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The Residence Maldives

5-star property
Beachfront resort in Falhumaafushi with outdoor pool and beach bar

9.2/10 Superb

78 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Falhumaafushi, Falhumaafushi
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
Feel at home
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Kooddoo (GKK) - 4.5 miles/7.2 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Residence Maldives

5-star luxury resort by the ocean
A roundtrip airport shuttle, a beach bar, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at The Residence Maldives. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a body scrub, a body wrap, or a body treatment. Enjoy international cuisine and ocean views at the two onsite restaurants. Yoga classes are offered at the health club; other things to do include sailing, rowing/canoeing, and fishing. Free in-room WiFi, with speed of 25+ Mbps, is available to all guests, along with a garden and a hair salon.
Other perks at this resort include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free bicycle rentals, a porter/bellhop, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage, wedding services, and express check-in
  • Smoke-free premises, a gift shop, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the dining options, pool, and helpful staff
Room features
All 94 rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like air conditioning and bathrobes. Guests reviews give good marks for the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch LED TVs with cable channels and DVD players
  • Decks/patios, wardrobes/closets, and mini fridges


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 94 units


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 2 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is a 55 minute flight to Kooddoo domestic airport and then 7 minutes by speedboat to the resort. Baggage allowance is 20 kg per person and 5 kg for carry-ons; excess baggage fees are payable at the airport. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 7 days before their expected arrival. Please contact the hotel office using the information on the confirmation received after booking. The transfer flights operate between 5 AM and 11:30 PM.
  • The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas (2-device limit)
  • Free WiFi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps; 2-device limit)


  • Airport shuttle from 10 AM to 11:30 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • Built in 2012
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Health club
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi (speed of 25+ Mbps and 2-device limit)
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials.


The Dining Room - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Falhumaa - This restaurant overlooks the ocean and specializes in international cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 260
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 130 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 345
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 175 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Airplane and boat transfer per adult: USD 405 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 335 (roundtrip), (from 1 to 12 years old)
  • Additional fee for children (from 13 years old to 17 years old): USD 405 per person, per stay
The additional fee covers transfer fees for guests ages 13-17.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 405 per person (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 372.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 11 costs USD 335 (roundtrip)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Maldives Residence
Residence Maldives
Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi
Residence Maldives Hotel
Residence Maldives Hotel Falhumaafushi
The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi
Residence Maldives Resort Falhumaafushi
Residence Maldives Resort
The Residence Maldives Resort
The Residence Maldives Falhumaafushi
The Residence Maldives Resort Falhumaafushi

Frequently asked questions

Does The Residence Maldives offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Residence Maldives does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Residence Maldives?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Residence Maldives?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Residence Maldives?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Residence Maldives?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 10 AM to 11:30 PM. The charge is USD 405 per person roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Residence Maldives?
You can check in from 2 PM - 2 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at The Residence Maldives and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, parasailing, and sailing. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include a private beach and a sauna. The Residence Maldives also has a steam room and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Residence Maldives?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine and ocean views.
Does The Residence Maldives have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Heaven on earth
Amazing place, heaven on earth. Great service, great villas
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great experience!
Maurice Tanner, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Overall it’s an excellent choice
4-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

It was way overcrowded and they seemed understaffed . You have to book for everything . The buggy service is horrible it takes 15-20 minutes and then takes 10 minutes to arrive . Some staff members were rude . Food was way overpriced .
7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved the service, kind staff.
3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Our stay at The Residence Maldives was beyond any expectations! All service was excellent, food was delicious and Covid precautions were taken seriously enough, including the possibility to take a pre-departure test. The Residence offers amazing treatments and massages. I can recommend the Clarins Serenity ritual. Me and partner tried this ritual and we were super happy with it - very relaxing massage and facial. We also recommend having a dinner at the Falhuma restaurant, which is situated at a deck which is lays over the ocean and you can watch waves in the distance while enjoying great food and service. Villas were clean and had all we needed. We were moved from Falhuma island to Dhigurah due to less guests during covid. By being moved, we got a villa with a nice pool, where originaly we had booked a villa without a pool. This was a great bonus which we appreciated very much. Also try complimentary yoga class in the evening, if you fancy a stretch, the yoga master could recognize our limits very well and adjusted the exercise so that we won't die at the end :-) (we're complete beginners, so don't worry about your level, anyone can enjoy this class). We also saw many turtles during our snorchling and scuba diving trips, amazing marine life! We could also see some trouble making guests around and the staff was dealing with all situations in a great way. Big thank you to all staff that was taking care of us during our stay, they were all super sweet and professional.
7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I absolutely loved everything about this magical place
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

property, great customer service
Likes the service. Were supposed to celebrate Anniversary, they never arranged for us for some reason. Saw few cockroaches, but I guess its common on the water properties. Prices are little bit high , but understandable for maintains expenses. Planning to come back.
4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Pleasant stay and good customer service
Hotel was nie and clean , but saw few cockroaches in the room and few dead outside of the property.
Natalya, 2-night trip with friends
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