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10 reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels

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10 reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels

We go on holiday to escape the routine… Stay at a conventional resort and before long you’ll know where everything is. That won’t happen at LUX* Resorts and Resorts. At LUX* every moment matters. The have created simple, fresh and sensory experiences to indulge you throughout your stay. We absolutely love the attention to detail and the lengths they go to surprise and delight their guests.  With generous touches and creative details around every corner here are ten reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels…

Al fresco film nights at Cinema Paradiso

Beanbags? Check. Fresh popcorn? Absolutely. Ice Cream? Of course. The al fresco boutique cinemas show cult classics, theme nights, family-friendly blockbusters and much more all under the stars and completely on the house! With state of the art rear projectors, wireless headphones, luxurious setting areas and exquisite snacks, Cinema Paradiso is a huge hit!

Message in a bottle

LUX* are all about keeping things fun and spontaneous! Every day is a treasure hunt with delightful surprises hidden around every corner. Spot a bottle buried in the sand with a message inside. No it’s not an ancient SOS from a stranded castaway… instead, you will find a gift: a candle-lit dinner for two by the water’s edge, a spa treatment, or a scuba diving lesson. Whatever the reward, it is on the house!

Phone Home

Not all ‘smart’ phones are mobile. Say goodbye to roaming charges and those nasty phone bill surprises whilst you are away. Instead, make the most of LUX*’s vintage red telephone boxes… step inside and call friends and family for free. There’s only one condition- you’re not allowed to call the office!

Make a wish

Close your eyes and make a wish. At every LUX* resort, you’ll find a Tree of Wishes sculpture. Upon check-in, you’ll be presented with a unique ribbon and tag with your initials on. Tie the ribbon around one of the enchanting branches and make your wish… We can’t promise that it will come true but once a year one lucky winner will win a free LUX* holiday!

The Sound of LUX* App

Bored with your music library? Solution: these downloadable playlists curated by LUX*’s professional music maestros ensure that every step of your stay- from basking on the beach to pre-dinner drinks, has a soundtrack to match your mood!

ICI

A holiday without ice cream is like an infinity pool without water. So LUX* have created their very own ice-cream brand called ‘ICI’. Boutique ice-cream stall are dotted around each resort serving these delicious homemade treats, including hand-waffled cones, glorious toppings and tailor-made flavours! Our favourite combo is Sicilian Pistachio Variegato and Madagascan Vanilla!

LUX* Me

The integrated philosophy of well-being with a step by step path to a healthier way of life includes outdoor exercise classes, personal trainers specialising in Pilates, yoga and meditation and a wellness programme created just for you! Your vitality-boosting regime will ensure you leave LUX* re-energised and fitter than when you arrived!

Café LUX*

Excellent coffee is a must not a luxury, that’s why you will find fresh-roasted barista-made coffee at the heart of all their resorts in Café LUX*. Perfecting the art of the perfect coffee, Café LUX* roast their fresh cocoa beans on-site so you can enjoy the most aromatic bean to cup coffee! They will even take you on a behind the scenes tour…

Panama Hat Station

Lightweight, brimmed straw headgear from Ecuador is an essential for any shade-seeker! Whether you prefer the traditional black-grosgrain ribbon or boldly hued band, browse the LUX* Panama Station and their range of hats at the pop-up stall!

Aperitivo

LUX* have introduced a new wandering Aperitivo Bar, designed to tantalise the taste buds before dinner with tasty tapas and signature cocktails created by their expert mixologist… Of course, this is no ordinary Aperitivo Bar, the renowned LUX* twist is that you won’t find this bar in the same place twice! One night it could be on the beach for some barefoot nibbles in the sand, another night it could be nestled away under some fairy lit palm trees…

Experience LUX* for yourself… with beautiful properties in the Maldives, Mauritius and Reunion Island which Indian Ocean Idyll will you choose?

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

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World-renowned luxury resort and hotel operator LUX* Resorts & Hotels is known for a different style of holidaying – a lighter, brighter way of celebrating life – and its newest resort LUX* South Ari Atoll opened last week in the Maldives.

The brand’s latest five-star resort has been entirely reimagined, with a chic beach-house style. Innovative and trend-setting, it features a contemporary atmosphere while protecting the cocooned tropical-island atmosphere. LUX* South Ari Atoll is not just about luxury and aesthetics: it’s a resort with a soul. Playful, fun, modern this is paradise ­­­for travellers looking for a distinctive experience in the Maldives.

Dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of pure white sand beach and perched on stilts above a crystal-clear lagoon, are 193 super-spacious pavilions and villas designed by P49 Deesign. The seductive flood-lit over-water villas promise freedom, privacy and intimacy. 46 Romantic Pool Villas each have private 7m suspended infinity pools, and three Temptation Pool Water Villas boast a 14m pool and this forms the resort’s adults-only sanctuary. These villas enjoy twin showers, private terraces incorporating a unique couples’ love nest, and a deck with steps down into the sea, perfect for enjoying the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

The spectacular range of eight restaurants and five bars includes a sophisticated take on a bustling night market; guests can head to East Market where they can enjoy flavours from Vietnam, Thailand and Sichuan among others. Umami promises fine dining from the open sushi kitchen, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakés and Japanese whiskies. Allegria, Senses and MIXE satisfy international palates with Mediterranean to Maldivian specialities and the new Beach Rouge introduces fresh beach-club dining experience to the island. Visit www.luxresorts.com/en/hotel-maldives/luxsouthariatoll for more information.

The LUX* Me spa and its overwater treatment villas set the tone for a Zen-inspired reboot of its own. The facility incorporates a traditional Chinese teahouse, a dedicated zone for brand new skin and body care experiences and an extended lagoon-view relaxation area. For those in search of the ultimate personalised spa experience, try the once-in-a-lifetime 10 hands massage. A Zen wellness pavilion accommodate a wide range of alternative wellbeing activities including yoga, meditation, pilates, tai chi and qigong, all of which are overseen by an expert wellness concierge. LUX* Me is all about a tailored approach to your wellbeing, whether it be spa, fitness, yoga, meditation, nutrition or a unique combination tailored especially to your needs.

Graced by one of Maldives’ most spectacular lagoon of crystal-clear waters, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers the finest choice of water sports of any Maldives’ five-star resort. LUX* was the first to offer flyboarding and hoverboarding and once again introduced the Maldives’ first: jet-surfboarding. No wonder the resort is referenced as #ThePlacetoBeMaldives.

LUX* South Ari Atoll promises a lighter, brighter, more enlightening holiday experience. Stay tuned for events worth travelling around the world for as Beach Rouge, the East Market, and even a sandbank hosting music and culinary celebrations. Where else can guests dance to a DJ with their toes dipped in the warm ocean or taste the best of South-East Asia in a suspended over-the-water night market?

Paul Jones, CEO of LUX* Resorts & Hotels confides: “The focus around the creation of a new LUX* South Ari Atoll has been as much about the transformation of the property as it has been about the enhancement of the guests’ experiences. For this, our team has worked effortlessly on enriching the moments that matters, and we have created new and exciting Reasons To Go LUX*. I am convinced that places you remember are the ones that inspire you; those that have a soul and caring people. LUX* South Ari Atoll has this magical mix.”

LUX* South Ari Atoll will of course include all of LUX*’s popular features and Reasons To Go LUX* including a LUX* Me Spa, a dive centre with a property marine biologist, a Café LUX*, ICI ice-creams, a gym, a kids’ club, organic gardens, a Tree of Wishes and an outdoor Cinema Paradiso to name a few.

On top of that, the opening of this new resort was the perfect opportunity for the brand to present a series of more Reasons To Go LUX*. Stay at a conventional resort, and before long you know where everything is. That doesn’t happen at LUX*. Spontaneity and surprises are in our DNA with the new Reasons To Go LUX* making a debut at LUX* South Ari Atoll this month.

  • LUX* Photo Fanatics — LUX* means light, and so it is also in spirit, so it should come as little surprise that LUX* is a brand that loves the art of photography. Introducing Photo Fanatics, a unique image-capturing experience that will help guests seeking to create and capture the moments that matter, using a smartphone or a traditional camera or SLR.

 

  •  Junkart Studio & Gallery — Many regret the lack of time during their everyday lives to learn a new skill or revive a forgotten hobby.
    LUX*  believes that a vacation can be the perfect time to explore something new or revisit old skills and passions. Guests at LUX* are invited  to have fun making one-off artworks and sustainable souvenirs from upcycled materials.

