Huvafen Fushi is an adults-only resort occupying a tiny island in North Male Atoll just 30 minutes away from Male airport, perfect for honeymooners thanks to the stunning surroundings and romantic atmosphere. A highlight of the resort is the underwater spa with treatment rooms for couples, allowing guests to relax while watching the colourful marine life pass by.
The exclusive accommodation is in 44 luxurious and modern villas which either line the shore or are on stilts over the lagoon, all with a private plunge pool and direct access to the beach or the water. Beach bungalows are light and airy with a private garden area, while overwater accommodations boast glass panels in the floor with tropical fish swimming by.
There are four restaurants serving a range of delicious cuisine, from all-day dining at Celsius and wood-fired pizzas at Forno to Japanese dishes with a Latin twist at Feeling Koi and innovative raw cuisine at Raw. For special occasions, the hotel will be pleased to arrange destination dining in your villa, by the fibre optic-lit infinity pool or even on a deserted sandbank reached by boat! Guests can relax with a drink at the cocktail bar or in the underground wine cellar which holds 6000 wines.
Facilities at the resort include the world's first underwater spa, where guests can enjoy relaxing treatments while gazing at the colourful marine life. There is also a yoga pavilion, a fibre optic-lit infinity pool, a saltwater flotation pool and a well-stocked library with a good selection of DVDs.
Huvafen Fushi has an exhilarating water sports and activities centre called 'FLOAT', allowing guests to snorkel over the house reef, go kayaking or try their hand at sailing, wake boarding and water skiing. There are also some fantastic dive sites nearby to explore – novices can take a two and a half day ‘Discover Scuba Diving’ course or train for their PADI licence in crystal clear waters.
I’ve been to Huvafen Fushi twice, once just before it opened when the underwater spa was still sitting on the beach and the second time when the hotel was operational and fully up to speed. If you want an uber-modern island for your Maldives holiday, this could be the one for you.
The pool at night sparkles with thousands of fibre optic cables buries in the base and the bar has built in seating making it look a little like a multi tiered wedding cake, you really have to see it to understand it fully. As a Maldives hotel, Huvafen Fushi offers everything you could need or want.
Children: Children are not allowed at Huvafen Fushi - the resort only allows adults aged 21 years and above.
Transfers: Huvafen Fushi is reached by a speedboat transfer of 30 minutes from Male airport. Resort time is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
Check In/Out: Guests are asked to check in from 2pm and to check out by 12pm. Late check-out may be arranged depending on the accommodation availability.
Facilities: Infinity swimming pool, poolside service which offers complimentary cold towels, spray mist and fresh fruit canapés. Non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, canoes, catamaran sailing and windsurfing are available free of charge, while chargeable activities include big game fishing, glass bottom kayaking, jet skis, wake boarding, water skiing, Sea Bob, PADI License training, scuba diving and guided snorkelling tours.
Huvafen Spa: The world's first underwater spa offers influenced by the colours and textures of the sea, offering cutting edge spa technology. Facilities include a pre-treatment relaxation with hot and cold water therapies, 4 single treatment rooms, 2 couples treatment rooms and 2 couples underwater treatment rooms. Massage, facial treatment, yoga, fitness programmes, spa cuisine and personalised programmes for total wellness are all available.
Meal Arrangements: Bed and breakfast, half board and full board options are available.
Accommodation is in 44 naturally modern bungalows and pavilions, all of which feature air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, plasma TV, Espresso machine, private bar, luxury bath amenities, Bose surround sound and fully loaded iPods. All accommodation options also boast a private plunge pool and include butler service. The maximum occupancy of all one bungalows is 3 adults, while 6 adults can be accommodated in the two bedroom pavilions.
Beach Bungalow with Pool: These light and airy bungalows feature glass doors leading out from the bedroom onto a furnished private deck overlooking the lagoon with direct access to the beach. The open air bathroom occupies a private courtyard area where there is a waterfall shower, oversized bath and plunge pool. (125sqm)
Lagoon Bungalow with Pool: These bungalows are set on stilts over the lagoon with sunrise views, with a private plunge pool on the furnished sundeck and steps leading straight into the water. The bathroom features a bathtub beside a floor-to-ceiling window, offering views over the lagoon. (130sqm)
Deluxe Beach Bungalow with Pool: These bungalows are similar to the Beach Bungalows but with a larger outdoor living area, a larger plunge pool in the private courtyard and a second fibre optic-lit plunge pool by the beach. (160sqm)
Ocean Bungalow with Pool: These bungalows are similar to the Lagoon Bungalows but are larger and offer sunset views out to sea. Outdoors, there is a split level deck with infinity pool and sunbathing terrace, while indoors there is a separate living area with glass-panelled floor and an oversized Jacuzzi in the bathroom. (160sqm)
Two Bedroom Ocean Pavilion with Pool: Located on stilts over the lagoon at the end of the jetty facing the sunset, these Pavilions are extremely private and luxurious. Outdoors there is a spacious furnished deck with direct lagoon access, a Jacuzzi, barbeque and fibre optic-lit infinity pool which flows inside. There is a spacious living area, a dining area and two bedrooms, both en suite with views out to sea. (330sqm)
Two Bedroom Beach Pavilion with Pool: These spacious, two-storey pavilions are set on a private stretch of beach with spacious outdoor terraces and a fibre optic-lit infinity pool. The master bedroom is located on the upper floor with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views over the beach and lagoon, while the second bedroom is downstairs with an indoor/outdoor bathroom. Also downstairs is a spacious living area, dining area and master bathroom. (800sqm)