Heritance Aarah
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FORBES BEST BEACHFRONT ALL-INCLUSIVE FAMILY RESORT 2023 Await a 40-minute scenic sea plane ride at the exclusive Heritance Aarah Lounge when you arrive in Male. Nestled within the scenic Raa Atoll, this Premium All-Inclusive resort in the Maldives sets the tone for the perfect getaway, with a myriad of offerings from an impressive array of dining options by award-winning chefs, to exploring the over or underwater marvels of the Raa Atoll. Responsible travel is at the heart of Heritance Aarah. We are the first LEED Gold certified building in the Maldives and the first green-rated building. We invite you to join our eco-initiatives whilst at the resort.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Wifi
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Video game console
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Light therapy
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Arabic and 7 more
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Heritance Aarah Raa Atoll, Aarah 05150
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Ifuru Domestic Airport
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Dharavandhoo AIrport
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Heritance Aarah is celebrated for its luxurious ambiance, complete with Maldivian-styled interiors and live music, which creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. Nestled in a picturesque location, the resort is lauded for its pristine cleanliness and an array of amenities that include sumptuous dining choices and personalized butler service. Guests enjoy the comfort and elegance of the rooms, which are equipped with high-quality amenities. Service at the resort is highly commended for its attentiveness, although opinions on value vary, with some viewing certain services as costly.
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Sarah H wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a marvellous week at Heritance Aarah.

From the moment we arrived on the island, we were looked after like royalty.
Without exception, the staff team were helpful, friendly, smiley, enthusiastic and went above and beyond to provide really top class service. There is a very high staff to guest ratio which meant there was always someone on hand when required.

It is a new and luxurious resort which is especially well designed. The facilites on the whole island are first class - it's quite something when even the toilets have the wow factor! We stayed in a family beach villa which was immaculate and spacious. The bathrooms have both indoor and outdoor showers as well as a large bath. The bedroom was a very generous in size with a luxury feel, well equipped mini bar and large deck area with seating and sunbeds and plenty of shade.

All food was to a very, very high standard - the quality of food and choice of locations and options blew us away. The bars were equally impressive with knowledgable staff who certainly know how to mix the perfect drinks.

We spent our time snorkeling, swimming, relaxing and enjoying the facilities like the spa and water sports. All were fabulous.

Special thanks for our wonderful butler Satya. Nothing was too much trouble and he made sure that we experienced everything the resort has to offer. The dive centre team were also excellent (Rie and Madoo especially) as was the entire catering and bar team. Steve - your cocktails rock.

Well done Heritance Aarah. You have created something very special.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in a family beach villa - great location for snorkelling from the door
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Response from gmaarah, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear Saraah Thank you for choosing to stay with us and truly appreciate you sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Your kind words of appreciation about your overall stay experience mean a lot to all of us. It truly feels wonderful to receive such feedback from our guests I will pass on your generous appreciation to the entire team including Satya/Madu n Rie. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with the facilities, activities, and F&B options. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Heritance Aarah! Warm Regards, Upul G General Manager
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SLBTM wrote a review Feb 2020
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a week at Heritance Aarah. There were four of us (two couples) and we had a Family Beach Villa. We had specified two king-sized beds but one room had twin beds in. It was sorted quickly with no fuss. It was just the start of a whole week of being treated like nothing was any trouble.

Every single member of staff was smiley, attentive, polite and welcoming - from the restaurant staff to room cleaners. Our butler, Satya, couldn’t have done any more for us. He was always helpful, booking us in to eat when we wanted, arranging trips and making sure that he would collect us from anywhere and take us where we wanted to go (if we wanted to be chauffered in the golf buggy). He became an adopted member of our family for the week!

The food was exemplary in all restaurants with plenty of choice and options. Our favourite was Hathaa where you have the food cooked right in front of you, Ambula was a fantastic evening (for all sorts of reasons 😂😂) and we loved Ginifati for dinner and Ralu for the best view for breakfast ever. Even if we had chosen to eat in the buffet-style Ranba restaurant every night, each night had a different type of cuisine.

The accommodation was fantastic and always clean. The whole island is kept immaculate and beautiful.

From the bars to the restaurants, the staff, the fantastic snorkelling and diving experiences, the boat trips and the stunning beaches, you could not ask for more from a resort.

We would also like to thank those who don’t always get a mention. The guys who raked the beach every morning, the gardeners, the back room kitchen staff, the boat hands and all those who work to keep the island a paradise!

