Maafaru lab testing Maldivians for free

Maldivians get up to 100 free COVID-19 tests a day at the Maafaru coronavirus testing lab in Noonu Atoll, a press release from Soneva states. The lab is a joint venture between Soneva Foundation and Velaa Private Resort and was recently reopened…

Three places to be this Valentine’s Day

We thought we’d pick three of our favourites for the year, and believe us, this is not completely random, there is a very human element involved.   Amilla’s Valentine’s Gift Amilla has a 3-day programme for this year’s day of love, and they…

Soneva Jani embarks on Chapter Two

Soneva Jani is introducing guests to Chapter Two. Among other things, this second chapter entails 27 luxurious Water Reserves built at the southern tip of Medhufaru Island, guaranteeing even more seclusion, space and privacy. Three brand new dining outlets are also at…

Dazzle and win big at BBM Chef’s Challenge 2021

Best Buy Maldives (BBM) is calling for Maldivian chefs to impress and win monthly prizes through March 2021 and to win big at their Chef’s Challenge.  Participation requires three steps. First, craft a dish with at least one of these popular brands. …

Two publishing pros are 2021’s Barefoot Booksellers

Alice Spencer and Aislinn Shivakumar have quite possibly the best jobs in the world – as Barefoot Booksellers on two stunning Soneva properties in the Maldives. Alice is a senior press officer at Penguin Random House now on sabbatical to set up…

Hotel Jen introduces karaoke nights

Hotel Jen recently introduced karaoke nights aimed at locals in an effort to make life in Male a little fun for those stuck in the city with nowhere to go. Jen kicked off the inaugural event with a ceremony and it saw…

Kaimoo resorts awarded gold certificate for COVID safety

Three Kaimoo properties, Summer Island, Embudu Village and Equator Village have received gold certificates for their efforts in helping curb the spread of COVID-19, the group said in a press release. It’s an international certification awarded to the resorts in December by…

S&O opens outlet in Hulhumale

Standard & Origin (S&O) has recently opened an outlet in Hulhumale specially geared towards locals, with a range of top-of-the-line products to choose from for both locals and resorts.  This is S&O’s third outlet and to mark the occasion, the company is…

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