 

  • Wanderlust Library — Make up for that last-minute pre-holiday book buy at the airport or magazine selection limited by how much your hand luggage can take. LUX* understands the desire to try new things, especially on holiday. To encourage this LUX* has curated the ultimate collection of books and magazines, to be enjoyed in a cocooned air-conditioned place which will stimulate your travel senses and expand your horizons.

 

  • Master Chef — The joy of cooking and the fun of the whole family getting involved is unrivalled. Cook with a professional chef and take home some new tricks.

 

The remodelling of LUX* South Ari Atoll doesn’t just mean a contemporary, characterful new look; guests can also expect a remarkable and insightful cultural calendar. Entirely new for the Maldives, LUX* South Ari Atoll hosts short expert-led workshops throughout the year, with leading practitioners from diverse, creative and inspiring walks of life. It’s always a privilege to spend time with inspiring individuals who are happy to share their unique wisdom and skills.

The brand vision is to offer our guests different luxury hospitality experience; helping people celebrate life, by making each moment matter. In this context, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves with a series of workshops which could reveal innate talents, hidden talents.

The workshops are as varied as they are numerous. There are painting lessons with Jeannine Platz, a motivation workshop with Ron Kaufman, food art with Samantha Lee and photography with world-renowned travel photographer Michel Freeman. For the ones looking for some healthy and fitness options, this has also been taken care of with masterclasses from fitness guru Anna Victoria, and also the opportunity to explore underwater with the freediving world record holder William Winram. For more information, visitwww.luxresorts.com/en/hotel-maldives/luxsouthariatoll

What makes LUX* South Ari Atoll so special is its spirit, team members, and entirely different approach to helping you have the best-ever holiday. LUX* promises a journey for the senses, where – in true LUX* style – you can expect the unexpected.

 

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7 Medals for Lily Beach Chefs at the FHAM 2016

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The Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives, team of chefs won a total of 7 medals at the Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge & Exhibition 2016.

Please join us in congratulating the whole team on winning 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals, and thereby receiving a prominent accolade that each chefs in the region aspires to. The awards appropriately reflect the endless hours of efforts that our chefs spend to present to Lily Beach guests culinary creations that are nothing short of perfect.

Hats off to Prasanna Dinesh, Jude Cooray, Zahir Musthafa, Dilusha Lakmal and Sakthivel Dharmaraj!

Lily Beach is known across the Maldives for its simply spectacular dining options; from the luscious buffets at Lily Maa to a la carte fine dining at Tamarind to romantic, private dining, it is not only your appetite that will be whet – you will enter a foodie heaven that will whip up your already fabulous holiday at Lily Beach to one that’s seasoned to perfection!

 

With the clock ticking faster in the Maldives, you may wish to consider pre-booking some of our guests’ favourite dining experiences:

Fine dining special dinner
Romantic candlelight dinner with a personal chef

Teppanyaki dinner

 

 

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Flytographer Photographer in Maldives would change your island Vacation 

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Your days of awkwardly wielding a selfie stick over the beaches of Maldives

are over. 

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

Aside from the obvious Instagram value, Smith’s service creates timeless memories while supporting local artists and the community at large. With over 350 hand-selected local photographers from around the world, she assures that the experience is more like “strolling with a fun, local friend” than hiring a professional photographer.

Would you consider hiring a Flytographer on your next vacation? Search photographers by city here. With  more then 320 Photographers around the globe, On every place you would holiday around the world, 
Originally written by kesley Clark on mydomaine.com

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Mysterious “beach cusps” observed in Fuvahmulah

Mysterious “beach cusps” observed in Fuvahmulah

I was baffled and amazed to see the picture uploaded by Nasih Thaath in Fuvahmulah online that unfolds the mysterious beach formation in the northern beach -thoondu- of our island. People say everything about Fuvahmulah is unique and mysterious. That i s true. Thoondu is a phenomenal place.

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It is the most breathtaking and mysterious beach in the Maldivian archipelago. Twenty years ago, the white sandy beach was so vast that it stretched hundreds of meters across  the northern tip of our island, creating natural phenomenon that puzzled and attracted thousands of people. The edge of the sand adjoining the beach was so slanted that we used the base of the coconut leaf (beedi) to glide down the sand. It was skiing. Hold on! Lets look at the mysterious beach formation in Thaath’s picture. Some pictures similar to these have gone viral on the internet in other parts of  the world.

 

englandAn image (pic in the left) featuring strange patterns – beach cusps – on a beach in Dorset, England went viral in September 2015, on the content-sharing site Reddit.

