Accor Hotels in The Maldives


Luxury Hotels in The Maldives

Accor Hotels in The Maldives

Luxury Hotels in The Maldives


January, 2020

A newcomer to the Maldives booming tourism industry, AccorHotels is on a major expansion drive with eight existing properties and one under development in the island nation. The French multinational hotel group runs Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives and Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, as well as the recently-opened Pullman Maldives Maamutaa.

Singapore-based Banyan Tree Holdings runs three resorts in the Maldives: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and two Angsana-branded properties, Angsana Ihuru and Angsana Velavaru.

Accor S.A. is a French multinational hospitality company that owns, manages and franchises hotels, resorts and vacation properties. It is the single largest hospitality company in Europe, and the sixth largest worldwide.

Accor operates in 100 countries, with more than 4,800 hotels and 280,000 employees worldwide. Its total capacity is approximately 704,000 rooms. Accor owns and operates brands that cover every segment of hospitality, such as luxury segment (which includes Raffles, Fairmont and Banyan Tree)

1 Angsana Ihuru

Angsana Ihuru
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Best Experience:  for Couples, House Reef Snorkeling, Two Islands One Great Price

A true island paradise, Angsana Ihuru is an eco-friendly luxury resort located on the tiny beautiful island with the best house reef in the Maldives. The 25 minutes by speedboat from Velana (Male) airport, a peace and quiet is the name of the game in this boutique resort with 45 villas run by Singapore's Banyan Tree, one of the world's most luxurious hotel brands. For guests there is one of the best house reefs in the Maldives - literally a few meters from the beach is hypnotic snorkeling (for free!), as well as excellent diving (own 5* star dive center PADI). Delicious food and drinks are served in the restaurant, and guests should expect an easy, unobtrusive pressure from the staff offering to book a therapy session at the excellent Thai spa. To diversify the activities there is a free transfer to Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru next door, where you will also find a restaurant, bar and spa. Read Full Review

2 Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
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Best Experience:  Couples, Beaches, House Reef Snorkeling, Spa, Two Islands One Great Price

Built on an almost perfectly circular island, with 48 villas and unpretentious barefoot luxury, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru remains a favorite place for romantic couples and eco-lovers. Located in North Male Atoll, "Vabbinfaru" in Divehi means "a round island surrounded by a coral reef." The simplicity of the name embodies the philosophy of the hotel. Enjoy the white sandy beach, flourishing coconut trees and tropical sunshine of one of the most popular global holiday destinations. Banyan Tree is perfect getaway for couples who dream of a simple barefoot luxury, away from it all. Beach Villas offer a panoramic view of the ocean, but Ocean Villas are more private. In both cases, "Deluxe" in front of the name means a slightly better setting and more modern bathrooms. The island has its own house reef with colorful fish, rays, reef sharks and turtles.   Read Full Review

3 Angsana Velavaru - 101 Activities

Angsana Velavaru - 101 Activities
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Best Experience:  Honeymoon, Family Vacation, Water Villas, Beach, Activities

With some of the best water villas, Angsana Velavaru is located in Dhaalu atoll (South Nilandhe atoll), Maldives in 35 minutes by seaplane from Velana (Male) International Airport. With magnificent white beaches the resort is on the beautiful Velavaru island, which means "Turtle Island" and is surrounded by a picturesque lagoon with clear turquoise waters playing any shades of blue and green. Perfect for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway, as well as family vacation Angsana Velavaru Resort is not cheap, but a wonderful retreat for those with the finest of tastes. This 113-villa resort offers 79 island villas and 34 InOcean Villas, revealing spectacular views and direct access to the Indian Ocean. In October 2019 Angsana Velavaru Maldives, part of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ collection of private island resorts, completed a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion by enhancing the product offering of this iconic resort. The new look of Velavaru features an appealing combination of chic and vibrant elements inspired by Maldivian art creating a distinctive style that is evident at every touch point of the Angsana brand. Read Full Review...

4 Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives
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Best Experience:  Couples, Family, Diving, Spa, Value

Сombining comfort and style, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives offers discerning guests the ultimate beach holiday. Opened in Nov 2018 and designed as a destination for relaxing and rejuvenating escapes, Movenpick Kuredhivaru promises serene seclusion and tropical tranquillity. Both thrill seekers and leisure lovers will find everything they need along the resort’s white sand beaches, where picture-postcard scenes present themselves at every moment. With a series of unique architectural features and distinctive design touches that complement the soothing natural surroundings, the resort is located on Noonu Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives. The resort has 105 luxury beach and overwater villas, all with their own private swimming pool. Exquisite culinary experiences are a cornerstone of the Mövenpick experience and the new Maldivian resort offers five unique dining venues. Unwind at Sun Spa by Esthederm, while your youngsters play at the Little Birds Club. Other features include a tranquil yoga pavilion, a state of the art gym, water sports centre, volleyball and tennis courts. The resort also has a business centre, library and retail boutique to further ensure guests enjoy a convenient and carefree stay. Allow your mind to tailor-make a very special experience in the Maldives. Read Full Review

