Located on the quiet Lhaviyani Atoll, Fushifaru is a bohemian paradise, which merges traditional Maldivian design with modern technology and luxury brands, and my recommendation on where to stay in The Maldives. The brand new private island is where to stay in The Maldives. Of course Maldives accommodation is easy to come by these days, but choosing where to stay in The Maldives can prove difficult as you need to really focus on those personalised experiences when booking a Maldives holiday.
I posted a Friday flashback to our dream trip to the Maldives last month where we swam with turtles, went paddle boarding, and even visited a sandbank in the middle of the ocean. It was the trip of a lifetime and I can’t wait to go back!
READ MORE: Dream Holiday to Fushifaru Maldives
It is of course possible to book a Maldives all-inclusive holiday and be done with it, but I much prefer the more authentic stays where you can choose what you eat, what you do and how much of the resort is based around traditional values. Fushifaru is one of the smaller island resorts you can find it The Maldives, but offers punch when it comes to hospitality, variety of cuisine and intimate backdrops. This unique and friendly resort is exactly what we need on our recently Maldives holiday and I am so glad we got to experience a smaller island, and one with its own sandbank too… The perfect Maldives vacation!
Located in the quiet and low-key Lhaviyani Atoll, only 40 minutes away from Male by seaplane, Fushifaru is the perfect place for a Maldives holiday. The Maldives accommodation is surrounded by healthy reefs, and the underwater world here is second to none.
We spotted an eagle ray within 30 minutes of arriving so this place is a must if you love snorkelling. There are many fish here including rays, turtles, clownfish, parrotfish and trumpetfish. And although we didn’t see any, apparently there are large pods of bottlenose dolphins that swing by at sunrise and sunset most days.
On our arrival in to the atoll, we had the most wonderful views from our seaplane, and we were in awe of the stunning waters that were below us. Experiencing a seaplane was also amazing and such a unique experience. The hotel currently doesn’t have any alternative for guests to arrive by e.g. boat or domestic flight, but we were told that in the next year another domestic airport is to open in the atoll and this will mean that guests can come in by other means.
And our arrival off the seaplane was also amazing, with what I can only imagine was nearly all their staff waiting for us on the jetty as the plane pulled up. There were beating drums, ladies handing us flower necklaces and lots of smiling faces. It was a lovely arrival and something we will forever remember!
READ MORE: Ultimate Guide to Honeymoon in The Maldives
And if you fancy being here yourself, I am giving you guys the opportunity to WIN a 3-night stay at the wonderful @fushifaru with B&B board in one of their amazing beach villas (check out my blog post from my stay to see what it’s like). All you’ve got to do is:
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Terms and Conditions
- Competition closes on Friday 15 November 2019 at 12pm
- Winner will be chosen at random from data collected to qualify entries
- Prize cannot be exchanged for cash
- Flights to Maldives not included
- Seaplane transfers not included
- Green tax is additional charge
Price starts from $580 a night in a Sunrise Beach Villa including buffet breakfast for two.
Half-board and all-inclusive package available at $60 and $149 per person per day respectively. Unlimited beverage package can be purchased at only $60 per person per day.
Early Bird Offer: Book by 30th of November for 2020 and receive 10% OFF
Summer Bliss Offer: 20% OFF Room and Meal Plans for May through to October 2020, book by 30 NOV 2019
Family Fantastic Offer: kids below 12 Eat, Stay and Play for FREE excluding Christmas and New Year holiday period
***All combinable for now until 30 November 2019 only***
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Reethi Faru Resort
After three gruelling flights from London Heathrow we finally hopped onto a speed boat at Dharavandhoo Island and hurtled towards our Maldives accommodation, the beautiful Reethi Faru Resort. Due to our flight arriving in to Male mid-afternoon, we ended up arriving at the resort after sunset. From the moment we stepped onto the jetty, all we could hear was the sound of the waves and our guides friendly voice, as they welcomed us to the resort with fresh coconut water.
Situated in the Raa Atoll, the magical resort of Reethi Faru boasts a beautifully set 600-meter island fortified by the impressive coral reef that circles the surrounding beaches. A larger resort in The Maldives, they offer guests a choice of over 150 rooms, with many located on the beach or over the water.
Reethi Faru is a one of a kind resort, located on a tropical paradise island, where crystal clear waters and their incredible house reef, set the standard for an amazing visit to The Maldives. The lush island is full of tropical foliage, surrounded by coconut groves and palm trees.
Priding itself on being a bio-luxury island paradise, Reethi Faru is unassuming and isolated, where natural beauty shines through. The stunning lagoon and house reef offers guests the opportunity to swim with an array of marine life, including eagle rays, sharks and fish.
On most mornings we ventured to the pool and enjoyed the views from this side of the island. We then spent the afternoon watching the sea planes come and go, whilst lounging and swimming in the idyllic infinity pool. And there are activities galore on this tropical island, including windsurfing, canoeing, kitesurfing and jet skiing. You can head further out on a sailing trip to nearby islands, or dive deeper underwater on a PADI course.
It is more than possible to spend a week in Maldives here and booking a Maldives tour package can be done through tour operators, or you can simply go direct to the resort. There are many resorts offering Maldives all inclusive holiday packages but this isn’t always the best way to experience The Maldives. Instead really get to know the people, their culture and their customs by going to a more local-orientated resort for your Maldives vacation. And cheap Maldives holidays are also now possible, but again you then don’t get to experience the hospitality you get at a resort like Reethi Faru Resort.
READ MORE: Experience Bio-Luxury at Reethi Faru Resort
Honeymoon in The Maldives
Maldives Honeymoon Prices
And of course, the costs. What does it cost to go on honeymoon to The Maldives?
That answer I am afraid is endless, and it’s much better to work it around your own budget, than the other way around. The Maldives is even more affordable these days and it’s still possible to have the most amazing adventure to The Maldives on a budget.
The cost of a honeymoon in the Maldives is going to vary based on which Maldives resort you stay t, what package you go for and how many excursions you want to do whilst at your resort.
If you are trying to take a honeymoon in the Maldives on a budget, don’t be afraid of the Maldives, it is possible to do it cheap but be aware the resorts you stay on won’t be as amazing. Also another option is to go in off peak season too.
We worked out is cost us around £4,000 for two people with flights, half board, activities, seaplane, transfers, and any additional extras.
One Week Maldives Honeymoon Cost Estimate:
- £1,200+ return flights to the Maldives from London (similar from USA)
- £200-£800 transportation to Maldives resort island depending on domestic or seaplane transfers
- £500+ activities and excursions in the Maldives (snorkelling, kayaking, turtle quest, local village trip, diving, special dinners)
- £,1500+ accommodation in the Maldives
AND REMEMBER – DON’T FORGET INSURANCE! I always get my travel insurance with World Nomads which covers which medical, trip cancellation, theft or damage, baggage, car rental coverage, and more.
A honeymoon in the Maldives is easily the best place in the world to take a honeymoon. So what are you waiting for? Get those flights booked and use this guide as your go-to travel companion.
Other epic honeymoon destinations
If a Maldives honeymoon isn’t for you make sure to check out some of my other favourite honeymoon destinations.
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- Aruba – READ MORE
- Saint Lucia – READ MORE
- Bali Indonesia – READ MORE
- Australia – READ MORE
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