Jumeirah Vittavelli, Maldives
Resort / Maldives / HBA Singapore / Completed in 2013
HBA sought inspiration from traditional island village architecture in styling the Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives luxury resort and island redevelopment on Bolifushi Island, 20 minutes by boat from Male International Airport in South Male Atoll. Traditional Maldivian thatched huts with honey-coloured timber flooring and high ceilings inspired the architectural design, and anchoring the western end of the island. Some of the largest guest villas in the Maldives, each with wraparound private plunge pools, are incorporated in the stable of 36 Beach Villas and eight Beach Suites, 39 Lagoon Villas and seven Lagoon Suites, and the epitome of island resort grandeur, a stunning Presidential Suite.