10 Water Villa Accessories
Published 14 December 14 2:1 AM | Maldives Complete
On the heels of the Maldives Complete index , I think it’s time for another Buzzfeed-inspired listicle. A Christmas list for every self-respecting Maldive water villa. Not surprisingly, the “Water Villa only” pioneer Gili Lankanfushi...
Best of the Maldives: Asian Fusion Dessert – Ayada
Published 11 December 14 8:54 AM | Maldives Complete
One of my all time favourite coconut delicacies is the “Tub Kim Krob” served at Ayada’s Kai restaurant. Kai serves gourmet Asian fusion food to rival Anatara’s memorable Geckos . Tub kim krob is the simplest of dishes – basically...
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Best of the Maldives: Coconut Chocolate – Gangehi
Published 8 December 14 3:45 PM | Maldives Complete
  It turns out that an alternative to “iron” for a sixth anniversary gift is sugar. One of the sweetest treats I have found in the Maldives is Gangehi’s hand-made Coconut Chocolates. They are like prestige versions of Bounty bars. When I was young...
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Best of the Maldives: Toasters – Huvafenfushi
Published 6 December 14 5:28 PM | Maldives Complete
  The traditional 6th anniversary gift is iron. And probably the most stereotypical gift is the ubiquitous toaster. Mind you, if I received the retro red Dualit model, I wouldn’t complain. It features in the Huvafenfushi villas with kitchens lending...
Maldives Complete-ly by the Numbers 3
Published 4 December 14 9:15 PM | Maldives Complete
    Maldives Complete’s sexennial…6 years on and even more complete than ever. Well, a 0.1% more complete (from 98.4% last year to 98.5% this year). The challenge is the new resorts coming online. While I am able to track down missing material...
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Best of the Maldives: Barefoot – Northernmost
Published 29 November 14 9:3 PM | Maldives Complete
  Welcome to Barefoot resort who opened this week. Barefoot is a proper resort, but located on inhabited island of Hanimadhoo. It has all of the amenities and infrastructure of a resort, with the exception of serving alcohol (a limitation on inhabited...
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Best of the Maldives: Back Area Water Feature – Soneva Fushi
Published 27 November 14 10:23 PM | Maldives Complete
    Conversely , you could bring a little water to your beach villa. Soneva Fushi’s Soneva Villa is beach villa in the front and “water villa” in the back. A number of resort have water features in their back area, but Soneva’s water feature...
Best of the Maldives: Water Villa Foliage – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Published 24 November 14 8:22 PM | Maldives Complete
    The charm of the water villa is to nearly literally immerse you into the signature Maldivian seascape. But you do sacrifice a bit of that complimentary tropical isle landscape of lush foliage. Park Hyatt Hadahaa’s water villas, however,...
Best of the Maldives: Water Villas for Children – Centara Grand
Published 20 November 14 9:48 PM | Maldives Complete
When we were growing up, we used to ask my parents, “There is a Fathers Day and a Mothers Day, but when is Children’s Day??” My parents always used to answer (disappointingly to us), “Every day is Childrens Day.” Well, there is finally a Childrens Day...
Best of the Maldives: Largest Bathrooms – Nika
Published 17 November 14 8:15 AM | Maldives Complete
    If more is better in the bathroom department, then you don’t get any more bathroom than Nika’s cavernous powder room. More of a “water warehouse” than a “water closet”. The side room with room with toilet is bigger than many resort’s bathrooms...
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Best of the Maldives: Private Jacuzzi – Huvafenfushi
Published 14 November 14 8:31 AM | Maldives Complete
Huvafenfushi has its own bathing with multiple heads , but of a more reclined style. Its bathroom’s Jacuzzi bath has not one but 4 places to rest one’s head. Head rests on bath tubs are a bit of a pet peeve of mine. The Calgon-take-me-away...
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Best of the Maldives: Massage Rain Shower– Ayada
Published 9 November 14 4:52 PM | Maldives Complete
       I’m always intrigued by the ever-moving goal posts of scoring luxury. They seem to move the farthest on the playing fields of opulence that is the resorts of the Maldives. Years ago, a massage shower was the height of bathroom...
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World Travel Market 2014
Published 8 November 14 5:19 AM | Maldives Complete
While Maldives Complete is my virtual world outlet for experiencing a bit of paradise when sequestered in the damp and dank boroughs of Britain, but once a year I get to inject a bit of real-world Maldives into my life. That is the annual World Travel...
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Best of the Maldives: Bed Swing – Huvafenfushi
Published 7 November 14 8:25 AM | Maldives Complete
    Huvafenfushi’s sensory “pad” takes a more old school approach to image, light, colour, sound and cradle stimulation. Its open air pad operates by gentle ocean breezes wafting across you while you float like a cloud.
Best of the Maldives: Spa Pod – Velaa
Published 2 November 14 7:30 AM | Maldives Complete
The right lighting can not only help you rising , but also falling to sleep. Velaa’s “spa pod” employs soft lighting, among other sensory stimulation, in the Maldives’ first ever “ Cloud 9” spa system ... The Viennese...
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