Kothaifaru Island, Raa Atoll, Maldives
ALiLA Kothaifaru Maldives
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Remote and unspoiled with an air of tranquil seclusion, the picturesque Raa Atoll is one of the deeper atolls in the Maldives archipelago, offering abundant snorkeling and diving options to explore its incredibly rich and diverse underwater world. Seamlessly integrated into the landscape, the resort’s terraced pavilions and villas immerse guests in the natural surroundings and balance privacy with openness to the outdoors in a unique expression of minimalist elegance.
Designed for serene relaxation in harmony with nature, each of the resort’s 44 beachfront villas and 36 overwater villas comes with a private pool for your enjoyment. Featuring contemporary interiors in a palette of soothing colours with natural textures, these spacious hideaways are carefully positioned to provide privacy and comfort in understated, sophisticated style. Unwind in peaceful seclusion with awe-inspiring views as our gracious hosts deliver personalized experiences in this all-pool-villa sanctuary.
The private island retreat lies at the northern edge of the Maldives in the tranquil Raa Atoll, reached via a scenic 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé. Discover a picture-perfect paradise of powdery soft white-sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters alongside some of the most remarkable dive experiences in the archipelago. Beyond swimming in our stunning house reef, enjoy excursions to the famous Hanifaru Bay UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This protected marine sanctuary is the largest feeding and breeding hotspot in the world for manta rays and whale sharks, which at times congregate here in their hundreds. Snorkelling amongst these magnificent creatures is an experience not to be missed.
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives is also close to Vaadhoo Island, one of the best spots to witness the spectacular Sea of Stars phenomenon, an extraordinary sight to behold.
Restaurants & Bars
Seasalt - Seasalt Savour a creative medley of international flavours in a relaxed beachside setting housing an all-day dining restaurant and bar.
Umami - Treat your palate to a vibrant mix of epicurean experiences at Umami, offering modern Japanese-inspired cuisine and drinks.
Mirus Bar - Cosy up at our Mirus Bar offering an extensive and creative menu of drinks and light bites.
Pibati - This chilled beachside café satisfies your daytime cravings with comfort food ranging from pressed sandwiches to hand-pulled Roma-style pizzettes, organic salads, cakes and pastries, gelato and more, along with freshly brewed barista coffees, forest-friendly teas, juices and wellness concoctions.
Yakitori Bar - Yakitori Bar is the place to be to indulge in sundowners, including Asian-inspired creative cocktails and mocktails crafted by our team of mixologists alongside fine Japanese sakes and spirits.
The Shack - A true island escape experience, The Shack is our own private sand cay (giri). Two distinct trips to The Shack are available daily – a 4-hour day trip including a picnic-style lunch, and a 4-hour evening trip with a private chef to cook up a sunset BBQ.