Fushifaru Maldives celebrates Independence Day with cultural activities

Fushifaru Maldives has celebrated the Independence Day of Maldives, in an effort to promote the heritage and culture of the Maldives around the globe.

This unique country has diverse elements still unknown and unexplored by people that travel to the destination, and with an intention to promote the culture, Fushifaru Maldives organised a day that truly enhances your holiday experience.

Whilst locals joined hands in celebrating the 54th year of independence on Friday, the celebrations at Fushifaru began with a flag hoisting and cake cutting ceremony.

Coconut and coconut palm have always been a crucial element of the Maldivian history, and this has supported the development of the community. At Fushifaru’s cultural centre Eghamuge — a replica of the old traditional local homes made out of coconut palm leaves — guests were taken on a journey that told the history of coconut and its connection with Maldivian lifestyle.

The team at Fushifaru hosted “Malaafaiy” Maldivian cuisine dinner, with residents dressed up in the traditional Maldivian attire of Divehi Libaas and sarongs. Local music talents were also featured at the resort’s main restaurant Korakali.

The day’s activities wrapped up with a Boduberu night.

Boduberu, meaning “Big Drums”, are made out of wood from coconut palm trunk and grouped in trios. This instrument is used to accompany traditional dances. Meaningful songs are sung to the rhythm of the drums. Although this was usually sung after a hard day’s work, today it is popular for stage shows, celebrations and festivals.

In addition to the main activities, Fushifaru also hosted a lot of exciting activities such as kids treasure hunt, face painting and much more.

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.

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