Grand Park Kodhipparu is only 25 minutes by speedboat from the airport, this makes is very convenient for guests staying only a short time in the Maldives. Male and the Industrial Island are visible in the distance but it doesnt detract from the beauty of the island.
Whilst the resort is currently in the soft opening stages, pretty much everything is ready. Only a few small things were missing. To be honest Ive seen resorts that have so much still to do but still open but with Grand Park, it was only small things such as bathrobes, c
This is a stunning little gem of the Indian Ocean.
I loved everything about this perfect little resort. Every honeymoon couples dream!
The island has a very rustic, Maldivian charm about it. The GM, Bruce was extremely friendly and welcoming as were all his team.
All the rooms are over water (although at low tied some of them appear on land, but that’s just the nature of the ocean).
The Dhoni Suites are very unique and I think a standout feature for the resort as no other resort in the Mald
I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit Outrigger Konotta Resort Maldives and was very impressed with this fabulous boutique resort.
I was greeted at the airport by the Maldivan Airline’s team, who are the ground handlers to Outrigger Konotta.
The team was very friendly and professional and one person escorted me the lounge whilst the other one took care of the check in for the domestic flight
The Maldivian Airlines lounge is very comfortable. Plenty of seating, air-conditioned, free WiFi and a
The name may not be as well known worldwide like other luxury brands but Ayada Maldives can compete with the best of them, Four Seasons, Jumeirah, Conrad and Taj.
Whilst the journey is around 2 hours from Male (1 hour domestic flight and 1 hour boat journey) it is well worth it when you step onto this stunning resort. There is a closer domestic airport currently under development and once this opens then the journey would be 1 hour domestic flight and 15 minute boat journey.
The Maldivian welcome on the arrival (local Bodu Be
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat describe on their website ‘Seclusion, tranquility and escape come together for an authentic Maldivian experience that blends rustic appeal with understated comfort and charm’. How right they got it!
It was an absolutely pleasure to experience this beautiful little Gem in South Ari Atoll. This is what coming to the Maldives is all about.
Who needs TV’s and fancy gadgets in your villa, the Maldives is about relaxing and recharging your batteries.
Our journey was a comfortable seaplane flight with Maldivian Airways first to the sister island of Cocoa in South Ari Atoll which took just over 5 minutes. We were picking up a couple of guests who had first spent a few nights in Cocoa Island and were then moving to Maalifushi by Como. These are sister islands and both very different in terms of size and design but I think would make a nice experience for honeymoon couples. Where possible they try to provide a direct pick up or drop off between the two resorts but t
Niyama Maldives is located in Dhaalu Atoll and it took us about 50 minutes by seaplane to travel to the resort.
Landing in the resorts lagoon was amazing and gave us the opportunity to view the Sub Six under water Restaurant/Bar as we came into land.
Niyama is split into two islands, ‘Play’ and ‘Chill’. ‘Play’ is more active, home to the Dive School and Water Sports, Children’s Club, Tennis courts as well as home to the unique ‘Nest’ Restaurant which is perched in t
Maafushivaru is a small charming, natural, ‘no news, no shoes’ kind of resort. The type of resort that you expect when you think of this tropical destination.
From the moment I stepped on the resort, I felt at home! The Manager and all the staff really make you feel very welcome. The hospitality is genuine and sincere, it is very tranquil with no stress at all. The Atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and all the guests (British, German, Italian, Chinese, Korean are just a few of the nationalities I encountered)
Our journey to Kandolhu Island Resort in Ari Atoll as by seaplane transfers to the nearby resort of Constance Halaveli which took approximately 25 minutes.
Kandolhu Island does not have a seaplane platform in its lagoon so you will normally be transferred to a close by resort (transfer then by speedboat, approximately 15 minutes). Whilst this might seem a little inconvenient, it is actually much better for such as small resort as there is no disturbance early morning and throughout the day of seaplanes landing and taking off, s
The two sister islands of Angsana Ihuru and Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru are conveniently located only 25 minutes by speedboat from the airport.
Both islands are small, picturesque with a beautiful beach and stunning lagoon. Angsana Ihuru boasts one of the best house reef in the Maldives and Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru has its own Marine Centre and Turtle Conservation program.
Angsana Ihuru décor is vibrant colours, Red, Orange, Green and Yellow which is a freshening change from the earth tones that many islands use.
I was lucky enough to spend 2 nights on Conrad Maldives at the weekend (1st August). I can’t say that this was a Fam Trip as actually it was mainly a bit of R and R and what better place to spend it on than one of the best resorts in the Maldives. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is truly barefoot luxury!
There is just something really quite special about this resort that makes it one of my all-time favorite resorts in the Maldives.
Whilst it doesn’t have the best rooms if we are comparing to luxury reso