The Emerald Collection has announced its exciting expansion with the acquisition of Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa. This luscious 7-hectare private island in the Raa Atoll will open on 1st May 2022.
“We are thrilled to announce the acquisition and launch of our second property in the Maldivian archipelago, Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa – a smaller, and lusciously green island with a beautiful house reef, a spa and glorious dining,” comments Aldo Scarapicchia, Partner and Managing Director of The Emerald Collection.
“There is huge demand for our family villas at Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa, and Emerald Faarusushi Resort & Spa caters to families and groups of travellers alike, with ten terrific family villas. The acquisition of Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa is an exciting stage in our growth as a collection of distinctive luxury tropical resorts and consolidates our brand’s international presence which spans from the Maldives to Zanzibar, where we’re opening a new 5-star resort next year”.
Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa encapsulates barefoot elegance at its finest while paying homage to the thriving Maldivian environment that surrounds the resort.
The island has 80 appointed villas, split into six different categories: Beach Villas (10), Family Villas with Pool (10), Beach Villas with Pool (17), Water Villa with Pool (39), Superior Water Villa with Pool (3) and one Presidential Villa beautifully located on the pristine beach.
Championing a minimalistic, sophisticated design which incorporates natural elements of stone and wood, Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa’s water and beach villas will cater for couples looking for seclusion and privacy, families seeking quality time together and groups of friends looking for the ultimate bucket-list experiences.
Guests can select from five restaurants and two bars. Signature Italian restaurant, Mediterraneo, will serve up the finest Italian dishes under the starred Maldivian sky, and Eclipse Bar invites guests for delicious cocktails and aperitifs, as the sun sets into the water.
Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa also houses the Emerald Spa, a state-of-the-art wellness facility hidden amongst the lush vegetation. The spa comprises 8 air-conditioned spa suites elevated among the palm trees – where the unique design and oval roofs resemble eco-friendly spaceships.
There is a steam room, a manicure and pedicure corner, a yoga pavilion, plunge pools, a spa boutique, and an immersive relaxation area – the perfect spot for forest bathing.