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Weixin Pay makes its way to CROSSROADS Maldives resorts

Weixin Pay unveiled at CROSSROADS Maldives

WeChat Pay, often referred to as Weixin Pay in China, has been implemented by CROSSROADS Maldives at its world-class properties, SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection by Hilton, and Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. The purpose of offering this payment option to Chinese visitors is to improve their entire experience and convenience, hence making their stay in…

Coco Collection resort Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Maldives from above

Coco Collection: ‘Nurturing Minds’ & their Focus on Mental Health

In honour of Global Wellness Day, Coco Collection introduced its newest project, “Nurturing Minds,” which includes Wellness Navigators at Coco Bodu Hithi Maldives and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Maldives. This year-round initiative prioritises simple access to services for emotional well-being in an effort to transform mental health assistance for the company’s employees. The first meeting…

Maldives tourism capacity to increase within the year

Maldives Tourism Capacity to Increase with 2,700 Bed Additions

An exciting growth to increase the Maldives tourism capacity has been announced by Minister of Tourism Ibrahim Faisal, with an extra 2,700 beds scheduled to be added this year. Minister Faisal emphasised the government’s commitment to supporting the tourism industry in an exclusive interview with PSM News, emphasising that this is especially true in areas…

Environment Week at Canareef Resort Maldives shows dedication to nature in Maldives

Environment Week at Canareef Resort Maldives shows Dedication

Environment Week (World Reef Day, World Environment Day, World Ocean Day, and Global Wellness Day) was celebrated at Canareef Resort Maldives proudly sponsored a range of environmental, sustainable, and educational programs from 1st June 2024 to 8th June 2024. The resort’s steadfast dedication to environmental practices and ocean protection was on display during this week-long…

beOnd Airline plane readying for flight

beOnd Airline x CROSSROADS MaldivesPromotion Kicks Off

The much awaited marketing campaign with beOnd Airline, the first premium leisure airline in the world, has been unveiled by CROSSROADS Maldives. Through this exclusive partnership, beOnd travelers can expect an amazing trip experience, including free nights and significant savings at two of the most prestigious resorts in the Maldives: SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection…

Eid al-Adha celebrations in Maldives

Eid al-Adha Celebrations Take Over Maldivian Resorts

In June 2024, Eid al-Adha has Maldives gearing up for a massive 5-day weekend, with some Maldivian resorts following suit as well. Muslims all across the globe commemorate Eid al-Adha, which is observed at the end of the hajj (pilgrimage) rituals in Minā, Saudi Arabia, which is close to Mecca. Eid al-Adha commemorates the day…

Club Med Finolhu Villas

Club Med Mid-Year 40% Offer for All Guests

Guests are invited to take advantage with the Club Med mid-year offer, which offers up to 40% off at five stunning resorts around Asia, including two locations situated among the Maldives’ white sand beaches and turquoise oceans, a well recognised destination for being the pioneer of all-inclusive vacations. Their mission to deliver exceptional, all-inclusive family…

A snippet of Amilla Maldives

Amilla Maldives and Local NGO Unite for World Turtle Day

Amilla Maldives, a sanctuary tucked away within the stunning Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, announced a new and exciting cooperation with the Atoll Marine Centre (AMC), a local NGO committed to marine conservation, in honor of World Turtle Day on 23rd May 2024. Through this partnership, visitors may take an active role in preserving these…

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives from above

The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives gears up for Eid al-Adha

The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives, is inviting families to enjoy a four-day celebration from 15th June 2024 to 18th June 2024. This sun-drenched paradise, which was just named the T+L Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023’s “Best Resort for Families,” boasts a variety of activities to keep visitors of all ages interested and amused. Arriving in paradise…

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives and its beauty

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives Puts Sea Turtle Conservation First

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives has announced the adoption of three sea turtles that live in the seas surrounding their island resort in observance of World Turtle Day (2024). The resort’s continued dedication to marine conservation will assist Rehendi, Raivilla, and Raalhu, the two Green Turtles, and one Hawksbill Turtle. The larger environmental initiatives of Cinnamon Hotels…

