Posts Tagged ‘maldives’

Insider tips: Tim Simond dives in style

Insider tips: Tim Simond dives in style

Tim Simond, author of Dive in Style, the inspirational and factual bible for divers, has travelled the world to seek out the most stunning diving spots. We asked him to share his tips for the most stylish diving holiday…

Which diving destination do you know best? (more…)

Hay Festival Maldives takes on climate change

Hay Festival Maldives takes on climate change

The Hay Festival – a Maldivian offshoot of the renowned Hay-on-Wye literary festival – will take place from the 14th to 17th October, with a host of talent celebrating 2,000 years of island culture. (more…)

Ayada – a taste of Turkey in the Maldives

Ayada - a taste of Turkey in the Maldives

The Maldives – the deceptively large island nation in the northern Indian Ocean – ought to have more five-star hotels per capita than any other country in the world, but there’s always room for one more: in October, Turkey’s Aydeniz Group is opening their first outpost here, the 112-villa Ayada Maldives. (more…)

A secret spot in the Maldives

A secret spot in the Maldives

Travellers in search of ever whiter sand and ever clearer turquoise seas are heading to the farthest reaches of the Maldives. New airports are making the lesser-known atolls easier to get to, and hot hotels are making the journey all the more worthwhile. (more…)

Is this the hottest new island retreat?

Is this the hottest new island retreat?

“Would you like a foot ritual with your welcome drink?” asks Aslam, the villa host.

Welcome to Anantara Kihavah Villas. Take your seat looking out to the ocean on the terrace of your overwater villa while your flight-weary feet are tended to, sip your grenadine and lime juice while it sinks in… this is probably what paradise looks like. (more…)

A step closer to paradise

A step closer to paradise

Some say that it is the journey, not the destination, that matters, and anyone who has flown across the Maldives via seaplane might agree. The cramped space, overwhelming stench of diesel and deafening noise seem insignificant when you look out of the window and down to a vast pool of every conceivable shade of blue. (more…)

Surfs up: Maldives

Surfs up: Maldives

The Maldives will be the destination of the world’s most exclusive surfing event this August, featuring six world champions, a leading five-star surfing resort, a luxurious 39-metre three-deck catamaran, and perfect reef break waves. (more…)

Far out in the Maldives

Far out in the Maldives

There are more than 100 island resorts to choose from in the Maldives, most of them close to the airport in Male. Many of these perfect little patches of white sand have rustic-luxe bungalows, infinity-edged plunge pools and spas, so location is likely to be the deciding factor when choosing where to stay. (more…)

Luxury for less in the Maldives

Luxury for less in the Maldives

The Maldives is a haven of powder-white beaches and unspoiled jungle, and this autumn guests staying the Beach House Maldives can enjoy the beautiful islands for longer, with an offer of up to six complimentary nights. (more…)

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