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  • Nat Frogley


Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, is proud to announce its achievement of the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating for the second year running. This accolade solidifies the resort’s position as a beacon of refined and forward-thinking guest experiences in the global hospitality scene.

The Forbes Travel Guide, known for its rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process, benchmarks properties against a stringent 900-point criteria. Securing the maximum Five-Star rating consecutively reflects Patina Maldives’ ability to not just meet but exceed the evolving expectations of today’s global traveller.

“We are deeply grateful for this consecutive recognition from Forbes Travel Guide,” said Antonio Saponara, General Manager of Patina Maldives, Fari Islands. “It speaks volumes of our passion for delivering a hospitality experience that is both innovative and intimate. Our commitment to enriching our guests’ lives through thoughtful, immersive experiences is at the heart of what we do”

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, distinguishes itself as a sanctuary where guests are invited to explore and engage with the environment and themselves in meaningful ways. The resort, which celebrates its 3rd anniversary this year, champions environmental stewardship through its coral regeneration initiatives and offers a holistic approach to wellness that is seamlessly integrated into the guest experience.


In 2024, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is set to elevate the guest experience further with the introduction of Pathways 2024, an immersive series designed to inspire and engage. This year, the series will feature an exceptional lineup of artists and designers, including contemporary artist Ana Pušica Kramer and Michelin Star-awarded Chef Kazuo Harada from Kazuo and Emy Restaurant in Sao Paulo.

The spa will also be welcoming back leading eastern healer David Melladew and Shiatsu specialist Yuki Nishikubo.

This curated collection of talents underscores Patina Maldives’ commitment to offering unique, enriching experiences that resonate with the modern traveller’s desire for discovery, creativity, and personal growth.

For reservations and more information about the unparalleled experiences awaiting at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, please visit or email Discover a community where sanctuary and stimulation co-exist to take you on your perpetual journey.




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.

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