It doesn’t take long to realize that the Fushifaru Maldives is a true paradise on Earth. Right from your arrival at Malé airport to your final destination (whatever it may be), you’ll be surrounded by turquoise water and unprecedented views. When we planned our vacation it was a no-brainer to choose Fushifaru. This 5* resort opened it’s doors to the public in October 2017. In other words, this was a big factor in our decision making. We fell in love with the sunset villas, the private sandbank, the island and the gorgeous infinity pool. But when we got there and met the staff – we both agreed that it will be hard to beat this place in the future.
How to get to Fushifaru Maldives
From the main Maldives airport Malé to Fushifaru it took us about 25 minutes on a beautiful Trans Maldivian Airways seaplane ride. Seaplane is, however, not included in the price of the stay. Even though these rides generally come at a hefty price, they are an adventure all on its own.
After the seaplane lands, you get greeted by the welcome committee at Fushifaru. In addition to the music, you’ll receive a fresh towel as well. Much needed after so much travelling! Afterwards, you will be escorted to the reception with the beats of boduberu drums, a traditional Maldivian drum made out of coconut wood.
The Villas We Stayed In
When we first entered our villa we couldn’t believe our eyes. Spacious, sophisticated, traditional and luxurious. Above all, it was better than what we expected. For our stay we chose the sunset pool villa due to the afternoon sun, its amazing bathroom, the direct access to the beach and the private pool. We have also been upgraded to a water villa for 1 night, but regardless the sunset pool villa was still our favorite.
Fushifaru Maldives Sunset Pool Beach Villa
Fushifaru Maldives Water Villa
The Island of Fushifaru
As relatively active travellers it was a little bit of a concern of ours that we will stay on a tiny island for a week. We love doing hikes and excursions and have not had a single vacation together where we would only lie around and do nothing for so many days.
However, for this one, we were so wrong! Every day the staff prepares something in the daytime and the evening which makes the time fly by so quick. We still feel like there is more to discover on this small and beautiful island and we really hope to return one day.
To give you a rough idea of the size of Fushifaru through the image below: you can walk around the entire island in about 10 minutes.
I mentioned earlier that in an entire week at Fushifaru we did not manage to get bored. So what were some of the activities we did here? I will start off with: breakfast! Every morning it took us over an hour to enjoy our breakfast. The muesli was to die for – we even asked for the recipe! In addition to the food buffet, there was also a bubbly ‘buffet’ (on vacation rules don’t apply). There were freshly made pancakes, eggs and fresh fruit – among other delicious goodies. We had a half-board package, so we had both the breakfast and the dinner in the same restaurant – Korakali.
If I get on a more serious note though – free or included activities we did at Fushifaru Maldives were numerous. Firstly, we exercised at the gym, snorkelled, played billiard and football table at the Fanihandhi bar. Secondly, we did a tour of the island with Afeef, coconut day and tried playing on boduberu drums. And thirdly, one evening we saw a Maldivian performance night and much more. An experience I paid for was the picnic on a private sandbank – read more about it HERE. In conclusion, there is plenty to do at Fushifaru!
However, if this isn’t enough, and you’re a little like me, you’ll most probably also spend hours taking pictures. Fushifaru has a few of its own Instagram-friendly corners. And there are many of them – just check out my Instagram for those!
I hope the description of Fushifaru as your choice of stay in the Maldives helped you narrow down your choice. Above all, we would love to come back soon!