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SolarSea at LUX* South Ari Atoll

Let’s take a look at the SolarSea project by Swimsol at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Swimsol is an exciting company with some cool ideas for going solar, especially in a setting like the Maldives. LUX* South Ari Atoll, meanwhile, took home the “Leading Eco-Friendly resort in the Maldives” award at […]


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 Craft 37, modified for fishing. A modified dhoni, […]


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 bleached wood with kajan roofs and appear to […]


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 straws, made from cooked rice flour, tapioca starch […]


XCOPS Security Services & Solutions

XCOPS Security Services & Solutions is the only next-generation professional security service provider in the Maldives, offering an extensive line of professional security services and solutions, especially for the tourism industry.  Armed with over 20 years of combined military and police experience, they are a highly-motivated and qualified team of […]


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 hospitality including Sun Island Resort and Spa, Anantara […]


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, Sailing Capital redeemed an investment it had made […]

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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 peaceful and safe place is equally important. Safety […]

Word from the top

Jonas Amstad

A Swiss national who’s very familiar with Russia and Ukraine, Jonas Amstad, general manager, LUX* South Ari has had experiences that will likely crush the average person. Fluent in Russian, he was in Crimea when the annexation happened, his hotel in Donetsk was occupied by the armed forces. He’s seen… […]