With just 44 bungalows and villas, Huvafen Fushi Maldives is the ultimate luxury hideaway
With just 44 bungalows and villas on the island, Huvafen Fushi Maldives is truly exclusive – and wholly convenient too, just a 30-minute speedboat ride from the international airport. Each dwelling offers a private pool and stunning views of the beach, gardens or lagoon – not to mention a host of luxe accoutrements, such as butler service, outdoor bathrooms and Bang & Olufsen speakers. While the bungalows are ideal for couples, a Two Bedroom Beach Pavilion can accommodate four guests, and features an infinity pool and spa area too. Small but perfectly formed, the island combines a magnificent pool, heavenly beaches and a string of over-water villas – and can even be booked in its entirety, for the ultimate five-star castaway experience.
The best bites
Every meal is a special occasion at Huvafen Fushi. Here, you can dine beneath the ocean at Immerse… Latitude 4°, the world’s first private underwater venue, with a personal menu designed by the Executive Chef. Enjoy a ‘floating breakfast’ in your private freshwater pool, or enjoy a sommelier-hosted evening at Vinium, the only underground cellar in the Maldives, which has 6,000 bottles to choose from. The resort’s five à la carte restaurants also include Forno, for Mediterranean specialities beside the beach; Salt, for innovative Japanese and Latin American flavours; and Raw, for organic delicacies overlooking the ocean. Celsius, meanwhile, serves seafood, international favourites and Maldivian dishes: from crispy calamari to beef tenderloin with foie gras.
The must-do activities
Do you dream of diving with dolphins, stargazing on a deserted island, or chartering a private yacht to explore the atolls? Whatever your whim, the Dream Maker Concierge can make it a reality. Huvafen Fushi is full of incredible adventures: just 25 metres from the shore, the house reef (hailed as one of the best) offers the chance to snorkel with turtles and nurse sharks. For an unforgettable massage, head to the underwater spa: the first of its kind in the world, it offers treatments designed especially for this unique setting – in addition to an over-water spa suite, wellness café and saltwater floatation pool.