Hotel & Spa Awards 2018

Page 26 LUX 2018 Hotel & Spa Awards Reethi Faru is a stunning, one of a kind, tropical island paradise, where the glistening, crystal clear ocean meets endless white coral sand and tropical foliage making this a truly magical, lagoon escape. The resort is family run and has an enviable pedigree thanks to its drive for conserving the natural beauty of the islands and sustaining the ecosystems upon which the fragile coral reef relies. This breath-taking, tropical island paradise is proud to have guardianship of all that nature has created on a tiny island in Raa Atoll, measuring just six hundred by three hundred and fifty metres. Guests can unwind in one of one hundred and fifty traditional, luxurious Maldivian villas, either complete with Jacuzzi, nestled in our tropical gardens, beachside, or on stilts over the turquoise water. As part of its commitment to enhancing the region’s natural beauty, all of the resort’s free standing and family connected villas are built with its commitment to conservation at the heart of their traditional design. Reethi Faru believes in using as many locally sourced and created materials such as bricks made from recycled soil and bio consciously treated sustainable teak from Indonesia and lacquer work and ceramics from the region. Currently, the resort is run by previous owners of the renowned Reethi Beach resort in Baa Atoll since 2000, who have been recognised for our pioneering work and initiatives in conservation. As founding members of the BAP, set up for the islands to join forces to become one louder united voice, they were integral in Baa Atoll being declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The development of Reethi Faru has had conservation at its heart from the moment they took ownership and began construction in 2017, instigating eco policies as a matter of course. To preserve the healthy coral reef Reethi Faru Resort is a luxury escape on the secluded, private island of Filaidhoo. Having recognised the resort in our prestigious Hotel & Spa Awards for 2018, we profiled it to showcase the beauty and splendour on offer in this majestic setting. Reethi Faru Resort Best Resort & Spa 2018 - Maldives Maldives Sea Maldives Beach Walk