Exclusive Opening Offer at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort offers a rare encounter with the preciously guarded marine life and authentic nature. A setting designed to mimic and honor its surroundings, recycling and reusing materials wherever possible.

Whether for a romantic tropical escape or a truly unforgettable family experience, discover a rarefied setting where lush jungle meets peaceful lagoon.

Enjoy an elevated experience with signature personal St. Regis Butler service in one of 77 transcendent suites with private plunge pools and beach access.

Embrace a new definition of barefoot luxury experience at the finest address in the Maldives with exceptional benefits:

  • 20% off the Best Available Rate
  • Daily breakfast
  • Double Starpoints

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New Kandima Maldives, opening February 2017

A new game-changing destination & lifestyle resort opening February 2017
Under new hospitality development company, Pulse Hotels & Resorts

Forget normal, the mundane. Out with the everyday, the expected. Kandima Maldives, opening in February 2017 is anything but ordinary – it is smart, playful and responsible.

Located on a lush tropical island in the Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima Maldives is just a 30-minute flight from Male International Airport, followed by a 20-minute boat ride to this seriously stylish island.

Kandima will offer guests the opportunity to experience the NEW Maldives in an exciting way. This new game-changing lifestyle resort will embody all the positive values of the Maldives, whilst adding its own innovative, vibrant and playful style.

This 3 km long island will be the first lifestyle resort in the country. More than just another beach holiday, it is an experience, offering timeout for adults and plenty of fun for children, not to mention island-living at its best, year round sunshine, water sports, top activities and a safe environment.

Kandima Maldives is perfect for those searching for quality, value and a contemporary and intelligent holiday experience. The goal is to help guests get the most out of their holiday, by making each stay unique, enjoyable and memorable. Kandima Maldives’ promise is that all guests will leave feeling energised, relaxed, inspired and above all, happy. What else makes Kandima Maldives different? Well everyone is welcome for a start. This lifestyle resort caters for guests of all ages; families, couples, groups of friends and of course honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, wellbeing, sport, spa experiences or just family time, Kandima Maldives will have something for everyone.

Just play! At Kandima Maldives, it is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and smart solutions that make use of the latest innovations – not to mention a playful spirit. Explore one of the most beautiful settings in the world through the Diving School & Marine Centre activities, or head to the state-of-the-art Watersports Centre where an experienced team will take you windsurfing, SUP, surfing, or on one of the Catamarans.

If relaxation is more your thing, then simply open the doors onto your own private decking area and enjoy endless tropical views, sign up to the daily yoga and meditation classes on offer, or dive into the outdoor pool. Measuring 100m this is set to be the largest pool in the Maldives.

Still not convinced? Then have a look at these other activities with more cool surprises still being developed: tennis courts, art studio, marine biology school, kids club, games room, library, gym, yoga studio and spa, Zumba classes, electric scooters, beach volleyball, petanque, arts and crafts lessons, …

Whether you want to dine as a group, or slope off to somewhere more intimate for a romantic meal for two – Kandima Maldives has the perfect place for you. The island offers cuisine to suit any gastronomic taste, boasting one of the largest selection of restaurants and bars in the country, with an incredible choice of ten different outlets, featuring flavours of the world from Chinese to Maldivian and Mediterranean.

The resort offers a choice of 274 stylishly designed studios, beach and aqua villas, with eleven different categories to choose from, all of which have a private terrace and endless tropical views to enjoy. Their locations at different points along the 3km long island makes the accommodation suitable for honeymooners and couples seeking privacy and families as well as group of friends looking for activity.

Kandima Maldives will use state of the art technology in order to elevate their guest’s experience. The new Kandima property management system is the first of its kind – it is smart unobtrusive technology that makes guests stays smoother and the new RFID wristband means that there is no need to carry a key or wallet. This advanced technology will enable Kandima to service guests to the highest level from booking to arrival, throughout their stay and beyond.

So why is Kandima Maldives investing in such game-changing technology? Of course to give the best possible service to all guests, to be easily accessible for everyone but as well to follow one of its values: to be responsible and reduce its carbon footprint due to reducing the islands waste and energy consumption. All water waste and glass are recycled, food composted, items responsibly packaged, energy saved through smart room controls and printed collateral radically reduced through the use of the app and interactive systems.

Available from £160 half board per person, based on two adults sharing.

Baglioni Resort Maldives to open next year

Italian hotel chain Baglioni Hotels to launch its first Maldives resort early 2017, on the island of Maagau in Dhaalu atoll, after the company announced record profits for 2015.

“Our positive progress confirms the validity of our business model and the management that typifies our collection of luxury five-star hotels positioned in highly popular cities for tourists,” explained company executive Guido Polito.

The 99 villa resort will become the first luxury Italian five-star resort in the Maldives, more than four decades after Italian entrepreneurs first spotted the potential of tourism in the pristine atolls.

Baglioni will also include three restaurants, a swimming pool and bar, spa and diving centre; aiming to provide unique Italian hospitality in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Also known as South Nilandhe Atoll, Dhaalu atoll has 56 islands and is currently home to four of the Maldives’ 114 registered island resorts.

Baglioni – currently based in Italy and London – has announced its intention to double its international presence after revealing that annual turnover had grown by 18 percent in 2015.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Brings The Iconic St. Regis Brand To The Maldives

Slated to open on 1 November 2016, The St. Regis Vommuli Resort Will Introduce a New Level of Bespoke Luxury in the Heart of the Maldives Archipelago

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced the signing of an agreement with Residency Resorts Malé Private Limited, part of the Chennai-based leading property developer, Appaswamy Group, to debut the renowned St. Regis brand in the Maldives. Set to open in 2016, The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives will bring the brand’s hallmark luxury services to one of the world’s most magnificent destinations, ideally situated on the private Vommuli Island in the Dhaalu Atoll.

Garden Villa with Pool, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Garden Villa with Pool, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

“We are pleased to partner with Starwood to bring this hotel to life: marrying the bespoke service of the St. Regis brand with the ‘barefoot luxury’ mentality of the Maldives,” said Ravi Appasamy Managing Director of Residency Resorts Male Private Limited. “The brand’s allure, coupled with Starwood’s powerful loyalty program, is sure to entice affluent travelers to visit this enchanting destination.”

“Celebrated as one of the world’s best addresses, the Maldives is a befitting destination to introduce the St. Regis brand to a discerning set of global guests,” said Jim Petrus, Global Brand Leader, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts. “This incredible addition to the St. Regis portfolio has been conceived in perfect harmony with the island’s lush vegetation and pristine lagoon.”

Overwater Villa with Pool Bedroom, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Overwater Villa with Pool Bedroom, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

A 40-minute seaplane ride southwest from the Republic’s capital city Malé, The St. Regis Vommuli Resort will be located on a private atoll spanning more than 20 acres, surrounded by unspoiled beaches and a secluded lagoon with sparkling turquoise waters. The resort will feature 77 luxuriously appointed private villas, all with a distinct contemporary design scheme inspired by the island’s natural materials and color palette. Guests will have access to a tranquil spa with six private treatment rooms; an infinity swimming pool; state of the art fitness center and yoga space; as well as a dive and activity center. With an all-day dining restaurant, three specialty restaurants and a signature bar, The St. Regis Vommuli Resort will also offer guests rich culinary experiences including the legendary Bloody Mary cocktail, which was first created at the flagship St. Regis New York hotel in the 1930s and is served at each of the brand’s 34 hotels and resorts around the world.

Deck of Overwater Villa with Pool, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Overwater Villa with Pool deck, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

“This signing further fuels Starwood’s strong growth momentum in South Asia, where we continue to see strong demand for high-end hotel accommodations,” added Sudeep Jain, Vice President Acquisitions and Development, South Asia, Starwood Hotels and Resorts.  “The upcoming arrival of the St. Regis brand in the Maldives underpins our commitment to Starwood’s luxury portfolio in this dynamic market.”

