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Accor Maldives Collection unveils new wellness experiences to mark Global Wellness Day



Five-star resorts across the Accor Maldives Collection are launching a range of new wellness experiences in celebration of Global Wellness Day, held on 11th June.

Global Wellness Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries, starting from sunrise in New Zealand until sunset in Hawaii. Taking place on the second Saturday of June every year, this special day reminds the entire world of the importance of living well, encompassing everything from exercise, beauty treatments, spiritual teachings, ways of thinking, and harmony between body and spirit.

From a beginner’s free diving workshop with Hawaii free diver Jessica Cao at the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa, to self-massage and singing bowl workshops at Raffles Meradhoo Maldives, the Accor Maldives Collection offers a wellbeing experience for everyone who is inspired to explore new ways to enhance their inner and outer wellness.

From a beginner’s free diving workshop with Hawaii free diver Jessica Cao at the Pullman Maldives Maamutaa, to self-massage and singing bowl workshops at Raffles Meradhoo Maldives, the Accor Maldives Collection offers a wellbeing experience for everyone who is inspired to explore new ways to enhance their inner and outer wellness.

Free Diving & Sea-Inspired Cocktails over ‘Aqua Week’ at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

Pullman Maldives is running a special ‘Aqua Week’ from 7th-12th June, to promote the wellbeing benefits of all things inspired by the sea.

This will include healthy aquatic-themed elements on 11th June, which will start with a sunrise yoga session in the lagoon. There will be a special 90-minute spa treatment using Phytomer (marine based natural care products) available throughout the day, and in the evening, sea-inspired energy-packed cocktails will be available across the resort.

Internationally renowned free diver from Hawaii, Jessica Cao, will also be at the resort for the event to lead a workshop on 11th June which will include a breathing and mediation class and an introduction to free diving for beginners.

Aqua Week experiences will be offered complimentary to resort guests. For more information or to book, visit

New Willow Stream Spa Experience & Reset Programmes at Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is bridging the gap between tourism and wellness by creating reflective spaces to induce wellness throughout the resort. In an effort to encourage guests to enjoy a personal oasis experience, the resort has introduced The Willow Stream Spa. This relaxing spa experience combines four cornerstones of health to offer a rejuvenating sensory journey by balancing the elements of earth, air, fire, water, and wood and leaves guests balanced and in harmony with nature’s equilibrium.

Additionally, a new series of ‘Reset Programmes’ have been introduced. Entitled, ’The Secret Key to Happiness and Wellness’, they include holistic therapies for body and soul and a selection of carefully curated treatments authentically connected to the Maldives island culture. Each program highlights the resort’s own indigenous practices, nutritional programs and is designed for couples, friends and families.

The spa itself is nestled in a 2000 sqm wellness area, enabling guests to renew their energy by spending time in both indoor and outdoor spaces designed to reconnect beyond the treatment experience and the resort itself is home to the longest infinity pool in the Maldives

The Willow Stream Spa Reset Programs start from $600. For more information or to book, visit

Sunrise Yoga, Self-Massage Workshops and Singing Bowls at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort

At Raffles Meradhoo Maldives, Global Wellness Day will start with a sunrise yoga session led by the resort’s experienced in-house practitioner Ansuman. Based on the simple premise of increasing global consciousness of living well, both physically and spiritually, the resort’s day of celebration will also feature a variety of complimentary activities and amenities that promote spiritual and physical wellbeing, including a self-massage workshop, singing bowl session and mediation class to follow the sunrise yoga session.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo spans two islands, one natural and one overwater, built in a Maldivian style, with the resort’s spa set over the water. Each luxurious treatment is based on native ingredients and ancient rituals, combining the therapeutic power of nature with the latest techniques.

Experiences planned for Global Wellness Day will be offered to guests complimentary. For more information, visit

Relish Fresh and Locally Sourced Produce at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives has launched a special ‘Go Fit & Healthy Programme’, which is a seven-night wellness retreat featuring daily fitness consultations, healthy meal plan and advice, a diverse exercise regimen and results-oriented spa treatments. A personal trainer will help guests set goals during the initial assessment as well as provide ongoing coaching throughout the week.

The five-star resort boasts 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, including the Sun Spa and fitness club, Little Birds Kids Club, dive and watersports centre, and five dining options to choose from. Designed to be a destination for relaxing and rejuvenating escapes, this private island offers a high degree of privacy and an array of onsite recreational facilities for both couples and families alike.

The resort’s Sun Spa by Healing Earth offers bespoke healing therapies to take guests on a journey of deep relaxation for a truly holistic wellbeing experience. The weekly retreat price is US$ 1355++ per person per 7 nights/6 days.

To book or for more information, email

Nurture Wellbeing Through Marine Immersion at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort

Nestled amid palm trees, ferns and banana plants, the Suvadiva Spa at adults-only Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort is perfect for those who love untouched nature, lagoons and coral reefs – the ideal place to nurture wellbeing. The skilled team of therapists combine the best of Asian and European wellness philosophies to relax and revitalise guests on their wellbeing journey.

Gaafu Alifu Atoll, where the resort is located, is famed for its rich, diverse marine life and is considered one of the best places to dive in the Maldives. SuvaDiva Divers, the PADI 5-star dive centre at the resort, show guests how best to have a diving experience with the sharks, sea turtles, and rays that inhabit the vast blue lagoon. There is also a plethora of other aquatic experiences available, from kayaking, sailing and stand-up paddle boarding to jet skis and fun tubes.

To book or for more information, visit


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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