“Atmosphere Core Launches RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE, Expanding Its Presence in the Maldives”

Atmosphere Core is expanding in South Asia, taking over Kudakurathu island in The Maldives’ Raa Atoll. launching as ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ on July 4, 2024, it will be the third Maldivian and ninth global resort under Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, highlighting its growing international presence.




Since debuting its inaugural resort in December 2013, Atmosphere Core has swiftly risen to prominence in The Maldives for its unparalleled service, culinary innovation, and unique experiences, earning its status as a top choice within the Maldivian luxury hospitality market. ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE,’ just a 45-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport, epitomises sustainable luxury with 88% of its area dedicated to preserving the natural environment, offering minimalistic yet luxurious living spaces amidst lush greenery.


Salil Panigrahi, Managing Director of Atmosphere Core, states, “As our group continues at pace with ambitious strategic plans, by adding ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ to our growing portfolio in the Maldives, aims to further enhance our Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts brand position of ‘…A New Experience Awaits’.


“Providing even more choices for our guests, we will include curating a signature RAAYA™ Holiday Plan that blends in all the elements of a tropical island escape. These elevated guest experiences will be delivered with an unparalleled level of service at every touch point. I am confident that our group’s ‘Joy Of Giving’ ethos will resonate with discerning global travellers and ensure remarkable success.”



Nestled in the heart of The Maldives, a paradise known for its stunning turquoise waters and vibrant marine life, ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ emerges as a jewel accessible via a scenic 45-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport. This sanctuary dedicates 88% of its landscape to lush verdure, showcasing a commitment to environmental stewardship and preserving the island’s natural beauty, with only 12% allocated for luxurious living spaces.


With 167 beach and ocean villas, ‘RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE’ offers a harmonious blend of local Maldivian tradition and global culinary delights across six diverse dining venues. The resort promises an array of adventures and relaxation opportunities: from water sports and diving that let you explore the rich biodiversity of the Maldivian seas to family-friendly activities including a kids club, an art and craft studio, and a mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy serene walks along a mangrove pathway, gaze at the stars from three watchtowers, or unwind in a spa nestled in tranquility.



The hotel opening of the RAAYA BY ATMOSPHERE underlines the increased number of bookings to The Maldives globally but will be of particular interest to consumers from the UK booking Maldives holidays.


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