Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa Hotel

Maldives, Indian Ocean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Located on a private 7-hectare island, the Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa has finally opened up its doors and is ready to welcome you. Featuring beach and overwater villas, five restaurants, two bars, luxury spa, water sports and kids club there's experiences here for everyone. And whether you're travelling in a couple or as a family the Deluxe All-Inclusive package covers every aspect of your hideaway holiday so, there’s nothing more for you do to except sit back, relax, and soak up some sunshine. Or for the more adventurous, why not grab a snorkel and explore the local house reef – directly from your Superior Water Villa! Heaven.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kids Club
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

In the Raa Atoll, this 20-hectare island is surrounded by 1.5km of soft sand. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 40 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).

Hotel information

80 Beach and Overwater villas. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, iPod docking station, WiFi, tea/coffee-making facilities and daily refreshed mini-bar. Beach Villas have an open-air bathroom and private furnished patio with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. Deluxe All-Inclusive includes: breakfast (at Aqua), lunch (at Aqua and Beach Club Grill), and dinner (at Aqua, Beach Club Grill, Carnivorous, Mediterraneo and La Asiatique). Selected premium branded drinks, including spirits, international beers, international wines, cocktails and signature drinks, plus soft drinks including in-house mineral water.

Beach Villas with Pool have a front-row access to Faaruhushi’s white-sand beach, and a private covered patio with lounge furniture, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Water Villas with Pool are located along Faarufushi’s jetty, and feature a patio over the sea plus a private infinity pool with direct access to the water, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Ideal for families the Family Beach Villa with Pool have a separate twin bedroom, as well as 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Water Villas with Pool are located at the end of jetty, and have a private infinity pool, patio over the sea, lounge area, bedroom with walk-in closet, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • Book by 31 July 2024 to receive up to 30% off stays between 01 May – 23 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types.

Aqua Restaurant (all-day dining, International buffet restaurant). Beach Club Grill Restaurant (lunch). Carnivorous Restaurant (churrasco style barbecue, dinner). Le Asiatique (Asian mix, dinner). Mediterraneo Restaurant (Mediterranean and seafood menu, dinner). Sunset Pool and Bar. Eclipse Bar.

Spa* with yoga pavilion. Gym. Water sports centre with hobie cats, kayaks, kites and windsurfing. Motorised water sports*. Dive centre*. Tennis court. Kid’s club (3-12 years).

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: to ensure our customer's safety, we are unable to offer over water accommodation to children under the age of 12.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating E.F. was paradise for me

Jun 19, 2024 Jinmyung B

It was first time to visit Maldives. It was really great time at E.F. Beautiful ocean, nice whether, kind people and amazing foods... unforgettable. It was perfect. It seemed paradise. And I was lucky because I met Sam and Sam helped everything whatever I wanted. Thank you again Sam. If I have a chance to come to Maldives again, I would choose… Read more
It was first time to visit Maldives. It was really great time at E.F. Beautiful ocean, nice whether, kind people and amazing foods... unforgettable. It was perfect. It seemed paradise. And I was lucky because I met Sam and Sam helped everything whatever I wanted. Thank you again Sam. If I have a chance to come to Maldives again, I would choose E.F. again. Read less
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Jun 17, 2024 Sightseer61166718668 Rugby, United Kingdom

I had always “dreamed” of visiting the Maldives, and with some special celebrations to enjoy, extensive research led us to booking Emerald Faarufushi and wow it certainly exceeded all our expectations. We stayed in a sunset overwater villa with pool, absolutely beautiful, with a jaw dropping view. The team worked tirelessly to ensure our room… Read more
I had always “dreamed” of visiting the Maldives, and with some special celebrations to enjoy, extensive research led us to booking Emerald Faarufushi and wow it certainly exceeded all our expectations. We stayed in a sunset overwater villa with pool, absolutely beautiful, with a jaw dropping view. The team worked tirelessly to ensure our room was cleaned and maintained to the highest of standards. Mini bar and snacks replenished daily, beautiful “decorations” when celebrating which are personal, making you feel so special. All the restaurants and bars are outstanding, the service is excellent, staff are friendly, attentive and really genuinely wanting you to relax and enjoy your holiday. The food, wine and cocktails are delicious and the deluxe all-inclusive really is “just that”! The spa is heavenly, have a treatment, it’s a real treat, believe me and set in magical surroundings, pure paradise. Also a heartfelt thank you to Sam our villa host, kind, caring and professional, to Ammy and Aniket, never stop smiling…. So “the dream” is now wonderful memories, we will be back! Read less
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Jun 14, 2024 Shelby M Kansas City, Missouri

