Sun Siyam Resorts honoured this year’s World Ocean Day 2023 with a resort-wide and simultaneously held underwater gathering to sign a declaration of commitment to sustainability at precisely 09:30 am, local time on June 08,2023, which was joined by the property heads of departments and sustainability committee members. The pledge goes towards supporting and continuing various sustainable initiatives and actions such as: picking up washed-up trash from beaches and the ocean, avoiding plastic bags, straws, cutlery, and unnecessary packaging, as well as cosmetics using microbeads, reducing energy and water use, managing waste to reduce plastic use, minimise the environmental impact, and preserving the ocean and its inhabitants.
In addition to the pledging ceremony held underwater, all resorts held a variety of sustainable activities during the day to mark the occasion and to bring together guests, staff, and local communities to celebrate the beauty of the ocean and inspire action to protect it.
Guests at Siyam World Maldives joined the island-based, local marine biologist Thuhu and the island team for a special lagoon island clean up event in the morning, where everyone could actively “make a difference” while the team at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef hosted a lecture and awareness programme conducted by marine biologist Mohamed Zahuwaan Shakir from the Marine Research Institute in the Maldives on various ocean specific topics and preserving the oceans for the local community of nearby island Dh. Bandidhoo. Participants learned about the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans and marine life, and received tips on how they can reduce their own plastic usage.
All other properties in the Sun Siyam resorts portfolio, as well as Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Sun Siyam Iru Veli, and Sun Siyam Olhuveli carried out several environmental and sustainability activities throughout the day, from tree planting ceremonies, to reef, beach, and lagoon cleaning sessions, marine biology talks, and pledging ceremonies on the properties itself as well as on nearby local islands.
This initiative is part of the Sun Siyam Cares sustainability programme which is actively practised at all Sun Siyam Resorts to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The programme prioritises sustainability through initiatives such as reducing energy and water use, managing waste to reduce plastic use, supporting community development, and investing in renewable energy. It also focuses on conservation efforts and work to preserve local heritage and cultural practices. By following these sustainability practices, Sun Siyam Resort aims to minimise its environmental impact, carbon footprint and contribute to the socio-economic well-being of the communities in which they operate.
To find out more about Sun Siyam Resorts and its sustainability efforts and activities, please visit the website or book your stay at www.sunsiyam.com.
Aussie music sensation Delta Goodrem confirms 2024 performances at Kandooma Maldives
Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives has announced that Delta Goodrem will return in 2024.
Following successful concerts at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives in May earlier this year, organisers Music in Paradise have confirmed that singer songwriters Delta Goodrem and Matt Copley will return to the idyllic private island resort 18 – 25 May 2024 for a series of intimate concerts on the beach and at the resort’s rooftop bar. The Music in Paradise series of events throughout the year make it possible for fans to get up close and personal with music stars at the private island where the party continues long into the night.
An ‘Early Bird’ Gold Experience package has been released for A$3,540 per person, twin share (normally A$4,250) for 7 nights staying in a Beach View Villa and including:
• Entry to 3 Nightly Exclusive Events
• 3 Intimate Performances
• Music in Paradise Gift Bag
• Music in Paradise signed Event Poster
• Event commemorative t-shirt
• Return shared Speedboat airport transfers
• Welcome drink and cold towel on arrival
• Delicious buffet breakfast daily at Kandooma Café
• Tea, coffee & bottled water in-villa daily
• Complimentary snorkel trip & use of snorkelling gear
• Two group scuba dives a day for licensed divers (Resort T&Cs apply)
• Music in Paradise Traveller Care Guarantee
Additional packages are also available at https://www.musicinparadise.com.au/event/delta-goodrem-live-in-the-maldives/
With five #1 albums, nine #1 singles, 17 top-10 hits, 12 Australian ARIA Awards, a Silver Logie TV Award and three World Music Awards, Delta Goodrem is an artist in the truest sense and makes giving back a focus in her life through philanthropy and her Delta Goodrem Foundation.
Her first album, Innocent Eyes, was one of the highest-selling debut albums in Australian history. The album spent a record-breaking 29 weeks at #1 and Delta became the first-ever artist to have five #1 singles on the Australian charts from a debut album and was awarded the Australian ARIA Albums Artist of the Decade in 2010 having sold more albums and singles than any other domestic or international artist over the decade.
Delta’s repertoire includes duets with Tony Bennett, Michael Bolton, Men at Work, LeAnn Rimes and Olivia Newton-John. She has toured with Ricky Martin and Andrea Bocelli. Written songs for a number of superstar artists including Celine Dion and Olivia Newton-John. Delta starred as “Grizabella” in Andrew Lloyd Webber ’s award-winning musical CATS in Australia. She has represented Australia performing at two Commonwealth Games.
With a television resume that started at the age of seven so much of her life has been lived in the public eye. At 16 she joined the cast of prime-time show “Neighbours”. For 9 years she was the longest serving coach on The Voice Australia and a coach on Voice Kids. In 2018, Delta starred in the lead role of her mentor, idol, and good friend, Olivia Newton-John in the superstar’s biopic, Hopelessly Devoted to You.
