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Maahefun

Maahefun or Maahifun Celebration marks the beginning of the Ramadan, Where the Muslims in Maldives celebrate the taking of their last meal before beginning the month-long fasting. It is a traditional celebration where everybody gathered to have their last meal before fasting and thereafter the peoples of Maldives began to throw any living thing that moves into nearest beach, Fuvahmulah Thundi is one of the most visited places of Fuvahmulah on this Festival, People from Male and other islands of Maldives visit the closest uninhabited island on this occasion. Accommodation   Food Places in Fuvahmulah Royal Restaurent Mango Activities     Maahifun 2015 at Fuvahmulah thundi by Asad’s Photography | Ibrahim Asad | http://asad.photo   Maahifun 2011 at Fuvahmulah thundi by Asad’s Photography | Ibrahim Asad | http://asad.photo      

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Hulhumale

Welcome to Hulhumale Hulhumale is essentially an extension of Male proper on the far side of the airport island, where 1.8 sq km of reef has been built up to create a manmade island – the first phase of an ambitious project to relieve the pressure caused by population growth on Male. Sand and coral were dug up from the lagoon and pumped into big heaps on the reef top. Hulhumale is essentially an extension of Male proper on the far side of the airport island, where 1.8 sq km of reef has been built up to create a manmade island – the first phase of an ambitious project to relieve the pressure caused by population growth on Male. Sand and coral were dug up from the lagoon and pumped into big heaps on the reef top. Then bulldozers pushed the rubble around to form a quadrilateral of dry land…

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BAROS MALDIVES WINS FIVE TRIPADVISOR AWARDS

Baros Maldives has been awarded recognition by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice as Number 8 in the World’s Best Hotels for Romance and as Number 2 Best Hotel for Romance in Asia. The Awards are based on millions of reviews collected during 2015 from TripAdvisor users worldwide. Established in 2002, the Travelers’ Choice awards are the highest honour TripAdvisor can bestow on a hotel. They reflect “the best of the best” for service, quality, and customer satisfaction. Baros Maldives also won a further three TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, being acclaimed as No 9 in Asia Top Hotels as well as featuring in the top 25 of Asia’s Luxury Hotels and for the Best Service of a Hotel in Asia. The Resort Manager of Baros Maldives, Mr Shuhan, said: “We greatly value the recognition by TripAdvisor in this manner because the awards are based on the comments of guests who have stayed at…

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THE GENTLEMAN’S SIDE OF BAROS MALDIVES

Acclaimed as one of the world’s most romantic resorts, Baros Maldives has so much more to offer than romance, making the island ideal for gentlemen seeking respite from the pressures and routine of daily life. This private island resort offers everything from big game fishing to signature cocktails; from lessons in windsurfing or diving to tutored wine tastings; from a dedicated villa host as a Personal Assistant to gourmet cuisine in a sophisticated setting; from solitude for reflection to instant connectivity with the cyber world. Far away from the stress of responsibility and formal attire, but close to the world being just 25 minutes by resort speedboat from the Maldives International Airport, Baros Maldives is easily accessible for a relaxing short break. It’s one of the few places in the world where a hard working gentleman can take off his tie and leather shoes and trade them in for bare feet in…

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Lily Beach Resort & Spa at Huvahendhoo Won the Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort Award!

The team at Lily Beach Resort & Spa are overjoyed to be able to share with you the exciting news that with your help, Lily Beach has won the outstanding ‘Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2016‘ title. Yet as much as we are proud of having been voted the Maldives’ Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2016′, what makes our hearts skip a beat is foremostly the fact that so many of you took the time to express your satisfaction with Lily’s Platinum All-Inclusive Plan. We thank you for that! Our guests favour the Platinum All-Inclusive Plan because it’s an all-encompassing all-inclusive package that takes away the hassle of worrying about your day-to-day expenses at the resort; why not budget your holiday in advance and indulge in a carefree, no-fine-print-break once you’re here! The extensive Platinum Plan undoubtedly puts Lily Beach head and shoulders above most of the Maldives’ resorts; as pioneers of the…

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Indian Ocean Winners 2016

Indian Ocean Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline Air Seychelles Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Business Class Air Seychelles Indian Ocean’s Leading Airline – Economy Class Air Seychelles Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Maldives Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport Lounge Air Mauritius: Mauritius International Airport The Amédée Maingard Lounge Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination Maldives Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Resort Andilana Beach Resort, Madagascar Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel, Mauritius Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand LUX* Resorts & Hotels Indian Ocean’s Leading Cabin Crew Air Seychelles Indian Ocean’s Leading Car Rental Company Europcar Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Destination Seychelles Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Line Royal Caribbean International Indian Ocean’s Leading Cruise Port Port Victoria, Seychelles Indian Ocean’s Leading Culinary Hotel LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination Maldives Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination Maldives Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Resort Constance Moofushi, Maldives Indian Ocean’s…

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Maldives becomes fourth island state to ratify Paris climate deal

