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 […]

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 […]

May Appointments in Maldives Resorts

(Featured Image: Ali Navaz, resort manager, Hurawalhi Maldives) Hotelier Maldives has rounded up the latest hotel appointments beginning in May. There’s been some exciting movements at Maldives resorts. One of the country’s newest resorts The Ritz Carlton has a new assistant manager, while Cora Cora who opening in October, has selected its sales and marketing […]

Top Maldives Resorts for Eid Escapes

Eid-Al-Fitr is the celebration of the end of Ramadan, when Muslims gather to enjoy good food and drink and enjoy a long weekend of festivities. After the holy month of fasting, food is central to the Eid al-Fitr festivities and with the holidays just around the corner on May 12, guests can unwind at a […]

Top 7 Maldives’ Resorts to Stargaze at this Astronomy Day

The Maldives has some of the biggest skies in the world while the horizon is enveloped by Indian Ocean punctuated with idyllic paradise islands. Each remote atoll on this archipelago presents an ideal place to observe the universe. Starry nights in the Maldives’ far flung resorts, away from the bright city lights, are magical. Hotelier […]

Top Hospitality Hires of the Month

(Featured Image: Dustin Kennedy, Resort Manager Komandoo Maldives) The start of spring has brought about much change in the hospitality industry here in the Maldives. As such, April was a key month for new appointments. Hotelier Maldives rounds up some of the top movements in the industry from General Managers to chefs, we have them […]