Regarded as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, the Maldives is known for its quixotic beauty – sugar sand beaches and crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean. It is considered a luxury escape for good reason, where painted sunrises melt into fiery sunsets, and the only decisions one has to make is whether to take a dip in a private pool or the ocean. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of resorts in the Maldives present the ideal backdrop and setting to celebrate love with curated romance packages to make your escape truly magical.
The resorts invite guests to cherish time for each other this Valentines Day – from intoxicating adventures on the water, to sun-kissed spa days and starry-night dinners, romance is never far away at these resorts in the Maldives that bring all the ingredients together to create a vista for a perfect romantic rendezvous, from exchanging the words ‘I Do’ at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, getting wed in style at W Maldives, designing an amorous beach proposal at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, to embarking on a secluded honeymoon at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort. Each of the resorts is located on its’ own private island, creating an exclusive and peaceful environment, almost as though they were designed for couples to spend carefree time together where they can delight in moonlit picnics, soothing massages and crafted experiences in one of the world’s most romantic retreats.
Uncover some of the best stops to breathe in the beauty and celebrate the love and experiences that you’d never forget this Valentine’s Day.
Memorable moments for two at JW Marriott Maldives Resort
With amethyst sunsets against azure blue waters and every second customised to one’s most wishful likes, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a sliver of paradise on the crescent shaped Vagaru island in Shaviyani Atoll, the perfect setting for a commitment ceremony, a renewal of vows or a romantic getaway. The resort is well-known for its’ bespoke experiences, from petal-covered pathways leading towards the gentle waves, local drummers keeping the beat and dreamy beach dinner set-ups as the sun explodes into a million colours dipping into the horizon. Guests are invited to celebrate memorable moments as they indulge in a luxurious setting overlooking the mesmerising turquoise waters with private romantic dinners, cocktails and a spa treatment.
This Valentine’s Day, starting the day in the most romantic of ways, couples can soak up the sun as they enjoy a floating breakfast with champagne in their own in-villa private pool. To truly revel in the magic of the Maldives, couples can enjoy a 5-course private romantic beach dinner in front of their villa complete with fairy lights and the soundtrack of the ocean waves as the sun goes down.
‘Island Touch’ spa package at Spa by JW presents 120 minutes of bliss with a choice of four treatments from the menu with body, hair and skin treatments to leave guests feeling beautiful inside and out. Taking place in the Deluxe Suite Relaxation Room with the exclusive use of the couple’s steam bath and ice room, couples can create forever memories.
His & Her at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa includes:
- Daily breakfast for two persons at Aailaa restaurant
- One-time interactive Steak Masterclass at the Overwater Shio restaurant with red wine pairing, followed by a BBQ session and plating techniques
- One-time Ultimate Aromatherapy Treatment, signature massage for two persons at the overwater Spa by JW
It’s a date at W Maldives
Set in the middle of the Indian Ocean on a heart shaped island, W Maldives is surrounded by a white sandy beach, pristine turquoise waters and one of the most amazing house reefs in Maldives, home to unscripted diversity of marine life, unmistakably a utopia for couples. Whether one is looking for an intimate getaway or a renewal of vows, W Maldives will fuel the guests’ lust for life and make their stay truly extraordinary. Guests can even have the ultimate Maldivian castaway experience and Say I-do at Gaathafushi, W Maldives’ very own secluded island residing just a stone’s throw away from the main island.
W Maldives invites guests to indulge in a luxurious dreamy escape for two in tropical paradise this Valentine’s Day, with exceptional romantic dinners and pampering massages overlooking the idyllic ocean in overwater treatment rooms at the AWAY® Spa. Imagine spending the romantic day at the castaway Gaathafushi Island paired with a 5-course culinary journey along with proposal sand art, a drone shoot and a flirty breakfast in bed the next morning. Couples can also choose to sail out on ESCAPE, their luxury yacht and enjoy a romantic sunset with a private 5-course dinner hosted by their very own personal chef on-board.
The W Got You Covered Package at W Maldives includes:
- Daily buffet breakfast at KITCHEN
- Daily three-course lunch and dinner in a designated restaurant for two
- Unlimited beverages from the All-Inclusive Beverages List served in all restaurants and bars, only, during the designated service hours
- Complimentary in-room W MIXBAR for non-alcoholic beverages
- Complimentary non-motorized activities and snorkeling gear
Romantic Retreat at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa sits in the middle of a shimmering turquoise lagoon and is postcard-perfect with swaying palms kissing white sandy beaches. Its’ ocean view and overwater villas are the perfect getaway spots for a bit of romance. Be it a proposal or just a romantic getaway – the five-star resort elevates it all to make a stay paradise-like. The dedicated team will orchestrate a romantic set-up while the couple indulges in snorkelling, diving or just lazing by their private plunge pool; from a beautiful décor featuring a gazebo made of flowers on the edge of azure waters, soulful music and Champagne. Simply set the scene in a place of surreal beauty, and let the connoisseurs lead the way.
Within the enchanting orchard of lush foliage and exotic flowers of the resort there is also a special garden to commemorate the love and commitment between two individuals. Couples are exclusively invited to eternalise their love by hanging a customised engraved wooden plate with their names on a dedicated Honeymoon tree in the garden. The environment conscious can also participate in the resort’s signature “Adopt a Coral”, coral propagation initiative with a couple’s special heart-shaped coral frame. Shine Spa for Sheraton, located on it’s own private island offers the ultimate in privacy and seclusion as well as total relaxation while destination dining experiences on the beach leave couples with memories of a lifetime.
