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PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 March 2016

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Chin Chin Labs, the pioneers of made-to-order artisanal liquid nitrogen ice cream, is conjuring up culinary creations and haute cuisine ice cream at PER AQUUM Niyama from 16 – 21 March. Part of PER AQUUM’s PULSE line-up for 2016, adults and mini VIPs alike will be put under the spell of the ice cream ma...[]

Chef Heiko Nieder at Niyama Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 March 2016

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Savour an exclusive nine-course dinner with two-star Michelin chef Heiko Nieder at Edge, PER AQUUM Niyama’s fine-dining overwater restaurant.

This coming March the resort kicks off the month with some delicious gourmet events, including a two-night dinner with German-born Chef Heiko Nieder, presenting...[]

Soneva Fushi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 February 2016

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Soneva Resorts and Residences recently unveiled its new Children’s Den, located at the Soneva Fushi resort in the Baa Atoll, Maldives.

The Den is unlike any other children’s facility. It has been conceptualised and designed as an imaginative playground for the family with many inspiring, fun act...[]

Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort & Spa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 February 2016

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Roxy-Pacific Holdings Ltd of Singaproe has agreed for the acquisition of the leasehold interests of Kudafunafaru resort (currently operated as Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Resort & Spa) situated at Noonu Atoll in Maldives. The total purchase value for the property is USD 31 million.

The acquisition involves it...[]

Central Hospitality International (CHi)

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 January 2016

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Centara Hotels & Resorts has renamed as Central Hospitality International (CHi). This is a refresh and renaming of the management and holding company behind its collection of hotels. The hotel brands, products and services will remain unchanged.

The introduction of CHi serves to differentiate the corpor...[]

Gaakoshibee Island planed to open as a five-star resort in Shaviyani Atoll

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 January 2016

Abode Pradise Maldives -  SC Capital Partners Group, a Singapore-based institutional real estate private equity investment firm, has agreed to acquire Gaakoshibee Island Resort in Shaviyani Atoll from ADK Travels Pvt Ltd of Maldives for an undisclosed amount.

GHB Maldives Resorts, a company owned by SC Capital Partners signed the agr...[]

The Hotel of the Year Awards 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 December 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Hotel of the Year Awards has named Conrad Maldives Rangali Island as the Best Luxury Resort Worldwide 2015. Along with the award Conrad Maldives has won six other categories in the awards.

Best Luxury Overwater Villa Worldwide 2015
Best Resort Worldwide 2015
Best Private Island Resort Worldwid...[]

Grand Konotta Villa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 24 December 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort this week revealed its 600 square meter (6,400 sq ft) Grand Konotta Villa, a stunning and inspirational three-bedroom over-water retreat suitable for those travelers seeking the ultimate in memorable holiday locations for special occasions or sheer relaxation.

The Villa has...[]

Coco Bodu Hithi Maldives - Savour 2016

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 December 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Coco Bodu Hithi returns with Savour 2016, a sophisticated culinary experience that is fast becoming Coco Collections’ homage to fine dining in the Maldives. From 21st February to 04th March 2016, experience the exclusive opportunity to indulge in award-winning creations with renowned chefs.

Leading th...[]

Another tremendous year for the Maldives as a tourist destination

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 December 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Maldives wins the prestigious position of the World’s Leading Beach Destination at the annual World Travel Awards Grand Final awards ceremony held at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort in Morocco on 12th December 2015. Maldives won against 11 other nominees in the category which included world class beach de...[]

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 December 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, a leading health and wellness resort in the Maldives, unites unspoiled wilderness and white sandy beaches with unparalleled levels of luxury. This serene backdrop combines with traditional Maldivian therapies and Spa by Thalgo experiences, complemented by brand NEW spa suites and an innovat...[]

MEGA Maldives Flight to Kuala Lumpur

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 December 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The first MEGA Maldives Airlines Flight to Kuala Lumpur left Male’ today at 0800 hrs with 116 passengers.

Since announcing the launch of the popular Male’-Kuala Lumpur route in November, MEGA Maldives has seen an increased demand from Maldivians travelling directly to Kuala Lumpur. The high demand als...[]

Furaveri Island Resort & Spa is getting ready to welcome theirguests in January 2016

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 November 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Furaveri Island Resort & Spa is getting ready to welcome their first guests in January 2016.

Located in the exotic Raa Atoll in the north central region of the unique Maldives archipelago, Furaveri Island Resort and Spa is set on the 23 hectare island of Furaveri, which is a gem on an island with beauti...[]

Taste of Maldives - A great cookbook

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 November 2015

Abode ParadiseMaldives -  Orietta and Claudia, mum and daughter, together with people of Keyodhoo island, in Felidhoo Atoll wrote Taste of Maldives, a great cookbook about the Maldivian cuisine. It’s not just a book with recipes but a real tribute to their love for this country with incredible photos, tells and stories about the every ...[]

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 November 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives has unveiled a new room category, adding to its all-suite portfolio: the Deluxe Sunset Beach Villa.

Located on the beach, each of the villas are sunset facing offering stunning views of the sun retreating at the end of the day. Just metres from the island’s renowned...[]

Sri Lanka’s company to develop a luxury resort in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 November 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Hotel Corporation has announced its plans to develop a luxury resort in Maldives.

The company acquired Ceylon Hotel Maldives (Pvt )Ltd (CHML) by united hotels company private limited (UHCL), a fully owned subsidiary of Ceylon Hotel Corporation.


CHML will be the develop...[]

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, launched its inaugural flight to Malé

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 October 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Malé, Maldives.

With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 49 destinations in 13 countries.

The inaugural flight departed this morning at 10.40am from Changi Airport and is expected to arri...[]

AirAsia direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Male

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 October 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline for seven consecutive years has commenced its direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Male (Maldives) with its inaugural flight taking off Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) on time yesterday at 1855hrs with a flight load of over 90 per cent. The flight landed ...[]

“Stay Festive” at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 October 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives’ “Stay Festive” experience is unparalleled to many as it introduces a combination of interactive activities that both parents and kids will enjoy.

If you are a seafood lover, Lobster and Crab Extravaganza at The Kitchen is perfect for you. A night of Ma...[]

Dusit Thani Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 October 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Dusit International has relaunched its Dusit Gold guest loyalty programme, designed to be simple and easy to use at participating hotels and resorts globally. Upon enrolling, members are able to enjoy a host of exclusive benefits and services right away, such as special room rates, dining credits, laundry discounts and c...[]

Canareef Resort Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 October 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Canareef Resort Maldives has opened its doors to charm travelers and tourists from around the world. The 4-star resort managed by Crescendas Hospitality Management (CHM), boasts Sunset/Sunrise Villas as well as top of the range Premium Jacuzzi Villas. The offerings on the island engages guests and promise a differe...[]

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 8 October 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has announced that on 6th November 2015, guests will have a rare opportunity to savour exceptional vintages from the legendary Biondi Santi winery, best-known for inventing and producing Brunello wine. Tancredi Biondi Santi, the sixth generation wine-maker, will host a Tuscan inspired fi...[]

Kurumba Maldives reopened the main Restaurant

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 October 2015

Abode Paradise - Kurumba Maldives has reopened the main restaurant Vihamanaa on September 24th 2015 after an extensive renovation. This event introduces a new design and menus to guests.

The newly refurbished Vihamanaa boasts a vibrant design of sandstones, shell mosaics, light marble top buffets with lava stone features offering a modern...[]

Canareef Resort Maldives celebrated the United Nation’s 35th Annual World Tourism Day

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 October 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Canareef Resort Maldives has celebrated the United Nation’s 35th Annual World Tourism Day on 27th September 2015 under the theme “1 Billion Tourists, 1 Billion opportunities”.

The celebrations were kicked off at 15:00 hrs with reef cleaning event where the Canareef team was joined together...[]

LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced the opening of four new properties by 2017

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 September 2015

Avode Paradise Maldives -  LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced the opening of four new properties by 2017 in the Indian Ocean, China and the Middle East, as well as the complete refurbishment of LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives.

Paul Jones, CEO of LUX* Resorts & Hotels, comments on the group’s developments: “Once ag...[]

World Tourism Day 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 September 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Under the theme ‘One billion tourists, one billion opportunities’, World Tourism Day 2015 emphasizes the impact of the sector on economic growth, job creation and development.

In this regard, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon states in his message on the occasion of World Tourism Day “...[]

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives - Over-Water Villa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 September 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Gili Lankanfushi, named the Best Hotel in the World by TripAdvisor in the Traveller’s Choice Awards 2015, is about to get even better. The resort’s amazing Private Reserve – the largest overwater villa in the world – has been upgraded, making it more dazzling than ever.

Standing alon...[]

Hideaway Beach Maldives Resort & Spa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 September 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The all-suite Hideaway Beach Maldives Resort & Spa has introduced the cult French brand Diptyque to its luxury villas. Diptyque is a legendary French perfumer and maker of highly desirable luxury scented candles, home fragrances and body care.

The first – and only – resort in the Maldives to...[]

Maldivian

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 September 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The first of a series of chartered direct flights of Maldivian Airlines from Bangkok arrived this evening at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. The next flights are scheduled to arrive on the 21st and 25th of September. This is the first time direct flights from Bangkok are operated by the national carrier, Maldi...[]

The Outrigger Konotta Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 September 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, which opened on August 1, and Best Dives Maldives, have announced a partnership to provide an innovative and wide range of marine holiday activities, with an emphasis on marine knowledge and conservation. Outrigger chose to partner with Best Dives Maldives due to the company’s...[]

Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation launched a global advertising campaign with BBC

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 September 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) have launched a global advertising campaign with BBC to promote the Maldives as a tourism destination and the upcoming Visit Maldives Year 2016.

The campaign which will run from September 1st to October 31st, 2015 will feature the unique aspects of the Maldives touris...[]

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi offering an immersive new range of Thalgo Spa Packages

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is offering an immersive new range of Thalgo Spa Packages available to enjoy over 5,7 or 10 days of stay. The focus is a range of exclusive packages, tailor made to ensure results and an ideal spa experience. Try a multi-treatment spa break and be spoilt with a selection of incredible daily ...[]

Enjoy Festive Season at Kurumba Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The festive events include unique activities such as wine tastings set in the sparkling blue lagoon, cocktail mixology classes and cooking demonstrations. For kids, treasure hunts, snorkelling lessons and a visit from Santa himself along with many other activities will keep them thoroughly entertained throughout th...[]

Thelu Veliga Retreat is doing the final touches for its opening in October

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Thelu Veliga Retreat is doing the final touches for its opening in October. Thelu Veliga Retreat is the first offering from “Drift Retreats & Cruises”, a new brand that seeks to rediscover the authentic Maldivian experience.

