Set on the Indian Ocean and encompassed by glittering white sand, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Hotel basks in the warmth of the sun. Stretching between three islands and linked by an overwater quay, island life, and modern luxury blend to form the perfect exotic retreat. The resort caters to the every whim of guests focused on escaping from everyday life. The Ritz-Carlton welcomes guests to step into the gorgeous simplicity of island life as soon as the Sangu Conch signals their arrival. Here guests can luxuriate in exquisite island splendor surrounded by endless ocean views and radiant sunshine.


Why is The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands one of the best hotels in the Maldives?

Situated in the Maldives right on the equator, this land of perpetual sun is home to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands resort. The resort can be found on the North Malé Atoll, a short seaplane journey from Malé International Airport. It is surrounded by sun, sea, and a kaleidoscope of coral reefs burgeoning with sea life. Here nature meets modern convenience, each accentuating the other. Surrounded by soft sand and sea, each waterfront villa interior oozes with modern comfort and convenience in this ultimate island paradise.

Key Facts

  • located on the North Malé Atoll
  • 10-minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport
  • guests can reach the resort via a 45-minute speedboat transfer

What is special?

  • explore the resort’s three islands connected by an overwater quay
  • enjoy uninterrupted views of the aquamarine sea
  • bask in the warmth of the sun as you walk straight into the sea from your villa

What do the guests say?

  • you need to be there to appreciate just how spectacular it is.
  • a trip to paradise with breathtaking ocean views
  • there aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to accurately describe the excellence of this property.


What type of accommodation is available at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands? What amenities can I expect to find in my suite?

The resort boasts one hundred luxury overwater or beach villas. Each ensconced in its own cozy beach cove or situated above the brilliant blue waters of the warm Indian Ocean. Select a lagoon, ocean, or beach pool villa with an integrated infinity pool, sumptuous living space, and private sundeck. The interiors are simplistic yet contemporary, with each living space mindfully created to promote comfort and relaxation. Generously proportioned, each villa provides ocean or lagoon views, large living spaces, king-sized beds, and marble bathrooms featuring a soaking tub and indoor and outdoor rain showers. Frette linens and Bamford toiletries add to the luxury of each villa. Guests seeking more space can select one of the resort’s two-bedroom villas, featuring additional living space required for larger groups or families. Alternatively, guests can relax in the stunning surroundings of The Ritz-Carlton Estate. This villa features private beach access, indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces, master suite with a private outdoor pool, a spa room for in-villa treatments, and a full kitchen. 

Key Facts

  • the Aris Meeha island butler service is available 24/7
  • villas have integrated infinity pools and sundecks
  • all accommodation provides complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages

What is special?

  • step directly onto the silvery-white seasand just outside your villa door
  • bask in the warm sunshine on your private sundeck
  • sip on a glorious cocktail while taking a dip in the integrated infinity pool

What do the guests say?

  • the villa was beautifully designed and very modern
  • the villas are absolutely stunning and huge.
  • nothing beats the detailed architectural overwater villas of The Ritz- Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Pools & Spa

How can I relax during my stay at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands? What spa facilities does the resort offer?

The resort provides guests with access to a private integrated infinity or outdoor pool attached to each villa. There, guests can relax in the privacy of their own personal paradise surrounded by sun, sand, and panoramic sea views. In addition, active guests can access the resort’s 24-hour fitness center equipped with LifeFitness Elevation Series equipment, yoga studio, steam room, and sauna, all overseen by helpful fitness instructors. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands spa provides guests with sumptuous signature treatments for mind, body, and soul. In addition, its unique location above the sun-drenched lagoon provides the perfect tranquil setting for full-body rejuvenation. The spa invites guests to leave their cares at the door as they step into one of the nine opulent spa treatment rooms, including a gorgeous spa suite. Select from various massages, facials, and signature treatments such as the Maldivian Rejuvenation full-body massage.

