10 reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels

10 reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels We go on holiday to escape the routine… Stay at...

DUSIT THANI MALDIVES WINS GOLD TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGELLAN AWARD

Dusit Thani Maldives, a Thai inspired 5-star luxury resort, recently won, for the second year running, the coveted Gold...

Starwood to Introduce a New Level of Bespoke Luxury in the Heart of the Maldives at St. Regis Vommuli

DHAALU ATOLL, MALDIVES – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the signing of an agreement with Residency...

Activities in Fuvahmulah on the Wetland Land area,

Fuvahmulah is comparatively one of the largest islands in Maldives. Similarly, the environmental threats facing this island are comparatively...

The history of Maldives with Kurumba Maldives as the first One Resort One 1 Island,

Kurumba – The Beginning Tourism: an industry that brought prosperity and progress to the Maldives. It began with Kurumba’s...
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DUSIT THANI MALDIVES WINS GOLD TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGELLAN AWARD
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Starwood to Introduce a New Level of Bespoke Luxury in the Heart of the Maldives at St. Regis Vommuli
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Hello, my name is Aru! Thundi.com is a daily updated blog about travel, inspirations, Wedding, Honeymoon, food lovers and everyday moments from all over the Maldives.

 
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Sunsets & Dreams in Maldives

So I am back in the land of blog, I know you have missed my random musings. Now I am in no doubt, that you know that I have just returned from a trip of a lifetime. You have been enjoying (or enduring) my constant Insta spamming of all things Maldivian over the last 10 days, so it only felt right that my first blog post back, should be about my latest adventure to paradise.  So, sit back, grab a cuppa and I’ll tell you about dreams coming true (I know, just bear with me). The Maldives has been something that I have day dreamed about since I was a teenager. It epitosmised everything romantic to me, walking on white sands with the one you love and sipping champagne whilst watching sunsets. So it was up there, way up there, on my list of life goals, always making my list of…

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Romantic Getaways 5 Most Affordable Overwater Bungalows

An overwater bungalow is a honeymooner’s dream, but it can cost $1,000 or more per night. These options, in destinations from Mexico to the Maldives, only cost half as much. Intercontinental Tahiti Resort & Spa – Tahiti Of the 265 rooms that make up this 32-acre Tahitian retreat, located along a pristine lagoon, only 31 are overwater bungalows. The villas feature comfy beds, marble bathrooms and unimpeded views of the neighboring island of Moorea; they’re also the most affordable floating accommodations in French Polynesia. Turn up the romance with a sunset cruise, or take a small boat to a nearby motu (islet) for a private five-course dinner. Weekends bring the island’s best showcase for traditional dance by Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti troupe. Olhuveli Beach and Spa Resort – Maldives Set along the Maldives’ South Malé Atoll, this resort is a virtual Garden of Eden encompassing towering palms, powdery beaches…

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The haven for honeymooners where everyone gets divorced

Why is the rate so high in the Maldives? Various reasons have been cited. Perhaps the most compelling is that, as in other Muslim societies, where premarital sex is taboo, many marry young, but, under the country’s mixed Sharia and common law system, they can then secure a divorce relatively easily when things don’t work out. Others have blamed a lack of childcare facilities combined with a rise in women entering the workforce.  Russia, Belarus, Latvia and another tropical idyll – Aruba – fill the gaps in between the US and the Maldives. The UK divorce rate is 2, putting it tied for 38th of the 104 destinations to feature. The lowest divorce rates are often found in countries with large Catholic populations, such as Chile, Colombia and Ireland, as well as Muslim countries like Libya, Uzbekistan and Bahrain.  The 20 places where divorce is most common 1. Maldives – 10.97…

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AJAY AND FAMILY OFF TO MALDIVES

Ajay Devgn had taken to the social media on April 18 to complain about how exhausted he was. “Shooting non-stop since past 5 months. Getting a much-needed break, waiting for Rohit to leave for Khatron Ke Khiladi,” he wrote. Now, Mirror has learnt that the 48-year-old actor-filmmaker, having wrapped up shooting for the Mumbai schedule of Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again on Tuesday, is all set to take off to the Maldives with actress-wife Kajol, kids Nysa and Yug, his sisters, Neelam and Kavita, and their respective families, for a much-deserved vacation. “After returning from his New Year holiday in London, Ajay has been shooting back-to-back for Milan Luthria’s Baadshaho, followed by Rohit’s Golmaal Again. Rohit leaving for Spain to shoot for the upcoming season of Khatron Ke Khiladi has facilitated some time-off for Ajay which he wants to spend with his family. It couldn’t have come at a better time…

