With its large clear lagoon and striking infinity pool extending over the glistening waters, Huvafen Fushi is beautiful. But it’s got substance too – the luxury villas all have private pools, there’s a futuristic underwater spa, and innovative fine dining options. And for such an indulgent resort, it’s refreshingly relaxed too.
Dining is a real highlight here. Celsius is the main restaurant, with a diverse menu, and Salt is the place for gourmet seafood, inspired by its overwater setting. If you’re looking for more casual dining, Fogliani’s is a lovely al fresco venue under the palms serving up traditional wood-fired pizzas. For intimate bespoke dining, tables can be set up almost anywhere, from the shallows of the fibre-optic lit pool to a rock island on the edge of the reef. The wonderful thakurus (butlers) can arrange a host of experiences for you, whether it’s joining an ocean expedition with the resident marine biologist or embarking on a sunset cruise to spot dolphins. The LIME Spa offers the opportunity to relax under the ocean’s surface in an underwater treatment room with tropical marine life just outside the window; the perfect mesmerising accompaniment.
Each of the spacious palm-thatched bungalows has a private plunge pool, with the room types differing in location – on the beach, on the lagoon or over the ocean – and size, ranging from the Beach Bungalows with Plunge Pool to the huge Beach Pavilion. High tech extras include a fully loaded iPod and a surround sound system that can play in your room, in the bath and even in the plunge pool.