After a long time in lockdown in your home during this devastating time of our lives, what could be the best way to let all the stress out? Of course, there is no questioning that a holiday in your favorite beach destination is the best way to forget all the bad that we have been living through this year and perhaps feel a bit of normalcy

A destination which has serving our beloved clients for more than 40 years, and which has grown from one resort to more than a hundred, everyone, especially right now, would question which should be my pick of resort for my holiday in Maldives. Honestly, we have a wide range of resorts which would serve to your taste. But we have a new favorite which opened its doors last August 2019. Emerald Maldives, a beautiful gem sitting in the North of Maldives in Raa atoll on the Island Fasmendhoo.

Emerald Maldives managed and owned by the Emerald Hotel collection is a member of the Leading Hotels of the world, which is a Luxury Deluxe All-Inclusive resort. Yes, you are right, All Inclusive, which includes almost all the services available at the resort except for a few exceptions like the Spa, Motorized activities from the Water Sports and Diving.

What makes it so special? Well, as an individual who has worked in the industry for the last 16 years, this is the first time I have got to experience a Luxury resort on All Inclusive without losing its essence of Luxury. It’s a resort suited for all, for couples looking to enjoy a Honeymoon, for a group of friends travelling together, and most importantly, for Families to have that us time, a resort which offers a bit of something for all of their clients.

Let me share my experience during my visit last Dec. It all starts with a warm welcome at the International airport by one of their representatives who would be waiting to receive you, followed by a scenic 40 minute seaplane ride, where you are welcomed at the Arrival Jetty and taken directly to your room according to the standard check-in time. By the time you are en route, your check-in process is already taking place, which makes it possible not to spend any time at the reception waiting to fill out any forms. Which I felt is key to the beginning of a wonderful holiday experience, specially for our clients who takes long international flights.  

Emerald consists of Different types of rooms ranging from Beach Villas to Water Villas, Villas with and without Pools, and like I have mentioned, Villas suited for Families, the Family Beach Villas with a private pool. Having got the opportunity to visit the island with my family led me to experience its capacity to provide an amazing family holiday, as the resort has one of the biggest Kids club, with an amazing team who looks after your kids of age 5 years and above without parents supervision from the time its open in the morning until they close in the evening. Having my own daughter left at their care, I can confidently say, that they do an excellent job, keeping the kids busy with different activities in the Kids club as well as on the beach side, and most importantly, feeding your child on time while you yourself can truly relax during your holiday enjoying a sunbath on the beach, or a swim or a dive, or a much deserved spa therapy at the Emerald Spa

As I have mentioned, Emerald offers All Inclusive, where all your meals, drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) are included. Their Deluxe All-Inclusive experience truly allows couples to enjoy the intimacy they have been searching for and the fun & playful experience the families have been looking for. Offering a wide range of mix cuisine, from its four restaurants. Emerald is proud to have restaurants which offers Latin American and Asian Cuisine. The best part of the wide range of choice available is that you don’t have to pay anything extra, its all included, all you need is to make a pre-reservation for your meal during its opening hours at the above mentioned specialty restaurants. The Taste of the food served are excellent under the care of the Head Chef Aldo. Almost forgot to mention that other than a few brands, all other drinks on the menu be it a juice, mocktail, cocktail or Liquor, its all included in your All Inclusive. Even the Mini bar which is stocked daily in your room is included along with the much necessity in all our daily lives the internet.

Snorkeling equipment, and a 20 minute guided group snorkeling twice a week, along with 01 excursion during a 7 nights stay and 02 excursions during a 10 nights stay are all included making the price you pay for your holiday totally worth it.

As I have said earlier, Emerald is a true gem, rooms that are spacious starting from 176 square meters onwards, offering privacy due to the intelligent layout of the rooms, and the lush vegetation and huge trees which lets you reconnect with the nature through out your whole stay at any place in the resort.

Emerald Maldives is truly a resort which you do not want to miss out on your bucket list of resorts in Maldives. Before you end up thinking that it would be expensive, let me tell you that, when your holiday is secured under early bird, the price is more than worth it although it would not be in the budget end but at a price where its truly worth it. Or if you are looking to enjoy the holiday at Emerald Maldives at a cheaper price, I would advise spending it during the off season like in any resort in Maldives, but it comes with an added advantage for Emerald Maldives, as they begin their Off season during mid-April to September which makes it earlier than most resorts in Maldives.

For more information about Emerald or a holiday in Maldives, visit our holidays section or send us an email at [email protected]ctvoyage.travel