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SAILING, SOCCER AND SUSTAINABILITY: SUMMER PROGRAMMING AT PATINA MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS

Guests can enjoy a dynamic array of special programming this summer from an exclusive football camp with the legendary Real Madrid Foundation to Patina Maldives’ sailing academy 

 

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands has officially announced its immersive summer programming featuring culinary pop-ups, artist residencies, conservation workshops, and more. In addition, families with budding sports stars can join an exclusive football camp with the world’s most awarded international club – Real Madrid Foundation – or set sail on new adventures courtesy of Patina Maldives’ sailing academy. 

 

"We're thrilled to unveil this season's meticulously crafted summer lineup," expressed Antonio Saponara, General Manager at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands. "Spanning arts, sports, culinary delights, and wellness, our tailored programmes cater to guests of every age and diverse interests. It's a privilege to host collaborators who are at the top of various fields, guiding our guests toward realising their passions and aspirations." 

 

Highlights between June-September include:  

 

SPORTS 

 

REAL MADRID FOUNDATION FOOTBALL CLINIC (4 July – 12 August) 

Guests can experience daily training sessions guided by a Real Madrid Foundation Coach, who will share their deep passion for the game and comprehensive instruction, covering every aspect of football. Led by experienced Real Madrid Foundation coaches, the clinics will focus on individual and group development, mirroring the Real Madrid Academy’s methodology. Budding footballers are invited to “Play The Real Way” – where excellence meets passion on the field. 

 

YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY (14 July – 15 August) 

Expert instructors will guide younger guests in mastering the art of sailing, from the basics of rigging a small boat and essential safety protocols, to advanced manoeuvres like tacking, gybing, and docking. Whether it's fine-tuning techniques or instilling confidence on the water, Patina Maldives’ professional instructors are committed to providing an enriching and immersive sailing experience.  

 

WELLNESS 

 

ANIMAL FLOW (23 August – 23 September) 

Guests can join Faisal, a leading regional instructor, for Animal Flow and Rope Flow.  Animal Flow is a whole-body workout, optimising movement and enhancing joint strength and mobility. Alternatively, Rope Flow offers low-impact stimulation, improving posture and relieving tightness. Guests are encouraged to embrace mindful practices for a resilient and agile body under Faisal's guidance.  

 

ART 

 

LIFE ENERGY WITH SASSAN BEHNAM-BAKHTIAR (4 July – 12 August) 

Renowned as a visionary artist who seamlessly blends artistry with sustainability, Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar embarks on a quest for profound connections with nature, understanding energy, and human evolution. Sassan’s latest works at Patina Maldives delve into the realms of energy and sustainability, offering a captivating exploration that inspires reflection and awe. 

 

ILLUSTRATING AGA SKIBA (throughout August) 

Guests can marvel at Aga Skiba, the visionary mural and window artist, witnessing her craft as she paints a mural in Patina Maldives’ kids’ club and immersing themselves in her illustration workshops.  

 

FOOD & DINING 

 

FIATA PIZZERIA HONG KONG BY SALVATORE FIATA (throughout August) 

Fiata Pizzeria Hong Kong by Salvatore Fiata is renowned globally for bringing the essence of Campania to Asia. With meticulous attention to dough and top-quality ingredients, Salvatore’s contemporary Neapolitan pizzas delight palates worldwide. Guests can join in savouring a taste of authentic Italian craftsmanship and passion by the Pizza Maker of the Year 2023. The pop-up will take place at Patina Maldives’ Veli Bar which is equipped with its own state-of-the-art pizza oven.  

 

BAR TRENCH POP-UP (8 June – 10 June) 

Interpid connoisseurs can experience the allure of Bar Trench, one of Asia’s finest bars, as it sets up a captivating pop-up at Patina Maldives. All the way from Tokyo the 19th century-inspired alchemist bar introduces an exclusive limited time menu as well as hosting a cocktail masterclass. 

 

SUSTAINABILITY  

 

WORLD OCEANS DAY & GLOBAL WELLNESS DAY (8 June) 

Patina Maldives celebrates the profound link between wellbeing and the preservation of the world, especially the ocean. Guests can join Patina Maldives in honouring the connection with coral restoration workshops, beach meditation, ocean aerobics, and a conscious cuisine celebration, embracing the harmony between personal wellness and ocean stewardship. 

 

Summer programming is a further example of how the property encourages guests to honor their individuality and seamlessly morphs its activities to accommodate guests as they go about their routine without interruption. Inspired by independent minds with a deep appreciation of culture and community and an unwavering devotion to the wellbeing of the planet, Patina Maldives encourages guests to nurture a deeper connection with themselves and the world around them.  

 

To download a full copy of Patina’s summer programming, visit this link here

 

More information on the property’s partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation can be found here.  

 

 ENDS

 

ABOUT PATINA MALDIVES, FARI ISLANDS 

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. 

 

IG Handle: @patinamaldives  

 

ABOUT PATINA HOTELS & RESORTS 

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. 


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