Bulgari is about to open a private island in the Maldives
When it comes to luxury travel destinations, it doesn’t get any better than a private island.
So, 200,000 square meters of pristine natural beauty on the island of Raa Atoll in the Maldives archipelago is surely the last must-see vacation spot.
Recently announced by Italian luxury brand Bulgari, Bulgari Resort Ranfushi (meaning “little golden island” in Dhivehi, the Maldivian language) is set to open in 2025.
Expanding the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts empire to 13 luxury properties around the world, the new resort will feature 54 rooms, including overwater villas and a host of world-class resort amenities.
Once construction is complete, visitors will have a choice of 33 beach villas, each with their own pool, 20 overwater villas, and the crowning Bulgari Villa located on a separate exclusive island.
There will be an enviable list of amenities on offer, including a fitness center, yoga pavilion and private library, as well as the iconic Bulgari Bar, as well as the Bulgari Spa, Bulgari Boutique and La Galleria.
The new Maldives location will also feature four of Bulgari’s signature dining experiences. Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, provided by three-star Michelin chef Niko Romito, or Italian beach fare courtesy of La Spiaggia.
The Bao Li Xuan restaurant, twin to the two-star Michelin restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, offers fine Chinese cuisine. The Japanese Hōseki concept can also be found at the Bulgari Resort Dubai.
As with all Bulgari properties, Italian architectural firm ACPV Architects will lead the design of the resort, adhering to the brand’s modernist style codes.
We are confident that this new gem of hospitality will once again ensure the highest levels of quality and innovation for our international customers and we look forward to sharing Bulgari’s hospitality values with them in this new location. very exclusive.
Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari
The Bulgari Resort Ranfushi is the first of several new hotels to be built over the next five years, with the company opening a site in Miami in 2025 and a site in Los Angeles in 2026.