Inside the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Ritz-Carlton Maldives

In June, The Ritz-Carlton opened the doors to a striking new resort in the Maldives, with circular overwater villas, five restaurants and bars and special amenities for families.

Set on 13.5 hectares and surrounded by the sparkling Indian Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton’s new Fari Islands resort in the Maldives is a beautiful example of island luxury.

Its 100 villas, with a contemporary design by Kerry Hill Architects, are set either over the water or on a white-sand beach. Each offers a private pool, sundeck, ensuite bathroom, and 24-hour ‘Aris Meeha’ butler service.

Five dining and drinking concepts are spread across a dedicated Culinary Island, Grand Sunset Beach, or at the nearby Fari Marina Village. La Locanda serves Southern Italian cuisine in a laidback atmosphere overlooking the resort’s lagoon; the Summer Pavilion offers Cantonese flavours in a sharing plate style; while a special dining experience at Iwau sees Japanese food served under the stars.

At the Ritz-Carlton spa, guests can indulge in treatments with Bamford products, or unwind in the spa suite with its own relaxation lounge, a salon, and a boutique.

Activities are designed for a range of interests, with aerial yoga, watersports like jet skiing and scuba diving, and sports such as tennis, beach volleyball, and soccer. The Ritz Kids Club has plenty to occupy the little ones, with playgrounds, a pool with slides and jets, a daily schedule of activities, and napping pods.

The resort’s location in the Fari Islands archipelago provides guests access to a host of other amenities, such as high-end boutiques, a beach club, an immersive art installation by American artist, James Turrell, and several restaurants.

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