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  Maldives Tourism & Birder
23 June, 2020

Maldives to reopen Borders & Restart tourism from 15 July 2020

Maldives is set to restart tourism and reopen borders for visitors from all nationalities from 15th July 2020, Tourists traveling to the Maldives will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival. Tourists will not be required to submit any medical test results for entry to the Maldives OR will not be subject to any quarantine measures upon arrival to the Maldives. However, travelers presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveler’s cost. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travelers & A health declaration card will be required as part of the on-arrival procedure. Currently, Testing services are available in Maldives for tourists who… Read More

  Fligths Parked in Maldives Airport
22 June, 2020

Maldives expects 10 daily international flights once border reopens

Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), which operates Maldives’ national airport Velana International Airport (VIA), expects to see 10 daily international flights when the country reopens its borders next month. MACL officials were summoned for a meeting with the Parliament’s State-owned Enterprises Committee on Sunday afternoon. Speaking at the meeting, MACL’s Terminal Manager Ibrahim Hussain said 10 international airlines have reserved slots with Velana Inernational Airport in preparation of the reopening of Maldives’ borders. This includes many of the top tourist carriers to Maldives. Starting July 1, SriLankan Airlines wants to operate three daily flights between Colombo and Male, while Qatar Airways plans to fly once a day on the Doha-Male sector. However, most airlines wants to begin flights from July… Read More

  Reopening Borders
31 May, 2020

Maldives to reopen Borders in July 2020

Maldives is set to restart tourism and reopen borders for visitors from July 2020, Tourism Ministry confirmed in an official statement. “We are planning to reopen our borders for Visitors in July 2020. We also want to assure our guests that they will not be charges any additional fees to Enter the Maldives”. According to Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed, the country could be in the position to receive tourists by the end of 2020. “Within the next three months, the Maldives will become the first Covid-19 free country in the Asia region hopefully,” during an online Maldivian parliament meeting. “We are conducting surveys to begin safe tourism when we reach that road.” The Maldives received more than 1.7… Read More

  Gili Lankanfushi Maldives
3 January, 2019

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives It is with a heavy heart we inform you that at 11pm on the evening of 2nd January 2019, a fire broke out at Gili Lankanfushi. They worked with local authorities to contain the fire as quickly as possible, unfortunately a considerable area was damaged. Thankfully all of the guests and hosts have been accounted for and are being evacuated from the island with alternative accommodation arranged by Gili Lankanfushi. They will be extending two options of comparable standard to Gili Lankanfushi for all guests with future bookings. Our assistance for the search of alternative accommodation will be for as long as required. For guests who would like to proceed with their visit, we will… Read More

  Kudadoo Maldives Private Island Officially Opens
1 December, 2018

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island Officially Opens

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi, the latest addition to the portfolio of leading hospitality group Crown & Champa Resorts, has officially opened. As the first top-end five-star, truly all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, Kudadoo ensures a secluded getaway purposefully crafted for the more discerning guest — all accessible by a 40-minute scenic journey aboard a private seaplane. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, resort is designed with contemporary Japanese elegance by architect Yuji Yamasaki. The resort is defined by air and light, both in the design of the villas and a central two-storey main building on the island known as The Retreat. As an essential part of the architectural statement of resort, 300kW of solar panels are incorporated within the sloping… Read More

  Baglioni Resort Maldives
29 November, 2018

Baglioni Resort Maldives Opening on March 2019

Baglioni Hotels will officially open its Maldivian resort on the island of Maagau in the Dhaalu Atoll in March 2019. The island resort will be the first Italian luxury five-star resort in the Maldives. Baglioni Resort Maldives will blend elegant design and Italian hospitality with tropical luxury in the heart of the Indian Ocean. This exclusive resort will offer 96 villas with a selection of garden, beach or over-water options, as well as three family beach villas and a 1,230sqm super-luxe Presidential Water Villa. Guests can enjoy an unforgettable stay with a range of water sport activities and access to some of the best dive sites in the world, an Ayurvedic Garden Spa with Thai therapies and a prestigious gastronomic… Read More

