Owning a private island is an alluring idea, but the trouble of having to maintain the property through endless work and expenses may be off-putting and remove some of that shine. Now, though, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is offering the elite jetsetter the rare opportunity to play island host: Simply rent this prestigious resort on the pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll for a cool price of US$1 million (S$1.4 million), and have a private tropical adventure with 70 friends over four nights and five days.
The all-inclusive island buyout, You Run Raffles Maldives, is an extraordinary chance to live the resort life exactly as you wish, and create a stunning experience for loved ones, friends, or close associates – with the help of Raffles Butler Service. While the idyllic location and crystalline waters may provide a restful sanctuary, they also pose an amazing backdrop for unforgettable parties. And, get this: If you should find the luxury resort lacking, Raffles will even throw in the use of a deserted island that can be transformed to create the celebration or adventure of your dreams. Whether you wish to organise a concert with a celebrity DJ, or hold a champagne-and-stargazing session with an astronomer, this beach hideaway could be the perfect spot for the experience of a lifetime.
Accommodation-wise, guests will have full access to the resort’s two islands, comprising 38 private villas and residences, either on white sandy beaches among palm trees, or over water. The privacy and freedom to do what you wish is the hallmark of this buyout package, with a smorgasbord of activities available for every type of personality. Foodies will be pleased to know the culinary team will tailor special menus, all meals are complimentary, and guests can dine wherever they wish.
Unlimited spa treatments, as well as dive and water sports activities, are available for all guests. If it’s a dolphin-watching cruise, fishing or diving expeditions that are desired, all can be arranged, with cocktails and canapes waiting on board. Sea-life lovers can also indulge in snorkelling excursions to the resort’s two house reefs. And If you are an environmentalist, take heart: The rate includes a 5 per cent charitable donation, split between the Maldives’ Marine Center and the Olive Ridley Project, an NGO that works to protect sea turtles.
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Just an 80-minute boat ride from the equator, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo lies in one of the most remote and unblemished corners of the Maldives, but accessing it won’t be an issue, as a private charter flight from Velana International Airport to Kaadedhdhoo is included.
For more information on Raffles Maldives Meradhoo please visit www.rafflesmaldives.com. For reservations, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +960 6828800.