“We can reach the most exclusive and secluded locations on earth to provide tailor-made, high- end tourist solutions”
Bathala is located center-west of the Ari Atoll; we are talking about a small, 4-hectare island (260 x130 metres), a minuscule jewel in the middle of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by the coral reef.
There, Marlegno has accepted and won a wonderful challenge: we have built the Sandies Bathala using several innovative techniques and overcoming the logistic and environmental issues raised by the Asian archipelago.
Before the Sandies Bathala was built the island hosted a resort made of traditional sand cottages which could no longer be restructured.
Therefore, the resort was pulled down to be replaced by the new Eco-Resort which can also host many more guests thanks to extra 24 overwater bungalows.
The project required 2 months of continuous on-site works by a team of 60 people among which there were 35 dedicated coordinators sent directly from Italy.
Such achievement stems from two specific choices: the first concerning offsite prefabrication, i.e. the fact of arranging the production in our premises in Bergamo and minimizing activities according to circular economy principles. The second concerned the dry construction technique according to which every single component has to perfectly, safely and quickly fit the others without the need to use glues and adhesives.