In the Mood for Love at Niyama Private Islands

If you want the year’s most romantic holiday to be truly exceptional, we don’t think you can do much better than heading over to Niyama. For those who don’t know, the Dhaalu Atoll property is spread over two islands dubbed ‘Play’ and…

Fushifaru Maldives Holds CSR Event to Inspire Young Talent

Fushifaru Maldives hosted five students pursuing studies in travel and tourism at the LHAEC (Lhaviyani Atoll Eduation Center) to experience work at the property last Saturday. They were attached to resort staff in various departments including F&B, housekeeping, business development and front…

Ooredoo’s digital resort solution for OBLU Helengeli

It used to be that resorts in the Maldives had switch networks with legacy systems that required a lot of maintenance, incurring huge costs for properties. This article first appeared in our print Issue No. 3. That was the case at OBLU Helengeli…

Living it LUX* – North Male’s hot new property

On the tiny island of Olhahali, about an hour north of Male, sits Mauritian hospitality brand LUX*’s newest bauble in the Indian Ocean. This time, the concept is a boutique island resort with large penthouse villas inspired by the curves and lines…

Renate Hermes

Group Spa Director & Co-Owner, Duniye Spa With Duniye Spa’s group spa director & co-owner Renate Hermes we explore topics such as the hype surrounding wellness these days, what it means to really go beyond the traditional spa concept, and the possibility…

Fareesha Hawwa

GM, Intal Group To say Fareesha Hawwa (Fary) is successful is to say something like the sun is hot; she’s someone who’s been absorbed in and affected by hospitality to a great degree, having spent 23 years of her life in the…

Dhigufaru Island Resort – Nature’s gift in Baa Atoll

Dhigufaru Island Resort, which opened in late 2016, is a deluxe boutique property situated in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll. Nature inspired the island’s concept and it’s famous with guests as the “Birds’ Island”.  This article first appeared in our print…

Viraj Silva

Hotel Insider sits down with Viraj Silva, the head of sales and marketing at Voyages Maldives to talk about the recent shifts in the major tourist arrival markets, seasonal changes in arrivals, and the factors that influence the numbers.   Hotel Insider: Let’s…

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru opened its doors in 1995. Set in North Male Atoll, it welcomes you to a picturesque island of palm-fringed beaches and turquoise waters. With just 48 private pool villas, enjoy unparalleled seclusion in an idyllic island retreat with the…