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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place. Location is beautiful, sea life incredible, villas are complete luxury and the staff very friendly and helpful. Overall we found the resort very peaceful and you could be as active or subdued as you wanted, personally we alternated between fun days with jet skiing, boat trips and sunrise yoga and day's watching the sharks go by...

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear searleyshan, Many thanks for sharing the review with us on tripadvisor. It is indeed a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your Luxurious Villa and its excellent views, complimented by the lush landscape, crystal clear turquoise lagoons and clean environment. Our resort is located in one of the deepest and largest atolls in the world, which offers an exceptional...

McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Had the most relaxing week ever at the Residence Maldives. Quiet, secluded, luxurious with the most attentive staff. Spa treatments were just great and they didn't try to sell you anything at the end. Lots of water sports, plus you are provided with your own snorkeling equipment for the duration of the stay and can just climb down your balcony...

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Emericak, Thank you for sharing with us and the TripAdvisor community your wonderful experience at The Residence Maldives. No words can truly describe how much it means to us when guests take the time out of their day to write us a spectacular review. We hope you know that we really do appreciate this. We are delighted that you...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 10 days here it was a triple celebration honeymoon, 10 yrs as a couple and my 30th. They acknowledged it all. Cakes wines bedding prosecco and every single staff member we spoke to was brilliant. Virgo, Yufraj, Arjuna, Bandara, Bal, Lawrence, Sami, Hafiz, Ibrahim. I am sorry as there are many more names I can't remember but this...

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear RyMcGuinness Many thanks for the fantastic review and for sharing your most memorable experiences with us on trip advisor. My team and I would like to thank you for choosing our resort to celebrate your triple celebration as well as your honeymoon. We take great pride in customizing all experiences for our guests and I am pleased to note...

Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Incredibly relaxing time. Snorkelling on the house reef was fantastic. Food was first rate and staff were so attentive without pestering you. Would definitely recommend it. If you are not into water sports or sun worship then you may struggle as there is nothing else to do on the island.

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Pat B, Sunny greetings from The Residence Maldives! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us, in particular food as well as the bespoke service of “The Residence by Cenizaro”. Your kind words are indeed rewarding and encouraging. We thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience and hope to have...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Imagine the most idyllic place you can, well the residence maldives is that place. True it is further away than most Maldives resorts, plus I'd be lying if by the third flight enroute we weren't questioning if it would be worth it. But once we arrived by speedboat... just wow! It is every bit as good as it looks in...

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear RagingBull1979, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor and sharing with us the memories of your holiday. The team and I are most delighted to learn that you had an enjoyable time, relaxing and basking in the warmth of Maldivian hospitality through the services rendered by the team. We look forward to welcoming...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We loved this place! We stayed in a water villa with private pool for twelve nights. Snorkelling and diving was outstanding. The reefs in the southern atolls are much more unspoilt than further north. It is quite a long "local trip" to get to The Residence with domestic flight and then boat from the hotel. After an 19 hour flight...

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Swegourmet, Warm greetings from our sunny island paradise and thank you for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor. Located in one of the world’s deepest and largest atolls in the world, a lot of the marine life here is very much undisturbed and in pristine condition with plenty to discover underwater and worth making the...

Dammam
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Tasty food you have dinning room which has buffet from different countries and falhuma, lovely crew, amazing place, good fitness center, handle your baggage at airport, special diving course and sport activities.

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear 947hussaina, Many thanks for taking the time to share with us about your stay experience at The Residence Maldives. We are pleased to read about the many fond memories you have on our island from dining options, service from the team to diving to discover the vibrant marine life around our resort. We hope to have the pleasure of...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The staff at this hotel are incredible. They really do everything they can to ensure that you have the best holiday possible. Whenever there is something that doesn't go to plan, they do everything they can to make it right. A special thank you to the staff who took care of us on the boat trip. We unfortunately arrived on...

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Leana A, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and it is a real delight to read about the fantastic holiday you had on our sunny island paradise. Your appreciation for the boat crew on the transfers for their dedication to their work with a smile despite the challenging weather has been shared with them and highly motivates them....

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A family trip that we had looked forward to since booking in August was almost to 100% a perfect success. Staff was extremely kind, both the room service and the restaurant staff, as well as reception etc. The PADI diving center is truly a five star center, our diving trips probably being the one experience we will remember for life....

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Sundaram M, General Manager at The Residence Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Berndt Casper G, Thank you for sharing how much you and your family had enjoyed your vacation on our sunny island paradise. We’re most delighted to hear how you and your family bonded over the dives and discovering marine life in one of the world’s largest and deepest atolls in the world where we are located in. We pride...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Wow ! We had a fantastic 7nights all inclusive stay in an over water bungalow with private pool at The Residence. We have made some amazing memories here, from the private picnic on a remote little island, film under the stars, watersports, private dining the list is endless. Anyone wishing to visit here don't hesitate at all. The staff our...

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Dear Kim G, Many thanks for sharing with us and the TripAdvisor community the memories of your amazing stay with us at The Residence Maldives! We are most delighted to hear that you had enjoyed the many activities and amenities from the relaxing treatments at the first and only Spa by Clarins in the Maldives, the beach barbeque dinner at...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Residence Maldives is a world away from reality. This private island resort is anchored in one of the planet’s widest and deepest atolls, its sugary white sands lapped by sapphire blue waters, its pristine reefs the exclusive playground of its privileged guests. All 94 luxury villas lie on the beach or over the water, their traditional Maldivian architecture enhanced by anything from dedicated butlers to private pools. Dining is an international affair overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Spa by Clarins the only one you’ll find in the entire Maldives archipelago ... ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Residence Maldives

Address: Falhumaafushi 2088
Region: Maldives > North Huvadhu (Gaafa Alifu) Atoll > Falhumaafushi
Price Range: $840 - $2,294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 94
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“The best villas are on the sunset side, that is 318-332”
 of 5 bubbles 734patrip, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we chose the sunset side - a little windier but also a little cooler - it is all lovely though”
 of 5 bubbles 158marias, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Southerly sunset villas, numbers 310 - 320 are the most ideally located with best swimming and access to reef.”
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  • View from our water villa deck across the lagoon to the reef
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 of 5 bubbles Roundy, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the house reef side (sunset side, room 300 and up) have more calm water and less wind. The rooms on the other side have big waves.”
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