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Jen looks to the Middle East this Ramadan

Some good news, people – Hotel Jen has got a new Iftar menu lined up for Ramadan and it’s going to be a lot cheaper this time around. For this year’s Iftar, Jen’s got a Middle Eastern theme going not only in its culinary offerings but also in décor.  Hotel […]


BBM’s Chef’s Challenge 2021 announces winners

Best Buy Maldives (BBM) has announced the much-awaited winners of its Chef’s Challenge 2021 culinary competition that concluded last month. The winners are Mohamed Adhil of Dhigali Maldives, Aminath Hameed of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands and Minnie Handa of VARU by Atmosphere. Adhil won top honours with 2,557 likes, […]


You & Me’s undersea restaurant rebranded

Cocoon-run five-star resort You & Me’s ultra-glam underwater restaurant H20 has been rebranded H20 by Andrea Berton, famous Milanese Michelin-starred chef. Berton brings his philosophy to the exclusive underwater dining venue: “I like to keep things simple and make the most of local ingredients,” he said speaking to Hotel Insider. […]


Noha Mohamed: the new Den Manager at Soneva Fushi

Maldivian national Noha Mohamed has taken up the reins at the Den, Soneva Fushi’s award-winning children’s club. Joining first as a babysitter in 2010, Noha climbed through the ranks, becoming the first Maldivian to hold the position. She said: “I’ve always believed that anything is possible even when the odds […]


Have an ultra-lux Easter at Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi

If you know anything about Fairmont Sirru Fen Fushi, you’d know that it’s one of those super chic and ultra-private places that does really great stuff on the downlow.  We got word of their Easter plans this time and they are awesome. For starters, they have planned incredible culinary offerings […]


LUX* NMA gets new executive chef

This is one of our favourite spots in Male Atoll, possibly the whole of the country, and they have just got themselves a new executive chef, Taylor Shearman, from Aus.  She began her culinary journey as a kitchen apprentice and worked at some of Australia’s best restaurants. During this time, […]


Two Lily resorts extend PCR testing on departure

Departing guests can get scanned for COVID-19 till 31 March 2020 with two adults and one child per booking getting tested for free, Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa and Lily Beach Resort and Spa have announced in press releases. It’s part of the two resorts’ efforts to smooth out travel […]


Maafaru lab testing Maldivians for free

Maldivians get up to 100 free COVID-19 tests a day at the Maafaru coronavirus testing lab in Noonu Atoll, a press release from Soneva states. The lab is a joint venture between Soneva Foundation and Velaa Private Resort and was recently reopened following upgrades to increase testing capacity. It has […]


Three places to be this Valentine’s Day

We thought we’d pick three of our favourites for the year, and believe us, this is not completely random, there is a very human element involved.   Amilla’s Valentine’s Gift Amilla has a 3-day programme for this year’s day of love, and they are doing something really cool. The resort is […]


Soneva Jani embarks on Chapter Two

Soneva Jani is introducing guests to Chapter Two. Among other things, this second chapter entails 27 luxurious Water Reserves built at the southern tip of Medhufaru Island, guaranteeing even more seclusion, space and privacy. Three brand new dining outlets are also at hand – Overseas by Bocuse d’Or winning Mathias […]