Four Season Resorts Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy 2013 To Return This August

Source: Incentive Travel & Corporate Meetings UK            

Kuda Hura SurfingReturning for the 3rd time, the highly anticipated Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy 2013 is set to start from the 26th of august to 2nd September 2013. This internationally acclaimed event with a winning prize of USD 25,000 to the champion is set to feature six ex-world champions. The surfing competition which is recognized as the most luxurious surfing event in the world has three main divisions of surfboard: retro single-fins, twin-fins and contemporary triple-fin thrusters

This year’s event is also hyped due to the return of Australian surfing legend andSunrise Water Bungalow With Pool two-time world champion, Damien “Dooma” Hardman (Narrabeen, New South Wales, Austrailia). Hardman has admitted he was thrilled at the prospect of returning to the Four Season’s property of Kuda Hura not only for surfing but also due to its luxurious surrounding. He was quoted as commenting that his wife is as excited as him about returning to beautiful holiday destination.

This even is organized in conjunction with luxury surf pioneers Tropicsurf of Noosa, Asutrailia and will one again feature a domestic Four Seasons Maldives Four Seasons Explorer in the horizonTrophy. This showcase would feature local Maldivians battling it out for the national champion’s title with a prize money worth 25,000 MVR. Both of the Surfing Champions and Domestic Champion events competitors would be hosted aboard the luxury Four Seasons Explorer surf vessel. At night you can expect all of the competitors, judges and spectators to mingle about at the Kuda Huraa Four Seasons Resorts beach for cocktails and dinner.

Event Coordinator Mark Winson of Tropicsurf, commenting on the year’s competition was quoted as expecting this years event to be the best one yet. With a strong number of international competitors from all corners of the globe being assembled, it would be certainly a treat for all enthusiasts of the sport.

For those wishing to view this amazing treat it is possible to book a room at Kuda Huraa. With special packages on offer, this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the legends in surfing while experiencing a brilliant holiday in the award winning resort Kuda Hura, voted number one in the Maldives by Conde Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards 2012.

Kuda huraa Four Seasons Infinity Pool

Pure Hadahaa – A Complete Experience

park-hyatt-maldives-hadahaaWhat makes a perfect holiday experience? Is it the room that you stay at? The amazing culinary experience or the breathtaking sights you see? Park Hyatt Maldives by the Hyatt Company has decided to combine all these elements together to provide an unprecedented package that is sure to ignite all your senses. Dubbed “Pure Hadahaa – A Complete Experience”, the package is a new venture which aims to provide guests an opportunity to explore the Maldives as a destination and soak in all things that are brilliant. Combining elements such as gastronomy, adventure and rejuvenation this is a package which appeals to all kinds of visitors.

Park Hyatt - RoomPark Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa located 400 km south of the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in the North Huvadhoo Atoll. The only property of Park Hyatt brand in Maldives, this amazing resort epitomizes what the Park Hyatt brand stands for: elegance, luxury and comfort. A scenic seaplane ride over the brilliant Indian Ocean takes you to the destination. Nestling within the natural vegetation just steps away from the dazzling turquoise waters are 16 Park Villas and 20 Park Pool villas. A further 14 Park Water Villa’s all enjoy a direct access to the coral filled waters below with breathtaking panoramic sunset views.

Your culinary experience starts from the moment you arrive. With this package a great selection of premium brands of alcoholic beverage including beer, wine, champagne, spirits and liquers are available in all restaurants and bars. Relax with a refreshing drink atPark Hyatt Restuarant “The Bar”. This pool side Maldivian bar offers comfortable sofas’ romantic couples swing chairs and six intimate beach cabanas each facing breathtaking ocean views. If you are looking to be amazed head over to “The Dhoni”. An architectural marvel, this recreational living room area built by local fishing boat builders resemble an enormous upturned local fishing boat (Dhoni). Dinners are available at the amazing Batuta restaurant- the only indigenous restaurant serving gourmet regional cuisine. With spectacular views of the ocean, “The Dining Room” is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This contemporary a-la-carte dining restaurant is the perfect setting for guests and the staff is more than ready to customize the meals to your preference. The Pure Hadahaa also includes one private beach dinner amid the night skies, sure to be an un-forgetful experience. The package also includes complimentary mini bar for the whole stay which is restocked once daily.