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Mӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts signs agreement to manage 

Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives will offer contemporary elegance in Noonu Atoll. Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement to manage its first resort in the Maldives. The planned 105-unit resort, Mӧvenpick Resort & Spa Kuredhivaru Maldives, will be situated on the remote Kuredhivaru Island in Noonu Atoll, providing a desirable sanctuary surrounded by pristine natural beauty in the exclusive northern part of the Maldives. It is scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2018.   The contemporary tropical resort will combine comfort and style, with 33 Beach Villas and 72 Over Water Villas. While designed as a destination for relaxing and rejuvenating escapes offering a high degree of privacy, the resort will also feature an array of onsite recreational facilities to entertain a wide range of guests, from honeymooners to adventurous families.   Located in one of the Maldives’ most idyllic atolls, the resort will be…

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10 reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels

10 reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels We go on holiday to escape the routine… Stay at a conventional resort and before long you’ll know where everything is. That won’t happen at LUX* Resorts and Resorts. At LUX* every moment matters. The have created simple, fresh and sensory experiences to indulge you throughout your stay. We absolutely love the attention to detail and the lengths they go to surprise and delight their guests.  With generous touches and creative details around every corner here are ten reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels… Al fresco film nights at Cinema Paradiso Beanbags? Check. Fresh popcorn? Absolutely. Ice Cream? Of course. The al fresco boutique cinemas show cult classics, theme nights, family-friendly blockbusters and much more all under the stars and completely on the house! With state of the art rear projectors, wireless headphones, luxurious setting areas and exquisite snacks,…

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Kanuhura Maldives: An All New USD 42 Million Gypset Style Resort

 Kanuhura Maldives, owned and managed by Sun Resorts, has shared the wishes of its high profile, long-term guests with the world by re-imaging a property consisting of three islands in the northern quadrant of the Lhaviyani Atoll. With as many as 15 annual visits, lovers and dreamers who first set foot on the soft sands of Kanuhura as couples or young families were the cornerstone for this evolution. This nautical bohemian design concept over the unique three island experience is by former Gold Key Designer of the Year and Founder of London-based Muza Lab, Inge Moore, in cooperation with Hirsch Bedner Associates, that revitalises the identity of the resort by focusing on the idea of “Gypset”. Gypset is a new way of life, according to New York-based journalist and author Julia Chaplin, who wrote about a generation of travellers who she defined as part Gypsy, driven by freedom and escapism,…

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The 5 Best Vacation Package Sites

Vacation package sites enable customers to book some combination of flights, hotels, and rental cars together as part of a single trip itinerary. Some companies only allow flight and hotel bundles, but others give you the chance to mix and match the different options as you see fit. When choosing the best vacation package site, the first and most important consideration is what type of travel package you need. Then, it’s a good idea to look into what kinds of savings are available for booking your entire trip itinerary together in one place. Some companies give discounts of over 40% to customers who do this. And, of course, you should also check out what kinds of search tools the site offers to speed up the booking process. The five companies listed below are some of the best in terms of their vacation packages and offer deals on all types of…

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DUSIT THANI MALDIVES WINS GOLD TRAVEL WEEKLY MAGELLAN AWARD

Dusit Thani Maldives, a Thai inspired 5-star luxury resort, recently won, for the second year running, the coveted Gold medal in the luxury hotel/resort category of the prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. Arranged by US based publication Travel Weekly, an influential B2B news resource for the travel industry, The Magellan Awards are judged and overseen by a unique panel of top travel professionals representing the best names and most accomplished leaders from the industry. Entries do not compete with one another, instead they are judged against a standard of excellence based on the extensive experience of Travel Weekly. Located on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – Dusit Thani Maldives comprises 94 luxury villas set on stilts overlooking pristine white sands and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Guests can dive and snorkel with the best snorkeling set, swim in the oversized infinity swimming…

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LUX* BELLE MARE – MAURITIUS WINS THE INTERNATIONAL HOTEL OF THE YEAR AWARD AT FOOD AND TRAVEL AWARDS 2016

