Best of the Maldives: Night Light – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
Published 31 October 14 2:26 PM | Maldives Complete
  “ Goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and other things that go bump in the night .” Like my toe or knee clamouring around in an unfamiliar pitch black room on holiday. Maybe most guests don’t wake up in a different resort every night...
Best of the Maldives: Seaplane – FlyMe
Published 30 October 14 12:43 AM | Maldives Complete
What’s your ride getting dressed up as for Halloween? The prize for best seaplane costume definitely goes to FlyMe’s “SEEPLANE” had its maiden flight this week. It is appropriately based at the epicentre of everything whale shark...
Best of the Maldives: Turkish Bath – Ayada
Published 29 October 14 11:8 AM | Maldives Complete
    Happy Turkey Day. No, not yet Thanksgiving, but Turkey’s national Republic Day. This is the resort Ayada’s day. Ayada takes is style and motif inspiration from that vibrant Bosphorus link where east meets west. One eponymous way to celebrate...
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Best of the Maldives: Watch – Cheval Blanc Randheli
Published 26 October 14 2:30 PM | Maldives Complete
  Daylight Savings Time today in the UK and a bonus hour for every one as the clocks go back. In the Maldives, time just seems to evaporate into the sun-drenched ether. But for making transfers, measuring dive time and getting to activities, if you...
Best of the Maldives: Aerial Yoga – Six Senses Laamu
Published 25 October 14 6:32 PM | Maldives Complete
    Instead of a yoga matt, Laamu introduces the yoga hammock. How Maldives! “Aerial yoga is fast becoming the hottest trend in the world of yoga, bringing together stretching, breathing and meditation with gymnastics and aerial arts. Now available...
Best of the Maldives: Aqua Yoga – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Published 23 October 14 11:53 AM | Maldives Complete
    Bouncing around in the water takes a more controlled, purposeful and therapeutic dimension at Park Hyatt Hadahaa . Their Vidhun Spa offers its own special Aqua Yoga programme. The developer and teacher of this innovative activity is spa...
Best of the Maldives: Water Trampoline – Kuramathi
Published 21 October 14 5:26 AM | Maldives Complete
Sand banks aren’t the only middle-of-the-ocean features that move around the water like some sort of Lost plot . Kuramathi’s “Aquaglide” water trampoline gives guests the opportunity to bounce all over the place too. Also ‘Best...
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Best of the Maldives: Private Sand Bank – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
Published 19 October 14 8:29 AM | Maldives Complete
Jumeriah Dhevanafushi offers its some of its water villa guests their own private “plot of sand” bank right in the ocean right next to the villa. However, like much of the organic and fluid Maldives, this sand bank moves all over the place...
Best of the Maldives: Over Water Beach – Velaa
Published 17 October 14 10:37 AM | Maldives Complete
  A plot of sand and a palm tree . That is the Maldives. Except when you are staying at their other iconic feature – a water villa. Unless, you stay at Velaa where you get both signature attractions combined in one.
Best of the Maldives: Sandbox – Dusit Thani
Published 15 October 14 11:55 AM | Maldives Complete
  Whenever I describe the Maldives to someone, I always say “You know those iconic pictures of tropical islands with a plot of sand and a palm tree…that’s the Maldives.” Kudos to Dusit Thani whose kids club sandbox evokes this zeitgeist with its...
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Best of the Maldives: Tapas – Velassaru
Published 12 October 14 6:35 PM | Maldives Complete
  Today is the anniversary of Columbus sailing the ocean blue to discover the “New World” which Spain celebrates as its “Fiesta Nacional de España”. Another “new” the Spaniards have brought the world is spin on bite-sized “nouvelle” cuisine – tapas...
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Best of the Maldives: Buffet – Soneva Fushi
Published 10 October 14 12:19 PM | Maldives Complete
    Soneva Fushi turns the buffet into a smorgasbord. Buffets are one of the resort world’s staples. They can be a simplified logistics way to cater to large numbers and diverse tastes without a massive outlay of service staff or preparation...
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Best of the Maldives: Gift Shop – Kurumba
Published 8 October 14 2:9 PM | Maldives Complete
    Gift shops in the Maldives are usually of two extremes – very basic, not too impressive souvenirs (coconut shell turtles), snacks (Pringles and Tobblerones) and toiletries or over-the-top luxury fashion and jewellery. Resorts that (a) don...
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Best of the Maldives: Cool Character-ature – Huvafenfushi
Published 6 October 14 1:22 PM | Maldives Complete
  It seems like every possible moment of a holiday is captured by the ubiquitous digi-gadgets snapping every possible permutation of sunset, seascape and romantic pose. For a more stylish and creative worth-a-thousand-words memento, Huvafenfushi...
Best of the Maldives: Soap Menu – Anantara Kihavah Villas
Published 4 October 14 4:56 PM | Maldives Complete
  Anantara Kihavah Villas expands the toiletries selection with its special “Soap Menu” which offers a range of frangances four your cleansing including… Ginger Flower Patchouli Vetiver Cedar Wood Waiter, I’ll have the soap du jour.
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