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Fushifaru Maldives celebrates sixth anniversary with culinary extravaganza featuring intl renowned chefs



Fushifaru, a boutique Resort nestled in the heart of Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives, is gearing up to celebrate its sixth anniversary on October 24 in grand style. As part of the festivities, Fushifaru announced the arrival of two internationally acclaimed culinary maestros, Chef Dan Lee and Chef Christopher Davey, for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Chef Dan Lee, a previous winner of the prestigious MasterChef: The Professionals competition, is celebrated for his innovative approach to cooking. With a career spanning over two decades, Chef Dan Lee has delighted diners across the globe with his unique blend of Asian and Western favours. He is known for his commitment to using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients and his dedication to pushing the boundaries of culinary creativity. Chef Dan Lee’s theme dinner at Fushifaru will offer guests a taste of his culinary mastery, leaving them craving for more of his delectable creations.

Chef Christopher Davey, a renowned UK-based chef, is synonymous with culinary excellence. With a career that has seen him cater to the palates of celebrities and private functions, Chef Christopher Davey’s expertise in crafting memorable dining experiences is unparalleled. His culinary artistry is a fusion of classic techniques and contemporary fair, resulting in dishes that are both visually stunning and bursting with favour. Chef Christopher Davey’s culinary workshops promise to inspire and educate aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts with his passion for food and remarkable expertise.

The anniversary celebrations at Fushifaru will span several days, with a variety of exciting activities and events for guests to enjoy. Highlights of the anniversary celebration include:

  • Culinary Workshops: Chef Christopher Davey will host an exclusive culinary Master Class and Tasting of TCG Roll and Scotch Egg on 21st October 2023, giving guests the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry. Participants can expect to gain insights into advanced cooking techniques, unique favour combinations, and presentation skills.
  • Theme Dinners with Special Menus: The renowned chefs will curate special theme dinners, each showcasing their signature styles and culinary creations. Guests can indulge in exquisite dishes meticulously crafted by these culinary wizards, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience. On 23rd October Chef Christopher Davey will host and on 25th October, Chef Dan Lee will host.
  • Culinary Competition: As part of the anniversary festivities, Fushifaru will host a culinary competition on 20th October 2023, allowing aspiring chefs and food enthusiasts to showcase their talent. Chef Christopher Davey will serve as judges, offering valuable feedback and selecting the winners who will receive exciting prizes.

Fushifaru’s 6th-anniversary celebration promises to be a culinary journey filled with favours, creativity, and excitement. Guests visiting the resort during this period can expect to be dazzled by the culinary excellence brought to life by these two renowned chefs.

For reservations and more information about Fushifaru’s sixth-anniversary celebration, please visit or email


Baros Maldives: The Perfect Setting for a Joyful Easter in the Maldives



Baros is a treasure nestled in the Indian Ocean, just waiting to be discovered. This Easter, uncover the myriad of delights on offer for guests celebrating the holiday on our pristine island shores. 

From sunrise dolphin cruises to underwater marvels, serene spa journeys and delicious culinary sensations, every moment on Baros is a magical surprise. From 29th March to 4th April 2024, the Baros team has curated a special program of Easter celebration. Choose from a wide range of specially crafted experiences and curate your very own Easter escape of a lifetime. 

Baros delights the senses. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from snorkelling, diving and exciting excursions to unparalleled destination dining experiences and sensational spa moments. 

Guests are invited to harvest fresh and exotic ingredients from Baros’s Chef’s Garden for a unique meal preparation under the expert guidance of our award-winning chefs. Alternatively, they can immerse themselves in the allure of a specially curated menu, set by the seashore under a tapestry of stars. Every dish is a culinary masterpiece, creating unforgettable moments. 

For adventure on the high seas, guests can spend the day exploring five traditional fishing methods across multiple stunning locations on a fishing extravaganza. Or set sail on Baros’s luxury yacht, Serenity for a sunrise frolic with playful dolphins. 

