Inside The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

This resort is perfect match between luxury and sustainability

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20 November 2016

The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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Luxury doesn’t have to come at the cost of sustainability.

Located in the turquoise lagoons of Kaafu Atoll in Maldives, the Finolhu Villas Resort is proving just that with its 100% solar-powered approach to saving energy and minimising the effect on the environment.

This one-of-a-kind getaway is powered by 67000 square feet of solar panels that produce more than enough energy to provide electricity for 100 guests and 100 staffers. The solar panels are built right into the resort's design. Excess energy is saved for rainy days.

The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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The breath-taking resort spreads on a 13-acre land and houses 52 villas equipped with all the necessities of the modern world.

Yuji Yamazaki, the designer behind this masterpiece kept a minimalistic approach to have as little impact as possible on the pristine environment. He also designed each room with subtle modifications to preserve energy. For example, windows are strategically placed to invite ocean breezes in while blocking the sun's harsh rays.

The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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The 5-star luxury villas that open into the bright blue water include three bedrooms, a private beach and a private pool for an unobstructed view of the sunrise and the sunset. The resort also owns a central restaurant, a bar, an on-site spa, a gym and a pool area.

The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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The World's First 100% Solar-Powered Luxury Resort

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