The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened

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A new resort destination in the Maldives, named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med, has just opened.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


The resort has been designed by New York-based architects Yuji Yamazaki Architecture PLLC, in partnership with local firm Design 2000, and Italian engineering firm T&D Water Technologies.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


Claiming to be the world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort, the tiny island will accommodate about 100 guests year round.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


The solar panels are visible to the guests throughout the island, and are integrated into all aspects of the resort’s design, as an architectural embellishment, as you can see here.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


This is one of the cabanas that are accessible for all guests.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


The villas are located either on the island, or over the water.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


The over water villas are accessed by a walkway, covered in solar panels.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


Each of the over water villas have their own private entrance path.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


The curved position of the over water villas, allow them to be staggered to provide privacy for the guests.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


At night, the over water villas light up like lanterns.

The world’s first entirely solar powered five-star guest resort has opened in the Maldives, and it's named the Finolhu Villas by Club Med.


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