You and Me Maldives Introduces “Dine Around” Concept

You and Me by Cocoon has recently introduced the “dine around” concept for its valued guests. The You and Me by Cocoon “Dine around” concept is where all the guests on Half board plus, Full board plus and All Inclusive are entitled to dine from all the A la’ carte restaurants (except Underwater restaurant- H20) for lunch and dinner. Breakfast would be taken on the main restaurant (The Sand). During meal times selected beverages are also offered complimentary to the guests.

“Dine around” concept at You & Me by Cocoon gives the guests an opportunity to sample the resort’s remarkable, thirst quenching gastronomic offerings. The guests can choose to dine in from The Sand which is the main restaurant of the resort, Green Carpet designed in an urban-chic environment near the pool area or dine in Rising Sun where guests can experience Japanese cuisine or dine in La Pasta Restaurant serving Italian’s finest signatory cuisines such as Pasta and Pizzerias.

You & Me by Cocoon Maldives is the first resort to introduce such as a unique concept for its guests and is a secluded, rustic island located in a beautiful untouched corner of the Maldives. A world away from the stress of everyday life giving you the absolute privacy and peace of mind. 

Kandolhu Maldives Launches New All-Inclusive Spa Concept, ‘Well-Inclusive Spa’

The new refined spa program at Kandolhu Maldives has given its guests a chance to indulge in the healing powers of touch treatment. The new offer provides provide unlimited access to the entire range of spa treatments including VOYA body experiences, YonKa facial treatments, skincare options and a wide range of specialized massages. Skilled therapists tailor daily treatments and activities to the needs of the guests.

By unlimited, no restrictions are applied from visit frequency to type of treatment. All guests booked for this package will be supplied with curated educational videos, Manduka towels and mats, specially designed wellness drinks and healthy blended fruit plates. All VOYA and Yonka retail products sold at the spa receive a preferred discount. Kandolhu Maldives ‘ Well- Inclusive Spa Program distinguishes the resort from the most offering only a la carte menu choices. It’s gone the extra mile to provide their guests with better value and additional facilities.

“We’re thrilled to have launched Well Inclusive Spa, our new all-inclusive spa program, as an offering at Kandolhu Maldives”, says Resort Manager Marc LeBlanc. This is another notch to continued and evolved products and services we intend to provide for both new and repeat guests alike. We feel this enhances our incredible spa offering by pushing the wellness element to newer heights, an experience our guests will certainly appreciate and are demanding now. Enhancing the value of the quality stay experience is always top of mind for us, says Marc.  

Kuramathi Maldives Honours World Environment and World Oceans Day

Kuramathi Maldives initiated a clean up of the house reef and the iconic Kuramathi sandbank last week, in observance of World Environment and World Oceans Day. Other highlights include a documentary screening of our Blue Planet and educational activities for the kids at Bageecha Kids Club.

Apart from honouring our environment, the purpose of these activities are to aim to protect two essential resources that provide major sources of food and oxygen to the planet. The World Environment day was a success as the event included educating the kids about the impact of air pollution and what they can do to prevent it. After creating handcrafts, the kids visited the Hydroponic Garden to plant herbs for the Green Wall by recycling empty plastic bottles. In the afternoon, all the volunteers gathered at the sandbank to pick up trash, and everyone was rewarded with fresh coconuts.

Some of the guests along with Rasdhoo Divers team, collected about five bags of rubbish from the ocean floor and during sunset, the Kids Club Team made sand sculptures about the ocean at the sandbank. We capped off World Oceans Day with an episode of One Ocean, Blue Planet at Fung Bar and Laguna Bar. Kuramathi Maldives hopes that these projects will generate consciousness and alter to assist maintain our oceans and the environment.

About Kuramathi
Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives and is part of Universal Resorts of Universal Enterprises Private Ltd, a 100% Maldivian owned company, and the pioneers of tourism in the Maldives. Situated in Rasdhoo Atoll archipelago, Kuramathi Maldives is 1.8 km in length and tapers to a pristine stretch of white sandbank, lending a dramatic quality to the idyllic surroundings of turquoise lagoons, tropical jungle and flora. Catering to all budgets, 12 distinct choices of villas are on offer, ranging from the individual Beach Villas to the idyllic Water Villas with Pool. Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all-inclusive packages, topped off with Maldivian service –welcoming, genuine and friendly. There is something for everyone on this paradisiacal haven that embodies Maldives in a natural setting.

