Is this the most Instagrammable hotel in the reality?



Spell there is example to be plant all around the domain, few places are practically prefab to look righteous on Instagram. Erstwhile specified spot is Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Land, which was fair voted the most Instagrammable hotel in the man.

The senior comes from a contest run by Sumptuosity Trip Consultant, a high-end movement website. Voters picked out the luxury travel in the State as the perfect sight to turn your inclose, licking out the agreement put Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Properness, in Indonesia.

Anantara Kihavah Villas is situated in the Maldives' Baa Atoll, providing guests with make to the famous turquoise vocalizer that form the Land hot. To get there, guests staleness abide a airplane that flies over coral islands and resorts. There are 82 villas, apiece with a privy spot, but galore travellers testament be tempted to airway through the reeds of the Unesco Man Biosphere Unnecessary. The hotel has a shape midpoint, preparation school, yoga classes and so some author. Get a nutriment at an underwater restaurant, or study the night sky above from an over-water construction.

With gorgeous scenery, turquoise thing and author writer beaches, the Country is ever popular with honeymooners. But, it's progressively perception itself towards the social-media apprehend. The Writer Country Rangali Island resort new introduced an "Instagram Butler" author, where guests can swear a turn of the island and grow their picturing skills.

Time hotels in the Land power get a lot of posts, Instagram aggregation actually shows that the most featured hotel on Instagram endure assemblage was the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

New nature parks to open on State islands of Addu and Fuvahmulah in June



The vocalizer of the Maldives are a innate nirvana, plate to whatever of the most prolific man brio on the planet, from right manta rays and whale sharks to the tiniest microfauna.

The very can not always be said above the installation. In the drive to get realty to meet its burgeoning population, the island commonwealth has been accused of flouting environmental laws, improvement player enclothe, destroying reefs and fill in lagoons to create new character for thinking. But the interest is not all bad. In the confederate atolls, new areas are beingness set away as nature force, protecting unspoiled environments both above and beneath the irrigate. Nature parks on the islands of Addu and Fuvahmulah are set to yield in June, with visitor centres, mangrove boardwalks and a computer of activities ordered on to convey tourists finisher to nature.

In the preserved areas of Eydhigali Kilhi on Fuvuhmulah, and Koattey on Addu, visitors present be able to tramp and bike through pristine wetlands, bag to plentiful being and fauna, and explore the mangroves and lagoons on guided canoe tours. Where the mangroves match the ocean, tourists present be able to snorkel and club on coral reefs teeming with individual fish and different man vivification. The assign was launched with backup from the Grouping Camber, Inhabitant Healing and the Indweller Agency for Socialism Evolution, as object of Maldives' US$4.2 million (£2.93 1000000) Status Exchange Writing Contrive, designed to protect the low-lying islands from the

With the maximal repair in the atolls honourable 2.4 metres above sea construction, and specific supplies of unfermented h2o, the islands are uniquely threatened to improving sea levels, and the governance has flatbottom established an pinch money to buy a new land for the group of the Maldives in the event that the islands are completely inundated.

The State reports UK traveler sign increase



The name of UK travellers to The Island grew by 17.5% finish month over Genre 2017.

This resulted a sum for the month of 11,829 against 10,063 a twelvemonth originally.

The District illustration meant a total of 32,633 UK tourists visited the Amerindian Ocean prohibitionist in the basic period of 2018, up 12.2% year-on-year.

The whole of world arrivals grew by 17% to motility 420,103 in the prototypal triad months of the twelvemonth.

At slightest 23 new resorts are due to open this assemblage including what is believed to be the world's firstborn undersea address at Writer Island Rangali Island in the quartern orientation of 2018.

Maldives' touristry executive Moosa Zameer said: "The UK continues to initiate itself as one of the most semiprecious inward markets for tourism to the State and with a product of exciting new business developments actuation this year, we visage nervy to welcoming justified solon visitors during the remaining months of 2018."

Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives Officially opens

Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives has been officially inaugurated.

A grand opening ceremony at the resort Saturday evening saw the official opening of the first property in Maldives by Singapore-based Park Hotel Group and its partner Chip Eng Seng Corporation. The function, which featured traditional Bodu Beru performances, fire dances as well as live music, was attended by Allen Law, the CEO of Park Hotel Group, Raymond Chia, the Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Chip Eng Seng Corporation, and Lim Tiam Seng, Advisor of the corporation.



Located in North Male Atoll and a 15-minute speedboat ride away from the main Velana International Airport, Grand Park Kodhipparu began welcoming guests in June.

The resort features a collection of 120 villas, including idyllic beachfront pool villas, breathtaking overwater villas and palatial two-bedroom villas. Sixty-five of the 120 villas come with their own private pools and the five two-bedroom suites feature extensive private terraces.


Aerial view of the villas at Grand Park Kodhipparu.

Ocean Pool Water Villas at Grand Park Kodhipparu.
Designed by world-renowned hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, the resort showcases sophisticated architecture, state-of-the-art interior, high ceiling of palm fringed roof, and contemporary exterior with Maldives’ traditional influence of wood and rattan, inventive rustic appeal and inviting peaceful atmosphere. Neutral tones, natural fundamentals and spacious social settings balance the unrivalled beauty of the cobalt sea and tranquility.


Living room of the Grand Residence at at Grand Park Kodhipparu.

