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Wave energy pilot project launched at Holiday Inn Maldives

May 16, 2018

The world s first pilot project to harness electricity from powerful surf waves was officially launched at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives recently. The project is the brainchild of Professor Tsu... View more

Enjoy a surreal holiday in the Maldives this Eid

May 10, 2018

Picture this. A private jet over a horizon of islets. Speeding across lagoon waters to a welcoming party at the jetty of native bodu beru drummers. Throwing open the doors of your sprawling overwater ... View more

ADX lists $100m sovereign bonds issued by Maldives

May 4, 2018

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) the region s leading financial market listed today a sovereign bond through a private placement for the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) issued by the Gove... View more

Conrad Maldives to open world's first undersea residence

April 18, 2018

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island announced today the submersion of what is believed to be the world s first undersea residence which will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018. The result of a sign... View more

JW Marriott to open stunning resort in the Maldives

April 15, 2018

Marriott International has announced it will open the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa on the stunning island of Vagaru in Shaviyani Atoll later this year as a part of its luxury portfolio. Set to pr... View more

Innovative dining in the Maldives

April 6, 2018

With gastronomic excellence a must for many travelling on luxury holidays experiences centred around dining are playing more of a role when choosing a resort destination to unwind at. With pioneering ... View more

Over 100 hotels to participate in Maldives travel show

March 29, 2018

Over 100 resorts/hotel properties in the Maldives have confirmed their participation in the second edition of Travel Trade Show of Maldives (TTM) scheduled to take place in May. TTM is scheduled to be... View more

Make a statement at Niyama Private Islands Maldives

February 4, 2018

Propose 6 meters underwater in an aquatic wonderland with tropical shoals and swaying corals as witness at Niyama Private Islands Maldives. Celebrate with a dinner for two 500 meters out over the Indi... View more

Adventure seekers head to Maldives

February 4, 2018

When it comes to a destination that throws up a variety of marine and onshore adventure activities it is impossible to not have Maldives on the list. Seasoned adventurers will endorse that this island... View more

New GM for Baros Maldives

February 1, 2018

Baros Maldives has appointed Ahmed Jihad-Jay as its new general manager. Jihad Jay returns to the property after having worked as its operations manager in 2010. He began his hotel career as front off... View more

Baros Maldives named 'World's Top Luxury Hotel'

January 30, 2018

Baros Maldives has been named the Top Luxury Hotel in the World 2018 by the world s largest travel site TripAdvisor in its annual Travelers Choice Awards. The resort was also acclaimed as being among ... View more

Valentine’s Day special at Coco Collection in the Maldives

January 17, 2018

This Valentine s Day guests at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Coco Bodu Hithi in the Maldives are invited to indulge in an array of intimate dining experiences spa rituals and surprises. From long stemmed ... View more

Baros Maldives welcomes new GM

January 15, 2018

Baros Maldives has announced the appointment of Ahmed Jihad-Jay as its new general manager. Having worked at Baros Maldives in 2010 as operations manager Jihad-Jay is coming home to Baros this time as... View more

Experience redeined luxury at Baros Maldives’ Deluxe Villas

December 17, 2017

Situated in sparkling crystal-clear waters surrounded by natural beauty and limitless ocean views Baros Maldives offers the perfect place to not only unwind on endless white sand beaches but to also c... View more

Etihad to boost Maldives frequency

December 6, 2017

Etihad Airways today announced plans to launch four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi Malé route taking frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week from June next year. Th... View more

Maldives tops in Destination Satisfaction Index

November 12, 2017

The Maldives has hit the top spot globally in several categories of a new Destination Satisfaction Index (DSI) for the period May to August 2017. Maldives scored 8.8 on the index developed by Norstat ... View more

Enjoy the festive season at St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Island

October 23, 2017

With more than six flights arriving daily to the Maldives from the Arabian Gulf the St. Regis Maldives is the ideal Christmas holiday for Middle Eastern families. The private island resort will celebr... View more

ADFD allocates $50m to develop Maldives airport

October 19, 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) the leading national entity for development aid extended a 50 million (Dh183.65 million) concessionary loan to the Maldivian government to develop the Velana Inte... View more

Calder to head Hurawalhi Maldives

October 1, 2017

Hurawalhi Maldives has appointed New Zealand national Brad Calder as general manager. A detailed result-driven and perceptive professional with experience in luxury resort management product innovatio... View more

Emaar hospitality unit to operate Maldives resort

September 5, 2017

UAE-based Emaar Hospitality Group has announced its expansion into South Asia with a contract to operate Address Madivaru Maldives Resort Spa a beachfront resort set in a private island in the Indian ... View more

