Named ‘Best Beach Resort in the World’ in the Harper’s Bazaar Travel Guide 2008, trendsetting Huvafen Fushi continues to grab headlines for its innovative style and unparalleled luxury. Located in the North Malé Atoll, this is the flagship property in the Maldives for cutting-edge brand ‘Per Aquum’ – who have also recently opened a new luxury retreat in Dubai.
Renowned for being chic, hip and happening, Huvafen Fushi (‘Dream Island’ – Huvafen means ‘Dream’ in Dhiveli, the Maldivian language) is set within its own aqua lagoon and is accessible via a breathtaking 30 minute speedboat ride from Malé. The colours and textures drawn from the sand and sea have been the inspiration for its 43 ‘naturally modern’ bungalows where contemporary design fuses with traditional Maldivian charm. Each bungalow is fitted with every imaginable luxury – and a freshwater pool, open-air waterfall shower and ‘chill-out’ deck complete this glorious scene.
Fronting the pristine lagoon, the Beach Bungalows have direct access to the soft white sand whilst the Deluxe Beach Bungalows, which also face the lagoon, enjoy the added advantage of a more extensive outdoor area and a larger pool. For decadence personified, the two-bedroom Beach Pavilion boasts floor-to-ceiling glass, designer fittings, two bathrooms and a fibre-optic lit infinity pool which flows from inside the pavilion out!
The overwater Lagoon and Ocean Bungalows, with their split-level layout, offer direct access to the crystal clear waters from their private deck. With glorious views of the sunrise, the Lagoon Bungalows feature an alluring sala which floats over the water, whereas the Ocean Bungalows look out across the miles of vast Indian Ocean towards the setting sun. For the ultimate in seclusion, the two sensational Ocean Pavilions, which drift 300 metres out over the ocean, are seriously hard to beat! Features include two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an infinity pool – and even an infinity edge Kohler bath which fills from the ceiling! Naturally, a dedicated Thakuru (butler) is on call 24 hours.
Huvafen’s eclectic, healthy cuisine is served in a variety of enticing settings from beachside to over water. Private romantic dining for two beneath the stars on a rock island is even an option! Huvafen Fushi is also home to the world’s first underwater spa treatment rooms – and it goes without saying that the emphasis here is on relaxation and self-indulgence. Huvafen’s luxury Spa showcases Per Aquum’s new spa brand, Lime, which specifically looks beyond the traditional spa mould, and exclusively tailors treatments and therapies to individual needs.
Designed with just one couple in mind, with a beautifully crafted sweeping bow and wooden hull, Huvafen’s five new dhonis embody the grace and romance of the Maldives – and are available to book in combination with all bungalows!