Maskless in the Maldives: Seeking sun, sea and solitude in the pandemic

Designed by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, the resort's architecture lets the natural surroundings take centre stage. PHOTO: PATINA MALDIVES
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SINGAPORE - I step into the pool of my over-water villa in the Maldives, looking at the impossibly turquoise lagoon below. My playlist is the lullaby of waves as a playful breeze tempers the afternoon heat.

I breathe it all in and wish I could bottle this heady mix of sun, sand, sea and solitude.

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