top of page
  • Nat Frogley


Sophomore Pathways series event this October will be a collaborative festival that reframes the ocean as the crucible of cross-cultural human connection

From elevated West Coast streetwear to innovative Kentish skincare; ocean art activism to transformative healing; Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has revealed the stellar ensemble cast of collaborators that will headline Cosmopolitan Ocean, the second instalment of its signature Pathways series. Taking place from 26 – 29 October 2023, the event will be marked by the unveiling of an exclusive STAMPD x Patina Maldives capsule streetwear collection; a bespoke Cosmopolitan Ocean scent by Haeckels; and a new original art installation by activist-artist Pam Longobardi.

After the success of Pathways series opener, Experience as Healing, in June, Cosmopolitan Ocean brings together the worlds of fashion, art, music and healing for a four-day cross-cultural festival that puts the ocean centre stage – recognising and celebrating the true depth of its historic role in the evolution of today’s interconnected human culture.[LA1] Building metaphorical bridges between today’s globalised communities, the ancient cultural crucible of the Indian Ocean and the future of oceanic cosmopolitanism, the programme will stimulate those present to learn, develop and depart with new life habits. Highlights include:

  • An intersensory opening ritual in which Welsh electronic musician and producer Kelly Lee Owens will soundscape the unveiling of a bespoke, ocean-safe Mycelium-packaged Cosmopolitan Ocean parfum from Margate’s natural skincare and wild fragrance wizards, Haeckels.

  • LA-based streetwear label Stampd will drop Patina’s much-anticipated debut clothing collaboration, a capsule collection that reimagines the role of the ocean in the circle of life, alongside an exclusive exhibition of limited-edition photographs by label founder Chris Stamp.

  • Oceanic Global ‘Artist in Nature’ and founder of collaborative artistic research and activism initiative, Drifters Project, Pam Longobardi, will add a large-scale ocean plastics art installation inspired by marine archaeology to Patina Maldives’ notable permanent collection.

  • Healing arts practitioner and Experience as Healing alumnus, Avery Whitmore, will reprise his rapturously received sound healing, breathwork and meditation residency, encompassing large communal activities and bespoke private sessions.

Pathways is a new signature series of events from Patina Maldives that seeks to stimulate and nurture lasting personal transformations, habitualise new lifestyle practices and imbue guests’ lives with greater depth and intention. The series debuted in June with Experience as Healing, an inspirational weekend of wellness encompassing ancient spiritual practices, positive drinking and the fast-moving frontiers of biohacking. Leaders in psychosocial health, nutritional science and esoteric practices including Æcorn cofounder Claire Warner, digital wellness expert and global healthcare futurist Tony Estrella and the aforementioned Avery Whitmore hosted a two-day programme encouraging seasoned yogis and curious dabblers alike to unfold, unfurl and open the hidden doors within, in pursuit of transformative healing.

For further information and updates on Cosmopolitan Ocean at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, visit Rates at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands during Cosmopolitan Ocean start from USD3,200++ per night based on two adults sharing a One Bedroom Pool Villa on a half board (breakfast and dinner) basis, including all-access to the Cosmopolitan Ocean programme, nightly cocktails and return airport boat transfers for stays of four consecutive nights or more, plus complimentary Guest Benefits. Price excludes tax and service. Terms and conditions apply. To book visit, email or tel. +960 4000 555.

Part of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) DISCOVERY loyalty programme, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands recently enhanced its offering so that PATINA DISCOVERY members at all levels can now expect even more VIP recognition, rewards and access to members-only experiences.


Images can be downloaded here.



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 Amarta, a 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.


Patina Hotels & Resorts is the latest hospitality concept from Capella Hotel Group. Born out of guests’ desire to honour individuality, Patina appeals to a new generation of travellers who seek deeper connections with themselves and the world around them. The human-centred design flows with the natural modes people are in, gently and intuitively providing for each guest’s individual needs, ensuring that no two stays are exactly the same. A five-star, sophisticated lifestyle brand, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands was the first launch, with further properties in Osaka and Sanya also in development. Patina Hotels & Resorts is a member partner of DISCOVERY, a multi-brand loyalty programme representing a collection of 40 independent hotel brands over 100 countries worldwide.


Fari Islands is an elevated Maldivian resort experience that celebrates nature, craft and connection. A Pontiac Land Group development anchored by three world-class hospitality brands, Fari Islands is located in the North Malé Atoll within the Maldives, a 50-minute luxury boat transfer from Malé International Airport. The archipelago also features the picturesque Fari Marina Village, built around a vibrant Beach Club, charming boutiques and a selection of handpicked, upscale food and beverage options. Spaces have been masterfully designed by renowned architects from Studio MK27 (by Marcio Kogan), Kengo Kuma & Associates, and Kerry Hill Architects, to bring about a delicate balance of serene and social. One of the islands is home to a thoughtful hospitality campus; Fari Campus is a dedicated island for staff with a focus on community, education, and engagement, and is the first of its kind in the Maldives.

For further press information and images, please contact:

Laura Goh (, Leanne Barton (, Nat Frogley ( or Flora Gandolfo ( at Frog & Wolf PR

26 views0 comments


bottom of page