Hotel Jen Male’, Maldives by Shangri-La celebrates Global Wellness Day 2019

On Saturday, June 08, 2019 Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives opened a healthy DIY juice bar at the all-day dining restaurant Lime in the observance of annual Global Wellness Day. In this occasion guests including fitness professionals from Maldives were invited and the station was well received. The F&B team who championed the juice bar explained the benefits of each combination of fruits and vegetable drinks which was very interesting for the guests. Hotel Jen also provided a special menu option in combination with the day which was designed to promote and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Other awareness activities continued at the back of the house for the staffs. The staff restaurant had a fun DIY sandwich station and was set up with different options of scrumptious meats, filings with a healthy menu which was enjoyed by everyone.

Special healthy lifestyle posters were put up at staff area to promote the day as a reminder for everyone on the importance of being active and eating healthy reminding the importance of living well, encompassing everything from exercise and taking care of yourself, ways of thinking and the harmony between body and spirit. The social movement, which is devoid any commercial purpose, is celebrated around the world on the second Saturday of every June each year.

“We know that well being is increasingly important to our colleagues, guests and customers and Global wellness day provides an opportunity for us to jointly celebrate this day. Today we’re to showcase the distinct wellbeing experience which food can bring to one’s life for our colleagues and guest at our hotel” says Ghislaine Le Acting General Manager at Hotel Jen Male’ Maldives by Shangri-La.

About Hotel Jen
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels globally in 76 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Catering to immersive explorers so they can seize the stay, the Hotel Jen brand delivers quality, comfort and value with a playful twist. Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel by offering guests spontaneous experiences, unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers 9 vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across South East Asia, China and the Indian Ocean, including Singapore; Manila, Philippines; Johor and Penang in Malaysia; Hong Kong, Beijing and Shenyang in China; and Malé, Maldives. 

LUX* North Male’ Atoll Unveils its LUX* Retreats a first of its kind in the Maldives

LUX* North Male‘ Atoll has recently introduced LUX* Beach Retreat and the LUX* Overwater Retreat Villas, and they are astonishing. These heavens are built on three stories, and designed in a penthouse-style, with existing nearly 1000 square meters of a play area. This is going to offer the guests an experience of indulgence that is unparalleled in the Maldives.This unique design of LUX* Retreats can accommodate up to 8 guests and suitable to families and friends traveling together. The Villas are extremely private and will be provided with 24-hour butler service. Guests will be able to receive unlimited relaxation. In-villa spa treatments, unlimited laundry service, a fitness area, sauna, and hammam, are available in the villa. In addition to the great services, the villa is also featured with an amazing rooftop overlooking a private infinity pool below.  Perks of the LUX* Overwater Retreat and LUX* Beach Retreat doesn’t end there just yet, guests at the Overwater Retreat can even dock their yacht at their villa, while guests staying in the LUX* Beach Retreat can enjoy their own stretch of beach.

The incredibly-decorated villas open onto an expanse of terrace bordering a large infinity pool and gazebo, which can be ideal for outdoor dinners. The jewel in the crown is the rooftop, providing ample space for yoga, barbecues, movie-screenings, intimate, candlelit dinners with a shisha, cocktails at sunset and remarkable views of the Indian Ocean.

The LUX* Resorts & Hotels team brings us its second property in the Maldives, on the island of Olhahali, a six-hectare island fringed by a house reef steps of the beach. LUX North Male’ Atoll is a short transfer from Male’ by speedboat or a 15-minute flight by seaplane.

“We are delighted to unveil the LUX* Retreats. It’s a room category of its own. We are happy to be able to offer a new take on luxury from the carefully designed spaces and architecture to the overall service and surprises offered to the guests by our lovely team members, each and everyone going out of their way to ensure the unique LUX* experience. The LUX* Retreats are truly incomparable to anything you’ve previously seen in the Maldives and they mark yet another milestone on our mission to disrupt the Maldivian mould” says John Rogers, General Manager of LUX* North Male’ Atoll.

