What We Love
- Daily buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Raw restaurant’s healthy Asian menu
- “Thakaru” – Huvafen’s discreet take on butlers – manage to be super efficient yet relaxed
- The infinity pool is speckled with fiber optic lights after dark
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Speedboat transfers to/from Malé are $308 per person, each way and can be arranged through the property
- Despite Huvafen’s reputation for big name DJs, it’s not a wild party island. The understated, mellow vibe also suits honeymooners and couples
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Barefoot luxe. Since its launch in 2004 (and 2012 refresh), PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi has consistently remained in the top strata of Indian Ocean honeypots. International A-listers from Kate Moss to George Clooney have visited the island, in the North Malé Atoll, for its reinterpretation of Maldivian architecture — think sweeping thatch roofs, open-plan lounges with glowy tables — and its effortless, laid-back cool.
Bed and Bath
Starting at 1,345 square feet, the 43 bungalows sitting on the beach and on stilts above the water are self-contained hideaways with private gardens, plunge pools, outdoor showers and a full suite of high-tech gizmos (including iPods with music selected by resident DJs). The muted color scheme of oatmeal, cream and honey woods keeps the focus on the lagoon views.
Huvafen has some of the country’s best food, including the superb natural preparations of Asian fare at Raw and the gourmet seafood at Salt, lubricated by an extraordinary range of wines from the Vinum’s underground cave. International DJs spin, sometimes with such artists as French graffiti master Lyès-Olivier Sidhoum creating work on the spot. Things are more chill under the water, thanks to the sub-aqua spa, where you can get treatments as reef fish and manta rays glide overhead. The hotel pioneered the use of resident marine biologists, so you can be sure of the reef’s health (and you can help out by adopting coral).
How to Get There
We spent 3 nights at Huvafen Fushi and we enjoy the experience thoroughly from the minute we landed until we took off. Staff and service were superb! They really tried to get to know each guest and always friendly and ready to assist.
The underwater spa room was outstanding, the overwaters bungalow was superb, the food fantastic, infinity pool and the list just goes on and on.
I hope everyone gets a chance to experience this place!
We have just enjoyed 7 wonderful nights st the magical Huvafen Fushi!
All the staff go above and beyond with excellent service. We would like to extend a special mention to our awesome butler Saain who really made our stay at the Maldives that extra special!!!
If your after pure luxury and amazing service this is your place.
We had a great stay
The food was great and the service amazing
VERY Special thanks to Shawki our butler for spoiling us during the stay, nothing we asked for was too much.
We booked the traditional boat for a day trip for snorkeling and sand deck, and it was just amazing.
In real life, Huvafen Fushi is, improbably, even more beautiful than it appears in photos. My husband and I had a great honeymoon there. We were pleasantly surprised by how excellent the food was (we were on the half-board plan), especially the sumptuous breakfast spreads every morning and at Feeling Koi, where we had a lot of fun watching the sharks. Our butler Nine Two made us feel incredibly welcome and comfortable, even when my husband accidentally dropped his phone through the boards of our deck and into the coral reef below (whoops—but it was successfully recovered!). We also had memorably great interactions with Roger by the pool, Ruth at our private dinner, and For at Float, though every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful.
I would note that we learned Huvafen Fushi has recently started allowing children—this new policy wasn’t at all disruptive to our stay, but given that we wanted an adults-only resort it might deter us from returning in the future.
It's impossible not to give 5 stars to a resort like Huvafen Fushi - but some details need to be improved. First of all, the bungalows need to be freshened up a bit, the signs of age are too noticeable. Secondly, the plunge pool of the water bungalow is a bit small compared to other resorts, and the outside deck of our villa had absolutely no shade for most of the afternoon, so you end up sitting in a corner to avoid the sun. The restaurant had excellent food, but too many of the items on the half-board plan had supplements (whereas the other half-board resorts I've been too usually let you choose what you want from the menu). We took a cruise for a sandbank picnic, and though the sandbank was lovely and the picnic delicious, the boat that took us there never was out of sight, so we didn't have the same feeling that we had at Milaidhoo where we were really alone for a few hours.
On the other hand, our butler was incredibly nice and efficient (they are always nice, but not always so efficient!), and the complimentary Manager's sunset cruise on the dhoni was magnificent. The villa itself was incredibly comfortable, so definitely 5 stars, though I think that next time we'll try somewhere else, or go back to one of the two other places we've visited (Milaidhoo or Baros).