Located in the heart of the Raa Atoll, this luxurious resort is a getaway experience all of us need. 80 gorgeous villas grace the island, exclaiming comfort and privacy of the highest level. Breathtaking views, sandy white beaches, and the mesmerizing turquoise ocean are only some of the many aspects to make this haven so special. Whether you wish for a private retreat, the ideal honeymoon, or are craving uncrowded water sports, at the Faarufushi, you will get it all, and more.

Location

What makes the Faarufushi a fantastic place to stay for an island getaway?

Disconnect from daily life and embrace the “no news, no shoes” philosophy of the Faarufushi. This resort sports a breathtaking minimalist design – thus allowing its visitors to explore the beauty of this small coral island in its raw form. Whether you are strolling along the shoreline, feeling the warm satiny sands melt beneath your feet while looking out across the sea of blue, being whisked away to a nearby island, or simply enjoying the art of doing nothing, the Faarufushi is the ideal location to experience castaway life on an island paradise.

Key Facts

  • located on a small coral island in the northern Raa Atoll 
  • a 50-minute scenic seaplane ride from the capital Malé
  • stroll from one end of the island to the other in less than 10 minutes

What is special?

  • explore the vibrant marine ecosystem of the Maldives as you swim alongside pools of fish of every color of the rainbow, as well as, eagle rays and sea turtles in the aquatic playground that serves as your backyard
  • tropical landscapes combined with holistic experiences make the Faarufushi the optimal location for ultimate barefoot bliss
  • spend unforgettable sun-soaked days basking in romantic euphoria on this intimate island in a Maldivian paradise

What do the guests say?

  • a sparkling lagoon, white sandy beaches and sleek overwater villas, the Faarufuhsi checks all the boxes for guests looking for a luxury retreat
  • guests are left breathless by the beauty of the resort and the tropical landscapes
  • with no boat traffic or seaplanes constantly flying over, guests enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of the Faarufushi Island

Accommodation

Will my villa include a private pool? What kind of views can I expect?

The Faarufushi Maldives has 5 luxurious villa options to cater to the desires of all guests. For modern simplicity, situated on the sands with front-row access to the luminous blue waters, the Beach Bungalow is the perfect option. For those who wish to languish by the poolside in private – opt for the Beach Retreat instead. If grandeur is what you seek, the Ocean Suite with its expansive infinity pool certainly sets itself apart from the rest. And, if you want to experience what it’s like to live on water, the Faarufushi Ocean Retreat is the obvious choice. With 330+ square meters of luxurious splendor, this island residence is what dreams are made of.

Key Facts

  • 80 villas await guests at this idyllic property
  • espresso machines and wine chillers are included in each of the villas 
  • 70 of the villas include private plunge pools overlooking the ocean

What is special?

  • wake up in a sun-splashed room with priceless views of the twinkling turquoise lagoon
  • start your day with a refreshing dip in your private infinity pool or from the direct access to the lagoon 
  • relish in undisturbed relaxation in your cocooned haven, outfitted with chic modern designs and luxurious comforts you wish you had at home

What do the guests say?

  • guests appreciate the sound insulation that blocks out all noises once the doors are closed
  • showering outside, as the moon peeks from behind swaying palms, while listening to the billowing waves of the ocean, is an exhilarating experience that guests won’t soon forget
  • guests can’t drag themselves away from their beautiful private deck and pool with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean

Pools & Spa

I want to take my relaxation to another level. What’s the best way to do that at the Faarufushi?

Its Nika Spa delivers a holistic experience that transcends beyond the realm of imagination. Feel the tension evaporate with an invigorating session in the steam room or polish off your spa experience with a mani-pedi session. Take advantage of the 2 plunge pools in a beautiful outdoor setting, either before or after your treatment, and enjoy the feeling of your very own spa and wellness retreat. Allow your zen to extend beyond your spa time with yoga sessions on the Maldivian shore.

