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May 2015

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LUX* MALDIVES WINS AS LEADING FAMILY RESORT AT THE 2014 MALDIVES TRAVEL AWARDS

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After being awarded the Indian Ocean Leading All-Inclusive Resort at Maldives Travel Awards 2013, LUX* Maldives has scored again with yet another valuable award, recognizing the significant efforts of the past year by gaining the title of Leading Family Award at the 2014 Maldives Travel Awards.

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This title rewards the ongoing innovation, high standards of guest service, understanding of family needs, unique concepts and the true belief in LUX* Resorts & Hotels motto of ‘helping people celebrate life’.

Honeymoon Couple in maldives Chris & Venessa

Honeymoon Couple in maldives Chris & Venessa
One of the reasons to go LUX* Maldives is showcased by PLAY, the resort’s spacious and well equipped kids club for children below the age of 12 providing a daily program of fun activities including treasure hunts, yoga, pizza mak-ing and cake decorating. Teens enjoy a sophisticated program called STUDIO 17 including team sports, teen only excursions, guitar lessons and can even learn how to be a DJ for their own party. The 5 star PADI dive centre and well equipped water sports centre warmly welcomes families of all age groups providing a wide range of experiences in, on and under the water! At LUX* Maldives kids are sure to never be bored and with 7 restaurants, everyone is sure to find something they like.

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After winning against some of the long established beach resorts of the Maldives, LUX* Maldives General Manager Shaun Dunhofen said “We are immensely proud to receive this wonderful award in this year’s Maldives Travel Awards. The Maldives has become a very popular destination for family holidays and our large beach front, wide selection of resort facilities and experiences, coupled with passionate team members, ensures our guests enjoy the best beach holiday possible”.

 

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As the Festive Season draws closer, LUX* Maldives is looking forward to celebrating this special time with its guests. The island experiences will showcase treasure hunts, beach games, interactive pop-up dining in true LUX* Style. The arrival of Santa is always highly anticipated, arriving last year by FLYBOARD, it’s an exciting time for the young-er LUX* guests. The New Year’s Eve party will bring about lavish fairytale decorations, live cooking stations and pop-up bars with many more surprises to welcome the New Year. LUX* Maldives presents a constant variety of activities that never fail to delight – both above and below the waterline!

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoons to Maldives tips by Asad

Romantic Couple Silhoute Maldives,

Honeymooners and couples looking for romance have long heard the call of the Maldives, a beautiful tropical island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka. Why? Because it has all the luxury a loved-up pair could dream of, from lavish resorts to empty stretches of white-sand beach, tropical blue waters and an unmatchable sunny disposition.

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Couple Swimming with the fishes of the Maldives

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Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.
Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

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Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

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Couple jumping on Private Sand bank in Maldives. Sand bank is a place of love and romance.

The Maldives is an idyllic honeymoon-haven of sun-drenched islands – a whopping 1,190 islands in total, although only 200 are inhabited. The islands of The Maldives are so incredibly beautiful that you’ll immediately get the feeling you’ve stumbled upon secluded paradise.

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Celebrities have sung the praises of The Maldives – Fergie (of The Black Eyed Peas) announced that she ‘finally knew what the word paradise means,’ after she and her husband spent their honeymoon there. Wills and Kate even chose The Maldives as one of their romantic getaways, staying at one of the incredible luxury resorts which have helped The Maldives secure a top place as one of the world’s ultimate romantic getaways.

Romantic Couple Silhoute Maldives,

What makes the Maldives even more special than a lot of other island destinations and in particular a romantic couples’ holiday paradise? Besides the incredible natural scenery, both above and below the water, there is a huge array of luxurious overwater villas and five-star resorts that put guests right amongst these stunning surrounds. There are even resorts that cater for couples only! While you will feel as though you are one of the lucky few who get to experience such seductive and remote luxury, the resorts are easily accessed (no stress for you on your Maldives romantic holiday!) and arrange transfers from the main island of Male – the closer islands are usually reached by launch, the outer islands may require a seaplane service.

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If it is absolute high-end luxury you are looking for, The Maldives will not disappoint. From overwater bungalows to residences built in the middle of the lagoon, or villas hidden amongst the foliage, just metres back from your own private stretch of beach, there is a great range of idyllic escapes available to couples on honeymoon or enjoying a special holiday together. Robinson Crusoe never had it so good! Private and romantic, if your budget stretches, do stretch to some of The Maldives higher-end luxury accommodation options if possible, you won’t regret it and the resort’s style, location and service could very well be the difference between an amazing holiday and the most incredible holiday you’ve ever taken. Out of the inhabited islands, 105 are designated resort areas, so you have an amazing variety of gorgeous resorts to choose from, and no doubt will find something to suit your tastes and budget if you can’t justify going over the top and booking one of the very top-end luxury resorts there.

