Emerald Collection has announced that Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa will officially open on December 4. The 120-villa resort is located on a wraparound reef, which means guests are never more than a few footsteps away from an encounter with exotic fish, turtles or manta rays. It is located on the Raa Atoll.
Designed by architect Edward David Poole, each villa has modern interiors, including white marble bathrooms with lavish silver mirrors and color-blocked bedrooms with exotic marine life wall art.
All guests stay on deluxe all-inclusive basis, which allows guests to dine at any of the four resort’s restaurants as many times as they wish during their stay. They also have unlimited access to the villa mini bar, which is fully restocked daily, enjoy premium spirits and all non-motorized water sports at no additional cost.
When it comes to dining, Emerald says it has the first and only South American restaurant in the Maldives, Amazonico, serving dishes like ceviche with passion fruit dressing and meats and fish from the huge open fire grill. Led by head Chef Aldo Cadu, other culinary highlights include Asiatique’s live cooking shows in front of the teppanyaki grill and fresh Maldivian lobster at the Beach Club Grill Restaurant. The signature Aqua Restaurant offers bare-foot luxury with a variety of cooking stations.
Emerald Maldives offers extensive water sports facilities and a Diving Centre, where guests can get their PADI license. The resort’s Dolphin Kids Club has its own zip wire that stretches from one side of the island to the other and welcomes kids from the age of three to 12 on a complimentary basis.
Emerald SPA is located in a secluded corner of the private island, offering a range of Bailnese and Thai treatments in 10 air-conditioned treatment rooms, as well as a Turkish bath, sauna and jacuzzi. Elemis treatments are also available. There is also a Yoga Pavilion, which will be home to sunrise yoga sessions. Additional amenities include two tennis courts, two paddle courts and an air-conditioned Gym & Sports Centre with Technogym. Equipment. Good to know: Personal trainers are available to all guests, too.
The resort has prioritized sustainability by using long-lasting Langhi Langhi leaves to build the canopies, and solar panels on every villa to power the entire resort’s hot water. The resort uses paper straws as well as glass bottles and the island is home to a recyclable water irrigation system and composting facility.