Key Facts

  • six treatment rooms are nestled among the trees in stilted tree houses 
  • an expansive infinity pool is available for all guests
  • facilities include massage huts, a steam room and relaxation areas

What is special?

  • delve into new depths of indulgence as you leave the woes of the world behind and give your body the pampering it deserves
  • feel the warmth of the sun’s embrace and the gentle breeze against your skin as you curl up on a big pouf, kick back on a lounger or stretch out on a tanning bed with a refreshing beverage from the Sangu Pool Bar
  • experience sensory jubilation with essential oil scents of your choosing and your selection of soothing sounds during a transcendent treatment

What do the guests say?

  • guests walk into the Nika Spa and feel like the rest of the world no longer exists
  • the transformational energy and vibe of the spa leaves spa-goers feeling total relaxation and peace
  • with incredible views of the ocean, guests feel a sense of peace, calm and tranquility while spending time at the resort’s main pool

Culinary

What food options can be found at the Faarufushi? Are there any private dining options?

Offering 7 unique dining experiences, the resort caters to all cravings of its guests. Begin your day with a breakfast buffet at Iru, sipping herbal tea and enjoying some exquisite Yellowfin tuna. For the late risers, head over to Sangu and have lunch served directly to your sunbed by the pool. Whether you are a gin person, or floral cocktails are more your flavor, you will have limitless options of signature sips at the Boli Bar. Fine-dining fare can be found at Eclipse, where delicious European cuisine with a fusion of Asian flavors make up the menu. However, if you want something a bit more private and romantic, the sunset dining experience is a must for a night under the stars.

Key Facts

  • the Faarufushi features 3 restaurants and 2 bars
  • curated menus exclusively cater to the desires of guests
  • in-villa dining is available if guests prefer to stay in

What is special?

  • enjoy an unforgettable dinner at dusk, on a sandbank, with a sumptuous BBQ meal prepared by your own personal chef
  • feast on a delectable picnic on a secluded island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, followed by frolicking under the shade of palm trees or exploring the fascinating underwater world on a snorkeling adventure
  • from tapas to table soccer, bagels and billiards, the laid back beachside vibes of the Athiri awaits

What do the guests say?

  • watching the sunset while sipping cocktails or mocktails from the Boli, is a favorite way for travelers to spend their evenings 
  • guests love that they are able to ask for things not on the menu, and feel that nothing is too much to ask 
  • the bountiful breakfast buffet and á la carte menu, paired with undisturbed ocean views, makes the Iru a guests’ favorite

Activities

Will there be other activities besides watersports that I can enjoy? Is there a gym?

If you’re able to peel yourself away from the comfort of your sunlounger, you will discover an endless list of things to do during your time at the Faarufushi. Relish underwater discoveries with the resident marine biologist or go on a sunset cruise with pods of fellow dolphins swimming alongside gleefully. Prefer to stay on land? Opt for relaxing yoga sessions or private dining in magnificent locations around the island. For the romantics who truly want to make this an unforgettable experience, reaffirm your love with a vow renewal ceremony on a breathtaking beachfront, with the sun setting in the distance, as your better-half says “I do”!

Key Facts

  • specially-crafted weekly activities are available for guests’ enjoyment
  • several dive sites are available, ranging from 10 minutes to an hour from the dive centre
  • PADI instructors are skilled to film your dive

What is special?

  • water lovers and adventurous spirits will get their fill of aqua adventures with the world-class Lonu Dive Centre
  • enjoy a class where you can learn the art of mixology and create your own tasty tropical libations
  • your workouts won’t feel like work when you’re in a state-of-the-art gym with postcard perfect views

What do the guests say?

  • despite being a small resort, guests are never bored with the assortment of activities available during their stay
  • an excursion to the local islands to experience authentic Maldivian culture is a must, according to travelers
  • learning about the various marine life, in the Fish Identification Lab, makes snorkeling excursions even more exhilarating for guests who spot fish they’ve learned about