A Sophisticated Maldivian Destination

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, a 100-villa resort on the beautiful beaches of the North Malé atoll, looks forward to welcoming guests to island life in 2021.

World-renowned hospitality brand Ritz-Carlton is bringing its five-star finesse to the beautiful Fari Islands in the Maldives. Set to open to the public in 2021, the resort is inspired by beru, Maldivian drums, representing the circle of island life. The resort’s beru is centralised through minimalist circular architecture and a holistic philosophy of wholeness that the Maldivian culture and environment supports.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands will have 100 simple, yet staggeringly beautiful villas built across four picture-perfect paradise islands, all with ocean and lagoon views of the crystal-clear waters. Each villa will be cared for by a personal host to tailor the guests’ journey and look after their every need. Guests will be able to dine at seven different restaurants, as well as enjoy exceptional treatments from world-class brands at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Families will delight in the full Ritz Kids programme, as well as a range of experiences to protect and explore the ocean around them.

The vision behind the resort’s iconic spherical design, created by Kerry Hill Architects, is inspired by the circular forms of the turquoise lagoon and the swirling ocean breezes, with modern architecture meeting the Maldives. The interior and exterior design are humble, minimalist and visually lightweight, leaving little impact on the environment and maximising views to the horizon and the connection with the elements.

Each villa’s design also allows for total privacy, cocooned by the clean sweeping curves and lines of the architecture, with the water, landscape and breeze flowing around and between the spaces. All bedrooms look out to the horizon through panoramic sliding doors that dissolve the barrier between inside and out, with a curved deck and private pool merging into the ocean beyond. Interior villa design also continues the simple approach to detailing, with a limited palette of natural materials and colour hues.

The property is ideally located on Fari Islands, a 45-minute journey by speedboat or a 10-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport.  The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is part of Fari Islands, an archipelago that features three world-class hospitality brands, including The Ritz-Carlton.