Run Your Own Private Island in the Maldives for $1M

Feb 19, 2020 | Asia, ESCAPE

by MJ Toledo

Raffles Maldives ©Raffles

Have you ever dreamt of staying somewhere far away where no problems can bother you? Fortunately, you can make this dream come to life by planting your flag on a scenic private island in the Maldives.

The Maldives is known for its majestic white sand, crystal clear waters, and friendly people. Because it’s close to impossible to purchase your island in this slice of paradise, why don’t you just rent one? Don’t be fooled, though – you’d still have to shell out quite a lot of money. 

For a whopping $1.4 million dollars, you can gather your friends and family for a summer escape on an island that will be completely yours. The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers a unique experience that will extremely benefit your need for some R&R. 

A part of the profit will go to charity. This feature makes it a worthy cause to support if you want to preserve the marine ecosystem. Five percent of the donation will be split between the Olive Ridley Project, a non-government organization that aims to protect sea turtles, and the Maldives Marine Center. 

Although this private island escapade may be reserved for millionaires, it should still be on your wishlist. The island that can be yours for a limited time is located in the picturesque Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The island is only an 80-minute boat ride from the equator. As soon as you arrive in this tropical oasis, you will be welcomed by its elite team of Raffles butlers.

Raffles Maldives Beach Villa ©Raffles

What Comes With It

The offer dubbed “You Run Raffles Maldives” is unlike any other. For four nights and five days, you can run the entire island and invite up to 70 people who can reside in one of the two islands of the property. The first island offers 21 beautiful villas, and the second island boasts luxurious overwater residences. Anywhere you chose to stay, you’ll feel like royalty. 

Not only that, you and your guests will also have the privilege of exploring a deserted island. This additional setting can be tailored to any activity you want whether it’s beach volleyball or a beach picnic. 

If you want to be consistent with your vacation’s grand theme, you may even fly some of the best DJs in the world to host a party. To please your significant other, you may turn the entire island into a romantic setting for a couples retreat. Make the night more special and surprise your partner with good champagne and a stargazing experience in one of the best islands in the world.


Probably the best experience the island can give you is a look at its amazing marine life. You will surely be awestruck as you try numerous activities which include snorkeling trips and diving trips. The island is home to blacktip sharks, hawksbill turtles, and fluorescent parrotfish. Did we mention you may also go on a dolphin-watching cruise? What a win! 

After a long day, you can lounge at the Long Bar and enjoy a refreshing Maldives Sling cocktail – a mix of coconut and gin, with a hint of clove and cinnamon. This is the perfect company as you watch the fiery sunset. 

Of course, you’ll also have the best culinary delights on the island thanks to the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s world-class team of chefs. You can request a tailored dining experience that includes your favorite dishes made with the finest ingredients, but make sure to not miss the beef tenderloin with chimichurri – one of the culinary team’s specialties. This will be served in The Firepit, its barbeque restaurant lined with tiki torches. Here, you will be served your sumptuous dinner in sunken tables carved from the powder-fine sand. 

If you’re craving fresh seafood, pisco sour, and sashimi, you can explore Yuzu, the island’s Nikkei Restaurant.

Live Like A King in Raffles Madlives Meradhoo

With attentive staff, scenic views, and a vibrant marine life that includes two house reefs, this package fit for every jet setter is truly unprecedented. It’s not every day people can enjoy an all-inclusive playground where they can make memories that will last a lifetime.

 The dedicated luxury travel connoisseurs of Raffles Maldives Meradhoo are on hand to tailor the trip of a lifetime for discerning guests. For more information on Raffles Maldives Meradhoo please visit