Discovering the wonderful underwater world of South Ari Atoll

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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.

Fun for little swimmers and adult water babies

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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.

Island Hideaway and Lily Beach, Maldives win two prestigious World Travel Awards 2012

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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 Is Preparing For The Cup!

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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.

W Maldives appoints Ku Nakanelua as the retreat’s W Insider

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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 welcomes the first tourist to the 40th year of Tourism

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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.