A reflection above and below the waterline- Fushifaru Maldives

18 September 2017

Fushifaru Investments Pvt Ltd announces the launch of its first resort, Fushifaru Maldives located on the far North East border of Lhaviyani Atoll in the Maldives. The resort is set to welcome its first guests at the end of this year.

With ‘Fushi’ meaning ‘island’ and ‘Faru’ meaning ‘reef’ in the local Dhivehi language, Fushifaru is uniquely positioned between two channels connecting the atoll’s inner lagoon to the vast Indian Ocean.

Fushifaru Kan’du, the bigger of these two channels is a national Marine Protected Area teeming with marine life and is home to three iconic dive sites including the renowned Fushifaru Thila - one of the country’s most popular dive spots and a marine cleaning station, where sums of Cleaner fish attract the likes of Manta Rays, Turtles and many more.

Guests can choose from 18 beach villas with private plunge pools, 26 beach villas and 5 water villas, all with stunning outdoor bathrooms and 24 hours personalized ‘Resident’ service, the island’s very own Butler service concept.  Various categories of villas face the open ocean, lagoon and the channel reflecting designs inspired by their locations on the island.

 The exclusive resort features a state-of-the-art gym and a multi-sports court while also gives access to paddle boarding, snorkeling, diving coral rehabilitation and marine education where a Resident Marine Biologist will be on hand to share lessons on conservation and conduct guided snorkeling tours around the island and nearby reefs.

 Furthermore the resorts embodies its very own exclusive “Heylhi” Spa with five-treatment rooms. Designed with lush, green surroundings, the spa echoes its name Heylhi, which in Dhivehi refers to jungle-like vegetation found at the shoreline. Each treatment room resembles traditional Maldivian cottages, complete with outdoor garden bathrooms, with renowned UK well-being experts, Aromatherapy Associates combined with an indigenous product range from local artisans.

 Fushifaru resort is host to three food and beverage outlets that will take guests on a gastronomic journey starting at Korakali for an international breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Raakani Grill showcases signature Asian recipes with a focus on the finest local seafood. Finally there is the Fanihandhi Bar, a perfect place for guests to catch some sun with a cocktail in hand.

 Moreover, guests can also choose from a variety of dining experiences such as a private sandbank picnics, dinner on the deck of their own villa or even aboard the resort’s private yacht.

 Finally, for those who want to experience island living and local culture of the Maldives, the resort offers guests the chance to visit the atoll’s capital island, Naifaru, home to the atoll’s turtle conservation program or the island of Hinnavaru, offering an immersive experience of local island life. Guests can also visit Felivaru where one of the Maldives largest fish canning factories is located.

 Fushifaru Investments Pvt Ltd was incorporated to develop, operate and manage Fushifaru Island in Lhaviyani Atoll as a tourist resort. Fushifaru Investment is a part of Muni Enterprises. With an established track record of over 35 years, this is Muni Enterprises’ first venture into resort management, diversifying their already existing portfolio of luxury safari boats, luxury residences and a travel agency.