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Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort set against turquoise waters and lush tropical scenery. Choose from luxe rooms or stunning water villas, both featuring private pools and incredible views. Plenty of activities await, like windsurfing, snorkelling, and even an outstanding scuba diving experience. With four restaurants managed by an executive chef, there's no shortage of spots to have a fantastic meal. With a friendly staff, the resort a popular choice for honeymooners and special celebrations.
What travellers love most
 Infinity pool
 Spa
 Restaurant
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Emerald resort at the Maldives provides stunning service, extremely efficient, friendly, and personable from staff such as Wisham, who make the whole experience a fantastic one. The hospitality is unlike anything we have experienced before, alongside the beautiful views and villa. We all had an amazing time and would thoroughly recommend.
    Skwlee
    @Skwlee
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first visit to the Maldives. We chose the Emerald mainly because of the excellent reviews. The service is the best that we have experienced in any five-star hotel/resort. Especially from our ‘butler’, Wisham, who went above and beyond to make sure that our stay was enjoyable. We loved the island resort, it was beautiful - lush with sandy beaches and the sea was so clear. The whole resort is kept so clean. We would like to thank Naeem who kept our villa spotless. We stayed in both a water villa with pool and a family beach villa. We can recommend both, depending on what your preferences are. Both villas have a huge bathroom (there are two bathrooms in the family villa) and lots of storage space. There is a well-stocked mini bar with drinks and snacks, all included in the plan. There are four food outlets where you can go for dinner but be sure to book ahead if you particularly want to visit anywhere. Wisham, our butler, was incredible! He arranged all our dinner bookings and sorted out special vegan requests for one of our party. In fact, Wisham was our go to for almost everything-you can communicate with him on WhatsApp-he responds so quickly to requests for information, bookings, transport by golf carts and basically anything is not too much trouble. We had a problem with the air conditioning in our villa and contacted Wisham - by the time we returned from dinner, it was fixed! We had not snorkelled before and were a bit anxious about trying it. Wisham arranged for us to have a complimentary snorkelling intro session with Nappe, who explained everything so well. We decided to join the Coral Gardens snorkelling excursion and Wisham arranged for Nappe to be our guide because two of us were slightly anxious about going as we were not strong swimmers and new to snorkelling. Nappe was very patient with us and we’re so glad we went as we got to swim amongst the tropical fish and saw the coral reef. If you go to the Emerald, do try a snorkelling excursion – they are expensive but well worth it. Some of our party also went on the Manta Rays excursion, which they thoroughly enjoyed. We also got to see dolphins on the Dolphin Cruise, which was included in our package. Unfortunately, we did not have the opportunity to try paddle boarding or kayaking (both complimentary) as the sea was not calm enough when we wanted to do these activities. We tried to snorkel on the house reef but visibility was not good on that day as the sea was not calm enough. However, we did spot fish and even a ray by the water villas and baby sharks by the jetty. At the Emerald, the all-inclusive plans offered so much – all meals and drinks and only a few high value items, like lobster, had an extra charge. Unlike some resorts, you could choose more dishes if you wanted and water was included. I have to say that service at the eateries was exceptional. A big shout out to Amjadh, one of the restaurant servers, who made us laugh with his wit and made us feel so special. Also worthy of a mention are Nitish, Sam, Thas, Naresh, Nitin, Shaikhan and Giri who attended to us so well. There are bikes at your villa that you can use. They are quite heavy and cumbersome so we preferred to take a golf cart or walk. The golf carts would generally arrive quite promptly, although at peak times, you may have to wait a little longer. We would like to give a shout out to Viam, one of the drivers, who was so friendly and informative. We visited the spa facilities, which are quite small with a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. It would have been nice if there was a spa pool. We had a tension massage – it was one of the best massages we have experienced and certainly loosened up all those knots and was so relaxing. We were worried about going in Monsoon season in late June/early July, however we were lucky as as we got a lot of sunshine and very little rain. All in all, we had a wonderful time at the Emerald and our only regret was that we didn’t book a longer stay.
    hellosuzy
    @hellosuzy
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The resort was beautiful! I had a really enjoyable holiday with my friend’s family. Wisham was incredibly helpful with booking and adjusting reservations for dinner and activities during our stay as well as with advising us with any enquiries we had. This made the holiday very smooth sailing and relaxing, thank you. There was an exceptional range of good quality activities to pass the time and beautiful beaches which were very easily accessible. The state of the water villa was incredible and clean. The staff were not only friendly but also did a spectacular job. The food and drinks were amazing, I was quite pleasantly surprised by the range of cuisine available and the diligence or the staff/restaurants to label and advise regarding allergens. The complimentary dolphin tour, the diving tour, spa treatments and the manta ray snorkelling excursion were unforgettable experiences! Couldn’t recommend the place more!
