Medhufushi is a newly reconstructed five-star resort, back in action since January 2007 and rebuilt after the tsunami with a near-identical design as when it first opened in December 2000. Situated on a long, thin island full of mature greenery, it is one of only two resorts currently in Meem Atoll. You walk in from the jetty over the lagoon and into the lounge by the bar and restaurant. The area sets the tone for the resort â€“ beautifully constructed sturdy wooden buildings with high palm thatch roofs, grand chandeliers and a natural finish.
The resortâ€™s staff, numbering around 150, are friendly and diligent without intruding and the island offers unadulterated relaxation. It is not for partygoers and works instead to offer a totally relaxing environment, to pamper guests and allow visitors to indulge in the laid back pleasures of the sun and the sea.
The Vilu bar and Al Fresco restaurant are both situated above the lagoon jutting out from the island.
The restaurant offers an alternative a-la-carte menu, separate from the buffet, which charges between $50 and $60 for exquisite and filling three course meals.
Move onto the island and you will see the freshwater infinity pool, a few yards in front of the grand Malaafaiy restaurant, both overlooking the lagoon. It offers buffet style breakfast lunch and dinner, with a massive variety of finely prepared foods ranging from sushi, to salad, to steak.