Baros Maldives chefs win most medals at renowned culinary challenge

August 17, 2017

Thirteen chefs from Baros Maldives have won the highest total of medals and awards at the Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives (FHAM) International Culinary Challenge and Exhibition 2017 held in the cap... View more

Celebrate Eid with The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

August 17, 2017

The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has extended its Summer in Paradise offer for families and couples to celebrate Eid. The package is now available until November 30 and includes several exclusive ... View more

Celebrate Eid in Maldives with Coco Collection

August 10, 2017

In celebration of Eid Al Adha Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Maldives are offering a special package for guests to enjoy a free night in paradise. Stay four nights and pay for three nights ... View more

St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort's spa gets top recognition

July 30, 2017

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has received two of the top categories at the 2017 World Luxury Spa Awards ceremony which took place in Hanoi on July 22. The private island resort s Iridium Spa ... View more

New PR director for Niyama Private Islands, Maldives

July 23, 2017

Anantara Hotels & Resorts sister property in the Maldives Niyama Private Islands known as Nature s Playground has appointed Deveekaa Nijhawan as the director of public relations and communications. Ni... View more

Dusit Thani Maldives appoints DOSM

June 1, 2017

Dusit Thani Maldives has appointed German national Niclas Prokop as its new director of sales and marketing. Prokop joins from his most recent role as chief commercial officer at Azulik Hotel & Maya S... View more

Maldives ready for first Hotelier Summit

May 21, 2017

Maldives first Hotelier Summit will be hosted on July 12 from 9am to 1pm at Dharubaaruge. The summit which is a major component of Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) is aimed to act as a platform whereby sta... View more

Blair appointed as GM of St Regis Maldives Vommuli

May 15, 2017

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in the Maldives has welcomed Alexander Blair as the new general manager of the island resort. Blair joins The St. Regis Maldives having been the complex general m... View more

New marketing manager at Baros Maldives

May 15, 2017

Baros Maldives has announced the appointment of Daniel Draxl as its new marketing manager. Draxl is already known in the hospitality industry through his previous appointment as marketing manager for ... View more

Beautiful Maldives is not just for lovebirds

April 9, 2017

Those who think that the Maldives is exclusively a honeymoon destination need to visit the country to see that the beautiful islands have a lot more to offer. Maldivian cuisine for starters is worth a... View more

Maldives ready to host international travel trade show

April 5, 2017

With the focus of attracting close to 2 million visitors to the Maldives by 2020 Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) is set to host industry professionals at its annual event this July which allows key decisi... View more

St Regis debuts in the Maldives

March 2, 2017

The St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has opened its doors marking the debut of the St Regis brand in the Maldives. Owned by Residency Resorts Malé the property unveils a new dimension of innovative de... View more

Etihad to launch extra summer flights to Maldives

January 21, 2017

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways has announced four additional weekly flights on the popular Abu Dhabi Malé route increasing frequency to the idyllic Maldives to 11 services a week between July 1 a... View more

Maldives is ‘Best Remote Beach Destination’

January 2, 2017

The Best Remote Beach Destination award at the 29th Annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers Choice Awards Middle East went to the Maldives. More than 300 000 travellers took part in this year s Reader s C... View more

Maldives enjoys partner spotlight

March 1, 2016

The Maldives an island nation in the Indian Ocean and an exotic sun and sand tourism destination is this year s partner country of ITB Berlin. Every year the stunning beaches and breathtaking coral re... View more

Maldives resort turns 10

November 1, 2015

One&Only Reethi Rah the ultra-luxury all-villa resort in the Maldives marks a milestone as it celebrates its tenth anniversary with attractive promotions. The spacious and utterly private resort has r... View more

Maldives capitalises on Muslim heritage

October 1, 2015

According to CrescentRating the Republic of Maldives received over 27 000 Muslim visitors in 2004. By 2013 this number drastically increased to 73 000 and it is increasingly becoming one of the most p... View more

Maldives aims to pull in 1.5m tourists in 2016

July 27, 2015

Unrivalled extravagance heavenly white sand beaches and magnificent underwater world make the Maldives the top luxury and quality holiday destination. VISIT MALDIVES YEAR Maldives Tourism together wit... View more

Understated luxury at Baros Maldives

July 27, 2015

Travel agents planning a trip to the Maldives for their clients would do well to consider Baros Maldives a resort that not only offers beauty luxury and tranquillity but is also within minutes of the ... View more

Go to the Maldives this Eid

June 1, 2015

Nested in the sublime Noonu Atoll of the Maldives located just under five hours flight from the Middle East Cheval Blanc Randheli has been enchanting guests with unforgettable tailor-made experiences ... View more

