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Coco Collection appoints General Manager for Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island Maldives

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Paul BrownMaldives.net.mv – Coco Collection has announced the appointment of Paul Vincent Benedict Brown as the General Manager of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, the ultimate private island retreat reserved for only the most discerning travellers. Secluded, secret and serene, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is one of the world’s most exclusive private islands and the pinnacle of the Coco Collection experience. Comprising one split-level Master Residence and 5 guest accommodations, the island offers ample space for a family or group of friends. With an infinity pool, a private Jacuzzi, Dining Room, Library, Cocktail Bar, and Gym, nothing but the sparkling waters of the surrounding lagoon and the colorful house reef will be able to beckon guests to endeavor beyond the island, and explore the riches of the natural beauty of the Maldives.

Apart from cultivating an exceptional stay by ensuring nothing but royal treatment for his guests, Paul will oversee the efficient operation of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island while working closely with Armand Chaudhary, the newly appointed COO of Sunland Hotels and Coco Collection. Trained by the Household of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Paul is the founder and owner of White Glove Consultancy Services, a company that specializes in educating resorts, villas, private households and butlers on everything pertaining to first class service. During his time at Buckingham Palace, Paul’s duties bestowed him with the privilege to serve at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s pleasure, as well as taking care of visiting Heads of State. On numerous occasions, Paul was also chosen to work privately for individual members of the immediate Royal Family in Buckingham Palace and at their private residences. Paul received The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic as well as the President of Iceland’s Medal of Honor in 1990.

After his departure from Buckingham Palace, Paul served as House Manager and Butler for Timothy Landon in the UK and for notable TV producer Aaron Spelling in the USA, before deciding to move to Asia, where he joined The Royal Phuket Yacht Club as Director of Guest Services and was personally responsible for the VIP guests while training and managing the butler service team at the club. Before joining Coco Collection this June, Paul inhabited the role of Executive Assistant Manager at The Village Coconut Island in Thailand, where he oversaw the day to day operations of the property.

“I am excited to have taken on the responsibilities of General Manager here at the magnificent Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island in Maldives, and it is with great pleasure that I look forward to working with the team that has so successfully launched this extravagant island. With my experience of etiquette and protocol in the performance of butlering duties, I am confident that we will elevate service levels to new heights, ensuring a Uniquely Coco stay for our guests!” comments Paul Brown, General Manager at Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island.

Paul’s primary focus will be to warrant that guests of the island will be treated like true royalty and to create a sense of familiarity and intimacy for each guest that genuinely embodies the vision of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island Maldives: Your time. Your space.

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Live for Family Fun in a Tropical Easter Bliss at Angsana Velavaru: A Sun-Kissed Adventure for Families

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Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort in South Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives welcomes guests, especially families to indulge in the beauty of a tropical Easter celebration.  The sun-soaked beaches, azure sea, and delightful surprises create the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience for every member. 

On 30 March, the day begins with enchanting Bird Feeding session, Sand Sculpture display and an immersive Marine Talk, allowing guests to connect with the rich marine life surrounding the resort.  As the sun sets, guests can enjoy a Sundowner to Remember at Azzurro Restaurant and Bar, Funa Restaurant or Kuredhi Pool Bar, with the mesmerising Soul Serenade from Beatus Band.  Guests are invited to indulge in a delectable Mongolian Buffet Dinner at Kaani Restaurant, and cap off the night with the lively White & Green DJ Party at Kuredhi Pool Bar.

Sunday, 31 March promises a day filled with excitement, as Morning Melodies with Beatus Band sets the perfect tone for a day of Easter festivities.  Guests can engage in morning Water Aerobics, participate in Palm Leaves Weaving, and contribute to marine conservation with a Coral Planting activity.  The culinary delights continue with International and Pasta Buffet Dinners, offering a gastronomic journey of flavours.  Cap off the evening with a Sunset Dolphin Cruise, featuring bubbly and canapés against the stunning Maldivian sunset.

Designed exclusively for children, the Ranger’s Club hosts delightful Easter-themed activities.  Little ones can unleash their creativity with Easter Card Decoration and Eggs-travaganza Cookie Creativity.  The Kids Mixology Session 101 adds a touch of fun.  The Easter Bunny arrival on Sunday and the Egg Hunt promise excitement for the youngest members of the family.  

Beyond the traditional sun, sand, and sea experience, the resort curates a list of “101 Things To Do.” 

From water sports to wellness retreats and cultural excursions, guests can immerse themselves in a diverse array of activities, ensuring a holiday filled with excitement and discovery. View the complete Easter Brochure.

Part of Banyan Group, an independent, global hospitality company with purpose, Angsana Velavaru is a vibrant tropical getaway offering 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 InOcean Villas.  

Escape to Angsana Velavaru this Easter for a tropical paradise celebration, where joy, sun, sea, and surprises converge to create cherished moments and lasting memories. 

Visit Maldives Resort Packages & Specials | Angsana Velavaru.  For further queries and reservations, contact Reservations-Velavaru@angsana.com or +960 676 8464.

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Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi Launches Elevated All-Inclusive Offering: Inviting Families to Embark on a Hassle-Free Holiday in Paradise

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To ensure a worry-free escape for travel-hungry families, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi, situated on the archipelago’s pristine Shaviyani Atoll, has launched a new and enhanced all-inclusive offering. In addition to savouring delectable dishes across three gourmet restaurants, guests can experience the resort’s pioneering sustainability initiatives, with a guided tour of the underwater Coralarium and Sustainability Lab included. What’s more, children under 12 can stay and dine for free and enjoy a host of immersive activities from the Art Studio and Kids’ Club to Tennis and Yoga. 

