InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, have launched a limited time offer allowing IHG Rewards Club and Emirates Skywards members to earn triple Skywards Miles when booking a stay at any IHG Hotels & Resorts worldwide.
This exclusive, limited time offer allows guests to earn six Skywards Miles per $1 spent at Regent Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hualuxe Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, EVEN Hotels, Voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, and avid Hotels globally; and three Skywards Miles per $1 spent at Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites and The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas.
The promotion is valid for registrations and hotel bookings made from now until December 31, for hotel stays until March 31, 2021 at any IHG Hotels and Resorts worldwide.
Emirates, which runs the world’s biggest airline by international traffic, resumed services to the Maldives on July 16 after a three-month hiatus in the wake of border closures by the Maldivian authorities to control the coronavirus outbreak.
The Dubai-based airline has recently increased its services to the Maldives from five a week to six times a week to meet customer demand.
IHG runs three hotels in Maldives: Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives, Six Senses Laamu, and InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort.
The three resorts are now welcoming visitors.
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort
Situated on the picturesque island of Maamunagau at the southern tip of Raa atoll, the InterContinental Maldives is surrounded by a stunning natural lagoon and is a 35-minute seaplane flight from the Maldives’ main Velana International Airport. Guests arriving on flights after 3.30pm will be escorted to the Domestic Terminal for a 20-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport followed by a 35-minute speedboat ride to the resort.
The InterContinental Maldives’ 81 luxuriously appointed beach, lagoon and overwater villas and residences offer a new level of InterContinental experience, with contemporary Maldivian design, unobstructed views of breath-taking ocean panoramas and each equipped with their own private terrace and pool.
As the first and only all-Club InterContinental Resort, resort guests can experience personalised touches and complimentary benefits throughout the island; breakfast, afternoon tea and refreshments, and evening digestives at The Retreat, an adults-only enclave with its private bar and its own infinity pool at the water’s edge. Standing at this pool’s periphery, a favourite drink in hand, whilst watching the glistening ocean’s expanse meet the horizon.
The resort features six restaurants; from Mediterranean tapas amidst 360-degree vistas at The Lighthouse, to sea-to-table South Asian inspired dining at The Fish Market and a fusion of cross-continental flavours at Café Umi, guests can expect organic, local and sustainable ingredients in thoughtfully curated ambiances.
Inspired by the ethereality of the water and transformational power of crisp island air, AVI Spa by is designed to recharge the soul by awakening the senses. Guests can rejuvenate in one of six overwater treatment villas, each harnessing the psychology of natural light and sound play to send them into a deep state of relaxation.
With a captivating array of wildlife just on the doorstep, Planet Trekkers is a youngster’s paradise for discovering the deep wonders of the Indian Ocean. Through games, arts and crafts and mini expeditions, budding marine biologists and curious explorers from ages 4-12 can connect with the magic of the island whilst making brilliant friendships.
Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu is the first and one of only two resorts in the pristine Laamu atoll. Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater, however beach villas and on-land dining are an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the ocean and Maldivian nature.
Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, an ice cream parlour, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill Bar.
Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both overwater and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.
Six Senses Laamu hosts one of the largest teams of marine biologists in the Maldives, the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI). Staff from Six Senses Laamu and its three partner NGOs: Manta Trust, Blue Marine Foundation and Olive Ridley Project work together under the banner of MUI and seek to lead the tourism industry in the Maldives with meaningful marine conservation efforts based on research, education and community outreach.
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives
Located in the South Male Atoll, a mere 40 minutes by speedboat from the main Velana International Airport, the 32-acre Kandooma Maldives resort features spectacular architecture inspired by sea barnacles. The resort exudes a tropical island atmosphere; its lush tropical greenery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters are more than enough paradise for guests to enjoy relaxed seclusion and privacy.
