If an island could only speak, Faarufushi would talk quietly and seductively. With appealing words, Faarufushi would describe how gently the waves kiss her shoreline and how picture-perfect her favourite locations are.
At Adore Maldives, we have recently visited the island and absolutely ADORE it! Faarufushi is definitely a lady among other luxury resorts in the Maldives: small coral island, big time beauty. Boutique, luxurious, sleek, minimalistic and indulgently understated, there is so much to ADORE! Check it for yourself:
Written by: Shanoon Khalid
Faarufushi Maldives – part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Faarufushi Maldives is the newest addition to SLH (Small Luxury Hotels of the World) properties in the Maldives alongside Baros Maldives, Velassaru, Kandolhu and Milaidhoo Island. The island opened its shores in March 2019 promising to attract more holidaymakers seeking a luxurious and understated resort.
The island is located in Raa atoll, a 40-min seaplane journey from Male International airport. 80 private one-bedroom villas complement this beautiful coral island of pristine beaches.
Bungalows, Retreats, Suites and a Residence at Faarufushi
Most of the villas at Faarufushi comes with private pools. Minimalist décor and floor-to-ceiling windows keep the view front-and-centre every morning. All the beach rooms are built around palm trees and the naturally lush vegetation of the island.
Positioned along the white sandy beach of Faarufushi, the Beach Retreat with Pools are poised with clean lines, muted wood tones and soft pastel accents. Oversized bathtub, outdoor shower and L’Occitane amenities will make you fall in love with its bathroom, while the generous private pool overlooking the lagoon can easily become your favourite spot on the island.
Villas with View – Ocean Retreats & Suites with Private Pools
The Overwater villas of Faarufushi are complemented with warm wood tones and generous ceiling to floor glass panels. These villas are all about the view whether you are in the bedroom, enjoying a bath or in the outdoor deck by the private pool.
Wine & Dine at Faarufushi
03 restaurants and 02 bars complement the Indulgent and fine dining choices in the most unpretentious locations in the island. Guests can enjoy either a half-board (breakfast and dinner) experience or a full Dine Around All Inclusive in the Maldives with added values and adventures.
Dine Around All Inclusive:
The all-day dining restaurant offers an international buffet for breakfast everyday, while in the evening it transforms to a romantic beach dining location.
Overlooks the infinity pool and beach of Faarufushi with views of the lagoon and ocean, this is the place to spend a lazy day and enjoy beach service.
Built around the beach and for your feet in the sand! This is the casual and relaxing beachside restaurant offering Tapas, Ceviche and Pizza. Spanish and other Mediterranean cuisines are there to enjoy.
Shaped like a crescent, built towards the sunset and over the water, this signature restaurant is for gourmet dining experiences with panoramic views.
Located at the reef’s edge with semi-curved seating open to the sky, this sunset bar & lounge is where the finest wines and cocktails are served.
The Reef Deck and The House Reef
Faarufushi reef is blessed with beautiful marine life including turtles, spotted eagle rays, sharks and other sea life found in the Raa Atoll, famous for snorkelling. The house-reef has magnificent overhangs and drifts. This spectacular reef is accessible from the sunset side of the island on a specifically built reef deck as an access point.
Want to explore the ocean even more? Go deep sea fishing and discover the traditional way of hand-line fishing in the Maldives or enquiry in a PADI 5 Star dive center about PETER Diving, a new way of exploring the ocean. PETER diving is an excellent option for beginners: with the air supply floating on the surface, PETER divers can go up to 6 meters equipped just with a mouthpiece.
Nika SPA – The Iconic Coconut Domes
If we were to choose one iconic structure on Faarufushi Island, it would definitely be Nika Spa. Each of its treatment room is shaped like a coconut dome, located in the lush gardens and vegetation of Faarufushi. Elevated with walkways leading up to the treatment rooms each dome features a private changing room with bathtub, shower and modern bathroom facilities. Everyday morning, under the banyan tree at Nika Spa of Faarufushi, yoga and meditation are arranged.
Couples and honeymooners, but also families seeking a peaceful location are enjoying the seclusion of their private pools or direct access to the beautiful lagoon, just few steps from the bungalows’ decks. In the evenings, the privacy of semi-curved seatings of Boli, suspended over the ocean make the cosiest spots for those who collect sunsets memories. And while walking around the pathways full of palm trees under the starred sky, the gentle voice of Faarufushi whispers:
“Ever wondered which island is made for two?”