 

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Imagine yourself and your loved one strolling down the above-sea boardwalk to your luxury Maldives bungalow that comes complete with a sunbathing deck, or even its own plunge pool (some even come with butler service!). While away the days as you both sink into each other and the beautiful views of the ocean that seem to go forever – not to mention the beach and island vistas all around you.

While The Maldives is remote, that doesn’t mean there isn’t gourmet food for you and your loved one to enjoy during your stay. Savour a meal and a velvety drop of wine at your resort’s restaurant with a view, or indulge in a candlelit beachside dinner. There is even an underwater restaurant at Conrad Hilton where guests get to enjoy contemporary European cuisine 5 metres below sea level! Many resorts are able to arrange romantic dinners on the beach or offshore sand banks. Some even offer sailing trips where you can be dropped off at a sandbank in the middle of the ocean and treated to a sensational gourmet dinner for just the two of you. Très romantic!

Feel like getting out and about? Plunge into the warm crystalline waters that The Maldives are so famous for and swim and snorkel while discovering an abundance of colourful fish darting below the surface – or head even further into the depths with a diving expedition! The Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations and perfect for the many couples who share a passion of diving holidays. The bright marine creatures and coral landscapes are sure to leave a lasting impression. Don’t forget to make the most of the tranquil waters around you by embarking upon a romantic sunset boat trip, allowing you and your partner to take in the breathtaking colours of paradise’s sky.

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Couples will also love the spa experiences the Maldives offers, with some of the world’s best resort spas found here. Home to some of the most luxurious spas in the world, honeymooners in particular will love the indulgent, romantic spa options available to them in The Maldives – think outdoor treatments in the forest or on the beach with an ocean outlook, or even on a private island easily accessed from the resort. Benefit from the traditional healing methods of the Maldivian people and enjoy the rejuvenating effects of coconut oil in massages and body treatments.

Couple jumping on Private Sand bank in Maldives.  Sand bank is a place of love and romance.

If you are eager to get a taste of local culture on your Maldivian honeymoon or romantic getaway, you can head to a village. You’ll fall in love with the sleepy island way of life. Join in on a game of cards with the locals or take in the action at a busy fishing port.

Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

When you’re ready to get back to nature you can complete an excursion to a deserted island where you will have endless stretches of sand to yourselves, a perfect way to while away an afternoon on your couples’ retreat.

Go on, take your honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Maldives for an experience to remember.

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Ways to Choose the Best Wedding Florist

Dreaming about your destination Wedding Maldives Beach Resort,

A wedding will never be complete without flowers. Flowers have this innate beauty that can add a unique touch to any occasion, and wedding is just one event where colorful flowers are a big must. This is the reason why choosing the right and perfect wedding florist is one of the biggest responsibilities of couples since flowers and flower arrangement can make a big difference in the event’s overall appearance.

Dreaming about your destination Wedding Maldives Beach Resort,

There are several ways to choose the best wedding florist from the best flower shop in Pasadena TX, as well as different essential factors that have to be considered. Of course, the number one of these is none other than the price. Before you decide on your budget, it will be best if you look for several florists and ask for their price quotes before settling for a decision on which one is the most affordable.

After having quotes from different florists, you will then find it easier to decide on the budget that you can spend for your wedding flowers and what kind of flowers are the perfect options for your big day. The next consideration then will be the style and color of the decoration. As far as the ways to choose the best wedding florist is concerned, the color plays a crucial factor for this is going to have an impact on the overall appearance and look not only of the venue but also the bridal dress. Flower decorations must also be suitable in terms of the size of the bouquets for everything to look measurable and balanced.

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However, there are many instances when couples tend to focus only on the color and kinds of wedding flowers and they tend to forget about the wedding florist completely. You should know that florists are more important than the flowers alone because hiring the best wedding florist means that you can have a professional eye who will suggest the perfect options depending on your style and budget. These are the people who will manage the decoration, starting from the bridal bouquet up to the dinner table.

Dreaming about your destination Wedding Maldives Beach Resort,

At the top of the list of ways to choose the best wedding florist is to look into their previous records. You can also ask for recommendations from your friends and family. Finding the best flower provider will not only make your event more beautiful but at the same time, this will help you save money and time. Remember, the best flowers come from the best florists so be wise in making your decision.

 

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25% OFF from All Inclusive Maldives Photography Packages,

Dimitry & Ayu Beach Wedding at Maafushi  Love Story Photoshoot

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Maldives Welcomes thousands of Honeymoon & Wedding Couples to Maldives  you are most welcome to Maldives and i hope that you would  have a great holiday in Maldives with the calm beaches and 5 star+ Services all around the islands resorts of the Maldives.image

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Lilit and Tomoyuki Destination Wedding Renewal in Maldives,

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

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Special Conditions
INFORMATION FOR GUESTS WITH CHILDREN
Due to the design and the general layout of our Water Bungalow, Water Villa, Water Suite and Ocean Villa children below the age of 12 cannot be accommodated in these room types. Children above the age of 12 are allowed when staying with a parent (maximum of 2 pax per room including child).

