Huvafen Fushi reveals new look

Upgrades at Adults Only Maldivian luxury resort set to be revealed in September

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Maldivian luxury resort Huvafen Fushi has emerged from its dramatic year-long transformation and is now accepting reservations. Originally opened over a decade ago, Huvafen Fushi built a deserved reputation among dynamic connoisseurs, seduced by the sensuous embrace of this iconic island. The perennial poise and allure of this fashionable global icon has been lovingly rekindled, reinvigorated for a new generation of sophisticates drawn irresistibly by the promise of a glamorously grown-up rendezvous.

Huvafen Fushi Ocean Pavilion with Private Pool
Huvafen Fushi © Ocean Pavilion with Private Pool

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.

Huvafen Fushi Ocean Pavilion with Private Pool
Huvafen Fushi © Ocean Pavilion with Private Pool

Meanwhile playtime beckons at the sensational new $17,000-a-night The 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.

Huvafen Fushi The PlayPen
Huvafen Fushi © The PlayPen

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 features his ‘n hers wet areas, steam and sauna rooms, and the new RAW café specialises 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.

Huvafen Fushi Underwater Spa
Huvafen Fushi © Huvafen Spa

Guests can immerse themselves in a curated collection of rituals and treatments as abundant tropical fish and marine life dance over the coral outside. PURE Massage brings Beata Aleksandrowicz’s celebrated combinations of Eastern and Western massage traditions, while exclusive world-class treatments from renowned facialist to the stars Teresa Tarmey include her signature TT Facial.

Huvafen Fushi Underwater Spa
Huvafen Fushi © Huvafen Spa

Huvafen Spa has also created a new Maldivian signature treatment based on a secret traditional local healing recipe. Meaning wellbeing and sensuality, Dhimaalis is a 90-minute treatment that begins with a gentle body scrub using sand from Huvafen’s own shores and Maldivian Dhivi beys herbs grown on the island. The scrub is cleaned through immersion in the salt water of the lagoon, leaving the skin purified and spirits reawakened (US$225++ per person).

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.

Huvafen Fushi FeelingKoi
Huvafen Fushi © FeelingKoi

First conceived by Mark Hehir at Amilla Fushi, Feeling Koi is home to the world’s two first certified Maldivian Sake sommeliers, on hand to guide guests through a sensory journey discovering the archipelago’s largest collection of fine Sakes.

Huvafen Fushi Feeling Koi sake
Huvafen Fushi © FeelingKoi Sake selection

Explorers drawn by the enveloping blue expanses of sea and sky can now heed the call of the ocean at FLOAT: under sail on a traditional hand-crafted Maldivian dhoni or yacht; carving through the waves aboard Veloce, a dashing 45-foot Italian cocktail of air-conditioned elegance and speed; dancing across the glittering swell by kayak, parasail, catamaran or board.

Huvafen Fushi Luxury Dream Dhoni
Huvafen Fushi © Luxury Dream Dhoni

Huvafen Fushi is open to over-16s only. Accommodation starts from US$1100++ per room per night, based on two adults sharing a Beach Bungalow with Pool including breakfast.

See www.huvafenfushi.com.

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