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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Best of the Maldives: Reading – Kurumba
Published 6 March 15 7:10 AM | Maldives Complete
International Book Day yesterday. Unfortunately, in this digital age, books are getting to be an ever rarer commodity. But nothing says switch off from the modern world than curling up on a hammock under some palm trees with a good book. I haven’t seen...
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Best of the Maldives: Octopus – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
Published 1 March 15 4:50 PM | Maldives Complete
    Probably the most elusive of the Snorkel Safari Big 5 to bag is the master disguise, the Octopus. My wife’s and my favourite sightings are octopus. We had spotted several on our dives, but hadn’t seen one on a resort house reef for over...
Best of the Maldives: Snorkel Bag – Huvafenfushi
Published 25 February 15 9:3 AM | Maldives Complete
It’s fashion and freebies all around this week – London Fashion Week , The Oscars…You can’t swing a snorkel bag and hit some a designer frock and some decadent swag. And the resorts are equally generous with their toiletries and...
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Best of the Maldives: Colourful Uniforms – W Retreat
Published 22 February 15 3:30 PM | Maldives Complete
     London Fashion Week is in full sashay, but on the more tropical catwalk, the trend setting resort W Retreat is leading the way with a recent revamp of its own staff fashions. The colourful uniforms were designed by Tahir Sultan (thanks...
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Best of the Maldives: Tai Chi – Soneva Fushi
Published 19 February 15 12:52 PM | Maldives Complete
    Happy Chinese New Year!  2015 ushers in the Year of the Goat.  According to Chinese tradition, people born in the goat years are calm and gentle, just like the Maldives.  To herald its arrival, try some of the ancient art...
Best of the Maldives: Champagne Opening – Anantara Kihavah Villas
Published 18 February 15 10:58 AM | Maldives Complete
     When she (or he) says ‘yes’ it’s time to crack open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. And Anantara Kihavah Villas own underwater wine cellar offers that literally cracking option with its fizz. For an action demo of the technique, check...
Best of the Maldives: Proposal Coaching – Conrad Rangali Maldives
Published 14 February 15 8:49 AM | Maldives Complete
    Happy Valentines Day. The epicentre of romance in the annual calendar. As such, one of the most popular days for people to propose. And with the Maldives being the geographical epicentre of romance, when the two combine expect big things...
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