The resort has curated a special “Revel in Romance” experience for couples to indulge in this Valentine’s Day. Guests are invited to a romantic dinner in a captivating atmosphere of the beach and continue the celebration with a heartfelt breakfast dedicated to treasured time spent together. The experience includes a table for two at Kakuni Beach for dinner, pre-dinner sunset cocktails, a four-course dinner, live band as entertainment, a special turndown amenity, a sunrise or floating breakfast once during stay and more.
The Romantic Escape package at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa includes:
- Accommodation in a premium over-water bungalow or villa
- An indulging couple treatment at the award-winning Shine Spa: 50-minute traditional aromatherapy massage for two, followed by a choice of two additional treatments: express facial, body scrub or body wrap.
- A 5-course private degustation dinner under the stars paired with a selection of premium wines
A dreamy getaway at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort sits in the Unesco Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, surrounded by the Indian Ocean offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore a magical underworld and be privy to the stunning coral reefs and exotic fauna of the Baa Atoll. A Valentine’s Day getaway here promises understated glamor— dinner under starlight on silky white sands, Maldivian offerings, Champagne to blur the edges, and of course indulgent spa treatments in dreamlike settings. Heavenly Spa by Westin™ features uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, almost drowning you in liquid serenity.
The resort has prepared a special Valentine’s Evening planned with a 5-course beach dinner or a 5-course set menu offered at their specialty dining venue, Pearl. To elevate the experience, guests can also opt for a Lobster & Champagne experience with a private romantic destination dining setup. At the Heavenly Spa, “The Art of Love” package promises true indulgence with a couples massage, facial for two and a Heavenly Bath. The adventurous couples can also add a couple’s diving experience or a romantic sunset cruise to enhance their stay and memories.
The Romantic Escape package at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort includes:
- Daily breakfast at Island Kitchen
- Access to the arrival lounge at the Seaplane Terminal
- Romantic welcome amenities upon arrival
- One time floating or in-villa dining breakfast
- Dinner at Island Kitchen or Hawker and once at The Pearl every four days
- The Art of Love experience by Heavenly Spa (60 minutes couple massage, 30 minutes facial, and 30 minutes heavenly bath with sparkling wine and romantic decoration)
- Choice of one time Candlelight Dinner by the Beach (5-course set menu with a Champagne glass) on February 14, 2023, or private Barbeque Destination Dining for two on another day (wine not included).
- One-time sunset yoga session / breathing workshop with our wellness guru, or personal training session with our fitness instructor for two
- Use of snorkeling equipment and ocean kayaks (up to two hours)
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.
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.
Amari Raaya Maldives opens its gates to paradise
In a grand celebration of luxury and nature’s wonders, Amari Raaya Maldives resort has officially opened its doors, welcoming its first guests to experience a slice of paradise in the Maldives. The exclusive event was attended by the resort’s management team, as well as Atul Chordia, Chairman of Panchshil Realty, the developer behind this magnificent project.
Nestled on a pristine natural island in the heart of the Maldives’ Raa Atoll, Amari Raaya promises to be a sanctuary for travelers seeking an unforgettable escape amidst the archipelago’s breathtaking beauty. From the moment guests arrived via Manta Air seaplane, they were greeted with warm hospitality and a taste of Maldivian culture, as they were presented with traditional cultural items and treated to mesmerizing Maldivian dances.
Atul Chordia, the visionary behind Panchshil Realty, and Yuthachai Charanachitta ONYX Hospitality Group’s CEO marked the official opening of the resort by cutting the ribbon, signifying the culmination of a labor of love and dedication to creating a unique haven for luxury travelers.
With 187 villas offering a variety of luxurious experiences, Amari Raaya ensures that every guest’s stay is truly exceptional. Visitors can choose from an array of accommodation options, including the Beach Villas, Beach Pool Villas, and interconnecting Family Beach Villas, perfect for creating cherished memories with loved ones.
For those seeking unparalleled luxury and seclusion, the Ocean Villas and Ocean Pool Villas provide panoramic views of the azure waters teeming with marine life. Sunset enthusiasts can revel in the breathtaking beauty of the Maldivian dusk from the privacy of their villas, opting for the Sunset Ocean Villas or Sunset Ocean Pool Villas, promising an unforgettable experience.
Amari Raaya Maldives goes beyond offering captivating villas; it has curated an extraordinary culinary journey for its guests. With eight distinct dining options, visitors can embark on a gastronomic adventure that caters to every palate. From the signature Amaya Food Gallery, serving famous street food and hawker delights, to the rooftop bar Ampers&nd, where guests can savor sunset snacks and cocktails, the resort promises to delight all epicureans. Poolside Italian favorites, freshly caught seafood infused with Maldivian and Asian flavors, and the fun and playful experience of enjoying mobile snacks and drinks served from a bus all add to the culinary magic of the resort.
In the evenings, guests can find a sense of community and immerse themselves in the local culture through live music, traditional Boduberu nights, and regular cultural events and festivities, making every moment at Amari Raaya Maldives an enriching and memorable one.
Amari Raaya Maldives is developed by Panchshil Realty, a name synonymous with excellence in luxury real estate in India. The resort is managed by Onyx Hospitality, renowned for its exceptional and personalized hospitality experiences.
With its official opening, Amari Raaya Maldives invites travelers from around the world to discover the allure of the Maldives in unparalleled comfort and style. As guests arrive at this oasis of luxury and natural splendor, they are sure to find themselves enchanted by the timeless beauty of the islands and immersed in an experience that will linger in their hearts forever.
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