Kurumba Maldives Celebrates International Women’s Day

Kurumba Maldives - Acupressure SessionKurumba Maldives celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March 2016 with a number of planned activities, for guests and employees. The purpose of International Women’s Day is to celebrate women’s achievements and to continue the journey to greater equality.

Kurumba Maldives - Chanting SessionKurumba Maldives - Fitness Class 2Kurumba Maldives - Water Sports activitiesThe day started with a Yoga session, followed by a healthy breakfast in the VIP Lounge meeting room. 2 guest speakers were invited to this gathering: Miss Hiyam Afeef, the first female seaplane pilot in the Maldives, and Dr. Athifa Saeed. Miss Hiyam talked about her professional journey and Dr. Athifa presented an informative session about women’s health.

Kurumba Maldives - Cloud of RecognitionKurumba Maldives - Healthy BreakfastKurumba Maldives - Power Yoga sessionThe highlight of the breakfast was an auction for charity, where eleven “Personal Butlers” (members of staff at Kurumba) were auctioned in exchange for a day with the lucky winners, raising a total of US$1400 for the charity ARC – Advocating Rights for Children.

Kurumba Maldives - Dr Athifa Saeed speechKurumba Maldives - Hiyam Afeef speechKurumba Maldives - Personal Butlers Auction for CharityOther activities that followed were: Acupressure, a Fitness Class, Power Yoga, Stand up paddle board class, watersports and diving trials, as well as a group meditative session. On average, around 20 ladies took part in each activity.

Kurumba Maldives - Fitness Class 1Kurumba Maldives - Morning Yoga SessionMs. Aishath Zulfishan, Veli Spa Manager at Kurumba Maldives commented: “In Kurumba Maldives, we feel that each year our International Women’s Day celebration becomes stronger and stronger, with more women engaged and more efforts placed into the event. We have evolved from a single experience in previous years to multiple activities, throughout the day for all women to enjoy. We are very proud to be able to motivate our female talent through a milestone celebration such as this”.

About Kurumba Maldives

Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently situated a brief 10 minute speedboat ride from the airport. Dotted with coconut trees that are the island’s namesake, Kurumba was the first private island resort in the Maldives. Beautiful gardens, palm fringed white sandy beaches and a vibrant house reef is the hallmarks of this classic Maldivian resort.

The resort offers an array of nine styles of accommodation, ranging from comfortable Superior rooms to the spacious Royal Residence, spread amongst the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach. With eight different restaurants to choose from Kurumba Maldives will charm you with its unparalleled choice of dining experiences and a wide range of recreation activities and entertainment. All while maintaining idyllic refuges and quiet spaces of relaxation to create the perfect balance for a holiday in paradise, perfect for honeymooners and families alike.

Over the years, Kurumba has played host to a variety of foreign dignitaries and Heads of State, including Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. It has also been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, including Maldives Leading Hotel (World Travel Awards) in 2010 and 2011, and Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for Best Service and Luxury (2013) as well as the number one All Inclusive resort in Asia (2014 and 2015), and number one best All-Inclusive resort in the world (2015).

ITB 2016 officially inaugurated at Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The biggest travel trade fair of the world, ITB 2016 has been officially inaugurated today, 9th March 2016 at the Maldivian stand. The honors of the ribbon cutting at the Maldives’ stand were performed by the Minister of Tourism Honorable Mr.Moosa Zameer and Secretary General of UNWTO Mr.Taleb Rifai. This year, the exhibition celebrates its 50th anniversary and Maldives is the official partner country of the fair. At the inaugural ceremony, the ribbon cutting at Maldives stand was the first activity in the running order, which was followed by ITB Convention at the Berlin City Cube.

ITB 2016 OpeningTo rejoice and appreciate the Maldivian tourism industry and its prominence to the country, Maldives will be hosting a special evening dedicated to the industry stakeholders, trade partners and exhibiting companies at Berlin tonight. This special event “Maldivian Night” is one of the most favorite activities of the tourism industry and will be attended by more than 600 individuals. Hosted at the Wasserwerk, Hohenzollerndamm, a historic dining lounging hall in Bundesallee, Berlin. A number of industry invitees, trade partners, media representatives and government representatives from Maldives will be attending this special Maldivian Evening.