To experience Maldives truly, one has to view the amazing underwater life unlike any other in the world. The reef explorer tour provides the opportunity to understand more about the intriguing nature of the Maldivian atolls and island formation. Climb aborad a private speedboat and discover what lies beyond the horizon. – Travel to several different locations within the atoll and discover the unique and fascinating history behind the topography of the Maldives. Explore a deserted island, and privately snorkel through untouched reef with your own personal guide. See how the coral reef grow and from the underwater structure that have created the scattering of beautiful islands.

With all this on offer, it is no wonder that they call it the complete experience. Go on an adventure unlike any other with this amazing package. Click on the following link to make booking now http://www.maldivestraveller.com/package/package_id/26/type/2

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Pool Side

Maldives well represented in the Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

Source: Seven Star Global Luxury Awards

Signum Virtutis

Continuing their good form in the awards ceremonies, Maldives resorts and the destination itself has been nominated for several awards in the most prestigious awards in the travel industry. Maldives has been nominated in the “Seven Star Destination Winner” category along with 21 other destination that include: Abu Dhabi, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Dubai, Fiji , France, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, St Lucia, Turkey and Turks & Caicos.

The awards to be held at the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Marbella, Spain on the 28th of June 2013. Seven Star Global Luxury awards points out that only the pinnacle of luxury enters the its ranks and to be nominated by itself is a huge accomplishment in itself to the Maldives.  The Seven Star Global Luxury Awards recognizes extraordinary achievements in the Hospitality and lifestyle sector by bestowing the Signum Virtutis – the seal of excellence. With this consumers are guaranteed that the service providers are truly the best in their field.

In addition to being nominated in the destinations category, several resorts of the Maldives have also been nominated in the resorts and hotel category.  With over 22 nominees representing several of the most famous and luxurious properties in the Maldives, it is one of the most well represented destination in this country. Resorts that are nominated include: Ayada Maldives, Banyan Tree Maldives, Baros Maldives, Coco Palm Bodu Hithi, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Cocp Palm Kuda Hithi, Conrad Maldives, Diamonds Thundufushi, Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives, Kanuhura Maldives, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives,  Lux* Maldives, Niyama , One and Only Reethi Rah Maldives, Park Hyatt, Shangri-la Villingili Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maldives, Soneva Gili, The Haven Paradise Island Resort, Vadoo and W Maldives.

The world famous spas of Maldives have also a good representation in the awards Seven Star Spa’s Nominations. Eight different spas of the country which include the famous LIME Spa of Huvafenfushi and the Ananatara Veli Spa are carrying the country’s flag high in this award ceremony.

Being nominated alone for an accolade of this nature indicates that the Maldives has been gaining popularity among its visitors and would serve as a guarantee to its visitors to quality of the resorts that are established in this beautiful country.

Atmosphere Kanifushi to open in November

Source: Breaking Travel News

The upcoming resort brand “Atmosphere” is set to launch its first property in theAtmosphere-Kanifushi-Maldiv-250x167 Maldives, Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives in the beautiful holiday destination this November.

Kanifushi Island located in the Lhaviyani Atoll of the Maldives is only a short 30 minute sea plane ride away from the countries Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Guests arriving to this new destination would be treated to a spectacular aerial show of the hundreds of islands below and the glistening bright blue sea enroute to the resort.

