Bulgari plans Maldives debut in 2025

The Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will open in 2025, expanding LVMH’s portfolio in the Maldives

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement to operate The Bulgari Resort Ranfushi, scheduled to open in 2025 in the Maldives.

Meaning ‘Little Gold Island’, The Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will be located in the Raa Atoll, 45 minutes by sea plane from Maldives’ Malé airport. Surrounded by pristine waters and framed by lush, landscaped gardens, the resort will spread over 20 hectares.

The Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will comprise 54 keys including a Bulgari Villa on a separate exclusive island, 33 Beach Villas each with individual swimming pool, 20 Overwater Villas and a full range of luxury hotel facilities.

The resort will also incorporate the highest standards of environmental sustainability, including a new island made to host nesting bird population.

The Bulgari Resort Ranfushi will feature four distinctive gastronomic experiences: the renowned Italian Il Resorante — Niko Romito, curated by the three Michelin starred Chef Niko Romito, the Chinese fine-dining Bao Li Xuan, twin of the two Michelin stars restaurant at Bulgari Hotel Shanghai, Hoseki, the Japanese concept already present at Bulgari Resort Dubai and the Italian beach food of La Spiaggia.

The resort will also offer a Bulgari Bar, the Bulgari Spa with an adjacent fitness centre, yoga pavilion, and a private library. Additionally, the resort will also feature a highly curated Bulgari boutique and La Galleria, a concept store where guests can find a selection of top niche items from international designers.

Part of the LVMH Group, Bulgari was founded in Rome in 1884 as a jewellery shop.