BE INSPIRED BY ISLAND ARTISTRY Original. Playful. Collaborative. Fari Islands welcomes you to take mindful steps into this Maldivian destination for the socially conscious. Re-discover your sense of wonderment and imagination on this archipelago of creativity and nature. From indulgent gastronomic experiences to organic plant-based dining; idling within a salon of thinkers to discourse with visiting artists, social experiences at Fari Islands range from the familiar to the challenging – but always an engaging experience. Welcome to the Home of Island Artistry.
DavidTsang DAVID TSANG Chief Executive Officer Pontiac Land Group
TABLE OF CONTENTS FARI ISLANDS
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FOUR ISLANDS ONE DESTINATION An elevated Maldivian resort experience celebrating nature, craft, and connection, Fari Islands is anchored by three world-class hospitality brands and features the picturesque Fari Marina Village, built around a vibrant Beach Club, charming boutiques, and a selection of handpicked gastronomic experiences. The archipelago is located within the North Malé Atoll, a 45-minute luxury boat transfer from Malé International Airport. Fari Islands is a proud honouree of Travel + Leisure’s Global Vision Awards 2021, recognised for its strides in conscious travel and sustainable living. 4
PATINA MALDIVES DELICATE & RHYTHMIC SPACES
Born out of guests’ desire to honour individuality, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands appeals to a new generation of travellers who seek deeper connections with themselves and the world around them. The human-centric design flows with the natural modes people are in, gently and intuitively providing for each guest’s individual needs, ensuring no two stays are exactly the same.
PATINA MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS
Patina Maldives is designed by award-winning Brazilian architect, Marcio Kogan and his talented team of co-authors at Studio MK27 - Renata Furlanetto, Diana Radomysler and Pedro Ribeiro. The property embraces the principles of biophilic design where delicate architectural lines remain respectfully low, never breaching the horizon, in deference to the exuberant, encompassing blues above and below. “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, Fari Islands
embraces our natural conflicts: desire for peace and party, for nature and design, technology and rusticity, self-indulgence and deep reflections.” Marcio Kogan’s design vision is reflected throughout the island resort’s accommodations, restaurants on the adjoining Fari Marina Village, and social buildings. The permeable design of the buildings promotes a pleasing and inviting experimentation of each space, organised according to a hierarchy of textures and coverings that creates a gentle transition between open and closed environments. 7
PATINA MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS • ONE BEDROOM SUNSET WATER POOL VILLA
PATINA MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS
» 90 well-appointed villas, each with its own private pool; 20 beach suites close to the vibrant Fari Marina Village. » 12 distinctive culinary concepts including Roots – a plant-based restaurant inspired by slow food philosophies. » FLOW – Holistic wellbeing immersion with hydrotherapy facilities, a Watsu pool, resident healers complemented by high- and low-impact movement classes. » No single-use plastic on site, all amenities are eco-friendly and sustainable.
THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS EMBRACING THE CIRCLE OF ISLAND LIFE
THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is a feast for the eyes: white-sand beaches, water in indescribable of blue and a distinct minimalistic design.
circular villas sit comfortably in the bright Maldives sunlight, shadows are soft, and breezes flow freely between buildings.” noted Kerry Hill Architects.
The ears will carry their own memories: the sharp blow of a sangu shell to announce your arrival, daily conversations with your Aris Meeha, or simply the sounds of nature explored with respect and wonder.
“The design is inspired by the dual personality of the site, embracing contrasts between open ocean and calm lagoon, daytime shade and the expansive night sky, contemplative and active spaces.”
Inspired by the water and nature’s circular movement in the Maldives, Kerry Hill Architects encapsulates The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands’ spirit and philosophy through design and architecture. “The masterplan is directly shaped by ocean forces, the wind and waves. The
Kerry Hill Architects perfectly captures the essence of the destination’s nature, embracing the circle of island life through the minimalistic circular architecture – a re-imagination of the Maldives, and a meaningful tribute to the late Kerry Hill.
THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS
• LAGOON QUAY
» 100 spacious villas, from one- to three-bedroom accommodations, every villa has breathtaking ocean or lagoon views and private pool » 24-hour Aris Meeha butler service for every villa » 7 restaurants and bars » Signature Ritz Kids program » Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program » The Ritz-Carlton Spa, offering 9 treatment rooms and Spa suite
THE RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS
CAPELLA MALDIVES CULTURAL OASIS (OPENING 2023) Look out across the lagoon. Endless blue sea and endless possibilities. Listen to the lapping waters from inside your villa. Make your daydreams a reality. Capella Maldives, Fari Islands is a fusion of island life philosophy and Capella’s dedication to spectacular facilities and a true celebration of discovery and individuality. Championing a life lived through meaningful discovery, Capella Maldives is a charming gateway to Maldivian vibrant heritage, traditions, and craftsmanship.
CAPELLA MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS
At the villas and mansions of Capella Maldives, renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma reveals the essence of nature by carefully integrating architecture and the island landscape in his design.
Maldivian vernacular architecture is celebrated through the use of timbre in every structure, while Kuma brings out the unique texture and purity of wood further through the application of Yamatobari pattern.
“I like to use lighter tone natural materials to offer a unique experience for Capella Maldives. The overall feel would be light and monochromatic. Resorts in tropical climates often use dark coloured wood for roofs I want to offer something more special.”
Play of shadow is equally important in Kuma’s work, and the deep roof eaves provide a silhouette that convey a sense of relief and tranquility.
