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Heritance Aarah


Property Description

One of the Top 25 All-Inclusive Resorts in the World
~ Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice “Best of the Best” Awards 2022
Best Luxury Water Villa Resort in Maldives 2022
~ Luxury Lifestyle Awards
Traveller Review Award 2022
~ Booking.com
Best All-Inclusive Resort in Asia
~ Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2021
Top 10 Best Luxury Romantic Resorts in the Maldives
~ Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2020
Top Spa Hotels (International)
~ Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2020
Top Beach Hotels (International)
~ Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2020
Gold Medalist
~ Culinary Olympics 2020
Overall Champion
~ Culinary Art Expo 2019

 

Sitting perfectly in the serene paradise of the Raa Atoll, the all-villa Heritance Aarah exudes the essence of The Maldives, seamlessly blending tradition and luxury.

From Beach Villa to Ocean Suite, all of the living spaces at Aarah have been thoughtfully designed to immerse you in the sights and sounds of the Maldives while offering complete privacy and relaxation; at Heritance Aarah, there is a secluded space for everyone.

The well-appointed villas are separated into two distinctive areas – one side of the island featuring Beach Villas, Pool Beach Villas, Family Beach Villas, Family Pool Beach Villas and Ocean Villas, while the Ocean Wing section is home to Ocean Suites and an impressive Ocean Residence with its own restaurant and pool.

When it comes to health and safety, your well-being and peace of mind is of paramount importance, and Aitken Spence Hotels has taken stringent measures to enact elevated precautionary operational protocols that promote heightened health and safety, providing guests with an extra sense of security.  Full details of Heritance Aarah’s safety protocols can be found here.

Once at Heritance Aarah, you can truly relax and let go. The resort’s Premium All-Inclusive experience offers unlimited luxuries : superior amenities and facilities, a variety of dining options offering exquisite cuisine and concoctions perfected by Olympic Culinary winners, a selection of premium brands of spirits and wine, as well as daily activities and tailor-made journeys of discovery that will have you immersed in the local surroundings.

And if spending time enjoying the beautiful water and undersea life surrounding the resort entices you, the resort’s own dive and water sports center offers recreation options for both the laid-back and adventurous at heart.

For those with a focus on wellness or, perhaps, wishing to indulge in a bit of extra self-care during their stay, the overwater IASO Medi Spa complex houses six treatment rooms idyllically set over the lagoon, offering a range of pampering treatments and wellness programs.

Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, a holiday with friends, a quality family vacation experience, a re-connection with nature, or a rejuvenating wellness break, the tropical paradise that is Heritance Aarah awaits.

Dining:  Premium All-Inclusive and Premium Aarah Experiences

The award-winning variety of dining options at Heritance Aarah provide guests with the opportunity to experience a range of diverse cuisines and flavors from all around the world.

PREMIUM ALL-INCLUSIVE: Guests in the Beach Villa, Pool Beach Villa, Family Beach Villa, Family Pool Beach Villa and Ocean Villa categories enjoy nine extraordinary dining and bar options with Heritance Aarah’s Premium All-Inclusive experience:

RESTAURANTS:

Ranba:  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and offering an impressive array of international and Asian delights, Ranba boasts simple, honest and down-to-earth cooking and comfort food that will transport you across continents.

Ralu:  Offering the freedom of all-day mini-buffet or à la carte dining, the cuisine at Ralu is inspired by the French and Italian Mediterranean brasseries lining the Riviera coast.

Ginifati:  Providing guests with a unique and intimate dining experience in private beach huts, Ginifati  is the resort’s beach grill serving up the catch of the day set amidst the relaxed chorus of rippling waves.

Pizza Shack:  Here guests can choose from a wide selection of freshly baked pizzas, classic sandwiches or small bites on which to snack while overlooking the infinity pool and resort lagoon.

Ambula:  With an explosive merging of Sri Lankan spices and Maldivian flavors, Ambula‘s inventive tasting menu experience includes exotic food and drink pairings; a  comprehensive vegan menu is also available at the restaurant.

Hathaaa:  A celebration of the culinary cultures of Tokyo and Bangkok,  Hathaa takes guests to the streets of Tokyo and Bangkok with a welcome drink in hand. Fun and interactive, the space is transformed to the cities guests will dine at every evening.

BARS:

Bandhi Bar: Considered the heart of Aarah, Bandhi Bar is a lively, naturally shaded pool-side space serving up creative cocktails to guests all day.