LUX* Belle Mare is delighted to announce that, at the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2016 ceremony held last night in London, the resort was awarded “International Hotel in the Year”. The much respected and world-recognised Food and Travel Magazine addresses an audience in search of the ultimate gourmet destinations, discovering the many unique flavours that make up an area’s culinary identity.  Over the past two months, Food and Travel Magazine has been asking their readers to nominate their favourites in the world of food, drink and travel for their 2016 Reader Awards, and LUX* Belle Mare whisked the trophy. Ashish Modak, General Manager of LUX* Belle Mare shares, “It is a privilege to see that the talent, creativity and hard work of our dedicated team members is being recognised.  The whole team at LUX* Belle Mare has one objective which is to help people celebrate life by making each…

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LUX* RESORTS & HOTELS WINS BIG AT THE TTG TRAVEL AWARDS 2016

LUX* Resorts & Hotels is delighted and proud to announce its success at the TTG Travel Awards 2016. The group was named, for the third time, Luxury Hotel & Resort Operator of the Year by TTG, the global authority on luxury travel in the UK and the world.   “It is with great honour that we accept this prestigious award on behalf of everyone at LUX* Resorts & Hotels. It is through the passion and dedication of our fantastic teams that the Group is today performing at such levels and it is a strong testament on our unwavering commitment to deliver the best experience for our guests. LUX* Resorts & Hotels now look forward to 2017 where we will aim to continue creating unforgettable moments for all our guests,” said LUX* Resorts & Hotels Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Julian Hagger. “It’s incredible that our brand is being recognized once…

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SEE THE MALDIVES IN A NEW LIGHT AT LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL

World-renowned luxury resort and hotel operator LUX* Resorts & Hotels is known for a different style of holidaying – a lighter, brighter way of celebrating life – and its newest resort LUX* South Ari Atoll opened last week in the Maldives. The brand’s latest five-star resort has been entirely reimagined, with a chic beach-house style. Innovative and trend-setting, it features a contemporary atmosphere while protecting the cocooned tropical-island atmosphere. LUX* South Ari Atoll is not just about luxury and aesthetics: it’s a resort with a soul. Playful, fun, modern this is paradise ­­­for travellers looking for a distinctive experience in the Maldives. Dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of pure white sand beach and perched on stilts above a crystal-clear lagoon, are 193 super-spacious pavilions and villas designed by P49 Deesign. The seductive flood-lit over-water villas promise freedom, privacy and intimacy. 46 Romantic Pool Villas each have private 7m suspended…

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7 Medals for Lily Beach Chefs at the FHAM 2016

The Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, team of chefs won a total of 7 medals at the Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge & Exhibition 2016. Please join us in congratulating the whole team on winning 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals, and thereby receiving a prominent accolade that each chefs in the region aspires to. The awards appropriately reflect the endless hours of efforts that our chefs spend to present to Lily Beach guests culinary creations that are nothing short of perfect. Hats off to Prasanna Dinesh, Jude Cooray, Zahir Musthafa, Dilusha Lakmal and Sakthivel Dharmaraj! Lily Beach is known across the Maldives for its simply spectacular dining options; from the luscious buffets at Lily Maa to a la carte fine dining at Tamarind to romantic, private dining, it is not only your appetite that will be whet – you will enter a foodie…

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TIME TO LEAF AND BRANCH OUT on the Oceanh

Apologies for that terrible pun but this spectacular and hard to spot creature is a Leaf Scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus), it is the sole member of its genus and that makes it pretty special in our books. They get their name due to their thin bodies that waft like a leaf in the currents, this is only one of their camouflage techniques. If that wasn’t enough it can also have colour variations throughout it’s life, every 10-14 days it molts and can change it’s colour after this. Left Scorpionfish can be red, yellow, orange, green, brown, pink or white, with a whole host of patterns to help it camouflage. That’s not a beard growing around its mouth but many tiny branches of skin mimicking algae. It can also have real algae or hydroids attached to it attracting smaller fish to come closer. Once the small fish is lured in the huge…

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WORLD CHAMPION FREEDIVER CHRISTIAN REDL RETURNS TO LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL – MALDIVES FOR THE 5TH EDITION OF THE ISLAND’S UNDERWATER FESTIVAL