Tourism in Maldives booms with Chinese guests surpassing 90,000 arrivals

Tourism in Maldives Sees Chinese Guests Surpassing 90,000

The Ministry of Tourism has released figures showing that the number of Chinese visitors visiting the Maldives has exceeded 90,000. The number of visitors to the Maldives as of May 13th, 2024, has gone up to 830,665. The Ministry’s most recent data emphasizes how dominant the Chinese market is and how long it will remain…

One of the first things you see when you arrive at JOALI BEING

JOALI BEING Furthers Sustainability Vision with ORP

JOALI BEING is a unique wellness island in the Maldives that sets itself apart from other opulent resorts in the area by emphasizing sustainability and promoting well-being. The team’s mission is to preserve and maintain their favorite destination, which is nature. JOALI BEING is happy to welcome the new Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Raa…

The view of Bandos Maldives from above

Bandos Maldives Claims Win at World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards 2024 have declared Bandos Maldives as the winner of the Indian Ocean’s Best Dive Resort. This esteemed award highlights their ongoing dedication to provide unmatched underwater experiences. One of the Maldives’ oldest diving shops, Dive Bandos, is a shining example of competence in underwater research. Their committed team of experts makes…

Accommodation option at Dusit Thani Maldives

Dusit Set to Open ‘All-Inclusive’ Lifestyle Resort Close to Capital

Dusit Hotels and Resorts, a hotel division of Dusit International, a prominent hotel and real estate development company in Thailand, has entered into a management agreement with Pearl Atoll Pvt Ltd for the management of dusitD2 Feydhoo Maldives, a 125-key lifestyle resort situated on a private island close to Malé. The new resort is now…

Canareef Resort Maldives in all its splendour

Canareef Resort Maldives Claims Prestigious TripAdvisor Award

Canareef Resort Maldives is proud to share that it has won the coveted TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for 2024. Thanks to this prestigious honour, this Maldivian resort is now ranked in the top 10% of hotels globally by millions of TripAdvisor users. Every year, TripAdvisor compiles reviews and ratings from visitors worldwide to determine which…

World Travel Awards 2024, with Maldives leading the Indian Ocean Category

World Travel Awards Sees Maldives Claim Multiple Wins

The Maldives has emerged victorious at the World Travel Awards, taking home four esteemed awards in the Indian Ocean category. The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, hosted in the Dubai World Trade Center, is where the awards were given out on 6th May. Below are the awards Maldives took home: Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination 2024…

Waste management efforts by WAMCO Maldives reaches new heights

Waste Management by WAMCO for Environment Sees Leaps

With the delivery of specialized vehicles to accelerate this transformation of urban waste management, backed by The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Maldives, Waste Management Corporation (WAMCO) marked a significant step towards the management of plastic waste. Two electric vehicles (EVs) were among the six cars that UNDP…

A member of Alila Kothaifaru Maldives donating blood for Global Month of Service

Global Month of Service with Alila Kothaifaru Blood Donation Drive

As part of its Global Month of Service program, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, which is a part of the Hyatt family, recently wrapped off an incredibly successful blood donation campaign. The event, which was organized in conjunction with the Madhuvaree Health Center and Maldives Blood Service, received outstanding support from the Alila Kothaifaru Maldives staff, demonstrating…

Muni Foundation and Fushifaru Maldives gathering for their Single-Use Plastic initiative

No ‘Single-Use Plastic’ Efforts by Fushifaru Maldives & Muni Foundation

To combat single-use plastic, the Muni Foundation and Fushifaru Maldives organised “Plastic Aa Nulaa” event, the purpose of which is to unite people, groups, and communities in support of the goals of eradicating single-use plastic, safeguarding the environment, and encouraging a more sustainable way of life. The event took place at Central Park, Hulhumale on…

Angsana Velavaru commemorated Earth Day this 22nd April.

