On 1st April 2023, the Avani brand featured under the Minor Hotels portfolio made its debut in the Maldives with the launching of Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort. Poised to bring laid-back luxury to the scenic shores of Baa Atoll, the property is set on the western rim of the heart-shaped atoll on a pristine stretch of natural island. This new key resort marks the sixth property under the Minor Hotels label, strengthening its positioning as a prominent industry player in the Indian Ocean destination.
The ultra-luxe resort was launched with a series of compelling opening offers, designed to offer competitive prices for retreats without any compromise. Prices start at USD 650 per night for Avani Beach Studios whereas Four-Bedroom Beach Pavilions are available from USD 2,800 per night onwards.
Paradise is unfurled at the property with an array of accommodation categories ranging from spacious Three-Bedroom Overwater villas laid out across the island’s turquoise lagoon to decadent beach pool villas and pavilions tucked away on the white-topped beach. Catering to multigenerational family stays, the property features two, three and four-bedroom beach pavilions and three-bedroom overwater options, paving way for memorable group escapades on the island.
The multi-faceted concept and design of the resort aim to strike the perfect balance between privacy and connectivity with a plethora of designated spaces created for relaxation and entertainment. Interiors are curated to let the outside in, with tribal-themed rooms alluringly leading towards private swimming pools and sun decks with powdery white shores just beyond the villa.
Likewise, palm-tree-lined pathways will immerse guests in the tropical vibe and guide them to a unique selection of restaurants and bars. Guests can also make use of in-house facilities like a water sports centre, an AvaniFit gym and a contemporary AvaniSpa. Kids and teens on the island can find their calling at The AvaniKids and Teens Club where they can indulge in a myriad of daily programs and adventures set in outdoors.
Situated in the midst of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Avani+ Fares enjoys the benefits of being located near two distinct landmarks in the Baa Atoll. This includes Hanifaru Bay renowned for its gatherings of whale sharks and manta rays and a remarkable chain of ring-shaped islands known as the Five Islands. In addition to this, the resort also lies in close proximity to 12 dive locations and its namesake Fares reef and houses its very own 220-metre house reef. Guests will be spoiled for choice when it comes to underwater excursions!
In terms of gastronomy, Avani+ Fares provides 7 restaurants, covering a plethora of cuisines and horizons. Guests can indulge in Maldivian and International cuisines at the main restaurant, Ocean Terrace and poolside bar, Skipjack while grilled delicacies can be enjoyed at Charcoal. Over at Hammock, guests can delight in grab-and-go snacks and kombuchas while Tribe & Smuggler’s Shack brings sundowners, after-dark cocktails and the largest collection of rum. Kids can find nutritious yet beloved food at the first-of-its-kind kids-only restaurant in the Maldives.