Glamorously grown-up Maldivian hideaway Huvafen Fushi has revealed the latest stunning chapter in its coming-of-age, The PlayPen, The Grand Beach Pavilion.
An exquisite architectural hymn to pleasure, The PlayPen weaves fluid New York loft-style living spaces with a nostalgic neo-Parisian penchant for vintage pieces and an eclectic collection of handpicked furniture. Opened on March 20, the two-storey, 445 sqm PlayPen starts from USD 17,000++ per night for minimum five-night stays.
Upstairs, an open-plan chamber-cum-‘playroom’ features a centrepiece bed, oversized ocean view bath and wet area with steam and sauna. A panoramic west-facing balcony draws the eye over the burgundy floodlit lava-stone infinity pool and private jetty to sunsets over the house reef.
Accessed via a dramatic private courtyard, the ground floor is a fluid, unconstrained living and entertainment space. The lounge and dining area — think Bang & Olufsen sound system, plasma TVs and bottomless cocktail bar — and culinary gallery flow seamlessly out to the private deck. Daybeds, outdoor shower and a private BBQ area frame that striking infinity pool and the beach beyond.
Discerning pleasurists staying in the PlayPen arrive via a breathless dalliance with Huvafen Fushi’s dashing 45’ Italian luxury speedboat Veloce. Once ensconced in their private paradise, guests can expect to be pampered with 24/7 butler service courtesy of the resort’s signature thakurus; enjoy a sensuous massage in PEARL, Huvafen Spa’s legendary underwater treatment area, and discover a bespoke intimate gift box from Maison Mika.
Opened over a decade ago, Huvafen Fushi built a deserved reputation amongst dynamic connoisseurs, seduced by the sensuous embrace of this iconic island. Now in the arms of The Small Maldives Island Co, the perennial poise and allure of this fashionable global icon has been lovingly rekindled; reinvigorated for a new generation of sophisticates drawn irresistibly by the promise of a glamorously grown-up rendezvous.
The adults-only island’s 44 enrapturing, naturally modern villas – all with private pools – are refreshed; the famed spa resculpted and enhanced by celebrated wellness practitioners from PURE Massage to Teresa Tarmey. New culinary experiences include modern Japanese cuisine with a Latin twist at Feeling Koi and designer drinks dreamt up by mixologists from London’s PURL, complimenting the established gastronomic lineup including subterranean wine trove Vinum, alfresco Italian Forno and relaxed deck dining at Celsius.