Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, has won the prestigious accolade of Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort 2020 from World Travel Awards 2020. This highly prestigious industry award serves to recognise and celebrate excellence across all sectors of travel.
Aldo Scarapicchia, Partner and Chief Officer at Emerald said, “We are so happy to have won this exciting award! I want to praise and thank our wonderful team both on and off the island for making this happen and also to all of our guests who we would not have won this award, without.”
Located on the Raa Atoll in the Northern Maldives archipelago, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa re-opened on August 1, 2020. It was the first resort to achieve the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation in the Maldives for having implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in October 2020. In other words, it is the cleanest and safest property in the Maldives.
Its “Natural Freedom” philosophy puts space, luxury, comfort and privacy at the very centre of the guest experience. The property is set on the 20 hectares of a beautiful private island which is surrounded by 100 hectares of wrap-around reef. Surrounded by 1.5 km of soft white sand, its boasts 120 luxurious villas, both contemporary and tropical in design. The accommodations are divided evenly into 60 beach villas and 60 overwater villas. There are eleven different villa categories available.
The resort offers guests a choice of four restaurants, in addition to a Sunset Pool Café and Sunrise Café. The Emerald SPA offers Balinese and Thai treatments in 10 airconditioned bungalows, and comprises a jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish baths. The resort also features a Kids Club, Technogym, two tennis courts, two paddle courts, plus a water sports centre and five-star diving centre.
The resort is a development by the Emerald Collection, an Italian company renowned for its construction and management of luxury all-inclusive resorts across East Africa, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. The five-star, deluxe all-inclusive Emerald Maldives officially opened on December 4, 2019.