All the accommodation has been built around the edge of or on the water. Each villa type is fresh and contemporary in appearance, with clean lines and minimal clutter, incorporating all modern amenities, whilst retaining the warmth of natural wood finishes. Large picture windows mean that you are only a glance away from the great blue outdoors. Choose from four room types: Beach View Villas, Seaview Beach Houses, Family Beach Houses and Seaview Overwater Bungalows.
The Kandoo Kids Club – one of the largest children’s facilities in the Maldives with an outdoor splash pool — and daily activities coupled with the “Kids Stay & Eat Free” programme makes this the perfect retreat for family travellers.
The Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambhala, the proximity to world class diving and surf spots guided by the onsite PADI five-star dive centre and surf school, and “The Marquee” – a fully-fledged indoor event space catering up to 180 attendees — mean that there is something for everyone at Kandooma Maldives.
Register and book a stay at any IHG Hotels & Resorts hotel worldwide to earn triple Skywards Miles per night. For more information, visit: https://ihg.com/Skywards (English), https://ihg.com/Emirates (Arabic).
Experience the enchantment at Ifuru Island: Let the magic shine this Festive Season!
Ifuru Island is set to transform into a magical wonderland from December 23, 2023, to January 3, 2024, as it unveils a spectacular lineup of festivities under the theme “Let the Magic Shine.” This enchanting celebration promises a joyous and spellbinding experience for guests of all ages.
The island’s festive program is a burst of excitement, offering a myriad of activities and events that will make every moment sparkle with delight. Here’s a sneak peek into the magical activities awaiting visitors:
Talent Show: Unleash your creativity and witness a showcase of incredible talent that will leave you spellbound.
Santa’s Arrival: Experience the magic of Santa’s arrival as he brings joy and festive cheer to Ifuru Island.
Family Fun Beach Game: Enjoy quality time with your loved ones with exciting beach games that are perfect for the whole family.
Pool Party: Dive into the holiday spirit at the pool party, where the beats and the atmosphere guarantee a good time for everyone.
Christmas Treasure Hunt: Embark on a festive treasure hunt, adding an element of adventure to your holiday celebrations.
Ice Bath & Bubble Challenge: Brace yourself for a refreshing and exhilarating challenge that promises to be both icy and bubbly.
Activities are subject to change without prior notice.
The island’s 12 days of festivities kick off on December 23, leading up to a spectacular New Year’s celebration. Here’s a glimpse into the festive schedule:
- December 23: Let the Festivities Begin
- December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner
- December 25: Merry Christmas
- December 26: Family Fun Beach Games
- December 27: Tennis Tournament
- December 28: Pool Party
- December 29: Ice Bath & Bubbles Challenge
- December 30: Football Target
- December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration
- January 1: New Year’s Day
- January 2: Family Getaway
Ifuru Island invites you to immerse yourself in the magic of the season, creating unforgettable memories against the backdrop of pristine beaches and a tropical paradise. Experience the enchantment and let the magic shine this festive season!
Endless Fun in the Winter Sun at Cora Cora Maldives
Cora Cora Maldives invites you to escape the winter chill and bask in the glory of sun-kissed beaches and crystal-clear waters. This festive season, the island is transforming into a haven of excitement, offering a unique blend of holiday magic and paradise charm.
Santa’s Tropical Arrival
Prepare for a surprise like no other as Santa Claus makes his grand entrance at Cora Cora Maldives. Ditching the traditional chimney descent, Santa is embracing a tropical twist to his arrival, promising a festive spectacle that will captivate visitors of all ages. Stay tuned to witness the magic of the holidays seamlessly merging with the allure of this sunny paradise.
The Rocking Eighties at CoRa kids® Club
Keeping the winter blues at bay, Cora Cora Maldives presents the Festival of Decades at the CoRa kids® Club. Transport your children to a world of endless fun with a range of themed activities, from creative modeling and enchanting storytelling to retro 80s hair and nail art. Families can bond and create lasting memories under the warm winter sun, making this club the perfect playground for young and old alike.
