Plan a Next-Level Luxury Vacation in Maldives at RAAYA by Atmosphere

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Updated May, 2024

An idyllic Maldives island resort RAAYA by Atmosphere nicely captures the essence of the Maldives: natural beauty, excellent diving, and luxury accommodation on the beach and over-water. Located under an hour away from Male amid untouched reefs of Raa Atoll and abundant tropical vegetation, step into a world of hidden island luxury that is bursting with culture, energy and life.

Opened in 2023 the 5-star island resort boasts with 187 modern and stylish beach and water villlas are meticulously designed to provide the ultimate comfort for every guest’s stay. A private pools and terraces feature stunning ocean views, and each room offers a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Foodies will be thrilled by variety of dining options to choose from. Meanwhile, crystal clear waters, tropical vegetation and fine beaches set a unique backdrop for both honeymoon or a family escape. There's never a dull moment at Raaya island, from watersports to kids’ club, culinary classes to local artisan events, and wellness to fitness programs. And if that isn’t enough to keep you busy, there's also house reef snorkeling, castaway adventures and Thai spa pampering that matches perfectly with any Raaya stay. If anybody is in doubt, there’s no need to worry as Raaya by Atmosphere is probably one of the finest experiences you will have in the Maldives!

Amari Raaya Maldives

The Island

Island of Kudakurathu is nestled along a line of large islands on the east side of the Raa Atoll that’s under an hour away from the Maldives airport. From the pristine beaches to the vibrant coral reefs, Raaya truly embodies the beauty of the Maldives. This resort's commitment to sustainability and preserving the natural beauty of the island adds to its charm. With a lot of spots to explore the island is larger than you think. There are plenty ways to use transport carts or rent bikes to be faster but walking always is a pleasant option as well. Breakwaters look good and do not spoil the view. North part of the has a good place on the beach for families with kids. The hotel facilities, the villas, the pool and restaurants are serene, so beautiful and highlight and being you closer to nature.

It is a surprise in the Maldives but there is mangrove on the island. Mangrove is really amazing especially at night hours. The island is full of life, both on the ground and in the ocean: lizards, birds, flying foxes, fish, mantas, dolphins - amazing and friendly.

Spread across a breathtaking 100-acre island, the resort is surrounded by the mesmerizing turquoise blue waters. One of the best things about Raaya it is miles of sunny beaches, stretching around the island. The lagoon around the island is shallow enough and covers a large area so you can really explore and enjoy the water without feeling out of your depth. The eastern side of the island is protected by a barrier reef while house reef snorkeling is best on the western beaches and around the tips.

The resort's design is both modern and inviting with expansive outdoor spaces, which include diverse dining options, sports grounds, a spa, gym, and various activity hubs.

While you’re here, be sure to venture along the picturesque mangrove elevated walkway, climb to the top of our watchtower and enjoy a hidden soiree in the jungle. And when the adventure is over, head back to your villa and soothe your feet in the crystal clear ocean waters.

But what makes the Maldives experience truly incredible and exceptional is the fabulous staff and team of Raaya. From the airport receptionists to the butlers, everyone are friendly, greeting and supportive.

Raaya Maldives


Raa Atoll or North Maalhosmadulu is one of the northern, most visited atolls in the Maldives. The atoll is home to the luxury hotels including You & Me, Fushifaru, Cora Cora, Dhigali among others. Popular activities for guests are snorkeling, diving, watersports and excursions. A wonderful collection of uninhabited and unexplored islands of Raa atoll gives travelers fantastic opportunities for an unforgettable beach experience in the Maldives.

Choose between 30-minute domestic flight to Ifuru Domestic Airpor followed by an enchanting 25-minute speed boat transfer to the island, or 45-minute seaplane experience from Velana International Airport. Expect warm welcome on the island arrival.

Villas and Suites

With 187 villas offering a variety of luxurious experiences, Raaya ensures that every guest’s stay is truly exceptional. Visitors can choose from an array of accommodation options from stunning private beach villas to luxurious overwater pool suites to interconnecting Family Beach Villas, perfect for creating cherished memories with loved ones. All villas and suites come well equipped with the best in island amenities, story-rich artworks, Maldivian architecture and Thai hospitality including a comfy bed you’ll sink into after a day in the sun. Incorporating local materials, the rooms showcase a palette that complements the natural surroundings: soft neutral tones. Each villa comes with a private butler ensuring the perfect stay and to arrange everything for all your luxury needs – and wants.

