Huvafen Fushi reimagined: an alluring adults-only dreamscape
Legendary Maldivian luxury resort Huvafen Fushi 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.
Opened over a decade ago, Huvafen Fushi built a deserved reputation amongst 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’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. 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 Spa has also created a brand 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).
Dine & Imbibe
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.
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’ Italian cocktail of air-conditioned elegance and speed. Dancing across the glittering swell by kayak, parasail, catamaran or board. Or plunging below to discover the shimmering shapes, ethereal light and gentle giants of the underwater world.
Slipping through the trees meanwhile reveals more of Huvafen’s hidden corners. Suspended carefree in the saltwater of Lonu Veyo. Finding mindfulness in the island’s quiet corners. Immersive escapism in The Lair via the simple medium of a much loved novel, or the adrenalin release of a session at Pump Gym – each moment at Huvafen is a cherished snapshot of a dream.
Relaunch special offer – save up to £6,700 per couple
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 GB£3,199 per person (saving up to GB£3,350 per person) based on two adults sharing a Lagoon Bungalow with Pool, including Half Board, return international flights and shared seaplane transfers. Subject to availability. Book by 31 October 2018 for travel until 20 December 2019.
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. For further information and reservations visit www.huvafenfushi.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call tel: +960 66 44 222.