Loama blends beach and heritage
Maldives.net.mv – Loama Hotels and Resorts has opened the newest resort of Maldives on the private island of Maamigili.
Veteran hotelier and Loama Resort’s general manager, Andres Rubio said: “We are creating a place of hospitality … but we add art, culture and heritage to the mix.
“We have established the Maldives’ first gallery of contemporary Maldivian art, Loama Art Gallery, in an over-water pavilion near the resort’s main arrival pier and with the blessing of the National Art Gallery of Maldives in Male.”
Loama Museum has an important collection of artefacts from key periods of Maldivian history, from an extensive collection of 15th Century Chinese porcelain to a pair of 11th Century sunken baths found on the island. These are part of an on-going process of excavation where other ancient artefacts have also been found and put into the museum’s collection.
The main draw are the resort’s over-water villas perched on poles above the shallows of the Indian Ocean.
There are also beach villas with each room bearing its own Maldivian name that reflects heritage and the history of the Maldives.
The resort features six dining options. They include a Thai fine dining restaurant, a Japanese restaurant with sushi bar and teppanyaki at the open-air lounge. Fazaa is an all-day dining restaurant offering Western, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and for barbecue enthusiasts there is the Athiri Club. At poolside, Iru Café offers Italian cuisine.
Rubio added that the resort’s spa experience would also be special by blending best practices from traditional and contemporary wellness.