Resort Review

Resort Review

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives continues to tell its story with the property’s first anniversary just around the corner. Now under the French hospitality and lifestyle giant Accor, the resort has a lot going on beneath the surface. And true to its roots, you can expect it to wow you during […]

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You & Me by Cocoon Maldives – Love is in the Air

Hotel Insider visits Raa Atoll’s newest lover’s spot, You & Me by Cocoon Maldives, which opened its doors officially this March. What’s on offer is understated, nature-inspired luxury. The natural wood furniture in public areas give off a rustic-chic vibe. And what’s luxury without a cold glass of champagne as […]

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COMO Cocoa Island – An intimate oasis in a busy atoll

What immediately makes an impression at COMO Cocoa Island is the quiet. Though it’s in Male’ Atoll, and with a few resorts and the inhabited island of Guraidhoo nearby, it’s as though I’ve walked into a dome of silence when I step on its soil. It’s welcome and refreshing, especially […]

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Six Senses Laamu – flaunting a natural chic

We’re approaching the end of the rainy season, we’ve passed to what the ancients called Fura, a period when it’s mostly calm with plenty of sun. It’s good weather for travelling and a great time to end up at Six Senses Laamu. It’s one of those properties that’s been on […]

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Cocoon Maldives

Cocooned – two nights at Lhaviyani atoll’s designer resort. We’re sunk into rattan chairs on the small deck outside our room. It’s mid-afternoon, the light is turning yolky, and everything is very still. So silent that the slightest noise comes to your attention. Like the minute rustling in the undergrowth […]

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Kandolhu – size does matter

Even at midday, with the sun a burning disc above, the water is surprisingly cool, clear as glass. I dive in with my young guide, Saif, who warned me that the current was strong. Though the vivid colours we’ve been accustomed to have bled away, there’s life beneath the waves. […]

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Nika Island Resort – championing local heritage

It’s like I’ve stepped back in time as I walk through Nika, a boutique resort in North Ari, run by a family of Italians. Coral stone figures prominently in its buildings, the reception, the rooms, even the low walls marking its lanes. The corals are painted white but it’s not […]

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The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi – a foodie island

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is a striking island with a luxurious stretch of white sand encircling it. Its lagoon is clear as Listerine, a captivating sight as the seaplane descends. The plane docks by the jetty and I disembark, tired from the hour-long trip, but filled with a nervous […]