The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
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From Sangu conch shell blown on arrival, evoking a scene from the ancient Maldives, legendary Ritz-Carlton service by an Aris Meeha, island butler, a character inspired by the olden royal courts, to the celebration of sunsets with an elegant performance of Bodu Beru drums that honors the oldest surviving tradition of the Maldives, followed by a flaming ceremony marking the transition from day to evening, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands invites you to embrace island life. The resort features 7 restaurants and bars between the dedicated Culinary Island, Grand Sunset Beach, and Fari Marina Village, offering curated experiences for all tastes. Guests can wake up to the aromas of freshly brewed coffee in La Locanda, where Southern Italian cuisine and customs unfold; savor succulent kebabs at Arabesque; embrace the Mediterranean at the family-friendly Beach Shack; or appreciate Oriental flavors at Summer Pavilion.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Badminton
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Public wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Boating
Diving
Game room
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Table tennis
Video game console
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is celebrated by guests for its exceptional service that often includes personalized surprises, contributing to an unforgettable experience. Luxurious and spacious rooms with private pools are meticulously maintained and boast stunning views, earning high praise from visitors. The hotel's serene atmosphere, coupled with its clean and elegant design, provides a sumptuous retreat. While the premium price point is noted, many guests deem the cost worthwhile, citing the hotel's pristine location, extensive amenities, and the overall lavishness that defines their stay.
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Esther wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me begin this review by saying that I am a very seasoned traveler in the luxury hospitality world, I have traveled to over 65 countries and don’t normally post reviews. This resort deserves a review.

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton for 4 days in July of 2021 only 3 weeks after this property opened and everything was top notch and fantastic. The food is incredible, now that I am back home, I still dream about the beautifully prepared eggs a la Francois prepared by their Italian chef Francois. The presentation, attention to listen and hear what I want for breakfast every day was 10/10.

The service at the resort is so customize and every one of your wishes is filled with accuracy and grace. Our butler was great, WhatsApp Communication during the day and evening is very easy.

The food at the mail pool area is stunningly prepared and the menu is so exquisite. Don’t want the sushi on the menu? No problem. Chef Jamil will create a state of art sushi board for you. Delicious! One of the highlights of my stay. The drinks are delicious and beautiful too. Incredible wine and cocktail list.

The villas are spacious and modern. The housekeeping team came in several times a day and our room always felt cool, refreshed, neat, and looked after.

The General Manager comes by time to time to check on guests to ensure all is well, they strive for the best and it shows!

The Cantonese restaurant on the property is a true fine dining experience that you don’t expect in the Maldives. Delicious chef dinner.

The spa is worth a visit! The design is nothing I have seen before. I had a facial which was incredible and very relaxing. My skin glowed for days! My husband had a massage and said it was a 10/10!

The Beach Shack it’s perfectly located just steps away from the ocean and caters to all of your dietary needs. Even the kids menu on there is delicious! Want to eat from the pool menu while on the beach? No problem, they will customize your lunch for you. Chef Jamil brought us a stunning sushi presentation to the beach and it was a big hit!

The beach is very well looked after with very comfortable chairs and tables and lots of staff to cater to you.

