The secret’s out that the AccorHotels group recently introduced the opening of their Fairmont luxury brand on the Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, called the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Couples or families can enjoy the 112 new villas complete with 200 metres of infinity pools, together with luxury safari-style tented villas located on the island’s lush jungle. Sirru Fen Fushi, means ‘secret water island’ in the local Dhivehi language and the luxurious property features accommodations with design interiors of copper bathroom fittings and carved wood detailing on their furniture, giving the villas a bohemian rustic chic vibe.
At the moment, the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is the only hotel on the pristine atoll and the untouched aspect of the island has benefitted a thriving marine life. Setting the hotel property apart is the presence of the country’s first coral regeneration project in the form of an underwater art installation. Created by underwater naturalist and artist Jason deCaires Taylor, the work serves as an homage to the abundant sea life and pristine coral house reef surrounding the resort. A ‘manta ray cleaning station’ at the house reef lets guests get up close and personal with the sea creatures that visit the area on a regular basis. The property pays respect to the natural surroundings even at the resort’s contemporary dining outlets and extends it to the surroundings of their Willow Stream Spa.