Furaveri island resort maldives

Furaveri – A portrait of a resort as a youngster

We’re at Furaveri’s capacious reception after brief introductions to the General Manager Nicholas Mason and Marketing Executive Yvonne Gehrmann, who welcomed us at the jetty. The building is somewhat austere; its interior harks back to the Maldivian past. Chandeliers with glass lamps, the sort you might still find on some islands, hang above us. We’re […]

Careers: Mohamed Riyaz, Executive Chef at Furaveri Island Resort & Spa

Mohamed Riyaz is the executive chef and F&B head at Furaveri Island Resort & Spa, a newly opened Raa atoll property. He’s the eldest of six siblings. “I lived in Maradhoo until I was twelve,” says Riyaz. “I went to school there, but we weren’t taught in English medium so I came to Male to […]

Emerging Destinations: Raa Atoll

The first tourism development master plan’s vision was for the Male’ region to be the sole gateway and hub for tourism, but just for a short period. This was to be followed by the establishment of hubs in the north and south.