Finolhu is a vibrant and luxurious retreat, lying on the Baa Atoll in the Maldives. Uniquely positioned in a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, the resort promises laidback island experiences, with long white sandbanks and sublime waters.
The epitome of luxury, elegance, and fun, Finolhu enables guests to immerse themselves in the resorts and the coral landscape of Baa Atoll. Leading the way in ocean conservation, with its resident marine biologist, Finolhu also heads up a team of ocean experts who work on a number of onsite conservation projects.
Already known for its playful spirit, the fully refreshed resort offers casual beach club vibes and an exceptional entertainment programme in one of the Indian Ocean’s most stylish settings. Each of the 125 guest villas has been redesigned, embracing a kaleidoscope concept, created by Muza Lab, that is featured throughout the resort, characterised by a mesmerising blend of colours and symmetrical patterns that complement the island’s natural beauty.
The two spacious two-bedroom Rockstar Villas, which are the most sought-after villas on the island, are bright and colourful, and are perfect for large families or groups of friends. They come equipped with their own private wine cellar, bar, and a guest experience host. The Beach Villas and the new Beach Pool Villas are a great option for those seeking more space and privacy; all of the villas have their own beautifully landscaped gardens, and many have been upgraded to feature their own private swimming pools.
For special occasions, Finolhu offers Romantic Destination Dining, a service that can be enjoyed in a private setting on the beach.
Finolhu’s entertainment and energy are what sets it apart from other resorts, with nightly displays of fire dancing, contortionists, and aerial silk acrobatics, as well as regular appearances of world-class DJs.
The Beach Bar is the heart of the resort, bringing European beach club vibes, where laid-back beats and exotic cocktails can be enjoyed throughout the day and late into the evening, and weekly white parties, DJ sets, and monthly full-moon parties take place along the sandbank at the Crab Shack.
Golf-lovers missing the fairway can still practice their swing at the new high-tech Golf Studio. Practice teeing-off or virtually play a full game of golf on more than 50 golf courses from around the world.
Finolhu earned its status as the first Maldives resort to become a member of Design Hotels after reopening its doors in November 2020 following a fresh design upgrade by London-based studio — Muza Lab.
Muza Lab’s contemporary design concept for Finolhu encompasses the rhythm and movement of a kaleidoscope. Inspired by the fragmentation of light on the blue-toned water and the many purple, pink, and marmalade colours of the sunset, reflecting the island’s natural beauty.
Having the resort located in the UNESCO-protected Baa Atoll also demonstrates the sustainable developments throughout the Maldives, and goes hand in hand with the eco-friendly design and the use of natural materials such as ropes, clay, and timbers.
The playful alternation of patterns, geometry, and colours in the design of Finolhu are layered with organic textures with the help of artisans and craftspeople from around the world who created special chandeliers, wickerwork, ceramics, and wooden pieces, especially for the project.
Website – www.finolhu.com
About Muza Lab:
Muza Lab, founded by Inge Moore and Nathan Hutchins in 2016, creates multi-faceted hotels, superyachts, luxury developments, and private residential projects. With a global outlook and a heartfelt commitment to artistry, storytelling, and discovery, their award-winning team infuses each project with intuitive creativity at every level, delving into each location to discover the legends, culture, and sensations that make it special. Their philosophy strives to go above and beyond every day — to put a sense of adventure back into design. There are no preconceived ideas, and the design process from conception to completion is always a collaborative adventure.
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