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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Introduces New International Spa Menu



Maldives Promotion House – Waldorf Astoria Maldives today unveiled its newly renamed spa, De’ Spa, as well as an exciting international spa menu as part of the resort’s second anniversary celebrations. The word De’ originates from ancient Taoism philosophies and translates to ‘discovering the pathway to virtuous wellbeing and living’.

The art of… [PHILOSOPHY]

De’ Spa embraces the De’ philosophy as highly skilled therapists from across the Orient creates a personalized journey of transformation for the mind, body and soul. De’ Spa features local traditional healing practices of the Maldives and the Orient enhanced with sophisticated elements to deliver to your intentions, restoring equilibrium, enhancing natural beauty and revitalizing the vital essence within.   De’ Spa encompasses a personalized approach to delivering sublime sensory spa experiences that are effective and results-driven as they are luxurious.

Personalized and Complimentary Spa and Wellness Program Recommendations

Each guest at Waldorf Astoria Maldives is given the option to visit the spa and complete a computerized wellness consultation.  The consultation generates an optional personalized spa and wellness program for their stay.  The treatment program is custom-made for each guest depending on their current state of wellbeing and their goals, and can be handed to guests for their review at the spa or taken to review in the comfort of their villa.

Personalized Spa Experiences, Guests Can Create Their Own Spa Journey

With Creative Vaguthu – (time) guests can now create their own spa journeys by creating and mixing any spa treatment that exists on the menu. Optional durations for Creative Vaguthu range from 110 minutes to 170 minutes.

So what is new?

Equilibrium – Massage

De’ Spa will feature 11 different Massages from traditional Asian cultures including:

  • MALDIVES – Maldivian Massage
  • PHILIPINES – Filipino Hilot Massage
  • INDIA – Crystal Healing Ritual
  • CHINA – Restoring Yin-Yang Therapy
  • CHINA – Foot Therapy Reflex
  • THAILAND – Thai Massage
  • INDONESIA – Balinese Massage
  • ASIA – Oriental Back Massage (fusion of oriental techniques)

Aromatherapy & Western Styles of Massage Therapy

  • Aroma Island Massage – Swedish Techniques
  • Sublime Massage – Aromatherapy and lymphatic massage
  • De-Stress Massage–Medium to deep pressure massage


SO/ Maldives announces exclusive yoga activation with Hannah Barrett



Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery amidst the tranquil beauty of the Maldives with SO/ Maldives. The resort is proud to announce its exclusive collaboration with renowned international yoga teacher, Hannah Barrett, founder of Yoga Happy.

This unique yoga activation promises guests a holistic experience of wellness and relaxation, set against the backdrop of SO/ Maldives’ signature blend of fashion, creativity, and art.

Hannah Barrett, celebrated for her empowering teaching style, will lead daily yoga classes from May 15th to May 20th, 2024. These sessions, designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul, will take place at the resort’s dedicated Wellness Camp.

“At SO/ Maldives, we are committed to offering our guests experiences that reflect our brand DNA of fashion, creativity, and art, all while embracing the tranquility of this stunning destination,” says Jesper Soerensen, General Manager. “Our collaboration with Hannah Barrett perfectly aligns with this DNA and our promises to our guests.”

This exclusive yoga activation promises to be an unforgettable experience, combining Barrett’s expertise with the luxurious setting of SO/ Maldives. Guests are encouraged to reserve their spots early for these transformative sessions.

Experience the harmony of fashion, creativity, and tranquility with Hannah Barrett x SO/ Maldives. Your journey to wellness begins here.

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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef celebrates Yoga Day with sessions by renowned instructor Tommy



Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, the charming boutique hideaway in the Maldives, has announced a special celebration for International Yoga Day with exclusive sessions led by renowned Ashtanga yoga instructor, Tommy Meneses.

