The Nautilus Maldives

The Nautilus Beach & Ocean Houses Maldives have been created to become one of the leading resorts in the world. An all-suite bohemian hideaway set in the beauty of Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, The Nautilus is an immensely private resort of 26 beach and ocean houses, where guests can feel as though they’d rented a private island of their own.
The Nautilus Beach & Ocean Houses Maldives have a private beach area and water sports facilities in Baa Atoll. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, this 5-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Asian and Latin American dishes are served at the in-house restaurant. Guests at The Nautilus Maldives can enjoy a continental breakfast.
At the accommodation guests are welcome to take advantage of a fitness room. You can play table tennis at this 5-star resort, and the area is popular for snorkeling and windsurfing.

Mookai Hotel

Mookai Hotel is just a few minutes away from the airport ferry terminal Mookai Hotel is an ideal choice for business travelers and tourists visiting the bustling city of Malé. With luxury Penthouse suites overlooking the city and the seascapes, fully equipped apartments and superior rooms, the hotel comes with a variety of attractive facilities like a rooftop swimming pool, whirl pool and jacuzzi set alongside a tropical terrace garden.

Spacious apartments and superior rooms, all fully air-conditioned, with free WiFi and equipped with modern amenities to make your stay in the city a more rewarding experience. With private balconies overlooking the ocean and the city, all rooms are well furnished and warmly designed.

Dining for hotel’s guests arranged by Kam Hotel, just across the street. You can order room service from Kam or just drop by for a sumptuous meal or leisurely coffee.

Kam Restaurant is loved both by locals and visitors for its excellent food, and especially popular lunch buffer. HACCP standard certified and featuring a well-rounded multi-cuisine menu, you will find both the food and environment and welcoming experience.

Two Michelin-starred chef Johannes King to host exclusive dinners at Niyama

German chef Johannes King jets into Niyama to host two exclusive five-course dinners. Owner of the Michelin-starred Söl’ring Hof, Chef Johannes will serve modern European cuisine paired with a selection of wines in a stunning setting 500m out in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Chef Johannes began his career at the prestigious Franz Keller restaurant in Cologne specializing in French nouvelle cuisine. He then trained under master pastry chef Karl Schumacher at Vienna’s Konditorei Oberlaa, perfecting the traditional desserts for which the café is renowned. Chef Johannes relocated to Berlin to work at Henri Levy’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Maître, then joined the culinary team at the InterContinental in the upscale Tiergarten area.

Chef Johannes found his passion for fresh, seasonal, locally sourced dishes at Hôtel de la Poste on the Côte D’Or, known for its regional Burgundian cuisine. His experience here inspired him to open his own destination restaurant in 2000. Söl’ring Hof on the island of Sylt commands two Michelin stars and 17 Gault Millau points. Gourmands from far and wide have made the pilgrimage to the island to taste Chef Johannes’ modern textures and light flavors in a surreal landscape.

For two evenings only, on 29 January and 2 February 2018, Chef Johannes will bring the cuisine of Söl’ring Hof to Niyama’s Edge. Edge is a modern, fine dining paradise accessible only by speedboat. Set out over the lagoon tinged with the hues of sunset, Edge offers wrap-around seating under a billowing white canopy and sits above the Maldives’ only underwater playground, SubSix. Across Niyama’s two islands, Play and Chill, guests are treated to one-of-a-kind epicurean adventures, from Asian avant-garde cuisine in the treetops to South American barbeque deep in the jungle.

Celebrate love at Kurumba Maldives

Love romance? Get some extra in Kurumba Maldives on Valentine’s 2018, a day about romance and remembering the moments. Set on a tropical Maldivian island in the middle of Indian Ocean, the resort offers a range of experiences to explore hand in hand with your loved one.

Special decorations in the main area to set the mood for your celebration and creative “love” cocktails in bars. A day at the spa, with unique Maldivian healing treatments, romantic outdoor couple massages next to the sparkling ocean or Valentine’s chocolate flavored specials, designed for the occasion.

Treat yourself to an exclusive 5-course dinner served in Kurumba’s signature dining outlet – Thila restaurant. All courses are paired with fine wines selected by our sommelier. A true love and gastronomic journey in Kurumba Maldives to share between the two of you while wondering at the stars.

Our Italian restaurant Isola will also have on offer an exceptional 3-course dinner menu carefully designed by our Executive Chef, especially for the occasion.

Other holiday’s specials include romantic champagne and chocolate coated fruit delivery service from In Villa Dining, or dreamy Arabic night in Fez, Kurumba’s famous shisha lounge, with colourful after dinner cocktails and the fruity smoke from your shisha.

