The Contour of Luxury Summer 2019 - Page 673

Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, just 40 minutes by seaplane from Male International Airport, Kudadoo is designed with contemporary Japanese elegance by renowned architect Yuji Yamasaki. The resort is defined by air and light, both in the design of the villas and a central two story main building on the island - The Retreat. As an essential part of the architectural statement of Kudadoo, 300kw of solar panels are incorporated within the sloping roof of The Retreat, which are able to fully power the island – the first such sustainable luxury resort of its kind in the Maldives. Only native plants and trees growing in their natural environment will feature on the island, strategically placed near the shoreline to prevent erosion. To continue Kudadoo’s environmental commitment, there is also a water bottling plant to substantially reduce the island’s plastic consumption, a food-recycling program and a collection of local greenhouses producing fresh produce for guests. Together these innovative elements ensure that protecting the natural environment is as high a priority as the comfort Kudadoo provides.