Maldives is a nation known for exotic opulence, and their reputation as an elite island is about to sky rocket as designers have released plans for a futuristic tourist sanctuary in the Maldives. The suspended resort will include hotels, a yacht club, a convention center and most importantly – a floating golf course.
The luxury golf course is an attempt to rebuild the Maldives, which some scientists say could sink completely in the next two hundred years. The new islands will rise with the tides of the sea and will include an intricate series of tunnels to connect visitors to the vast network of islands – which is currently comprised of 1,192 islands in total.
Waterstudio, a Dutch design firm made famous for their floating home designs, is in charge of designing the innovative resort which includes an underwater clubhouse with submerged ocean views. The project is expected to take up to 80 million square feet of floating building space. Such exotic amenities include rental submarines that drop visitors off in their living room, and 43 new private islands.
While the designs for the Maldive floating luxury resort are exciting, they are also responsibly planned out thus far. Waterstudio reports that the islands will be carbon neutral, and will be secured to the ocean floor through the use of non-hazardous cables, so that the natural ecosystem of the ocean underneath will not be disturbed.
The golf course is perhaps by far the coolest amenity, as it will be shaped as massive starfish when viewed from above. The 18-hole course will naturally have views from every hole, and an elevator will submerge players underwater, to access the club house.
Sounds like a great vacation for those golf lovers who are in the mood for a good float while they swing.