Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi, Maldives

  • 01 Dec - 07 Dec, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

With its white sand beaches, water villas, dolphin cruises and gourmet treats, Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi offers a secluded, castaway vibe.

Much like its name, this luxury haven is a well kept secret and a popular sanctuary for honeymooners.

For those looking to escape into a bubble of their own, the resort’s 120 luxury villas offer the options of water villas; cocooned by the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean, they are a world of their own with oversized copper bathtubs, indoor plunge pools, relaxation decks and rustic, boho-chic interiors thanks to stylish wooden and rattan furniture that lend your quarters a castaway vibe. The beach villas and safari-style tented jungle villas offer similar mod cons, albeit with the option of outdoor showers and views of the mangroves and Maldivian wilderness, and private cinema screenings and barbeque bonfires.

You can also soak up some art and culture without leaving the resort – the Sirru Fen Fushi is home to Maldives’ first submerged sculpture gallery by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor.

SPA ESCAPE: Seek rest and relaxation at the resort’s Willow Stream Spa – the facials, body massages and scrubs designed around the elements of earth, air, fire and water rejuvenate and relax. Or take a dip in the 200-metre long swimming pool that bisects the island, connecting the spa to Onu Onu, the beachfront bar.

FOOD DELIGHTS: Pamper yourself with white linen service in your villas as chefs barbecue your meals, or reserve a table at one of the resort’s four on site restaurants. Onu Onu, the all-bamboo poolside bar is great for quick eats by the lagoon; Azure serves gourmet seafood; Kata, with its waterfront setting, excels in pan-Asian cuisine and delicious sea views and a rooftop lounge. For an authentic Maldivian dining experience there’s Raha Market, the all day restaurant where you can tuck into Maldivian tuna curry a staple and steamed rice. The tastes of island life will linger long after the trip is over, much like the memories you’ll create during your stay at the Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi.