Man-Made Archipelado: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

The Fari islands archipelago transforms the Maldivian experience by introducing a vibrant scene of art, music, culture, and shopping and giving visitors a choice between living on a private island and in a big city.

Aerial view of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

As part of the integrated Fari Islands Archipelago, the resort provides access to both on- and off-property adventures. Activities on the sand and in the sea include kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball, and tennis. Young visitors have their own area at Ritz Kids, where they may enjoy video games or a swim in the dedicated outdoor pool. Discover luxury shopping from internationally famous designers, exquisite eating, and seminars focusing on arts, culture, and local crafts at the neighboring Fari Marina Village.

Dining area of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

The Ritz-Carlton brand’s heritage began with Swiss hotelier César Ritz, recognised in the hotel business as the “king of hoteliers and hotelier to kings.” With his administration of The Ritz in Paris and the Carlton Hotel in London, among others, he revolutionized luxury lodging in Europe. In 1905, he and the famed chef from his hotels, Auguste Escoffier, created “Ritz-Carlton” a la carte restaurants on board the Hamburg-Amerika Line Ocean liners SS Amerika and SS Imperator. With the onset of World War I in 1914, the restaurants on the ships suspended operations. Although Ritz died in 1918, his wife, Marie, carried on his legacy by establishing hotels in his honor.

Courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

Albert Keller founded The Ritz-Carlton Investing Company after purchasing and franchising the name in the United States. In 1911, the first Ritz-Carlton hotel in the United States opened in New York City. It was on Madison Avenue and 46th Street. The kitchens were run by Louis Diat, who created Vichyssoise there. In 1911, the Ritz-Carlton announced plans to expand to Philadelphia and Atlantic City. The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, designed by Horace Trumbauer and Warren & Wetmore, opened in 1913 at Broad and Walnut Streets. The Ritz-Carlton Montreal debuted in 1912, but Keller did not own it because it was in Canada. Keller’s Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City first opened its doors in 1921.

Pool side view of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

To celebrate sunsets with an elegant performance of Bodu Beru drums that honors the Maldives’ oldest surviving tradition, followed by a flaming ceremony marking the transition from day to evening, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands invites you to embrace island life. The resort has seven restaurants and bars spread over the dedicated Culinary Island, Grand Sunset Beach, and Fari Marina Village, delivering personalized experiences for all tastes. Guests may wake up to the scents of freshly made coffee at La Locanda, where Southern Italian food and culture bloom, and indulge in decadent mezze.

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, is a ring-shaped haven perched above the blue lagoon and features nine spa treatment rooms, including a spa suite with its own relaxation area, a salon, and a store. Each treatment room’s cardinal directions emit strong energy that is supplemented with therapeutic massages and Bamford’s organic body and skincare line, giving visitors to the Maldives a premium wellness experience.

Ritz Kids at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

Ritz Kids allows families and young visitors to interact with the location at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. The program, which is aimed at children aged 4 to 12, incorporates its four pillars—land, water, environmental responsibility, and culture—into a daily routine that includes sports, arts and crafts, culinary courses, and other activities. The Ritz Kids Club, a futuristic indoor-outdoor complex featuring playgrounds, sleeping pods, a video gaming and movie area, and a pool with slides and jets, serves as the basis for the experience.

Bottom view from Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

There is no place on earth where the water is as alluring as it is at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands’ Dive Centre is the hub for a wide range of water-based activities, including amazing excursions, a remarkable marine biology programme, exhilarating watersports, stunning diving, and private boat charters that let you take in the endless shades of blue surrounding the resort. The permanent marine biologist at the dive centre has inspected and authorised each marine-related activity, assisting in the protection and preservation of this delicate ecosystem for years to come. Enjoy a collection of thoughtfully designed experiences that will enable you to take part in a variety of distinctive and fruitful conservation initiatives in collaboration with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s ambassadors.