Huvafen Fushi: A Maldives Vacation Gem
With over 100 resorts in the Maldives, it can be daunting to plan a Maldives vacation! Here is my review of one very special property in the North Male Atoll, Huvafen Fushi.
Huvafen Fushi is special because…
Huvafen Fushi is a special gem in the huge pool of Maldivian hotels. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime Maldives vacation, this is a great option. It is situated on a small island about half an hour speed boat ride from the airport. You’ll feel like a celebrity when you step off the boat and the staff are there to greet you! Then you’ll be whisked off to an over-water or beach bungalow complete with private plunge pool. Here are a few things that set Huvafen Fushi apart:
- It’s small… in a good way! Unlike some of the other massive resorts in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi boasts fewer than 50 guest rooms. It feels like you’re on a private island as part of an exclusive club.
- The house reef right off the bungalows is fantastic! This eliminates the need to get in a boat and transfer out to a reef. The main restaurant is also a favorite hang out of about 20 different sharks that you can easily snorkel with!
- When a resort is this small and this well staffed, a great Maldives vacation complete with excellent service is virtually guaranteed. What really sets the staff here apart is that each person really cares about the island! The marine expert on staff took us snorkeling – he must have snorkeled the reefs in the Maldives thousands of times, but he was still SO DARN ENTHUSIASTIC about it! He brought a camera and snapped hundreds of pictures for us, and even introduced us to his family of sting rays afterwards.
- The underwater spa! I knew the spa was underwater, but still totally freaked out when I got down there! I suddenly reverted to my 10-year-old self, pretending to be Ariel from the Little Mermaid. So beautiful, so relaxing, definitely do.not.miss.
Huvafen Fushi is right for you if…
If you’re looking for a romantic, unhurried Maldives vacation – Huvafen Fushi is a top choice! It’s also very easy to get to after a long flight to Male and is great for anyone wanting to relax, who loves snorkeling, and gorgeous water.
If you love beaches, consider splitting your time between an over water bungalow and a beach bungalow. The beach bungalows really blew my mind and come with… a private beach area of course!
This might not be the spot for you if you have young children or if you’re used to staying at large resorts. There are a couple dining options here, but if you need 7 restaurants, on site climbing walls or golf activities – there are better islands for you.
The Maldives are worth visiting because…
Honestly, I don’t think this really needs explaining! If you love gorgeous water, beaches, snorkeling, and feeling like you’re at the edge of the world – a Maldives vacation is for you! Depending on the season you can get here directly from London, Dubai, Istanbul, Sri Lanka and more.
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