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

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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 concept in the Maldives, we are extremely glad that our idea of making your well-deserved holiday as convenient and untroubled as possible has been received so well by our guests throughout these years, and hope that it continues to makes your stay in the Maldives exactly like you pictured it!

Put your feet up and enjoy – these are some of the things included in the Platinum All-Inclusive Plan:

  • Unlimited, all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet at Lily Maa
  • Selection of 80 premium wines
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at bars as specified
  • Fine dining as specified
  • Snorkelling equipment
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6 of the best honeymoon resorts in the Maldives

Wedding in the Maldives islands, Its celebration of happiness in the middle of ocean with World class Accomodation and Food on your Holiday package, Photo by Asad
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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Four Seasons Announces New Hotel and Resort Openings in 2016

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Four Seasons Announces New Hotel and Resort Openings in 2016

 

September 14, 2015,  Toronto, Canada

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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.

 

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Four_Seasons_New_York_DowntownIn 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.

Planned            Four Seasons      Openings in 2016

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The first          Four Seasons     in the Emirati capital will be 200-room          Four Seasons     Hotel Abu Dhabi at Al Maryah Island, in the heart of the new Central Business District. The striking new building is on a prime stretch of waterfront adjacent to the new ADGM Square complex, home of the new Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. A retro-modern Chicago steakhouse, a cocktail bar, and a poolside restaurant with sweeping views overlooking the sea are among an array of dining options planned.  The building will also house 124 private and serviced residences.

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Bogota, Colombia – The second of two additions to the brand’s South American portfolio, the modern, 64-room Four Seasons      Hotel Bogotá will also introduce an exciting new Japanese concept restaurant to a city that is receiving growing international attention as a destination for gourmands. Bogota is also attracting a new generation of cultural explorers interested in its rich history and colourful contemporary art scene, not to mention its 5,200 parks and the surrounding mountains.

Dubai, UAE –          Four Seasons     entered the UAE with its beachfront resort in Dubai less than a year ago, and will opens its second location in the city next year – this time in the heart of the 100 acre (45 hectare) downtown business district with the 106-room Four Seasons      Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre.  An 8th floor sky bar boasting Burj Khalifa views with a cigar room on the mezzanine is among the food and beverage options, while the rooftop pool and garden will provide a welcome oasis in this fast-paced city. Interiors by Tihany Design.

Kuwait City, Kuwait –The first          Four Seasons     in Kuwait will be the 263-room          Four Seasons     Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya in the central business district.  An Italian dining concept created around three wood-burning ovens as well as a pan-Asian restaurant – both with outdoor terraces on the penthouse level – will be among five food and beverage options. Interiors by Yabu Pushelberg will include a spectacular indoor pool in the beautifully designed spa and fitness complex.

Kyoto, Japan The 124-room Four Seasons      Hotel Kyoto will be the company’s second destination in Japan, in the city’s historic Higashiyama-ku district, close to the Kyoto National Museum and myriad heritage sites such as the Toyokuni Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple.  Local artists will be featured throughout the traditionally-inspired modern décor characterised by an understated Japanese aesthetic.  The Hotel will have a spa and fitness centre with a pool, and four food and beverage concepts.  There will also be 57 Four Seasons Private Residences.

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New York, New York, USA – Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan in the Tribeca district and just a short city stroll from the new World Trade Center, Wall Street and the trendy Soho neighbourhood, the 185-room          Four Seasons     Hotel New York Downtown joins its renowned sister hotel in Midtown, offering travellers two excellent options in the city.  The Robert AM Stern Architects building with interiors by Yabu Pushelberg will be home to an exclusive spa and fitness facility, naturally-lit event spaces, and soon-to-be-revealed street level restaurant and bar concept, as well as 157 Private Residences.

