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Total tropicality at Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa

Laid-back luxury awaits.

The Maldives immediately conjures images of expansive white-sand beaches and deep blue shades in the sea and sky. Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa embodies all of these features and so much more, solidifying its place as a preferred tropical destination for globetrotters.

Often regarded as a destination for honeymooners and romantic escapades, Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa provides a paradisal stay for the whole family, where fun in the sun is just the start of the excitement of a boutique island stay.

Le Méridien Maldives

Waterfront bliss

Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa offers a variety of accommodation options to cater to every guest’s preferences, from overwater abodes to beachfront bungalows. As we’re led down a meandering jungle path and into our spacious Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa, we’re greeted by a stunning room with vibrant shades of blue across the walls and upholstery, reflective of the waterfront vistas outside. Luxurious furnishings complement the subtle use of natural wood, while the villa provides ample space for a family or small group of travellers

Designed to sit in harmony with the natural environment, our plush accommodation include a king-sized bed, premium bedding, high-speed internet access, and flat-screen televisions. Luxurious touches know no bounds, from the mini bar, which is re-stocked daily, to the plush robes and slippers and an outdoor bathroom with rainfall shower and double vanity hidden amongst lush vegetation. 

Le Méridien Maldives

Outside, the beachfront terrace offers sun loungers and a temperature-controlled plunge pool ideal for topping up the tan. From here, you can take in the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and enjoy direct access to the lagoon and its abundance of marine life. If you’re looking for a chic back-to-nature escape, Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa delivers all the tropical vibes and then some.

Le Méridien Maldives

Island vibes

Lazing on the beach is one of the many possibilities at Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa. The resort offers plenty of activities and facilities for guests to embark on adventures above or below the waves and experiences anchored around fitness and well-being. These included water sports, bicycles, snorkelling excursions, dolphin cruises, scuba diving and even an outdoor cinema. 

Spanning nine hectares of unharmed reef and tropical jungle in the Lhaviyani Atoll, this 141-villa resort packs plenty of excitement into a relatively small space. Although you can circumnavigate the island on foot in around 15 minutes, embracing the slow and subdued pace of island life is best. There is nowhere more fitting for this than at the idyllic overwater spa, where treatments for the mind, body and soul await. From massages while watching sting rays dart through the glass-panelled flooring of the treatment pavilions to spa treatments for kids, Explore Spa and Waves Fitness Centre encourage guests to revitalise in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Le Méridien Maldives

Being a resort focused on family fun, the Kids’ Hub is a specially designed space that educates younger guests on the Maldives’ diverse flora and fauna through an engaging program emphasising discovery and conservation. Little ones can enjoy workshops with the onsite marine biologist, arts and crafts and an adventure playground.

Le Méridien Maldives

Majestic meals

Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa is a resort anchored around destination dining, with seven bars and restaurants. Tabemasu, meaning “to eat” in Japanese, fuses art, design, and cuisine amidst a playful and stylish atmosphere. The menu showcases Japanese dishes including black cod miso and shrimp tempura. The restaurant also boasts a teppanyaki counter with seating for a handful of guests, an omakase experience and an expansive sake menu. In a destination where ingredients are often difficult to source, Tabemasu offers a fantastic dining experience to rival the likes of Zuma.

Le Méridien Maldives

Velaa Bar + Grill hits the spot for poolside grazing with its wood-fired pizzas and eclectic cocktail selection. Characterised by chic colours and mid-century design touches, Velaa, with its halcyon atmosphere, offers a relaxed poolside bar by day before transitioning into a seafood grill once the sun sets. Elsewhere, Riviera celebrates Le Méridien’s European roots in bringing a touch of Spain to the Maldives through a menu of tapas-style dishes and piquant paellas. 

Day-to-night dining destination Turquoise is the place for leisurely breakfasts and Maldivian theme nights with a marketplace concept set against a beachfront backdrop. 

For healthy nourishment, Waves offers an ocean-facing fitness studio and yoga platform nestled in a canopy of Banyan trees, a quaint café, an art studio, and a boutique retail store. Here you can sip on smoothies or indulge in organic and sustainable produce sourced directly from the resort’s hydroponic greenhouse.

Le Méridien Maldives

Nestled in a tranquil enclave of Lhaviyani Atoll, Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa is located on Thilamaafushi. This pristine natural island perfectly reflects its name, “island surrounded by a vast lagoon.”  

If you’re looking for a break from the monotony of daily life, then Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spa is the antidote. The resort offers the perfect tropical escape and plenty of fun for the entire family.

GO: Visit www.marriott.com for reservations and more information. 

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