Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts has launched a special campaign as an homage to the immense contribution of women around the world and in line with the global commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8.
In lieu of this year’s theme #BalanceforBetter, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts is giving back to the wider community by offering guests 38 per cent off best available room rates who book accommodation at any of the 38 participating Banyan Tree properties.
This special campaign sees 38 Banyan Tree, Angsana, Dhawa, and Cassia properties across the world participating, offering guests bespoke romance, thrilling adventures, fresh experiences, and youthful escapes. In the Maldives, Angsana Velavaru is participating in this campaign.
Velavaru or ‘Turtle Island’ is located in the pristine Dhaalu atoll, and accessible by a 40-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. This 113-villa resort offers 79 island villas and 34 InOcean Villas, revealing spectacular views and direct access to the Indian Ocean.
Spoil your taste buds with fresh ocean picks at the overwater Funa restaurant, or sample international delights at Kaani. Drop in at Kuredhi bar for an exotic cocktail or two as the stars sneak into the sky.Wine and dine in the privacy of your villa, or savour romantic moments with dinner on the beach. Take off to a secluded island with a picnic basket, where powder white sand and turquoise waters set the stage for an unforgettable experience amidst the natural splendour of the Maldives.
Indulge in a myriad of Asian-inspired spa treatments at Angsana Spa. Soak in the tranquil surrounds as our therapists deftly vanquish your world-weary strain and tension, leaving you rejuvenated, energised and radiant.
With guided snorkelling safaris, get your hands wet and join in the efforts to preserve the delicate balance between man and nature. Velavaru is a famed location for turtle-nesting and has its own Marine Lab, particularly committed to protecting marine creatures like the hawksbill and green sea turtles, and coral reefs.
Sharing sentiments on gender equality, Applelynn Teo, AVP, Gallery Design & Production commented: “Gender equality to me is putting all these judgments aside and being objective. What are we going to do today as a team and everyone is equal…” Similarly, Savittree Meesuksree, Training Manager, Banyan Tree Spa Academy shared: “…believe in yourself that you can do and nothing is impossible”.
Championed by co-founder and women’s rights advocate Claire Chiang, the global Singaporean hospitality group has long been a supporter of women’s empowerment as demonstrated by the programmes organised for its female employees. One such programme is the well-known Banyan Tree Spa Academy Phuket founded in 2001 with the mission of providing career options and opportunities for women.
Banyan Tree also provides an excellent work environment for women in terms of empowerment, benefits, career development, et al. as evidenced by its consistently high ratings in biannual Associate Satisfaction Surveys, by its female associates.
The booking window for Banyan Tree’s International Women’s Day campaign is March 4-15 for stay dates from March 4 to June 30. For bookings, please visit the official website.
Discover Paradise with exclusive day-use package of Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives
Making plans for the upcoming weekends or holidays? Grand Park Kodhipparu is here with an exclusive invitation to enjoy a new special offer for Maldivian nationals, and work permit holders planning to get away from the humdrum of daily life and escape to a luxury paradise to spend the day.
This tropical invitation extends to everyone looking to enjoy time away from the ordinary and, indulge in serious beach downtime or even something a bit more special. The package makes the perfect combination of a host of value additions, remarkable discounts, complimentary benefits, and transfers for hard-working travel enthusiasts to take a much-deserving break, reconnect with nature, and dine out on panoramic views.
The Day Visit Package includes:
- Access to Private Beaches: With exclusive access to the resort’s private beaches Dhigu, Veli, and Dhivehi, you are invited to soak up the sun on the soft, powdery sands.
- Poolside Bliss: Take a dip in the resort’s infinity pools and enjoy endless views of the Indian Ocean while sipping on refreshing cocktails or mocktails of choice.
- Delectable Dining: A sumptuous extravaganza of meals, featuring a wide range of local and international favourites, to be enjoyed at Edge or Breeze dining outlets.
- Water Sports and Activities: Adventurous souls are invited to partake in various water sports activities, such as snorkelling, paddle boarding, and kayaking, all with expert guidance.
- Spa and Wellness: Indulge in ultimate relaxation with exclusive discounts on spa treatments and wellness services, including massages and complimentary yoga sessions.
- Complimentary Speedboat Transfers: A mere 20-minute ride, provided on a complimentary basis to reach our paradise island in ultimate comfort.
For reservations and more information visit: https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/north-male-atoll/grand-park-kodhipparu-maldives/day-visit-package-maldives/
Sheraton Maldives welcomes World Tourism Day 2023 in a vibrant cultural celeberation
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has announced its celebration of World Tourism Day which falls on September 27th, 2023. This year, the resort is taking the festivities to a whole new level, embracing the rich tapestry of global culture, and living the brand as the world’s gathering place.
The day will kick off with a tranquil morning meditation session led by Dr. Abhi, taking place on the private island of Shine Spa for Sheraton. This mindful beginning sets the tone for a day filled with exploration and celebration of diverse cultures. The excitement continues with a Cultural Meet & Greet, where the associates will be donning traditional costumes representing their respective nationalities, complete with beautifully painted faces. This visually captivating display is a symbol of the unity in diversity that defines the resort’s spirit.
As the day unfolds, guests can look forward to a range of exciting activities, including an energizing dance water aerobics and a cocktail competition that promises to tickle your taste buds. In the afternoon, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa invites their esteemed guests to join their signature Adopt A Coral program led by in-house Marine Biologist, Kate Sheridan. This activity demonstrates the resort’s continuous commitment to the preservation of our corals and reefs.
At nearly sundown, the Anchorage Bar will come alive with the rhythmic beats and movements of traditional dances from India, Bali, Sri Lanka, and Africa and conclude with a captivating Maldivian dance and music. As the celebration goes on, the resort cooks up authentic dishes from around the world to satisfy everyone’s cravings, making this a cultural journey that transcends borders.
“World Tourism Day is a momentous occasion for us at Sheraton Maldives. It embodies our core values of where the world comes together celebrating cultures from around the globe,” Mohamed El Aghoury, General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa shared. “We invite you to join us on September 27th, as we enrich our togetherness and contribute to a more inclusive and interconnected world.”
Create unforgettable memories this Saudi National Day at Le Méridien Maldives Resort
With Saudi National Day approaching, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for families seeking an idyllic getaway. Nestled in the heart of the mesmerising Maldives, the resort offers an exquisite blend of luxury, privacy, and family-friendly experiences, making it the ideal haven to create beautiful memories.
Embracing the spirit of togetherness, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa caters to the preferences of its Saudi guests, with spacious two-bedroom villas that provide enough room for families to bond and enjoy precious time together. The private villas offer breathtaking views of the azure Indian Ocean, ensuring a backdrop of natural splendour for every moment spent together.
For more luxury and exclusivity, guests can choose to stay at the Thilamaafushi Villa. This sumptuous three-bedroom villa with private pool offers the epitome of comfort and allows families to unwind and savour the beauty of their surroundings. With a focus on intimacy, this villa is designed to create special moments that will be treasured forever.
To delight every palate, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa offers tailored culinary experiences to provide a delectable array of dining options for its guests travelling from Saudi.
Their Half-Board Escape takes guests on a journey of culinary discovery with specialties that bring to life the spirit of the archipelago, while the All-Inclusive Indulgence offers innovative tastes and homegrown flavours.
For Saudi National Day, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa invites its guests to embark on an unforgettable journey that promises luxury, privacy, and connection.
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