Sirru Fen Fushi to FairMont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi
Sirru Fen Fushi, rebranded under the AccorHotel’s Fairmont brand. Now its FairMont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.
Sirru Fen Fushi – which translates to ‘Secret Water Island’ in Dhivehi, the official language of the Maldives – is located in Shaviyani Atoll and is the sole resort on the atoll. Its previously untouched location has led to flora and fauna to thoroughly flourish, with Manta Rays, Turtles, including Spinner and Bottlenose Dolphins to name a few, being regular visitors to the lagoon and its turquoise waters. The nine-kilometer long house reef, is also home to a bustling marine ecosystem.
The lush, all-villa island which spans just over one-kilometer-long and 600 meters across; offers 112 luxury villas, ranging from beach villas, water villas and tented jungle villas; which all come with a private pool and cater to both couples and families alike.
“Our resort and the destination itself are inextricably linked. As the location for the Maldives’ first Underwater Art installation we hope to raise awareness that encourages long-term reef protection and sustainable tourism,” says Denis Dupart, General Manager of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.
Keeping in line with Accorhotels reputation and passion to bridge luxury and simplicity with nature, the resorts dining outlets include an international all-day dining spot called Raha Market (“Raha” which aptly translates as “Taste” in Dhivehi), an over-water Japanese restaurant, sushi bar and sea lounge named Kata, which adds a Maldivian twist to Japanese dishes; and the over-water fine dining –seafood focused restaurant, Azure.
Fairmont is also known for their meaningful community engagement and lasting guest experiences; At Sirru Fen Fushi, these include cooking classes with a local chef, island excursions and sunset fishing aboard a Maldivian ‘dhoni’ via traditional line fishing to give the guests a “Raha” of the Maldivian way of life.
To further reinforce the connection with nature and to indulge the creative sensibilities and spirits of the guests, there are a curated selection of activities available for families with children at the resort, such as coconut painting, canvas creations, jewelry and dreamcatcher making are available. Including Teen Town, which offers a range of adventures and distractions for young adults. Guests too can partake in the planting of coconut trees on the island, be involved in coral restoration and the memorable turtle release programs.
To top it off, the resort will also feature the Maldives’ first underwater sculpture museum, created by British artist Jason deCaires Taylor. One of the world’s most renown ‘underwater naturalists’, whose work, the ‘The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park’ has been described as one of the Wonders of the World by National Geographic.
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is accessible in 50 minutes via domestic flight from Velana International Airport, followed by speedboat from Hanimaadhoo Airport to the resort or alternatively, guests can book a 50-minute, birds-eye view, seaplane directly to the resort.
Sirru Fen Fushi counts as the third hotel towards AccorHotels presence in the Maldives, which also includes Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort and Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort.