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EDITOR'S NOTE Welcome to the second issue of the destination and visitors guide, the official travel guide and destination marketing platform of the Maldivian government published by zebra cross. We are delighted to present you the ultimate guide to the number one tourist destination that we all are familiar as the sunny side of life. In this edition we bring you the finest of what Maldives has to offer, including how to plan your stay, shopping guides, city guide of male the capital and info on getting around and where to dine out. The destination guide features easy to go through info on each hotel including types of accommodation, sports and entertainment facilities, cuisine offered, etc. Being the publisher of the local yellow pages www.yell.mv we at zebra cross have an unparalleled advantage in getting all you need to know about the maldives and we are pleased to inform you that we have successfully extended the publication to the app world for the benefit of making it more accessible. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all the hotels and liveaboards who have been a part of this issue and on the publication front, hats off to the creatives, contributors and communications team and the MMPRC for their continued support in making this the most sought after travel guide to the Maldives. Travel well!

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CONTENTS QUICK FACTS AND FIGURES

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MALDIVIAN HISTORY

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PEOPLE & LOCAL CULTURE

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ESSENTIAL & USEFUL INFORMATION

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THINGS TO DO IN THE MALDIVES

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MALE’ CITY GUIDE

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TUNE UP YOUR DHIVEHI

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RESORTS & LIVEABOARDS PROFILES

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

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MAPS OF MALE’ & MALDIVES

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WELCOME TO MALDIVES Welcome, welcome traveller. Welcome to a land that has granted many a fatigued, stressed and over-worked souls inner bliss, solitude, peace and tranquillity. If this is your first time coming to the Maldives, then get ready to be enthralled by our lush white sandy beaches, the serene turquoise lagoons, the richly colourful coral reefs renowned the world over for their great bio-diversity, the radiant flora and fauna being host to the mother of all tropical trees - the Maldivian Coconut Palm and most importantly the friendly and hospitable Maldivian people. You’ll love that rapturous feeling of swimming with dolphins, gazing at the majestic Manta Rays underwater, catching a gnarly wave, dancing the night away at a beach party, indulging on the scrumptious tropical and multi-cultural food on offer or just plain lounging on the beach sipping on a refreshing cocktail,

Photography | Caroline

Recurrent visitors would know exactly what we are talking about and to them we first wish a hearty welcome back and remind them of the fact that they’ll always discover something new and wondrous about these pearl-like islands on each different visit. Sit back, relax and let our island and sea spirits give your mind, body and soul that heavenly high you’ve come seeking for once again. On a more serious note, we would like to remind all visitors to become and function as environmentally conscious and aware tourists on your visit. Global warming, pollution and other man-made crimes against nature the world over are devastating the natural eco-systems of various countries including ours. We are a rather small island nation being host to a rather fragile and vulnerable environment and marine eco-system. Help us protect our coral reefs and shores so that we can preserve them for future generations. Please keep our beaches clean and adhere to responsible diving and snorkelling practices such as refraining yourself from touching the corals and marine life or extracting them for personal use (more information will be presented to you by the relevant resort/ liveaboard that you are staying in). All in all, we wish you a pleasant and sunny stay in our beautiful country and look forward for more and more visits from you. As we locals say “Majaa Kollah Chey” (Translation: Do have fun)


QUICK FACTS & FIGURES Local Time +5 hrs GMT

Northeast of Maldives Sri Lanka and India

Major Industries Tourism and Fisheries

Population 360,000

South of Maldives Chagos Archipelago

Electricity 240 Volts, 50 Hz

Languages Dhivehi (Official), English

Southwest of Maldives Seychelles

Currency Rufiyaa (MRF, MVR or RF)

Climate Tropical, Warm temperatures, lots of sunshine

Working Hours: Government 0800 hrs to 1600 hrs (Sunday to Thursday)

Capital Male’

Exchange Rates USD$1 = MRF15.42 , GBP£1 =MRF24.65 , EUR€1 = MRF21.85 Location Indian Ocean, Southwest of Sri Lanka Geographic Co-ordinates 3 15 N, 73 00 E Area 90,000km² (of which less than 1% is land - 298km²) Immediate Neighbours North of Maldives: Lakshadweep Islands

Best time to visit December to April (Dry Season/North-east Monsoon) Clothing Modest, Light cotton Religion Islam No. of Islands 1190 Inhabited Islands 201 Resorts 100 Liveaboards (Safaris) 60

Working Hours: Private Sector 0800 hrs to 1700 hrs (Sunday to Thursday) 0800 hrs to 1400 hrs (Saturday) Working Hours: Banks 0800 hrs to 1330 hrs (Sunday to Thursday) International Telephone Code +960


QUICK FACTS AND FIGURES

ENVIRONMENT WEATHER & CLIMATE Land wildlife and vegetation in the Maldives are limited in terms of bio-diversity. However, this aspect is overshadowed by the abundant marine flora and fauna to be found in the Maldives. The month of June 2011 even saw Baa Atoll of the Maldives being declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Maldives is home to over 2,000 species of fish ranging from reef fish to Manta rays, Moray Eels, reef sharks and to the majestic whale shark. These marine eco-systems are both extremely vibrant and extremely fragile at the same time. Their vulnerability was made clearly evident by the nation-wide coral bleaching incident caused by the El Niño (An unusual warming of the surface water) of 1998. Furthermore, global warming and rampant pollution are becoming greater threats to the environment of the Maldives. The Maldives enjoys a tropical climate and

has two distinct seasons; the dry season, known as the “Iruvai” Monsoon (Northeast Monsoon) - April to December, and the wet season or “Hulhangu” Monsoon (Southwest Monsoon) - May to November. The dry season, as the name suggests, is a period of regular sunshine with little or no rain showers. This is also the best season for scuba diving. The wet season is a period in which the whole of Maldives experiences torrential rain showers which includes thunder storms. This is the best season for surfing due to good swells and wave generation. The wet season does offer periods of sunshine similar to balmy days you would experience during the dry season, as Maldives enjoys year long sunshine. The temperature normally ranges from 23˚C - 31˚C.

LOCATION & GEOGRAPHY The Maldives consists approximately 1,190 coral islands clustered in a chain of 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean. The atolls are scattered along the north-south direction with an area covering roughly 90,000km². However, only 1% of this surface area consists of land. The nation lies between latitudes 07° 06”S and 08° 00” N, and longitudes 72° 32” and 73° 46”E.


MALDIVIAN HISTORY

Ancient Maldivian history is rich and diverse in events infused with mythological elements and folklore. Archaeological records also reveal that people had settled in the Maldives over 5000 years ago most probably being of Indian, Sri Lankan and Arab origin.

1752

Malabar Invasion establishing a 3 month rule

1887

1st Century AD

1573

Roman manual of navigation Periplus Mari, Erihraei mentions of the islands

Protectorate Agreement Signed with the British

Liberation from Portuguese control

1932 1558 2nd Century AD

Portuguese Invasion

First Constitution Enacted

Reference of the islands by Ptolemy in his geography

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1953

Conversion to Islam

Establishment of the first Republic (Election of Mohamed Amin Didi as the President)

362 ad Roman historian records visit of delegation bearing gifts to Emperor Julian

662 ad Historical Chinese Documents records the Maldivian King sending gifts to the Chinese Emperor Kao-Tsung of Tang Dynasty

1954 Failure of the 1st Republic, Sultanate Resumed with Muhammad Fareed Didi taking the throne

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MALDIVIAN HISTORY

1972 Inception of the Maldivian Tourism Industry, first island resorts developed, arrival of first tourists

1978 The third Republic (Election of Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom as the President)

2012 President Nasheed steps down as president and elects his VP as the new president of Maldives

1968 End of the 853 year old Monarchy, start of the second Republic (Election of Ibrahim Nasir as President)

2008 The fourth Republic (Election of Mohamed Nasheed as the President)

1988 Failed Coup attempt by hired Tamil mercenaries (PLOTE) lead by 2 Maldivian businessmen

1965 Gained Independence from the British

2004 Tsunami Disaster

1998 El Ni単o, Widespread destructive coral bleaching

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PEOPLE & LOCAL CULTURE

The Maldivian people are a friendly folk that has ancestral roots of Sri Lankan, African, Indian, Arab and Portuguese origin. The Maldivian culture is heavily influenced by Sri Lankan, Indian and African elements. For example “Bodu Beru” - a form of Maldivian folk music consisting of drumming is linked to African tribal drumming rituals. Folk music, dance, arts and crafts though being similar to those of our immediate neighbours and the African and Arab world, has a unique Maldivian tinge and twist to it.

LANGUAGE The official language of the Maldives is Dhivehi, an Indo-Aryan language having some similarities with Sinhala. The first known script used to write Dhivehi is “Eveyla Akuru” script which is found in historical recording of kings. Later a script called “Dhives Akuru” was introduced and used for a long period. The present-day written script is called “Thaana” and is written from right to left. Thaana is said to be introduced by the reign of Mohamed Thakurufaanu. English is considered the second language and the Maldivian education system has been following the British Standard since the 1960’s. It can be said that most Maldivians are quite fluent and adept at the English language.

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also engaged in activities like mat weaving and making coir rope. There was very much a close-knit communal atmosphere to the islands. However after the 1970’s which ushered in a new era of rapid modernisation, urbanisation, industrialisation and the growth of tourism had brought about significant changes to the lifestyle and professions of the locals. Most Maldivian people now pursue modern professions in both the private sector and public sector. Employment in the construction industry, tourism industry and the service sector has boomed with higher concentrations in Male’ (capital), commercial and business centre of the nation.

LIFESTYLE

CULTURAL MUSIC & DANCE

The traditional Maldivian family consisted of a patriarch who earned a living primarily by fishing. Carpentry, seamanship, tapping toddy and boat-building are also traditional professions some men pursued. The woman normally stayed at home and took care of the children and other household duties. She was also responsible for activities like drying the fish and smoking the fish for commercial use. Some women

The Maldivian people are a friendly folk that has ancestral roots of Sri Lankan, African, Indian, Arab and Portuguese origin. The Maldivian culture is heavily influenced by Sri Lankan, Indian and African elements. For example “Bodu Beru” - a form of Maldivian folk music consisting of drumming is linked to African tribal drumming rituals. Folk music, dance, arts and crafts though being similar to those of our immediate neighbours and the African and Arab world has a unique Maldivian tinge and twist to it.

Dhandi Jehun Similar to Langiri, in which each dancer holds a 90 cm long stick. The sticks are beaten against those of a partner while continuously dancing to the rhythm of the music. Performers commonly wear sarongs, t-shirts, white head cloths, a sash around their waist and white undergarments

Bandiyaa Jehun This dance has roots in India and is performed exclusively by women. The dancers keep time to the rhythm of a metal pot with the metal rings on their fingers. Nowadays, drums, harmonicas and other instruments are utilised.

Thaara is the Dhivehi word for Tambourine. This is a dance exclusively performed by men. It is performed by about 22 people seated in two parallel rows facing each other. The early songs of the Thaara were in Arabic. Thaara was introduced to the Maldives by the Arabs travelling from the Gulf, mid 17th Century.


Photography | Ahmed Shuau

Photography | Ahmed Shuau

Photography | Ahmed Shuau

Photography | Ahmed Shuau

PEOPLE & LOCAL CULTURE

Clockwise from top left: Couple relaxing in their traditional Maldivian hut | ‘Ohvalhu gondi’- A game played by two people using a board carved from wood and cowrie shells | Women in the islands gets together outside their homes to prepare food while socializing with the neighbors | Men making coir rope from coconut husks. Children come to help and participate with the proces |

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Photography | Mohamed Sifah

Photography | Mohamed Riyaz

Photography | Ahmed Shuau

Photography | Zebra Cross Library

Clockwise from top left: | Men performing the traditional dance ‘Dhandi Jehun’ | Women performing the traditional dance ‘Dhandi Jehun’ | Vases crafted and designed by using the method known locally as ‘Liye Laa jehun’ | Cooking ‘rihaakuru’ in the old style kitchen

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PEOPLE & LOCAL CULTURE

Maafathi Neshun This “Neshun” (translation: Dance) is similar to Langiri, but is performed by women wearing the national dress. This is a group dance in which women dance in two rows of ten. Each dancer has a 1 meter long semicircular string decorated with artificial flowers. They hold these strings and dance in different style in small rows or groups of two or three.

Langiri is a modification of Thaara by the youth living in the era of the reign of Sultan Shamsuddin III (early 20th century). This dance is normally performed by 14 people seated in two rows of six people with a lead singer sitting in front of each row. Each dancer has two 60 cm long sticks are called “Langiri Dhandi” which has colourful traditional flowers at the edges. A Langiri show usually consists of seven or six songs Bodu Beru is a form of folk music with roots stretching as far as East Africa. An ensemble consisting of 15 - 20 people perform Bodu Beru which includes 3 - 4 drummers and a lead singer. Some members also play a bell and an “onugandu” (a small piece of bamboo with small grooves which produces sharp sounds). This is the most popular form of traditional Maldivian music with recent annual national competitions also being held in the month of Ramazan. Many resorts have weekly “Bodu Beru” nights so that visitors can also take part in this tradition..

Bolimalaafath Neshun This dance is performed exclusively by women and represents an earlier tradition of women offering gifts to the Sultan on special occasions. These gifts mainly consisted of shells, kept in a small vase or box, which was known as the “Kurandi Malaafath”. This vase, closed and externally decorated, was

covered by a colourful silk. The bearers of this vase wore bright coloured traditional dresses smelling of incense. The dance is performed by 24 women who create small groups of two, three, four or even six people.

Gaa Odi Lava is linked to a strategic defensive initiative formulated by the Sultan Mohamed Imadudeen I (1620-1648). He attempted to make a fort around Male’ and assigned workers to collect coral stones from reefs nearby to construct the wall. The workers were grouped into different boats traditionally called “odi”. After finishing work the workers came by the palace singing songs (initially in Arabic). Thus, Gaa (stones) Odi (vessels) Lava (song) was born.

TRADITIONAL FOOD The traditional food of Maldivians not surprisingly is based around fish, tuna to be more specific and coconuts. White rice and “roshi” (a flour based flat-bread) are staple items. Fish is normally consumed smoked, fried, barbequed, roasted, etc. One of the most popular local dishes “Garudhiya” is also a soup made from tuna. Moreover tuna is also consumed in the form of a curry along with the staple items. Other items include “rihaakuru” which is a fish paste made from cooking “garudhiya” over a long period of time and “mas huni” - diced smoked tuna mixed with lime, onions, pepper and coconut. for local consumption. Sweets range from “addu bondi” - think bounty without the chocolate, “dhiya hakuru”, “karu hakuru”, etc which are all coconut based sweets. Traditional beverages include “Toddy” - aged coconut sap and plain coconut sap. Maldivian snacks consist of fried breadfruit and a range of fried spicy and sweet items called “Hedhi Kaa” - short-eats. Popular items include “gulha”, “bajiyaa” and “boakibaa”. Do look forward to savouring and sampling some of these items at your selected resort or liveaboard.

ARTS & CRAFTS The Maldives is famous for its intricately designed and crafted lacquer works (The majority of these pieces are now produced in Baa Atoll, Thulhaadhoo. These pieces which include jewellery boxes, containers, and vases are crafted by moulding and hollowing out pieces of wood which is locally known as Liye Laa Jehun. Colours consist of strands of red, black and yellow resin and patterns are normally of a floral nature. Additionally mat weaving (thundu kunaa), coir rope making, pyrography and calligraphy are well known traditional Maldivian arts. However, their prominence is at a decline in recent times due to rapid modernisation and urbanisation and simply a lack of demand.

FESTIVALS Ramadan This is the holiest month of all for Muslims and normally falls on the ninth month of the lunar calendar. This is a month consisting of 29 or 30 days of fasting. The normal flow of life is altered with working hours altered being cut short significantly. Traditional games also take centre stage at night with an increase in camaraderie between neighbours and households. Kuda Eid (Eid-Ul-Fitr) This day marks the end of Ramadan and begins with an early “EID” morning prayer. Feasts are prepared at each household with neighbours, friends and family being invited. The eid lasts for 3 days with celebrations, dances, music and traditional and modern sports being played. This includes the national “Baibalaa” (a sport similar to Kabaddi) tournament being played in the capital

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Bodu Eid (Eid-Ul-Al’ H’aa) The longer of the EID’s, this occasion falls on the holy month when Muslims are completing the Hajj Prayers. This is a time for celebrations and feasting for those staying back. Traditional sports, music and dance go hand in hand with modern sports and music at this time. Independance day The 26th of July 1966 marks the date in which Maldives was liberated (from protectorate status) from British rule. This day is now marked annually with floats (exclusive to the capital), parades and celebrations across the nation.

RELIGION Maldives is a 100% Islamic nation. However, the country was a Buddhist state prior to mass conversion in 1153 AD. Archaeological evidence also confirms the existence of sun worshippers and other pagan practitioners in ancient times. Conversion to Islam is linked to a mythical

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story which the locals refer to as the “Rannamaari” story. The tale speaks of a sea monster, which the locals refer to as “Rannamaari” that terrorised the capital every full moon. The people in order to appease the monster and to prevent rampant killings offered a sacrificial virgin maiden to feed on. A travelling Moroccan Islamic scholar named Abu- al BarakaathUl Barbary was responsible for slaying the “Rannamaari” through the recitation of verses from the Quran. The legend states that Abu-al Barakaath made a stop-over in Maldives during a routine voyage and stayed with a local family. He was made aware of the “Rannamaari” and the sacrifices along with other local traditions by the family. He was also informed by the family that their daughter was chosen for the next upcoming sacrifice which made Abu-al Barakaath formulate a plan to save her. On the sacrificial day he disguised himself as a girl taking the place of his host’s daughter and stayed

at the altar near the beach built for the sacrifice. He started to recite the Quran upon seeing the monster surface from the ocean. The vibrations and spiritual power of his recitation killed the “Rannaamaari” sending it back to the depths of the ocean. The King along with the locals arrived the next morning to the altar only to find the Moroccan still reciting the Quran. This miracle astonished and bewildered the King and after listening to Abu-al Barakaath’s story issued an official decree ordering all Maldivians to convert to Islam. Abu-al Barakaath’s body now rests in the tomb known as “”Medhu Ziyaariay” which can be found in the capital Male’. Sufic sects have also been known to have existed and operated after conversion and they have been linked to the construction of tombs next to mosques. However, no such sect exists in the modern day and the country comprises of solely Sunni Muslims.


Photography | Ahmed Shuau

Photography | Mohamed Riyaz

PEOPLE & LOCAL CULTURE

From left to right above: Traditional boat making | Islamic Center | Maali Neshun - Celebrate Eid | Mosque |

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Photography | Oxbow

ESSENTIAL & USEFUL INFO

ARRIVAL & IMMIGRATION

TO & FROM AIRPORT

No prior visa arrangements are required but each visitor must have a passport valid for more than six months.

The capital city (Male’) is located on a separate island from the airport island. Your will need to take a small (local ferry) called “dhoni” across to the capital, which takes around 15 minutes, to arrive from the airport to Male’. These Ferris’s arrive and depart every 15 minutes. These local ferries charge Rufiyaa for a one-way crossing and accept both USD ($1 per person) and local currency just in case you haven’t changed currency at the airport. Taxis are normally available at the jetty of your arrival and will charge a flat fee of 20 Rufiyaa per trip (though from 12.00 midnight to 06:00am it is raised to 25 Rufiya per trip, plus an additional 5 Rufiyaa if you place bags in the boot).

The airport of your arrival to the Maldives is Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. You will need to fill in a landing card, which should be distributed by the crew of your flight. Alternatively, you can find the cards immediately before immigration booths. To obtain immigration clearance, it is a requirement to indicate [in the landing card] an address or provide proof that you have a booking at a hotel/resort.

CUSTOMS In accordance with the Law of Customs of Maldives, the following items are: PROHIBITED Religious materials offensive to Islam Idols (for worship) Pornographic material

From left to right: | Maldivian sea planes | Tourist shopping | The friday mosque outer wall

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Narcotics and psychotropic substances Live pigs

RESTRICTED

(For personal Import)

Arms and ammunition Alcohol and spirits Pork and its by-products Dogs Dangerous animals


ESSENTIAL & USEFUL INFO

Clothing Given the limited variation in temperature, only lightweight clothing should be brought to the Maldives. We also recommend that you dress modestly and refrain from wearing bikini’s and bathing suits while in the capital and other inhabited islands as the Maldives is a 100% Islamic nation.

Banking All major credit cards can be used (and are often preferred) at resorts, hotels, shops, travel agents, etc. The MVR has maintained a fixed exchange rate against the dollar. Most restaurants and shops will accept USD$ in payment, providing change in local currency.

MAIN CULTURAL CONSIDERATION The prime advice is: listen and observe. Many of the Western concepts lack reality once you are in Maldives, and likewise many views held in the West need to be carefully considered before embarking on major discussions. Maldivian government officials dress rather formally in the office, with men wearing long sleeve shirts and ties, and ladies wearing long sleeve blouses and trousers. Shorts that expose the leg above the knee are to be avoided by both men and women, as are revealing dresses, halter-tops, see-through gear, minis, etc. Although you

will see plenty of them in Male’, worn by tourists, such attire is still not accepted by the older generation or island communities. Therefore, comfortable but not too revealing style of clothing is recommended. The capital is long used to Western tourists passing through en-route to the luxurious resorts. People in Male’ show a lot of tolerance to the often scantily dressed foreigners who spill off tour boats, but as in any Muslim country these displays are offensive and tend to attract a lot of unwanted attention from local men. The same tolerance cannot be assumed on the islands, where more

care must be taken, especially by female delegates and visitors, to avoid causing offence and unconsciously provoking unwanted attention from male islanders. For women, a more conservative approach to clothes (blouses or t-shirts that cover the shoulders and skirts or shorts that cover the knees) attract far less attention on the streets than miniskirts and vest tops, and for this reason the latter should not be worn, apart from when visiting resort islands. Likewise, men should try and wear ‘Bermuda’ type shorts and shirts that cover the shoulders on the islands and in the capital.

Local currency Maldives has a non-convertible currency; therefore, Maldivian Rufiyaa (MVR/MRF) cannot be purchased beforehand. Major international currencies can be changed at the airport on arrival or in the capital. The USD$ is accepted as legal tender and its exchange rate fluctuates between 12.75 to 15.42 to a dollar. The exchange rates for other currencies vary daily (visit http://www.bankofmaldives.com.mv/ Information/Pages/rates.aspx for latest updates on exchange rates). The currency exists in the following bank notes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500 and in the following coins: 1 & 2 MVR as well as 25 & 50 laaris.

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Coming here With the recent opening and operation of Gan International Airport located in the southernmost atoll of the Maldives, visitors now have a choice of arriving either at this new airport or at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport located on the island of Hulhule’. However, we recommend that you choose Gan International Airport only if your selected resort such as Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa (just minutes from the airport) is located in the Southernmost Atolls. We recommend that you choose Ibrahim Nasir international Airport as your flight destination if you’re going to stay in a resort located in the central and northern atolls. Furthermore, this airport should also be your flight destination if you’ve selected a liveaboard (safari) and opted to cruise instead as these vessels normally dock nearby.

European travellers can choose to arrive on frequent charter flights operating from major European cities or on scheduled flights which normally connect to Male’ via Doha and Dubai. Travellers from South-east Asia can catch daily flights from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Regular flights also operate from cities like Bangkok and Jakarta. 1 - 3 flights operate daily from our nearest neighbour Colombo. Frequent flights also operate from Trivandrum and Bangalore if your place of origin is India.

General Security

Communication

Male’, is a relatively crime-free city. However, petty crime does exist though minimal as it may be – so it pays to be careful. Females may find themselves stared at very often: in the marketplace, tourism spots, etc. Avoid taking offence to this: in all likelihood (unless you are not observing the standard dress code), it may be out of curiosity.

Maldives has a very efficient landline and mobile telephone system that operates effectively throughout the country. The office and hotel telephone lines have Subscribers Trunk Dialling (STD)/International Direct Dialling (IDD) facilities. There are two major private telecommunications and internet providers in the Maldives named “Dhiraagu” and “Wataniya”. You can purchase a pre-paid SIM from either one on your visit to make cheap local calls. Pre-paid internet cards are also available, but most resorts and hotels facilitate broadband internet access to visitors.

Personal Health Sensible precautions should be taken to avoid sunburn and dehydration. On arrival and when travelling in the Maldives, stick to bottled mineral water. Though infectious diseases are under control, dengue fever is common, especially on the islands. Most medicines are available in Maldives, there are two hospitals on the main island, Male’. The hospitals can treat non-trauma injuries, but any severe injuries requiring specialist attention would need to be referred abroad. There are also dental facilities available and you can seek advise on the ones for specific needs.

If medical attention is required on reaching Maldives, go to ADK Hospital (+960-331-3553) or IGMH (+960- 333-5335)

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ESSENTIAL & USEFUL INFO

Resort or Liveaboard? Visitors can either choose to stay in a resort or cruise on a liveaboard (safari) during their stay in the Maldives. Depending on your financial resources, you could even opt to spend half of your trip in a resort and the other half on a liveaboard (safari). Do note that prices for resorts vary depending on their size, facilities, luxury status, etc. Bookings can be made

from travel operators and travel agents to capitalise on package deals. Direct bookings can also be made with the resort either through website or by communicating directly with them. Prices for cruising on liveaboards also vary but are more uniform across the spectrum than resorts. Liveaboards offer either surfing or diving packages that can be booked from a tour operator/travel agent or even direct from the liveaboard operators.

Transfer Getting to your selected resort or liveaboard is a pretty straightforward affair. Almost all of the resorts and liveaboards offer an airport welcome and collection service. You can either take a sea plane or a speedboat to get to the resort (such arrangements will normally be taken care of by the resort). However, if you prefer to fly on a sea plane, you could request the resort to make such a booking. Liveaboards are normally docked at Hulhumale’ (a reclaimed island) northeast of Male’ International Airport. It takes just 10-15 minutes by boat to get to your selected vessel.

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EMERGENCIES:

HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS

SPEEDBOAT SERVICE

(Dive Related Emergencies)

Bandos Hyperbaric Chamber (Mr. Ahmed Wafir)..........7771392

Sirius Speedboat Service...........................................................3315333

Sun Island Hyperbaric Chamber............................................6680088

Souvenir Marine..............................................................................3317449

Kuramathi Island Resort..............................................................6660160

MTCC....................................................................................................3322025

Kuredu Island Resort (Dr. Ahmed)......................7901754/6620337

X-Speed Marine...............................................................................7932534

Kandoludhoo Island Resort.......................................................7773485

Sun Travels and Tours.................................................................3325977

Shangri-la Villingili Resort and Spa.......................................6897888

Sharu Launch....................................................................................3318808

SEA PLANE SERVICE

BANKING

TMA - Trans Maldivian Airways...............................................3315201 Bank of Maldives.............................................................................3322948 MAT - Maldivian Air Taxi.............................................................3325708 State Bank of India.........................................................................3312111 HSBC....................................................................................................3330770

MEDICAL

Habib Bank........................................................................................3322948

(Hospitals) Bank of Ceylon.................................................................................3323045 IGMH......................................................................................................3336658 Mauritius Commercial Bank.....................................................3305656 ADK Hospital.....................................................................................3320436 Maldives Islamic Bank.................................................................3325555

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Photography | Oxbow

THINGS TO DO IN THE MALDIVES

Diving The Maldives is renowned the world over as one of the top dive destinations in the world. The country is home to over a thousand beautiful reefs boasting of an abundant and diverse range of marine life and flora and fauna. Almost all of the resorts have PADI certified dive centres housing experienced PADI Instructors and PADI Divemasters that will cater to all your scuba diving requirements. Famous dive spots include “Mushimasmingili Thila” (Fish Head), “Maaya Thila” (Once voted as the best night diving spot in the world), “Lankan Manta Point”, “Banana Reef”, “Maldives Victory”, “Maalhos Thila”, etc.

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Snorkelling Snorkelling in the Maldives does not require you to possess any specific qualification. Snorkelling is perfect for exploring the house reefs of resorts at a leisurely pace; however the dive centres also provide boat trips to different spots if you want to see and explore different sites. Liveaboards, though mostly offering dive and surf packages also offer snorkelling trips, so check with your tour operator/ travel agent for rates, timings and other details.

Water Sports Para-sailing, jet-skiing, wake-boarding, water-skiing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, wind-surfing, kite surfing, etc are all funfilled water based activities to indulge in at your selected resorts. Many resorts have water sports centres with professional instructors and guides that also offer courses of different levels for water sports requiring skill and ability such as windsurfing and wake-boarding.


