Scattered like strings of pearls across the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, the coral atolls that make up the tiny nation of The Maldives attract travelers seeking the sun, sea and sand with some of the most beautiful islands in the world.
An exhilarating 55-minute seaplane ride from the Maldivian capital of Male brings guests to the luxury all-villa Fairmont Maldives set on the idyllic island of Sirru Fen Fushi, within the Shaviyani Atoll. Taking its name from the local expression for “secret water island”, Sirru Fen Fushi glistens like a pearl, its powder white sand beach fringed with swaying palms is kissed by the turquoise waters of the 600-hectare lagoon that gives way to the tranquil blues of the Indian Ocean and a never-ending horizon.
The 120 luxury villas are a seamless blend of art and nature with natural materials, indigenous decorations and native patterns creating a harmonious yet stimulating eclectic charm. Choose from hideaway Beach Villas set in the mangroves, stunning Water Villas perched over the Indian Ocean, or castaway Tented Jungle Villas. Ranging in size from one to three bedrooms, each villa is designed for exceptional comfort and relaxation with private pools, modern amenities, and more.
Guests can enjoy haute local and international cuisine at the resort’s contemporary dining outlets such as the international all-day dining Raha Market; Kata, the over-water Japanese restaurant, sushi bar and sea lounge, where chefs brings creative flair and Maldivian twists to Japanese dishes; and the over-water fine dining destination, Azure, where fresh seafood and fish-market displays of daily local catches are complemented by a fantastic selection of Old and New World wines. The striking all-bamboo poolside bar, Onu Onu, offers a selection of classic cocktails and light bites paired to gorgeous views of the horizon.
A range of unrivaled experiences is on offer at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Sail away to a nearby deserted island for a picnic “just for two”, join a sunset dolphin cruise aboard the resort’s own private yacht, or go on a cultural visit to a near-by local community, and much more. Thai boxing, tennis, football and the 200-meter long swimming pool that bisects the island will keep fitness aficionados active. Inspired by its setting the renowned Willow Stream Spa draws on the powers of natural elements to tailor treatments that soothe and heal body, mind and soul. Families are well catered for too with a Kid’s Club, a play garden, and the Maldives’ only dedicated Teen Town.