Komandoo Maldive Island Resort is an idyllic private island retreat, a haven of charm and elegance, only 100 meters wide and 500 meters long, with attractive sugar white sand banks on both ends.
A beautiful turquoise lagoon all around the island and a magnificent house reef with superb snorkeling.
The vegetation is tropical with a beautiful 40-year old coconut plantation as highlight. Komandoo is perfectly situated in a channel opening, which makes it very interesting for divers and snorkelers.
You never know what to expect when entering the waters, Turtles, Mantas, Sharks or Rays. Sitting on the “Kandu Bar” terrace, You often see a school of dolphins playing as they pass by.
The Public areas, like Bar, Restaurant and Spa are all built in picturesque Maldivian style, with thatched roofs and exquisite furniture’s In the romantic open-air restaurant on the water, the sophisticated gourmet cuisine will provide lasting memories.
For perhaps the most romantic evening in your life, do not miss out on Komandoo’s once in a lifetime Candle light dinner by yourself, on the beach, as the sun sets with a glass of champagne or your favorite wine. Together with the Executive Chef, you will compose your own menu, for that special occasion.
The well stocked souvenir shop offers a wide variety of handicrafts, clothes and everyday necessities. There is also a small internet café with internet access.
From a distance, Club Med Kani Resort emerges like a garden island, bathed in turquoise waters. This little paradise in the Maldives archipelago, exclusively reserved from Club Med resort guests, is dotted with 75 suites on stilts which, viewed from above, resemble a giant palm tree growing out across the lagoon. At the heart of a luxuriant natural world surrounded by multicoloured birds, the rooms offer personalised services for demanding Robinson Crusoes. Between diving in the underwater depths and the pleasure of sampling the exquisite flavours of Asia, Kani is an Eden for all lovers.
In the local language Dhivehi, Vabbinfaru refers to a round island circled by a round coral reef. In this circle of peace, claim sanctuary at Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru resort. Feel the natural sea breeze sweeping in from the majestic Indian Ocean, and let the resort’s signature hospitality bring you peace and tranquillity.
Canareef Resort Maldives (formerly Herathera Island Resort) welcomes you with 271 spacious rooms for your honeymoon, friends or family. Each villa is refined by nature and designed for guests to enjoy the lush natural vegetation on the Island. Our villas consists of 80 Sunrise Villas, 71 Sunset Beach Villas and 120 Jacuzzi Villas from sizes of 76sqm – 97sqm.
The Equator Crossing to the Resort would be one of the key highlights of your trip to our Island with your loved ones or friends, as guests get to view breath-taking aerial view of the Maldives expansive turquoise blue atolls riddle in the Indian Ocean.
All guests to the Island via domestic flight will receive a personalised Equator Crossing Certificate from the Captain of the airplane.
Just when you thought the fun and thrills was about to stop, be blown away by a short 10-minute exhilarating speedboat ride from Gan International Airport.
In Addu Atoll, experiences abound and there is so much more our Island has to offer.
From Dolphin Cruises to Manta Ray dives and the largest World War II shipwreck, The British Loyalty, to local Island Tours in Hulhumeedhoo, guests are ensured of myriad of Sea, Sun, Sand and local cultural experiences.
Secluded, secret and serene, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is one of the world’s most exclusive private islands and the pinnacle of the Coco Collection experience. There’s nowhere in the Maldives, or anywhere on earth, quite like Coco Privé; an entire island that is dedicated to you, your family and friends.
Every Coco Privé guest is given a totally individual experience, tailored to the finest detail. Before you even arrive, we get to know your likes, loves and longings; matching your exact needs with genuine local hospitality and inspirational moments.
Coco Privé aims to create a sense of intimacy and enjoyment for each and every guest. It is a personal and private space for the most discerning to enjoy and savour.
Kuda Hithi Island is the result of a remarkable collaboration between Coco Privé and award-winning architect Guz Wilkinson. Here, you will find luxurious living enhanced with every amenity imaginable and the discreet butler services of your personal host.
After the successful Sounds of Maldives music series events in Kuda Bandos island (Maldives), Colombo, Kuala Lumpur and Bangalore, this year the event is set to take place at Dusit Thani Dubai on 5th May 2015 as the entertainment segment of MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015 Special Edition.
