Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa joins Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa in the group's portfolio
The Emerald Collection announces the opening of its second Maldivian five-star luxury property, Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa, in the island nation’s Raa Atoll.
Surrounded by a 100-hectare private lagoon with a natural coral reef, the new Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa is located on an intimate seven-hectare island, just 20 minutes by boat from the group’s first Maldivian property, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa.
Both resorts are members of The Leading Hotels of the World, and offer The Emerald Collection’s signature Deluxe All-Inclusive service formula, as well as the opportunity for guests to island-hop in the Maldives, experiencing two luxury properties under the same brand.
Emerald Faarufushi comprises 80 independent villas, five restaurants, two bars, the Emerald Spa with eight treatment rooms in treehouses and a Sports Centre equipped with Technogym machines.
The resort is also home to tennis and padel courts and offers a programme of fun, educational activities for children and teens at the Dolphin Kids Club.
Speaking about the opening, The Emerald Collection partner and managing director Aldo Scarapicchia said: “We are thrilled to consolidate our presence in the Maldives with the opening of Emerald Faarufushi Resort & Spa.
“The new property will allow us to offer an integrated experience for international guests, with 80 additional accommodations between Beach Villas and Water Villas, 70 of which have private pools. All our villas have been designed to comfortably host both couples and families with children. Our new resort is also home to the Dolphin Kids Club, a space where younger guests can really play and learn, and have fun yet feel independent under the watchful eye of our multilingual professional educators.
"The ‘barefoot elegance’ style of the resort is woven through every element of a stay, and promises excellent standards delivered hand-in-hand with a genuine sense of ease in the refined yet informal surroundings.''
The group has also renewed its focus on promoting sustainable tourism by implementing green practices both operationally and as part of the guest experience at this 100% plastic-free property.
The Emerald Collection aims to leave as limited an impact on the destination as possible, with projects including a coral farming initiative, the availability of Emerald Water bottled directly at the resort.
For more information, visit www.emerald-faarufushi.com