Everything you need to know about
Huvafen Fushi Maldives
"A Waking Dream"
- The UnderWater Spa
- The Water Villas
- The Luxury Dhonis
- Hip, stylish & Relax
- The Architecture & Design
The Island & the Concept
Huvafen Fushi Maldives is a Luxury Boutique Hotel located in North Male Atoll, on a beautiful small and narrow Island, at 30 mns by speedboat from Male Airport.
In Dhivehi -Maldivian language-, Huvafen Fushi literally means "Dream Island" ("Huvafen" for Dream and "Fushi" for Island )... the name is indeed in perfect match with the style and concept of the Resort.
Huvafen Fushi ideally mixes Maldives style with hip and chic features : thatched rooms villas on the outside and on the inside, unique amenities, sophisticated design, contemporary furniture, high-tech equipment, and last but not least...cool events which all contribute to make Huvafen Fushi a truly dreamy island.
There, you can live it as you feel, according to your mood and tastes, the events and the time of the day.
Creative and special in many ways, almost futuristic sometimes but remaining traditional and discreet, Huvafen Fushi is a unique concept introduced for the first time in Maldives in 2005 by Per AQUUM Retreats, Resorts and Residences, Worldwide renown for being one of the most creative Hotel Company in the World providing ultimate Luxury without opulence..
Behind this daring idea is a visionary Hotelier who wanted to create a Resort Island that would stand out from the rest of the Maldives Hotels and go beyond any traveler dream. Tailored for a high-end clientele looking for special experiences, Huvafen Fushi rapidly became one of the world's hottest Hotel and contributed to make the Maldives one of the most favourite place for jet set travelers.
Iconic, famous and truly innovative in many ways Huvafen Fushi hosts the World's first Underwater Spa, the "SpaQuarium", standing at 7 meters under the lagoon in the middle of a coral garden and surrounded by thousands of colourful fishes swimming around the 180 degree panoramic windows.
The Island itself is a bliss when it comes to Nature: small and narrow, it has, according to our criteria on Natural assets, The winning combination: a beautiful blue lagoon perfect for water sports on one side and rich reefs and walls, ideal for snorkeling on the other.
The accommodation choice is very wide with luxury beach bungalows, private villas all hidden in a preserved tropical vegetation, amazing water bungalows on the lagoon or reef side and 5 Luxury Dhonis. All rooms have a plunge pool, design lines and furniture, great views on the Ocean, featured with very thoughtful guest accessories ( an anti stress ball is even offered as a thoughtful gift ) and are equipped with the latest technology (Huvafen Fushi was one of the first to have introduced iPod docks and an excellent in-and-out sound system).
Food & Drinks are among the best in Maldives, notably with 2 excellent over water restaurants: "Raw", the 100% Raw Restaurant serving Spa/Healthy food, with front desk Chef and a few meters away, "Salt", the fine Restaurant serving a creative fusion Cuisine influenced by Asia and Europe.
Outpassing any dreams, the amazing Underground Wine Cellar (also first of its kind in Maldives...) will astonish the most exigent Wine Amateur providing not only a fabulous place but also some of the best Cuvee's and Champagne Collection in Asia.
Leisure and activities offer a perfect array of activities and spots to seduce all types of lagoon riders and/or snorkelers. Some of the best Diving spots of the area are also rapidly accessible with some of them situated just outside the island reef.
Besides all traditional Maldives resorts activities Huvafen Fushi added 6 years ago, a more special touch with exceptional happenings called the Dream Calendar, where renown people from worlds of Arts and Lifestyle are invited on the Island for special events. Innovative as the rest of the Resort, the Dream Calendar has since then inspired many.
From any perspective, Huvafen Fushi does not only carry a great name but makes it happen.
The island is definitely the place to be if you want to live the Maldives Dream with a twist of originality and barefoot-hip atmosphere.
Be sure to find there some of the most original and high-standard features in Maldives.
Huvafen Fushi Maldives was chosen to featured in the latest Edition of Dreaming of Maldives, the Photography Book.
