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LUX* South Ari launches an Instagram fest

Here it is, guys. Every Monday, from May 04 2020 to 22 June 2020, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas will be holding an exclusive Instagram live festival.  Experts in different fields ranging from freediving, cooking, content creation and more will be offering their expertise.  The half-hour live sessions […]

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SOLAS | Story of life at Sea Safe Haven

By Neil Shorthouse Beep Beep / Beep Beep, where the hell was my pager, ah found it – the message reads 911 / Proceed to Captain’s Office, it was 06:30 hrs Thankfully I was on the bridge wing having my morning coffee, enjoying another sunrise whilst at sea. On arrival […]

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54 graduate from Four Seasons apprenticeship programme

On Friday, 17 April 2020, 54 graduates from the Four Seasons Maldives Apprenticeship Programme raised their diplomas at the graduation ceremony. The ceremonies were held at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru.  These new graduates add to make a total of 651 since the programme’s inception in […]

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Resorts eligible for up to MVR7.71million in loans

The government’s COVID-19 relief package sets aside funds for resorts for up to MVR 7.71 million in loans, The Edition reports.  The details of the government’s stimulus package were announced last Tuesday in a press release issued by the ministry of finance. The press release states that resorts and businesses […]

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Travel restrictions lifted for four resorts plus more

The Maldives’ Covid-19 spokesperson Mabrook Azeez revealed that four resorts were now in the clear as far as travel restrictions were concerned. The resorts are Malahini Kuda Bandos, Brennia Kottefaru Resort, Rahaa Resort and Four Seasons Private Isand Maldives at Vovah. The government had announced earlier that all travel between […]

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SOLAS | Story of life at Sea

As we left port, the sun had just started to set with the most gorgeous orange glow reflecting over the millpond-like North Sea, this was indeed rare as the North Sea is generally known for its rough seas.  Shortly, after departure, both myself and the hotel manager were called to […]

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The Maldives may reopen to some tourists from the Far East

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said ‘under certain circumstances’ the Maldives could open up to tourists from China, South Korea and Japan as early as April, Sun Online reports. Those circumstances include there being no known active cases of infection in the Maldives, the president said. The next day, however, Sun […]

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JA Manafaru Maldives under HPA monitoring

JA Manafaru Maldives Resort is under a Health Protection Agency imposed temporary lockdown following a suspected COVID-19 case involving a Maldivian, the Edition reports.  The resort was placed under monitoring on Wednesday following a Maldivian national reportedly exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. The person is currently under home isolation, the agency reports. […]

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A spa is born – Kagi Maldives Spa Island

July is supposed to be a good month for new resorts, and this July will be witnessing a property with a huge focus on wellness. Kagi Maldives Spa island in North Male Atoll is set to be a wellness enthusiast’s dream.  The resort has a 16,000 square feet wellness spot, […]

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Big hotel chains face cancellations as more countries go into lock-down

With the COVID-19 virus spreading and many countries moving into a lock-down phase, travellers are attempting to cancel reservations and get their money back. As hotel chains face increasing cancellation requests, they are moving towards more generous cancellation policies. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is offering modification and cancellation waivers for guests […]