It truly has been a holiday to beat all holidays and we can’t thank everyone enough. A special mention has to go to Satya, Steve (the master mixologist) and Madoo in the dive centre who went out of their way to look after us. Thank you so much
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from gmaarah, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear SLPBTM Thank you for choosing to stay with us and truly appreciate you sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Your kind words of appreciation about your overall stay experience mean a lot to all of us. It truly feels wonderful to receive such feedback from our guests I will pass on your generous appreciation to the entire team including Satya n Steeve.. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with the facilities, activities, and F&B options. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Heritance Aarah! Warm Regards, Upul G General Manager
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TPS wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Maldives are a wonderful place to be, the colours of the sky, sea, sand and trees are magnificent – so pure. The Aarah Heritance resort is by now hundred procent operational. For your stay you can choose between beach and ocean rooms. The style, space and refinement of either of the rooms are lovely; everything is there and feels special – not the standard rooms you get in hotels in other places in the world. The concept and execution appear to be well thought of and complete, with everything readily available for the perfect beach holiday.

Upon arrival at the resort staff is waiting for you at the quay side, providing a feel of vacation straight away. Everything is being taken care of, after a short introduction you will be guided around the resort. The staff is extremely helpful, they continuously communicate with you and care about your wellbeing. Our butlet Prikchit and room attendant Ibrahim were great.

We also had a great experience with the diving centre, where they took sufficient time for explanations and training. We thank Madoo for his attention and patience.

During the day various places welcome you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are options to choose between buffet or a la carte style, every day lots of different options and we have never been disappointed. We especially liked the 9+ course restaurant and the seafood place. The managers of the restaurants and bars are walking around, open for a conversation and following up all recommendations.

The beaches around the resort are spacious and clean, we could easily find a private spot. Around the swimming pools you are served whole day with nice snacks and a great variety of drinks. There are many places to sit, rest and eat.

We are big fans of this resort, for us it is a highly recommended place. Off course getting there takes some time but believe us, the trip from Male to Aarah Heritance is worth it; get to know to Maldives.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Response from gmaarah, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 30 May 2020
Dear trip-TPS Thank you for choosing to stay with us and truly appreciate you sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Your kind words of appreciation about your overall stay experience mean a lot to all of us. It truly feels wonderful to receive such feedback from our guests I will pass on your generous appreciation to the entire team. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with the facilities, activities, and F&B options. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Heritance Aarah! Warm Regards, Upul G
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rangey62 wrote a review Feb 2020
Poole, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WOW what can I say.. This place is unbelievable, from the sea plane ride which was eventful, the warm welcome on the dock, I have never experienced such attention to detail in my life. I have just arrived back this morning and made it a priority to write this review.

We were greeted on the dock by a delightful welcoming dance, then we were whisked off to reception. We were greeted by so many lovely people its difficult to remember all their names. We had booked a beach villa, however to our absolute surprise, we were offered a free upgrade to a beach villa and infinity pool.

When we arrived at the room it was beyond amazing, the finishes to the decor was better than most 5* hotels in central London. The attention to detail the quality of the Hansgrohe shower and bathroom equipment was second -to-non,(I am in the construction industry hence me knowing quality products) even the way the bed was made up was sheer perfection. Quality wines and spirits in the fridge complete with little snacks just made the tiring journey to get there a distant memory. (Special thank you to the cleaners) talk about going the extra mile.

The beach was amazingly clean and a pose of lovely gentlemen discreetly work tirelessly cleaning the beach to keep it as immaculate as can be, the sea was crystal clear and calm like warm bath water. The pools were amazing clean an beautifully clean with pool side service discreet but attentive.

The amazing restaurants, bars and service to both was the best I have ever experienced, this together the most diverse food you could imagine, many of the restaurants would cook whatever you requested. I would say approaching Michelin star standard in every restaurant. "Yes it was that good".

I could go on and on about Heritance Arrah. I think the reviews tell the story of the resort, the pictures look amazing however they don't do it justice unless you actually visit. I have been to numerous luxury resorts all over the world, this surpasses them all.

May I just take this opportunity to thank the management and staff for making this holiday most humbling experience in my life, you were all amazing. See you all next year, missing it already only been home 12 hours.

And finally don't stop laughing "Cookie" you made our holiday so so special, thank you for everything you did for Janette and I. We wont forget you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from gmaarah, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear rangey62 Thank you for choosing to stay with us and truly appreciate you sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Your kind words of appreciation about your overall stay experience mean a lot to all of us. It truly feels wonderful to receive such feedback from our guests I will pass on your generous appreciation to the entire team. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with the facilities, activities, and F&B options. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Heritance Aarah! Warm Regards, Upul G General Manager
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Kayla D wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A close friend and I stayed at Heritance Aarah in late February 2020. Ever since leaving, I've dreamed of nothing more than going back! Everything was flawless; the service, the staff, the food and drinks, you name it. The attention they give to detail is unrivaled.