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The Island in Brief
- 44 Villas & 5 Dhonis
Category 5***** Ultra
- Island Size : Width - 120m / Length - 325m
- Distance from airport : 24km (15 miles)
- Transfers : By Speedboat 30 mns. By Seaplane 15 mns
- Diving : Very Good
- Snorkeling : Very Good. At close reach.
- Lagoon : Good
Huvafen Fushi ?
North KAAFU Atoll (North Male)
Latitude: 4.368372 Longitude: 73.369761
Our Favourite Moments and Places...
Have a massage underwater
Words are not enough to describe the place and the moment. The place is just unreal and magic. The massages are executed by some of the best therapists...The Dream. We've filmed it for you...Don't miss our HD Video of Huvafen Fushi for a preview!
Listen to high quality Music on your private Terrace watching the Ocean
We love Music. It was logical that we would recommend such a moment. If you're a Music lover too, just try it on the terrace or in the plunge pool and...Enjoy. A very simple but yet great Moment. Note: an iPod is at disposal with a Music pre selection from the Resort. More can be borrowed at the Resort Music Library.
Have a drink at the Underground Wine Cellar
Meet your Sommelier at 15 meters underground in one of the finest Wine Cellar in Asia. Going downstairs, from white sand to a Golden lighted hidden place, it takes only a few seconds to be transported in another world and have a moment of fine pleasure.
Dine at Raw Restaurant
Set over the lagoon on the Sunset side, Raw is one of the best Spa restaurant in Maldives with a Chef executing the Art of cutting and cooking in front of our eyes. Yummy and Healthy.
Note: Don't forget to book your favourite table in advance! The restaurant is set in an intimate space and very demanded by Amateurs.
Cruising the Atolls on board of a Dhoni
We love the idea !
Traditional on the outside, high on design and cutting edge technology on the inside the legendary Maldivian boat has been transformed into a luxurious cruising nest for two.
The equipment on board has nothing to envy to luxurious resorts with a king-sized bed and Frette linen, Bose surround sound, i-Pod, DVD player and LCD screen, a fully-equipped kitchen with a well-stocked Smeg fridge, and last but not least a spacious Philippe Starck-designed bathroom and living area.
A dedicated crew and your private butler are on call for every voyage, ensuring every request can be catered for.
A beautiful Experience to live when you're in the Maldives.
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Huvafen Fushi Specials:
& The Dream Calendar
The Dream Calendar is not a Maldives Calendar...but a very unique feature introduced firstly by Huvafen Fushi in 2005.
Running all year round and according to the period, events can be related to Music, Fashion, Architecture, Design, Photography, Cuisine, Well-Being and more and allowing guests to enjoy a holiday in Maldives with the opportunity to live extraordinary moments in a dreamy location.
Featuring Designers and various Artists showcases, renown DJ's and singers performances, Fashion and Lifestyle events and other cool schedules, Huvafen Fushi makes a point to organize only exclusive happenings.
& The Music...
If you love Music, Huvafen Fushi will undoubtedly please your hearing sense too.
The Resort is a pioneer in combining both Chill-Out Music and the Maldives.
Music is everywhere you wish : iPods are at disposal in all rooms with an amazing range of music catering to virtually everyone's tastes, a carefully selected Track list plays in some of the island main areas, a dedicated Music Library is at disposal. On the top of this, Huvafen Fushi has worked with top names of the Music industry such as Stephane Pompougnac from Hotel Costes, Claude Challe or Ravin, both contributors to the Buddha Bar CD Music Collection. The island itself and the Dream Calendar have as well inspired DJ Ravin, who composed 2 superb Lounge Compilations specially dedicated to the Island.
Both compilations were selected in our "Music for the Maldives" Play list and are featured on our Blog. Discover Huvafen Fushi Volume 1 & Volume 2 by DJ Ravin
Huvafen Fushi Maldives, The Villas and Dhonis
With 43 naturally modern bungalows, one family residence and 5 Luxury Dhonis, Huvafen Fushi offers high levels of hospitality coupled with untouched privacy. All Villas have been designed to guarantee seclusion and comfort with their own plunge pool, sundecks and private beach, indoor and outdoor Bose surround sound system, fully loaded iPods, plasma screens and several other luxurious amenities... A Butler is at your service at arrival to help you spend a perfect time on the island.
