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In the Maldives, a new Design emerges

Movable roofs, the place the stars in the sky, top glass floors that open a window to the sea, casual, Bohemian-Style or international-New-York – Chic-are the Maldives in terms of extravagance.

What began over 40 years ago with the simplest of straw huts on the beach, can be seen today as a luxury destination with high Creative Potential. Hardly a hotel resort, the Spa advertises Butler service, gourmet cuisine, and pampering. "But now the Design has become even more the focus," says Christa Hürlimann Manta Reisen, which travelled to the island world of the Maldives for years.

the new island resorts have brought even star architects and designers into the boat. The Maldives is a Playground for Creative people. Here are six examples of where you can in the island country of spectacular architecture and exciting interior of baden.

Soneva Jani Resort: White dream

On the push of a button the roof opens above the head and thus the view in the starry sky above the bed. Glass floors create a window to the sea. These are just two of the sensational Details of the bright white Over-Water villas at Soneva Jani Resort – one of the most exclusive new openings in the island nation of the Maldives.

Exceptionally, the Design of only 24 villas; the smallest measures a modest 416 square meters. Especially the experience of the luxury resort, which was designed to ensure sustainability: From the excursions to the stars, the first Observatory in the Maldives to the Silent Cinema with a huge, in the water of the cinema screen. As a guest you can lounge in a stylish Over-Water Lounge.

A week incl. Flights, Transfers and Breakfast per Person from 8327 Swiss francs, www.manta.ch, www.soneva.com/soneva-jani

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli: mother nature

Here, sea creatures, distinguished sponsor: The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli island resort in the South-Nilandhe-Atoll was inspired by the 1850-square-meter Spa, a huge Lobster, the Boutique mimics the coils of a conch and the Bar is in the shape of a whale shark – a spectacular sight, specially if you are flying with the sea plane the island in the Dhaalu Atoll.

Of the Over Water villas to the Restaurants, to the contemporary elegance of the sound. It relies entirely on the charm of natural materials. Architecture and interiors are resolutely modern and in a straight line, that the houses could easily be in a European residential area.

A week incl. Flights, Transfers and Breakfast per Person from 6338 Swiss francs www.travelhouse.ch, www.stregismaldives.com/de

Velaa Private Island: International Design

your works are usually in the most famous museums in the world – such as, for example, at the MoMA in New York and in the Vitra Design Museum in Basel. Now the Spanish Star-designer Patricia Urquiola has designed the 1349-square-meter private residence at Velaa Private Island is new and in a modern retreat with an international Flair turns.

Alone, the meter-high window front when Entering the room amazed. A gallery that divides the living area. In the holiday home, which offers space for up to ten people, meets contemporary Design in natural colors. The traditional style of the Maldives is combined with cosiness and comfort at the highest level.

A week incl. Flights, Transfers and Breakfast per Person from 9107 francs, www.kuoni.ch, www.velaaprivateisland.com

The Nautilus: Bohemian Chic,

Back to the roots: With The Nautilus goes back to Mohamed Umar Maniku, the "inventor" of the Maldivian tourism to its origins. For its new island facility, he had to build round the villas, with their thatched roof like the simple huts that housed over 40 years ago the first guests.

Only several of these "huts are grouped now," to a sprawling beach or Ocean House. And the interior is also mixed with a lot of cheerful colors and Patterns, beautiful fabrics and hand-woven carpets refreshingly different and very chic in the "Bohemian style".

The Maldivians Mohamed Shafeeq created the Nautilus shell is reminiscent of architecture. For the Design of the Interior-office of JPA Design Singapore was in charge of the inner worlds of luxury, hotel designs around the world from New York to Bali.

A week incl. Flights, Transfers and Breakfast per Person from 10'340 Swiss francs, www.trauminselreisen.de, www.thenautilusmaldives.com

Vakkaru Maldives: Barefoot-elegance

rocking Gorgeous casual Lounge move quietly in the Wind. 1400 coconut trees provide shade and transform Vakkaru Island in the Baa Atoll in the Maldives in a tropical garden. The straight-designed 126 villas hide perfectly. Inside, a world of timeless elegance with natural colors and materials on does-from pillow to Vase, from the mirror to the bed, everything is designed to be precious by design and generous. The style: modern, understated elegance, which is wonderfully reassuring!

A week incl. Flight, Transfers and half Board per Person from 3150 francs, www.vakkarumaldives.com

Milaidhoo: Outdoor-Living

The white curtains moving slightly in the Wind. A pleasant breeze coming from the ocean and is distributed in the open massage room. Protected from the Gaze of Foreign guests can relax in the Spa on Milaidhoo Island depended entirely on the trained handles the therapists.

The Spa was built directly over the water on stilts and is a world of its own. Such design features there are many on the small luxury island: Infinity Pools lose yourself visually in the sea, the Restaurant Ba'theli "floats" on a ship into the sunset and into the Beach-Pool-villas is the bathroom open into the garden. A Design that pushes the boundaries between inside and outside and inspires the imagination.

A week incl. Flight, Transfers and half Board per Person from 8116 francs www.manta.ch, www.milaidhoo.com

(Brigitte Jurczyk/travel content)

Created: 11.04.2019, 07:54 PM

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