Huvafen Fushi describes itself as a "living dream," and this is a title that is indeed hard to argue with. Occupying a private resort island in the Maldives, the resort’s 40-some private bungalows and pavilions offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean, and all are fitted with private plunge pools. It goes without saying that the beds and furnishings are top quality, and luxurious bathing facilities, such as oversized tubs, rainforest showers, and even Jacuzzis, are the norm in this tropical paradise. Many of the accommodations are located directly above water, as are a number of its restaurants, which serve fresh seafood and flavors of both Western and Asian inspiration. There is also an underground wine cellar cum restaurant on the island that boasts over 6,000 different wines. Of course, a sommelier is on hand to help guests make sense of it all. In terms of activities, there is a surreal spa that features two underwater treatment rooms. Guests can enjoy looking out upon a marine landscape as treatments are administered, though there are also aboveground treatment rooms. Naturally, water activities abound here, and the aquatic center provides equipment and guides for scuba diving and snorkeling expeditions alike. There is also an overwater water gym, and yoga classes are held daily.
The resort has just over 40 bungalows and pavilions, all of which are fitted with a private plunge pool, oversized bathtubs, and sun-soaked decks. Relaxation is the focus of this resort, and the meticulously designed and appointed spaces do not disappoint in this respect. There are rooms located right alongside a strip of private beach, within the lagoon, and even ones that seemingly hover above the ocean. Glass floors in the ocean accommodations provide guests with front-row views of the spectacular marine life below. The two-bedroom pavilions are perfect for friends or families traveling together and present a number of options for relaxation across their immense floor space. The resort’s signature Playpen merges comfort with distinctive style, and it is certain to make for a memorable trip, as is the Dhoni, for guests who want to spend a night at sea upon this luxurious ship, producing an unforgettably romantic experience.
The entry-level accommodation at Huvafen Fushi, these rooms overflow with sunlight and luxury features. Such modern amenities as televisions are provided, beds are inviting, and private bars are included. Additionally, there are oversized bathtubs and private plunge pools installed, ensuring guests reach a paramount level of relaxation. The bungalow with pool is available either looking out across the pristine lagoon or directly connected to the beach. These models cover 125 and 130 square meters, respectively, and offer great views from their decks. The upgraded Deluxe Beach Bungalow with Pool offers more space at 160 square meters, and there is also the Ocean Bungalow, which is the same size but hovers above the pristine ocean. The Ocean Bungalow has a three-tiered deck, oversized Jacuzzi, and offers views of the marine life below via a glass floor.
This accommodation comes in two classes; one is a raised structure above the ocean and the other is along the beach. The ocean incarnation covers 330 square meters, features a freshwater swimming pool, and its infinity edge mimics the horizon. The central room is connected to the deck and has a vaulted ceiling, giving a sense of grandeur to its couches and pool. A Jacuzzi is located on the outdoor deck, which is perfect for lounging or BBQ, and the two bedrooms are expertly appointed. The Two Bedroom Beach Pavilion is considerably larger at 800 square feet. It offers a private strip of beach and an elevated master bedroom with glass floors, providing a view of the infinity pool and tranquil lagoon below. The second bedroom is also indulgent, and there is a private library attached.
Perhaps the resort's most iconic accommodation, The Playpen covers 800 square feet and is a certified Maldives penthouse. Its aesthetics draw on the sensibilities of modern Parisians, the enigmatic character of Upper East Side New York, and it of course makes use of the stunning natural scenery surrounding it. The accommodation’s elevated master bedroom has an attached "playroom" that features an oversized ocean view bath, private steam and sauna wet area, and a balcony overlooking the impressive stone infinity pool. A discrete staircase descends down to the living room, which opens up to the lounge and dining areas. There is a cocktail bar and culinary gallery, and the entertainment deck overlooks the lava-stoned 60-square-meter pool. Finally, private gardens lead to a strip of beachfront, providing yet another option for guests to relax.
Spend a night at sea on the traditional dhoni. The vessel offers 64 square feet of livable space, and the below-deck bedroom is fitted with a king bed, wine cellar, and an indulgent gourmet minibar.
The spa is a definite highlight of the resort with its overwater and two underwater treatment rooms, allegedly constituting the first underwater spa in the world. Such experts as Beata Aleksandrowicz have been added to the spa staff to bring innovate treatments to its menu, which offers both Eastern and Western techniques. Float, the aquatic center, takes guests on scuba diving and snorkeling adventures with its team of professionals, and there is even a luxury yacht that take guests on sighting trips, hoping to catch sight of elusive whale sharks. There is also a fitness center, and yoga classes are available.
The Pump Gym is a well-equipped overwater gym fitted with treadmills and a variety of options for weightlifting activities. Yoga classes are also held on the island, with Indian Traditional Hatha Yoga class available.
From Scuba diving to snorkeling, the resort's on-site aquatic recreation center, Float, has a professional team that can turn the dreams of guests into realities. Instructors can take guests on diving adventures, seeing the mesmerizing sea life below the water's surface, and courses are also available for beginners and experts alike. There are also snorkeling excursions to nearby reefs, and the center’s luxury yacht, Silver Surf, brings guests up close and personal with dolphins, mantas, and occasionally even whale sharks.
The resort's spa offers a variety of treatments that draw on Western and Eastern techniques, but what sets it apart is its two underwater couples’ treatment rooms that offer panoramic reef views and soothing sea-inspired design. This is allegedly the first underwater spa in the world, and there are a number of treatments available that are designed specifically to take advantage of it. Additionally, there are six treatment rooms above water.
The resort offers quite a few dining options. Feeling Koi is a chic Japanese restaurant with a Latin flair, and Celsius provides a more international menu from its above water venue, which offers amazing views. Another overwater option is Raw, where guest can enjoy great cocktails and light bites, and along the shore there is an Italian restaurant and a cozy bar. The underground Vincum is stocked with an absurd number of wines, but a professional sommelier is on hand to help you make sense of the madness and find the perfect wine to pair with your meal in this underground restaurant.
Serving a variety of international flavors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this overwater restaurant merges luxury with a laid-back attitude. The classy wooden structure has high ceilings and features stunning views.
With a highly experienced executive chef at the helm and a team composed of culinary minds from eight different nationalities, Feeling Koi offers a dynamic dining experience rooted in Japanese culinary traditions. Simple yet elegant presentations of dishes crafted from the highest-quality ingredients are the norm here. Among tantalizing Japanese courses presented in a playful, Latin-infused style are reef fish prepared with ginger salsa and Japanese wagyu strip loin saga. The menu also includes an array of fresh sushi options.
Adding a touch of European culinary piazza to the Maldives, Forno is located on the white sands of the beach and serves everything from made-before-your-eyes, wood-let go pizzas to crisp antipasti.
Billed as an overwater parlor with "crude food" that has an "Easter impact," this chic destination’s lounge has seating that looks out across the expansive horizon. During the day, invigorating juices are served, and at night mixed drinks take their place.
This chic beachside bar is appointed with blonde rattan parlor seats and a white sand floor. Snacks are available and the bar menu is accommodating.
Located eight meters beneath the island, this novel basement cavern boasts 6,000 wines, including hard to find vintages. While enjoying the culinary experience dubbed the "Island Chief Dinner," an expert sommelier helps guests to navigate through the sea of wines to get exactly what they're craving.