THINGS TO DO

Whale Submarine The whale submarine is capable of carrying a maximum of 50 passengers and reaching depths up to 150 metres though it normally goes and stays at depths between 10m 40m as this is the range in which coral growth and fish life are abundant. The whale submarine operates from the capital Male’ and is docked near to the capital. Bookings can be made directly from their office located in Male’ or from your selected resort. Prices for adults range around US$75 and US$38 for children. Discounts maybe available for group bookings.

Surfing Maldives boasts of a number of good surfing spots which includes the famous “Pasta Point”, “Honkys”, “Sultans”, “Jailbreaks”, etc found in the North-Male Atoll and “Shangri-la”, “Zubair’s”, “Kottey”, etc found in the Addu Atoll (Southernmost) as well as spots like “Tiger Stripes”, “Love Charms”, etc found in Huvadhoo Atoll. Thaa and Laamu Atoll are also home to good surf spots. If you wish to explore a wide range of surf breaks, we suggest that you book a surf package from a liveaboard (safari) as they will normally cruise to different spots per trip. However, if you wish to stay in a resort and want to catch a good wave, resorts such as “Chaaya Island Dhonveli Resort” (home to “Pasta Point”) and “Hudhuranfushi Island Resort” (home to “Lohi’s”) among others are perfect destinations. Surfing season begins in May and ends in December.

Excursions (Island Hopping) An island hopping excursion lets you visit a set number of inhabited islands, uninhabited islands or resorts in a day for general exploratory purposes. Mostly package combinations of visiting one inhabited island, one uninhabited island and one resort per day-trip are offered by resorts. However, you could request a change in the itinerary from the resort to customise the excursion to suit your preferences. Some excursions are also specific to visiting the capital Male’ for spending the day. Excursion packages include BBQ lunches on the beach, fishing, etc.

Big-game fishing Maldivian resorts as well as private charter operations offer big-game fishing trips. Adrenaline junkies can savour that feeling of hooking a large yellow-fin tuna, wahoo, marlin or a majestic sail-fish on such trips. There are no local laws that stipulate the mandatory release of big-game fish after catching and often the catch are taken back to the resort for a Maldivian style BBQ.

Night fishing Night fishing is a much more leisurely affair than big-game fishing. Almost all of the resorts offer regular night-fishing trips or you could even book a trip from a private charter operation. Red snappers (locally known as the tastiest reef fish around), groupers, grunts, etc are worthy and formidable catches. Do remember to release endangered species such as sharks if caught.

Photo Flights These are aerial flights presenting you the opportunity to gaze over the islands from above by sea plane. Some selected resorts organize group photo flights and private flights upon request. You could also book your own photo flight by contacting either offices of the two sea plane carriers “Trans Maldivian Airways” or “Maldivian Air Taxi”

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Male’ is the capital of the Maldives. The city is home to over a 100,000 inhabitants that includes both Maldivians and expatriate workers. It has a land area of approximately 4 sq km. It is 1.7 km in length 1.0 km in terms of width. Therefore getting around is a pretty easy and straightforward affair (plan walking), though you will find quite a number of taxi’s, buses and motor vehicles such as cars and motor-cycles used by residents operating on the roads. The roads are made up of bricks unlike tar which you will find in most urban cities.

Photography | Ahmed Shuau

MALE’ CITY GUIDE

Male’ is the commercial hub of the nation and is home to the main governmental offices, private sector offices, multi-national corporations’ branches, main branches of banks, the port, etc. It is a vibrant and busy city which perfectly captures the transition of traditional Maldivian lifestyles into the modern era while retaining traditional family values and traditional elements of folk music, dance and recreation, traditional food, etc.

Above: Male’ City – the capital of Maldives |

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MALE’ CITY GUIDE

WHERE TO STAY Male’ is home to quite a number of hotels, guest houses and inns. Budget conscious travellers can opt to stay at guest houses and inns such as the “Luckyhiya Hotel”, “Athama Palace”, “Champa Moon Guest House”, etc while those looking for mid-ranged prices and mid-ranged class accommodation can look towards booking rooms from hotels like “Mookai Hotel”, “Kam Hotel”, “Relax Inn” and the government owned “Nasandhura Palace Hotel” all located near the North-East corner of Male’ close to the Hulhule’ Ferry terminal. If you’re looking for a pricier higher-end accommodation we recommend that you check out “Trader’s Hotel” and the “Hulhule’ Island Hotel” (located at the airport).

GETTING AROUND Getting around the capital is quite a straightforward affair considering the small size of it. We concur that you could completely encircle the island in an hour and thirty minutes time by walking at a brisk pace. However, if you’re a bit too tired and hot to walk cheap public transportation is on offer in the form of taxis and buses.

TAXI centre numbers: Dial Cab.................................3323131 Dial Services........................3313130 Fine Taxi................................3321414 JR Taxi....................................3321919 Kulee Dhuveli......................3322122 Loyal Taxi..............................3325656 New Taxi...............................3325757

• Taxi The common norm is to usually call a taxi, though you could flag down one on the road. Taxis can be identified by the yellow license plates as well as by the TAXI sign printed on the car doors or sometimes attached to the top of the car Taxis cost Rf. 20 per trip, Rf. 5 extra for luggage carried and Rf.25 per trip between the hours 12.00am 6.00am

Rasal Taxi.............................3329292 Regal Taxi.............................3321313

• Buses have only recently been introduced (June of 2011) and costs just Rf5 for the entirety of the bus ride. A total of 18 bus stops have been scattered across the capital with a total of 4 routes on offer. The roads covered include the capital’s outer road (“Boduthakurufaanu Magu”), “Ameenee Maju”, “Majeedhee Magu”, “Fareedhee Magu”, “Orchid Magu”, “Medhuziyaraiy Magu” “Sosun Magu” and “Kan’ba Aisa Rani Hingun”

• MTCC Airport Express is a speedboat operated service that costs Rf20 per person per trip and Rf30 per person per trip after midnight. It takes just 4 - 5 minutes to get to the airport. The terminal for taking such a speedboat is also located at the “Hulhumale’ Ferry Terminal”, “Boduthakurufaanu Magu” (outermost road) close to “Nasandhura Palace Hotel”. Speedboats depart every 15 minutes.

• Airport Ferry Going to the airport costs just Rf10 per person per trip by ferry and takes about 15 - 20 minutes. However, the price is increased to Rf20 per person per trip after midnight. The jetty for taking such a ferry (dhoni) is located at Jetty 9, on “Boduthakurufaanu Magu” (outermost road) close to “Nasandhuraa Palace Hotel”. Ferries depart approximately every 10 - 15 minutes.

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PLACES OF INTEREST

Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiiy)

Independence Square (Jumhooree Maidhan)

This ancient mosque was built in 1656 during the reign of sultan Ibrahim Iskandar I. The interiors and exteriors of this mosque are intricately carved with Arabic writings and ornamental patterns. Unfortunately non-Muslims are not allowed inside without prior permission. Ask your travel agent or tour operator to arrange this aspect. If you do not have one, call or go to the Ministry of Tourism for information call +960 3323224

This is a little park on the north coast of the capital and is marked by a flagpole with a giant Maldivian flag. It’s also the central point of every political demonstration in the capital. The police HQ located in Shaheed Hussain Adam Building is right next door along with a premises used by the Maldivian National Defence Force (The army). The former presidential jetty is located in front of the park and the Islamic Centre is also nearby.

Islamic Centre (Mosque) Opened in 1984, this is Male’s largest and best-known architectural landmark. The complex contains the largest mosque in the Maldives, topped with a golden dome and capable of accommodating 5,000 people. Visitors are welcome inside outside prayer hours, but no interior photographs are allowed. Entrance is free.

Above: Jumhooree Maidhan – Independence sqaure |

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MALE’ CITY GUIDE

Theemuge (The former Presidential Palace and current Supreme Court) Located in “Orchid Magu”, Theemuge was the massive residence of the former president from 1998 onwards up until the year 2008. The current president Mohamed Nasheed transferred the Supreme Court of the Maldives and offices to Theemuge. This is a worthy sight with a design boasting of a magnificent mixed look of traditional and modern elements.

National Museum & Sultan Park Opening hours are from Saturday-Thursday 9 am-5pm. The National Museum located inside the Sultan Park houses a collection of traditional antiques, artifacts, royal regalia and old photographs. The museum costs US$3 or RF 38. Entrance to the adjoining sultan park is free.

Medhuziyaaraiy

Velaanaage The former residential address of the late president Ibrahim Nasir (The 2nd President of the Maldives), this premises is now a 15-storey office complex housing the administrative departments of major governmental ministries. This building is located in “Ameer Ahmed” Magu.

This is the tomb of the Moroccan traveller Abu- al Barakaath-Ul Barbary, the scholar responsible for the mass conversion of the Maldives to Islam. This tomb is located near the Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiiy).

Top left: | Velaanaage – former residential address of the late president Ibrahim Nasir |

Top right: Islamic Centre – Mosque |

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The “Raalhugandu” (surf break) Located in the south-east corner of the Male’, the Raalhugandu is home to the capital’s surf break. Frequented by local surfers, it is however not a locals only surf point. Expect minor scrapes and cuts if you’re planning on surfing as it is a shallow reef break.

Clockwise from top left: Hukuru Miskiiy | Sultan Park | Muleeaage |

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MALE’ CITY GUIDE

The Fish Market Just west of Independence square (Jumhooree Maidhan) and with a group of fishing boats docked just opposite, this is where fish which includes mainly Tuna varieties such as skip-jack tuna and yellowfin tuna are brought, gutted and sold for consumption of the locals of Male’.

The “Artificial” Beach Adjoins the Raalhugandu and located near the south-east corner of Male’. This is a beach built due to the fact that Male’ lost its natural beaches (due to land reclamation, rapid industrialization, etc), this is a popular swimming point and hang-out for local youth, families and children. In addition to a beach and “artificial” lagoon, the area boasts of volleyball courts, basketball courts and a Futsal turf pitch.

The Local Market In the same area as the fish market, the local market boasts of indigenous fruits and vegetables grown in the Maldives. All vendors are locals stationed at small stalls. In addition to local fruits and vegetables you’ll also find yams, packets of betel nuts. Breadfruit chips (a traditional Maldivian snack), bottles of homemade pickles.

Mulee-aage (The Presidental Palace)

The “Alimas Carnival” Area

Built by Sultan Shamsuddeen in the year 1906 and located behind Medhuziyaaraiy. This premises was first used by President Mohamed Amin Didi of the first republic in 1953. The Presidents of the 2nd and 3rd republics (President Ibrahim Nasir and President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom respectively) used Mulee-aage as the official presidential residence as well. The years 1998 - 2008 saw the former president Gayyoom depart to Theemuge. However, Mulee-aage has once again become the official residence of the Maldivian President.

Home to coffee shops and café’s frequented by the youth of Male’. Popular hang-outs include coffee shops such as the Dine More Garden, Skippy, Lily’s, Dolphin view café’, etc. The area also boasts of a stage used for different music shows and events.

Clockwise from top left: Fish | Local Market | dsfsfddfsd |

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Photography | Rishwan

FOOD & RESTAURANT GUIDE

Restaurants There are quite a number of restaurants in Male’ offering different types of cuisines. Closed air-conditioned restaurants as well as open-air concepts can also be found. Popular eateries with tourists include “Sala Thai” (Thai Food), “Thai Wok (Thai Food), “Sala Italia Ristorante (Italian Food), “Aioli”, “Ocean Breeze”, “Salsa Royal”, “Olive garden”. They open around 8am or 9am and close around 12am. Budget Rf100 - 200 per person.

Maldivian Style Tea-Shops These are traditional eateries serving “Hedhikaa” (traditional Maldivian snacks/fast-food) along with the most popular drink - a “Kalhu” (black tea). Food and drinks are pretty cheap and these eateries are mostly frequented by Maldivian local men. These tea-shops are pretty loud inside with various simultaneous banter. Famous tea-shops include the “Maarukeytu Hota”, “Faseyha Point”, etc. They open as early as 5am and close at 1am. Budget Rf25 - 30 per person.

Coffee Shops & Cafés Coffee shops and café are popular hang-outs for Maldivians. Some coffee shops also function as restaurants offering quality food. Popular coffee shops for tourists include “Seagull”, “Shell Beans”, “Jade Bistro”, the “Sea House” (a 24 hour café’), “Bourse Café”, etc. They open around 8am and close at 1am except the “Sea House” which is open 24/7. Budget Rf50 - Rf100 per person.

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MALE’ CITY GUIDE

SHOPPING

Being the capital and the most urbanised, modernised and developed island in the country, there are a lot of shopping options on offer. From up-scale fashion, jewellery, hardware, computer software, accessories, marine equipment, sporting equipment, groceries, souvenirs, electronics, scuba diving equipment to items for the budget conscious shopper, Male’ definitely has it all on offer. Almost all of the shops open around 9am or 10 am except those small neighbourhood convenient stores which might open at 7am or even 6am. All shops close at 11pm (except the “Fantasy” store located on “Fareedhee Magu” - a higher-end supermarket, which closes at 10pm) and two 24/7 convenient stores located on “Sosun Magu”. Do also note that all shops close for about 15 - 20 minutes for prayer times. Most shops, except smaller convenient stores do accept credit cards nowadays, though we recommend that you take some cash for your shopping trips. Majeedhee Magu is the main street for all of your shopping needs and requirements. This is the longest road stretching across the capital. Chaandhanee Magu is the place to go if you’re looking for souvenir items, local handi-craft items, scuba diving equipment, surfing equipment, tourist book guides, etc.

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Photography | Oxbow

SPORTS & RECREATION

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Diving

Surfing

There are a number of PADI affiliated dive centres offering PADI certified scuba diving courses and boat-trips. These centres are equipped with quality equipment and certified professional and experienced local instructors. Notable local dive centres include “Maldivers” and “Sea Explorers”.

There is just one surf break located in Male’ called “Towns” and it is located at the “Raalhugandu” area near the south-east corner of Male’. It is a reef break so be prepared for minor scrapes and cuts. Many local surfers can be found frequenting this site. However, this is not a locals only surf spot. If you don’t have a board you could buy one from the “Sea Sports” shop located at “Chaandhanee Magu” or ask a local if you could borrow his board (entice him with some money if you really don’t want to buy a board - hey it’s a cheaper option eh?)


MALE’ CITY GUIDE

Baibalaa

Football

Baibalaa is an annually held sporting competition held during the EID UL-FITR or KUDA EID. It is similar to “Kabaddi” and to put it in a nutshell involves the raiding of a group of players in a circular playing surface composed of white sand. The objective of the game is to touch opposing players inside the circle and get out before being tackled. The competition is held at the open area located near the “artificial” beach.

Maldives is considered the “Brazil” of Asia due to its unabated love of football. Almost everybody plays it and locals can be found playing on the artificial turf pitches and hardground sand pitches can be found at the “Maafannu Stadium”. Locals can also be found playing at the artificial turf pitch and hard sandy area near the “artificial” beach. So grab a pair of boots and head over to these locations as the people are extremely friendly and will let you join in for a game or two if you just ask.

Gyms & fitness centres

other recreational sports

There are quite a number of gyms and fitness centres located in the capital such “TFG - Total Fitness Group”, “Heat”, “Male’ Fitness Club”, etc. There are even some ladies only fitness centres operating in Male’ such as “Male’ Fitness Club Hers”.

The “Artificial” beach and “Maafannu Stadium” has volleyball courts, basketball courts and a cricket pitch for public use while the “Ekuveni sports complex” located next to the “Maafannu Stadium” houses badminton courts, some basket-ball courts, table-tennis tables and a training area for cricket for public use.

Football is the most watched spectator sport in Maldives. There is a national football league comprised of 3 divisions. First division matches can be seen at the “Galolhu National Stadium” during season.

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VILLIMALE’/ VILLINGILI THE QUIETER 5TH WARD OF MALE’

Villimale’ or more commonly referred by the locals as Villingili is a small island community lying 2km west of the capital. You can take an 8 minute ferry ride costing just rf5/- per trip from the “Villingili ferry terminal” located in the south-west corner of Male’ to get to this island. Villimale’ has uniquely adopted an administrative policy of the restriction of personal use of motorised vehicles, which undoubtedly has made this ward quieter and the air cleaner. There is a taxi service available, but most residents prefer to travel on foot or on bicycles. This island is a regular weekend haunt of many residents of Male’. The island is home to thick vegetation, a white sandy beach and a crystal clear lagoon.

The island has a beautiful house reef located on the north-east side which is frequently visited by scuba and snorkelling enthusiasts of Male’. There is also a scuba diving school called “Diver’s lodge” in Villingili which offers PADI certified scuba courses and boat trips for locals, tourists and expatriates alike. Villingili also has an excellent right-hand surf break, though the water is much shallower than the surf break found in Male’. Local surfers are regularly seen at this point, but it is recommended for experienced surfers only. Aside from diving and surfing, you could even spend the day exploring the various facets of the island on foot or just plain lounge about on the beach.

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IMPORTANT: we recommend that you wear t-shirts and shorts as bikinis and revealing swim-wear are not allowed in Villingili. Food including traditional items are on offer at various café’s for a much cheaper price than to be found in Male’. Fresh coconuts are also much cheaper and quite abundant throughout the island. Villingili, though being the 5th ward of the highly urbanised and modernised capital has managed to retain substantial elements of the Maldivian past.


MALE’ CITY GUIDE

Hulhumalé is a reclaimed island approximately 1.3km north-west of Male’. The concept for Hulhumalé arose out of a need to ease the housing and congestion problems of Male’. The reclamation project began on October 16, 1997 under the administration of President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoon. A lot of Maldivians especially the people of Male’ have now shifted their livelihoods to Hulhumalé. All works which include structural and housing development are scheduled to be fully completed by the year 2020.

HULHUMALE’ THE RECAIMED ISLAND

Visiting Hulhumalé takes around 20 minutes costing just rf5/- per trip and you’d have to visit the “Hulhumalé ferry terminal” located near the north-east corner of Male’ to get to this island. The island is slightly bigger than the capital and due to the planned nature of development boasts thicker vegetation and plant life. The roads are much wider than those of the capital and they are also constructed out of tar unlike the brick roads of Male’. The expanded space of Hulhumalé had initially invited bike and car racers to hold illegal impromptu racers. However, the government has now granted the “Maldivian racing association” the use of a track surrounding an industrial area on Friday (afternoon - evening). You can head over to Hulhumalé’ on Fridays to catch a glimpse of local bikers train while pulling off the occasional stunt. If you’re not a racing enthusiast, there is a lengthy beach, lagoon and a house reef on the eastern side of the island for your lounging, swimming, snorkelling and diving pleasure. Compared to Villingili this shore is huge and can accommodate a lot of people

(IMPORTANT: we recommend that you wear t-shirts and shorts as bikinis and revealing swim-wear are not allowed in Hulhumalé). There are a number of beach-front hotels and guest houses which you could book, if you plan to stay for longer periods. There are also one or two PADI affiliated scuba diving schools operating in Hulhumalé offering PADI courses, house-reef dives and boat dives. You could even head over to the fishing spots to do some fishing (ask a local for directions to the best spots) and set up a BBQ at one of the many pits located on the north-west corner to prepare your catch for consumption. If you wish to explore the island by foot, we recommend that you do so in the evenings as it gets really hot (much more than Male’) due to the roads being composed of tar. However, you could take the beach route even in the morning or afternoon as cooling off is just a dip away. There are many restaurants, cafés and local tea-shops in-store if you wish to grab a bite or a cup of coffee. All in all, Hulhumalé is worth a visit if you get a chance to spend a few days in the capital before you head off to your chosen resort or liveaboard.

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TUNE UP YOUR DHIVEHI

Useful basic local words & phrases HELLO/GREETINGS Assalaam Alaikum

WHAT Koacheh/Keekay

GOODBYE Dhanee

MALE Firihenn

PEOPLE Meehun

WELCOME Maruhabaa

WHO Kaaku

PLACE Thann

FEMALE Annhenn

WEATHER Moosunn

YES Aann

WHEN Konn Iraku

PEOPLE Meehun

MAN Firiheneh

FOOD Kaa Echehi

NO Noon

WHERE Kobaa/Konn Thaaku

WOMEN Annhennun

WOMAN Annheneh

WATER Fen

HOW Kihineh

WHY Keehhve

MEN Firihenun

COST/PRICE Agu

DRINKS Boa Echehi

FOR DIVERS & SURFERS HOWS THE SURF? Raalhu Kihineh?

IS THE FISH LIFE ABUNDANT? Varah mas gina tha?

ARE THE WAVES BIG, SMALL? Raalhu thah bodu tha, kuda tha?

CAN YOU TELL ME THE NAME OF A GOOD DIVE SITE? Ey salhi dive site ehhge’ nameh bunebala?

HOWS THE VISIBILITY? Visibility Kihineh?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE DIVE SITE? Eh dive site ah dhaann kihaa ireh nagaa?

ENVIRONENT BEACH Gonndu Dhoh

REEF Faru

COCONUT TREES Ruhh

ATOLL Atholhu

SEA Kan’du

LAGOON Falhu

TREES Gahss

CHANNEL Kandu Olhi

ISLAND Rahh

FISH Mahss

EAST: Irumathi

WEST: Hulhangu

COMPASS DIRECTIONS

NORTH: Uthuru

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SOUTH: Dhekunu


TUNE UP YOUR DHIVEHI

TIME & DATE AFTERNOON Mendhuru

EVENING Haveeru

WEDNESDAY Budha

YESTERDAY Iyye

NIGHT Reygandu

THURSDAY Buraasfathi

WEEK Hafthaa

SUNDAY Aadheetha

FRIDAY Hukuru

MORNING Hen’dhunu/ Dhuvaalu

MORNING Hen’dhunu/ Dhuvaalu AFTERNOON Mendhuru

MONDAY Hoama

SATURDAY Honi Hiru

ZERO Summeh

THREE Thineh

SIX Ha’eh

NINE Nuva’eh

ONE Ekeh

FOUR Hathareh

SEVEN Ha’theh

TEN Dhiha’eh

TWO Dheyy

FIVE Faheh

EIGHT A’sheh

HUNDRED Satheyka

WHAT TIME IS IT? Gadinn Kihaa ireh tha? TIME Gadi/Vaguthu TODAY Miadhu YESTERDAY Iyye TOMORROW Maadhan

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW Maadhan noon anaiy dhuvas DAY Dhuvas WEEK Hafthaa

TUESDAY Angaara

NUMBERS THOUSAND Eh haas

USEFUL WORDS TOILET Faahana

BANK Bank

EXIT Nikunna Thahnn

SHOP Fihaara

TOILET Faahana

ATM ATM

ROOM Kotari

OFFICE Office

POST OFFICE Post Office

ENTRANCE Vanna Thahnn

RESTAURANT Kaa Thahnn

RECEPTION Reception

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RESORTS, HOTELS & LIVEABOARDS PROFILES


RESORTS, HOTELS Adaaran Club Rannalhi.......................................... 44 Adaaran Prestige Ocean Villas.............................. 45 Adaaran Prestige Vadoo........................................ 46 Adaaran ‘ Prestige ‘ Water Villas........................... 47 Adaaran ‘Select ‘ Hudhuran Fushi......................... 48 Adaaran ‘ Select ‘ Meedhupparu........................... 49 Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa............................... 50 Anantara Kihavah Villas......................................... 51 Angaga Island Resort & Spa................................. 52 Angsana Ihuru........................................................ 53 Angsana Velavaru.................................................. 54 Ayada Maldives...................................................... 55 Bandos Island Resort & Spa.................................. 56 Banyan Tree Madivaru........................................... 57 Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru......................................... 58 Baros Maldives....................................................... 59 Bathala.................................................................... 60 Beach House Iruveli............................................... 61 Beehive Nalahiya Hotel.......................................... 62 Coco Bodu Hithi..................................................... 63 Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu......................................... 64 Constance Halaveli Maldives................................ 65 Constance Moofushi Maldives.............................. 66 Diamonds Athuruga Beach .................................. 67 & Water Villas.......................................................... 67 Diamonds Thudufushi ........................................... 68 Beach & Water Villas.............................................. 68 Embudu Village...................................................... 69 Equator Village....................................................... 70 Eriyadu Island Resort............................................. 71 Filitheyo Island Resort............................................ 72 Four Seasons Resort Maldives ............................. 73 at Kuda Huraa........................................................ 73 Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru........................... 74 Fun Island Resort & Spa........................................ 75 Gili Lankanfushi Maldives...................................... 76 Helengeli Island Resort.......................................... 77 Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi ....................................... 78 Holiday Island Resort & Spa.................................. 79 Huvafen Fushi......................................................... 80 Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives Spa, Resort & Marina...................................................... 81 J Resort Alidhoo..................................................... 82 Kanifushi Beach & Spa.......................................... 83 Kanuhura, The Maldives........................................ 84 Komandoo Maldive Island Resort......................... 85 Kuramathi Island Resort......................................... 86 Kuredu Island Resort & Spa.................................. 87 Kurumba Maldives................................................. 88 Lily Beach Resort & Spa........................................ 89 Lux* Maldives......................................................... 90 Makunudu Island.................................................... 91 Marble Hotel........................................................... 92 Medhufushi............................................................. 93 Meeru Island Resort & Spa.................................... 94

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LIVEABOARDS Mirihi Island Resort................................................. 95 Mookai Hotel........................................................... 96 Mookai Suites......................................................... 97 Naladhu Maldives................................................... 98 Nika Island Resort.................................................. 99 Niyama..................................................................100 Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort..............................101 Paradise Island Resort & Spa..............................102 Reethi Beach Resort............................................103 Robinson Club Maldives......................................104 Royal Island Resort & Spa...................................105 Summer Island Village.........................................106 Sun Island Resort & Spa......................................107 Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives.....................108 The Residence Maldives......................................109 Thulhagiri Island Resort & Spa............................110 Vakarufalhi Island Resort......................................111 Velassaru Maldives...............................................112 Veligandu Island Resort & Spa............................113 Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.......................114 Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort.............................115 Vivanta By Taj Coral Reef Maldives.....................116 Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru...........................................117

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Dhaainkan’baa.....................................................118 Four Seasons Explorer.........................................119 Gahaa...................................................................120 Gulfaam................................................................121 Gurahali................................................................122 Kethi......................................................................123 Koimala.................................................................124 MY Monsoon.........................................................125 Ocean Sapphire...................................................126 Sea Coral..............................................................127 Sunset Queen.......................................................128


Adaaran Club Rannalhi Adaaran Club Rannalhi sits exclusively at the tip of the South Male atoll within the exotic collection of islands known as the Maldives.

balcony views. All retreats at Adaaran Club Rannalhi seamlessly blend modern comforts with the wonders of their natural surroundings.

Its unique location offers access to pristine beaches, excellent scuba diving opportunities and a relaxed environment with easy access to the capital city of Male. The resorts vicinity to Male allows it prime access to the country’s most treasured attractions such as the stunning Grand Friday Mosque and the revered National Museum.

Savour a plethora of sumptuous cuisine featuring both local and international fare whipped up by our culinary maestros deeply influenced by the vast array of delicious seafood available daily at Adaaran Club Rannalhi.

Bask in the golden sun and frolic on the soft sands as you experience friendly Maldivian hospitality and explore the rich tropical wonders of a vibrant island nation.

Join one of the many excursions available from the resort and partake in exciting activities such as windsurfing, canoeing and fishing.

Reside in one of our elegant water bungalows situated on clear, turquoise water and admire the colourful sea fauna as they swim past you. Or simply laze in one of our many standard rooms offering both terrace and

Room Types ›› Standard Rooms ›› Water Bungalow

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Cocktail Bar ›› Nika Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Live Band/DJ Music, Theme Nights, Excursions

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Adaaran Central Reservations, Adaaran “Club” Rannalhi, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 0375, F: +(960) 664 0379, E: info@adaaran.com.mv W: www.adaaran.com We accept: Visa, Master, Amex

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Adaaran Prestige Ocean Villas A selection of 37 exclusive Ocean Villas in a private paradisiacal setting… over water sophistication treated with a distinct local touch; it is a breathtaking discovery of the Maldives where memories begin.

various spa remedies and the art of healing come next to a choice of more modest treatments like facial and bath; creating a complete liberating experience for mind and body.

A world of refinement and luxury to discover comforts and warm services, and a host of facilities designed uniquely for the connoisseur in you. Exotic fragrance of bath oils fill the air inside as the ocean awaits in lazy contemplation outside. Fine dining presents new magic at the Ocean Villas; a table for an exquisite meal; on the islander in a private setting of your choice. A bottle of chilled wine to compliment your taste buds as you experience local seafood and delicious gastronomical delights prepared to perfection as you sip champagne and dusk falls on your candle lit rendezvous with nature. Stroll into the caressing hands of your expert massage therapists for a time perfected Spa experience. The

Room Types ›› Over Water Bangalows

Restaurants & Bars ›› Fine Dining Restaurant Restaurant Bar Lounge ›› Beach Bar ›› Sunset Bar ›› Surf Bar ›› Dhodhi Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Excursions

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Adaaran Central Reservations, Adaaran “Club” Rannalhi, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 0375, F: +(960) 664 0379, E: info@adaaran.com.mv W: www.adaaran.com We accept: Visa, Master, Amex

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Adaaran Prestige Vadoo Welcome to Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, where time ceases to exist and the voice of the Indian Ocean beckons you to her shores.

you can only be matched by the captivating lushness of the surroundings, warmed by signature Adaaran hospitality.

