Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa

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Updated February, 2024

Le Méridien Maldives Resort is the first Le Meridien beach escape in the island nation. Nestled in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll on Thilamaafushi Island, the luxury resort is a perfect getaway inspired by the mix of the beaches, crystal clear seas and an incredible marine life.

Marriott International’s Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa debuted on August 1, 2021.

Offering the ultimate tropical island experience, the resort is 30 minutes by scenic seaplane flight from the main Velana International airport. The accommodation choices make it ideal for couples, small groups and families. All 150 the beautifully appointed villas both on the beach and over water are designed for comfort. With a world class cuisine at six restaurants & bars, and excellent service spend your days enjoying numerous watersports for which, rejuvenating outdoor pools, or experience one of a signature healing treatments at the Explore Spa by Le Méridien. Celebrate the art of travel with a curation of immersive discoveries that showcases the unique Maldivian spirit, above and below the Indian ocean.

overwater restaurant with a view

The Island

Expect a seamless service upon arrival at Male airport, a scenic seaplane transfer to the private Le Meridien island, warm welcome with a welcome drink and an easy check-in.

Spanning 22 acres, the beautiful island is an eco-friendly haven abundant with magnificent flora and fauna and is enveloped by a sparkling lagoon and corals bursting with vibrant marine life. Thilamaafushi is one of the few islands of the Maldives where you can spot schools of fish, baby sharks, eagle rays, turtles, and manta rays from the beach and overwater villa decks. On land, you'll see loads of hermit crabs, land crabs, birds, lizards, and the occasional cat. It's the one of the only resorts where the foliage is so healthy that it bridges into a canopy in certain areas of the road/paths. The downside is the paths are quite narrow for two buggies.

Inspired by the essence of the Maldives, combined with a passion for culture, cuisine and design, the resort is a play ground for the curious and creative traveler to discover the European vibe of savoring the good life to do something different every day.

Secret escape and one of the most romantis attractions at the resort is a neighboring Bodu Finolhu island.

The Greenhouse at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa has perfected sustainable farming, incorporated cutting-edge concepts, and achieved cult status for their incredibly fresh and delectable Greenhouse experience. The culinary adventure, which is appealing to the romantic to the family-friendly, encapsulates and uplifts the joyful spirit of a day in the Maldives.

For service, Le Méridien goes well above and beyond. Management did a fantastic job of bringing on staff that know how to treat people with kindness and generosity. There's no butler service, yet the property somehow still provides better service than many luxury resorts in Maldives. All of the staff is fantastic, so courteous, and professional.

Every team member go out of their way to execute every request you made to perfection from food preparation, to check-in, to little things that would come up during your stay. This service coupled with the stunning environment and gorgeous accommodations truly make Le Meridien Maldives paradise found.

In 2023 the resort announced the appointment of Thomas Schult as their new General Manager.


The stunning island of Thilamaafushi is located in Lhaviyani atoll is 30-minute by seaplane ride from Malé international airport.

The archipelago of the Maldives lies south-west of the southern tip of India and spans a large area of the Indian Ocean. Comprised of coral reefs, the Maldives 1,192 islands are scattered into atolls that form unique rings of sandy islands and sapphire lagoons. Lhaviyani enjoys light monsoons, making Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa a perfect all year-round destination. Majestic Manta rays, dolphins, turtles and pristine coral reefs – the atoll has some of the best diving and snorkeling in the Maldives.

Villas and Suites

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa offers a huge range of luxury accommodation options to cater for all types of guest. There are 150 villas in seven categories, on the beach and a over water. A some villas also come with a private pool and dedicated butler. The villas are all spacious and well designed for comfort. All that you need from a 5 star resort is made available, even the iron and the board is already in your room.

Shined with local decor with warm, natural tones Beach Villas are scattered throughout the island and are divided into Beach Villas, Beach Villas with Pool and Lagoon Villas. If you are looking for the finest sands and calm seas the northern beaches are highly recommended (overlooking the lagoon). Beach Villas with Pool has ocean views (southern side) while other rooms enjoy lagoon view. Direct beach access, hammocks and private pools let you encounter Maldives in a unique way.

lagoon villa

The Water Villas are located on either side of the jetty at the eastern end of the beautiful Thilamaafushi Island. The villas come in three categories where the water villas with private pool are facing the sunrise.

Perched out over the turquoise Indian Ocean, the Water Villas offer a roomy deck to look out over the sea, with steps down to the water and the magnificent fish life below. Large bathrooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and plush bedding with fine linens add to the cultured, chic ambience of your accommodations.

water pool villa

Restaurants and Bars

Le Méridien Maldives’s dining options are designed to take maximum advantage of the islands idyllic beauty with panoramic views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. For F&B, the team balanced quality and quantity with delicious meals at prices that don't feel like Maldivian extortion. Le Méridien takes food seriously! With four restaurants to choose from International to Japanese, you will struggle to tire of the expansive dining options available.

In 2023 Le Meridién Maldives Resort has named Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef who will oversee all F&B outlets at the luxury resort, including the newly refurbished Riviera Tapas & Bar.

Meal plans are great value for those who drink but seems indexed to COVID restrictions because they're constantly changing.

Literally every meal is fantastic! The menus are diverse enough with three options to choose from for dinner each night you'll have the best service from all of the staff. The waiters remember your names from day 1, your favorite drinks, appetizers and would often work with the bartender or chef to slightly alter your order from the prefix menu! The chef go above and beyond to ensure your dining experience was top notch!

Tabemasu fine dining

The resort's main restaurant Turquoise is an eclectic in design and cuisine. Opened for breakfast to dinner Turquoise is a fresh interactive marketplace, where guests can feast with fresh ocean breezes and stunning vistas in a sophisticated setting. With smart casual dress code the guests will enjoy local dishes alongside Asian favorites and modern European tastes. The lavish buffet is perfect for families with hungry (and picky) children.

Open for dinner only this over-water venue combines incredible sunset views with modern Japanese cuisine. Defined as “to eat” in Japanese, Tabemasu is a distinct dining experience where art, design and cuisine are fused to create a chic dining journey featuring regional tastes including the finest sushi and sashimi that meld modern and traditional techniques with an haute-French mise en place. The menu features superb fish and seafood, fresh from the Indian Ocean.

Best place for lunch Waves Cafe is designed as a space for mindfully conscious eating and drinking. Feed and nourish the soul with wholesome ingredients presented in a simply light uncomplicated fashion. Celebrate the power of produce with organic and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Velaa Bar & Grill features the essence of halcyon beachside lounging, morning till night. Bask in the summer sun with light bodied wines, crafted cocktails & light dishes and once the stars twinkle relish grilled seafood, meats and wood-fired delicacies.

Turquoise restaurant


Children will love the Le Meridien's Family concept, an immersive world where fun and exploring are celebrated.

Whether stargazing or culture-seeking, kids are encouraged to engage in a world of make-believe and embark upon real-life adventures. Both inside the resort and within the island, Le Méridien Maldives curates educational discovery experiences for families to enjoy together.

beach restaurant

Activities and Pampering

The things to do are endless as well! Le Méridien Maldives offers a wide range of activities including scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing. Other water sports on offer include banana tube rides, canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing and windsurfing. Island hopping, cocktail cruises and big game deep-sea fishing excursions can also be arranged - all amazing experiences with professional guides. A paddle boarding, kayaking in their glass bottom kayaks, and snorkeling the local house reef are free of charge.

There is the Waves Fitness centre and two outdoor swimming pools Velaa (with childrens pool) & Riviera (adults only) to further entertain.

Relax into a wonderful massage in the excellent Explore Spa that is invigorate the senses in a haven of natural beauty. Explore Spa pulses with life, full of magnetic energy fused with artistic expression. With a glass floor the spa is a mindful space that blends simplicity & relaxation to revive the senses & inspire a feeling of place to rejuvenate and energise.

The romantic and intimate resort in the Indian Ocean boasts its own rprivate island, and is now offering this stunning haven as the picture-perfect location to celebrate your love. Your engagement, honeymoon or anniversary might just be the highlights. Make your special moments at Le Meridien Maldives an everlasting memory. READ MORE

In 2024 the resort appointed Errie F as the newest Resident DJ, adding a dynamic and eclectic touch to the renowned establishment.

over-water spa for rejuvenate


With a beautiful beaches, a great food, very nice vaccommodation, brilliant amenities and options of activities Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa will do wonders with the kind of service culture they have built up. Despite being "only" upscale in facilities/amenities and price, certainly punches above its weight class in F&B, activities and especially in service. From the GM on down, we're highly recommend a stay at this wonderful place.

...Fantastic Resort and Experience; A Dream Vacation; Fantastic newly opened resort. 7 starts for customer service. Just brilliant; Honeymoon trip; 5 stars hands down, service merits 6 stars; Amazing time and great diving!; Incredible place and people; Paradise Found!;

overwater restaurant with a view

Pros: What Guests Like

  • Beautiful island
  • Superb cervice and nice staff
  • The villas are all spacious and well designed for comfort
  • The food is excellent
  • Sunset cocktail at Reviera
  • Dive center team
  • The Overwater Spa
  • Value

What You Need to Know

  • The resort is 30-minute by seaplane ride from Velana international airport.
  • Upon arrival at Velana International Airport, the resort' airport representative at the terminal exit holding “Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa” placard will welcome you. Please identify yourselves to the representative and after doing so the representative will personally accompany you until your departure to the resort.
  • Seaplane Transfer Rate - Adult: USD 420 per adult, round trip, inclusive of all taxes. Child : 2 -11.99 years old: USD 210 per Child, round trip, inclusive of all taxes Infant: bellow 2 years old: Complimentary per Infant, round trip, inclusive of all taxes.
  • Check-in from 3:00 PM; Check-out until 12:00 PM;
  • Children of all ages are welcome.; Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.
  • We recommend all inclusive to enjoyed each meal!
  • There is no private transport to seaplane terminal; the resort has a shared seaplane lounge
  • most villas don't have pool
  • the guest room AC auto turns off when you keep the doors open for too long

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