Special accommodation deals for the period include the Romantic Gateway package offering a seamless escape to the resort with a few extras to enjoy, such as a Balinese massage at Veli Spa for a couple and relaxing Sunset Cruise in search of wild dolphins while viewing the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.

Join us this Valentine’s Day to celebrate life and love through the true Maldivian island experience.

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the Maldives.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

Our Maldives resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Kurumba Maldives wins Best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the world 2017

The multiple award-winning resort, the pioneer of the Maldives tourism industry, Kurumba Maldives is proud to announce they have been recognised as 2017’s Best Luxury Family Beach Resort in the world by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards is the pinnacle of recognition of accomplishment by hotels in the luxury hospitality industry, offering acknowledgement to hotels for earning the respect of guests and industry players alike, by awarding hotels, as voted for by the public.

Commenting on the international recognition Ryszard Majewski, General Manager of Kurumba Maldives, said: “It is an honour to receive another international recognition for what we do. We would like to thank all Kurumba Maldives’ followers for casting their votes, and this achievement is a true reward for our team’s commitment to service excellence. With our variety of entertainment, facilities, activities and social events there is plenty on offer for families in our resort. This prestigious accolade serves as an inspiration for us to continually improve and evolve in delivering unforgettable experiences to our Guests.”

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba was the very first private island resort in the Maldives when it opened its doors in 1972 in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, celebrates its 45th Anniversary this year.

Opened by four young Maldivians on an uninhabited coconut plantation island in October 1972, Kurumba marked the beginning of the tourist industry in the country. At that time, the Maldives was isolated with no contact with the outside world except by ham radio, no telephones, mains electricity or water, few vehicles and no paved roads, and only a small airstrip built by volunteers.

Kurumba began with 30 huts built of coral and thatched with coconut leaves; the first guests were barefoot backpackers in search of sand, sea and sun. The Maldivian hosts prepared meals informally. Today the resort is still Maldivian owned and managed.

About 1,000 tourists visited the island in 1972; in 2016 1.4 million tourists stayed in over 117 resorts through the Maldives.

Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Malé Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10-minute speedboat ride from the airport.

Kurumba draws on its proud history, charismatic personality and heartfelt service, to offer compelling and diverse experiences amidst a stunning island setting.

The resort offers an array of eight styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread among the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants and four bars to choose from.

Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparallel choice of a dining experience and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and family alike.

Kurumba Maldives … Maldives in Full Colours.

Hard Rock International to make waves in Indian Ocean with Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

First-of-Its-Kind Integrated Resort Destination to Debut October 2018

Globally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock International announces plans to expand its portfolio with Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives, slated to open October 1, 2018. As part of the Emboodhoo Lagoon project, the first integrated resort destination in the Maldives, the brand will work in collaboration with Singha Estate Public Company Limited, a leading Thailand-based development company, to provide travelers with the ultimate, family-friendly Maldivian experience.

The highly anticipated property will be located within one of the Maldives’ largest lagoons, Emboodhoo Falhu, a 20-minute speedboat ride from the airport. A convenient destination for flights from Asia, Europe and the Middle East, the integrated resort project will appeal to the rapidly growing niche of medium to upscale tourism, as well as the affluent travelers who typically frequent the nation. The first phase of development consists of a $311.5 million investment that is expected to stimulate tourism, offering vacationers a rich combination of world-class offerings such as hotels, entertainment, retail and fine dining. Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will be one of three resorts included in the development, boasting 178 expansive guestrooms, family suites, beach villas and one and two-bedroom overwater villas.

“Known for its vibrant culture, top-of-the-line luxury and some of the most breathtaking white-sand beaches in the world, Maldives is truly a slice of paradise and one of the world’s most desirable destinations,” states Todd Hricko, senior vice president, head of global hotel development for Hard Rock International. “Traditionally regarded as being a popular honeymoon destination, we at Hard Rock are excited to work with the Singha Estate team to captivate multi-generational travelers, showcasing that the destination can cater to more than just newlyweds.”

“This is the perfect complement to our integrated leisure and recreation experiences with Hard Rock Hotels and Hard Rock Cafes as part of The Emboodhoo Lagoon project,” says Thiti Thongbenjamas, chief investment officer Maldivesproject, Singha Estate Public Company Limited.

Inspired by local Maldivian culture, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will infuse contemporary design features with tropical architecture throughout the property, alongside regionally-inspired, authentic music memorabilia. The hotel will provide guests with exclusive brand offerings and amenities, including The Sound of Your Stay® music program, offering complimentary use of Fender guitars and Crosley record players for in-room jam sessions, as well as a renowned full-service Rock Spa®, a Rock Shop® selling all brand merchandise, Roxity Kids Club® and Teen Spirit® Club. Guests can also treat their taste buds to delectable on-site food and beverage options, ranging from a Pool Bar and all-day dining, to a Beach Grill restaurant and in-villa dine experience.  

