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The OZEN Collection to Welcome Wellness Practitioners

Featured Image: Visiting wellness practitioners Domingos Folgado and Jess Cover  Continuing their successful wellness celebrations in August, The OZEN Collection has curated meaningful wellness experiences for guests in the coming months. Wellness practitioners Dominos Folgado and Jess Covers will be based at ELENA ELEMENTS OF NATURE spa and wellness centre at Ozen Reserve Bolifushi and […]

Air Astana to Resume Flights from Kazakhstan to Maldives

The flag carrier of Kazakhstan, Air Astana will resume direct flights from Almaty to Velana International Airport (VIA) from 9 October 2021,  as reported in eTurboNews. The route will be operated with Airbus A321LR and Boeing 767 aircraft four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The airline initially resumed flights to the […]

Vakkaru Maldives’ Festive Programme Honours 2022 Golden Jubilee Year of Tourism

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Maldives tourism, Vakkaru Maldives will launch its end-of-year festive celebrations with a ‘Glitter and Gold’ themed programme. Running from 21 December 2021 until 7 January 2022, the celebrations reflect the rich heritage, culture and environment of the Indian Ocean. Guests are invited to share the joy of the holidays […]

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The OZEN Collection to Welcome Wellness Practitioners

Featured Image: Visiting wellness practitioners Domingos Folgado and Jess Cover  Continuing their successful wellness celebrations in August, The OZEN Collection has curated meaningful wellness experiences for guests in the coming months. Wellness practitioners Dominos Folgado and Jess Covers will be based at ELENA ELEMENTS OF NATURE spa and wellness centre at Ozen Reserve Bolifushi and […]

Air Astana to Resume Flights from Kazakhstan to Maldives

The flag carrier of Kazakhstan, Air Astana will resume direct flights from Almaty to Velana International Airport (VIA) from 9 October 2021,  as reported in eTurboNews. The route will be operated with Airbus A321LR and Boeing 767 aircraft four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The airline initially resumed flights to the […]

Vakkaru Maldives’ Festive Programme Honours 2022 Golden Jubilee Year of Tourism

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Maldives tourism, Vakkaru Maldives will launch its end-of-year festive celebrations with a ‘Glitter and Gold’ themed programme. Running from 21 December 2021 until 7 January 2022, the celebrations reflect the rich heritage, culture and environment of the Indian Ocean. Guests are invited to share the joy of the holidays […]

Maurice Van Den Bosch Appointed General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi

Coco Collection has appointed Maurice Van Den Bosch as general manager of Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives. The Australian-Dutch citizen brings in over twenty years of experience in hotel management. Maurice most recently led the pre-opening team at Le Meridian Maldives Resort & Spa. His experience in managing resorts in the Maldives began in 2017 as […]

GM Forum ‘21 Keynotes and Panel Discussions

GM Forum 2021, scheduled for 23rd September at Paradise Island Resort will feature three keynote speeches, three panels discussions and two presentations. The first keynote will be by Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Maldives Minister of Tourism, followed by a keynote by Emilio Fortini, general manager of Sheraton Maldives Fullmoon Resort & Spa and chairman, Marriott Business […]

Latest Marketing Updates by Visit Maldives

Over the past week, Visit Maldives has conducted several marketing activities for different source markets. These activities aim to promote Maldives as one of the most desired and safe destinations for travellers. Campaign with Easy Market, Italy Visit Maldives has launched a month-long campaign with Easy Market targeting travel trade consumers in Italy. The campaign […]

Food Week at Pullman Maldives – A Culinary Journey with a Special Maldivian Touch!

Pullman Maamuta hosted their first ever Food Week from 23rd to 29th August, transforming the lush green paradise in Gaafu Alifu Atoll into a true foodie heaven with a unique culinary explosion of international and local cuisine. Leading the culinary extravaganza was executive chef Nyomana and her team. Guests were taken on a six-day culinary […]

Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) Holds 31st Annual General Meeting

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) has held its 31st Annual General Meeting virtually. A total of 78 members participated in the AGM. The Chairman of MATI, Hon. Mohamed Umar Maniku initiated the AGM by giving the official opening remarks, followed by a statement from the Secretary General of MATI, Hon. Ahmed Nazeer. Mr. […]

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Feel the Beat of the Maldives with Jennifer Dons, Music Curator at W Maldives

Meet Ahmed Zahir, the New Hotel Manager of Banyan Tree Group’s Angsana Velavaru

Maldivian-born Ahmed Zahir was officially appointed as Banyan Tree Group’s Angsana Velavaru hotel manager in April 2021, promoted from acting general manager since March 2020. Prior to this he was the executive assistant manager for almost five years at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and rooms division manager for Angsana Velavaru from 2009 to 2016. Having joined […]

Meet Navin Singh, Executive Chef of Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Navin Singh is an experienced executive chef at the Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. The esteemed chef trained in Paris under the world-renowned three-star Michelin chef Michel Roux, where he learned the art of fine cuisine. He also worked with other culinary masters including Frederic Molini and Thomas Angerer. Navin’s first role was as executive chef […]

Meet Chef ‘Art’, Sushi Master at Kata Japanese Restaurant, Fairmont Maldives

Chef ‘Art’ Artyiasa is the Sushi Master and Chef at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi’s signature Japanese restaurant Kata, and has been perfecting the art of sushi making for over a decade. Due to his hard work and passion for the Japanese cuisine and culture, Art has travelled the world and worked for household names […]

