Ala Fehi Retreat Fuvahmulah Maldives – A Luxury Holiday Retreat in the southern most island of Maldives.
A precious pearl in the Indian Ocean.
A dialect spoken nowhere else in the world.
A place to experience Maldives beyond tourist resorts.
Fuvahmulah stands isolated in its bliss of solitude, just South of Equator, between Huvadu and Addu Atoll.
In the past, because of the isolation, the island had to shelter ambitious royals and high officials, whom the swing of the political pendulum has condemned to peremptory banishment, until, with exceptions, released by death. In fact, many of the warm and friendly people in the island trace their ancestry from banished kings or royals.
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Being the nearest atoll to the Equator, this unique island is justly considered by visitors and Maldivians themselves as the most beautiful and most favored by nature of all the islands in the extensive archipelago. It is an oasis of greenery which once fed its inhabitants with the produce of its fertile soil. Even now Fuvahmulah is famous for its mangoes, bananas, lush taro fields, and the two freshwater lakes that emanate peace and serenity.
Wanderlust Travel magazine 2014 listed Fuvahmulah Island among the nineteen secret beaches in Asia. This beach, ‘thoondu’ in the local dialect, amazes both locals and visitors alike. A barefoot walk on this unique sand is said to be a heavenly experience for all. It is a place where you can lose yourself, or find yourself. Where everything is close, but not too close, and where the waves of the Indian Ocean continuously lap to the rhythms of monsoon winds to soothe every mood.
Relics of Buddhism and indigenous culture which preceded Islam in Maldives can still be seen in the ‘hidden interior’ of the island. Visting archeologists and explorers have been fascinated by these relics such as Havi’tha, an old Buddhist stupa. Old mosques such as the Gen Miskiy and Kedeyre Miskiy will pique the interest of any history fan, while ancient public baths, known as veu, stand as monuments to the past glory of the Island.
Around this single island in the atoll, divers encounter a variety of pelagic species which are rare in other parts of the Maldives. Thresher, tiger, oceanic whitetip and hammerhead are some of the shark species that are often seen, while the oceanic manta ray and mola mola are delights to watch. Walls, caves unexplored and uncharted reefs with corals of different colours and shapes makes diving a truly amazing experience in Fuvahmulah.
Cross the equator to visit Fuvahmulah, to experience the culture and distinctive customs, to unravel the full history, to go fishing, and to explore the underwater of this precious pearl of Maldive seas.