The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Classic luxury with an island twist

There’s an unmistakable air of luxury surrounding the tropical paradise that is The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. It could be the secluded chain of private islands, the boldly designed overwater villas or the above-and-beyond private butler service. Or it could simply be postcard-perfect natural surroundings: sparkling turquoise waters, lush vegetation and blue sky as far as the eye can see.

This ultra-luxe resort is a feast for the eyes. One hundred villas are all created with a unique curvature and lined with strategically placed wooden slats to maintain a sense of privacy. The circular overwater villas — a marked departure from the thatched-roof villas prevalent in the Maldives — form an oval around the ring-shaped spa. Indoor/outdoor living spaces feel seamless, with retractable wall-to-wall windows and spacious outdoor showers.

In fact, The Ritz-Carlton eschews the barefoot luxury look of other Maldives resorts in favor of a sleek, modern aesthetic. You won’t find gimmicks like waterslides into the ocean or glass-bottomed bathrooms — just pure, unadulterated luxury.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Every guest is treated like royalty at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the sound of a traditional Sangu horn as well as your private butler or aris meeha, the local Dhivehi term for an attendant to the royal family.
  • The Maldives hotel takes sustainability seriously, installing solar panels on each of the 100 villas, removing single-use plastic from the property and bottling its own water onsite.
  • Eau Bar serves as the resort’s striking centerpiece with a round pool jutting out into the Indian Ocean. Laze the day away in a plush lounger with a cocktail, stop in for afternoon tea or visit at dusk to catch the hotel’s nightly Maldivian sunset ritual.
  • Almost any activity is at your fingertips at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. Whether you’re interested in sunrise yoga, tennis, watersports, spa treatments or even a private charter of a superyacht, you’ll find it here.
  • Seven unique restaurants and bars cater to almost any palate. Feast on Cantonese-style favorites at Summer Pavilion, tacos at Beach Shack, Middle Eastern fare at Arabesque (located in nearby Fari Marina Village), Italian classics at La Locanda and teppanyaki at Iwau.

The Rooms

  • Floor-to-ceiling glass doors make the airy 1,600-square-foot accommodations feel even larger, especially when retracted to create a walk-out balcony.
  • Furnished with a plush chaise lounge, couch and private infinity pool overlooking the endless ocean, the villa’s picturesque terrace might tempt you to spend an entire day here.
  • The luxury resort's rooms boast an excellent bathroom. A large marble soaking tub and two showers (one indoor, one outdoor) let you soak up views while washing off the sand with high-end Bamford toiletries. An impossibly soft robe waits to envelop you in vacation relaxation afterward.
  • Each of the 100 villas offers a private dock with ocean and lagoon access and a catamaran net so you can soak up the sun just inches above crystal-clear waters.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Getting There
North Male Atoll, Male, 20013 Maldives
NeighborhoodNorth Male Atoll
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