Maldives resort named best in the world by Harper's Bazaar
Huvafen Fushi is the multi-award winning, flagship property of Per AQUUM. This pristine island retreat offers 43 naturally modern bungalows and one family residence, CUBE. Home to the world's first underwater spa, listed in Conde Nast’s UK and US Hot Lists, named Best Beach Resort in the World by Harper’s Bazaar Travel Guide, Huvafen Fushi is a waking dream.
Known for its impeccable service, the retreat offers high levels of hospitality coupled with untouched privacy. Each of the bungalows has been designed to guarantee seclusion with their own plunge pool, sundecks and private beach. Designed by renowned architect and designer, Carl Ettensperger, Huvafen Fushi is contemporary in style yet naturally modern. The bungalows are built using the highest quality Malaysian Balau wood and kitted out with 7x7 foot custom built beds draped in Frette linen, luxurious bath amenities, indoor and outdoor Bose surround sound system, fully loaded iPods, 32” plasma screens, Nespresso machines and a maxi-bar. Each bungalow experience is completed with your very own Thakuru (Maldivian Butler).
Per AQUUM’s award winning LIME Spa is built overwater, 100 metres from the island. There are six treatment rooms overwater and two rooms underwater. These are the word’s first and only treatment rooms underwater and offer mesmerizing views of the coral gardens and sea life of the Indian Ocean. Each guest treatment, whether over or underwater begins with a consultation, evaluating your wellbeing followed by an intuitive massage performed by highly skilled therapists. The signature treatment, LIME Light Crystal Ritual is designed to be enjoyed underwater and embraces the essence of the Maldives with locally produced virgin coconut oil, lime and mineral offerings. This indigenous combination forms the basis of an authentic and soulistic experience that culminates with a melting application of haute couture bespoke product, Radiance Ice Cube by Anne Sémonin.
Huvafen Fushi’s restaurants offer a culinary exhibitionism of gastronomic delight that include all day dining restaurant Celsius; wood-fire pizza at Fogliani’s; regionally intelligent cuisine in Salt; 100% raw cuisine at Raw; designer cocktails in UMbar and a viticulturalist’s dream is Vinum. Located 8ft underground, the largest wine cellar in the Indian Ocean stocks 6000 bottles of wine and over 700 references from both the Old and New World. Destination Dining options are available and can be experienced on a deserted sandbank; in the Infinity Pool; on the deck of your bungalow and even on a Dhoni. An island must-experience is Cardamom Lounge, an intimate sunken-dining experience with Indian cuisine from Naan to Tandoori and exotic curries.
For adventure, FLOAT offers jet skis, kayaks, wind surfing and PADI certified diving courses.
The latest iconic experience at Huvafen Fushi, are the Dhonis, traditional Maldivian sailboats with indulgent modern luxuries. These 65ft handcrafted Dhonis glide out to sea for stargazing, Dolphin spotting, snorkelling, or discovering your own private sandbank. The Dhonis are fused with the latest technology and contemporary design where a Smeg fridge stocks a feast-in-waiting, Frette linen welcomes a deep sleep and Philippe Starck touches can be found in the living room and bathroom. A cutting edge lifestyle on a piece of architecture that’s all yours.
A truly bespoke experience and the only one of its kind in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi’s Dream Calendar is a yearly calendar of events highlighting some of the world’s best DJs, photographers, artists, chef’s, designers, winemakers and spa gurus. 2011 marks the 5th year Anniversary of the Dream Calendar and opening the year was Mr Hudson, protégé of Kanye West. More artists’ appearance will be announced soon.
Per AQUUM set the benchmark for luxury resorts in the Maldives when it first opened Huvafen Fushi six years ago. It not only generated immense media buzz but great guest feedback and spectacular industry reaction. Today, Huvafen Fushi is the most sought after luxury retreat globally.
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