Reethi Faru is a recently-opened resort in the Maldives with an authentic feel, a sister property to the popular Reethi Beach Resort. Located within Raa Atoll, the resort occupies a tropical island with lush vegetation surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and a house reef teeming with marine life.
The resort is environmentally aware and has implemented various conservation initiatives to maintain the area’s natural landscape as well as the introduction of artificial coral nurseries and a Manta ID project in collaboration with the Manta Trust.
Accommodation at Reethi Faru is in comfortable detached villas which have been built in a traditional style with conservation in mind, using locally sourced materials and furnishings in natural colours. Garden and beach villas blend in with their surroundings and use trees for shade, whereas water villas are set on stilts over the lagoon with spectacular views. There are accommodation Family villas are feature two bedrooms connected by a shared living room, while some villas boast a Jacuzzi on their private deck for added relaxation.
Reethi Faru allows guests to stay on the board basis of their choice, offering a range of dining options thanks to four restaurants, four bars and a poolside café serving snacks and light bites. The resort’s main restaurant serves buffet-style meals, while other dining venues include an over-water restaurant offering a la carte dining, an open-air grill restaurant and a boutique restaurant on the beach.
Facilities at the resort include a freshwater infinity pool overlooking the beach, a water sports centre where guests can try their hand at everything from paddle boarding to parasailing, and a PADI dive centre. The waters surrounding the island are fantastic for snorkelling and scuba diving, with courses available as well as excursions to nearby dive sites.
Guests looking for relaxation can visit the Coconut Spa, where 9 treatment rooms are set amid coconut groves along with a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and relaxation area.
Last Visited By Jo, Founder
Reethi Faru is an excellent resort with beautiful beaches, spacious rooms and lots of leisure facilties. Beach villas are extremely private, while many villas are superb for families and some feature high quality Jacuzzis on the deck. Offering sports including badminton, tennis, squash as well as the usual water-based activities, the resort is ideal for those looking to stay active - a highlight is the gym which overlooks the beach and pool area, promising stunning views!
Children: Children are welcome.
Transfers: Reethi Faru is reached by a 45 minute seaplane transfer or a 20 domestic flight followed by a 30 minute speedboat transfer.
Facilities: Freshwater swimming pool, PADI dive centre, water sports centre, sports complex comprises 2 indoor and 2 outdoor multi-purpose courts, a beach volleyball court, a fitness studio and a dance studio. Souvenir shop, jewellery shop, room service, laundry service, Wi-Fi.
Activities: Badminton, tennis, squash, beach volleyball, table tennis, pool, yoga, pilates, aerobics, dance classes, water polo, aqua aerobics, canoeing, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, kitesurfing, stand up paddle boarding, sea bobs, pedalos, banana boat rides, fun tubing.
Spa: Coconut Spa is located amid the coconut groves on the west of the island, comprising 9 treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and relaxation area.
Excursions: Visits to local islands, boat trips through Raa Atoll, Sunset sailing trips, glass bottom boat trips, dolphin safaris, jetski safaris, night fishing, traditional fishing, speed boat charters.
Meal Arrangements: Stays at Reethi Faru are on a bed & breakfast, half board, full board or all-inclusive basis. The all-inclusive package includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in Vakaru Restaurant, afternoon tea, a selection of drinks with meals and in the resort’s bars, ice cream, an in-villa minibar which is restocked daily and a number of activities and excursions.
Dining: Vakaru is the resort’s main restaurant, offering buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner with a different theme every evening. Dhiavaru is an over-water restaurant and bar offering varied a la carte dining, with a coffee shop which is open 24 hours per day. Huvandhu Garden is a boutique restaurant which serves Maldivian and international cuisine in the evening including a vegetarian menu, set on the beach surrounded by tropical vegetation. Reethi Grill is an open-air restaurant serving dishes from the grill and wood-fired oven in beach cabanas. Haruge Bar is the resort’s main bar where evening entertainment takes place, with an open-air deck, a covered area and a games room. Raalhu Café serves light bites and snacks while Veyo Bar serves fruit juices, health drinks and cocktail, both set by the main pool. Nala Bar occupies a secluded setting and offers drinks and snacks throughout the day. Sunset Bar is on the beach at the western end of the island, serving a variety of drinks and providing spectacular evening views.
All villas feature air-conditioning, ceiling fan, telephone, minibar, safe, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities and hair dryer.
Garden Villa: These villas are set at the eastern end of the island amid tropical vegetation and feature a king size bed or twin beds, a comfortable daybed, an open-air bathroom with an outdoor rainfall shower, and a deck with sun loungers. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults (49sqm)
Two Bedroom Garden Suite: These suites are set amid tropical vegetation and consist of two Garden Villas which are joined by a shared living room. Outdoors there is a furnished terrace with sun loungers. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 4 children (126sqm)
Deluxe Beach Villa: These spacious villas are set right on the beach and feature a king size bed or twin beds, a comfortable daybed, an open-air bathroom with an outdoor rainfall shower, and a deck with sun loungers. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child (64sqm)
Deluxe Two Bedroom Beach Suite: These suites are set right on the beach and consist of two Deluxe Beach Villas joined by a shared living room. Outdoors there is a furnished terrace with sun loungers. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 4 children (147sqm)
Deluxe Jacuzzi Beach Villa: These villas are similar to the Deluxe Beach Villas but with the addition of a private Jacuzzi on the beachfront deck, perfect for honeymooners. Villas are set on the south west coast of the island and offer sunset views. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults (68sqm)
Water Villa: These large villas are set on stilts over the lagoon and feature a king size bed or twin beds, a comfortable daybed, a bathroom with rainfall shower, and a deck with sun loungers and direct water access. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child (78sqm)
Two Bedroom Water Villa Suite with Jacuzzi: These huge villas are set on stilts over the lagoon and feature two bedrooms joined by a large living room, each with an open-air bathroom. Outdoors there is a furnished deck with sun loungers, a Jacuzzi and direct water access. Maximum occupancy: 6 adults or 4 adults + 4 children (226sqm)