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Believe in magic this festive season at COMO Maldives

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Believe in magic this festive season at COMO Hotels and Resorts’ luxury lifestyle resorts in the Maldives. COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi invites you to immerse yourselves in a world of enchantment with a captivating line- up of activities and culinary delights that promise to make your holiday truly magical with programmes and celebrations.

COMO Cocoa Island

The festivities kicks off at COMO Cocoa Island with the opening of The Konro Grill and Bar , a special pop-up restaurant serving delectable yakitori and an exquisite sake bar where flavours of Japan will meet the Maldives in this remarkable beachside dining experience. Available from December 20th 2023 to April 10th 2024, delicious, fresh vegetables, meats and seafood skewers will be grilled in front of you on a traditional Konro grill on Faru Beach.

Certified physiotherapist Kim Kosters returns to COMO Cocoa Island for a second residency this year at COMO Shambhala to share with guests the art of living pain free. Through a combination of physiotherapy, massage and movement, Kosters will be offering treatments to aid in releasing muscle tension and help to reduce chronic pain from December 15th 2023 to February 15th 2024.

Prepare for an extraordinary festive season at COMO Cocoa Island, boasting a magical lineup of activities and sumptuous feasts to welcome the New Year. Younger guests will delight in a festive schedule filled with engaging games, crafts, and activities.

Book a stay for a minimum of five nights and be rewarded with two extra nights for your relaxing getaway. This offer also includes a complimentary return speedboat transfer to and from Malé. A resort credit of US$300 will be gifted for stays between December 20th 2023 and January 8th 2024.

COMO Maalifushi

A thoughtfully curated program of seasonal feasts and family activities awaits guests of all ages at COMO Maalifushi, adding a touch of enchantment to this season of celebration. Cherish moments with family and friends, each one infused with the magic of the season.

Make time for family and friends at this special time of year, each moment filled with the magic of the season. Guests can participate in a mesmerising whaleshark night snorkelling experience and observe these gentle giants when migrate through the warm Maldivian waters of Thaa Atoll from November to April. Guests can also set sail on champagne cruises on our luxury yacht or escape to Lavadhoo, our private island for castaway island picnics.

Younger guests will find entertainment and inspiration at Play by COMO, a space designed to encourage purposeful and creative child-directed play for children aged four to 12. A schedule of activities will ignite their creativity and infuse fun and magic into the festive season.

Stimulate healing with Traditional Chinese healing with TCM specialist David Mioduski at COMO Shambhala from November 15th 2023 to January 15th 2024. Offering acupuncture, Chinese Medical Massage or Tui Na, cupping therapy and Traditional Martial Arts Exercises such as Tai Qi Chuan and Qi Gong, guests can seek a transformative wellness experience with Mioduski.

Book a stay for a minimum of five nights and be rewarded with two extra nights for your relaxing getaway. This offer also includes a complimentary return seaplane transfer to and from Malé. A resort credit of US$300 will be gifted for stays between December 20th 2023 and January 8th 2024.

For more information on COMO Hotels and Resorts or to book the next stay, please visit https://www.comohotels.com/maldives/como-maalifushi and https://www.comohotels.com/maldives/como-cocoa-island

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Villa Park named leading family resort at Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards 2024

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Villa Park has been recognised at the prestigious Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2024, solidifying its reputation as one of the premier family resorts in the Maldives. Nestled in the tranquil South Ari Atoll, Villa Park seamlessly blends luxury with natural beauty, offering an idyllic retreat for families.

Renowned for its commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices, Villa Park provides a sanctuary where families can unwind and reconnect with nature. The resort is surrounded by stunning white beaches and vibrant marine life, inviting guests of all ages to explore. Children especially delight in encounters with majestic mantas and whale sharks, creating unforgettable memories.

From exhilarating underwater excursions to tranquil moments by the poolside, the resort presents a diverse array of activities designed to captivate all guests. The luxurious accommodations at Villa Park offer a haven of comfort and elegance, complemented by personalised service that exceeds expectations.

The Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards highlight Villa Park’s excellence in hospitality, recognising its family-friendly environment and dedication to wellness. This accolade reaffirms Villa Park’s position as a leader in providing exceptional family vacations that harmonise luxury with the natural beauty of the Maldives.

Experience the magic of Villa Park, where adventure, relaxation, and cherished family moments await, promising memories that will last a lifetime.

For more information and to book your summer escape, visit the Villa Resorts website at villaresorts.com.

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Universal Resorts Maldives joins exclusive Hilton and Small Luxury Hotels of the World partnership

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Universal Resorts, comprising Milaidhoo, Baros, Velassaru, and Huvafen  Fushi resorts, has announced its inclusion in the prestigious partnership between Hilton and  Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). Starting today, these four Universal Resort properties will  be available to Hilton Honors members and guests on all Hilton direct booking channels, including  Hilton.com and the Hilton Honors app. This collaboration further enriches Hilton Honors members  and guests’ travel experiences.  

