The Residence Maldives is the perfect location for guests who want to escape to an island paradise on their honeymoon or romantic vacation.

Located on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, the Residence Maldives resort is all about getting away from the world and enjoying yourself near the sand and sea. Located nearby is a large, natural coral reef with over a thousand tropical species that fill the crystal ocean water with every color of the rainbow. The ultimate goal of the Residence Maldives is to help their guests completely relax and enjoy themselves.

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1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations  

The Residence Maldives strives to immerse guests in an island paradise experience. One of the main ways they work to achieve this goal is with their 94 unique ocean villas. Perched on stilts above the ocean water, each villa offers a one-of-a-kind 360-degree view of the ocean. Each villa captures the beauty of the island with white washed walls, thatched roofs, decks and accents of dark wood, and lush fabrics. Inside the villas guests can enjoy large windows for ocean viewing, comfortable furnishings, island wall art, and plenty of ways to open up their villa to let the ocean breeze flow through. Every villa also comes equipped with A/C, a ceiling fan, a 40-inch television, DVD player, iPhone dock, international direct dial phone, Nespresso coffee maker, and a minibar.

The one-bedroom beach villas are the only villas that aren't perched above the ocean. They make up for this by having access to the beach directly from the front door. The villa includes one bedroom with a king-sized bed and work desk, a living room with plush seating, and a bathroom. Both the bedroom and living room feature large French doors that open up to a private terrace with an umbrella and beach chairs for enjoying the breeze off of the ocean. The 138 square foot space can house two adults and one small child. An option for a private swimming pool that is 2.5m by 6m and deep is available. For guests needing more room, there is also a two-bedroom villa option . The two bedroom doubles the allowed occupancy of the villa, meaning it can accommodate four adults and two children with 273 square feet of space.

The water villas are set up in the same manner as the beach villas with a bathroom, bedroom, and living room with double French doors so guests can always enjoy the ocean air. The main difference is that while the beach villas offer convenient beach access, the water villas offer a unique ocean view. From the patio of their villa, guests will only see the crystal clear ocean beneath their feet, and they might also spy tropical fish as they dart through the vibrant coral reef the villas sit on top of, giving each villa its own personal aquarium. Like the beach villas, water villas have options for a private pool or additional bedroom.

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The Residence Maldives offers a wide variety of options for fine or casual dining in any environment guests could desire, whether it be on the beach, over the water, or in their personal villa.

The Dining Room is the Residence Maldives' casual restaurant. Located on the beachfront near the lagoon, the Dining Room is a tropical bistro with plenty of outdoor and indoor seating. With its whicker seats and thatched roof, the Dining Room continues the island theme. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Dining Room is perfect for guests who want a relaxing meal or light snack before hitting the beach and sun once again. The breakfast features an a la carte menu while lunch and dinner offers a variety of choices based on Asian and Indian ocean cuisine.

The Falhumaa is the Residence Maldives' take on fine dining, though the dress code only requires smart casual attire. Located at the end of a long pier, the Falhumaa sits over the reef, making for a wonderful dining ambiance. The walls are mostly open-air windows so guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of the ocean, along with the lovely ocean breeze. The décor of the Falhumaa matches the rest of the resort with whicker furniture, a thatched roof, and whitewashed walls. The Falhumaa does add a more elegant touch with a fine crystal chandelier, dark wood flooring, and an ambient candle light on every table. The menu features western cuisine with an emphasis on seafood and grilled meats plus a fine selection of wines from around the world.

For the ultimate in relaxed dining, nothing beats the Beach Bar. Located right next to the beach, the Beach Bar is decorated to blend in with the environment with white walls, light wood accents, and a traditional thatched roof. The Beach Bar offers a variety of island style drinks and light meals to keep guests full so they can maximize their time in the sun and sand. At night, the bar menu changes to feature a variety of tapas and signature infused spirits. The seating at the Beach Bar is the main attraction. Lounge chairs are available both on the bar deck and down on the beach next to the bar entrance. Large circle couches full of pillows and lush coaches are situated on the front porch for guests who want to take it easy. The best seats, especially for guests wishing to suntan, are the padded day beds with open tops located in the special sitting pool. Guests can get some sun while dangling their feet into the shallow pool.

