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Fine Dining Experiences in the Maldives

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The Maldives doesn’t only offer spectacular natural landscapes of shimmering white sandy beaches, lush green palm trees, and warm, gin-clear waters – it also boasts some world-class restaurants and unforgettable dining experiences. From extravagant underwater bars and restaurants to unique chef-prepared gourmet dining experiences on private islands in the middle of the ocean, here are some of the top spots in the Maldives to go for unforgettable fine dining experiences.
1.Deep-End Restaurant – Taj Exotica Maldives

Located at the private island resort of Taj Exotica Maldives in Emboodhu Finolhu in the South Malé Atoll, Deep End Restaurant floats above the gin-clear waters of the ocean on wooden stilts and features partial al-fresco seating, candlelit tables, and a spellbindingly romantic ambiance. The dining establishment offers an unparalleled Mediterranean dining experience with a mélange of enticing flavors from the countries touched by Mediterranean basin and put together by the resort’s culinary experts. The delectable menu features traditional vegetarian and meat-based Arabic mezze, Moroccan Tajines, and meaty kebabs, along with the famous signature dessert, Opera that will transcend any dining experience.
2.Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in the South Ari Atoll has to be one of the world’s most spectacular dining experiences. The intimate restaurant is situated 16 feet below the surface of the sea in a glass enclosure that allows diners to admire the colorful reefs, schools of vibrant fish, and cruising sharks of the undersea world while dining on award-winning cuisine. The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, whose name means ‘mother of pearl’ in the native Maldivian language Dhivehi, offers a luxury six-course set dinner of contemporary European and Maldivian cuisine. Diners will savor exquisite delicacies such as Malossol imperial caviar with sour cream potato blinis, calamarata pasta stuffed with reef lobster, yellowtail kingfish with a saffron champagne risotto and beurre blanc foam, and a mouthwatering vanilla chocolate vantage with mango sorbet. While the cuisine is definitely to die for, it has to be the awe-inspiring surrounding views of the passing reef sharks, flying manta rays and gliding turtles that take the cake.
3.Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

For sheer romance and unforgettable memories, nobody does it better than the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. Four Seasons dining always promises exceptional menus of world-class cuisine, but for special occasions, the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru boasts unique settings that make an award-winning dining experience even better. Guests can choose from a dreamy dinner on a private sandbank kissed by warm, gentle sea breezes beneath a blanket of stars, a dramatic mid-ocean meal on a floating platform surrounded by the azure waters of the lagoon, or a sumptuous beach barbecue with toes-in-the-sand dining and spectacular sunset views. For those who prefer a romantic restaurant experience, Blu Beach Restaurant at the western end of the island features a stunning pavilion that overlooks the lagoon and serves delectable Italian cuisine.
4.Sip Sip at Six Senses Laamu

Located at the luxurious Six Senses Laamu in the Laamu Atoll, Sip Sip at Six Senses Laamu is one of six elegant restaurants at the luxe resort. The enchanting poolside restaurant boasts a sunken bar and poolside seating that seems to emerge from the gin-clear infinity swimming pool and serves a seasonal, ever-changing menu of mouthwatering dishes that blend East and West flavors with homegrown produce from the island’s organic gardens. Sea breezes drift among the rustic woods under high palm-thatched roofs of the restaurant as diners relish fresh ‘farm-to-pool’ fare such as pan-fried goat-cheese salad with mango compote and cherry tomatoes, crispy Thai fish cakes on a peanut-and-green-mango salad, and a delicious Maldivian Chicken Curry with young coconut, Pandan rice leaves, and island spices.
5.Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Surrounded by the awe-inspiring azure waters, soft white sandy beaches and swaying coconut trees of the Kaafu Atoll in North Malé Atoll, the luxurious Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Resort offers more than just romantic seaside dining. The resort is home to the excellent Ilaafthi Restaurant, which serves an array of fresh locally caught seafood, Maldivian curries, prime steaks and local salads, but the resort’s Sharkpoint Dining Option is what draws discerning patrons. Guests dine at private tables on the beach with their toes in the sand and gentle sea breezes in their hair and savor a specially prepared menu that includes Maldivian lobster, fresh scallops, and sweet desserts. Another impressive dining experience at the resort consists of the famous Tuesday evening Beach Barbecue Dinner, which features a sumptuous four-course dinner prepared over the coals and accompanied by a traditional Bodu Beru performance on the beach.
6.Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Located in North Huvadhoo, one of the largest natural atolls in the world, the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is home to the Island Grill, which features tables and white chairs set on a blanket of powder-white sand, and an open-plan kitchen beneath a vast Crusoe-esque thatched roof where guests can watch expert chefs at work. After a sumptuous meal of freshly grilled seafood, prime cut steaks, and fresh local salads guests can enjoy a nightcap at the Dhoni, an award-winning lounge that gives the nod to the arching lines of the archetypal Maldivian fishing boat. An architectural masterpiece, the traditional yet contemporary Dhoni lounge welcomes guests with an impressive wooden structure crafted by actual fishing-boat builders that reflects that of an upturned dhoni (fishing boat), which is framed by a pool so still its surface looks like glass.
7.Subsix at Niyama Resort

Aptly named, Subsix at Per Aquum’s Niyama Resort is another extraordinary dining establishment which rests 20 feet below the surface of the sea. The restaurant is accessed by speedboat and a three-tier staircase that descends into the sea and boasts stunning ocean-inspired décor that complements the breathtaking underwater surroundings. Contemporary design elements include a sweeping curvy clam-inspired bar, soft anemone chairs, wavy capiz shells draped from the ceilings, and Italian abstract chandeliers that illuminate the interiors like glimmering coral. Subsix serves sumptuous Champagne breakfasts, sub-aquatic lunches, and gourmet dinners with sublime menus of chef-inspired creations like swimmer crab with couscous pomelo and ocean foam and lobster medallions with heirloom tomatoes and blackberry essence. The restaurant also hosts twice-weekly “glow party” club nights where guests can dance the night away against an illuminated backdrop of the surrounding reef and its striking inhabitants.
8.Mandhoo Restaurant

Boasting a heavenly setting on stilts 100 meters out from the beach and surrounded by the dazzling turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mandhoo Restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a culinary gem. The stunning open-air restaurant rests on stilts and serves award-winning gourmet cuisine made from the finest organic ingredients, such as freshly-caught seafood, tiger prawns, prime meats, and local salads, herbs and vegetables. Diners might glimpse a baby shark or sting-ray gliding beneath the stilts as they tuck into baked local Tiger Prawns cooked gravlax-style on the plancha and served with organic salmon with green leaves and fresh tomato tea with diced tofu, and Nori-crusted beef tenderloin with teriyaki shitake mushrooms, and sour cream wasabi.

