Surprise birthday getaway for Bollywood actress Richa Chadha at Fushifaru Maldives
Fushifaru Maldives has welcomed Bollywood actress Richa Chadha and her boyfriend Ali Fazal who surprised her with a romantic getaway vacation for her 32nd birthday.
The destination was a complete surprise to Richa who was whisked away by her “bae” Ali to the magical island of Maldives. Richa reflected on her Facebook page as she “took a seaplane taxi for the first time, to get to @fushifaru Maldives… ‘in the unlikely event of a water landing’ were words I had just heard on flights before, what they don’t tell you is that it’s so much fun! (Hehe, only in this case)! Such a warm welcome from the smiling faces at the resort! Really you can’t help but be full of joy, this place is so serene and beautiful!”
From the moment the celebrity couple arrived, they were welcomed by a traditional Boduberu and Sangu (conch) ceremony by Resident Hosts who shared the heartfelt warmth of the Maldivian spirit upon arrival.
The following day, they discovered the abundant marine life at the ‘turtle quest’ expedition where they swam up close and personal with turtles. Richa and Ali disconnected from their busy filming schedules with a relaxing massage at Heylhi Spa and celebrated Richa’s birthday with a romantic private sandbank dinner. Richa was captivated by the clear skies at night and laid on the sand until midnight watching the moon and stars.
“Fushifaru Maldives was breathtaking and we can’t wait to come back, it was one of the most enriching experiences of my life,” exclaimed Richa and Ali.
Only a 35-minute breathtaking seaplane flight away from Velana International Airport, Fushifaru Maldives is nestled between a national Marine Protected Area and three of the Maldives’ most iconic dive sites. Fushifaru Maldives is a with an endless promise of adventure, excitement, discovery and serenity all in one diverse landscape.
Merging quintessential Maldivian design with modern aesthetics, this boutique Maldivian chic resort’s 49 beach and water villas exude a sense of cosines yet luxurious in space and amenities. Each of the villas feature open-air bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, private verandas with dining areas and breath-taking views of the surrounding area – some villas feature private plunge pools.
Dining experiences focus on regional and international flavours to suit every taste and dietary requirement. Scrumptious breakfast buffets and palate pleasing international cuisine are offered at Korakali while flavourful Asian delicacies and mouth-watering varieties of freshly caught seafood can be savoured at Raakani. Signature cocktails and detoxtails are complemented by the best sunset views on island whilst lounging by the pool at Fanihandhi. A range of international dishes and snacks can be served straight to the privacy of your villa, 24 hours.
Heylhi Spa has five treatment rooms or sanctuaries that embody the spirit of rejuvenation; a concept inspired by the Cleaner Wrasse fish found commonly throughout the island’s reef. Designed with lush, green surroundings, the spa echoes its name Heylhi, which in Dhivehi refers to jungle-like vegetation found at the shoreline. Each treatment room resembles traditional Maldivian cottages, complete with outdoor garden bathrooms.
Vacation like a celebrity at Fushifaru Maldives from USD 5,140 for two including four-night accommodation in a Sunset Pool Beach Villa, VIP service and lounge access at the seaplane terminal on arrival, return seaplane transfers, a bottle of Champagne, choice of 60-minute spa treatment, two-hour Turtle Quest snorkelling trip, private sandbank dinner and romantic bath ceremony during stay.