Earth Day Sees Angsana Velavaru Honouring Sustainability

On 22nd April, Angsana Velavaru Maldives, an all-inclusive luxury resort tucked away in South Nilandhe Atoll and a prominent proponent of environmental conservation in the Maldives, commemorated Earth Day with a range of noteworthy events. The resort held a number of events to promote responsible behaviour and raise awareness, emphasising its commitment to sustainability. Since…

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives hosting Nathaniel Alapide

Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives Hosts Artist Nathaniel Alapide

Renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide, who is headquartered in Dubai and holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest sand picture, amazed visitors with his most recent creation, which he produced in the stunning Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives. On April 12, in honor of Eid Al Fitr, Alapide, who is well-known for his elaborate…

ADEX Ocean Mission 2024 at the Maldives booth

ADEX Ocean Mission 2024 Sees Maldives in Stunning Fashion

At the ADEX Ocean Mission 2024, the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC / Visit Maldives) and six industry partners showcased the stunning underwater landscapes of the Maldives to the South East Asia (SEA) market. This event took place at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition and Convention Center between 12th April 2024 and 14th April…

Marine Diving Awards go to Maldives in Two Categories

Marine Diving Awards in Japan Sees Maldives Take Two Wins

The Maldives has been voted third in the “Best Area Overseas Division” and second in the “Best Overseas Destination I Want to Visit for the First Time” in the “Marine Diving Awards 2023,” according to Japanese divers nationwide. This news is with great pleasure on the part of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit…

Virgin Atlantic & Villa Resorts set to show off marketing excellence

Virgin Atlantic and Villa Resorts Collab in International Tourism

Leading Maldivian hospitality company Villa Resorts has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to debut a worldwide campaign that will be shown at all of the world’s major airports. The TV ad will debut in February at all of Virgin Atlantic’s exclusive Clubhouse lounges, which are located in strategic airports throughout the globe, including Johannesburg, New…

A bird's eye view of Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives

Lily Resorts Properties in Running for World Travel Awards 2024

The World Travel Awards 2024 have nominated Lily Resorts properties Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives and Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa Maldives for three awards apiece. Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives, the first all-inclusive resort in the Maldives, has assumed the lead in providing outstanding all-inclusive experiences. The resort is celebrating its 30th…

CROSSROADS Maldives properties in South Male' Atoll

CROSSROADS Maldives a Beacon of Sustainability with Green Globe Certification 2 Years Running

Following a recent sustainability audit, CROSSROADS Maldives — the first and only multi-island integrated leisure destination in the Indian Ocean — announced that it has achieved Green Globe™ Certification for the second year running. This achievement includes the lifestyle hub, The Marina@CROSSROADS, and two world-class resorts, the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and SAii Lagoon Maldives,…

Earth Hour 2024 was celebrated at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo resort.

An Earth Hour to Remember: The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo’s Environmental Commitment

The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) organized Earth Hour on 23rd March 2024, an ongoing global effort to fight climate change, and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, which is located in the stunning Baa Atoll, the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site in the Maldives, took part. In keeping with its steadfast dedication to environmental…

MATTA 2024 and the Maldives booth, showcasing its creativity.

MATTA 2024 a Fruitful Event as MMPRC Puts Maldives on the SEA Map

Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) declared its involvement in the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA), the country’s largest travel event, which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 22nd March 2024 to 24th March 2024. In addition to representatives from 13 Maldivian tourist firms, MMPRC will offer the Maldives…

Baccarat Hotel & Residences Maldives illustration of their upcoming resort in the island nation.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences Maldives Unveils 2027 Opening

With the upcoming opening of Baccarat Hotel & Residences Maldives in 2027, SH Hotels & Resorts—the hospitality management firm formed by visionary Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group—announces intentions to redefine luxury and elegance in the Maldives. This unique resort, which spans five connected islands over more than 111 acres in the…

Centara Mirage Lagoon Maldives to open November 2024 with underwater themes

Centara Mirage Lagoon Maldives Opens Late 2024 with Underwater Themes

November 2024 will see the much awaited launch of Centara Mirage Lagoon Maldives, according to Centara Hotels & Resorts. This 145-room resort, which will join the ranks of Centara’s popular Mirage family resorts already operating in Thailand, Vietnam, and Dubai, will provide a bright underwater-themed getaway. The new facility will be part of The Atollia…

Marriott International's Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa Overwater Villas

Marriott International Honors First Graduates of Apprenticeship Program in Maldives

On March 16, 2024, Marriott International Maldives celebrated the accomplishments of its inaugural class of apprentices for the Marriott International Maldives Apprenticeship Program with a graduation ceremony held at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Honorable Ibrahim Waheed, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Information, and Arts, was present at the function. Additionally in attendance…

Tourist arrivals in Maldives reach amazing numbers.

