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Shangri-La Introduces New Festive Season Offers



Maldives Promotion House – Set amidst the breathtakingly sensational sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa has introduced a ‘Festive Season Offer’. The luxurious accommodation options include private ocean retreats and tropical tree house villas making it a premiere Maldives luxury resort.

Their ‘Marry Me’ vow renewal experience is among the new experiences. Imagine you are walking down an aisle of woven palm leaves on the beach to reach a flower-filled wedding gazebo at sunset. Whether you are on your honeymoon and want to prolong the festivities with a romantic blessing in a tropical setting or you wish to surprise your loved one on your anniversary, let our wedding planner organise your dream ceremony.

Choose among five hidden locations and six cultural themes to say ‘I do’ to your loved one. If you are looking for something unique, put on your scuba diving gear and exchange your vows on waterproof boards while curious reef fish witness your engagement. For the utmost romantic experience, venture out to sea aboard a luxury sailing yacht and let the ocean breeze carry your promise away.

You can also choose to celebrate with a century-old banyan tree as a backdrop, under a pavilion facing the ocean or barefoot on the beach. For an additional personal touch, pick a cultural theme – Chinese, Indian, Maldivian, Arabic, Japanese or Western, the choice is yours.

The full-day experience includes a ceremony master, a wedding planner, a candlelit dinner a couple’s spa treatment, flower arrangements, a professional photo session and other services for an unforgettable day. To experience this glamorous experience you can contact their events co-ordinator

Fashala lounge will also take a new turn during this festive season. Previously offering seafood evenings amid a casual atmosphere, the restaurant is now a fine dining venue featuring the best of local produce. White tablecloths, soft candle light and the soothing sound of the lapping waves offer a perfect setting for a romantic gourmet evening.

On the menu, you will find an explosion of tropical flavours, a crab timbale with diced papaya, a lobster salad dressed with a mango basil coulis, the catch of the day seared on the grill and served with hand-picked eggplants, just to name a few. For dessert, surrender to the sweet temptation of a lemon grass cloud served with Maldivian bananas and a coconut salad, or try an exotic passion fruit creme brulee topped with home-made mango sorbet.

Chef Alvrie and his team work hand in hand with the local farmers of Medhoo, a nearby island of Villingili, and local anglers to select the very best of local ingredients for your dining experience. But this partnership goes beyond the freshest produce; it also supports the livelihood of the local community since the beginning of the co-operation. Some 50 farmers have joined the co-operative and over 20 fishermen earn their living from the resort’s purchases.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa has also decided to let you experience the ‘New Year Under The Sun’ as part of the Festive Season Offer. Light a Christmas tree under the tropics, sing Christmas carols to the beat of Maldivian drumming and welcome 2012 with a beach party under a canopy of stars.

The time limited offer includes heaps of benefits. Book before 31st October 2011 for a stay between 24th December 2011 and 14th January 2012 and enjoy one bonus free night when paying for six nights. You can also enjoy free New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and return domestic flights for two. Families can also enjoy up to two complimentary extra beds for children under 12 years old.

Throughout the festive season, the resort will surprise you with themed evenings, cocktail parties, live entertainment, family activities and more. If you are travelling with your loved one, you will enjoy relaxing in the sweet aromas of brown sugar and cloves with a festive body scrub at CHI, The Spa or venturing out to sea on a romantic sunset cruise.

Children will make their parents proud with a Christmas themed musical play, and enjoy gathering around a bonfire on the beach to toast yummy marshmallows. On New Year’s Eve, the team will dress the beachfront with colourful masks, Venetian backdrops and costumes to transport you back to the time of the Renaissance. Pick your favourite from among over 50 festive mouth-watering specialities such as Alaskan crab, fresh oysters, wild smoked salmon, and Wagyu beef.

In addition to that you can also participate in the ‘Coral Planting Activity’. Corals may look like colourful rocks at first sight, but they are fragile living organisms. If you would like to know more about them and contribute to their development, why don’t you join Peter, their marine biologist, on his weekly coral planting?

You will first meet at the Eco Centre for an introduction about the resort’s coral enhancement programme, during which you will learn about the different species of corals, how they propagate, and what threats they face. You will then head to the coral nursery established in Serenity Bay. On the shore, help Peter to attach coral fragments he rescued from the reef beforehand or if you are an expert snorkeler ask Peter to join him on one of his coral-fragment snorkelling hunts.

Once you have fixed the fragment on to the cement conic base with the help of a glue and epoxy mix, swim back with Peter to the nursery to choose a spot for your rescued coral, this is the beginning of a new colony formation and you can be part of it.

The resort carries out other environmental initiatives. For example, the investment of a bottling plant with reusable glass bottles allows the resort to cut the consumption of 240,000 plastic bottles a year, while solar energy provides hot water in all guests’ villas. At the Eco Centre, the focus is on marine protection, with turtle and manta ray conservation programmes.

Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa is some 70-minutes away from Malé International Airport, which has round-the-clock flights from the domestic airport, plus an eight-minute boat ride from Gan International Airport on Addu Atoll.

The resort has also partnered with Al Jaber Aviation (AJA), the new pinnacle of VIP aviation based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, extending its services in a seamless approach to VIPs from all over the world, to fly directly to Gan International Airport, which is just an eight-minute boat ride to the resort.  AJA is also offering a special 10 percent discount to all of the resort’s guests interested in this private jet service.

