Huvafen Fushi announces ‘sail’ of the century

Thursday, 6 August 2009 13:58

Committed to elevating the modern Maldivian experience, Huvafen Fushi continues to leave others in its wake with the launch of inspiring new packages aboard its exclusively-designed Dhonis.

Outwardly capturing the timeless grace of traditional Maldivian sailing boats, these immaculately handcrafted vessels are fitted out with all the indulgent contemporary luxuries characteristic of the archipelago’s hippest and most innovative resort.

Sweeping bows gliding through the water, the Dhonis are Princesses of the Indian Ocean; the embodiment of grace under alabaster sail. Traditional on the outside, yet high on design and cutting edge technology on the inside, each features a bedroom with king-sized bed and Frette linen, Bose surround sound, i-Pod, DVD player and LCD screen; a fully-equipped kitchen with a well-stocked Smeg fridge; and a spacious Philippe Starck-designed bathroom and living area. Dedicated crews and private butlers are on call for every voyage, ensuring every request can be catered for.

Set sail at twilight and watch the dramatic colours of the evening sky dance on the Maldivian waves, or stargaze with Champagne and canapés under the moon with tailored Sunset Cruise and Stargazing packages; be pampered to perfection, Per AQUUM-style, with signature LIME spa treatments on-deck in the azure lagoon, or ashore a desert island with Wellness-on-Water; or embrace the romance of the Maldives with an intimate voyage for two on a fully-crewed Dhoni, exploring undiscovered reefs teeming with kaleidoscopic marine life.

Also available to book in combination with all onshore room types, the five 65-foot handcrafted Dhonis are a magical complement to an ultra-chic Maldivian island hideaway; perfect for guests seeking the ultimate fusion of exploration, adventure and thrill on water with an indulgent island paradise.

Luxury Dhoni experiences at Huvafen Fushi include:

Day Use Dhoni (12.30hrs-18.30hrs; US$500)
Discover marine accommodation of unrivalled luxury, available for day use including Dhoni, crew and access to Huvafen Fushi’s reef.

Gourmélicious To-Sail (11.00hrs-15.00hrs; US$650)
Enjoy a gourmet sail and personalised picnic-at-sea, prepared and packed by Huvafen Fushi.

Stargazing (20.30hrs-22.30hrs; US$100 per person, based on a minimum of four persons)
Combine Champagne with stargazing at the clusters of constellations strung across the starry night sky.

Sunset Cruise (18.15hrs-19.15hrs; US$100 per person, based on minimum of four persons)
Watch the colours of the evening sky dance on the waves, accompanied by Champagne and canapés.

Breakfast-on-Dhoni (08.00hrs-10.00hrs; from US$350)
Set sail around the turquoise lagoon at daybreak as breakfast ὰ la Dhoni is served by private butler.

Dhonis ‘R Us (US$200 per hour)
Explore undiscovered reefs teeming with fish or simply relax aboard a fully crewed Dhoni.

Wellness-On-Water (price on request)
Experience blissful, personalised LIME spa treatments on deck or ashore a desert island.

For more information on the luxury Dhoni experiences and prices, visit

The luxury Dhoni experiences can also be booked in advance through UK tour operator partners.


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