These formations are called BEACH CUSPS. This phenomena is not fully understood. Scientists have been carrying out researches for 50 years and they are able to conclude just two theories.

 

They ‘believe’ two causes for this formation. The ‘standing edge theory’ claims that the interaction between the normal waves approaching the shore and the edge waves gives rise to regularly spaced-points of different wave intensity. Meanwhile the self-organization theory explains that beach cusps are products of interactions among wave, currents, as well as sand over time that result feedback loop.

But these occurrences happen in shoreline made up of various grades of sediment in an arc pattern. The horns are made up of coarser materials and the embayment contains all the finer grain sediment. They can be found all over the world and are most noticeable on shorelines with coarser sediment such as pebble beaches. Thoondu is a place where you can observe one of the most mysterious sediments- called “thoondu veyli” or pebbles. These shining white pebbles resemble gems. However, they can occur with sediment of any size. They nearly always occur in a regular pattern with cusps of equal size and spacing appearing along stretches of the shoreline. These cusps are most often a few metres long. However, they may reach 60 m (200 ft) across.

Once cusps have been created they are a self-sustaining formation. This is because when an oncoming wave hits the horn of a beach cusp, it is split and forced into two directions. The crashing of the wave into the cusps slows its velocity, causing coarser sediment to fall out of suspension and be deposited on the horns. The waves then flow along the embayments (picking up finer sediment) and run into one another in the middle. After this collision these waves attempt to flow back out to sea where they are met by incoming waves. Therefore, once the cusp is established, coarser sediment is constantly being deposited on the horn and finer sediment is being eroded away from the embayments. This process causes the horns and embayments to at least maintain their size, if not grow larger.

According to researches most of these formations do not last long. It forms in a quick pace of time and vanishes quickly.

We have witnessed natural occurrences such as bissaaveli – formation of huge water pools in naturally engraved area of the sand- formation, and the “moving” of the sand across the northern end, and we have been gifted with the pebbles of gems in the beach.

Beach cusp is another phenomena the nature has bestowed upon us. This is the first time that we have witnessed this occurrence. But perhaps it has occurred in the past. Who knows! Nature’s tranquility and perfection have eluded us from these occurrences. Man is ignorant to judge nature. Its so mighty and complex. Natural phenomenon are greatest signs of god’s creation and existence.

Article contributed by Yasir Salih

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BAROS MALDIVES WINS FIVE TRIPADVISOR AWARDS

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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 Baros Maldives. To be rated so highly for Romance, Luxury and Service is a compliment to the dedication of the Baros Maldives team to ensure every guest enjoys staying with us.”
Baros Maldives is an award-winning island designed for romance with 75 villas secluded in lush tropical gardens by the beach or over the lagoon in a setting of intimate privacy. Many of the villas have their own plunge pools and there is an overwater infinity swimming pool with a sun
deck. There are three gourmet restaurants and two bars, as well as sandbank dining exclusively for couples. This romantic resort, ringed by a living reef, is only 25 minutes by speedboat from the Maldives International Airport.

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6 of the best honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

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Celebrate tying the knot in one of the most beautiful beach destinations on the earth

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 white sands and beach views, or get away from it all in the lagoon-like infinity edge pool which bleeds into the watery horizon of the Indian Ocean. Push the boat out – literally, and add a private charter to your booking – a 680-foot motor cruiser with an onboard wine cellar.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali

Couples will be whisked away by seaplane to this paradise island resort, where you can enjoy unique experiences such as swimming with whale sharks, before soaking up the sun, cocktail in hand, and falling back onto fluffy white pillows in a romantic wooden villa. Setting it apart from its competitors, this idyllic escape has an unusual setting for wining and dining – the world’s first and only all-glass undersea restaurant. Ithaa sits five metres below the sea’s surface, offering 180-degree panoramic views of the vibrant coral gardens and natural wildlife surrounding it.

Ayada

Sitting on the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and just 30km north  of the Equator, Ayada is  big enough for adventurous couples to get lost on, perfect for walking, cycling and exploring the stunning natural beauty of the Maldives. Middle Eastern inspired villas provide a cosy and quiet retreat for a romantic getaway, while there’s plenty of places for active couples to unwind – from turkish baths to beach-side beds.

