Reethi Faru to revamp resort facilities in coronavirus closure

Reethi Faru has announced plans to renovate and enhance the resort’s facilities during the current suspension of operations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The resort will convert eight Jacuzzi Beach Villas into Beach Villas with Pool by adding private plunge pools to the existing villas.

The Sunset Bar and Veyo Bar will also receive a facelift, whilst a new menu featuring fresh and healthy drinks will be introduced at the Veyo Bar.

Amongst other general renovations, the pool situated next to the Veyo Bar will be re-tiled and all the overwater villas will be fitted with new slip-resistant ladders to ensure guest safety.

Once Reethi Faru resumes its operations, guests will also find new additions to the resort’s conservation and green initiatives. Amongst the new and enhanced eco-friendly initiatives:

  • A nature walk will welcome those interested in local vegetation
  • In-house growing of organic vegetables will be expanded
  • A new artificial reef will be added to the natural house reef for coral planting
  • Tanks for coral micro-fragmentation for future transplantation will be installed close to the supply jetty
  • The Environmental and Marine Centre will receive its final touches to welcome guests and team members

“We are taking the enforced lockdown as an opportunity to do up certain areas of the resort and will then be ready to welcome you with a fresh new look,” an announcement read.

On April 16, Reethi Faru bid farewell to its last guests before the closure. The resort hopes to reopen in the latter part of the year.

The four-star plus Reethi Faru resort, developed on the remote island of Filaidhoo in the northern Raa atoll, can be reached by a scenic 45-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport or a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo domestic airport followed by a 30-minute speedboat ride.

The island, which measures 600 by 350 metres, offers 150 well-furnished, homely and spacious detached and semi-detached villas built in traditional style and that blend perfectly with the natural beauty of the environment. The unique setting – amid tropical foliage, fringing a long expanse of powder soft beach or on stilts over the clear blue lagoon – will make every guest wish to stay on and on.

Reethi Faru, which means Beautiful Reef in local Dhivehi language, has numerous restaurants to cater for everybody’s tastes, while its poolside bar and beachfront bar invite guests to linger.

Along with a stunning white sand beach, a house reef just 30 to 80 metres from shore, coconut palm groves and lush vegetation, the resort offers a wide range of recreational facilities, including diving, water sports, tennis, squash, badminton, a gym, an aerobic room as well as a spa to pamper your body and soul.

Reethi Faru is owned and operated by Mahogany Pvt Ltd, the company that earlier operated the four-star Reethi Beach Resort in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa atoll.

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