Hotel Review: Sky Beach Hotel, K. Dhiffushi

Sky Beach Hotel is located on the Northern side of Dhiffushi, an island in central Kaafu Atoll where guests can witness the slow, idyllic, Maldivian lifestyle in all its authenticity. Rising above the green foliage and tin roofs of quaint residences, the sleek, contemporary hotel stands out in all its grandeur – an intimate haven […]

Wellness Tourism – Balm for Frustrated Travellers, Boon for Investors

As globetrotting numbers begin to resume pace two years after COVID19 unceremoniously locked the world down, industry experts say, the collective human experience is effectively rewriting the hospitality story – with one’s physical and mental well being now placed firmly at the center of the plot. It has taken terms like ‘conscious’ and ‘mindful’ – […]

Ahmed Jihad, Butler, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Ahmed Jihad’s 25-year long journey in the hospitality industry started as most journeys do – with a life changing spark of interest. As a young boy living in an island on the south, he was fascinated by the stories he heard from the resort workers from his neighbourhood. They would return to the island on […]

FHAM 2022 Concludes Successfully

The final day of FHAM 2022 was marked with a visit from H.E President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who toured the exhibition, taking the time to visit each stand, the competition areas and the culinary exhibition, where he posed for photos with the competitors and members of the CGM and organising team. The event was a […]

Young Hotelier: Ibrahim Rasheed, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Kandima Maldives

Ibrahim Rasheed (Ebbi) is the Assistant Director of Human Resources at Kandima Maldives, located on the largest island in Dhaalu Atoll, boasting 264 studios and villas. Starting from humble beginnings, Ebbi paved his way to a managerial position before he turned 30. Hotelier Maldives interviewed him for an insightful look at his journey, the path […]

An Island Guide to K. Dhiffushi

A 40-minute speedboat ride away from the bustling city Male’, lies the small yet quaint residential island K. Dhiffushi that makes the perfect getaway spot for both locals and tourists to enjoy and experience a slice of paradise. Known and loved for its stunning topography with tall palm trees and white sandy shorelines, Dhiffushi was […]

Chef of the Month: Abdulla Shareef, Senior Chef De Partie, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Abdulla Shareef grew up in a small island community, in the island of R. Meedhoo, known for its carpentry and boat building. These trades that required creativity and dexterity provided Shareef with genes that would serve him well. Now a seasoned chef with over 20 years in the industry, Hotelier Maldives spoke with Shareef to […]

FHAM is back!

After a 2-year hiatus, The Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives (FHAM) returns as an eagerly awaited, in-person exhibition and culinary challenge. Hospitality professionals, tourism providers, local and international suppliers have been starved of an accessible place to gather, network, and explore options on supplies and services that have emerged into the market in the wake […]

LANALA – Eco-Swimwear Meets Maldivian Beauty

With Additional Writing by Naza Nazeem, Loolua Mohamed and Shahudha Mohamed Built upon Hussen Abdulla and his family’s shared understanding of the dire need for environmentally-friendly products, LANALA is a pioneering swimwear brand founded on a praiseworthy pursuit. The brand’s aim is to create eco-conscious swimwear with recycled materials, and consequently draw attention to the […]

The Flourishing Coffee Market in Maldives

Coffee is a great way to start a day, and to many people it is an essential part of their daily routine. Surprisingly, prior to 2002, tea was the beverage of choice in the Maldives! Coffee arrived first as Melitta filter coffee, closely followed by LavAzza in 2003, paving the way for a whole new […]

FIRST LOOK: Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa

The world renowned Hilton Hotels and Resorts debuts its family-friendly, five-star private retreat, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, on a lush tropical island in North Malé Atoll! Located just 20 minutes away from Velana International Airport (VIA), the all-pool villa resort highlights a mindful approach to gastronomy, holistic wellness, and exclusive amenities for travellers […]

Indian Arrivals

India Reigns as Top Source Market, Maldives Hits One Million Arrivals

With Additional Writing by Shahudha Mohamed and Anshika Singhal 2022 marks 50 years of tourism for the Maldives, the idyllic Indian Ocean tourist destination, often hailed as ‘paradise on earth’. Each year, the isles welcome throngs of visitors from all over the globe, seeking all things ranging from luxurious getaways to action-packed adventures. With tourism […]