First Look: Rahaa Maldives

Located in the untouched Laamu atoll – one of the sets of Star Wars Rogue One – Rahaa Maldives is a resort that appeals to a wide range of travellers, from honeymooners and families to groups of friends and adventurers. Evenly spread across two natural islands lush with vegetation, wide stretches of dazzling white beach, […]

Top 4 Resorts for Women in the Maldives

Women around the world are eagerly anticipating traveling again, once it is safe to do so. According to recent research from Booking.com, after spending extended time at home, 65 percent of women globally have pledged not to take travel for granted again. In fact, 1 in 2 (55%) women have revealed the recent travel restrictions […]

A Fair Game

An Intervention As shock waves from the pandemic started being felt all over the globe, just as any other country in the world we weren’t spared from the devastation caused by this modern-day pestilence. As the entire tourism industry shut down almost overnight, state intervention was a necessity to safeguard our local economy. Countries have […]

Sun, Sand, Sea and City

HDC proposes development of a tourism island. Hulhumale From the blue waters across the coast of Male’ rose a city like nothing we’ve ever seen before. A city that brought hope, and a promise of a bright future. The city of Hulhumale’ was the answer to enable urban expansion and to bring some relief to […]

Silver Sands Boat Yard – Built to Precision

From Silver Sands, Sea Gear to Pure Shores More than two decades ago, Silver Sands began its journey as an inbound travel agency. As the business expanded, the company began to offer an innovative “total solution” service to resorts. Its concept of operating the dive & watersport centers, fishing activities and excursions by providing an […]

Taking it Easy in Paradise: Innahura Maldives

Affordable adventure and laid-back experiences coexist in perfect harmony within a tropical island resort surrounded by natural luxury. Described as an ‘unpretentious gem’ this island has an emerald centre, fringed by pure white beaches and bright aqua lagoon plus charming Maldivianstyle beach bungalows. Whether playing beach sports, gliding over the water on a tandem sea […]

Investor Interest Returning to the Maldives, Says JLL

Strong peak season trading performance attracts investors back to the world’s leading resort market. The Maldives luxury segment outperformed all other luxury resort markets across the world with a RevPAR of over $2,000 in December 2020, according to the range of luxury resorts tracked by JLL globally. This represented an incredible rise of 26% compared […]

Manta Air Talks Expansion

Manta Air has announced plans to add further capacity to its current seaplane fleet, to bring in five new twin DHC-6 Twin Otter seaplanes by the end of 2021 to serve their robust domestic expansion plans. The new aircrafts will bring Manta Air’s fleet to a total of fifteen, including their ATR 72-600 turboprops that […]

A Day in the Life of Yuki Matsutori

Yuki Matsutori began her hospitality career in 2009 at her home country Japan. She always had a strong passion to meet new people and experience the world outside Japan. In 2011, she moved to Maldives with an opportunity to work with Taj Exotica Resort & Spa. She started her international hospitality career with Taj Exotica […]

Our Flight to Recovery

Aviation plays a crucial role as an enabler in the global tourism industry. It connects some of the most remote regions around the world with the global tourism source markets, bringing forth a substantial economic impact transforming their local economies. With a massive injection of foreign exchange along with a rise of employment opportunities across […]

Soneva Celebrates 25 Years of Sustainable Luxury with an Array of Exciting Activities

Rewinding through a successful quarter century; recalling on a journey of pioneering environmental and social initiatives, Soneva announces exciting new launches ahead of this year. With the opening of Soneva Fushi in 1995, the first ‘castaway’ resort in the Maldives, it founded a trend for back-to-nature luxury holidays. Along with breathtaking ‘remote but accessible’ natural […]

MACL and EIFEC Signs MoU to Implement Health Emergency Risk Compliance Management System at VIA

On 9th March, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the European Institute for Export Compliance (EIFEC) and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) to implement the Health Emergency Risk Compliance Management System (HER-CMS) at Velana International Airport (VIA). Following this event, Velana International Airport of the Maldives, the main Gateway of the destination becomes the […]