Source: themaldivesexpert.com

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Five Hidden Gems of the New Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

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The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi opened last week to great acclaim for its breathtaking views, myriad dining options and glorious seascapes. But there’s a lot more to this property than an aerial view can reveal. To give you a peek at the full range of the hotel’s features, we asked five property insiders for their tips about the luxuries that aren’t apparent just by looking at photos. Read on to discover the true hidden secrets of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.
1. Haircut on the Beach?

Personal concierge service is a signature of the Waldorf Astoria brand, but it comes with a Maldivian upgrade here. Dino Michael, the Global Head of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, says “every aspect of your stay is cared for” – from intimate private dinners to, yes, a haircut on the sand (this was an actual request). “I am confident to say that the personal concierge at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi strongly sets us apart in the luxury hospitality space,” Michael says, because the team demonstrates “a passion for guests that is truly remarkable.” Personal concierges are available to help you 24/7, and they are well-versed on all that the property and surrounding area has to offer. They can tell you where to go for prime snorkeling, can book spa services for you, make dinner reservations and so much more
2. Become Robinson Crusoe

Board the property’s private yacht and set sail to explore a nearby sandbank. Here, guests can arrange for a secluded dinner paired with stunning Maldivian sunset views, unwind with a yoga session or snorkel in the surrounding water. Daniel Welk, the Vice President, Luxury and Lifestyle Group, Hilton Asia Pacific, says that there is an “abundance of marine life surrounding the sandbank, providing guests with an amazing snorkeling experience. I’ve been lucky enough to visit the sandbank by myself and being the only person on the island provides a true Robinson Crusoe-like experience.”
3. Taste the World from the Treetops and Beyond

Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is home to 11 distinct dining venues. You can literally dine among the treetops in private bamboo pods at Terra, sample Peking duck inspired by Shanghainese noble residences at Li Long and order authentic Middle Eastern flatbreads and dishes at Yasmeen. If you’re in the mood for barbecue, head to The Ledge, which is a restaurant partnership between the resort and world-renowned chef and mastermind behind Singapore’s Michelin-starred Burnt Ends, Dave Pynt. But if you want to eat like Chef Vijay, the Culinary Director at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, he recommends reserving a table at Glow. This interactive, garden-to-table restaurant set in a greenhouse-like structure serves creative-yet-healthy fare cultivated from the hotel’s grounds and herb garden. Chef Vijay said, “the garden features around 20 types of herbs and fruit plants, including coriander, curry leaves and olive trees and is the first thing guests see when they walk into the restaurant, providing an immersive prelude to the dining experience.”
4. A True Sanctuary

It is getting harder and harder to set your out-of-office reply and resist the temptation to check in back at home. But according to Alan Watts, the President of Hilton Asia Pacific, that all changes once you check in at the Waldorf Maldives. He describes the property as “very much a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life” and says that he can easily relax “to the calming sound of the rising and falling waves and the salty smell of the Maldivian sea air.” He recommends checking out the five pools, dedicated spa villa and colorful marine life and leaving your phone in the room (once you’ve captured your photos to make friends jealous). “There is no other place I would be for a much-needed vacation with the family as we get to spend undisturbed quality time with each other,” he said.
5. View the Stars from a Private Villa

The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is on a private island, so chances are you won’t often be surrounded by fellow vacationers. However, if you’re seeking a truly secluded getaway, consider booking a Stella Maris Ocean Villa. These two villas are separated from the main resort and accessible only by boat. Looking down on the resort from above is stunning enough. Looking up at the stars from the roof of your private villa, though – with the waves lapping the shores around you – is a transcendent experience. Etienne Dalancon, the General Manager of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, says these villas are perfect for a private viewing of the stars. “One thing I’d love to do if I were a guest, is to turn off all the lights in the villa at night, go to the upper floor terrace and look up at the stars. The experience is incredibly intimate and personal, made possible because of the exquisite exclusivity of each villa which allows guests to completely disconnect from the outside world.”

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Honeymoon Ideas: Go Underwater At Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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At the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, nestled in the South Ari Atoll, happy couples can immerse themselves in the wonders of the deep
The ultimate honeymoon destination, the Maldives is all about the romance of a cerulean ocean teeming with rainbow-hued marine life. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, nestled in the South Ari Atoll, opened the world’s first underwater villa, the Muraka, in November 2018.
The two-storey villa features one floor that sits above water while the other is submerged five metres below sea level and encompasses a viewing theatre and a bedroom with a bathroom and walk-in closet, all featuring floor-to-ceiling windows so you can marvel at the sea life that is constantly moving and changing all around you, even while you are brushing your teeth. The top floor includes an integrated living room, dining room and kitchen, an en-suite master bedroom should you want to spend a night or two sleeping above the water instead of under it, an infinity pool and a sunset deck.
The Muraka follows in the wake of the hotel’s celebrated Ithaa restaurant (the name means “pearl” in the local language), which opened in 2004 and shares the distinction of being the first undersea restaurant in the world, featuring curved transparent walls that afford diners a spectacular 180-degree view of coral reefs and tropical fish as they dine.
And with a total of 12 restaurants and bars, the Conrad Maldives is something of a dining paradise. Elsewhere, the resort features 150 villas and suites—the larger main island, Rangalifinolhu, caters to families, and the smaller Rangali island is restricted to adults. There’s also a third option, the Spa Retreat, a resort within a resort positioned off the tip of the main island that features both an over-water spa and over-water villas.

