You Can Now Privatise a Maldivian Island Resort… For a Cool $1.5 Million

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Aerial View
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Aerial View

The limited time offer to privatise the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll is all-inclusive and includes the use of an additional deserted island, just for fun…

For a limited time, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is offering an exceptional $1USD million (AUD 1.48 million) all-inclusive island buyout. In addition to privacy and special privileges, Raffles will throw in the use of an additional ‘deserted island’ that can be transformed into a celebration or adventure space.

Just an 80-minute boat ride from the equator, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo lies in one of the most remote corners of the Maldives. Available for four-night, five-day stays, You Run Raffles Maldives provides a host with the opportunity to treat up to 70 loved ones, friends and close associates to the all-inclusive service of Raffles, complete with Raffles Butlers, set amid the tropical oasis of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.

After enjoying a private charter flight from the Maldivian capital Male or landing a private jet at Kooddoo airport (located in the resort’s atoll of Gaafu Alifu) via Gaan airport, the group will have full access to the resort’s two islands. The first island is a white-sand idyll with 21 villas, while the second island is an overwater retreat.

As part of the You Run Raffles Maldives, guests will also have access to a nearby deserted island that can be transformed into a variety of things: a tropical playground, a sunset concert with a celebrity DJ, a stargazing session guided by a personal astronomer.

The culinary team at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo will create special menus and tailored dining experiences for guests visiting on this package. Guests are invited to wine and dine whenever and wherever they wish, on a complimentary basis. Dining experiences may involve a supper of beef tenderloin with chimichurri at The Firepit, a tiki torch-lit barbecue restaurant where diners sit at sand-carved sunken tables or sushi and pisco sours at Nikkei restaurant, Yuzu. For sundowners, parties can gather at the Long Bar for Maldives Slings, which are a mix of gin, coconut, cinnamon and clove.

Raffles Spa will treat guests to Biologique Recherche facials, Aromatherapy Associates massages and more treatments. Guests are also free to enjoy water sports and unlimited use of the resort’s yacht Azimut. Dolphin-watching cruises, fishing or diving expeditions may be arranged, with cocktails and canapés waiting on board. A Raffles Marine Butler can lead snorkelling excursions to the resort’s two house reefs, home to scores of fish species, from parrotfish to blacktip sharks and 22 hawksbill turtles. The You Run Raffles Maldives visit also aims to help protect this precious ecosystem over the years to come. The rate includes a 5% charitable donation, split between the Maldives’ Marine Center and the Olive Ridley Project, an NGO that works to protect sea turtles.

Guests will receive a range of personalised souvenirs including a customised robe, complete with the embroidered event name You Run Raffles Maldives, and custom epicurean treats created by the chefs for guests to take home.

The luxury travel connoisseurs of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo are on hand to tailor the trip for guests.

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