The all-villa Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has opened on the Shaviyani Atoll in the North Maldives, complete with a Willow Stream Spa nestled in a 2,000sq m (21,500sq ft) wellness area.
Inspired by the tranquility of the island nation, the spa includes both indoor and outdoor spaces, and is themed around the elements of earth, air, fire, water and wood.
Treatments are designed to connect guests to local island culture, and include traditional ayurveda experiences from Subtle Energies, as well as a rejuvenating sensory journey created by skincare brand Kerstin Florian.
The spa also includes sea-view relaxation rooms, a 50m (164ft) serenity pool enhanced with aromatherapy, spa gardens for guided meditation, and yoga sessions overlooking the ocean.
The hotel includes 112 villas, each with a private pool, as well as luxury safari-style tented villas. Sirru Fen Fushi, which means ‘secret water island’ in the local Dhivehi language, will also pay homage to the abundant sea life and coral reef surrounding the resort, and will house a coral regeneration project in the form of an underwater art installation created by naturalist and artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
The hotel also includes a Fairmont Fit fitness centre with dedicated personal trainers and offering yoga, Pilates, warrior workouts, Thai boxing and more.