Staff: All of the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They answered any question I had regarding the menus and even took their recommendations on food and drink several times (which turned out to be a wise decision!). I was never nervous to ask for anything (such as where to find the extra beach towels, where the dive shop was and how we went about renting equipment, etc,). Our butler's name with Prikchit and he was nothing but astounding for us. He would answer my messages within a few minutes to make our dinner reservations, pick up our equipment, or give us a ride across the island. He even went above and beyond to have our ocean suite decorated for my friends birthday with cake and champagne after returning from dinner one evening. We were thrilled and it added the perfect touch to his birthday celebration.

Atmosphere: If you're trying to go on vacation simply to relax and feel at peace, don't look any further. The island is blissfully quiet. You can hear the waves no matter where you are. The music they use in their buildings is soft, relaxing, and fits the island wonderfully. They only have the Heritance logo on 3 items across the island (their beach towels, the water jugs, and the swing), otherwise you nearly forget you're at a resort and not simply living in a tropical paradise. This is the first place I've really experienced that, and it's quite lovely. The water is the most alluring shade of blue and shifts with the clouds and sunshine levels. It's mesmerizing; so just grab a drink at the infinity pool bar or sky bar (both my favorites) and lose yourself in the colors for a while.

Activities: The island has it's own reef! We went snorkeling nearly every day. Just jump off your ocean suite and you're there. They had quite a few excursions and activities listed, but we were really just content with snorkeling, beach walking, swimming, lounging, and bar hopping. It was the most relaxing vacations I've ever taken.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from gmaarah, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 30 May 2020
Dear Mats731447 Thank you for choosing to stay with us and truly appreciate you sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Your kind words of appreciation about your overall stay experience mean a lot to all of us. It truly feels wonderful to receive such feedback from our guests I will pass on your generous appreciation to the entire team. We are happy to know that you were satisfied with the facilities, activities, and F&B options. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Heritance Aarah! Warm Regards, Upul G
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Am Coldwell wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First, before I get Into the details, I have to say this place is so safe. The staff is super cleanly, wear masks at all times (gloves is they are in a restaurant or bar and Check your temp anytime you enter a building. I had no worries about COVID while here.
Now, this place is an escape, no more so then ever during the pandemic. Amazing service (our butler Prishant was so attentive and friendly and met our every need), unbelievable food, dinner always has 5 carefully planned courses or more depending on what restaurant you are at and all were amazing! There are amazing Bars that cater to every type of person; chilled, pool side, sightseeing (sky bar), dancing. Our over water villa was the most amazing place we’ve ever slept and so comfortable. The Spa also gave us the opportunity to try some things we’ve never experience (hello, my new favourite Thai massage!). Most importantly, at least to us, the diving changed our lives as we got our PADI cert here with the amazing guidance of Akki and help with the rest of the team. If you love diving, amazing food, a chance to relax and come back a better person then you were when you got there, it’s worth the journey, most especially during the pandemic.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Upul Gedarakumbura, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 12 Apr 2021
Maruhabaa...!!! Greetings from Heritance Aarah. We take this opportunity to thank you for staying with us, and for sharing such a nice review. We are pleased you are been satisfied with our overall facilities and specially the service provided by the team. We all waiting to welcome you back to Heritance Aarah in near future.We remain at your disposal should you need any assistance, and wishing you a wonderful future. Stay safe..!! Best Regards Upul.G
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Prashila_09 wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our trip to Heritance Aarah was a dream come true. From the moment we stepped off the boat onto the Heritance Aarah platform, we felt all our troubles melt away as we were very warmly welcomed by the staff and guided towards the island for check in procedures. Our butler, Prikchit took such great care of us. He was extremely helpful with managing our daily activities, making suggestions and in ensuring that we had a fantastic time with no worries. His response time was immediate, and we are grateful to have gotten to share great conversations and lots of laughs with him during short stay.

We dined at all the restaurants and stopped by all the bars each of which had their own charm. We had outstanding food throughout our stay. Baani and Ambula were our favourites. Special mention must be made of Imad and Pooja at Baani who always welcomed us with a smile and Chef Sandeep and his team at Ambula who served outstanding dishes.

The accommodation was very modern, homely and extremely comfortable with all the amenities one requires. We made the most of all the activities that the island had to offer. From yoga to snorkeling to other water sports, there is something for everyone. Even more reassuring was that all staff wore masks and there were sanitising stations and temperature checks at every restaurant and activity venue.

Thank you Heritance Aarah for the superb service and hospitality. We look forward to visiting again some day.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All accommodation at Heritance Aarah is fantastic.
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Response from Upul Gedarakumbura, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 10 Oct 2021
Dear Prashila We take this opportunity to thank you for staying with us, and for sharing such a nice review. We are pleased you are been satisfied with our overall facilities and specially the service provided by the team Aarah including Prikchit/Pooja/Imad We all waiting to welcome you back to Heritance Aarah in near future.We remain at your disposal should you need any assistance, and wishing you a wonderful future. Stay safe..!! Best Regards Upul.G
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usha r wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sad to depart after a 2 week stay at Aarah .Resort was beautiful and food amazing,however,what really made our stay was certain members of staff .
It became like a home away from home. Ishara,Murtee, Steve,Sampath, at all the various bars made sure they remembered what drinks we liked . Always ready with a smile .Sampath at Baani really went all out and created some fantastic cocktails ,he was always eager to please .

He knew I liked pineapple and made me the most amazing cocktails.
Kiruba and Murthi at the main pool took such good care of us and were so helpful and attentive .
The chefs at the main restaurant were also always helpful and friendly ,always so accommodating .
The Asian chef ,Jaylal made the most amazing crab curry and pad Thai for us ,went out of his way .
The lovely chef,Dharam, who made the naan breads ,again so friendly and polite ...he made the best naan breads too and went out of his way to greet you .
The chef who made the omelettes at breakfast again also so polite and made the omelettes to perfection.
All in all Aarah exceeded my expectations !
The only one real disappointment we had was right at the end when we decided to extend our stay by 2 days .Firstly ,it was such a complicated process which waisted a lot of my time over about 5 days .
Secondly, even though the hotel was not at 100% occupancy they refused to honour the rate we had originally paid and expected us to pay the much higher rate for the 2 days ,which we did in the end as we had already changed our flights ,leaving us with no other option .
We still had a lovely 2 days ,but still could not believe that the hotel were prepared to leave their rooms vacant rather than offer an existing guest a better rate .
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Upul Gedarakumbura, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 26 Jan 2021
Dear -369ushab Maruhabaa...!!! Greetings from Heritance Aarah. We take this opportunity to thank you for staying with us, and for sharing such a nice review. We are pleased you are been satisfied with our overall facilities and specially the service provided by the team Including Dharam,kiruba and Murti. We all waiting to welcome you back to Heritance Aarah in near future.We remain at your disposal should you need any assistance, and wishing you a wonderful future. Best Regards Upul.G
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Елена Г wrote a review Aug 2021
Moscow, Russia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We rested in this hotel for 2 weeks in August 2021. I want to share my experience: the hotel is fully consistent with 5 * and the price. Suitable for recreation of people of any category: couples, families with children, elderly people. The food is varied, everyone will find food to their liking. If something is not on the tables, ask, they will prepare and bring it for you. The staff are very helpful, everyone is friendly and helpful. Special attention to children, newlyweds and the elderly. If you are lucky with the butler and the staff who will clean your villa, serve in the restaurant, then many small surprises await you and you will feel like a special guest. Understand correctly, the staff is really all very good. But there are always the best of the best. We had a lovely butler, Esam, who was very courteous and attentive to us, especially my elderly mom. He was very tactful and caring, we knew about all the activities that take place at the hotel. In addition, he speaks several languages, including Russian. The young man who cleaned the room did it exceptionally well twice a day and also constantly delighted with surprises. All in all, I recommend this hotel boldly. And thanks again to the management and all the staff at Heritance Aarah.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marcos C, Other at Heritance Aarah
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Dear R5123BO_, We appreciate you choosing Heritance Aarah Resort and are thrilled to know how much you enjoyed your stay. Our team works hard to make our hotel the best place to stay in the area, so thank you for recognizing our efforts! It was such a pleasure hosting your visit, and we hope to have the honor of doing so again soon. Sincerely, Marcos Cos Resort Manager – Heritance Aarah
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Katie Likes to Travel wrote a review Feb 2022
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Staying at different resorts in Maldives has given me an even greater appreciation of everything Heritance Aarah has to offer. Picking the right resort is critical in Maldives because all your lodging, activities and food is on one remote island, so you can’t just move to another resort if you’re not happy. No worries...you'll be happy staying here.