Take your kids to the Maldives

April 1, 2015

Nestled in the sublime Noonu Atoll of the Maldives in a five-hour flight radius from the Middle East Cheval Blanc Randheli is an exciting place for families with children. For the younger members ther... View more

Maldives resort wins at WTA

October 16, 2014

AYADA Maldives has won two significant awards at the September 2014 World Travel Awards ceremony being awarded the Indian Ocean s Leading Luxury Resort and the Indian Ocean s Leading Villa Resort & Sp... View more

Dusit Thani Maldives offers ‘holistic sojourns’

September 25, 2014

DUSIT Thani Maldives has announced the re-launch of its Ocean Villas subsequent to the completion of major upgrades worth over 1.5 million. The exciting aesthetic transformation of the ocean villas pr... View more

Fairytale breaks at Maldives’ Velaa

July 24, 2014

FAIRYTALE honeymoons become a reality at the exclusive new luxury Maldives hideaway Velaa Private Island. From discreet hideaway residences to sublime spa pampering Michelin star cuisine one of the fi... View more

Viceroy Maldives launches all-inclusive vacations

July 24, 2014

For the first time Viceroy Maldives has curated an exclusive five-star all-inclusive package offering an unparalleled selection of luxury amenities in the Maldives. Focusing on experiences guests will... View more

Baros Maldives among the best

March 27, 2014

BAROS Maldives has been voted as a winner in three Top Hotel categories in the presentation of Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards to top hotels for 2014. The luxury resort has been acknowledged as N... View more

Dutco claims first Middle East investment in Maldives

March 27, 2014

The acquisition by the UAE-based Dutco Group of Companies owners of JA Resorts & Hotels of a high-end resort in the Maldives is a historical landmark not just for JA as this is the first resort that t... View more

Maldives celebrates 40th year in tourism with record arrivals

July 30, 2013

The Republic of Maldives celebrated its 40th year in tourism with a record start of the year. Tourist arrivals in February passed 100 000 arrivals just in a month for the first time followed by a grow... View more

Wedding bliss at Shangri-La Maldives

July 30, 2013

RENOWNED as one of the world s top wedding and honeymoon destinations the Maldives has been attracting couples the world over with its pristine white sands and year-round tropical climate. Contributin... View more

Baros Maldives beckons

June 23, 2013

AWARD-winning Baros Maldives is offering travellers the opportunity to discover the spirit of an authentic Maldivian holiday with a unique holiday programme this summer. The Spirit of Summer package o... View more

Explore Maldives with Shangri-La Villingili

March 17, 2013

Shangri-La s Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives the only five star resort in the Maldives with its own private executive terminal now allows guests to fly into the resort in their private jet allowing... View more

Baros Maldives woos visitors

February 24, 2013

LUXURY five-star boutique resort Baros Maldives voted the world s fifth most romantic hotel and the best hotel in the Maldives by Trip Advisor recently appointed Maldivian-born resort manager Ahmed Sh... View more

Shangri-La Maldives launches new package

August 26, 2012

COUPLES can find the ideal his and hers getaway at Shangri-La s Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives as the resort launches the first-ever golf and spa package in the destination in celebration of the o... View more

Baros Maldives promises an ‘exclusive escape’

July 24, 2012

BAROS Maldives is offering guests a chance to escape to an exclusive five-star boutique resort nestled in a lush tropical island set in shimmering waters. Only a four hour flight from the GCC and a sc... View more

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa green credentials get better

July 24, 2012

THE Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa which opened in the pristine and undisturbed Gaafu Alifu Atoll last April is delighted to achieve Silver EarthCheck Certification making it one of the few resorts world... View more

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Launch New Family Rooms.

March 27, 2012

Finding more family time is one thing finding the right space to enjoy it in is another altogether. The new Family Beach Bungalows and Villas at Four Seasons Resorts Maldives boast bucketsful of sophi... View more

Viceroy Maldives resort gears for April debut

February 27, 2012

THE Viceroy Hotel Group is poised to open the Viceroy Maldives which includes an exclusive spa on April 2. The intimate 61-villa island resort is set on the archipelago s pristine Vagaru Island. Each ... View more

Dusit appoints new GM in the Maldives

February 27, 2012

Dusit International announced the appointment of Andres Rubio as general manager at the new Dusit Thani Maldives. A seasoned veteran with over 30 years of experience in hotel operations joined the Dus... View more

Baros Maldives introduces de-stress package

February 27, 2012

Baros Maldives an exclusive five-star boutique resort nestled in a lush tropical island set in shimmering waters. Only a four hour flight from the GCC and a scenic 20-minute boat trip from Male Airpor... View more

