Parley – Helping the Maldives Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution!

An estimated ten million metrics tons of plastic rubbish end up in our oceans every year. Most of the plastic debris sinks or remains in huge gyres, however a significant percentage of it washes onto coastlines daily. This is the first in a series of articles looking at plastic pollution in the Maldives and its […]

The Strong Influence of Art and Design on Traveller’s Experience

(Left) Talenia Phua Gajardo, head art & design hunter and founder/CEO of The Artling | (right) Kim Tay, gallery director and co-founder For centuries, the various forms of art have played a significant role in how people remember things, their experiences and enthusiasm. From the Renaissance era to modern and contemporary design, art has served as […]

Effect of Covid-19 on Employment in the Maldives

Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the world in ways indescribable within a blink of an eye. One of the majorly impacted areas throughout the world is undoubtedly the economy. Like rest of the world, the Maldivian economy has struggled with the devastating consequences. While the global economy witnessed an economic downturn of a magnitude and speed […]

Four Ways to Unleash Your Brand’s Full Potential – Madworks

Madworks is a creative digital agency in Maldives offering ‘out of the box’ marketing solutions for clients. Their services include brand development, social media marketing, content development, website designing and many more. Here are four ways Madworks can help clients unleash their brand’s full potential: An effective Brand ID Without a properly thought-out ID, it […]

New Year Celebrations in Maldives Resorts

To kick start 2022, resorts in the Maldives curated creative festive programmes with unique mixes of entertainment and culinary experiences. Have a look at some of the grandest New Year celebrations: Vakkaru Maldives For New Year’s Eve, the entire island transformed into a fairyland for the finale of the festive season: the ‘Glitter & Gold: […]

Local Artists Look to a Busy Festive Season

The year 2021, can be described as an overall successful year for the Maldives followed by the Covid-19 Pandemic. The dire effects of the pandemic hit the global economy, specially the Hospitality & Tourism Industry. However, along with several challenges, Maldives took the bold step and opened its official borders to tourists on 15th July […]

Kampos, Italy’s Luxury Sustainable Swimwear Brand Arrives at Diamonds Resorts Maldives

Kampos redefines luxury by creatively transforming marine pollution into high quality swimwear. The Italian brand recently opened boutiques at Diamonds Thundufushi Island Resort and Diamonds Athuruga Island Resort, marking its entry into the Maldives. The founder and CEO of Kampos, Alessandro Vergano grew up at the seaside on the Mediterranean, which created a strong passion […]

Opinion: 2022 an Optimistic Year for Maldives Tourism Industry

When we farewelled 2020 just over twelve months ago, the world was excited about looking forward to a better year, to returning to some sort of normality, to being able to live a normal life and to rediscover the pleasures of traveling. A year later, we seem to have experienced a world of contradictions: a […]

Visitor Numbers Take Top-flight in 2021, Ready for the 50th Anniversary of Tourism in 2022

As 2021 draws to a close, tourism in the Maldives is flying high and thriving, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. From 1 January to 25 November 2021, there were 1,126,539 arrivals to the Maldives and 29th October 2021, was the date that the archipelago reached its one million visitor target. Emerging as the top market five […]

Pioneering Sustainable Tourism – Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is the first resort to open in Laamu atoll in the Maldives. Since its opening in 2011, sustainability has been at the heart of every decision by the luxury resort. From caring for its blessed ecosystem to promoting rich cultures, Six Senses Laamu has been a leading example in responsible tourism in […]

Meet the Icon Behind the Fashion Label Raidhas Maldives

Raidhas Maldives is a Maldivian fashion label specialising in women’s clothes. From ‘ready to wear’ to party dresses, vibrant collections are a direct reflection of owner/designer Raidha Shafeeg. Her philosophy poetically combines her appreciation for the traditional and classic with the modern fashion needs of today’s woman of style. And her creations particularly appeal to females who […]

A Maldivian Culinary Journey

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa provided an enviable platform to showcase local Maldivian cuisine at their International Food Week that took place in August 2021. The event invited two guest Maldivian Chefs to reveal the hidden secrets from both Traditional and Modern Maldivian Cuisine. Chef Mode, who specialises in traditional Maldivian cuisine, teamed up with Pastry Artist […]