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Best of the Maldives: Pool Hammock – NIYAMA
Published 10 May 15 4:41 PM | Maldives Complete
    A place for quiet reflecting itself in a reflecting pool. NIYAMA ’s pool hammock is very close to the Hammacher Schlemmer on my “ Haven’t Seen” list (but it’s not quite the petiole model I had noted). Just floating in the pool…
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: Lagoon Pool - Velassaru
Published 21 June 14 7:41 PM | Maldives Complete
    A human pool for the local shark life to whet their appetite over (Velassaru is particularly renowned for its expansive lagoon filled skulking white tips). Velassaru striking lagoon hydro-pool doesn’t just have an ocean view, but is nestled...
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Best of the Maldives: Jacuzzi Cabana – Nika
Published 20 January 14 5:17 PM | Maldives Complete
    Most outdoor Jacuzzis are set out in the open air I guess to provide the most expansive view, but in keeping with Nika’s distinction in the area of privacy , it offers charming Jacuzzi cabanas in the private beach area of each villa. It...
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Best of the Maldives: Watsu Pool – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 11 January 14 8:20 PM | Maldives Complete
    Water based healing is the principle behind One & Only Reethi Rah’s Watsu pool. “ Watsu ” is Japanese for “water”, in this case mineral water from sea warmed to 36 degrees and used for stretching sessions overlooking the ocean. “(WATer...
Best of the Maldives: Private Pool Deck – Constance Halaveli
Published 10 January 14 8:19 AM | Maldives Complete
If private shades are your thing, then Constance Halaveli offers it right out in the main pool. Mini, canopied private jetties are built over a shallow rock pool looking out towards the beach and ocean. Like having your own private deck but with a beach...
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Best of the Maldives: Pool Bed – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 17 December 13 12:51 AM | Maldives Complete
    I have wondered who might have a water bed , but One and Only Reeth Rah’s pool bed is not what I meant. Still, a bit more elegant than a seventies-style pleasure pit and probably just as seductive.
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Best of the Maldives: Private Pool Hammock – NIYAMA
Published 21 November 13 1:48 PM | Maldives Complete
  For an even more intimate tryst suspended over water, check out NIYAMA’s private pool hammock. Swing low white chariot.
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Best of the Maldives: Sunken Pool Seating – Soneva Fushi
Published 30 October 13 11:43 AM | Maldives Complete
    Instead of bringing your pool into your sitting room , Soneva Fushi brings the sitting room into the pool. With its unique sunken seating area amidst its new sprawling private residence (which guests will be able to book and rent from the...
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Best of the Maldives: Walking on Water – Jumeirah Vittaveli
Published 25 August 13 6:11 PM | Maldives Complete
    If you prefer simpler activities on the water’s surface , then at Jumeirah Vittaveli you can actually walk on water! I would tell you how it’s one, but a conjurer never reveals his secrets. Magic!
Best of the Maldives: Water Slide – One & Only Reethi Rah
Published 23 August 13 12:2 PM | Maldives Complete
    One & Only Reethi Rah has its own fun “ nursery water feature ”, though this one has more than just water cascading down it and its own host of young blossoms to lend it vibrant colour.
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Best of the Maldives: Glass Floor Pool – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Published 20 January 13 11:2 PM | Maldives Complete
    When I added the ‘ Room Type’ database and profiles , two of the first characteristics that I catalogued were whether the room had (a) a Jacuzzi/pool, and (b) a glass floor (for water villas). Well, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu features a ‘two...
Best of the Maldives: Aquarium Pool – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
Published 26 December 12 1:36 AM | Maldives Complete
Perhaps the most tragic natural disaster of the decade, the Boxing Day Tsunami, happened eponymously today. While hitting the hardest in its South Pacific epicentre, its titanic power travelled thousands of miles to the Maldives who suffered fatalities...
Best of the Maldives: Pool Number – Beach House Iruveli
Published 9 November 12 11:50 PM | Maldives Complete
      One of the dividends to my WTM visit is coming away with a notebook full of new ‘Best of Maldives’ candidates through my discussions with the various resorts and the Tourism Ministry folks. One of my revelations was meeting with Haydee...
Best of the Maldives: Pool Waterfall – Sun Island
Published 26 September 12 11:51 PM | Maldives Complete
     I love waterfall features in pools (no not Michael Phelps kind of pool ‘ waterfalls’ …in fact, one might want to be careful around the Conrad Rangali pool). Perhaps it is because they make the pool more alive with animation. Perhaps...
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