Best of the Maldives: Eco-Doors – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 3 November 15 11:10 AM | Maldives Complete
  Some resort gizmos don’t just help you control your villa , but they actually control it for your automatically. One of our favourite eco-innovations is featured by One & Only Reethi Rah’s climate control. When either front door or deck door...
Best of the Maldives: Remote Control – Cheval Blanc Randheli
Published 2 November 15 2:30 PM | Maldives Complete
  On this day back in 1936, BBC One was launched as the UK’s first “high resolution” (200 lines!) television service. Nearly 80 years later, how far we have come. High-definition digital 3D with 7:1 surround sound. And just as fancy gadgets to control...
Best of the Maldives: Expert Marketeer – Hideaway Beach
Published 1 November 15 9:51 AM | Maldives Complete
    All Saints Day and it was today 13 years ago (on a 9:30 am Qatar airways flight to be precise) that a saint among the communion of Maldives experts arrived on its azure shores. Kat has all received the digital equivalent of beatification...
Best of the Maldives: Graveyard – Filitheyo
Published 31 October 15 10:53 AM | Maldives Complete
   “Darkness falls across the land The midnite hour is close at hand Creatures crawl in search of blood To terrorize y'awl's neighbourhood And whosoever shall be found Without the soul for getting down Must stand and face the hounds...
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Best of the Maldives: Vinotherapie – Velassaru
Published 30 October 15 8:21 PM | Maldives Complete
   Alcohol, at its most generic hydroxyl chemical functional group level, has a couple of properties which make it for popular for stirring the senses. First, it is volatile. This enhances aromas as it evaporates quickly. Second, it bonds to...
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Best of the Maldives: Vodka Shisha – Hideaway Beach
Published 29 October 15 1:34 PM | Maldives Complete
  Another Middle Eastern taste treat in the Maldives is the increasingly prevalent shisha pipes. Most hookah essences are herbal or fruit, but Hideaway Beach adds its own distinctive “Vodka Shisha” made with Stoly Vodka ($67)… “To make it, instead...
Best of the Maldives: Turkish Drinks – Ayada
Published 28 October 15 3:23 PM | Maldives Complete
   A toast to Turkey…Today is Turkey Republic Day. And the epicentre of all things Turkish in the Maldives, Ayada , no surprise, offers up a delectable array of Ottoman offerings. You can raise a glass of Turkish Wine which includes such vintages...
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7 Out-Standing Maldives Water Villas
Published 27 October 15 2:6 AM | Maldives Complete
The Maldives are renowned for diminutive islands (a plot of sand and a palm tree). But at some resorts, the “island” has diminished to nothing at all. Don’t worry…it’s not the often reported “sinking of the Maldives”...
Best of the Maldives: Sunset Villas – Atmosphere Kanifushi
Published 26 October 15 5:37 AM | Maldives Complete
One resort who appreciates “ Sunset Villas ” is Atmosphere Kanifushi . There is no choosing between sunrise and sunset at this resort…because ALL the villas have been built westward facing. All four of their room types are designated...
How Much Does a Sunset Cost?
Published 24 October 15 1:38 AM | Maldives Complete
$200…Your own privately enjoyed sunset will cost you $200 (that’s per sunset). If there is one thing that rivals snorkelling as the “main event” in the Maldives, it is the sunsets. Time for bats to start stirring overhead, servers...
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Best of the Maldives: Asian Massage – Sun Siyam Irufushi
Published 24 October 15 1:20 AM | Maldives Complete
United Nations Day today. Celebrating the diversity of cultures as well as the ambitions of that global organisation to enhance health and welfare around the world. When we first starting visiting the Maldives, a spa was actually a rarity. My first massage...
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Best of the Maldives: Triathlon – Kurumba
Published 23 October 15 2:6 AM | Maldives Complete
Also flying around the hazardous cobbles of Male, nearly as death defying as the Red Bull skateboarding crew , is the Kurumba triathlon team. The only resort team in this the Maldives’ second ever triathlon, Thinvaru Triathlon . Team Kurumba broke...
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Best of the Maldives: Skateboarding – Hotel Jen
Published 22 October 15 3:44 AM | Maldives Complete
Sadly, no hoverbords yet in this ‘ Back to the Future’ era . Not even at the most exclusive billionaire hang outs in the Maldives. But the Maldives does have some kicking “boarding” spots that would charge up even Marty McFly....
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Best of the Maldives: Sauna/Steam View – Velaa
Published 21 October 15 11:51 AM | Maldives Complete
  If you are into steamy views , then Velaa’s spa is the just the vista (though the guy in the official picture below seems to be enjoying more of yesterday’s kind of view than the outside beauty of the Maldives)… Most spa amenities like the steam...
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Follow Me…to the Maldives
Published 20 October 15 12:20 AM | Maldives Complete
Four years ago this week, Murad Osmann started taking pictures of his girlfriend Nataly during their world travels. His vividly saturated colours and her now iconic posterior posts have been become the subjects of hundreds of stunning photos. The pose...
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