Universal’s newest resort Faarufushi Maldives to open in December 2018
Faarufushi Maldives, the latest addition to the portfolio of leading local resort operator Universal Resorts, is set to open in December.
Offering a combination of all the things travellers want from a luxury Maldivian resort, the brand new resort is set on the private island of Faarufushi in a remote part in the northern Raa atoll, and is just a scenic 50-minute journey by seaplane or a flight via Ifuru Domestic Airport from the main Velana International Airport.
Faarufushi will welcome guests from December 15, 2018 with 80 spacious villas that offer a striking realisation of contemporary design amidst a naturally stunning seascape.
Ten Beach Bungalows and 27 Beach Retreats with Pool are cocooned around the island in addition to 39 sleek Ocean Retreats with Pool stilted over the azure lagoon of Faarufushi. The three Ocean Suite with Pool and the Island Residence with Pool offer the ultimate sanctuary with an expansive infinity pool overlooking at its very own stretch of the Indian Ocean.
Indulgent dining choices will be offered in a modern and most unpretentious environment with a full view of the horizon whilst focusing on the highest quality of ingredients in three restaurants and two bars.
Iru is the all-day dining restaurant located next to Sangu Bar, overlooking the infinity pool of the resort, presenting unlimited views of the sea. The crescent shaped overwater signature restaurant, Eclipse offers an immersive gourmet experience and a non-obstructed panoramic view. At the reef’s edge is Boli, with seating open to the sky, offering a guaranteed sunset view throughout the year, complemented with the finest wines, carefully crafted cocktails and music. Athiri is a casual beachside gathering bringing several island facilities together, including water sports and gym overlooking the beach and ocean. Athiri’s centre piece is the collection of dining options serving tapas, teppanyaki and more, under one roof.
Nika Spa blends in with the blissful vegetation of the island with six treatment rooms, each representing a tree canopy and a garden compound with a hydro pool surrounded by outdoor salas and relaxation pavilions.
The Faarufushi reef has magnificent overhangs and swim throughs, which will allow guests to discover the abundant marine life that lies within its very own lively reef. This spectacular reef will definitely be the ideal experience for divers and snorkelers alike.
“There’s much to see in the Raa atoll. On shore, at sea and underwater. Exploring and discovering dolphins, visiting other islands, sailing into the sunset is only a small part of the comprehensive programme,” Universal Resorts said, in a statement.
“Nearly every experience at the resort is infused with an element of sea view and a design that blends in with nature. Preserving the natural vegetation and beauty of the resort has been meticulously thought through during the design and conception of the resort by the owners and developers, Faarufushi Management Pvt. Ltd.”
Faarufushi is an island owned and developed by Faarufushi Investment Pvt Ltd and managed by Universal Resorts Management Pvt Ltd.
Universal Resorts operates the largest resort collection in the country, including iconic properties such as Kurumba Maldives, Velassaru Maldives, Kuramathi Maldives, Baros Maldives, Kandolhu Maldives, Dhigali Maldives, Maafushivaru, and Milaidhoo Island Maldives.