The Ritz-Carlton has opened a new property in the Maldives with a selection of overwater and seaside villas.
A 10-minute seaplane from Velana International Airport (or 45 minutes by boat), The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, offers an exotic getaway. Inspired by the circular formation of the lagoon, the state-of-the-art property is equipped with modern facilities designed by the late Australian architect Kerry Hill and houses more than 100 private accommodations.
The beachfront villas provide instant access to the island’s picturesque white sandy beaches, while the waterfront residences salute the flow of island life and revolve around a centrally located spa. Floating on the lagoon, the oval-shaped nine-room spa uses local ingredients such as heated sand, fresh coconut and herbs to enhance special treatments.
The villas have their own pools, indoor and outdoor showers, large lounge area and, depending on their location, direct beach access or overwater hammocks.
As for all amenities, guests are served 24 hours a day at sunset with organized activities such as drum shows, Maldivian cooking courses, beach cricket games and children’s arts, a “aris meeha” or personal butler that adapts every travel experience. And crafts. In addition, thanks to experts from Jean-Micchel Cousteau’s Environmental Ambassadors Program, guests can swim in open water with a resident pod of dolphins.
While most luxury hotel brands have long resided in the Maldives, this new resort marks The Ritz-Carlton’s first venture on the popular island. As we continue to develop our portfolio, expanding this destination has been something we’ve been eyeing for a long time, and it’s the perfect moment to check out in the Maldivesas luxury travelers continue to look for deals. for destinations that offer access to open spaces and natural beauty, as well as meaningful exploration and reconnection,” Donna McNamara, Ritz-Carlton vice president and global brand leader, told the Robb Report.
Prices start at $1,500 per night for one-bedroom villas, $4,400 per night for two-bedroom villas and $22,500 per night for the Ritz-Carlton Estate.