To rest, relax and recharge, treat yourself to a session at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, located in swooping circular building poised above the lagoon’s azure waters. Its menu of tempting treatments is inspired by techniques from across the globe, as well as the healing traditions of the Maldives. Choose offerings like the Bamford Signature Journey which incorporates Swedish, Japanese Shiatsu and Indian head massage, or the Maldivian Signature Rejuvenation, an exfoliating full body massage using organic coconut oil and healing sands.
Pure indulgence extends to the dining offering at the Ritz Carlton, with five restaurants offering beautifully executed dishes for every taste and occasion. Guests can also venture out to explore the bustling Fari Marina Village, accessible via round-the-clock boat transfers from the resort. Built around the lively Fari Beach Club, it’s a vibrant collection of exclusive boutiques, gourmet restaurants, art installations and entertainment venues.
The ocean is the key feature in all of the Ritz-Carlton’s stunning selection of villas. Endless sea views are a constant companion, with each villa built to showcase the piercing blues of the Indian Ocean. Lagoon and Ocean Pool villas sit directly above the water in a striking loop at the resort’s northern end. Ideal for couples or families with younger children, they offer spacious sundecks with infinity pools and direct access to the sea below. Beach Pool Villas provide a little more space, with decks that open directly onto the soft sandy shoreline, while a selection of two-bedroom villas on the beach and over water cater for larger parties. For a truly expansive experience, we recommend the Ritz-Carlton Estate, a spectacular six-bed property with private beach, dedicated spa room and airy outside dining area. Whatever you choose, each villa comes with luxurious touches like deep soaking bathtubs, soft Frette linens, indulgent Bamford toiletries and the Ritz Carlton’s Aris Meera island butler service.
Ritz Kids Club caters for younger visitors with a busy schedule of daily activities that range from sports and crafts to nature spotting and cookery classes. There’s also a fun-packed pool with splashy slides and an area for video games and movie screenings.
- Overwater spa with nine treatment rooms, relaxation room and salon
- Swimming pool
- Yacht for private charters
- Watersports & dive centre
- Outdoor cinema
- Tennis courts
- Photography studio
OUT & ABOUT
- Complimentary shuttles to Fari Marina Village
- Scuba diving and leisurely boat charters further afield
WINE AND DINE
The resort is blessed with a range of exceptional dining venues, catering to a variety of different tastes and moods. Sample southern Italian flavours at La Locanda, sea-fresh sashimi at Iwau and contemporary Chinese cuisine at the overwater Summer Pavilion. Arabesque specialises in delicious Middle Eastern and North Indian fare, set in a Bedouin-inspired lounge. The laid-back Beach Shack offers Mediterranean-influenced sharing plates as well as superb cocktails at the chic Eau Bar – the perfect spot for taking in the sunset. The complimentary shuttle to the Fari Marina Village also opens a wealth of additional dining opportunities and stylish bars.