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A Season Like No Other

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From an atoll resort to gourmet dining, new-age fashion and heritage museum tours, this season cannot get any better
Just when you thought that the Maldives had no space left for yet another hotel, Raffles announced the opening of its 38-villa resort on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, which is far removed from the gaggle of resorts located all over the island state. Although the parent company, AccorHotels, has three properties in the Maldives, this is the first under the Raffles brand, known for its collection of uber-luxe establishments. One can choose from a wide range of beach villas and beach residences or stay at the Raffles Royal Residence, to be opened later this year. The property lies next to one of the vibrant house reefs that can be reached by a traditional dhoni boat. Guests can watch marine life through glass flooring panels. The over-water villas also look magical. It will be interesting to see how the resort fares in a region that is stunningly scenic, no matter where you stay.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORTS MALDIVES SHINES AT WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS 2019

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Four Seasons Resorts Maldives has defended two prestigious country accolades at World Travel Awards. At the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, which took place at Sugar Beach – A Sun Resort in Mauritius on June 1, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa was named Maldives’ Leading Water Villa Resort for the second year in a row.The resort also won Maldives’ Leading Hotel award in 2007. Meanwhile, Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah defended Maldives’ Leading Honeymoon Resort award for two consecutive years.
World-renowned hotel chain Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts run three properties in Maldives: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, and Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah.
Combining innovation, wellness and conservation, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a 44-acre, 103-villa wonderland in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve — a 30-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport.
Its sister property, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa lies to the south: an enchanting garden island complete with Island Spa sea sanctuary and Tropicsurf coaches and guides. It features 96 thatched beach and water accommodations constructed by local craftsmen using indigenous materials and techniques to reflect a true sense of the Maldives.
The luxury catamaran Four Seasons Explorer connects the two properties via three, four and seven-night cruises, plus private leisure, surf and manta ray charters.
The latest addition to the Maldives collection, Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll opened in 2016 as the group’s first exclusive-use private island: off limits to everyone else, limitless to the guests.

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The best hotels in the Maldives – to suit every budget

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Ask anyone what’s on their bucket list and it’s likely the Maldives will be near the top.
Pristine white sand beaches, dazzling azure waters and the promise of complete relaxation have been drawing Brits to the country for decades – according to 2018 statistics around 103,000 Brits now travel there annually.Ask anyone what’s on their bucket list and it’s likely the Maldives will be near the top.Located in the the middle of the Indian Ocean, with Sri Lanka and India its closest neighbours, the Maldives is made up of 22 atolls and 1,200 islands. With 120 resorts spread across these islands, deciding where to stay in the Maldives can be tricky – with each resort even lovelier than the last.
1. Milaidhoo Island

Hidden in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, Milaidhoo Island Maldives has reinvented luxury since it opened in November 2016. The Water Pool villas are the ‘entry-level’ rooms and you can expect to be greeted by a private infinity pool, sun loungers and a swinging day bed along with a egg-shaped, free-standing bath inside. The boutique resort is located on an island so small you can walk around it in five minutes – but that only adds to its charm as the small-scale luxury encourages you to switch off and enjoy the quiet.Rooms from £850 per night, milaidhoo.com
2. Coco Privé Hotel on Kuda Hithi

If money is no object, then why not reserve an entire Maldivian island for yourself? Located in the middle of the Laccadive Sea in the northern part of the Malé Atoll, privacy is of the utmost importance here, which is why it’s a favourite among A-Listers and billionaires. The 1.4 hectare island boasts all the usual decadent trappings of a Maldivian resort: a lush pool, endless white sand but sans any over-water villas. Instead, the island has five guest villas and a 30-strong team of staff including butlers, a private chef and spa therapists.Island from $45,000 (£34,430) per night,
3. Soneva Jani

Unveiled in October 2016, Soneva Jani is the sister resort to Maldives favourite Soneva Fushi – and both reign supreme as two of the best resorts in the Maldives . The stunning architecture at Soneva Jani is what makes it stand out from the Maldivian crowd and some of the rooms include a retractable roof above the bed for night time star gazing. The overwater, open-air cinema at the far end of the island is a treat and all food served is sourced locally, offering everything from pizzas to roast lamb and even a chilled cheese and chocolate room.Rooms from £1,470 per night, soneva.com
4. Joali Maldives

Located on Muravandhoo Island in the Raa Atoll, Joali Maldives is fringed by white sand beaches and surrounded by the brilliant azure waters the Maldives is known for. Choose from beach villas, water villas or residences – with the largest residence boasting four bedrooms across 500 square metres and accommodating eight people. The Espa Spa offers tailor-made treatments in its garden and seaside vista and honeymooners can choose to set out for a romantic picnic aboard the resort’s custom-designed sailboats.Rooms from £1,806, joali.com
5. Six Senses Laamu

Despite the slew of recent openings over the past few years, Six Senses Laamu in the remote Laamu Atoll, continues to offer one of the best experiences in the Maldives. The only resort in this atoll, there are 97 rooms, a mix of over-water and beach villas, all carved from local wood and featuring rainfall showers. On arrival, you’re given bikes for getting around the island and allotted a ‘gem’ (personal butler) for the duration of the stay. If you’re staying in an over-water villa be sure to nab one with its own infinity pool, for that extra touch of luxury.Rooms from £771 per night, sixsenses.com
6. Gili Lankanfushi

