Partner content: Fairmont Maldives — Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, which means ‘secret water island’ in the local language, is set on a spacious stretch of white-sand beach, peppered with opulent water villas overlooking an endless turquoise seaFriday, 7 June 2019

By Fairmont Maldives — Sirru Fen Fushi
Fairmont Maldives — Sirru Fen Fushi
Fairmont Maldives — Sirru Fen Fushi
photo by Fairmont Maldives — Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, which means ‘secret water island’ in the local language, is set on a spacious stretch of white-sand beach, peppered with opulent water villas overlooking an endless turquoise sea.

Through exceptional service and experiences, Fairmont Maldives retains a focus on its strong connections to the community. The resort is as pecial addition to an area already famed for its natural beauty. Located in the Shaviyani Atoll in northern Maldives and offering 120 luxury villas on one of the largest resort lagoons in the destination, the property features the Maldives’first underwater sculpture museum, created byartist Jason deCaires Taylor.

One of the world’s most celebrated ‘underwater naturalists’, Taylor’s work has been recognised by National Geographic as one of the top 25 Wonders of the World. His stunning ‘Coralarium’,the world’s first semi-submerged underwater museum, houses a series of hybrid organic sculptures directly in the island’s lagoon and features a seascaped coral pathway that leads snorkellers from the shore out to the art structure. Diving adventures and snorkelling excursions with resident marine biologists showcase Fairmont Maldives’ best diving spots right at the five-mile-long house reef, home to many mantaray cleaning stations.

New shades of green can be explored in the Maldives’ first luxurious tented jungle villas. These feature stunning outdoor bathrooms, kingsize beds, children’s bedrooms, a private garden and pool, relaxation sala (living space) and more.

Food enthusiasts can enjoy a chef’s barbecue in their villa, or alternatively the four onsite restaurants provide a world of culinary experiences. Raha Market, with a rich array of flavours; Azure, the seafood gourmet hub; Kata,which offers Japanese and pan-Asian flavours; or the all-bamboo poolside bar Onu Onu.

Guests can also enjoy the deep tranquillity of the Maldives at the Willow Stream Spa. A highlight is the 165ft-long serenity pool and outdoor treatment rooms that feature traditional wood hand carvings,natural materials and Maldivian herbs.

DON'T MISS

Try Japanese tapas served with skilfully crafted sake cocktails overlooking the resort’s underwater museum

NEED TO KNOW

KEY FACILITIES

• ‘Coralarium’ Underwater Museum by Jason deCaires Taylor
• Four restaurants & bars
• Willow Stream Spa
• Kids’ club
• Teenagers’ club
• Fitness centre
• Recreation centre
• Art studio
• Watersports centre
• Dive centre
• Tennis court

GET IN TOUCH

sirrufenfushi.com

T: +960 654 8888

E: reservations@gbh.mv

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