Please contact the resort for further information.

CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS
For non-US hotels, rates confirmed in USD may be converted to local currency by the hotel at your time of stay, based on the exchange rate used by the hotel and are subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Credit card charges are subject to additional currency conversions by banks or credit card companies, which are not within the hotel’s control and may impact the amount charged to your credit card. Please contact the hotel if you have any questions.

MANDATORY TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
The resort is just a short 20 – 25 minutes speed boat ride away from Male’ Airport.

Please contact the resort at sheraton.maldives@sheraton.com for transportation arrangements or fill in your details here.

Transportation is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
The cost for the combined roundtrip transfer service from/to MLE International Airport is 136 USD per person.
Please note that all speedboat transfers are subject to weather conditions and may not be able to operate in extreme weather.
Advance notice for changes is required at (960) 665 0225 x4.
NEW GREEN TAX BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2015
Beginning November 1, 2015, a new Green Tax of 6 USD per day per person will go into effect. This will be in addition to the 10% Service Charge and the 12% Goods and Services Tax.

MANDATORY NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER: DECEMBER 31, 2015
There will be a compulsory New Year’s Eve dinner supplement for all guests staying over or arriving on December 31, 2015. The rate is 308 USD per adult and 154 USD per child ages 2 to 11. This will be automatically added to the room bill. Please contact the resort for further information.

Hotel Policies
Check in: 2:00 PM Check out: 12:00 PM
ALCOHOL POLICY
Alcoholic beverage service is restricted to those 18 years or older (with valid photo identification). Alcohol must be consumed within the resort area.

The following items are prohibited in the Maldives and will be retained at customs upon arrival: religious materials offensive to Islam, idols for worship, pornographic materials, narcotics and psychotropic substances, arms, alcohol and spirits, pork and its byproducts, dogs, and dangerous animals.

BABYSITTING/CHILD CARE POLICY
Babysitting service is available upon request with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. Fees apply.

CHECK CASHING POLICY
The resort does not offer check cashing services.

CONNECTING ROOM POLICY
Requests for connecting rooms cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking due to limited inventory.

CREDIT CARD POLICY
All major credit cards are accepted except Diners Club.

DRESS CODE
Due to Maldives’ tropical climate and resort location, smart or casual wear is acceptable throughout the resort. However, footwear is requested to be worn in all restaurants. In addition:

Swim suits must be covered in all restaurants
Wet towels or clothing are not permitted in any restaurants
EARLY DEPARTURE POLICY
Early departures will be treated as cancellations and will result in a 100% cancellation fee for all remaining accommodation dates.

EARLY ARRIVAL POLICY
Early check-in between 8am and 2pm will be subject to room availability at the time of arrival and cannot be guaranteed. In case of early arrival before 8am, an additional night must be pre-booked to secure room availability.

EXTRA BEDDING POLICY
Rollaway beds are permitted in the Island and Beachfront Cottages only. A maximum of one rollaway bed is allowed per cottage. Fees apply.

FAMILY PLAN POLICY
Children who are 11 or younger sleep for free in the existing bedding of a room shared with a paying adult. Rollaways, child rollaways and cribs may incur extra charges.

OCCUPANCY POLICY
All the accommodation including the Beachfront Deluxe, Water Bungalow, Water Villa and Ocean Villa can accommodate a maximum of 2 persons. No extra bed can be added in the room due to space constraints.

For families with children, the suitable choices of accommodations are the Island Cottage or the Beachfront Cottage. We allow a maximum of two adults and two children per room. Only one extra bed can be placed in these cottages.

PET POLICY
Pets are not allowed

PAYMENT POLICY
The resort accepts cash payments in U.S. dollars and euros only. Additionally, foreign currency exchange is available at the resort for major international currencies. Due to rules established by Maldivian banks, the resort is not able to accept USD notes from the 1990s or any note that is damaged (e.g., torn, dirty, pen marks). The resort does not accept traveler’s checks.

TRANSPORTATION RESORT CHARGE POLICY
The resort will arrange combined speedboat transfers to and from Male International Airport. Guest will be charged a transportation fee of 110 USD per person. The fee is subject to a 10% Servcie Charge and a 12% GST Tax. International Flight details are required to arrange transfers.

COOKING POLICY
Kindly note that cooking in guest accommodations is strictly prohibited for health and safety reasons. Resort management reserves the right to apply a fine.

SMOKING POLICY
Please note that smoking is not permitted indoors in any of the accommodations. Smoking is permitted on the outdoor terraces or balconies of the villas. Smoking is also permitted in designated public areas within the resort.

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