Maldives.com is the title sponsor of the Sounds of Maldives Dubai event and the associate media partner of MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015 and will be providing full coverage of the event.
While Sounds of Maldives brand has presented numerous Maldivian music artists including The 5, Umar, Esa, Unoosha, Barchie, Mira, Harubee, Mummu, Fa’thu, Nothnegal, 1 Knight Stand, Fasy, DJ Paiday, DJ Vifak, Furadhan, Ritte, Vunadhana Beru, Void Arcadium and Andhala, the upcoming edition will present Nothnegal, Fasy Live, Unoosha, Furashan and DJ Ali.
The event is organized by Highrise and GM Habeeba Hussain ensures that the brand will continue in other destinations promoting the Maldives with the talents we have got. “We believe that Highrise being an event management company, have made a lot of effort in promoting the destination and talents using our own brands”.
The world’s first undersea restaurant invites the world to celebrate the occasion on April 15, 2015 One decade ago, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island was spectacularly ‘sunk’ five metres into the waters of the Indian ocean and ever since it’s been the mecca for lovers of food, culture and architecture the world over. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Conrad Maldives will be hosting a Twitter Chat on Wednesday April 15, 2015 which will take place at 3pm GMT (10am EST). Conrad Maldives Rangali Island invites the world to join the conversation and celebrate the birthday of this world famous dining location by sharing their memories of Ithaa on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Throughout the week of Ithaa’s birthday, users are invited to share their photos and memories using the hashtag #IthaaTurns10 users.
Sitting like a pearl beneath the waves (Ithaa translates as ‘pearl’ in the Maldivian language of Dhivehi) the curved acrylic walls which give 180-degree panoramic views sets the trend for unique dining. It became the world’s first aquarium-style undersea restaurant – indulging diners with stunning views of the surrounding lagoon, reefs and tropical fish. Consistently recognised as the most beautiful restaurant in the world, Ithaa is fast becoming a 21st Century travel icon, so it is no surprise it is regarded as one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive places to eat. “We are all excited to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of such an iconic restaurant” said Lyle Lewis, general manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. “I can think of no better way to celebrate such a momentous occasion than by sharing it with the whole world.” Envisioned by Mr. Ahmed Saleem of Crown Company PVT, owning company of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Mr. Saleem was inspired whilst travelling in Bali in 2001 and five years later Ithaa was brought to life by Mike Murphy of M J Murphy Limited in New Zealand who specialises in aquarium technology and at a cost of US $5 million, Ithaa took 85 tonnes of sand ballast (in sandbags) in order to be sunken onto the ocean bed. It wasn’t long before it became a cultural phenomenon and world-leader in beauty and cuisine that continues to intrigue and impress to this day. Program of Events
Memories of Ithaa – April 13-17, 2015
During the week of Ithaa’s 10th birthday, the resort will be posting content across its social media channels, inviting the world to share their memories of Ithaa and post photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Ithaa’s 10th Birthday Twitter Chat at 3pm GMT (11am EST) on Wed April 15, 2015
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island (@ConradMaldives) invites the world to celebrate Ithaa’s 10th anniversary through a live Twitter Chat. This global discussion will encourage fans of Ithaa to share their memories, photos and stories of this world famous and iconic restaurant. Follow @ConradMaldives on Twitter and join the chat using #IthaaTurns10 on Wednesday April 15, 2015 at 3pm GMT/10am EST
Exclusive Winemaker Dinner presented by Château Margaux – April 15, 2015
To coincide with the date the restaurant first opened its doors – April 15 – Ithaa will host a Château Margaux sommelier dinner. The unrivalled wine estate of Château Margaux dates back to the 17th Century and is renowned for its grapes as its prices. A bottle of 1787 Château Margaux was sold for $225,000 making it one of the world’s most expensive wines. This is the first time Château Margaux has been invited to host at Conrad Maldives. For more information about Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, visit www.conradhotels.com/maldives
For food fanatics from around the world enjoying their luxurious stay at Coco Bodu Hithi in Maldives, Savour 2015 was a very literal taste of the good life. The event hosted by Coco Collection from 21st March to 3rd April saw Michelin Starred Chefs Frédéric Doucet, Nigel Haworth, Aktar Islam, Andrew Pern as well as Food & Beverage Specialist, Rogers Benham, who took turns to demonstrate master classes showcasing some of their signature dishes.
