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Reethi Faru Resort

Reethi Faru Resort is a stunning tropical Bio Luxury island paradise with white sandy beaches, easily yielding to green shallow waters around the reef that merge with the infinite blue ocean. There is more to the resort than sun, sand and sea and the experience of staying here will outdo the tranquility of the surroundings. Located on the island of Filaidhoo in Raa Atoll, this breath-taking island seamlessly blends intimacy and privacy and measures just 600m x 350m. With a focus on sustainable luxury, the resort invites you to co-share its vision of being the guardian of the island. Reethi Faru is a private boutique resort with an enviable pedigree for conserving the natural beauty of the islands and sustaining the ecosystems upon which the fragile coral reef relies.

Garden Villa
Designed with a contemporary flair yet fused with tropical chic, each villa is surrounded by local flora and offers the tranquility of your home.

Deluxe Beach Villa
The truly private setting will encourage you to live the ‘Me’ time that you have always yearned for. Each villa comes with its own sunset cabana, sun chairs and reading chairs. A book, some soft music, and the natural surroundings amidst plenty of sunlight will bring enough reasons to smile without any reasons or perhaps give you another reason to smile.

Deluxe Jacuzzi Beach Villa
The Villa provides an ‘all to your self’ jacuzzi on a private terrace to make your stay relaxing and rejuvenating. Enjoy your private sunset overlooking the azure waters. You will not forget to lose yourself.

Water Villa
This is your space, with a sky that is your own. If gazing at the stars or soaking in the view holding hand in hand in a private setting sounds romantic, then this is it. These Villas come with beautiful natural lights, wooden ceiling and warm décor often brushed by a fresh breeze.

Located within a coconut grove on the west side of the island, the spa comprises all of the elements of self-pampering and wholistic healing. The Coconut Spa combines an otherworldly tropical atmosphere with the finest spa treatments, ideal for seasoned holiday makers seeking a luxurious spa resort in the Maldives. Luxuriate in the steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi or relaxation area while you wait for your treatment or after for the perfect pampering session.

Vakaru (Main Restaurant)
With breakfast being the most important meal of the day, the restaurant has something for everyone. Our breakfast menu has a live section to serve waffles, pancakes, omelets, and local fares as well as continental spreads with a plethora of tastes tantalizing your taste buds. The menu extends to offer a wide selection of lunch and dinner options.

Dhiyavaru Restaurant
The menu offers bold flavors, authentic pasta, fresh snacks, the classical Tuna Nicoise, sumptuous vegetarian options and delightful local flavors.

Huvandhu Garden
Robust menu with meats of all colors and starters that will excite your taste buds yet clean your palette for more to come.

Reethi Grill
A cosmopolitan menu, with live cooking options, a wide selection of seafood and cuisine from the subcontinent as well as mainland Europe will test your capability to choose and the secluded setting will offer an intimate dining experience under the stars.

Haruge (Main Bar)
This is where you will find yourself if you are missing the hustle and bustle of where you live. Stop for a quick drink at this satellite bar created for convenience.

Nala Bar
Located amidst peaceful and blissful surroundings and serviced by renowned connoisseurs, Nala Bar will let you indulge in authentic sundowners.

Raalhu Cafe
We always need a quick bite of our favorite things. Crepes, burgers, pizzas and more in a natural setting, plenty of sunlight and the backdrop of a gorgeous island. Try their bold and exciting menu and feed your soul.

Veyo Bar
An idyllic waterfront setting for sunset cocktails paired with fusion inspired bites and local food.

Thari Bar
Semi-annually, Thari Bar is the perfect location for sundowners to watch the day go by with a breathtaking view of one of the best sunsets in the Maldives.

Sunset Bar
This is the place where you lose yourself to find the special someone next to you. The bar offers plenty of non-alcoholic options as well as refreshing beverages to put you at ease.

Veggie n Vegan
Make your pick from the Butternut Soup with Crispy Sage and Apple Croutons or Grilled Kebabs, Avocado Dressing, served with Tossed Spinach Salad and Toasted Seeds, everything is just lip-smacking. Don’t forget to pamper those sweet buds with our Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake.

Boat Dives
Most of the dive spots can be reached within 10 – 45 minutes by boat (Dhoni). The furthest dive spot is about 1 hour away from Reethi Faru. There are approximately 40 dive spots to choose from, which are divided into 4 basic categories: thilas, outer reefs, island reefs and channels. Depending on the season you can see different fish life. Reethi Faru is located in the middle of the southern Raa atoll. You can reach the east and the west side easily within 30 to 40 minutes. Manta diving is possible nearly all year around! In Raa Atoll, you can find dive sites with stronger currents, giving the chance to see some of the “big ones” – Eagle Rays, Grey Reef Sharks, Giant Trevallies, Silvertip Reef Sharks are all common at these dive spots.

Manta Snorkeling – Hanifaru Bay UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Excursions to Hanifaru Bay are available on request! The excursion takes around 4 hours with a speed boat including 1 hour in Hanifaru Bay and 1 hour at one of the nearby reefs. Hanifaru Bay is one of the best locations in the world to swim with manta rays and is famous for its mass Manta aggregations! Hanifaru bay is situated within a marine protected area on the eastern edge of Baa Atoll in the central atolls of the Maldives. Hanifaru in the local Dhivehi language translates to narrow ‘Hani’ reef ‘faru’. Hanifaru bay is a small and shallow cul-de-sac reef inlet with a sandy bottom surrounded by shallow reef along all but a small section at the western end.

Hanifaru Bay is a key aggregation site for Reef Manta Rays (Mobula alfredi), which frequent this site primarily to feed, however Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) have also been observed feeding here. Through photo identification, the Maldivian Manta Ray Project has recorded over 1,800 individuals at this site during the last 15 years of research! This is also one of the few places in the world to witness Manta Rays cyclone feeding, with up to 247 individuals being recorded during one of these mass feeding events.

Due to the unique structure of the bay’s outer reef, each year from May to end of November during the Southwest Monsoon (Hulhangu – local Dhivehi name), mass aggregations of feeding Mantas frequently occur inside the bay. Strong lunar tides overcome the force of the prevailing monsoonal current, sucking plankton rich water from ocean depths outside the atoll back into the shallow atoll channels. In the channel next to Hanifaru Bay, these currents form a back eddy or reverse current, that traps and concentrates plankton in the shallow bay.

With the implementation of the Maldives Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) management plan in 2012, sustainable tourism practices and strict regulations are continuously being enforced within Hanifaru MPA. These include but are not limited to; tourist and boat limits, SCUBA and fishing bans, scheduled alternation of entrance days between liveaboards and resort boats, speed limits, and specified use of entrance and exit routes. EPA Biosphere Reserve rangers are based on site to maintain the rules and regulations of the MPA. Such regulations and management initiatives are vital to ensure the efficacy of Hanifaru Bay in conserving the Maldives Manta Ray population, by minimising the harmful ramifications arising from human-manta ray interactions.

Dive Courses
Reethi Faru also offers a range of dive courses for uncertified divers or anyone wanting to further their training.