Currently closed until December 2019, Gili Lankanfushi – often said to be the number one resort in the Maldives – is undergoing renovation following a fire in January of this year. Eco-friendly, all the buildings on the resort are constructed using sustainably-sourced plantation teak, palm wood, bamboo and palm fronds. The hotel also holds the coveted title of the World’s Largest Overwater Villa as its Private Reserve covers an astounding 1,700 square metres complete with a 63-metre pool, a Jacuzzi and a library – all yours for £7,385 per night.Rooms from £964 per night
7. Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

For once-in-a-lifetime experiences are what you’re after during your trip to the Maldives, it’s hard to beat Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island. Not only does the hotel boast the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant, it also opened the world’s first underwater hotel suite in November last year. The latter is called Muraka, a hotel room that lies 16.4 feet under the Indian Ocean and costs $50,000 (£39,000) per night – a price that includes daily 90-minute massages, on-call fitness instructors and a private speed boat. If you’re on more of a budget, the underwater restaurant costs around £382 per head for dinner so you can still experience life under the sea. Room-wise, there are relatively more affordable villas above sea level with beach and water villas to choose from.Rooms from £731 per night, conradhotels3.hilton.com
8. Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi was ahead of the game when it first built its resort in 1995. The philosophy ‘no shoes, no news’ still rings true today at Fushi and its sister property, Soneva Jani which was built two decades later in 2016. All buildings are built, where possible, to fit in with the existing nature – so you won’t find any overwater bungalows here. With all villas on land, you can choose between the sunrise or sunset side – sunrise being best for privacy and sunset being ideal for snorkelers – dolphins and other sea life are regularly spotted here. Each villa is sprawling and unique – so whether you choose Villa 37 for its 11-metre tall viewing tower or the Crusoe Villa for its outdoor bathrooms and nature-immersion feel, you’re sure to be delighted.Rooms from £1,582 per night, soneva.com
9. Anantara Kihavah

One of the most popular resorts in the Maldives, Anantara Kihavah is hidden in the Baa Atoll on the island of Kihavah. The white sands lead into a turquoise lagoon filled with blooming corals and a wealth of tropical fish. Manta rays and Hawksbill sea turtles are a common sight and you can arrange to dine on a deserted sea bank, for a truly unique experience. Over-water villas boast private infinity pools while the beach villas are spacious and sumptuous – and not a single tree has been moved in building the villas. Be sure to visit the SKY bar to star gaze with the most powerful telescope in the Maldives and learn more about the stars.Rooms from £720 per night, anatara.com
10. LUX* North Male Atoll

LUX* North Male Atoll opened in February this year, yet has already made a splash on a scene crowded by five-star resorts. This is mainly due to its distinct architecture, with its whitewashed penthouses peeking out of the island’s greenery and perched over the astoundingly azure ocean. The new resort is home to 67 double storey residences, each featuring a private pool and a rooftop to relax on. There’s also the option to make your stay all-inclusive to enjoy sundowners and unlimited food to your hearts (and stomach’s) content.Rooms from £826 per night, luxresorts.com
11. Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives

Billed as a resort to enjoy ‘exclusive privacy’, Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives was designed by famed designer Jean-Michel Gathy – the man behind the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. One for wellness junkies, you can choose your wellbeing journey on arrival with bespoke detox and fitness packages along with spa treatments devised by Guerlain. The 45 villas – some over water – are sumptuous and oozing with elegance and each featuring a swimming pool, hammock and day bed. Visit the Dive centre to explore the Noonu Atoll where the hotel sits, to discover the host of fish, rays and turtles that lie beneath the sparkling waters.Rooms from £1,100 per night, chevalblanc.com
12. Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Located on the northern Haa Alifu Atoll, this all-suite resort boasts some of the largest beachfront villas in the Maldives. The over-water villas are sprawling – many with private pools – and all 107 suites comes with a pair of bicycles to help explore the island which, at 1.5 kilometres long, is one of the biggest in the Maldives. The villas are designed to emulate traditional coral-walled Maldivian homes and, if working out is something you like to do on holiday, gym and yoga sessions are offered, along with tennis, football and basketball. Take advantage of Hideaway’s learn to dive course to see the abundant wildlife – including dolphins, turtles, rays and sharks – that surrounds the resort. When you’ve worked up an appetite, four restaurants are waiting to serve you – or you can choose private dining on the beach as the sky turns pink at sunset.Rooms from £397 per night, hideawaybeachmaldives.com
13. Coco Bodu Hithi

Bodu Hithi Island, in the North Malé Atoll is home to Coco Bodu Hithi – part of the Coco Collection and sister property of Coco Privé Hotel. Thatched roofs and outdoor showers are a staple of the four types of villas found at the resort: island, water, escape water and coco residence. The escape water villas are particularly enticing with its dreamy infinity pools and bath tub for two. With two bars and five restaurants – where Michelin star chef visits are common – there’s something to satiate every craving. A trip to the spa is a must to indulge in treatments inspired by ancient Indonesian, Thai and Indian techniques.Rooms from £423 per night, cococollection.com
14. Mirihi Island Resort

Located in the South Ari Atoll, you’ll find Mirihi – one of the smallest islands in the Maldives. But what it lacks in size it makes up in luxury with heavenly villas offset by powder-soft white sand and a spectacular house reef. Choose from one of the 39 beach or water villas, some with two bedrooms and all with complete privacy. The Ocean Pro Divecenter is a must for guests to discover the 40 diving sites nearby and the chance to swim with whale sharks.Rooms from £485 per night, mirihi.com


15. Niyama Private Islands

With twin islands, Play and Chill, Niyama offers a different kind of Maldivian experience. Located on the Dhaalu Atoll, Play is tailored to adventurous honeymooners and families (children aged up to 11 can stay and eat for free) while Chill is for foodies and spa lovers. The beach villas hide among the 4,200 coconut palms that line the island while the water villas offer classic Maldives luxury. In the rooms you’ll find full-sized fridges with complimentary homemade ice cream and popcorn makers on the bench and, when you can tear yourself away from your abode, a visit to Subsix – the underwater restaurant – is a must. One on one surfing lessons are available as are tennis sessions, badminton, football and morning yoga.Rooms from £473 per night, niyama.com
116. Kanuhura Maldives

