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Patina Maldives, Fari Islands to welcome guests from 18th May

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, the flagship property of Patina Hotels and Resorts, has announced that it will start welcoming guests from 18th May.

Located on the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll of the Maldives, the hotel is a 45-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport.

According to Patina Maldives, guests can ‘immerse themselves in a new expression of island life through thoughtful tailor- made wellness journeys, interactive music programmes, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club’.

Studio MK27 Design Concept

Inspired by the beauty and metaphorical significance of the island landscape, Studio MK27’s delicate, rhythmic design for Patina Maldives conjures spaces and atmospheres that encourage deep connections with nature, as well as communion with other people.

Marcio Kogan from Studio MK27 describes the hotel as:

Patina is unique in the Maldives: an opportunity to be together in isolation. One of the most remote places on Earth and still a place designed for people to meet one another. Patina Maldives embraces our natural conflicts: desire for peace and party, for nature and design, technology and rusticity, self-indulgence and deep reflections.

Kogan’s design vision is reflected throughout Patina Maldives’ accommodation, restaurants and social buildings. Public spaces are open, light and inviting and offer a communal beating heart with the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club. Here, guests will find alluring retail and enticing dining options as well as a large, commissioned James Turrell pavilion.

Throughout the interiors, earthy colour palettes, subtle textures and matte surfaces are complemented by arcadian materials to create a dialogue with nature. Wood, linen, rattan, paper cord, stone and natural fibres extend out from the interiors, blurring boundaries, drawing the outside world in whilst enticing inhabitants out.


The property consists of 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios.

Uniquely for the Maldives, floor- to-ceiling Panoramah! sliding window systems allow the villas to be opened to the elements on all three sides – while custom-made blackout blinds offer cocoon-like cosiness at the touch of a button.

One bedroom beach pool villa
One bedroom water pool villa
Two bedroom beach pool villa
Two bedroom water pool villa
Two bedroom sunset water pool villa

‘The Beach House’, the largest villa in the property, has a luxurious layout. The interior space is generous, airy and mellow with warm natural colours while on the outside, there are two levels of private space. Both gives you views over your verdant tropical garden to the pristine white beach, turquoise lagoon.


Patina Maldives offers its guests multiple dining venues and cuisines to choose from. ‘Roots’ offers modern plant based cuisine, ‘Kōen’ offers modern Japanese and Nordic Teppan cuisine, ‘Brasa’ is a Patagonian steak house, ‘Wok Society’ serves Asian specialities including Dim Sum, ‘Helios’ serves Greek cuisine, ‘Farine’ is a bakery and pâtisserie, ‘Go Go Burger’ as the name suggests serves burgers from a food truck, ‘Tuk Tuk Gelato’ serves Gelateria, sorbets and Ice Creams, ‘Veli Bar’ is a poolside serving light bites and refreshing cocktails, ‘Fari Beach Club’ serves International cuisine prepared by 2 Michelin Star Chef Nick Bril, ‘Arabesque’ serves Lebanese and North Indian cuisine and ‘Tum Tum’ serves Asian cuisine.

Veli Bar
Fari Beach Club


Recreational facilities include a unique watsu pool for passive aquatic therapy, water sports centre and tennis courts and Yoga pavilion. Other services from trained consultants such as a posture expert and a sleep therapist are available.

About Patina Hotels and Resorts

Patina Hotels & Resorts is the latest hospitality concept from Capella Hotel Group. Born out of guests’ desire to honour individuality, Patina appeals to a new generation of travellers who seek deeper connections with themselves and the world around them. The human-centred design flows with the natural modes people are in, gently and intuitively providing for each guest’s individual needs, ensuring that no two stays are exactly the same.

A five-star, sophisticated lifestyle brand, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands will be the first launch, with another property in Ubud, Bali also in development.

Featured image by Patina Maldives

Well, a holiday here would be like a once-in-a-lifetime experience. What do you think of Patina Maldives? Let me know in the comments section below.

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