Top 10 hotels in Raa Atoll

May 13, 2024

Discover the top 10 hotels in Raa Atoll, a hidden gem nestled in the Maldives, where every moment is an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and reconnect with your loved ones. This secluded paradise, boasting pristine beaches and vibrant marine life near the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, promises an unforgettable escape.

Raa Atoll welcomes you with open arms to its luxurious resorts. Picture-perfect tropical islands await, with powdery sands and turquoise waters calling out to you.

Here, we’ve rounded up the finest resorts that not only offer exceptional hospitality but also great value for your money. Whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat or a fun-filled family vacation, these accommodations ensure a memorable stay.

Explore our guide below to discover the best of Raa Atoll’s resorts, and make an informed decision for your next getaway.


Heritance Aarah

Price: $US 1,100-2,100/night
Transfer fee: $US 600/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, SPA, scuba diving, honeymoon, food

Experience the ultimate blend of luxury and Maldivian charm at Heritance Aarah, where every moment is crafted to perfection just for you. Nestled on a stunning island, our resort is a sanctuary of exclusivity and relaxation.

Whether you’re craving pure relaxation or an action-packed holiday with the family, Heritance Aarah has something for everyone. Our unique Premium All-Inclusive holiday plan ensures that every aspect of your stay is taken care of, from sumptuous dining experiences to spacious beach villas that redefine luxury.

Arriving at our island paradise is a breeze with a scenic 40-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport. As you step onto our shores, you’ll be greeted by 157 villas and suites tucked away amidst lush tropical vegetation, each blending traditional Maldivian design with modern comforts.


InterContinental Maldives

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Price: $US 1,250-3,100/night
Transfer fee: $US 700/adult
Best for: ultra-luxury, manta ray snorkeling, villas, honeymoon, family

Welcome to InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau, your gateway to paradise! Nestled in the serene Raa atoll, our resort is the epitome of luxury and sustainability, offering an unparalleled experience in the heart of the Maldives.

Picture this: a private island adorned with lush tropical greenery, where 81 Villas and Residences seamlessly blend with the breathtaking natural surroundings. Our commitment to sustainability means that every aspect of our design and operations is geared towards preserving the beauty of our environment.

But it’s not just about the scenery. Prepare to be enchanted by the vibrant marine life right at our doorstep. Explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and marvel at the wonders of Hanifaru Bay, a sanctuary for majestic manta rays.

When it comes to dining, we take culinary artistry to new heights. With six restaurants and bars offering endless views of the Indian Ocean, every meal is a unique and tempting experience.


The Standard Maldives

The Standard Huravalhi Maldives

Price: $US 650-1,250/night
Transfer fee: $US 500/adult
Best for: manta ray snorkeling, honeymoon, family

Escape to The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives for a one-of-a-kind blend of relaxation and fun, perfect whether you’re seeking a romantic retreat or a getaway with friends and family. While the Maldives is often seen as a lovers’ haven, The Standard has reimagined the island experience to cater to everyone, from couples to solo travelers and groups of pals looking for a slice of paradise.

This new gem in the Maldives resort scene offers something special for every type of traveler. With accommodations designed with you in mind, bespoke dining options, a modern Spa, and even an overwater tapas and sunset club featuring a see-through dance floor, there’s no shortage of unique experiences here. Plus, water sports enthusiasts will be in heaven with a range of activities to dive into.

With 115 villas across 10 different categories, each boasting private pools, there’s plenty of room to make yourself at home. Plus, there are five Over Water Pools offering shared accommodations for those seeking a double dose of fun. With five dining options, an Aqua Park in the lagoon, outdoor swimming pool, a variety of water sports, and even a coral conservation nursery, the fun never stops at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives.


Emerald Maldives

Emerald Maldives

Price: $US 750-1,550/night
Transfer fee: $US 600/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, diving, honeymoon, family

Looking for a dreamy beach escape in the Maldives? Look no further than Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa – Deluxe All Inclusive! Picture yourself lounging on stunning white sands, surrounded by lush tropical greenery, and gazing out at the crystal-clear blue ocean. This 5-star deluxe resort, nestled in Raa Atoll, has been enchanting guests since it opened its doors in August 2019.

Whether you’re craving adventure, eager to explore underwater wonders, or simply yearning for some R&R, Emerald Maldives has got you covered. With top-notch facilities, a variety of dining options, and luxurious villas, your every need will be met here. And let me tell you, this place truly delivers on its promises!

Managed by the esteemed Emerald Collection hotel chain, Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa is located on the picturesque island of Fasmendhoo. Getting here is part of the fun—you can hop on a scenic 45-minute seaplane flight or opt for a shorter 30-minute domestic flight from Malé International Airport. So, what are you waiting for? Your paradise getaway awaits!


joali maldives

JOALI Maldives

Price: $US 2,200-4,500/night
Transfer fee: $US 1,300/adult
Best for: ultra-luxury, villas, food, family

Discover JOALI, a breathtaking haven of luxury nestled in the Maldives on the serene island of Muravandhu, in the Raa atoll. Here, luxury isn’t just about lavishness; it’s about embracing the “Joy of Life” with creativity, craftsmanship, and a commitment to sustainability.

Since its opening JOALI has redefined the Maldivian experience with 73 exquisite private beach and water villas, each a sanctuary infused with unique stories, handpicked treasures, and thoughtful design touches.

Indulge your palate at four exceptional restaurants offering an inventive fusion of flavors from across the globe, catering to even the most discerning tastes. Whether you’re unwinding in the stylish whiskey lounge, treating yourself at the chocolate and ice cream shop, diving into the curated library, or rejuvenating at the luxurious ESPA spa, JOALI ensures every moment is extraordinary.

