Legendary Maldivian luxury resort Huvafen Fushi is poised to emerge from its dramatic year-long transformation this September. Renovated, refreshed, verve revived and vivacity renewed
Huvafen’s 44 enrapturing, naturally modern villas – each with private pool – have been elevated, with elegantly refreshed interiors and new furnishings in the living areas, while newly renovated bathrooms are complemented by exquisiteamenities. Meanwhile playtime beckons at the sensational new, $17k-a-night The PlayPen – the ultimate Maldives experience for discerning guests. An architectural hymn to pleasure, The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion weaves fluid New York loft-style living with a nostalgic neo-Parisian penchant for vintage pieces and an eclectic collection of handpicked furniture.
The resort’s legendary spa has been transformed and resculpted as Huvafen Spa. Above the lagoon, a new air-conditioned reception pavilion ushers guests to renewed overwater treatment rooms; the new Vitalisation relaxation area featuring his ‘n hers wet areas, steam and sauna rooms; and the new RAW café specializing in ‘Revitalising Additive Wellness’ cuisine. a unique otherworldly treasure for wellness connoisseurs seeking a deeper experience. Guests can immerse themselves in a curated collection of rituals and treatments, as abundant tropical fish and marine life dance over the coral outside. PURE Massage brings Beata Aleksandrowicz’s celebrated combinations of Eastern and Western massage traditions; while exclusive world class treatments from renowned facialist to the stars Teresa Tarmey include her signature TT Facial.
Dine & Imbibe
Re-infused with the island’s signature sensuality, Huvafen Fushi’s much-loved culinary experiences – from poolside UMBar to subterranean wine trove Vinum – have been augmented by the addition of Feeling Koi, serving modern izakaya-style Japanese cuisine with an alluring Latin twist. First conceived by Mark Hehir at Amilla Fushi, Feeling Koi is home to the world’s first two certified Maldivian Sake sommeliers, on hand to guide guests through a sensory journey discovering the archipelago’s largest collection of fine Sakes.
Explorers drawn by the enveloping blue expanses of sea and sky can now heed the call of the ocean at FLOAT. Under sail on a traditional hand-crafted Maldivian dhoni or yacht. Carving through the waves aboard Veloce, a dashing 45’ Italian cocktail of air-conditioned elegance and speed. Dancing across the glittering swell by kayak, parasail, catamaran or board. Or plunging below to discover the shimmering shapes, ethereal light and gentle giants of the underwater world.