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Six Senses Laamu

The only resort in the Laamu Atoll, this secluded nirvana will bring you to a place where dolphins swim. The resort is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials, leading to the palm-filed shore. Even the fussiest of eaters will feel at home here – there are several restaurants to choose from, where Laamu’s chefs from East and West prepare delicious dishes from produce grown in the island’s organic gardens.

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Naladhu

Naladhu is a tropical island resort sharing a clear lagoon with its sister resorts Dhigu and Veli. Maldivian for “beautiful island,” Naladhu offers swaying palms and endless turquoise waters. The resort is notoriously difficult to visit, as there are only 20 expansive villas and houses – so make sure to book well in advance. Each cosy bolthole has a magnificent private pool fronting the azure Indian Ocean and a romantic elegance that will set the mood for newlyweds.

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Maalifushi by Como

Maalifushi by COMO is the first luxury resort in the Maldives that opened in the picturesque sands of the Thaa Atoll in the archipelago’s southwest. Luxury comes on tap, with a COMO Shambhala spa, world-class yoga facilities and exceptional cuisine along with the Maldives’ vibrant marine life (whale shark sightings are common). With 33 overwater villas and garden suites, this is the ultimate paradise retreat for signing-off from the city and unwinding in natural paradise.

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The Maldives voted top location for honeymoon couples

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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 for honeymoons in 2016.

Same-sex honeymoons are also on the rise, according to Kuoni. Over 15,000 same-sex marriages have taken place since it was introduced in England and Wales in 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics. The increase has resulted in demand for luxury travel advice from companies able to guide couples on the legal and cultural positions in different destinations.

When it comes to creating big life moments, from seeing wildlife in its natural habitat to experiencing iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China, more than *60 per cent of British adults are prepared to invest more than the average holiday in making their wish list a reality.

Other key findings about honeymoons include:

Snorkelling with turtles in turquoise-blue waters remains one of the top wish list experiences for honeymoon couples this year.
Honeymooners are now spending an average of £5,902 in total on their trip, up from £5,743 last year, backing up a trend for more adventure, upgraded luxury and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The most popular month to book a Kuoni honeymoon is January.
The average honeymoon duration is 13 days.
11.6 per cent of Kuoni honeymoon bookers put their honeymoon on a John Lewis gift list in 2015.
Indonesia has seen the biggest rise in the top 10 and Bali is a favourite as it’s a perfect destination to visit weather-wise during the wedding-boom months.
Vietnam has jumped five places in the past year to the number 11 spot, showing the popularity of adventure touring over a classic beach stay.

As the number of honeymooners increase there is a huge demand of Professional Photographers, Asad has been working with couples who travel to Maldives for their Honeymoon, His Hospitality Industry expertise and Professional, Book a Photoshoot with asad and get your holiday photoshoots.

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The top 20 honeymoon destinations for 2016 are:

Maldives
Indonesia (Bali)
Mauritius
Sri Lanka
Thailand
USA
Italy
Mexico
Antigua
St Lucia
Vietnam
Malaysia
Seychelles
Tanzania
Cuba
Barbados
South Africa
Kenya
Greece
UAE

*Figures from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,035 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 18th-19th January 2016. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

 

 

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Relax in Maldives Island

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


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

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

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

UNIQUE QUALITIES

  • Tiny, idyllic hideaway, accessible only by private seaplane
  • Traditional villas with contemporary interiors, either on the beach or overlooking the Indian Ocean
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  • THE HOTEL IN DETAIL

An exhilarating seaplane journey from Malé takes you to Kandolhu Island, an exclusive resort of just 30 villas, some with private pools. This tiny private island has a beautiful white sand beach and a pristine coral reef. With beach and over-water villas, four great restaurants, a spa and a wealth of non-motorised water sports, this could be your temporary Maldivian home.

Choose between beach villas or over-water villas, some with a Jacuzzi and others with a private plunge pool. All have daybeds, a sundeck and sun loungers to make the most of the outrageously beautiful sea views. Grab your complimentary snorkelling gear and discover Kandolhu Island’s colourful house reef encircling the island.

A diver’s paradise, Kandolhu Island provides day and night dives from on board a Maldivian dhoni. Swim among turtles, Napoleon wrasse, parrotfish, snappers and jacks through caverns and overhangs. Take sailing lessons, or enjoy hours of pampering in the spa. Go on a sunset cruise and return later for Mediterranean cuisine in the Olive Restaurant or fresh seafood at the Sea Grill, right on the beach.

