Heritance Aarah Maldives

Situated in Raa Atoll, Heritance Aarah draws inspiration from the Maldivian culture and heritage. With the resorts location among vibrant marine life and tropical gardens, Heritance Aarah offers a luxurious stay. Here, you can immerse yourself in a custom curated Maldivian getaway.

At Aarah, you can choose from different accommodation types varying from sizes and location. Each space is built around the sights and sounds of The Maldives and offers complete privacy. Notably, there are 68 beach categories and 82 over-water categories. Likewise, all categories feature a private sundeck with access to the beach/water.

In addition to this, Heritance Aarah boasts 11 dine and imbibe outlets. These include:


An international buffet style restaurant.

07:00 to 10:00hrs
12:30 to 14:30hrs  
19:30 to 22:30hrs


Relax at this pool bar with shisha and afternoon pizza.

Open from:
10:00 to 00:00hrs
Serving pizza from:
10:00 to 17:00hrs


Specializes in contemporary Sri Lankan trademark “Heritance” cuisine. Prior reservations recommended for dining at Ambula.

19:00 to 22:00hrs


Dine on Middle Eastern and International cuisine. The restaurant is exclusively for Ocean Suite guests and prior reservations recommended for dining at Baani.

Open from:
07:00 to 22:00hrs


This restaurant serves a sumptuous Seafood menu. Prior reservations recommended for dining at Ginifati.

19:00 to 22:00hrs


Experiment on Innovative concoctions here at Udaras.

Open from:
10:00 to 22:00hrs


Try out from a range of long drinks at Falhu Bar. Exclusively for Ocean Suite guests.

Open from:
09:00 to 00:00hrs


Sip from the largest selection of rum and rum based cocktails.

Open from:
09:00 to 00:00hrs

Furthermore, pump up your adrenaline and participate in the various facilities and services available at the resort. These include:

Diving | Snorkeling | Wind surfing | Canoeing | Catamaran | Fly-boarding | Water skiing | Kite surf | Jet ski | Table tennis | Tennis | Badminton | Beach volleyball | Beach football | Football | Pool | Sunrise cruise | Sunset photo cruise | Dolphin search cruise | Local island visit | Coral gardening | Private tours | Veeru gym | Koka Kids Club | Teen activity room | Variety of board games | Daily entertainment

Moreover, relax and rejuvenate at the end of your stay at Medi Spa. To highlight, the spa features 06 treatment rooms set over the turquoise lagoon. And also, you can choose from soothing health and beauty treatments served by professional consultants. 

Adaaran Prestige Water Villas

Located in Raa Atoll in Adaaran Meedhupparu Island, the Adaaran Prestige Water Villas offer luxurious over-water accommodation. These 20 water villas are an ideal getaway ensuring privacy and chic living. Upon arrival at Meedhupparu after your 45-minute seaplane journey, pass along the scenic walkway to your over-water abode.

Adaaran Prestige Water Villas boasts a private sundeck along with a jacuzzi in each villa. To highlight, the villas feature wooden interiors with ultra-modern amenities. Moreover, the sundeck features a glass floor panel where you can see the crystalline waters beneath your villa. With direct access to the lagoon, the water villas offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Maldives.

Moreover, the food and beverage options are included in the Gold Al-Inclusive meal plan offered by the resort. This meal plan option features a-la-carte breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the water villa restaurant. In addition to that, you have the option of dining at the outlets in Meedhupparu Island. Furthermore, if you are planning to stay more than 03 nights, additional benefits apply. These include:

One complimentary beach dining experience offered during stay subject to prior reservation.
You are entitled to one complimentary 30-minutes spa treatment from a choice of facial, back or foot treatment offered per guest, per stay.
As well as a complimentary sunset photo cruise tour or a night fishing tour subject to availability.
And a complimentary 15-minutes introductory trial dive session offered once during the stay guided by an instructor with prior reservations.

HPL appoints IHG to manage InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited (HPL) has inked a management agreement with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to manage an 83-room resort that will be open in Maldives in three to five years’ time.

This will be the third resort that IHG will be managing for HPL. It will mark the first time that IHG will bring its global luxury brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, to the Maldives, said Jan Smits, IHG’s chief executive for Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA).

The management contract for the upcoming InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort with HPL was inked on Monday. Construction has yet to begin, and neither HPL nor IHG would provide a number on the project’s development value.

The other two existing HPL resorts managed by IHG are: Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, comprising 160 villas, which opened in December 2009; and the 148-room Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu which opened in March 2010.

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives
Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives

The latest Maldives signing brings IHG’s resort development pipeline to 13 across the AMEA region, reflecting a significant expansion programme, said Mr Smits.

Currently, the hotel and resort management chain operates 37 existing resorts across three brands (InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza) in the AMEA region.

HPL’s new resort will be located on Maamunagau island, at the southern point of Raa Atoll (also known as the North Maalhosmadulu Atoll). International travellers can take a seaplane directly to the resort from Malé’s Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.

