Kudadoo Maldives Private Island
Kudadoo stands out as the first entirely sustainable resort, providing a luxurious and environmentally friendly experience for discriminating travelers. It is the only solar-powered private island in the Maldives. It has 15 villas built in the Zen style that surround the island like a diadem and offer unobstructed views of the horizon. The resort, which was once more created by Yuji Yamazaki, displays a contemporary sensibility with a sustainable philosophy that seeks to protect the surrounding nature.
Alila Kothaifaru Maldives
The Singapore-based Studiogoto, who created the modern minimalist building at Alila Kothaifaru, drew inspiration from the island's flat geography to design a setting that harmoniously melds with nature. The landscape-oriented design includes tiered levels that blend into the surrounding landscape to offer each of the 80 beach and water villas solitude and intimacy while still providing breathtaking views. The building tries to encourage relaxation and tap into nature's restorative capabilities by fusing soft natural materials, cultural symbols, and organic forms with bold, crisp lines.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
The Muraka comes to mind when you think about Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Ahmed Saleem, a local architect, and Yuji Yamazaki, a designer based in New York, created this opulent vacation home as a masterpiece. The Muraka stands out from other opulent villas because to its unique underwater bedroom suite. The suite has curved, seven-inch-thick acrylic walls that provide visitors an aquarium-like sensation while they go about their daily lives. The kitchen, living room, dining area, and three further bedrooms are located on the villa's thin upper storey above the lake.
The St. Regis Vommuli
In addition to the premium resorts, a developing trend in Maldivian resort architecture is the incorporation of locally inspired design features. For instance, the St. Regis Vommuli, which debuted in 2016, has stunning ceiling murals produced using pyrography, a Maldivian art style that involves burning wood to tell stories, along with hanging bead lamps made from recycled shells along the veranda. These architectural features not only enhance the resorts' attractiveness but also highlight the rich cultural legacy of the archipelago.