After staying there for 4 days, we moved to a different resort to have a different experience and every minute of the time at the different resort I dreamt about being back at the Ritz. I have already booked my return stay for June 2022. This property is exquisite!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mark Hehir, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Dear Luxurytraveljunkie1, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your recent stay with us at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. You have given our culinary team immense confidence and belief by letting them know ‘the menu is exquisite, delicious and the state of art sushi, bravo to the Chefs in particular the 2 lovely gentlemen you highlighted - Chef Francesco and Chef Jameel, and we assure you it will undoubtedly give confidence to our other guests that they can enjoy our culinary offerings when they visit us. Thank you for highlighting our incredible wine and cocktail list, spacious & modern villa, the unique design of the Spa and the professionalism of the housekeeping team, therapists and your Aris Meeha (butler) who’s always available throughout your stay. Luxurytraveljunkie1, it is extremely rewarding for myself and my entire team to hear such positive guest experiences and I would like to express my thanks for your support. In the meantime, our Ladies & Gentlemen and myself shall wait for your return to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives next year in June with wide-open arms. See you back to our shores soon, Mark
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Sanie wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow. Just wow. This place is amazing! I wish we had stayed longer. The staff makes this resort a place you will never want to leave. The covid precautions are great I was impressed to see the sanitizer, masks and tools in my room and they looks so elegant. The people here are great, the general vibe is great. Shout out to Azlan and Angeli housekeeping who kept our villa immaculately clean and fresh, their attention to detail was excellent! My child enjoyed all the facilities he was so touched by the amazing people around and kids facilities you have he would never wanted to leave this place. Thank you for the amazing farewell gift for my family given by your Executive Housekeeper Shiyax personalized with a beautiful handwriting although I did not meet him in person. Usham my Aris meeha is always smiling, Shinan for bringing us many floor mats as it was raining heavily he spread them all to block water coming in. We felt like we were at home during the entire length of our stay. It became like family. So warm and classy. They are so friendly which made our trip even more unforgettable! Thank you for making our vacation one to remember! We will of course come back with great pleasure to the Ritz Carlton resort next time. This resort service is amazing and your staffs are over the top!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark Hehir, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 28 Sept 2021
Dear Sanie-06, Thank you for your awesome review and for sharing your memorable family holiday at our resort with our Tripadvisor readers as well as very happy to read that you have had a fantastic times and have enjoyed every single moment of your stay and indulged into our circle of island life, enjoying its features, its all day long activities and its personalized levels of services. Thank you very much for acknowledging our Resort high cleanliness protocol, we pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for our guests. On behalf of our friendly and attentive ladies & gentlemen in particular Azlan, Angeli, Shiyax, Usham, Shinan, who were thrilled to know that they have been successful in making your stay at our resort a more memorable and meaningful one, we absolutely could not wait to welcoming you and your little one for another amazing #RCMemories. Warm regards, Mark
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GroovyBB wrote a review Mar 2022
Los Angeles, California
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This was our first trip to the Maldives and we are so happy we chose the Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands for our first visit to this incredible destination. Overall, the Ritz is a stunning resort with some of the best service we’ve experienced in all our luxury 5-star international travels. If the Ritz Maldives is on your consideration list, don’t second guess, just go and you will not be disappointed!

We stayed in a Lagoon Sunset villa (#321) and absolutely loved it. Because our villa was at the end of the Lagoon Quay we could also enjoy a partial ocean view. The location of this particular villa offered the best of both worlds…the quiet calm of the Lagoon for excellent swimming conditions as well as beautiful ocean views on the horizon.

The brilliant design of the villas allowed us to safely get in/out of the surrounding water with ease and inspired us to swim near our villa every single day of our 10-day stay.

We loved having bicycles as a villa amenity and we used them as our only/exclusive transportation to all the restaurants, the spa, the beach club, etc.

Hands down, our in-villa attendants were the BEST we have ever experienced at any luxury hotel in our lifetimes. Ahusan & Ilm kept our room spotless. Whenever we returned to our room everything was in its place and all our bottled water, snacks, fruit, etc. were magically refilled. They treated us like royalty, and we will never forget all the small (and big) things Ahusan & Ilm did to make us feel very special during our stay.

The breakfast buffet at La Locanda was the perfect start to each day. Great ambiance. And an abundance of breakfast food choices including Western, Maldivian and Arabic options.

We enjoyed all the restaurants in the resort. You cannot go wrong with any of them. Be sure not to miss the Maldivian Nights buffet!

A big shout out to our fabulous hostesses Jessica, Aika, Anne and Giovana.

