Hotel Review: Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

We arrived at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef early morning. My first glance at the resort took my breath away. That is, my view from the seaplane. The resort is located in Dhaalu atoll, and I had dozed off for the 45 minute journey to be woken up by my colleague and friend who was travelling […]

New Openings: Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve done this before, the excitement of travelling by seaplane, seeing the sparkling waters below never gets old.

Resort review: Constance Halaveli – sensitive, luxurious

Constance Halaveli, a 25 minute seaplane ride away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, is an upmarket destination. You find the usual elegance of such places here and this, paired with the island’s luxuriant vegetation, the fine white sand encircling it and its sumptuous lagoon, is a heady, beguiling mix.

Resort Review: Amilla Fushi – a celebration of difference

Nashiu Zahir heads to Baa Atoll to explore Amilla Fushi, one of the country’s hottest new openings.

Resort Review: Jumeirah Vittaveli – a study in luxury

Nashiu Zahir visits Jumeirah Vittaveli to discover an island where luxury and privacy abound.

Resort Review: KIHAAD Maldives – sun, sand and sea in abundance

Nashiu Zahir heads to Baa Atoll to discover a resort on the threshold of Hanifaru Bay that he describes as ‘an understated gem’.