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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.  Then snap pics of your work, highlighting the […]

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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 the Bookseller on Soneva Jani, a first for […]

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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 the participation of prominent local musicians including De […]

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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 Hotel Resilient, a group that aims to be […]

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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 running a promotion whereby every purchase receives a […]

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A Happy New Year from Team Hotel Insider

It’s time to switch into a new groove for 2021. Last year has been a trial for most, including us, but it is only human to hope even in the most desperate of times. We have reason to be (cautiously) optimistic too, with the country recording the arrival of the […]

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LUX* South Ari grabs Best Luxury Resort 2020

The votes are in, well, they were in last week but we still want to celebrate LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas’ success. They were awarded Best Luxury Resort 2020 by Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards, now in its ninth year. The awards were hosted virtually for the […]

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Soneva donates medical equipment worth $27,000

Soneva has donated USD27,000 worth of equipment to the medical centres in Baa and Noonu Atolls to ease the extra strain on them during this pandemic. A small Zoom ceremony was held to mark this event which saw the participation of the minister of health Ahmed Naseem, Soneva CEO Sonu […]

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Al Shaali sponsors this year’s virtual Marine Expo

The Maldives Marine Expo Virtual’s main sponsor is Al Shaali Marine reveals the company’s operations manager Ismail Shareef.  The expo will be held from 20 to 22 December this year and it is a first for virtual exhibitions of this scale in the country. The event is geared towards liveaboards […]

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Laamafaru Festival 2020 begins

Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI) Six Senses Laamu launched #LaamafaruFestival2020 on 1 December, which the resort describes as a community driven social media campaign. It aims to empower the Laamu Atoll community using digital means to educate and inspire one another in a dire and uncertain time.    This is the fifth […]