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Tina, TUI’s Best tour guide World Wide from Kuredu Maldives

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Tina Zündorff is TUIs representative on Kuredu for the past 5 years. After their holidays, TUI guests receive a questionnaire from the company which they send back with their feedback. Last year for the first time, TUI compared all the forms that were collected from all over the world. The out come was that a single tour guide stood out from the rest and we are proud to say that Tina is TUI’s best tour guide in the world.

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When Tina was asked what her secret was, she replied;

“There is no secret, I think what is most important is to do everything with heart and soul. This feeling carries over to the guest. As the saying goes: W   hat goes around, comes around. “
She added “Remain true to oneself, always be authentic and never lose enthusiasm for the profession.”

We are very proud and lucky to have Tina on the resort. Always smiling and ready with a helping hand to anyone who needs it!

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YOUR DREAM WEDDING at Lily Beach Resort & Spa

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YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Nothing says I love you more than a dream wedding in the Maldives.

See, feel and taste the wedding spell that Lily Beach casts upon lovers: the glittering Indian Ocean reflecting in your eyes, Equatorial sunrays caressing your skin, and oodles of sweet and salty kisses… It all adds up to a one-of-a-kind celebration of your love for one another.

The Maldives is the most wished-for romantic destination in the world and saying your vows and tying the knot at Lily Beach is bound to captivate your hearts. The stunning scenery is an epitome of the beauty that endows this planet and a truly enticing place to begin your life together as Mrs. & Mr.

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Travel

MALDIVES – Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination – World Travel Awards 2015

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Maldives with its fine white sandy beaches has been awarded as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination in the 2015 World Travel Awards which was held at the Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare.

Maldives is renowned for its white beaches all throughout the country. No beach is any shade darker than the colour we call “white”. Most of the beaches of these uniquely formed islands are fine sand beaches though you might come across coral pieces washed on the shore. This should come as no surprise as the Maldive islands are built on coral beds and have delicate eco-systems and a fragile environment.

The beaches of the Maldives have powdery white sand and clear turquoise lagoons and this fact brings many visitors to these beaches. Maldives is a one island one resort destination. One island is one resort.

Maldives consists of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the worlds most dispersed countries.

Maldives is the lowest country in the world, with maximum and average natural ground levels of only 2.4 meters and 1.5 meters above sea level, respectively.

The enchanting beauty of these Maldivian beaches will always be a memorable experience. Tan, frolic and run under the sunny blue skies during the day and take a relaxing walk or have your party under the full moon sky. The white sandy beaches of the Maldives are breathtaking under the full moon sky. It is romantic, ethereal, silvery and full of enchantment. The different layers of the beaches of Fuvahmulah are awe-inspiring and just another story. Fuvahmulah lies right across the equator and is the only one island one atoll existing in the Maldives.

There may be wider and longer beaches all over the world but you cannot beat the Maldives for its fineness of the sand, the clear color of white, the privacy and access from your accommodation on any resort island. The Maldives beaches are the perfect choice for your tropical holiday.

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Wedding

Get Wed Your Way in Maldives with W Retreat & Spa

Dreaming about your destination Wedding Maldives Beach Resort,

GET READY FOR YOUR BIG DAY

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Get wed on a private beach surrounded by lushtropical landscapes with infinite Indian Ocean views.
Let your most glamorous dreams come true at W Maldives, the ultimate romantic Retreat.

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Providing an amazing backdrop, our luxury playground is the perfect destination to say “I do” again.
Our pristine white sand beach is ideal to host casual ceremonies or ocean receptions to renew your vows.

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imagegen_2 Capture the moment with this fabulous photo package by Asad’s Photography Porfolio http://asad.photography
Let your imaginations run wondrously wild! No matter what is your idea of the perfect photo shooting, everything on our luxury playground is possible.

Pictures will be edited, given to you on DVD ready for you to print, share and enjoy.
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Abandon the ordinary, get ready to celebrate your love under beautiful blue waters surrounded by a myriad of colorful exotic fish and breathtakingly beautiful corals.

Sail off into the sunset on board ESCAPE, our luxurious two-mast yacht. With a private cabin and a stunning deck, unforgettable way to embark on your journey together. Ideal for adventurous lovers.

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Republic of Maldives
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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.

Book a Photoshoot with Asad if you have booked your holiday trip to Lux Maldives,
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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’.

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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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