    gabbeyk2024
    @gabbeyk2024
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely amazing. Perfect food and service ( special thanks to Wisham our consierge). Reef, snorkeling and perfect time during one week stay. In this resort everything was organized from the airport up to the hotel and we may really enjoy our vacation
    kswirski2016
    @kswirski2016
    Reviewed July 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our recent stay at Emerald Resort Maldives was nothing short of spectacular. From the moment we arrived until our departure, the service, amenities and overall experience exceeded our expectations. The resort’s attention to detail and commitment to excellence were evident in every aspect of our stay. Accommodation: The villas are beautifully designed, offering a perfect blend of luxury and comfort. The bedroom area with lounge seating was spacious as was the bathroom and kept impeccably clean and well appointed with modern amenities. Dining: The culinary experience at Emerald Resort Maldives is outstanding. There are several restaurants offering a unique dining experience. From fresh seafood to international cuisine, every meal was a gastronomic delight. The chefs and kitchen staff deserve special recognitions for their skill and creativity. Staff and Service: The highlight of our stay was undoubtedly the exceptional service provided by the staff. Each team member went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and satisfaction. Here are some of the outstanding staff members who made our stay unforgettable. Hasir was our dedicated butler and from the moment we arrived, made us feel welcome and attended to our every need with impeccable professionalism and warm and friendly demeanour. Hasir was able to help with dining options, arrangements for activities and his immediate attention set the tone for a fantastic stay. We celebrated our 31st Wedding Anniversary during our stay and our room attendant Manok prepared us a wonderful flower-filled bath and decorated our bed beautifully, keeping our room and bathroom immaculate throughout our stay. ‘We had the pleasure of experiencing exceptional hospitality from Chef Jimmy who truly went above and beyond to prepare numerous dishes for us upon our request. Each dish we tried was a delight and as curry enthusiasts, we were prepared traditional cuisine and able to experience a blend of spices and flavours to perfection. The Sommeliers Jeeves, Yasith, Ravi and Shivam significantly enhanced our dining experiences by providing their expertise, passion for wine and personalised approach to each meal. The wine selection was extensive and impressive and each recommendation was meticulously chosen to complement the flavours of our meals, further enhancing our overall dining experience. KD, Raj and Ali the food and beverage managers demonstrated exceptional leadership and organisation skills. They all came to greet us personally and enquired about our preference and the level of service made us feel valued and enhanced our overall satisfaction. Thank you for arranging our unforgettable beachside romantic meals. The setting was breath-taking, the food exquisite and the service impeccable. Truly special evenings that we will cherish forever. The service that Giri, Manik, David and Niti provided was attentive, friendly and they went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed and taken care of. Highly recommended for their professionalism and outstanding service at all times. Our experience with the gym and yoga instructor Das was outstanding. The yoga classes set against the stunning Maldivian backdrop were a serene and revitalising experience! We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all the staff members of Emerald Resort Maldives. Each of you contributed to making our experience exceptional with your professionalism and warmth. Although too many to name individually, your collective efforts did not go unnoticed and are deeply appreciated. Our stay at Emerald Resort Maldives was truly a dream come true. The stunning natural beauty of the island, combined with the exceptional service provided by the dedicated staff, made for an unforgettable holiday. We highly recommend Emerald Resort Maldives to anyone looking for a luxurious and memorable paradise getaway. We can’t wait to return!
    filomenap471
    @filomenap471
    Reviewed July 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles5,098 reviews
With a convenient location in the heart of the city, Taj West End offers a unique blend of luxury, nature, and top-notch amenities. Guests can enjoy a great meal at the on-site restaurant, as well as amenitites such as a gym, spa, salon, and outdoor pool. The hotel is known for its excellent hospitality and staff of seasoned professionals, helping to ensure a fantastic stay.
What travellers love most
 Outdoor pool
 Salon
 Breakfast in the room
03.
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,184 reviews
Stylish rooms, excellent amenities, fabulous service—Golden Temple Residence has it all. The hotel's central location makes it easy to explore the city's iconic must-sees, yet it's nicely tucked away so you can enjoy a peaceful night's rest. After a day of sightseeing, hit the spa or unwind in the pool with a lovely swim-up bar.
What travellers love most
 Pool with view
 Massage
 Wine / champagne
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4.5 of 5 bubbles11,135 reviews
Rixos Premium Belek - The Land Of Legends Access has it all for a restful yet thrilling getaway. Treat yourself to rejuvenation with a spa, sauna, and indoor and outdoor pools. Or, party away at the resort's on-site nightclub. There are children' activities and pools for the little ones, while adults can partake in fishing or tennis and fitness classes. Plus, the hotel's private beach makes for the perfect sunbathing spot. You’ll feast on excellent food at the various restaurants and bars, and feel at ease on the well-kept grounds. This luxurious hotel won't disappoint for your next trip.
