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Furaveri Maldives celebrates Global Wellness Day, nurturing body, mind and spirit



Furaveri Maldives has commemorated Global Wellness Day with a series of complimentary activities, prioritizing the holistic well-being of its esteemed guests. Situated in Raa Atoll near a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, the resort offers 169 spacious villas, providing an idyllic setting to immerse oneself in nature. With its core focus on three elements, including Wellness, Furaveri Maldives ensures a comprehensive experience that nurtures the body, mind, and spirit. Global Wellness Day became an opportunity to showcase the resort’s commitment to promoting well-being and offering a transformative sanctuary for guests seeking holistic rejuvenation.

To kick-start the day on a tranquil note, Furaveri Maldives organized  a captivating TaiChi session  at the  idyllic Watersports Beach Area from 7am to Bam. Led by the esteemed resident Taichi master, Krishna, the session provided  a  rejuvenating  experience  for  participants. Taichi, a renowned Chinese exercise system, employs slow and seamless body movements, harnessing the principles of YIN and YANG energy . Rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this ancient practice has been revered for its ability to prevent and cure diseases while fostering a better quality of life. Participants were encouraged to embody the five essential qualities: slowness to develop awareness, lightness for graceful movements, balance to prevent strain, calmness for continuity, and clarity to focus the mind.

As the day drew to a close, Furaveri Maldives continued its commitment to wellness by conducting an exquisite Oxigeno session from 5pm to 6pm. Guided by the resident yoga and gym instructor, Priya, this Body & Mind program integrated the principles of Pilates, Yoga, and Functional Training. Participants experienced a transformative journey as harmonious and flowing movements, intimately connected to their breath, enhanced their flexibility, strength, and mobility. Accompanied by soft and soothing music, the session provided a serene ambiance, allowing guests to connect with their inner selves and attain a state of peace and serenity . OXIGENO became the gateway to a better quality of life for all who partook in this unique experience.

Ms. Ayu, the Wellness Village manager at Furaveri Maldives, emphasized the significance of well ness, stating, “When we think about well ness, we think about ourselves.” This sentiment encapsulates the resort’s dedication to prioritizing self-care and holistic well-being.

Alongside these invigorating activities, Furaveri Maldives boasts its remarkable Wellness Village, constructed around a captivating local village concept infused with traditional Asian holistic healthcare practices. A serene world of delicate scents awaits guests, enveloping them in a captivating rustic ambiance created by wooden and bamboo interiors. The Well ness Village offers a comprehensive range of facilities, including a Signature Spa, Beauty Salon, Hydrotherapy, Yoga, Fitness Centre, and Tennis & Badminton courts. Embracing the notion of balance for the body, mind, and spirit, Furaveri Maldives invites guests to embark on an unforgettable well ness journey.


Marriott Bonvoy invites guests to celebrate International Day of Yoga in Maldives



This year, Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in the Maldives commemorate the 10th International Day of Yoga on June 21 under the theme “Yoga for Self and Society.” This global event highlights yoga’s transformative power, fostering harmony between mind and body, and promoting holistic well-being.

Guests are invited to join the global celebration of International Day of Yoga and discover the profound benefits of yoga for mind, body, and community through curated activities designed to raise awareness of yoga’s numerous advantages amidst the beauty of the Maldives.

At The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, the resort’s design, inspired by the Indian Ocean and azure lagoon, sets the stage for transformative wellness practices. The Mystique Garden, enveloped in lush greenery and tropical blooms, hosts sunrise yoga sessions six days a week, where guests face eastward to greet the invigorating dawn around 7am. Led by the resort’s skilled yoga instructor, the sessions cater to varying skill levels. Guests will experience increased flexibility, strength, and balance, fostering a sense of well-being that extends beyond their stay.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa invites guests to discover the rejuvenating power of aqua yoga at Pool 18, starting at 6:15 pm. This invigorating practice combines the strength of yoga with the soothing embrace of water, offering a transformative experience to connect body, mind, and soul through traditional yoga exercises tailored for the aquatic environment. Guests will enjoy the benefits of deep breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques, enhanced by the unique properties of gravity, buoyancy, and hydrostatic pressure.

Guests at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa can embrace the tranquil beauty of Thilamaafushi Island with a truly immersive Sunset Yoga experience starting at 5:30pm at Riviera Beach. Under the expert guidance of its Spa & Recreation Manager, Paniraj Shetty, guests will be led through a series of simple, full-body movements designed to harmonize one’s breath with their body. The session will combine breathing techniques with meditation principles, guiding guests into a flow of poses that culminates in profound relaxation amidst nature’s stunning backdrop.

