LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced the winners of a holiday giveaway dedicated to the frontline medics in Maldives.
In appreciation of the Maldivian medical professionals’ selfless dedication in fighting on the frontline during this challenging time, LUX* Resorts & Hotels in the Maldives showed their gratitude to the local healthcare workers by giving a complimentary two-night stay on full board at either LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas or LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas.
The public was asked to pay tribute to a healthcare professional who had touched their life during this unprecedented crisis by sharing their stories of appreciation on their own Facebook profile, along with the hashtags #CollectivelyWeCare and #CollectivelyWeCareLSAA or #CollectivelyWeCareLNMA, including a picture of the medical worker and tagging the resort they wish to win a stay in for their nominee.
Two posts with the most likes were selected and the nominated healthcare workers were awarded a complimentary stay for two adults on full board basis including domestic transfers.
As soon as accessibility is re-established to the respective resorts, Dr Shanooha Mansoor can enjoy her complimentary stay at LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas, whilst Dr Aminath Waheed will have the chance to go to LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas for a much-needed getaway.
A total of 193 private villas along with world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the main Velana International Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives.
The newest addition to the LUX* Hotels portfolio in the Maldives, LUX* North Malé Atoll is an intimate resort offering a visual feast of nautical forms and tones. It is a next-level resort that sweeps away the thatched-roofed Maldivian footprint of old with a dazzling paradise of 67 double-storey penthouse villas and spectacularly designed spaces to play, relax and retreat.
On March 8, Maldives reported its first cases of the novel coronavirus, as two hotel employees tested positive for Covid-19 at a luxury resort in the archipelago.
Eighteen more cases — all foreigners working or staying resorts and liveaboard vessels except five Maldivians who had returned from abroad — were later identified.
A six-case cluster of locals, detected in capital Male on April 15, confirmed community transmission of the coronavirus. Several more clusters have since been identified, bringing the total number of confirmed case in the Maldives to 1,841.
Seven deaths have been reported and 608 have made full recoveries.
The Maldives announced a state of public health emergency on March 12, the first such declaration under a recent public health protection law.
The public health emergency declaration has allowed the government to introduce a series of unprecedented restrictive and social distancing measures, including stay-at-home orders in capital Male and its suburbs, a ban on inter-island transport and public gatherings across the country, and a nationwide closing of government offices, schools, colleges and universities.
Non-essential services and public places in the capital such as gyms, cinemas and parks have also been shut.
Restaurants and cafes in the capital have been asked to stop dine-in service and switch to takeaway and delivery.
A nationwide shutdown of all guesthouses, city hotels and spa facilities located on inhabited islands is also in effect.
The Maldives has also enforced a blanket suspension of on-arrival visa in a bid to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Ken’s job is just Beach… now yours could be too!
Luxury resort group, Coco Collection, is hiring for the role of Beach.
The successful applicant will spend 10 nights on the picturesque shores of the island of Coco Bodu Hithi, with minimal responsibilities and a whole host of employment benefits available to them.
From Barbie’s Malibu Beach to Beach in the Maldives. Coco Collection – the luxury resort group– has announced they are hiring for the role of Beach, to give one lucky fan who has had Kenough of the Real World the chance to spend 10 nights living Ken’s job of the last 60 years. The first role of its kind outside Barbie Land is now available to apply for via www.cococollection.com/en/coco/hes_just_ken
The successful candidate will be flown out to the breathtaking Coco Bodu Hithi resort, where they will take up the role of Beach for 10 days out from reality, while the Real World Kentinues on without them. Located in North Malé Atoll, Coco Bodu Hithi offers picture perfect white sandy beaches, not to be Kenfused with your average coastline. With the island boasting beautiful shorelines the entire way around, the winner can quite literally Beach on whatever side of the beach they want to Beach on.
Like all job applications, prospective candidates must meet the below criteria:
- Ability to stand proudly in the sand
- Spend endless hours staring out over the Indian Ocean
- Keep track of the morning waves
- Empty their head of all thoughts
- Have their rollerblades with them at all times (though good luck using them on the sandy beaches of the island…)
- Be comfortable performing a moody solo musical number and/or group dance sequence
- Proficient at guitar
- Know the words to “Push” by Matchbox Twenty by heart
- Have at least two pairs of sunglasses at all times
- Hold and lean on a surfboard
- Have 60 years experience as Beach (preferred but not essential)
The role excludes:
- Any Real World stress or actual work
- Lifeguard responsibilities
- Surfing dangerous waves
- Any of the sort of spirituality that comes with surfing
- Horses… or the patriarchy
- Medical training
- Beach-offs (strictly due to health & safety reasons)
- Your own Dream Beach House – or shall we say Mojo Dojo Casa House – located conveniently on a beach
- Guaranteed tan (perfect hair at Beach’s discretion)
- No official uniform but access to a wardrobe of stylish accessories
- No actual responsibilities
- Perfect weather, all the time
- Unlimited time to socialise
- 10 nights stay at Coco Bodu Hithi for Beach plus a partner or Allan of their choosing
- Return economy flights from UK to Malé & resort transfers
- Full board meal plan at a select resort restaurant
- One massage each at the Coco Spa (as Beach is tiring work)
Coco Collection’s Director of Marketing, Shafa Shabeer says “Beach is one of the most important jobs in the Maldives and at Coco Bodu Hithi, we have a lot of Beach. We look forward to seeing the Kenergy that entrants bring to their applications, and can’t wait to welcome the successful Beach candidate to Coco Bodu Hithi!” Applicants do not need to have previous experience, but they must be a registered UK resident over the age of 18 years, and have serious Kenergy, whether they are a Barbie, Ken or Allan. Prospective Beach goers will need to submit 150 words explaining why they are Kenough for the role. Applications are open now on www.cococollection.com/en/coco/hes_just_ken and will close at 4pm (MVT) on 31st August 2023. Coco Collection will select the winner by 30th September 2023.