  Vakkaru Maldives Resort
24 May, 2018

Vakkaru Maldives Resort

Vakkaru Maldives Resort – within the UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE of Baa Atoll in the Republic of the Maldives lies a reef island composed entirely of sediment produced on the surrounding coral “faru” or reefs, 85% it is suggested, by parrot-fish, the fish grinding up coral during feeding and, after digesting the edible content, excrete the rest as sand, creating the powder soft, brilliant white sands that encircle the island. A study was published in the journal Geology in 2015 with this interesting fact after having taken samples and surveys on the reefs around Vakkaru Maldives Resort. A scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport transfers you into an unforgettable paradise intuitively designed to soothe the… Read More

  Sun Aqua Iru Veli Set to Open in October 2018
1 May, 2018

Sun Aqua Iru Veli set to Open in October 2018

Sun Aqua is launching the third property in their portfolio; Sun Aqua Iru Veli, An exclusive resort on the island of Aluvifushi, a private island for guests only in the heart of the South Nilandhe Atoll. The resort is scheduled to open in October 2018. Iru Veli is a five-star premium all-inclusive resort of 125 villas and suites, all with private pools. Across the lagoon and along the beach, a variety of over-water and beachfront villas offers total seclusion in open spaces. All villas, whether couples’ suites or extended family villas, feature vistas across the Indian Ocean in the true Maldivian style. Sun Aqua Iru Veli is a quick 40-minute seaplane ride from Malè and the international airport. Features include… Read More

  Kudadoo Maldives Private Island By Hurawalhi
27 April, 2018

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island By Hurawalhi

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island to debut this year with 15 premium Indulgence Residences. The Maldives based Crown & Champa Resorts group has announced the upcoming opening of the latest addition to its collection. Kudadoo Private Island by Hurawalhi will begin welcoming visitors to its shores early 2018, and is predicted to be among the most exciting openings in the archipelago in the coming year. Situated in the Lhaviyani Atoll, which is celebrated for its abundant marine life, the island provides the opportunity to swim with manta rays, dolphins, reef sharks and turtles, along with many species of tropical fish. Designed by the internationally renowned architect Yuji Yamasaki, the adults-only resort will encompass just 15 luxurious villas, making the island ideal… Read More

  Conrad Maldives - MURAKA
22 April, 2018

Conrad Maldives to open World’s first Undersea Residence

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island announced the plan to open world’s first Undersea Residence, which will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2018. The result of a significant $15 million USD investment, this revolutionary concept will transform the Maldives experience for travelers who want to be truly immersed within the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean. Conrad is the first international hotel brand to enter the Maldivian market 20 years ago and home to the world’s first undersea restaurant, Ithaa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island continues to pioneer and innovate with the groundbreaking introduction of the undersea residence. Undersea Residence named as THE MURAKA or coral in Dhivehi, the local language of the Maldives, the undersea residence gives guests an intimate… Read More

  JW Marriot Maldives
9 April, 2018

JW Marriott Maldives Resort Set to Open in November

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is set to open in November, Resort is located on the island of Vagaru in the northern Shaviyani atoll, will be accessible by a scenic 55-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport. The 61-villa property JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will be headed up by renowned General Manager Marc Gussing and will bring fierce competition to the Maldives, with highlights including a private pool with every villa, a treetop restaurant, and an expansive wine cellar. Guests will have a choice between five villa categories ranging from 234 sqm to 638 sqm, all of which come with private pools and spacious wooden decks. There will be 29 secluded one- and two-bedroom beach villas nestled… Read More

  Joali Maldives Resort
28 March, 2018

Joali Maldives Resort to Open in the last quarter of 2018

Joali Maldives Resort is set to Open in the last quarter of 2018, the new JOALI Maldives is a sophisticated and artistic luxury retreat, equipped with 73 elegant private beach and water villas and residences. The resort’s elegant villas and residences are epitome of sustainable glamour, whilst four restaurants provide inventive fusion cuisine from several corners of the globe to satisfy the most discerning of foodies. Located in Raa Muravandhoo, Joali Maldives caters for families, offering stellar children-friendly amenities including a treehouse, spa for kids, junior cookery school and an ice-cream shop, along with treasure hunts and native storytelling sessions around a campfire. Recently, The global online news portal, Top Hotel News ranks Joali Maldives as one of the top… Read More