Sky Bar:  Located above Haatha and Ambula, Sky Bar serves classic favorites, signature cocktails, unexpected molecular concoctions and porthole infusions under the twinkling night sky.

Lounge Bara: At Lounge Bara, guests soak up exquisite views along with an extensive selection of Rum-based beverages and delicious Tiki Cocktails.

Also Included with the Premium All-Inclusive Experience:

• Mini Bar replenished once daily at all villas
• Welcome bottle of sparkling wine
• Two complimentary bottles of wine replenished daily
• Two bottles of spirits selected by the guest added to the in-villa mini bar daily
• The 3Cs – Ice Cream, Candy and Cocktails – from the Naughty Carts roaming the island

Experiential culinary adventures:
For guests who yearn to try their hand at fun culinary-based activities, the resort team puts together a series of experiences on a daily and weekly basis, including:

• Cooking classes at Ambula
• Cocktail making masterclass with the resort’s very own mixologist

For an Enhanced Stay (subject to minimum three-night stay, unless specified)

Medi Spa
• Complimentary face scan for all guests to be enjoyed within 48 hours from check-in
• Spa credits valued at USD 50 per person

Excursions*:

• Two complimentary excursions for all guests: Sunset cruise / Night fishing
• Four complimentary excursions for guest stays of 6 nights or more: Sunset Cruise / Night Fishing / Dolphin Cruise / Sunrise Cruise
• One complimentary introductory dive in the lagoon (appx. 15-20min)
• Complimentary selection of non-motorized water sports: Snorkeling (with equipment) / Windsurfing (test required) / Kayaking / Stand-up paddling / Catamaran sailing (license required).

*Subject to weather and availability

PREMIUM AARAH EXPERIENCE

In addition to all of the inclusions and dining options in the Premium All-Inclusive Experience, guests booking an Ocean Suite or Ocean Residence category enjoy enhanced luxury living and additional dedicated spaces for enjoyment with the Premium Aarah Experience, including:

Restaurant:

Baani:  With à la carte breakfast and lunch menus and a six-course set menu for dinner, Baani represents a unique dining experience combining flavors from around the world with selections from the resort’s extensive wine list.  Exclusively for Ocean Suite and Ocean Resident guests.

Bars:

Udaras Infinity Pool Bar:  The overwater Infinity Pool Bar serves up dreamy views and innovative concoctions in the perfect setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Falhu Bar:  Deriving its name from the lagoon (the direct translation of Falhu is “lagoon” in Divelhi, the official language of the Maldives), Falhu Bar sits next to the Baani Restaurant and serves a wide selection of aged whisky, cognac and premium organic and bio-dynamic wines.  Exclusively for Ocean Suite guests.

Also Included with the Premium Aarah Experience:

• Mini Bar replenished twice daily
• Welcome bottle of Champagne upon arrival
• Fully stocked wine cellar with a variety of eight wines
• Two bottles of spirits selected by the guest added to the in-villa Mini Bar daily
• In-villa dining available. (Please refer to the in-villa menu for terms and conditions)
• The 3Cs – Ice Cream, Candy and Cocktails – from the Naughty Carts roaming the island

Make your stay more memorable (subject to minimum 3-night stay, unless specified)

Medi Spa
• Complimentary face scan for all guests to be enjoyed within 48 hours from check-in
• Spa credits valued at USD 75 per person

Excursions*:
• Two complimentary excursions Sunset cruise | Night fishing
• Four complimentary excursions for guest stays of six nights or more:  Sunset Cruise / Night Fishing / Dolphin Cruise / Sunrise Cruise (Note: all trips are arranged in groups of 10 persons or less.)
• One complimentary introductory dive in the lagoon (appx. 15-20min)
•Complimentary selection of non-motorized water sports:  Snorkeling (with equipment) / Windsurfing (test required) / Kayaking / Stand-up paddling / Catamaran sailing (license required)

*Subject to weather and availability

 

AVAILABLE FOR ALL GUESTS AT THE RESORT:

MEDI SPA:  At the overwater IASO Medi Spa, guests will find six treatment rooms offering a range of pampering and wellness options including medical assessments, diet and nutritional guidance, salon facilities, and a steam room.

As an added benefit, the staff at the Medi Spa can also work with guests to develop bespoke fitness stays, wellness activities, and weight loss programs.

