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Heritance Aarah

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Maldives, Indian Ocean
Maldives Islands

Surrounded by glistening azure waters, the 5-star Heritance Aarah offers a slice of heaven in the middle of the Maldives. Just 40 minutes by plane from Male, this resort offers guests everything they could need during their stay. Boasting plenty of facilities including restaurants, bars, spa and a range of water activities, this hotel is ideal for your Maldives holiday.

Facilities at Heritage Aarah:

The Heritage Aarah prides itself on providing guest with every possible facilities. Whether you want to enjor a range of fantastic dishes in one of the 5 restarants, enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the bars or treat yourself to a selection of treatments at the Medi Spa, Heritage Aarah boasts all the facilities and amenieties you could need.

Guest rooms at Heritage Aarah:

Villas at the Heritage Aarah are surrounded by the crystal-clear waters and offer space, traquility and luxury. Villa include an en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower, bathtub, private outdoor area, sun deck, day bad, Flat-Screen TV, safety box, tea/coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi access and pillow menu.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • 6 restaurants
  • 5 bars
  • 24-hour reception
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • In-room dining*
  • Water sports*
  • Laundry service*
  • Foreign exchange*. Volley ball
  • Table tennis
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  • * at a fee
  • Some facilities may incur an additional fee
  • Please note - One Bar and Restaurant is reserved for guests staying in Ocean Suites
  • however
  • a supplement can be paid for non Ocean Suite guests

The Local Area

This 5 star luxury resort is the only resort on this stunning island found it the Raa Atoll. Giving you complete tranquility, privacy and relaxation. Discover exciting and unforgettable experiences in and around the resort with catamaran sailing, turtle and doplhin spotting cruises, scuba diving and more.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Great break

Review by samwrightfitness Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We moved from another resort to Aarah and we were not disappointed. From the minute we got to the island we were looked after by Kunal our butler. Anything we wanted/needed was taken care of, Kunal made every bit of our stay seamless. Our favourite dining experience was Amala..the chefs creativity and food quality was exceptional. The buffet restaurant choices were great...

And we had fantastic food in Rula at lunch and dinner. Al a carte options were great. Service all round was brilliant. Sadly the weather got the better of our stay the first 4 days but we were still able to enjoy our trip thanks to the staff, food options and great drink choices. The pool bar/restaurant staff were on hand all day/evening. Thank you Aarah for making our holiday memorable.

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Fantastic stay!

Review by Fleur B London, United Kingdom

Wow, what can I say. My husband and I have just returned from a ten night stay and it exceeded expectations. From start to finish we were looked after and our every need catered for, our butler Arka greeted us with a smile on arrival and showed us around, giving us all the information we needed.

We had an ocean villa and these are fully equipped from the full mini bar to all the shower gel and hair wash...

Plus the beautiful ocean views. (Get up early to catch all the marine life, we saw numerous stingrays and fish 🐠 from our balcony if we were up early when it’s low tide)

We had a few days of rain (but we did know this was possible when we booked, so expected) but the staff go out of their way to still make sure you are having a wonderful time. Also we had quite a storm and the next day the maintenance team were out in force fixing anything or repainting!!! None of this attention to detail went unnoticed.

The team at the pool bar (Bandhi) were always keeping everyone entertained, Geeht, Appu, Udaye, Manju and Dhushare were great and what a team. We sat round the bar on quite a few occasions and these guys work long hours and everything is done with a smile, thank you. Plus the pizzas round the pool are amazingggg! Also the guys who work in the Ralu bar are also amazing (sorry I didn’t get names) but so friendly and made us some amazing cocktails 🍹

The whole island is immaculately kept, from the Gardners out every morning raking and perfecting everything to our lovely house keeping, always so friendly and all do a fantastic job.

The food is some of the best we’ve ever eaten, we enjoyed Ralu on numerous evenings, Nilante was amazing, he made the experience when dining there. Ranba, the buffet was incredible with all the chefs really wanting to talk you through all that’s on offer and it was never the same thing twice. Rain was always there to greet you with a smile, we loved our morning chats with her. We dined at Baani, which I have to say was an incredible evening, Minashki looked after us wonderfully and thank you to Arka for arranging this special meal, something we will never forget. On our final night we visited Ginifati, the fish restaurant on the beach, it was really tasty! Make sure you go when it’s booked as we cancelled it first time round and then there was bad weather and it was closed for quite a while but luckily we got to go on our final night, but do go as soon as you can to make sure you get to try it.

Overall, we had such a wonderful stay, from the moment we touched down to the moment we left we felt relaxed and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Even transfers were all sorted and no need to do anything apart from be ready at the correct time. We did the seaplane transfer coming in and then the speedboat and domestic flight back, both were a great experience and neither one was better, the seaplane is quicker but the speedboat and domestic flight were much easier (domestic flight was a bit more reliable in the changeable weather)

None of this great experience would of been possible without Arka, he arranged our whole trip, checking in daily with us and driving us around in the pouring rain still with a big smile! At first I wasn’t too keen on the butler idea, we’d been on other holidays and never saw the need but it really was such an asset, Arka was great and took care of everything for us (including a beautiful couples meal and spa trip) how he gets to you within minutes of contacting him was a mystery to me and how he keeps on top of everyone’s itinerary really is a skill, thank you! A wonderful genuine guy.