Exclusive Offers for Direct Bookings
For those eager to embrace the warmth, beauty, and luxury of Cora Cora Maldives, the resort offers an unbeatable deal for direct bookings. Save up to 40% off when you book directly through the Cora Cora Maldives website. It’s the perfect excuse to trade grey skies for endless summer sunshine and make the most of this island paradise.
Repeaters Rave 2023 – A Celebration of Familiar Faces
The joy of familiar faces returning to Cora Cora Maldives is unparalleled, and the resort is set to celebrate this reunion in style with the exclusive ‘Repeaters Rave.’ This unique luncheon, set to the rhythm of the Indian Ocean’s best playlist, is dedicated to cherished repeat guests. Attendees are invited to don their favorite 20s or 80s-inspired attire for a dash of retro fun, creating a perfect atmosphere for mingling and creating new memories with fellow repeaters.
As the festive season unfolds at Cora Cora Maldives, guests are promised not just a vacation but a journey into a world where luxury, warmth, and celebration come together to create an unforgettable experience. Book your stay now and be a part of the magic in the winter sun.
Milaidhoo Maldives: Seven years of luxury and tranquility in paradise
Nestled amidst the pristine turquoise waters of the Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo Maldives, a haven of barefoot luxury, commemorates its remarkable seven-year journey. Since its inception in 2016, the resort has captivated guests with its unwavering commitment to sustainability, exceptional service, and unparalleled experiences.
The Birth of Milaidhoo:
Milaidhoo Maldives welcomed its first guests in 2016, and from the outset, it set itself apart as a boutique luxury resort with a deep connection to the local culture and environment. The resort is situated in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, known for its rich marine biodiversity and vibrant coral reefs. Milaidhoo was designed to seamlessly blend with its surroundings, offering guests a genuine Maldivian experience while ensuring the preservation of the fragile ecosystem.
Accommodations Fit for Royalty:
One of the hallmarks of Milaidhoo Maldives is its exquisite overwater and beachfront villas. Each villa is a private sanctuary, featuring spacious interiors, a private pool, and direct access to the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort’s commitment to personalized luxury is evident in the attention to detail in every villa, where traditional Maldivian craftsmanship meets modern design.
Milaidhoo Maldives is a haven for food enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of culinary experiences. The resort boasts three outstanding restaurants, each showcasing a different aspect of Maldivian and international cuisine. The Ba’theli restaurant, set within a traditional Maldivian sailing boat, provides a unique dining experience, while the Shoreline Grill offers a tantalizing selection of grilled seafood and meats. The signature restaurant, Ocean, focuses on a farm-to-table concept, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.
Beyond its lavish accommodations and exceptional dining, Milaidhoo Maldives offers a range of curated experiences that allow guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and culture of the Maldives. From snorkeling and diving in the vibrant coral reefs to sunset cruises and traditional Maldivian fishing excursions, every moment at Milaidhoo is an opportunity to create lasting memories.
Commitment to Sustainability:
As a custodian of the pristine environment in which it resides, Milaidhoo Maldives places a strong emphasis on sustainability. The resort has implemented various eco-friendly initiatives, including a coral regeneration project, waste reduction programs, and a commitment to using locally sourced, organic produce. Guests are invited to participate in conservation efforts, fostering a sense of responsibility and connection to the Maldivian ecosystem.
As Milaidhoo Maldives celebrates its seventh anniversary, it continues to set the standard for luxury and sustainability in the Maldives. The resort’s dedication to providing an authentic, environmentally conscious experience ensures that it remains a top choice for travelers seeking a truly exceptional escape.
Milaidhoo Maldives, with its commitment to luxury, sustainability, and cultural authenticity, has established itself as a jewel in the crown of Maldivian resorts. As it looks to the future, Milaidhoo remains dedicated to providing guests with a slice of paradise that not only pampers the senses but also fosters a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of the Maldives. Here’s to seven years of unparalleled hospitality, and to many more to come.
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