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Emerald Collection opens first resort in the Maldives and reveals two more developments for Zanzibar
POSTED 16 Sep 2019 . BY Megan Whitby
The resort includes 120 villas which have been designed using bamboo and natural stones. Credit: ©R.Patti
We want to stimulate the creation of long lasting memories for all our guests by meeting and exceeding their expectations at all times
– Simone Scarapicchia, director of Sales & Marketing for Emerald Maldives Resort
The Emerald Collection – owned by the Scarapicchia family – is expanding its portfolio with the opening of three new resorts, the five-star Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa, and two further resorts in Zanzibar.

The 20-hectare Emerald Maldives Resort, which has just opened, is located in the Northern Maldives archipelago in the Raa Atoll and has a 120-hectare lagoon which is home to 1.7km of coral reef, as well as its own private marina which can be accessed by seaplane.

The US$200m property has 120 villas which have been constructed using bamboo, natural stone and “Langhi Langhi” leaves.

“We wanted to create a real sanctuary from the external chaotic modern life, able to accommodate both couples and families,” says Simone Scarapicchia, partner and director for sales and marketing at the Emerald Collection.

The Emerald Spa has 10 air-conditioned bungalows and offers Thai and Balinese treatments. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of leisure opportunities, including watersports, tennis, diving and a gym, equipped by Technogym.

The resort also has four concept restaurants – the Aqua Restaurant, the Beach Club Grill, Le Asiatique and the “Amazonico Restaurant”.

“We want to stimulate the creation of longlasting memories for all our guests by meeting and exceeding their expectations at all times, and by surprising them with what we call the natural elegance of the Maldives said Scarapicchia.

The two new resorts in Zanzibar are currently on-site, with openings expected within the next 12-18 months. No further details are available at this time.

The Emerald Collection is an Italian company which develops, owns and manages luxury resorts in East Africa, the Maldives and the Caribbean.
The resort has four restaurant concepts.
The property boasts 120 villas.
The superior water villa with a pool.
The Sunset bar.
Guests have access to a brand new gym fully equipped by Technogym.
The property is located in the Northern Maldives archipelago in the Raa Atoll.
The presidential water villa.
Le Asiatique.
The Emerald Maldives Resort was designed by the American architect, Edward David Poole.
The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World marketing consortium
The Amazonico Restaraunt. Credit: ©R.Patti
The Beach Club Grill. Credit: ©R.Patti
The resort has a 120-hectare lagoon with 1.7km of coral reef, with its own personal marina. Credit: ©R.Patti
The Kids Club. “We wanted to create a real sanctuary from the external chaotic modern life, able to accommodate both couples and families,” says Scarapicchia.
The Emerald Spa will offer Thai and Balinese treatments.
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Emerald Collection opens first resort in the Maldives and reveals two more developments for Zanzibar
POSTED 16 Sep 2019 . BY Megan Whitby
The resort includes 120 villas which have been designed using bamboo and natural stones. Credit: ©R.Patti
We want to stimulate the creation of long lasting memories for all our guests by meeting and exceeding their expectations at all times
– Simone Scarapicchia, director of Sales & Marketing for Emerald Maldives Resort
The Emerald Collection – owned by the Scarapicchia family – is expanding its portfolio with the opening of three new resorts, the five-star Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa, and two further resorts in Zanzibar.

The 20-hectare Emerald Maldives Resort, which has just opened, is located in the Northern Maldives archipelago in the Raa Atoll and has a 120-hectare lagoon which is home to 1.7km of coral reef, as well as its own private marina which can be accessed by seaplane.

The US$200m property has 120 villas which have been constructed using bamboo, natural stone and “Langhi Langhi” leaves.

“We wanted to create a real sanctuary from the external chaotic modern life, able to accommodate both couples and families,” says Simone Scarapicchia, partner and director for sales and marketing at the Emerald Collection.

The Emerald Spa has 10 air-conditioned bungalows and offers Thai and Balinese treatments. Guests can also enjoy a wide range of leisure opportunities, including watersports, tennis, diving and a gym, equipped by Technogym.

The resort also has four concept restaurants – the Aqua Restaurant, the Beach Club Grill, Le Asiatique and the “Amazonico Restaurant”.

“We want to stimulate the creation of longlasting memories for all our guests by meeting and exceeding their expectations at all times, and by surprising them with what we call the natural elegance of the Maldives said Scarapicchia.

The two new resorts in Zanzibar are currently on-site, with openings expected within the next 12-18 months. No further details are available at this time.

The Emerald Collection is an Italian company which develops, owns and manages luxury resorts in East Africa, the Maldives and the Caribbean.
The resort has four restaurant concepts.
The property boasts 120 villas.
The superior water villa with a pool.
The Sunset bar.
Guests have access to a brand new gym fully equipped by Technogym.
The property is located in the Northern Maldives archipelago in the Raa Atoll.
The presidential water villa.
Le Asiatique.
The Emerald Maldives Resort was designed by the American architect, Edward David Poole.
The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World marketing consortium
The Amazonico Restaraunt. Credit: ©R.Patti
The Beach Club Grill. Credit: ©R.Patti
The resort has a 120-hectare lagoon with 1.7km of coral reef, with its own personal marina. Credit: ©R.Patti
The Kids Club. “We wanted to create a real sanctuary from the external chaotic modern life, able to accommodate both couples and families,” says Scarapicchia.
The Emerald Spa will offer Thai and Balinese treatments.
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