Located on the Kaafu Atoll, the perfectly shaped island has an ideal ratio of beach, greenery and coral reef. Exuding a rustic and homely elegance, each of the islands villas are designed in a spiral seashell layout and topped with a Maldivian style thatched roof. Bedroom doors open onto beaches of fine sand while fresh scents of roses and lemongrass are added daily to the in-room incense burner, courtesy of the onsite Thai spa. There is no pressure to leave the room as sumptuous seafood grills can be prepared right on your private terrace. Anticipate each sunrise with an expertly prepared Maldivian breakfast of Mas Huni.
Composed of freshly caught tuna mixed with onion, coconut and chilli, it is traditionally enjoyed with freshly baked flatbread and hot sweetened tea. Many of the chefs herbs and vegetables are grown on the island with a smart system that uses space and water saving hydroponics technology. Courtesy of the islands marine lab, local stingrays have a permanent RSVP for the Vabbinfaru crab and shrimp dinner special. Served daily by the resorts conservationist team, it is wonderful to watch as they jump and play like excited puppies, each with its own distinct personality. Guests can also swim over to the offshore turtle sanctuary for a chance to interact with and feed baby turtles.
These memorable hands-on experiences are the best way to learn about preserving the delicate Maldivian ecosystem. Participating in the care and feeding of coral reef populations creates an opportunity to not only enjoy but also to give back to nature.