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At a glance

  • Discover the underwater world from the SpaQuarium - the world's first underwater spa

  • Enjoy the freedom and explore the beautiful seascape by hiring a private Dhoni with your very own captain and crew

  • Huvafen is renowned for its bespoke journeys whether that be a private sunset fishing trip, destination dining or a dolphin cruise

  • A hop, skip and a jump away from Malé, Huvafen Fushi is just 30-minutes by speed boat making it so easy to get to

  • A small island with a relaxed yet contemporary and luxurious feel to it


Huvafen Fushi is situated within the North Malé Atoll, only a 30-minute luxury speedboat ride from Malé airport and an award winning retreat renowned for its creativity in hospitality and superlative luxury. Set within its own lagoon, Huvafen Fushi is a naturalist’s wonderland where the landscapes above and below the waterline are breathtakingly untouched.

The 44 contemporary bungalows and pavilions that make up Huvafen Fushi feature plasma TVs, and each has its own plunge pool with private sunbathing deck. Some of the bungalows sit on the beach front, and others are above the tropical waters of the lagoon.

There are a variety of lounge areas and restaurants to choose from at the resort, Salt offers unique seafood dining accompanied by sommelier chosen wines, whilst the beach chic Celcius is an elegant but relaxed environment for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Raw, as its name suggests serves a selection of healthy, raw cuisine and juices in a lounge-like bar area at the end of a wooden walkway whereas Fogliani's provides a taste of Europe in the Maldives by the shore, it even has its own wood-fired pizza oven. Umbar, is right on the water's edge, a chilled beachside area perfect for snacks and sipping cocktails by the infinity pool, but the piece de resistance is the sub-ocean wine cellar cave and venue for the ultimate dinning experience, Vinum.

Your stay at Huvafen Fushi will not be short of indulgent experiences including stunning infinity pools and the world’s first underwater glass treatment rooms in the LIME Spa. Guests can even choose to embark on a day trip or overnight journey on one of the resort's three Dhonis (there is an air-conditioned cabin and luxurious bed on board). Accompanied by your own discreet crew, your every need can be met and navigate you to a personal paradise.

There is a variety of wonderful dive adventures to be had during a stay at Huvafen Fushi, from seeing mantas and whale sharks (during season) to eagle rays, grey reef sharks and, of course, swirling schools of fish. In shallow waters, snorkellers can swim amongst the like of butterfly fish, angel fish, parrot fish and unicorn fish.


There are 44 beach and over water villas, each Slumber option has its own private oasis with a freshwater pool, and features Per AQUUM's iconic naturally modern design, complete with air-conditioning, oversized beds, a safe, minibar, Bose surround sound system with DVDs and connected iPods.

Not only have all bungalows and pavilions been renovated but additional spaces have been created for luggage. There is a more accessible minibar with increased international offerings and room layouts have been tweaked for ease of access and comfort.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Huvafen Fushi. There is a babysitting service at the hotel. Food and meal times can easily be tailored to suit children, guests just need to liaise with their personal butler.


The master chef and his team engage guests in award-winning culinary exhibitionism of global cuisine at five stunning dining venues. The facilities at Huvafen Fushi include a PADI certified Dive centre an incredible fibre-optic lit infinity pool, a water sports centre, a yoga pavilion with floatation pool, over-water fully equipped gymnasium and The Lair - offering a library, television, Internet facilities and a DVD/CD library.


There are plenty of activities to keep all guests entertained, chose from the yoga on the over-water pavilion, or enjoy vast seascapes at the gymnasium . The water Sports Centre offers complimentary non-motorised water sports. From the PADI Dive Centre guests can scuba dive or take guided snorkelling on the house reef, the coral garden or even night snorkelling. Guests can arrange sunset cruises, dolphin searching cruises or big game fishing trips. Scenic photographic flights can also be arranged.


A dedicated butler or Thakuru is on call 24 hours for guests staying in the Two bedroom ocean pavilions with pool, Two bedroom beach pavilions with pool or the Three bedroom cube with pool.

When to travel

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian holiday week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.

Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.

Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.

The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.

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Location and directions

North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Huvafen Fushi, in the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives, is a breathtaking 30-minute luxury speedboat ride from Malé International Airport.

How to get there

10-hour 30-minute direct flight to Malé International Airport. Your Maldives experience begins with a breathtaking 30-minute speed boat ride from the airport. Those who prefer to fly can take a 15-minute charter sea plane transfer across the atoll.

Additional notes

Lime Underwater Spa Renovations

Please note that the underwater LIME Spa services will be relocated to the Beach Pavilion due to necessary renovations which this will affect the whole spa both inside and out. These will take place from 15 September until early December 2015.

Most of the signature LIME Spa treatments will still be available.

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