A reflection above and below the waterline- Fushifaru Maldives
18 September 2017
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.
‘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.
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.