Located on the quiet Lhaviyani Atoll, Kanuhura Maldives is the ideal family-friendly resort – but don’t let that put you off if you don’t have kids, the island is large enough to find your own slice of solitude. Known for its large marine life – dolphins, whale sharks, puffer fish and four-metre wide manta rays can be spotted here – it’s a snorkeler’s haven. The comprehensive Kokaa Spa menu is also not to be missed and includes everything from crystal massages to traditional Theyo Dhemun oil treatments. The rooms – both water and beach villas – offer barefoot luxury while the eight restaurants and bars will serve up something for everyone.Rooms from £436 per night, kanuhura.com
17. Fihalhohi Island Resort

A comfortable 40-minute speedboat transfer from Male International Airport, Fihalhohi Island Resort is located on the last island of South Male and offers 138 beachfront rooms alongside 12 over-water villas. The over-water villas are fringed by the stunning house reef, teeming with wildlife and the resort offers a free dive every day at 4:30pm. Whether you choose a half-board stay or go all-out with an all-inclusive package, there are two bars and one delicious all-day restaurant to dine in. The Huvandhumaa Spa offers everything from cupping to Balinese massages – the perfect place to unwind before returning to your heavenly villa.Rooms from £111 per night, fihalhohi.com.mv
18. Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

With over 100 dive sites nearby, this is the ultimate resort for the diving enthusiast. Caves, coral and rich marine life make up the surrounding reef – one of the best in the Maldives – and there is also a small shipwreck to explore as well. Even if diving isn’t your thing, the two-storey villas and water bungalows will be enough to entice you. The buffet dining is ideal as most guests here opt for the full-board or all-inclusive packages and the Azmaara Spa provides the perfect pampering experience.Rooms from £128 per night, cinnamonhotels.com
19. Gangehi Island Resort

Located on the outskirts of the North Ari Atoll, Gangehi Island boasts one of the most gorgeous reefs in the country. The barrier reef protects the island and there you can snorkel to see a myriad of colourful, tropical fish, marine turtles, manta rays and dolphins. The white sand is shaded by towering coconut palms and the resort offers a mix of 45 beach, garden and over-water villas. The tranquil Ginger Spa offers traditional ayurvedic treatments and a couples massage is a must.Rooms from £78 per night, gangehi.com


20. Kihaa Maldives

Settled in the Baa Atoll, Kihaa Maldives opened in 2012 and has been welcoming guests to its 118 spacious beach and over-water villas ever since. Close to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO Marine Protected Area biosphere, be sure to visit during the manta ray and whale shark season to swim with these glorious animals. Flat-screen TVs can be found in the bedrooms, but you’ll be too busy lapping up the views of the white sand beaches and Tiffany-blue hues of the surrounding ocean to notice. A highlight of the resort is the opportunity to go night fishing the traditional.
Rooms from £133 per night, kihaamaldives.com

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These Islands of Maldives Will Force You To Stay there

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You can go around anytime. Similarly, the monsoon season is a good season for you to relax and enjoy this beautiful season.Maldives is one of the many places in the country which is known for its beauty and islands. You may know the beauty of it, but sometimes you can go here and see what you will find to be extremely beautiful.

1Ambudhu Finohlu Island
One of the best attractions about this island is the arrangement of water villas in the shape of flower buds. A little rubberbanking can help you see this beautiful view as soon as you get down to the sea. The island of Ambudhu Phenohlu has about 55 water villas, including the luxurious Taj resort.
2. Mihiri Island
The resort in Mihiri Island is probably designed for those who love the perfectly calm atmosphere because no television set is provided. Mihiri Island Resort offers excellent rooms which are ideal for honeymooners along with Adam and Eve spa treatments.
3. Barros Island
These islands are a place far from the lad. These islands are the most famous islands of the Maldives. With Sun-Kiss Beach and boutique luxury resort, the island is famous for its natural beauty and beautiful corals. Barros has many water villas as well as island resorts that offer luxury facilities, as well as some nearby restaurants and bars.
4. Komo Kocoa Island
The Maldives is one of the most sought after places in the island country, Boko Rico. There are a large number of resorts and the best part of it is the presence of water villas. Como Coko Island has approximately 33 water villas, each with only the finest facilities.

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INTRODUCING AN ISLAND IDYLL: WALDORF ASTORIA MALDIVES ITHAAFUSHI

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Make a great escape and experience the unforgettable at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi, opening July 1 in the South Malé Atoll
Nestled among powdery white sands and impossibly blue waters, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort is a luxe haven and a gourmet wonderland. The resort, spanning three islands, will offer a total of 11 world-class dining venues, along with a lifestyle spa sanctuary and myriad activities for all generations.
The all-villa escape provides secluded enclaves and a tranquil retreat for discerning travellers just 30-minutes from the main airport in Male via the resort’s private yacht. An escape for families and couples in search of space and exclusivity, the resort boasts 122 luxuriously appointed villas, each equipped with a pool and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean in its own private enclave. Each reef, beach and overwater villa will open onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, in-water lounge and an outdoor shower.

FOODIE PARADISE

In keeping with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of culinary excellence, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi opens with 11 exceptional, speciality dining venues. Each promises to deliver distinctive, immersive dining experiences – the variety of which is a first in the Maldives. Guests can enjoy an ‘elevated’ treetop dining concept at Terra, with spectacular ocean views; exquisite food and wine pairings in a tranquil setting seemingly chiselled out of the face of a boulder at The Rock; Yasmeen will boast authentic Middle Eastern flatbreads and mezzes, impeccably prepared crispy Peking duck fresh out of the first wood-fired oven in the Maldives; and embracing the garden-to-table concept, Glow will serve healthy and holistic cuisine made from the freshest ingredients harvested from the resort’s herb garden.
The hotel will be also announcing a partnership with a world-renowned chef and restaurant in the coming weeks. “The resort’s inspirational environment, refined culinary offerings, and thoughtfully designed family options, combined with the brand’s unparalleled commitment to personal service, will give every guest the freedom to create memories that last a lifetime,” said Dino Michael, Global Head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts.