Just steps from the hotel, guests will enjoy authentic American cuisine amidst the ultimate rock atmosphere at Hard Rock Cafe Maldives. With direct boat transportation from the airport and situated within the Emboodhoo Lagoon development, Hard Rock Cafe Maldives will provide approximately 185 seats both indoors and outdoors while offering diners exclusive beach access, taking dining with a view to a whole new level.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will create more than 350 jobs and the entire integrated resort will create an additional 1,250, further stimulating the Maldives community.

Through music appreciation and an imaginative environment, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos delivers products for the varied aspects of life – work, play and personal sanctuary. For more information or to book a stay at any of the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit www.hardrockhotels.com

About Hard Rock International

With venues in 74 countries, including 179 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Managua, Cairo, Wroclaw and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Baros Maldives wins again at World Travel Awards 2017

Indian Ocean’s Most Romantic Resort 2017

As the Festive Season approaches, we are delighted to let you know that as the year ends we have even more to celebrate at Baros Maldives.   

Baros Maldives has been acclaimed as the World’s Most Romantic Resort 2017 at the recent World Travel Awards ceremony held in Vietnam. It is the fifth time Baros Maldives has been recognised as the World’s Most Romantic resort since 2012. This follows the award to Baros Maldives earlier in the year when the island was acclaimed as the Resort of the Year 2017 by Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) at the brand’s International Conference in California.  

Mohamed Musthafeez, Resort Manager, Baros Maldives, Mr Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards
Mohamed Musthafeez, Resort Manager, Baros Maldives, Mr Graham Cooke, President & Founder, World Travel Awards

The winners of World Travel Awards are decided by votes from travel and tourism professionals, and business and leisure travel consumers worldwide. The accolade recognizes the proven commitment to excellence demonstrated by Baros Maldives during the last twelve months.  

We feel very proud to receive this award as it is public acknowledgement of the dedication of all who work at Baros Maldives in achieving guest satisfaction, as well as being recognised internationally for the romantic ambience inspired by the charm, beauty and hospitality that is typical of Baros Maldives.

On this note with the hope of welcoming you back, we wish you and your family a joyful festive season and a wonderful New Year.

The lost temple of Kudak: Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa announces 2017 festive season theme

Archaeological action and adventure beckon this festive season at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Announcing The Lost Temple of Kudak: an Indiana Jones-inspired quest that begins in ancient Egypt.

Embark on a culinary chase across the globe with daily-changing theme nights; decipher clues to complete the treasure map (and to be in with a chance of winning a Four Seasons resort stay in Egypt); visit the Valley of the Kings for adrenaline-fuelled water pursuits, and enjoy post-adventure pampering at Cleopatra’s Island.

Holiday Highlights

From quest-commencing cocktails at Shimabuku Jones’ Headquarters on December 21, 2017 to a Christmas clandestine “change-of-hands” meeting at Khan El Khalili Festive Bazaar on December 25, every day brings a new adventure.  Decipher clues at each event to progress your quest – and find your way to the Lost Temple of Kudak: a mythical marvel that opens its doors just once a year for a gala celebration of Pharaonic proportions on December 31. Don’t miss Hatshepsut’s Sunset Soiree on December 22; the Christmas Tree Lighting on December 23; and Alexandria Cocktails & Fashion Show on December 28 among other exciting happenings.

Holiday Dining

Loosen belts for a gourmet archaeologist’s dream: daily theme nights and events overflowing with mouthwatering clues and cuisines, trinkets and treats.  Culinary capers extend from The Prophecy of the Lobster to classic European and Mediterranean festive favourites on the steamboat-style Cruise on the Nile; Japanese-flair, family-style seafood at Red Sea Yakiniku to all manner of biryanis and tandooris, koftas and curries at Baraabaru’s Indus Valley evening. A Bedouin Beach Party, A Subcontinent Exposé and North American Steak Out are just some of the other highlights.

Just for Kids

Mini Joneses are in for a treat with action-packed days at the Temple of Mysteries Kids’ Club, including treasure trails, snake charm obstacle courses, and camel beach races.  Other headline events include the Mummies Mayhem Games Night, New Year’s Eve Makeover, Cleopatra’s Dream Catchers, festive photo shoots, talent show, baby turtle monitoring and coral reefscaping. Lisa and the Kuda Mas agents are ready to immerse all treasure-hunters aged 4-12 in the complimentary fun from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day – plus special festive evening activities.