With direct access to the beach, Beach Villas at Raaya are bright, clean, and air-conditioned for comfort – it's all you really need when the sand is just a few steps away. The villas offer a choice for romantic getaways, families, couples traveling together or small groups. The family beach villas are double villas providing two beach villas connected by a hallway. Set among tropical vegetation each of these villas incorporate an open-plan design with raked timber ceilings, not only allowing the sea breeze to flow into the rooms freely but also allowing them to provide views of the surroundings from everywhere in the room. The private terrace, decked with sun loungers and a patio table, overlooks the ocean. A some villas come with a private pools, among other perks.

Amari Raaya Maldives: the beach villa

The over-water villas at Raaya by Atmosphere are a haven of luxury and comfort. Waking up to the gentle lapping of waves, enjoying breakfast on the deck with the most stunning views, and snorkeling (the gear is available for free) right off our villa's ladder are unforgettable experiences. The underwater world here is a vibrant kaleidoscope of marine life, and the resort's commitment to conservation is evident in its eco-friendly practices. If you really want to splash out, book the Sunset Ocean Pool Villa, where the phenomenal ocean views you get is the big draw, especially from the infinity pool, where you can clink glasses as you and your sweetheart watch the sunset.

Raaya Maldives: sunset ocean villa with pool

Restaurants and bars

Dining at Raaya by Atmosphere resort is a gastronomic journey where the culinary offerings is nothing short of exceptional. From grilled seafood to special tom yum Soup, desserts, buffets—guests are talking about how amazing the food is and it truly is some of the highlights of their trip! When you have to leave your villa for sustenance, dig in to gourmet Thai, Asian, Maldivian and Western flavours at any one of eight food and beverage outlets of Raaya, and grab drinks in either of the two stylish bars. Whether it was savoring buffet meal at Amaya Food Gallery, enjoying authentic Thai cuisine at Ampers&nd, or indulging in a romantic beachfront dinner the Amaya team's dedication to creating culinary masterpieces will delight your palates

Wherever you are in the world, you can be sure to experience a passion for good food and atmospheric dining at the island's much-loved Amaya Food Gallery. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Amaya Food Gallery is covering all possible tastes and cuisines from around the world and all varieties of local food. The restaurant has a large selection of food as you browse locally sourced seasonal dishes, themed dining extravaganzas, full-buffet breakfasts and usual collection of market-like street food hawkers, live cooking stations and a generous serving of Thai, Asian and Western favourites, and the staff is amazing. The dessert section is also incredibly good and did not only cover all fresh and exotic fruits you can think of but also high class patisserie.

With a fantastic ambiance both during the day and at night Ampers&nd restaurant serves a Pan Asian-inspired menu right on the beach or at rooftop bar with sunset view. The culinary delights range from Japanese, Thai, and Italian to Continental and Indian. Pair your experience with a sumptuous tasting menu that combines the deep flavours of Maldivian and Asian cuisines or take it back to basics with freshly grilled meats and garden-fresh vegetables.

There’s no doubt about it, the world can’t get enough of Italian food. Pregolino is a casual yet sophisticated Italian-themed restaurant with some of the most enviable beach-front seats at Raaya, and a die hard fan base who love a long dinner with pasta and wine. What’s on the menu? Sample the many authentic Italian pastas and pizzas that incorporate fresh ingredients from the island's gardens, and be sure to check the specialty of the day which often incorporates freshly caught Maldivian seafood. Once the aroma of king prawns, garlic, and tomato in the tangled thicket of spaghetti hits you, you may as well relinquish your evening plans – and your budget for that matter. The only way out of a night of incredible wines and Italian cuisine at Pregolino is through it.

Take away spot Seb’s Shack caters scrumptious grab & go bites that are 100% utensil-free. Think sandwiches, deep-fried snacks, easy-to-eat morsels, drinks and ice-cold beers.

With indoor and outdoor seating The Village Café – a place to go for a variety of pastries and sweet desserts that lighten any palette, top up on caffeine with a freshly brewed barista coffee or sample a variety of Euro-Asian dishes that warm the soul and can't help but make you smile.

