The Finolhu Villas by Club Med in Maldives is the hottest new holiday destination. Run completely on solar power, the stunning new guest resort has been designed by New York-based architects Yuji Yamazaki Architecture.
The first of its kind around the world, the five-star property sits on a 13-acre island on the Kaafu Atoll and can accommodate 100 guests year round. One look at the property and you won’t miss its aesthetically-designed solar panels throughout the island. The resort features 52 villas that appear to branch off towards the water in a row and can be accessed by a walkway, covered in solar panels. The villas feature 12-feet ceiling that curve up like cresting waves, and shingles cover the entire roof. The three-room villas also feature a pool and private beach and offers unobstructed view of sunrise and sunset. There is also a central restaurant, a bar and pool area, and an on-site spa and gym.
On a clear, sunny day, the resort can generate about one megawatt of energy. While the rooms are designed to minimize energy consumption despite generating a surplus with the additional energy stored for rainy or cloudy days. The resort also boasts of a waste management system and desalination tank for self-sufficient water supply, making it completely energy independent in its natural, picturesque surroundings.
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