Having launched the Amilla Fushi resort earlier this year, The Small Maldives Island Company has unveiled details of its sister resort, Finolhu, which is scheduled to open in summer 2016.
Located in the Baa Atoll, Finolhu will be a “refined, retro-inspired” resort, according to the company, located 30 minutes by speedboat from Amilla Fushi. The property will feature a range of one- or two-bedroom villas, with beach and over-water options. There are seven villa types to choose from, some of which offer private pools.
The Small Maldives Island Co. has once again teamed up with famous Australian chef Luke Mangan, who will launch the Fish & Crab Shack at Finolhu. The company said the restaurant would be an “island outpost of Salt Grill”, Mangan’s restaurant in Singapore. Other F&B outlets will include Baa Bar and Dining, offering al fresco meals, Kanusan, which specialises in Asian cuisine, and the Baa Baa Beach Club.
The main entertainment area of Finolhu will be The Cove, a retro-style relaxation area which will feature a fitness centre, yoga pavilion, an outdoor ‘jungle gym’, retail pavilion, steam room, sauna, salon, and activities such as ballet and kickboxing. There will also by a water sports and dive centre and a children’s activity centre.
Both Amilla Fushi and Finolhu are owned by Coastline Hotels & Resorts, which forms part of Maldivian conglomerate The Coastline Group.