To start off the evening with, the invitees will be welcomed with special drinks after the registration at the entrance, which will be accompanied by live and calm band music. After seating the guests, the Minister of Tourism HE Moosa Zameer will address a welcome note and a promotional video of the destination will be released. Maldivian performances will then take place, for the guests to enjoy before the buffet dinner. Cultural performances and ‘Boduberu’ will accompany the guests during dinner. After a raffle draw amongst the guests and awarding special prizes to the winners, the Maldivian Evening will then be concluded with live DJ.

Official Press Conference & Opening Gala Ceremony of ITB 2016 takes place in Berlin, Germany

The official press conference of ITB 2016 was held this afternoon, by ITB Berlin at Funkturm Lounge in Messe Berlin, the fair venue. The Minister of Tourism Honorable Moosa Zameer was present in the official panel along with the ITB officials and organizers to riposte any queries by the press about ITB and Maldives being this year’s partner country. Seniors of MMPRC and MOT also participated in this official press conference as Maldivian government officials.

ITB Berlin 2016Maldives will officially start off the biggest event of the Visit Maldives Year 2016 on 8th March night at the Opening Gala Ceremony of the world’s largest travel trade fair, ITB Berlin 2016. With a total of more than 2,500 invitees attending this special ceremony which marks the 50th anniversary of ITB Berlin, Maldives celebrates being the partner host country of the exhibition. The Maldivian Tourism Minister, Honorable Moosa Zameer will be leading the Maldivian delegation, including ministers, senior government representatives, and industry stakeholders together with MMPRC and Ministry of Tourism.

The Gala will feature a special play by 57 talented performers, artists and musicians from Maldives that will be the main event of this special ceremony. The musical dance will focus on the traditions of Maldives, and how development aroused in the small islands of Maldives.

A musician will blow a conch shell, thus resembling the start of the performance. The play will be distributed into different traditional and folk Maldivian dances, of which each will have a narration; the general facts about Maldives and the portrayed tradition, activity or custom will be covered likewise in the narration. These dances and performance arts will focus on showing the pride that the nation withholds to have such a diverse existence.

ITB Berlin 2016The central point of this whole musical of the opening ceremony is on a ‘Dhoni’ (a Maldivian built traditional boat) and its transformation through the years of how it has evolved into the present. An image of a ‘Dhoni’ is also used in the main logo of the ITB Berlin 50th edition, to resemble Maldives being the partner host country, and to add a traditional Maldivian touch to the branding.

An exquisite dinner hosted by Maldives, after the opening ceremony will feature different varieties of Maldivian mouthwatering dishes to serve the taste buds of all the opening gala invitees. ITB has been the most prominent fair for the tourism industry for decades, and expects exceptional success this year as well.

Anantara Kihavah entices with Award-Winning Gourmet Dining 6 Metres Below at the World’s Best Underwater Hotel Restaurant

With 79 grandiose one bedroom pool villas and expansive residences unravelling over two, three and four bedrooms, the best underwater restaurant on earth and a 3:1 staff-guest ratio, Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve is one of the Maldives most resplendent resorts. For the ultimate adventures above and below the water, guests staying here go from their luxurious Overwater Pool Villa with glass-bottomed bathtubs to an underwater restaurant, aptly named SEA, for award-winning gourmet dining and degustation dinners.

Anantara Kihavah Villas Wins World Travel Award 2015 for Best Underwater Hotel Restaurant WorldwideThe mirrored interior reflects the surrounding Indian Ocean marine life as you dine on European cuisine and indulge in paired wine suggestions from the resident Wine Guru. Voted by World Travel Awards 2015 as the World’s Best Underwater Hotel Restaurant, SEA doubles as a restaurant and the world’s only underwater wine cellar, with coveted 360 labels in its collection.

