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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: Helipad – Anantara
Published 25 February 14 5:30 PM | Maldives Complete
      A whole entourage of superlatives are emerging out of the headline royal visit of Saudi Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz to the Anantara this week. Most amount spent on a holiday. Most rooms booked at once. Tightest security (reportedly...
Best of the Maldives: Boardwalk – Jumeirah Vittaveli
Published 4 January 14 4:22 PM | Maldives Complete
  One of my favourite parts of the Maldives are the jetties . They are like boulevard balconies to the spectacle of Maldivian marine life cavorting below often attracted to the pseudo-reef structure of the jetty itself. Resorts will often equip them...
Best of the Maldives: Tower – Velaa
Published 8 December 13 1:10 AM | Maldives Complete
    For a country whose highest natural elevation is no higher than your average stoop, the few places where you can get some height is a real rarity. The seascape is so uniquely exquisite, but the sea-level topology precludes much of an expansive...
Best of the Maldives: Bridges – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 20 November 13 1:54 PM | Maldives Complete
    Bridges are often icons of the places they join together. The Golden Gate. The Brooklyn Bridge. Today is the anniversary of the Budapest Bridge which has a personal connection to me as its miniature cousin graces the banks of the Thames...
Best of the Maldives: Raised Walkways – Gangehi
Published 9 October 13 3:28 PM | Maldives Complete
    Sometimes the “no shoes” ethos isn’t all a walk in the park. It is meant to embody the relaxed and casual atmosphere of the Maldives combined with its pervading sensual nature right down to the powdery soft sand across the island. This element...
Best of the Maldives: Nature Inspired Architecture – Kandooma
Published 8 September 13 11:54 AM | Maldives Complete
    Magic coconuts in the Maldives news this week: “ Police summon white magic practitioner to investigate possible cursed coconut ” meant to influence yesterday’s long awaited elections. Everything seemed to go smoothly and peacefully which...
Best of the Maldives: Wooden Groynes – Baros
Published 4 August 13 6:13 PM | Maldives Complete
    One irritation to the most discerning Maldive aficionados are the “groynes”. Water defences that extend perpendicularly to the shoreline to impede erosion. The purists feel that such structure detract from the natural beauty of the pristine...
Best of the Maldives: Streets – Sun Island
Published 4 February 13 12:17 PM | Maldives Complete
    The ‘Best of Maldives’ I probably never thought I would give. Not only did I think I would never find ‘streets’ in the Maldives, if I did find them, I probably wouldn’t want to showcase them as I adore the no shoes, sand between the toes...
Best of the Maldives: Longest Jetty – Constance Halaveli
Published 16 November 12 1:6 AM | Maldives Complete
    Guiness World Record Day today. Only natural that Maldives Complete ‘Best of the Maldives’ collection of distinctions would rank not just among the best in the country, but across the world as well. One such example appears to be Constance...
Best of the Maldives: Urinal – Gili Lankanfushi
Published 25 September 12 4:3 PM | Maldives Complete
Downing glass after glass of refreshing iced tea on a hot, sunny day can only lead to one place. Resorts do their best to make every experience an exceptional one. Restaurants and hotels around the world have done creative things to make a man’s...
Best of the Maldives: Business – Kurumba
Published 3 September 12 11:49 PM | Maldives Complete
    Happy Labor Day! Americans are celebrating the end of the summer and the end of wearing white with countless final BBQs and beach trips this weekend. The holiday commemorates “ celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers...
Best of the Maldives: Higher Education – Sun Island
Published 2 September 12 2:35 PM | Maldives Complete
    One of the best ‘semester away’ ever I think. Villa College is a higher education institution with a number of campuses in the Maldives including one on the island resort of Sun Island . Which is pretty apropos given the one of the most...
Best of the Maldives: Beach Web Surfing – Paradise Island
Published 26 August 12 3:15 AM | Maldives Complete
Another surfer’s Paradise in the Maldives. This time for ‘web surfers’. And offered up by the eponymous Paradise Island . The resort not only offers wifi that extends to the beach in front of their reception, but also they have run power...
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