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
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Huvafen Fushi has been our favourite in Maledives. For its atmosphere, peace, for its intimacy. If you like resorts with 100s of rooms this one is not for you. If you like small island, perfectly managed and perfectly styled than this is your place to go.
This year I need to add one more reason. New Koi restaurant. If you visited Nobu in London or NY, you may know what I am talking about. Koi food is definitely at the same level, if not better. Koi ambiance and atmosphere, sitting on a terace just above the water, watching sharks beneath you is definitely superior. If Michelin evaluators are looking MIchelin star candidate, than trust me this is the place. What the chef Ahmed Jameel achieved is extraordinary. Just extraordinary.
All in all, the food and the accomodation makes this place a world class choice. Five star choice...
Love this place, it’s serene. The staff is an additional bonus, the best I’ve encountered. Will definitely plan another vacation there. The underwater spa is amazing, great food and service. Even the manager greets and assist guests as needed.
My wife and I were just in awe ... from the time we landed to the time we left Maldives. It is a totally unforgettable experience. We were greeted by name as we arrived and that level of personal attention did not dissipate.
Excellent food and just an ambiance of intimacy throughout the resort. Not to mention the snorkeling, was like we swam in an aquarium!!!
My wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. Our butler asked us on day 2 if we were there for an occasion and we mentioned the anniversary and we received a free spa treatment (under sea spa was extraordinary and highly recommended) and the day before our anniversary were upgraded to the top of the range ocean suite. What a surprise! It made our stay even more special! Thank you Noel!
The food was to die for....well done Jameel and team. Service in the restaurant was top class! A special thanks goes to Zayaan for the great care you took of us.
Lastly, our butler Nazheer orientated us through our room, through the island and chauffeured us around the island on demand. He was very caring and helpful, a great humble guy too. Thanks Nazheer!!