What travellers love most
 Heated pool
 Steam room
 Poolside bar
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,044 reviews
Nayara Springs is set against some truly stunning natural surroundings with well-appointed accommodations. There's no shortage of activities, including hiking, horseback riding, yoga, and bicycle tours—and for a little relaxation, choose from seven spring-water pools or head to the spa, sauna, or steam room. But what truly sets Nayara Springs apart is the exceptional staff and beautiful views.
What travellers love most
 Plunge pool
 Hot spring bath
 Happy hour
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,823 reviews
Palladium Boutique Hotel puts comfort first with luxe accommodations and excellent customer service. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or visit the spa, sauna, or steam room. The restaurant on the property is known for its fantastic food and chic ambiennce—and as an added confenience, the hotel offers complimentary transportation.
What travellers love most
 Hot bath
 Bar / lounge
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,812 reviews
Banyan Tree Cabo Marques shows off breathtaking architecture, including modern villas and private pools. Its unique setting on a cliff overlooking Puerto Marquez Bay offers amazing views, while spacious rooms with luxurious amenities give guests everything they need to relax (plus there's a spa, if you want to really unwind). The attentive staff provides personalised service, for a memorable experience that balances relaxation and excitement, all while preserving the natural beauty of the environment.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop pool
 Solarium
 Butler service
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5.0 of 5 bubbles4,137 reviews
Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, is a well-maintained, historic facility that features some pretty amazing artwork (fun fact: It was once a 400-year-old palace). It's close to the major tourist sites, but on the property, guests can unwind in the luxurious spa or enjoy the various dining options, including a pretty fantastic breakfast buffet. The exceptional staff is always ready to assist, even providing boot cleaning services.
What travellers love most
 Sauna
 Doorperson
 Spa
09.
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,842 reviews
Just a short walk from Franschhoek's main street, Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a peaceful escape. With only nine uniquely styled suites, the hotel is known for its top-notch service, and warm hospitality. Amenities include a saltwater pool, heated pool, and plunge pool, plus activities such as horseback riding and bicycle tours. The luxe, organic furnishings make for a comfortable stay, while the legendary breakfasts and open-bar happy hour mean you might never want to leave.
What travellers love most
 Saltwater pool
 Wine / champagne
 Concierge
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,296 reviews
Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui has a boutique feel with tons of amenities. Guests enjoy their spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and beautifully designed bathrooms—all set against beautiful surroundings. Take a stroll on the private beach or enjoy the saltwater and infinity pools. There's also a spa and sauna, where you can relax and unwind. Two standouts: Their amazing butler service and professional photography add a personal touch to every visit.
What travellers love most
 Private pool
 Yoga room
 Beach
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,740 reviews
At the Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof, you can enjoy a blend of relaxation and adventure. Guests can take advantage of the indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, and an outstanding spa, or head outdoors for hiking, skiing, and bike tours. But the real draw? The hotel's generous rooftop terrace shows off gorgeous mountain views and a saltwater pool.
What travellers love most
 Indoor pool
 Rooftop terrace
 Evening entertainment
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5.0 of 5 bubbles4,450 reviews
NANNAI Muro Alto is a luxe resort set against an impressive natural landscape. Guests appreciate the beautiful accommodations, private pools, and beach access—not to mention its amazing restaurant and on-site spa. There's no shortage of activities, from snorkelling and hiking to tennis and mini golf. With a peaceful vibe, personalised experiences, and exceptional service, this hotel stands out for all the right reasons.
What travellers love most
 Adult pool
 Rooftop bar
 Entertainment staff
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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,245 reviews
Luxury Villa Excelsior Parco boasts well-appointed rooms and fantastic sea views. There's plenty to do: relax at the outdoor pool and enjoy the view, or head outside for snorkelling or boating. Guests also enjoy the rooftop restaruant and bar—not to mention a convenient complimentary shuttle service that goes to the town centre and marina area.
What travellers love most
 Car hire
 Pool with view
 Massage
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5.0 of 5 bubbles1,497 reviews
With cosy accommodations, including spacious and well-appointed rooms, Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel is a beautiful option for travellers. It has tons of features like a private beach, lush outdoor pool, and a peaceful infinity pool. There's lots of outdoor activities like canoeing, diving, and tennis—or guests can find time to unwind at the well-maintained spa. What sets this place apart is the outstanding attention to detail, welcoming atmosphere, and stunning decor.
What travellers love most
 Pool
 Adults only
 Salon
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5.0 of 5 bubbles746 reviews
Cap Juluca, A Belmond Hotel, Anguilla, is set on a private beach with an idyllic setting and stunning views. With a variety of accommodations, you'll find spotless and well-designed rooms that cater to your needs. The hotel has a pool, fitness centre, tennis court, and even offers horseback riding and snorkelling. You can also join walking tours or try your hand at fishing. The on-site restaurant serves delicious meals, while the warm hospitality of the staff ensures a pleasant stay. Don't forget to take advantage of their unique nightly sabering of champagne and bicycles for exploring the area.
What travellers love most
 Kids club
 Outdoor pool
 Restaurant
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