Marvel at the underwater art installation, surrounding marine life, and beautiful private pool villas.
Maldives may boast plenty of stunning overwater (and underwater) villas, but you may want to consider the newly opened Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi if you’re passionate about marine life.
After all, the property is home to a coral regeneration project in the form of an underwater art installation created by underwater naturalist and artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
Located on the Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, the resort is also surrounded by rich marine life. Guests can expect to spot manta rays, turtles, large pods of bottlenose dolphins and spinner dolphins in the 600-hectare lagoon.
Divers will be delighted to know that the nine-kilometer-long house reef, which is directly accessible from the beach, has a thriving ecosystem with vibrant corals. A manta ray cleaning station at the house reef also means that one can easily catch sight of these majestic creatures.
Sirru Fen Fushi, which translates loosely to ‘secret water island’ in the local Dhivehi language, comes with 120 luxury villas, each with a private pool. Here, the all-villa resort features 200 meters of infinity pools, as well as safari-style tented villas nestled in lush jungle.
Accommodation options include beach villas, water villas, and tented jungle villas. Inside, copper bathroom fittings and carved wood detailing on furniture lend the villas a bohemian yet rustic vibe. Looking for a romantic island adventure? The tented jungle villas offer extra privacy.
Other unique activities include glamping BBQs, watching the latest blockbusters in a jungle cinema, and even sunset fishing aboard an authentic Maldivian dhoni.
The property’s focus on nature also extends to its dining experiences, such as an over-water Japanese restaurant, sushi bar and sea lounge named Kata, as well as an over-water fine dining destination, Azure, which serves the freshest local catch.
As the sun sets, soak it all in at the all-bamboo Onu Onu poolside bar, where loungers and fire pits add to the laid-back atmosphere.
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