I was actually emotional to leave the island saying goodbye to everyone, so that’s a sign it really was an unforgettable experience. Thank you team Heritance. We will never forget you all and your wonderful smiles! P.s we thought the general manager coming round to meet people was a really nice personal touch :)

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I left my heart at Heritance Aarah!

Review by Nitenurse77 Charlotte, North Carolina

This was an epic vacation! The ocean water suite with private pool was well appointed with a butlers pantry full of drinks. The butlers took very good care of us and were prompt to respond to any need.

Special shout out the bartenders at Bahndi! Not only were they easy on the eyes they kept the drinks flowing with a smile...

The buffet as well as the signature restaurants had really good food. I enjoyed the local dishes the most. It was great to be able to try new things.

The butlers took very good care of us. I was a part of a very large group … I believe probably the largest ever and they coordinated out activities leaving no detail unnoticed. I’m sure it was extremely tough to coordinate things for all of us but the service was top notch. I would not hesitate to recommend Heritance as a top all inclusive resort in the Maldives. Hopefully I will be able to return soon.

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Beautiful holiday - dream destination

Review by hannahn33 Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom

We stayed 12 nights at Heritance Aarah for our honeymoon. POSITIVES: So many to mention! It was our first visit to the Maldives and we were blown away by the beauty of the area and the resort in general. We stayed in an ocean suite which was stylish, clean, spacious and well-stocked and serviced...

We particularly loved being able to access the sea straight off the deck, the outside shower and daybed. Our butler, Kunal, was helpful and always available to us. He arranged dinner reservations and trips and kept us fully informed about the island and amenities. All the staff throughout the island were friendly and helpful - phenomenal service. The spa was excellent. We were a little nervous about the all-inclusive package but the quality of the food and drinks and the range and variety were excellent - and not having to worry about the cost of anything on the island, or touch a credit card added to the relaxing experience. The Ranba buffet and the ala carte Ralu were both favourites. We used the resort gym most days which was clean and well equipped. The pool areas were great - the bar staff so friendly and attentive. We were amazed to see sharks, turtles and rays from the boardwalks. I had to see the doctor on the island one day and even that experience was quick, easy and stress-free. NEGATIVE: Just one, when one afternoon the main island pool was rendered unusable by an organised pool party for a large group booking (70 people +). We hadn't realised the island catered for such large group bookings, which took away slightly from the relaxed, romantic island vibes we'd been looking for. We did mention the party to our butler and we were grateful that he immediately organised for us to access the (upgrade-only) infinity pool as compensation, which we appreciated. Everything else was 10/10. We felt so lucky to experience Heritance Aarah and were so sad to leave our island paradise. A dream holiday. Thank you to everyone at Heritance Aarah for making our honeymoon so special. We have memories to treasure forever.

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The Maldives and Heritance have my HEART!

Review by 868malindag Washington DC, District of Columbia

This hotel is a must stay for couples, large groups, solo travelers… don’t think twice just book! We arrived by sea plane and were greeted by the staff who had refreshing and delicious drinks awaiting us. The checkin process was very simple and upon completion our butler escorted us to our over the water ocean villa. The property is stunning and the rooms are nicely decorated and equipped with everything you need including complimentary flip flops a beach bag, fully stocked mini bar with snacks and an espresso machine...

The restaurants have amazing food for breakfast lunch and dinner. Ginifati had a very nice seafood cuisine which you could pay an up charge for a seafood mixed grill and it was worth it. Hathaa was my favorite this requires an up charge of $50 USD per person but it is also worth it so much yummy food. We had an all inclusive plan and it was one of the best I have ever experienced. There is nightly entertainment at the pool bar to include a DJ or live band. We were a group of 70 and the staff loved us and we equally loved them back! The staff serviced us professionally and flawlessly. The infinity pool is absolutely gorgeous and the beach is well kept. We did the dolphin tour which was nice to explore.

Arkar was our butler and he was extremely attentive, knowledgeable and ensured we had no worries on vacation. He accommodate all reservation requests and genuinely went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Day or night he was easy to get in contact with and did everything with a smile. I did not capture the names of the bartenders at the pool bar but they were all AMAZING-any drink you requested they could make and make to perfection. Great wine and alcohol selection. Hookah is also available at the property at an additional charge.

We were able to get Covid test on-site very easily.

We booked this trip through Younique Ventures and a highly recommend them for small or large groups. The customized this experience perfectly and on the last night did a beach dinner/party that offered a live band and every food you could possibly want to enjoy!

The Maldives has my HEART!

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