As the gateway to the South Atolls, Vadoo possesses its own exotic reef teeming with vibrant aquatic flora and fauna. A mere 15 minute speed boat ride will take you to a tropical escape that offers not only the finest creature comforts, but to a coral island that is kissed by the sun, its sands golden and soft. Awarded as the World’s Leading Water Villa retreat at the World Travel Awards in 2010, Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is honoured to stand out amongst the best. Our only hope is that we can enrich the precious moments you spend with us, to give you and your cherished ones the dream holiday that you have always wanted. The list of indulgences that await

Room Types ›› Sunset Villas ›› Sunrise Villas ›› Honeymoon Villas ›› Japanese Villas

Restaurants & Bars ›› Fine Dining Restaurant ›› Beach Bar ›› Sunset Bar ›› Main Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Light Entertainment, Sand Bank Lunch, Excursions

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Adaaran Central Reservations, Adaaran “Club” Rannalhi, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 0375, F: +(960) 664 0379, E: info@adaaran.com.mv W: www.adaaran.com We accept: Visa, Master, Amex

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Adaaran ‘ Prestige ‘ Water Villas In a different part of the world…. Dawn breaks to the sound of waves dashing on a shallow coral reef. Complimented by a serene blue lagoon, The Water Villas line up on a winding jetty overlooking a private beach, warm and in complete seclusion. The rich wooden floors, supple Kind sized bed and elegant décor of The Water Villas reinforce the strong ambiance of supreme comfort. You can enjoy a movie on a state of the art LCD TV & home theatre system or slow dance with your sweetheart while the integrated CD system plays “your song”. With more than 80 square meters of floor space, these spacious Villas offer ample room for your relaxation. Unwind on the Villas’ sundeck to watch a breath-taking sunrise or curl up on the daybed with your favourite book. You’re never more than a few feet away from a refreshing dip in the ocean.

your taste buds in the comforts and setting of your choice. Add a chilled glass of fine Champagne and have a signature dining in true ‘Water Villas’ style. Step in to world of ultimate relaxation and calm your senses by treating yourself to a spa treatment in the comfort of your own villa or at any location your desire. With a private butler at your call, free your thoughts to the finest indulgence. Your each request is met with delightful care.

Discover succulent delicacies, from a local seafood platter to wonderful delights closer to home. Delight

Room Types ›› Over Water Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Fine Dining Restaurant Main Bar ›› Wine Cellar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Excursions, In-Villa, All Day Dinning

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Adaaran Central Reservations, Adaaran “Club” Rannalhi, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 0375, F: +(960) 664 0379, E: info@adaaran.com.mv W: www.adaaran.com We accept: Visa, Master, Amex

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Adaaran ‘Select ‘ Hudhuran Fushi Experience a holiday in the tropics beyond compare at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi. Blessed with thriving vegetation and pristine waters, the Island of White Gold finds itself in peaceful seclusion in the North Male Atoll. Discover a paradise hidden away in plain sight where the sun rises painting the skies in rich orange hues and the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean caress the shore with grace.

activities including snorkelling to view the rich and diverse marine life, wind surfing, surfing (seasonal), canoeing and indoor sports. Night fishing, photo cruises where spinner dolphins can be spotted are activities of a more exciting nature.

Set in 83 acres of surprisingly lush tropical beach property on Lhohifushi Island the resort’s design enables it to snuggle into its surroundings reinforcing the impression of a quiet village whose shores are lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, a haven of tranquillity. Complete with 137 air conditioned and well appointed Beach villas with wonderful views, an outdoor pool, a white sandy private beach, tennis court, children’s play area, a spa with varied treatments and fitness centre. Guests can avail themselves of recreational

Room Types ›› Beach Villas

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Fine Dining Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Beach Bar ›› Sunset Bar ›› Surf Bar ›› Dhodhi Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

‘Live Band/ DJ Music, Theme Nights, Excursions

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Adaaran Central Reservations, Adaaran “Club” Rannalhi, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 0375, F: +(960) 664 0379, E: info@adaaran.com.mv W: www.adaaran.com We accept: Visa, Master, Amex

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Adaaran ‘ Select ‘ Meedhupparu With the promise of an incomparable holiday in the tropics, Adaaran Select Medhupparu offers blissful accommodation for the discerning traveller to Maldives. Bask under the healing sunshine and soak up the alluring sights and sounds of a truly enchanting island in the tropics. A five star resort in Maldives, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu offers tranquil settings brimming with luxury. Surrender your senses to the soothing atmosphere and experience opulence redefined. Offering every aspect of a fulfilling Maldives travel experience, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu assures access to the azure waters surrounding the magical island blessed with spectacular sunsets. Travellers looking for adventure will be able to try their hand at an array of activities from wind surfing, water skiing to scuba diving, fishing and Complete with a host of modern facilities, we offer our guests lavish accommodation with vistas of clear emerald waters.

Room Types ›› Beach Villa

Venture out into the open ocean and witness the raw beauty of a world studded with sprawling coral reefs and lively schools of chromatic fish. With our skilled chefs and experienced service team, sample some of the finest local and international dishes loved by many from across the world at our Restaurants. Awaken your senses to a culmination of healing treatments at Chavana Spa where tranquillity and relaxation denotes a whole new meaning. Settle into a holiday full of breathtaking experiences that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Grill & Bar ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar ›› Sunset Bar ›› Sunrise Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Live Band/ DJ Music, Theme Nights, Excursions

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Adaaran Central Reservations, Adaaran “Club” Rannalhi, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 0375, F: +(960) 664 0379, E: info@adaaran.com.mv W: www.adaaran.com We accept: Visa, Master & Amex

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Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa Maldives welcomes you to discover a tropical paradise island. Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, comprising spacious over-water suites, and beach villas, some with private plunge pools. Just a 35 minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. The tropical lagoon setting creates a Maldivian paradise of breathtaking natural wonders, where the warmest heartfelt welcome leads to journeys that can be deeply relaxing or truly invigorating. From the moment you arrive, peer into the crystal waters below the jetty at puffer fish, sting rays and baby reef sharks. Take part in an array of watersports including diving, snorkelling, surfing and island hopping.

type you choose, all are air-conditioned with TV, DVD/ CD player, mini-bar, in room safe, coffee machine, internet access, sun terrace or deck, sunbeds and snorkelling equipment and over sized indoor or outdoor bathrooms. Unwind at Anantara Spa with a range of renowned signature treatments. An array of cuisine choices awaits from international buffets at Fushi Cafe, to Italian fare at Terrazzo or enjoy a fresh grills at Fuddan. Anantara Dhigu guests also enjoy access to more dining options at sister island Anantara Veli.

37 Sunrise Beachfront Villas, 25 Sunset Beachfront Villas, 18 Sunrise Overwater Suites, 18 Sunset Overwater Suites, 2 Sunset Pool Villas, 6 Anantara Pool Villas (can be booked as Two Bedroom Anantara Family Pool Villa, interconnecting on the sundeck), 2 Anantara Overwater Pool Villas. Whichever room

Room Types ›› Sunrise/Sunset Beach villa ›› Sunset Pool Villa ›› Anantara Pool Villa ›› Anantara Over Water Pool Villa ›› Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa ›› Sunrise/Sunset Over Water Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Fushi Café ›› Fuddan Fusion Grill ›› Terrazzo ›› Dining by Design ›› Aqua ›› Baan Huraa ›› 72 Degrees ›› Geckos ›› Dhoni Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2014, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6644100, F: +(960) 6644101 , E: maldives@anantara.com, W: www.anantara.com We accept: All major credit cards & USD

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Anantara Kihavah Villas Anantara Resorts’ latest island hideaway in the greatest paradise on earth ushers in a new chapter of unique guest experiences in unsurpassed luxury surrounded by untouched natural beauty. Anantara Kihavah Villas is a five star deluxe resort set on Kihavah Huravalhi, one of the most pristine Maldivian islands, located just 35 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport. With 78 spacious private pool sanctuaries poised over the water or nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach, this resort that opened early in 2011 defines ‘island sanctuary.’ Anantara Kihavah Villas is passionate about bringing story collecting travellers closer to the natural, cultural and historic allures of this fascinating island nation, and nowhere is it more perfectly articulated than in the greatest paradise on earth.

savour the Indian Ocean’s abundance of marine life by descending into a connoisseur journey at one of the few underwater wine cellars and restaurants in the world, ‘Sea’. Situated at the edge of a reef, the primary view windows are poised next to a channel which provides spectacular displays of fish and sea life all around.

Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, with five restaurants and two bars each offering a distinctive setting, menu and ambience. View and

Room Types ›› Beach Pool Villa ›› Two-Bedroom Beach Pool Residence ›› Over Water Pool Villa ›› Two-Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence ›› Three-Bedroom Presidential Residence

Restaurants & Bars ›› Manzaru (Italian Restaurant and Bar) ›› Plates ›› Sea ›› Fire ›› Salt ›› Sky

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Cooking Classes, Cocktail Classes, Diving, Watersports and Excursion

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Reservations / Inquiries A: PO Box 2014, Baa Atoll P: +(960) 660 1020, F: +(960) 660 1040, E: kihavahmaldives@anantara.com W: www.anantara.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card, & Amex

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Angaga Island Resort & Spa A tropical paradise is located in the South Ari Atoll and is surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty along with crystal clear waters and encircled by soft coral sandy beach. The island is approximately 45,000 square metres and is superb for snorkelling and diving with the house reef just 7-8 metres from the beach featuring live coral and beautiful marine life. Pretty thatched beach bungalows and neighbouring islands scattered across the horizon. Angaga Island offers this picture-perfect scene, along with modern, high-quality accommodation and a choice of water sports. It’s a relaxed resort that blends in with the lush tropical foliage and swaying palm trees. The hotel has sandy floors, whilst air-conditioned bungalows have bamboo furniture and a private terrace, with swing.

on your golden holiday glow every room has sun loungers allocated to it, so you don’t have to rise before dawn to snap a spot on the sandor if you do want to crank up the pace a little, there’s tennis and watersports on hand to amuse you. That said, you don’t come to the Maldives for a round of tennis. No, it’s the underwater world that’s the star attraction. Pull on your mask and fins to explore the house reef. This is a great island for those holidaymakers seeking peace and tranquillity.

Life on Angaga Island is relaxing and sun-drenched – perfect if you’re planning on doing next to nothing while you’re here. Stretch out in the sun to work

Room Types ›› Beach Bungalow ›› Water Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Sun Down Bar ›› Coffee Shop

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Darts, Full day Island Hopping, Half Day Island Hopping, Adventure Trips

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Angaga Island Resort, South Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 6680510, F: +(960) 6680520, E: Angaga@dhivehinet.net.mv, W: www.angaga.com.mv We accept: Visa Card, Master Card, Amex & Cash

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Angsana Ihuru The private island of Ihuru is 17km, or 20 minutes away by speedboat from the Male’ airport. 45 beachfront villas, 20 of which are Beachfront Jet-Pool Villa, equipped with bamboo spout outdoor showers in their own private garden. The thatched-roof tops and traditional Maldivian swings in the garden add a rustic touch to the modern contemporary décor of lime green, tangerine and orange. The resort boasts an excellent restaurant offering a marriage of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of local flavour. Dine at the Riveli restaurant’s large wooden deck overlooking the Indian Ocean, or sip on cocktails at the Velaavani Bar. It is here at Velaavani – a shallow bay where turtles gather – that you may spot various marine life and corals. For aromatic, private dinner, guests can enjoy sandbank dining with gentle waves lapping near your feet. Ihuru has arguably the best house reef in the Maldives, which encircles the island and is teeming with vibrant

Room Types ›› Beach Front Villa ›› Beachfront Jet-Pool Villa

marine life and corals that are steps from the beach. Ihuru has an area of 25,210 square metres with an unspoiled beach of around 590 metres, and it takes a mere10 minutes to walk round the island. Winner of the first President of Maldives Green Resort Award it is an ecological dream retreat due to the resort’s commitment to the environment. You can also experience a range of Asian-inspired spa therapies amidst the serene setting of Angsana Spa and let the intuitive touch of the professionally trained therapists rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Riveli (Multi Cuisine) ›› Coffee Shop ›› Velaavani Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Angsana Ihuru, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6643502, F: +(960) 6645933, E: reservations-Ihuru@angsana.com, W: www.angsana.com We accept: Cash, Traveller’s cheques, American Express, Visa & MasterCard

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Angsana Velavaru The island resort is a 40-minute seaplane journey from the Male airport, and rests on the virtually untouched South Nilandhe Atoll. There are 79 individual villas with direct beach frontage to the sparkling shores of the spectacular Indian Ocean. In July 2009, 33 InOcean Villas were launched as the quintessential Maldives experience being the first standalone collection of water villas in the Maldives. Each thatched-roof beachfront villa is charmingly decorated with Australian artist Christopher Hogan’s Reef Series artwork of abstract marine. All of the two-storey InOcean villas offer a sun deck with a hammock over water and a private infinity pool. Funa is a lively seafood grill and restaurant, which distils the essence of Maldivian ingredients with a gourmet touch. Kaani is a meeting point of cultural cuisines served throughout the day, starting with a delightful international breakfast buffet, continuing with numerous lunch options, and ending with an

Room Types ›› Beachfront Villa ›› Beachfront Jet Pool Villa ›› Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa ›› Velavaru Villa ›› Angsana Villa ›› InOcean Pool Villa ›› Sunset InOcean Pool Villa ›› Sancturary InOcean Pool Villa

abundance of European dishes with an Asian twist for dinner. At Kuredhi bar, guests enjoy beachside views as they enjoy a selection of cocktails and snacks from the international menu. At InOcean Villas, guests have the option of overwater dining at Azzurro, the fine dining Italian restaurant and bar. Angsana Velavaru offers great beach and lagoon which is safe and calm throughout most of the seasons to enjoy more than 101 activities on the land. The spirited juxtaposition of contemporary chic with exotic Asian splendor forms a relaxing backdrop for Angsana Spa’s award-winning blend of treatments based on the use of natural ingredients such as native flowers and fruits.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Kaani restaurant ›› Azzurro Restaurant ›› Funa restaurant (overwater) ›› Kuredi Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Angsana Velavaru, Dhaalu Atoll, P: +(960) 6760028, F: +(960) 6760029, E: reservations-velavaru@angsana.com W: www.angsana.com We accept: Cash, Traveller’s cheques, American Express, Visa Card & Master Card

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Ayada Maldives Ayada Maldives is a brand new luxury resort located amidst a pristine reef within the southern rim of the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll in the southern Maldives. The island based resort occupies 150,000 square meters of undisturbed and indigenous vegetation and offers uninterrupted views of the breath taking Maldivian landscape. Nestled with the lush vegetation of the island, guests can avail themselves to a variety of dining experiences found in the seven restaurants; each offering a unique culinary experience, an extensive AySpa by ESPA, a renowned dive and watersports center, kids club, fitness pavilion and tailor made experiences that will showcase the destination highlights of the Southern Maldives.

Asian flavours to tantalizing Mediterranean specialties to the vibrant “Ottoman Lounge” complete with specialty coffees, teas and shisha, your dining experience is complete with impeccable service and breathtaking views of the ocean and the horizon. An unforgettable and indulgent journey of luxurious pampering awaits you at Ayada Maldives. Savour the infinite views of the spectacular sunsets, delight in the magnificent coral reef, unwind with rejuvenating spa treatments, revel in the long stretches of pristine beach, partake in authentic Maldivian experiences or simply relax with the impeccable personalized service by your Butler.

Journey through an unparalleled culinary experience at Ayada Maldives where we strive to offer authenticity and variety with our seven vividly enticing outlets; each with its unique influence. Ranging from exotic

Room Types ›› Beach Villas ›› Beach Suites ›› Sunset Beach Suites ›› Ocean Villas ›› Sunset Lagoon Suites ›› Sunset Ocean Suites ›› Ayada Royal Ocean Suite (Presidential Suite)

Restaurants & Bars ›› Magu (Main Restaurant) ›› Ocean Breeze ›› Kai ›› Zero Degree ›› Ile De Joie ›› Ottoman Lounge - (Turkish Café)

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Ayada Maldives, Magudhuva Island, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, P: +(960) 684 4444, F: +(960) 684 5555, E: info@ayadamaldives.com, W: www.ayadamaldives.com We accept: -Mastercard, Visa, Amex, JCB & China Union Bank

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Bandos Island Resort & Spa The island of Bandos is the perfect setting for that romantic getaway or those two weeks of bliss away from work. The sense of calm and serenity the island emanates is truly otherworldly. The gentle lull of the sea, the whistling breeze, and the rustling of the palm fronds on the beach will help transcend you from the hurly-burly rigours of daily life. This aural feast, complimented by an all colourful visual, one where the turquoise of the lagoon, the lush green vegetation, the pearl white beaches, azure blue sky and generous offerings of golden sunshine inspires in us the question, did heaven and earth meet?

front standard rooms, non-beach-front standard rooms, deluxe rooms, garden villas, beach villas and water villas. All the rooms are air conditioned with fresh hot and cold water, IDD telephone, TV, Mini-Bar and attached toilets. Deluxe rooms have living rooms and large attached bathrooms with bath. Beach Villas feature two stories, with a bed upstairs, sitting/living room downstairs and an open bathroom with Jacuzzi. At Bandos Water Villas, one can simply while away many a moment on such simple pleasures as enjoying the sunset, a romantic soak with a loved one or, as they say in these isles, mastering the art of doing nothing.

Bandos is a 178,900 square meter coral island situated in North Malé Atoll. This idyllic resort was opened on 10 December 1972 (renovated in 2005) as the second resort in the Maldives. Conveniently located merely 7km from Malé International Airport, Bandos has a total of 225 rooms, comprising beach-

Room Types ›› Standard rooms ›› Deluxe rooms ›› Garden Villas ›› Jacuzzi Beach Villas ›› Jacuzzi Pool Villa ›› Water villas

Restaurants & Bars ›› The Harbour Restaurant ›› Gallery Restaurant ›› Sundowners’ Bar ›› Sand Bar ›› Pool Bar ›› Sea Breeze Café

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Hyperbaric Chamber, Sports Fishing, Trip to Kuda Bandos, Male’ Tour, Sandbank Picnic, Sunset Dolphin Cruise, Wake Boarding, Fun Tube, Audio Visual Equipment, Convention Centre

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Bandos Island Resort & Spa, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6640088, F: +(960) 6643877, E: sales@bandos.com.mv W: Website: www.bandosmaldives.com We accept: American Express, VISA,Master & JCB

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Banyan Tree Madivaru Banyan Tree Madivaru is a 20-minute seaplane ride from Male airport, or an exclusive overnight sail onboard the luxurious Banyan Velaa. Banyan Tree Madivaru offers the Maldives’ first Tented Pool Villas, a cluster of three individual tents distinctively equipped to function as living, sleeping, and bath areas. The villas are furnished with a kingsized bed, outdoor shower, and mini-bar for overnight stays. Each villa is attached to a dedicated Island Host, who attends to guests’ requests round the clock. The villas feature a distinct desert island charm, replete with timber flooring, rattan and teak furniture, handcrafted wooden and canvas accents, and luxurious ceiling canopies. A pair of spa beds can also be set up in the spacious bath tents for private in-villa treatments that include signature Banyan Tree Spa massages and facials. A timber deck accommodates a 3m by 5m plunge pool. To avoid the loss of any

Room Types ›› Tented Pool Villa

trees during construction, only the exact footprint of each villa was cleared. Guests may choose to dine at Boa Keyo, Offering fullboard dining services, it will complement the in-villa dining options available to guests who wish to enjoy Maldivian epicurean delights and seafood bites in the privacy of their tented accommodation. Madivaru Island features pristine white sandy beaches, a beautiful shallow lagoon and breathtaking house reefs surrounding the island, where guests can expect marine adventures led by experienced Banyan Tree dive experts. Regularly scheduled excursions include sunset cruises, morning and night fishing, dolphin safari, and manta sighting cruises.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Boa Keyo (Multicuisine) ›› Main Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Spa in every Villa

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Reservations / Inquiries A: AA. Ethere Madivaru, North Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 6643147, F: +(960) 6643843, E: reservations-madivaru@banyantree.com W: www.banyantree.com We accept: Cash, AMEX, VISA, DC

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru Encircled by a white powdery beach, 48 elegantly rustic villas are nestled on a coral atoll in the Indian Ocean. Every villa has one bedroom with an open terrace, four-poster king-sized bed, recessed sitting area, landscaped garden, open-air jet pool and private sundeck. For families or small groups travelling together, the resort recommends the inter-connecting Vabbinfaru Villas complemented by a private pavilion in the garden. Uniquely designed to reflect a seashell spiral, the understated elegance of conical thatched roof villas imparts a sense of traditional Maldivian magic. Special care was taken during construction in order to protect the coral reefs. Sharkpoint Dinner is a memorable private dining experience on the beach. Private dining is also available on the nearby sandbank or sunset jetty. In addition, learn to cook traditional Maldivian dishes from our resort chefs during specially organised

Room Types ›› Oceanview Pool Villa ›› Beachfront Pool Villa ›› Vabbinfaru Pool Villa

classes. Guests choose from delicious Maldivian and international cuisine at the beachfront Ilaafathi or Sangu restaurants, or cocktails at the idyllic Naiboli open-air bar. A Marine Biology Lab on the island is the first of its kind; conducting research on coral spawning and transplantation, green sea turtle and reef shark conservation. On most afternoons, a family of stingrays swim up to the beach to be cared for by conservation officers. The Banyan Tree Spa focuses on the ‘high-touch, low-tech’ approach that celebrates human touch and the use of natural ingredients. Let the therapeutic touch of the formally trained therapists soothe the body, mind and soul with a range of Asian- inspired treatments.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Ilaafathi (multi cuisine) ›› Naiboli Bar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Vabbinfaru Island, North Malé Atoll, P: +(960) 6643147, F: +(960) 6643843, E: reservations-vabbinfaru@banyantree.com, W: www.banyantree.com We accept: Cash, AMEX, VISA, DC

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Baros Maldives Relax with nature on this small, round island where warm azure waters, a colourful living coral reef and magnificent diving, are close to a glorious white-gold beach. Located in North Male atoll, this peaceful hideaway is only 25 minutes by speedboat from Male’ International Airport. Sandy trails lead through lush tropical gardens and palm groves to the resort’s 75 thatched villas. Furnished with exquisite luxury, the villas are beautifully crafted from timber and sandstone, nestled naturally among exotic flowers by the beach or perched over the translucent waters of the lagoon reached by individual boardwalk jetties. All have internet access and satellite television. There are five premium pool water villas with private plunge pool above the crystal clear Baros lagoon, eight elegant villas have their own beachside plunge pool, two of them with pool Jacuzzi. The secluded Baros Residence has an exclusive pool in a private walled garden with seating room & bed room and

Room Types ›› Baros Residence ›› Baros Premium Pool Villa ›› Premium Water Villa ›› Pool Water Villa ›› Water Villa ›› Baros Villa ›› Deluxe Villa

is the most luxurious and intimate retreat on Baros Maldives. The iconic Lighthouse Restaurant and Lounge poised above the waves is a beacon that attracts connoisseurs from around the world. In addition the Lime restaurant is open & Cayenne grill restaurant, specialised in Satay bar & Teppanyaki is open for lunch & dinner. There is a variety of activities including sunset and dolphin cruises. To rejuvenate the spirit as well as the body, The Signature Spa features the finest botanical therapies, adding bliss to the essence of Maldives. Be special, be destined for Baros & discover the island of your dreams.

Restaurants & Bars ›› The Lighthouse Restaurant ›› Cayenne Grill ›› Lime Restaurant ›› The Lighthouse Lounge ›› The Sails Bar

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Wakeboard, Sea Scooter, Maldivian Lounge, Dolphin cruise with Champagne and Canapés, Romantic Sunset Dhoni Sailing Cruise, Glass-bottom boat cruise, Male’ sightseeing and shopping tour, Seaplane photo flight, Island discovery, Private excursions & escapes, Renewal of Vows, Sunset Fishing, Coral Planting, Marine Center Presentations. ICON legend on last page leaf

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Baros Maldives, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 26 72, F: +(960) 664 34 97, E: info@baros.com W: www.baros.com We accept: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB & Diners

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Bathala Bathala Island Resort, 3 - star resort located in north Ari Atoll, an area in the Maldives famous for its abundant fish life. Bathala Island Resort nestle 46 superior rooms in an approximately 5 hectare and is a true natural paradise with green tropical vegetation, aligned with palms, bordered with milky sandy beaches with world class house reef and dive sites at a close proximity to the island. It takes mere 20 minutes by a scenic seaplane to reach this island or 75 minutes by speedboat.

Room Types ›› Beach Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Bathala Island Resort, North Ari Atoll, Maldives P: +(960) 666 0609, F: +(960) 6660558, E: bathala@aaa.com.mv W: www.aaaresorts.com.mv/bathala/ We accept: VISA & Master Card.

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Beach House Iruveli The Beach House at Iruveli Maldives is an idyllic private island retreat fringed by powder white beaches, coral reef lagoons and a lush jungle-filled interior. Located on Haa Alifu, the northernmost atoll of the Maldives, it is reached via a 69-minute luxury seaplane transfer from Malé, and includes the use of a dedicated airport lounge with VIP amenities such as a massage and free wi-fi.

world-class service, relaxing by the beach has never been better. But for those who wish to do

Promising discreet luxury, the resort combines local flavour, Maldivian hospitality and charm while seamlessly blending Asian traditions of

wishing to relax, revive and revitalise.

more than just chill, a myriad of activities and watersports awaits including a PADI five-star dive centre, 18-hole golf simulator, fitness centre, yoga, tennis courts, a bungee trampoline and two swimming pools with one for adults only. An extensive spa provides an oasis of calm for those

simplicity and elegance to its overall appeal. Accommodation is in 83 beautifully designed thatched villas, suites and pavilions, located on the beach or perched over the turquoise lagoon, each with a private pool and a villa host who can attend to every need. With sparkling white sands, turquoise waters and

Room Types ›› Over Water Villa ›› Ocean Villa ›› Beach Villa ›› Beach Suite ›› Presidential Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Amazon “Pizzeria” ›› Asian ›› Grill Restaurant & Bar ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar ›› Wine Cellar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Haa Alif Atoll, P. O. Box 2062, Rep. of Maldives P: +(960) 6500 400, F: +(960) 6500 444, E: info@beachhousecollection.com W: www.thebeachhousecollection.com We accept: Bank Transaction / Credit card transaction

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Beehive Nalahiya Hotel Centrally located in Male’, Beehive Nalahiya Hotel consists with 42 rooms that are designed, equipped and furnished for style, comfort and convenience, Beehive Nalahiya Hotel would be the ideal home away from home for travelers on business or pleasure, whilst the rooms range from Deluxe to suites and services apartments. Other facilities at the hotel includes a Lobby Cafe’, a Conference Hall, Board Room and a Business Centre. Located on the main street of the capital of Maldives, guests can easily access the shopping area and business addresses. Guests are also within walking distance of attractions, such as the National Museum, Republic Square, Old Friday Mosque, and the local fish market. Sightseeing tours of the neighboring islands and night fishing trips can also be arranged

This unique restaurant is known for its food quality, ambiance and atmosphere. It is now accepted by many businessmen and representatives of established businesses as the ideal place to meet their counterparts and invitees if it is to be in a quite undisturbed environment. Furthermore, a wifi connection with very excellent signals is available at THE HIVE. The hive accepts small to medium sized parties, receptions and functions celebrating special occasions. The assurance is to provide a hygienic, clean environment with quality food and service without any compromise.

Situated on the top floor, sweeping views of Malé and the ocean are available at The Hive Restaurant where a hearty buffet breakfast is served daily.

Room Types ›› Superior ›› Deluxe ›› Deluxe Twin ›› Business Deluxe ›› Junior Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› The Hive Restaurant

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Beehive Nalahiya has a boardroom suitable to hold small board meetings, signing ceremonies etc., and the Nala Conference Hall which can accommodate up to 90 people in a theater style gathering. The hotel provides audiovisual equipment, food and beverage requirements and secretarial services for such meetings. The business centerprovides internet access, photocopying and other secretarial services to visitors and in-house guests alike.

