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10 reasons why we love LUX* Resorts and Hotels

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

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

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

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7 Medals for Lily Beach Chefs at the FHAM 2016

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

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Flytographer Photographer in Maldives would change your island Vacation 

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

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Fuvahmulah, Maldives-Holiday

Mysterious “beach cusps” observed in Fuvahmulah

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

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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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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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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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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 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…

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

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. 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…

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Honeymoon, Maldives-Holiday, Wedding

YOUR DREAM WEDDING at Lily Beach Resort & Spa

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

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…

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Get Wed Your Way in Maldives with W Retreat & Spa

GET READY FOR YOUR BIG DAY 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. 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.  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. 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…

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Honeymoon, Travel, Wedding

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

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, Contact asad@thundi.com  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’. 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…

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