Besides enjoying the clear lagoon and pristine white beach, guests will have a range of food and beverage offerings to choose from at the resort’s bar and restaurants.

“Young travellers may indulge in specially tailored meals from the InterContinental Planet Trekkers Menu before going off for an afternoon of fun at the Planet Trekkers Kids Club,” IHG said.

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort will also feature a Club Lounge, pool and spa where guests can lounge and relax. The range of water sports include snorkeling, canoeing and jet skiing at the nearby sea sports centre.

Stephen Lau, chairman, HPL Hotels & Resorts, said: “We see huge potential to grow our resorts business in the Maldives, and Maamunagau island is the perfect setting to develop a luxury InterContinental resort.”

As part of HPL’s growth strategy, “we continuously seek the right opportunity to expand our portfolio across the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region”, he added.

Mr Smits of IHG noted that tourism contributed more than 40 per cent of Maldives’ gross domestic product last year, and that “sentiments are positive as the country continues to be one of the world’s most highly sought after travel destinations”.

Another hotelier who has a presence in Maldives told The Business Times that room rates for Maldives resorts have generally fallen over the past year on the back of weaker demand.

Patronage by Chinese visitors, the number one market, has softened this year amid a weakening economy back home and slight fall in the yuan, among other factors. “Demand from Russia continues to be depressed due to the weak economy and rouble.

On a more positive note, demand from some other European countries has improved but resorts are coming up with more competitive packages to adjust for the weakness in the euro.” Room rates in the Maldives are denominated in US dollars.

“That said, this is still a market that a lot of operators want to go to. The ‘one resort, one island’ policy in Maldives makes resorts here very exclusive compared to say Bali and Mauritius, where you have one big island and many resorts scattered over acres and acres of coastline.”

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu is situated in Raa Atoll 154 km northwest of Velana International Airport. You can reach the resort in 45-minutes via seaplane. Bask in the sun and soak up the sights and sounds of this tropical island. Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers comfortable accommodation located on the beach for all guests who visit the Maldives.

You can choose from 231 Villas on the Island including 20 Water Villas located near the house reef. All the Villas come with modern furnishings and a great selection of in room amenities. You will be surrounded by a natural setting with the beachfront / reef nearby your room.  The surrounding waters are ideal for swimming and water sports, Meedhupparu offers its guests the best of Maldives.

Guests at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu can enjoy the wide range of modern facilities and services the resort offers. The Island also has a vibrant house reef for guests to explore and a holistic spa where you can relax.

In addition, this eco-friendly resort Adaaran Select Meedhupparu  offers its guests an attractive All-Inclusive meal plan package. The package includes beverages throughout the day and options to drink & dine in an array of outlets. The All-Inclusive Package also includes a complimentary excursion, sports & recreational activities.

Sparkling wine on arrival.
Enjoy Excursions such as a Sunset cruise or Dolphin watching.
Guests receive complimentary snorkelling fins and masks.
The All Inclusive package includes free entrance to the beach party.
Cookery and cocktail demonstrations once a week.
Non-motorized water sports and a selection of other sports and recreational activities.

To top it off, guests booked on the all-inclusive package are welcomed with a fresh fruit platter and sparkling wine on arrival. Not to mention the special evening turndown service awaiting your arrival in your villa.

Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili

Dawn rises and a stunning vista of sun-kissed lagoons and palm-fringed beaches slowly unfolds. Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili, welcomes you to where tranquility and flawless beauty is imbued with the legacy of Maldivian heritage. Located in the midst of the Maldives oldest historical Raa Atoll, the Resort weaves cultural heritage, natural wonders and an idyllic island lifestyle into a rich tapestry of unforgettable experiences.

Spread over 100 hectares of pristine coral reef, this teardrop paradise island features 105 elegantly appointed beachfront and over-water guest rooms including 5 luxurious suites, each one commanding spectacular views of the shimmering Indian Ocean.

The 6 gastronomic venues at Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili offer a smorgasbord of flavours from around the world, whilst Loama Spa provides the ultimate pampering experience for a complete rejuvenation of the senses. The Resort’s Business Centre & Library coupled with the state-of-the-art Fitness Centre; Pilates, meditation and yoga classes; and 30-metre beachfront infinity pool will revitalize mind and body in a paradise setting.

Whether it is relaxation, adventure or cultural appreciation, Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili has a plethora of leisure activities to suit the young and young at heart. Wander along a picturesque walking trail to ancient bath and wells at the heart of the Resort. Experience Maldivian culture through cooking classes, local village trips by traditional Dhoni and at Loama Museum and Loama Art Gallery. Sample fresh harvest from the organic vegetable farm and go sunset fishing the Maldivian way.

From scuba diving amongst rare coral and manta rays, fun at the Dhondhooni Kids Club to bespoke dining on a private island, every exquisite moment is touched with the impeccable hospitality and authenticity that is unique to the Resort.