Reservations / Inquiries A: Beehive Nalahiya Hotel, Male’ , 20274, P: +(960) 3346633, F: +(960) 3345533, E: info@beehivehotels.com W: www.beehivehotels.com We accept: visa, master card cash

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Coco Bodu Hithi Coco Bodu Hithi is situated on the private island of Bodu Hithi in North Male’ Atoll, a 40 minutes (29 Km) well appointed speedboat ride from Male’ International Airport. On this idyllic island, surrounded by turquoise waters and ringed by white sandy beaches and coconut palms, contemporary creature comforts blend stylishly with Maldivian themes.

and no intrusions from the outside world. Factor in the first-class Coco Spa and you have an island paradise that transcends your most exquisite dreams. The island management is committed to maintaining Coco Bodu Hithi as a truly natural island paradise, with an emphasis on preserving the environment.

The 100 ultra-stylish villas incorporate modern style with unique Maldivian charm and character. The Island Villas sheltered under the coco palms along the beach offer fabulous spacious accommodation and the water villas perched high on wooden stilts are decked out with dark wood flooring and furnishing. All villas feature private pools and indulgent bathrooms with designer fixtures and branded amenities. Coco Bodu Hithi is the type of paradise where you dream of being stranded. A stunning tropical island, with the expected luxury of a five-star resort but not a hint of crass commercialism; no traffic, no crowds

Room Types ›› Island Villa ›› Escape Water Villa ›› Escape Water Residence ›› Water Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Air ›› Aqua ›› The Stars ›› Breeze ›› Latitude ›› Wine Loft

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Modular space for meetings and seminars, meeting rooms allows for 6 – 25 person meeting and includes secretarial facilities and services on request, A dedicated departure lounge with changing facilities and baggage storage, lounge style Spa Boutique offers exclusive Coco Spa products to take home, First class water sports and diving centre, portfolio of memorable ‘uniquely Coco’ experiences.

Reservations / Inquiries A: Bodu Hithi, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 3345555, F: +(960) 3346666, E: reservations.boduhithi@cocopalm.com.mv W: www.cocoboduhithi.com We accept: Amex, Visa, JCB & MasterCard

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Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Located on the breathtaking island of Dhuni Kolhu – a 30-minute seaplane transfer from the capital, Male – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu has 98 charming Maldivian-inspired villas, offering luxurious living in an eco-friendly, tropical environment. The island’s squeaky soft sand, gentle ocean breeze and beautiful tropical surroundings make it impossible to not feel instantly relaxed. Charming simplicity, romantic style and natural design describe the interiors of the accommodation. Bringing the beauty of the outside world in, the villas are built in a traditional Maldivian style with thatched roofs, rustic materials and natural fabrics. From delightful beach villas to the exquisite lagoon villas, all accommodation is sensitively designed to provide a sense of luxury and privacy without destroying the natural beauty of the island. The beach villas are dotted amidst the coconut palms, while the lagoon villas appear as a cluster of conical roofs resting over the lagoon.

Room Types ›› Beach Villa ›› Sunset Beach Villa ›› Deluxe Villa ›› Lagoon Villa ›› Sunset Lagoon Villa

The décor, much of which has been inspired by the Maldivian colors and materials, uses a combination of timber, rattan and natural cottons to blend with the open feel of the resort. A trip to the Maldives will be remembered forever, but for a truly unique memory to take home, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu’s portfolio of ‘Uniquely Coco Experiences’ are not to be missed. From an evening with a Maldivian family to a romantic night on a desert island, guests can enjoy an authentic experience of traditional Maldivian life.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Cowrie ›› Cornus ›› Conch Bar ›› Beach Bar

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First class water sports and diving centre, portfolio of memorable ‘uniquely Coco’ experiences.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Dhuni Kolhu, Baa Atoll, P: +(960) 334 55 55, F: +(960) 334 66 66, E: reservations.dhunikolhu@cocopalm.com.mv W: www.cocopalm.com We accept: Amex, Visa, JCB & MasterCard

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Constance Halaveli Maldives If you’re looking to turn your dream of an exclusive, luxury Indian Ocean getaway into a reality then look no further than the beautiful 5* Constance Halaveli.

from the hustle and bustle of modern life to your very own luxury hideaway.

Nestled on its own secluded island in the Maldives’ North Ari atoll, with powder white beaches and turquoise seas teeming with colourful sea life, peace and relaxation are guaranteed. How you choose to unwind is up to you. Lie back and relax on your own private sun terrace, dip in your own plunge pool, or take time to nurture your body and soul with a treatment specially tailored for you at the Spa de Constance. We love kids at Halaveli so if your dream holiday includes the children then why not check out one of our elegant family villas. Our excellent Kuda children’s club means your little ones are never bored while they’re with us. A trip to Halaveli is more than a holiday, it’s an escape

Room Types ›› Single Storey Water Villa ›› Single Storey Beach Villa ›› Presidential Beach Villa ›› Double Storey Beach Villa ›› Family Beach Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar ›› Wine Cellar

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Private pools at all types villas

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Constance Halveli Maldives, Alifu Alifu Atoll, Halaveli 09130, Maldives P: (960)6667000 F: (960)6667001 E: resacoord@halaveli.com W: www.halaveli.com We accept: CASH (USD & all major hard currencies + Credit card (AMEX/VISA/MASTER) + TC

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Constance Moofushi Maldives Constance Moofushi in the Maldives is one of the jewels in our crown – a heady mix of pure luxury and simplicity, it offers the ultimate indulgent Crusoe chic. Impossibly elegant, with 110 beach and water villas in an intimate location of pure lagoons, sandbanks and tropical surroundings, this barefoot idyll offers a rare experience for its visitors.

has already become a favourite location with our customers – and we think you’ll love it too. Experience the luxury and simplicity of Moofushi, your jewel island.

Reassuringly luxurious, Constance Moofushi is on the South Ari Atoll, a paradise regarded as one of the best diving spots in the world. The resort is perfect for lovers of fine dining, divers and those seeking luxury beachfront relaxation. Our ‘Cristal’ package is a refreshing take on the ‘all inclusive’, offering sparkling wine, mouth-wateringly exquisite cuisine, plush accommodation and of course the first class service synonymous to the Constance Hotels Experience. Moofushi Resort opened in November 2010 and

Room Types ›› Water Villas ›› Senior Water Villas ›› Beach Villas

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Reataurant ›› Grill Restaurant & Bar ›› Mini Bar ›› Coffee Shop ›› Pool Bar ›› Wine Cellar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: South Ari Atoll, Maldives P:(960) 668 1010 F: (960) 668 0509 E: ea@moofushiresort.com W: www.moofushiresort.com We accept: Cash or Credit Card

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Diamonds Athuruga Beach & Water Villas Awash with stunning beaches and home to beautiful water villas, Diamonds Athuruga is a charming all inclusive choice. The surrounding waters teem with brightly coloured fish and other sea life, perfect for snorkelling and diving Stroll through the open architecture of the resort with its natural wood and white curtains, gaze across the open lagoon and white powdery sand, soon the cool breeze will caress your skin and your imagination will float into a world of divine comfort.

Italian contemporary lighting and handmade inlaid wooden parquet floors. Guests can choose from a selection of two restaurants, the Main Restaurant and the over Water a’ La Carte Restaurant to sate their hunger with sumptuous spread of International, local and Italian cuisine impeccably prepared by the in-house Italian executive chef. For a romantic touch, opt for a lobster and prawns menus while having a private dinner on the beach.

The Beach Bungalows are positioned just yards from the water’s edge and feature open-air bathrooms with a shower and a terrace offering comfortable sitting space and 2 sun beds. The beautiful new over Water Villas, built on stilts over the water, host a private large terrace with direct access to the water and are equipped with tasteful furnishings including custom made rattan furniture,

Room Types ›› Over Water Villa ›› Over Water Suite ›› Beach Bungalow ›› Family Units

Restaurants & Bars ›› Restaurant (X2) ›› Bar (X2)

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Reservations / Inquiries A: PO Box 2019 South Ari Atoll - Rep of the Maldives P: +(960) 668 0508, F: +(960) 668 0574, E: info.athuruga@diamonds-resorts.com W: www.diamonds-resorts.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & AMEX.

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Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas A naturally simple, wonderfully relaxed and informal resort perfect for diving, watersports and sun worship. This Diamonds Resort boasts excellent dining and fabulous 25 over Water Villas. A small picturesque allinclusive resort with a delightful Maldivian landscape encompassing a popular beach bar, open-air restaurant, bar and boutique, plus a stunning overwater restaurant and bar. Reward yourself with the nurturing spa treatments offered at the Serena Spa while leaving in luxurious accommodations.The Beach Bungalows are positioned just yards from the water’s edge and feature open-air bathrooms with a shower and a terrace offeringcomfortable sitting space and 2 sun beds.The beautiful new over Water Villas, built on stilts over the water, host a private large terrace with direct access to the water and are equipped with tasteful furnishings including custom made rattan furniture, Italian contemporary lighting and handmade inlaid

Room Types ›› Over Water Villa ›› Over Water Suite ›› Beach Bungalow

wooden parquet floors. Set on a spectacular over water deck, the exclusive restaurant serves breakfast plus a la carte lunch and dinner menu featuring a choice of Italian, Oriental and Asian dishes.For private and romantic dinners, seafood menus including fresh Lobsters and prawns maybe reserved at an extra charge. Experience the diversity of the Maldives by pairing your visit with a stay at Diamonds Thudufushi Beach & Water Villas, offering intimate village charm.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Restaurant (X2) ›› Bar (X3)

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Reservations / Inquiries A: PO Box 2019 South Ari Atoll - Rep of the Maldives, P: +(960) 668 0583, F: +(960) 668 0515, E: info.thudufushi@diamonds-resorts.com W: www.diamonds-resorts. com We accept: Visa / Mastercard / Amex

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Embudu Village Embudu Village with its uncomplicated, informal and relaxed atmosphere is ideal for those in search of the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Nature and her gifts abound on Embudu, from the lush tropical vegetation to the house reef’s myriad arrays of marine life. This simple resort brings to life the magic of Maldives. A beautiful lagoon surrounds Embudu, starting at the beach and in some places it’s over a 100 meters before you reach our spectacular house reef. Especially at low tide you can walk at knee high to the reef.

In the evening our new bar is the place to be. Sit down relax, have a nice chat and enjoy the evening. The waitresses serve delicious cocktails and we also serve several drafts of beer. Just the way you always wanted your holiday to be.

Overall, rooms are simply and comfortably furnished and spacious. The 16 over water bungalows feature glass floor panels and new ‘Sun and Stars’ bathing areas. Dotted around the rest of the island amongst lush vegetation are 74 air-conditioned and 28 standard rooms. The meals are all served as a buffet serving Western, Oriental, Eastern, Chinese cuisine as well as a BBQ.

Room Types ›› Water Bungalow ›› Superior Room ›› Standard Room

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Coffee Shop

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Embudu Village, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6644776, F: +(960) 6642673, E: embvil@dhivehinet.net.mv, W: www.embudu.com, www.kaimoo.com We accept: Master Card, VisaCard, AMEX, Travellars Cheques and Cash (Sterling pounds, US$ & Euro)

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Equator Village Addu City is the pearl pendant on the Maldivian island necklace and is home to Equator Village. Located on the historic island of Gan, a former British Royal Air Force Base; Equator Village is a unique resort in many ways. Not only is it one of the few resort hotels in Addu City: the up and coming diving and surfing Indian Ocean hot spot, it is also located by many of the best conserved coral gardens the Maldives has to offer. Equator Village offers a unique and different experience of Maldives for all, from coral gardens and wreck diving to idyllic paced local life.

Bicycle hire is free for resort guests making easy exploration of Gan and the other inhabited islands connected to Gan by causeway.

Set in amidst mature trees and carefully tended gardens are 78 spacious rooms, the Blue Lagoon restaurant and bar as well as a fully equipped dive base and water sports center and swimming pool. Other facilities include a spa, an excellent tennis court and squash court as well as an outdoor volleyball court, badminton court by the beach, and a variety of indoor games including table tennis and snooker.

Room Types ›› Superior Room

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Coffee Shop ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: S.Gan, Addu Atoll, P: +(960) 689 8721, F: +(960) 6898020, E: equator@dhivehinet.net.mv, W: www.equatorvillage.com, www.kaimoo.com We accept: VisaCard, MasterCard, AMEX, Traveller cheques & Cash (US $)

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Eriyadu Island Resort The bounty of an exorbitant coral reef, an adobe laying atop a tropical island & a gold tinted stretch of your private beach while the day slumbers into the dusk. In the heart of the Indian Ocean, on the end of Malé atoll, lies the island resort, Eriyadu. On arrival you’ll be whisked away to the cozy island famous for the most extraordinary dive spots in the world. Forget everything & feel nothing. Experience absolute isolation & the feeling of immortality. Lie down across the white sand sun soaked beach & let the waves caress you, gently move you, until the end of dusk greets you. Delight yourself in one of the carefully appointed beach fronted deluxe villas just few yards from the lagoon. These rooms are decorated by the dancing shades of the palm trees surrounding the island. Relax on your personal veranda or enjoy a bath in the open air.

the heady sound of crashing waves softly serenading your ears with its own cacophony of music while satiating one’s desires with a scrumptious array of local & international cuisines. You may choose to relax on the beach or enjoy the activities above or below the surface. After long a day enjoying the sun, sand & sea, all you need is to cool down at our bar at the edge of the water. Our bar hosts live music performance & discos with light meals, exotic cocktails, fine wine & spirits.

Dine beneath the moonlight and fill your senses with

Room Types ›› Garden Villa ›› Single Bungalow ›› Double Bungalow

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Coffee Shop

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Speedboat Services, Carrom, Darts, Island Hopping, Sunset Cocktail Cruises, Excursion to capital Male’, Fun Tube, Motorboard riding

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Eriyadu, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6644487, F: +(960) 6645926 E: res-eriyadu@pch.com.mv, W: www.eriyadumaldives.com We accept: VisaCard , MasterCard, JCB, America Express & all major credit cards

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Filitheyo Island Resort A four-star island, Filitheyo is the only resort located in Faafu Atoll, only 35 min (120 km) by seaplane and a further 10 minute boat ride from the international airport of Malé. The Island is 900 m length and 500 m in width and is surrounded by a pristine coral reef.

Enjoy an early morning fishing trip, go island hopping, or on a snorkelling excursion. Or perhaps and romantic candle-lit dinner under the stars on a sandbank surrounded by the sound of gently lapping waves.

Transform your holiday with a blissful treatment at Filitheyo Spa. Set amongst the thick vegetation of the island, the spa at Filitheyo is relaxing, healing and deliciously pampering. Indulge in the best of body massages, beauty treatments; hand and foot care to facial treatments.

Faafu Atoll is a diver’s paradise of underwater beauty. The Werner Lau Diving centre offers a complete range of multi-lingual dive courses including SSI, CMAS & PADI and is able to cater for beginners through to more specialize diving with Nitrox.

A variety of water sports include windsurfing, catamaran, canoeing and sailing. (charges apply) Filitheyo is renowned for its house reef and superb snorkeling opportunities. Land- based activities include volley ball, table tennis, darts, billiards, as well as an air-conditioned gym. A small library is also available.

Room Types ›› Beach Villa ›› Beach Deluxe ›› Over Water Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Coffee Shop ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar

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Honeymoon excursions, ‘Island hopping’ to the surrounding native islands, Morning & Night Fishing, Snorkelling Trips

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Filitheyo Island Resort. North Nilandhe Atoll, Republic of Maldives P: +(960) 674 0025 , F: +(960) 674 0024 , E: fili@aaa.com.mv W: www.aaaresorts.com.mv We accept: Visa Card, Master Card, American Express

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is a colourful garden island with all the charm and intimacy of a traditional Maldivian village. Located just 25 minutes by speedboat from the airport, the island’s accommodations, restaurants and recreational facilities are all close at hand, arranged around a beautiful central promenade lined with borders of bougainvillea, frangipani and hibiscus flowers. Beach Bungalows fringe the island, each with high thatched roofs, private verandahs and their own pool. Water Bungalows and larger one-bedroom water suites offer views across the Indian Ocean, with steps from a private sundeck leading into the lagoon below. The Resort’s award-winning Spa - The Island Spa - is the only one in the Maldives in its own isle, featuring innovative all-natural treatments for men, women and children. By night, it transforms into The Night Spa, offering unique lunar rituals under the tropical night sky.

Room Types ›› Beach Pavilion with Pool ›› Water Bungalow - Sunrise Side ›› Water Bungalow - Sunset Side ›› Two-Bedroom Royal Beach Villa ›› One-Bedroom Water Suite ›› Two-Bedroom Water Suite

The Tropicsurf Surf School takes advantage of the Resort’s proximity to some of the best – and warmest – surf in the world and offers classes for guests aged six and upwards. The resort also has a PADI 5-Star IDC Centre and is located near to 30 excellent dive sites. Visit the baby turtles in the Marine Discovery Centre or embark on a sunset Dolphin Cruise or Shark Snorkel Safari. Back on land, choose from speciality Indian, Italian and Asian dining, and, as the warm evenings draw in, sip tropical cocktails and enjoy picture-postcard views at the open-air Sunset Lounge.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Family Beach Bungalow with Pool ›› Beach Bungalow with Pool - Sunrise Side ›› Beach Bungalow with Pool - Sunset Side ›› Water Bungalow with Pool - Sunrise side

›› Café Huraa ›› Reef Club ›› Baraabaru ›› Kandu Grill ›› Sunset Lounge ›› Pool Bar

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Marine Discovery Centre, Surf Lessons, Shark Snorkel Safari, Baraabaru Cooking Class, The Night Spa, Bath Butler.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Kuda Huraa, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6644888, F: +(960) 6644800, E: reservations.mal@fourseasons.com, W:http://www.fourseasons.com/maldiveskh/ We accept: Visa, Mastercard, Amex & JCB

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Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Discover a more intense experience of nature at this remote island resort in the pristine Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Flanked by flawless white beaches and a two-kilometre lagoon, the island’s 44-acre jungle interior hides vast accommodation compounds and four isolated restaurants, inviting a real sense of discovery.

and sea-viewing lofts. By night, enjoy contemporary Italian cuisine at Blu overlooking the shifting sands of the tranquil lagoon, step into Arabia at the over-water Al Barakat, take the short sea-walk to the uber-chilled Seabar or cruise to a secluded sandbank for the ultimate private dining experience.

Snorkel with turtles and rays on the kaleidoscopic house reef or join pioneering coral reefscaping, turtle rehabilitation, fish-breeding and manta ray projects in the Marine Discovery Centre. Immerse in the healing heart of the Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat – with all-inclusive 7, 14 and 21 day programmes supported by ayurvedic physicians and ayurvedic cuisine – or venture out for dive or cultural excursions to virtuallyuntouched reefs and islands. Contemporary thatched accommodations are located on the beach or over the lagoon; features include spacious gardens, private pools, outdoor living rooms

Room Types ›› Beach Villa with Pool ›› Beach Bungalow with Pool ›› Two Bedroom Water Suite ›› Water Villa - Sunset Side ›› Water Villa - Sunrise Side ›› Family Beach Villa with Pool ›› Two Bedroom Land & Ocean Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa ›› Two Bedroom Family Beach Bungalow ›› Water Villa with Pool Sunrise Side ›› Water Villa with Pool Sunset Side

›› Café Landaa ›› Blu ›› Al Barakat ›› Fuego Grill ›› Sheesha Bar ›› Blu Bar ›› Seabar ›› Five Degrees North ›› Pool Bar

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Marine Discovery Centre, Manta On Call (Seasonal), Mid-Ocean Platform Dinner, Chakra Blessings Rituals, Ayurvedic Immersions Programmes, Passport to Adventure’ programme (for guests aged 4-12)

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, P: +(960) 6600888, F: +(960) 6600800, E: ireservations.mal@fourseasons.com W: http://www.fourseasons.com/maldiveslg/ We accept: Visa, Mastercard, Amex & JCB

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Fun Island Resort & Spa Wake up to the sun rising over the ocean just a few steps from your bed, in a perfect vision of tropical paradise. There is nothing to disturb your tranquility as you walk on the soft sandy beaches that are fringed with coconut palms and caressed by the clear blue waters of the ocean. What better place to be than on the Island Paradise on the Earth, Fun Island Resort & Spa. Exotic, deserted and untouched is one way of describing the indescribable.

the sun and the sand in picturesque settings. Sun down opens up possibilities for other forms of enjoyment- dance away the night at the disco or simply gaze at the stars with a long drink in hand. The island going is as easy going and laid back as it looks. Let yourself free with the island spirit and banish the stress and worries of civilization that you have left behind.

Fun Island Resort & Spa locally known as Bodufinolhu is located on South Male’-Atoll, just 37km from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, approximately 45 minute by speed boat. The length of the island is approximately 700m, while its width is approximately 168m. Fun Island offers a wonderful blend of ‘Fun and Sun’. The Massive lagoon of the island provides ideal conditions for a variety of water sports and the powder white beaches offer you the chance to enjoy

Room Types ›› Beach Front Room ›› Deluxe Room

Restaurants & Bars ›› Farivalhu ›› Main Bar ›› Coffee Shop

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Crab Race, Dinghy Sailing, Trimaran Sailing, Sunset Cruise, Robinson Private Picnic, Half day and Full day Island Hopping, Dolphin and Whale Shark Safari (Seasonal), Male’ Excursions, Theater Night, Towable Sports, Boarding Sports

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Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2073, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6640033, F: +(960) 6640044, E: info@fun-island.com.mv, W: www.funislandmaldives.com We accept: VISA, Master Card & AMEX. Major foreign currencies are also accepted at the resort.

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Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Gili Lankanfushi™, Maldives is an intimate coral island in a sparkling lagoon, with jetties threading across the water out to spacious villa accommodations. Everywhere you look, marine life abounds. And the gleaming waters beckon. Formerly known as Soneva Gili by Six Senses, Gili Lankanfushi™ is set on the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll. This luxury resort is just a 20-minute speedboat ride from the International Airport at Malé, the capital of the Republic of Maldives.

plus a variety of water sports. This place tops the list of must-do destinations for those in the know. At Gili Lankanfushi, we are very sensitive to the environment. The utmost care has been taken in developing the island with respect to its ecological balance.

Luxury dining comes in the form of a private dinner on this secluded island. The cuisine will whet your appetite with fresh offerings and local produce, while the extraordinary settings will leave an indelible impression. The surroundings are teeming with marine life and the resort has its own fully-equipped padi diving school

Room Types ›› Villa Suite ›› Residence ›› Crusoe Residence ›› Private Reserve

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Over Water Grill ›› By the Sea ›› Over Water Bar ›› Wine Cellar & Underground Chocolate cave

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, P: +(960) 664 0304 F: +(960) 664 0305, E: reservations@gili-lankanfushi.com W: www.gili-lankanfushi.com We accept: All major credit cards including Visa, Master Card, Amex & Cash (United States Dollars)

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Helengeli Island Resort On Helengeli you experience the natural beauty of the Maldives at its best. Lush tropical vegetation, completely untouched beaches of the finest white sand surrounded by a turquoise lagoon and a fantastic house reef - the unique charm of this secluded Maldivian island will captivate you as soon as you step onto it.

dining events. Enjoy an exotic cocktail at the poolside or on the wooden deck next to our well-stocked bar during sunset, the ideal time to spot playful dolphins.

There are 25 air-conditioned double-bungalows with total 50 rooms. The bungalows blend in harmoniously with the natural surroundings, have spacious open-air Maldivian style bathrooms where you can shower in your own private garden. Outside seating facilities allow for unobstructed views of the sea.

Due to Helengeli’s location on the outer reef the unspoiled house reef is just off the beach, easily accessible for snorkelling and divers. Some of the best dive sites, such as the Helengeli Thila, are also found near Helengeli.

Besides of sunbathing, snorkel or swimming, table tennis, billiard and volleyball you can enjoy our excursions and later unwind with one of the relaxing treatments in our Duniye Spa.

We offer culinary delights of both continental and exotic oriental dishes, in our bright cozy restaurant. Start the day with homemade oven fresh bread and fresh fruits from our breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner are served as buffets. Occasional beach BBQ’s or private beach dinners round off the wide choice of

Room Types ›› Bungalow

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar

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Dart Board

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Reservations / Inquiries A: PO Box 2034, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 4615, F: +(960) 664 2881, E: info@helengeli.net, W: www.helengeli.net We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & Amex

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Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi The Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi is situated in the most Northern Atoll of the Maldives on a private 52 acre island surrounded by turquoise lagoons and the wide open seas of the Indian Ocean. White sandy beaches merge with abundant tropical vegetation creating a cocoon for the villas that are nestled along the beachfront and form a wonderful backdrop for those that are perched on stilts. With a selection of twelve different room types, you are spoilt for choice with classic Maldivian overwater villas that have uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and perhaps a glimpse of a neighbouring island, or those that are nestled amidst tropical vegetation and on the edge of the beach with open air bathrooms and shaded havens.

would like to celebrate with family and friends. There are many options dotted all over the island, perched over the water on stilts, a darkened wine cellar for a journey through some of the finest vineyards in the world, feet in the sand restaurants and a jungle vibe poolside eatery. The Spa retreat is in the heart of the island, a haven of lush and fertile greenery reached via winding pebble pathways, wild blossoms and relaxing streams. 20 individual spa pavilions, allow guests the ultimate relaxation and pampering experience with complete privacy.

One of the largest collections of food and beverage outlets in the Maldives with eleven bars and restaurants to choose from, not to mention the private options available for those who are romantics or who

Room Types ›› Water Villa ›› Horizon Water Villa ›› Aqua Retreat ›› Infinity Water Villa ›› Deluxe Beach Villa ›› Pool Beach Villa ›› Sunset Horizon Water Villa ›› Celebrity Retreat

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Grill Restaurant & Bar ›› Mediterranean Restaurant ›› Asian ›› Coffee Shop ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar ›› Wine Cellar

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Golf Simulator, In addition to these dining options we have Bubbles the Champagne Bar, In Villa and Destination Dining and the lounge at the TMA terminal.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa, PO Box 2036 Male’, Republic of Maldives. P: +(960) 6560591 F: +(960) 6560044 E: info.irufushi@hilton.com W: maldivesirufushi.hilton.com We accept: Visa, Mastercard, American Express

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Holiday Island Resort & Spa Explore the underwater treasures of one of the world’s premier dive locations. Sip a cocktail on your private terrace as you watch the sun dip below the horizon. Or simply lounge on the white coral sand and soak up the radiant sun. Escape to this tranquil, wonderfully relaxed choice of Maldives beach resorts, and discover a tangible embodiment of your ideal tropical paradise. Nestled on the tip of South Ari Atoll, a mere 700 meters long and 140 meters wide, Holiday Island is just 97km from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, approximately 17 minute by domestic flight. As you approach the resort, the island looks uninhabited, only swaying palms are visible besides the white coral sand. Individual rooms are tucked under the canopy with views across the beach to the lagoon.

one of the world’s last unspoiled paradises. Shape your dream holiday at this secluded Maldives beach hotel, where pristine beauty, personalized service and modern indulgences have formed a retreat of unparalleled allure. The essence of Maldives is a back to nature experience. With so much of world changing so quickly, it’s a true pleasure to find a unique place that has remained pristine. Holiday Island Resort & Spa is such a place.

At Holiday Island Resort & Spa, the rush of time slows. The crystalline seas and soft, sandy shores remain as nature made them, beckoning guests to

Room Types ›› Superior Beach Bungalow

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Beach Bar ›› Coffee Shop

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Ring O Rides, Fun Tubing, Wake Board, Dolphin and whale shark safari (seasonal), Mini Golf

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Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2073, South Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 6680011, F: +(960) 6680022, E: info@holiday-island.com.mv W: www.villahotels.com We accept: VISA, Master Card & AMEX, Major foreign currencies are also accepted at the resort.

