Reethi Faru ResortIndian Ocean,Maldives
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Reethi Faru is a 4star luxury bio-resort on the secluded, pristine & private island of Filaidhoo in Raa atoll. The Maldives is famed for its beautiful beaches and azure waters, but the team at Reethi Faru believe in sharing more of this paradise than just sun and sand. With a focus on sustainable luxury, the resort welcomes you to explore the island, and see for yourself their efforts to preserve the island and surrounding reef system. There are 145 tastefully built villas and suites, to suit couples looking to get away from it all, to families looking to spend more quality time together without digital distraction. There are 4 main room grades, each available in a stand alone villas or as a connected 2 bedroom suite. The garden villas are affordable, and ideal for anyone planning to spend their days enjoying the island and water sports. The beach villas and jacuzzi beach villas are situated around the south of the island, right on the beachfront. Whilst the water villas stretch out to the sunset,westerly side. Each water villa is secluded in its approach and location, and comes with its own private deck overlooking blue waters. These Villas come with beautiful natural light, open to the warm sea breeze, a spacious sitting area,rain shower, indoor shower and bathtub, sun loungers (with mattress) and direct lagoon access. All of the villas offer 24hour room service. You can book your stay at Reethi Faru on bed and breakfast or half board basis or upgrade to either of the 2 all inclusive plans too. All inclusive covers buffet meals, drinks (and selected alcoholic drinks), and snacks plus 2 excursions and a 15min massage. The All inclusive premium introduces selected a la carte options, as well as discounts of a wide range of excursions, water sports and spa services. A myriad of culinary experiences await you, with six restaurants and six bars, presenting scrumptious meals, fragrant cuisine and fine wines to indulge in. Grab a quick bite in the Raalhu cafe, or a healthy snack at Veyo. Catch of the day specialises in seafood, whilst the Reethi grill has hot Tandoori or wood fired pizzas. The Dhiyavaru is open 24 hours for a la carte meals and drinks and Vakaru is a buffet setting. Grab a drink at the Nala bar, Sunset bar or Hargue bar and games room. The Reethi Faru water sports centres offers something for everyone. Our team of instructors assists you in your adventure using state-of-the-art equipment. Pull out the jet ski, slide the catamaran into shallow waters, push your canoe or go kite surfing. Sea Explorers run the on site dive centre, with daily adventures for certified divers, snorkelers and anyone keen to take their first breaths underwater. Then treat yourself to some much deserved me time at the Coconut spa.
To the east of the island, hidden amidst tropical vegetation, are the Reethi Faru Garden Villas 49sqm. The Two-Bedroom Garden Suites collection extends you two bedrooms with a shared living room and powder room 126sqm
Ideal for couples, the beach-front villas, located on the north-west, north-east and south-east beaches of the island, have the most luxurious interior size 64sqm. The six exclusive beach-front Deluxe Two-Bedroom Beach Suites, designed especially for families or a large group to enjoy their holiday together. Situated on the north-east, north-west and south-east beaches of the island and steps away from the ocean, these villas allow you to feel the white sand a step outside your porch 147sqm.
For couples who wish to indulge in the finer things in life can enjoy uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean equipped with a personal Spa Bath. This beach villa in Maldives is designed to fit the idealism of honeymooners and is the perfect selection for you and your partner to relax in and recharge your batteries at. Get lost in the view, as you do away with your stress at the terrace Jacuzzi or recline on the deck chairs, savouring the ambience 68sqm
The spacious Water Villas offer a luxurious and ethereal beach vacation. Tranquilly positioned over the clear blue lagoon on stilts to provide you with an authentic Indian Ocean experience, these villas are unique and beautifully designed to offer you the most spectacular views of the ocean 78sqm. the 2bedroom water villa suite with spa tub is the largest on the island 226sqm.
All rooms have king or twin beds, air con, ceiling fan, mini bar, safe, satellite TV, wifi, tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryer. The villas or connected two-bedroom suites are built with commitment to conservation at the heart of their traditional design. Reeth Faru builds using many locally sourced materials such as bricks made from recycled soil, bio consciously treated sustainable teak from Indonesia and lacquer work and ceramics from the region.
We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.
The Maldives is in the Indian Ocean, a 10-14hr flight from the UK, around 370 miles southwest of Sri Lanka. It is made up of 1200 islands, stretching over 500 miles from north to south. The main arrival airport for all flights to the Maldives is Male's airport island (MLE).
The Maldives is famous for its great snorkelling, manta cleaning stations, whalesharks, shark dives and fast drift dives through channels. The water remains a constant 27-28 C year round.
On the 15th of July 2020 Maldives reopened it's borders for international travel. For British nationals The Foreign & Commonwealth Office currently advises against all but essential international travel to the Maldives at the moment. We expect this to change soon. Many other countries already consider it safe for their nationals to visit the Maldives. All travellers travelling to and from Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours prior to their travel. Traveller Health Declaration has to be filled and submitted via the online portal of Maldives Immigration, "Imuga", imuga.immigration.gov.mv. All tourists will undergo non-intrusive temperature checks and screening on arrival to the Maldives. All tourists are required to wear face masks and respect social distancing practices at the airportat the airport, during domestic travel and in all enclosed public spaces. Tourists are not allowed to travel to visit other islands than their resort. Liveaboards will not offer visits to local islands. Most resorts have their own additional routines for keeping their guests safe. If you're returning to the UK, you will need to: provide your journey and contact details self-isolate for 14 days Updated 21JUL2020
Whilst there are 2 monsoon seasons (Nov-Apr & May-Oct), the diving remains excellent year round. Diving operators will changes their dive sites in each season to find the best hot spots for the big fish! Traditionally, our summer months tend to be windier with a higher chance of rain, whilst the winter months are flatter. However, the seasons are much less predictable in reality and its a fabulous place to dive whatever time of year!
