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Three of our favourite wellness spots in the Maldives

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a visit to the spa is mandatory while on vacay in the beautiful Maldives. And there’s a gamut of goodness to choose from. We’ve done a little curating and picked out three of our favourites from the places we’ve been so far. So, […]


JA Manafaru appoints new general manager

JA Manafaru has appointed Karen Merrick as its new general manager. Hailing from Scotland, Merrick will be leading a team of 350 associates.   According to the award-winning resort, Merrick is the second female general manager in the JA Resorts & Hotels portfolio of 8 properties. She is also one of […]


Pullman sets up shop in Gaafu Alifu, unveils two underwater rooms

Last week saw the opening of Pullman Maldives Maamutaa Resort in Gaafu Alifu Atoll.   The 122 villa property is in a beautiful setting with a freshwater lake at its disposal. Meanwhile, the resort’s two Aqua Villas offer bedrooms sunk into the island’s mesmerising lagoon is certain to win over an […]


The Somerset Hotel

Located in Male’ city, the Somerset Hotel was opened in 2013. It caters to the corporate market and welcome a large number of repeat guests. Tucked away in a quiet alley in a busy part of the city, the hotel offers accommodations in three types; superior, super king and business […]


The second Baa Atoll Manta Festival concludes

The second edition of the Baa Atoll Manta Festival was held in Baa Eydhafushi from 20th to 21st September. Spearheaded by Manta Trust, the festival is a collaboration between the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Baa Atoll Education Centre ( BAEC), Baa Atoll Council and Eydhafushi Island Council, Four […]


Perfect your serve with Mischa Zverev at Amilla Fushi

Tennis fans, rejoice. Amilla has teamed up with Mischa Zverev and will be holding a four-day tennis camp from 23-27 November this year. The daily programmes will include high-energy drills, technical skills and competition tactics at Amilla’s tennis facilities.  Mischa Zverev, a German professional, is a former Junior world No. […]

Resort Review

You & Me by Cocoon Maldives – Love is in the Air

Hotel Insider visits Raa Atoll’s newest lover’s spot, You & Me by Cocoon Maldives, which opened its doors officially this March. What’s on offer is understated, nature-inspired luxury. The natural wood furniture in public areas give off a rustic-chic vibe. And what’s luxury without a cold glass of champagne as […]


Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru set to wow diners with Pesto Pistou

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives is set to present the flavours of the Mediterranean this October with the launch of its latest global menu Pesto, Pistou. “Marking another gastronomic triumph for a brand synonymous with culinary excellence for more than 70 years, the expert chefs at Mövenpick have perfected a new […]


AS Marine introduces new vessel

AS Marine unveiled a new passenger speedboat, the Coast Craft 38 Plus, at special function in Thilafushi yesterday. The 39-foot speedboat has a seating capacity of 31 persons and was built at the company’s boatyard on the island. The speedboat is a new model of a vessel designed and built […]

Back of the haus

Park Hyatt Hadahaa

This time, we take a peek behind the scenes at Park Hyatt Hadahaa and observe some of their environmentally sound features. Right from the start, Hadahaa attempted to preserve the island’s nature, taking its environment into serious consideration during design. Though they haven’t been very vocal, Hadahaa has taken up […]