Meet Isabelle Miaja the Maldives Hotel Design Guru

French interior designer Isabelle Miaja is the creative force behind many five-star resort projects in the Maldives. Beginning her career in the US working on homes in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles and Park Avenue New York, she later moved to Singapore and extended her savoir faire to hotel design. Blending east and west into her […]

Products

Māzŭ Resortwear – Luxury Swim Wear Born from Hong Kong’s Rich Traditions

Inspired by Hong Kong’s rich maritime history, Adam Raby founded a luxury men’s swim wear brand that celebrates the country’s unique relationship with water. Combining traditional colours, local motifs, and unique fabrics, Māzŭ creates classic swim shorts for the man who understands quality and comfort. With an impressive range of more than forty designs, each […]

Good Food Maldives: Bringing Healthy Food Brands from around the World

Amidst the rising global trend of healthy eating and conscious consumerism, a passionate team of locals in the Maldives began sourcing organic grocery product lines from markets such as Australia and Europe. Good Food Maldives (GFM) offers high-quality organic and natural food products by renowned brands around the world. From baking products like gluten-free flours […]

Aqua Vita Residency – Setting the Standard for Excellence

An evolution of Modernist Architecture designed with both purpose and intention to create a sublime experience of space and light, Aqua Vita is not just a home, but an extraordinary lifestyle choice. The luxury residential complex developed by NPHD- a joint venture by  Ayenka Holdings Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka, and NPH Investments Pvt Ltd, Maldives, […]

Ocean Group Introduces LIFT e-Foil and LIFT Surf Foil to the Maldives

The first to bring SEABOB, CROWNLINE boat, PARITET glass bottom boats, MASTERCRAFT wakeboarding boat, X-JETBLADE and X-JETPACK to the island nation, Ocean Group has now expanded their water sports equipment range with the innovative LIFT e-Foil. This electric hydrofoil surfboard lets you fly above any body of water, even without wind and waves. LIFT e-Foil […]

Villa Hakatha – Fueling the Future

Through sheer perseverance and a commitment to excellence, Villa Hakatha Pvt. Ltd (VHPL) has become a powerhouse in the energy sector as well as a prominent leader in the field of construction material suppliers in the country. With a 20-year-old legacy, VHPL is a subsidiary entity of Villa Shipping and Trading Company Pvt. Ltd, that […]

MARAZ Introducing Healthy and Organic Drinks from Greenstone, Australia

Thirst-quenching beverages take on a healthy and greener approach with Greenstone’s natural and organic drinks, exclusively distributed in Maldives by MARAZ Pvt ltd. With a strong passion for taste, health and the environment, MARAZ offers customers a healthy alternative for every occasion. From hundred per cent natural iced teas to organic sodas to prebiotics sparkling […]

Vilunü: Bespoke Maldivian Scents

Inspired by their own childhood memories in the island jungles and lush foliage, the founders of Vilunü began a journey to rediscover their native Maldives by capturing the essence of local scents. Using natural and sustainably sourced ingredients, Aish and Immi create a range of innovative scents and products that give the full range of […]

Introducing the World’s Most Magnesium-Rich Mineral Water – ROI

World’s most magnesium rich mineral water is now available in the Maldives. Magnesium is responsible for the regulation of the overall nervous and muscular system and is known to have various health benefits when enjoyed in moderation. Steeped in mythical legends, the source of ROI water are the springs of Rogaška Slatina in Slovenia. The […]

Galleries

ILAA Maldives Pvt Ltd Celebrates 30 Years of Service

ILAA Maldives Pvt Ltd, a one-stop engineering solution provider for resorts, celebrated its 30th anniversary on 22 August 2021. Along with a joyous staff party to mark the occasion, ILAA also carried out social media giveaways and collaborated with Maldives Blood Services to conduct a blood donation camp. Throughout the past three decades, ILAA has […]

Baglioni Resort Maldives Reopens After Extensive Refurbishment

The luxury Italian resort in Dhaalu Atoll, Baglioni Resort Maldives, reopened on 10 July after an extensive refurbishment featuring a brand new collection of pool villas. The resort now boasts eighty-five refurbished villas surrounded by virgin turquoise waters and velvet-smooth white sands. Guests have the option to choose from the brand new Pool Sunset Beach […]

Sheraton Maldives Featured in National Geographic Traveller Photo Exhibition

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa’s marine conservation effort “Adopt a Coral” has been recognized at National Geographic Traveller’s photo exhibition in Moscow and St. Petersburg. The exhibition by National Geographic Traveller, in partnership with Visit Maldives, kicked off in June and will run through July. The exhibition features images showcasing the nature, tradition, […]

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Siyam World Noonu Atoll 2021
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Tolarno Maldives Kunaavashi Resort & Spa Vaavu Atoll 2021
Gran Meliá Maldives Thaa Atoll 2021
Maniya Faru Resort South Male Atoll 2021
ZAZZ Island Maldives South Ari Atoll 2021
Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa Lhaviyani Atoll 2021
Cocogiri Island Resort Vaavu Atoll 2021
Avani Fares Maldives Resort Baa Atoll 2021
Address Madivaru Resort + Spa Noonu Atoll 2021