The island is a tiny, 1.1 hectare island retreat offers 30 villas, with b...[]

Thanburudhoo as a Surfing Heritage Reserve for surfers

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The government of Maldives has terminated the agreement with Telos Investments to develop a resort in Thanburudhoo island.

According to Ministry of Tourism, President Abdulla Yameen’s policy is to keep Thanburudhoo as a Surfing Heritage Reserve for surfers.

Local surfers have welcomed the news, &ldq...[]

Jumeirah Dhevanafushi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, has been awarded the internationally renowned Green Globe Certification (GGC) following a recent sustainability audit.

The luxury resort has consistently developed its green policies in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. GGC is the premier worldwide sustain...[]

Starwood Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Starwood Maldives has appointed Mr. Paul Yui as the new Director of Sales & Marketing and Mr. Jorge Fernandez as the new Director of Revenue Management for its two properties in the Maldives.

With over a decade long career with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, both Jorge and Paul brings invaluable experience an...[]

Shane Dorian wins 2015 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Big wave legend Shane Dorian (HAW) has taken out the 2015 Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy at Sultan’s Point Saturday. Dorian defeated last year’s Champion, Dave Rastovich (AUS), in the Final, and has secured himself a spot in the 2016 event.

In what was a fitting climax to an amaz...[]

Kandolhu offers Private Dining choices

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Kandolhu offers quality and gastronomy combined with the Private Dining choices on offer.

With vast dining options for such a small resort, (Kandolhu Island is also a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World), it offers more than just a spacious villa. With four gourmet dining outlets, eac...[]

Amari Havodda Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 8 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Located on one of the most preserved atolls in the archipelago, Amari Havodda Maldives offers an ideal getaway surrounded by the pristine nature of the Maldives with uninterrupted views of the ocean and beyond. The resort will feature 120 villas including, “overwater” and “beach” villas. Make a be...[]

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 August 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The first guests, a family from Dubai, arrived after a 30-minute luxury speed boat transfer from Kaadedhdhoo Airport in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the south of the Maldives.

The guests were welcomed ashore at the resort’s jetty by Darren Edmonstone the Outrigger Managing Director for Asia Pacific and t...[]

Surfing Holidays in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 August 205

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Maldives boasts of great waves that attracts and excites surfers from around the world. The islands located in the centre of the Indian Ocean are exposed to the monsoon tides and Southern Ocean swells, resulting in the constant wave generation.

The Maldives is an ideal surfing getaway due to the consist...[]

New Collection of Joint Activity and Spa Experiences at Park Hyatt Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 31 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives : Tranquil, intimate and spellbindingly beautiful, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa welcomes guests who are looking to create unforgettable memories through once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the Maldives. Guests are now set to add a slice of action and indulgence to their getaway with the introduction of a new ‘Explore an...[]

Spa Experience in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The blissful environment of the Maldives invokes an innate spiritual connection. Consequently visitors experience a restorative sensation once they set foot on the beautiful islands. Over the years the Maldives has become synonymous with relaxation and contentment.

Every resort in the Maldives proffers lavish and...[]

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 29 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa announces that world famous Australian photojournalist Peter “Joli” Wilson will be making the island paradise – and surf hub – his base for the months of July and August 2015. As a rare opportunity, and truly unique service, Kuda Huraa guests will b...[]

Soneva Fushi to host an exclusive Ocean Experience

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Soneva Fushi has partnered with the I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Foundation to host an exclusive Ocean Experience, where participants will learn the art of freediving from some of the world’s best instructors and have a once-in-a-lifetime marine wildlife adventure.

The ‘Last Wilderness’ Ocean E...[]

AirAsia - Kuala Lumpur-Maldives direct flights

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - AirAsia will be commence three weekly Kuala Lumpur-Maldives direct flights starting Oct 22, 2015.

“AirAsia is the only airline that flies direct to Maldives from here, offering three times weely flights to this island destination.

“Among the destinations which offer Fly-Thru connectivity to Ma...[]

Happy 50th Independence Day Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  On 26th July 1965 Maldives was granted full independence from the British. To celebrate this independence, the Republic of Maldives, marks the 26th of July and declares it a public holiday. This is the 50th anniversary of independence for Maldives.

Although governed as an independent Islamic sultanate from ...[]

Maldives welcomes everyone with open arms

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Any tourist from any nationality is granted a free 30 day visa on arrival to the Maldives. Hence, there is no need for you to undergo any hassle with regards to obtaining prior visa. Once you reach the airport, Immigration personnel will assist you with the visa procedures.

Amari Havodda Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 21 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - ONYX Hospitality has appointed Zafer Agacan as the General Manager for Amari Havodda Maldives.

Agacan has extensive experience in the hospitality industry with a career spanning over 20 years, of which nearly a decade was spent in the Maldives. Having started his career working in front office, he has since held ...[]

The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, has unveiled innovative menus for guests passionate about dining, ahead of the resort officially opening on 1 August, 2015.

The signature breakfast will be the salmon and truffle scrambled eggs served with shaved truffles and salmon caviar.

Seafood lovers have much t...[]

New Outdoor Spa Treatments at Kurumba Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives announced the introduction of the new ‘Raalhu Outdoor Treatments’ (raalhu meaning wave in the local language Dhivehi).

The treatments available at Raalhu include full Body Massages, Scrubs and Massages, Foot Treatments and our destination spa journey Spa under the Stars.

Yoga Retreat at Anantara resorts in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - This December Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli in the Maldives will team up with England’s renowned Yogasphere wellness retreats, taking guests on journey of self-discovery and wellness through yoga and meditation. Surrounded by the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters, the lagoon shared by Anantara Dhigu, Ana...[]

The Third Annual Maldives Whale Shark Festival

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme [MWSRP] is collaborating with Maldivian Artists to celebrate the whale shark in the Maldives third annual Whale Shark Festival.

Hosted on the beautiful local island of Dhidhoo, this year’s Festival will be the culmination of months of creative workshops and collaborat...[]

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, already recognised as a leading health and wellness destination in the Indian Ocean is once again offering it’s guests the most cutting edge health and fitness trends in the form of Military Pilates classes. Taken by seasoned instructor Joji Chacko, Military Pilates will include the key tra...[]

Kuredu Island Resort solar power project

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Kuredu Island Resort has intensified their efforts to be eco-friendly. The solar power project at the resort is now up and running and solar energy is expected to contribute 600KW per day.

The highest power demand in the resort is recorded at 1,900KW, requiring up to seven diesel generators. The solar power will ...[]

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives’ Fitness and Wellness Program

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 2 July 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives’ fitness and wellness program will involve Dr. Raj in a wide range of activities designed to assist guests, of all ages, as well as staff. A variety of yoga sessions will be available for guests, which include Yoga Therapy, Dynamic Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation, Anti...[]

Hotel Asia Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Maldives Exibition and Conference Services (MECS) has announced ‘Hotel Asia Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge 2015′ to be held from August 23rd to 25th at Dharubaaruge Exhibition Centre.

The Ministry of Tourism of Maldives along with the Sri Lanka – Maldives Bilateral Bus...[]

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru introduces 'Mission Landaa Giraavaru' for kids

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Designed for older children ages 8-12, ‘Mission: Landaa Giraavaru’ is a complimentary new and exclusive kids’ program that encourages budding explorers to venture out into the wider wilderness of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru and immerse themselves in the island’s wonders and wo...[]

Vishal Singh as the new General Manager for Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 June 2015

Abode Pradise Maldives - Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives has appointed Vishal Singh as the new General Manager.

Vishal joined the Taj Group as a Hotel Operations Management Trainee in 1993. Vishal’s career has progressed through various positions with the Taj since then, he has filled the positions of General Manager at Vivan...[]

Anantara Resorts in the Maldives in celebration mode

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Anantara in the Maldives Wins Three Prestigious World Travel Awards, 

Once again, winning three of the top travel and tourism honours for the Maldives at this year’s 22nd annual World Travel Awards for Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Anantara has been making its mark in the global tourism are...[]

CJL Investment to develop Kunaavashi Island Retreat & Spa as a five-star boutique resort in Vaavu Atoll

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - CJL Investment Pvt Ltd has launched the project to develop Kunaavashi Island Retreat & Spa as a five-star boutique resort in Vaavu Atoll.

The resort will comprise of 71 villas including 38 over water villas and 33 beach villas. It will also feature specialty restaurants, spa and an infinity swimming pools. Ku...[]

Your own private island at Conrad Rangali Island Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  For the ultimate in exclusivity and privacy, look no further than Conrad Maldives Rangali Island which is now available for private hire. Located in the South Ari Atoll and reached by a 30-minute seaplane flight, adult-only Rangali Island boasts 50 luxurious water villas, accommodating up to 100 guests.

The...[]

Niyama launches 'Nest' restaurant in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Recently unveiled to the world’s connoisseurs, Nest at PER AQUUM Niyama in the Maldives invites the resort’s guests as well as gourmands from further afield to experience one of the wildest culinary journeys to be found in the Maldives. Despite being freshly hatched, Nest is already attracting attention...[]

Starwood Hotels and Resorts

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The company said in a statement that they have signed an agreement with Residency Resorts Malé Private Limited, part of the Chennai-based leading property developer, Appaswamy Group.

The St. Regis Vommuli Resort will bring the brand’s hallmark luxury services to an island only a 40-minute seaplane ri...[]

New Resort project in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -Asia Capital PLC (ACAP) from Sri Lanka has announced plans for a resort project in the Maldives together with Belluna Co. Ltd. of Japan. The project, which is expected to cost approximately $ 45 million, envisions the development of a 70-room luxury property on the island of Miriandhoo, situated in the Baa Atoll.

