The Residence Maldives
Category: 5* Superior Hotels
Location: Gaafu Alifu Atoll
Rooms Number: 94
Transfer Types: Domestic flight + speedboat
The exotic island Falhumafushi, with size 1000m x 120m, is situaded in Huvadhoo Atoll (Gaafu Alifu Atoll) one of the largest and deepest in Maldives. International airoprt Male is 380km away and can be reached by domestic flight and speedboat in about an 1 hour transfer.
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With The Residence Maldives, the "Leading Hotel of the World" opened their first resort at the Maldives in the summer of 2012.
The unparalleled beauty of this pristine island along with the unique charm of the resort draws the guest immediately under a spell. The elegant interiors, built in a traditional Maldivian architecture, combine classic with modern style. High ceilings and French windows fill each private villa with air , light and breathtaking view.
Culinary delights from around the world are served in the 2 restaurants, one of which situated over water. Enjoy cocktails and light snacks in the beach bar throughout the day. In the library you will find international books, CDs, DVDs and games, as well as wireless Internet access. A fitness center, a boutique, a souvenir shop as well as a doctor stationed on the island are also available.
The first and only "The Spa by Clarins" in the Maldives pampers you with holistic treatments and unique formulas made of active ingredients with plant origins, delivered by the expert hands of beauty therapists. A large deck, dedicated to yoga sessions embraces both the sea and the breeze for the ultimate relaxation.
Beach Villa (11)
approx.138 square meters (outdoor area approx 53 sqm)
These free-standing villas are spaciously designed and combined with filigree interior teak and rattan wood. A half-open bathroom with shower, free standing bath, separate toilet and separate outdoor shower is included, as well as hair dryer, bathrobe, TV, DVD player, telephone, Internet access WLAN, a seating area and sofa, a separated living area with air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar , tea and coffee making facilities and a safe. Let yourself relax on the large wooden deck under sun loungers with a direct access to the water.
Beach Pool Villa (6)
approx158 square meters (outdoor area approx 73 sq m)
Same as beach villa in addition with private pool in the outdoor area.
Beach Pool Villa floor plan
Water Villa (39)
approx 137 sqm including outdoor area
Same as beach villa, built over the water with a large sun deck and direct access to the sea.
Water Villa floor plan
Water Pool Villa (28)
approx 156 sqm including outdoor area
Same as water villa, with private pool on the sun deck.
Water Pool Villa floor plan
Deluxe Water Pool Villa (4)
approx 182 sqm including outdoor
Same as Water Pool Villa, with a larger living area.
Deluxe Water Pool Villa floor plan
"The Dining Room" Restaurant
Is the hotel’s main restaurant, set indoors and outdoors overlooking the lagoon. Enjoy a’ la carte breakfast menu and light meals for lunch. In the evening, Asian and Indian Ocean cuisine is prepared from the hotel’s executive chefs. A children’s menu is also available.
"The Falhumaa" Restaurant
Open for dinner, this spectacular restaurant is located at the end of a 230mlong jetty above the reef. Offering western cuisine fresh seafood and grilled meats combined with a variety of the finest wines. Close your evening with an after-dinner liqueur, to complete the perfect scenery under the stars.
"The Beach Bar"
Enjoy light meals and drinks by the poolside until evening and afterwards, island-style cocktails by the beach till late.
Our rates include daily breakfast (a la carte).
Halfboard includes daily breakfast (a la carte) and dinner.
Fullboard includes daily breakfast (a la carte) , lunch (menu) and dinner.
The house reef is located about 15 m off the west coast of the island, snorkelling equipment included. The diving school (PADI) of "Euro Divers" will show you the most spectacular dive sites such as white sharks , barracudas, reef fishes and turtles in the area that can reached in about 5-60 minutes by boat.
Beauty & Wellness
Built over the water "The Spa by Clarins" the first spa collection maintains the famous brand in the Maldives.
For a fee: massage, treatments, beauty treatments.
Clarins Spa Brochure
Occasionally, evening entertainment and varius excursions
Sports & Fitness
Included: sailing, catamaran sailing, kayaking.
For a fee: waterskiing, kneeboarding / wakeboarding, deep sea fishing.
Is looking forward to the little guests of 3-12 years. Open from 10.00am to 5.30pm
Honeymooners receive in hotel 1 bottle of champagne, 1 breakfast in the villa, one sunset cocktail with canapés at the Beach Bar, 1 souvenir picture in handmade frame and a 15% discount on spa treatments.