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Huvafen Fushi Set within its very own lagoon, Huvafen Fushi by Per AQUUM is a naturalist’s wonderland, where the stunning environment – above and below the waterline – is an attraction in itself. There are 44 ‘naturally modern’ bungalows & pavilions, each room type showcasing its own distinctive design. All equipped with air-conditioning, oversized beds, Frette linen, Bose surround sound system, fully-loaded iPods & their very own private oasis with freshwater pool. Explore the turquoise atolls, uninhabited islands & spectacular coral reefs aboard Huvafen Fushi’s modern take on a Maldivian icon of the sea - The Luxury Dhoni. Contemporary style inspired by traditional Maldivian design. Unique experiences aboard this brilliant vessel. Dine & imbibe on the white, powdery sands of your private sandbank, watch the sun set into the Indian Ocean or dive amongst whale sharks & manta rays. The Dhoni by Huvafen Fushi

Room Types ›› Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool ›› Deluxe Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool ›› Beach Pavilion with Private Pool ›› Lagoon Bungalow with Plunge Pool ›› Ocean Bungalow with plunge pool ›› Ocean Pavilion with Private Pool ›› CUBE

offers the opportunity to experience the Maldives beyond the island. Design your own day, create your own memories. LIME Spa invites you to come out of your shell in the world’s first Underwater Spa. Enjoy your bespoke treatment or watch the sunrise from the Yoga Pavilion. Be rejuvenated by the spa inspired menu at the award winning and innovative Raw restaurant. Luxury that dares to be different. The Indian Ocean’s largest Underground Wine Cellar – Huvafen Fushi is home to some 12,000 bottles hand selected from across the globe. Luxury & unique experiences in the Maldives for the discerning traveler.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Celsius ›› Salt ›› Fogliani’s ›› RAW ›› Vinum ›› Umbar

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Lonu Veyo - Outdoor saltwater floatation pool, Television, CD and DVD library, ‘Thakuru’ - Butler Service, Island Sommelier, FLOAT watersports/dive centre

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Reservations / Inquiries A: PO Box 2017, P: +(960) 6644 222, F: +(960) 6644 333, E: info@huvafenfushi.com, W: www.huvafenfushi.com / www.peraquum.com We accept: Master Card, Visa Card & AMEX

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Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi Maldives Spa, Resort & Marina “Situated on Dhonakulhi Island in the north Maldives, Island Hideaway offers 49 stunning private villas within its lush green vegetation and coconut groves. Only 5% of the beautiful Island is dedicated to the villas and the hotel infrastructure, while the rest remains natural and untouched – A true celebration of nature. The 49 villas are among the largest in the country, starting from 176 Sqm to 1420 Sqm. The 8 categories of the villas are scattered along the white sandy beaches, with the breathtaking view of the turquoise lagoon and the endless Indian Ocean horizon.

personalized and unique. Succulent international cuisines are served at the main restaurant, Matheefaru, while the fine dining restaurant, Gaafushi, offers a fusion of Asian cuisines, including Japanese, Thai, Indian and Maldivian. Situated over the pristine lagoon, Gaafushi is the best place to spend a romantic moment with the loved one or enjoy a family gathering with the children. Island Hideaway is your true Luxury Private Island…”

Island Hideaway is well known for its 24 hours oneto-one Butler service. Whether you would like to visit one of the local islands in the neighborhood, set on a private fishing trip or simply require a time of privacy from the kids, the Butler will be there to assist in all your needs throughout your stay. The dining experience at Island Hideaway is

Room Types ›› Garden Family Villa ›› Funa Pavilion ›› Raamba Retreat ›› Dhonakulhi Residence ›› Hideaway Water Suite ›› Jasmine Garden Villa ›› Deluxe Jasmine Garden Villa ›› Dhonakulhi Residence with Lap Pool Jasmine Family Villa ›› Hideaway Palace

Restaurants & Bars ›› Matheefaru Restaurant ›› Gaafushi Restaurant ›› Meeru Bar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Dhonakulhi Island, Haa Alif Atoll, P: +(960) 6501515, F: +(960) 9601616, E: sales@island-hideaway.com, W: www.island-hideaway.com We accept: Visa Card & MasterCard

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J Resort Alidhoo You are immersed in the exotic splendor of the Maldives even before your plane lands. From Malé International Airport, you’re whisked away to your haven at Alidhoo on a low flying domestic carrier let yourself be enthralled in the wonder that are the Maldive islands spread out beneath you, as you journey to your private getaway. Located mere minutes from Haa Alif Utheem, the birth place of Muhammed Thakurufaan, one of the Maldives’ most celebrated sons, Alidhoo transcends most holiday experiences in the Maldives adding the intriguing allure of history and connecting every visitor with the history of this deeply passionate nation.

Surrounded by a tranquil lotus pond our Deluxe Spa Villas overlooking lush greenery feature open air treatment areas together with herbal Aromatherapy, steam showers and intimate bath tubs – imbuing you in bliss and comfort. The soothing, exotic fragrance of essential oils and gentle strains of relaxing music will bathe your senses, lulling you into a state of absolute bliss. We endow with several unique and customizable Wedding and Honeymoon packages to suit your desire – get in touch with us and help us craft your vision.

We provide the finest Accommodation at J Resort Alidhoo & moreover, offering with supreme culinary delights for you to meet the best dining experience. At the Chavana Spa we lull you to shed your world-weariness and rekindle your vitality and zest.

Room Types ›› The Ganduvaru Suite ›› Beach Villas ›› Duplex Beach Villas ›› Ocean Villas

Restaurants & Bars ›› Hiyaa Restaurant ›› Holhuashi Restaurant ›› Rehendhi bar ›› Kalhu-oh-fummi Juice Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Business Facilities, Signature Services, Library, Unique and customizable Wedding and Honeymoon packages

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Alidhoo, Haa Alif Atoll, P: +(960) 332 1331, F: +(960) 332 1616, E: info@jhotelsresorts.com W: www.jhotelsresorts.com We accept: Visa Card, MasterCard, AMEX & Cash

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Kanifushi Beach & Spa Surrounded by white sandy beaches and a beautiful turquoise lagoon is Kanifushi Island, scheduled to open in February 2013, offering 4 star superior facilities and 5 star services. 2 km in length and 90 meters in width, Kanifushi is blessed with lush green vegetation and a natural reef. Located in Lhaviyani Atoll, north of Capital Male’, Kanifushi is a short Sea Plane ride from the International Airport. It is one of the few resorts in the atoll, and the newest amongst them. With some of the biggest local islands and the best diving and snorkeling spots in vicinity, Kanifushi not only offers world class accommodation and services but many other activities outside the resort.

the beautiful blue lagoon, surrounded by coconut groves and tropical vegetation. All our villas are built with natural materials, timber and marble granite. The resort’s wine & dine options include; buffets to fine dining and private dining on the beach. In-villa service is available 24-hours. The Akiri Spa at the island boasts a relaxation lounge and 12 treatment rooms surrounded by landscaped gardens and views to the Indian Ocean. The resort’s PADI licensed Dive Centre is run by a multilingual team of professionals. The full allure of Kanifushi exists both under and upon its waters.

Kanifushi Beach & Spa is a premium All-inclusive resort. A list of well designed and detailed facilities and services are included from meals and drinks to activities and excursions. Kanifushi offers 150 detached villas, all en-facing the pristine white beach,

Room Types ›› Beach Villa ›› Deluxe Beach Villa ›› Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Specialty Restaurant ›› Coffee Shop / Pool Bar ›› Main Bar

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motorized and non-motorized water sports, PADI licensed Dive Centre, In-door games

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Reservations / Inquiries A: M. Rowville (5th Floor), Fareedhee Magu,Male’ 20225, Maldives. P: +(960) 300 6554, 300 6551 F: +(960) 300 6557 E: sales@kanifushi.com.mv, W: www.kanifushibeach.com We accept: Cash in US$, Euro & GBP currency; Credit Card Visa, Mastercard, Amex; Traveller’s Cheque

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Kanuhura, The Maldives Kanuhura lies on the edge of the remote Lhaviyani atoll, one of the most spectacular atolls in the Maldives. Lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Kanuhura seems to be resting on the waves beside two little island neighbours, making it a perfect and intimate tropical setting. The five-star hotel is built with natural materials so as to preserve the natural beauty of its environment yet spoils guests with state-of-the-art technology and one of the most luxurious spas in the Maldives. Accessible by seaplane, is only 40 minutes from Male International Airport.

Kanuhura provide cuisines of unimaginable variety – food to romance, for relaxation, for the sheer pleasure of company. With 4 restaurants and 3 bars, the dining experience truly unforgettable. Kanuhura offer family friendly environment with the kids club facilities, offering imaginable fun for kids between age 4-11 years old. From family to business, Lava Lounge provides conferences facility which can cater up to 50 people. Kanuhura your ‘Ultimate Castaway Chic Experience’

Each of their five categories of luxury Villas boasts a private veranda with mesmerizing views of the ocean and an elegant rustic interior - making it the ultimate ‘island chic’ experience for the traveler who appreciates a relaxed and stylish atmosphere, contemporary surroundings and impeccable service.

Room Types ›› Water Villa ›› Grand Water Villa ›› Beach Villa ›› Beach Villa Duplexes ›› Grand Beach Villa

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Lhaviyani Atoll P: +960 662 0044 F: 960 662 0033 E: info@kanuhura.com.mv W:www.kanuhura.com We accept: Visa/ Mastercard/ AMEX

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Restaurants & Bars ›› Thin Rah ›› Olive Tree ›› Kandu ›› Handhuvaru Bar ›› Araam Bar ›› Moodhu Lounge ›› Veli Café’


Komandoo Maldive Island Resort Trip Advisor presented the Travelers’ Choice Award 2009 to Komandoo Maldive Island Resort as Asia’s most romantic destination and world’s #7 Komandoo Maldive Island Resort is naturally an idyllic getaway place for holiday makers with romance in their heart.

arranged on the beach are options to add meaning and value to intimacy.

Measuring 500 meters long and 100 meters wide, located within Lhaviyani Atoll waters, , the newly renovated Komandoo is designed by nature with intense tranquility allowing a couple to be themselves.

True to its flavour, this Resort is the holiday destination for a large number of repeaters. Nearly as flawless as it is, Trip Advisor has awarded Komandoo the Certificate of Excellence in May 2011 for consistently receiving very positive comments.

The 65 villas in 3 categories – Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas are carefully designed to enhance the unique values of the natural ambience of this Resort. The supporting facilities include one main bar, one main buffet restaurant, one over-water a la carte’ restaurant, spa, infinity swimming pool, air-conditioned gymnasium water sports and a dive center.

Located within the waters of Lhaviyani Atoll, Komandoo takes pride in its shallow reef right around the Resort, rich with marine life and live corals.

Candle Light Dinners and renewal of wedding vows

Room Types ›› Beach Villa ›› Jacuzzi Beach Villa ›› Jacuzzi Water Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Falhu Restaurant ›› Aqua Restaurant ›› Kandu Bar ›› Thundi Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Animation Programs, Nightly Entertainment Programs, Excursion Programs, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Special Beach Dinner

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Komandoo Maldive Island Resort, Lhaviyani Atoll, P: +(960) 662 1010, F: +(960) 662 1011, E: reservations@komandoo.com, W: www.komandoo.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & Amex

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Kuramathi Island Resort An emerald jewel in the turquoise Maldivian waters, Kuramathi is a stunning island retreat with acres of luxuriant vegetation surrounded by spectacular beaches tapering into an endless sandbank. Villas blend contemporary design and nature, and are set on the beach, amongst lush gardens or over water looking out to the vast Indian Ocean. Four poster beds, open-air bathrooms with rainfall showers or Jacuzzi, large outdoor decks with inviting daybeds and sun loungers are just some of the creaturecomforts enjoyed by our guests.

of adventurous snorkelling and for ultimate relaxation, try some of the innovative therapies at our spa. Welcoming and friendly service, all inclusive packages, Bageecha kids club, sports centre, gym, swimming pools, medical centre with hyperbaric chamber, Eco Centre, boutiques, laundry, library, Wi-Fi internet are just some of the many facilities available to our guests.

The main restaurants on the island serve breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets featuring live cooking stations. Six other à la carte restaurants offer diverse cuisines and the many bars offer refreshing cocktails and regular evening entertainment, including movie nights, starlit discos or live music. A variety of water sports, diving for all levels and excursions are available. The house reef offers hours

Room Types ›› Garden Villa ›› Over Water Villa ›› Over Water Villa with Jacuzzi ›› Jacuzzi Beach Villa ›› Deluxe Beach Villa with Jacuzzi ›› Superior Beach Villa with Jacuzzi ›› Deluxe Beach Villa ›› Honeymoon Villa (with pool) ›› Beach Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Haruge ›› Malaafaiy ›› Farivalhu ›› Siam Garden ›› Tandoor Mahal ›› The Reef ›› Island Barbecue ›› Palm Pizzeria & Gelateria ›› Fung Bar

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Airport Lounge, Great value All-inclusive packages, Eco Centre- with island flora and fauna exhibits and a skeleton of a whale shark, Bageecha Kids’ Club, Hammerhead dive excursion, complimentary Nitrox diving (for Nitrox certified divers), Renewal of vows packages, Medical centre with decompression chamber and a diving medical specialist, Movie nights, Sting ray feeding, Botanic walk/ Nature trail/ Hermit Crab Walk, Hair dresser/ beauty salon, DVD and CD rental.

Reservations / Inquiries A: Kuramathi Island Resort, North Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 666 0527, F: +(960) 666 0556 , E: info@kuramathi.com W: www.kuramathi.com We accept: US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds, Swiss Francs & Major Credit cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express, Singapore Dollars

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›› Dhoni Bar ›› Laguna Bar ›› Havana Club ›› Pool Bar ›› Sand Bar ›› Island Coffee Shop


Kuredu Island Resort & Spa Perched atop the northern edge of Lhaviyani Atoll, Kuredu Island Resort and Spa enjoys a rich and exotic aquamarine underwater life including the turtle cave towards the north and “Kuredu Express” channel to the east, famed for shark and ray diving. Kuredu Island measuring about 1.8 kilometers long and 330 meters wide at the widest point, is one of the larger Resort islands of Maldives. Guest accommodations stretching across the 3.5 kilo meters of beach occupies about 16% of the island retaining the remaining 84% in its pure nature form.

and 3 a la carte’ restaurants, 7 bars, 2 swimming pools, 2 spas, the largest dive center in the Maldives complete with hyperbaric chamber, one of the largest water sports facility, the very first Golf Club, full size FIFA approved turf covered football ground, and a lot more. Designed for romantic holiday makers, there are exclusive Candle Light Dinners on the beach, renewal of wedding vows, and Robinson Crusoe excursions. Kuredu offers holidays with options!

Kuredu takes pride in the options offered to its guests. Seven accommodation types begin with Garden Bungalows with very simple yet very complete accommodation, to very private 10 Sultan Villas, each with its own swimming pool, tucked away into the tropical vegetation and which offers utmost privacy. The Resort offers dining options over 4 main buffet

Room Types ›› Bonthi Garden Bungalow ›› Bonthi Beach Bungalow ›› Koamas Beach Villa ›› ‘O’ Beach Villa ›› Koamas Jacuzzi Beach Villa ›› Sangu Water Villa ›› Sultan Pool Villa ›› Honeymoon Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Bonthi Restaurant ›› Koamas Restaurant ›› ‘O’ Restaurant ›› Sangu Restaurant ›› Franco’s ›› The Far East ›› The Beach ›› Babuna Bar ›› Akiri Bar

›› Pool Bar ›› Sangu Bar ›› ‘O’ Bar ›› Golf Bar ›› Sai Kotari

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Nightly Entertainment Programs, Animation Programs, Excursion Programs, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Special Beach Dinners

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Lhaviyani Atoll, P: +(960) 662 0337, F: +(960) 662 0332, E: reservations@kuredu.com, W: www.kuredu.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & Amex

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Kurumba Maldives Kurumba Maldives is set on a tropical island in the North Male’ Atoll, conveniently located a brief 10-minute speed boat ride away from the airport. Nine styles of accommodation, ranging from Superior to the Royal Residence, are spread amongst the island’s lush tropical gardens with easy access to the beach throughout your stay. Each room provides a comfortable sanctuary with Eight different to choose from, Kurumba is a gourmet experience like none other in the Maldives. After dining in any of our Eight Restaurants, you can top off your evening in the beach bar, which features regular live entertainment. Veli Spa at Kurumba centres on a fine blend of tradition, simplicity, local and natural ingredients. The ingredients used in all treatments are freshly derived from nature, enhancing your definitive atoll experience. The resort offers the most complete and largest conferencing in the Maldives with facilities

Room Types ›› Royal Kurumba Residence ›› Presidential Villa ›› Pool Villa ›› Private Villa ›› Family Villa ›› Deluxe Beachfront Bungalow ›› Deluxe Bungalow ›› Deluxe Room ›› Superior Room

ranging from a ballroom to a collective of private VIP rooms and Boardrooms. The depths of the stunning turquoise sea around the island are home to coral growing on ancient volcanic mountains. Discover the wonders of the house reef and the myriad sea life that take shelter in the turquoise depths of the lagoon surrounding Kurumba on a snorkel safari or a dive. The resort has an internationally renowned dive centre and certification courses. A vast array of activities from diving, water sports, sunset cruises, two swimming pools, tennis courts, kid’s club and a myriad others create a perfect holiday setting for honeymooners and families alike.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Vihamana ›› Ocean Grill ›› Hamakaze ›› Kurumba Mahal ›› Ming Court ›› Al Qasr ›› La Cucina ›› Sand Bar ›› Beach Bar

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DJ Night, Veli Spa, Recreational Excursions, Water sports, Diving, and Dining Experiences.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Vihamanafushi, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6642324, F: +(960) 6643885, E: Kurumba@kurumba.com W: www.kurumba.com We accept: Cash & all major credit cards

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Lily Beach Resort & Spa Lily Beach Resort & Spa enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide for its pristine beaches, lush tropical vegetation and amazing house reef, which is situated just three to ten metres from the shore. Located within the spectacularly beautiful Ari Atoll, Huvahendhoo Island is within close proximity of some of the most amazing dive sites in the world. After an extensive renovation, Lily Beach Resort & Spa re-opened for business in 2009 as a 5 star luxury resort, and introduced the pioneering concept of ‘affordable luxury’ - the first 5 star All-Inclusive Platinum Plan in the Maldives. Platinum Plan at the Lily Beach Resort & Spa Carefree enjoyment The Platinum Plan delivers the promise of an untroubled break. There are no surprises to cloud your relaxation. Carefree dining, use of the wide range of activities at the resort and the freedom to

Room Types ›› Sunset Water Suite ›› Deluxe Water Suite ›› Lagoon Villa ›› Beach Villa

discover the beauty of the Maldivian islands world on excursions - the luxury all-inclusive concept guarantees a calculable all-round package that leaves no wish unfulfilled. Every stay at the exclusive Platinum Plan resort is an incomparable experience that is remembered afterwards with a fond smile. Refreshed by the sea breeze, the newly-refurbished villas harmoniously integrate elegant contemporary style with traditional Maldivian elements. Surrounded by colourful tropical flowers, palm trees and the turquoise waters, the villas are discreetly equipped with modern gadgets and soft furnishings in natural hues. In order to cater to a variety of preferences, Lily Beach Resort & Spa offers five categories of stunning villas to choose from.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Lily Maa ›› Tamarind ›› The Spirit bar & Lounge ›› Aqva Pool Bar ›› Vibes Bar

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Fun Tubes, Wakeboarding

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Huvahendhoo Maldives, South-East Ari Atoll, Maldives, P: +(960) 668 0013, F: +(960) 668 0646, E: sales@lilybeachmaldives.com W: www.lilybeachmaldives.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & Amex Card

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Lux* Maldives Awarded as Leading Beach Resort 2012, the island of Dhidhoofinolhu is one of the biggest in the Maldives, only a short 25 minutes seaplane flight away from the capital Male, and featuring four kilometers of silvery white beaches stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the natural lagoon and charming villas. The clear waters of the ocean are home to an infinite variety of species, multi-coloured coral fishes and other marine fauna. Here on the island, LUX* Resorts has opened a Marine Biology Centre, dedicated to research the presence and conservation of the friendly giants of South Ari Atoll waters, the whale sharks.

restaurants and bars. A spontaneous and playful atmosphere offers delights at every turn, with anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach, free international calls from a London style phone booth to live musical performances. Follow secret pathways through tropical gardens, try something from every menu at our seven restaurants and taste real local cuisine at our authentic Island Kitchen. Wherever you venture, expect to be pleasantly surprised.

Inland, the island is a haven of lush, green foliage and vividly coloured flowers. The world class PADI diving centre and a full range of water-sport activities are attractions for many, but for those who prefer rest to recreation there is the luxurious LUX* Me spa, two swimming pools and an extensive choice of

Room Types ›› Water Villa ›› Water Family Villa ›› Prestige Water Villa ›› Beach Villa ›› Beach Pavilion ›› Beach Pool Villa ›› Sunset Junior Suite ›› Presidential Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Island Kitchen Buffet Restaurant ›› UMAMI Restaurant ›› The Beach ›› Allegria Restaurant & Bar ›› Senses Restaurant & Bar ›› East Restaurant & Bar ›› Lagoon Bar ›› Veli Bar ›› Wine Cellar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: LUX* Maldives, Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives P: +(960) 6680901, F: +960 6680902, E: stay@luxmaldivesresort.com W: www.luxislandresorts.com We accept: Credit Cards

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Makunudu Island Located on a small and charming island on the North Male’ Atoll, Makunudu Island is 35km from the Male’ International Airport and 50 minutes by speedboat. Six acres of this truly tropical island are shared by just 36 bungalows; encircling the island, facing the talcum sands and catching the sea breeze as it ruffles the feathery fronds of the coconut palms.

music create gentle rhythms in the background.

Maldivian charm meets modern comfort in the elegant simplicity of the rooms, but nothing disturbs the innate calm of Makunudu Island. These tastefully furnished beachfront bungalows feature twin or queen size bed, air condition, hot and cold water, hair dryer, mini bar, IDD Telephones. Shower is a garden bathroom, open air yet fully private.

Makunudu Island the ideal destination for travelers seeking a truly Maldivian, exclusive island hideaway.

Guests can enjoy many land and sea activities, from windsurfing, volleyball, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, to scuba diving. Be it breakfast on the beach, sundowners on your terrace or a starlit dinner in the privacy of your terrace, Makunudu Island offers an array of memorable experiences.

At ‘Ara Iru’, which means the Rising Sun, guest can experience fusion cuisine from the east and west, displayed with sumptuous buffets of meats, fish and tropical fruits. The Sand Bar is the ideal location for sunset cocktails while lapping waves and tranquil

Room Types ›› Deluxe Bungalow

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Makunudu Island, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 6464, F: +(960) 664 6565, E: reservations@sunland.com.mv W: www.makunudu.com We accept: Amex, Visa, JCB & Mastercard

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Marble Hotel We welcome you all, business and leisure travelers to Marble Hotel. Enjoy the picturesque view of tropical sunsets and feel the breathtaking breeze of the Indian Ocean. All our rooms are air-conditioned along with windows for natural ventilation. We have rooms ranging from Executive Suites, Super Deluxe, and Deluxe to Superior rooms. Hotel facilities and services include restaurant, fitness gym, conference hall, business services, tours and excursions. Marble Café is our bistro style restaurant situated at the terrace with a lounge overlooking the ocean. The café serves an ala-carte menu with a wide selection of hot and cold beverages. During our event nights we host a magnificent buffet suited for the occasion. Local solo artists perform during sunset while you enjoy our special promotions and discounts.

safaris to nearby sand banks & uninhabited islands, snorkeling, beach barbecues and night fishing trips. We also arrange adventure trips like under water submarine rides, surfing, water sports, diving trips and many more. We cater small seminars, workshops, gatherings and parties at our conference hall facilitated with modern equipment. We have WIFI available throughout the Hotel, in addition to this Marble Body and Health Club (MBHC) provides programs which includes Yoga classes, Martial arts, Gym workouts and Sauna sessions.

We arrange city tours, island hopping, day picnics on

Room Types ›› Executive Suite ›› Super Deluxe ›› Deluxe ›› Superior

Restaurants & Bars ›› Multi - Cuisine Main Restaurant

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Maafushi Island Picnic, Sun rise Picnic – day picnic with Seaplane ride, Submarine Ride, snorkeling and island hopping, Male’ Sightseeing, Trip to Villingili Island, Trip to Hulhumale’ Island, Business/travel desk, Conference room, Concierge service, Full/ half day trips on Safari boats, Safe deposit box is made available on request.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Marble Hotel, Kanba aisa rani higun, 20335, Male’, P: +(960) 3302678 , F: +(960) 3326237, E: reservations@marble.mv, W: www.marble.mv We accept: Maldivian Rufiyaa, major currencies & major credit cards

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Medhufushi Medhufushi is a five-star resort located in Meemu Atoll, surrounded by beautiful lagoon. This stylish hotel on the unspoilt and calm island, offers a touch of Maldivian architecture with a personalized service. Step off the island into a world of bliss and let our spa pamper you from head to toe. The spa is built directly over the lagoon and offers a variety of body massages, beauty treatments, hand and foot care to facial treatments. Diving Center Werner Lau – Our international team of diving instructors will lead you

include wind surfing, catamaran, knee boarding, kayak, canoes, fun tube, surfing, mono ski and kite surfing. Enjoy our exclusive excursions which include Sunset fishing, Island hopping, Dolphin safaris, Honeymoon excursions, Snorkeling excursions and more. (charges apply) Meemu Atoll is a surfer’s paradise. The beauty of surfing near Medhufushi is that you can enjoy numerous spots for surfing within a short distance of each other and waves that will accommodate every level of surfing.

to the underworld pleasures of Meemu Atoll. More than 30 rarely visited dive sites are available, from beginner to specialty diving such as Nitrox. The dive center offers a complete range of multi-lingual dive courses by SSI, CMAS & PADI Medhufushi offers a variety of water sports which

Room Types ›› Beach Suite ›› Over Water Villa ›› Beach Villa ›› Lagoon Suite ›› Semi-Detached Beach Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Island hopping, Dolphin safaris, Table Tennis, Sunset fishing, Wake Surf, Fun Tube, Mono Ski

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Medhufushi, Meemu Atoll, P: +(960) 960 672 0026 , F: +(960) 672 0027, E: medhufushi@aaa.com.mv W: www.medhufushi.com.mv We accept: Visa Card, Master Card, American Express & Cash ( Dollars , Euro and Pounds)

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Meeru Island Resort & Spa Meeru Island Resort & Spa, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Meerufenfushi. Your speedboat transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a scenic, 55 minute ride. 286 Rooms include 20 Garden Rooms, 77 Beach Villas, 83 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, 27 Water Villas, 77 Jacuzzi Water Villas, and 2 Honeymoon Suites. All feature tropical decor, a king size or two twin beds, tile or wood floors, private porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator, complimentary tea/ coffee service,IDD telephone, color cable TV, DVD/CD player or CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection, ·personal safe, artially open-air bathroom double sinks, rain showers (except Garden Rooms), bath accessories, hair dryer, nightly turndown service and complimentary use

towels. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ. Two main restaurants featuring “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, served in traditional open-air, sand floor, thatch roof dining rooms with separate table for each room. A Ia carte restaurants including the over the-water Asian Wok Restaurant,specializing in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki; the Hot Rock Restaurant near the Pavilion Bar Pool, featuring seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on “hot rocks”, a Snack Menu at the Bars and Pools; the Meeru Cafe at the Dhoni Bar Pool featuring ice cream, pastries,specialty coffees, teas and Panini sandwiches; Room Service and Beach Dinners.

of chaise lounges at the beach and pool and beach

Room Types ›› Garden Room ›› Beach Villa ›› Jacuzzi Beach Villa ›› Water Villa ›› Jacuzzi Water Villa ›› Honeymoon Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Farivalhu Restaurant ›› Maalan Restaurant ›› Asian Wok Restaurant ›› The Hot Rock Restaurant ›› Dhoni Bar ›› Kakuni Bar ›› Uthuru Bar ›› Pavilion Bar ›› Hot Rock Bar

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Animation Programs, Nightly Entertainment Programs, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Special Beach Dinners.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Meeru Island Resort & Spa, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 3157, F: +(960) 664 5946, E: reservations@meeru.com W: www.meeru.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & Amex

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Mirihi Island Resort In the warm waters of the azure Indian Ocean lies a dream tropical island. This emerald gem is just 350 meters long and 50 meters wide with palm-fringed beaches and sand as soft as powder, inviting you to leave your shoes behind for the duration of your stay. Only a few meters into the sea, our spectacular house reef - a veritable underwater garden - awaits you with corals and fishes in a myriad of colours. Mirihi is located in the South Ari Atoll, reachable from Male via a 30 minute picturesque seaplane flight. 36 tastefully appointed Villas (53m²) are spread over the island, comprising 30 Water Villas and 6 Beach Villas.

The Beach Villas offer an oversized open-air bathroom and direct access to the beach. Whereas the Water Villas will spoil you with a spacious and luxurious ensuite bathroom overlooking the ocean through two large sliding glass doors. Step outside on the large deck and relax, as each villa has been designed to guarantee complete privacy. Each Water Villa also offers direct access to the reef and lagoon, as well as an open-air fresh water shower.

All Villas are identically designed; featuring designer furnishings, polished wooden floors, king size or twin beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area with CD stereo system and Ipod Docking station, fully stocked mini bar, Coffee and Espresso maker, IDD telephone and personal safe. All rooms are as well equipped with WiFi free of charge.

