Turtle Power at Coco Palm Dhunikolhu

Homegrown hospitality brand Coco Collection’s turtle internship programme made headlines recently – the story ran on CNBC, Lonely Planet Travel News and Mental Floss to name a few. The two-week internship is open to applicants 18 years and older, and requires them…

Diving with Blue Journeys at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

You may not know that Park Hyatt Hadahaa is number two on PADI Travel’s list of properties in the Maldives for diving. It’s a user generated list and, as you will see, there’s ample justification for the resort’s position. This North Huvadhoo…

LUX* North Male Atoll presents LUX* Retreats

LUX* North Male Atoll unveils enormous over-water retreat villas, which the brand believes are the first of its kind in the Maldives. The three-story villas are in line with the property’s urban chic aesthetic and has nearly 1000 square metres of play…

Huvafen Fushi to host Sommeliers Themed Lunch

Huvafen Fushi’s Vinum wine cellar’s going to host a truly amazing midday meal this Saturday, dubbed the Sommeliers Themed Lunch.   For those of you who aren’t in the know, it’s a prestigious event organised by Italian-based Epicurean Zonin 1821. These lunches are…

Cocoon Maldives awarded by TripAdvisor

The world’s largest social travel website TripAdvisor has awarded Cocoon Maldives with a certificate of excellence. The achievement celebrates businesses that are consistently excellent via great user reviews over the previous year.  “We are delighted to have earned the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of…

Ahmed Mausoom

For this instalment of Conversation, we have a chat with one of the pioneers of the country’s F&B supply business, Ahmed Mausoom, managing director of Aries Enterprises. Hotel Insider: You were selling souvenirs before you began supplying F&B goods to the resorts.…

Finolhu sold to German hotel company for $90m

Baa Atoll property Finolhu, part of The Small Maldives Islands Co. (TSMIC), was recently sold to German Seaside Hotels for an estimated USD90 million. Speaking to Hotel Insider, a spokesperson for TSMIC said it was “a simple business sale” and declined to make…

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