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Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be more pristine private islands making waves in the Maldives, plans for an island chain debut as a new destination.
Meet the Fari Islands, an archipelago made up of four islands found in the North Male Atoll that can only be reached by a 50-minute speedboat ride (or 10 minutes by seaplane) from Malé International Airport.
The new resort destination with the mission to 'celebrate nature, craft, and connection' is being launched by Singapore-based real estate developer Pontiac Land next winter. Across the four islands, travelers will find three exciting luxury resorts, a buzzing marina, and a village dedicated to all of the island's employees.
Yes, there'll be three entirely new luxury hotels being launched. There's Capella Maldives which will be made up of 64 spacious villas and mansions with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and private infinity pools, a Michelin-starred Omakase Bar, and a serene-looking Aurige Spa.
Patina Maldives, the second hotel, is designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and is set to open with 110 beach suites, beach villas, and water villas that each feel like they're own private sanctuary. Restaurants at Patina Maldives will focus on healthy food and green practices, so expect lots of vegan options. In terms of relaxation, guests will be able to while away a day at one of the outdoor pools (they've got plans for a watsu pool), the spa, or watch a film under the stars at the open-air cinema.
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The third international luxury hotel brand with plans to open on Fari Island will be the Ritz-Carlton Maldives. The hotel will be joining Marriott's other stays including the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort and W Maldives, both American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts properties which are already dotted across the Maldives. Details of the new opening are yet to come.
But the 'communal beating heart' of the archipelago according to a Fari Island's statement will be the picturesque Fari Marina, an area built around a Beach Club and dotted with boutiques and upscale food and drink options like Japanese teppanyaki, a tandoor oven restaurant, and a bakery by the beach. Guests from all of the Fari Island resorts are welcome and can reach the marina by boat.
While the islands aren't expected to start welcoming guests until the end of 2020 we're already thinking of tropical drinks on white sand beaches.