This was the first time such a sophisticated culinary event was held in the Maldives at such a grand scale and according to Coco Collection this event, which received overwhelming support, is going to become an annual event.
For the world renowned chefs and mixologist, most of whom are first timers in Maldives, it was love at first sight. The little paradise on earth is on the bucket lists of most people who dream of spending at least a few days enjoying the dreamy islands surrounded by white sandy beaches and vast turquoise lagoons. When asked about his experience in the Maldives, Chef Akhtar Islam remarked, “Since I landed here, I am in love and lost in Maldives!”-a view shared by the other chefs and mixologist as well. Thus the stunning island of Coco Bodu Hithi, which has a romantic and timeless charm, was the perfect setting for this amazing culinary experience. The master classes, dinners and cocktail parties were held at the 7 scenic indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars of the resort.
Prior to the event the General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi, Georgiou Papazoglou said, “Coco Bodu Hithi has always been a haven for food aficionados and Savour 2015 offers an impressive lineup for our guests to indulge in world-class dining experiences throughout their stay. Holding true to our promise to offer an inspirational stay, this culinary journey will create moments to treasure for a lifetime.”
Savour 2015 was indeed a unique and rare experience for guests who not only got to taste delectable cuisines but interact with the world renowned chefs and learn some of their signature creations. Guests at Coco Bodu Hithi who were lucky enough to experience the culinary event were doubly sated. They enjoyed world-class food at one of the most luxurious and picturesque resorts in the beautiful Maldives.
Kurumba Maldives will be celebrating Earth Hour, this Saturday 28th March from 20:30 pm to 21:30 pm, local time and contributing to the Earth Hour movement which unites people to take action for the planet and aims to raise awareness of climate change.
During this hour, Kurumba will partake in this movement by turning off air conditioning units and lighting in staff areas, as well as exterior signage lighting and use candlelight in public areas, restaurants and bars. In-house guests have been invited to participate and do the same in their rooms and villas.
The inaugural Earth Hour movement started in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then the event has become a worldwide movement. In 2014, a record 162 countries took part in Earth Hour 2014, showing a huge amount of support from the Maldives, to the UK and beyond. The switch offs start in Samoa and continue finishing eventually in Tahiti.
Jason Kruse, General Manager of Kurumba Maldives commented: “climate change is the one of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces today, and is especially important in the fragile Maldives. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program, we will continue to make efforts to reduce energy consumption, use sustainable energy and protect our environment. Every small action can make a difference”.
The Ministry of Tourism of the Maldives is organising a free concert in the capital city Malé for the 8th January with the acclaimed Senegalese-born and current US-based R&B and hip hop artist Akon.
The event was announced through a video message from Akon which was shown during the Tourist Arrival Countdown show held on New Year’s Eve where two Indian Bollywood musicians Salim – Sulaiman performed.
This is the second attempt by the four time grammy nominated artist to perform in the Maldives. The first attempt was in 2010 which was cancelled after the tickets were sold saying the technical assistance and security measures were not up to par.
The 2010 performance attempt was hugely opposed by the then Islamic Ministry and several religious groups. Speaking in response to public discord over two Indian musicians playing in the Maldives on New Year’s Eve and Akon’s performance scheduled for Thursday to the local daily newspaper Haveeru, Tourism Minister Adeeb said that foreign artists and musicians are invited to perform in the Maldives as a means to promote tourism and has nothing to do with religion and that they are simply a means to promote Maldives as a brand.
He also said “These shows are for promoting Maldives’ tourism. While the entire world has started to see Malé City as a lair that harbours members of the Islamic State or extremist militants, foreign artists performing here will show the world what the situation here is truly like. Maldives does not belong to the Islamic State.”
Akon’s announcement to perform in Maldives comes after Jamaican Grammy Award winning International star Sean Paul – who was supposed to perform during Tourism Arrival Countdown Show 2014 – cancelled at the last minute after a YouTube video was released threatening the artist with death if he performed in the Maldives.