Festive season highlights at Niyama Private Islands

Niyama Private Islands Maldives is inviting guests to ‘play’ or ‘chill’ on twin islands throughout the festive season. The season will officially kick off with the lighting of the Christmas tree and the arrival of Santa on a catamaran.   A traditional Christmas…

Visiting practitioner series at St Regis Vommuli till April 2020

St Regis Vommuli Maldives has teamed up with five wellness gurus to create a visiting practitioner series, which runs until April 2020, spabusiness.com reports.  Exclusive one-on-one sessions from disciplines ranging from osteopathy to energy healing will be available at this private, 77-room…

AS Marine showcases products at the Fisheries Expo 2019

Boat manufacturer Al-Shaali Marine (AS Marine) showcased some vessels aimed at big-game and sport fishing at the Fisheries Expo 2019, organized by the ministry of fisheries and agriculture.  Vessels include the smaller crafts Action 25 and Skipper 34 and the larger Coast…

COMO Cocoa Island to re-open in January 2020

The award-winning private island resort COMO Cocoa Island will re-open on January 9 next year following a seven-month transformation.  According to the resort, the renovations will further accentuate the island’s away-from-it-all setting. Its dhoni-shaped villas have been refreshed as well. They feature…

A look at LUX* South Ari’s new eco-initiatives

LUX* South Ari Atoll, which won ‘Leading eco-friendly resort in the Maldives 2019’ at the South Asian Travel Awards this year, launched a few new eco-initiatives at the end of last month.   They’ve premiered edible straws, biodegradable cups and plant-based ‘beef’.  The…

Amilla Fushi welcomes Nasrulla Adam as director of sales

Nasrulla (Nasru) Adam joined the team at Amilla Fushi as director of sales, bringing with him over 16 years of experience to the beautiful Baa Atoll property.  Nasru’s career saw him hold sales positions at some of the biggest names in local…

KSL Capital invests in Soneva

Luxury resort developer and operator Soneva has announced that an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners LLC has taken a significant minority stake in the company. The partnership underscores the attractiveness of the Soneva brand, the company said. As part of the agreement,…

On the issue of safety and security in Maldives hospitality

The tourism industry is the backbone of the Maldives’ economy. Tourism revenue accounts for more than a third of the country’s GDP. Sun-seeking tourists are attracted to the country’s fabled natural beauty and seclusion. But the reputation of the Maldives as a…

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