Qatar Airways: global operations running smoothly, flights operating as scheduled

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Qatar Airways says its operations to and from its Doha hub are running smoothly, with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled. In the past week, the award-winning global airline had flown approximately 1,200 flights between Doha and its network of more than 150 destinations around the globe, with 90 percent of those flights […]

Explore the ocean around Lilly Beach on glass-bottom canoes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lily Beach Resort & Spa has unveiled glass-bottom canoes and the ‘Penguin’ – a semi-submersible vessel giving guests stunning views of the islands magnificent lagoon. Home to whale sharks, dolphins, mantas and a variety of coral, the waters around Lilly Beach Resort is teaming with life and regardless of whether you are confident in the […]

Hurawalhi Maldives sets own record with mobula ray sightings

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With two major global environmental events, June is often referred to as the ‘environment month’. Hurawalhi Maldives celebrated both World Environment Day and World Oceans Day this past week, with a number of exciting programmes. According to the resort, ten guests joined the afternoon programmes organised by the Marine Biology Centre. Following a presentation about […]

Carpe Diem Maldives launches second “Dive with a Purpose” Marine Expedition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. has announced the second “Dive with a Purpose” marine conservation expedition in collaboration with Coral Reef CPR. From September 10 to17, 2017, up to 20 recreational divers can join Chief Scientist Dr. Andrew Bruckner and his team of researchers as they conduct a Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) removal, quantitative […]

Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa presents starlit beach dinners this June

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa has announced a host of tantalising gastronomic experiences this June, with beach dinners held under the stars. The special beach dinners will be held every Saturday and Tuesday. Every Saturday – June 3, 10, 17 and 24 – guests will be offered the Seafood Lover’s Dinner that promises to be […]

Outrigger Konotta Maldives unveils scintillating new dining options

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has unveiled three scintillating new Asian dining initiatives full of flavour, variety and fun. The sizzling new sensations include an Asian Street Food Market, the Konotta Hot Pot Experience, and the Indian Ocean Thali Taster Meal. “Variety, informality and authentic flavours are at the heart of our new creations at […]

Jumeirah Vittaveli Green Globe recertified for third consecutive year

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jumeirah Vittaveli has once again been certified with the Green Globe certificate, recognised for its sustainable management and operations. The resort has been Globe certified since 2015, and this is the third consecutive year for the property to be certified by Green Globe. Announcing the resort’s 2017 re-certification, Amit Majumder, General Manager of Jumeirah Vittaveli […]

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli launches first ‘Spirit to Serve’ initiative

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has launched its first ‘Spirit to Serve’ initiative under the leadership of Alexander Blair, the resort’s new General Manager. As part of the initiative, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort contributed to their local community by renovating a primary school in the nearby island, Hulhudeli. A team of more […]

‘Following the Equator’ rescheduled due to popular demand

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following the Equator – the second edition of the International Tourism Film Festival Maldives has been rescheduled due to popular demand. The event will now be held from April 18 to 20, 2018. The festival was initially scheduled to be held in November. It was rescheduled due to popular demand from interested participants and partners, […]

Manta season hits Milaidhoo Maldives with 25% off on rates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Milaidhoo Maldives has launched a special summer offer, coinciding with the manta ray season, which falls between June and November in Baa Atoll. The resort aims to make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity even more tempting, by offering guests 25% off its published rates. Manta ray season is when mantas (Manta alfredi), in their hundreds, migrate to […]

Maldives Hotel Asia winners shine with silver at HOFEX 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The three chefs who won at last year’s Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge have recently competed at HOFEX 2017, which is Asia’s leading food and hospitality trade show in Hong Kong. HOFEX 2017 – which is celebrating its 30th anniversary year – was held from May 8 to 11 at the Hong Kong Convention and […]

Amilla Fushi opens new Barolo Grill Italian Kitchen restaurant

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Amilla Fushi has opened the new Barolo Grill Italian Kitchen restaurant, serving up another fresh new flavour for guests. The new restaurant is located at the island’s beachside foodie hub Baazaar. Conceived by Curator and CEO of The Small Maldives Island Co., Mark Hehir, Barolo Grill Italian Kitchen pays homage to rolling hills of Piedmont […]