Revealing a sophisticated design aesthetic with a traditional Maldivian feel, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, in the North Malé Atoll, has announced the completion of a $20 million renovation. Designed by boutique multi-disciplinary design practice, Topo Design Studio, the newly-transformed resort now exhibits beautiful Maldivian architecture with a contemporary twist, reflecting the five-star experience guaranteed at the property.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is situated on the private island of Furanafushi in the Republic of Maldives – just 1km and a 15 minute speedboat ride away from Malé International Airport. The five-star resort offers 176 guest rooms designed to blend into the surrounding turquoise waters, pristine beaches and lush greenery. Also boasting 7 unique restaurants and bars, the Shine Spa for Sheraton (located on its very own island) and 3 outdoor tropical fresh water pools, the resort is the perfect destination for honeymooners, families and solo travellers alike.
Topo Design Studio took their inspiration from the surrounding environment to ensure that all aspects of the resort emulate a traditional Maldivian feel. As a result, all aspects of the resort have been elegantly renovated, from the restyled landscape gardens around the swimming pools, to the rooms and restaurants, ensuring a completely dovetailed style throughout the island.
“As the third eldest resort in the Maldives, dating back to 1937, it is very important to us that we continue to modernise our property to ensure it goes above and beyond the standards expected of a five-star resort, without losing the feel of our surroundings,” General Manager Emilio Fontini said of the reason for the renovation, adding that the entire hotel staff looks forward “to welcoming both new and returning guests to discover [the resort’s] new enhancements, which I have no doubt will only enrich their experience on our unique tropical paradise.”
A tropical paradise indeed, as Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa now boasts 10 different luxury room categories, all spaciously located around the island, including the re-styled Deluxe Cottages, and Water Bungalows with Pools. These spacious cottages all offer the utmost privacy and provide easy access to the heavenly white sandy beach and the lagoon. As part of the renovation, they now feature an outdoor so guests can truly immerse themselves in their luscious green surroundings.
Meanwhile, with a total of 7 bars and restaurants, the resort ensures that a variety of dining options are available to guests, ranging from a casual al fresco treat to a quintessentially Maldivian feast. The newest addition to the completed renovations includes the centrally-located Feast Restaurant, which has been uniquely designed to emulate the local culture and now boasts a cadent coconut roofing and a sophisticated white colour scheme. Feast Restaurant comes to life with chefs creating dishes from around the world from live-cooking stations made from cleanly-cut marble surfaces. Similarly, the Anchorage Bar has been elegantly renovated with a gentle colour palette that does not detract from the panoramic view of the stunning Indian Ocean. This creates a laid back atmosphere and encourages guests to relax on the comfortable day beds, listen to live music from a local band and sip on one of the resort’s signature cocktails.
Rates: Nightly rates at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa start from $400/£315 per night based on 2 people sharing a Deluxe Garden View King Room on a B&B basis. For more information, click here.
Address: Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, Furanafushi Island, North Male’ Atoll, Maldives
Tel: +960 664 2010