Anantara Kihavah Villas_ Sea restaurant table for two“This incredible restaurant offers the unreal experience of dining under water—no diving gear necessary,” explains General Manager Jean-Marc Ma-Poon. “We’re very honoured and proud to have been acknowledged by World Travel Awards as the World’s Best Underwater Hotel Restaurant. Our underwater dining adventure is right in the heart of Baa Atoll and the only one in the world on the edge of a natural reef. With more than 100 species of marine life swimming around, no matter what the time of day it is, guests can be sure of great views, with delicious cuisine and an enviable wine selection as well!”

an underwater restaurant, aptly named SEASEA serves lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast on request, while taking in the 360-degree view of the Indian Ocean’s mesmerizing marine life around you. Four-course degustation menus are served under the winning combination of Senior Wine Guru Nilesh Bootun’s expertise of varietals and vines, and the culinary ‘Haute & Nouvelle Cuisine’ experience of the resort’s new Executive Chef, Lamberto Valdez.

Imbibing with the Finest

Where else can you tour the vineyards of the world six metres underwater? For the second consecutive year, Anantara Kihavah Villa’s acclaimed underwater restaurant SEA received the prestigious three star accolade from World of Fine Wines Magazine. In the publication’s World’s Best Wine Lists, over 4,000 restaurants from around the globe were considered for the awards, with just 896 restaurants bestowed a one, two, or three-star accolade, and only 300 wine lists making it into the top three-star category.

an underwater restaurant, aptly named SEAThe wine awards have quickly become some of the most prestigious awards within the restaurant community. According to World Sommelier Champion Gerard Basset, the awards are the pinnacle for a restaurant wine list: “These exciting new global awards are rapidly becoming as coveted as Michelin Stars.” The esteemed panel of senior judges this year included some of the world’s greatest experts, including Alder Yarrow, Elin McCoy, Ch’ng Poh Tiong, Andrew Jefford, Andreas Larsson, Francis Percival, Tom Stevenson and The World of Fine Wine Editor Neil Beckett.

The World of Fine Wines publication comments, “Few restaurants in the world can claim to offer its guests a view as distractingly gorgeous as that offered by Sea Underwater Wine Cellar and Restaurant. In such a setting, the food and wine needs to be special if it’s to be anything more than a supporting player. But a glance at the fine international cuisine and extensive collection of bottles suggests a remarkable gastronomic as well as visual spectacle—a spectacle where Michel Picard Puligny-Montrachet 2010 is matched with Atlantic salmon mi-cuit, crisp potatoes galette, snow peas tendrils, and an orange and miso reduction.”

Anantara Kihavah’s Senior Wine Guru, Nilesh Bootun, takes great pride and pleasure sharing his passion for wines says, “Our Wine List enables oenophiles to embark in a journey with amazing adventures from Old World to New World by discovering some prestigious selection among 360 labels, handpicked from 20 renowned wine producing countries including the new horizons such as India, China, Thailand and Turkey. Personal taste always varies from each individual but the preference of enjoying young wines (ready to drink) to vintage treasures (at their peak) would be definitely possible with the 90 year of wine history (from 1924 to 2014) having a selection from each decade.”

Dreaming Over the Ocean

Also voted by World Travel Awards 2015 as the Leaving Villa Resort in the Maldives, poised over a lagoon with sweeping ocean views are 40 Overwater Pool Villas, arranged in a grand circular formation and interlinked by an overwater bicycle pathway. A tall arched doorway reveals vaulted ceilings and dark hardwood floors, leading to the main bedroom where each villas opens up onto a wraparound deck, and it’s there that Anantara Kihavah Villas epitomises Maldivian luxury. Furnished with a queen-size daybed that swings from the ceiling, hammocks that hang over the lagoon and a ladder that drops you straight into the water, this is where your dreams take a holiday.

The piece de resistance, however, is found in the bathroom. Fronted by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with step-through access to an oversized plunge pool, it features a glass shower with intricately engraved doors and sweeping Indian Ocean views, an outdoor rainforest shower, his and hers vanities, a cream chaise lounge and a glass-bottomed bathtub that peers down into the sparkling turquoise waters; a quick glance down and you can see tropical fish, a turtle, or even a spotted eagle-rays sweep along the bottom of your tub.

