Travelling with Fairmont Maldives

Thursday 18th Jan 2024 |

A New Skill for the New Year

Learn a New Skill with Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi and Unleash Your Potential in Paradise


Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, a private island hideaway in the unspoilt Shaviyani Atoll, invites guests of all ages to embark on a transformative journey and learn a new skill while travelling, through an array of enlightening experiences. Nestled in the northern corner of the archipelago, this idyllic resort offers a unique blend of understated luxury, unparallel natural beauty, rich marine life and the opportunity to acquire new talents in a pristine tropical setting. From snorkelling with the resident marine biologist to identify protected local turtles, to mastering your ‘backhand’ with acclaimed tennis instructors, there is something to suit every member of the family.

Dive into a World of Aquatic Wonders:


Fairmont Maldives provides a gateway to the mesmerising underwater world with its exceptional snorkelling and diving programmes. Guests can explore the vibrant 9-kilometer-long house reef, encounter exotic marine life, and immerse themselves in the captivating beauty of the Indian Ocean. Under the guidance of certified instructors, both beginners and experienced divers can enhance their skills and discover the magic beneath the surface. Tiny travellers who wish to join, can take to the waves with the resort’s marine biologist on a tour of the Coralarium, an underwater art gallery and coral regeneration project, to spot tropical schooling fish and manta rays.

Ace Your Game on the Tennis Court:

Sports enthusiasts can learn to play tennis from scratch or sharpen their skills in a picturesque setting surrounded by turquoise waters and swaying palms. Fairmont Maldives boasts state-of-the-art tennis facilities and offers professional coaching to help guests elevate their game in their unique jungle court. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, the resort provides an ideal environment to practice your serve, level up your skills or share a new hobby with family and friends.

Get your Master Chef on:

Travellers looking to discover new flavours and recipes can opt for an interactive cooking class that caters to adults and children alike. Uncover the secrets of the Maldivian cuisine and learn how to master local dishes, from Masroshi (tuna stuffed chapati) to Bis Keemiya (samosa) and Boshi Mashuni, a banana flower salad, all under the watchful eye of the resident head chef. Discover authentic flavours, aromatic herbs and traditional cooking techniques and master dishes designed to be recreated at home.


Craft Memories from Plastic Waste:

In addition to offering recreational activities, Fairmont Maldives encourages guests to participate in eco-friendly initiatives that further enhance the resort’s commitment to sustainability. Head to the Sustainability Lab where specialised machinery transforms and repurposes plastic waste collected from the beach and surrounding islands into beautiful bespoke souvenirs. Create exclusive Generation Sea bracelets, made from ghost nets removed from the ocean (one of the biggest risks to turtles in the Maldives), before taking part in informative workshops on how best to protect the region’s rich marine life for generations to come.

What’s more, the recently launched all-inclusive basis allows families to enjoy a worry-free escape and focus on spending quality time with each other whilst upskilling in paradise. The new all-inclusive offering includes three daily meals, an array of complimentary activities from non-motorised water sports to daily yoga and access to the resort’s Kids’ Club, suited to children aged four to twelve.

Rates start from £684 per night on an all-inclusive basis. Children below 12 years old eat and stay for free when booking on an all-inclusive basis. For more information, please visit

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