Hurawalhi Maldives

Hurawalhi Maldives is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. 150 Km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

With a spectacular underwater restaurant 5.8 meters below sea level, a luxurious pampering Duniye spa and out of this world diving with manta rays and dolphins, this stunning, all-villa resort with private infinity pools will be a magnet for couples looking for something extraordinary in a region already renowned for the amazing.

At this adult-only resort, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the resort provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, fax machine, gift/souvenir shop.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The resort offers wonderful recreational facilities such as badminton court, boats, canoe, dart board, watersports equipment rentals to make your stay truly unforgettable. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Hurawalhi Maldives.

MATATO Represents Maldives at the First BITB

The Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) is representing the Indian Ocean nation in the Bharath International Tourism Bazaar (BITB).

Opening in New Delhi last Monday, the event is the first edition of the Berlin travel trade show that has grown to become the largest in the world. Over 300 tourism products are being displayed at the B2B event, with MATATO bringing around a dozen Maldivian products to the 12,000 square metre Pragati Maidan.

“India is one of the fastest growing and largest travel markets in the world, and MATATO intends to have strong presence in India’s leading travel shows with our members and industry partners,” read a press release from the association.

India is the second fastest outbound tourism market in the world, after China, with arrivals to the Maldives growing by almost 15 percent in 2015, and more than 20 percent up to July this year.

Statistics from the World Bank and India’s tourism ministry show that 18.3 million Indians travelled overseas in 2014, compared to 16 million the year before. The UNWTO believes this could grow to as many as 50 million by 2020.

Maldivian resorts and guest houses exhibiting with MATATO at the event include Amilla Fushi, Cocoon Maldives, Dreams Arena, Furaveri Island Resort, Local Island Inn, Soneva, and Summer Island Maldives as well as the soon to be opened Season Paradise hotel in Thulusdhoo.

Travel agents present were ITAW Travels & Tours along with Traveller Street, while Mega Maldives Airlines were also featured. Copies of the ‘guesthouses maldives’ magazine were available to attendees, while the MATATO exhibit featured scenes of the atolls captured by local photographer Aishath Naj for her ‘Two Thousand Isles’ blog.

Organisers have arranged for those visiting the bazaar to take part in 6 ‘power conclaves’ examining specific tourism areas such as aviation, MICE, hospitality and experiential tourism.

“It is undeniably the most robust growth market globally,” explains the BITB website, describing the event as “tourism under one roof, B2B with a difference that includes new motivations to travel, consolidating what is trending in Indian tourism.”

The event will conclude today, October 6.

Rihiveli The Dream

Well-positioned, in South Male Atoll, Rihiveli The Dream is the ideal place to stay if you are looking for an experience that is relaxing, sporty and convivial in an environment that is protected. Resident dolphins are in the lagoon, just a few minutes away in your catamaran. The Turtles and Ray Mantas will come to have breakfast with you in the morning. Here, it’s all about respecting the nature and treating the staff in the best way possible. This is felt in the way the island and staff receive each guest.

Rihiveli The Dream offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities invigorate travelers. The motto of the island is also “no News No Shoes”. It aims to ensure that you relax, and therefore, wifi is only made available in public spaces… but you will soon realize how little you need it – perhaps with the exception of picture perfect Instagram posts.

The hotel features 48 beautifully appointed guest rooms, with a desk, direct beach access and a fan which does the job better than AC coupled. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the private beach, spa, massage, water sports. Rihiveli The Dream is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Maldives Islands.