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Advantage Anantara as Dhigu, Veli and Naladhu team up with Jim Courier Tennis Facility



2 Maldives (s) – Anantara in South Male Atoll has teamed up with Jim Courier Tennis to provide year-round professional tennis coaching and the exclusive management of the tennis facility. This new addition to the activity offerings at the resorts adds to the existing holistic lifestyle approach of Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives.

Olivier Morel, Director of Jim Courier Tennis, says, “At JCT, the mission is to provide each and every player the pathway to their highest level of performance and on-court enjoyment. Our program helps players of all skill levels attain their maximum potential by integrating technical and tactical instruction with tennis-specific drills to strengthen the body and mind. And if you’re just looking for a quality sparring partner, our seasoned playing professionals are ready to give you the hit of a lifetime. JCT was recently created with only one objective: to help you understand and improve your tennis game while enjoying some of the world’s best locales.”

Professional tennis player Tony Rajaobelina is available year round to coach guests at Anantara in the South Male Atoll on improving their game, or providing the more experienced player with a challenging match. Tony was ranked on the ATP Tour, and has had wins in the top 200. A dual citizen of France and Madagascar he still plays for the Davis Cup team in Madagascar.

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The floodlit synthetic grass tennis court is located on a separate island to the resorts, reachable by a 1-minute boat ride from Anantara Dhigu and Naladhu resorts. Private lessons with Tony begin at USD 140 per hour, group lessons for a maximum of three players begin at USD 60++ per person.

Cluster General Manager explains, “Our guests can now enjoy a wide range of water and ground sports during their stay, supplemented with yoga, TRX, our Ayurvedic and Anantara spas, as well as lifestyle coaching. Teaming up with a professional company such as Jim Courier Tennis is an exciting addition for our guests and one that will certainly improve their tennis game while spending time away from home. We look forward to hosting small tournaments at certain times of the year as well.”

Anantara Dhigu, Ananatara Veli and Naladhu Maldives share the lagoon in South Male Atoll, just 35 minutes by speedboat from Ibrahim Nassir International Airport at Male. Each resort appeals to a different demographic, from couples, families and travellers looking for a private, boutique luxury resort experience.

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Portuguese footballer Candido Costa to host football camp at Fushifaru Maldives



Fushifaru Maldives has announced that the renowned Portuguese football player and influential personality, Candido Costa, will be visiting the resort to host an exclusive football camp. This exciting event will take place from 17th to 24th July 2024, providing guests and aspiring football players a unique opportunity to train with one of the sport’s most esteemed figures.

His influence extends beyond the pitch, as he currently serves as the head of PR relations for the Portugal team during the Euro 2024, further cementing his status as a key figure in the sport. The 43-year-old former football player, born in São João da Madeira, brings with him the spirit of competition and football as he aims to get everyone playing in this dream destination, surrounded by paradisiacal beaches, crystal-clear seas and genuine Maldivian hospitality.

Who said that a paradisiacal landscape is not suitable for a football match? Cândido Costa, former footballer and current commentator on Channel 11, will prove otherwise, on a visit to Fushifaru, awarded multiple times as “The Best Boutique Resort in the Maldives”. The former football player will host a Football Camp for hotel guests and a Team Building class for the resort’s staff.

There is nothing better than enjoying the sun, beach and crystal clear waters, on a peaceful holiday and still being able to exercise your body, playing sports, in a relaxed atmosphere. It is with this purpose that Cândido Costa intends to bring together the resorts customers and it’s staff for fun and well-spent moments, where well-being is always present.

Fushifaru Maldives invites all guests and football aficionados to join this once-in-a-lifetime event. For more information and to secure your spot at the football camp, please visit the resort’s website or contact the reservations team at:

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Carnival capers, campfire chronicles at Siyam World Maldives



Siyam World Maldives, the ultimate playground for travelers of all ages, has unveiled two brand-new experiences designed especially for kids: the Kidz Carnival and Night Camping with Star Gazing.

Committed to making sure every guest, big or small, has a blast, Siyam World continues to up the ante with fresh, fun-filled activities for families to enjoy together. Twice a month, the Kidz Carnival rolls into town, bringing bursts of joy and laughter! Packed with games, surprises, and non-stop excitement, this carnival extravaganza promises to light up young faces with pure delight.

In addition to the non stop fun carnival, Siyam World introduces the Kidz Camping Night, not once, but twice a week, where little adventurers can camp out under the stars. Sundays mean ‘Under The Starz Night,’ a complimentary event from 8:00 PM to 9:45 PM, while Wednesdays offer ‘Star Gazing Night’ from 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM. It’s an evening of nature, entertainment, and tasty treats that’s sure to leave kids wide-eyed with wonder. With just a minimum of 10 kids needed to start the fun, there’s no shortage of friends to share the excitement with.

“Our goal is simple: to make every family vacation unforgettable,” said Ausy Waseem, Resort Manager at Siyam World Maldives. “With the Kids Carnival and Night Camping adventures, we’re turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories, one happy camper at a time.”

To snag a spot at these must-do events, simply hop onto the Siyam World app, click on ‘Celebration,’ and book your child’s place at least 48 hours in advance. And at just $40 per kid for the Kidz Camping Night, it’s an affordable way to sprinkle some magic into your holiday.

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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort presents ‘Revitalise & Rise: Fitness Fusion Experience’



The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has announced an exclusive fitness and wellness event, ‘Revitalise & Rise: Fitness Fusion Experience,’ featuring world champion Rico Verhoeven on July 14 at the picturesque Alba Beach. This event promises a rare opportunity to train with a world-class expert in a stunning paradise setting.

Guests are invited to embark on a transformative fitness journey led by renowned kickboxing heavyweight world champion, Rico Verhoeven. Known for his expertise in kickboxing and dedication to fitness, Rico will share invaluable insights and techniques to enhance physical well-being. Participants will enjoy a personalised group coaching session with Rico, all while experiencing the luxurious amenities and breathtaking views at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.

“This event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fitness and wellness enthusiasts to engage directly with Rico Verhoeven, learning the nuances of kickboxing in one of the world’s most beautiful locations,” said Vincent Pauchon, General Manager of The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. “We are delighted to host this exquisite experience that combines the thrill of sport with the serenity of the Maldivian paradise.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, which opened in November 2016, is nestled on a private island in a secluded Maldivian atoll, amidst thriving marine life. Just 40 minutes from Male by seaplane, guests are transported into a newfound paradise in the Dhaalu Atoll.

The resort draws inspiration from nature itself. Designed by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design (Singapore), the unusual contemporary design of The St. Regis Maldives draws inspiration from the natural setting of the resort. This is represented by the manta ray shaped lagoon villas, a signature bar in the shape of a whale shark, a lobster-inspired spa and a spiral shell shaped library.

There are seven distinct dining venues, including two Asian specialty restaurants featuring Eastern haute cuisine and Japanese style Kaiseki cuisine, an international restaurant that offers dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, an underground wine cellar, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunset, and a restaurant located inland amongst the tropical gardens featuring middle-eastern cuisine. Additionally, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. Spa guests can also enjoy a Blue Hole pool, which contains heated seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.

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