VILLA LIFE

Providing the utmost in terms of exclusivity, Ithaafushi Private Island features a two-bedroom overwater villa as well as a three-bedroom beach villa. The 32,000sqm island sanctuary – accessible by private yacht – comes complete with a dedicated chef and personal concierge team, as well as its own spa, gym, five swimming pools, entertainment centre and pristine beaches. Two Stella Maris Ocean Villas – also only accessed by boat – allow discerning guests to enjoy unrivalled privacy. Floor-to-ceiling windows, chef service, a Jacuzzi and direct ocean access will make for an unforgettable and memorable escape.
“We are extremely proud to bring the brand to a destination as synonymous with luxury as the Maldives, and we look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences that reflect Waldorf Astotia’s unique sense of place and iconic service standards,” said Daniel Welk, Vice President, Luxury and Lifestyle Group, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

INDULGENT PAMPERING

For a blissful renewal of body and mind guests can make time for the Waldorf Astoria Spa, comprised of 10 idyllic overwater or garden treatment villas, with an extensive menu of treatments and Asia-inspired therapies focusing on relaxation and the rebalancing of the body. The Waldorf Astoria Young Discovery Park – a water park for young guests – and the Lagoon Pool, are ideal for families looking for more dynamic activities. Other facilities include the 40-metre beachfront Mirror Pool; the Ocean Pavilion, which will host a range of wellness activities; a fully equipped fitness centre; and a combined water sport and PADI dive centre.
“We are delighted to bring the illustrious brand heritage and the world-renowned True Waldorf Service to the Maldives,” said Etienne Dalançon, General Manager, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. “Our brand has redefined the hospitality experience for the modern, luxury traveller in landmark locations around the world, and we look forward to transforming the Maldives experience for our guests.”

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Sheikh Hamdan in the Maldives: this is the stunning private island hotel where the Dubai royal stayed

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Dubai’s Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed enjoyed a well-deserved break this week, with a trip to the Maldives.
The Crown Prince of Dubai was staying at the ultra-exclusive Velaa Private Island resort in the Maldives’ Noonu Atoll in the north of the island country. A super-exclusive hotel that starts from Dh8,000 per night, it offers private bungalows and secluded over-water villas so that guests can enjoy total privacy throughout their visit.
The royal, also known as Fazza, has now left the island, but made sure to keep his social media followers up to date with all the action from his trip with his uncle, Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum bin Juma. The royal posted regular updates on his Instagram page, both in his stories and on his grid.
Far from a lazy beach break, the royal went fishing, swimming, snorkelling, diving and cycling during his time at Velaa. He also posted shots of himself playing tennis with his team and watching a traditional Maldivian dance, which took place at night.
He also took the opportunity to get up close to Maldivian nature, posting a video of a hermit crab on the beach and underwater shots of fish and turtles.
Velaa Private Island Maldives


The hotel describes itself as a “beyond luxury hideaway”. Located 187 kilometres north of the capital Male, the hotel’s design is inspired by the sea turtles that inhabit the ocean surrounding it. The website claims: “The colours and patterns of a turtle’s shell make up subtle nuances in the design, while from a broader aerial view, Velaa’s exclusive over-water villas resemble the head of a turtle with the island forming the body.”
The hotel offers eight different types of room: beach pool villas, deluxe beach pool villas, beach pool houses, Velaa private residences, sunrise water pool villas, sunset deluxe water pool villas, ocean pool houses and a romantic pool residence. There are six restaurants and bars on the private island resort.

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Kihaa Maldives Recieves Three Awards at the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2019

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Kihaa Madives has been honored with three prestigious awards at the regional edition of the International Hotel Awards – Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2019.
They have been named the Best Luxury Hotel as well as the Best Luxury Sustainable Hotel in the Maldives.
Furthermore, they have been recognized a ‘International Five Star Hotel’.
About Kihaa Maldives
Kihaa Maldives is located right at the HEART of the world famous biosphere reserve ‘Hanifaru Bay’ where giant mantas and whale sharks thrive seasonally in feeding frenzies! Kihaa Maldives is one of the most naturally beautiful Islands and Lagoon with a thriving coral house reef.
About the International Property Awards
The International Property Awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.
The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, UK and USA. Participants enter at their relevant national level and are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of property disciplines. Companies selected as winners are then invited to attend a glittering awards dinner for each region and have the right to use the prestigious logo in their marketing.

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LUXURY MALDIVES FAMILY SUMMER HOLS

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Luxury Maldives
Staying at the 5* Kurumba Maldives
Special offer: Half board for the price of B&B (this is a huge saving)
Flying from Dublin
7 nights only £1649 per adult
Child (up to 11 yrs old) from £849
Example departure date: 19 Aug 2019 (other dates possible just ask)

Kurumba Maldives is a stunning private island resort just a ten minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The resort offers a number of different styles of accommodation including bungalows and villas with private pool or Jacuzzi. With a selection of restaurants to choose from, Kurumba offers cuisine to suit every mood. Guests can dine alfresco whilst enjoying a sea view in Thila, watch chefs prepare teppanyaki and sushi in Hamakaze or delight in the aroma of spices that go hand-in-hand with the Middle Eastern specialities on offer in Al Qasr. Veli Spa allows guests to experience tranquillity and features treatments designed around traditional island techniques.
HOTEL FACILITIES ••• 8 restaurants • 3 bars • complimentary WiFi • shisha lounge • 2 pools • gym • spa • tennis • watersports • diving • 2 kids’ pools • kids’ club • activities programme • nightly entertainment ROOM FACILITIES ••• 180 rooms & villas • mini-bar • TV • air-con • tea & coffee making facilities • iron & ironing board
Speedboat transfers included.