Open from 10:00 until just after sunset, SOAQ is a popular meeting spot for the bronzed and beautiful guests. A stylish poolside snack joint offers delectable menu of late morning breakfasts, fusion Western and Asian dishes, comforting fast-food and healthy salads, drinks and shakes.

Sports Bar (opening soon) is the place to cool off and refresh after a game of paddle tennis, football or volleyball, or simply prepare your body for a fun afternoon out on the ocean or playing mini golf while the kids try out their luck at the skateboard park. The bar is a popular meeting spot for the bronzed and beautiful guests.

 Raaya Maldives

Things to Do

There is lots a fun activities at Raaya Maldives, all in the same place. There is both a resident naturalist to lead excursions through the tropical forest or mangrove, and a resident marine biologist to show you some fantastic snorkeling sites in the reefs that surround the resort. The white sand beaches and clear waters of the Raa Atoll make it a famous scuba diving destination, with amazing underwater formations, as well as abundant coral and sea life.

You'll find a wide range of water sports for all ages at Raaya Maldives – including action-packed jet ski excursions, wakeboarding, monoskiing, water skiing and parasailing, as well as more leisurely experiences like paddle boating, snorkelling, dolphin cruises, night fishing, island excursions and romantic sunset cruises.

Guests who prefer gentle pampering to the myriad outdoor activities can spend a day at the Maai Spa. Each spa treatment at Raaya Maldives represents a specialised approach towards holistic spa techniques; each one designed to support your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Its wide range of Thai treatments includes massages, facials, wraps, scrubs and nail treatments, each using high-end products.

The Kids Club at Raaya Maldives is more than just a place for children, promising something fun for all the family. Designed for children ages 4 to 12, the club features programming built around daily themes, experiential education and Maldives culture. Activities range from arts and crafts to cooking to swimming with turtles.

The fitness room is well-equipped, they have yoga, and The Village as well where all guests can experience craft and paint a wooden local ship or buy art. The Village will be your gateway to great memories and exciting adventures. The ArtScape not only add to the aesthetic beauty of Raaya but also provided a unique opportunity to appreciate art in this breathtaking setting. Climb to the top of Seb’s watchtower and look across a mini island kingdom, or spend an afternoon putting balls at the mini golf course.

Whether chartering for a private airport transfer or creating unforgettable memories with champagne breakfasts and private dinners on the upper deck, Raaya luxury yacht stands as the epitome of luxury, inviting guests to step aboard and be captivated by a world of opulence and adventure.

 Raaya Maldives

What Guests Love

  • The island is big and beautiful, with secluded location and virgin nature
  • New hotel
  • Super friendly, helpful, above-and-beyond staff
  • Clean, spacious and comfortable villas, design of public areas & restaurants
  • The sunset water pool villa is amazing
  • Delicious food
  • Awesome kids club
  • Scuba diving experience
  • Excellent spa with good massages
  • the art workshop
Raaya Maldives: video


Despite its youth, Raaya by Atmosphere Maldives has already received many positive reviews. This brand new resort is truely amazing! From the arrived until departure the guests like everything: from super friendly staff to incredible food and breathtaking accommodation. Filled with magical moments the holiday in tropical paradise exceeded their expectations in every way. It's a place where luxury meets nature, and where the staff's dedication and warmth make you feel like family. Overall, if you're looking for a Maldivian paradise, Raaya is the perfect pick.

What You Need to Know

  • BOOK DIRECT to indulge in the exclusive packages of Raaya Maldives. Enjoy the thrilling water sports or unwind in bespoke spa treatments of unparalleled luxury.
  • Raaya Maldives can be reached via Manta Airways Sea Plane Transfers as well as Manta Airways domestic Transfers. Manta Airways Domestic Transfers will fly the guests from Velana Internation Airport to Ifuru Airport and from Ifuru Airport, it will be a 15 minutes speed boat ride to reach the island.
  • Check-in from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM; Check-out from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Children of all ages are welcome. The team offers babysitting services at Kids Club. Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property. Any Child below 2 years will be traveling for free with the parents.
  • There is complimentary Wi-Fi in various public areas and villas.
  • Nightlife boasts a range of evening entertainment options, from electrifying DJs and captivating live bands to movie nights under the stars and enriching cultural shows.
  • There is clinic and medical staff on the island.
  • The use of drones is not allowed

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