With this new alliance, Hilton Honors members can explore the captivating beauty and excellent  service of Universal Resorts’ four iconic Maldivian properties. Hilton Honors members will also  enjoy exclusive on-property benefits throughout their SLH experience, enhancing every aspect of  their stay.  

Milaidhoo Maldives  

Milaidhoo Maldives is a pristine island paradise rooted in local island traditions, and located in Baa  Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This boutique luxury resort features 50 Maldivian-style  overwater and beach pool villas and luxury residences, custom-designed for comfort by renowned  Maldivian architect, Mohamed Shafeeq. Stand-out leisure activities include over-water spa  treatments, sunset dolphin cruises, and house reef snorkelling excursions. Dining is a highlight, with  Milaidhoo being home to three unique restaurants, including the signature fine dining restaurant,  Ba’theli. Milaidhoo is the authentic Maldives, a resort of re-invented luxury, where guests feel they  belong, experiencing bare-foot informality within a natural tropical island setting.  

Baros Maldives  

Baros Maldives exudes a sense of timeless sophistication, where every detail is curated to create an  atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Situated amidst lush tropical greenery and azure waters, the  resort is a haven for those seeking to indulge in the Maldivian way of life. The resort’s elegant villas,  each featuring private verandas and direct access to the beach or lagoon, offer a secluded retreat  enveloped by nature. Guests can partake in bespoke experiences such as private sandbank dinners,  marine biologist-led snorkelling tours, and rejuvenating spa treatments inspired by local traditions.  With its commitment to sustainability and exceptional service, Baros Maldives remains a beloved  choice for discerning travellers year after year.  

Velassaru Maldives  

Velassaru Maldives is set against a scenic backdrop of turquoise waters and pristine white sands. An  idyllic escape that seamlessly blends contemporary luxury with the island’s natural beauty. The  resort’s chic bungalows and villas, many of which feature private pools and direct beach access, offer  a modern sanctuary for relaxation. Culinary delights abound with five diverse dining venues, each  providing a unique gastro-journey. Guests can immerse themselves in a plethora of activities,  including thrilling water sports, exploratory diving sessions, and adventurous cruises. 

Huvafen Fushi Maldives  

Huvafen Fushi Maldives is a haven of innovation and luxury, featuring the world’s first underwater  spa and breathtaking underwater dining. This naturally enchanting resort promises a multi-sensory  experience, blending cutting-edge design with the natural wonders of the Maldives. Guests can  indulge in exquisite culinary delights, relax in stunning overwater bungalows, and explore vibrant  coral reefs teeming with marine life. The resort offers personalised services and exclusive amenities,  ensuring every moment is memorable.  

“We’re excited to be part of this amazing partnership,” said Visha Mahir, Chief Operations Officer at  Universal Resorts. “This collaboration allows us to showcase our properties to Hilton’s global  audience and offer Hilton Honors members unique and enriching experiences that reflect the beauty  and culture of the Maldives.” 

Discover the Maldives through the lens of Universal Resorts where authenticity, sustainability, and  local culture come together to create unforgettable journeys for discerning travellers.  

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Coco Bodu Hithi partners with Anastasia Medvedeva for resin art

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Coco Bodu Hithi has announced a partnership with renowned artist Anastasia Medvedeva, who will host a three-month residency starting in August 2024. Anastasia, celebrated for her expertise in resin art, will be the first resin artist to take up residence at Coco Bodu Hithi.

Anastasia’s unique artistic expression using epoxy resin as the preliminary medium will offer guests a unique opportunity to engage in an unforgettable journey of creativity and learning. From 02nd August to 30th October 2024, guests can explore their artistic potential under her expert guidance.

Anastasia brings a wealth of experience to Coco Bodu Hithi. She is a professional artist with a passion for teaching and creating engaging art experiences. With a proven track record in managing art classrooms and collaborating with luxury resorts, Anastasia has successfully conducted art masterclasses worldwide. Her achievements include selling 70 art pieces to clients in 35 countries, including Canada, the UK, and the USA. Notably, she has also taught a resin art masterclass to a world-famous Olympic champion.

During her residency at Coco Bodu Hithi, Anastasia will share invaluable insights and techniques to enhance art skills, helping participants create stunning artwork. Her masterclass offerings include individual or group sessions covering Resin Art, Fluid Art, Candle Making and more. Additionally, there will be display of her resin art and craft souvenirs on the island.

Coco Bodu Hithi invites all guests to discover their artistic abilities and express themselves through these engaging and enjoyable art sessions.

For more information and to book your stay, please visit Coco Bodu Hithi’s website at www.cococollection.com/bodu-hithi or email us at reservations@cococollection.com.

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