LIME Spa at PER AQUUM Niyama Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - PER AQUUM Niyama’s island men can now strut with even more confidence in their step. Soothed muscles, boosted beach credibility and statuesque skin await in treatments and products designed just for male needs. The resort’s LIME Spa is proud to man up with the elite London-based Gentlemen’s Tonic groomi...[]

Visit Maldives Year 2016

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - MPRC has officially launched the marketing campaign for Visit Maldives Year 2016.The campaign was launched by President Yameen Abdul Gayoom at the 27th joint meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Pacific (CAP), and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia (CSA) which was opened yesterday at Bandos Island Resort & Spa, M...[]

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, introducing 75 Deluxe Beach Villas with private pool

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, luxurious paradise resort situated in the Noonu Atoll, has invested in its luxury beach accommodation offering. By introducing 75 Deluxe Beach Villas with private pool, the resort offers even more ways to experience refined accommodation in the heart of one of the most beautiful parts of th...[]

Maldives National Sailing Team is set to compete in its first international tournament

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 June 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Maldives National Sailing Team is set to compete in its first international tournament with sail being set for the 2015 Indian Ocean Island Games held at Réunion from 1st to 8th of August 2015.

Sailing Association hopes that with the participation in its first International tournament will draw more ...[]

Robinson Club has announced the Robinson Club Noonu expected to be open in the fourth quarter of 2016

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 May 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The 130,000 square meter island with its own lagoon and white sandy beaches is about 200 kilometers from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Malé.

“The new ROBINSON Club Noonu will open as one of the three ROBINSON FeelGood® clubs. This will be a place special for singles and couples looking f...[]

Outrigger Resorts has appointed Yothin Uthaphu as resort manager

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 May 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Outrigger Resorts Asia Pacific has appointed Yothin Uthaphu as resort manager of the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort. The resort opens on 1 August 2015. He is experienced in the pre-opening of properties, from city hotels to island locations.

He also worked for nearly two years as a general manager of a travel ...[]

The first test flight of Maldivian airlines has successfully landed at the newly built Ifuru Domestic Airport in Raa Atoll

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 May 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The first test flight of Maldivian airlines has successfully landed at the newly built Ifuru Domestic Airport in Raa Atoll on Tuesday at 6.20pm. The airport is developed by Coastline Investments.

Senior officials of Island Aviation, Coastline Investment, Civil Aviation Authority, Airports Company, Aviation Securi...[]

Cheval Blanc Randheli Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 May 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The addition of a yacht to the resort will allow guests to take yachting and diving trips in the Lhaviyani and Baa atolls. The Azimut 98 Leonardo is also available for charter to couples on their honeymoon. This includes a two to three night cruise where they can explore the reefs while discovering secluded bays in the p...[]

Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives has been recognised in the 2015 World Luxury Spa Awards as Best Luxury Resort Spa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 May 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives awarded Best Luxury Resort Spa in Maldives

Veli Spa is honoured to receive this award, for the second year running, as the World Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels & Spas worldwide. The World Luxury Hotel Awards were establish...[]

W Maldives has announced the appointment of its new General Manager

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 May 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Maldives has announced the appointment of its new General Manager, Mark O’Sullivan. A native of Ireland, O’Sullivan brings to the retreat over 17 years of experience providing strategic and inspirational leadership.

Prior to joining Starwood, he also served with Hyatt, InterContinental, The Kens...[]

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ Maldives resorts shined on the awards carpet

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 May 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Maldives Travel Awards is organised by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) to highlight and reward members of the travel sector that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year. Now in its 4th year, a special edition of the awards was held during the ...[]

Coco Collection has introduced Coco Residences at Coco Bodu Hithi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Welcoming the latest trends in experience-led travel, the luxury boutique hotel brand Coco Collection has introduced Coco Residences at Coco Bodu Hithi, re-launching in May 2015 with signature privileges. Perched on stilts over the crystalline lagoon, previously known as Escape Water Residences, the Coco Residences will ...[]

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has launched New Spa by Thalgo

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has launched 147 NEW experiences at The Spa by Thalgo in 2015. The Spa will offer experiences infused with the ancient healing principles of the East and West, in combination with 50 years of skincare knowledge from Thalgo, a pioneer in marine scientific research. By taking nourishment from the oc...[]

Anantara Kihavah Villas has been voted as the Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 24 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Anantara Kihavah Villas has been voted as the Top Employer of 2014 in Maldives as per a recent poll conducted by Job-Maldives.com, one of the most popular online career portals in the Maldives. Announcing the results, the website clarifies, “Anantara Kihavah Villas emerged as the strongest contender in the ra...[]

The Seven Star Global Luxury Awards has opened for voting

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Seven Star Global Luxury Awards has opened for voting. The voting will remain open until 15th June.

Once the voting has ended, winners will be informed and invited to attend the official gala ceremony at the opulent Trans Resort Bali on September 19th 2015.

This event will be a highlight of the year f...[]

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives among Top 5 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Indian Ocean

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 21 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Luxury tour operator, Destinology has selected Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives among Top 5 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Indian Ocean. The tour operator handpicked the best All-Inclusive resorts with so much more than just the amazing views, stunning beaches and heart-warming sunsets that tempt travellers from all ove...[]

NIYAMA announces the opening of its second island ‘Play’ With 48 new villas

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  NIYAMA, the Per AQUUM Resort located in the South Western Atoll of Dhaalu in the Maldives, announces the opening of its second island ‘Play’. With 48 new villas, Play offers fresh, groundbreaking concepts including Nest, the treetop dining experience and BLU, the laid-back beachfront restaurant, plus ne...[]

Ithaa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Celebrates 10th Anniversary

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  One decade ago, Ithaa 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. Sitting like a pearl beneath the waves (Ithaa translates as ‘pearl&...[]

Jean-Marc Ma-Poon as the new General Manager for Anantara Kihavah Villas

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Anantara Kihavah Villas has welcomed Mr. Jean-Marc Ma-Poon as the new General Manager.

Born and raised in Mauritius, Jean-Marc’s hospitality career has taken him to USA, UK, Jordan, Bali & Maldives. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Management from Glion Hotel School in Switzerland and comes...[]

Ann Kang appointed as the new Director of Sales and Marketing for Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Jumeirah Group has appointed Ann Kang as the new Director of Sales and Marketing for Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives.

A Korean national with over 12 years’ experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Ann was most recently Director of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton in Shenzhen, China...[]

The Global Times Annual Survey of 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 16 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Maldives has been voted as one of the 10 most popular overseas destinations by the Global Times Annual Survey of 2014. Maldives was ranked in 5th place, with Switzerland, Japan, France, Hungary making the top four. The other five countries ranked include Thailand, Spain, UAE, Sweden and New Zealand.

The Glo...[]

Loama Hotels and Resorts has opened the newest resort of Maldives on the private island of Maamigili

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 14 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Loama Hotels and Resorts has opened the newest resort of Maldives on the private island of Maamigili.

Veteran hotelier and Loama Resort’s general manager, Andres Rubio said: “We are creating a place of hospitality … but we add art, culture and heritage to the mix. “We have established ...[]

Soneva Fushi Maldives named the first Relais & Châteaux property in the archipelago

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - While most of Relais & Châteaux’s properties have traditionally been based in Europe, of the 48 new entrants, 16 are from Asia, a record for the association. Four new destinations include Maldives, Hong Kong, Costa Rica and Hawaii.

French restaurant Bibo was named Hong Kong’s first Relais &a...[]

Velassaru Maldives Among 14 Extraordinary Hotel Pools

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The finest white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon accessible by speedboat. Minimal chic revealed in teak, stone, thatch. Mid-ocean niches of intimacy beckoning, bathed in light. Impulses answered as only you know how.

Linger over a sampling of the world’s flavours in an overwater pavilion. Champagne flutes ...[]

Chinese New Year with a family reunion and a thanksgiving moment at NIYAMA and Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Per AQUUM in the Maldives invites you to add signature touches to this year’s Chinese New Year with a family reunion and a thanksgiving moment at NIYAMA and Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives.

Awe-inspiring beaches, crystal clear waters and the tropical climate invite for a Signature Escape throughout February t...[]

Anantara and Naladhu Maldives welcomes Two-Star Michelin Chef Heiko Neider

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Anantara and Naladhu Maldives are thrilled to welcome Two-Star Michelin Chef Heiko Neider to their kitchen for a one-night guest chef appearance on February 22, 2015. Delighting epicurean travellers staying at Naladhu, Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli Resort & Spa in South Male Atoll, Chef Heiko will create an exquis...[]

Savour 2015 at Coco Palm Bodu Hithi

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Coco Collection has announced a gathering of Michelin starred chefs as well as an expert mixologist to the sophisticated culinary scene at Coco Bodu Hithi. Guests can look forward to experience the exclusive opportunity to indulge in award-winning creations by Chefs Frédéric Doucet, Nigel Haworth, Aktar Isl...[]

Celebrate Lunar New Year in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Let the beauty of Anantara touch you at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives. Retreat hand in hand to a Maldivian paradise, enveloped in soft white sands and turquoise waters. Here, time is a luxury well spent in the pursuit of leisure and tranquillity, at one of the most naturally stunning destinations on eart...[]

Apple Woo has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing of Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Apple Woo has been appointed as Director of Sales & Marketing of the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, a new resort which is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015.

Woo joined the company on 1 February 2015 and will report to Pascal Billon, General Manager, and on key marketing and sales initiatives ...[]

Heather McAlpin takes residency as the new resident DJ at W Retreat & Spa Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - The glamorous New-York City based DJ and producer Heather McAlpin, alias Heather M takes residency as the new resident DJ at the iconic W Retreat & Spa – Maldives for the next three months.

Heather M’s love affair with music started early on. She began playing the piano and alto saxophone at the a...[]

Centara Grand Island is set to launch Sunset Ocean Pool Villa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is set to a launch a new category of guest room, which will be called “Sunset Ocean Pool Villas.

Available to the public on July 1, 2015, the new Sunset Ocean Pool Villas will have received a completely new, contemporary interior make-over, with brand-new...[]

Anantara Naladhu Maldives unveils it’s Ocean Retreat Spa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Imagine paradise. Tropical island sands. Swaying palms. Endless turquoise waters. Open your eyes and see Naladhu. Maldivian for “beautiful island,” Anantara’s sister island of Naladhu offers a mosaic of timeless moments on the clear waters of the Indian Ocean.