Anantara Kihavah Villas offers exceptional food and wine pairing while staying in the award-winning stylish resort haven of private pool villas, just 35 minutes by seaplane with Maldivian Airways from Male. For more information on Anantara Kihavah Villas and special offers visit http://kihavah-maldives.anantara.com/special-packages.aspx

Six Senses Laamu and the Soundtracks of Sunset

LAAMU, Maldives – February 16, 2016 – The Maldives is one of the world’s best-known settings to experience colorful, incandescent sunsets and Chill Bar, with its over-water hammocks and comfortable seating is the ideal location to relish this sublime Indian Ocean spectacle. Skilled mixologists create a range of refreshing cocktails inspired by the all-time classics along with modern and innovative creations. Rotating resident DJ’s joins the Chill Bar team every evening and, with their own personal music style and influences, help create a unique ambiance for guests to enjoy their sundowners. Six Senses Laamu is happy to present resident DJs for 2016:

Sven van Hees will be on the decks of Chill Bar from March 7 to June 3. His music is described as “a timeless soundtrack to an endless summer”, while the tracks of his album GEMINI have been included in over 300 compilations, which include Café del Mar, Real Ibiza and Hed Kandi. In 2005 he started his own label, YOUR LIPS, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Having performed on all five continents, Sven is looking forward to his Chill Bar residency where he will be playing the very best in chill out, lounge at sundown, emotive soul and all things bliss.

Matthieu B takes over the turntables next and will be aboard from June 5 to August 31. Matthieu B has performed in various renowned clubs, such as the Rouge Pigalle and Le Paris Paris, following a residency in the Royal Monceau Hotel. His travels have taken him to countries such as Morocco, Italy, Tunisia and Portugal, constantly driving inspiration for him and influencing his music. Matthieu B says that the Maldives is the perfect place for his musical style and having the opportunity to mix in front of the most beautiful sunsets in the world is a real honor.

Mathieu Modeste known as Matmac closes the Aqua Season DJ residencies for 2016. He will be creating the perfect soundtracks for the perfect Maldivian sunsets from September 1 to November 27. Matmac adapts from the big Parisian clubs, such as the “287” and “Royal Pavilions” to the chill out mood of beaches such as Tunisia and Spain. He has worked alongside renowned DJs such as Rodriguez Jr. and Miguel Campbell, and says that it has always been his dream to perform in the Maldives. He looks forward to sharing his love for music, inspired by Maldivian sunsets.

Cayetano (Giorgos Bratanis) will be creating magical musical journeys at Chill Bar from November 28 to February 23, 2017. Following the success of his first album “Stroggilo Kitrino” in Greece and Italy, he moved to Spain in 1999, composing music mostly for theatre and film and that’s when he gained a reputation as a top keyboard and bass session musician and collaborated with a number of leading Spanish artists. He released “Focused” in 2006, which brought him international recognition. Cayetano says that his decade of global travels culminates with being a resident DJ in one of world’s most beautiful places.

Six Senses Laamu is excited to have all these talented artists in residence this year and the entire team is looking forward to their daily performances at Chill Bar, offering unique sound experiences to the resort’s guests.

About Six Senses Laamu
Six 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 to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world,a swimming pool with a sunken bar, 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.

About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a hotel and spa management company comprised of 10 resorts and 29 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the eight properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability and wellness.

Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas operates 19 standalone spas in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as located aboard a ship and the premier class lounges of two major airports.

Evason introduces a collection of two unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.

Get Personal with Six Senses Integrated Wellness

Six Senses Spas has spent the last two years working with some of the most highly respected doctors and wellness professionals including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Breus and Dr. Steven Gundry to develop an approach to wellness which addresses some of the most common issues people face as a result of their ultra-stressed daily lives.

The result is Six Senses Integrated Wellness – an innovative approach to wellness that allows the group’s in-house experts to measure and analyze key physiological biomarkers to provide guests with lifestyle and nutritional advice, and design a personalized program of spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities based on the preventative principles of the Eastern medicine approach and the result-oriented Western influences.

Fitness activity with Six Senses Integrated Wellness
Fitness activity with Six Senses Integrated Wellness

There are several building blocks that form the foundations of this concept, including nutrition to help guests understand the basic principles of healthy and nutritionally-balanced eating; sleep health to optimize sleep and understand its benefits on their overall well-being; movement through the variation of high and low intensity exercise; alternative therapies; holistic spa treatments as well as yoga, meditation and mindfulness to balance the nervous system.

