The Residence Maldives


About The Residence Maldives

The Residence is a luxury resort located in Falhumaafushi, a pristine island in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll. It’s a secluded resort that blends traditional Maldivian architecture with modern comforts.

There are 94 villas with thatched roofs that are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks and coffeemakers. En suite bathrooms have stand-alone baths and free toiletries. Some villas are overwater and feature direct access to the sea, private equipped decks/terraces and separate sitting areas, while some have private pools.

The Residence has an outdoor pool, a spa and a kids’ club. There’s also an in-house dive school, a fitness centre and a sauna.

There’s an upscale overwater restaurant ‘Falhumaa’ that specialises in seafood, plus a poolside bar and a beachfront bistro. Breakfast is free. There’s 24-hours room service.

Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a 90-minute seaplane ride from The Residence.


Falhumaafushi, Maamendhoo, 20888, Maldives
Telephone: +960(68)20088 | Fax: +960(68)20011 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Bungalows
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Turkish bath / Hammam
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Ideal place for couples

The Residence is an ideal place to stay for couples. The resort is a secluded place and has access to a private beach. The water villas give direct access for swimming, snorkelling and diving as the guests please. Villas also have private decks to chill and unwind with a refreshing drink, plus the views of the sunset are divine. This makes it a perfect romantic getaway for couples.

Excellent service

Staff at the resort is a class apart with regard to timely service delivery. They are polite and helpful. Guests said that they were given personal attention even when the resort was completely occupied.

Delicious food

All the guests totally loved the food at the resort. Meals at the resort, be it at the overwater restaurant, beachfront dining or poolside bar, were extremely delicious. On special requests the chefs also cooked made to order dishes. Moreover, there are different themes for dinner every night, giving the guests loads of variety.

Negative Reviews

No privacy in pools

The pools lack privacy as most other villas overlook the pool. Thus guests who didn't select villas with private pools faced some privacy issues.

Disappointing airport transfer service

Some guests were disappointed with the airport transfer service offered by the resort. Luggage was not looked after and the staff of the hotel at the airport did not bother to help the guests finding trolleys and loading luggage on the same.


One or two guests felt that the resort was overpriced in terms of accommodations, and food as well as beverages.

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Rating Overview

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