We traveled from the US to Emerald for our Honeymoon. I do not have the proper words to describe how breathtaking the property is, and most of all how truly incredible the staff is. Kunal was a highlight of our whole trip! He was knowledgable, proactive, extremely kind and went the extra mile with every interaction. We felt lucky to have him at… Read more
We traveled from the US to Emerald for our Honeymoon. I do not have the proper words to describe how breathtaking the property is, and most of all how truly incredible the staff is. Kunal was a highlight of our whole trip! He was knowledgable, proactive, extremely kind and went the extra mile with every interaction. We felt lucky to have him at the reigns of our time on the island. His presence blew us away. Aalim, Arun, Nuwan, Aktolkyn, Payc and the two gentleman who worked at the main pool during the day running drinks (I feel horrible for not writing down there name!) made our trip even better with each and every interaction. We felt like close friends by the second or third day. There was a smile, wave, "hello", at every turn on the island. It was hard to leave this great group of people! Our water bungalow was beautiful, luxurious, clean, restocked daily - not to mention the set of bikes for our use parked out front. There is not a detail missed throughout the entire island. The food was fresh and DELICIOUS! The staff and chefs behind the resorts beautifully curated offerings are extremely talented. We have said time and time again that coming to Emerald was better than we could have ever hoped for. It blew all expectations that we had out of the water. Funny enough, I have had several dreams since returning to reality about our time on the island, starring some of the great people mentioned above! ha! This was a once in a lifetime trip for us. We will spend the rest of our lives reminiscing on the precious memories made and wishing to do it all over again. We are full of absolute gratitude for those who made this trip so special, and for the beautiful island of Faarufushi. Read less
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Jun 14, 2024 chao w

非常完美的一次旅行,我们的管家 Sam 非常的贴心。会帮我们细心的预定好行程。我们的英文不是很好,但是她可以用我们能听懂的方式告诉我们。其次就是这里的风景与服务,海洋很蓝,天空很美,大家都很热情。最重要的是很有礼貌,会注重我们的隐私。It was a perfect trip and our butler Sam was very sweet. Will help us carefully book the trip. Our English is not very good, but she can tell us in a way that we can understand. Second is the scenery and service here, the sea is… Read more
非常完美的一次旅行,我们的管家 Sam 非常的贴心。会帮我们细心的预定好行程。我们的英文不是很好,但是她可以用我们能听懂的方式告诉我们。其次就是这里的风景与服务,海洋很蓝,天空很美,大家都很热情。最重要的是很有礼貌,会注重我们的隐私。It was a perfect trip and our butler Sam was very sweet. Will help us carefully book the trip. Our English is not very good, but she can tell us in a way that we can understand. Second is the scenery and service here, the sea is very blue, the sky is very beautiful, everyone is very warm. The most important thing is to be polite and take care of our privacy. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just go - this is the resort to pick!

Jun 12, 2024 JJtx1 San Francisco, California

This review is WAY overdue. tldr: No need to do further analysis: Just go! This is the place. Not only high-end food, lodging and activities, but also high-touch service. Kunal Varoo was our host and he as amazing. He effused professionalism balanced with friendliness. No request was too small or too extravagant. My 83yr old parents and 78yr… Read more
This review is WAY overdue. tldr: No need to do further analysis: Just go! This is the place. Not only high-end food, lodging and activities, but also high-touch service. Kunal Varoo was our host and he as amazing. He effused professionalism balanced with friendliness. No request was too small or too extravagant. My 83yr old parents and 78yr old auntie/uncle were joining us for a few days and he made sure that they were accommodated for various needs (one with slight balance issues and another struggling with short-term memory issues) and treated with the utmost of respect. This in itself touched my heart. Needless to say, they enjoyed their experience and rather than the normal "it was ok/good" response I typically get from them, they said "this was an absolute experience and we could not have imagined it". win-win! The variety of restaurants and activities was wonderful for our weeklong trip. The staff were so apologetic for unexpected rain (even on NYE) - this was unnecessary as even with some rain, it was a magical experience. I appreciated that you could be extroverted and meet other guests or not interact - the island was large enough that you never felt crowded or saw a majority of guests. The Eclipse Bar at sunset is a must-do! I got scuba-certified and felt completely at ease and supported. Thank you to Ayya Naseem, our dive master. He balanced being "by the book" with fun and adventure. I highly advise using an underwater go pro (you can rent one at the dive center) to capture the wonders of Faarufushi - we even saw an octopus! The property is gorgeous. Maintained fastidiously. We did half our stay on the beach and half on the water. Both were amazing and I loved the outdoor shower/baths. We participated in the cognac tasting and the gin/tonic journey; the bar manager was so knowledgeable, approachable and friendly. We also did the portrait session and the photographer was very kind, had good direction and did a wonderful post-production job! Thank you to everyone at Emerald Faarufushi - from the personal guidance at the airport and amazing welcome ceremony to every moment till our departure! I appreciate your commitment to eco longevity. I will return! Read less