Naladhu Maldives in the South ...[]

Walter Butti appointed as Cluster Executive Chef for Resorts Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 2 February 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Anantara is delighted to welcome Walter Butti as Cluster Executive Chef at their three resorts in South Male Atoll. Chef Walter brings 22 years of international experience to his role in the culinary industry across Australia, Germany, Ghana, Switzerland, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Having worked with hi...[]

Maldives - The most active stand of EMITT 2015”

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 31 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives stand was awarded as the most active stand at the 19th Annual East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel fair held from 22 – 25 January 2015 in Tuyap International Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey. This is the second time that Maldives has won this award.

The award presented by the orga...[]

Maldives Showcasing sunny side of life in Spain

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives is currently showcasing its sunny side of life in Fitur, which kick started yesterday in Madrid. Maldives is represented by Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC) together with 17 industry partners; Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mr. Hussain Lirar leads the Maldives delegation. The 35th edition of Fitur wa...[]

Herbert Nitsch, the world’s record holder for “the Deepest Man on Earth” and world record holder in ’No Limits’ Freediving

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 29 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Soneva Fushi is proud to announce that Herbert Nitsch, the world’s record holder for “the Deepest Man on Earth” and world record holder in ’No Limits’ Freediving will be running freediving courses at the resort for the last 2 weeks of April 2015. This will be the first of several freediving ...[]

Island Wellness Retreat

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Nestled at the south end of Maldives in the heart of Indian Ocean, has unveiled the ‘Island Wellness Retreat’ to help guests escape the frenzy of modern life this New Year.

The four- or seven-night wellness retreat offers guests the chance to unwind and rejuvenate in paradise. O...[]

Photoshoot at Ayada Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Suunto, the famed Finnish manufacturer of sports watches and diving computers, is holding a photoshoot for its world-wide advertising campaign on the reefs around Ayada Maldives this week. Although the final advertising will only be seen worldwide later this year, Ayada Maldives has a wide selection of daily photos on it...[]

East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel (EMITT) 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Maldives tourism industry has participated at the 19th Annual East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel fair held from 22 – 25 January 2015 in Tuyap International Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey. The Maldivian delegation consisting of 17 companies is headed by Mr. Hussain Lirar, the Deputy M...[]

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has inaugurated Club Med Finolhu Villas

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 24 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has inaugurated Club Med Finolhu Villas, the first resort in the world to be entirely powered by solar energy. This is the second resort managed by Club Méditerranée in the Maldives.

On its own island with villas on stilts above the Indian Ocean, Club Med Finolh...[]

The top hotel in the world to Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 January 2015

Abode Pradise Maldives - The 13th annual awards showcased more than 8151 hotels worldwide but only the top 10 made the cut on the finalist list.

The top hotel in the world went to Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Lankanfushi, Maldives.

The Travellers’ Choice award winners “were determined based on the millions of reviews and...[]

Patina Hotels & Resorts and Telos Investment have signed an agreement to operate The Patina, Thanburudhoo Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Patina Hotels & Resorts and Telos Investment have signed an agreement to operate The Patina, Thanburudhoo Maldives, the first resort under the new brand and the second Patina after The Patina, Capitol Singapore which will open in 2Q.

The new resort, scheduled to be launched in 2017, is located in North ...[]

Allwyn Drego - New General Manager of Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 21 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives appointed its new General Manager, Allwyn Drego.

Drego was the Hotel Manager for Shangri-La Hotel, Mumbai, India from 2012 to 2013 and the iconic Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2013 to 2014 before joining us in Maldives.

An Indian nat...[]

Romance For Valentines day and honeymoon couples at Anantara in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - In the greatest paradise on earth Anantara ushers in a new chapter of unique guest experiences for romance and honeymoon escapes surrounded by natural beauty. Anantara in the Maldives has a resort island for every appeal, from privacy, adventure, amazing views to golden sunsets and coastal dining to delight the taste bud...[]

Maldives awarded runner-up in Telegraph Travel Awards world’s best destinations category

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -Maldives has snatched one of the coveted spots in tourism industry, being awarded runner-up in Telegraph Travel Awards world’s best destinations category. 

The awards were handed out based on the say of about 90,000 voters.

The top spot was defended by New Zealand, making it their third win in a...[]

Indian real estate company Panchshil Realty to develop a Bulgari resort in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 January 2015

Abode Pradise Maldives - Indian real estate company, Panchshil Realty has announced the development of a luxury resort in Maldives. The company has already tied up with Marriott International, Inc. for their luxury brand, Bulgari, for the 82-room high-end resort property in Maldives.

According to Atul Chordia, Chairman & CEO, Panchshi...[]

Maldives Marine Expo 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Marine Expo will be held at Dharubaaruge’ in March 2015. It is the annual official exhibition of Liveaboard Association of Maldives (LAM), organised and presented by BLAK.

This exhibition aims to initiate the expansions necessary for the marine industry of Maldives and to provide a platform for con...[]

The legendary famous street artist Alec Monopoly glows W Retreat Spa Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 16 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Coming directly from Los Angeles to the Maldives, the legendary famous street artist brings W Hotels passion for design to life at the Retreat.

Wearing a bandana as a mask and a top hat to stay anonymous during his public appearances, Alec Monopoly used the iconic W Retreat & Spa – Maldives as his own g...[]

Traders hotel Re-branded to Hotel Jen Malé

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 15 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Traders Hotel Malé has re-branded to Hotel Jen Malé as the seventh Traders property to adopt the new Jen brand by Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd. Catering to a new ‘Jeneration’ of independently minded business and leisure travelers, the brand is launching quickly and on track for ...[]

Manta-focused cruises: August 27 – September 3 and September 10 – 17, 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 14 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Hot off the success of 2014’s inaugural Manta Trust Expeditions, Four Seasons Resorts Maldives announces the dates for next year’s manta-focused cruises: August 27 – September 3 and September 10 – 17, 2015.

Conceived in conjunction with The Manta Trust – the world’s leading man...[]

Holiday inn Kandooma Resort

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma has launched its new magical nautical and nature themed Kids Club “Kandoo”, derived from the abundant Kandoo tree’s found at the Resort.

Kandoo Kids boasts over 500sqm of kids fun space, making it one of the biggest fun filled children entertainment zone’s in th...[]

Lime Spa at Niyama Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Continuing a tradition of trailblazing experiences for guests, NIYAMA, a Per AQUUM Resort is the first and only property in Maldives to offer the hyaluronic oxygen treatment by Australian brand Intraceuticals. Since its launch in 2002, Intraceuticals has become the must-have treatment of celebrities and beauty enthusiast...[]

Maldivian cooking classes at Anantara

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Adding to the Anantara range of Spice Spoons cooking classes in Thailand, Bali, Vietnam, and the United Arab Emirates, the chefs at Anantara in the Maldives have combined their gourmet knowledge to produce a set of 13 Maldivian recipes for a cooking class, creating an indigenous culinary journey for guests.

From ...[]

MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The 4th Annual Matato Maldives Travel Awards has opened for participants commencing from 7th January 2015. While being the premium industry award held in the Maldives to recognize the achievements and rank the tourism industry, Matato Maldives Travel Awards have successfully concluded 3 editions in the past at Para...[]

Lufthansa Airlines is launching scheduled flights from Germany to the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 8 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Flight connections to the Maldives is getting better and better. Lufthansa Airlines is launching scheduled flights from Germany to the Maldives.

Speaking at a news conference, Maldives’ Minister of Tourism Ahmed Adeeb confirmed Lufthansa will start flights from Germany to the Maldives. It was revealed...[]

Maldivian to start flights to Nanjing, Xi’an and Changsha

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Maldivian has announced that it will be starting flights to three new Chinese destinations in February, the airline said on Monday.

A tweet from the airline said it will be operating flights to the cities of Nanjing, Xi’an and Changsha.

Maldivian operates flights to the cities of Chengdu and W...[]

Maldives Escapes 3 day sale on January 9 – 11, 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 January

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Book your 2015 Maldives wish list travels with a special 3 day sale on anantara.com January 9th – 11th, 2015. 

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa
A romantic adults-only sanctuary with 67 over water and ocean rooms. 35 minutes by speedboat from Male Airport. Learn to surf, begin a path of Ayurved...[]

Luxury wine cellar opens at Kuredu Island Resort

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives opened a luxury wine cellar with 1,100 bottles of world-class wines. Located at the Sangu Restaurant, the wine cellar boasts a hand-picked selection of exclusively available wines.

Taking delight in pairing the delicacies, prepared by Kuredu’s culinary team, wi...[]

Happy New Year 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 January 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Abode Paradise is the preferred choice for thousands of visitors booking hotel and resort holidays on the Maldives. They choose us because we can help them have an outstanding holiday at an exceptionally good value.

We can offer you such a unique range of quality accommodations at such affordable rates. We ...[]

Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant to perform in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 31 December 2014

Abode Pradise Maldives - Maldivian Tourism Minister Ahmed Adheeb himself went to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) to welcome the two artists into the country, and has confirmed that the two artists would be performing at the Show.

The entrance-free event is expected to gather a huge turnout.

Security in and around Galolh...[]

Anantara Kihavah Villa’s welcomes AC Milan’s star forward player Fernando Torres

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 December 2014

Abode Pradise Maldives - Anantara Kihavah Villa’s General Manager James Hewitson (pictured left) recently welcomed AC Milan’s star forward player Fernando Torres (centre) as he holidayed in the Maldives at the exclusive all pool villa resort located on Kihavah Huravalhi in Baa Atoll. Fernando, one of the highest-paid football players ...[]

Soneva Fushi is proud to welcome Jacqueline Bourbon

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 29 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  With wellbeing and ‘being well’ very much at the heart of Soneva’s core purpose, Soneva Fushi is proud to welcome Jacqueline Bourbon, its very own ‘Healer in Residence’.

With plentiful fresh, nutritious food and rejuvenating activities such as freediving, paddle boarding, saili...[]

Anantara Kihavah Villas

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Imagine a place that offers a level of intimate luxury and beauty ensconced on a private pear shaped island where guests find themselves immersed in an environment of untouched lush vegetation, surrounded by a thriving reef and crystal clear waters. Welcome to Anantara Kihavah Villas.