Delta supports a number of charities and Foundations – serving as Patron of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and has a long-standing ambassadorial relationship with Starlight Children’s Foundation, Make-A-Wish, Sony Foundation and Global Citizen.
“We are thrilled that Delta Goodrem and Matt Copley are returning to Kandooma Maldives again next year. The performances were out of this world earlier this year. I think these events which are presented by our partners Music in Paradise offer something very magical for guests who truly do get to mingle with the stars,” said Mark Eletr, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.
“We’ve got a series of events planned for 2024 but for now we are excited to let fans know that early bird offers are now open and available to book with confirmed dates.” he added.
Located in the South Male atoll just 40 mins from the airport by boat, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is a beautiful, natural island paradise. White sand beaches, swaying coconut palms and turquoise waters form the backdrop for a wide variety of leisure pursuits and some of the best diving in the Maldives. Guests can choose from Garden and Beach Villas, two storey Beach Houses and the popular Overwater Villas for their stay. Families are well catered for with a choice of 2- and 3-bed villas as well as the Kandoo Kids’ Club and activities programme. Six food and beverage outlets ensure healthy appetites are satisfied and the flavours of the Maldives are explored. For guests who desire the ultimate in relaxation, sun loungers and hammocks are located around the island and the Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambhala offers the ultimate in tranquility and escape for body and mind. Visit www.maldives.holidayinnresorts.com
For guests keen to know how Delta’s Kandooma Maldives concert was earlier this year, get a taste from the Wrap up Video here:
Nova Maldives announces launch of first vibrant local art market
The bright new star among resorts in the Maldives, Nova, will host its first local art market on the 6th and 7th of October, 2023. To commemorate the Maldivian underwater world, talented local artists will bring a vibrant display of creativity and craftsmanship to the Nova guests.
Nestled in the heart of South Ari Atoll, the soulful island has always been committed to sustainable development within the local community. As Nova’s brand stands for being rooted, this unique event will be a platform for six Maldivian artists to showcase their work and promote their growth while taking guests into a captivating world of local artistry.
Nova guests will have the opportunity to explore an exquisite collection of handcrafted goods, ranging from intricate jewellery pieces and stunning hand-carved sculptures to captivating paintings of the vibrant underwater world of the Indian Ocean. Each item will tell a story of the marine life, reflecting the distinct style and passion of the artisans who lovingly create them.
During the event, workshops will be conducted where guests will engage with the artists, learn about their techniques, and gain insight into their creative processes. They will be able to create one-of-a-kind works inspired by the mesmerising underwater beauty.
Moreover, culture enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn the native language through Dhivehi language classes, feel the captivating beats of the traditional Maldivian music, BoduBeru and even master the local games of “Thin Hama” and “Ohvalu Gondi” through the weekly activities.
At Nova, guests can discover the authentic local lifestyle and tantalise their tastebuds with Maldivian themed culinary journeys.
Nova is dedicated to crafting unique experiences for its guests and immersing them in an artistic journey while embracing the island’s natural beauty.
For more information, please visit https://nova-maldives.com
Tamannaah’s Maldives getaway: Catching rainbows and creating memories!
Bollywood actress Tamannaah recently embarked on a well-deserved vacation in Maldives, and her Instagram feed is proof of the incredible time she’s been having. In a series of breathtaking photos shared with her fans, Tamannaah not only showcased the mesmerizing beauty of Maldives but also captured a rainbow in the backdrop of one of her shots.
From blissful beach strolls to relishing delicious meals and lounging on a hammock, Tamannaah’s vacation seemed like a dream come true. She playfully captioned her post with three rainbow emojis, expressing that words couldn’t do justice to the experience.
Unsurprisingly, Tamannaah’s fans showered her post with an abundance of heart and fire emojis, while fellow actress Raashii Khanna added her appreciation, calling the photos “Sundar,” which translates to “beautiful” in Hindi.
This isn’t the first time Tamannaah has shared her Maldives adventures with her followers. Back in April, she treated followers to a series of captivating moments from her stay at the Soneva Fushi resort.
Despite her busy year with multiple film releases, including “Aakhri Sach,” “Jailer,” “Bhola Shankar,” “Jee Karda,” and “Lust Stories 2,” Tamannaah shows no signs of slowing down. She’s currently gearing up for the much-anticipated release of her upcoming film, “F3.”
In a recent interview with Film Companion, Tamannaah confirmed her relationship with her “Lust Stories 2” co-star, Vijay Varma. She emphasized that attraction isn’t solely based on being co-stars, noting her numerous collaborations in the industry. She believes that personal connections are far more profound.
Tamannaah continues to be a beloved figure in both Telugu and Tamil cinema, known for her stellar performances in films like “Baahubali,” “Devi,” and “Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.” Her fans eagerly await her upcoming projects, and her Maldives vacation undoubtedly recharged her for the journey ahead.
Tamannaah’s Maldives escapade appears to have been a delightful adventure, filled with unforgettable moments. As she returns home, we can only imagine the incredible stories and memories she’ll carry with her. We look forward to witnessing her next cinematic endeavors and more glimpses of her captivating life! 🌈🌴✨ #TamannaahVacationDiaries
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