Why World Environment Day matters for Maldives, tourists

Maldives is synonymous with pristine beaches, turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking marine life. This idyllic paradise, however, faces a very real threat: climate change and environmental degradation. World Environment Day, observed annually on June 5th, takes on a particular significance for the Maldives, with the 2024 theme – Land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience – striking […]

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The essence of Sirru Fen Fushi: Become one with paradise at the private lagoon resort

Inviting guests to embark on a journey of pure joy and rediscover the essence of luxury, the reborn Sirru Fen Fushi Private Lagoon Resort encapsulates the Essence of Living. Nestled amidst the crystal-clear waters of historical lagoons, this iconic resort has emerged as a new member of the esteemed Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) […]

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Afsal ‘best’ for tourists; sacrificed in guest service

Ahmed Afsal, a 39-year-old housekeeper from Hithadhoo, Addu Atoll, was a star employee at Centara Grand Island Resort. Tourists consistently praised him raving about his attentiveness, creativity, and friendly demeanour. Afsal wasn’t just a great housekeeper; he was a kind and helpful person who went above and beyond for his guests. Afsal, who is single […]

Where art meets paradise: Memorable story awaits at Oaga Art Resort

Recently opened Oaga Art Resort transcends the concept of a mere luxury escape. It’s a canvas woven with the rich tapestry of Maldivian heritage, folklore, and contemporary art, offering guests a truly immersive experience. Here, your villa isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a story with art and culture waiting to be discovered. Upon […]

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Sun Siyam Iru Veli’s Erika Magora: Finding passion in marketing Maldives’ resorts

She has a law degree, but instead of finding passion in the field, she pursued her interest in people, networking, and travelling, and found her calling in marketing. Erika Magora, the Cluster Assistant PR and Communications Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Vilu Reef, was not sure what she wanted to do after she […]

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Unforgettable experiences await at COMO Maalifushi

Maldives conjures images of turquoise waters lapping pristine shores, swaying palm trees, and luxurious seclusion. COMO Maalifushi, nestled amidst this idyllic setting on the untouched Thaa Atoll, surpasses these expectations, offering an unforgettable Maldivian escape interwoven with genuine hospitality, unparalleled dining experiences, and stunning villas. From the moment we stepped off the seaplane, COMO Maalifushi’s […]


Masdhooq Saeed: On mission to make Sun Siyam Iru Veli soulful, romantic, authentic Maldivian boutique resort

Maldives is a popular destination for tourists from all over the world, who flock to its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and luxurious resorts. But what makes the Maldives stand out from other tropical paradises is the warmth and hospitality of its people, who welcome visitors with open arms and treat them like family. It […]

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Tourism sector contraction spurs moderation amid Maldives’ fiscal challenges

The Maldives navigated through a year of economic moderation and resilience in 2023. According to the latest Quarterly National Account (QNA) estimates by MMA, the Maldivian economy witnessed a growth rate of 4.0% in 2023, a significant slowdown from the remarkable 13.9% growth recorded in the preceding year. This deceleration, falling short of the initially […]

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The guest comes first: Ali Ismail’s recipe for hospitality success

Baa Kamadhoo native, Ali Ismail, has carved a remarkable path in the Maldives’ hospitality industry, excelling in both luxury resorts and community service. With over two decades of experience, Ali’s expertise lies in food and beverage operations. He honed his skills at renowned resorts like Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons, and Finolhu, consistently exceeding expectations in […]

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Marriott International’s Oriol Montal: Shaping luxury hospitality in Maldives

Marriott International enjoys a significant presence in the Maldives with seven resorts across various atolls, catering to a range of preferences – from the established W Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa to the ultra-luxurious The St. Regis Vommuli Resort. The company has actively expanded its portfolio in recent years, with the […]

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Patina Maldives Welcomes ATP Pro Nicolas Almagro for Exclusive Tennis Clinics

Patina Maldives, in partnership with LUX Tennis, is thrilled to announce an exclusive opportunity for tennis enthusiasts to perfect their game with none other than former ATP professional Nicolas Almagro, from March 27th to April 1st, 2024. Renowned as “El Bombilla,” Nicolas Almagro brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise, having attained a […]

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Beyond the lobby: Women crafting careers in hospitality at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

In the heart of paradise at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, where each smile is a welcome and every detail contributes to a memorable experience, there exists a cadre of remarkable women who are crafting more than just careers – they are shaping the very fabric of the hospitality industry. The resort invites […]