44 Villas. 8 categories
- 8 Beach Bungalows with Plunge-Pool
- 8 Deluxe Beach Bungalows with Plunge-Pool
- 12 Lagoon Bungalows with Plunge Pool
- 12 Ocean Bungalows with Plunge Pool
- 1 Beach Pavilions with Plunge-Pool
- 2 Ocean Pavilions with Plunge Pool
- 1 Private Villa "CUBE"
- 5 Luxury Dhonis (Maldivian Traditional Boat)
ALL VILLAS HAVE
Plunge-Pool | Butler Service | Fully air-conditioned | Ceiling fans | En-suite Bathroom | Internet access by LAN line | IDD telephone | 1 iPod Dock and 1 fully loaded iPod | GSM mobile services |
Complimentary in-Villa bottled drinking water | TV with DVD | Surround sound system music player |
Music CD collection | Satellite |
Coffee/espresso makers |
Mini bar | Personal safes | Hairdryers | Golfing umbrellas | Torches | Mosquito repellents |
Bath-robes | Slippers | Complimentary toiletries.
Children are welcome, but the Resort has no particular activity nor areas for them.
Baby-Sitting Service: Extra-charged.
|Huvafen Fushi MaldivesVilla - Room Type / Description / Bedding & Maximum Capacity|
Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool. Size : 125 m2
Deluxe Beach Bungalow with Plunge-Pool. Size : 160 m2
Lagoon Bungalow with Plunge-Pool. Size : 130 m2
Ocean Bungalow with Plunge-Pool. Size : 160 m2
Ocean Pavilion : 330 m2
Beach Pavilion : 800 m2
Bedding & Capacity: 1 KING Size Bed + 2 twin Beds. 4 Adults + 2 Children (under 12 years old)
CUBE : 463 m2
At the first level, overlooking the lagoon, the master bedroom and two guest rooms are bedecked with polished timber floors and ceilings. The enclosed garden terraces have two semi-outdoor bathrooms. CUBE comes with an endless range of amenities and accessories.
Bedding & Capacity: 1 KING Size Bed and 2 x Twin Beds . 4 Adults + 2 Children OR 6 Adults
No Floor plan
The Dhonis - 65 foot (20 m) Traditional Maldivian Boat
Far away from everything, on board of one of this beautiful handcrafted Maldivian traditional Dhoni fitted out with designer luxuries.
All Dhonis are reservable in combination with all room types.
We love them and highly advise to discover them...
No Floor plan
Huvafen Fushi Maldives, Restaurants & Bars
Huvafen Fushi has 4 restaurants, 1 bar, 2 private dining options and a fantastic underground Wine Cellar.
Gastronomy ranges from the simplest salad, snacks and pizzas to high-end Organic and Fusion Cuisine, primed for its originality and extreme delicatessen.
Set over the Water, the small restaurant serves 100% Raw food and Drinks with some fine dishes elaborated to make you top Healthy.
A Chef stands at the front desk to cut and cook.
Extremely refined and fresh, Raw is probably one one of the best Restaurant of this kind in Maldives.
Open for Dinner
See Raw Menu
On the right side of Raw, stands the Romantic Salt Gourmet Restaurant with full views on Sunset.
The menu is inspired by some of the best European and Asiatic Cuisine with a particular focus on Seafood. An Open Cuisine with Executive Top Chef adds a great touch to this fine restaurant.
Open for Dinner only
See Salt Menu
The main Island restaurant is located over the lagoon, and propose a simple yet delicious menu.
The choice goes from simple salads to snacks with everything in-between.
Asiatic food and some Maldivian dishes are also at the menu.
Open for All Daily meals.
See Celsius Menu
The main Bar of the Island is great for a Drink or a snack at any time of the day.