Set on Kihavah Huravalhi, on...[]

Kurumba staff, Maldivians, expats and local NGO Save the Beach of Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  A team of volunteers joined forces with Kurumba staff on Wednesday (December 17) to rescue corals from a land reclamation project and help create the largest coral frames in the Maldives. Thanks to the efforts of the team two massive 20ft coral frames packed with transplanted coral have been created on the house re...[]

Merry Christmas

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Tourists who acknowledge Christmas Day can enjoy the day at the beach. Let sunshine replace the snowy season and spend Christmas in Maldives. Most hotels in the Maldives will celebrate Christmas with special set menus and decorate their interiors with tinsel, flowers, lights and a giant Christmas tree.

India’s International Travel & Tourism Exhibition, IITT 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 24 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO will be participating in India’s International Travel & Tourism Exhibition, IITT 2015, one of the largest travel trade platforms in India. This exhibition, organized by ITE, will take place at India’s central business market, Mumbai, from 15...[]

Club Med Finolhu Maldives opening in January

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Club Méditerranée is opening its second property in the Maldives in January 2015.

On its own island with villas on stilts above the Indian Ocean, Club Med Finolhu Villas offers the ultimate luxury. The resort is a 40-minute boat ride from the airport and near Club Med Kani Resort, which guests...[]

Amilla Fushi Maldives opens

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Small Maldives Island Co. has opened its flagship resort Amilla Fushi in Baa Atoll by promising to deliver the unexpected with ‘Nu-luxury at its finest’

The words Amilla Fushi which are Maldivian for ‘my island home’ describe the central theme of the resort. The resort offers gue...[]

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, is inviting parents-to-be to unwind and relax together at this romantic and secluded destination, with the new Babymoon package

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa, is inviting parents-to-be to unwind and relax together at this romantic and secluded destination, with the new Babymoon package, making the most of the quiet time before their new member of the family arrives.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa’s new six-day Babymoon offering has been ...[]

Anantara Dhigu Resorts & Spa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Anantara Dhigu Resorts & Spa is delighted to receive the award for Leading Family Resort in the Maldives.

Land in a Maldives resort paradise, surrounded by turquoise waters. Take a morning plunge in the private pool of your over-water villa. Kayak to lunch on a desert island. Let the beauty of Anantara touch ...[]

Sean Paul to perform live in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Minister Adeeb revealed that Sean would be visiting Maldives on his invitation, and added that he had already provided confirmation of the performance.

The Minister revealed that the concert would be open for everyone, and added that the show which would be held during his stay would be to promote tourism o...[]

Ayada Maldives gears up for its third festive season

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 December 2014

Abode Paradsie Maldives - Ayada Maldives gears up for its third festive season as it announces this year’s festive program. Running from 20th December through to the 2nd January 2015, the program invites its guests to enjoy a daily round of activities, fine dining and some seasonal fun such as festive-themed movie night in the swimming pool...[]

Sheraton Maldives officially unveils Sheraton Club lounge

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 16 December 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives - Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has officially unveiled its Sheraton Club lounge following a special event held at the Sheraton Club lounge.

Guests who book their stay in a Club room will enjoy the relaxing upscale space of the Sheraton Club lounge boasting an impressive sea view, 144-square-meter po...[]

Hire your own private Maldivian island for Wedding

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 15 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers couples the unique opportunity to have exclusive use of their very own private island paradise. Reached by a 30-minute seaplane flight, adult-only Rangali Island boasts 50 romantic water villas, accommodating up to 100 guests. The island has three restaurants, an over-water spa...[]

Holiday Inn Kandooma Kids Club “Kandoo” - Perfect Paradise for your little ones

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - On the 15th December 2014, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma will be celebrating the launch of its new magical nautical and nature theme Kids Club “Kandoo”, derived from the abundant Kandoo tree’s found at the Resort.

Kandoo Kids will boast over 500sqm of kids fun space, making it one of the biggest f...[]

One&Only Reethi Rah has unveiled their new Over Water Pool Villas

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - One&Only Reethi Rah has unveiled their new Over Water Pool Villas.

Villas include covered veranda and a split-level deck and a private outdoor pool suspended over the turquoise lagoon . Netting suspended like hammocks from its edges are perfect for breezy sunbathing.

Each villa is 850 square feet, wit...[]

Maldives becomes the official partner country of ITB Berlin 2016

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - In 2016 the focus at ITB Berlin will be on the Maldives, the show’s partner country in the Indian Ocean. David Ruetz, Head of ITB Berlin, made this announcement at the DRV conference in Abu Dhabi. An agreement between the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show and the Maldives will be signed at a ceremony at the u...[]

Ayada Maldives voted best water villa resort in the world

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Ayada Maldives has been awarded the world’s leading water villa resort at the prestigious World Travel Awards ceremony held in Anguilla on Sunday. One of only two hotels in the Maldives to be included on the list of the best in the world, Ayada Maldives is a private luxury resort in the south of the country with 11...[]

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives appoints Filippo Abisso as new Executive Chef

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Filippo Abisso has been appointed Executive Chef of Shangri‑La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives.

Chef Filippo joins with over twenty years of international experience in the culinary industry, holding various positions at luxurious properties in Greece, Portugal and Switzerland, including two Miche...[]

Maldives Introduces a New Green Tax

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 8 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - People’s Majlis of Maldives (parliament) has passed a new Green Tax on tourists visiting the Maldives to help environment protection programmes by the government.

Under the new tax, every tourist will be charged USD 6 per day they spend in the Maldives. Tourists staying at guest houses are exempted from pay...[]

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa voted best resort for leisure travel by Condé Nast Traveller Middle East

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa has been named Favourite Hotel or Resort for Leisure Travel at theCondé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2014. Celebrating the best in travel – both within the Middle East and internationally – the prestigious awards mark the end of a wh...[]

One & Only Reethi Rah introduces Melissa Odabash pop-up shop

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - One&Only Reethi Rah, has partnered with designer Melissa Odabash and has launched an exclusive pop-up shop at NEO Beach that will be open for five months from December 2nd 2014 until April 30th, 2015.

Described by British Vogue as ‘The Ferrari of the bikini world’, Melissa Odabash continues to cel...[]

Buzz Aldrin holidaying in Maldives at Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on moon is holidaying in Maldives at Soneva Fushi in Baa Atoll.

He tweeted “I’m on a working vacation in the Maldives with my family at Soneva Fushi. Don’t we look like we’re working hard?”

We hope he is enjoying his time in Maldives more...[]

Maldives opens world’s first fully solar powered resort

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Gasfinolhu Island is officially raising the bar for green tourism all around the world. It has become switched off all diesel power generators and switched on to solar power to become the world’s first ever 100 percent solar powered resort.

Gasfinolhu located 40 minutes from Malé, which will be opera...[]

Emirates airlines has introduced a third daily service to Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 2 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Emirates airlines has introduced a third daily service to Malé, the capital of the Maldives, adding seven more inbound flights a week to the island.

Commencing December 1, the new flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration, adding 294 Business Class and 2,7...[]

Coco York sings the blues at Anantara

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 December 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - A delightful and glittering addition to the entertainment lineup for guests at Anantara and Naladhu this festive season and throughout January is renowned jazz and blues vocalist Coco York from the USA.

Throughout her career, CoCo has travelled from Australia to Asia, Africa to Europe and the United States where ...[]

Win an exclusive diving trip to the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Suunto is offering divers around the world the chance to win an all-expenses paid VIP trip to one of the world's most exclusive dive sites. Three divers will get the chance to join the Suunto team and the Scuba Diver Girls to the Ayada Maldives in January 2015 – and dive unexplored reefs.

To join the free o...[]

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives, Named Leading Luxury Resort at Maldives Travel Awards 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Huvafen Fushi, the multi-award winning and flagship property of Per AQUUM, was acknowledged as the Leading Luxury Resort in the Maldives Travel Awards 2014, arranged for the third year running by the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO).

Celebrating 10 years of luxury that dares to be...[]

Marine Expo 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 24 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) and BLAK to collaborate in the marketing campaign for Maldives Marine Expo 2015.

This exhibition is a three day event held at Dharubaaruge’ from 24th to 27th March 2015.

MMPRC will promot...[]

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi unfolds over 52 acres of natural perfection, a world away from the everyday, yet just a 45-minute awe-inspiring seaplane ride from the capital, Malé. Warm crystal-clear waters wait to embrace you. Soft sands call you to kick off your shoes.

Iru Fushi is located in the northernmost r...[]

Maldives participates at China International Travel Mart

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 21 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with 26 representative companies from the tourism industry of Maldives took part in the China International Travel Mart (CITM) 2014, held in Shanghai, China from 14th – 16th November 2014.

Dedicated B2B meetings area at Maldives ...[]

British DJ Marc JB to Headline at Nature's Playground, Niyama, this New Year

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - NIYAMA, a Per AQUUM resort, is set to host one of the liveliest celebrations in the Maldives this New Year’s Eve with DJ Marc JB, part of the UK-based dance music trio BIMBO JONES, playing at chic beach bar, Dune.

Multi-talented Marc JB is head of A&R for Soul Delux records, a songwriter, a multi-instru...[]

Coco Collection announces new Public Relations Representation for key markets

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  With a steady growth in global markets, Coco Collection is pleased to reinforce its brand presence in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia with the appointment of Schaffelhuber Communications and to increase its reach in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia with Memac Ogilvy.

With Anke Schaf...[]

Popular MTV India presenter Nikhil Chinapa will co-host the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Popular MTV India video jockey and presenter Nikhil Chinapa will co-host the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2014 on the 21stNovember 2014 at Kurumba Maldives. Nikhil, as he is commonly referred, will co-present the third edition of the awards alongside Maldives’ leading female presenter, Mariyam Waheeda.

Nik...[]

Kurumba Maldives - Awarded the number 1 all-inclusive resort in Asia

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  For the second consecutive year, Kurumba Maldives has been awarded the number 1 all-inclusive resort in Asia by the reviewers of the Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Additionally Kurumba Maldives has been awarded as the top 3 all-inclusive resort in the world, progressing from number 8 in 2013, by the revie...[]

China International Travel Mart 2014 (CITM)

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 15 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - China International Travel Mart (CITM) is the largest professional travel mart in Asia. It has drawn the attention of people in the tourism industry worldwide. As an annual event, it is held in Shanghai and Kunming alternately.

