Calling all barefoot booksellers – Soneva Fushi needs you

Soneva Fushi is known to push the envelope, the property does clever things with waste, grows organic stuff, in short, the resort’s a little nerdy like its English Literature graduate founder Sonu Shivdasani.  Like last year, Soneva Fushi has a temp job…

JA Manafaru Maldives wins award for Calm Spa

JA Manafaru Maldives recently grabbed ‘Best Luxury Destination Spa in the Maldives’ award at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2019.   The 84-key Haa Alifu Atoll property’s Calm Spa & Salon offers a range of treatments to adults and children, which impressed the…

Kudadoo debuts luxury yacht Bella

With nary a doubt, Kudadoo is the brightest star in Lhaviyani Atoll, not least because it’s a property with an eco-friendly bent. The resort recently unveiled a Princess F55 yacht, dubbed ‘Bella’ for guest use.   Luxury Travel Magazine describes it as a…

It’s so easy with Al-Shaali Marine

What’s great about Al Shaali Marine Maldives (AS Marine) is that they know everything there’s to know about boats, about those vessels most crucial to the industry. You’re probably aware that they are a partnership between tourism trailblazers Coastline Pvt Ltd and…

LUX* South Ari Scoops up best luxury spa award

The World Luxury Spa and Restaurant Awards recognised LUX* South Ari Atoll as the best luxury spa in the Indian Ocean.   These awards are presented on a country, regional, continental and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote online.  This year’s…

Waldorf Astoria opens – a new chapter in luxury

Hilton’s luxury hotel brand Waldorf Astoria has opened a new resort in the Maldives – The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi. It’s a 122-villa property spread over three interconnected islands in Male Atoll, half an hour from Velana International Airport.  Hilton has a…

Naladhu Private Island is offering buyouts

Here’s some news for the super-rich – Naladhu Private Island is offering buyouts starting from USD50,000 per night.   The bewitching South Male Atoll property is in a cosy coven with its two sister properties Anantara Dhigu and Veli.   With just 20 villas,…

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