Set-up close to the Infinity Pool and sun beds it has a very relax atmosphere during the day and at night takes some cool vibes with a studied cosy lighting and ambiance. The Music, the cocktails, the location...everything just fits perfectly with the island Style.
See UmBar Menu
The most casual restaurant of Huvafen Fushi is also a delicious Pizzeria serving Italian antipasti and various international dishes. The place is nicely set on the sand under the tree.
Turned to the beach and barefoot style, Fogliani is also ideal for families.
Open for lunch.
See Fogliani Menu
Other Dining Options
Huvafen Fushi propose 2 other ways to Dine in total privacy. Choose your Dreamy Spot for a Destination Dining or simply enjoy in your Villa.
Your Butler and Chefs will arrange anything you wish for.
The Underground Wine Cellar
Hidden at 7 meters (28 ft) below the sand, Vinum is one of the most exclusive and rich wine Cellar in Asia.
Astonishing first by its concept it amazes also for its choice and atmosphere.
Cellaring over 6,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines, with over 700 references from both the Old and New World, Vinum welcomes you with Jazz Music starting from the elegant downstairs.
Inside the Cellar is a breathtaking vision: golden lights, candles, virtual fireplace burning on the ceiling, treasures of Wines and Champagnes everywhere around...and a Sommelier waiting for you to start the discovery. AMAZING.
See Vinum Wine Menu
Huvafen Fushi Maldives, Lime Underwater SpaQuarium & Spa
Lime Spa is set away from the island both Under and Over the lagoon. Huvafen Fushi was the first Hotel in the world to open an Underwater Spa. Famous Worldwide, Lime Spa is a surreal and magical place to be pampered and have a massage. The Spa has 2 underwater rooms and 8 superb over water Bungalows with glass bottom floors and infinite views on the lagoon. A massage underwater is an absolute Must to be experienced at least once in a lifetime !
Lime is managed by Per AQUUM Retreats, Resorts and Residences and stands faithfully in the Philosophy of the Company. Beside being visually breathtaking, Lime Spa offers a exhaustive choice of traditional and innovative massages and holistic treatments plus excellent facials. Asiatic and European massages are made both separately or in fusion with each other. The all classical range of Body Treatments are executed by highly trained therapists coming from all over the world. The choice is completed by well being consultations, Iridology, Reiki, nutritional advices, Reflexology, Shirodhara, Ayurveda, Ice Cubes Radiance, gym...and many other tempting treatments.
Yoga and meditation sessions are available in group classes or individually.
Lime Spa Therapists mostly use natural products made from herbs, roots, flowers and fruits, sand and various minerals (don't miss the signature treatments Crystal Ritual and Turquoise Explosion), organic botanic oils ( the Maldivian coconut oil is used in many massages).
See Huvafen Fushi Lime Spa Price List (PDF)See Huvafen Fushi Lime Spa Menu (PDF)
Huvafen Fushi Maldives Leisure & Sports
With the perfect Duo Lagoon and Reef, Huvafen Fushi is ideal for Water sports. The Resort features a wide array of leisure, activities and spots to seduce all types of lagoon riders, snorkelers and fun lovers. Classical excursions are as usual available.
- Activities with Extras:
- Private boat rental
- Diving and Guided snorkeling tours
- Motorized Water sports
- Water Skiing + Mono Skiing
- Knee Boarding + Wake Boarding
- Fun Tubes & Sea Bob
- All excursions
- Big game fishing
- Private diners
- And more….
- Free Activities
- Fully equipped gym
- Book, Music and Dvd Library
- Television theatrette
- Internet Café
Huvafen Fushi Maldives Diving and Snorkeling
The Diving Center FLOAT offers beginner’s discovery courses to Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver certification courses, Nitrox and deep water dives.
The Center also propose Eco-Dives with the resident Marine Biologist, private dives on a classical or private boat and has a complete programme to suit everyone, including Children with the Bubble Makers Courses from 8 years old and special courses for 10 years old and above.
Special and classical Diving equipment is available for rental with a special underwater Photography course at the menu.