Atmosphere Kanifushi, which is to officially open its doors on the 1st of November 2013, is a five star resort that encompasses of over 2 kilometers of pristine white sandy beaches, a beautiful turquoise lagoon and a natural coral reef. The resort is to contain over 150 state of the art Sunset View villas, set among the lush green vegetation of the island. Providing seclusion and a direct access to the amazing beaches, Atmosphere Kanifushi promises exclusivity and luxury. The resort has a further three more categories of villas, all with open-air bathrooms, outdoor private areas, internet access and top of the line high tech amenities.

The other categories that Atmosphere Kanifushi is to introduce includes spacious Junior suites that contains an additional lounging area, family villas that interconnect to ensure that your loved ones are never too far away and finally magnificent Pool Villas with a large verandah and a plunge pool. The choices are abundant for all types, whether it be families looking for a good time or a honeymoon couple looking for the perfect start to their wedded life.

Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives embraces the Atmosphere brand image of projecting a perfect balance of bliss, tranquility, fun and value. The leisure facilities to be opened in this wonderful resort include “Akiri Spa”, a PADI licensed dive center and international dining options to be served to the patrons of the resort.

This new venture by Atmosphere looks to be an exciting new addition to its already impressive list of destinations and is poised to be one of its most well rounded and popular destinations.

Atmosphere Kanifushi

Six Senses Laamu creates the first code of conduct in Maldives for Dolphin Watching.

Dolphin Watching Guide from Six Sense Laamu

First ever code of conduct for dolphin watching has been developed by Six Senses Laamu Resort. Dolphin watching, which is popular among many of the tourists that visit Maldives has not had any form of regulations or code of ethics that should be followed. With the implementation of this code there is a higher guarantee of protection and sustainability for the local population of dolphins.

The hard work of resident Marine Biologist, Rachel Lambert the code of conduct summarizes in seven main points:

• Keep at least 50 meters away – two boat lengths
• Do not approach from directly behind or head on
• Allow the dolphins to choose to approach the boat
• No rapid changes in speed or rapid changes in direction – be predictable
• 6 knots when within 150 meters
• Do not cut them off or chase them
• Do not separate mothers and calves

Six Senses Laamu resort has been identified as a pioneer in educating and implementing certain guidelines in order to ensure sustainability and prevent harm coming to the environment. Recognizing the role of a resort and the delicate nature it operates due to its dependence on nature, which is especially evident in Maldivian tourism, Six Senses Laamu has always been an advocate of protecting the environment. The code engineered is also adhering to its policy of improving ecological footprint of biodiversity conservation, preservation and restoration within the resort as well as nearby surrounding areas.

The resort is now campaigning in order to extend to all Maldives resorts and other destinations to ensure that tourists and tourism providers of all regions would be able to do there part in helping the eco system. With such a delicate balance in place, we need more research and acts such as this for the betterment of the world and a more sustainable future.

 

Source: Sixsenses

Exhilarating Adventures

Diving In Gaafu Alif

Escape from the dreary cold winter to the sunny side of life, Maldives. Incite all your senses in these amazing adventures packed packages on our Liveaboards.  What better way is there to explore the Maldives than on these majestic cruises that would take you on a journey of a lifetime. Dive in some of the most amazing waters and marine life.  Our Liveaboards are fully equipped to cater for all your needs and we ensure you that a trip with us would be one that you do not forget.

Liveaboard Tours are customized to ensure that you get the best of both worlds. Dive cruises that provide the opportunity to stop at some of the most famous dive sites in Maldives lets you explore a different environment every day. If lady luck smiles on you, there is a high chance of swimming along with majestic creatures such as whale sharks and dolphins and so on. As a destination that is considered as one of the richest in marine life, there is an ample supply of amazing creatures that you could see in these tours.

Cruising along in the azure blue seas as you soak up the sun in the sun decks, view the distant Islands looming up on the horizons, each island flanked by its own amazing sand banks and alluring crystal clear waters, you have the opportunity to stop by in some of these islands and immerse yourself in the local culture and experience a day as islanders.  At night get ready for an amazing barbeque at the beach with the starry skies overhead.

So join us today, and set sail on a journey that would set your senses alight.