A special heartfelt thanks to Wadday (assistant F&B Director), Chef Ami Nath (pastry chef extraordinaire) and Rayaa (our Aris Meeha) for your warm, attentive hospitality and making our trip to the Maldives wonderful and unforgettable.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Madhu R wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ritz Carlton, Maldives..one of the best getaway destinations I have ever come across..and during these pandemic times...a heavenly abode,where we can get to breathe fresh pure air, swim in the purest of waters, be mask-free and enjoy nature to its fullest. The Ritz, a new property at Maldives, has been constructed with a lot of thought and dedication.. paying attention to the tiniest needs of the guest. Exceptional architectural design..be it woodworkor lighting or even flooring . The private beach villa is out of the world and so is the ocean view villa..both are to be experienced to believe. The private pools are very well designed and maintenance of the entire property is of the highest order. Our special thanks to the General Manager Mark,for overlooking our entire stay, Sales Manager, Nabeel.. for taking good care of us and ofcourse Our Aris Meeha, Dima, for personally being there for us all all times, escorting and guiding us every minute. A special shoutout to Muthu..the Chef..who made sure we didn't miss our home food.
Jinan , who took good care of our needs at La Laconda everyday . The Eau Bar.. with its breathtaking view is an excellent place to spend the evening watching the sun set. The Summer Pavilion..offers one of the finest Chinese Cuisine ever. An Afternoon at the Beach Shack watching the waves ..with customized lunch is a day well spent. The ride to The Patina Island and lunch at Galleria..is unforgettable. The chef prepared exceptionally tasty Lebanese food taking utmost care of our preferences.
I would personally rate the Ritz Maldives experience as one of the best . A must visit for anyone who can afford😉
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Mark Hehir, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Dear madhurao2019, Warm greetings from The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands – embracing the circle of island life! It was a pleasure to have you and your family here and thank you for sharing your detailed review about your recent stay with us through Tripadvisor review. It is very humbling to read your feedback. You have made our day even brighter with such wonderful words and high appreciation; from the bottom of our hearts, a very sincere thank you from all of us. We are so happy to read that our Ladies and Gentlemen provided such a strong service throughout your stay. The genuine care extended by our Ladies and Gentlemen indeed always makes the difference and we hope you will cherish for a long time the great memories of your stay with us. Your feedback was shared with Nabeel, your Aris Meeha - Dima, Chef Muthu and Jinan and they were simply delighted to know that you were pleased with the services provided and that they were successful in making your stay at our resort a more memorable and meaningful one. Thank you again madhurao2019 for having taken the time to share your wonderful detailed review of your stay with us. We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure soon again of welcoming you and your family back to our little paradise. Until then, Mark
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Marita C wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went on our honeymoon at Ritz-Carlton Maldives the first week of November for 5 nights. The weather was beautiful, it did rain for a short period for two of the days but it did not last very long. We stayed at the ocean pool villa on the sunrise side meaning we would see the beautiful sunrise every morning and the sun will be on our side until the early afternoon. It is definitely a million dollar view. The villa is very modern and just recently opened in 2021.

Our stay was wonderful because of the amazing staff. Our Aris Meeha was Ushaam. Ushaam was always quick to respond to my messages and ensured all my requests were fulfilled even on short notice. He was very kind, polite with a great sense of humor and ensured we had everything we needed for our stay. He gave us a great tour of island and gave great input and advice whenever we had questions about food or activities. Ushaam would check in daily to ensure our days were filled with activities and food. Thank you again for everything! If we come back again, we will definitely personally request you!

Our villa attendants Haisham & Emoo were also amazing. When it rained and we were heading back to the villa, we were surprised with a warm bubble bath with rose petals and a bottle of wine to enjoy in the tub. They also made it easy for housekeeping as we would just send a message when we were heading out so they know when it was convenient to come clean our room. The attention to detail was noticed - even my phone chargers were neatly organized. Haisham & Emoo also checked in with us around 8pm every night to ensure we had everything we needed for the night. All the staff at the restaurants knew it was our honeymoon and provided free drinks and desserts.

As we were Marriott Bonvoy members, we did get discount with some of the restaurants and also 15 minutes additional for our massage. Previously in other reviews it mentioned there was daily complimentary tea for Bonvoy members but they have seem to have taken that away now. Overall, the experience was truly magical and we felt we were in paradise. It was very difficult to leave and we will be back again one day!

M & L
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Renato De Oliveira, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 16 Nov 2022
Dear Marita C, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your honeymoon with us and sharing your review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to learn that you had a magical stay despite the few days of rain, also I am proud to know that you experienced the impeccable service provided by our Ladies and Gentlemen. At The Ritz-Carlton, our Ladies and Gentlemen are the most important resource in our service commitment to our guests. Your feedback was shared with the team, especially to your Aris Meeha - Ushaam and your Villa Attendants Haisham and Emoo. Rest assured that I will personally recognize their work and thank them for providing you with a true Ritz-Carlton experience. We would love to welcome you back for another celebration with us. Kind regards, Renato
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YooP wrote a review Jan 2023
Nashville, Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We traveled to the Maldives in March with our two young children (ages 18 months and 4). Originally we had booked six nights at the St. Regis and one night at the Sheraton prior to our departure. Due to the hotel being sold out, we were given a different room type than was booked, so we decided to transfer to the Ritz Carlton after the first night. Best decision we have ever made. Yes, the St. Regis has more growth on the island and some of the architecture (Whale Bar) is stunning, but the Ritz Carlton beats the St. Regis on service, food, and facilities hands down. If you want a very intimate environment with lots of time spent in your room or at the spa, stay at the St. Regis for a more authentic Maldivian experience, but if you want more activities, amenities, restaurant choices, and availability of excursions, choose the Ritz. We checked in with very little notice making the decision that day to switch. Upon arrival we were taken to our room where the staff had all the amenities for each member of our family in our sizes. I'm sure I'm giving too much credit to the hotel on this one as our shoe and clothing size is likely standard - but wow to have slippers, flip flops, robes, hats, sunglasses, etc. in a toddler size 2 and 4 and our adult sizes not too big or too small was a welcome surprise. The welcome amenity was also catered to the children - toddler friendly snacks and toys. They even had a bike with training wheels for our four year old and a bike with a baby seat for our 18 month old so we could cycle around the islands. The attention to the smallest details was amazing. Housekeeping took notice of what we used and left extra amounts and removed what we didn't. Same with hospitality, they brought only the fruits and treats that we consumed and removed the rest for the daily refresh. Truly a prime example of unspoken hospitality.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Renato De Oliveira, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 11 Jan 2023
Dear y00meep, Thank you for deciding to stay with The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay, from the arrival experience, the service, the restaurant choices, to the resort facilities, amenities, excursions and activities. The attention to details and genuine care extended by our Ladies and Gentlemen, indeed always makes a difference. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Renato
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RSJ wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ritz Carlton Maldives is a super-luxurious resort located on a reclaimed set of islands in the Maldives, offering stunning views of the crystal-clear waters and a pristine white sand beach. The resort features a wide range of dining options and a circular pool, providing the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We also stayed at The Nautilus, which was beautiful, but we preferred the Ritz because there was more to do, more dinning options, more activities, and better located.

In the evenings, the resort conducts a sunset ritual with local drums and a flaming ring, creating a memorable backdrop.

Our butler, Nabeel, went above and beyond to make our stay unforgettable, providing 24/7 availability and arranging activities and dining reservations. He provided his WhatsApp #, replies immediately, and even had tuna which we caught cut up to sashimi and delivered to our room.

We also did many activities including jet skiing to a sand bar, scuba diving, and fishing on a catamaran with water activity host, Ali. Ali was a great host teaching us to scuba and taking us on a wonderful day out on the water.

The resort also features a well-equipped gym, sauna, steam room, and spa which we used to unwind and rejuvenate before our flight.

We had an unforgettable experience and highly recommend the Ritz Carlton Maldives for a luxurious vacation. We will certainly return!

Amber and Ryan (Room 302 – perfect sunset)
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Renato De Oliveira, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 2 Feb 2023
Dear Ambi_and_Ryan, Thank you for taking the extra time to share your review of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, on TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear that you had an unforgettable experience and enjoyed the resort's tranquility. I am glad that you met Nabeel and Ali, and they went the extra mile to create a memorable moment during your stay. It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Renato
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passiontravel9 wrote a review Nov 2021
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This resort makes one understand the difference between one of the best and the best .Yes indeed this is the best !!

It all starts at the Male airport where Lana , Farish and Yassin and a few others to receive you at the airport and then whisk you away in their private boat to the Ritz Carlton.

Alessandro along with our Arees Meeha (butler) Eddie met us at the jetty and quickly took us on an orientation trip of both the villa and the resort .

The Villa is simply stunning and has all the works including each time one enters the villa and if the blinds are not drawn the shears open automatically to view the fabulous views of the ocean and the lagoon .This villa is absolutely stunning and huge .The beds and the amenities including the slippers are totally of the highest quality .This is one villa which we just did not want to leave to go anywhere .

Eddie was very good with attending to all
Our needs like bookings etc in the resort .

The breakfast is really nice and the servers there specially Samu and Sally were really nice and went that extra mile .

Paola during the afternoon tea made the best Cappuccinos and as on the first day my wife commented how good were the amerantos, he made it a point to make a small gift wrapped packet to take home , well I know this is the Ritz but still let me tell you it is people like Paola who make the Ritz into what a strong brand it has become .

The Restaurants are really nice and for us the Summer Pavilion stood out and we went there twice for dinner and we were very well
Served by our server Grace , she made us a really yummy mango pudding which tasted even better as the plate had inscribed on it in Sugar , See you soon .
Venessa at the Lebanese restaurant was nice too but must admit here the menu had more indian than Lebanese delicacies.
The Italian restaurant could do better with its pasta dishes and we pointed this out to the Chef and he was all set to understand and make amends but then we did not have the time to go the second time .

Now something about our room
Attendants , Irshad and Areesh , both were excellent in keeping the villa clean and well stocked at all
times , they were so sweet that on the last day they came to say goodbye along with a gift for my wife , well it is the Ritz so they really pamper their guests .

In my opinion Eddie was a superb contact point and was extremely efficient in performing his duties and very kind and caring too .
Well what more can I say than all
the above for this fantastic resort.

One thing more the food at the restaurants is not priced over the top , infact for such a good and upscale resort I can say reasonably priced at the same time the taste was really good.

Yes go for it , do splurge that little bit more to stay here , well
I am still in a trance after coming back from the resort .

Just one last thing when one goes
to the airport the Ritz team for us Yassin went right in and
Checked us in for our travel , Superb service !!
Well it is the Ritz of course!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Janaki P wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I simply cannot recommend this property enough.. It is up there in my Top 3 for Maldives.. The rooms are so spacious and comfortable.. They have paid attention to the smallest of details... All the bedsheets and linen are from Frette.. every room has its own private pool which is good size.. and from your villa itself you can easily swim out to the nearby reef where there is live coral , sting rays, coloured fishes and if you are lucky you may spot even a baby shark! Our snorkel experience was just amazing.. The ocean and the beach are fabulous.. there is no sea weed problem.. its a really clean ocean with white sand and turquoise blue waters.. They even have a stunning main pool which is their highlight.. their spa is an architectural delight and the massages were the some of the best I have had.. the therapists are really well trained.. It is a property which is apt for all ages .. One of the best advantages of this property is that they are just a 5 minute boat ride away from Fari Marine village which again has more shops and restaurants.. so you are not just restricted to your island..

I would specifically like to thank a few people who made this stay so wonderful starting with our Aris Meeha Arafat who truly made our stay perfect and catered to our smallest requests; Chef Mohammed at Arabesque truly blew us away with him cuisine; Chef Francesco at La Laconda fed us an Italian dinner to remember - I am still craving those pizzas; Pascela the restaurant manager of La laconda regaled us with his infectious energy and cheerful disposition - he really makes you feel so so welcome; Monish for the best yoga class that I have experienced in my life; Visam for helping us select some of the most amazing wine and sake to make our meals perfect - his warmth and hospitality will not be forgotten..

I was truly sad to leave this little piece paradise.. they really make you feel part of the Ritz family!! Cant wait to be back!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Mark Hehir, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 28 Sept 2021
Dear janakip2013, Thank you for taking the time to share such detailed, yet positive feedback of your recent holiday at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. We are delighted to read about your amazing experiences throughout your stay. Your feedback was shared with your Aris Meeha, Arafat and he was simply delighted to know that you were pleased with the services provided and that he was successful in making your stay at our resort a more memorable and meaningful one. Chef Mohammed and Chef Francesco are overjoyed to know that you relished the dishes they have prepared and served for you. Pasquale thanked you very much for the recognition and hope you will give him the pleasure of serving you again in the not too distant future. Manish and Visam pass on their warm regards to you. We are humbled to receive your glowing recommendation, and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back anytime, please feel free to contact us should you need any assistance in planning your next island getaway. Warm regards, Mark
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Russell B wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazing experience at the Ritz Carlton Fari Islands. Our friends and I were celebrating friendship day and my birthday. The resort went all out to ensure we had an amazing time celebrating it. My significant other is an Ambassador status for Marriott, which is why we picked this resort to begin with.

Our aris meeha, Ushaam, had exceptional attention to detail and made sure that our experience was top-notch every day including several surprise and delight moments. The beverage team, led by Marco and Avadh, went above and beyond creating a custom tasting menu on the birthday to celebrate.

The food was all-around exceptional especially Arabesque, which requires a 10-minute boat ferry to get to. Chef Jameel went above and beyond creating an amazing sushi tasting menu.

The spa services at hotels are usually overpriced and lacking quality. That is not the case here. My significant other spent multiple days in the spa and rated it one of the top spas she has experienced globally.

This resort is on the pricier side, especially due to the costs to import everything to the island. This is not a resort that should be done on a heavy budget. Everything is priced in USD.

One area that I would recommend improving is the airport transfer. It is on the higher side compared to other resorts and does not scale down with costs regardless if you have 1 person or 4.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Room Tip: Recommend rooms on the Sunset side.
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Response from Mark Hehir, General Manager at The Ritz-carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
Responded 10 Sept 2021
Dear rbH3295MG, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback. I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed your Ritz-Carlton experience at our resort. We truly value your feedback, and we will ensure to extend your praise to our Ladies and Gentlemen especially Ushaam, Chef Jameel, Marco and Avadh. The positive feedback such as yours really motivates the team to go the extra mile. Thank you for your comment on the airport transport, rest assured your comment has been shared with my leadership team concerned for immediate rectification and improvement. Thank you once again for sharing your review and I look forward to welcoming you back at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. Sincerely, Mark Hehir General Manager The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
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Answer from Neil Hurlock
Sacramento, California25 contributions2 helpful votes
We are planning on going to the Ritz and St Regis, and from everything I can find, you go back to Male first. 45 minute flight, and 45 minute boat ride
Bella p asked a question Jun 2024
Half Moon Bay, California50 contributions12 helpful votes
I realize this is a subjective question but how many nights is ideal? I have read anything from 4 to 14! Thank you!
Answer from HuskerJag
Omaha, Nebraska227 contributions97 helpful votes
We were there for 5 nights - which felt about right - but we would have gladly stayed a couple more days if we could have So much to do and so much to enjoy!!
gmgam asked a question Sept 2023
Bangkok, Thailand8 contributions
Can we use local transfer from airport to hotel ?
Answer from Chad S
New York City, New York14 contributions15 helpful votes
We usually tip at the end for butler service and housekeeping and then tip for restaurant/bar/beach/spa service as we go. But agree with comment above re: tipping your butler in real time for exceptional service or meeting an “above and beyond” request.
Answer from Mike L
Brooklyn, New York1 contribution
Yes, There is a bar at the beach, and another one at the pool
David P wrote a tip Yesterday
San Francisco, California27 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Overwater villas are worth it"
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Wei-Ai Tai wrote a tip 12 Jul
San Mateo, California16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The ocean waves can be a bit rough, so if you are prone to seasickness, best to take the seaplane and not the speedboat."
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CWDXB01 wrote a tip 12 Jul
Dubai, United Arab Emirates165 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Must go for diving with the dive butlers!"
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Inas A wrote a tip Jun 2024
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lagoons are more private the beach villas but beach villas are the right option for the kids. The dolphins cruise was great too :)"
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Maitha Alobeidli wrote a tip Jun 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are going to do tanning i would recommend to book the beach villa not overwater. Overwater villa the pool was shaded"
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PRICE RANGE
₹2,16,469 - ₹3,61,199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollNorth Male AtollFari Islands
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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