About LUX* North Male’ Atoll
LUX* North Male’ Atoll can be reached by a short transfer from Male’ by speedboat. This intimate resort is a visual feast of nautical forms and tones. A next-level resort that sweeps away the thatched-roofed Maldivian footprint of old with a dazzling paradise of penthouse villas and spectacularly designed spaces to play, relax and retreat. Harnessing the fresh vision of Singapore design house Miaja, each of the 67 double-story residence features a rooftop and a private pool, blending Superyacht panache with a vibrant South Beach pulse including 4 elegant eateries and 2 bars. There’s a wealth of ways to relax or raise your game, and the invitations to adventure are endless. You’ll find two swimming pools, a translucent overwater LUX* ME Spa, world-renowned diving, high adrenaline water sports, private yacht voyages, tennis and beach volleyball courts. A uniquely exclusive paradise retreat-where breezy island living meets jet-set chic – LUX* North Male’ Atoll is luxury beyond boundaries.

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives Earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Grand Park Kodhipparu is Proudly announcing its first TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence in its second year of business. This achievement is recognized in organizations that provide consistent excellence and having received great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. The recipients of the certificate of excellence include restaurants, accommodations, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. Regarding this ecstatic celebration, Raffaele Solferino, General Manager of Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives has spoken some words “We are thrilled to receive our very first Certificate of Excellence in the second year of our business and would like to express our gratitude to all our guests who stayed and left their positive feedback for the services received”

“TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2019 Certificate of Excellence, which for nearly a decade has celebrated business that has consistently received positive ratings from travelers and diners on the world’s largest travel platform,” said Neela Pal, Vice President of Brand, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly recognize a business that is actively taking into account customer feedback to help travelers confidentially experience the most highly reviewed places to eat, stay and explore.” This award of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over 12 months. To qualify in this, a business must maintain a TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five and have a minimum number of reviews and should be listed for at least 12 months on TripAdvisor.

About Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives
A Lush Tropical one- island-one resort Located on North Male’ Atoll and can be reached in 20 minutes by a speedboat from Velana International Airport. Featured with a collection of 120 idyllic beach-front pool villas, breathtaking overwater villas, and spacious two bedroom villas. The resorts astounding design is done by world-renowned hospitality firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates. The island is an oasis of luxury tranquility featuring open and breezy public spaces alongside modern interiors inspired by the Maldivian island, local traditions, and crafts.

An unrivaled range of recreational facilities includes an overwater spa with seven treatment rooms, a fully equipped PADI dive facility, a recreation beach club, children’s club Little Explorers, three outstanding destination dining options and an infinity pool. The resort also offers a wide range of island activities and tailor-made experiences that would make a truly memorable stay in the Maldives. Grand Park Kodhipparu is the first luxury resort in the Maldives for the Park Hotel Group.

For more information of the property, please visit:https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/maldives/

Amber Rae, New York’s Best-Selling Author to Host Workshops at LUX* South Ari Atoll

Amber Rae is a New York-based best-selling author, illustrator, entrepreneur, speaker and known as a “real-life Wonder Woman”, who also encourages emotional wellness and personal growth. Amber Rae will host two separate workshops on May 21 and 23, 2019; one tailored to couples and the other focused on personal growth. LUX* South Ari Atoll offers a generous day package for any guest who wishes to join the resort for a full day visit including her workshop, lunch and spa treatments.

Workshop 1, May 21st, 2019; Love & Wonder-Living your best life a couple
This workshop is to guide you through a journey to unlock more love, meaning, and depth in your relationship. You will be joining Amber Rae and Farhad Attaie the Mr. and Mrs in the workshop. The workshop will do wonders in your relationship with your partner, as it will help you combine relatable stories with research-backed and personally- tested techniques for celebrating the good things, navigating the hardships, and creating a good relationship with your significant other. At the end of this workshop, you will acknowledge how to develop your communication skills, conflict navigation, shared meaning, couple vision mapping and take your relationship into a deeper connection.

