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Le Meridien Maldives Resort to Open This September 2021

Le Meridien Maldives Resort to Open This September 2021

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Did you know that the Maldives is a country made up of 1,192 coral islands in the Indian Ocean?

Its a real dream holiday destination with crystal blue waters, white-sand beaches, and some of the worlds best luxury hotels. A trip to the Maldives will be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you are looking for new hotels in the Maldives, get excited because theres a brand new resort opening this September. Le Meridien Maldives will become the Marriot Groups seventh resort in the Maldives, and it may be their best one yet!

Read on to find out everything you need to know about the new resort opening 2021.

Why Visit the Maldives?

One of the worlds most sought-after paradise locations, the Maldives offers way more than just the tropical climate.

It also has stunning landscapes, tropical forests, and the most transparent, bluest ocean provide the perfect location for your vacation activities.

If you have ever dreamed of walking straight from your hotel room onto a pristine beach where you can snorkel and see an abundance of marine life, then the Maldives is for you.

The ultimate destination for tranquility, relaxation, and switching off, the Maldives is also the perfect location for a celebration. So whether you want to take your honeymoon there or celebrate a big birthday, you will find the Maldives the ideal backdrop.

Where Is Le Meridien Maldives?

Le Meridien Maldives resort is situated on Thilamaafushi island in the Lhaviyani Atoll district of the Maldives.

The Lhaviyani Atoll district covers 54 islands. Only five of them are inhabited; these are Olhuvelifushi, Hinnavaru, Naifaru, and Kurendhoo.

Thilamaafushi is an entirely private island that is only home to the Meridien resort and nothing else. An expansive nine acres, the resort is nestled among palms and surrounded by a stunning blue lagoon.

How Do You Get To the Resort?

The only way to arrive at Le Meridiens Maldives resort is by seaplane. Male is the Maldives capital city. Males international airport is about 130 kilometers away from Thilamaafushi island.

A journey to the resort from the International airport by seaplane takes approximately 35 minutes.

The Villas

The resort has 154 private villas on site. You can select from a 1, two, or three-bedroom villa. There are multiple styles of villas to choose from:

  • 1-bedroom beach bungalow with lagoon access
  • 1-bedroom overwater villa with sunrise and ocean view
  • 1-bedroom overwater villa with sunset and ocean view
  • 1-bedroom beach villa with beachfront access
  • 1-bedroom lagoon villa with sunrise and lagoon view and lagoon access
  • 1-bedroom garden villa with beach access and private pool
  • 1-bedroom beach villa with sunrise view, beach access, and private pool
  • 1-bedroom overwater villa with sunset and ocean view and private pool
  • 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom beach villa with private pool
  • 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom over-water villa with private pool
  • 3-bedroom villa with sunrise and ocean view and lagoon access

You are spoilt for choice with the options, but one thing is for certain; whichever villa you choose, it will be exceptional.

Imagine waking up, watching the sunrise, and jumping straight into the lagoon to check out some wildlife. Or watching the sunset from your private pool over the ocean. With the beach villas, you can step straight out of your villa onto the soft, white sand.

All the villas are designed in a rustic way that blends in with the natural environment. Inside, you have all the luxuries you would expect from a modern, luxury villa, such as king-sized beds, luxury bedding, TVs, power showers, and sleek, contemporary interiors.

The resort has free high-speed WiFi across the island.

What Are the Dining Options?

As with all Marriott hotels, there is an array of luxury dining options for you to choose from. This resort offers six onsite restaurants:


Tabemasu is a Japanese restaurant serving delicious traditional dishes with a French twist. This fusion concept will make dining at the restaurant an experience like no other.


The seafood restaurant on-site serves the freshest, most delicious oysters and seafood platters. Pair this with fresh, crisp wines while gazing out over the ocean. This restaurant is adult only.


The only restaurant of the six on-site open for breakfast, this is an international restaurant. The ocean views will make your dining experience unparalleled to any youve ever had.

The fresh, quirky design of the Turquoise restaurant makes for a lovely location to eat your meal.

Velaa Bar and Grill

Velaa is the poolside option at the resort. It is open for lunch and dinner and serves up delicious cocktails, fresh seafood, and delectable bite-sized snacks. Lounge by the pool as you have your drinks and snacks delivered to you.

Waves Cafe

This cafe has been created to offer healthy, nourishing food for lunch. All ingredients used in the dishes at Waves are organic and sustainably sourced.


This is a coffee house that has a more relaxed cafe vibe. Focusing on small dishes, done right, you can spend your time grazing through the menu and drinking artisanal coffee and cocktails.

The Spa

The luxurious on-site spa is yet another reason to stay at Le Meridien Maldives. The stunningly designed overwater spa is a beacon of tranquility and the perfect place to unwind after a day of adventuring.

The services on offer include massages, facials, body scrubs, foot baths, manicures, pedicures, hair treatments, and makeup services.

You can even have massage lessons at the spa so you can learn to become a massage pro yourself. The spa also offers fitness counseling.

Wellness Activities

The 24 hours a day, 7 days a week fitness center is the perfect place to maintain your fitness while on vacation.

Youll work out with an inspiring view of the Indian Ocean. The center offers cardio equipment, free weights as well as a full schedule of fitness classes.

There is an iconic yoga pavilion situated in the jungle where you can take a class to relax your mind, body, and soul.

Feeling more adventurous? You can take a jog on the nature trail that goes across the resorts island.

Activities for Kids

There is a program of kids activities at the resort focusing on education about environmental conservation.

The kids program includes folklore storytelling, marine conservation talks, nature trails, art classes, and the chance to learn about growing food by planting microgreens.

A dedicated swimming pool just for kids means you can relax or go on adventures while your kids are taken care of. Theyll have the chance to meet new friends at the kids club.

What Is There To Do at Le Meridien Maldives?

Theres an abundance of activities to keep you entertained while on your Maldives vacation. From snorkeling and diving to island hopping, kayaking, and jet skiing, you wont be short on chances to fill your adrenaline boots.

Discover the abundant marine life as you snorkel with turtles, sharks, and rays. If you feel more adventurous, you can take part in a diving excursion or even learn to dive if you have never tried it before.

You can also visit conservation centers in the region. Tiny Island Marine Conservation center is a space dedicated to education. You can learn all about the impact of plastics on the environment and the damage it causes to the wildlife in the Maldives.

There are other marine conservation centers you can visit, too, such as the Atoll Marine Center. This is an excellent option if you want to learn about island life and connect with the local community.

You can also go surfing and wakeboarding, and parasailing with a local company such as Extreme Maldives.

The resort also has its own untouched private island called Bodu Finolhu, with tropical jungle and unspoiled beaches. Spend the day exploring the island and swimming in the pristine waters surrounding it.

How Eco-Conscious Is the Resort?

The resort is built with sustainable materials and designed to have minimal impact on the natural environment.

Marriot hotels have initiatives to make sure they are moving towards a more sustainable way of working. From reducing energy and water consumption to the correct recycling of waste, creating a sustainable future is high on the hotel groups agenda.

You can learn more about their sustainability efforts and social impact in this report from 2020.

Where to Stay in Maldives

Now you know all about this new resort opening 2021, its time to get booking.

Le Meridien Maldives is a luxury vacation resort like no other. Its brand new, effortlessly stylish, and on its own private island! If you want to make memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime, the Maldives is the place to do it.

Get in touch with our team of expert staff to discuss the requirements of your trip. Well take the hassle out of organizing, so you can relax and enjoy the adventure.

Le Meridien Maldives Resort to Open This September 2021
Le Meridien Maldives Resort to Open This September 2021