To live a life where gravity and time are relative is every freediver’s dream. This year’s LUX* South Ari Atoll Underwater Festival gets up-close and personal with world record holder Christian Redl set to host apnea courses from the 3rd to 9th of April 2016 and reveal how this life-changing sport has irreversibly shaped his life. When the Austrian-born athlete is not engaged in action-packed underwater filming projects to raise awareness on the endangered population of sharks, he holds his breath daring the low temperatures of lakes in the Austrian Alps partaking in ever-challenging extreme sports events. ‘Freediving changed completely my life’ says Christian, ‘and the Underwater Festival in the Maldives is where I am able to share what I love the most while being in my element’. The resort’s diving center operated by Euro-divers enhances the weeklong event with the expertise of German photographer Marc Hillesheim. Underwater photography workshops,…

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Flytographer Photographer in Maldives would change your island Vacation 

Your days of awkwardly wielding a selfie stick over the beaches of Maldives are over.  Flytographer, the brainchild of entrepreneur Nicole Smith, is basically the Airbnb for vacation Instagram photos. The app connects tourists, honeymooners, and out-of-towners with local photographers, eliminating the need for selfie sticks and unnecessary “Will you take our photo?” conversations.The idea sparked when Smith, an avid traveler herself, was vacationing in Paris to spend time with her best friend. “Disappointed with awkward selfies and the blurry photos strangers had snapped, we asked a local friend to take some candid shots of us enjoying the city together,” explains Smith in an interview with InStyle. “After 20 minutes of this, I looked at the images on my iPhone and realized I had the best souvenir possible: priceless memories with my BFF in Paris.” Aside from the obvious Instagram value, Smith’s service creates timeless memories while supporting local artists and…

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Starwood to Introduce a New Level of Bespoke Luxury in the Heart of the Maldives at St. Regis Vommuli

DHAALU ATOLL, MALDIVES – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the signing of an agreement with Residency Resorts Malé Private Limited, part of the Chennai-based leading property developer, Appaswamy Group, to debut the renowned St. Regis brand in the Maldives. Set to open in 2016, The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives will bring the brand’s hallmark luxury services to one of the world’s most magnificent destinations, ideally situated on the private Vommuli Island in the Dhaalu Atoll. “We are pleased to partner with Starwood to bring this hotel to life: marrying the bespoke service of the St. Regis brand with the ‘barefoot luxury’ mentality of the Maldives,” said Ravi Appasamy Managing Director of Residency Resorts Male Private Limited. “The brand’s allure, coupled with Starwood’s powerful loyalty program, is sure to entice affluent travelers to visit this enchanting destination.” Slated to Open in 2016, The St. “Celebrated as one…

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Activities in Fuvahmulah on the Wetland Land area,

Fuvahmulah is comparatively one of the largest islands in Maldives. Similarly, the environmental threats facing this island are comparatively large too. Recently, the troubles has taken a new twist with reports of severe erosion filling the big headlines in newspapers and with government officials having forced to answer questions relating to the huge devastation facing this island with a vibrant population of about 10,000. The largest fresh water Lake is Bandaara Kilhi and these images you are browsing is all about the activities related to Dhadimagu Kilhi, Fresh water Lake,

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Mysterious “beach cusps” observed in Fuvahmulah

I was baffled and amazed to see the picture uploaded by Nasih Thaath in Fuvahmulah online that unfolds the mysterious beach formation in the northern beach -thoondu- of our island. People say everything about Fuvahmulah is unique and mysterious. That i s true. Thoondu is a phenomenal place.   It is the most breathtaking and mysterious beach in the Maldivian archipelago. Twenty years ago, the white sandy beach was so vast that it stretched hundreds of meters across  the northern tip of our island, creating natural phenomenon that puzzled and attracted thousands of people. The edge of the sand adjoining the beach was so slanted that we used the base of the coconut leaf (beedi) to glide down the sand. It was skiing. Hold on! Lets look at the mysterious beach formation in Thaath’s picture. Some pictures similar to these have gone viral on the internet in other parts of  the…

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HOW TO HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES

There are few places in the world that have captured my heart quite like the Maldives. I mean sure, I can’t give a solid answer as to my favorite place in the world on a good day… but this country would have to be up there in the few I can count on one hand! Recently myself and my partner set off on a not-our-honeymoon honeymoon trip to experience the Maldives as it is so well set up for – as a couple. While I’m usually off balancing my jet-setting around the world solo with a week or two at home to see him, I was very excited to bring him along on an adventure and share this special destination with him. So… wondering how to honeymoon in the Maldives? We’ve got you covered!     Make sure you try all of the activities The Maldives are a collection of…

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