Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is a radical example of biophilic architecture by renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and his Studio MK27. The delicate design allows the landscape to speak the loudest, inspiring guests to connect with their natural surroundings. Expansive views invite visitors to step outside and take a closer look; large-scale artworks scattered around the island spur exploration. Patina Maldives has ambitious goals to tackle marine pollution, implement coral propagation, and ultimately establish the Fari Islands as the gold standard in sustainability in the Maldives. To that aim, the hotel features the first solar-powered kids’ club, recreation center, and dive center in the Maldives. To help inspire the next generation of ocean awareness, PADI dive certification is offered for free to Maldivian children.
Locally sourced, biodegradable, and reusable materials were used wherever possible. The resort has its own bio-digesters for composting organic waste.
Patina is the first resort in the Maldives with a 100% solar-powered kids’ club, recreation center, and dive center all powered by Swimsol offshore solar panels.
All drinking water on the island will also be produced and bottled in-house with on-island water bottling plant, Nordaq.
The resort has built an on-island organic permaculture garden, which guests are encouraged to explore, where fresh vegetables and herbs will be cultivated.
Locals and guests from surrounding islands are invited to experience the art on the island.
Patina has brought a team of experts to bring disruptive creativity to sustainable guest programming. For example, there will be regular beach clean-ups both on-resort and on neighboring local islands. For every stay, 10kg of marine plastic will be collected, cleaned, and repurposed into Parley ocean plastic material.
Set on a neighboring island, The Fari Campus was purpose-built for staff and designed to foster a sense of belonging and community with a range of recreational facilities, comfortable living quarters, and a vocational training program.
The resort’s energy-positive ethos is demonstrated by participation in global carbon sequester programs that neutralize its carbon output.
We spoke with the team at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands to learn the latest on the hotel’s conscious journey.
From zero-waste kitchens and recycling marine plastic to offering free dive lessons to children to nurture next-generation respect for the environment, Patina Maldives is driven by our commitment to perpetuality.
Patina Hotels & Resorts’ interpretation of perpetuality is rooted in our belief in effecting and empowering lasting change—starting with nurturing sustainable values in tomorrow’s travelers. Embodying this future-thinking approach, Patina Maldives’ pioneering kids center, Footprints, is a place of discovery and inspiration, engaging programming, and exceptional facilities. Free PADI dive certifications are also offered for local Maldivian children—helping to raise next-generation awareness of the local ocean environment. Reflecting a firm belief in seeding opportunity and empowerment through the creation of a healthy, balanced, economic ecosystem, 1% of Patina Maldives’ gross operating profits will be used to fund a range of charitable initiatives focusing on supporting Maldivian women and children and those local communities most heavily impacted by global climate change.
The biggest sustainability hurdle for island resorts is energy and power. As part of Patina Maldives’ commitment towards reliance on renewable energy, plans are in place to expand our 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 programs that neutralize its carbon output. Future plans include investing in long-term Blue carbon partnerships and a solar-powered transportation fleet.