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STO’s special Ramazaan Baazar Promotion to begin on 23 February

Heads up everyone – STO will start its annual Ramazaan Bazaar Promotion on 23 February and it’s going to be an awesome event with really cool prizes. For starters, STO Home Improvement customers will get up to 40 per cent on select goods. These include Makita power tools, Nippon paint, […]


Jesper Hougaard

Hotel Insider chats with Jesper Hougaard, managing director of one of the oldest spa brands in Asia, Serena Spa. Among other things, we talk about how the concept of wellness is evolving and what spa brands and operators can do about that, how the Maldives can best capitalise on the […]

Resort Review

Hurawalhi Island Resort

This resort is a classic Maldivian beauty and our first impressions are immensely favourable. Its public spaces – designed by New York-based architect Yuji Yamazaki – are elegant, light and airy. We love the people here too, they are welcoming, discreet, and quick to help out when needed. Hurawalhi is […]

Back of the haus

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts are synonymous with culinary excellence. But it’s not only in the culinary realm that this lavish new Indian Ocean property, is making waves. While the resort promises indulgence and luxury, a peek behind the veil reveals eco-friendly operations and mindful practices at the heart of the […]


Thoyyib Mohamed

We sat down with Thoyyib Mohamed, the MD of MMPRC, and had a chat about the corporation’s work over the past year and what it will focus on in 2020. We learned that roadshows are going to play a major part in MMPRC’s marketing efforts, as will increased digital and […]


Komaakoalhi Media introduces tourism employee award

Komaakoalhi Media Pvt Ltd has introduced the “Tourism Employee Award” to honour and appreciate those who work in the hospitality industry. The award is endorsed by Tourism Employees Association Maldives (TEAM).  TEAM’s president Mauroof Zakir endorsed the award on behalf of the association at a ceremony held at Unimaa Grand […]


Blackwater diving at Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu’s dive centre Deep Blue Divers is going to present the atoll’s uniqueness in a new light – blackwater diving is going to be part of the programme here. These dives take place in the open ocean with divers being guided by a string of LED lights attached […]


Pullman Maldives Maamutaa unveils new Aqua Villas

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa resort has unveiled two new Aqua Villas.  The Aqua Villas, at 1,216 square feet each, feature two bedrooms – with one submerged beneath the turquoise waters allowing guests to see the island’s vibrant marine life. The villa also features a private infinity pool, a second bedroom looking […]

Word from the top

Alexandre Glauser

A man with a deep affection for Asia, Alexandre Glauser heads Amari Havodda Maldives in the stunning Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Experienced in Thai hospitality, he is also no stranger to our neighbour Sri Lanka, having opened two properties on the island back-to-back. Alex loves to dive and snorkel, and believes […]


Emerging Markets

The Maldives’ tourism began in the early 1970s with a clientele of almost exclusively Europeans. As it blossomed over the decades into an a premier high-end destination, Europe remained the main intbound market and the industry was designed to cater to affluent visitors from the continent. The composition of tourist […]