For guests who want a more intimate and romantic dining experience, the Residence Maldives offers private dining in any capacity that guests can think of. Whether a dinner for two on the deck of their villa, a candlelit location on the beach, or even a meal on a private nearby island for a castaway dinner, the Residence Maldives' chefs and staff are ready and willing to put guests' dream dinner into action.

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3.The Spa

The Spa  

Located at the end of a jetty, the Residence Maldives' Spa ties in all the relaxation the resort offers with state of the art products and techniques. The spa sits above the ocean and colorful coral reef so that guests can still enjoy all of the relaxing sounds, smells, and sights of the ocean while receiving their treatment. The spa is separated into six separate pavilions to help maximize privacy and relaxation. Clarin spa products with ingredients derived from natural plants are used throughout the spa.

The spa menu features a wide variety of options that are inspired from Eastern traditions and European innovations. The menu boasts all of the classics including Swedish massage, deep tissue, hot stone treatments, facials, body treatments, and hand and feet treatments. No matter how much or how little time guests have, the Residence Maldives' Spa has a program just for them. The Clarin specifics are quick twenty-minute treatments that focus on a specific part of the body, while the stopovers are an hour-long program to help reduce jetlag or sun fatigue. For guests with plenty of time, the Calrin programs are multi-hour treatments that involve mixtures of massages, body treatments, and herbal remedies for helping the body inside and out.

The spa also features a yoga program and hosts yoga classes on an over-water deck around sunset and sunrise every Sunday through Thursday. These classes are complimentary for every guest. Personal yoga classes are also available, and they focus more on different aspects of yoga including energy, meditation, and wellbeing. Yoga classes for expecting mothers and for small children are also available.

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For couples wishing to say “I do” in an island paradise the Residence Maldives just might be the perfect resort. The Residence Maldives will take care of every detail to make sure couples can enjoy their day, including the dining, décor, photography, and entertainment. A wedding at the Residence Maldives can be more than just an island escape - it can be a true once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Bliss on a Castaway Island package is perfect for those couples who want an island paradise. The couple will be transported to their private island where traditional island drummers help set the mood. The wedding ceremony will take place on the beach at sunset and afterwards the couple will plant a new coconut palm to symbolize their new beginning. Afterward the couple is treated to a barbeque dinner with a wedding cake and champagne. A photo CD is supplied to the couple when they leave the resort. For guests who want to skip the boat ride, the Sunset Celebration package allows the ceremony to take place on the resort beach and features the same plan.

For couples that are a little more adventurous and have diving licenses, the Residence Maldives offers an underwater ceremony with their Underwater Matrimony package. The resort supplies couples with all of the diving gear and transportation to the ceremony location. Once there, couples dive underwater, and their ceremony takes place just above the coral reef. An underwater photographer captures the entire ceremony with the vibrant tropical reef as the backdrop. Once the ceremony is complete, the couple can enjoy a sunset cruise with wine and canapés before heading to their private barbeque with cake and champagne. After their big day, couples are treated to a complimentary spa treatment to help ease them into their honeymoon. A CD is presented to the couples when they leave the resort.

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5.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation  

With the Falhumaa Reef sitting right beside the resort, diving is a huge attraction at the Residence Maldives. A PADI five-star dive center is located in the resort and is ready to help guests of all experience levels with everything from snorkeling to open water dive courses. The Falhumaa Reef is home to over 1,200 different species of coral and fish. Divers can see tropical fish, sharks that can be in groups as large as two hundred, bottlenose dolphins, green turtles, manta and eagle rays, and countless colorful coral. The Residence Maldives sends guests to their dive location in a traditional Maldivian boat, a voyage that can take as little as five to sixty minutes depending on location.

For those looking for other things to do in the water, the Residence Maldives offers a number ofother exciting experiences. They offer deep-sea fishing, night snorkeling, fluo night diving, sunset dolphin cruises, underwater photography courses, and visits to the other islands and villages surrounding the resort.

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Falhumaafushi,Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Falhumaafushi, Maldives, Phone: +960 682-0088

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The Residence Maldives