The Coco Palm Bodu Hithi is the epitome of most Maldives holidays. Most of the people visit the Maldives for a relaxing time sunbathing, indulging on snazzy cocktails and fine food, but you can find many actions to indulge in such as windsurfing, snorkelling, wind-surfing and many more.The Coco Palm Bodu Hithi presents both tranquillity and serenity together with sport and features, and therefore is a good place for all those that like to chill out or enjoy operating out inside the sun.
You’ll find 98 villas altogether, every one delicately designed and decorated to supply you with the best-in luxurious and lavish life style of a Maldives holiday. You may choose from many different varieties of luxury villa but all the rooms at the Coco Palm have luxury bath conveniences, LCD TV, air-con and full facilities that you’d expect from the most effective of Maldivian resorts.
At the Coco Palm Bodu Hithi Maldives your holiday could be compounded by way of a wide-range of establishments including water-sports, tennis, infinity swimming pool, over-the-water fitness location, pavilion for yoga and Tai Chi, a spa, diving, volleyball and there’s a good look for gifts and a traveling table for expeditions to nearby destinations or vessel visits.
There are six restaurants to select from throughout your Maldives vacation towards the Coco Palm. Wherein you can eat in a tranquil location with the buffet or possibly a la carte menu, you can start from an off-the-cuff occasion at Air.
The restaurant is Aqua, and when you had expect from the name, its located hanging within the water outdoors. It serves up new seafood that is dressed in regular Asian seasonings. The Stars is the next cafe that the Coco Palm has, which is a private venue for anyone staying in the Club Villas. The Wine-bar is the ideal destination for a test a few of the world’s most well-known wines as you watch the sunset.
When the first Baros Maldives was built in 1973, it was one of only three resorts on the islands. Baros created a luxurious atmosphere in the natural setting the islands are now known for. The resort is just a 25-minute boat ride from the airport, but once you arrive, you will feel as if you’re hundreds of miles away from the rest of the world.
The Baros Maldives resort has its own private white-sand beach for lounging and splashing in the turquoise water. The beach is surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon in the Indian Ocean. The luxury villas are constructed from timber and each has its own private balcony. Treat yourself to one of the many spa treatments or unwind in the steambath. The resort offers yoga classes, diving classes and diving excursions as well as an on-site marine center with a resident expert marine biologist. See the incredible beauty of the Maldives without even having to leave your resort. The resort is world-renowned for their restaurants, choose from seven different exquisite restaurants with delicious food complemented by top-choice wine.
Class and elegance abound in this timber-constructed resort. Each deluxe room comes with a private balcony for enjoying the evening’s setting sun in peace. With everything a guest could dream of needing, Baros Maldives offers several facilities. Whether you’re traveling with family, business, or on a romantic getaway – there’s plenty to satisfy your needs. With an onsite spa and a water- sports facility – adventure and relaxation are easily accomplished.
The Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organization comprised of Comoros, La Reunion, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, and the Seychelles is fast now being recognized as the new tourism destination with real diversity.
At the recent World Travel Market (WTM) tourism trade fair in London, Alain St.Ange, the sitting President of the Vanilla Islands, was interviewed in which he stated: ”The union of the Vanilla Islands in the Indian Ocean is set to grow stronger with the addition of Maldives. People recognize the Caribbean as one tourism destination, and that is how we wish to be thought of. But to create a new tourism region is no easy feat.
A Chief Executive and Director of Marketing have now been appointed and a brand campaign “with imagery of vanilla” at its core is being worked on.
St.Ange said that another move would be to encourage low-impact, smaller-ship cruising on Vanilla Island routes and whale watching.
In a week the Vanilla Island Organization is meeting in the Comoros for the first time, and this will be followed by the La Reunion-hosted Vanilla Islands event based on the celebration of the abolition of slavery. This will be taking place on December 20.
