Best of the Maldives: iPads – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
Published 18 September 14 11:12 PM | Maldives Complete
  My wife can live without her computer in the Maldives and even her phone, but her tablet is still standard equipment. It’s handy light reading and comfortable way to check on email and update her Facebook posts in the comfort of her lounger. Park...
Best of the Maldives: Wireless Technology – Cheval Blanc Randheli
Published 15 September 14 8:25 PM | Maldives Complete
    A bit slow posting this week working my day job at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam where we at Ericsson and 1,500 other firms were showing off the latest electronic gadgetry to hit the home screen. Probably our biggest...
Best of the Maldives: Turtles Snorkeling – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 13 September 14 9:49 AM | Maldives Complete
    One of the new items on House Reef profiles is the “Resident” field. This notes if there is a particular creature who is regularly found on the house reef and who can be distinctly identified. The first “Resident” I met in the Maldives was...
Best of the Maldives: Best House Reef Video – Maayafushi
Published 10 September 14 1:59 AM | Maldives Complete
As promised, I have now completed my own list of post-tour challenges of getting all of the research material consolidated, profiles updated, notes organised, and as promised, expanded information on the resorts’ House Reefs. I’ve added a...
Best of the Maldives: Charity Challenge – Anantara Dhigu
Published 5 September 14 11:19 AM | Maldives Complete
    Never mind the scented cloths and tropical cocktails, Anantara Dhigu has introduced an even more refreshing way to cool down... “Torsten Richter, Cluster General Manager of Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives resorts in South...
Best of the Maldives: Hospitality Accreditation – Anantara
Published 3 September 14 9:16 PM | Maldives Complete
    Labour Day in the USA this week heralds the end of the summer breaks and back to work or to school. Or with Anantara’s new Explorer Programme…both. They say 90% of learning takes place outside the classroom . But who’s to know just how much...
Best of the Maldives: Grappa – Nika
Published 31 August 14 5:36 PM | Maldives Complete
  The past few months have been a smorgasbord of tour posts – resort visits, tour “best ofs’, updated ‘not seens’. And every filling feast needs a bit of a digestif to cap it off. Since today (the last Sunday in August) is one of the traditional...
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12 Even More Things I Have Yet To See In The Maldives…from Hammacher Schlemmer (Part 6)
Published 30 August 14 3:0 PM | Maldives Complete
  Forget Louis Vuitton , it’s Hammacher Schlemmer who should open up their own resort. Researching a few leads on the latest “Haven’t Seen ”, I tracked them down to the Hammacher Schemmler catalogue . Browsing around and I had a field day of clever...
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27 More Things I Have Yet To See In The Maldives (Part 5)
Published 27 August 14 8:45 AM | Maldives Complete
    After 55 resorts , I have seen more innovative and imaginative ways to enhance idyll in the sun and luxury in a paradise. And yet, despite the 100+ resorts all jockeying to distinguish themselves with something unique and different, I still...
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Best of the Maldives: Coconut – Kurumba
Published 25 August 14 8:40 AM | Maldives Complete
Coconuts are synonymous with tropical paradise…and Kurumba is synonymous with everything coconut. “Kurumba” actually means “young coconut” (the green kind that you get coconut water from) in Dhivehi. Literally the signature...
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Best of the Maldives: Salt – Anantara Kihavah
Published 23 August 14 4:39 PM | Maldives Complete
“ Salt ” is not just a thematic name to Anantara Kihavah Villas ’ signature over-the-ocean restaurant, also its star attraction. Sort of the Thelma Ritter of the dinner table – a record 6 Academy Award nominations for “Best Supporting Actress”. ‘Salt...
Best of the Maldives: Snorkel Safety – Dusit Thani
Published 20 August 14 8:22 PM | Maldives Complete
  If there is one “Best of the Maldives” innovation that I would like all resorts to emulate it is Dusit Thani’s snorkel safety programme. We were taken through it by the resort’s dive centre instructor Manon (photo above). REQUIRED SNORKEL BRIEFING...
Best of the Maldives: Fish Pool – Royal Island
Published 18 August 14 4:36 AM | Maldives Complete
Reflecting pools are a regular feature in the Maldives echoing the encompassing aquatic aesthetic. Royal has taken such shimmering pools a step further with a gigantic coral and fish pool. It provides a colourful close up appreciation for the sea life...
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Best of the Maldives: Ice Cream – Soneva Fushi
Published 16 August 14 2:0 AM | Maldives Complete
Nothing goes with sunshine like ice cream. And nobody does ice cream in the Maldives like Soneva Fushi . We have sampled many dairy delicacies over our many trips here, and some particularly scrummy scoops , but no selection as broad and creative as theirs...
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Best of the Maldives: Zumba – Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
Published 13 August 14 2:27 AM | Maldives Complete
  Zumba is a fitness craze that has is just about everywhere now, but in the Maldives it is only at the , Jumeirah Dhevanafushi resort. Like a number of aerobic trends, the key to its popularity is injecting a strong dose of fun into the workout...
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