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Emerald Maldives Titled World’s Leading Luxury Private Island Resort at World Travel Awards

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa has been awarded World’s Leading Luxury Private Island Resort at the 28th World Travel Awards.

The annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Votes for the awards are cast by travel industry professionals and the public and the coveted World winners represent the absolute best in global travel.

Considered an “Oasis of Bliss”, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa is inspired by an innovative concept making the ideal place for both couples and families looking for a more playful experience, offering a wide range of adrenaline and multisensory activities perfect for all types of travellers worldwide. Moreover, the resort is a culinary reference point with its Deluxe All-inclusive formula in its four themed restaurants and two bars, offering different types of cuisine, all faithfully reproducing authentic recipes of specific cultures.

Adventure Excursions at Kuramathi Maldives

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Kuramathi Maldives introduces new excursions by Aqua Sports & Fun, the resort’s Watersports and Excursion Centre.

Guests can embark on a fishing trip around the Rasdhoo Atoll by joining the Jig Master Fishing excursion to reel in exciting catch such as tuna, wahoo, barracuda, or even a prized billfish. This marine adventure is available daily on a request basis and is organised in groups or can be booked privately. To preserve the rich marine ecosystem of the Maldives, Kuramathi Maldives supports the “catch and release” policy encouraging guests to fish responsibly. The fishing crew and guides are well trained in this sustainable practice as well as the identification of protected species.

For a more laidback escapade, take part in the Half Day Snorkelling & BBQ excursion. The guide will take you to a spectacular reef for snorkelling, after which treat yourself with a barbecue picnic on the sugar-sand shores of the desert island, Madivaru. This excursion is arranged every Sunday and Thursday.

Aqua Sports and Fun also offers unique marine life encounters such as the Snorkel Safari, Turtle Reef, North Ari, and Semi-Submarine excursions.

Vakkaru Maldives Voted World’s Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort at World Travel Awards

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Vakkaru Maldives has won the title ‘World’s Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort’ for the second consecutive year at the World Travel Awards. This is the fifth accolade awarded to the resort this year.

Iain McCormack, general manager, Vakkaru Maldives, said: “We are delighted with this latest accolade. It is a validation of our dedication to creating exceptional stay experiences combined with our signature hospitality for our guests. Couples, in particular, are always looking for something that sparks the imagination and occasions to reconnect and discover themselves. We look forward to being the catalyst for couples to connect and make precious memories together.”

Fushifaru Maldives Unveils Festive Programme


Fushifaru is prepared to provide an epicurean experience galore for guests through live music, delightful culinary adventures, and extraordinary entertainment. The fun-packed 2021 Festive Programme provides the perfect balance of activities for guests to revel in the magic of the holiday season while reconnecting with loved ones to create a lifetime of precious memories.

The resort will host daily events from 20 December with Christmas tree lighting ceremony and a trendy White Party, leading up to Christmas with the arrival of Santa Claus, a fun snorkelling extravaganza with him to discover the water line below, Cultural show & Masquerade Disco and more. Little islanders can partake in festive-themed fun activities for kids at the Kokko club. In the lead-up to Christmas Day, there will be kids’ yoga, sand snowman making, and pirate ship making.

From decadent Sunday Sundowner on the resort’s signature sandbank, wine dinner with wine degustation, and a bonfire barbecue at the sandbank, everything has been set at Fushifaru to celebrate this festive season in exclusivity and style. Additionally, a range of activities are on offer for aquaphiles, from turtle quest to discover turtles and an abundant underwater paradise to dolphin cruise and sunset fishing, thrillseekers are sure to have a spellbinding escapade.

Fushifaru’s New Year’s Eve celebrations will take guests on an ultimate gastronomic feast, rhythmic beats of the DJ and live entertainment. The highlight of the night will be the countdown to the New Year as the fireworks illuminate the night sky over the effervescent tranquillity of the Indian ocean.

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