The luxury Maalifushi by COMO is a new island resort which opens this month. The island, located in the sparkling turquoise waters of the Madives’ southerly Thaa Atoll, comprises of 66 rooms on land and some over-water.
The luxury 66-room Maalifushi is the only resort in the atoll. Thaa is neighboured by a string of uninhabited islands – more classic wisps of sand and lolling palm trees – including another deserted isle belonging to the resort that can be visited for super-secluded picnics.
It’s mostly overwater accommodation, including a number of suites and villas with private pools; the seas below the overwater accommodation are not rocky, but perfectly smooth. Interiors throughout the resort are by Japanese designer Koichiro Ikebuchi; a pared-back style, with natural light and open vistas. The island will also have a Japanese seafood restaurant facing the sunset, a 44m pool, a sunken sushi bar and one of the Maldives’ best and biggest spas.
The luxury holiday resort in the Maldives boasts two restaurants: Maldi offers all-day dining serving a fusion of international and Maldivian cuisine and Tai, which serves Japanese featuring a sushi bar and sunken sunset bar. There’s also a bar, spa with eight luxury rooms, yoga pavilion and library.
The day has long past when travel and tourism could simply be relegated to a series of images of folks living the “high life” on fat expense accounts, romantic couples celebrating their first weeks of marital bliss on honeymoons in exotic places, iconic picture postcards depicting some of the world’s “must see” attractions or of families reconnecting during long-planned reunions, whether far from home or near.
Today’s travel and tourism industry has grown into a global economic powerhouse whose combined direct and indirect impact on the world economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Along the way, in 2012, international tourism surpassed 1 billion visitors globally for the first time in history. Travel and tourism’s contribution to the world’s GDP over the next 10 years is set to grow by 4.4% on average each year and to outpace the growth of the wider economy and other industries such as retail and public services.
But numbers alone don’t tell the whole story and they are not the only reason we should pay a lot of attention to this industry. A number of factors are fuelling not only the industry’s phenomenal expansion. First, a dramatic shift is underway in the “world order” of travel and tourism fuelled by the emergence of a strong global middle class. Second, just last month, the 13th annual Dubai Air Show posted more than US$200 billion in aircraft orders which is more than the total GDP of New Zealand. A third transformative factor is the blurring of business and leisure travel along with the emergence of niche tourism—wellness, real estate investment, culinary for example.
Take Bleisure. Chances are you won’t find this word in your favorite dictionary but it’s a travel trend in which about two thirds of business travelers say they’re participating. It’s the tacking on of personal holidays to a business trip and business travelers surveyed said they take extended business trips with a leisure component.
Over the next year or so, commercial travel will be revolutionised when Virgin Galactic launches the first ever space tourism flight, which has so far been nine years in the making. While it is initially only available to those rich enough to afford a $250,000 ticket, the company is keen to bring space travel to the masses and aims to offer a passenger experience far exceeding anything that has been offered before.
While air travellers often arrive at an airport unsure of what to do or where to go, the experience for the first batch of commercial space tourists will be very different. Before take-off, there will be no long queues or last-minute checks, just a journey down a long escalator and a walk through a friends and family area, before taking a seat on the groundbreaking SpaceShipTwo. The flight itself will be like something from a Hollywood movie. After a calm take-off and a cruise up to 50,000 feet, the spaceship will be released from its carrier and, according to Attenborough, “the astronaut presses a button and everything changes very quickly”.
SpaceShipTwo will reach the speed of sound in just six seconds and passengers will experience 3.5-Gs of force from front to back. “When the engine goes off, there’s absolute silence. You don’t weigh anything and you can get out of your seat to experience a few minutes of weightlessness.” Once gravity takes hold again, passengers will be strapped back in to their reclined seats and by the time the spaceship has dropped back down to 70,000 feet, the seats go upright again before a high-altitude glide down to the Spaceport America runway.
“The experience will be delivered in a way people would expect from us. Safety is first and foremost, but the experience of the G-force, zero gravity and the views from space are right up there,” Attenborough said. “The aim is for people to enjoy each stage of the flight to the full.”