Workshop 2, May 23rd, 2019; Choose wonder over worry-move beyond fear & double to unlock your full potential
In the second workshop, you will be given ideas on how to use the power of wonder to access more meaning, ease, and joy in your life. Together, we’re going to break through the myths that hold us back and learn to tap into the 3 C’s; courage, curiosity, and compassion to boost our growth. Blending soulful conversation with research-based insights, you’re going to leave tools to navigate tricky emotions, build trust in the unknown, and express your gifts.

About Amber
Amber Rae is the author of the bestselling book, choose wonder over worry: move beyond fear and Doubt to unlock your full potential. Blending raw, personal storytelling with visual exercises and actionable aha! moments, Bustle called it, “the one advice book you should read even if you don’t like self-help.” Her illustrations turn complex ideas of human experiences into bite-sized wisdom, reaching over 1.2 million people a week. She has spread her public art to more than 20 countries and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, NY Mag, Forbes, TODAY, Inc., SELF, Fast Company and Entrepreneur. Fortune called her “a Millennial Motivator” and Mind Body Green called her “The Brené Brown of Wonder.” She often speaks about unlocking our real potential and has worked with organizations like Kate Spade, TED, Ogilvy, and WPP. Previously, with Seth Godin and Amazon, Amber started a publishing company and created marketing campaigns for brands like Apple and Dove.

LUX* South Ari Atoll Day Package
LUX* South Ari Atoll is offering a generous Day Package for joining one of Amber’s workshops. The offer includes access to all facilities, lunch and two treatments at LUX* ME Spa; 30 minutes from Body Scrub and 90 minutes from our signature spa treatments. All for USD 550 per adult or teen with a discount of 50 percent for children aged 6-11.


Anantara Dhigu Maldives Honeymoon and Romance

Join Anantara Dhigu Maldives with your partner and indulge in island romance. Enjoy the sumptuous dining for two and amazing side-by-side spa treatments. Celebrate love in a different concept this time. Anantara dhigu’s getaway will indulge you with full pamper.

You will be transported to the Anantara dhigu by a speedboat. At the arrival you will be complimented with champagne and chocolates. Enjoy the luxury breakfast served in bed with a view of sunrise surfacing into the endless blue and join the exciting water excursions or just spend the day relaxing and getting pampered at the spa. In the evening, dine by design in a romantic setting in a secluded area. You will be able to choose from the resorts collection of fine dining menus complete with your very own private chef and butler.

Naladhu Maldives The Ultimate Private Escape

Take a break, lose yourself and take time to relax at the Naladhu Private Island Maldives. The island is known for its beauty among the locals. Featured with accommodation of 20 timelessly elegant houses, each with a spacious sanctuary and a private swimming pool. Indulge yourself with unlimited excellent services, and wake up every morning to an exotic breakfast. Take an exciting trip to watch the dolphins and swimming barracudas and speed through the jewel-toned waters. While you are still at your exploration take a dip in your own private pool and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Maldives Ocean. When its time for dinner, join for an intimate meal on a deserted island.

Enjoy this dream vacation with Naladhu’s exclusive stay deal in the Maldives. Experience the luxury castaway accommodation for five nights or more and create the best memories. Naladhu Private Island Maldives has also been recognized best resort in the Maldives two years in a row by Conde Nast Traveler, as well third best in the world by its readers.

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Family Villa and Luxury Residence Offers

Have you been planning a trip with family or a group of friends? Join Anantara Kihavah and indulge yourself and your loved ones with this amazing offer they have waiting for you. The island of Kihavah and its white sandy beaches rise up out of the ocean like a mirage. The resort is also located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, letting you the opportunity to swim with the amazing manta rays and explore the colorful reefs surrounding the island. Other exciting things you can do at the kihavah includes exploring the award-winning underwater dining and the Maldives’ only over water observatory.

The package offers you a private escape for your friends and family, a place to call home away from home. Get exclusive savings on Anantara kihavah’s exquisite Family Beach Villas and luxury residences including breakfast, dinner and spa treatments.

Explore and relax on the Family Beach Pool Villas and Two or Three Bedroom Residences with family and loved ones. In a choice of Anantara Kihavah’s luxury residences over quiet waters or on the pristine beach, each space is yours. Enjoy the Complimentary breakfast, dinner and spa treatments included in the package.