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DIVE INTO the Blues of Maldives

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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,Ā 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 Maldivesā€™ 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 Prodiversā€™ several snorkelling excursions. Divers will know that the South Ari Atoll is home to the Maldivesā€™ best diving and the islands of Ari AtollĀ offers an excellent jumping-off point for trying to find everything thatā€™s on your Maldives bucket list.

The Maldivian Experienced DiversĀ team will be pleased to show you around their stunning office and regardless of whether you have thousands of dives under your belt or you are a beginner, you will immediately realize that what lies on your doorstep in Maldives will be difficult to surpass anywhere in the world.

One of the biggest fascinations for those seeking scuba diving or snorkeling experiences in the Maldives, is the high likelihood of observing white sharks and manta rays. TheĀ Maldivian waters, and in particular AriĀ Atoll is home to one of the worldā€™s most significant stocks of whale sharks and manta rays.

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MALDIVES – Indian Oceanā€™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 Oceanā€™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 ā€œwhiteā€. 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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LUX* announces new resort in the Maldives, rebranding and refurbishment

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The end of this year, December 2015 and the second half of 2016 bring new and exciting developmentsĀ for the luxury brand, LUX* Resorts & Hotels.

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In the Maldives, these developments include the opening of a new resort in North Maleā€™ Atoll, a complete refurbishment of the existing LUX* property, as well as a rebranding.

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The former LUX* Maldives has now been renamed LUX* South Ari Atoll as part of the rebranding. In addition,Ā Phase 1 of itsĀ complete refurbishment will see the revamping of the resortā€™s water villas this December, with built-in private pools.

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These over-water retreats have beenĀ designed by the award-winning design company P49 DEESIGN, thatĀ has injected new life into the Signature Water Villas. Blending contemporary design with the surrounding natural beauty of the island, these villas allow ocean lovers to take a few steps from their own balcony, into the welcoming crystal clear waters below.

The romantic hideaways will feature couples rain showers, beautifully designed loveseats, and overhanging ā€˜love nestsā€™ which float on the lagoon, in addition to the resorts existing ā€˜sleep tightā€™ beds which have made their way into the Nectar mattress review recently, worth a look if you have back pain and are wondering how comfortable you will be.

Following the revamp of the new water villas in LUX* South Ari Atoll, the newest and latest resort by the brand, LUX* North Maleā€™ Atoll will be opening within the second half of 2016. This new, ultra-luxury resort is located less than an hour away from Maleā€™ airport by speedboat, and will include a spectacular range of private villas.

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Miaja Design group, using hand polished wood, and other natural materials and ample glass will create a resort of luxury, style and comfort. The resort, located in an ideal location with an untouched reef brimming with exotic marine life will help designers gain inspiration from the aquatic life.

An environmentally conscious marine biology centre located in the resort will give guests a chance to discover the hidden secrets, and beauty beneath the deep blue waters.

LUX* Resorts & Hotels have also announced more development plans in China, the Reunion Islands, and in the UAE.

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