Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, has committed to nurture next-generation sustainability in the Maldives. The new luxury resort, has set ambitious goals to tackle marine plastic pollution and implement a comprehensive coral propagation project, helping establish the Fari Islands as a new standard-bearer for marine conservation in the Maldives.
Firstly focusing on the culinary concept practiced on the island, it is based on the nose-to-tail and root-to leaf principle. This zero-waste kitchen concept minimises waste and advocates the benefits of a plant-based diet and roots in their signature dining experience. The resort also practices conscious and conscientious lifestyle and plant-based concept, creating responsibly for curious foodies seeking nutritional food and drink without compromising flavour and quality. Furthermore the island’s organic permaculture garden cultivates fresh products to various departments of the resort, reducing greenhouse gas emissions during the supply chain process. The resort also encourages guest to to explore and forage the variety of vegetables and herbs available within the garden at their leisure.
The resort also produces and bottles all the drinking water inhouse, on the island’s water bottling plant, Nordaq. In addition, every cocktail and spirit served at Patina Maldives uses world’s first low carbon, low waste spirits distribution technology ecoSPIRITS, which eliminates 30 grams of carbon emissions in comparison to drinks crafted at beverage outlets with conventional labels.
Patina Maldives also commits towards reliance on renewable energy. It has plans to expand its Swimsol solar plant to provide 50% of the resort’s energy needs by 2030. The resort’s energy-positive ethos is further demonstrated by participation in global carbon sequester programmes that neutralise its carbon output. Future plans include investing in long-term Blue carbon partnerships and a solar-powered transportation fleet.
Furthermore, the Fari island reduced an estimated 12% of energy consumption during its construction through sustainable practices such as the use of prefabricated materials, which significantly reduced waste and carbon emissions versus conventional construction methods. Locally sourced, biodegradable and reusable materials were used wherever possible; all timber is FSC-certified and sourced from 100% transparent supply chains. All 1,600 workers were provided with reusable water bottles to ensure no plastic bottles were used on site from the outset.
Marco den Ouden, General Manager, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, said, “Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, is well aware of the global challenges that are affecting the worldwide carbon footprint. Our archipelago at Fari Islands provides us with a scalable opportunity to positively impact our construction, supply chain, operational standards, marine biosphere, and most importantly, community, directly. This has been our driving intent and the main inspiration for Perpetuality, our ethos. It will continue to help us identify targeted and innovative collaborations in the near- and longterm future. We are humbled and impressed with the global knowledge and support that we have received from our partners thus far, and remain positive about their perpetual contributions to Patina Maldives now and in times ahead. “
Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is the inaugural flagship property from sophisticated new lifestyle brand Patina Hotels & Resorts, the latest hospitality concept by Capella Hotel Group. Designed by renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, Patina Maldives offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios, all of which embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation.
Set in the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, 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.