Mariyam Mizna Shareef, Minister of State for Tourism, Arts and Culture Maldives presented the Leading Family Resort Award to Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives during the GMR Maldives Travel Awards 2012, organised by MATATO, the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators. The award was received by Voytek Klasicki, General Manager of Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives. The award ceremony was held at Paradise Island Resort Maldives.
First National Stakeholder Conference on Declaring Maldives a Biosphere Reserve now underway in Bandos Island Resort.
KIHAAD Maldives announced that Kihaadhuffaru Island which was previously operated in the Italian market exclusively by Valtur is now being operated by HM LULU Pvt Ltd and is scheduled to re-open on by December 2012 as an only All INCLUSIVE resort after extensive renovations.
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, and Minister Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor, the Maldives Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, used their time at the World Travel Market (WTM) Tourism Trade Fair in London to meet and discuss the Indian Ocean as a tourism region in its own right.
The beach, the sea, sunshine, scuba diving, friends, good food and a yacht. Add the Republic of the Maldives to it and voilà – life doesn’t get better than this. But sadly it’s not life, just a tiny little slice of it, which I refer to as my holiday, my escape, my time out.
Per AQUUM’s grand finale to the launch celebrations of Subsix, the worlds’ first underwater club at NIYAMA ended with Per AQUUM Music Ambassador, two-time GRAMMY® nominated and US Billboard #8 Dance/ Electronic artist, DJ Poet on Friday night. With an undisputedly successful performance by Tinie Tempah on opening night, Subsix is officially a venue for global superstars.
The Maldives is to build hotels on 14 uninhabited islands in order to satisfy rising demand from new markets, including China, within the next two years.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island welcomes the arrival of marine biologist Lydia Koehler to the five star SubAqua Dive Center. Koehler will run twice-weekly complimentary guided tours of the resort’s exceptional coral reef in order to give guests a better understanding of the incredible diversity of underwater life and how to safely enjoy it. These complimentary tours begin with a 30-minute presentation introducing the most common animals to be found on the reef followed by a guided snorkelling session on the resort’s house reef which is just steps from the main beach.
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Maldivian, the Maldives-based airline, Monday said it will start scheduled flights between Male and New Delhi from April 2013, with an initial frequency of three flights per week.
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Kuramathi is an island with remarkably abundant flora, a lagoon displaying shades of blue from navy to turquoise and a powder white sandbank at the tip of the island; and that’s just some of the few reasons why guests love to return again and again to this emerald jewel. Value for money, great all inclusive plans and a fun kids club complements the long list of comforts available to our guests. This October, we are proud to unveil, the Kuramathi Spa, perfected to offer an even better spa experience to all our guests.
Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ atoll conveniently a brief 10 minute speed boat ride away from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s namesake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Lush tropical gardens, white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef are the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.
Maafushivaru Maldives is a typical island epitomizing all the one dreams of when thinking of the Maldives. With its small island charm, lush vegetation surrounded by the white beaches and a house reef that provides an enchanting snorkelling experience.
Every Sunday, the Siam Garden in Kuramathi Island Resort gets busy in the evening, and it is not surprising, given that a sumptuous banquet is laid out with freshly prepared authentic Thai food, perfect to tantalise your taste buds. The buffet is titled “Discover Thai Cuisine”, so aptly named as once you set foot into the restaurant you begin a gastronomic adventure, savouring the many mouth-watering platters of food.
Water baby: Kate Silverton enjoyed diving adventures galore in the Maldives
Coming face-to-face with a shark when snorkelling is not perhaps something you'd find entirely desirable on your hols, but if you're swimming in the Indian Ocean in an area only recently opened to tourists it can happen with surprising regularity.
Take a chance to taste the real Maldives. Spend valuable time preparing the renowned Ban’bu keyo lee bai, Lonu mirus, Rihakuru adhi Valhoa mas (Bread Fruit in Rice accompanied with Local Chili Paste, Fish Extracts and Smoked Tuna) and so much more. At the Beach House at Iruveli Maldives, we thrive to provide our guests with culturally enriched experiences to give them an appreciation of the Maldivian flavors and spirit.
The Beach House at Iruveli Maldives has appointed Tomasz Borucki as the resort’s new Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director.