Meet Emily Mundy of the Olive Ridley Project

To mark World Ocean Day on June 8, Hotelier Maldives interviewed Emily Mundy who is a marine biologist with the Olive Ridley Project. She works for Kuredu Island Resort & Spa set on the teardrop island in the Lhaviyani atoll, surrounded by azure lagoons and cobalt Indian Ocean. With 50 dive sites just beyond the […]

Meeting Raffles Maldives Marine Biologist on World Ocean Day

To celebrate World Ocean Day on 8 June, Hotelier Maldives spoke to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s resident marine biologist Giulia Pellizzato, 30, originally from Italy who has been based in the Maldives since January 2019. Her favourite marine animals are sea turtles, although she dreams about humpback whales. Working as a resident marine biologist at Raffles […]

Meet Ahmed ‘Handhu’ Rasheed: JW Marriott’s New Director of Guest Services

Ahmed Rasheed, known as Handhu, has recently been promoted to Director of Guest Services at JW Marriott Maldives. In these post-Covid times, he has been embracing the challenges that the pandemic has brought and dealing with managing staff and services offered by the resort. Hotelier Maldives caught up with him to find out his thoughts […]

World Environment and Ocean Day Activities in the Maldives

The theme for the 2021 World Environment Day, marked on 5 June, is ‘Restoration of Ecosystems’. It’s a special day established in 1972 as the people’s day of doing something to take care of the planet initiated by the United Nations. Meanwhile, following hot on its heels is World Oceans Day on 8 June 2021 […]

New The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Makes its Debut

The highly awaited Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands in North Malé Atoll is now open, featuring stunning minimalist architecture that represents the circle of island life. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is ideal for couples or the whole family. At the stunning resort’s communal heart is the Fari Marina with its vibrant beach club, charming boutiques […]

Exclusive: Jude Perera, Sommelier, Huvafen Fushi

Jude Perera, 48, is the sommelier at five-star luxury resort Huvafen Fushi Maldives in the North Male Atoll. Hailing from Sri Lanka, Perera is at the helm of Vinum underground wine cellar. He moved to the Maldives in 2013 to fulfil his dream of building a career in the luxury resort industry as a specialist […]

Exclusive: Arunkumar Tamilselvan, Sommelier, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

Continuing with our theme from International Wine Day on 25th May 2021, we are profiling some of the most experienced Sommeliers working in the Maldives over the next weeks. Arunkumar Tamilselvan is a senior Wine Guru at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas. Hailing from India, Tamilselvan’s thirst for knowledge fuels his passion for wine and wine […]

The Wondrous Wine Cellars of the Maldives

Featured Image: Hurawalhi Wine Cellar and Sommelier  Wine was first discovered in 6000 BC in Eurasia and it has long been enjoyed throughout the world. While the Maldives is a Muslim country and in its inhabited islands drinking alcohol is prohibited, in the resorts where international guests visit, the beverage is the perfect accompaniment to […]

Dive into the World of Marine Biologist Llewellyn Tossel, at Aqua, The Westin Maldives Mirandhoo Resort

One of the most astonishing places to dive in the world is the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll. Here, one can get up close and personal with manta rays and whale sharks or swim alongside the beautiful hawksbill turtle. This beautiful coral atoll in the middle of the country is made up of individual […]

Women in Hospitality: Zainab Hussain Shihab

Zainab Hussain Shihab is the Marketing Communications Manager at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands. Patina Maldives Fari Islands, opened on 18th May 2021, is the first property for Patina Hotels and Resorts in the world. Located in North Male, three world-class hotels straddle a trio of islands that include the Ritz Carlton, Capella Maldives and Patina. […]

Stay in the Lap of Luxury at the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Escape reality and luxuriate in five-star heaven within your spacious beach or overwater pool villas. The warm sun beats down on your face as you inhale the tropical air, and you surrender your senses to the enchanting backdrop of the stunning Indian Ocean – just beyond the infinity pool. Here in this land of endless […]

Le Méridien Set to Open in Maldives this Summer

A new resort is expected to make its debut in the world’s most captivating destinations – the Maldives from 1 August. Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, the stylish European-inspired brand is opening a 154-villa resort on the island of Thilamaafushi that welcomes creative-minded travellers to island living. Secluded in a southeastern pocket of Lhaviyani […]