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Travel restrictions lifted for four resorts plus more

The Maldives’ Covid-19 spokesperson Mabrook Azeez revealed that four resorts were now in the clear as far as travel restrictions were concerned. The resorts are Malahini Kuda Bandos, Brennia Kottefaru Resort, Rahaa Resort and Four Seasons Private Isand Maldives at Vovah. The government had announced earlier that all travel between […]


SOLAS | Story of life at Sea

As we left port, the sun had just started to set with the most gorgeous orange glow reflecting over the millpond-like North Sea, this was indeed rare as the North Sea is generally known for its rough seas.  Shortly, after departure, both myself and the hotel manager were called to […]


The Maldives may reopen to some tourists from the Far East

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said ‘under certain circumstances’ the Maldives could open up to tourists from China, South Korea and Japan as early as April, Sun Online reports. Those circumstances include there being no known active cases of infection in the Maldives, the president said. The next day, however, Sun […]


JA Manafaru Maldives under HPA monitoring

JA Manafaru Maldives Resort is under a Health Protection Agency imposed temporary lockdown following a suspected COVID-19 case involving a Maldivian, the Edition reports.  The resort was placed under monitoring on Wednesday following a Maldivian national reportedly exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. The person is currently under home isolation, the agency reports. […]


A spa is born – Kagi Maldives Spa Island

July is supposed to be a good month for new resorts, and this July will be witnessing a property with a huge focus on wellness. Kagi Maldives Spa island in North Male Atoll is set to be a wellness enthusiast’s dream.  The resort has a 16,000 square feet wellness spot, […]


Ramsay Perera

Hotel Insider visits a classic Maldivian property, Embudu Village in South Male Atoll, to have a chat with Ramsay Perera, Group General Manager, KAIMOO Resorts and Hotels. In hospitality since the late 80s, Ramsay was recently recognised by MATATO, and rightly so. We talk about his award, and move on […]


Big hotel chains face cancellations as more countries go into lock-down

With the COVID-19 virus spreading and many countries moving into a lock-down phase, travellers are attempting to cancel reservations and get their money back. As hotel chains face increasing cancellation requests, they are moving towards more generous cancellation policies. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is offering modification and cancellation waivers for guests […]


Solar energy – a clean, renewable source of power

It’s ‘The Sunny Side of Life,’ promises the slogan that invites tourists to the Maldives. For a country blessed with more than 300 days of bright sunshine but dependent on costly diesel imports, one would think harnessing solar energy would be a natural fit. But reality is far from expectation. […]


Summer Island celebrates 5th anniversary

Summer Island Maldives celebrated its fifth anniversary on 1st March 2020. The celebrations kicked off with repeater guests planting five palm trees, symbolising five years of Summer Island. The event was followed by a special cocktail party with live music to mark the ‘Summerversary’. The resort’s staff also signed a […]


Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives celebrates Women’s Day

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives celebrated International Women’s Day with a MasterClass led by Ms. Akiko Fujji, UNDP Maldives’s resident representative.   In Ms Fujji’s presentation based on this year’s theme ‘I am gender equality’, she noted the progress achieved in health and education over the past 25 years. She also observed […]