You & Me: An intimate haven by Cocoon Maldives

Located in a secluded corner in Raa Atoll, You & Me by Cocoon opened up their beautiful resort to guests earlier this year. With the right mix of island chic meets rustic, You & Me exclusively caters to adults and offers an intimate experience. It took just 45 minutes by seaplane to arrive directly at […]

Exceptional wellness experiences in Maldives for 2018

Spa treatments, morning yoga and stretching. It all sounds great, and is offered at all the resorts here in the Maldives. But conscious travellers have evolved past the standard spa experiences and have started seeking more of a holistic approach to wellness, or wellbeing if you will. Guests have started to take more interest in […]

10 things to love about Niyama Private Islands Maldives

At the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Niyama Private Islands Maldives took fourth place in the Best Resorts in the World category and second place in the Top Resorts in the Indian Ocean category. Winning an award that embodies authenticity and personalised experiences, the resort continues to own their chilled luxury vibe. Let’s […]

A wellness lifestyle at Niyama Private Islands Maldives with Spa Director Ana Marques

One could easily live here. This was the thought that was running through my head as I walked with my therapist, along the sandy pathways lined with island foliage, through the relaxation area with lime trees, back to the reception at Drift Spa by Niyama. I had just finished my massage and was still obsessing […]

Deveekaa Nijhawan, PR and Communications Director at Niyama Private Islands

For our latest feature of Women in Hospitality, we speak to Deveekaa Nijhawan, the PR and Communications Director at Niyama Private Islands Maldives. A young award-winning professional with a jovial personality, Deveekaa talks about her beginnings in the industry and share some insight into the rewards and challenges. Hotelier Maldives: Tell us a bit about […]

Memorable moments redefine luxury at Coco Bodu Hithi

Even in the Maldives, there are certain locations that are more desired than others. North Malé Atoll is one of these with its proximity to the airport and rich marine life. On this breezy sunny afternoon, my husband and I are headed to Coco Bodu Hithi, just 40-minutes from the airport by speedboat. Coco Bodu […]

Soneva to present case study at the Hotelier Maldives Wellness Summit

In a time when the definition of wellness is being explored and refined, different organisations are delivering the best approach they see fit. With so many experiences to choose from, people are more aware of the decisions they need to make for their holiday to be more meaningful. Soneva is a brand that is built […]

Channelling the butterfly at Kokaa Spa, Kanuhura Maldives

Re-opened in December 2016 after an extensive US$42 m renovation, Kanuhura Maldives is serving its very own slice of laid-back luxury with a twist of bohemian spirit. Introducing guests to the gypset (gipsy meets jet-set) lifestyle, the vibe of Kanuhura is created for the free spirited, wild hearted soul looking for an island escape where […]

Soneva Jani: The continuation of an intelligent luxury experience

The story of Soneva is a love story. It was their love for the environment that led Sonu and Eva Shivdasani to create a collection of luxury resorts that surpassed imagination by sharing a truly authentic sustainable way of life. The respect is real. The concept is inspiring. The islands have individual personalities. Yet, each […]

Wellness; the uber trend in hospitality?

Rewind back a couple of years and for most holiday-makers, the concept of wellness rarely went beyond spas. From carefully curated massages and scrubs offered in luxurious facilities, to the occasional yoga session in the morning, the definition of wellness remained very confined and vague. But today, the scene has shifted to more travelers looking […]