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The blindingly beautiful Maldives is rightfully regarded as the pinnacle of far-flung luxury. The lndian Ocean archipelago is open once again to travellers with a fresh outlook and the newly.
This island getaway for aesthetes is one of the cleverest resorts to open in the past year - a particular achievement during a pandemic. lt's the first of a new progressive brand of hotels from Capella. (The second will be in Ubud, where Bill Bensley's Capella Ubud is one of the parent brand's show-stopping properties.) Patina and the recently opened Ritz-Carlton are also the first hotels built on the man-made Fari lslands, in the North Malé atoll. With space at a premium, artificial isles aren't new in the Maldives, but here serious sustainability efforts and conservation projects go a long way to mitigate the environmental impact of the construction. The resort is the first hotel from Brazilian architect Mareio Kogan of Studio MK27, who has transplanted his take on tropical modernism to the lndian Ocean. The architecture encourages interaction with nature: the long, linear wooden structures are open to the elements and cooled by swirling fans and perforated screens, creating a chiaroscuro dance of light and shadow.
Custom-made furniture from Dedon (the premium outdoor range is available in Australia through Cosh Living) and Paola Lenti (distributed locally through Dedece) sits beneath triangular sun shades strung between towering palms. Then there's the art collection, which includes Amarta, a Skyspace light installation by James Turrell that is used by yoga gurus from Rishikesh to hold classes within. ln the evening, when the room is illuminated violet, the ceiling aperture frames the moon. The resort's 90 pool villas aren't the largest in the Maldives, but they impress in other ways with glass walls that retract on three sides. ln the bathrooms there are exfoliating seaweed soaps from Haeckels, and at bedtime vitamins appear on pillows in lieu of chocolates. The Flow Spa - where treatment rooms look like sugar cubes tossed into the long grass - offers flotation pods, LED-light therapy and lris sound immersions, alongside rituals such as an out-of-body experience in the Watsu pool with Balinese healer Pumomo Diretno. Patina also has eight exceptional bars and restaurants. The Maldives' next generation starts here. patinahotels.com/maldives-fari-islands