The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands introduces “Summer of Renewal”, a series of guest retreats

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands introduces transformative retreats titled ‘Summer of Renewal’, in collaboration with experts in wellness, food and adventure. The series comprise a line-up of experiences and restorative encounters for their guests.

Surfing Retreat

During the Maldives’ optimum surf season of June and July, two surf retreats will be held in partnership with surf champions Nic von Rupp​ and Victor Bernardo​. The retreats will allow guests to ride and master the four most popular waves in the North Malé Atoll, comprising Chicken, Cokes Surf Break, Honkeys and Jailbreak. The retreat will also incorporate culinary trails across the local islands.

Nic Von Rupp is one of the top ‘big wave’ surfers in the world and a two-time finalist of ‘World Surf League Big Wave Performance of the Year’ and will be in residence from 8th to 11th June. Victor Bernardo has a number of  global accolades under his belt and will lead his guest retreat from 3rd to 6th July.

Culinary Retreat

From 10th to 12th August, Chef Pam (Pichaya Soontornyanakij), newly crowned Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024, will bring her mastery from Bangkok’s Potong. The first and youngest female chef to receive both a Michelin Star and ‘Opening of the Year’ award from the Michelin guide in the same year, will present a bespoke menu of her Thai-Chinese cuisine in a two-night residency at the resort’s Summer Pavilion restaurant. 

Wellness Retreats

Susy Markoe Schieffelin;

From 19th to 23rd July, celebrity healer and founder of the sound healing school The Copper Vessel, Susy Markoe Schieffelin, will take residency with a retreat guided by the moon. The retreat will include five days of sound baths complemented by crystal healing and meditation. Guests will indulge in a full moon release fire ceremony, a full moon dinner under the stars with a crystal-inspired menu, chakra balancing kundalini yoga, floating water practice and a meditative sleep session in suspended aerial hammocks.

Abi Adams;

From 14th to 18th August, celebrated practitioner and founder of Project Woman, Abi Adams will conduct two retreats. The first, from 14th to 16th August, focuses on breath, meridian dancing and yoga to enliven the body with movement, music and expression to explore emotion. Practices will include chakra work and creative writing, as well as treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa.

The second retreat, held from 17th to 18th August, explores female health and hormonal balance with tools of meridian dance, music, yoga, spa and creative writing. Guests will channel hormonal flow and inner rhythm meditation connecting to their inner seasons.