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Amilla Fushi, Finolhu to host month-long Eid al-Fitr activities



Amilla Fushi and Finolhu Maldives have announced a range of special activities for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holidays.

The activities and offers are for a period of one month from June 25. At Amilla, they include:

  • iLm Hammam treatment (USD 400+ per couple): The 90-minute Hammam treatment is a purifying and softening ritual that includes black soap kessa glove scrub. An organ seed scrub and rhassoul clay is then applied over the whole body before soothing rose milk is poured onto the skin for superior nourishment. Finally, body cream is applied for glowing radiance.
  • Dolphin cruises with Bodu Beru (USD 70+ per person): Cruise across the ocean to Maldivian music while spotting dolphins jump and play alongside. This cruise is free for children aged one to five years, but children aged 6-12 years will be charged USD 35+ per person.
  • Family bonanza water sports (USD 350+ for an hour): Families can participate in several water sports activities, including wave toys, wake boarding, knee boarding, water skiing etc.
  • Parasailing: Flying hundreds of metres high, guests can enjoy the birds eye view of tiny, pearl-like islands. A solo flight of 15 minutes (130kg max) costs USD150+ while a tandem flight of 15 minutes (130kg max) costs USD 300+.
  • Jetski tour and excursion (USD 350+ for two persons for one hour): Enjoy the sun, sea and marine life during an absolutely breathtaking guided tour. Additional hour costs USD 250+.

Amilla will feature Eid dining specials: Taste of North Africa by Chef Nadedja at Mystique Garden on June 25; Maldivian night with an Arabic twist at Baazaar on June 26 featuring Tanoura dance, belly dance and traditional Maldivian Bodu Beru; and lunch buffet with an Arabic twist on June 27.

All Residence guests will also be treated to a complimentary special sunset tea with Shisha and a personalised after dinner arrangement upon request.

Accessible by a 30-minute scenic seaplane flight from the Maldives’ main Velana International Airport, Amilla offers a choice of 59 houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestled among lush tree tops or hugging the shores of pristine white sand. Additionally, the resort offers eight spectacular four to eight bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy.

Amilla’s sister property Finolhu also has an exciting set of activities and offers lined up for the Eid holidays. They are:

  • BFF Club (USD 160+ per person/USD 300+ per couple): For 90 minutes, pamper your inner beauty with a friend or a loved one. This package includes a selection of 30-minute back massage or 30-minute back rub; a selection of 30-minute face massage, gentleman mini facial or a 30-minute mini manicure; and a selection of 30-minute foot massage or 30-minute mini pedicure.
  • Private sunset cruise (USD 450+ for one and a half hours): Experience sunset in true Maldivian style with a cruise onboard an authentic Dhoni.
  • Private sunrise or sunset fishing (USD 600+ for two hours): Race against dawn and capture the spoils of the reef as the sun rises on the horizon.
  • Private discover scuba diving (USD 880+ per couple): This is the perfect introductory session for those who have never tried scuba diving before.
  • Get around local village (USD 85+ per person): Soak up true Maldivian culture at a local village where you will be immersed in traditional customs.

A special Eid lunch featuring live kitchen will take place at Baa Baa Beach Diner from 1-3.30 pm on June 26. Full board covers the special lunch, but USD 90+ will be charged for those staying on bed and breakfast and half board basis.

Additionally, a Bodu Beru show will be held on June 26 followed by a traditional Eid Maali parade the following day.

Bringing a timeless sense of style to the pristine lagoons and rich waters of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll, Finolhu, which opened last June, is a refined, retro-inspired island paradise for the fun-loving beach-erati, and an unexpected revival of the halcyon days of the classic chic getaway. With its retro themed Maldives island concept, Finolhu caters to guests seeking fun and adventure on a party atmosphere.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. In the Maldives, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated widely with traditional dances and games.

Middle East, which is predominantly Muslim, has become a major emerging source market for the Maldives’ tourism industry.

Official figures show that 51,330 tourists — 42.7 percent of which were Saudis — visited the Maldives from Middle Eastern countries last year, a 22.3 percent increase over 41,976 the year before. That growth is set to continue this year as well, as Middle Eastern travellers that chose to travel to the Maldives for their holidays increased by 3.9 percent in the first two months of the year.


The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort celebrates sustainability efforts with Earth Hour



The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, nestled in the breathtaking Baa Atoll, the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site in the Maldives, participated in Earth Hour, a global initiative led by the Worldwide Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) to combat climate change.

On the 23rd of March, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort dimmed non-essential lighting in public spaces, symbolizing its unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability. Guests were encouraged to join this meaningful gesture by turning off lights in their guestrooms. During this period, all guests were invited to join for a captivating acoustic performance at Sunset Beach, where they indulged in specially crafted drinks tailored for this memorable occasion, complemented by candlelight ambiance. 

In addition to its Earth Hour observance, the resort hosted a tree-planting event from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, where guests and associates alike came together to plant trees in designated areas surrounding the resort. This initiative not only contributed to carbon offsetting efforts but also enhanced the natural beauty of the Baa Atoll, enriching the local ecosystem for generations to come.

