Safari Island, Thulhagiri Island, Dreamland win 2019 TUI Top Quality Award
Safari Island, Thulhagiri Island and Dreamland has won the 2019 TUI Top Quality Award.
The awards were presented to the three resorts at ITB Berlin 2019, which took place in Berlin from March 6-10.
Safari Island has won the TUI Top Quality Award every year since 2016, whilst this year’s awards mark the entry of sister resorts, Thulhagiri Island and Dreamland into the list of world’s 250 most popular hotels rated by TUI’s guests.
The TUI Top Quality Award was launched in 2015 and aims to highlight hotels’ outstanding efforts to guests and providing the customers with objective orientation when choosing their next holiday hotel. Conditions of the award includes, at least 30 assessments from the TUI guest surveys in the span of the year, hotel’s performance and passing the TUI Safety Check, signing TUI Deutschland’s Pool Safety Declaration.
Safari Island is located in the heart of North Ari Atoll. The size of the island is approximately 30,000sqm. Distance from Velana International Airport is about 60km, and takes about 25 minutes to reach the Island by seaplane. The island is surrounded by white powdery, sandy beach and crystal clear water lagoon and house reef which is attractive for snorkelling and diving with attractive diving points.
Safari Island has its own luxury safari boats for the use of in-house guests for free of charge: stay seven nights and have one-day free boat cruise | stay 14 nights and have two-day free boat cruise.
Offering the perfect balance of an unspoiled tropical island with all the comforts, Thulhagiri is located in the North Male Atoll and is accessible by a 25-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport.
Thulhagiri offers accommodation in Standard Deluxe rooms with sea views and direct access to the beach and Water Bungalows with sun decks. All the rooms feature luxury natural bamboo furniture, private bathroom and come with all the modern amenities, including satellite TV and free WiFi.
Guests can enjoy a selection of Asian cuisine at the in-house restaurant.
Every guest at the four-star resort has access to an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, and enjoy a wide range of water sports, including catamaran, canoeing and wind surfing. Its famous SubAqua dive centre, which is staffed by experienced German, English, Japanese and Chinese speaking instructors, offers diving lessons and excursions to many famous dive sites that surround the resort.
The spa at Thulhagiri offers guests exceptional tailor-made experiences, which combine French touch with Asian skills. The Balinese therapists at the spa are intensively trained at the Coconut Spa School in Bali.
One of the newest resorts to have opened in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Dreamland is like no other in Maldives. Apart from its white sand beaches and lush green vegetation, the resort is home to a 1,600sqm large fresh water lake – the first of its kind Biotope Pool in Asia. This picturesque lake is surrounded by 20m high mangrove trees on one side and 20m high palm trees on the other side. Along with plenty of water lilies and aquatic plants, there is a dedicated swimming area without chlorine where you can relax with a calming swim.
Guests at Dreamland can experience the unique natural aspects of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere. One of the best attractions include the uninhabited island of Hanifaru, which comes with a natural underwater bay. Locally known as Vandumaafaru Adi, the bay is home to a large number of whale sharks, grey sharks, manta rays and also a nursery for these species.