Offering immersive Maldivian experience, Rahaa Resort to open in July 2019

Beautifully remote, yet easily accessible by plane and boat from Male, Laamu atoll has remained relatively untouched. Tourist activity in this southern atoll — the longest stretch of islands connected by land in Maldives — has been minimal. It is home to just one out of the 140 plus resorts and a handful amongst the 500 plus guesthouses in the country!

Come July, Laamu atoll will get more exciting with a new entrant, Rahaa Resort.

Sporting architecture and design that fuses traditional Maldivian elements with modern simplicity, Rahaa aims to make the Maldives more accessible to all classes of travellers who want to experience its pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. This a destination in itself — a unique island with its own natural lake, in an atoll which offers perhaps the most comprehensive glimpse into the history and heritage of the nation.

“A very warm Marhabaa (welcome) from Rahaa; a truly immersive experience inspired by Maldivian culture,” Nihaj Mohamed, General Manager at Rahaa Resort, said.

“Rahaa in the Maldivian history refers to a ruler of the island or throne. The name stands for the standard of the comfort experienced at the resort by its guests. Rahaa is located in the vibrant Laamu atoll, and complements the history and culture of the Maldives through its architecture, design and experiences.”

The four-star resort offers accommodation in two categories: Deluxe Ocean View Villas and Lake View Villas. Characterised by spaciousness, modern interior, and bright colours, each villa has an en-suite bathroom that are fully equipped with a bathtub and an outdoor shower. The villas have a porch for you to wake up and enjoy your coffee or read a book in the evening as fresh breeze from the lagoon and the sea soothe your body and mind.

There is an all-day dining restaurant serving buffet-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a bar. Whether you are craving for your regular coffee dose or your favourite cocktail, Dhirun’ Bar is your adored spot by day and night! An airy open bar right on the beach, with the most amazing ocean views by day and soft entertainment by night, the bar offers the most elaborate cocktails, mocktails, premium spirits and more, in addition to a delicious a la carte menu.

Other facilities on the island include a spa, water sports centre and dive centre.

The Rahaa experience is tailor made to be a flexible fit regardless of whether you are on a honeymoon, family vacation, or an adventure trip. What makes the Rahaa experience unique is that alongside the natural wonders of Maldives, the resort aims to open up the local island life and culture of Maldives to tourists, offering a glimpse into the southern parts of the archipelago.

Whether it’s adventure, romance or relaxation, Rahaa has something to offer everyone. Be it unwinding at the spa with a massage, night fishing on a boat or dancing the night away, you are sure to find something to suit your needs.

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