Environment minister says new research on potential sea level rise makes approval of UN pact vital for vulnerable low-lying countries By Ed King The Maldives has become the fourth small island state to announce it has ratified the Paris climate agreement, two weeks before an official UN signing ceremony in New York. Parliament voted to approve the pact on Tuesday, which commits countries to limit global warming to well below 2C above pre-industrial levels, and target net zero carbon emissions before 2100. “It is telling that some of the country’s most vulnerable to the crisis were the first to approve its ratification,” said Maldives environment minister Thoriq Ibrahim. “We hope the rest of the world follows our example and, even more importantly, moves expeditiously to implement climate solutions.” The decision follows those of the Marshall Islands, Fiji and Palau in recent weeks. Analysis: UN’s Paris climate deal could enter into force…

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6 of the best honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

Celebrate tying the knot in one of the most beautiful beach destinations on the earth Maldives honeymoon resorts – in pictures White sandy beaches, crystal clear lagoons and dazzling astronomical displays: it’s not difficult to see why the seductive islands of the Maldives are a popular honeymoon destination for newlyweds. After the emotional rollercoaster involved in planning a wedding, the sunny Maldives is a peaceful getaway for couples to unwind and enjoy time away from London life in the idyllic and peaceful waters of the Indian Ocean. Looking for the low-down on where to stay? We’ve rounded up six of the most luxurious resorts to make any honeymoon unforgettable. Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi   Butlers bringing you brunch while you paddle, private sands and an underwater spa experience: boutique hotels don’t come much more blissful than Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi. Honeymooners can book a large and luxurious deluxe beach bungalow which opens out onto…

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Maldives Honeymoon Couple on a beeach by Maldives Wedding & Honeymoon Portrait & Destination Wedding Photographer Asad
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The Maldives voted top location for honeymoon couples

When it comes to the honeymoon, will you be shunning two weeks on the beach for somewhere off the beaten track? Travel brand Kuoni has revealed its latest report showing the Maldives scores as the top location for honeymoon couples, but also that adventure holidays are growing in popularity over stay-put beach breaks Couples see the Maldives as the ultimate luxury island paradise, with the holiday destination scoring the top spot for honeymooners, Kuoni’s worldwide trends report shows. With its unique collection of all-island resorts and over-water villas, the Maldives continues to set the pace in luxury travel and scores higher than any other destination on customer satisfaction. The worldwide holiday company has seen holidays with an adventure, cultural or touring element as part of the itinerary grow at twice the pace of stay-put beach breaks over the past two years, and the report has also unveiled the top locations…

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Finolhu

Preparing for the launch of Finolhu, the latest from The Small Maldives Island Co.

Having revolutionised the ‘typical Maldives resort’ concept with 2014’s game-changing launch of Amilla Fushi, The Small Maldives Island Co. looks set to confound expectations once again with the opening of sister resort Finolhu in mid-2016. To celebrate the soon-to-open property, the new Resort Manager, Rochelle Kilgariff, visited Sydney and invited media guests to a sumptuous lunch at Regatta Rose Bay on Friday 12 February. Over lunch of sashimi cones and savoury cigars, Ms Kilgariff described what guests can expect at Finolhu. The new resort is set to bring a timeless sense of style to the pristine lagoons and rich waters of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, taking the form of a retro-inspired island paradise for fun-loving jetsetters. Located in the UNESCO World Biosphere that is the Baa Atoll (just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort, Amilla Fushi), Finolhu is an island experience for couples, fun-loving families and gathering of friends. There are seven…

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Four Seasons

Four Seasons Announces New Hotel and Resort Openings in 2016

Four Seasons Announces New Hotel and Resort Openings in 2016   September 14, 2015,  Toronto, Canada          Four Seasons continues to expand its global footprint and affirm its position as the world’s leading luxury hospitality brand with 12 new openings currently scheduled in late 2015 and 2016, including several first-time entries in new countries.  As always, each new          Four Seasons     hotel or resort will be as unique as the destination it calls home.   In 2015, the opening of Four Seasons      Hotel Bahrain Bay marked the first          Four Seasons     in that country, and the company added a second hotel in France with the re-branding of the storied Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat.  By year’s end, the company will add three more destinations to the global traveller’s wish list with Four Seasons      Hotel Seoul, Four Seasons      Hotel Casablanca, and Four Seasons      Hotel Casa Medina Bogotá, the first of two in the city….

