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.
Chris recently visited Faarafushi on an educational to the Maldives. The island is in pristine condition, and whilst it’s a brand new resort, there is a real emphasis on maintaining the pre-existing jungle environment, so the beautiful foliage is already in full bloom, which often isn’t the case in new resorts. There was a really special laid-back luxury feel to the place, and the food was absolutely fantastic.
Beach Bungalow – Indulgently understated with direct beach access and vaulted timber ceilings • open-air bathroom • private patio with lounge furniture • direct beach access • deck shower • Wi-Fi • 117m2
Beach Retreat with Pool – Minimalist beachfront villa with a private infinity plunge pool • air-conditioned bathroom • deck shower • private patio with lounge furniture • direct beach access • infinity plunge pool • Wi-Fi • 192m2
Ocean Retreat with Pool – Dotted along the jetty, these contemporary overwater villas have incredible ocean views • air-conditioned bathroom • deck shower • private infinity plunge pool • direct lagoon access • Wi-Fi • 163m2
Ocean Suite with Pool – Found at the far end of the jetty, these suites enjoy direct lagoon access and expansive living and sleeping areas • air-conditioned bathroom • deck shower • private infinity pool • walk-in closet • dedicated dining and living area • snorkelling gear • Wi-Fi • 227m2
Restaurants & Bars
The three excellent restaurants here are modern and relaxed.
Overlooking the infinity pool, Iru is Faarufushi’s all-day dining restaurant where you can enjoy an indulgent breakfast buffet in the morning and delicious à la carte choices for lunch and dinner.
Beside Iru you’ll find the Sangu Bar, a relaxing open-air lounge that’s the perfect setting for laid-back pre-dinner drinks.
Athiri is the island’s casual beachside eatery, where you can find anything and everything, from tapas, ceviche and teppanyaki counters to bagels, paninis and delicious wood-fired pizzas.
Beside the calm lagoon waters, Eclipse is the signature overwater grill restaurant, where you can enjoy modern European cuisine with a gourmet Asian twist.
For that ultimate unobstructed shot of the ocean, Boli sits right at the reef’s edge and is the perfect follow-on to dinner at Eclipse. This stylish overwater bar offers a sunset view year-round, and is the ideal spot to sample carefully curated cocktails and an extensive menu of hand-picked wines and different gins.
Leisure & Sports Facilities
PADI diving school*