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.

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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

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

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

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

Luxury bepoke holidays to The Residence, Maldives

The Residence Mauritius is located on the east coast of the island which is well known for its beautiful beaches. Expressions Holidays recommends this resort for its beautiful beachfront location as well as the friendly and stylish atmosphere. The children's club and nursery are great for young families, as a broad range of activities are on offer, from beach games and crab hunting to trips to the water park and pony rides. Teenagers will be occupied with the range of water sports. Adults will also enjoy these activities plus the fabulous spa. The village of Flacq is only fifteen minutes away from the Residence Mauritius by car and is home to the country’s largest open air market. Families will enjoy trips to the Waterpark Leisure Village and Belle Mare Beach.

Children's clubs

The Kids' Club is open from 11am to 4pm and is available for children aged 3 to 12 on a complimentary basis.

Children's entertainment

Families can make the most of the CD, DVD and book library, where board games are also available. The kids' club is available to keep the children entertained during the day. For older children there is also an internet corner. Children over 8 may learn to Scuba Diva at a charge and excursions to nearby islands, where you can explore lagoons and reefs for dolphins, may be purchased. Excursions must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. The Spa offers a Junior Glow treatment for children that includes a Swedish massage and facial followed by ice-cream and children's yoga.

Medical services

There is an island doctor and there are two hospitals on Malé.

Family dining

Families are allowed in all of the restaurants at present. There is a children's menu on offer at The Dining Room.

Family rooms

The Residence Maldives offers 94 beach and water villas. Some have private swimming pools but all room categories boast a private sun deck or veranda with sun loungers. One Bedroom Beach Villas accommodate 2 adults and 1 child under 16, and Two Bedroom Beach Villas hold 2 adults and 2 children. For safety reasons, children under the age of 13 years are not permitted in the water villas. Children under 3 years can stay in a cot free of charge.

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.

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