CITM 2014, jointly organized by China National Tourism Administration, Civil Aviation ...[]

Celebrate the festive season At the luxurious Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli resorts in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 14 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - This year, the luxurious Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli resorts in the Maldives are offering the perfect festive escape with an exciting offering of sparkling celebrations, culturally connected activities, fine-dining and children’s events.

There’s no better way to celebrate the festive ...[]

Dusit Thani Maldives - Three-Bedroom Beach Residence

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Dusit Thani Maldives has launched its brand new Three-Bedroom Beach Residence. Being one-of-its kind on the resort, this lavish masterpiece, measuring 690 square metres, presents a world of opulence amidst the tranquility of Mudhdhoo Island. An enriching addition to resort’s accommodation offering, this exquisite r...[]

New Culinary Experiences with the Addition of ‘Taste of India’ and ‘TEPPANYAKI’ Restaurants

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives is delighted to announce two new culinary experiences adding to its restaurant portfolio. A newly opened Indian restaurant - Taste of India and a Japanese restaurant - TEPPANYAKI now welcome guests for an expanded dining offering.

Opened in October 2014, Taste of India enti...[]

Coco Bodu Hithi Maldives welcomes the Olive Ridley Project for a Sea Turtle Discovery

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 November 2015

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Coco Collection is excited to welcome Dr. Jillian Amy Hudgins, the Project Scientist of the Olive Ridley Project, to the luxurious beaches of Coco Bodu Hithi. Joined by our resident Marine Biologist Chiara Fumagalli, Dr. Hudgins will spend 2 days on the island engaging guests and associates in interactive and infor...[]

Firas Sharrouf as the new Resident Manager for Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  Jumeirah Group has appointed Firas Sharrouf as the new Resident Manager for Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives.

An experienced hospitality professional, Firas brings strong leadership and management skills to his new role. During his career, he has worked in managerial positions for a number of hospitali...[]

Amilla Fushi Maldives opening in December

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 8 November 2014

Abode Pradise Maldives - The Small Maldives Island Co. is doing their final touches to deliver the unexpected with ‘Nu-luxury at its finest’ by opening Amilla Fushi in December.

The words Amilla Fushi which are Maldivian for ‘my island home’ describe the central theme of the resort. The resort will offer guests a c...[]

Festive Season at W Retreat & Spa – Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - W Retreat & Spa – Maldives, unveils a variety of electrifying festive solutions for the holiday season. From ringing in the New Year with a famed New York DJ, to more intimate celebrations on a private island, and pampering treatments, the luxury playground has a mix of vibrant packages tailored to suit an arra...[]

Six Senses Laamu Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 November 2014

Abode Pradise Maldives - Six Senses Laamu has unveiled exciting enhancements to the private island resort just in time for the winter holidays. In an effort to continually evolve the guest experience, Six Senses has invested in enhancing villa designs, building a main swimming pool and adding a sixth dining outlet.

Ten Laamu Water Villas,...[]

‘FIT with Tara Stiles’ - W Retreat & Spa Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives -  W Hotels Worldwide has announced the launch of its first ever fitness program, FIT with Tara Stiles, to all 45 of the W brand’s cutting-edge hotels and resorts around the world. In partnership with the industry’s yoga rebel, FIT with Tara Stiles flips the traditional idea of fitness on its head with a n...[]

Maldives participates at the World Travel Market 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with 146 representatives from 54 companies are taking part in the World Travel Market 2014 held in London, UK from 3 – 6 November 2014. The Managing Director of MMPRC, Mr. Abdulla Ziyath is attending the fair as the head of Maldives delegation...[]

Kurumba Maldives opens Thila Restaurant

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Kurumba Maldives has announced the reopening of its signature restaurant Thila, the aim of which is to discover and create a cuisine with a touch of the Maldives and an experience that invokes a sense of exploration and discovery.

Formerly the ‘Ocean Grill’; Thila, in the local language, Dhivehi, m...[]

Amari Havodda Maldives, Opening in 2016

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 November 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Thai hotel management chain Onyx Hospitality Group will introduce its Maldivian luxury resort project at next week’s World Travel Mart in London.

Set to open in the first quarter of 2016, the Amari Havodda Maldives Hotel is owned by Crystal Plaza Resorts, a joint venture between Sri Lanka’s giant S...[]

Destination Maldives promoted in Switzerland

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 29 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The first event will be a Maldives Roadshow held in three main cities targeting the French speaking, German speaking and Italian speaking population of Switzerland.  The roadshow will take place in Zurich on the 27th, Geneva on the 29th and Lugano on the 31st of October.  By invitation to important travel trade...[]

Maldives World Travel Market (WTM 2014) Press Conference

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) requests the pleasure of your company at a Press Conference during World Travel Market on Monday 3rd November at 2pm, in the South Gallery Room S6 on the Southside of Excel, London.

The Hon. Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Adheeb Abdul Ghafoor, will be announcing new touri...[]

Maldives visitor numbers set to increase with new UK joint venture

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - One of the largest Maldives inbound tour operators, Travel2 has teamed up with UK travel agency www.holidaysplease.co.uk to encourage more people to travel to the Maldives.

They have created the website www.maldivesholidays.co.uk which is designed to provide inspiration and information to people thinking of tr...[]

Pascal Billon as Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort GM

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Outrigger Resorts has pleased to announced the appointment of Pascal Billon as general manager of the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort, slated to open in 2015. Billon joined the company on 6 October and reports to William Visser, vice president operations, Asia Pacific. He will work from Outrigger’s Asia Pacific C...[]

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives Introduces New Wedding Packages

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 24 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives invites couples to celebrate a new romantic retreat within its magnificent tropical paradise resort setting with several wedding packages to choose from.
There is no better way to say “I Do” than at the 5-Star, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives.

Couples may choo...[]

Kurumba Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Kurumba Maldives has prepared a comprehensive Festive Season programme for its guests to celebrate and to welcome 2014 highlighting enriching and interesting experiences.

On Christmas Eve, a sumptuous seafood buffet and live cooking station dinner in Thila will be served and accompanied with live entertainment...[]

Introducing the all new Sangu Pool at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Kuredu Island Resort & Spa is proud to announce that we have opened yet another pool on our wonderful paradise island.

The Sangu Pool is for the exclusive use of adults only, age 18 years and older, accommodated in the Sangu Water Villas, the Sulthan Pool Villas.

The pool itself, is together wit...[]

A signature Thai restaurant opens in Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 21 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - A new experience in global cuisine is now ready to welcome Thai food lovers at the iconic Centara Grand Island Resort and Spa – Maldives.

Suan Bua Thai Restaurant has been a part of the history of Centara Hotels and Resorts since the opening of the first property in Centara Grand Ladprao Bangkok Thailand...[]

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives has won the award for best hotel in India and the Indian Ocean at Travel Agents Choice Awards 2014.

The Travel Agents Choice awards is entirely nominated and voted for by the large UK travel retailers.

Travel Agents Choice Awards is organised by the Selling Travel Magaz...[]

Waking Up to Yoga

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 15 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Morning exercise; arguably one of the finest ways to wake up to and best performed on an empty stomach. Now there might be those who lull into sleep as the early rays of sunshine flood the curtains, but for the early risers, we have just the thing for you on Kuramathi; Morning Yoga.

The idea is purely benefici...[]

Maldives Road show in China

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 14 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Roadshow will begin today, in 3 cities of China, starting at Chongqing, China. The three major cities that are being targeted for this Roadshow are Chongqing, Chengdu and Guangzhou, taking place on the 13th, 15th and 17th October respectively. This roadshow aims to reach a wider target audience, from the current...[]

Maldives Taps into New Markets in Eastern Europe

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Roadshow kicks off today in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The roadshow will take place on 6th October at the Hotel Rixos Almaty.  The main objective of the road show is to penetrate the Azerbaijan market and increase market share from Azerbaijan.  

Organized by the Maldives Marketing and PR Corporatio...[]

Maldives participates at the TTG Incontri 9–11 October - Rimini, Italy

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with Maldives tourism industry are participating at the TTG Incontri, a marketplace for negotiations, networking and business between Italian and international companies and the intermediaries for tourist products. TTG Incontri is an unmissable ev...[]

Tahir Sultan & W Retreat & Spa Maldives make a splash at Fashion Forward

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Famous Indo-Kuwaiti fashion designer, Tahir Sultan, in collaboration with W Retreat & Spa – Maldives, unveiled his latest collection at the fourth edition of Dubai Fashion Forward on Sunday 5 October. Inspired by his visit to the luxury playground, the collection paid tribute to the natural beauty of the Maldiv...[]

SLOW LIFE Symposium 2014 to be held in Maldives in November

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - It has been announced that the 2014 SLOW LIFE Symposium at Soneva Fushi will focus on the concept of Planetary Boundaries (as pioneered by the Stockholm Resilience Centre), exploring how we can accelerate and scale initiatives like “Natural Capital” and “Social Capital” to shape the ground rules f...[]

Spanish flare at Constance Halaveli with new tapas menu

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 8 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Spanish Executive Chef at Constance Halaveli, Jordi Vila, has introduced a touch of Spanish flare to early evenings at Jing Bar with a new tapas menu.

Vila is drawing on his passion for authentic Spanish cuisine to create a perfect sundown menu of light, healthy nibbles including delicacies such as Serran...[]

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort extends their world-class dining experience with Ufaa By Jereme Leung

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Dining at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is an unparalleled dining experience unlike any other, with the opening of the island nation’s first authentic Chinese restaurant. Ufaa by Jereme Leung, which opened on September 27, is the resort’s 12th restaurant at the resort. The restaurant is a blend of provincial...[]

Ten reasons to choose Maldives for luxury family vacation

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Any vacation, or holiday miles away from your home would have one main objective, to have a good time. Most family vacations are focused on taking a break to make good memories together, when usually everyday life is a different route for every individual in the family. Whether it is to relax and unwind, or simply findin...[]

Eid"Al-Adha Mubarak

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Eid"Al-Adha Mubarak  Everyone, Wishes And Greetings From Abode Paradise Maldives.

 

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Recipe from Constance Moofushi Resort : Moussaka on the beach

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Mediterranean food features highly on menus at Constance Moofushi. Moussaka is a potato based dish popular in Mediterranean with several variations.