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8 new resorts in the Maldives opening this year

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The latest luxury resorts slated to open this year in the Maldives promise unique experiences and gorgeous facilities
1. SAii Lagoon Maldives

Due to launch this summer, one of the latest new resorts in the Maldives – just 15 minutes from the airport by boat – is part of Crossroads Maldives, the island nation’s first integrated resort. As well as their own SAii Aroma Lab where you pick your own amenities, the resort will feature the first Maldivian branch of iconic Ibiza night spot Café Del Mar.



2.Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi

Slated to throw open its doors in July, this 122-villa resort will feature a strong F&B programme with 11 dining venues. A highlight is The Ledge by Dave Pynt – from one-Michelin-starred Burnt Ends in Singapore – a barbecue spot serving up elevated dishes like za’atar crusted yellowfin tuna.





3. Baglioni Resort Maldives

Italophiles will enjoy this 96-villa property from Italian hospitality group Baglioni Hotels. From the handmade bath towels by Frette to the bubbly from Ferrari Trento, Italian brands are the stars at this resort. Their PADI Gold Palm 5-Star Diving Centre is led by Italian scuba diving expert, Alessia Pagani.





4. LUX* North Male Atoll

This recent arrival was conceived by Singapore design company Miaja. Each of the 67 double-storey villas – think understated yet luxurious with wood-toned accents and pops of colour – features a private pool and rooftop deck. One even has its own private dock.






5. InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

September 2019 will see the launch of this hospitality group’s first foray into the Maldives. Along with 81 villas and residences, it will house six dining and drink establishments and The Retreat, an adults-only sanctuary with its own pool and a bar.






6. The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah

Set on Gaafu Alifu Atoll, the latest Residence launches in June. The two-kilometre-long island houses 173 beach and water villas, each with a private pool, and is connected by bridge to The Residence Maldives at Falhumaafushi.







7. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

Due to open in August this year, Emerald Maldives’ 120 villas sit on a 20ha private island. For little ones between four to 12 years of age, the complimentary 1,500m2 Dolphin Club has an outdoor playground, kids restaurant and pool.







8. The Nautilus Maldives

At this uber-exclusive resort with only 26 beach and ocean residences, every house has a separate living room and bedroom – most of the furnishings are custom-made for the property – and its own freshwater outdoor pool.

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You can swim now with the giant of the ocean while staying at this hotel

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Spending your holiday just snorkeling seems passe now. A hotel in the Maldives now offers a one-of-a-kind experience, a swimming session with the extraordinary giants of the ocean — the Manta Rays.
Milaidhoo, located in Baa Atoll, offers escorted tours with the marine biologist so you can plunge into the sea and swim alongside these marine creatures Despite the fear associated with Manta Rays, they are peaceful and pose no threat to humans. The Manta Ray season lasts from June to November, the time when they migrate in hundreds towards the Baa Atoll to feed in the plankton-rich waters at Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO world biosphere reserve.
Although Manta Rays can be seen on the Great Barrier Reef, in the Galapagos, Micronesia and Hawaii, the largest Manta Ray feeding station in the world is in the Maldives at Hanifaru Bay, a protected Marine Reserve just 12-minutes by speedboat from Milaidhoo.
These gigantic rays (from 12 to 24 feet in size and weighing up to 3,500 pounds) are filter feeders and listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Visits to view and swim with them are coordinated with the Marine Reserve rangers and conducted by a qualified team from Milaidhoo’s Ocean Stories Aquatic Center.
Accompanied by the resort’s resident marine biologist, you can go on a group trip or book a private excursion, including a picnic on a deserted sandbank after swimming with these stunning creatures.
On good days it’s possible to see up to 100 Mantas Rays and you don’t need special equipment or a Scuba diving licence, just a mask and a snorkel. To conserve the environment and avoid disturbing the Manta Rays, visits are carefully managed and limited to a small number of visitors every day.
Set over 13 acres in the Baa Atoll’s beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, each of Milaidhoo’s 50 private villas have been designed by a local Maldivian architect and each thatched-roof villa features generous private pools and is serviced by Island Hosts. The villas are just a short, barefoot stroll away to three world-class restaurants, incredible water sports, fitness, spa, yoga and world-class diving.

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Explore The Tropical Island Paradise Of Maldives

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The Maldives officially called The Republic of Maldives, is a country in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. It is one of the world’s most geographically dispersed sovereign states as well as the smallest Asian country by land area and population, with around 427,756 inhabitants. Malé is the capital and the most populated city, traditionally called the “King’s Island” for its central location.
Maldives was for the most part unknown to tourists until the early 1970s. Just 185 of the islands are home to its inhabitants. The other islands are used entirely for economic functions, of that tourism and agriculture are dominant. Tourism accounts for 28% of the GDP. Over 90% of the state government income comes from import duties and tourism-related taxes.
The tourism industry is the main economic industry in the Maldives, attracting visitors to the many resorts, retreats, and private islands.The Maldives also has a rich history to discover which spans years of dictatorship, an uprising, colonization and subsequent independence.
Maldivians are almost entirely Sunni Muslim, and the local culture is a mixture of South Indian, Sinhalese and Arab influences. While alcohol, pork, drugs and public observance of non-Muslim religions are banned on the inhabited islands, the resort islands are allowed to exist in a bubble where almost anything goes so that tourists can keep coming and revenue is generated.
Maldivian Dhivehi, a close relative of Sinhala (spoken in Sri Lanka) but with borrowings from Urdu, Hindi, Arabic and many other languages, is the official language and It is written in a remarkable hybrid script called Thaana. The Maldives offer a variety of activities ranging from diving and snorkeling, Surfing, fine dining experience and an overall aesthetically pleasing environment.

