Fari Islands opens new football field

Fari Islands commemorates the opening of a new football field on Fari Campus, the archipelago’s dedicated island for its employees. The 6,310 SqM Regalawn P60-318 turf can accommodate 11 players on each side. This project was spearheaded by local talent Mohamed Ziyau, Senior Duty Engineer of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.

The new football field will host friendly matches between employees, guests from the archipelago’s three luxury resorts and communities from the neighbouring islands. World-class players will also be invited to run football clinics and camps.

On the inauguration of this important facility, Evan Kwee, Head of Design and Hospitality at the Pontiac Land Group, commented, “Fari Islands seeks to provide the next generation of travellers with an elevated Maldivian experience. The football field presents new opportunities for creating wonderful memories through social connection.”

Kwee added that “Our employees are the Champions of Fari Islands and our most precious resource. We believe in work-life balance and are proud to offer them with a living environment centred around engagement, growth and a sense of community”.

The property is ideally located at Fari Islands, in the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives, which is a 45-minute journey by speedboat or a 10-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport. The resort features white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and coral reefs with marine life. Shaped by the Maldivian sun and shored by the Indian Ocean, guest villas at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives,

Fari Island are expected to range in size from one to three bedrooms, featuring the refined elegance and legendary service that define The Ritz-Carlton brand. The property is also expected to offer a choice of outstanding culinary venues serving an array of international and local cuisines, in addition to a full suite of fitness and recreational facilities including a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is part of Fari Islands, an archipelago that features three world-class hospitality brands inclusive of The Ritz-Carlton. The guests are expected to have access to a picturesque Fari Marina Village – the archipelago’s communal beating heart. Built around a vibrant Beach Club, Fari Marina Village features charming boutiques and a handpicked selection of dining options. Spaces have been designed by the renowned Kerry Hill Architects, to bring about a delicate balance of serene and social.

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 (Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands and the upcoming Capella Maldives), Fari Islands is located in the North Malé Atoll, a 45-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 gastronomic experiences. 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. Designed by award-winning architect Gaurang Khemka of URBNarc, Fari Campus is a dedicated island for employees with a focus on community, education and engagement, and is the first of its kind in the Maldives.

Fari Islands was a proud honouree of Travel + Leisure’s Global Vision Awards 2021, recognised for its strides in conscious travel and sustainable living.

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