Emerald Maldives – Luxury All inclusive resort
Emerald is a 5 * Luxury resort in the Northern Raa Atoll. It is an all-inclusive resort which means that the package cost includes all meals, un-limited beverages and select activities. It is also a part of the leading hotel of the world portfolio
It is accessible by a 45 min sea-plane ride from Male. This is a shared sea plane transfer and in a single trip will service 2-3 nearby resorts. While the usual procedure is for the sea-plane to land directly at the resort, in rare events, the sea plane might even drop you to a nearby resort for a very short 5-10 min speedboat ride
Read about sea-planes in Maldives here.
Emerald is a relatively new property which started operations in August 2019 and is designed in modern, light, airy colours. Situated on a medium sized island, Emerald has 120 beach and water villas, many of them with a pool.
The average room size in emerald is above par for its price point ( abut 175-190 SqM) . The pools in the villas are medium sized, about 15 SqM. The unique feature of emerald room are its massive bathrooms with huge bath-tubs and outdoor and indoor showers, which are nearly 30% of the room size. The toiletries are also high end and and it has mini bar which is temperature controlled ( and whose contents are part of the all inclusive package). Emerald has plenty of true luxury touches, setting it aside from other peer category hotels
It has a upgrade category of villa called the Superior villa which are 310 SqM with a 24 SqM Pool. The facilities are same in the normal Villas
The other defining feature of Emerald is its enormous kids club, which apart from a massive indoor area, comes with a sprinkler pool, kids zip line and very large set of child related outdoor activities.
Emerald has a great house reef and good quality snorkelling is possible at the resort itself. Another unique feature is that Emerald provides high end bikes to all residents staying in a villa as a regular accessory. Every Villa has a bike stand with a bike for every resident. This makes commute within the resort much easier and is a boon for the kids
Emerald has 3 restaurants. The main, buffet restaurant, a South American Grill and a Pan Asian restaurant. Food is quite good and varied and the un-limited high end beverages mean you get the best wine and champagne with the meals.
A note on the all inclusive feature of emerald. Emerald is an all inclusive resort and this means all meals across restaurants, all alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages and select activity like fishing expeditions, sunset cruise etc are included are included as part of the cost of the resort
All in all, Emerald provide an excellent luxury, all inclusive option at a very reasonable price point. (A 4 Night stay in a water villa with pool will cost approximately 3.4 lakhs including transfers and taxes)