If Maafushivaru Island could be picked up and placed anywhere we wanted to put it, we would not move a thing, the marine life in South Ari Atoll is amongst the most spectacular in the Maldives. The reefs are in beautiful condition, there are wreck dives, sand banks and deserted islands. We even have our very own desert island just a few metres from the resort.
For active families with little adventurers in tow, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives has just launched a new PADI Skin Diver Course, available for adults and children as young as eight. While snorkelling is limited to peering down from the surface, this short course enables avid water babies to venture deeper, making frequent surface dives to interact up close and personal with aquatic life.
Beautiful yet delicate, the reefs around the islands of the Maldives are under threat. Kate Humble gets an underwater glimpse of a dazzling marine world.
Global superstar Tinie Tempah pumped the ocean floor with his high energy, live performance six metres below sea level at the launch of Subsix, the world’s first underwater music club at NIYAMA Maldives on October 27th, 2012.
Island Hideaway and Lily Beach in the Maldives have achieved two highly coveted awards in this year’s World Travel Awards Asia, Australasia & Indian Ocean 2012; with Island Hideaway receiving the award for Indian Ocean's Best Boutique Hotel and Lily Beach receiving the award for Indian Ocean's Best Family Resort. The awards were held at the InterContinental Singapore on 18th October 2012.
Kuredu’s Anniversary Cup is only around the corner. 16 teams from nearby communities will be participating. On November 15th, the kick-off of the first game takes place on the Kuredu Football Grounds. Kuredu is represented with two teams and both are in full training now. The tournament focus will be on charity and creating awareness. Kuredu will try to collect as much money as possible for a certain charity organization in the aim of making the world a little better.
In an important milestone, the environmental performance of Dusit Thani Maldives has been recognised by EarthCheck; the travel and tourism industry’s leading environmental management, benchmarking and certification company.
W Maldives guests have their own tropical playground when reserving Gaathafushi. The island is yours, for the day or for an overnight ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience.
The new plane is being brought in to increase its capacity and to expand international flight destinations.
LUX* Maldives as “ indian ocean’s leading hotel” and lux* ile de la reunion as “reunion island’s leading hotel”
W Retreat & Spa Maldives has announced the appointment of Ms. Ku Nakanelua as the retreat’s W Insider – W Hotels’ adaption of a concierge, the W Insider gives the retreats guests access to all that Maldives has to offer in terms of W Happenings, entertainment, sightseeing and once in a lifetime activities whilst in the Maldives.
Maldives Tourism Industry together MMPRC held series of roads shows in Prague on 8th October 2012, Warsaw 9th October 2012 and 11th October 2012 to promote Maldives in Emerging Market.
Maldives extended a warm welcome to the 1st visitor to its 40th year of Tourism, on 3rd October 2012. Mr. Wai Shing Kwok, a Hong Kong citizen arrived Maldives by Sri Lankan Airlines flight which was the first flight to arrive on the 3rd October, landed at 0045hrs. This day is celebrated as the start of tourism industry in Maldives, having the first ever tourist to the country.
Royal Island Resort & Spa has been awarded as Luxury Romantic Hotel in the Indian Ocean at the World Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards 2012 ; the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels & Spas worldwide, which was celebrated in a glamorous extravaganza in Malaysia on October 13th, 2012.
W Retreat & Spa Maldives electrifies its snorkeling experience as guests are invited to explore the retreats vibrant house reef under moon light!
Devarana Spa at the Dusit Thani Maldives has recently launched the special spa programme called “Happiness for the little one” for kids between 6 and 14 years old to enjoy themselves during the stay on paradise island.
In a Maldives exclusive, Anantara Resorts introduced Black Ivory Coffee at its four resorts in the South Male and Baa Atolls, joining the group’s Anantara Golden Triangle resort in Thailand as the first hotels in the world to offer one of the most unique coffee experiences on the planet.
- Maldives local travel agents honours the country’s first Travel and Tourism Awards
- W Maldives participates in ‘Upgrade yourself’ promotion by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific
- An impressive turn out in Chennai and Mumbai
- Maldives holds a Road Show in Japan
- Maldives Destination Guide iPhone App now available on App Store