Tourist Arrivals in Maldives Exceeds Half a Million in 2024

Since the beginning of 2024, tourist arrivals in Maldives have hone up by quite a bit. More than 500,000 tourists have visited the Maldives, with 513,377 visitors having journeyed to the island country as of March 17th, indicating a strong and ongoing rebound in the tourism industry. The Maldives’ main source market is now China,…

Villa Resorts: Villa Park Maldives Resort and its Water Villas

Villa Resorts New Flagship Resort Villa Haven Announced

Villa Resorts announces the launch of Villa Haven, a brand-new luxury resort in the stunning South Ari Atoll. This 73-villa hideaway is a major turning point for Villa Resorts as it represents the company’s entry into the premium lodging market. Inspired by the immaculate beaches and verdant surroundings of the island, Villa Haven serves a…

Real Madrid Foundation partners with Patina Maldives, Fari Islands for a football camp

Real Madrid Foundation Partners with Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

This summer, younger visitors to Patina Maldives, Fari Islands, may experience new game patterns at an exclusive Real Madrid Foundation football camp – the first of its kind in the Maldives. A youth coach will oversee a complete Real Madrid Foundation program consisting of daily soccer sessions for ages 5 to 9, 10 to 14,…

The Maldives' impressive booth at ITB Berlin 2023.

ITB Berlin 2026: Maldives Expresses Desire to be Host Country

The Ministry of Tourism has declared its intention to host ITB Berlin 2026. After the Maldives’ participation in the recent ITB Berlin exhibition, which took place from the 5th March 2024 to 7th March 2024, Minister of Tourism Ibrahim Faisal announced at a press conference on 12th March 2024 the nation’s goal to organise the…

International Women's Day is celebrated all over the world on 8th March, honoring the strength and resilience of women all over the globe.

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Equality in Maldives

8th March 2024 saw multiple resorts celebrating International Women’s Day, encouraging diversity and spurring constructive change via the acceptance of equality. Resorts such as Angsana Velavaru Maldives, Pulse Hotels & Resorts (Kandima Maldives, The Nautilus Maldives and Nova Maldives) and The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands showed their support for the women in their respective resorts…

A Record High in February, New Maldivian Tourism Milestone. An aerial of a section at Kihavah Huravalhi Island Baa Atoll, Maldives. Photo Credit: ishan seefromthesky via Unsplash

A Record High in February, New Maldivian Tourism Milestone

February 2024 saw 217,391 visitors arrive in the Maldives, an improvement of 22% over the same month the previous year and a record high for the island nation. An infographic published by Maldives Immigration said that 7,496 arrivals were made on average per day each month. There were 10,214 arrivals at the highest and 5,343…

A picture of Bodu Mas, an Eid classic in Maldives.

Eid Al-Fitr in Maldives: A Celebration of Peace & Harmony

Eid Al-Fitr in Maldives is a special time, with the country in full festive mode after a fulfilling month of fasting; celebrating good will, peace and harmony. April is the month the festivities begin and will be held at the following resorts. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is one of…

Easter Eggs for the occasion.

Easter in Maldives: Wondrous Celebrations All Over

Maldives is big on celebrations, whether it’s weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and everything in between. This goes for Easter as well, as there is a fantastic lineup of resorts that will be celebrating Easter in Maldives. Without further ado, here are the resorts: Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives (Easter offer with a 35% villa discount and more)…

The Maldives booth that was set up by MMPRC at SATTE 2024.