Win dream getaway on Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort’s first anniversary
Since its grand opening in July of last year, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa has established itself as the ultimate luxury destination, offering an enchanting escape in the breathtaking Maldives. With 109 exquisite beach and overwater villas, each featuring a private pool and captivating views of the turquoise lagoon, this resort promises an unforgettable holiday in paradise.
Guests can indulge in a culinary journey with a choice of six restaurants and lounges, savouring delectable seafood, beachside BBQ, refreshing poolside beverages, and enjoying live entertainment and cocktails under the starry night sky.
During the day, explore the vibrant marine life while snorkelling in the private lagoon or unwind and rejuvenate at the resort’s wellness spa. For those seeking inspiration, there’s an art centre, yoga pavilion, and a photo studio to spark creativity and capture cherished moments. If all of this sounds enticing, you’ll be thrilled to know that the resort is hosting an exciting giveaway contest to celebrate its first #AmingiriBirthdayParty.
One lucky winner and their chosen companion will have the incredible opportunity to stay in a luxurious one-bedroom beach pool villa for three nights, complete with breakfast and shared premium speedboat transfers to and from the airport.
To enter the contest:
- Simply follow @hiltonmaldives on Instagram
- Upload a relevant photograph, and caption it with a description of the greatest gift you have ever given
- Don’t forget to tag @hiltonmaldives and include the hashtags #HiltonMaldivesContest and #AmingiriBirthdayParty
The contest submissions will be accepted until June 25, 2023, and the winner will be announced on July 1, 2023, on the property’s social media handle, @HiltonMaldives.
The #AmingiriBirthdayParty promises an array of unforgettable experiences for the lucky winner, including a fabulous pool party, special cocktails at the Sip Tea Lounge, an adventurous treasure hunt around the resort, and a mesmerising gala dinner on the pristine beach. It’s an itinerary filled with moments of joy and celebration. Enter now for a chance to be part of this extraordinary birthday extravaganza!
For complete contest rules and more information, visit the following link. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime at Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa.
Coco Collection announces competition to win 7-night honeymoon to Maldives
Coco Collection is offering one lucky couple a chance to win their dream honeymoon in the Maldives!
Last year, as the world came to a standstill with grounded flights and border closures, lockdowns and Work-From-Homes, we missed out on something more than just travel. We missed out on sharing our most precious moments together with our loved ones.
As we slowly emerge back to a sense of normality, Coco Collection wants to give back some of those missed moments for when you’re ready to travel again.
For one lucky couple who got married in the last year and didn’t get the chance to go away on their honeymoon, Coco Collection is offering a free stay at Coco Bodu Hithi for 7 nights in a Coco Residence.
This wonderfully romantic stay includes:
- 7 nights in a Coco Residence for 2 people on Full Board
- Return airport transfers via speedboat
- A refreshing welcome cocktail on arrival
- A bottle of Champagne & Tropical Fruit platter
- Special bed decoration
- Your choice of an In-Villa Champagne Breakfast or a Romantic Three-Course Candlelit Dinner
- 15% discount on all treatments at the Coco Spa
To enter, simply fill out the form at http://www.cococollection.com/en/coco/honeymoon_competition by 27th September (competition closes at noon Maldives Time).
Good luck to all the applicants!
Since their launch in 2005, Coco Collection has crafted five-star destinations of different character and won awards for doing so with passionate flair.
Each Coco Collection Resort in the Maldives is a haven for lovers of travel and style. Each celebrates traditional Maldivian architecture and ambiance. But each offers a distinct and extraordinary reality.
As part of the world-renowned, pioneering Sunland Hotels group, Coco Collection benefits from over 30 years’ hospitality expertise. Sunland’s heritage of pushing boundaries and creatively evolving sets their high standards, pushes their creativity and enriches their guests’ experience.
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