At Baros, guests are welcomed to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of Maldivian culture as local traditions come alive. Delve into the rich history and customs of our island sanctuary as you tantalise your senses with local delicacies, participate in interactive experiences and listen to captivating narratives from a local historian. 

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Welcomes New Executive Chef Leonardo Valls



The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is thrilled to welcome its new Executive Chef, Leonardo Valls. Bringing 20+ years of international experience and an eye for gastronomic innovation, Valls is set to elevate the resort’s culinary experiences with his creativity and craftsmanship.

Valls’ journey in the kitchen started in his native Chile, where he joined chef Tomás Olivera in 2003 at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, the brand’s first property in South America. During his five years there, Valls helped Olivera and the hotel’s Adra restaurant earn numerous accolades and awards, laying the groundwork for his next adventure. 

In 2008, Valls crossed the globe to join another Ritz-Carlton property, the Hotel Arts Barcelona, where he spent more than a decade as part of a highly celebrated team, led by acclaimed chef Paco Pérez. During his tenure, he helped the hotel’s Enoteca restaurant earn its first and second Michelin stars (2010 and 2013) and was named Executive Sous Chef of the hotel’s culinary division in 2016, overseeing operations for five restaurants, a central kitchen, and major international events including the Mobile World Congress. 

In early 2020, Valls was set to make another international move, this time as Executive Sous Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida, but the pandemic led to a change in plans, prompting his return to Santiago. In 2021, opportunity knocked again with the entry of the legendary brand into the Maldives and Valls joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands as Executive Sous Chef.

After a year at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, Valls found his homeland calling once again. Armed with vast knowledge of the luxury culinary concept, he took his expertise to the AC Hotel by Marriott Santiago Costanera Center where, as Executive Chef, he infused his style with Spanish and other European influences. 

Renato De Oliveira, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands comments, “We’re thrilled to have Valls back in the Maldives, this time as our Executive Chef. His appointment is the start of a new chapter in an already illustrious career and an opportunity for guests to experience the world through Valls’ unique culinary perspective.”

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Sun Siyam Resorts Boosts PR & Communications Team with Appointment of Erika Magora for Sun Siyam Iru Veli & Sun Siyam Vilu Reef



Sun Siyam Resorts has announced a dynamic addition to its PR and Communications team with the appointment of Erika Magora as Cluster Assistant PR & Communications Manager for Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef. With an impressive background in law from the UK, coupled with a diverse upbringing in the Philippines and Malaysia, Erika brings a unique blend of skills and experiences to our renowned luxury resorts.

Prior to joining Sun Siyam Resorts, Erika served as the key figure in managing Marketing Communications at the prestigious 5-star luxury resort, The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia. Her collaboration with international media, partners, and agencies has significantly contributed to the resort’s global presence. She has worked with top journalists, production crews and PR partners from the UK, Europe, Australia, America and Asian regions. Erika also has experience in sales and marketing when she played a pivotal role in the Asia Pacific region’s sales and marketing for Foodpanda, a leading delivery brand in Asia. 

I cherish the cultural diversity and distinctions of both properties that I work for. Sun Siyam Iru Veli fascinates me as it revels in its private luxury tranquility, attracting a premium market. In Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, the naturally playful environment and genuine warmth of the people that create an inviting haven for repeater guests, captivate me. Both are beautiful, each in its unique way. Embracing diverse media and markets adds excitement to my work. The pristine beach and sea in both places energize me, fueling my passion for what I do.” expressed, Erika.

Claudia Klingbeil, Group Director of PR & Communications at Sun Siyam Resorts said: “Erika’s appointment underscores our dedication to assembling a team of talented individuals who not only possess exceptional professional capabilities but also embody the diverse cultural tapestry that defines our global clientele. We are confident that Erika’s passion for communication, coupled with her international perspective, will elevate our PR and Communications efforts to new heights of success.”

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