Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru

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

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.

Naifaru Nafaa Inn

Situated in Lhaviyani Atoll, Naifaru Nafaa Inn is the perfect place to experience Maldives Islands and its surroundings. Only 142 km from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Naifaru Nafaa Inn is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like lockers, bicycle rental, 24-hour room service, laundry service, room service.

Guests can choose from 4 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized), diving, fishing to make your stay truly unforgettable. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Naifaru Nafaa Inn.

Rashu Hiyaa

Located on the island of Dhiffushi in the North Malé atoll, Rashu Hiyaa is a brand new example of an affordable luxury guest house. It is acceptable to say Rashu Hiyaa represents the epitome of class and fine accommodation combined with modern comforts, which cannot be found in any other guest house in the Maldives.

Coco Privé Private Island

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.

 

Hotel Jen Malé Maldives

 

Rebranded early 2015 as Hotel Jen Malé Maldives, former Trader Hotel Maldives, is located in the capital city Malé. The four-star hotel is less than 10 minutes speedboat ride away from Ibrahim Nasir international airport. The hotel’s location is ideal for travelers looking to be near the city centre and airport.

Hotel Jen is a diverse collection of hotels in the best locations across Asia Pacific, with a unique brand of style and service delivery designed to appeal to a ‘New Jeneration’ of travellers. The brand is the brainchild of virtual persona Jen, a professional hotelier and all-time lover of life, travel and discovery. To guests, Hotel Jen delivers quality, comfort, convenience and value with a twist. Jen cares about what really matters to guests – the important things done well; comfortable rooms and honest authentic service; respect, privacy and efficiency served without fuss or intrusion; cultural insights; interesting experiences; and fast, free WiFi everywhere, always. 

 

Dhaainkanbaa

This majestic vessel was named after the Queen of Maldives who ruled from 1384 to 1388 – Sultana Dhaainkan’baa Dhil Kilege Mahaarehendhi, to depict beauty and grandeur as the Queen herself.

Dhaainkanbaa promises to bring you a floating luxury of accommodation, service and cuisine that distinguishes it from any other.  This luxury cruise is also the winner of Floating Asia Awards in 2010. Double/Lower, Twin/Lower

Dhaainkan’baa offers seven cosy and inviting staterooms with extra spacious bathrooms (six doubles and one twin), expertly designed and exquisitely furnished for a relaxing time after a day of adventurous activity or slumbering in sweet dreams.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives

Located on the island of Veligandu Huraa in North Malé atoll, Naladhu Maldives is a 35-minute speedboat ride away from Ibrahim Nasir international airport. The luxury resort comes with a ‘House Master’. Naladhu’s location gives quick access to the nearby 20 world class dive sites and the resort is famous to spot green sea turtles.

MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015 Special Edition to be held in Dubai

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.

Sounds of Maldives, Entertainment segment of MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015 Special Edition

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”.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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.

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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