Baros Maldives named World's Leading Water Villa Resort

December 26, 2011

Baros Maldives the award-winning resort in the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives has just won another coveted award being named the World s Leading Water Villa. The success of Baros Maldives in... View more

Baros Maldives welcomes new resort manager

October 26, 2011

Baros Maldives an award-winning boutique luxury resort welcomes a new resort manager Sven Walter. As Resort Manager Walter will oversee the daily operations of the resort and intimately interact with ... View more

Maldives package for travel trade

October 2, 2011

AMARI the hotel and resort group has introduced an exciting offer to launch its new property in the Maldives - Amari Addu Maldives. The property is extending a special rate to travel industry professi... View more

Dusit to open first Maldives resort in December

September 1, 2011

DUSIT International one of Asia s leading hotel groups has announced plans to open its first resort in the Maldives Dusit Thani Maldives Mudhdhoo Island Baa Atoll. Located on the breathtaking Mudhdhoo... View more

Viceroy Maldives to debut in September

June 26, 2011

Property will feature unparalleled design style and service MUBADALA Development Company Eon Resorts and Viceroy Hotel Group have announced that the Viceroy Maldives will debut on September 1 2011. Th... View more

Onyx makes Maldives debut

February 28, 2011

ONYX Hospitality Group Thailand s leading hotel management company has been appointed to manage Herathera Island Resort a 273-villa property. The Maldives resort will become the group s first property... View more

Attractive offers at Shangri-La Maldives

February 28, 2010

Shangri-La s Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives has three special offers featuring up to two bonus free nights extra value food and beverage and even return domestic flights on some deals. Each offer ... View more

Jumeirah expands Maldives presence

February 28, 2010

Jumeirah Group the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding has signed an agreement with Xanadu Holdings Private Limited to manage Jumeirah Meradhoo a new five-star deluxe re... View more

Maldives woos the Middle East

July 29, 2009

Tourism Board sets in place a new strategy to grow its tourism arrivals THE Maldives has launched a new drive to pull in more tourists from across the world including the Middle East as it spruces up ... View more

Shangri-La appears on Maldives island

July 29, 2009

ON the southern most tip of Addu Atoll in the Republic of Maldives is Shangri-La s newly opened Villingili Resort and Spa. The natural dense vegetation of the three kilometre long island features 12 h... View more

Converting waste to wealth in Maldives

April 28, 2009

SONEVA Fushi by Six Senses has officially inaugurated Eco Centro a project that converts the waste generated by the resort operation into wealth. Eco Centro is an integrated waste management site on t... View more

UAE vacation group turns to Maldives

April 28, 2008

EMERALD Vacation Group a UAE vacation ownership specialist recently launched the only vacation ownership property in the Maldives. Turtle Cove Resort and Spa located on a private island will be the fi... View more

Knot happiness in the Maldives

July 30, 2007

Glorious tropical surroundings at One&Only Maldives at Reethi Rah provide the perfect island hideaway for celebrating a new life together. Against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean with a gent... View more

Escape to the Maldives this summer

June 28, 2007

THE summer is upon us everybody is looking for inspiration to make a sweet escape. Just a short four-hour direct flight to the Maldives or a 6-hour flight to Mauritius stands between you and your summ... View more

Maldives anticipates UAE investors

June 3, 2006

THE Maldives is set to open 35 new islands to tourist development according to Abdulla Mausoom director general Maldives Tourism Promotion Board. Maldives Tourism already has 88 developed islands but ... View more

Maldives: perfect getaway

August 4, 2005

The Maldive Islands which stretch from the south western tip of India all the way to the Equator offers the ultimate getaway for those who like sun sand and sea. With some of the finest and cleanest b... View more

Soneva Gili Resort & Six Senses Spa Maldives reopens

August 4, 2005

Soneva Gili Resort & Spa in the Maldives takes centrestage once again as the benchmark of over-water resorts. The resort had been closed since the December 26 2004 tsunami during which time it has und... View more

Maldives celebrates 500,000 tourists

January 12, 2004

The Maldives for the first time since tourism started in the islands in 1972 celebrates the arrival of 500 000 tourists to the islands within a period of one year. The lucky visitor who arrived in the... View more

Four Seasons Maldives tops survey

July 9, 2003

The readers of Departures a luxury lifestyle magazine published exclusively for American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders in the USA featured more Four Seasons properties on their Top 20 Aus... View more

Maldives resort offers taste of the 'Crusoe' experience

February 12, 2002

Ever wanted to live on water without experiencing the rocking of a boat? Or how about a Robinson Crusoe experience? At the Soneva resorts in sunny Maldives you can do both. And in total comfort and th... View more



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