For the adventurous spirit, there’s a wealth of water sports, fitness activities, and yoga sessions to enjoy. But JOALI offers more than just luxury; it’s a sanctuary committed to deepening environmental awareness through specialized guest experiences.


cora cora maldives

Cora Cora Maldives

Price: $US 1,100-1,600/night
Transfer fee: $US 1,300/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, couples, food, family

Welcome to Cora Cora Maldives, your ultimate getaway in the beautiful Raa Atoll! Here, it’s all about making your holiday absolutely amazing. Picture this: you arrive at the brand-new island resort, and from that moment, you’re in for a treat.

We’re talking about the Premium All-inclusive concept, where you can dive into thrilling adventures on both land and sea without worrying about a thing. Yes, you read that right – unlimited fun awaits! And when it comes to food, the Gourmet Meal Plan® has got you covered with almost everything included. Say goodbye to worries and hello to indulgence!

Since opening they are wowing guests with contemporary 5-star retreat. Imagine 100 villas nestled amidst lush greenery and scattered over a breathtaking blue lagoon. But wait, there’s more! We’ve got six dining options serving up delicious delights, a luxurious spa to pamper yourself, a dive & watersports center for the adventurers, fitness facilities to keep you active, an outdoor cinema for movie nights under the stars, a kids club for the little ones, and even a heritage museum to dive into the rich history of the Maldives.


you and me by cocoon underwater restaurant

You & Me Maldives

Price: $US 470-800/night
Transfer fee: $US 470/adult
Best for: adults only, underwater restaurant, honeymoon

Escape to You & Me by Cocoon, the newest slice of luxury paradise tailor-made for couples and honeymooners. Nestled on a private island in the Maldives’ northern Raa Atoll, it’s a dreamy retreat where rustic charm meets opulent comfort.

This adults-only haven is designed for romance, offering 109 spacious villas, 99 perched over the water and 10 nestled along the beach. Here, you and your beloved can bask in absolute seclusion. Indulge in gourmet delights at six dining venues, each offering exquisite cuisine in breathtaking settings. Relax at the over-water Orchid Spa, take a dip in the expansive pool, or explore a range of water sports at the resort’s center.

For a truly unforgettable dining experience, venture to H2O, the world’s finest underwater restaurant designed by the renowned Daniele Lago. Situated six meters below the surface, it’s a culinary journey like no other.


emerald faarafushi

Emerald Faarafushi

Price: $US 800-2,000/night
Transfer fee: $US 540/adult
Best for: all-inclusive, honeymoon, family

Step into paradise at Emerald Faarufushi Maldives, the newest jewel in the crown of Universal Resorts. This 5-star resort is tailor-made for travelers seeking luxury and serenity. Tucked away in the pristine Raa Atoll, it’s just a picturesque 50-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.

Since opening its doors in March 2019, Emerald Faarufushi has been captivating guests with its blend of natural beauty and opulent comfort. Choose from 10 Beach Bungalows, 37 Beach Retreats with Pool, and 39 elegant Ocean Retreats with Pool, perched over the crystal-clear waters of Faarufushi. For those craving ultimate indulgence, the three Ocean Suites with Pool and the Island Residence with Pool offer an unrivaled sanctuary, complete with expansive infinity pools overlooking their own private stretch of the Indian Ocean.


brennia kottefaru

Brennia Kottefaru

Price: $US 300-450/night
Transfer fee: $US 450/adult
Best for: honeymoon, family, budget friendly

Brennia Kottefaru is one of those dreamy islands nestled in the beautiful Raa Atoll of the Maldives. Picture this: pristine beaches wrapping around the whole island, a sparkling turquoise lagoon, and a vibrant underwater world full of marine wonders. Getting there is a breeze too – hop on a picturesque 40-minute seaplane ride from Male’ International Airport, or opt for a shorter 20-minute domestic flight to Ifuru Airport followed by a quick 20-minute speedboat trip to the resort.

Once you arrive, get ready for some serious relaxation on the expansive 360° natural beach. Sink your toes into the soft sand and let all your worries drift away.

For the adventurous souls, there’s a whole underwater playground waiting to be explored. Dive into the depths and discover an array of mesmerizing dive sites bursting with marine life just a stone’s throw away from the island.

And don’t forget to pay a visit to the house reef, just a short swim from the shore. Get up close and personal with colorful corals and an abundance of fish – it’s like stepping into your own personal aquarium!


raaya by atmosphere

Raaya by Atmosphere

Price: $US 750-1,200/night
Transfer fee: FREE
Best for: all-inclusive, honeymoon, family, snorkeling

Welcome to RAAYA By Atmosphere – Premium All Inclusive with Free Transfers! And when hunger strikes, the restaurant is ready to serve up some delicious meals. Feeling active? Hit up the fitness center to get your workout in.

Located in Raa Atoll, the 5-star resort offers stunning sea views from every room. You’ll also have access to the lush garden and a cozy bar for winding down after a day of adventure.

Need to get around? No worries, we offer complimentary shuttle service to make your stay even more convenient. Our friendly staff is available 24/7 at the front desk to assist you with anything you need, whether it’s arranging activities or exchanging currency.

As for accommodations, the guest rooms are equipped with all the comforts you need, including air conditioning, a cozy seating area, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You’ll also find a safety deposit box for your valuables and a private bathroom stocked with plush bathrobes and slippers. Some rooms even boast views of the pool, and all come with a handy coffee machine to start your day off right. We’ve got you covered with fresh bed linen and towels too.

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