Offer ends in 11 days

Rate reduction

Hotel opening offer - 25% discount

Travel between now and 20th December 2019 to receive a 25% discount on your accommodation.

  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Black out dates may apply.

Travelling
Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoon bookings receive a 20% discount on accommodation, plus:

  • Complimentary 60 minute massage at the Emerald Spa for two.
  • A bottle of sparkling wine in the room upon arrival.
  • Beach romantic dinner for two people.
  • Complimentary upgrade (if available at check-in).

  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • Minimum four night stay required.
  • Booking must be within 12 months of official wedding date and wedding certificate must be presented at check-in.

Travelling
Thursday, August 1, 2019 to Sunday, December 20, 2020