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Kandima Maldives presents extraordinary tale of love to suit every lifestyle



Are you ready to do something special for Valentine’s Day? From memorable adventures to fun surprises, it’s time to plan krazy things for the season of love and game-changing active lifestyle destination Kandima Maldives is here for it with ‘Oh-so Valentine desires’. Capture your romantic journey at an Insta-worthy “Sunset Love Lounge” and re-ignite the spark with incredible oh-so-romantic experiences at an idyllic beachfront setting at the #AnythingButOrdinary resort.

With memorable culinary experiences, Cupid-approved cruises and parties, restorative spa treatments, breathtaking backdrops and instagramable installations to satisfy your Insta feed with tempting snaps, Kandima Maldives is the ideal location to celebrate this February. As part of the festivities, explore the oh-so Valentine Desires package that is carefully crafted to celebrate your kool moments of togetherness at Kandima Maldives. So, book any villa or studio type this February for a minimum 4 nights and enjoy a romantic Maldivian holiday with some ‘lovelicious’ inclusions for 2 adults! What makes it even kooler? The package includes return domestic transfers for two! Explore!

Neeraj Seth, Cluster Director of Marketing and Communications at Kandima Maldives, said: “Kandima truly believes in delivering anything but ordinary lifestyle experiences at the heart of every execution. We have got the whole valentine program captured as per our guest’s lifestyles. From dreamy dinners on the beach, an Insta-worthy ‘Sunset Love Lounge’, passion-filled art classes, movies under the stars to breath-taking cruises and exotic private island adventures – ‘Oh-so Valentine desires’ is aimed at creating curated memorable experiences at our lifestyle desti(nation). Our K’krew has put together an alluring array of experiences and events to create a trendsetting romantic Valentine celebration throughout the month of February.”

The ‘Oh-so Valentine desires’ offers unique and intimate experiences in the privacy of the lush tropical island desti(nation) complemented by unparalleled seclusion, where star-crossed lovers can celebrate in style. Experience the tale of love with a special romantic turndown service in guests’ rooms including bottle of sparkling wine paired with some lip-smacking sweet delights, get access to the uber kool valentine ‘Sunset Love Lounge’ on February 14 and get soaked into the world of instagramable installations all set-up to ignite your social moment of love with kool K’DJ spinning the most trendsetting music. Taking romance to another level, guests can enjoy an exclusive photoshoot at with themed backdrops by a professional photographer too!

Surprise your Valentine with the Kandima oh-so romantic private sunset cruise experience for $450++ per couple or enjoy a romantic ‘Island Castaway Experience’ at an exotic private island for $300++ per couple.

Cherish Valentine’s Day through experiences that create unforgettable memories with “Make My Room’antic” décor for $175++. Pamper yourself and your loved one by indulging in “Passion on Us” spa package for $390++ per couple or bring out that love on canvas at the “Arty Karicature” guided art class for $120++ per couple.

What’s more, the K’krew has designed a host of valentine experiences and ‘lovelicious’ activities for this special week. Sweethearts travelling to the koolest love resort can relax and rejuvenate together with complimentary yoga and fitness programs and a range of aquatic adventures with complimentary snorkeling trips to house reef so couples can spend quality time together harmonising both body and mind.

Kandima Maldives’ Delicious Tale of Love will see couple revel in the most romantic escape imaginable at the resort with specialty Valentine-themed sunset canapes, sparkling wine and oh-so kool Kandima cocktails that will invite guests to raise a glass to love.

The offering includes a number of unique destination culinary experiences to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember – including You, Me & The Rose! dinner on the Zest beach for $790++, Love is Food for the Soul! at Smoked Grill House for $300++ and an Oh-So- Delicious exotic & Romantic floating breakfast experience! for $300+.

Couples can create an evening of romance with a tailored private dining experience on the gorgeous beach with panoramic sea views. A candlelit table for two framed by the ocean as far as the eye can see, paired with a sumptuous meal prepared by a private chef makes for a magical evening.

And that’s not all, immerse in a private experience of love with the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset with Ultimate Soulmate Sunset Escape! at UFO pods on the iconic Beach Club for $360++ and raise a glass to love with specialty Valentine-themed Cupid’s Cocktails at Forbidden Bar, Breeze Bar & Beach Club.

