Mandarin Oriental Bolidhuffaru Reef

Aima Construction Awarded $148mn Contract for Mandarin Oriental Bolidhuffaru Reef by DAMAC

DAMAC awarded Aima Construction a $148mn contract for the construction of  120 villas for the upcoming resort, Mandarin Oriental Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll. Of the 120 stand-alone villas, 64 are over-water and 56 are beachfront villas. The grand villas will have private pools and ocean views. “We are fully confident in the capabilities […]

Maldives Marine Expo 2023

Maldives Marine Expo 2023 Brings the Marine Industry Together

Maldives Marine Expo 2023 is held on March 15-18, 2023 at Hulhumalé Central Park. The expo is the flagship event of the National Boating Association of Maldives. Over 100 exhibitors are gathering for the longest running marine exhibition in the country. The Marine Expo is an opportunity for the marine industry to come together. “From […]

Fushifaru Maldives Wins 'Best Hotel Sustainability Progress' Award at TUI Global Hotel Awards

Fushifaru Maldives Wins Best Hotel Sustainability Progress at TUI Global Hotel Awards

Fushifaru Maldives won the prestigious ‘Best Hotel Sustainability Progress’ award at the TUI Global Hotel Awards 2023. The award recognizes the resort’s outstanding commitment to sustainability, environmental responsibility, and community development. The award was presented during the ITB Fair in Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show. The TUI Global Hotel Awards is an annual […]

Nova to Host Asian-Pacific Community Street Food Festival

Nova is hosting a “Community Street Food Festival” on May 1, 2023 on the beach for guests to enjoy authentic dishes and delights from up to eight Asian-Pacific cuisines. The inspiration for the “Community Street Food Festival” is from over 5,000 years ago when the Maldives was a key port for traders sailing from Indonesia, […]

Thai Maldives Business Matching 2023

22 Exhibitors Attend 5th Thailand-Maldives Business Matching Event

The fifth Thailand-Maldives Business Matching event was held on March 14, 2023 at Manhattan Business Hotel. The event was organized by the Thai Trade Center Chennai, Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand. The purpose of the event is to match relevant Thai manufacturers and suppliers to Maldivian distributors and […]

Rosewood Ranfaru Resort Maldives

Rosewood Ranfaru Resort to Open in 2025

Estithmar Holdings, a Qatari investment company, announced the development of Rosewood Ranfaru Resort in Maldives. The resort is projected to be one of the world’s most luxurious resorts and will be developed by Royal Resorts, a subsidiary of Estithmar Holdings. Rosewood Ranfaru Resort is anticipated to open in the first quarter of 2025. This will […]

2023 Wellness Trends in Maldives

Maldives Wellness Trends in 2023

The Maldives has long been a popular destination for those seeking a luxurious and rejuvenating vacation. One can reset their mind on the island’s lush greenery, stunning beaches and crystalline lagoons. The wellness industry is steadily growing in Maldives, with resorts offering more treatment options. This year we can expect resorts to incorporate wellness trends […]

JoinUp Fiyavalhu Resort Maldives

Fiyavalhu Resort Maldives Concludes Marketing Campaign with Join Up

Fiyavalhu Resort Maldives has concluded a joint marketing campaign with one of the leading tour operators offering a wide range of tours to over 40 countries worldwide. Join Up kick started the marketing campaign “Exotic Mood” during December 2022, which concluded at the end of February 2023. The key target markets of this campaign were […]

Toyo Pump

TOYO PUMPS – Reimagining Pumping Technologies

TOYO is the leading supplier of sand barge pumps for Maldivian resorts. Over 100 resorts in the Maldives use TOYO sand pumps. TOYO offers a complete range of pumps, from small portable single-phase pumps to high volume high-head pumps. Over the years, TOYO has redefined pumping technologies. The pioneering Japanese company TOYO invented sand pumps […]


Le Méridien Maldives Appoints Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa has appointed Asaf Tasdan as Executive Chef. He will oversee all F&B outlets at the resort, including the newly refurbished Riviera Tapas & Bar. Chef Tasdan has worked extensively at luxury properties throughout the Middle East including the prestigious The Nile Ritz-Carlton Hotel and most recently JW Marriott Doha. […]


World Travel Monitor® Identifies Maldives as Most Popular Travel Destination in 2022

In 2022, Maldives was identified as the most popular travel destination by  The World Travel Monitor® by IPK International. The Destination Performance Index (DPI) asked travelers if they were satisfied with their trip, would recommend it to others and whether they would return, Maldives earned the top place followed by Dubai and Cyprus. In 2022, […]

Maldives Safety & Security Expo

Maldives Safety & Security Expo to be held on 18-20 March 2023

Maldives Safety & Security Expo 2023 will be held at Dharubaaruge on 18 – 23 March 2023 from 14:00-18:00 and 20:00 – 23:59. The Maldives Police Board is hosting the trade show and career fair to bring together businesses and individuals involved with safety, security and crime prevention. It is the only dedicated exhibition on […]