Resort News Weekly Roundup
You & Me Maldives by Cocoon, a new romantic adults-only resort top open in December
You & Me Maldives by Cocoon, an achingly elegant, rustic-chic resort, is set to open in a secluded corner of the Maldives this December. The new resort oozes romance, with drop-dead gorgeous villas and free flow Champagne, not to mention an intimate fine dining designer restaurant, H2O by LAGO, fully submerged underwater at the bottom of the lagoon.
Nestled in a remote corner of Raa Atoll in the northern Maldives, the island is a 45-minute, scenic seaplane ride from Velana International Airport or a 20-minute hop on a speedboat from Ifuru Airport.
You & Me has 111 villas, 97 of which are overwater, and six superb dining outlets scattered around the island, each highlighting the resort’s unique views, flavours and features. The resort will feature five restaurants including Japanese fine dining and Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian dishes in an elegant and rustic environment. For more information about You & Me Maldives by Cocoon, please visit youandmemaldives.com.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa unveils ‘Surf, Spa and Save’ offer
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa unveils its ‘Surf, Spa and Save’ offer, in time for the eight annual Surfing Champions Trophy surf competition. The competition will be held from August 6 to 12.
The ‘Surf, Spa and Save’ offer is valid on stays of at least four nights from August 3 to 13, according to the resort. The package, which comes with 15% off standard rates, features a 60-minute massage for two guests, two day passes to view the competition from the Four Seasons Explorer catamaran and a nightly cocktail hour with the six surfing contestants throughout the week of competition.
Former World Surf League surfers are Alana Blanchard, Josh Kerr and Fred Patacchia Jr. are confirmed to participate in the competition this year. Last year, Australian Taj Burrow took his second consecutive Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy. The Surfing Champions Trophy is hosted on board Four Seasons Explorer – the Maldives’ ultimate surf vessel. For more information about the ‘Surf, Spa and Save’ offer, please visit fourseasons.com/maldiveskh/offers.
Soneva Fushi celebrates the seas, culinary maestros and the opening of Once Upon a Table
Soneva is celebrating our oceans with the new Turquoise video by Bruno Aveillan, released as part of its Festival of Colours campaign. According to Soneva, in keeping with World Oceans Day, the Drink Water Save Lives video touches on how the brand is always looking for ways to safeguard the planet and the lives of its inhabitants.
Earlier in June, Soneva Fushi revealed Once Upon a Table – Out of the Blue’s eight-seater intimate dining experience – a table where diners will be able to watch culinary stories unfold before their eyes. In August, Out of the Blue will have eight Michelin starred chefs, and a Lebanese MasterChef at Soneva Jani – a month definitely primed for gourmands and foodies.
Some of the names include; Chef Kiko, a two Michelin star chef; Chef Barza, a MasterChef who will showcase his Lebanese cuisine at Soneva Jani; and Chef Christian, a three Michelin star Chef whose cuisine pays tribute to his native Brittany. For more information, please visit soneva.com/soneva-fushi/dining/out-of-the-blue/once-upon-a-table.
Cocoon Maldives wins TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence
Cocoon Maldives has received the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2018. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients includes accommodations, restaurants, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
Cocoon Maldives was also recently nominated for the prestigious 2018 South Asian Travel Award (SATA), which celebrates innovation in the field of Leading Designer Hotel, Leading Beach Hotel and in the field of Leading F&B Hotel. Cocoon Maldives, designed by Italian-based LAGO, is competing for the award from the Resorts category for which it won Leading Design Hotel award last year. Online voting lines are open until June 30, 2018.
Cocoon Maldives, located in Ookolhufinolhu Island in Lhaviyani Atoll, blends the best of Italian design with Maldives’ stunning natural beauty. Cocoon’s interiors are exclusively designed by LAGO, one of Italy’s finest design companies. For more information about Cocoon Maldives, please visit cocoonmaldives.com.