From sunset strolls along the water’s edge to romantic cocktails and adventurous escapades this Valentine’s Day, duos are sure to share unforgettable experiences and forge lifelong memories.

Kandima Maldives, a game-changing resort, is an affordable lifestyle destination. Kandima is smart, playful, rooted and responsible. This 3-kilometre resort is a place with an authentic Maldivian soul. It is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology.

Kandima Maldives is part of the hospitality group Pulse Hotels & Resorts, and caters for guests of all ages: families, couples, groups of friends and honeymooners. Whether you seek relaxation, both aquatic and island adventures, wellbeing, fitness or just family time, this 264-room beach resort has something for everybody. With one of the longest outdoor pools in the Maldives, football pitch, tennis and volleyball courts, Aquaholics water sports and dive centre, Kula art studio and many more, there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

Click here for a complete overview of the Kandima Maldives ‘Oh-so Valentine desires’ schedule & Valentines’ package.


Award-winning Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives launches indulgence winter offer



Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives recently announced scooping up the title of “Best Boutique Resort in Maldives” for the second consecutive year, awarded by the Travel Trade Maldives which comes as no surprise as it is one of the best destinations to experience the unreal sunsets you will ever see while projecting extravagant character and easy-going exotica.

What’s really shaking things up this holiday season at this cozy luxury boutique island resort is that you will be spoiled for choice with one beach for every day. That is right – home to four beautiful beaches, Wai, Veli, Dhigu, and Divehi, all with their unique character – letting you sunbathe, snorkel, windsurf, and cycle overwater around the island to your heart’s content. Touching down at Kodhipparu, adventure seekers can revel in countless opportunities for wild coral reef dives, parasailing up the sky for a bird’s-eye view of the lagoon, or even simply zen out to sunrise and sunset with the resident yogi.

To celebrate the win, and to rev up the appetite with seaside excursions, the resort announced the launch of the exclusive “Kodhipparu Indulgence” offer with an unparalleled dining experience and a consequential gourmet coma that is fully worth every penny you’ve spent on your extravagant holiday.

Set your seaside expedition dreams to a reality, with attractive offerings from the resort-owned marine sports centre as well as the luxury overwater spa, that will have you wanting to extend your holiday. What’s more, you get to enjoy complimentary roundtrip speedboat transfers saving you quite a few pennies on your vacation.

The little explorers with big dreams are welcome to stay and dine free of charge sharing the room with the parents, whether it is by spending their time decorating some yummy cupcakes or catching a kiddies movie under the stars with popcorn.

If you are looking for a romantic touch, with an ample amount of floating rose petals in your pool, or a swoon-worthy proposal set up at a secret corner of the island out of bounds to others or even a candle-lit dinner on the secluded beaches with you and your beau, all you have to do is message your lifestyle host to work the magic and make it happen for you. With the Kodhipparu dedicated lifestyle host service, everything is just a message away.

As is all good things, this offer is only for a limited time period, so make use of this exclusive indulgence package at Grand Park Kodhipparu comes with an amazing 35% discount on all villa categories.

Simply head over to to book your holiday with a flair of fun, freedom, and serenity that is promised to make you keep coming back for more!

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Abdulla Wisam: A journey of excellence and growth in the Maldivian hospitality industry



In the heart of the stunning Maldives, where luxury resorts and crystal-clear waters come together to create a paradise on Earth, there are individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that every guest’s experience is nothing short of exceptional. One such individual is Abdulla Wisam, whose remarkable journey in the hospitality industry is a testament to his dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to providing the best possible service to guests.

Abdulla Wisam’s journey in the hospitality industry began right after completing his schooling. In 2003, he embarked on his professional career by joining Dhoveli Beach Resort & Spa, where he gained his first taste of the world of hospitality. It was here that he discovered his passion for creating memorable guest experiences and building relationships with visitors from around the world.

After his initial foray into the industry, Wisam’s career path continued to evolve. His dedication and hard work caught the attention of industry leaders, leading him to take on roles of increasing responsibility. His time at Meeru Island Resort saw him as an Outlet Cashier and Night Auditor, roles that allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the operational aspects of a resort.

Wisam’s determination and eagerness to learn led him to the iconic Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, where he started as a Recreation Attendant. Over time, he showcased his exceptional skills in guest relations and management, and he was promoted to the position of Front Office Supervisor. His journey with Four Seasons served as a stepping stone for what was to come next.

