Huvafen Fushi, the legendary luxury resort located in the Maldives, is poised to emerge from its dramatic year-long transformation this September. Renovated, refreshed, verve revived and vivacity renewed, this is #HuvafenReimagined – back and ready to reclaim her place in the pantheon of global luxury travel icons.
Huvafen’s 44 enrapturing, naturally modern villas – each with private pool – have been elevated, with elegantly refreshed interiors and new furnishings in the living areas, while newly renovated bathrooms are complemented by exquisite Bottega Veneta amenities. Meanwhile playtime beckons at the sensational new, £17k-a-night PlayPen – the ultimate Maldives experience for discerning guests. An architectural hymn to pleasure, The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion weaves fluid New York loft-style living with a nostalgic neo-Parisian penchant for vintage pieces and an eclectic collection of handpicked furniture.
The resort’s legendary spa has been transformed and resculpted as Huvafen Spa. Above the lagoon, a new air-conditioned reception pavilion ushers guests to renewed overwater treatment rooms; the new Vitalisation relaxation area featuring his ‘n hers wet areas, steam and sauna rooms; and the new RAW café specializing in ‘Revitalising Additive Wellness’ cuisine.
At the heart of Huvafen Spa, the famed world-first underwater treatment area is reborn as PEARL, a unique otherworldly treasure for wellness connoisseurs seeking a deeper experience. Guests can immerse themselves in a curated collection of rituals and treatments, as abundant tropical fish and marine life dance over the coral outside.
Re-infused with the island’s signature sensuality, Huvafen Fushi’s much-loved culinary experiences – from poolside UMBar to subterranean wine trove Vinum – have been augmented by the addition of Feeling Koi, serving modern izakaya-style Japanese cuisine with an alluring Latin twist. First conceived by Mark Hehir at Amilla Fushi, Feeling Koi is home to the world’s first two certified Maldivian Sake sommeliers, on hand to guide guests through a sensory journey discovering the archipelago’s largest collection of fine Sakes.
Huvafen Fushi is currently offering a special relaunch offer for bookings made before 31 October, including 30% off accommodation and FREE Half Board, room upgrades and speedboat transfers. Turquoise Holidays (tel: 01494 678 400; www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers seven nights from £3,199 per person (saving up to £3,350 per person) based on two adults sharing a Lagoon Bungalow with Pool, including Half Board, return international flights and shared seaplane transfers.