A minimum stay of 7 overnights is required. Please inform with the reservation.
* Transfer is obligatory. Please provide your flight information (arrival and departure flight number and time).
* Speedboat transfer: Transfer by speedboat is available 24 hours per day (except in times with bad weather) . It can take from 10 minutes till 2 hours time. Night transfer is possible. There are no luggage limitations for this type of transfer.
* Seaplane transfer: The duration for sea plane transfer can be from 20 minutes till 1 hour time. No night transfer by sea plane is possible. Transfer by seaplane is available from 06:00 until 16:30, every day. If your arrival time at Male is after 15:30 or your departure flight is after 16:30 pm, you must stay one night in an airport hotel.
The maximum luggage allowance for this type of transfer is 20kg per person
* Domestic flight: Some resorts require a domestic flight from Male airport to Hanimaadhoo or Gan airport to be reached. Luggage allowance for this type of transfer is maximum 20 kg per person.
Check in – Check out Information:
* Check in time: Your room is available for you from 14:00 on your arrival date. If you want to take your room earlier please arrange it upon arrival. For a guarantee early check in, you have to book one additional night.
* Check out time: You have to leave your room at 12:00 on your departure date. If you want a late check out, please arrange it with your resort’s reception desk. For a guarantee late check out, you have to book one additional night.
Meal Plan Information:.
** Same meal plan must be booked for all travellers in the same room.
** Same meal plan must be booked for entire stay.
** If you have booked your accommodation with BB, HB or FB please note that drinks are not included.
BB = Bed and Breakfast Drinks not included unless mentioned.
HB = Halfboard. Breakfast and Dinner(drinks not included unless mentioned). A lot of the resorts give you the possibility to change dinner to lunch. Please contact the reception.
FB = Full board. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner(drinks not included unless mentioned).
ALL= All inclusive. Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner and a big list of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. A lot of resorts by All Inclusive Meal plan offer tea breaks and small snacks during the day. You can check details information at each hotel’s page.
** Infants under 2 years pay a fixed rate of USD 8 per night directly to the hotel.
** With effect from 01 January 2012, a new airport tax is payable by all passengers departing from Male. The charge is $25.00 per departing international passenger (age 2 years and above). The tax can be paid by cash or credit card direct at the airport of Male.
** Do not forget to check that your passports have all necessary information for the entrance in Maldives. More information you can find at:
Maldives Immigration Office
or contact Maldives consulate / embassy in your country.
** The rates you see in our Online Hotel Booking Engine and our website are only valid for reservations made through GUNA Travel Germany GmbH.
* Free nights Offer:Free nights do not include Bed Tax of USD8 per day and per person. This charge is payable direct to the hotel.
*** General Booking Conditions ***
For the booking following details are necessary:
1) Correct guests' names they way they are written in the passports
2) Arrival and departure flight details (flight number and arrival / departure time).
Deadline for changes and cancellations
* for reservations made at least 1 month before check in date there will be a deadline of 2 working days for changes or cancellations.
* for reservations made less than 1 month before check in date we can not give any deadline and full payment is required.
Change and Cancellation policy:
After the "free cancellation" deadline the following cancellation fees will apply:
Cancellation until 30 days before arrival: 30% cancellation fees of the total amount.
Cancellation between 29 days and 16 days before arrival: 50% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 15 days and 08 days before arrival: 65% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 07 days and 04 days before arrival: 80% cancellation fees
Cancellation between 03 days before arrival and arrival day/noon: 90% cancellation fees
Changes or cancellations after arrival date/noon or check in are NOT possible!
Payment policy for bookings made AT LEAST 1 month before check in date:
* Till the end of the cancellation deadline, we will need 30% prepayment of the total booking amount.
* The rest payment of 70% is necessary latest one month before check in date.
Payment policy for bookings made LESS than 1 month before check in date:
* Full payment is required at the time of confirmation
Payments are possible either by bank transfer to one of our company bank accounts in Germany
or through Credit Card (Master, Visa) with no extra charge.
The Hotel Voucher and the original invoice will be issued after receipt of the total payment.
Honeymooners receive in hotel
with a minimum stay of 4 nights 1 bottle of wine (in their room), 1 breakfast in the villa, one sunset cocktail with canapés at the Beach Bar, a 10% discount on spa treatments.