Room Types ›› Water Villa ›› Beach Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Dhonveli ›› Muraka - A la carte Restaurant (Over Water) ›› Anba Bar

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Star gazing with telescope, Group excursions (including whaleshark seeker cruise for snorkelers), Private Excursions and Private Events, Symbolic Wedding Ceremonies, Private Beach BBQs, Beach Cinema.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Mirihi Island Resort, South Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 668 0500, F: +(960) 668 0501, E: info@mirihi.com W: www.mirihi.com We accept: Visa Card, Mastercard, AMEX & JCB

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Mookai Hotel You can get to Mookai Hotel by a 15 minute boat ride and 5 minute walk from the tourist jetty, overlooking the Indian Ocean. Unlike traditional hotels, our stylishly appointed and serviced apartments offer all the space and comfort of home. Guests have complimentary use of resort style facilities including roof top pool, sauna and gymnasium. Being on Male’ City itself, the Mookai Hotel is an excellent venue where you can experience the local lifestyle in Maldives. There are numerous gardens, museums, historic mosques, and markets to explore, with pretty much everything within minutes reach. Guided tours are always available through various travel agencies.

pool, sauna and a fully equipped gymnasium. The hotel also offers an extensive choice of leisure and business facilities, including a meeting room, Jacuzzi bath and karaoke room. Fully furnished and serviced apartments consists of 14 x 1 bedroom, 7 x 2 bedroom apartments , 7 x 3 bedroom apartments and 2 penthouses.

There are 51 stylish and comfortable apartmentstyle rooms in Mookai Hotel Maldives, with a good number of those providing a fantastic view of the Indian Ocean. Choose to stay in one of these luxurious suites and you’ll have unlimited access to the resort-style amenities that include a roof top

Room Types ›› Suite ›› Standard Room

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant

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Reservations / Inquiries A: H. Maagala, Meheli Goalhi, Male’ City P: +(960) 3338811, F: +(960) 3338822, E: mookai@dhivehinet.net.mv, W: www.mookaihotel.com , www.kaimoo.com We accept: VISA, MasterCard, AMEX & cash (USD & maldivian rufiyaa)

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Mookai Suites Located in Male’ City, which is 5 minutes by speed boat and 10 minutes by local boat ‘dhoni’ from Male’ International Airport . The hotel is located in Maafannu, on the corner of Haveeree Hingun and Ithaa Goalhi. The hotel is just 5 minutes walk from Presidents Palace, Number One Jetty, Main Post Office, Bank of Maldives, Male’ Shopping and Business District, the Fresh Fish Market, the Male’ Fruit Market and the Male’ Customs Harbour. The Hotel consists of 49 guest rooms, including 2 penthouse apartments and 25 suites.

Centre equipped with rooms for meetings and conference, personal computer workstations, wireless broadband internet access, printer, scanner, photocopier and facsimile. The Restaurant is open from 6:00 to 23:00 serving western and eastern cuisine. Complimentary shuttle service to tourist jetty on arrival and departure. We also have a backup generator for emergency services, a fully automated laundry service and wakeup call service. Iron, iron board and baby cot are available on request.

Guest room features ergonomic chair and large work space, electronic safe large enough for laptop, tea/ coffee making facilities, local and satellite television, air conditioning, room service from 6:00 to 23:00, one day laundry, minibar, hair dryer, international direct dialing, attached bath hot and cold water. Other services and facilities include our Business

Room Types ›› Suite ›› Standard Room

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant

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Reservations / Inquiries A: M.Sakaimoo, Haveeree Hingun, Male’, P: +(960) 3309911, F: +(960) 3309922, E: info@mookaisuites.com.mv, W: www.mookaisuites.com.mv We accept: VisaCard, MasterCard & Cash (USD & Maldivian Rufiyaa)

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Naladhu Maldives Waking up to the soothing roll of waves breaking. Walking barefoot across power-soft sands to touch the cool of the azure ocean. Breathtaking stillness framed by dramatic sunrises and sunsets. Live in a world of timelessness – a hearkening back to an era when elegance came before trend and luxury was understated. Indulge in your own sprawling beach or ocean house, with cool whitewashed interiors framed by verdant palms. Naladhu – Maldivian for “beautiful island” – offers exclusivity and privacy in an untouched paradise, dotted with only 19 beach and ocean houses, exquisite dining recreational pleasures and hidden moments of wonder.

under palm canopies directly on the powder white beach front, all rooms are 300m2 with a decadently appointed al-fresco bathing pavilion with unique bathtub adjoined to a private 32m2 swimming pool, waterfall shower and private steam room is shaded by bougainvillea and frangipani. All rooms offer the services of a House Master, LCD TV, CD/DVD player, WiFi, iPod, indoor and outdoor day beds and a dining sala. Culinary experiences on Naladhu include the intimacy of in-house-dining, gourmet adventures on deserted sand banks, on remote islands or mingling with other guests in The Living Room.

A luxurious sense of intimacy with 19 stunning houses, each just foot steps away from the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. 13 private ocean pool pavilions with a panoramic view over the Indian Ocean on one side, and 6 beach pool pavilions located

Room Types ›› Beach House (with pool) ›› Ocean House (with pool)

Restaurants & Bars ›› The Living Room ›› Access to Restaurantsat Anantara Veli & Anantara Dhigu

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Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2014, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6644100 F: +(960) 6644188, E: stay@naladhu.com W: www.naladhu.com We accept: All major credit cards & USD

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Nika Island Resort Nika Island Resort & Spa is the only resort in the Maldives where all the rooms/villas have their own private beaches; the resort is carefully designed to offer the outmost privacy and comfort but still offering the unique Maldivian style resort. From the moment you first step on the island, you will feel the strong positive energy of its long serving staffs and the management, the unique & warmth atmosphere will make you feel at home away from home. The resort offer different categories of villas, Beach Villa, Family Beach villa, Deluxe Beach Villa & Family Deluxe Beach villa, Water Villa & Family Water Villa, a family room “Sultan Suite” & Garden Villa.

also offered with meals. The resturant boasts an adjoining open area serving candlelit dinners under the clear blue sky and twinkling stars and the waves rolling on to the near by beach making each dinner unforgettable. Nika Island Resort & Spa offers the necessary facilities to enjoy a fully relaxing hoilday. In North Ari Atoll (where the resort is located), there are many well know dive sites and snorkelling points. This area is one of the best for those who like to discover the underwater world. Nika Island Resort & Spa also offer special dive courses and snorkelling trips with highly qualified instructors.

Italian, international and ethnic cuisine is served buffet-style at lunch and “a la carte” at dinner with a selection of over 100 wine labels. Friendly staff are willing to cater to your every wish. Maldivian buffet, Oriental buffet and barbecues are served once a week. Home-made delicious ice-creams are

Room Types ›› Beach Villa ›› Family Beach villa ›› Deluxe Beach Villa ›› Family Deluxe Beach villa ›› Water Villa ›› Family Water Villa ›› Sultan Suite ›› Garden Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Coffee Shop

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Aa. Kudafolhudhoo, North Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 6660516, +(960) 6660565, F: +(960) 6660577, E: reservation@nikaisland.com.mv, W: www.nikaisland.com.mv We accept: American Dollars, Euro, Visa & Master card, American Express.

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Niyama NIYAMA by Per AQUUM has been designed as an edgy, modern resort that will offer guests more than a romantic Maldivian escape, balancing tranquility with a sense of discovery, stimulation and fun. NIYAMA will feature 87 Studios and Pavilions and will be home to the world’s first underwater club. Strip off the pretences and embrace a sensual calm. 40 minutes by Seaplane from Male’, an oasis of sophisticated escapades. Two islands – Embudhufushi and Olhuveli. Double temptation. NIYAMA literally translates as ‘Peaceful Journey’ in the local Dhivehi language. Designed to counter the conventional notion of surprise. Comfort not sacrificed.

array of therapies and treatments as well as do yoga or chill-out in the Tea & Juice Bar. Built 500 metres offshore, NIYAMA’s signature restaurant and lounge, Edge will appear to float on the surface of the Indian Ocean and is only accessible by boat. Eight metres below, is Subsix, the world’s first underwater club, the ultimate experience in music and dance where NIYAMA LIVE will feature emerging and established artistes from around the world.

Accommodation will feature the latest in entertainment technology and comforts including your own in-room deli and cocktail bar. Guests can relax in the 24 hour LIME Spa where they can choose from the

Room Types ›› Beach Studio ›› Beach Studio with private Pool ›› Water Studio with Private Pool ›› Deluxe Water Studio with Private Pool ›› Beach Pavilion with Private Pool ›› Water Pavilions with Private Pool ›› Ocean Pavilions with Private Pool ›› Beach Residence

Restaurants & Bars ›› Epicure & Fahrenheit ›› TRIBAL ›› Edge Restaurant and Lounge ›› Epicure Delicatessen ›› Dune ›› Subsix

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The Lair, Dhonis – Bedrooms on traditional Maldivian Boats, Concept Store, Movie Nights, Foosball, Table Tennis, Art Studio, Marine Biology Lab, Niyama Meetings, HQ – Meeting space for 25-30, boardroom style, IQ – Two private home-exec offices with state-of-the-art communications, O2 – Underwater meeting and conference space, Beauty Salon, iPads in every room, FLOAT watersports/dive centre.

Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2002, Dhaalu Atoll, P: +(960) 6762828, F: +(960) 6762676, E: info@niyama.com W: www.niyama.com / www.peraquum.com We accept: Master Card, Visa Card & AMEX

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Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort Nestled amid lush tropical vegetation and shaded by graceful palms. Encircled by stretches of powdery sandy beach and a vast crystal clear lagoon, a truly breathtaking island with plenty of secluded sandbanks where paradise seekers escaping from the pressures of daily modern life can forget the outside world and let go of all inhibitions. Set in the turquoise heart of the Indian Ocean that is the Maldives, Olhuveli is situated at the tip of South Male Atoll, accessible by a 45-minute exhilarating speedboat transfer from the international airport. Beautifully designed villas stand over turquoise waters, fusing modern flair with traditional architecture, white sandy beaches giving way to endless sea views that stretch for miles. It is truly a place where mind and body can relax, the senses can be invigorated and spirit will feel soothed.

secluded and private Spa Pavilions along with plunge pools, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, a spa boutique as well as a beauty salon. The Five Star Gold Palm PADI dive center is fully equipped to serve even the most professional diver with a multi-lingual team of experienced and friendly instructors. A wide range of water sports are also available including Kite Surfing as well as varieties of land sports and off-island excursions for a well deserved break. Be as active or quiet as your want - This time is all yours.

A myriad of facilities and leisure activities is provided to suit all needs and desires. The Sun Spa boast eight

Room Types ›› Deluxe Room ›› Deluxe Water Villa ›› Beach Villa ›› Jacuzzi Water Villa ›› Honeymoon Water Villa ›› Presidential Water Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Sunset Restaurant ›› Lagoon Restaurant ›› The Four Spices ›› Dhoni Grill ›› Island Pizza ›› Lagoon Bar ›› Sunrise Bar ›› Dhoni Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Wake Boarding, Dolphin Safari with Sunset Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Full Day Excursions, Male’ Capital Excursions, Kite surfing, Kids Garden, Special dinners, Private romantic dining on the beach.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort , South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 27 88, F: +(960) 664 59 42, E: info@olhuveli.com.mv W: www.olhuvelimaldives.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card, Amex Card & JCB

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Paradise Island Resort & Spa Paradise Island Resort & Spa, locally known as Lankanfinolhu is located in North Male’ Atoll in the Maldives, covers an area of 201,508m² is 9.6km away from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Just a fifteen minutes speedboat ride from the airport and you’re in Paradise, Paradise Island Resort & Spa that is, probably as close as you can get here on earth. This private island surrounded by the gorgeous sand and enchanting submarine reams, measures 931 meters in length and 201 meters in width.

A network of paved pathways cut through the vegetation interconnecting the luxurious accommodation, a variety of restaurants, sports areas and a multitude of facilities that serve to make your holiday all the more complete. Paradise Island Resort & Spa is the ideal romantic getaway, quiet and tranquil. It is truly a little slice of paradise in the midst of the Indian Ocean.

Paradise Island Resort & Spa is an offer of luxury, richly endowed with vegetation blazing with tropical blooms and display exotic views of the sea and beaches. The environment is warm and welcoming yet cosmopolitan in character, conveniently located in a scenic blue lagoon. Idle away your precious time on this desert-island dream – you will be in heaven on earth…

Room Types ›› Superior Beach Bungalow ›› Water Villa ›› Haven Villa ›› Haven Suite ›› Ocean Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Fukuya Teppanyaki ›› Ristorente Al Tramonto ›› Farumathi Restaurant ›› Paradise Bar ›› Beach Bar ›› Lagoon ›› Dhaavani Coffee Shop

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Basketball, Football, Photo flight by seaplane, Submarine excursion, Visit Male’(capital) Trip, Black Eyes, Boat Hire (half-day/ full-day), Dingy Sailing, Fun tubing, Glass bottom boat, Hornet, Molecule, Rock & Roll, Super screamer, Trimaran sailing, Wake board, Conference Room & Facilities

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Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2073, North Male’ Atoll P: +(960) 6640011, F: +(960) 6640022, E: info@paradise-island.com.mv W: www.villahotels.com We accept: VISA Card, Master card, AMEX, Diners & JCB. Major foreign currencies are also accepted at the resort.

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Reethi Beach Resort A jewel within the sparkling waters of Baa Atoll recently added to UNESCO’s global list of biosphere reserves - Reethi Beach offers the perfect blend of first-class comfort and natural beauty - only 15% of the island is built upon, giving guests the opportunity to roam barefoot amidst lush vegetation and beneath gently swaying palm trees. There are three elegant types of accommodation: Reethi Villas, detached or semi-detached with terrace and partial open-air bathrooms and just steps away from the powdery beach; Deluxe Villas, detached, located by the most exquisite part of the beach and featuring a larger sitting area, an open-air rain shower and a traditional Maldivian swing; Water Villas, on stilts over the turquoise waters, designed especially for the ocean lover! These semi-detached Villas boast a large sitting area, balcony with sitting area, parasol and sun loungers and direct access to the lagoon.

head to the exclusive beach-side Saima Garden to dine alfresco at one of only five tables, or to the open air Reethi Grill to enjoy a new dimension of fusion cooking celebrated live for you. An unmatched selection of activities in and out of the ocean finally will let your stay always seem too short. And enjoy it all in the knowledge that you’re at a resort with impeccable eco-credentials; a resort that provides a truly magical and authentic setting, integrated in the pristine surroundings of the Maldives.

You can take your pick from five great restaurants -

Room Types ›› Reethi Villa ›› Deluxe Villa ›› Water Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› The Rehendhi ›› Reethi Grill ›› Saima Garden ›› Alifaan Restaurant ›› Moodhu Bar & Restaurant ›› Rasgefaanu Bar ›› Veyo Bar ›› Handhuvaru Bar ›› Sunset Bar

›› Riya Bar

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We offer renewal of wedding vows and wedding ceremonies. We also offer events on private islands for special occassions including private dinner for two on an uninhabited private island.

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Fonimagoodhoo Island, Baa Atoll, P: +(960) 6602626, F: +(960) 6602727, E: info@reethibeach.com.mv W: www.reethibeach.com We accept: MasterCard, American Express & Visa Card. U.S. Dollar, Pound Sterling, Euro & Swiss Franc

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Robinson Club Maldives Vistas of jewelled blue blending with the shimmering sky as far as the eye can see. Soothing white sands cushioning your feet. Washing away your cares in crystal clear lagoons. All while being surrounded by one of the most breath taking house reefs in the Maldives, At Robinson Club Maldives, your dream beach escape in the serene waters of Gaafu Alif Atoll comes to life.

through true relaxation or funfilled activities unique to Robinson Club. Bask in the natural beauty blending harmoniously with the luxury the Robinson Club Maldives Experience has to offer.

Just 20 minutes from Kaadedhoo Airport on Funamadua Island, the island paradise of Robinson Club Maldives combines excellent service and extensive facilities with luxury accomodations in one of the world’s most wonderous settings - tropical island vegetation encircled by warm translucent waters - in what is truely a paradise on earth. Flora and Fauna on the island combined with dazzling coral reefs and exotic marine life make Robinson Club Maldives and exclusive sanctuary, creating a place where holiday-goers can let go of the stress of everyday life

Room Types ›› Garden Villa ›› Beach Bungalow ›› Beach Villa ›› Lagoon Villa ›› Presidential Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› A’ la carte Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Pool Bar ›› Sunset Bar

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Cross Golf, Beach Volleyball, Yoga, Pilates, Live Music/ Band

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Robinson Club Maldives, Gaaf Alif Atoll P: +(960) 3009095, F: +(960) 3009030 E: sales.maldives@robinson.de W: www.robinson-maldives.com We accept: Visa, Master, AMEX & Cash.

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Royal Island Resort & Spa A long time ago the island was inhabited and served as home to royalty. A royal bath stone is still preserved and offers a rare glimpse into the past…. Come experience the Maldives as you’ve always dreamt of at Royal Island Resort & Spa. Amidst the sparkling jewels of the Indian Ocean, our exquisite Maldives luxury hotel shines and dazzles above all. Indulge and immerse yourself in a colourful journey of discovery, where shores lined with luxuriant banyans and lush palms yield to a majestic underwater world that will render you speechless. Beauty and simplicity is the promise and Royal Island Resort & Spa delivers on that promise adding a dash of personal luxury.

lush tropical vegetation and perfect un-spoilt beaches, surrounded by the beautiful lagoon shimmering under the tropical sun. Escape to a tranquil and secluded oceanfront oasis, where a pristine private beach gives way to the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Immerse yourself in tropical splendor, enjoying breathtaking views and five-star amenities at every turn.

Royal Island, Locally known as Horubadhoo, is situated in the Baa Atoll. Just a 35 minute by seaplane from Ibrahim Nasir International airport, this resort is nearly 800m in length with a width of 220m, and offers the perfect holiday destination, set amongst

Room Types ›› Beach Villa ›› Beach Deluxe Villa ›› Presidential Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Maakana ›› Raabondhi ›› Boli Bar ›› Pool Bar

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Sunset Cocktail Trips, Private Picnic in Sand Bank, Crab Race, Boat Hire (half-day/ full-day), Black Ice, Fun tubing, Glass bottom boat, Molecule, Rocking Roll/ Eagle, Tri Marin Sailing, Wake board, Zipper & Hornet, Baby cot on request, Daily cleaning, Wake-up service, You may access computer, internet, fax during the day time at the Business Center, Wedding Ceremonies.

Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2073, Baa Atoll, P: +(960) 6600088, F: +(960) 6600099, E: info@royal-island.com.mv W: www.villahotels.com We accept: VISA, Master card, AMEX, MAESTRO & JCB. Major foreign currencies are also accepted at the resort

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Summer Island Village Summer Island Village; where summer never ends! A captivating island paradise surrounded by white sandy beaches and a vast crystal clear water lagoon is for beach bums and underwater enthusiasts alike. The atmosphere is very much relaxed, friendly barefoot and back to the basics. Guests have the choice of 92 sea view bungalows and 16 over water bungalows that surround the perfect sunset facing bar and restaurant. Both the bar and the restaurant are cool refuges and the sandy floors persuade you to be barefoot and casual. The restaurant offers western, oriental and eastern food and other facilities on our resort include dive school and base, water sports center and spa.

Submarine tour, Island hopping and Night fishing are popular choices. From the ultimate pampering experience for couples, to soothing treatments for sun lovers and healing remedies for suffers of modern day stress, Serena Spa has a therapy perfect for you. Our exotic menu of Massages, Body Works, Facials and Salon Treatments features rejuvenation therapies inspired by India’s ancient holistic Ayurveda

Guests can also enjoy a range of sports on the island from Scuba diving to volleyball, table tennis, badminton, darts, carom and cards. For the more adventurous guests, Male’ Excursions,

Room Types ›› Over Water Bungalow ›› Superior Room

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Coffee Shop

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Reservations / Inquiries A: North Kaafu Atoll, P: +(960) 6641910, F: +(960) 6641910, E: siv@dhivehinet.net.mv, W: www.summerislandvillage.com, www.kaimoo.com We accept: VisaCard, MasterCard, AMEX, Traveller cheques & Cash (US $ Pound Sterling Swiss Francs, Euro)

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Sun Island Resort & Spa Sun Island locally known as Nalaguraidhoo is the biggest resort in the Maldives measuring 1.6 kilometres long x 440 metres wide and is located at the southern tip of the South Ari Atoll. Journey from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is 17 minutes by domestic airplane. Lush vegetation fills the island, the scent of flowers drifts in the breeze. Ideal landscaping is combined with areas that are purposefully left untouched. Sun Island takes the pride on giving you the best of both worlds, a desert island experience and indulgent luxury, the chance to do nothing and the chance never to stop.

jet-ski, canoe, windsurf or catamaran. Explore the spectacular local scenery and unique Maldivian culture with excursions to neighbouring islands. Or, simply let the ocean breeze caress you to sleep as you sway gently in your hammock. From invigorating activities to precious tranquillity, our Maldives fun island resort will captivate the heart with extraordinary experiences and unforgettable memories.

Escape to an exotic world of breathtaking possibility, where adventure and relaxation are equally within reach. At Sun Island Resort & Spa – a flowering jewel among Maldives family hotels – every moment is free to shape into your personal version of paradise. Cruise along our stunning sapphire lagoons by

Room Types ›› Standard Beach Bungalow ›› Elegant Superior Beach Bungalow ›› Water Bungalow ›› Presidential Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Maaniyaa Restaurant ›› Sun Star Restaurant ›› Southern Star Restaurant ›› Ristorente Al Pontile ›› Zero Restarant ›› Mekunu Bar ›› Beach Bar ›› Golf Bar ›› Lobby Bar

›› VANI Coffee Shop

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Football, Basketball, Electronic Game Center, Stingray feeding, Shark feeding, Boat Hire (half-day/ full-day), Fun tubing, Glass bottom boat, Wake board, Conference room & Facilities, Mini golf

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Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2073, South Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 6680088, F: +(960) 6680099, E: info@sun-island.com.mv, W: www.villahotels.com We accept: VISA, Master card, AMEX & Maestro. Major foreign currencies are also accepted at the resort.

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives The Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives, a luxurious resort and spa, is located in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. The 64 elegantly style villas are designed to offer guest ultimate luxury and privacy and include the 500 square meters tastefully appointed award winning Rehendi Presidential Suite. 24 Degrees, an entirely a la carte all day dining restaurant offers the guests an eclectic journey of flavours including the fresh bounty of the Indian Ocean, spices of India, the Far East and International flavours. Deep End Restaurant, partially alfresco and over water, offers delectable cuisines that are inspired from the culinary rich Mediterranean region amalgamated with top ingredients sourced from around the world with a preference for organic, free trade certification and free-range products. For sunset cocktails, the Equator Bar offers a perfect

Room Types ›› Lagoon Villas ›› Deluxe Lagoon Villa with Plunge Pool ›› Deluxe Beach Villa ›› Premium Beach Villa ›› Lagoon Suite ›› Luxury Beach Suite ›› Villa Suite with Pool ›› Rehendi Presidential Villa

view of the horizon and good place to converge new friends or to just be in solitude. The Jiva Grande Spa is an authentic Indian spa which offers a wide-range of signature wellness experiences.

Restaurants & Bars ›› 24 Degrees ›› The Deep End ›› The Equator Bar

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Football, Sunset Cruise, Trip to Male’, Seaplane photo flight

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Emboodhu Finolhu, South Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 664 2200, F: +(960) 664 2211, E: exotica.maldives@tajhotels.com, W: www.tajhotels.com We accept: AMEX, JCB, MasterCard & Cash

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The Residence Maldives The Residence Maldives, a member of the The Leading Hotels of the World is a romantic hideaway with just 94 private villas. The retreat is on the Maldivian island of Falhumaafushi in Huvadhoo Atoll; one of the largest and deepest atolls in the world and Maldives best kept secret of undiscovered reefs. One and two-bedroom beach and beach pool villas provide a serene ‘toe in the sand’ escape; while guests in one and two-bedroom water villas (some with pool) can slip straight from decks into crystal clear waters. Design is traditional Maldivian architecture with thatched roofs, local artifacts and wall art blended with the signature elegance and modern comforts of The Residence brand – complete with butler service.

Beach Bar is perfect for day time lazing or sundowners. The Residence Maldives presents the first Spa by Clarins of the destination. The offshore haven of tranquility?by an internationally renowned of natural beauty is at the end of a jetty overlooking soothing waters of the lagoon and colorful coral reefs. It offers an array of holistic treatments, pampering massages and hair services – with unique Clarins spa formulas with plant origins. Resort facilities also include PADI Dive & watersports center, library, kids club, boutique, fitness center with sauna & steam room.

An unforgettable dining experience waits at The Dining Room and at The Falhumaa. choose Private Dining in total privacy or an exclusive castaway island event. The

Room Types ›› One-bedroom Beach Villa ›› One-bedroom Beach Pool Villa ›› One-bedroom Water Villa ›› One-bedroom Water Pool Villa ›› One-bedroom Deluxe Water Pool Villa ›› Two-bedroom Beach Pool Villa ›› Two-bedroom Water Pool Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› The Dining Room ›› The Falhumaa ›› The Beach Bar ›› The Library ›› Castaway island

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Diving & atoll excursions

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Falhumaafushi, Huvadhoo Atoll, P.O. Box 2088 P: +(960) 682 00 88, F: +(960) 682 00 11, E:info-maldives@theresidence.com W:www.theresidence.com We accept: Mastercard, Visa, American Express & JCB Mastercard, Visa, American Express & JCB

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Thulhagiri Island Resort & Spa Thulhagiri is situated in North Male’ atoll approximately 13 km from the airport and takes only 20 minutes by speed boat from Male’ international airport Thulhagiri offers the perfect balance of an unspoiled tropical island with all the comforts. This small island 220 meters is surrounded by a fine white sandy beach and is covered densely with many beautiful tall shady palm trees.

lunch and dinner. Weekly entertainments including Live band, Disco, Magic show, Acrobats and Crab race. Relax with a drink on the deck overlooking the small swimming pool and Indian Ocean. Make your dreams come true at Thulhagiri.

This resort is close by to the airport and is ideal for those who are looking for a small and a private island at close proximity to Airport for their holiday. Thulhagiri house reef is ideal for snorkeling, diving courses, or you can take lessons in sailing and windsurfing. For fishing enthusiasts there is a night fishing excursion followed by beach barbecue, or you can join a deep sea fishing boat on an expedition. For the landlubbers there’s volleyball, table tennis, darts or badminton. Thulhagiri prides itself on its cuisine, offering a sumptuous buffet for breakfast,

Room Types ›› Beach Bunglaow ›› Water Bungalow

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Coffee Shop ›› Sand Bar ›› Beach Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Visit to Male’ City and Private Picnic Island

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Thulhagiri Island Resort & Spa, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6640014, F: +(960) 6645939, E: info@thulhagiri.com.mv, W: www.thulhagiri.com.mv We accept: Credit Card, Visa Card, MasterCard, AMEX & Union Pay

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Vakarufalhi Island Resort The word is defined in every sense with the experience you will have at Vakarufalhi Island Resort. Better known as Vakaru, Vakarufalhi Island Resort is a tropical island enhanced by swaying coconut palms and white sandy beaches. Surrounding the island is a pristine lagoon enriched by a stunningly beautiful living house reef. Amongst one of the finest four-star resorts in the Republic of Maldives, consisting of 2 Pool Villas, 50 Beach Villas and 25 Water Villas, constructed and tinged with distinctively Maldivian building concepts, Vakarufalhi is an experience of idyllic style and comfort.

catch of the day is at the Ilaa Restaurant. Hours of pure bliss can be immersed in at the Duniye Spa where holistic therapies that rejuvenates mind, body and soul. Honouring nature’s healing and beautifying properties by using a chemical free, organic and high quality beauty skin care line, ensuring best results of integrity and authenticity paired with professional ethics.

Unique ocean views and holiday atmosphere that comes only from being in the ocean itself, reigns supreme at the Island Resort. Evening cocktails with the soft sand between your toes can be experienced at the Ihaa Bar and Lounge. The perfect place to enjoy the finest cuisine which serves regular theme nights from all around the world including the freshest

Room Types ›› Garden Villa ›› Garden Pool Villa ›› Over Water Villa ›› Beach Villa

Restaurants & Bars ›› Main Restaurant ›› Main Bar ›› Wine Cellar

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24hr reception assistance, Valet Service, Cyber Café, Souvenir Shop, 24hr Doctor’s assistance, football

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Vakarufalhi Island resort,Champa Building 03rd floor Male 20187 P: (960)6680004 - 5 F: (960)6680007 E: info@vakaru.com, reservations@vakaru.com www. vakarufalhiresort.com We accept: Visa,Master,Amex

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Velassaru Maldives This secluded coral island is only a 25 minute speed boat ride form the Malé Airport. With a huge white sandy beach surrounding the island, this resort is nestled in a grand blue lagoon.

Turquoise with an international cuisine of continental and Asian influences. Fen Bar, the main bar, and Chill Bar offers a wide variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and healthy drinks.