The snorkeling programme and the Island house-reef will give you the opportunity to snorkel close to the Island shores or to explore further reefs by boat for several hours.
All classical day and night guided snorkeling tours are organized on a regular basis by the Dive Center. The programme includes Coral Garden discovery, Snorkeling safaris, Private snorkeling with boat rental and snorkeling guide as well as Eco-Snorkeling with the resident Marine Biologist.
Huvafen Fushi Island is gifted with Coral Walls extending all along the East side.
Beginners will stay inside the House reef, ie: just downstairs the Ocean Pavilion, for best safety, and advanced will try the long walls outside.
PAY ATTENTION : As usual, take a moment to discuss with the Dive Center before going to explore the outside walls! Currents can be dangerous and professional advices are gold.
Snorkeling Program :
- Coral Garden Reef Hopping/Sand Bank Snorkeling Safari : The Maldives is famed for its underwater treasure of vibrant corals, hundreds of schooling fish and reef sharks. Huvafen Fushi's Marine Biologist will introduce you to the marine life you will encounter and guide you to different reefs situated outside of the lagoon, as you watch and learn in amazement about life underwater.
- Manta Experience( in season ) : Enjoy the thrill of snorkeling with the biggest of the rays. Watch these gentle giants moving gracefully trough the water. Mantas are plankton eaters and usually swim in small to medium seize groups. The Resort experienced team will explain you how to snorkel with these magnificent creatures in their natural environment without disturbing them and will be happy to answer your questions.
- Night Snorkeling : Get a chance to observe marine life in our house reef that does not come out at daylight. It is mesmerizing to watch feeding corals while they extending their polyps to catch plankton. Another interesting fact to observe is the way micro marine life glows when excited….get thrilled in the dark!
Huvafen Fushi is ideally located at a short to medium range from North Male Atoll most beautiful Diving spots.
Diving can be organized on the dive center comfortable fiber glass boats or privately on board of a superb traditional luxury dhoni. Private courses are available for those who wish to have an exclusive and intimate diving experience with their own instructor.
Multilingual instructors conduct all level of PADI courses, from Discover Scuba Diver up to Dive‐master and a large variety of specialty courses.
- PADI Discover Scuba Diving course
- Full Range of PADI Courses. Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Dive master courses
- Bubblemaker course ( 8-9 Years old ).
- Junior Scuba Diver and Junior Open Water Diver ( above 10 Years old ).
- Specialty courses such as Nitrox, underwater digital photography, deep diver, underwater naturalist, drift diver and night diver.
Dive center is fully equipped with latest equipment, including:
- NRC Nitrox System
- Scubapro diving gear
- Sub lamps
- Top quality underwater digital cameras
- Sea Bob and Water Rockets
DIVE BOATS AND SAFETY
All staff members are trained in first aid, ready to handle any emergency, should one arise.
For added peace of mind, the DAN Maldives dive insurance is proposed for the duration of the stay (a small contributory fee to DAN Maldives applies).
A Full Dive Valet service is on board for all dives.
All boats are outfitted with :
- oxygen kits
- first aid kits
- GPS and mobile phones
- safety balloons and life preservers
SPOKEN LANGUAGES at Diving center:
Most European languages, Russian and Japanese.
THE DIVING SPOTS :
Huvafen Fushi is located close to the Atoll main dive spots and has diving areas just outside the reef.
Among the classical and top Diving sites of Male Atoll, you will find : Boduhithi Thila, Coral Garden, Kandu Thila, Kuda Haa, Rasfari Corner...
- A Resident Marine Biologist will help you discover and understand the underwater world.
During your stay, you will be able to deeper explore the ocean and the lagoon , get educational programs, presentations, diving and snorkeling guided trips, etc....
INFORMATIONS UPDATED on NOVEMBER 8th 2012.
We do our best to provide you with the latest information and all the above information, texts, photos and videos were written, created and appreciated according to our own experience. All Resort information presented here are subject to variations. We shall not be responsible for any modification nor alterations in any features, programs, prices or any services of any kind related to the resort.
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