The Maldives are a sprinkle of islands surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean; a place of otherworldly beauty. And, set in its own private lagoon, is Huvafen Fushi; a hotel popular with Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie.
When you arrive, the hotel manager greets you by asking you to remove your shoes before entering the ‘walking dream’. Stay in a bungalow built on stilts in the twinkling ocean with its own freshwater plunge pool and private sun deck. Did I mention the glass floors? Or the 24-hour butler service? Every room has an inbuilt Bose sound system with 10,000 songs programmed into it. If you prefer a more traditional approach, you can choose a singular experience by staying in a wooden Dhoni, the traditional ship of the Maldives where you can enjoy food cooked by your on-board chef as you take a sailing tour of the idyllic islands. Or how about Huvafen Fushi’s private yacht? With its own on-board spa and therapist.
Speaking of spas, Huvafen Fushi’s is underwater. Yes, that’s right, underwater. You are now having top-notch spa treatments while gazing out into an ocean brimming with kaleidoscopic sea-life. The hotel specializes in raw food for flourishing health and exquisite taste. For fun, you can snorkel the reef, go diving, or take a traditional canoe out into the turquoise waters. Or perhaps book the hotel’s own marine biologist so you can spot rare breeds of sea-life. In the evening, you can have a private dining experience previously enjoyed by the likes of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes on their honeymoon.