Oahu, Hawaii, USA – The highly anticipated fifth resort in the award-winning          Four Seasons     Hawaiian Collection and its first on Oahu, the 358-room Four Seasons      Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina is located beachfront on the island’s sunset coast, with easy access to recreational pursuits, historic sites and shopping. Resort features include multiple beaches and pools – several reserved for adults only – a multi-level spa and wellness centre plus on-site tennis and watersports, and preferred access at the Ko Olina golf club. If tennis is your thing then have a read of this tennis blog, they mention this resort quite a bit.  Event spaces can host up to 900 guests. New design by Philpotts Interiors will enhance the original building by architect Edward Killingsworth.

Surfside, Florida, USA – The exclusive 77-room Four Seasons      Hotel The Surf Club revives the celebrated Surf Club in Four Seasons style, and will be the company’s fourth location in the Sunshine State.  The 9-acre (3.6-hectare) complex with 965 feet (300 metres) of Atlantic beachfront will offer more than 40 beach cabanas among landscaped gardens and four pools.  Design architects for the Hotel and 150 Private Residences are Richard Meier & Partners.

Tianjin, China – Underscoring the continued strategic importance of China as both an inbound and outbound travel market, the 259-room          Four Seasons     Hotel Tianjin will be the brand’s 9th hotel in the country. Part of a mixed complex with an office tower and retail stores, the Hotel is in a pedestrian-friendly area near Nanjing Road, the city’s main east-west thoroughfare and Bingjiang Avenue, the city’s major shopping area.  With three food and beverage options and a spa and fitness facility with a pool, the hotel will be the first Four Seasons in China’s 4th most populous city.

 

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Coming Soon: Fly Fishing in the Maldives at Lily Beach Resort & Spa

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

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 the Maldives may be interested in the exclusive fly fishing offer that we have running for a limited time – find detailed information about the 7-day Package, incl. accommodation and Platinum All-Inclusive, below:

Flying Fish Special 

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Disclaimer: The above prices are valid at the time of publishing, and are subject to change.

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Maldives Tops Favourite List for Chinese Tourists

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Maldives has topped a list of 20 island destinations most favoured by Chinese tourists, who have been the world’s No 1 cross-border visitors for the past three years, spending billions of dollars on outbound tours.

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The announcement was made at the 2015 International Islands Tourism Conference in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

Taiwan, Bali, and Thailand’s Phuket Island have also been favoured by Chinese tourists in the list, which was created after a poll by the conference’s organisation committee and after evaluation by an expert panel.

The poll began in June, drawing more than three million responses for more than 70 destinations. The poll was conducted via the committee’s website, and some other portals and microblog services.

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Chinese islands filled five spots on the list, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China has been the world’s No 1 source of cross-border tourists since 2012, according to the World Tourism Organisation. In 2013, the organization said, Chinese outbound travelers spent a total of USD 129 billion.

 

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China’s outbound tourists made nearly 24 million trips to islands in 2014, and the number is likely to exceed 30 million this year.

China’s outbound tourism has grown dramatically in recent months despite its economy economy contacted sharply. The World Bank recently revised its projections for China’s economic growth from 7.1 per cent to 6.9 per cent.

The conference, which was held in Zhujiajian Island of Zhoushan City, was organized by China’s National Tourism Administration and the provincial government of Zhejiang province.

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Romantic Getaways and Honeymoons to Maldives tips by Asad

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Honeymooners and couples looking for romance have long heard the call of the Maldives, a beautiful tropical island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka. Why? Because it has all the luxury a loved-up pair could dream of, from lavish resorts to empty stretches of white-sand beach, tropical blue waters and an unmatchable sunny disposition.

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Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

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Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

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Couple jumping on Private Sand bank in Maldives. Sand bank is a place of love and romance.

The Maldives is an idyllic honeymoon-haven of sun-drenched islands – a whopping 1,190 islands in total, although only 200 are inhabited. The islands of The Maldives are so incredibly beautiful that you’ll immediately get the feeling you’ve stumbled upon secluded paradise.

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Celebrities have sung the praises of The Maldives – Fergie (of The Black Eyed Peas) announced that she ‘finally knew what the word paradise means,’ after she and her husband spent their honeymoon there. Wills and Kate even chose The Maldives as one of their romantic getaways, staying at one of the incredible luxury resorts which have helped The Maldives secure a top place as one of the world’s ultimate romantic getaways.