MMPRC at SATTE 2024 Puts Maldives on the Map Even Further

Alongside 57 delegates from 34 Maldives tourist sector organizations, the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit Maldives) enhanced its destination presence in the Indian market at SATTE 2024. This event took place at India Expo Mart in Delhi from February 22nd 2024 to February 24th 2024. SATTE has made a name for itself as…

A look into the proceedings at MATI’s 34th Annual General Meeting

The 34th Annual General Meeting by MATI

The 34th Annual General Meeting of the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), which drew together a hundred members, was held on 19th February 2024. The day’s proceedings commenced with a warm speech delivered by Mr. Mohamed Umar, the Chairman of MATI, who also served as the session’s facilitator. The agenda featured a speech by…

MMPRC at MATTA Fair 2022

MMPRC at ATM 2024: Expressing Interest in Participation

The Maldives will be represented at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024, the premier international event for the Middle East’s inbound and outbound travel industry, which will take place from May 6th 2024 to May 9th 2024, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, according to a statement released by Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC/Visit…

The crystalline waters of the Maldivian sea at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa: 50 Years of Excellence

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has been making its positive mark on the Maldivian tourism industry since December 1973. The resort was built on Furanafushi Island, which used to serve as a getaway for Maldivians. Located conveniently close to the capital / Velana International Airport (around 15 minutes via speedboat), the resort welcomes…

Ifuru Island Maldives from above.

Ifuru Island Maldives: The Thrill Seekers Ultimate Destination

Calling all adventurers, thrill seekers and adrenaline enthusiasts! Do you fancy yourself as someone who likes the heart pumping experience of skydiving? Ifuru Island Maldives is the perfect destination for you. Introducing Ifuru Island Maldives, the first resort in Maldives that has skydiving in their list of activities. Ifuru opened their doors to the world…

A Summer Delight with the finest treats from Cheval Blanc Randheli

To celebrate the reopening of the Maison on July 23rd, we invite you to discover the one-of-a-kind Summer Delight in the Maldives. For all villa types, except Cheval Blanc Randheli Private Island, and for a minimum stay of 4 nights or more, we would like to welcome you for a summer getaway with a preferential rate. Children can benefit of complimentary food…

Anantara Dhigu Maldives updates to Covid regulation

TRAVEL TO THE MALDIVES All tourist arrivals to the Maldives will be provided with a 30-day validity visa on arrival. As part of the visa requirement, you must present the following documents: – A confirmed hotel reservation of your stay at our resort – A health self-declaration form must be submitted within 48 hours prior…

The Emerald Collection – Maldives

Emerald Faarufushi’s Villas Located in the Raa Atoll, in the northern part of the Maldives archipelago, Emerald  Faarufushi Resort & Spa, a new 5-star Deluxe All-Inclusive Resort, proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World, will open its doors to guests starting from the 1st of October 2022. Positioned either on the white sandy…

Maldives lifts PCR Test requirement for All Travelers

MALDIVES CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY Republic of Maldives AIR TRANSPORT CIRCULAR AT 14/2020 – Issue 26 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) 14th March 2022   As part of the planned activities outlined by the Government of the Maldives to ease the travel restrictions, all international airports in the Maldives were opened for international travel from…

JLF-Soneva-Fushi

JLF SONEVA FUSHI May 13–22, 2022 The Maldives

JLF SONEVA FUSHI May 13–22, 2022 The Maldives The ‘greatest literary show on Earth’ is coming to Soneva Fushi For the first time ever, Soneva has partnered with Teamwork Arts, producer of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, to bring JLF to Soneva Fushi. Spread over 10 days and two weekends, events will be held at…

MALDIVES TOURISM UPDATES – FEBRUARY 2022

  ⌈ Maldives Border Miles Presents it’s First Gold Tier ⌋ Maldives Border Miles Presents its First Abaarana (Gold) Tier to Mr. George Corbin     Mr. George Corbin and his daughter, Ms. Georgia Corbin, departed from Maldives on 20th February. During his 6-Days visit, the tourism pioneer participated in various activities held to celebration…

Fairmont Maldives Resort Unveils Sustainability Lab

Private island resort Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has launched Sustainability Lab – a first of its kind in the archipelago. Continuing its environmental commitment for the resort, The Sustainability Lab turns plastic waste into bespoke souvenirs and unique products.   Fairmont Maldives Sustainability Lab   Guests will be educated on sustainable practices, helping the…

Maldives lifts PCR Test requirement for Vaccinated Travelers

Effective from fifth March 2022, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has revealed all vaccinated holidaymakers arriving to the Maldives are no more required to offer a Negative PCR test upon arrival. This is applicable to individuals who have completed the suggested 2 dose(s) of Covid-19 jabs accepted by the Maldives Food & Drug Authority or…