Best of the Maldives: Fish Guide – Atoll Editions
Published 31 January 15 5:56 PM | Maldives Complete
    Speaking of spotting things in the Maldives , one of the obligatory resources for any avid snorkeler or diver is a good fish guide. They come in books, but one of the popular variants is the “ Fish Identification Card .” A handy piece of...
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15 (More) Things I Haven’t Seen Yet in the Maldives – Part 7
Published 28 January 15 5:24 AM | Maldives Complete
Despite all of the things that the Maldives does have , the list keeps growing of the things that the Maldives inexplicably just doesn’t have (yet). Yes, it’s time for instalment #7 (see links on bullet titles for more details)… “...
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8 Things Maldives Leads the World In
Published 26 January 15 2:44 AM | Maldives Complete
An update to “ Maldives, the Best Of ” for Maldives National Day adds several new items. For a country so small, it sure commands a big number of superlatives. Not surprisingly, most concern its uncanny natural beauty and the throngs of visitors...
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Best of the Maldives: National Heritage – Barefoot
Published 24 January 15 5:18 PM | Maldives Complete
      Maldives National Day today celebrates this triumph of the Maldivians over the Portugese in 1573 in a revolt led by Mohamed Thakurufaaru. His birthplace, “Utheem”, is one of the most notable historical sites in the Maldives and adjacent...
Maldives QI, Part 5
Published 22 January 15 9:48 PM | Maldives Complete
Q: What gender was Nemo? A: Male ** BUZZZZZ ** A: Female? Q: Actually, neither (or both) in all likelihood. Juvenile clown fish are born as hermaphrodites who can become either males or females later in life. Q: What gender is Nemo’s Dad? A: Ok...
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Best of the Maldives: Self-Composting Toilet – Soneva Fushi
Published 19 January 15 1:45 PM | Maldives Complete
      Another very important place to add to the “view” category is Soneva Fushi’s tree house toilet. But its elevated vista is not even its most impressive feature. The ‘facilities’ at Soneva’s “Fresh in the Garden” restaurant is...
Best of the Maldives: Roof Deck – Anantara Kihava
Published 14 January 15 7:37 PM | Maldives Complete
    From the sea to the skies, Anantara Kihavah Villas’ perspective on the Maldives panorama extends more vertically. Starting from its celebrated underwater dining, the Sea, Fire, Salt, Sky dining concept is capped by the most elegant roof...
Best of the Maldives: Lagoon Deck – Baros
Published 11 January 15 11:12 AM | Maldives Complete
Maybe the best place for the Coco York’s next gig is the musically themed, blues enveloped “ The Piano ” deck. But curiously, this aquatic oasis’ name comes form its shape, not its function… “For those who dream of...
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Best of the Maldives: Blues – Anantara
Published 9 January 15 10:37 AM | Maldives Complete
  The land of an expansive turquoises and azures adds a different dimension to blues this month. The rhythms of the swaying palms and the water lapping the shores immersed in the biggest expanse of vibrant blues. Maldives might just be the geographical...
Mega Family Destination
Published 7 January 15 10:35 AM | Maldives Complete
      As I have noted , my very first vision for Maldives Complete was a site to provide information to families interested in visiting the Maldives. At the time, there were tons of sites for (a) honeymooners, and (b) divers, and yet I...
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9 Tips for Travelling with Children in the Maldives
Published 3 January 15 7:15 PM | Maldives Complete
First comes honeymoon, then comes babymoon , and then comes familymoon. Kids don’t have to be the end of romance when romantic paradise is a great destination for them too. Our own Maldives history was years of family holidays to various resorts...
Best of the Maldives: Babymoon – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Published 2 January 15 2:10 PM | Maldives Complete
    As Baby New Year brings us 2015, Park Hyatt Hadahaa brings us an inspired new package to bring baby to the Maldives this year. Their new “Babymoon” bridges two of the Maldives’ most dinstinctive allures – honeymoons and families … “The six...
Best of the Maldives: Floral Drink – Dusit Thani
Published 31 December 14 11:7 AM | Maldives Complete
    “LORI, MY LOVE FOR YOU IS DEEPER THAN THE BLUES OF THE MALDIVES WATERS AND BRIGHTER THAN IT WHITE CORAL SANDS!!!” Today Japan marks “ Beloved Wives Day ” when men shout out their love for their wives. But actions speak even louder than words...
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Best of the Maldives: Largest Coral Frame – Kurumba
Published 28 December 14 1:54 PM | Maldives Complete
  Kurumba is the unsung hero of Maldives house reefs. It has always been one of my favourite house reefs. We have snorkelled it many times and *every* time see so many critters especially of the infamous “ Snorkel Safari Big 5 ”. We also spot many...
Best of the Maldives: Beach Boxing – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 26 December 14 6:38 PM | Maldives Complete
  Happy Boxing Day! The meaning of “Boxing Day”, a uniquely British celebration the day after Christmas, is packed with urban mythology to rival any QI question. Rumoured origins include reference to the “boxes” (ie. gifts) given to servants and...
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