The ultimate goal is to offer guests real benefits and guidance by providing in-depth information about their health and personalizing every aspect of their stay at Six Senses resorts to enhance their lives and well-being.

This winter sees the introduction of Six Senses Integrated Wellness through the launch of personalized wellness programs designed by Six Senses in-house wellness experts.

Six Senses Integrated Wellness group exercise
Six Senses Integrated Wellness group exercise

Each personalized wellness program begins with a wellness screening which uses a finger oximeter to observe the heart rate, tissue oxygen uptake and distribution, arterial stiffness and stress parameters. Furthermore, the screening technology uses the Electro Interstitial Scan-Galvanic Skin system that provides useful information by measuring and interpreting resistance to the flow of gentle electric current through interstitial fluid (fluid between the cells) throughout the body. In addition, bioelectrical impedance analysis, BIA, is a widely recognized technique for estimating body composition.

This information together with in-depth discussions about the guest’s lifestyle, concerns and personal goals, enables Six Senses wellness experts to recommend a personalized wellness program, including daily spa treatments, fitness and wellness activities as well as nutritional advice on foods to favor or avoid during their stay. Each screening is performed by an educated and experienced integrative wellness professional, who is competent to lead guests through results and able to develop customized, results-driven programs.

The programs help to address the most common concerns around digestion, weight loss, elimination of built up toxins, weakened immune system, sleep, stress relief, muscle toning or building better stamina. It also helps guests achieve their full potential should they wish to be challenged and improve their current performance.

At the end of the stay, each guest receives a post-program follow up consultation during which Six Senses wellness experts provide advice and tools on how to continue and maintain a healthy lifestyle at home. A follow-up wellness screening session is recommended for programs of one week and beyond.

Panorama, Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu

The underlying principle of this approach is for guests to take charge of their health, while experiencing joy and fulfillment in what they do. AtSix Senses, we believe that without enjoyment, incentive diminishes and the results are simply more difficult to achieve and maintain long term into the future.

Six Senses Wellness Screening and program personalization are now available at Six Senses Zighy Bay, Six Senses Laamu, Six Senses Yao Noi and Six Senses Douro Valley as well as partner Six Senses spas at Puente Romano Resort & Spa in Marbella, Al Bustan Palace in Oman, Soneva Kiri in Thailand and Soneva Fushi in the Maldives.

Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu

Personalized programs at Six Senses Yao Noi and Six Senses Spa at Soneva Kiri also incorporate a performance test with Fusionetics, an evidence-based sports science platform to help guests understand, monitor and improve their personal fitness levels. Fusionetics is the compilation of over a decade of research and field-testing led by Dr. Michael A. Clark, scientists, sports medicine professionals, coaches, athletes and business leaders who have relentlessly pursued their passion for perfecting human movement.

The test involves conducting six different movements and the execution of these being registered on a platform. The results optimize performance and reduce the risk of injury through a variety of training techniques.

A personalized program includes one wellness screening, one spa treatment per day, one private wellness or fitness activity per day, access to spa facilities and complimentary access to selected group wellness classes.

Six Senses Wellness Board

Steven Gundry is a cardiac surgeon, former professor and chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Gundry has gone on to be internationally recognized as an inventor, researcher and one of America’s top doctors. He is the director of The International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder/director of The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara. He also specializes in nutrition and is the author of the best-selling book “Dr Gundry’s Diet Evolution”.

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and both a diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. In addition to his private practice for 16 years, Dr. Breus also trains other sleep doctors and consults with major airlines, hotel companies, mattress manufacturers and retailers to provide the optimum sleep experience for their customers. He is the author of “The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan, Lose Weight Through Better Sleep” and a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show and a clinical advisor to the show as well.

Dr. Mehmet Oz has been a professor at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University since 2001. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and health care policy. Oz appeared as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for five seasons. He coauthored six New York Times best sellers including the popular “You: Manual” series as well as “Healing from the Heart.” His book “You: Having a Baby” was published by Free Press in 2009. Oz and the Hearst Corporation launched the bimonthly magazine Dr. Oz THE GOOD LIFE in 2014. Time magazine ranked Oz at 44th on its list of the “100 Most Influential People in 2008” and Esquire magazine placed him on its list of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century.