Upon landing in Malé, guests are whisked away in e-cars to the VIP seaplane lounge before taking off and heading north to the resort. Dedicated villa hosts await families at check-in with an array of thoughtful welcome amenities and special surprises for tiny travellers. Suitably settled with the assurance of 24-hour assistance, the holiday can truly begin, as guests are free to unwind on the white-sand beaches, dive into crystal clear waters and discover the true meaning of laidback luxury in the resort’s expansive villas. 

Catering to culinary curiosity, all-inclusive guests can savour international fare, discover local flavours and sip on refreshing beverages across the resort’s restaurants and bars. From beachfront eatery Raha Market, which serves a variety of dishes to tantalise tastebuds, to spectacular seafood dining at Azure, guests can enjoy the freedom to savour an array of cuisine coupled with a side of mesmerising views. As part of the new offering, book in a special three course dinner at both Azure and Kata, Fairmont Maldives’ signature Japanese restaurant. Celebrating the very best Asian flavours, choose from robatayaki dishes, sushi and sashimi all, freshly prepared at the chef’s counter and complemented by creative cocktails and traditional sake. 

Inviting guests to discover the atoll in all its natural beauty, activities included within the new offering include kayaking adventures across the 600-hectare lagoon that transforms into an aquatic playground and snorkelling sessions through the 9-kilometer-long house reef. Explore the world beneath the waves and come face to face with the archipelago’s colourful marine life, all whilst basking in the never-ending horizon for memorable moments to last a lifetime. Back on dry land practice your serve with complimentary access to the tennis and volleyball courts, or work up a sweat in the 24-hour gym complete with cross fit training area. Those seeking inner peace can join guided practices with the resident yoga master who offers a range of classes from sound healing to breathwork. 

An idyllic destination for a multi-generational escape, parents and grandparents can relax while the little ones are being looked after with complimentary access to the dedicated kids’ club and art studio. Fun for the whole family, guests can also participate in the resort’s eco-friendly initiatives designed to protect paradise for future generations. Head to the Sustainability Lab where specialised machinery transforms and repurposes plastic waste collected from the beach into bespoke souvenirs like bracelets, made from ghost nets removed from the ocean. From the sand to the se

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Uncover the Gems and Untold Tales of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll Through Personalised and Free-Spirited Adventures with The Nautilus Maldives

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When envisioning the Maldives, one often conjures images of pristine white sands and  luxurious resorts. However, beyond the typical tourist attractions lies a realm of adventure,  cultural immersion, and natural wonders waiting to be explored. The Nautilus Maldives, an  ultra-luxury private island hideaway, is crafting extraordinary journeys in the captivating Baa  Atoll, inviting its guests to embrace escapism through immersive cultural experiences. 

Inspired by The Nautilus’s brand hallmarks of the Art of Bohemia and Free Spirited  Adventures, guests are encouraged to step outside their comfort zones and indulge in  transformative experiences. Through encounters with local personalities, guests gain an  insight into island life, delving into cultural roots, traditions, nature, language, cuisine, and  more. 

The Nautilus prides itself on tailoring bespoke experiences to suit the unique preferences of  its guests—whether adventurers, culture enthusiasts, or families seeking more than a  beachside retreat. Guests embark on one of The Nautilus’s luxurious yachts, exploring  treasured spots of the Atoll and creating unforgettable memories that will linger in their  hearts long after their journey ends. 

Discover the roots at the Kendhoo 

Nestled in the northwest of the Baa Atoll, Kendhoo carries a rich tapestry of experiences  weaving together history and culture. Once a vital hub along ancient maritime routes,  Kendhoo’s vibrant cultural landscape is shaped by centuries of influences from Indian, Arab,  and Southeast Asian merchants, as well colonial conquests. Guests can wander its streets, 

indulging in local culinary treats with distinct flavours, and exploring landmarks like the 800- year old house marking the place of prayers of Abdul Barakaath Yoosuf al Barbary, a renowned Islamic scholar. 

Weave your memories of the Maldives into art at Kihaadhoo 

On the beautiful island of Kihaadhoo, guests can immerse themselves in the therapeutic art  of coconut leaf weaving, a cherished tradition passed down through generations. Through  hands-on experiences with the island’s residents, guests can learn to create baskets, hats,  and decorative pieces, fostering a sense of cultural identity and belonging.

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Traditional lacquer masters at Thulhaadhoo 

Venturing to the southern tip of Baa Atoll, guests discover Thulhaadhoo island, renowned for  its exquisite craftsmanship in traditional lacquerware. Here, artisans share their secrets of this  ancient art of decorating items with vibrant colours and intricate designs inspired by the  Maldives’ marine life and lush tropics, which has been passed down through generations. 

Guests can even try their hand at creating these unique art pieces, serving as precious souvenir  of their tropical getaway. 

Exploration of the Deep Blue Waters of Dhonfanu 

At Dhonfanu, one of Baa Atoll’s premier diving spots, vibrant coral gardens and diverse marine  life awaits beneath azure waters. In season, there’s also a high chance for guests to encounter  graceful manta rays and majestic whale sharks, igniting the senses with excitement and awe. 

Delve into Poetic Ambiance of Dharavandhoo 

Guests can make a stop at Dharavandhoo island, which boasts a rich tradition of Maldivian  poetry, where locals celebrate history and folklore through the art of storytelling, expressing  emotions, beliefs, and aspirations in the most poetic ways. These enchanting verses, inspired  by the islands’ natural beauty, love, nature, and daily island life, transport listeners to a world  where ocean rhythms intertwine poetic imagery.  

To craft your own cultural journey across Maldivian islands, contact The Nautilus at hello@thenautilusmaldives.com and begin creating your ultimate bohemian dream escape. For more information visit www.thenautilusmaldives.com.

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