Romantic Couple Silhoute Maldives,

What makes the Maldives even more special than a lot of other island destinations and in particular a romantic couples’ holiday paradise? Besides the incredible natural scenery, both above and below the water, there is a huge array of luxurious overwater villas and five-star resorts that put guests right amongst these stunning surrounds. There are even resorts that cater for couples only! While you will feel as though you are one of the lucky few who get to experience such seductive and remote luxury, the resorts are easily accessed (no stress for you on your Maldives romantic holiday!) and arrange transfers from the main island of Male – the closer islands are usually reached by launch, the outer islands may require a seaplane service.

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If it is absolute high-end luxury you are looking for, The Maldives will not disappoint. From overwater bungalows to residences built in the middle of the lagoon, or villas hidden amongst the foliage, just metres back from your own private stretch of beach, there is a great range of idyllic escapes available to couples on honeymoon or enjoying a special holiday together. Robinson Crusoe never had it so good! Private and romantic, if your budget stretches, do stretch to some of The Maldives higher-end luxury accommodation options if possible, you won’t regret it and the resort’s style, location and service could very well be the difference between an amazing holiday and the most incredible holiday you’ve ever taken. Out of the inhabited islands, 105 are designated resort areas, so you have an amazing variety of gorgeous resorts to choose from, and no doubt will find something to suit your tastes and budget if you can’t justify going over the top and booking one of the very top-end luxury resorts there.

 

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Imagine yourself and your loved one strolling down the above-sea boardwalk to your luxury Maldives bungalow that comes complete with a sunbathing deck, or even its own plunge pool (some even come with butler service!). While away the days as you both sink into each other and the beautiful views of the ocean that seem to go forever – not to mention the beach and island vistas all around you.

While The Maldives is remote, that doesn’t mean there isn’t gourmet food for you and your loved one to enjoy during your stay. Savour a meal and a velvety drop of wine at your resort’s restaurant with a view, or indulge in a candlelit beachside dinner. There is even an underwater restaurant at Conrad Hilton where guests get to enjoy contemporary European cuisine 5 metres below sea level! Many resorts are able to arrange romantic dinners on the beach or offshore sand banks. Some even offer sailing trips where you can be dropped off at a sandbank in the middle of the ocean and treated to a sensational gourmet dinner for just the two of you. Très romantic!

Feel like getting out and about? Plunge into the warm crystalline waters that The Maldives are so famous for and swim and snorkel while discovering an abundance of colourful fish darting below the surface – or head even further into the depths with a diving expedition! The Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations and perfect for the many couples who share a passion of diving holidays. The bright marine creatures and coral landscapes are sure to leave a lasting impression. Don’t forget to make the most of the tranquil waters around you by embarking upon a romantic sunset boat trip, allowing you and your partner to take in the breathtaking colours of paradise’s sky.

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Couples will also love the spa experiences the Maldives offers, with some of the world’s best resort spas found here. Home to some of the most luxurious spas in the world, honeymooners in particular will love the indulgent, romantic spa options available to them in The Maldives – think outdoor treatments in the forest or on the beach with an ocean outlook, or even on a private island easily accessed from the resort. Benefit from the traditional healing methods of the Maldivian people and enjoy the rejuvenating effects of coconut oil in massages and body treatments.

Couple jumping on Private Sand bank in Maldives.  Sand bank is a place of love and romance.

If you are eager to get a taste of local culture on your Maldivian honeymoon or romantic getaway, you can head to a village. You’ll fall in love with the sleepy island way of life. Join in on a game of cards with the locals or take in the action at a busy fishing port.

Romantic Beach Walk in Maldives.

When you’re ready to get back to nature you can complete an excursion to a deserted island where you will have endless stretches of sand to yourselves, a perfect way to while away an afternoon on your couples’ retreat.

Go on, take your honeymoon or romantic getaway in the Maldives for an experience to remember.

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