Worst Place in the World to Snorkel #3
Published 20 April 15 9:13 PM | Maldives Complete
       With all of the effort into providing a guide to the best snorkelling (and diving) in the world, only fair to provide a further instalment on some sites to avoid. The latest was the photo of West Bank snorkelling in Israel...
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Best of the Maldives: Resort Dive Site – Werner Lau (Bathala, Filitheyo, Medhufushi, Kuda-Funafaru)
Published 16 April 15 5:44 PM | Maldives Complete
      When describing my motivations for adding a Dive Site database to Maldives Complete, I noted the lack of interactive guides. Most diving information is traditional hard-copy book form or magazine websites that provide articles and...
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Best of the Maldives: Atoll Dive Book – “Huvadhoo”, Alexander von Mende
Published 14 April 15 2:24 PM | Maldives Complete
    Most dive books (Godfrey, Harwood & Bryning, Lonely Planet) try to cover a range of atolls. While this breadth approach is useful when trying to plan your next resort destination, it’s less useful when you’ve actually decided on your...
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Dive Sites Complete
Published 12 April 15 4:14 PM | Maldives Complete
    Announcing the Dive Sites database and *Complete* interactive guide. When I first started Maldives Complete, it seemed like the only information available on the Maldives was for divers and honeymooners. As a result, I veered away from those...
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Best of the Maldives: Tree House – Dusit Thani
Published 10 April 15 5:0 PM | Maldives Complete
    Arbor Day today celebrates those those towering stoics of landscape flora. Actually, Arbor Days have proliferated around the world (celebrated in over 40 countries on different days of the year) indicating how pervasive the world’s appreciation...
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Best of the Maldives: Cozy Wet Suits – Haa Pril Fulshi
Published 1 April 15 4:4 AM | Maldives Complete
    From nutty to knitty (and maybe not much difference between the two even). The less known Haa Pril Fulshi resort has introduced new developed crochet dive suits. This new fashion must-have for the trendy diver combines colourful whimsy with...
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Best of the Maldives: Coconut Arrack – Bathala
Published 29 March 15 4:2 AM | Maldives Complete
This week’s posts have all been in the spirit of coconut , so why not end the week with its very essence. Most resorts will carry some sort of obligatory coconut spirit. Typically, Malibu Rum for inclusion in the ubiquitous pina coladas (my favourite...
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Best of the Maldives: Crepes – Huvafenfushi
Published 27 March 15 8:14 PM | Maldives Complete
    One of my most memorable exotic breakfast concoctions has been Huvafenfushi’s tropical twist on a breakfast crepe. They also infused their batter with coconut , but then added carmelised banana, palm sugar and lime syrup. Délicieux!
Best of the Maldives: Coconut Waffles – Vilamendhoo
Published 25 March 15 10:11 AM | Maldives Complete
    Waffle, waffle, waffle! There’s a day for everything, it seems, and today happens to be Waffle Day (a Swedish tradition). I always wonder why more resorts don’t add a touch of the exotic to ordinary dishes. Which is why when I like to fuss...
Best of the Maldives: Bike Accessories – Soneva Fushi
Published 22 March 15 2:7 PM | Maldives Complete
    If you you prefer your luxury non-motorised vehicular transport of the self-propelled kind, then you can get no more posh than Soneva Fushi . It comes outfitted with a pouch that includes a face cloth for wiping your face if you get a bit...
Best of the Maldives: Wedding Buggy – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 20 March 15 10:4 AM | Maldives Complete
    Do you I do? Time to pop that question with National Proposal Day today. When you start planning you nuptials, you want to book that ideal vehicle to escort you from the chapel. Maybe a posh Roller, or a vintage classic or even a horse-drawn...
Best of the Maldives: Astro-Turf Tennis Courts – Dusit Thani
Published 17 March 15 8:27 AM | Maldives Complete
Happy St. Patricks Day. The day for celebrating all things green. So a tip of the old leprechaun's hat to Dusit Thani and their brilliant green astro-turf tennis courts. This surface combines the benefits of softer playing and less heat retention...
Best of the Maldives: Jetty Island – Ayada
Published 15 March 15 3:8 PM | Maldives Complete
    If the Maldives islands aren’t small enough for you, the Ayada has created its own “ Ile de Joie ” (Island of Joy) in the middle of its water villa lagoon. It serves as the home for its cheese and wine restaurant. Over water venues are great...
Best of the Maldives: Boat Harbour – Royal Island
Published 11 March 15 9:24 AM | Maldives Complete
       The most discreet boat captains moor up at Royal Island. One of the least natural parts of any resort island is the marina. They need some place to park the boats. The marine craft laden jetties here are often the unsightly...
Best of the Maldives: Boat Captain – Kurumba
Published 8 March 15 8:23 AM | Maldives Complete
    International Women’s Day today celebrates the inspirational achievements of women around the world. One such woman is Aishath Rizuna “Rizu”, the Maldive’s first female boat captain trained and appointed by Kurumba ... Rizu herself comes...
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