Key Facts

  • all guests have access to a private infinity or outdoor pool
  • the Bamford skincare collection is organic and used in many of the spa treatments
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa is comprised of nine treatment rooms, including a spa suite

What is special?

  • let time pass slowly and peacefully as you relax in the spa suites relaxation lounge
  • treat yourself to an indulgent manicure or pedicure designed to repair and replenish
  • invigorate your senses with the Bamford Full Body Exfoliation experience, infused with warm salt and brown sugar.

What do the guests say?

  • we did a three-hour spa experience which was very relaxing
  • the spa cannot be missed! Best massages we’ve ever had.
  • we both had spa treatments, and the therapists were excellent


What's on the menu at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands? Is there a variety of food choices?

The resort offers gastronomical delights served at each of its seven dining locations. Enjoy aromatic coffee at the La Locanda espresso bar and feast on a menu infused with Italian flavors, including pizza, pasta, and fantastic signature dishes. The Summer Pavillion provides guests searching for mystical oriental flavors with a decadent Chinese menu, coupled with delicious wines and teas served over a stunning water setting. Alternatively, sushi-loving guests can feast on fresh seafood complemented with Japanese sake served at the Japanese sushi restaurant, Iwau. Diners looking for a relaxed atmosphere can dig their toes into the sand as they sip copious quantities of rosé at the Beach Shack. Here guests can feast on grilled seafood and cocktails as the kids enjoy storytime at the fireside. The Eau Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy the finer things in life. Here guests can relax in elegant surroundings feasting on caviar and cocktails as they watch the sunset. Other dining options include the Arabesque that serves a menu influenced by Indian and Lebanese flavors, and the Tum Tum food trailer offering steamed dumplings, noodles, and soups.

Key Facts

  • there are seven dining locations situated around the resort
  • the Iwau is a Japanese restaurant serving both sushi and meat dishes
  • the La Locanda serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner

What is special?

  • feast on Maldivian Lobster, truffle shavings, and red prawns at La Locanda
  • enjoy a Mystique Garden dining experience under the Banyan Tree
  • sip on champagne while dining on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian ocean

What do the guests say?

  • one of the chefs heard I was vegan and created some epic meals specifically for me
  • the beach café had the best cocktails, the teppanyaki dinner was unreal
  • the breakfast buffet at Locanda was incredible


What activities are there at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands? What is there to do nearby?

Set away from the mainland across three islands, the resort is the perfect escape from busy city life. However, if guests tire of sunbathing, swimming and feasting on tasty island fare, multiple activities await to keep them entertained. Guests can greet each sunrise with a private yoga or meditation session. Then explore the surrounding paradise on the complimentary bikes provided for each guest. More adventurous guests are invited to dive into the deep blue sea and snorkel with turtles, sharks, and manta rays. Alternatively, guests can enjoy the thrill of a dolphin cruise and marvel at their acrobatics. Then end the perfect day, sipping on a glass of bubbly while enjoying a romantic sunset cruise. Fishing, diving, and watersports, including sailing and kayaking, are available for active guests looking to keep busy. Adventurous guests looking to explore further than the island can rent a speed boat and explore the great beyond in true Maldivian style. The resort offers many activities to experience. So whether you prefer to be active or simply drift peacefully under the brilliant azure sky, the sun is yours to absorb at a pace that suits you.

Key Facts

  • the Fari Marina Village provides guests with shopping, dining, and entertainment
  • there are many offshore water activities for guests to enjoy including windsurfing
  • the Ritz Kids Club provides daily activities, playgrounds, and pools for children

What is special?

  • watch the fluorescent creatures of the deep bask in the moonlight while on a nighttime dive in the ocean
  • enjoy a night at the movies, relaxing at the cinema under the stars
  • fish the aquamarine waters for big game fish such as swordfish and barracuda

What do the guests say?

  • we went turtle snorkeling with a very helpful crew and loved the experience
  • the yoga sessions helped us stay active and fresh the whole day
  • we had so much fun scuba diving with our great dive guide

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