Maldives Fitness Trainer to the Stars Shares Her Secrets

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day today, read on the journey of an inspiring woman from the Maldives, a fitness trainer proving that dreams do come true- big or small, male or female. Kai is a fitness trainer from the Maldives who helps celebrities keep in shape and improve their fitness. Based in Male, […]

GM’s View: Srikanth Devarapalli of Emerald Maldives

(with additional contributions by Ruby Amir) Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is a natural lush island in the beautiful Raa Atoll, offering all-inclusive service that exceeds expectations without limitations. Within this newest addition to the prestigious Italian-owned Emerald Collection portfolio, unique design elements have been carefully chosen, resulting in a contemporary concept of accentuating the […]

Women Hoteliers lead the way at THE OZEN COLLECTION

Leadership dynamics in the hospitality industry in the Maldives have seen more leading ladies at the top of resorts in a world of brilliant turquoise views, ultra-sophisticated service, and effortless perfection. The Ozen Collection has placed the reins of its two flagship resorts in the capable hands of women managers. Maria Luisa Lalli and Henar […]

Find out what potential guests like and dislike about your resort with Brand Auditor

According to a 2019 survey, over 80 per cent of first time Maldives travellers see resorts to be ‘mostly similar’. The same survey suggests that most travellers choose to book a resort with attractive product presentation, clear differentiation, and straightforward marketing communication. Despite the Maldives having over 130 unique resorts, this perception simply cannot be […]

A bridge between Milano-Bicocca and the Maldives for the protection of coral reefs

A signing ceremony of the agreement between the University of Milano-Bicocca and the Government of the Republic of Maldives will take place on 24 February 2021, at 10am Italian time. The ceremony will be live streamed ( The University of Milano-Bicocca (Italian: Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, UNIMIB) is a public university located in Milan, Italy, providing […]

Atmosphere Group announces trio of executive appointments in Maldives

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has appointed three new executive appointments across the group in the Maldives. Philippe Claverotte becomes Vice President Operations for The White Label Set by Atmosphere and General Manager of VARU By Atmosphere. Meanwhile Monica Suri will be the General Manager of OBLU SELECT at Sangeli and the group has also appointed […]

Women in Hospitality: Aminath Maeysha, Sales Manager at Mirihi Island resort

As the recently appointed Sales Manager at Mirihi, Aminath Maeysha is a great example of how hotels can achieve great things when they invest in their staff. Having worked with Crown & Champa Resorts for eight years across four different properties in the Maldives, the former Front Office Manager has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry […]

GM’s View: Andrea Saderi of Baglioni Maldives

Baglioni Maldives is now open; welcoming the first visitors to the island on the same week it won a prestigious international award.  The resort has won the 2020 World Luxury Hotel Award for ‘the best luxury ocean view in the Maldives’ and ‘top beauty product’ for its superb spa. From the moment the seaplane touches down in […]

GM’s View: Kurumba’s General Manager Andrew Jansson on the reopening of the Maldives first resort.

Kurumba was the very first resort to be established in the Maldives opening in 1972, welcoming the first tourists who started to travel to the archipelago for holidays. Yet like many resorts in the Indian Ocean, it had to close at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March. But now, after an eight-month break, […]

Sketches from Sun Island

Colin and Margaret Dale’s 30th Visit to Sun Island Resort & Spa Earlier this year, just before the country closed its borders to travellers, a British couple with a passion for travel clocked up their 30th visit to their favorite holiday spot; Sun Island Resort & Spa, on Nalaguraidhoo Island in Ari Atoll, the Maldives. […]

Live the Dream ‘at one with nature’ on Rihiveli

Rihiveli The Dream has announced that the resort is reopening on 15 October 2020.  Located in South Male Atoll, a 50-minute speed boat ride from Velana International Airport (VIA), the resort evokes a sense of simplicity that calls to mind a Robinson Crusoe existence. Upon arrival guests leave their shoes behind at the welcome jetty […]