KOKA KIDS CLUB:  With a different selection of indoor and outdoor activities for each day of the week, the Koka Kids Club keeps little ones busy and entertained while also introducing the children to the traditions and culture of the Maldives.  Nanny service is provided for children aged two years and upwards.  Supplementary charge applicable.

DIVE IN! WATER SPORTS CENTER:  A selection of underwater activities are available for those guests wishing to explore the beauty of the waters surrounding the resort, including complimentary snorkeling equipment.

RECREATION CENTRE:  When you’re ready to unwind with classic fun activities, the resort’s Recreation Centre houses a pool table, billiard, carrom, a variety of board games, PlayStations, and more.

GYMNASIUM:  Those guests dedicated to their daily fitness routine will be pleased to have the opportunity to experience the resort’s fully equipped state-of-the-art gymnasium, the Veeru Gym.

SPORTING ACTIVITIES:  At any given time of day at Heritance Aarah, there is always the opportunity to enjoy group activities such as tennis, football, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and pool.

GAME AND ACTIVITY ROOM:  Devoted gamers can enjoy the game and activity room which features PlayStations, Xbox and a state-of-the-art computer library.

MUSIC FOR THE SOUL:  The restorative ambience at Heritance Aarah is enhanced by piano, DJ and band music daily. Once a week, the sound of the Maldivian drums echoes throughout the island at the resort’s Cultural Show.

Top Selling Points of Heritance Aarah – Raa Atoll, Maldives:

  • An exclusive CNN Partner Hotel
  • The first BBC Travel Partner in the Maldives
  • First LEED certified property in the Maldives
  • Personal butler service for all room categories
  • Winner of Maldivian Culinary Championship 3 months post-opening
  • Winner of the South Asian Culinary Championship 6 months post-opening
  • Winner of 4 Gold, 7 Silver and 2 Bronze medals at the Culinary Olympics held in Germany in March, 2020 – the highest medal tally by a single hotel in the Indian Ocean
  • Two bottles of your preferred brand of alcohol provided daily
  • Dedicated vegan menu at each restaurant
  • “Naughty Cart” serving ice cream, candy and cocktails throughout the day
  • One of the largest kids clubs in the Maldives
  • First Medi-Spa in the Maldives – offering wellness, beauty therapy and
    minor cosmetic procedures

Top Selling Points of the Maldives:

  • With clear, sunny skies prevalent for most of the year, the Maldives are the definition of island paradise set in the Indian Ocean
  • Each island is a delightful tropical haven with picturesque palm trees, spotless powder soft white beaches and azure blue waters
  • Maldivian resorts’ overwater villas provide the ultimate immersive island experience
  • The perfect blend of luxury and seclusion makes the Maldives an ideal romantic getaway
  • World-class scuba diving sites are home to vibrant seascapes and exotic marine life
  • With world-class surfing locations and sought-after breaks as well as calm waters for swimming and snorkeling, the waters of the Maldives offer something for all types and styles
  • A wide selection of unique water activities and excursions are available to experience
  • Exceptional dining experiences with fresh local seafood and produce
  • Maldivian culture is particular rich and unique, having been influenced by many traditions including Indian, Sri Lankan, Arab and North African
  • The people of the Maldives are known as being particularly warm and welcoming
  • Local landmarks and regional attractions include the National Museum, Grand Friday Mosque, the Presidential Palace, Esjehi Art Gallery and the Maldives Fish Market in the capital of Malé

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At Aitken Spence Hotels, the well-being of guests and associates is of paramount importance.  The company has taken stringent measures to enact protocols that address heightened safety and health standards and provide peace of mind to guests staying at their resorts. These protocols are based on international and local health and safety guidelines and have been enhanced by in-house experts to provide a safe and healthy environment.


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At Aitken Spence Hotels, the well-being of guests and associates is of paramount importance.  The company has taken stringent measures to enact protocols that address heightened safety and health standards and provide peace of mind to guests staying at their resorts. These protocols are based on international and local health and safety guidelines and have been enhanced by in-house experts to provide a safe and healthy environment.
Heritance Aarah
| Raa Atoll, Republic of Maldives
Phone:
+960 6580222
Fax:
+960 6640379
Affiliations Information
BBC Travel Partner
CNN Travel Partner
Reservations
No. of Rooms:
26 Intimate Luxury Duplex Ocean Suites, 56 Ocean Villas & 68 Land Villas
Open:
Year-round
Air-conditioning:
Yes
Airport:
153 km seaplane ride from the Male International Airport
Meal Plan:
All-Inclusive