You could be mistaken for thinking that a V.I.P guest was behind you as you disembark the sea plane onto the platform. However, the beating drums and welcoming song from those gathered on the pier is the warm greeting every single guest who arrives to Fushifaru Maldives receives.
The sight of clear turquoise waters with the soft sensation of white sand beneath your feet is almost a constant during your time at the luxury resort. The resort owns a fantastic beach that encircles the entire palm tree laden island and there’s an authenticity to the tropical destination that is hard to replicate. Bikes and buggy transportation are unnecessary to get around because you can walk to any point on the lush island in 7 minutes or less.
Your Maldivian design accommodation is one with the island as your Beach Villa bathrooms are roofless so you can bathe in the warmth of the sun or beneath the stars at night, while a private almost concealed leafy entrance leads from the front porch out onto the beach.
There wasn’t too much difference in the different room categories except that the some of the Beach Villas are a little larger and have their own private pools. There are Over Water Villas, too, which give you direct access to the lagoon. The resort’s stellar infinity pool is the hub of the resort and we made sure we were there every evening because it was the best place on the island to catch the stunning Maldivian sunsets from.
From the pool, you can also spy a sandbank and if you look closely, you might even spot me stranded on it – I joke. The sandbank is only a 10-minute boat ride a way and is a unique experience to be on, even if it’s just to feel what it would be like to be marooned on a deserted island (within reason).
We got to enjoy breakfast on our terrace every morning, which is standard practice at Fushifaru Maldives when there’s only a certain number of guests on the island. Lunch and dinner was served at their main restaurant, Korakali. If we’d stayed any longer than the three nights, we’d probably have to say that the menu options were rather limiting. However, for the length of time that we did stay, we can say that that dining at Fushifaru Maldives was a lovely experience. Every single meal we had was absolutely divine, which was enhanced by the complimentary glasses of wine that was part of our Full Board Package.
The Full Board Package also entitles guests $45 credit per person towards your meal at their other restaurant, Raakani Grill. We’d planned to try this on our last night but didn’t and I’m glad that we didn’t otherwise we’d have missed out on the once-in-a-life-time magical experience of watching a sea turtle come to shore at Korakali restaurant to lay her eggs. It was such a highlight of our time in the Maldives.
To help you capture the novelty of being in paradise, there are hammocks, swings and even a Vespa is positioned around the island. Fushifaru Maldives are probably the most Instagram friendly resort in the Maldives with the effort they’ve put in to offer plenty of great photo-ops. It feels like all we did while we were there was take pictures and whenever we had an idea for a shot, the staff were more than willing to give us whatever we wanted or to help us.
We genuinely had the best time at Fuhsifaru Maldives and couldn’t stop smiling, even with the sunburn. The resort manages to capture and blend the Indian ocean tropical island vibe without losing its 5-star luxurious identity and it was a perfect way to end our trip to the Maldives.
Best For: Couples who loves the beach.