So there is no reason to wait. Book now and enjoy the festivities at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort.


Nika Island Resort & Spa offers unmatched privacy with private beach villas



Nika Island Resort & Spa is redefining the tropical getaway with its exclusive private beach villas. This luxurious resort stands out as the only one in the Maldives offering all guests who book these exquisite accommodations direct access to a secluded stretch of beach.

Nika Island Resort’s allure lies in its unwavering commitment to providing an unparalleled experience. Their private beach villas cater to the most discerning travelers, offering a sanctuary of tranquility and luxury against the stunning Maldivian backdrop.

Guests choosing these exclusive villas are treated to unparalleled privacy and personalized service. From the moment they step onto the pristine sands of their private beach, meticulous attention to detail ensures every whim and desire is catered to.

The resort’s private beaches transform into secluded havens where guests can unwind and soak in the Maldives’ natural beauty. Imagine romantic sunset strolls, refreshing dips in crystal-clear waters, or simply basking in the sun on a plush lounger – all in complete privacy.

While these private beach villas may come at a premium, the unparalleled level of luxury, exclusivity, and personalized service they offer make them a worthwhile investment for travelers seeking an unforgettable escape.

Nika Maldives sets itself apart with a truly unique experience by seamlessly blending unparalleled luxury, exclusivity, and privacy with the Maldives’ natural beauty.

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Kandolhu Maldives: Dive into Paradise with Noovilu Sports



Nestled amidst the pristine beauty of the Maldives, Kandolhu Maldives offers guests a chance to create unforgettable memories with exciting activities provided by Noovilu Sports. Renowned for its Maldivian-inspired villas, stunning beaches, and vibrant house reef, Kandolhu provides the perfect backdrop for an adventurous or relaxing vacation.

Thrilling Adventures:

For adrenaline enthusiasts, Noovilu Sports offers various water sports like wakeboarding, windsurfing, and kneeboarding. Feel the rush of wind and experience the freedom of gliding across turquoise waters.

Tranquil Exploration:

For a more serene experience, opt for paddleboarding sessions. Explore the calm waters at your own pace, soak in the breathtaking scenery, and reconnect with nature.

Underwater Paradise:

Embark on a guided snorkeling tour led by experienced guides. Explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish, graceful sea turtles, and other marine life. Every excursion is a journey into a wondrous underwater world.

Romantic Moments:

Celebrate love or simply enjoy each other’s company with a charming sunset cruise. Toast to your love amidst the stunning backdrop of a Maldivian sunset, creating unforgettable moments.

Beyond the Resort:

Adventure awaits beyond the resort with exciting excursions offered by Noovilu Sports. Witness the majestic Manta Rays on the popular Manta Ray Mission trip, or relax and unwind on a nearby sandbank with the Take it to the Bank trip.

Unforgettable Experiences:

With its diverse range of activities and commitment to exceptional service, Noovilu Sports redefines the guest experience at Kandolhu Maldives. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, or romance, embark on a journey of discovery and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Dive into the excitement and explore the wonders of the Maldives with Noovilu Sports at Kandolhu Maldives.

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Patina Maldives Announces Unforgettable Easter Celebration



As Easter approaches, Patina Maldives invites families to experience a tropical spring celebration unlike any other. From beachfront feasts to captivating egg hunts and immersive wellness experiences, the resort offers a thoughtfully curated program designed to create lasting memories.

Culinary Delights Await

Embark on a culinary journey like never before at Patina Maldives. On March 27th, indulge in the “Aegean Odyssey” at Helios, featuring the diverse flavors of Aegean cuisine. Fresh seafood, aromatic herbs, and exquisite dishes from Greece and neighboring regions promise to tantalize your taste buds.

Unwind at the Beachside Bash

For an island celebration, join the Fari Beach Club party on March 28th. Savor meticulously crafted cocktails, enticing canapés, and live entertainment for the perfect seaside soiree.

Festivities Galore at the Fari Marina Easter Festival

On March 30th, join the vibrant Fari Marina Easter Festival. Savor delectable treats at live cooking stations, groove to DJ beats, and explore artisanal treasures from local vendors. A dedicated kids’ corner ensures fun for the whole family.

Uncover Easter Eggs on a Tropical Adventure

The highlight of the Easter weekend is the Island Egg Hunt at Helios on March 31st. Guided by the Easter Bunny and the dedicated Footprints team, embark on a tropical adventure to discover hidden Easter eggs and sweet surprises.

Beyond the Celebrations

Patina Maldives offers a diverse range of activities throughout the Easter period. Hone your tennis skills with the Lux Tennis Star Event featuring Nicolas Almagro, unleash your creativity at sketching workshops with artist Tony Jaggas, or participate in family-friendly activities like laser cutting and decorating Easter ornaments.

Seek Wellness and Rejuvenation

For those seeking relaxation, Patina Maldives welcomes visiting practitioner Junko Fujita, offering the unique and rejuvenating experience of Watsu – a combination of massage, stretches, and meditation while floating in warm water.

Create Lasting Memories this Easter

This Easter, escape to Patina Maldives and create lasting memories with your loved ones. For more information and reservations, visit or contact

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