5 Raffles Maldives Meradhoo

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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Water Villas, House Reef Snorkeling, Spa

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is AccorHotel’s fourth property in the Maldives — and Raffles’ first. Enveloped in the pristine sanctuary of the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the 38-villa resort is a destination in its own right, masterfully planned to cater to discerning travellers in pursuit of a luxurious and meaningful escape. For couples looking for an unforgettable romantic hideaway, the exceptionally spacious villas and the discreet expertise of the Raffles butler service redefines the resort experience.

A destination known for its stunning surroundings Raffles Maldives Meradhoo boasts 21 island villas and 16 ocean villas with private pools, three restaurants, a scenic cocktail bar and an array of facilities and activities to relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate the body, mind and spirit. These facilities include an award-winning luxury spa, overwater fitness centre, yoga programmes, water sports, private dining options, 24-hour butler and private chef service, along with snorkelling and diving at its finest. The resort’s PADI-certified dive centre offers adventures through the wonders of some of most breath-taking coral reefs in the world.  It will be accessible by a 55-minute domestic flight from Male International Airport, followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride from Kaadedhdhoo Airport.  Read Full Review...

6 Pullman Maldives All-Inclusive Resort

Pullman Maldives All-Inclusive Resort
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Best Experience:   Couples, All Inclusive, Family, Activities, Vegetarians

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort is a 5-star lifestyle getaway in one of the most pristine atolls in the South of the Maldives. Opened on september 2019, the 120 villas resort offers an immersive art and design experience with a holistic integrated approach to wellbeing. The gorgeous, unspoilt Maamutaa Island spans 195,000 sqm is located just 10 minutes by speedboat from the newly opened Kooddoo Airport.

Beautifully placed amidst the spectacular lagoon stuffed with vibrant and hypnotic marine life and unmatched and unique options for scuba diving and snorkeling along with various other water sports experiences, the Pullman Maamutaa Resort is presenting spacious and luxurious residences that are special for couples and families with five star room amenities. Located both overwater and on the beach, guests shall choose their residence with the unbelievable option of underwater bedroom suites. While the water-sport center is entertaining you with number of fun activities, there are 6 F&B outlets with a-la-carte options are part of the all-Inclusive experience icluding the Phat Chameleon, a complete organic, vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Fitness and Wellbeing centers, teen-only club, kids club, spa, wedding pavilion, tennis court and gardens are just among the various resort facilities here. Read Full Review

7 Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Families, Diving

Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi is a new luxury resort with a delirious mix of substantial villas, large private pools and cool open spaces of the Secret Water Island. Situated in the Shaviyani Atoll, a seaplane hop from Malé, Fairmont Maldives offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquillity, your own sanctuary within a sanctuary for couples or families alike.

Part of AccorHotels, the stunning Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has opened in april 2018. Set on an exceptionally lush island bursting with flora and fauna the sophisticated 5-star resort offers luxury beach and over-water accommodation overlooking an endless turquoise sea each with a private pool and butler service. The picturesque locale is also surrounded by powder with diamond white beaches and jewel-like coral reefs. The all-villa resort features one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, a 200-metre long swimming pool which traverses the length of the island, fine dining options, dive and water sports center, reinvigorating destination spa and an intricate open-air bamboo bar created by Balinese artisans who did not use any human-made materials in the structure as well as luxury safari-style tented villas nestled in the islands lush interior jungle. Read Full Review

8 Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort
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Best Experience:   Honeymoon, Families, Diving, Activities

Managed by French multi-national hotel giant AccorHotels, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort welcomed the first group of guests in August 2018. The four-star resort, developed on the island of Kooddoo in Gaafu Alif Atoll, boasts 68 stylish and well-appointed villas, comprising 43 overwater villas and 25 beach villas with 20 of them featuring a private swimming pool. Guests are offered several attractive dining options. Suvadiva Divers, the resort’s five-star PADI dive and water sports centre, provides aquatic excursions to the many unique and wonderful locations nearby. Several water sports options such as snorkelling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, catamarans, jet skis and fun tubes are also available. Additionally, the resort has several recreational activities and facilities such as the 50-metre lagoon-side swimming pool, fully equipped fitness centre, tennis court, kids’ club and off-island day trips. The marine-themed Suvadiva Spa at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, meanwhile, offers a range of treatments and therapies for guests in need of relaxation and rejuvenation. Read Full Review

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