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives, has been fully refurbished and will be fully opened in January 2014. Located in the South Malé Atoll just half an hour from Malé International Airport, Anantara Veli is a destination created for couples to experience the exquisiteness of being together amid one of the most stunning natural environments in the world. The resort is located on Veligandu, an island with mature tropical forest and sweeping vistas of the Indian Ocean. Anantara Veli offers the luxury of time to contemplate the beauty of the Maldivian light as it evolves from morning glow to evening dusk .
Anantara Veli features 36 Over-Water Bungalows, 14 Deluxe Over-Water Bungalows, 7 newly built Ocean Pool Bungalows, and 10 brand new Deluxe Ocean Water Pool Bungalows. Maldivian fabrics stretch across the bed, tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through the elegant bathroom. The private sun terrace offers views of coral garden and easy access to the gentle waters of the lagoon.
Anantara Veli offers the opportunity for guests to discover new culinary horizons with an array of casual and fine dining options unmatched anywhere in the Maldives. The beauty of the island sets the tone for memorable dining experiences that combine sophisticated international tastes with the best of local flavours.
Unique activities and excursions provide guests with ample opportunities to explore the extraordinary natural beauty and cultural soul of the Maldives. Sail away in a traditional Maldivian Dhoni on a thrilling dolphins safari. Climb aboard a speedboat to explore uninhabited islands and enjoy a picnic in splendid romantic seclusion. Spend a few hours deep-sea fishing and discover the ancient ways of local fishermen and hear fascinating sea lore. Dive into an exciting discovery of the Maldives’ famous coral reefs, or enjoy water-skiing in the placid lagoon, scenic seaplane flights or an array of water sports diversions.
Those in search of the ultimate romantic getaway will find that Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is their ideal destination.
The Maldives has been awarded the title of “World’s Leading Island Destination” at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Qatar, media reported on Friday.
This is the third time the Maldives has won the prestigious travel award. The World Travel Awards are hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry”.
The Maldives competed against Bali in Indonesia, Barbados, Cook Islands, Crete in Greece, Jamaica, the Madeira Islands, Mauritius, the Seychelles, Sicily in Italy, St. Lucia and Zanzibar in Tanzania this year, reports Xinhua.
The Maldivian resorts also scooped a number of awards in various categories with Hulhule Island Hotel winning the World’s Leading Airport Resort 2013 and Conrad Maldives Rangali Island winning the World’s Leading Water Villa Resort 2013.
Baros Maldives won recognition as the World’s Most Romantic Resort 2013 and World’s Leading Island Villas 2013.
The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation said the awards highlight the “uniqueness” of Maldives and recognise it as a world class luxury destination.
Last month the Maldives recorded one million tourist arrivals for the first time in a calendar year.
More than a quarter of tourists to Maldives are from China with the country being the largest source of travellers to the Indian Ocean islands.
The Maldives’ first amusement park has opened on Malé City’s township island Gulhi Falhu on Friday.
The “Global Amusement Park” is an initiative of the Global Projects Development Company. The company is in charge of developing a high end “Global Green City” in Gulhi Falhu lagoon as an alternative to Malé City.
The amusement park will be open on every Friday and Saturday from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm and a roller coaster ride, bumper car ride, luxury train ride, a merry go round and a chasing car ride.
Entry tickets cost MVR 20 and every ride costs between MVR 10 – 50. Ferry services from Malé City to Gulhi Falhu are free.
Manager of Global Projects Raj Maniyandan told local media the company intends to open a water park on Gulhi Falhu. He also said two beach villas are available for families who wish to stay overnight on the island.
The slogan ‘Mauritius, it’s a pleasure’ is for certain not on the lips of many tourism stakeholders, after details became available that the Maldives, a recent addition to the Vanilla Island Organization, of which Mauritius appears to be a rather reluctant member, have already exceeded the one million visitor mark this year.