The iconic property of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands announced that it is the proud recipient of Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023 Five-Star award. The Forbes Travel Guide is the only globally acclaimed rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas and ocean cruises and is the hallmark of excellence in the hospitality industry.
Having received this prestigious accolade during the resort’s first full year of operation, it bears evidence of the exceptional service and experiences guests can look forward to on the island while truly embracing the circle of island life. The property forms part of the latest addition to the Forbes Travel Guide’s illustrious annual Star Rating list.
Situated in the cerulean blues of North Male’ Atoll, the flagship property was designed by Kerry Hill architects in an eye-catching spherical design inspired by the circular forms of the cyan lagoon and the swirling ocean breezes. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands depicts the perfect example of how modern architecture can meet the Maldives, with every space and villa exuding the island-living charm while staying true to modern designs.
The resort’s exquisite villas are either strewn across coral-sand beach coves or nestled over the turquoise waters. Each opulent villa is characterized by the presence of an infinity pool, sprawling sundeck and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. Moreover, a personal butler known as Aris Meeha will attend to all the requisites of guests during their stay.
Gastronomy is unveiled across seven restaurants and bars at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, located on the property’s designated Culinary Island, Grand Sunset Beach and the Fari Marina Village. In addition to this, guests can also engage in a plethora of recreational options on the island through the resort’s innovative collaboration with legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ambassadors of the Environment programme. Over at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, indulging spa treatments await with exclusive offers brought by the famed Bamford organic products.
Speaking on the award, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Renato De Oliveira remarked “We are incredibly honoured to receive this prestigious and world-renowned accolade and are proud to be recognized as a Forbes Five Star Hotel. Operating since June 2021, this is an absolute true reflection of the passion and dedication of our Ladies and Gentlemen to provide personalized experiences and genuine service to our guests each and every day. We look forward to continuing our unwavering commitment to inspire our guests to discover life’s most meaningful journeys through bespoke experiences and the legendary service of our Ladies and Gentlemen.”
“Travel is in an incredible position for continued growth, as people prioritize authentic, in-person experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “The hotels, ocean cruises, restaurants and spas on our 2023 Star Rating list demonstrate an impressive commitment to creating memorable environments that nurture connection, joy and sense of place as we experience the world to its fullest.”