Celebrating Festive Season At Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu is ready to welcome the 2015 Festive Season with special events and out of the ordinary experiences for everyone to enjoy. Special celebrations for guests of all ages will be taking place between December 23, 2015 and January 3, 2016 and these include the following holiday highlights:

Six Senses Spa experts suggest to start the day with a laughing yoga session or a Six Senses Mindfulness Meditation. A variety of classes and workshops have been added to the extensive range of signature treatments. For those seeking to discover yoga, aerial yoga, asanas, yoga nidra, pranayama and many more sessions will be available to choose from. The spa is also delighted to have Dr. Gopal, a naturopathic doctor and yoga expert from India, back. Dr. Gopal specializes in Ayurveda, wellness, and nutrition and will be offering, among others, Ayurveda workshops, royal Indian head massage and Chinese acupuncture.

Six Senses Laamu
Treatment Room, Six Senses Laamu
Ayurveda Aromatherapy – Abhyanga, Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu

Chef Martin and his team offer various culinary suggestions for this season; from a wine journey around the most famous vineyards of the world to an evening of authentic curries and spicy dishes from India and Sri Lanka or a Thai street market experience setup on the beach. And for more culinary adventures, the chef will be hosting another sought after pop-up dinner. While the details of the pop-up will remain a surprise until the actual start of the dinner, be assured that the pop-up will be Festive!

Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu

Making marshmallow snowmen, sandcastles and decorating festive ornaments is not an easy job for younger guests. A variety of creative, educational and sports activities will be organized by the resort’s hosts for children of all ages, along with a pirate snorkeling adventure.

Des Mitchell will be adding a soul twist to our sunsets on the decks of Chill Bar and Sip Sip and he will be jazzing it up with his good friend and fellow performer Sara France.

Everyone will be wishing Maruhaba aa’aharu, (Happy New Year) in the local language, in a locally-inspired New Year’s Eve setting. Des Mitchell will be hosting the New Year’s Eve party on the beach, inviting all to dance the old year away and to welcome a prosperous new year.

Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu

For those setting out for an adventure, there are plenty of excursion options available. Whether it be hopping on a boat to experience life in Maldives by visiting a nearby local island or  having a deserted island to yourself for a day, boat captains are ready to take guests there. It is a great time for families to get together and spend some quality time.

But not everything happens on land. Discover the colorful underwater world of the Laamu Atoll with diving and snorkeling excursions or try the skills in your favorite watersports. The hosts are ready to be challenged in volleyball, football, water polo and other sports activities and games.  Clear and starry skies away from the city lights are truly beautiful, so if you are fascinated by the universe with its stars, planets, comets and moon, join astronomer Dr. Parag for stargazing sessions on the beach at night. He will also be offering sun gazing sessions in the mornings.

Six Senses Laamu Maldives

Just an inter-island plane trip from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport and a short boat ride brings you to a place where dolphins swim. Six Senses Laamu is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials and set around the palm-fringed paradise.

At several lounges and restaurants, chefs from East and West prepare mouthwatering dishes, many created from produce grown in the island’s organic gardens.

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.

OBLU by Atmosphere to open in November 2015

Following the remarkable success within just an year of opening of Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, the five-star premium all-inclusive resort – Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts has launched a sub-brand, OBLU by Atmosphere. This “value” focused brand is envisioned to expand with the four star segment covering the entire Indian Ocean region.

“Genuine Value” is the key brand essence of OBLU by Atmosphere. All of its portfolio will deliver value for the cost conscious traveler without compromising the characteristics familiar with the Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts’ top class service and quality.

The sunset pool bar from above, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives
The sunset pool bar from above, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

OBLU by Atmosphere at Helengeli, is scheduled to open in November 2015 as the first resort under this brand. The resort will feature contemporary Maldivian architecture in a trendy fresh vibrant color palette.

Helengeli is famed for its exotic house reef and being located in the eastern rim of the North Malé atoll, unparalleled dive locations are within the vicinity of the island. Currently the resort is going through a complete renovation to provide the brands four star all inclusive product for a luxurious holiday experience of value.

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts aims to expand OBLU by Atmosphere operations across numerous destinations in the Indian Ocean region within the next 4-5 years.