NewsFebruary 16, 2023

Forbes Travel Guide Awards 5 Star Rating to Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

And the five stars go to… Patina Maldives, Fari Islands! The discerning critics of US-based travel bible, the Forbes Travel Guide, have once again completed their rigorous, 900-point annual assessment of the world’s leading luxury hotels, and have awarded Patina Maldives in North Malé Atoll their maximum five-star rating.

The Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, making it arguably the most internationally renowned award in the travel industry. When Forbes Travel Guide inspectors embark on their annual journey through the world’s most diverse luxury hotels, they evaluate them on the basis of 900 criteria – so only the best of the best are awarded the coveted five stars. This highest rating is reserved for outstanding hotels, where the focus is above all on exceptional service – and this is embedded in the team culture at Patina Maldives, from guests’ personal Essentialists to the kitchen crew.


Reflecting on the award, general manager Antonio Saponara commented, “We are honoured to receive a five-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide – the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality. This achievement is testament to our team’s unwavering dedication to providing unforgettable guest journeys and service to our guests at Patina Maldives.

Outstanding hotels are distinguished by outstanding experiences, and Patina Maldives invites its guests to embrace island life and the Indian Ocean through a variety of immersive experiences. From getting hands-on with one of the resort’s marine conservation projects; to enjoying the peerless plant-based cuisine of signature restaurant Roots in the lush surrounds of the resort’s Perpetual Garden; to being enveloped in the dreamlike, light-filled space of Californian artist James Turrell’s Amarta installation, Patina Maldives embodies a new expression of island living that harmonises sanctuary and stimulation.

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands is the ideal destination for travellers planning their Easter and Eid holidays. The resort has curated an Easter programme including a football camp led by former Liverpool FC star Luis Garcia; family talent show; pool party; family movie night; and an island egg hunt with the Easter bunny. The Fari Marina Village will also host a vibrant Easter festival featuring live performances by Maldivian artists, artisanal pop-ups, sustainable fashion, local handicrafts. Patina Maldives is also pulling out all the stops to provide memorable Eid Al Fitr getaways; activities include children’s cooking classes, family games on the beach, and a special Patina Maali parade with bodu beru drummers. Helios, the resort’s Aegean kitchen, will host an Eid gala dinner featuring authentic Arabic dishes, while Veli Bar will serve traditional Gahwa and delightful treats. 

Rates at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands start from USD1,948 (approx. GBP1,623) per night based on two adults sharing a One Bedroom Pool Villa, excluding tax and service. 

Receive 35% off with Patina Maldives, Fari Islands’ Advance Purchase package, including complimentary breakfast, USD100 resort credit, return airport boat transfers for stays of four consecutive nights or more, and complimentary Guest Benefits. Stay must be booked 90 days in advance. Terms and conditions apply.  To book visit, email or tel. +960 4000 555. Part of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) DISCOVERY loyalty programme, Patina Maldives, Fari Islands recently enhanced its offering so that DISCOVERY members at all levels can now expect even more VIP recognition, rewards and access to members-only experiences.