In 2014, Wisam joined the W Maldives, a resort known for its luxurious offerings and unparalleled guest experiences. Starting as a Welcome Team Leader, he quickly rose through the ranks due to his impeccable guest service skills and innate leadership abilities. His promotion to Guest Experience Manager was a testament to his ability to not only meet but exceed guest expectations. He was then transferred to The St. Regis Maldives as the Assistant Front Office Manager with the pre-opening team.

As his career trajectory continued its upward trajectory, Wisam took on the role of Front Office Manager at prestigious resorts such as Milaidhoo Island, Raffles Maldives, and The Standard Maldives. These roles allowed him to refine his management style, hone his problem-solving skills, and contribute to the overall success of each resort.

Wisam’s journey eventually led him to COMO Cocoa Island, a resort renowned for its unparalleled luxury and exquisite attention to detail. Joining as the Front Office Manager, he embraced the challenges and responsibilities that came with the position. His dedication, combined with his innate ability to create genuine connections with guests, led to his promotion as the Director of Rooms.

Wisam’s journey in the Maldivian hospitality industry is a remarkable tale of perseverance, growth, and a genuine passion for creating exceptional guest experiences. His diverse roles, spanning from recreation to guest experience management, have equipped him with a holistic understanding of the industry. His commitment to continuous improvement and dedication to delivering top-tier service have not only benefited the resorts he’s been a part of but have also contributed to elevating the reputation of Maldives as a premier luxury travel destination.

As Wisam continues to shape the guest experience landscape at COMO Cocoa Island, one can only imagine the heights he will reach and the impact he will make on the ever-evolving hospitality industry of the Maldives. His journey stands as an inspiration to aspiring hoteliers and a testament to the boundless opportunities that await those who are truly passionate about their craft.

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A remarkable tale of wanderlust: Naito Takashi’s 103rd journey to the Maldives



The azure waters of the Maldives have long been a magnet for travelers seeking paradise on Earth. Among these wanderers, one name stands out – Naito Takashi, a Japanese tourist whose boundless enthusiasm for the Maldives has led him to visit this tropical haven a staggering 103 times. His unwavering love for this island nation, coupled with its mesmerizing beauty, has turned his visits into a remarkable testament to the allure of the Maldives.

For the past 24 years, Naito Takashi has visited Maldives between three to five times annually, embarking on a journey that has spanned more than two decades. His tale is one of dedication, passion, and a deep-rooted connection with the captivating landscapes that the Maldives offers. Each visit is not just a vacation; it’s a renewal of his profound relationship with the natural wonders that have captured his heart.

Naito Takashi’s 103rd arrival to the Maldives was met with a warm and heartfelt welcome from none other than the Tourism Minister himself, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom. This gesture symbolizes the deep appreciation the Maldivian people have for their loyal and devoted visitors. The ceremony held aboard the M/V Blue of the Fun Azul Fleet was a fitting tribute to a traveler who has become an honorary ambassador of the Maldives.

The M/V Blue, Fun Azul Fleet, holds special significance for Naito Takashi. As an avid diver, he has found his perfect companion in this cruise boat specialized in diving charters. The vessel offers schedules tailored to explore the best dive spots around the Maldives’ islands, making it an ideal partner for a diving enthusiast like Naito Takashi. The crystal-clear waters of the Maldives have witnessed countless underwater escapades orchestrated by this intrepid traveler.

The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has lauded Naito Takashi’s enduring passion for the nation’s beauty. Their tweet acknowledging his multiple visits serves as a testament to his unique and cherished relationship with the country. He has witnessed the ever-changing landscape of the Maldives, from its pristine beaches to its vibrant marine life, and has undoubtedly contributed to the thriving tourism industry.

Naito Takashi’s story also reflects the profound impact that travel can have on an individual’s life. His unwavering commitment to exploring the Maldives has not only enriched his own experiences but has also brought attention to the natural wonders of Maldives. It stands as a reminder that the act of traveling is not just about ticking off destinations from a bucket list; it’s about forming connections, fostering appreciation, and creating lasting memories.

As Naito Takashi continues his journey through the Maldives, his story resonates as an inspiration to fellow travelers and a tribute to the unyielding allure of this island paradise. His 103rd visit is not just a numerical milestone; it’s a celebration of an extraordinary bond between a traveler and a destination, a bond that has grown stronger with each passing year and promises to endure for years to come.

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