Ingredients

    Potatoes
    Minced meat – lamb, beef or a mixture of both
    Tablespoons...[]

Centara Grand Maldives awarded Green Fins certification for environmentally responsible diving

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 2 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives, which has always operated a strong policy on environmental protection and conservation, has become the first resort in the South Ari Atoll to receive Green Fins certification.

The certification confirms that the resort has participated in Green Fins training on e...[]

Coco Collection reveals contest to win a luxury stay for 5 nights at Coco Bodu Hithi

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 October 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Coco Collection, Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand at the 2014 World Travel Awards, has announced an online contest to celebrate the successful re-vamp of its corporate websites, www.cococollection.com and www.cocoboduhithi.com.

Visitors to the website of Coco Collection can now take part in a ...[]

Torsten Richter becomes Ironman of the Maldives 2014, striving for the community

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Anantara and Naladhu Maldives Cluster General Manager Torsten Richter has successfully completed the IronMan Malaysia challenge, with a personal best time of 12:47 hrs and raising USD 10,000+ for a Maldivian cause.

Having previously completed Ironman challenges in Zurich in just over 13 hours, and Ironman 70.3...[]

Ayada Maldives wins two significant awards at the September 2014 World Travel Awards ceremony

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 29 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Ayada Maldives wins 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 & Spa’.

“As a relatively new luxury resort the whole team of Ayada M...[]

World Tourism Day 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - World Tourism Day ‪#‎WTD‬ Celebrated every year on 27 September,A global observance to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value. Embracing this year’s theme – Tourism and Community Development - focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with ...[]

Atmosphere Kanifushi selected among top ten all-inclusive resorts for 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - AOL UK has selected Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives among the “Top Ten All-Inclusive Resorts in the World” for 2015. Additionally Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is the only resort to be selected from the Maldives and Asian Region.

According to the list Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives is the best place f...[]

Hawaii-based Outrigger acquires Konotta Island Resort in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Outrigger Hotels & Resorts has purchased its first resort in the Maldives. The Konotta Island Resort is a partially completed luxury resort situated in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Outrigger will now complete the outstanding development work and renovate the existing resort before relaunching it as the Outrigger Konotta M...[]

Investment opportunities in Thumburi integrated resort project in Laamu Atoll

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 24 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Thumburi integrated resort development project is the embodiment of the government’s vision for guest house islands which was outlines in the PPM tourism manifesto. Under phase 1 of Thumburi integrated resort development project, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation Limited (MMPRC) invite Expression ...[]

Maldives participates at ADEX 2014, in Shanghai

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 23 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with 7 representative companies from the tourism industry of Maldives are taking part in the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2014, being held in Shanghai, China from 19th to 21st September 2014.

ADEX is the longest running underwater and dive show...[]

Anantara Kihavah Villas wins 3-star recognition for Wine Excellence at SEA

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Anantara Kihavah Villa’s acclaimed underwater restaurant; Sea has 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. The judges awarded just 750 restaur...[]

Jumeirah Vittaveli welcomes families for half-term break

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - This half-term, Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives will welcome families to paradise with a holiday of a lifetime. As the temperatures in the UK turns colder, Jumeirah Vittaveli is the perfect choice for a blissful sunshine escape. The resort offers plenty to entertain adults and children alike, from watersports, spa tre...[]

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa celebrates winning ‘Maldives’ Leading Green Resort’

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has celebrated its success at the recent World Travel Awards 2014, with the luxury five-star resort being awarded ‘Maldives’ Leading Green Resort’.

Julian Moore, General Manager at the hotel commented, “Environmental and socially sustainable initiatives are a...[]

Dusit Thani Maldives unveils upgraded Ocean Villas

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Dusit Thani Maldives proudly announces the re-launch of its Ocean Villas, subsequent to the completion of major upgrades worth over 1.5 Million USD.

The exciting aesthetic transformation of the Ocean Villas “provides an unparalleled ocean, reef and lagoon experience,” comments Thanos Lionsatos, Di...[]

Coco Collection awarded prestigious accolades at the 2014 World Travel Awards

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Coco Collection is honored to be recognized as Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel Brand at the 2014 World Travel Awards. The exclusive private island retreat of the portfolio, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, was awarded Indian Ocean’s Leading Private Island Resort in these prestigious accolades.
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Maldives welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 16 Septemeber 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives has welcomed Chinese President, H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping and First Lady, Madam Peng Liyuan who are visiting on a state visit. The ceremony was held this morning at the Republic Square.

The Chinese President and First Lady were greeted on arrival at the Male’ Official Jetty, by President Abdulla Yamee...[]

Anantara Naladhu Maldives Unveils a Timeless two Bedroom Pool Residence

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 15 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Nestled in the aquatic setting of the Maldives, one of the world’s most celebrated tropical havens, the new Two Bedroom Pool Residence at Naladhu, Maldives offers a unique lifestyle to those who appreciate privacy, sophistication and charm of times past.

The unveiling of a Two Bedroom Pool Residence at ...[]

Minor Hotel Group supports Maldives Tourism Campaign

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 13 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Minor Hotel Group (MHG), have been chosen to showcase their destinations in the Maldives tourism commercial by Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC).  MHG operates six properties within the Maldives, five of these properties were filmed in July this year by the film crew commissioned by MMPRC.<...[]

Kuramathi Island Resort wins Food Safety Asia Commendation Award

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - 2014 is proving to be a lucky year for Kuramathi, in the Maldives with successive trophies stacking up the awards mantelpiece – its latest addition; the FSA Commendation Award 2013. This is the second win of the prestigious title, after contending with 9 competitive resorts in the Maldives.

Countless tha...[]

The sunny side of life” launches a global advertising campaign with BBC

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC) have launched a global advertising campaign with BBC to promote the Maldives as a tourism destination.  The campaign which will run from September to October 2014 will feature the unique aspects of the Maldives tourism product under the tag line “Sunny side of life...[]

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom attended the awarding ceremony of Maldives Open 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has attended the ‎awarding ceremony of the ‘Maldives Open 2014’ surfing championship, held ‎in Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort. ‎At the ceremony held this afternoon, President Yameen presented ‎awards to the winners of the ‘Men’s Open&rsquo...[]

Maldivian: New Airbus A321 will arrive in January 2015

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - National airline, Maldivian, announced that its new Airbus A321 aircraft would arrive in the Maldives in January 2015.

Managing Director of Island Aviation Abdul Harish said that efforts are ongoing to finalise finances and other arrangements regarding the purchase of the aircraft.

He said that Mald...[]

Maldives hosts media Familiarisation Tour for Indian Media

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 8 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives is currently hosting a media familiarisation tour targeting the Indian main stream media from 05th September – 10th September 2014.Co-ordinated jointly by the Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC), Think Strawberries; the destination PR representative firm in India and Sri Lankan Airlines, the ma...[]

Indian actress Rani Mukherji is on holiday in the Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Indian actress Rani Mukherji is on holiday in the Maldives, she arrived this morning, and will spend her holiday at One & Only Reethi Rah Resort.

Mukherji is accompanied by her filmmaker husband Aditya Chopra.

Mukherji has starred in films such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Veer-Zaara (2004), Ka...[]

Best way to experience the life of an ordinary Maldivian is to travel to an inhabited island

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The best way to experience the life of an ordinary Maldivian is to travel to an inhabited island. Some of these islands are slightly more modern: with brightly painted house walls and harbour areas. There are also the quite fishing villages with lots of tree-shade, swings, and the traditional wooden holhuashi. A holhuash...[]

Maldives hosts media familiarisation Tour for Korean Media

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives is currently hosting a media familiarisation tour targeting the Korean main stream media from 31st August – 6th September 2014.  Co-ordinated by the Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation and S Marketing (a Korean Public Relations Agency), with the theme “Healing Honeymoon with Pure Nature&rdqu...[]

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Maldives introduces AntiGravity Yoga

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru announces an exciting new addition to its health and wellbeing offering: AntiGravity Yoga.

The first resort in Asia to offer founder Christopher Harrison’s groundbreaking and gravity-defying yoga technique,Four Seasons Reso...[]

Maldives wins ‘Favourite Islands Destination’ at Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives received a prestigious award at the annual Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards held at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on 2nd September 2014.

Acting High Commissioner Ahmed Shiaan was in attendance to collect the award in the ‘Favourite Islands Destination’ category, whe...[]

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge kicks off in the Maldives at Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Anantara Naladhu Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 2 September 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives resorts in South Male Atoll, Maldives has joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. On Friday August 29th Torsten Richter, Cluster General Manager of the resorts accepted the challenge to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donat...[]

Ten reasons to choose The Sunny Side Of Life for luxury family vacation

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 28 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Any vacation, or holiday miles away from your home would have one main objective, to have a good time. Most family vacations are focused on taking a break to make good memories together, when usually everyday life is a different route for every individual in the family. Whether it is to relax and unwind, or simply findin...[]

Maldives participates at the Chinese Visitor Summit 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 27 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) together with representatives from the tourism industry are taking part in the Chinese Visitor Summit being held in Rosewood, Abu Dhabi from 25th to 26th August 2014.

Top travel buyers from Mainland China are in UAE meeting key suppliers from Ind...[]

Kurumba Maldives tantalizing mixes

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 26 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Kurumba, with its 8 restaurants and 3 bars, has the largest choice of any resort in its range in terms of food and beverage offerings in the Maldives. It is without a doubt that its outlets, is a hypnotizing experience, suffice, the resort never stops in terms of its innovative service and offerings.

Adding to...[]

Coco Collection strengthens multi-national Executive Team with new appointments

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 25 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Coco Collection welcomes new General Managers for Coco Bodu Hithi, the stylish luxury boutique resort in North Malé Atoll, and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, the barefoot luxury eco-resort in Baa Atoll, as well as a Director of Marketing at the helm of the Marketing and PR team in the corporate head office.

To ...[]

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Cultural tours

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The luxury resort’s new guided excursions include a range of cultural and recreational tours suitable for both couples and families designed to excite every interest, from historical and farming excursions to cycling tours and nature walks. Tours are led by resort guides ensuring that guests gain insight into local...[]

W Retreat & Spa Maldives Recipe: Scallops & Foie Gras

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 21 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - W Maldives presents signature dish “Scallops & Foie Gras” at over- water FISH restaurant. Danish born, Nikolaj Retpen, Executive Chef at the Retreat unveils his recipes.

