Luxury hotel holiday The Residence Maldives Maldives

The Residence Maldives is an exclusive and secluded retreat with 94 luxurious villas built and thatched in a traditional Maldivian style which blend seamlessly into the natural environment. This is a member of Leading Hotels of the World.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male and onward domestic flight to Kooddoo Airport
  • Speedboat transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Residence, Maldives

The Residence Maldives is a luxurious resort offering unparalleled beauty and an idyllic refuge from the rigours of modern-day living. Gourmet cuisine, spectacular ocean-view spa facilities and indulgent accommodation offer guests a slice of serene island paradise.

Facts in brief

Location Gaafu Alifu Atoll

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Malé

Distance from airport 380km south of Malé International Airport

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, Snorkelling 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.

Complimentary

Welcome Amenities, Cold Towel and Ice Tea on arrival, Unpacking and Packing Service by the Butler, Access to Beach Pool with towels, 1 Sunrise or Sunset Yoga Class, Gym and Sauna Facilities, Non-motorised Water Sports, Library.

Complimentary watersports

Kayaking, Windsurfing, Snorkelling, Catamaran Sailing, Tuition.

Chargeable watersports

Scuba Diving, Jetskiing, Waterskiing, Knee Boarding, Fun Tubes, Deep-sea Fishing, Parasailing, Island Excursions.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Beach or Water villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,080 low season

£3,390 high season

Holiday Code EXH1201

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Residence, Maldives

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.

Room descriptions

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

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Beach or Water villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,080 low season

£3,390 high season

Holiday Code EXH1201

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Residence, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to The Residence Maldives, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. The Residence Maldives is reached by an onward domestic flight to Kooddoo Airport from Male and a 10 minute speedboat transfer. Expressions Holidays will include the onward flight and speedboat transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

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

Children: 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 10:00 to 17:30.

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).

Special offers

Free nights for early 2020 Receive 7 nights for the price of 6 on stays from 7 January 2020 until 31 March 2020. Restrictions apply.

35% early booking discount for 2020 and early 2021 Book a stay 90 days or more in advance of arrival for stays in 2020 and receive a 35% reduction off stays between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

25% early booking discount for 2020 and early 2021 Book a stay 60 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 25% reduction off stays between 1 April and 31 March 2021. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

20% early booking reduction for 2020 and early 2021 Book a stay 30 days or more in advance of arrival and receive a 20% reduction off stays between 1 April and 31 March 2021. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Complimentary nights offer 2020 Book a stay of 5 nights or more between 1 April and 22 December 2020 and receive 2 complimentary nights on a bed and breakfast basis. This offer is combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Complimentary night offer for early 2021 Book a stay of 6 nights or more between 7 January and 31 March 2021 and receive a complimentary night on a bed and breakfast basis. This offer is combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon offer 2020 and early 2021 Book a stay of 7 nights or more for a honeymoon and receive complimentary lunch when staying on a bed and breakfast basis or a complimentary upgrade from half board to full board. This offer is applicable to stays in One-bedroom villas only and is combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Beach or Water villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,080 low season

£3,390 high season

Holiday Code EXH1201

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Residence, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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