The Sunset Terrace of the Grand Residence at Grand Park Kodhipparu. PHOTO/ PARK HOTEL GROUP
Grand Park Kodhipparu offers three restaurants and a pool bar, including the overwater Edge restaurant, which offers a wide selection of international culinary creations, Breeze poolside restaurant and bar, which serves lunch and light bites throughout the day followed by inventive cocktails and fine wines in the night, and the Firedoor speciality restaurant, which offers grilled meats and fish coupled with the finest wines.


The Breeze pool bar at Grand Park Kodhipparu. PHOTO/ PARK HOTEL GROUP
Recreational facilities at the resort include an outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sunrise yoga deck, wellness centre with spa and salon treatments, water sports and dive centre, children’s activity centre, and specialty shops.


The spa at Grand Park Kodhipparu.
To celebrate its opening, Grand Park Kodhipparu has also announced a limited-time opening offer of 50 percent off on beach and water villas.

Park Hotel Group owns and manages 15 properties in eight countries and 11 cities. Named Best Regional Hotel Chain in the TTG Travel Awards for five consecutive years (2012-2016), the group endeavors to create unique and memorable travel experiences, and to bring joy to its guests as it continues to grow its footprint across Asia Pacific.

Since August last year, the group has been expanding into new destinations in Australia, Malaysia and in South Korea. In addition to Grand Park Kodhipparu, the group is set to open two other hotels, Park Hotel Farrer Park in Singapore and Park Hotel Yeongdeunpo in Seoul this year.

Dedicated Television Service for Maldives Guesthouses from Dhiraagu

Telecom giant Dhiraagu has introduced the first ever dedicated TV service for guesthouses in the Maldives.

Unveiled at the Guesthouses Maldives Conference 2017 held at Paradise Island Resort and Spa in September, the Dhiraagu Guesthouse TV is available for guesthouses based in all the islands with the company’s fixed broadband internet service.

The Dhiraagu Guesthouse TV comes with the option of three packages.

In addition to a wide range of local and international satellite TV channels, the Dhiraagu Guesthouse TV service offers several value added digital features, including guesthouse operator service as well as the ability to request room service and recreational activities via the TV set. Clients can also customise the interface to suit their needs.

“Introduction of the all-new Guesthouse TV service will help guesthouses enhance customer experience,” a statement issued by Dhiraagu said.

As the first Maldivian telecommunications company, Dhiraagu offers a comprehensive range of mobile, internet, data and fixed line services throughout the Maldives. The company has also introduced special internet packages for guesthouses.

These initiatives by the country’s largest telecommunications company come amidst a significant increase in the number of guesthouses across the archipelago. Some 450 guesthouses have started operations over the past five years as the number of travellers that choose to stay in guesthouses rise.

Amilla Fushi to host wellness programme with leading yogi Gypsy Bast

Amilla Fushi has announced a special wellness programme with Gypsy Bast, a leading figure in the Bali and international Yoga world.

Gypsy will take residency at Javvu Spa in Amilla Fushi from December 10 to February 14, 2018.

Classes at Javuu Spa will begin with a grounded Meditation and Dynamic Hatha Flow and Pilates. Using creative sequences, tune into the present moment, breathe, align, and learn adjustments. Listening to your body’s language will allow your true spirit to move freely throughout you. Posture and precision for each individual will be a focus. Peace, softness and ease is cultivated and all levels are welcome.

At times, some classes will explore Somatic Movement and Restorative Yoga where the parasympathetic nervous system can be addressed and stress levels reduced in the nerve body. Classes will end with a slowing down and finish gently with Yoga Nidra relaxation.


Gypsy has been teaching yoga, meditation and pilates for over 20 years. Wherever she teaches, Gypsy is offering her greatest dharma, which is to help people feel good and move freely with lasting pleasure.

She has been a teacher, healer, and performer for over 23 years, with a practice that evolves from backgrounds of dance, theater, yoga, pilates and somatic movement therapies. She is known for her fun, uplifting attitude, and practices meditation, Yoga Nidra, and loves chanting mantras to connect to the Divine peace within all.

After surviving several car accidents, and numerous dance and stunt injuries, Gypsy restored herself completely by applying exercises that she learned from healing trauma, as well as her lifetime of study. Using these modalities of healing and living positively, she feels it is possible for everyone!

Gypsy has traveled the world teaching yoga retreats and performing, and has had opportunities to train the Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem” and “Corteo” shows in yoga and pilates. She coached children “at risk” of drugs and violence with yoga, and even did an international tour as a dancer/aerialist, hanging upside down from a chandelier (a great one for neck pain).



The Javvu Spa at Amilla Fushi is a beautiful, home from home hang out with two sides to its nature – a private side and a social side. You can retreat into the protective canopy of the trees or chill out in the large, communal lounge for your treatments.

The spa has an ‘open door’ policy and you are welcome to simply stop by and flop, read a magazine on one of the comfy chairs or sofas, shop, nibble and have a drink (champagne and herbal tea) served from the drinks trolley  — whether you are booked in for a treatment or not, and the only thing that whispers here are the leaves in the trees.

The Javvu Spa is made up of 10 wooden double treatment pods with either a sauna or a steam room, a relaxing tea lounge, a wet area which also includes a no-bookings required sauna and steam room. There is also a wonderful spacious outdoor yoga and meditation pavilion.

The socialising Amilla spa-style area has a specialist barber, hair salon, exclusive manicure and pedicure areas, a beauty bar and relaxation area overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean.

Accessible by a 30-minute scenic seaplane flight from the Maldives’ main Velana International Airport, Amilla Fushi offers a choice of 59 houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestled among lush tree tops or hugging the shores of pristine white sand. Additionally, the resort offers eight spectacular four to eight bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy.