One most anticipated opening of the year 2021 is the The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, located at the Fari Islands archipelago in north Malé Atoll. The property is currently gearing up to open in the second quarter of 2021.

We take a quick peek into everything we know about The Ritz-Carlton's soonest opening. 

Design & Architecture

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is an architectural masterpiece by the Australia-based firm Kerry Hills Architects, and the property takes on an entire new architectural design of accommodations. The designs are minimalistic, and all villas are circular in shape. According to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, the circular architecture and the holistic philosophy of wholesness is one that the Maldivian culture and environment supports.

"The vision behind the resort’s iconic design, led by Kerry Hill Architects, is inspired by natural landscape of the turquoise lagoon and the swirling ocean breezes, embracing the circle of island life, with modern architecture meeting the Maldives," reads a press release by The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

According to Kerry Hill Architects, the interior and exterior designs are humble, minimalist and vsually lightweight.

“The masterplan is directly shaped by ocean forces, the wind and waves. The circular villas sit comfortably in the bright Maldives sunlight, shadows are soft and breezes flow freely between buildings. The design is inspired by the duel personality of the site, embracing contrasts between open ocean and calm lagoon, daytime shade and the expansive night sky, contemplative and active spaces” said Kerry Hill Architects.  

Team from Kerry Hill Architects, the architects and designers of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands -- (Photo/THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS)

Your stay

The villas at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, as mentioned earlier, are minimalisticaly designed circular pods. The 100 exquisite villas span over six different room categories:

  • 38 x Ocean Pool Villas
  • 18 x Lagool Pool Villas
  • 20 x Beach Pool Villas
  • 02 x 2-bedroom Water Pool Villa
  • 09 x 2-bedroom Beach Pool Villa
  • 01 x The Ritz-Carlton Estate

The elegantly-designed villas are inspired by the ocean forces, wind and waves. Each villa offers a private pool, sundeck, ensuite bathroom and a lavish collection of personal amenities.


The Ritz-Carlton Maldives features a fantastic spectacle--The Ritz-Carlton Spa, located in the middle of the spread of watervillas, over the turquoise lagoon. The Ritz-Carlton Spa has nine spa treatment rooms including a spa suite, with its own relaxation lounge, a salon and a boutique. 

"Cardinal directions of each treatment room exude powerful energy complemented with healing massages, and organic body and skincare collection by Bamford, offering guests a luxurious wellness experience," says The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, on its Sangu publication (Edition II).

The Ritz-Carlton Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands -- (Photo/THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS)

It is not just The Ritz-Carlton Spa that offers pampering--the island butlers Aris Meeha is always at your service, curating your itineraries with memorable journeys and experiences. The name Aris Meeha reflects close confidants, or Gentlemen and Ladies of the Chamber from the days of Maldivian ancient royal courts that goes back at least 2,000 years. Back then, the Aris Meeha is known for their trustworthiness, ability to caster the most unusual needs of the master, and highly informative of the community affairs--and that is how your personal Aris Meeha at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives shall serve you too. 


As soon as you step on to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, you shall hear the joyous, powerful sound of the sangu [triton conch shell], the local Maldivian equivalent of a trumpet. The ceremonial sangu blow traditionally portrays announcement of a special news or a special announcement. At The Ritz-Carlton, arrival of every guest is a special announcement.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives embraces Maldivian culture generously. Each of the property's 100 luxurious villas have an artfully crafted beru [a traditional Maldivial drum]. The resort plans to put on lovely of Boduberu performances in the evenings, holding onto one of Maldives' most exciting and enjoyable local and cultural experiences of music and dance. The indigenous form of dance and music with drums are one of the oldest suriviving traditions, dsting back to the 11th century.

Sunset view from an Ocean Pool Villa at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands -- (Photo/THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS)

"This sunset ritual at the resort's Eau Bar is unique to hte property and allows guests to reflect on a day full of discoveries, while transitioning into an evening of relaxation, indulgence and reflection.

And that's not all--the dining experience is as well culturesque. The culinary crew at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives sources the freshest and sustainably caughtl seafood from local fishermen, alongside fresh vegetables and herbs cultivated in the resort's own organic garden. Guests have the option of learning to cook unsophisticated Dhivehi dishes, and also sample local bites and hedhika for afternoon tea.

There is much, much more to The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands than the abovementioned. Check out The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands' website, and keep a lookout on the property's social media handles for upcoming updates.

And save the date--this magnificent experience will open doors for you June 1, 2021.