Experience holistic wellness at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort with a Hatha Yoga session at the Yoga Pavilion from 6am to 6:45am. Led by the resort’s in-house certified yoga trainer, Santosh, Hatha Yoga emphasizes mastering the physical body and activating chakras for spiritual and physical wellness, including disease prevention. Suitable for all levels, each session is personalised to meet the individual needs of guests, guiding them towards spiritual and physical elevation.

At Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, guests can experience relaxation, harmony, and enhanced well-being through personalised yoga classes, guided meditations, and mindfulness exercises on the private island of Furanafushi. On this occasion, the resort’s in-house wellness expert, Dr. Abhilash (Abhi) SC, will lead three activities to enrich guests’ wellness journey: Sunrise Meditation at the Yoga Pavilion, Aqua Yoga at the Main Pool, and Sunset Yoga at the Sunset Deck on Third Island.

Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. To know more about the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in Maldives click here

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Maldives embraces Global Wellness Day with community, joy



On Saturday, June 8th, over one billion people worldwide were touched by Global Wellness Day 2024. This international celebration, established in 2012 by Belgin Aksoy, is a not-for-profit social project dedicated to promoting a healthier and improved life. Global Wellness Day aims to focus individuals and society on living well, achieving inner peace, and overcoming detrimental habits and stressors. Celebrated annually on the second Saturday of June, it involves millions of participants in over 170 countries, engaging in diverse activities.

This year marked the first year for Julia Ivankovich, co-founder of Bliss Maldives and Global Wellness Day ambassador in the Maldives, who expressed immense excitement at the enthusiastic participation from numerous resorts and the diverse nationalities that united for the occasion. It was a day filled with joy for both children and adults, showcasing the community’s diversity and strength. The ambassador extended gratitude to the supporters in Hulhumalé, who contributed their time, energy, and positivity to make the day memorable.

Wellness is about taking small daily steps, but a single day can significantly impact one’s life. With the theme #MagentaNature, the activities aimed to inspire healthier habits, provide moments of self-reflection, and unite the community. The ambassador’s primary goal was to make wellness accessible to everyone, emphasising that health and happiness should be universally enjoyed. The hope is that the wellness initiatives from June 8th will integrate into daily routines, with plans underway for more wellness opportunities leading up to Global Wellness Day 2025.

Among the numerous activities, the arts and crafts sessions for children using recycled materials and ocean energy stood out. A mindful breathing workshop provided a 60-second break from daily routines, introducing new breathing techniques and promoting present-moment awareness. Professionals shared their expertise and lifetime missions, leaving a lasting impact on the participants.

Children’s wellness was a central concern, with activities designed to create long-lasting, positive experiences based on natural health and happiness. These included distributing green apples and offering organic sparkling tea for a communal celebration. These moments fostered learning, connection, and a sense of responsibility for the world and its people.

As a first-time Global Wellness Day ambassador and a proud Maldivian resident, the ambassador extended heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported and participated in making the day a success. Special appreciation was given to the local community participants, especially the parents who brought their children, for their enthusiastic and energetic involvement in celebrating Global Wellness Day.

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Kuramathi Maldives hosts journey into holistic well-being



Amidst the tranquil beauty of Kuramathi Maldives, a celebration of holistic well-being was celebrated on June 8th, 2024. Embracing the theme “#MagentaNature,” Global Wellness Day resonated deeply with our participants with the profound message of living well in body, mind, and spirit.

At Kuramathi, wellness is not merely a concept but a way of life. The day commenced with a diverse array of activities meticulously tailored to cater to individual needs, emphasising personalised training plans crafted to elevate physical performance and safeguard against illness and injury. With an unwavering focus on holistic wellness, guests were invited to immerse themselves in various sessions aimed at nurturing both their physical and mental health.

Chakra Meditation, guided by experienced practitioners, offered guests a transformative journey into the ancient practice of chakra meditation from 7 am to 8 am. Participants delved deep into the inner energy centres, unlocking their power to promote healing and growth, fostering a profound sense of inner balance and tranquillity.

The invigorating Aqua Gym sessions at the Pool, held from 4 pm to 4.30 pm, provided participants with an opportunity to harness the revitalising power of water, enhancing their physical fitness and overall well-being in a serene aquatic environment.

The day concluded in a mesmerising “Run into the Sunset” event, where participants embarked on a scenic journey from the Pool Bar to the tranquil shores of the Sand Bank. Prizes awaited the champions, rewarding their commitment to wellness with indulgent spa experiences designed to rejuvenate both body and soul.

As the sun set on this extraordinary day, guests were left with a profound sense of rejuvenation and inspiration, carrying with them the timeless wisdom that a single day devoted to wellness has the power to transform lives.

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