The Ritz Carlton Maldives

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is a stunning resort that draws inspiration from the power of the ocean, wind and waves. With 100 exquisite villas designed by the globally renowned Kerry Hill, the late Australian architect celebrated for creating the Aman resorts and Datai Langkawi, the resort is a style icon. Situated on the Fari Islands archipelago, which is a luxury development that includes three private resorts and a marina, the resort offers a unique blend of cosmopolitan and private island life. Guests can indulge in art, music, culture, and shopping at nearby Fari Village, while still experiencing the tranquillity of a private resort rich in Maldivian culture of kindness and respect. With discreet attention from their Aris Meeha personal butler, guests can fully embrace island life and enjoy a truly luxurious experience.

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Accommodation

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands features 100 contemporary, mostly circular villas that offer a blend of island living and modern, minimalist design. The villas are designed to blur the line between indoors and out, with retractable floor-to-ceiling windows, water views, an infinity pool, a sundeck, a well-stocked complimentary mini-bar, and the attention of an Aris Meeha personal butler.

At the far end of the resort is a circular collection of overwater villas that surround a halo-shaped spa, designed to mimic the circular flow of ocean currents.

The resort features two types of over water villas: Ocean and Lagoon Pool Villas, which are identical at 100 sqm and offer uninterrupted ocean views or sunset lagoon views, whilst Beach Pool Villas, which are slightly larger at 155 sqm, offer a similar floorplan with direct beach access. Two-bedroom villas range from 350 sqm overwater to 400 sqm beachfront, and the expansive Ritz Carlton Estate is a palatial 1500 sqm.

 

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Activities

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands offers an array of activities to enhance your sunny vacation experience. With a stunning beachfront location, the resort provides complimentary land and water activities such as cinema under the stars, yoga and meditation, beach volleyball, badminton, petanque, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, and catamaran sailing for certified sailors.

For an additional charge, guests can enjoy activities like cocktail and cooking classes, aerial yoga, night snorkelling and scuba diving with marine biologists, sunset cruises, fishing, and motorised water sports including jet ski, wakeboard, kneeboard, waterski, iAqua, banana, and tube riding. Traditional dhoni or chartered speedboat excursions are also available.

In partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador of the Environment program, guests can also  participate in unique and rewarding conservation projects.

The resort features a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a synthetic floored floodlit tennis court, and a tennis academy for children and adults, with resident tennis professionals available for coaching sessions.

Guests seeking relaxation can indulge in the luxurious Ritz Carlton Spa, which includes nine treatment rooms, a spa suite with a relaxation lounge, a salon, and a boutique. Each treatment room is designed to harness powerful energy and oriented towards a cardinal direction, and Bamford organic body and skincare products are used for healing massages.

Dining

The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands boasts an impressive selection of dining establishments and bars spread across three zones: Culinary Island, Grand Sunset Beach, and the Fari Marina Village.

La Locanda serves as the resort’s main restaurant, offering indoor and outdoor seating, along with a private dining room. Guests can enjoy a la carte or buffet breakfast followed by a menu inspired by Southern Italian cuisine during later mealtimes.

Summer Pavillion, an offshoot of the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant of the same name in Singapore, offers modern Chinese cuisine with small plates, a wine cellar, and teas in an overwater, lantern-inspired setting.

IWAU, a Japanese restaurant, provides a curated selection of Japanese sakes, whiskies, and teas, along with sushi and a Chef’s table, set under the star-filled Maldivian sky.

For a more relaxed atmosphere, guests can head to The Beach Shack, a Mediterranean-inspired lounge and bar that serves shared plates, themed events and  DJ-spun music.

EAU Bar, a poolside restaurant and bar, offers healthy fare, tableside cocktails, a hookah experience, and a daily sunset ritual featuring bodu beru drummers walking the edge of a circular infinity pool, torch-lighting a fire ring backed by a fading horizon.

At Fari Marina Village, guests can indulge in Lebanese and North Indian culinary treats in the Bedouin tent-inspired Arabesque, or enjoy Bao buns, noodles, dumplings, salads, and soups from across the Asian continent prepared to order at food truck Tum Tum.

For a memorable dining experience, guests can opt for lobster and live music under the stars at the Beach Shack. Alternatively, there’s Mystic Garden, where guests can dine under the magnificent 30m Banyan Tree, accompanied by the sound of the ocean. For a truly unforgettable experience, there’s the option of a sandbank dining in the middle of the Indian Ocean, or a lavish dinner under the stars on Grand Sunset Beach.

Family

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands provides an opportunity for families and young guests to immerse themselves in the destination through the Ritz Kids program. This program is aimed at children aged 4 to 12 and offers a range of daily activities, including sports, arts and crafts, cooking classes, and more, based on four pillars: land, water, environmental responsibility, and culture. The program is centred around the Ritz Kids Club, a futuristic indoor-outdoor space that features playgrounds, napping pods, an area for video games and movies, and a pool with slides and jets.

If parents require babysitting service, it is available upon request at an additional charge.

Note: Children under 13 yeas are not permitted to stay in overwater villas unless a waiver is signed by parents or guardians at the time of booking.

Location/Getting There

Situated in the North Male Atoll, Ritz Carlton Maldives Fari Islands is a 45-minute luxury speedboat ride from Velana International Airport in Male.

Price Guide

Villas are priced from US$2000/night including Half Board – please contact us for seasonal offers.

Our View

The Ritz Carlton Maldives Fari Islands is a stylish, luxurious resort designed for the discerning traveller seeking an exclusive and secluded getaway where they can unplug from the real world and plug into nature through the resort’s beautiful surroundings and edu-oceanic activities.

Best Time to Travel

The best time to visit The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is generally from December to April, during the dry season. During these months, the weather is typically sunny with little to no rain, and the seas are calm and clear, making it ideal for water-based activities like snorkelling, diving, and water sports. However, keep in mind that this is also peak tourist season, so prices may be higher and the resort may be more crowded. From May to November, the weather can be more unpredictable with higher chances of rain and rougher seas, but this is also when you may be able to experience fewer crowds and lower prices. Ultimately, the best time to visit depends on your personal preferences and priorities for your trip.

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Subject to Change: Resort information, including but not limited to room rates, dining options, activities, and facilities, can change without prior notice. We recommend that you verify all details before making any reservations or decisions based on the information provided on this website.

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