AccorHotels brings the first Fairmont luxury property to one of the Maldives’ largest resort lagoons with the opening of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, this one is a sustainable project with luxuries galore.
The resort offers 120 luxury villas, each with a private pool as well as infinity pools and safari-style tented villas on the island, and the Maldives’ first coral regeneration project in the form of an art installation by underwater naturalist and artist Jason deCaires Taylor. The surrounding lagoon At Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, accommodates thousands of manta rays, turtles, large pods of bottlenose and spinner dolphins and the property is thus committed to preserving underwater life and its wellbeing through several of its initiatives.
The Villas display a bucolic theme each with the use natural woods, stones, metals and macrame art, amongst other materials.
Patrick Basset, chief operating officer of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia, said: “We are thrilled to introduce the first Fairmont and our third development in the Maldives since our entry into this region in 2017.
“Fairmont guests feel like they are in the heart of the destination; and at our first Fairmont property in the Maldives, we are delighted to offer them the full Maldivian immersion with locally inspired design and indigenous cultural experiences, enhanced by Fairmont’s welcoming service and the destination’s fabled natural beauty.”
Even its contemporary dining outlets connect its guests with the natural beauty of the resort. These include an all-day dining spot called the Raha Market; an over-water Japanese restaurant, sushi bar and sea lounge celled Kata; and an over-water fine dining restaurant called Azure, where fresh seafood and daily local catches are served with wine and champagne.
Guests can also relax at the Onu Onu bar or indulge in extensice spa therapies at the properties inhouse wellness centre named the Willow Stream Spa, that features an invigorating décor with hand-carved wooden doors and passages and a large jacuzzi pool.
According to Denis Dupart, general manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, the new luxury resort is committed to improving the well-being of local communities and ecosystems where they operate. He said: “Our resort and the destination itself are inextricably linked. As the location for the Maldives’ first underwater art installation we hope to raise awareness that encourages long-term reef protection and sustainable tourism.”
The Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi can be accessed by domestic flight from Male International Airport followed by speedboat from Hanimaadhoo Airport to the resort or through a seaplane flight directly to the resort.