Stunning pool villas designed to maximise the calm Indian Ocean breeze and perched on the beachside and over the turquoise lagoon will headline the introduction of Minor Hotels’ Avani brand to the Maldives.
Opening in Q2 next year, Avani+ Fares will be located in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, around a 35-minute seaplane ride from Velana Airport in Malé.
Villas will feature ergonomic lighting and easy-to-use technology, with many also including their own private swimming pool and lagoon access.
Guests will have access to a variety of underwater wildlife to mingle at Hanifaru Bay, renowned as one of the best places in the Maldives to swim with manta rays, dolphins and turtles. The bay is also home to more than a dozen sites for qualified PADI divers to explore.
The resort will offer numerous water sports and underwater gear including snorkels, with the resort itself playing home to a 220-metre reef and the larger Fares reef located further offshore.
Back on dry land, there will be seven restaurants for guests to enjoy during a stay, serving up both locally inspired and international dishes, while private in-villa dining settings are also available to book in advance.
An on-site farm will keep the resort stocked with fresh fruit and vegetables, while local fisherman will deliver a daily catch for expert chefs to transform into gourmet delicacies. A dedicated restaurant for children makes the resort ideal for families.
Guests wishing to break a sweat and maintain their workout regime will have access to a tailored fitness program delivered by a specialised high-performance coach.
At the other end of the scale, the AvaniSpa will offer a menu of calming wellness treatments to rejuvenate the skin and lower the tempo.
"The arrival of Avani+ Fares in the Maldives meets a growing niche in demand for guests seeking alternatives to traditional luxury by providing a contemporary new offering, enabling a wider audience to experience one of the world’s most exclusive destinations," said Minor Hotels’ Senior Vice President of Operations for Asia, William Costley.
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