A modern retreat with mouth-watering food, chic villas and treetop treatment rooms, framed by a large glistening lagoon.
Opening later in 2022 after joining the Emerald group of hotels, Faarufushi brings an understated barefoot elegance to the Maldives’ lesser-developed Raa Atoll. Surrounded by a beautiful 100-hectare lagoon, you can happily spend your time here snorkelling with tropical fish, dining by the water’s edge and gazing out to the Indian Ocean from your villa’s private deck.
The décor is inspired by the local environment and the resort uses natural materials to create a sophisticated and soothing space. Villas have a modern, pared-back design – choose from your own haven perched on the sand (opt for a Family Beach Villa with Pool if you’re bringing children) or above the turquoise waters. Each villa has a deck, sun loungers and day beds, and most come with a private pool. Take relaxation one step further with a visit to the Emerald Spa and unwind with Balinese and Thai treatments in the nest-inspired treetop spa suites.
Food is a big focus at Faarufushi. There’s an excellent range of restaurants to cater for all tastes – we love the churrasco-style barbecue at Carnivorous, where you can tuck into sizzling steaks, and the Beach Club Grill for boat-fresh seafood. After dinner, head to the overwater Eclipse Bar and sip cocktails late into the night. Combine Emerald Faarufushi with sister resort Emerald Maldives for an idyllic twin-centre escape.
In the lesser-developed Raa Atoll
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80 beach and water villas
• Go kayaking around the island • Relax with the pampering Emerald Signature Massage in a treetop treatment room* • Dine at a private candlelit table-for-two above the ocean*.
5 restaurants, 2 bars
Deluxe All Inclusive • Breakfast at Aqua • Lunch at Aqua or Beach Club Grill • Dinner at Aqua, Beach Club Grill, Carnivorous, Le Asiatique and Teppayaki Grill or Mediterraneo • Selected drinks including soft drinks, juice, selected wine, beer and cocktails • Snacks at Sunset Bar • Minibar stocked with soft drinks, beer and water • Non-motorised watersports • Snorkelling equipment and 2 x 20-minute guided snorkelling trips • Use of the gym • 1 excursion (minimum 7-night stay) or 2 excursions (minimum 10-night stay) • Kids’ club (ages 3-12) • Wi-Fi.
*Denotes local charge