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TAJ EXOTICA MALDIVES ENTERS TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE HALL OF FAME

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives has been inducted into the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The resort was admitted into the Hall of Fame after having earned a Certificate of Excellence every year for the past five years. “A big thanks to our guests and the team,” the resort said, in an announcement.
Now in its ninth year, the Certificate of Excellence designation recognises establishments that consistently earn great reviews on TripAdvisor from travellers. It accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Businesses that have received a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years will qualify for the Hall of Fame.
A 15-minute speedboat ride from the Maldives main airport brings you to the idyllic resort of Taj Exotica, surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Set delicately over the lagoon, this postcard-perfect getaway offers 64 sea-view villas and suites that are luxurious and lavish, yet maintain a fine balance with nature. Featuring private sundecks and balconies, the large villas are decorated with fine wood furnishings and warm colours. The resort’s world-famous, award-winning presidential suite is, arguably, one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Savour the best from the culinary world with carefully selected ingredients sourced both locally and globally to please your palate. Enjoy the freshest of seafood at Deep End or choose from the extensive carefully crafted menu at 24 Degrees, where you experience a performance of art assembled on your plate at the theatrical Teppanyaki kitchen. Sip leisurely on your cocktails at the Equator Bar as you take in the awe-inspiring views of fiery Indian Ocean sunsets.
A wide range of water sports, including diving, fishing and windsurfing are available at Taj Exotica. Alternatively, relax with soothing spa treatments at Jiva Grande Spa.

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Baros named “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for seventh time

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Baros, the Maldivian-owned boutique island resort, has been awarded as the “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for the seventh consecutive year at the 26th World Travel Awards ceremony held recently in Mauritius.
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. A series of regional gala ceremonies are held to acknowledge distinction within each continent, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year. Baros was chosen by voters consisting of industry professionals and travelers across the globe.
“This recognition as the “Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort” for the seventh consecutive year is a high honour and we are very thankful for the trust that our colleagues in the industry and guests have in us,” said Ahmed ‘Jay’ Jihad, General Manager of Baros Maldives. “It motivates us to keep exceeding guests’ expectations and advancing the Baros legacy of providing personalized experiences in intimate luxury and with extensive care.”
The well-forged identity of Baros has been consistently enhanced and refined during its 45 years of hospitality. This bijou island is designed with a cozy and intimate concept that ensures a blissful time in elegance and harmony for couples, honeymooners, or guests celebrating meaningful bonds with loved ones.

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Niyama Private Islands Maldives is certified Instagrammable

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Niyama Private Islands Maldives has been recognized in Luxury Travel Adviser’s Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World 2019 competition, in which Niyama emerged champion in the Asia, Indian Ocean and Pacific Islands category.
Through four knockout rounds of the global competition, 41,000 votes were casted for Niyama in the regional finals, with the luxury resort beating Four Seasons Bali to take the top spot.
Luxury Travel Adviser is run by independent journalists for travel agents in the luxury segment. Travel aficionados from across the world casted their votes every week for their favourite designer destinations until a winner was crowned.
“This recognition reconfirms Niyama’s popularity with the travel elite, and I would like to thank the thousands of voters who chose the resort”, said Hafidh Busaidy, general manager of Niyama Private Islands Maldives.
The resort comprises two islands – Play and Chill. The latter is home to the Drift Spa, which uses local botanical and marine resources in its Maldivian healing experiences. Floating over the ocean on stilts, the spa features six over-water treatment rooms with lagoon views and two treatment spaces with private gardens, outdoor baths, rain showers and daybeds. Treatments are carried out with products by Anne Semonin, Intraceuticals, Aromatherapy Associates and Margaret Dabbs. The spa also offers salon services such as hair styling, manicures, and pedicures.

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FAIRMONT MALDIVES SIRRU FEN FUSHI SCOOPS THE MALDIVES’ LEADING LUXURY RESORT AWARD AT THE WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi adds another distinctive award in its portfolio by bagging the Maldives’ Leading Luxury Island Resort award at the World Travel Awards red-carpet gala ceremony held in Mauritius.
Hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’, World Travel Awards celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and is recognized globally as the ultimate travel accolade. The World Travel Awards is given away to acknowledge and reward excellence in the travel and tourism industry across the globe. It covers a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.
Receiving the award on behalf of the resort was Iain McCormack, General Manager, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi said, “We are extremely honored to have won this prestigious award that recognizes us in setting the benchmark to luxury hospitality in Maldives. With a renowned brand like Fairmont and a highly engaged and competitive team, our commitment and passion in turning moments into memories for our guests is at the core of our DNA. We look forward to using this award as an inspiration for our future success.”
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is the first Fairmont luxury brand of AccorHotels to an area celebrated for its pristine natural beauty. Located on the Shaviyani Atoll in North Maldives, the resort boasts one of the country’s largest resort lagoons, the stunning new property offers 120 luxury villas, each with a private pool. Sirru Fen Fushi, which means ‘secret water island’ in the local Dhivehi language, is set on an exceptionally lush island bursting with flora and fauna.

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Secret Paradise wins Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

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Secret Paradise Maldives qualified for TripAdvisor Hall of Fame after winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for a fifth year running. The locally based tour operator won the title on May 28.
The TripAdvisor awards celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to businesses that consistently achieve great reviews on TripAdvisor. Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.
“Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for a fifth year running is a proud moment for the team at Secret Paradise and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor”, said Ruth Franklin, Co-Founder and Director at Secret Paradise.
“Having worked in the public sector for over 30 years there is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by your guests. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on guest reviews, it is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to our guests Maldives experience.’’

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Maldives wins three awards at World Travel Awards 2019

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The award was handed out during the 26th Annual World Travel Awards (Africa and Indian Ocean) Gala held at Mauritius yesterday. Maldives was crowned the Leading Beach Destination (Indian Ocean), Leading Dive Destination (Indian Ocean) and Leading Honeymoon Destination (Indian Ocean) during the gala. 16 businesses and resorts in the hospitality industry of the Maldives received various awards during the gala.

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