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The Fisherman’s Market of Holiday Inn Kandooma



Maldives Promotion House – Most resorts provide you with a calm environment where all you can do is relax, with more or less the activities almost the same at every other resort. Chances are you’ve already experienced them or they just don’t click with you. But there are those islands where they pride in a very different kind of entertainment. It’s usually those little things deviating from the conventional wisdom that makes you say, ‘wow’. If you’re desperate for that wow factor, or if you’re counting on turning your holiday into something that will linger on in your memory, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is one of best places for you.

It’s a tiny island nestled in the South Malé Atoll, conveniently a mere 40 minutes away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, via speed boat. What makes Kandooma exciting isn’t the fact that it is are surrounded by world class dive sites and surf points, it’s the stunning activities they have in store for you. Spread out over the week, the vibrant activities fashioned to keep you entertained also makes sure that you will end each day of your holiday in a new and mesmerising way.

The Fisherman’s Market

One of those experiences that you shouldn’t miss is the Fisherman’s Market. Held on every Wednesday evening, throughout the year, Kandooma offers you a unique chance to experience the freshest fish possible at their imitation of the local fish market. In their Bokkuraa Coffee Club turned into an elaborate fish market with fishnets and fisher folk, you get to indulge on prime Maldivian fish, elaborate salads and an eclectic selection of starters and desserts.

If you’re more into hunting for your own food, join their chefs for a relaxing evening of night fishing, after which they will sear your catch to perfection on their charcoal grills. Most importantly, the Fisherman’s Market isn’t just for fish lovers, they offer a whole range of seafood varieties ranging from jumbo prawns and red crabs to a giant three metre Marlin.

And the best part? Well, you get to test you fishing skills, thrill your taste buds and savour the delicacies, all for USD 69++ per person. Meal Plan guests also get a 20 percent discount and if you’re not the fishing type, you can just feast for USD 57++ per person. So why wait? Go on, head to Kandooma, hit the Fish Market, grab a crab, pull back the outer shell, pluck off the legs, crack open the carapace, and feast on the snow-white hunks of glistening, succulent meat. And yes, it’s that tasty, I’ve tried.


Muraka Restaurant at Mirihi Island Resort receives 2024 Wine Spectator Award



Muraka Restaurant at Mirihi Island Resort in Maldives has received the Wine Spectator award for 2024. This recognition is part of the Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards, which highlight restaurants with notable wine lists that align well with their cuisine and attract a diverse range of wine enthusiasts.

Muraka Restaurant has consistently met these standards, earning the award each year since 2013. This continuous recognition underscores the restaurant’s commitment to offering a wine selection that complements its culinary offerings and appeals to a broad audience of wine lovers.

The Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards programme is designed to celebrate establishments that excel in the realm of wine service, providing patrons with a thoughtfully curated wine experience. Muraka’s achievement reflects its dedication to maintaining high standards in this aspect of dining.

Muraka Restaurant’s ongoing success in securing this award showcases its role as a significant player in the Maldives’ dining scene, particularly in the niche of wine-centric cuisine. The restaurant’s wine list is recognised for its variety and relevance, making it a notable destination for guests seeking an exceptional wine and dining experience at Mirihi Island Resort.

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Dive into fun with popsicles at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort’s pool bar



Get ready to chill out and dive into a burst of flavour with the exciting new popsicle experience at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort! The Pool Bar will transform into the ultimate spot for fun, flavor, and unforgettable memories.

Picture this: the sun is shining, the pool is glistening, and suddenly, the delightful sound of a bell rings out. Bartenders will be roaming the pool bar area, offering a tantalising selection of popsicles in three mouth-watering flavours: Lemon Margarita, Passion Fruit Margarita, and a refreshing Strawberry Non-Alcoholic Margarita. Each popsicle is crafted to perfection, providing the perfect blend of cool refreshment and delicious taste.

When guests hear the bell, it’s time to get excited! One of the friendly bartenders will be on the move, bringing popsicles directly to guests around and in the pool. It’s a spontaneous and delightful way to cool down while soaking up the sun. The visually stunning presentation and the refreshing flavours are sure to catch attention and add a splash of fun to the day.

The popsicle experience is all about creating joy and sparking connections. The bartenders are trained to engage with guests, ensuring everyone feels part of the fun. The resort encourages guests to capture and share our popsicle moments on social media, spreading the joy with friends and fellow travellers.

The resort believes that every moment at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort should be memorable. The daily popsicle event is designed to add a unique and playful touch to the stay of guests.

Mercure Kooddoo Resort offers a unique Maldivian holiday for discerning guests. Combining style and substance with beautiful beachfront views and lush accommodations, the resort provides everything needed for the perfect getaway.

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Gourmet bliss: Escapade gourmande by Constance Hotels in Maldives



Luxury, enjoyment and culinary delights: from August 11 to 18 2024, the Escapade Gourmande – translated as “Gourmet Getaway” – will take place at Constance Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives. During this exclusive gastronomic experience, the two Constance hotels on the islands of Halaveli and Moofushi in the Ari Atoll will present exquisite, multi-course dinners.

The event will be hosted by the partner winemaker, Domaine Albert Mann from Alsace, ensuring a rich selection of fine wines throughout the event. Renowned for their commitment to biodynamic farming and excellent wine quality, Domaine Albert Mann produces wines that beautifully express the terroir of their vineyards. Their involvement ensures guests will enjoy a curated selection of fine wines, perfectly paired with each dish to enhance the overall culinary experience.

Joining them are renowned Bocuse d’Argent 2019 winner, Swedish Chef Sebastian Gibrand; 2019 Asia’s Best Pastry Chef, Fabrizio Fiorani from Italy; and French Pastry Chef and influencer, Thomas Alphonsine. All three played significant roles at the annual Constance Festival Culinaire in March 2024 at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius: Chef Gibrand served as a jury member, Chef Fiorani participated as a contestant, and Thomas Alphonsine attended as an influencer to cover the event.

Constance Moofushi Maldives:

  • Monday 12th August: Sandbank Wine Evening orchestrated by Chef Sebastian Gibrand, paired with Albert Mann wines
  • Tuesday 13th August: Breakfast Pastry corner by Thomas Alphonsine and Wine Tasting in the lagoon with Chef Sebastian Gibrand & Chef Fabrizio Fiorani, paired with Albert Mann wines

Constance Halaveli Maldives:

  • Wednesday 14th August: Wine Dinner with Chef Sebastian Gibrand & Chef Fabrizio Fiorani paired with Albert Mann wines
  • Friday 16th August: Breakfast Pastry corner by Thomas Alphonsine

Jerome Faure, Corporate Sommelier at Constance Hotels & Resorts, expresses the importance of pairing that elevates each meal during the event: “The concept is to put the main characters, the winemaker & chefs, together for them to create the perfect harmony.”

A highlight of the event also includes a masterclass by Domaine Albert Mann, which provides a unique opportunity for Constance’s sommeliers to participate in valuable, educational training sessions. Guests and participants look forward to an unforgettable week.

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