During his visit to Sun Siyam Vilu Reef from June 21st to June 23rd, Tommy will lead a series of exclusive yoga sessions, including Power Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga yoga special classes. Guests can immerse themselves in the naturally playful atmosphere of the Maldives, engaging in sunrise and sunset yoga sessions that rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul.

International Yoga Day, celebrated globally on June 21st, is a day dedicated to promoting physical, mental, and spiritual well-being through the practice of yoga. At Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, guests will have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of yoga against the backdrop of the charming island’s breathtaking scenery.

Tommy, an esteemed Ashtanga yoga instructor hailing from Ecuador, brings a wealth of experience from his yoga journey across Malaysia, India, Nepal and Indonesia. Having completed his yoga training at S-VYASA Yoga University in India, Tommy is renowned for his dynamic teaching style and deep understanding of yoga philosophy.

Not only is Tommy a seasoned yoga practitioner, but he is also a dedicated Yoga and Education volunteer in countries such as Laos, Indonesia and Nepal, empowering communities through yoga practice. With a focus on talented young individuals, Tommy provides them with the skills and tools necessary for personal and professional development.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tommy to Sun Siyam Vilu Reef for our International Yoga Day celebration,” said Thoha Yoosuf, Resort Manager of Sun Siyam Vilu Reef. “His expertise and passion for yoga perfectly align with our commitment to offering guests transformative experiences in our tropical paradise.”

In addition to yoga sessions, guests can indulge in the resort’s luxurious amenities, from pristine beaches to world-class dining options, making their stay at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef truly unforgettable.

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Sun Siyam Iru Veli invites guests to celebrate Yoga Day with renowned yogi Yujin



Sun Siyam Iru Veli, the ultimate tropical retreat offering laidback luxury at its best, has announced a special celebration for International Yoga Day featuring the esteemed yogi, Yujin, from Korea.

Yujin will be offering exclusive yoga classes at Sun Siyam Iru Veli from June 21st to June 23rd, coinciding with International Yoga Day. Guests can enjoy sunrise and sunset sessions, embracing the tranquility of the Maldivian surroundings while deepening their yoga practice.

International Yoga Day, observed worldwide on June 21st, is a testament to the transformative power of yoga in promoting holistic well-being. Against the backdrop of Sun Siyam Iru Veli’s serene shores, guests will have the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace through the practice of yoga.

Yujin’s profound connection to yoga began in her 20s following a life-altering motorbike accident. Yoga became her anchor during recovery, leading her to explore various styles such as Yin, Vinyasa, and Hatha. Her passion for Ashtanga yoga was ignited in Athens, Greece, propelling her to delve deeper into her practice under influential teachers in Beograd, Mexico, the USA, and her home country, South Korea.

In 2021, Yujin realized her dream by opening her own yoga studio on the serene shores of Jeju island, a hub for Yoga practitioners in South Korea, especially renowned for traditional Hatha yoga. Her commitment to her practice led her to the esteemed Sharath Yoga Centre in Mysore, India, in December 2023, where she further immersed herself in the essence of yoga.

Yujin’s journey is marked by dedication, devotion, and discipline, which have led her to uncover the profound transformative power of yoga. Guests are invited to join her on the mat to explore their own inner strength and serenity, experiencing firsthand the deep impact of yoga in their lives. As the founder of Nyasa Yoga Shala and fluent in English with great teaching skills, Yujin offers a variety of yoga styles including Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Flow Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, and Singing Bowl sessions.

Yujin will be offering exclusive yoga classes at Sun Siyam Iru Veli from June 21st to June 23rd, coinciding with International Yoga Day. Guests can enjoy sunrise and sunset sessions, embracing the tranquility of the Maldivian surroundings while deepening their yoga practice.

“We are honored to welcome Yujin to Sun Siyam Iru Veli for our International Yoga Day celebration,” said Masdhooq Saeed, General Manager of Sun Siyam Iru Veli. “Her dedication to yoga and profound teaching skills align perfectly with our commitment to providing guests with transformative experiences in our idyllic tropical paradise.”

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