An Endless Summer
Travel+Leisure India|September 2021
The brand new Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa puts a refreshing European spin on the luxuries of the gorgeous archipelago.

LOCATED ON Thilamaafushi island, in Lhaviyani atoll, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa marks the entry of a Paris-born hospitality icon in the archipelago. A 35-minute seaplane flight from Malé, the resort flaunts design inspired by the mid-century aesthetic and harks back to the era of glamorous travel.

Spread over 22 acres of the island surrounded by a shimmering lagoon, the resort offers accommodation in 141 picturesque villas and a host of experiences that let you soak up the Maldives’ rich nature, art, and culture. Weekly culinary events include idyllic golden hour experiences; think rosé cocktails, handcrafted gelato and sorbet at Le Scoop by Le Méridien, and European small plates with live music on the beach. Romantic dinners with a side of memorable sunsets are a daily affair at Tabemasu, the Japanese restaurant that offers an omakase menu and alfresco seating. If you’re hands-on with your food, you can forage the resort’s greenhouse for ingredients, take a cooking class, and whip up an organic meal.

Families can bond over activities like coral restoration, fishing, dolphin watching, private island explorations, etc. At the Le Méridien Family Kids’ Hub, the young and young-at-heart get to learn about the rich flora and fauna of the archipelago, while guided nature walks demonstrate the island’s commitment to nature conservation.

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