This announcement follows on the heels of the recent signing of The St. Regis Mumbai, which is scheduled to open before the end of the year. The St. Regis Vommuli Resort will further strengthen Starwood’s fast-growing portfolio in South Asia, where the company currently operates 48 hotels with an additional 48 hotels in the pipeline, including W Goa Retreat & Spa and Le Méridien Nagpur in India; Le Méridien Paro, in Bhutan; Le Méridien and Sheraton in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Sheraton in Colombo, Sri Lanka, all due to open in the region within the next two years.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

The St. Regis Vommuli Resort joins Starwood’s dynamic local portfolio that includes W Retreat & Spa – Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

Angsana Velavaru

Arrive at a picturesque lagoon. Explore deserted islands. Snorkel through coral reefs. Race with playful dolphins through shimmering waters. Swim slowly through the ocean with turtles. Go on a sunset cruise. Stay on Velavaru, Dhivehi for turtle island. Discover your destination playground at Angsana Velavaru Resort.

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is found on Meedhuffushi Island, a beautiful bite-sized jewel in the Maldives’ South Nilandhe Atoll. A spectacular 35-minute seaplane flight from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, our little slice of bliss is lush with coconut palms and fringed by colourful corals. We’ve got pristine, powder-fine sand, translucent turquoise waters and staff ready to help you 24/7 – the perfect ingredients for fun and relaxation.

 

Niyama Unveils New 48 Suites Island

“Play”, the second island of Niyama Maldives by Per Aquum resort in Dhaalu Atoll has opened.

Niyama Map
Niyama Map

The island “Play” which is just a few metres away from Niyama’s original island “Chill” is connected by a bridge and comes with 48 new suites which totals to 134 on both islands. At “Play” guests can experience treetop dining at the Nest or simply enjoy a laid back beachfront restaurant, Blu. The island also features a children’s club.

BLU Pool and Beach, PER AQUUM Niyama
BLU Pool and Beach, PER AQUUM Niyama

Speaking on the occasion, Nicholas Downing, Vice President of Per Aquum, said; “The opening of Play is a significant milestone for Niyama and proves that we are continuing to redefine the Maldives’ experience. We were the first resort to open an underwater music club and we’re still breaking the mould with our new, groundbreaking concepts. Resorts in the Maldives traditionally target one specific segment. With Niyama’s twin islands, Chill and Play, Per Aquum is yet again daring to be different by offering a revolutionary new concept for the Maldives, allowing guests to choose which type of experience they wish to have each day. The traditional honeymoon and couples market has evolved and our guests are now seeking bolder and more adventurous experiences with their families whilst not wanting to compromise on luxury or exceptional levels of service.”

The new 48 suites comprises of one-bedroom Beach Pool Suites which provide total privacy but also the convenience of direct beach access and ocean views from bed as well as a ‘family-sized’ plunge pool and two-bedroom Family Beach Pavilion facing the lagoon and offers a high level of privacy with the added bonus of an in-villa spa.

Aerial, PER AQUUM Niyama
PER AQUUM Niyama

Guests staying at the new suites too can enjoy all of Niyama’s signature touches including the personal Thakuru – butler service in ‘Maldivian-style’, ‘Deli-In’ – a refrigerator brimming with gourmet drinks, treats including complimentary popcorn and ice cream, an in-room entertainment system with LED TV, Bose 5.1 Surround System and also a wide range of international and foreign language movies.

Niyama which opened ”Chill” island in 2012, is a 45-minute seaplane flight from capital city Malé. The new facilities on “Play” complement the venues on Chill, which includes Lime Spa with six treatment rooms facing the lagoon and two nestled in lush jungle. Chill offers dining at Tribal, the innovative African dining experience, fine dining at Edge, which is only accessible by boat, and Subsix – the underwater playground.