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This Resort Embraces the Rhythms of Maldivian Life

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands seamlessly merges local traditions with high design.

ritz-carlton maldives; Fari Islands

Mar 22, 2022

FOR DESIGN-LOVERS AND travelers seeking a sense of place, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, offers a truly elevated way to immerse oneself in the culture and natural splendor of this archipelago nation. From the moment guests arrive, they’re welcomed with a traditional Sangu horn greeting, a nod to a centuries-old local tradition. To extend the sense of local hospitality, your in-villa butler will offer up a “Kashikeyo” welcome drink made with local screw pine sweet juice. 

Guests can then enjoy an afternoon tea with traditional delicacies like Kulhi Boakibaa or more deeply engage through cultural activities such as a painting class or a Bodu Beru Drum workshop. For aspiring explorers looking to learn more about this dazzlingly beautiful island, the Island Discovery Box comes complete with a map, compass, magnifying glass, and other tools to help you learn all about the biodiverse flora and fauna. Kids will especially enjoy the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, which will tap into their inner ocean voyager, as well as activities like a Sangu horn playing lesson. 

Anyone looking to connect with nature will find plenty of opportunities to do so here. The Fari Islands are teeming with marine life, which guests can discover for themselves through the on-site dive center. In addition, the resort’s approach to sustainability offers a chance to help protect the precious natural reefs that are home to so many underwater Maldivian species. 

Maldivian culture is etched into the very design of the resort. The concept of “beru,” or the circle of island life, informs the curved shapes and organic forms of the iconic architecture. Viewed from above, the resort looks like a halo wreathed by pearl-white sand in the cerulean waters of one of the most naturally beautiful places on Earth.

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ritz-carlton maldives; fari islands
ritz-carlton maldives; fari islands
ritz-carlton maldives; fari islands
ritz-carlton maldives; fari islands
ritz-carlton maldives; fari islands
ritz-carlton maldives; fari islands
ritz-carlton maldives; fari islands

All photos courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.

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