Less is more on this small coral island, which combines a chic design with an unspoilt setting.
One of the newest additions to the Maldives's five-star resort portfolio, Faarufushi brings barefoot luxury to the remote northern Raa Atoll. There's a real focus on simple indulgences here; the minimalist design is a delicate addition to the island's natural beauty and there's a fantastic house reef which is perfect for snorkelling. If all you want to do is as little as possible, head to the Nika Spa's treehouse-style couple's treatment rooms for an afternoon of indulgence and undisturbed relaxation.
Whether it's a beachside retreat offering total escapism or a sleek overwater villa that enjoys front-row access to the dazzling lagoon, all of the rooms here combine understated luxury with a chic design. Beach Bungalows have stylish open-air bathrooms, while the Beach Retreats have a private plunge pool. Ocean Retreats with Pool are all about the view, with floor-to-ceiling windows and an overwater deck. At the jetty's end, the Ocean Suites with Pool are more spacious and include a larger living area and overwater infinity pool.
There are three restaurants on the island, and all overlook superb views of the ocean. Iru is the main all-day dining restaurant, while Athiri is the casual beachside eatery which offers robatayaki, tapas and even wood-fired pizza. Eclipse is the island's signature restaurant; a crescent-shaped overwater setting which basks in uninterrupted lagoon views. Follow this with a post-dinner drink at the stylish Boli bar, an overwater lounge that offers you sunset views the whole year round.
In the less developed Raa Atoll
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 28 Dec-05 Jan; 2 nights 15-27 Dec and 06 Jan-31 Mar. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.
80 contemporary bungalows, villas and suites
• Join a guided night snorkelling trip in the house reef* • Learn to kayak and paddle board in the surrounding lagoon* • Discover exotic marine life and underwater treasures on a guided dive with the PADI centre crew* • Head out on a catamaran trip to spot dolphins*.
3 restaurants, 2 bars
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Iru Restaurant.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Dine Around All Inclusive (until 05 Jan 2020) from £138 • Breakfast at Iru Restaurant • Lunch and dinner at any open restaurant • Selected drinks including selected wines, beer, liquors, soft drinks, juices and water • Minibar refilled once per stay • 10% discount on spa treatments
Dine Around All Inclusive (from 06 Jan 2020) from £168 • Breakfast at Iru Restaurant • Lunch and dinner at any open restaurant • Selected drinks including selected wines, beer, liquors, soft drinks, juices and water • Minibar refilled once per stay • Use of the spa's steamroom and pools • PETER diving (diving without tanks – air is supplied by a long hose to a floating tank on top of the water) once per stay (2020 stays only) • 1 x 30-minute catamaran trip per room per stay • 1-hour stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking per day • 10% discount on spa treatments • In-villa check-in.
Beach Retreat With Pool
Selected dates in May & June 2020
from £2999 £
Price Per Person
Fly from Cardiff, from £3029pp.
Fly from Birmingham, from £3069pp.
All prices are guide prices. These regional prices are based on the room type, duration and inclusions listed in the offer above. Final price will be confirmed at the time of booking.
*Denotes local charge