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LUX* South Ari brings the circus this December

LUX* does something cool and fun every now and then and this time, they’re bringing the circus to their South Ari Atoll property. The circus will stay from 21 December 2020 to 6 January 2021. This special event allows guests to try out culinary experiences, be entertained by circus shows […]


From Yuji Yamazaki’s Instagram

This time, we checked out Yuji Yamazaki’s Instagram – he’s the architect who’s shaping the look of some of the Maldives’ most premium properties. And he’s posted a couple of shots of the new Kagi Maldives Spa Island. We got in touch with an architect who described this jetty as […]


LUX* Resorts & Hotels grab Conde Nast Readers’ Awards

They’ve done it again. The two Maldives properties, LUX* North Male Atoll Resorts & Villas and LUX* South Ari Resorts and Villas won 4th and 29th place respectively in the Indian Ocean resorts category. LUX* properties are known to have their own take on things, whether it’s a phone booth […]


Soneva offers Workation opportunities

Soneva’s got something lined up for remote workers – a Workation offering, which guests can tailor to their needs and is valid across all the brand’s resorts.  Guests can book in 14, 21 and 30-day stays, with discounts for those staying longer. Plus, the rates include transfers and meals for […]


Aris Meeha is the new b-word at the Ritz-Carlton

So, you’ve had your ‘island chief’, your ‘Man Friday’ and now there’s a new butler name about – ‘Aris Meeha’, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands’ contribution to the expanding hospitality lexicon. Now, this is how the resort describes the role in a press release: “Similar to a modern-day butler, Aris […]

Working Women

Nina Mohamed

Marketing & Communications Manager, Hotel Jen, Male, Maldives This time around, we catch up with Nina – she leads marketing at Hotel Jen but wears many hats and has a background in interior design, so you know there’s a story here. As a kid, she was a tomboy who hung […]


MMPRC conducting Maldives brand survey

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Company is looking into the Maldives brand in the wake of COVID-19, industry website reports. Maldives – the Sunny Side of Life was launched in 2003, and the years have seen the island nation soar to an enviable position as a high-end luxury destination.  […]


SHI offers online COVID-19 training programme

Shorthouse Hospitality International (SHI) has come up with an online course on COVID-19, according to a press from the company. They are collaborating with Maldives-based tour company Secret Paradise Maldives in this venture. The course comprises two modules, the first deals with the basics of the virus and the second […]


Soneva funds COVID-19 testing centre in Noonu Atoll

We almost forgot to tell you this. The Soneva-funded COVID-19 testing centre was officially inaugurated by the minister of health Abdulla Ameen and CEO of ADK Hospitals, Mr. Ahmed Nashid during an online ceremony on the 13th of this month. Soneva’s CEO and founder Sonu Shivdasani, and general manager of […]