Velassaru Maldives offers you various types of accommodations: 52 Deluxe Bungalows only a few steps away from the beach, 30 Beach Villas of elegantly designed interiors, 17 Water Bungalows with over water decks and sun lounges, 28 Water Villas perched over the azure blue lagoon, a Pool Villa located in the very heart of the island surrounded by flourishing vegetation, and a Velassaru Water Suite of complete privacy with an oversized infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

This resort also has a PADI Certified Dive School and The Glide water sports centre at Velassaru also offers many water activities including snorkelling, water skiing, knee boarding, wake boarding, fun tube adventures, windsurfing, parasailing, kite surfing, catamaran sailing, kayaking in transparent glass bottom kayaks, and the seabob cayago water rocket. For other activities the resort also offers a fully equipped gymnasium and a tennis court and the Velassaru Spa.

The resort has five restaurants, Etesian a journey of Mediterranean flair, Sand restaurant - Modern European grill with Asian influences, Teppanyaki which specializes in fresh Japanese cuisines, Vela that provides a world cuisine of international delights, and

Room Types ›› Pool Villa ›› Velassaru Water Suite ›› Water Villa with Pool ›› Water Villa ›› Deluxe Bungalow ›› Beach Villa ›› Water Bungalow

Restaurants & Bars ›› Etesian ›› Sand ›› Teppanyaki ›› Vela ›› Turquoise ›› Fen Bar ›› Chill Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Island Escape, Sunset cruise, Romantic Evening, Yoga Retreat, Spirit of the bird – Maldives from the sky, Maldivian fishing, Local island trip, Discover Male’, Fun tube adventures, Seabob cayago water rocket, DVD library

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Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O Box 2015 Male’ 20-02 . P: +(960) 664 3042 . F: +(960) 664 3041 . E: sales@velassaru.com, W: www.velassaru.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & American Express

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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Veligandu Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Veligandu, North Ari Atoll. It is 600 meters long by 150 meters wide, about 22 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a scenic, 20 minute flight 81 Rooms include 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas, 12 Jacuzzi Beach Villas and 5 Beach Villas. All feature tropical décor, a king size bed, wood or tile floors, private porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator, complimentary tea/ coffee, espresso machine, IDD telephone, 36 inch flat screen cable TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station, high speed broadband Internet connection, personal safe, partially open-air bathroom with rain shower, double sinks, bath accessories, hairdryer, nightly turndown service and complimentary use of

Room Types ›› Jacuzzi Water Villa ›› Water Villa ›› Jacuzzi Beach Villa ›› Beach Villa

chaise lounges at the beach and pool and beach towels. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ ” The Dhonveli Restaurant serves “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in the traditional open-air, sand floor, thatch roof dining room with a separate table for each guest room. Also, there is an “optional” á la carte restaurant, The Madivaru, featuring fresh, grilled seafood and prime beef; a Snack Menu at the Bar and Pool; Room Service; and a selection of very special Dinners served on the Beach! The Thundi Bar and al fresco deck overlooking the lagoon, serves your favorite beverage and snacks and with color satellite TV coverage of international sporting events.

Restaurants & Bars ›› Dhonveli Restaurant ›› The Madivaru ›› Thundi Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Animation Programs, Nightly Entertainment Programs, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Special Beach Dinners

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, North Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 6660519, F: +(960) 6660648, E: reservations@veliganduisland.com W: www.veliganduisland.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & Amex

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Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa Vilamendhoo Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only Resort on the island of Vilamendhoo, South Ari Atoll. It is 900 meters long by 250 meters wide, about 5 acres. Your seaplane transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport is a scenic, 25 minute flight 184 Rooms include 13 Garden Rooms, 111 Beach Villas, 30 Jacuzzi Beach Villas and 30 Jacuzzi Water Villas. All feature tropical décor, a king size or two twin beds, tile or wood floors, private porch with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator,complimentary tea/ coffee, espresso machine, IDD telephone, 32 inch flat screen cable TV, DVD/CD player, high speed broadband Internet connection, personal safe, partially open-air bathroom with rain shower, bath accessories, hair dryer, nightly turndown service, bathrobe, complimentary use of chaise lounges at the

Room Types ›› Garden Room ›› Beach Villa ›› Jacuzzi Beach Villa ›› Jacuzzi Water Villa

pool and beach and beach towels. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ Two main “sister” restaurants featuring the same “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, served in the traditional open-air, sand floor, thatch roof dining rooms with a separate table for each room. Also, “optional” à la carte restaurants including the over-the-water Asian Wok Restaurant, specializing in Asian cuisine and Teppanyaki; the Hot Rock Restaurant on the Sunset Bar beach, featuring seafood, steak or chicken cooked at your table on “hot rocks”; and 3 other “optional” á la carte choices; Snack Menu at the Bars and Pools

Restaurants & Bars ›› Funama Restaurant ›› Ahima Restaurant ›› Asian Wok Restaurant ›› The Hot Rock Restaurant ›› Bonthi Bar ›› Sunset Bar ›› Asian Wok Bar ›› Boashi Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Animation Programs, Nightly Entertainment Programs, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Special Beach Dinners

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, South Ari Atoll, P: +(960) 668 0637, F: +(960) 668 0639, E: reservations@vilamendhooisland.com W: www.vilamendhooisland.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & Amex

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Vilu Reef Beach & Spa Resort A luxurious emerald island poised amidst shimmering pools of turquoise and sapphire. A vision of paradise – even before you set foot on the island. Sprawled across the entire expanse of Meedhuffushi Island in South Nilandhe Atoll, 128km south of Male’ International Airport, it never fails to create a breathtaking first impression, rivaled only by the experience of embracing the island’s beauty up close. Blessed with pristine beaches and lush greenery, this unspoilt island boasts a treasure trove of gems that await discovery by every guest. The island is reached by a 35 minute picturesque journey by seaplane.

amenities and warm, personalized service. An enviable range of recreational activities are available at the resort including the adrenaline pumping Water Sports, Five Star Gold Palm PADI diving center, exciting Excursion trips to the varieties of land sports to plan out the day. Enter Sun Spa and each experience promises a journey through the cycle of nature. Come evening, the Nautilus Bar is the socializing hub, with a variety of entertainment including crab racing, live band music and discos. Escape into pure bliss

Throughout the day, our restaurants and bars dish out exotic local fare, as well as familiar favorites of the East and West to indulge amidst spectacular backdrop of the Indian Ocean. In addition, themed dining options are available for guests wishing to try something a little different. Get pampered from top to toe with our suite of

Room Types ›› Beach Villa ›› Jacuzzi Water Villa ›› Honeymoon Water Villa ›› Water Villa with Pool ›› Presidential Water Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Nautilus Restaurant ›› Sunset Restaurant ›› Nautilus Bar ›› Pool Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Sunset Cruise, Robinson Cruise Excursion, Floodlit Tennis

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Meedhuffushi, South Nilandhe Atoll, P: +(960) 676 0011 , F: +(960) 676 0022, E: info@vilureef.com.mv W: www.vilureefmaldives.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card, JCB & Amex

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Vivanta By Taj Coral Reef Maldives Vivanta By Taj Coral Reef opened last August 2009 as a hip, luxurious yet affordable solution to holidaying in the Maldives. Chic and comfortable accommodation coupled with an innovative food and beverage

while appetites of all ages will be whetted by the variety of fresh and enticing culinary options created by our talented chef’s brigade.

experience and levels of service synonymous with the Taj Group, at natures very own Coral Reef lagoon ensures a holiday of a lifetime in the truest sense. Located on Hembadhu Island, less than 32 kilometers from Male International Airport, Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef Maldives has been refurbished and redesigned to offer a personalized holiday experience for families and couples alike. Boasting one of the best spots for diving, amateurs and professionals can explore the resort’s very own house reef and shipwreck. The less intrepid can take stock and relax in the property’s Jiva Spa, inspired by the Indian philosophy of wellness

Room Types ›› Superior Charm Beach Villa ›› Deluxe Delight Beach Villa ›› Premium Deluxe Water Villa ›› Presidential Nirvana Beach Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Latitude ›› Open – The Grill ›› Reef Bar

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Extra, Fax, Steam room, Island Hopping, Glass bottom boat ride

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Reservations / Inquiries A: P.O. Box 2117, North Male’ Atoll, P: +(960) 6641948, F: +(960) 6643884, E: vivanta.coralreef@tajhotels.com, W: www.tajhotels.com We accept: Visa Card, MasterCard, AMEX & Cash

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Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru Commence your magical journey with a 45 minutes seaplane flight over the breath taking azure waters. Surrounded by untouched reefs, turquoise waters and pristine beaches this breathtaking island is one of the first resorts in Noonu Atoll. Noonu is the fourth atoll from the North which is positioned 188.7 kilometers (102 Nautical miles) from Male’ International Airport Making time to indulge in the spa experience is essential to any holiday however the skill of savoring each magical treatment may take lots of practice. A blend of body rituals delivered in a sacred sequence and designed with your needs in mind.

are unexplored, untouched and unimaginable to the human mind. For those that prefer to be at the pool side Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru boasts a freshwater pool where guests can soak up in the sun all day. Enjoy an intimate dinner beside the fibre optic lit pool. A fully equipped gym complete with state of the art exercise equipment. The gym also manages a full sized Astro turf tennis court. Yoga sessions will also be available.

Operated by the Internationally Acclaimed “Werner Lau Diving Center” who will guide you to explore the unbelievable marine life here at Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru. At the diving center, we cater for those who are beginners to those who have accomplished the art of scuba diving. As Zitahli Kuda-Funafaru is one of the first resorts to open in Noonu Atoll, all reefs in the atoll

Room Types ›› Deluxe Beach Villa ›› Super Deluxe Beach Villa ›› Deluxe Aqua Villa ›› Super Deluxe Aqua Villa ›› Zitahli Suite

Restaurants & Bars ›› Breeze Restaurant ›› Mosaic ›› Pool Side ›› 5 Degree North ›› Indigo

Special Activities & Entertainment Facilities

Sunset Dolphin Cruise, Full Moon Cruise, Island Discovery, Private speedboat hire for fun activities and rides, Sunset Fishing, Wakeboarding, DVD & CD Library

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Reservations / Inquiries A: Kuda-Funafaru, Noonu Atoll, P: +(960) 656 1010 , F: +(960) 656 2020, E: reservations@zitahlikudafunafaru.com, W: www.zitahliresorts.com We accept: Visa Card, Master Card & American Express

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Dhaainkan’baa The majesty of Dhaainkan’baa is depicted by the name itself. Named after Sultana Dhaainkan’baa Dhi Kilege Mahaarehendhi, the Queen of Maldives from 1384 to 1388 AD,known for her exceptional beauty and lifestyle of grandeur. Dhaainkan’baa was created with the vision to offer an alternative to the typical safari or resort vacation. The Dhaainkan’baa guest will see the world from a boat with luxurious accommodations, a casual yet elegant atmosphere, and exquisite service and cuisine. Dhaainkan’baa’s unique concept of casual attire and alternative dining arenas befits the most discerning guests. By pioneering and refining these concepts, Dhaainkan’baa will create excellent reputation and market niche, winning the allegiance of a new generation of contemporary cruise vacationers. Teak decking, rich wood interiors, an attentive service staff, intimate surroundings, eclectic artwork, exceptional signature cuisine and an extensive wine list are some

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 12 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 14 guests ›› Crew: 21 crew

of the extraordinary elements which will become synonymous with Dhaainkan’baa. Carrying just up to 14 guests, Dhaainkan’baa exudes a privatecruise-like atmosphere creating camaraderie and lasting friendships between fellow sailors. Every day aboard Dhaainkan’baa brings the promise of new horizons and places to explore. An interesting mix of shore excursions and water sports activities are available. Guests may find themselves slicing through waters on a surf board or diving to the colorful depths of the Maldivian seas. Water buffs can enjoy water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and kayaking from Dhaainkan’baa. The cruise vacation on board Dhaainkan’baa offer a sea-side window on the world, combining the refinement of a luxury hotel with a moveable feast of cultural experiences.

Accomodation ›› Double / Lower ›› Twin / Lower

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Activities & Entertainment

3D TV with (Glasses & Movies), WII Games & Play Station 3, Massage Chair (Relaxing Lounge), 2 Dinghys, Big Game Fishing Boat, Private Speed Boat, Diving Equipments (PADI certified), Water Sports, Star Gazer, Nitrox & DAN, Karaoke Room, DJ with Music, LCD TV, Hometheater System, Security Safe, Mood Lighting Control, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Medical Oxygen, Search Light, Audio/Visual Room, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player Fishing Prowler, Private Bar

Reservations / Inquiries A: Fareedhee Magu, Male’ 20224, P: +(960) 3310307 F: +(960) 3326405, E: sales@static-tours.com W: www.dhaainkanbaa.com ; www.static-tours.com

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Four Seasons Explorer Four Seasons Explorer is the group’s most intimate Resort experience. Cruising between Four Seasons two Maldivian island resorts, the 128-foot, three-deck luxury live-aboard takes a maximum of 22 guests on a marine odyssey into the lesser-known Maldives. Experience three dives a day as part of

board massages and sandbank barbecues. As the country’s fastest cruising live-aboard, Four Seasons Explorer visits up to five atolls on 3-, 4- or 7-night cruises between Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru. Private charters and dedicated surf cruises are also available.

all-inclusive itineraries that cover some of the country’s most sought after dive sites: untouched reefs, vibrant thilas, exciting channels and wrecks, prime sunrise and night sites plus seasonal manta ray and whale shark hotspots. And it’s all done in style: the boat has its own PADI Five-Star Dive Centre, managed by a vastly experienced international team. But that’s not all ... snorkel, water-ski, fish, kayak and sail in virtually untouched waters. Savour gourmet cuisine, spend time with the marine biologist and castaway on secluded islands. Discover historic monuments and isolated villages or relax with on-

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 14 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 22 guests ›› Crew: 25 crew

Accomodation ›› The Explorer Suite ›› Stateroom

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Excursions, Security Safe, TV, Life Bouys, Medical Oxygen, Search Light, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Audio/Visual Room, DVD Collection, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player, Ipod Docking Station

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Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru , Baa Atoll, P: +(960) 6600888, F: +(960) 6600800, E: reservations.mal@fourseasons.com, W: www.fourseasons.com/maldivesfse/

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Gahaa The perfect voyaging experience in Maldives starts the second you come join Voyages Maldives aboard the boat Gahaa. Floating in the beautiful azure waters of the Maldives since 1994 Gahaa is inspired by the traditional sailing boat called “Dhoni”, which is a perfect Maldivian art form on its own. Voyages Maldives has been specializing in dhoni safaris for over 30 years and has specially designed and built a number of dhoni’s varying in size from 50 feet to 80 feet. Although adhering to the traditional dhoni form, all the boats are motorized and offer all the modern comforts. Voyages Maldives assure that hospitality is without peer, as the Maldivian people are warm, gentle and friendly. This cannot only be discovered on the many islands, but on your dhoni as well. Whilst cruising with Voyages, your Maldivian crew at the helm, you will experience a dichotomy of sensations – sumptuous cuisines and top notch service, the envy of any 5 star resort in breathtaking

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 10 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 10 guests ›› Crew: 4 crew

surroundings far from life’s ordinary. Gahaa is ideally suited for middle size groups and the size of the boat is ideal for keen surfers and divers, although well suited for groups of island hoppers. The boat has a cozy galley and a spacious sundeck protected by a canopy. In the evenings the canopy opens up to display the moon and the millions of stars as you anchor in one of the many highly protected lagoons. On board Gahaa is simply the most breathtaking way to experience the beautiful island of Maldives.

Accomodation ›› Double/Upper ›› Twin/Upper

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

TV, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouy, Search Light, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player, Cruising, Night Fishing, BBQ on Deserted Island.

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Voyages Maldives, M. Narugis, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’, P: +(960) 3322019, F: +(960) 3325336, E: info@voyagesmaldives.com , W: www.voyagesmaldives.com

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Gulfaam Enjoy the exquisite beauty of the Maldives onboard Voyages Maldives Safari Gulfaam. Floating in the beautiful azure waters of the Maldives since 1990 Gulfaam like its sister safari Gahaa is inspired by the traditional sailing boat called “Dhoni”, which is a perfect Maldivian art form on its own. On board Gulfaam observe the thousands of fish on parade from your own deck, or grab your mask and flippers and slip beneath the water’s surface to the paradise waiting below. Try your hand at fishing or marvel at the swift and graceful skill of one of your Maldivian crew members securing your main course for the evening’s dinner.

adventures. Gulfaam is ideally suited for middle size groups and the size of the boat is ideal for keen surfers and divers, although well suited for groups keen on fishing. The boat has a cozy galley and a spacious sundeck protected by a canopy. In the evenings the canopy opens up to display the moon and the millions of stars as you anchor in one of the many highly protected lagoons. On board Gulfaam is simply the most breathtaking and relaxing way to experience and explore the beautiful island of Maldives.

On all Voyages Maldives Safari’s your captain and crew are devoted to making your stay aboard a memorable one. Accommodating your slightest whim is your crew’s pleasure as well as treating you to sumptuous cuisine, native Maldivian customs, and guiding you through the many atolls and the many

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 10 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 10 guests ›› Crew: 4 crew

Accomodation ›› Double/Upper ›› Twin/Upper

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Cruising, Night Fishing, BBQ on Deserted Island, TV, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Search Light, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player

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Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Voyages Maldives, M. Narugis, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’, P: +(960) 3322019, F: +(960) 3325336, E: info@voyagesmaldives.com, W: www.voyagesmaldives.com

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Gurahali An unforgettable voyage is about to begin the moment you go onboard Voyages Maldives newest addition to its fleet of 7, Gurahali. Highlighted by its modern and minimalistic design, an approach to transcend the true freedom of that long awaited sea adventure. This semi luxurious safari has been floating on the beautiful Maldivian azure waters since 2007. The traditional design, famously represented by the twin masts, remains a hallmark concept of Voyages Maldives.

of a tropical dawn take you away with this luxurious safari. Gurahali is ideal for large groups of friends or families. On Gurahali you have a myriad of activities to enjoy, whether it be diving along the most exotic marine life, surfing the most notable locations around Maldives, arrange your own private barbeque or just relax on one of the hundreds of untouched virgin islands. On board Gurahali is simply the most breathtaking and relaxing way to experience and explore the beautiful island of Maldives.

While on Gurahali, the journey begins and ends anywhere you like, any place you prefer amongst these Robinson Crusoe islands of the Maldives. On all Voyages Maldives Safari’s your captain and crew are devoted to making your stay aboard a memorable one and designing your adventure to your wishes. Venture into an uninhabited island, a boat building village, or to a relaxing resort. Let the fresh sea breeze

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 12knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 14 guests ›› Crew: 4 crew

Accomodation ›› Double/Upper

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Cruising, BBQ on Deserted Island. TV, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Search Light, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player, Ipod Docking Station, Night Fishing

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Voyages Maldives, M. Narugis, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’, P: +(960) 3322019, F: +(960) 3325336, E: info@voyagesmaldives.com, W: www.voyagesmaldives.com

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Kethi Come join Voyages Maldives aboard the safari Kethi and experience all the traditions of a truly Maldivian “Dhoni” whilst cruising the warm waters of the beautiful islands of the Maldives Floating in the beautiful azure waters of the Maldives since 1994 Kethi is inspired by the traditional sailing boat called “Dhoni”, which is a perfect Maldivian art form on its own. On board Kethi observe the thousands of fish on parade from your own deck, or grab your mask and flippers and slip beneath the water’s surface to the paradise waiting below. Try your hand at fishing or marvel at the swift and graceful skill of one of your Maldivian crew members securing your main course for the evening’s dinner.

sumptuous cuisine, native Maldivian customs, and guiding you through the many atolls and the many adventures. Kethi is ideally suited for middle size groups and the size of the boat is ideal for keen surfers and divers, although well suited for groups keen on fishing and island hoping too. The boat has a cozy galley and a spacious sundeck protected by a canopy. In the evenings the canopy opens up to display the moon and the millions of stars as you anchor in one of the many highly protected lagoons. On board Kethi is simply the most breathtaking way to experience the beautiful island of Maldives.

On all Voyages Maldives Safari’s your captain and crew are devoted to making your stay aboard a memorable one. Accommodating your slightest whim is your crew’s pleasure as well as treating you to

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 10 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 10 guests ›› Crew: 4 crew

Accomodation ›› Single/Upper ›› Double/Upper ›› Twin/Upper

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Cruising, Night Fishing, BBQ on Deserted Island, TV, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Search Light, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player

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Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Voyages Maldives, M. Narugis, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’, P: +(960) 3322019, F: +(960) 3325336, E: info@voyagesmaldives.com, W: www.voyagesmaldives.com

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Koimala The most ideal way to experience the Maldives starts the second you come join Voyages Maldives aboard the boat Koimala. Each of our safari boats are carefully designed to blend tradition, comfort and safety in perfect harmony. Floating in the beautiful azure waters of the Maldives since 1994 Koimala is inspired by the traditional sailing boat called “Dhoni”, which is a perfect Maldivian art form on its own.

Koimala is ideally suited for large size groups and the size of the boat is ideal for keen surfers and divers, although well suited for groups of island hoppers. The boat has a cozy galley and a spacious sundeck protected by a canopy. In the evenings the canopy opens up to display the moon and the millions of stars as you anchor in one of the many highly protected lagoons.

Although adhering to the traditional dhoni form, Koimala is motorized and offer all the modern comforts. Voyages Maldives assure that hospitality is without peer, as the Maldivian people are warm, gentle and friendly. This cannot only be discovered on the many islands, but on your dhoni as well. Whilst cruising with Voyages, your Maldivian crew at the helm, you will experience a dichotomy of sensations – sumptuous cuisines and top notch service, the envy of any 5 star resort in breathtaking surroundings far from life’s ordinary.

On board Koimala is simply the most breathtaking and relaxing way to experience and explore the beautiful island of Maldives.

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 10 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 12 guests ›› Crew: 4 crew

Accomodation ›› Single/Upper ›› Double/Upper ›› Twin/Upper

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Cruising, Night Fishing, BBQ on Deserted Island, TV, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Search Light, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Voyages Maldives, M. Narugis, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’, P: +(960) 3322019, F: +(960) 3325336, E: info@voyagesmaldives.com, W: www.voyagesmaldives.com

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MY Monsoon MY Monsoon is a diving liveaboard owned and operatedby Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and is the only weekly diving safari operating in the northern atolls of Maldives. The safari covers 5 northern atolls with choice diving sites and the dive sites chosen are almost exclusive. The boat is licensed and the dive instructor are registered to escort guests to visit Hanifaru Bay, the world renowned manta feeding station in Baaa Atoll, which is now a protected area.

She is also the only diving boat in the Maldives that use RIBs for tenders. The dive deck is completely equipped with all that is required for a very high quality diving experience.

MY Monsoon is the only 100% steel body boat in the Maldives and thus offers the most stable sailing conditions even in rough weathers. Her frame of 36.5 meters long and 7.8 meters at her beam holds 11 en suite cabins, restaurant, saloon with bar, top deck with open lounge and Jacuzzi. She is well equipped with modern amenities and navigational equipment to provide a very high standard service to our guests.

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 11 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 22 guests ›› Crew: 14 crew

Accomodation ›› Twin/Upper ›› Twin/Lower

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Security Safe, TV, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Medical Oxygen, Search Light, DVD Collection, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player, Ipod Docking Station

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Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Lhaviyani Atoll, P: +(960) 6620337, F: +(960) 6620332, E: reservations@kuredu.com, W: www.kuredu.com

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Ocean Sapphire Launched in October 2012 The Ocean Sapphire stands 3 decks tall; a beautiful and sleek yacht made for the sapphire ocean. With spacious cabins of maximum comfort, this beauty combines modern luxury and polished interiors of natural teak and pine. The lower deck houses 6 twin rooms, that can be converted to double rooms and a family room for 3pax, the main deck houses the restaurant, and the upper deck - 4 rooms each with double beds and a bathtub. Sprawled on the sundeck lies a Jacuzzi large enough to accommodate 6 people, and showers. The restaurant welcomes you with a buffet of both international and of local flavors and can accommodate 22 pax at a time, and the bar will be ready to fix you the cocktail of your choice.

relax back on the decks of this floating reverie and explore the gorgeous underwater world, it also takes you on exciting excursions that allows you to visit beautiful unspoiled and uninhabited virgin islands, and a selection of our local inhabited islands where you can enjoy and observe the rich Maldivian culture..

Your trip on the Ocean Sapphire not only lets you

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 12 Knots ›› Max Guest Capacity: 22 pax ›› Crew: 16 Pax

Accomodation ›› 04 Double Bed Deluxe Cabins ›› 06 Twin Bedded Deluxe Cabins ›› 01 Family Cabin

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Water Makers, Dinghy, 01 Fully Equipped DDvie Boat, 2 x Bauer Mariner 320 Compressors, TV & Bathtubs in Top Deck Cabins, Hot & Cold Water, DVD Players, BBQ on Virgin Islands

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: 7th Floor. H. Fasmeeru Building, Male’ Maldives P: 333 9994 F: 333 9995 E: sales@oceansapphire.mv W: www.oceansapphire.mv We accept: USD or EURO in Cash

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Sea Coral Enjoy the exquisite beauty of the Maldives onboard Voyages Maldives Safari Sea Coral. Floating in the beautiful azure waters of the Maldives since 1988 Sea Coral is inspired by the traditional sailing boat called “Dhoni”, which is a perfect Maldivian art form on its own. On board Sea Coral observe the thousands of fish on parade from your own deck, or grab your mask and flippers and slip beneath the water’s surface to the paradise waiting below. Try your hand at fishing or marvel at the swift and graceful skill of one of your Maldivian crew members securing your main course for the evening’s dinner.

guiding you through the many atolls and the many adventures. Come to a place where there are no penalties for relaxing, pressure is non-existent, and time is measured by the sunrise and sunset. Sea Coral is the ideal boat for small families or honeymooners who wish to have a holiday on their very own boat. The boat has a cozy galley and a spacious sundeck protected by a canopy. In the evenings the canopy opens up to display the moon and the millions of stars as you anchor in one of the many highly protected lagoons. On board Sea Coral is simply the most breathtaking way to experience the beautiful island of Maldives.

On all Voyages Maldives Safari’s your captain and crew are devoted to making your stay aboard a memorable one. Accommodating your slightest whim is your crew’s pleasure as well as treating you to sumptuous cuisine, native Maldivian customs, and

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 9 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 7 guests ›› Crew: 4 crew

Accomodation ›› Double/Lower ›› Twin/Upper

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Cruising, Night Fishing, BBQ on Deserted Island, TV, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Search Light, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player

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Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: Voyages Maldives, M. Narugis, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’, P: +(960) 3322019, F: +(960) 3325336, E: info@voyagesmaldives.com, W: www.voyagesmaldives.com

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Sunset Queen Surely, one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Maldives is on a luxury boat doing nothing. To do that there is nothing better than Sunset Queen. Once on board, we will take you exploring through the turquoise waters, multi colored marine life in the coral gardens and snow white sandy beaches, cool breeze, breathtaking sunsets and Silvery moonlit nights filled with stars.

of Divers, Surfers or even Families. Sunset Queen is well equipped with diving equipment and also an experienced dive master. The dive master and the boat captain will guide you to the best dive sites you can ever see in the world. In addition, we will also take you to inhabited islands where culture and tradition has thrived for centuries.