Cool Stuff

Dive and decorate an underwater Christmas tree, snorkel with Santa and his festive turtles, and reign supreme in the Battle of the Pharaohs Football Tournament. Transforming into Cleopatra’s Island for the festive season, The Island Spa is offering a series of “ancient beauty secret” therapies – Milk Bath, Golden Facial, Divine Manicure and Pedicure, and Ancient Hair Treatment – exclusively for the holidays.

All inspiring Joneses are advised to pack their white and gold finest, their riddle solving hats, and their spirit of adventure. Buckle up; it’s going to be quite a mysterious ride…

To book one of the last remaining rooms at Kuda Huraa this festive season, contact the Resort at [email protected] or +960 66 00 888. For more information about Kuda Huraa’s 2017 festive program, click here.

Six Senses Laamu triumphs as Eco-Hotel of the year

Six Senses Laamu has taken home the 2017 Eco-Hotel of the Year award by AsiaSpa, in the 13th annual ceremony held in Hong Kong recently.

The AsiaSpa Awards were created by AsiaSpa magazine in 2005 to recognize the leaders in Asia’s dynamic wellness industry. The prestigious accolade sets the benchmark for quality and innovation for spas in the region and celebrates properties and spas that constantly strive to evolve the wellness sector through innovation and excellence. Over the years, the AsiaSpa awards have established its uncompromised independence, transparency and objectivity, plus they are among the most accessible awards, as all spas and resorts in the region are eligible for nomination, regardless of size or ethos.

In this ceremony, Six Senses Laamu won the Eco-Spa/Hotel of the Year award that celebrates its commitment to sustainability throughout its operations and development. With many conservation projects and initiatives in place, Six Senses Laamu and its Six Senses Spa have committed to being a leader among Maldives resorts and of the industry by demonstrating such responsible operations, while providing high-quality services and experiences to its guests. In winning this award, the resort has been acknowledged for its pursuit of excellence and for striving to raise the bar in the region’s thriving wellness industry.

Marteyne van Well, general manager of Six Senses Laamu says, “We are very excited to receive this award from AsiaSpa. As we stay true to our core values of being environmentally responsible and caring, having been recognized for our efforts as the Eco-Hotel of the Year by AsiaSpa is a great honor. The Six Senses Laamu team shows great initiative when it comes to marine conservation, responsible energy and water consumption and overall reducing the resort’s carbon footprint and we try to be better and more effective every day. I am very proud of the team and we will continue to work together towards an even more sustainable Six Senses Laamu.”

About Six Senses LaamuSix Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a beautiful coral house reef. Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater, however, beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view of the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, an ice cream parlor, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar.

Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both over water and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

Naladhu Maldives Tops Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017

Naladhu Private Island Maldives resort named #1 resort in the world

With only 20 beach houses dotted around a palm-fringed island in the middle of the ocean, Naladhu Private Island Maldives by Anantara epitomizes castaway luxury with timeless moments.

Recognized for its entirely unique take on the Maldivian experience, Naladhu has been awarded a top spot in the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards, positioned as the #1 Resort in the World.

The Readers’ Choice Awards are known as “the best of the best of travel”, the epitome of excellence, with this year’s awards the 30th in an illustrious history. Over 300,000 dedicated readers voted on their favorite hotels, destinations and travel experiences across the globe.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers as the number one resort in the world. This year, we decided to rename the property to reflect its true and unique qualities and so this award is a testament to the dedication, passion and commitment of our team in delivering this experience to our guests,” comments Coetzer Deysel, General Manager at Naladhu Private Island, Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli.

“Naladhu Private Island Resort has been a favorite choice for travelers from all around the world for many years as it provides them with the luxury, exclusivity and privacy that they seek from a holiday in the Maldives. We measure our success by the high levels of returning guests who visit us year after year, treating Naladhu as their island paradise home.”

Naladhu Private Island Maldives, formerly known as Naladhu Maldives, pampers guests from the minute they arrive to be greeted by their own, personal, 24-hour on-call House Master. They experience the ultimate in barefoot luxury and secluded island living, staying in one of only 19 stylish and elegant houses or the island’s lavish 2-bedroom residence. Each island home blends colonial-style interiors, luxurious sophistication and above all offers complete intimacy and privacy.

In 2018, Naladhu Private Island will see a number of extra additions that will elevate it even further as the world leader, making the guest experience even more exquisite and unique.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives delivers foot-in-the-sand luxury, with days spent in hammocks fixed between palm trees or in lounge chairs on the private pristine white beach, nights at its world-class restaurant – The Living Room, which entertains a number of Michelin Star chefs from around the globe each year.

Anantara Resorts made a clean sweep of the Indian Ocean category as well, with Naladhu Private Island Maldives placing #1, Niyama Private Islands Maldives placing #2, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas placing #12 and Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort placing #17 and #18 respectively.

Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travelers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations across the world. From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travelers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise.