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The Residence Maldives

  • The Residence Maldives, Falhumaafushi, Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives
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Overview

Within the southern Maldives on the island of Falhumaafushi you will find "The Residence Maldives" resort. The isle is part of the Huvadhoo atoll which is amongst the largest and deepest coral reefs on earth. Falhumaafushi island is about a kilometre in length and 120 metres wide at its greatest extension and, except for its white sandy beaches, covered in exuberant tropical vegegation. 

The Residence Maldives provides five star luxury amenities to all its patrons. Accommodation, catering and activities are of the highest comfort. The resort boasts a total of 94 guest villas, 3 restaurants, a high-class spa & fitness centre, a 5-star PADI dive centre, "The Residence" kids club, a library and many other facilities.

"The Residence Maldives" guest villas are located alongside Falhumaafushi's beach or above the turquoise waters of the islands surrounding reef. All villas are constructed in traditional Maldivian architecture with thatched roofs and large outdoor areas. Oversized livingroom areas and floor to ceiling windows dominate the structures amended by large decking areas. "The Residence Maldives" guest villas are categorised into seven distinctive types.

First there is the one bedroom Beach Villa which sits along the pristine seashore of Falhumaafushi island. The property is fairly sized with 138 squaremetres including decking. The villas terrace leads directly onto the white shores on one side and onto a palm-lacinated playground for kids on the other. The Beach Villa sleeps up to two adults and one child up to sixteen years of age.

Second and third properties in line are the Beach Pool Villas. The locations are similar to the Beach Villa's yet the Pool Villa offers more livingspave with 158 squaremetres for the one bedroom property and 273 squaremetres for the two bedroom house. The single bedroom villas pool measures 2.5 by 6 metres and the larger properties pool amounts to 5 by 8.5 metres. Both swimming pools are 1.2 metres deep. As the first mentioned property, the one bedroom Beach Pool Villa sleeps 2 adults and one child up to 16 years of age while the two bedroom Beach Pool Villa can accommodate either 4 adults and two infants up to two years of age or 2 adults and and 2 children up to 16 years of age.

Number four, five and six on our list are the Water Villa respectively the Water Pool Villa (one or two bedroom). These guest houses are constructed on stilts directly above the surrounding reef and accessible via a private jetty. The villas provide ample living room including sun decks with 137 squaremetres for the Water Villas, 156 squaremetres for the single bedroom Water Pool Villas and 282 squaremetres for the two bedroom Water Pool Villa. The latter property sleeps up to 4 adults while the Water Villa and the Water Pool Villa accommodate 2 adults each. The pool in the two bedroom villa measures 5 by 8.5 metres with 1.2 metres depth and all Water Villas provide a private access into the turquoise waters of the lagoon, not far from the house reef.

Seventh and last property type is the Deluxe Water Pool Villa. Four of these guest houses are located arround Falhumaafushi island in prime locations. The single bedroom sleeps two adults who have a total 182 squaremetres living-room available. The pool of the villa measures 2.5 by 6 by 1.2 metres and is accompanied by a private lagoon access into the tropical waters of the enclosing coral reef.

All of the aforementioned villas provide an excess of luxury amenities such as air conditiong, ceiling fan, 40 inch LED tv with satellite channels and DVD player, iPod media centre, IDD telephone, WiFi internet connection, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box, toiletries and bathrobes, daily housekeeping and turndown service as well as 24 hour in villa diving.

Catering to the islands guests are two restaurants and the islands beach bar. Opening over the course of the whole day is "The Dining Room". The resorts main restaurant offers in- and outdoor seating on the beachside with stunning views onto the Maldivian sea. "The Dining Room" will open for Breakfast (7.00am to 10.30am), Lunch (12.30pm to 3.00pm) and Dinner (7.00pm to 10.30pm) and offers extensive a la carte menus with western, asian and indian dishes and flavors including a separate children's menu. The specialty restaurant "Falhumaa" on the other hand only opens during dinner time (7.00pm to 10.30pm) and requires you to at least in a casual way. Here "The Residence Maldives" provides a selection of fine western cuisine emphasising on grilled meats and seafood accompanied by selected wines. Third and final, the "Beach Bar". Partially built into the swimming pool this venue provides excellent opportunity to cool down in the tropical sun and enjoy drinks, cocktails and tapas in a paradisic beach setting. The bar opens from 10.00am until late.

Wellness and relaxation is supplied by the Clarins Spa. Its placid location at the end of a jetty extending into the Maldivian sea gives the treatments the needed tranquility. Six private pavilions and an adjoined hair salon are available for the Spa's patrons. All of whom may receive a customised therapy which can comprise of holistic treatments, international and local massages, hair and beauty services. Meditation and Yoga classes are also available on the connceted decking area.

With regards to activities "The Residence Maldives" can also offer a wide variety. One of the most famous past times on Falhumaafushi is diving. The resort operates its own five star PADI dive centre managed by Euro Divers. Dive courses are available for seasoned divers and beginners alike in multiple languages, where even children from 8 years of age can start this hobby with the Bubblemaker Dive programme which is conducted in a swimming pool. The dive centre provides you with ample opportunities to take a plunge, either at the house reef or on trips to the surrounding reefs with their two fully equipped dive boats.

In addition to diving, a well-maintained watersports centre presents opportunities for a wide array of water related activities such as: Snorkelling, Catamaran, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Fun tubes, Water skiiing, Knee boarding, Jet skiing, Boom netting and more. 

For all who favor land based activities the "The Residence Maldives" offers a fully equipped fitness centre, sauna and steam room, a large beachfront infinity pool with adjoined day beds, boutique and gift shops offering loval arts and crafts, a library which holds a multitude of paperbacks, reference books, DVD's, board games and internet services, and a unique picnic service will prepare meals for you on deserted islands or beaches of your choosing.

Further activites include the "Kids Club" which offers an abundance of games, crafts and entertainment for youngsters between 3 and 12 years. Daily changing programs provide your children with a place to make new friends and explore the Maldives in their own way. 

Evidently the listed features of the "The Residence Maldives" are only a summary. Many more services are available to the islands patrons. Should you arrive with infants you may utilise the resorts babysitting service. Bicycles are freely available to explore the island, and should you prefer a more relaxed way of getting around, a buggy with chauffeur will transport you arround the island. At the aforementioned beachside infinity pool you may enjoy complimentary fruits, sorbets and ice lollies. 24 hour laundry service will take care of your Maldives-dress. A multilingual concierge will see to the fulfillment of all your wishes during your stay.

Rooms - 94 rooms total, on 1 floor

Room Type Max Pax Rate Per Night    
     
One Bedroom Water Villa 3 from 1069 $ from 1070 $  
One Bedroom Beach Villa 3 from 1069 $ from 1070 $  
One Bedroom Water Pool Villa 3 from 1069 $ from 1070 $  
One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa 3 from 1069 $ from 1070 $  
One Bedroom Deluxe Water Pool Villas 3 from 1069 $ from 1070 $  
Two Bedroom Beach Pool Villa 4 from 1069 $ from 1070 $  
Two Bedroom Water Pool Villa 3 from 1069 $ from 1070 $  
Room Type Max Pax Rate Per Night  

Hotel Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Jewelry Shop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Children's Games Room
  • Infinity Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk

Rest and Recreation

  • Swimming Pool
  • Scuba Diving Facilities
  • Spa
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports
  • Gym
  • Kids Club
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Entertainment Show
  • Disco
  • Cyber cafe
  • Sauna
  • Hair salon and Beauty Salon
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Jet Ski
  • Library
  • Kayaking
  • Steam rooms
  • Bicycles
  • Children's Games Room
  • Infinity Pool
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Family Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Scuba Diving Facilities
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports
  • Kids Club
  • Excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Entertainment Show
  • Cyber cafe
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Library
  • Kayaking
  • Bicycles
  • Children's Games Room
  • Infinity Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Internet and news

  • Cyber cafe
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Room amenities

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Library
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Things to do

  • Swimming Pool
  • Scuba Diving Facilities
  • Spa
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Water Sports
  • Gym
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Excursions
  • Canoeing
  • Wake Boarding
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Entertainment Show
  • Disco
  • Cyber cafe
  • Sauna
  • Hair salon and Beauty Salon
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Jewelry Shop
  • Steam rooms
  • Bicycles
  • Infinity Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

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