French Maldivian Paradise

The new Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa in the Maldives is a magical winter destination that combines island flavor with the spirit of France of the 1960s.

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa opened a year ago in August 2021. Awaiting the appearance of Le Méridien, the brand founded in Paris in the 1960s, in this “beach paradise” was not in vain: the design of 154 villas for the guests of the resort has artfully combined local flavor and European traditions of the mid-20th century; it was then when trips to the most remote countries became fashionable in the Old World.

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is spread over nine hectares of the natural island of Thilamaafushi (“surrounded by large lagoons” in approximate translation from the Maldivian), with its architecture inspired by the shape of the archipelago itself: coral gardens, reefs, underwater peaks “Thilas”, and modern aesthetics woven into the interior.

One and two bedroom villas are located on the edge of the rainforest or in the lagoon, and their residents enjoy an Instagram-perfect views of the Indian Ocean and the white sand. Villa Thilamaafushi with three bedrooms for families and large companies occupies a private beach. It features six restaurants and bars, a water sports centre, the Explore Spa by Le Méridien and, for younger guests, the Le Méridien Family Club. It is not just a playroom: there are special programs for children, such as Assistant Marine Biologist or Young Amateur Gardener. Tired of the usual entertainment? Welcome to the uninhabited island of Bodu Finolhu for a rainforest safari!

Important! Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa does not exploit nature, but lives in harmony with it. The resort is engaged in the restoration of natural areas and the protection of coral reefs from damage, solar energy is used for lighting, and a special installation has been built for waste recycling.

Speaking about logistics: spa hotel Le Méridien Maldives is located in the southeastern part of the Lhaviyani Atoll, it takes 35 minutes by seaplane to reach it from the airport of the capital of the Maldives, Male. The starting price per night at the Sunrise Overwater Villa is $600, including breakfast and dinner.

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Author: Igor Toporkov

Photo: Hotel Meridien

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