Heritance Arrah is Instagram gorgeous—turquoise water; pure white sand--but it’s also so much more. The house reef is right off shore and filled with colorful parrotfish, rays, and many other fishes and critters. No need to take a boat ride to snorkel, you just wade right in from the beach and it’s all there. There is a dive shop on island if you want to do more.

The food here is creative and memorable—a foodie paradise. Each restaurant has its own unique, sophisticated, culinary point of view. Presentation is very artistic. It's not just a meal, it's an experience. The challenge is wanting to try every restaurant, but you also want to go back to the ones you’ve already tried. The buffet has a variety of cuisines, and, being from the USA, it was fun to taste selections from around the world.

With the variety of restaurants and activities available, it can be a bit overwhelming to plan your stay. Heritance Arrah has a great solution to this “problem”—a personal butler at every level of accommodation. The butler is better described as your personal concierge. Our butler, Kunal, welcomed us upon arrival, described the restaurants and activities, (while we enjoyed a refreshing beverage), and listened as we told him our preferences. A short time later he sent an itinerary with restaurant reservations and activities scheduled. You can approve the itinerary or easily modify—it’s all up to you. This extra level of service adds to the overall hospitality and relaxation at the resort.

All staff provides an exceedingly high level of service in a professional and genuinely friendly manner. Kunal was an integral part of what made our visit relaxing, effortless, and fun. Communication is via WhatsApp and Kunal was always there to assist as needed. The accommodations are stylish and modern with lots of attention to personal comforts. The Spa is wonderful.

This is a newer property and it’s obvious they take pride in their consideration of the environment, sustainability, and the history and culture of the Maldivian people. There is an elegant harmony to the design and overall feel of the resort.

I’m from the USA and I am continually asked if Maldives is worth the long travel time it takes to get there. If you stay at Heritance Aarah the answer is absolutely YES!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Upul Gedarakumbura, General Manager at Heritance Aarah
Responded 16 Feb 2022
We take this opportunity to thank you for staying with us, and for sharing such a nice review. We are pleased you are been satisfied with our overall facilities and specially the service provided by the team Aarah. We all waiting to welcome you back to Heritance Aarah in near future.We remain at your disposal should you need any assistance, and wishing you a wonderful future. Stay safe..!! Best Regards Upul.G
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Amanda M asked a question Jun 2024
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom30 contributions6 helpful votes
Does the hotel supply beach towels? Thanks
Answer from Roger H
Chesham, United Kingdom44 contributions57 helpful votes
Most Maldives resorts have a relaxed dress code and Heritance Aarah is no exception. I would say that smart shorts will be quite acceptable unless you want to dress more formally in which case thin summer trousers are fine. You're dealing with quite high humidity!
Answer from Iasonas I
21 contributions
Hey there. It’s totally acceptable in all resort to be shoeless. Even at dinners. Great feeling to be all day without shoes. Anyway, it’s useless and very inconvenient to walk with shoes in the sand. All paths connecting restaurants and facilities are with sand. If you use the gym, just considering taking a pair.
Jas B wrote a tip 15 Jul
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t overthink about the weather. It can be unpredictable. Warm weather guaranteed."
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RyM wrote a tip 14 Jul
Dungannon, United Kingdom12 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You don’t need beach towels or shower toiletries, these are all provided Ralu bar is nice and relaxing for a pre dinner drink"
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Eva Loves To Travel wrote a tip 13 Jul
Oberursel (Taunus), Germany16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"unbedingt das Teppanyaki Restaurant ausprobieren! Die Dolphin Cruise kann ich auch sehr empfehlen"
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Igor V wrote a tip 10 Jul
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring a lot of tubes with sun screen (minimum 50 SPF) . Here is very strong sun."
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Tui T wrote a tip 10 Jul
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"View from the seaplane is great, window seat recommended!!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 15,339 - R 37,968 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesRaa AtollAarah
NUMBER OF ROOMS
150
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heritance Aarah
What are some of the property amenities at Heritance Aarah?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Heritance Aarah?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Heritance Aarah?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Heritance Aarah?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Heritance Aarah have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Heritance Aarah offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Heritance Aarah have airport transportation?
Yes, Heritance Aarah offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Heritance Aarah located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.00 km away from the centre of Aarah.
Are any cleaning services offered at Heritance Aarah?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Heritance Aarah?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Hindi.
Does Heritance Aarah have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Heritance Aarah accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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