Resort & Spa
Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is nestled on the island of Thilamaafushi, set in a picturesque corner of Lhaviyani Atoll.
Teeming with an abundance of flora and fauna, the resort is enveloped by a shimmering lagoon, infinite vitas and coral reef bursting with marine life. Spanning 9 hectares of natural scenery, the resort features 144 contemporary villas set amongst the tropical greenery and over the Indian Ocean with either sunrise or sunset ocean views. Six culinary experiences featuring a mix of global cuisines and a signature Japanese teppanyaki set over the ocean, complete with views of the technicolor sunset.
Explore a curated menu of voyages designed to showcase the beauty of the Maldives, above and below the waves. Discover more than 50 dive sites abundant with coral reefs, sharks, rays, schools of barracudas, jackfish, tuna and turtles. Experience the thrill of snorkeling the Atoll’s iconic shipyard wrecks and a Maldives must-do, swimming with the pods of manta rays. All within easy access from the resort. Children and parents will enjoy our Le Meridien Family concept, an immersive world where toying, tinkering and exploring are celebrated.
Inspired by the essence of the Maldives, combined with a passion for culture, cuisine and design, the resort is a playful sanctuary for families and couples who seek to encounter the unexpected in a sought-after destination.
There is no limit to how much fun you can have when you are on vacation in this playful island destination. We have curated some of the best water activities that you can experience with your friends, family or even alone at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa.
Get your adrenaline pumping while gliding across the surface on a jet ski. Or just let the day go by and paddle through the shimmering lagoon with a glass bottom canoe or paddle board. Snorkel the stunning house reef and watch as coral regenerates from babies to adults.
The range of activities coupled with our experienced teams will make your watersports experience a reason to return to the beautiful island of Le Méridien Maldives. We provide a range of complimentory non-motorised watersports activities and state-of-the-art snorkeling gear. All you’ll have to do is come and see us at the dive & watersports centers.
glass bottom canoe
A distinctive point of view connects our guests to the pulse of the Maldives through a discovery of the destination through unexpected, original and engaging experiences, inside and outside the resort.
Take in the awe-inspiring Maldivian sunset, let the sky reveal the colours of twilight and enjoy living the moment whilst cruising the ocean on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni whilst sipping a glass of champagne. Watch the dolphins play with the waves or catch your perfect dinner. Our excursions are available as group excursions by dhoni, or as private excursions by jetski, speedboat and fiberglass dhoni.
big game fishing
SUNSET dolphin TRIP
Sub Oceanic welcomes you at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa in Lhaviyani Atoll. The Atoll is well known to divers all over the world since it features some of the best diving in the Maldives. The area is famous for its natural beauty, abundant marine life, and some of the best dive sites in the country. Divers can discover walls, vibrant reefs, caves and pinnacles (thilas). The dive sites are full of marine life, including sharks, mantas, rays, turtles, butterflyfish, napoleon wrasse and plenty of unicornfish, lobsters, barracuda and many, many more beautiful reef dwellers. While the north of the Atoll is well explored and busy at times, the southern Lhaviyani Atoll is a diver’s heaven. At most times our guests will be the only divers at a dive site. Unexplored dive sites are a treat to every adventure seeker.
Positioned in a prime location with views over the azure lagoon, we are a five-star dive center with a multilingual team of dedicated dive professionals. Being passionate divers ourselves, we love to show you the underwater beauty of Lhaviyani Atoll, no matter if you are an experienced diver or about to enter the exciting diving lifestyle. It is our aim to provide the most professional guiding, courses and services and at the same time keeping things safe and most importantly fun!
FOR CERTIFIED DIVERS
Diving in the Maldives can be described as outstanding! The world’s largest manta population is at home here!
SNORKLERS AND DIVERS DELIGHT
A uniquely diverse and beautiful house reef that stretches up to one kilometre in length. Housereef shuttle available.
Explore uncrowded spots offering some of the best kept reefs and a superb diversity of wildlife in the Maldives.
FOR FIRST TIMERS
Never dived before and just want to try it once? Take your first breaths underwater on an amazing scuba adventure.
START THE ADVENTURE
Ready to take the plunge? If you’ve always wanted to explore beneath the ocean’s surface, this is where it starts!
Are you already a diver? Lifelong learning is the key! Continue your diving education with an advanced course.
SPECIALS IN DIVING
Specialty courses allow you to focus on a specific areas of diving that interest you. A great way to improve your diving skills!
The Marine Hub is the launch point for diving into the resort’s passion for the flora and fauna on land and in sea. Delve into our philosophy that places sustainability at its core, experience unique activities including mangrove conservation, go behind the scenes of the resort’s environmental programs, and trail the resort’s nature during the day and see how it transforms at night. Discover underwater conservation with the resort’s coral restoration program, attend marine biology talks, and learn about the turtle and manta ray population that call Lhaviyani Atoll home. Venture into the lagoon with an observation bowl, go snorkelling with a marine biologist or name your own turtle or manta ray.
Our innovative sustainable education and teaching philosophy is mirrored in the Chinese proverb “What I hear I forget; What I see, I remember; What I do I know”. Education is our primary objective and we believe that the best marine wildlife, marine conservation and marine adventure learning comes from a “hands-on” approach to learning. We use observation, interpretation, deduction, collection, research and presentation as outcome-based learning objectives.
ENJOY AND LEARN
Embark on an adventure with our marine biologist and snorkel our colourful reefs, watch dolphins or participate in marine talks.
Programmes include turtle identification, coral regrowth initiatives and many other exciting topics.
A SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Thilamaafushi Marine Master’s is a specially designed programme that inspires our guests to connect with the environment.