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Honeymoon, lifestyle

Win A Luxe Honeymoon in Maldives by Haa Alifu atoll,

There are few destinations more breathtaking than the Maldives… Think a string of far-flung desert islands where you sleep in thatched villas built on stilts over the water and swim in a sea the colour of topaz jewels. Win A Luxe Honeymoon in Maldives by Haa Alifu atoll, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is a short seaplane ride from Malé, Well, win this mega-watt competition and you could be lounging on those same white sands in your favourite kaftan quicker than you can shout ‘someone bring me a Mai Tai!’ A private island paradise in the Haa Alifu atoll, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is a short seaplane ride from Malé, one of the most lusted-after resorts in the Indian Ocean. You’ll enjoy 10 nights half-board (breakfast and dinner included) in a Deluxe Water Villa, which comes with its own plunge pool and private sundeck with steps down to a…

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Lily Beach Maldives is World Luxury Hotel Awards Nominee

We are delighted to announce that Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, has been nominated for the prestigious 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards. Following the recent nomination of our fine dining restaurant Les Turquoise d’Aqua for the 2016 Wold Luxury Restaurant Awards, the pleasure is even greater. The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world-class facilities and service excellence provided to guests. As it is guests’ voting that determines the winners, the award is even more important; it gives a say to those who we base everything that we do on. Our guests’ satisfaction is at the forefront at the resort and with the consistent positive feedback that we have been receiving on site, we hope that your excellent impressions of Lily Beach will help us stand out from the crowd and prove that Lily Beach is a gem worth…

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Time to catch some fishes for tonights BBQ, It was a gorgeous time with friends around the most beautiful Natural islands of Maldives in Kaafu Atoll, Kaafu atoll is the most visited atoll in nation being the gate of the Maldives
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Coming Soon: Fly Fishing in the Maldives at Lily Beach Resort & Spa

The abundance and variety of fish beneath the South Ari Atoll make Lily Beach a top destination for any fly fisher. Not only do you have the chance to catch your triumphant fish, but also to catch a sight of the Maldives’ breathtaking landscape, making the overall experience one that is bound to reel you in. The number and size of fish are exceptional: Bonefish, Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda and Milkfish are just a few species from the long and distinguished list of fish you may come across, not the forget about the one species that tops the wish lists of many anglers: Caranx Ignobilis, a.k.a. the Giant Trevally. Explore beyond Lily Beach and hop on one of the fly fishing excursions that are coming soon to the Resort: Guided half day fly fishing trip: $450 Guided full day fishing trip: $600 Those interested in doing some proper fly fishing in…

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DIVE INTO the Blues of Maldives

Imagine coming up close and personal with a majestic manta ray, performing graceful underwater ballets. Watching sea turtles graze on seagrass in the lagoon, unbothered by your presence. Even better, a whale shark gliding peacefully through the crystal water, meters away from you. In Maldives, anything is possible. The amazing underwater world, which put the Maldives on the world travel map in the first place, is an experience not to be missed. As befits a luxury, 5-star resort, the coral reefs offer some of the Maldives’ top dive and snorkeling sites. Dive into the beautiful underwater realm that gives you endless opportunities to lay your eyes on the 5-star coral reef metropolis, buzzing with marine life. Novice snorkellers can admire the colourful marine life from the flat surface of the Indian Ocean, be it on the well protected and easily accessible house reef or by joining one of Prodivers’ several snorkelling…

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Kandholhu Island - A haven of tranquility and serenity in Kandholhudhoo in the northern Maldives
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Relax in Maldives Island

Relax Island the Island of Maldives – It feels like the paradise to lay there on the white sandy beach, Completely carefree, Just like the birds flying above me and being the sun kissed, the waves being the soulmate of the ocean entertaining me.

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Maldives Welcomes Kate Holmes as the First Visitor of 2016 Celebrating Visit Maldives Year 2016

Maldives Welcomes Kate Holmes as the First Visitor of 2016 Celebrating Visit Maldives Year 2016 “I was so happy to visit this beautiful Country, Its my 50th Country to visit around the world, The welcome from the ‪#‎visitMaldives‬ team made me feel like a celebrity,” Kate Holmes – The first arrival to the Visit Maldives Year 2016 “I was so happy to visit this beautiful Country, Its my 50th Country to visit around the world, The welcome from the ‪#‎visitMaldives‬ team made me feel like a celebrity,” Kate Holmes – The first arrival to the Visit Maldives Year 2016 A Great year ahead with in the worlds most romantic Tourism Destination,‪#‎Maldives‬, Visit Maldives Year 2016 Free Holidays * Need a free holiday in Maldives next year? Win FREE holidays through our Social Media Competitions * 1 Million Tourist Arrival Celebration * Free Diving Competitions * Tourist Arrival Countdown Show *…

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We’ve welcome 1.1 million Tourist Arrivals this year by November making the worlds most popular Wedding & Honeymoon Destination.

We’ve welcome 1.1 million Tourist Arrivals this year by November making the worlds most popular Wedding  & Honeymoon Destination. For the January to November 2015 period, second largest number of arrivals were from Europe. At the end of November, Europeans amounted to 42.3% of the total tourists who arrived in the country this year. Compared to the same duration last year, arrivals from Europe dropped by 1.1%. With a share of 3.4%, third most arrivals for the duration were from the Americas. Arrivals from this region showed an improvement of 12.5% compared to the same duration last year According to a news release issued by the Ministry of Tourism,  tourist arrivals for the year totalled 1,114,993 tourists at the end of November. Country wise, at the end of November, most tourists who arrived in the Maldives this year were recorded to be from China, with a share of 30.8%. Second…

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