Beyond Earth Hour, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort remains steadfast in its dedication to preserving the pristine natural beauty of the Maldives through the establishment of a dedicated Sustainability Committee. This committee serves as the driving force behind initiatives aimed at fostering sustainability through initiatives such as water conservation, organic waste repurposing and renewable energy utilization – thus ensuring sustainability remains deeply ingrained in the resort’s operations and ethos.

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JOALI Maldives Blooms with Activities and Special Guests this Easter: Celebrate “Together We Blossom”



JOALI Maldives invites guests to celebrate Easter with a vibrant program themed “Together We Blossom.” From March 28th to April 7th, 2024, the resort will come alive with a variety of workshops, culinary experiences, and interactive events led by world-renowned artists, chefs, and wellness practitioners.

Renowned Guests Join the Festivities

  • Robert Montgomery: Witness a special “fire poem” ritual by British artist Robert Montgomery, where his poetry illuminates the night sky.
  • Greta Bellamacina: Celebrate the release of British actress and filmmaker Greta Bellamacina’s new book, “Who Make the Fire,” with a special signing ceremony.
  • Zubaid Toefy: Join fitness expert Zubaid Toefy for various fitness classes designed for all ages.
  • Marie Méon: Experience a new dimension of culinary delight with Méon’s multidisciplinary studio Manger Manger, creating edible art installations.
  • Karim Khouani: Michelin-starred Chef Khouani will prepare an unforgettable five-course Easter dinner featuring premium seafood.
  • Joao Santos: Renowned massage therapist Joao Santos will introduce guests to foot reflexology techniques.
  • Hamna ‘Hamty’ Husain & Martina Trepczyk: JOALI Maldives champions female empowerment with an exclusive screening of TIGEREYES, a film about the first female scuba diver in the Maldives who dives with tiger sharks. The experience includes discussions with Husain and director Trepczyk.

“JOALI Maldives, our Island of Joy, is an unforgettable setting for spring to welcome the season of renewal in nature and within ourselves, where guests of all ages will come together to share in these moments of blossoming”, says General Manager, Shifaz Hassan.

Activities for Everyone

  • Art: Explore the resort’s art scene with ceramic and crochet classes, Easter-themed painting, and keychain making workshops.
  • Family: Enjoy enriching activities like sculpture building, family Easter egg hunts, cooking classes, nature walks, and more.
  • Land & Sea Adventures: Participate in an Easter football game, archery, padel tennis, big game fishing, or explore the underwater world with snorkeling and sea bob adventures.
  • Wellness: Indulge in yoga classes, pilates, meditation, and other wellness activities at the newly rebranded JOALI BEING Cure spa.
  • Culinary: Savor a celebratory Easter breakfast and buffet dinner, alongside special themed dinners throughout the week. Guests can also participate in interactive culinary classes like sushi making or sake tasting.

JOALI Maldives offers 73 expansive guest villas, ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedroom options, all with private pools and a dedicated Jadugar (butler) to cater to your every need.

Embrace the spirit of renewal and joy at JOALI Maldives this Easter. For more details and booking information, please visit

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Egg-citing Easter Fun Awaits at Noku Maldives



Prepare for an unforgettable Easter celebration at the stunning Noku Maldives! Nestled amidst the picturesque Maldivian scenery, Noku Maldives offers the perfect blend of relaxation and festive fun for families, couples, and friends alike.

Unwind and Celebrate from March 29th to 31st

From March 29th to 31st, 2024, guests can participate in a variety of exciting Easter activities specially curated by the resort. Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape for two or a memorable family vacation, Noku Maldives has something for everyone.

Highlights of the Noku Maldives Easter Celebration:

  • Join the Egg Hunt: Embark on an egg-citing adventure and discover hidden treasures amidst the island’s lush foliage.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in delicious Easter-themed treats prepared by Noku Maldives’ talented chefs. From delectable breakfasts to celebratory dinners, prepare for a culinary journey to tantalize your taste buds.
  • Water Sports and Excursions: Dive into adventure with a range of water sports and excursions available at the resort. Explore vibrant coral reefs, embark on snorkeling expeditions, or simply soak up the sun on a relaxing catamaran cruise.

A short 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé’s Velana International Airport whisks you away to the idyllic shores of Noku Maldives. Nestled on Kudafunafaru Island in Noonu Atoll, the resort offers unparalleled comfort, spacious accommodations, and tranquility.

Choose from 20 expansive beach villas or 30 luxurious over-water villas, each designed for ultimate privacy and equipped with modern amenities for your comfort. The refined elegance of each villa features soft white hues and dark wood accents, perfectly complementing the breathtaking natural beauty visible through the large bay windows and French doors.

For world-class dining, explore Palms Restaurant, offering delectable Maldivian and international cuisine. Alternatively, embark on a culinary adventure through Thailand, Japan, and Singapore at Thari Restaurant. Unwind with a refreshing cocktail at Palms Bar or Thari Bar, both boasting spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

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