CAPELLA MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS • DRONE SHOT FROM ABOVE
FARI MARINA VILLAGE THE DESTINATION’S COMMUNAL BEATING HEART
Pass the languid days of island life with strolls along the sundrenched boardwalk to Fari Marina Village. Explore retail options that offer the best in summer beachwear or dock at our private yacht marina which offers world-class services, while you imbibe bespoke cocktail and house tunes from our inimitable Fari Beach Club. Fari Marina Village is the communal beating heart of Fari Islands, where guests across the archipelago can gather, connect, and build shared memories.
SPINNING A THREAD OF ARTISTRY
Embodying the archipelago’s devotion to fun, relaxed luxury, Fari Beach Club is where fine drinking, fine nutrition, and fine music come together in great harmony. Celebrate the craft of two-Michelin starred culinary Chef and DJ Nick Bril, enriched by an unmatched collection of fine spirits through our partnership with Proof & Company and its global network of independent artisanal makers and mixology talents.
ISLAND-CHIC RETAIL In parallel with the archipelago’s pioneering travel experiences, Fari Islands collaborated with The Rake & Revolution to deliver the world’s first fully shoppable vacation concept – Mr. and Mrs. Rake. Permeating two immersive island-chic homes are tastefully curated items from international designers who place a special emphasis on ethical and sustainable practice.
A WORLD OF EPICUREAN EXPERIENCES From ingredients handpicked at our on-island organic gardens to wild seasonal game, the multitude of dining experiences at Fari Marina Village places no less emphasis on freshness and innovation than it does on provenance and technique. The seven dining concepts feature a wide range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Patagonian. With a menu to suit any mood, from sun-drenched beachside affairs to detailed performances by Michelin-starred chefs, you’ll find more culinary adventures waiting at Fari Marina Village.
THE CULT OF CREATION
James Turrell once said, ‘Light is not so much something that reveals, as it is itself a revelation.” As much as light is important to Turrell, art is Fari Island’s primary vehicle of revelation to the world and all its nuances, most prominently with a Skyspace installation - Amarta (2021) by Turrell himself. This autonomous structure explores space and the light that inhabits it. Turrell asks that we also inhabit the space and explore our perception of form. Under the Maldivian sun, the aperture focuses on our senses on the pulse and purity of nature.
CREATIVE CAPITAL Fari Islands offers an irresistible charm of creativity and craft. The year-round tropical destination pushes boundaries through collaborations with visiting artists, musicians, and masters in photography, fashion, and design. A shared calendar of inventive events and enchanting engagements draws members of the Fari community to return time and again; to gather, re-encounter, and re-discover the Home of Island Artistry.
A YACHTING HAVEN The Fari Islands archipelago is home to Maldives’ only large-scale luxury private yacht marina, boasting state-of-the-art facilities, along with round-the-clock dockhands to provide assistance, and to ensure security of your vessel. Our spacious berth and 3-metre-deep lagoon could accommodate up to 20 yachts at any one time.
FARI CAMPUS HOME TO THE CHAMPIONS OF FARI ISLANDS
Fari Islands seeks to bring a sea-change to employee accommodation and wellbeing, by building a separate island specially dedicated to our staff. Designed by Gaurang Khemka, founder of award-winning architectural and urban planning firm URBNarc, the spacious and purpose-built Fari Campus was designed to foster a sense of belonging and community, with intuitive
spaces inspired by traditional Maldivian communities. With a full suite of recreational facilities and amenities, as well as comfortable living quarters, Fari Campus was crafted to meet varying needs of its residents. To help our colleagues rise to their full potential, Fari Campus will also be launching a vocational training program with leading hospitality management institution - Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne.
NATURE AMPLIFIED DEVOTION TO PRESERVING MALDIVES At Fari Islands, we live intimately with the sea, the sun, the sand, and the trees around us. We pay homage to biodiversity in all forms. With the onset of global warming and the bleaching of reefs, the very things we celebrate in the Maldives are under threat. Fari Islands is also collaborating with Parley for the Oceans to bring a disruptive creativity to the environmental awareness of guest programming within the archipelago, including regular beach cleanups of the neighbouring islands where 10kgs of marine plastic will be collected, cleaned, and repurposed into Parley ocean plastic material.
From the early stages of construction and landscaping to ongoing operations, Fari Islands has adopted sustainable practices that maximise our relationship with the community, while minimising negative impact on the environment. Beyond the use of responsibly-sourced materials and careful waste management, we incentivise social responsibility in-house and will progressively expand on larger efforts to support the local ecosystem. We believe that the biggest change comes with education and awareness. We safeguard the values of our marine-biology program through a multitude of avenues – ranging from kids’ club programmes to in-house marine biologists and the destination’s signature turtle rehabilitation and coral regeneration efforts. 35
PONTIAC LAND GROUP CREATING INSPIRING ENVIRONMENTS
Fari Islands was developed by Pontiac Land Group, a privately held property developer, owner, and operator based in Singapore. With over fifty years of experience in luxury property development, Pontiac Land seeks to better the built environment through a holistic approach to development and management. This approach begins with the engagement of architectural masters in thoughtful design, continued by incorporating art and timeless finishes into our spaces, and is completed by ensuring the well-being of our occupants through a world-class property management team. In 2018, Pontiac Land acquired Capella Hotel Group as a wholly-owned subsidiary, to continue offering unparalleled levels of service and hospitality to our guests.
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