Fari Islands Maldives celebrates the End of Fall with Fari Festival

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Fari Festival highlights

03 December, 2022

Luxury Maldives resort destination, Patina Maldives and Ritz-Carlton Maldives held its first Fari Festival on 20th November 2022.

A short speedboat ride from the Ritz-Carlton lies the Fari Marina Village where the first Fari Festival was hosted. Decorated with warm lights, the venue was filled with excitement as the artists set up their pop-up shops and the chefs prepared exquisite delicacies before the guests started showing up.

From handmade soap bars, Maldivian inspired jewelry, sustainable swimwear, to essential oils and candles, unique souvenirs, sunglasses and printed t-shirts, and many more were available at the pop-up shops.

Fari Festival highlights: Island Bazaar

Local vendors at the Fari Festival included Island Bazaar, Ogaa Beauty, Toddy, Thakethi Educational Materials, See from the Sky, Lanala Swim wear, Vilunu Essential Oils, and Rock Prints. An area dedicated for kids featured face painting, a tiny wooden drum set, and many fun-filled activities such as paper plane toss and ring toss.

As the sun set and the skies of blue turned into pink and orange, the lights grew brighter while more guests arrived at the festival. The aromatic smell from various delicious food filled the venue as the crowd intensified, enlivening the festival. The sound of live music spread across as the guests indulged in the signature cocktail and various canapes. ‘Tuk Tuk’ gelato truck offered different flavours of homemade ice-cream with a range of toppings to choose from. The chocolate gelato topped with crushed oreo, sugar balls, and caramel flakes were exceptional!

The resort’s restaurants Arabesque restaurant, Tum Tum food truck, and Beach Shack also assembled exclusive dishes at the festival. ‘Fari Raha’, ‘Fari Beach Club’, ‘Brasa’ and many more food shacks had flavourful bites including sushi, fried cuttlefish, delicious chicken and beef on sticks, hummus and pita bread, roasted chicken, mouth-watering shredded duck in pao buns, and many more.

With great music playing, amazing food being served, and signature drinks in the hands of guests, the first Fari Festival went on till 11:30 pm. Calling it a success, more similar events can be expected at the island resort in the coming months, featuring more local artists, artisan shops, varieties of delicacies, and of course, a memorable time!

Expensive and super stylish, Patina Maldives is an Ultra-luxury resort near Male within the Fari Islands with a collection of stunning overwater villas in Maldives with best sunset views. Just a 50-minute journey by speedboat from the Velana airport, the luxurious resort of unique and radiant character offers 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 Fari Studios, all of which embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation. Set in the Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, guests can immerse themselves in a new expression of island life through thoughtful tailormade wellness journeys, interactive music programmes, captivating culinary experiences, and bask in the light-filled James Turrell Skyspace pavilion — all while embracing the vibrant social scene that emanates from the destination’s communal heart: the Fari Marina Village and Fari Beach Club

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