Kaishi Fuvahmulah: Wholly Natural Maldivian Coconut Oil

Renowned as the third largest atoll in Maldives and a diver’s nirvana, Fuvahmulah is one of the most popular inhabited islands in the Maldives. This southern island, blessed with lush vegetation; freshwater lakes and a stunning reef, is also home to ambitious and hardworking locals. A noteworthy story is of a family that began a […]

Indulging Island Wanderlust – Reef Edge Thulusdhoo

Overlooking one of the most popular surf breaks in the destination, Reef Edge Thulusdhoo is a haven for both thrill-seekers and rejuvenators. Whether it’s surf season or any other, this homely guesthouse promises an exemplary stay with amazing hospitality that will have you returning repeatedly. Reef Edge Thulusdhoo welcomed its first guests in 2018 and […]

An Island Guide to K.Thulusdhoo

One of the Maldives’ most popular inhabited islands resides just a 25-minute speedboat ride from the Velana International Airport (VIA). Despite its growing popularity and development, the tranquil island of Thulusdhoo remains unspoiled, appealing to a wide range of travellers from around the world. Thulusdhoo is most known among surfers, beginners and experts alike. The […]

A Day in the Life of Ninnia Pabalan Franco

Ninnia Pabalan Franco, director of spa at Dhigali Maldives of Universal Resorts boasts eighteen years of experience in the spa industry and fifteen years in the Maldives. Ninnia started her career in the beauty and wellness industry as a facial therapist after completing her training from Medical Swiss Facial Clinic.  Prior to joining Dhigali Maldives […]

Women in Hospitality: Mirella Veder, Director of Sales, LUX* South Ari Atoll

Mirella Veder joined the LUX* South Ari Atoll family in 2017 as director of sales, bringing in almost a decade of experience in the industry and LUX* Resorts & Hotels. Mirella worked her way up from a sales and marketing coordinator to being the director of sales at one of the top luxury resorts in […]

Iftar Offers at Male’ City Hotels

Tourism Industry Updates from the Maldives- March 2022

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives show a steady increase this year, with total arrivals exceeding 430,000 at the end of March. There were thirty-five international airlines operating to the country and over 90 per cent of registered tourist facilities have resumed operations. Maldives welcomed 150,739 arrivals in March, totalling this year’s arrival to 431,511 tourists. […]

Purchasing Power: Wisham Moosa, Purchasing Manager, Noku Maldives

Wisham Moosa is the Purchasing Manager at Noku Maldives. Wisham started his career in the hotel industry in 2006 in Maldives and has worked with different hotel brands in departments from Purchasing to Human Resources. In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Wisham speaks about the ideal supplier and his most successful deals. How long have […]

A Sizzling Teppanyaki Experience at Sun Island Resort & Spa

Sun Island Resort & Spa has a stunning new addition to its list of gastronomy experiences. The Sun Teppanyaki Restaurant is a Japanese food connoisseur’s dream, delivering a more refined dining experience to the resort’s guests. The Sun combines the sharp precision of live Japanese Teppanyaki cooking well paired with the resort’s stunning beachfront views […]

Luxury Brand Balmain Paris Hair Couture Arrives to the Maldives

GM’s View: Renato De Oliveira, The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Renato De Oliveira joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands family in March 2022 as the resort’s new General Manager. Bringing in over seventeen of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, De Oliveira has worked with six different properties across Europe, South America, and Asia between The Ritz- Carlton and St. Regis brands of Marriott International. […]

GM’s View: Christophe Adam, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa