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#SenseTheMoment at Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort



With its turquoise lagoon stretching off into infinity in the virtually untouched South Nilandhe Atoll, spacious island-based villas and stilts over the water, exquisite dining experiences, 101 activities to choose from such as watersports, diving lessons, rejuvenating spa treatments and beyond, Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort, offers the best stage to #SenseTheMoment and create beautiful memories with loved ones, family and friends.

Comfort Meets Privacy, Space and Style

Angsana Velavaru offers a harmonious combination of comfort, privacy, space, and style. The resort has 113 villas – 79 units on the main island, and 34 units over the water.

For guests who wish to be close to the picture-perfect white sand beach, all the beach accommodations namely Beachfront Villa, Beachfront Infinity Pool Villa, Beachfront Family Pool Villa, Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa and Velavaru Two-Bedroom Pool Villa feature direct access and lush vegetation, stimulating wall art and vibrant colours with quality furnishings, as well as generous indoor and outdoor spaces.

The resort’s flagship beach villa, Angsana Three-Bedroom Villa Pool Villa consists of two separate huts, featuring two king size en suite bedrooms, additional twin room and a spacious dining room. It also highlights a private garden with a 5 x 3 x 1.3 metres infinity pool – ideal for hosting intimate celebrations, such as sunset cocktail parties or private barbecues. The Thai sala located at the beachside promises to leave a feeling of an ultimate private paradise experience.

Adding to the sense of unparalleled premium experience, Angsana Velavaru boasts of an exclusive collection of water villas, dubbed to be the very first of its kind in the Maldives. Situated over the water with idyllic views of the magnificent Indian Ocean, this spacious two-storey villa offers a classic Maldivian escape that discerning travellers have always been dreaming of, which is consists of InOcean Pool Villa, Deluxe InOcean Pool Villa and the impressively elaborate Deluxe InOcean Two- Bedroom Pool Villa.

Spread across 287 square meters of indoor and outdoor spaces, the two-storey Deluxe InOcean Two-Bedroom Pool Villa, the resort’s flagship overwater villa is a two-bedroom residence. This “oasis of luxury for family or group of friends” has a prime ocean address, surrounded by vibrant marine life – with direct access to the coral reef. Guests can jump into an infinity pool stretched right above the clear ocean waters, take a nap in an ocean-suspended hammock, or get a suntan on a wooden poolside deck. Designed in exotic symmetry, this residence features a king-sized bedroom with an adjoining lavish bathroom and ensuite twin-size guestroom.

The rooftop sala is perfect for private gatherings such as barbecues or sunset champagne and canapés. An airy terrace equipped with a dining set up and sunbeds complete a picture of tropical elegance. To complete the feeling of escapism, a 9-metre-long infinity pool with endless horizon views serves as the best spot to indulge in a floating breakfast.

Exquisite Dining Experiences

At Angsana Velavaru, guests are spoilt in exceptional dining experiences – from authentic Maldivian flavours to rich Indian, flavourful Asian, and elegant international cuisines, set out in mesmerising locations alongside warm service from the associates of different countries and nationalities to cater to diverse mix of guests.

Guests are welcomed with an enchanting convergence of ocean and gastronomy. Guests looking for a casual beachfront dining can visit Kaani Restaurant where they can choose an enticing buffet spread or meticulously crafted à la carte menu options that will surely tantalise their taste buds.

At Funa Restaurant, an overwater restaurant, guests can savour the flavours of world-class Pan-Asian cuisine – consisting of classic favourites from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam with a modern twist. Having the beautiful Maldivian sunset as backdrop, this restaurant is not to be missed.

Azzurro Restaurant and Bar is another overwater restaurant to visit that sits in the InOcean Villa Cluster that presents Mediterranean-inspired and vegetarian dishes.

For those who wish to bask in the sun and lounging by the pool with awe-inspiring views at Kuredhi Pool Bar. Imagine this. Sipping favourite cocktails or mocktails while holding a loved one’s hand.

For more exquisite and incomparable dining experiences, guests can take a notch higher – either winding down the day on a floating dining platform amid the lagoon or indulging in a night of culinary delight under the stars.

All-Inclusive Premium Options

With various all-inclusive options available, Angsana Velavaru caters to every guest’s preference. Offering complimentary minibar, which is replenish daily upon guests’ request, ach all-inclusive meal plan is exclusively designed to embrace all elements of a gastronomic and recreational holiday in the Maldives.

All-Inclusive Dine and Plus include daily breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner with 45 varieties of bubbly and cocktails, 15 varieties of mocktails, vitamin boosters and smoothies. Additionally, All-Inclusive Style and Max cover a range of premium spirits and wines, as well as dine-around option.

Meanwhile, All-Inclusive Play, Plus and Style provide nightly credits to guests for a maximum of 10-night stay. The credits are applicable to pampering body massages or exhilarating activities.

Find out more about the All-Inclusive Premium Options by visiting: All-Inclusive Resort Meals in Maldives | Angsana Velavaru.


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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