Ingredients

    100g Terrine de Foie Gras
    2pcs fresh scallops
 &n...[]

Centara Grand Maldives - Coral regeneration programme

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 20 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Located in the South Ari Atoll in Maldives, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is a five-star resort that offers the ultimate in barefoot luxury for couples, families and groups. Featuring 112 suites and villas, and with an outstandingly large selection of leisure activities, the resort has an Ultimate All-In...[]

Escape to Jumeirah Maldives for the ultimate romantic retreat

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The luxurious Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli resorts in the Maldives are offering a new ‘Island Romance’ package from October. The four night retreat will include relaxing spa treatments, fine-dining and romantic indulgences to create a blissful escape from the rest of the world.

Nest...[]

Coconut Grilled Lobster

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Recipe from Four Seasons Explorer,

Ingredients:

    4, 2 lb (1 kg) lobsters
    1 tbsp (15 ml) sea salt
    ½ tbsp (7 ml) black pepper
    2 tbsp (30 ml) avocado oil, divided
    1 tbsp (15 ml) ginger-...[]

PER AQUUM welcomes Jasmin Kherzi to the Sunny Side Of Life

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 16 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Add a Dream Calendar element into your October visit to the Maldives and have your personal avatar created by award-winning artist Jasmin Kherzi. Enter the artistic world of famed fashion and lifestyle guru IRMA; Jasmin’s celebrated illustrated character and globetrotting trend spotter. Be inspired and celebrate yo...[]

Emperor Divers Maldives has added a second liveaboard

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 14 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Building on the success of liveaboard Emperor Voyager in the Maldives, Emperor Divers Maldives has added a second liveaboard, Emperor Atoll, to its portfolio.

MV Emperor Atoll is a popular liveaboard sailing from Male and caters to small groups of no more than 12 guests in 6 twin-berth cabins. Dive routes are ...[]

Tree House of Amilla Fushi selected amongst top 10 new tree houses

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - In recent years, treehouses have shaken off their wobbly-planked, Swiss Family Robinson image and come over all des res. They’ve been popping up everywhere, in all shapes, sizes and styles, from family-friendly versions that look like every child’s vision of a treetop den to high-end hideaways that come compl...[]

Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO, announce a Training workshop for the Hospitality industry

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, MATATO, is pleased to announce a Training workshop for the Hospitality industry, organized in collaboration with McQuire Rens & Jones.

Themed under ‘Social Media Marketing and Online Branding for the Hospitality Industry’ this training i...[]

Soul-shaking cocktails to Six Senses Laamu Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Six Senses Laamu is adding a refreshing twist to guests’ evenings, but only for a very limited time. From March 25 to 30 the resort is delighted to welcome world-class bartender Aristotelis Papadopoulos. Telis, as he prefers to be called, is known for concocting hip and cool cocktails and will demonstrate his best ...[]

Recipe from Taj Exotica Maldives: Lobster Medallion

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Chef Malay who is currently working as Chef Incharge of the Deep End & Infinity Poolside Restaurants at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives. He hails from Banda Dist. of the Northen-Central frontier of Indian peninsula. After beginning his career at The Leela, Goa-India in 2006, and he  started his Internatio...[]

The World’s weirdest hotel requests and complaints

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 6 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The majority of unusual requests relate to food, with staff reporting they have been asked to provide 15 cucumbers a day, only the right legs of a chicken and a single glass of water to be delivered to their room on the hour, throughout the night. The sound of goat bells to aid sleep also made the list of most unusual re...[]

All aboard Maldives - The Sultans way

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Maldives bedazzle visitors with clear blue skies, white sandy beaches and virgin tropical islands teeming with natural beauty all around. The impressive and reputed marine life, wide range of water sports and the laid back slow lifestyle on these islands are just right for an authentic getaway experience.

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Kandolhu Island’s wonder couple running the show

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 August 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Barely 200 metres in size, fringed with a naturally intricate aquatic ecosystem, Kandolhu Island is your best kept secret, where one can saunter around the islet’s soft, wide beaches, and watch the sunset sweeping under a canopy of a starlit night sky. With 30 distinct villas boasting rich contemporary design and a...[]

The Maldives Culture

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 22 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The islands of Maldives appear in-between the trading route of the Indian Ocean. Thus settlers, and visitors from neighbouring regions and around the world have come in contact with the islands for as long as history has been recorded. Such is the to-and-fro flow of people and their cultures, that a marked effect has bee...[]

Recipe from Constance Moofushi Resort: Grilled squid and chilli tomato preserve

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 21 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - For those who like it, the chilli tomato preserve has something of a “cheeky” side that emphasises the texture of the squid without overpowering it. This preserve was born… out of an ordering mistake!

Ingredients (serves 4)

The squid:

    600g squid fille...[]

Per Aquum appoints Marc Gussing General Manager,Huvafen Fushi in the Maldvies

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 19 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Per AQUUM is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Marc Gussing as General Manager of its iconic Maldivian retreat, Huvafen Fushi. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Huvafen Fushi is one of the most sought after properties in the Maldives with its highly personalised service, intimate island experience an...[]

VOYA’s match made in heaven!

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 18 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Now you can enjoy all the therapeutic benefits of the sea, surrounded by the idyllic emerald green waters of the breath-taking Indian Ocean on your very own paradise island. VOYA, organic beauty from the sea, is proud to announce its new partnership with the magnificent Veru Spa at the 5-star Kandolhu Island Resort in th...[]

The SeaHouse TopDeck Hotel in Villimalé Island, Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 17 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives’ newest hotel has officially opened its doors. Located in the capital island Male’s sister island of Villimalé, marks the opening of first hotel in the island known as garden island of the capital of Maldives.

Situated 100 meters from the arrival jetty and beach, the hotel offers we...[]

Experience the good life in Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 16 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Sparkling clear waters surrounds the soft white sands- the hour is 12 at noon, and you’re sipping on a smooth exotic cocktail with your loved one. When you’re in Maldives, having a drink or two in the middle of the afternoon is not considered ‘too early’. Loving each other in the islands where tim...[]

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Maldives - ‘The Art of Doing Nothing’ Concept

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 15 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Offering true barefoot luxury, the Maldives is the ideal antidote to the daily stress of modern life. These idyllic islands, surrounded by the turquoise Indian Ocean, are perfect for visitors to rejuvenate their mind, nurture their body and nourish their soul.

Banyan Tree, as one of the world’s leaders i...[]

Sunny Garcia and Taylor Jensen join the world class line up for Surfing Champions Trophy 2014

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 14 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The line up for the 2014 Surfing Champions Trophy is almost complete.  Sunny Garcia (USA) and Taylor Jensen (USA) have just been confirmed to battle the Maldives’ breaks alongside David “Rasta” Rastovich (Australia), Fabio Gouveia (Brazil) and defending champion Taylor “TK” Knox (USA) i...[]

Maldives to Host the Asian Surfing Championship

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 12 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC) today signed the agreement as the main sponsor for Asian Surfing Champion Maldives. The agreement was signed between Asian Surfing Championship (ASC), Maldives Body Boarding Association (MBBA) and MMPRC to hold the event in Maldives. The first ASC Maldives Open event will b...[]

Coco Collection appoints General Manager for Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 11 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Coco Collection has announced the appointment of Paul Vincent Benedict Brown as the General Manager of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, the ultimate private island retreat reserved for only the most discerning travellers. Secluded, secret and serene, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is one of the world’s mos...[]

Chavana Spa announces opening of a new spa at Hudhuranfushi, Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 10 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Chavana Spa has announced the opening of a new spa facility at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi in the Maldives. Chavana Spa features four double treatment rooms with outdoor bath and shower. The treatment rooms are arranged around a central courtyard, which occupies an inviting open air reception space, a manicure-pedicure ...[]

New General Manager appointed for Jumeirah Dhevanafushi

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 9 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - David Stepetic has been appointed as the new General Manager of Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, taking over from Chris Ely who has returned to Dubai to embark on the role of Hotel Manager at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

An American national, David joins Jumeirah from Laucala Island Resort in Fiji where he has been General Man...[]

Flyboarding, the ultimate watersport arrives at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 7 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - New for Summer 2014 The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, a paradise beach resort located in the Noonu Atoll Maldives, will be introducing guests to Flyboarding and launching the ultimate watersports experience. Simply strap in, power up and you’re off! Zoom in and out of the water, hover meters above the surface and enjoy the ...[]

Half a million tourists visit Maldives in five months

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 5 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - With an impressive 14.9% increase in arrivals during the month of May 2014, tourist arrivals to the Maldives continue to flourish, reaching half a million from January to May 2014. The Maldives welcomed a total of 518,166 tourists for the period, registering a strong growth of 11.9% over the same the period of 2013.

Maldivian begins flights to China’s Wuhan

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 4 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldivian the national carrier of Maldives has launched direct flights between Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province, and Male on Thursday.

Wuhan is the seventh Chinese city to open a direct air route with the Maldives after Hong Kong, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Guangzhou and Beijing.

Digital Marketing Training for Vanilla Islands Members

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 3 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - In the fulfilment of its missions, the Vanilla Islands Organisation implements additional actions to those of the islands tourism boards, and particularly regarding the medium and the long-term outlook.

Three main objectives have been set in order to complement the strategy if the islands’ tourism boards...[]

Traditional Treatments from China and the Maldives at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 2 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives invites you to discover the benefits of innovative cultural treatments within the elegant natural surrounds of The Spa. Guests can enjoy a unique selection of therapies as well as gaining treasured knowledge passed down through generations of Chinese medical practitioners and local Maldiv...[]

Maldives hosts media familiarisation Tour jointly with Tiger Air

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 1 July 2014

Abode Paradise Maldives - Maldives is currently hosting a media familiarisation tour targeting the Singapore main stream media from 11 – 15 June 2014.  Coordinated by the Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation jointly with Tiger Air, the main objective of the fam trip is for journalists to experience the product on first hand in order t...[]

Maldives enters a new era of tourism with the launch of Integrated Resorts development

By Abode Paradise | Published On: 30 June 2014