Our holidays to the Maldives can be quoted with most major airlines. If you would like to depart from a regional UK airport (eg. Glasgow/Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham or Gatwick) or have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. If you make your own flight arrangements to Male, please check the transfer arrangements before confirming your flights. Please do not finalise any flight arrangements yourself before your liveaboard space is confirmed as being held.
As most flights are not direct, it is simple to add a stop over en route - simply ask your travel consultant for a quote. Sri Lanka is our most popular, up coming destination - with beautiful beaches, it's a great alternative to staying in the Maldives resorts. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, why not head into the jungle for look for elephants and leopards. Or if you are a culture vulture, we highly recommend a Kandy city tour. The choice is yours! As we are able to book most major airlines to the Maldives, you can also add a stop to break up your flight. Popular locations include Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi.
UK passport holders are able to obtain a free 30 day visa on arrival. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here . If transiting via Sri Lanka you must have a visa prior to travel click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here
On arrival in the Maldives, you will need to clear immigration and collect your baggage. You will then be met outside of arrivals by a representative from your liveaboard or resort. They will be holding a board with either your destination or your name on it. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please turn left from arrivals and go to the information desk at Male airport. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
If your holiday begins in Male you will be met and taken to your boat. The transfer takes around 20mins. Many of our Maldives holidays will include either a domestic flight or seaplane transfer. It takes approx 45mins -1 hour to clear immigration and collect your baggage at Male airport. We endeavour to keep the transit between flights as short as possible and your transfer will normally take place within 3 hours of your international arrival, but please be aware, you may have to wait at the airport between flights. The domestic terminal is right next door to arrivals. This has AC, bathrooms and a small cafe. You will usually be met by a rep, who will assist you in moving between the terminals. The baggage allowance on domestic flights is typically 20kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg. The seaplane check in desk is to your right on exiting the arrivals hall. You will check your bag in here and then be transferred to the seaplane terminal by bus. This has AC, bathrooms, a small cafe and shop. The seaplanes run regularly throughout the day and due to the way the scheduling is organised, the exact time of your seaplane cannot be confirmed prior to arrival in Male. Seaplanes do not run in the dark - the fist seaplane is around 06:00 Male time and ends around 16:00 Male time. The baggage allowance on seaplane flights is typically 20kgs hold and 5kgs hand baggage. Excess baggage is charged locally $2-$5/kg.
You will be taken back to Male airport in time for your international flight. Domestic flights and seaplanes will arrive in time for you to make your connections. Typically you will arrive at the airport 1 1/2- 2 hours before your flight time. There is currently no departure tax when leaving the Maldives.
Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.
USD cash is the preferred currency. Credit & debit cards accepted although a surcharge may apply. A 12% local GST applies to all purchases made in the Maldives and will be added to bills locally.
Typically the Maldives has good mobile phone coverage throughout, although it is not 100 percent - please check with your phone contract provider for data roaming, charges and 3G availability.
Either UK 3 pin or European 2 pin plugs. Please do not leave batteries charging unattended in your rooms.
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
A full range of PADI or SSI courses, boat trips and special excursions including Hanivaru Bay can be arranged and paid for locally
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Nitrox is available for a local charge
A typical deposit for a holiday to Reethi Faru resort is £400-£600 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class).
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation
A return domestic flight and speedboat transfer from Male is included. You may be charged for excess baggage on the domestic flight if you are above the weight limit for your hold baggage. A standard resort package includes 2 people sharing 7 nights in a garden villa on an bed and breakfast basis. Room upgrades and meal/drink plan upgrades available on request. The mandatory green tax has been included and prepaid in your holiday
Local taxes on purchases apply in the Maldives (12% GST). All additional meals and drinks are arranged and paid for at the end of your stay. Spa treatments, and any local excursions, private tours or special occasion services are arranged and will be added to your in resort bill. Day diving can be booked and paid for on site with the dive centre. Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed. Please ask for a quote to add international flights from the UK to your holiday
The Sea-Explorers PADI & SSI accredited Dive Centre are able to open up an undersea world of submerged islands, dramatic overhangs, underwater walls and sea caves in Raa atoll. Whether scuba diving in Maldives or snorkelling you can 'relax under pressure' with our multi-national team who have a program to suit, from dive courses, day and night dives, snorkel excursions and boat trips. With a range of PADI and SSI courses available at the dive centre you can also take your first breaths underwater or improve your diving skills during your stay.
The daily schedule is flexible, allowing you to pack in as much - or little - diving and snorkelling as possible. Book a single shore dive, take up the 6 day no limit package, or upgrade your shore diving to boat diving. The choice is yours! There are regular special trips to Hanivaru, a famous manta aggregation during the summer months. And do not miss the night dives!