Furaveri hosts Maldives’ first intl beach volleyball tournament

The first ever international beach volleyball tournament in Maldives has kicked off at Furaveri Maldives.

The President of Maldives Invitational Beach Volleyball Tournament kicked off on Friday. Science and technology minister Mohamed Maleeh Jamal officiated the official opening ceremony.

The tournament, which will conclude on September 29, is organised by Maldives Volleyball Veterans (MVV) and Ministry of Youth Sports and Community Empowerment in collaboration with Biggs Island Productions (BIP) and Beach Volleyball Thailand (BVT).

During the tournament, Maldivian teams are joined by 26 international teams, including those from North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.

The tournament sees male and female athletes compete in a ‘Men’s Pro Doubles’ division, a ‘Mixed Rec Doubles Division’, and a ‘Mixed Rec Quattro Division’. Each team plays in round-robin format leading up to knockout rounds and finals on September 29 where the winning team will be awarded prize money of USD 7,000.

The athletes enjoy four nights at the magical Furaveri Maldives: three days of beach volleyball on a world-renowned beach; nightly activities/parties; domestic flight and all transfers within the Maldives, including VIP fast-track clearance through Maldives Immigration; a welcome package, complimentary daily spa/massage; and complimentary nightly fishing trips.

of beach volleyball on a world-renowned beach; nightly activities/parties; domestic flight and all transfers within the Maldives, including VIP fast-track clearance through Maldives Immigration; a welcome package, complimentary daily spa/massage; and complimentary nightly fishing trips.

Located in the exotic Raa atoll in the northern part of the Maldives, Furaveri is accessible by a 45-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport.

The 107 private villas have been specifically designed to meet guests’ individual preferences and are set amongst lush vegetation, in the first row on a sandy white beach or settled above a sparkling turquoise lagoon.

Situated on the northern shore of the island, Jaafaeiy Restaurant serves exclusive cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner from around the world with various choices of international and continental dishes. The buffet includes live cooking stations where food is prepared to individual desires.

Furaveri Spa is a holistic sanctuary where guests will find themselves in a serene world of delicate scents with a comprehensive range of facilities in a beautiful wooden interior that echoes Furaveri. With four open air pavilions and four air conditioned pavilions for side-by-side couple treatments, separate steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, relaxation area as well as manicure and pedicure, Furaveri Spa offers a wide range of soothing massages and refreshing body treatments to promote relaxation and renew energy.

Furaveri is blessed with an incredible house reef with turtles, sharks, rays, barracuda, napoleons, tuna and trevally as well as colourful corals. The resort’s PADI five-star certified dive centre offers a full range of PADI programmes, from Discover Suba Diving to PADI Divemaster along with daily dives and guided snorkelling trips.

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