Sunset Queen is a luxury yacht that combines modern engineering and traditional Maldivian architectural design. This luxury cruiser offers all the modern amenities and facilities for the comfort and wellbeing of the guests. From the spacious cabins to the rooftop sundeck, Sunset Queen provides ample opportunity for space and relaxation with unlimited fun. The vessel is further facilitated with an air-conditioned Restaurant, Bar, TV lounge and internet access. Sunset Queen can accommodate up to 17 passengers and is perfect either for small groups

General Information ›› Cruising Speed: 12 knots ›› Max. Guest Capacity: 17 guests ›› Crew: 9 crew

Accomodation ›› Single/Lower ›› Double/Upper ›› Double/Lower ›› Twin/Lower

Equipment, Facilities & Extra Activities

Night Fishing, Cruising, Island Hopping to local villages and resorts, BBQ on Private beach, Security Safe, Binoculars, Mobile Phone, Life Bouys, Medical Oxygen, Search Light, Audio/Visual Room, DVD Collection, DVD/VCD Player, Music Player, Public Computer, Movie Night

Activities & Entertainment

Reservations / Inquiries A: H Maley-thila , Mehelhi goalhi, Male 20-05, P: +(960) 332 5977, F: +(960) 331 8273, E: sunsetqueen@suntravels.com.mv, W: www.sunholidays.com

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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

IMPORTANT NUMBERS INTER-RESORT AIR TRANSFER / TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANIES ISLAND AVIATION SERVICES LTD No: 26, Ameer Ahmed Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel:+960 3335566 / Fax: +960 3314806 E-mail: sales@island.com.mv Website: www.island.com.mv

MALDIVIAN AIR TAXI (PTE) LTD GMR Male’ International Airport, P.O.Box 2023 Tel: +960 3315201 / Fax: +960 3315203 E-mail: sales@mat.com.mv Website: www.mataxi.com

TRANS MALDIVIAN AIRWAYS Male’ International Airport, P. O. Box 2079 Tel: +960 3348400 / Fax: +9603348409 E-mail: sales@tma.com.mv Website: www.transmaldivian.com

WATANIYA TELECOM MALDIVES PVT LTD Fax: +960 9611001 E-mail: sales@wataniya-maldives.com Website: www.wataniya-maldives.com

TOURISM RELATED ASSOCIATIONS DIVERS ASSOCIATION OF MALDIVES (DAM) M. Lodge, Izzuddeen Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 7773998 / +960 7785165, Fax: +960 3332922 E-mail: info@dam.org.mv Website: www.dam.org.mv

LIVEABOARD ASSOCIATION MALDIVES (LAM) M. Ibrahimee Abaadhu - 4A, Majeedhee Magu, Male’ 20325, Tel: +960 3300640, Fax: +960 3300360 E-mail: admin@liveaboardassociation.mv Website: www.liveaboardassociation.mv

MALDIVES ASSOCIATION OF YACHT AGENTS (MAYA) 2nd Floor, Lets Go Tower, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3347755, Fax: +960 3307755 E-mail: info@mayamaldives.com Website: www.mayamalives.com

MALDIVES SWIMMING & WATERSPORTS ASSOCIATION Galolhu Stadium, Male’ Tel: +9603323429

MALDIVES TOURISM & TOUR GUIDE ASSOCIATION Gr. Floor, M. Fenfoage, Kulhidhoshu Magu, Male’ 20286 Tel: +9603002570, +9607772570, Fax: +9603002571 E-mail: mtta@maldivestourguide.org

MALDIVES GAME FISHING ASSOCIATION PO Box 2034, Fasmeeru Building, 6th Floor, Male’ Tel: +960 3322432, Fax: +960 3324009 Email: contact@mgfa.org.mv Website: www.mgfa.org.mv

MALDIVES ASSOCIATION OF TOURISM INDUSTRY (MATI) 3rd Floor, Gadhamoo Bldg, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’, Tel: +960 3326640, Fax: +960 3326641 E-mail: mati@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.mati.com.mv

MALDIVES DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS & REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES ABROAD CHINA - Embassy of Republic of Maldives in China Building 1-5-31, Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Compound, No:1 Jianwai Xiushui Street Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600, China Tel: +86 108 532 3454, Fax: +86 108 532 3746 E-mail: admin@maldivesembassy.cn

INDIA - High Commission of Maldives in India B2 Anand Niketan, New Delhi - 110021, India Tel: +91 114 143 5701, Fax: +91 114 143 5709 E-mail: admin@maldiveshighcom.co.in Website: www.maldiveshighcom.co.in

MALAYSIA - High Commission of Maldives in Malaysia Suite 07 - 01, Menara See Hoy Chan 374 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: +60 32 163 7244, Fax: +60 32 164 7244 E-mail: mail@maildives.org.my Website: www.maldives.org.my

JAPAN - Embassy of Republic of Maldives in Japan 8F. Ikura Mint Building, 1-9-10-Azabudai, Mina-toku, Tokyo, 106-0041, Japan Tel: +81 3 6234 4215, Fax:+81 3 6234 4316 E-mail: admin@maldivesembassy.jp info@maldivesembassy.jp

SINGAPORE - High Commission of Maldives 101, Thomson Road, 30-01A, United Square Singapore 307591, Tel: +65 6720 9012, Fax: +65 6720 9015 E-mail:info@maldiveshighcommission.sq Website: www.maldiveshighcommission. sq

SRI LANKA - High Commission of Maldives in Sri Lanka 25 Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 4, Sri Lanka Tel: +94 11 551 6302, Fax: +94 11 258 1200 E-mail: info@maldiveshighcom.lk Website: www.maldiveshighcom.lk

SAUDI ARABIA - Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in Saudi Arabia 8 Abu El Izzu El Kharasaani Lane, El Jauf street - El Sulaimaniyya District, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 14643725, E-mail: adhanu@ gmail.com

UNITED NATIONS (Switzerland) Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations Rue de Lausanne 45-47 (3rd Floor), 1201 Geneva, Switzerland Tel: +41 22 732 6 37, Fax: +41 22 732 6339 E-mail: info@maldivesmission.ch Website: www.maldivesmission.ch

UNITED KINGDOM - High Commission of Maldives in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland 22, Nottingham Place, London WIU 5NJ, United Kingdom Tel: +44 207 224 2135, Fax: +44 207 224 2157 E-mail: info@maldiveshighcommission.org Website: www.maldiveshighcommission. org

UNITED NATIONS (USA) - Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations 800 Second Avenue, Suite 400-E, New York, N.Y. 10017, United States of America Tel: +1 212 599 6195, 599 6194, Fax: +1 212 661 6405 E-mail: maldives@un.int, Website: www. un.int/maldives

EUROPEAN UNION - Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the European Union Rond Point Schuman 11, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel: +32 2256 7567, Fax: +32 2256 7569 E-mail: info@maldivesmission.eu Website: www.maldivesmission.eu

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Embassy of the Republic of Maldives 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 211 Washington, DC 20036, USA Tel: +1 202 507 8934, Fax: +1 202 507 8935 E-mail: info@maldivesembassy.us Website: www.maldivesembassy.us

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HONORARY CONSULAR CORPS IN THE MALDIVES AUSTRIA Mr. Ali Noordeen Honorary Consul of Austria in the Republic of Maldives Consulate of the Republic of Australia Universal Enterprises Private Limited 39 Orchid Magu, P.O.Box 20-15, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3332254, Fax: +960 3322678 E-mail: andeen@unient.com.mv

GERMANY Dr. Ibrahim Maniku Honorary Consul of Germany in the Republic of Maldives Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany Universal Enterprises Private Limited 39 Orchid Magu, P.O.Box 20-15, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3322971, Fax: +960 3322678

RUSSIA Mr. Ahmed Mahir Didi Honorary Counsul of Russia in the Republic of Maldives Cosulate of the Russian Federation Universal Enterprises Private Limited 39 Orchid Magu, P.O.Box 20-15, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3323080, Fax: +960 3322678, 3320274

DENMARK Mr. Abdullah Saeed Honorary Consul of Denmark in the Republic of Maldives Royal Danish Consulate 25 Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3315175, Fax: +960 3323523 E-mail: cyprea@dhivehinet.net.mv

ITALY Ms. Giorgia Marazzi Honorary Council of Italy in the Republic of Maldives 4th Floor, Opera Bldg, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’ Tel : +960 3342071, +9607786773, Fax: 960 3342071 E-mail: honoconsital@dhivehinet.net.mv

SWEDEN Mr. Abdullah Saeed Honorary Consul of Sweden in the Republic of Maldives Royal Swidish Consulate 25 Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ 20-05, Maldives Tel: +960 3325174, Fax: +960 3323523 E-mail: cyprea@dhivehinet.net.mv

FRANCE Mr. Ismail Wafir Honorary Consul of France in the Republic of Maldives Consulate of the Republic of France H. Madhoo, 2nd Floor, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3317255, Fax: +960 3317254 E-mail: info@frconsuate.com.mv

ICE LAND Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Didi Honorary Council of Iceland in the Republic of Maldives Consulate of the Republic of Iceland G. Manam Bldg, 2/1 Neeloafaru Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3334400, Fax: +960 3334446 Email: secretary@simdi.com

TURKEY Mr. Ismail Hilmy Honorary Consul General of Turkey in the Republic of Maldives Consulate General of Turkey 2nd Floor, H. Aage, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 332 2719, 332-0850, Fax: +960 3323463

FINLAND Mr. Abdullah Saeed Honorary Consul of Finland in the Republic of Maldives Consulate of Finland 25 Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3315176, Fax: +960 3323523 Email: cyprea@dhivehinet.net.mv

NEW ZELAND Mr. Ahmed Saleem Honorary Consul of New Zealand in the Republic of Maldives 6th Floor, Fasmeeru Bldg, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3322432, Fax: +960 3324009 E-mail:saleem@crowncompany.com

NETHERLANDS Mr. Sanjay Bansal Consular Correspondent of the Kingdom of Netherlands in the Republic of Maldives 3rd Floor, STO Aifaanu Building, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’, Maldives Tel: +960 3323609, Fax: +960 3322380 E-mail: dutchcon@klm.com.mv

NORWAY Mr. Abdullah Saeed Honorary Consul of Norway in the Republic of Maldives Royal Norwegian Consulate 25 Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ 20-05, Maldives Tel: +960 3315176, Fax: +960 3323523 E-mail: cyprea@dhivehinet.net.mv

TOURISM RELATED PUBLISHERS IN THE MALDIVES MALDIVES SPA GUIDE HUB Company Pvt Ltd Tel: +960 3314774 E-mail: althaf@hub.com.mv Website: www.hub.com.mv

TROPICAL PARADISE 1st Floor, H.Hilhugali, Karankaamagu, Male’ Tel: +960 3337588 , Fax: +960 3322437 E-mail: info@tropicalparadise.com.mv Website: www.maldives-traveller.com

ZEBRA CROSS 2nd Floor, Ma. Dhilaasaage, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 300 1000 , +960 300 1011 E-mail: info@zebracross.mv Website: www.zebracross.mv

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EURO DIVERS E-mail: operate@euro-divers.com Website: www.euro-divers.com

GMR MALE’ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PVT LTD International Airport, Hulhule, Admin Bldg Tel: +960 3337181 E-mail: prasad.gopalan@gmrgroup.mv Website: www.male.aero

TOURIST SUBMARINE MALDIVES H. Abadhahfehi Magu, 20-05, Male’ Tel: +960 3333939, Fax: +960 3333838 E-mail: tsub@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.submarinesmaldives.com.mv

SERENA SPA PVT LTD M. Westend, Handhuvaree Higun, 20-05, Male’ Tel: +960 3313866, Fax: +960 3331083 E-mail: admin@serenaspa.com Website: www.serenaspa.com

MALDIVES TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (MTDC) 4th Floor, H. Aage, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3347766, Fax: +960 3347733 E-mail: info@mtdc.com.mv Website: www.mtdc.com.mv

MEGA GLOBAL AIR SERVICES (MALDIVES) PVT LTD 5th Floor, H. Sakeena Manzil, 20127 Medhuziyaarai Magu, Male’ Tel: +9603006672, Fax:+9603006671 Email: ali.faiz@megair.net Website: www.mgcharter.com


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MMPRC MEMBER TRAVEL AGENTS / TOUR OPERATORS (LOCAL) ACE TRAVELS MALDIVES H. Agi, Kasthoori Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3343510, Fax: +960 3343511 E-mail: suranga@acetravels.com.mv Website: www.acetravelmaldives.com

AIRPLUS TRAVEL AND TOURS PVT LTD 3rd Floor, H. Thuniya, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3301878, Fax: +960 3301879 E-mail: holidays@airplusmaldives.com Website: www.airplusmaldives.com

ALMAN MALDIVES PVT LTD 3rd Floor, H. Maaram, Ameeru Ahmed Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3337799, Fax: +960 3338643 E-mail: vip@almanholidays.com Website: www.almanholidays.com

ANTRAC MALDIVES PVT LTD 3rd Floor, Ma. Rafrafge, Male’ Tel: +960 3310096, Fax: +960 3325301 E-mail: ahanna@alliancemarine.com.mv Website: www.alliancemarine.com.mv

ATOLL DISCOVERY PVT LTD M. Lilies, Haveeree Hingun, Male’ Tel: +960 3340800, Fax: +960 3320597 E-mail: info@atolldiscovery.com.mv Website: www.atolldiscovery.com

ATOLL EXPERIENCE PVT LTD H.Silver Leaf, Karankaa Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3000700, Fax: +960 3000701 E-mail: info@atollexperience.com Website: www.atollexperience.com

ATOLL HIDEAWAY HOLIDAYS MALDIVES PVT LTD H. Rathuloage, Male’ Tel: +960 3333556, Fax: +960 3333778 E-mail: info@atollhideaway.com Website: www.atollhideaway.com

AQUA MALDIVES PVT LTD H. Sunrise Villa 3, Hiyalee Goalhi, Male’ Tel: +960 3343901, Fax: +960 3343092 E-mail: info@aquamaldives.com.mv Website: www.aquamaldives.com

BAMBOO TRAVEL MALDIVES C.H.P 4 Bldg, 4th Floor, Orchid Magu, Male’ Tel:+960 3342523, Fax:+960 3310040 E-mail: ismail@bambootravelmaldives.com Website: www.bambootravelmaldives.com

BEST CHOICE MALDIVES 3rd Floor, G. Swan Lake, Dharumavantha Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3335775, Fax: +960 3317997 E-mail: admin@bestchoicemaldives.com Website: www.bestchoicemaldives.com

CANOPUS MALDIVES PVT LTD 2nd Floor, G. Maavahi, Buruzu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3321079, Fax: +960 3325397 E-mail: sales@canopusmaldives.com Website: www.canopusmaldives.com

BLUE HORIZON LTD 1st Floor, Light Grey, Male’ Tel: +960 3321169, Fax: +960 3328797 E-mail: bluehrzn@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.blue-horizon.com.mv

CROSS ASIA PVT LTD H. Threeklight, Male’ Tel: +960 3300011, Fax: +960 33000022 E-mail: info@crossasiatravel.com Website: www.crossasiatravel.com

CROWN TOURS (MALDIVES) 5th Floor, Fasmeeru Bldg, Boduthakurufaanu Magu Tel: +960 3329889, Fax: +960 3312832 E-mail: sales@crowntoursmaldives.com Website: www.crowntoursmaldives.com

MMPRC MEMBER TRAVEL AGENTS / TOUR OPERATORS (LOCAL) CRUISE MALDIVES PVT LTD Oceanic Bldg, 2/7 Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3318172 Fax: +960 3313996 E-mail: nazeeahmal@gmail.com

CAPITAL TRAVEL & TOURS 04th Floor, Bank of Maldives Bldg, Majeedhee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3315089, Fax: +960 3320336 E-mail: capital@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.capitaltravel.com

EXCITING MALDIVES HOLIDAYS H. Coil, Majeedhee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3308777, Fax: +960 3308776 E-mail: sales@excitingmaldives.com Website: www.excitingmaldives,com

DIETHELM TRAVEL THE MALDIVES H. Megmaa, Sikka Golahi, Male’ Tel: +960 3322451. Fax: +960 3308642 E-mail: lalith.o@mv.diethelmtravel.com Website: www.diethelmtravel.com

GET INTO MALDIVES TRAVEL M. Shady Home, Male’ Tel: +960 3307664, Fax: +960 3306845 E-mail: info@getintomaldives.com Website: www.getintomaldives.com

GRAND MERIDIAN PVT LTD C/O Shah Hussein & Co., 2nd Florr, H. Aage, Male’ Tel: +960 6640581 E-mail: silke@olhahali.com Website: www.olhahali.com

HUMMINGBIRD HEYMA TRAVEL PVT LTD 1st Floor, Kashmeeru Vaadhee, Male’ Tel: +960 3335896, Fax: +960 3315015 E-mail: info@hummingbirdtravel.co.uk Website: www.hummingbirdtravel.co.uk

HOLIDAY PLAN MALDIVES PVT LTD 1st Floor, M. Baarana, Majeedhee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3320102, Fax: +960 3342524 E-mail: holidayp@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.holidayplanmaldives.com

IGNIS MALDIVES PVT LTD Ma. Afeesha, Kurikeela Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3300438, Fax: +960 3300438 E-mail: info@ignismaldives.com Website: www.ignismaldives.com

IN MALDIVES PVT LTD 1st Floor, Alia Boutique, Orchid Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3343508, Fax: +960 3341853 E-mail: sales@inmaldives.com.mv Website: www.inmaldives.com.mv

INTOUR MALDIVES PVT LTD 7th Floor, H. Fasmeeru Bldg, Boduthakurufaanu Magu Tel: +960 3339994, Fax: +960 3339995 E-mail: info@intourmaldives.com Website: www.intourmaldives.com

INNER MALDIVES HOLIDAYS H. Faalandhoshugeaage, Ameer Ahmed Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3315499, Fax: +960 3330884 E-mail: intermal@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.innermaldives.com

INTOURIST MALDIVES PVT LTD 7th Floor, H. Fasmeeru Bldg, Boduthakurufaanu Magu Tel: +960 3339994, Fax: +960 3339995 E-mail: info@intourist-maldives.com Website: www.intourist-maldives.com

ISLAND HOLIDAYS MALDIVES PVT LTD 1st Floor, H. Karanka Villa, Male’ Tel: +960 3320856 E-mail:haleem@maldivesisles.com Website: www.maldivesisles.com

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MMPRC MEMBER TRAVEL AGENTS / TOUR OPERATORS (LOCAL) ISLAND PEARL HOLIDAYS 6th Floor, Champa Bldg - 4, Orchid Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3325994, Fax: +960 3317840 E-mail: travel@islandpearl.com.mv Website: www.islandpearl.com.mv

ISLAND VOYAGE PVT LTD 3rd Floor, Ma. Rangiri, Rah Dhebai Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3300811, Fax: +960 3300812 E-mail: sales@islandvoyagemaldives.com Website: www.islandvoyagemaldives.com

LEISURE MALDIVES PVT LTD 6th Floor, STO Aifaanu Bldg, P.O.Box 20111, Male’ Tel: +960 3316073, Fax: +960 3314038 E-mail: gm@leisure.com.mv Website: www.leisure.com.mv

JOURNEY MALDIVES HOLIDAYS G. Tharijehige, Male’ Tel: +960 3346717, Fax:+960 3345717 E-mail: abdulla@journeymaldives.com Website: www.journeymaldives.com

LETS GO MALDIVES PVT. LTD. 1st Floor, Lets Go Tower, M. Boaddu Male’ 20-025 Tel: +960 3347755, Fax: +960 3307755 E-mail: info@letsgomaldives.com

MALDIVE TOURS PVT LTD 2nd Floor, M. Bageechaa Villa, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3006661 , Fax: +960 3006662 E-mail: sales@maldivestours.mv Website: www.maldivestours.mv

MALDIVIANA GROUP PVT LTD 5th Floor, H. South Reef, Burevi Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3340555 Fax: +960 3340566 E-mail: ibrahim@maldiviana.com.mv website: www.maldiviana.com

MERIDIS MALDIVES PVT LTD 6th Floor, Filaa Bldg, Male’ Tel : +960 3330678, Fax: +960 3332512 E-mail : dive@meridis.de Website: www.msc.com.mv

PARADISE HOLIDAYS PTE LTD 1st Floor, 3/9 Star Bldg, Fareedee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3312090, Fax: +960 3312087 E-mail: info@parahold.com Website: www.parahol.com

REOLLO TRAVELS 3rd Floor, H. Beach Tower, Male’ Tel: +960 3346004, Fax: +960 3332751 E-mail: info@reollo.com Website: www.reollo.travel

PROP TRAVELS PVT LTD 1st Floor, G. Vaaneege, Bodu Rasgefaanu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3356794, Fax: +960 3356796 E-mail: ahmed.waheed@loonahotels.com Website: www.loonahotels.com

RESORT LIFE MALDIVES PVT LTD M.A. Daisy Villa, Anona Goalhi, Male’ Tel: +960 3345767, Fax: +960 3345766 E-mail: direct@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.maldivesresortlife.com

SANDY ISLAND TRAVEL & TOURS M. Maadu, Male’ Tel: +960 3345740, Fax: +960 3345741 E-mail: info@sandymaldives.com Website: www.sandymaldives.com

SCAEVOLA TRAVEL PVT LTD 7th Floor, H. Aagadhage, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3002006, Fax: +960 3002005 E-mail: info@scaevolatravel.com Website: www.scaevolatravel.com

Website: www.letsgomaldives.com

MMPRC MEMBER TRAVEL AGENTS / TOUR OPERATORS (LOCAL) SEEK MALDIVES PVT LTD Ma. Malu Villa, Vaidheri Higun, Male’ Tel: +960 3335882, Fax: +960 3325735 E-mail: info@seekmaldives.com Website: www.seekmaldives.com

SKYTOURS MALDIVES H. Gadhagey, Mohamed Fulhu Bldg, Male’ Tel: +960 3002300, Fax: +960 3002358 E-mail: sales@skytoursmaldives.com Website: www.skytoursmaldives.com

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SHADES OF MALDIVES 5th Floor, M. CHP-4 Bldg, Orchid Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3304007, Fax: +960 3330024 E-mail: info@shadesofmaldives.com Website: www.shadesofmaldives.com

SPLENDID ASIA G. Kasthoorige, 2nd Floor, Alikilegefaanu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3312460, Fax: +960 3318945 E-mail: info@splendidasia.com Website: www.splendidasia.com

SUNLAND TRAVELS PVT LTD #04-01 STO Trade Centre, Orchid Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3324658, Fax: +960 3325543 E-mail: sunland@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.sunland.com.mv

SUN TRAVEL & TOURS PVT LTD H. Maley-thila, Meheli Goalhi, Male’ Tel: +9603325977, Fax: +9603318273 E-mail: info@suntravels.com.mv Website: www.sunholidays.com

TRAVEL POINT MALDIVES PVT LTD Hulhumale’ Ferry Terminal, Block 26, Male’ Tel: +960 3001522, Fax:+960 3001522 E-mail: sales@travelpointmaldives.com Website: www.travelpointmaldives.com

TOTAL MALDIVES EXPERIENCE PVT LTD G. Prospect, Rahdhebai Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3300431 E-mail: info@tme.mv Website: www.tme.mv

SILVER SANDS PVT LTD 2nd Floor, M. Chaandhaneege, Alhivila Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3342737, Fax: +960 3320577 E-mail: thoufeeq@silversands.com.mv Website: www.silversandstravel.com

SKORPION TRAVEL MALDIVES 5th Floor, H. Hulhugalhi, Karankaa Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3327443, Fax: +960 3327442 E-mail: skorpion@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.skorpion-maldives.com

STATIC TOURS PVT LTD M. Hikiunimaage, Fareedhee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3310307 Fax: +960 3326405 E-mail: sales@static-tours.com Website: www.static-tours.com

SUNSHINE HOLIDAYS PVT LTD 1st Floor, H. WhiteGirl, Kaani Goalhi, Male’ Tel: +960 7772509 Fax: +960 3300914 E-mail: info@sunshineholidaysmaldives. com Website: www.sunshineholidaysmaldives. com

SUN OCEAN PVT LTD 1st Floor, 3/9 Penzy Nectar, Fareedhee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3329013 Fax: +960 3329015 E-mail: info@sunoceanmaldives.com Website: www.sunoceanmaldives.com

SURF TRAVEL PVT LTD 2nd Floor, H. Aagadhage Bldg, Male’ Tel: +960 3317227, Fax:+960 3321771 E-mail: majdy@surftravelmaldives.com Website: www.surftravelmaldives.com


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

MMPRC MEMBER TRAVEL AGENTS / TOUR OPERATORS (LOCAL) TROPICAL OCEAN PVT LTD 5th Floor, H. Megmaa, Male’ Tel:+960 3008811, Fax: +960 3008822 E-mail: sales@tropicaloceanholidays.com Website: www.tropicaloceanholidays.com

VACATION ZONE PVT LTD Ground Floor, H. Sunrise Villa, Male’ Tel: +960 3003888, Fax: +960 3336092 E-mail: info@vzone.travel Website: www.vzone.travel

VISTA COMPANY PTE LTD 3rd Floor, Rowville Bldg, Faamudheyri Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3320952, Fax: +960 3318035 E-mail: vista@dhivehinet.net.mv

VERMILLION INTERNATIONAL Ma. Haivakaruge, Dhanburuh Magu, Malé Tel: +960 3334630, Fax: +960 3334631 E-mail: info@vermillionmaldives.com Website: www.vermillionmaldives.com

VOYAGES MALDIVES Narugis, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3323617, Fax:+960 3325336 E-mail: info@voyagesmaldives.com Website: www.voyagesmaldives.com

YACHT MALDIVES PVT LTD H. Crest, Finifenmaa Goalhi, Male’ Tel.: +960 7784769, Fax: +960 3340594 E-mail: info@yachtmaldives.com, Website: www.yachtmaldives.com

WORLD LINK TRAVELS 3rd Floor, H. Lhoheege, Majeedhee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3316516, Fax:+960 3316518 E-mail: worldlink@dhivehinet.net.mv Website: www.worldlinktravel.com

YACHT TOURS MALDIVES PVT LTD H. Vilares Bldg, Finihiyaa Goalhi, Male’ Tel.: +960 3321331, Fax: +960 3310206 E-mail: info@yachttoursmaldives.com Website: www.yachttoursmaldives.com

100 PERCENT MALDIVES PVT LTD 3rd Floor, H. Bodukunnaaruge, Janawaree Magu Tel: +960 330 1515, Fax: +960 3331877 E-mail: marketing@100percentmaldives. com Website: www.100percentmaldives.com

SUN SEASON M. Gulhazaaruge, Fareedhee Magu Tel: +960 333 0788, Fax: +960 3330789 E-mail: admin@heavyload.com.mv

MMPRC MEMBER TRAVEL AGENTS / TOUR OPERATORS (FOREIGN) AMPHIBIYA PVT LTD Ma. Bangufadige Uthurubai, Male’ Tel:+960 3002550 E-mail: sales@amphibiya.com.mv Website: www.amphibiya.com.mv

BEIJING SUNSHINE HOLIDAY Beijing, China Tel: +86 106 518 9966, Fax: +86 106 518 8950 E-mail: reservations@sunshineholiday.net

E-TWO TRAVEL Rohracketweg A7, 7352g Schwabisch Gmund Tel: +49 747 4870 9800, Fax: +49 47 4654 3490 E-mail: info@e-two.de Website: www.malediveninseen.de

MY TOUR TRAVEL Unit 503 88 Caoxi Road North Shanghai, China Tel: +86 215 489 2209 Website: www.my-tour.com.cn

PARADISE HOLIDAYS & TOURS / HONGKONG RM 701 Empress Plaza, 17-19 Chatham Road South, TST Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel: +85 22 521 3633 E-mail: terence@paradiseholidayhk.com Website: www.paradiseholidayhk.com

VILUXUR PVT LTD 6th Floor, H. Thuniya Bldg, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3007975 E-mail: admin@viluxurholidays.com

MERRY HOLIDAYS / SHANGHAI Rm.1404, No525 Jianguo (E) Rd, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China Tel:+86 216 387 4710 E-mail:merryholiday525@yahoo.com.cn Website: www.merryholiday.com.cn

MMPRC MEMBER SAFARI BOATS GRANDEZZA 2nd Floor, Ocean Adventures, Bavana, Male’ Tel:+960 3325567, Fax:+960 3325567 E-mail: md.oceanadventure@gmail.com

L’ALBATROS INTERNATIONAL H. Finimaage Aage, Bodufungandu Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3321837, Fax: +960 3321837 E-mail: info@albatrostopboat.com www.albatrostopboat.com

YASAWA PRINCESS 4th Floor, Opera Bldg, Chaandhanee Magu, Male’ Tel: +960 3308786, Fax:+960 3300609 E-mail: sales@yasawaprincess.com.mv www.yasawaprincess.com.mv

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Places of Interest 1 Local Market [5A] 2 Fish Market [5A] 3 Main Jetty [7A] 4 Islamic Centre [6B] 5 National Museum [6B] 6 Sultan Park [6B]

Vilingili Ferry Terminal

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7 Jumhooree Maidan [6A] 8 Former presidential palace [5A] 9 President’s Office [7A] 10 People’s Majlis [8B] 11 Friday Mosque (Hukuru Miskiy)

4

& Minaret [7B] 12 Muliage(Official presidents residence) [7B] 13 Medhu Ziyarai [7B] 14 Ali Rasgefaanu Ziyaarai [2D] 15 Raalhugandu (Surf Point) [10E] 16 Artificial Beach [10D]

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17 Foreign Affairs Building [8B] 18 Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation [8B] 19 Velanaage(Government Buildings) [7B] 20 National Stadium [7D]

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Hospital

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Mosque

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Bus Stops

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Ferry Terminal

10

Main Road

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16

Hulhumale’ Ferry Terminal

Airport Express

Hotels

Embassy

Airport Ferry

Guest Houses

Police Station

Legend

Restaurants

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Resorts & Hotels - Legend

Liveaboard specific legend


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Hotel booking & wholesaling

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Inbound & Outbound Travel

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Luxury Holidays

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Incentive Travel

5.

Tailor made programs

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Airport Assistance

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Aviation Services

8.

Ground Handling

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Port Handling

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Official travel guide of Maldives, published by Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation.

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