One&Only Reethi Rah has continued to dominate its position as the top Asian hotel in the monthly listing by the independent authority on affluent living, bestofluxury.com. The March 2014 edition of the listing released online shows that One&Only Reethi Rah has retained its position for January, February and March of this year.
One&Only Reethi Rah is an all villa resort, located in one of the largest islands in the North Malé Atoll, with white sand coves and turquoise bays all the villas have magnificent view of the ocean from all the rooms, with unprecedented privacy. Sports celebrity, David Beckham, and family has had their Christmas vacations in this resort for the last two years.
The other resort of Maldives to make the list is Soneva Gili, which came forth in the March 2014 rankings. This resort also has maintained its position throughout the year. Soneva Gili is set in a tiny island in one of the largest lagoons of the North Malé Atoll.
bestofluxury.com announced that each Asian resort highlighted within the listings has been put through a methodical examination to establish how well they perform compared to industry standards and competitors. According to them, each month the top Asian resorts are put through a methodical evaluation process in order to determine which resorts produce the best services overall. The process involves an in-depth analysis of top performing Asian companies in areas including community, appeal, transportation, climate, and safety. Client evaluations of competing Asian resorts are contacted in order to obtain their unique inputs and suggestions on the resorts they have used.
Ranked no. 13 among 20 hotels in South Malé Atoll by TripAdvisor, we give you Adaaran Club Rannalhi. The Club Rannalhi Island owned and operated by Aitken Spence Hotels, can be reached by speedboat from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in approximately 45 minutes.
The approximately 450 m long and 140 m wide Club Rannalhi, adapted to the natural beauty of tropical island known locally simply as Rannalhi, offers lively, relaxed atmosphere for everyone. The large and quite shallow, crystal clear lagoon is in the southern part of the island and is ideal for swimming and all water sports. The house and the outer reef ranges from 10 to 40 meters deep and is a lively coral garden abundant with various colorful flora and fauna, offering excellent snorkeling conditions.
One of the most sought out rooms on the island are the water villas. These villas are built on stilts and is over the beautiful lagoon and can go directly for a swim from the room.
The large main restaurant, serves international cuisine and regular theme nights. All Inclusive dining option comes with buffet for all meals.
In addition to the coffee shop and bar lounge service, the island has a boutique, a jewellery shop, laundry service and a spa where you can pamper yourself.
Some other services the island resort offers include excursions and picnics to uninhabited islands or deep sea fishing, sailing, and the special sunset fishing. Trips to Male to see the capital and the museum and enjoy souvenir shopping are also arranged upon request. Scuba diving, amongst the reefs in the vicinity of the island, snorkeling and other water sports including water skiing is available for the thrill seeker.
With a minimum of US$ 200 with the all inclusive option you can ensure you participate in any activity or excursion you feel like.
Per AQUUM Resorts, Retreats & Residences invites travelers to experience its 2014 Dream Calendar Show of Andreas Franke’s Photography, the world’s first underwater resort-based art exhibition.
Plunge into the strange, surreal and mysterious world of award-winning visual artist Andreas Franke and experience his photographic Phantasy Fairytale underwater art exhibition at PER AQUUM Huvafen Fushi and PER AQUUM Niyama in the Maldives. The exhibition can be viewed from now until the end of May 2014 and is part of the Per AQUUM Dream Calendar of events. Each photographic piece has been submerged in the Indian Ocean and can be seen from inside the underwater music club Subsix at NIYAMA and inside the underwater LIME spa at Huvafen Fushi. Guests can also purchase the art and take a piece of the Indian Ocean home with them.
The exhibition magically combines photography, nautical exploration and digital mastery to produce compelling underwater dream worlds where Western fairytale characters are creatively superimposed against the backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Each photographic art piece evokes a feeling of folklore and magic with Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood and Star Money exhibiting at both NIYAMA and Huvafen Fushi, while the Snow Queen features exclusively at NIYAMA and The Last Unicorn features exclusively at Huvafen Fushi.
Submerged in an underwater exhibition, each piece is sealed with Plexiglas in stainless steel frames and blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, with saltwater and algae adding the final artistic touches. The size of each piece at NIYAMA is 150 cm x 110 cm with a selling price of US$15,000 each, while at Huvafen Fushi the size of each piece is 110 cm x 73.5 cm with a selling price of US$12,000 each. Same size reprints can also be purchased with prices starting from US$4,800 per piece. A percentage of proceeds from purchases will be donated to Per AQUUM’s Coral Regeneration Program.
Committed to breaking boundaries, this Per AQUUM and Andreas Franke collaboration spins the typical photographic art exhibition on its head giving the world an imaginative interpretation of underwater life.
Sink into the Phantasy Fairytale four night package at Huvafen Fushi and view this exclusive underwater exhibition from inside LIME Spa whilst enjoying a manicure or pedicure. Explore each suspended underwater piece in its true watery environment as the underwater resort space adds yet another layer of intrigue. Come back at night and view them in a different light during SpaQuarium with the marine biologist, then complete your four night stay by adopting a coral. Combine with the Phantasy Fairytale four night package at NIYAMA and receive complimentary combined airport speedboat transfers to Huvafen Fushi.
At NIYAMA, dance the night away as each Phantasy Fairytale character draws you into an enchanting, atmospheric tale of magic, mystery and make-believe. View the exhibition from inside underwater music club Subsix with a bottle of champagne and canapés. Spend a morning with the marine biologist learning about the beautiful ecosystem of the Indian Ocean then put your knowledge to the test with a snorkelling trip to a deserted castaway island nearby.