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Amilla Maldives Resort – Super-Sized Accommodation Upgrade for Families and Friends

The ultra-luxury Amilla Maldives Resort is adjusting to the increase size of guest groups. Therefore, the private island resort is proactively meeting the demand from both large family groups and friends.

Demand is growing for family holidays and group holidays in the Maldives. As a result, Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences decide it’s time to upgrade their super-sized accommodation. For over a decade, the luxury Maldives vacation property is best known as a luxury honeymoon destination.

But today’s visitors to the Maldives are much more diverse demographics. Included are groups of friends, large and multi-generational families, as well as the traditional market of honeymooners.

Amilla Maldives Resort

Always at the forefront of innovation, the luxury resort continually adapts to cater to the needs of its affluent guests. As such, Amilla’s large naturally lush island boasts eight beachfront ‘Residences’. They include huge villas with four, six and eight bedrooms. There are alongside its portfolio of 59 Water Villas, Treetop Villas and Beach Villas. The recent makeover ensures all unit will be in top-top condition for all its guests.

For example, the improvements include top of the range SMEG kitchen appliances, new plates, cutlery and kitchenware. Plus, enjoy stylish white outdoor chairs that complete the new look.

New feature tiles in the floors in the spacious living rooms have freshened up the space. Continuing, find new tiles in the bathrooms and outdoors. Lastly, a fresh coat of paint completes the indoor transformation.

Lush Landscaping

Lush bountiful gardens with expanded views of the ocean have made the vast outdoor living areas even enjoyable. They seamlessly blend the outdoors and indoors. Resort guests can enjoy outstanding sunset views. Relax from these palatial spaces and have direct access to the turquoise lagoon via their private beach.

Amilla Maldives Resort Residences

Endless Lxuury Amenities

The six bedroom Residence features a private gym and spa, jacuzzi and rooftop bar. In addition, you will find a separate area for a nanny or other staff that guests are travelling with. The spacious unit includes two bedrooms, a kitchen and a dining room.

The Amilla Maldives Resort Residences uniquely feature their own private kitchen, an outdoor barbeque and al fresco dining space. Hence, guests can self-cater or make use of the resort’s Private Chef. Resort guests can enjoy many, unique sustainability experiences. As a n example, forage in the resort’s extensive vegetable and herb gardens. You can collect eggs from Cluckingham Palace.

In addition, there are also new sand-resistant belt-driven premium bikes for adults and children. Plus, try the new eight-seater stretch buggies for the Great Beach Residence and uber-luxurious Amilla Estate.

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The Amilla Maldives Resort is an amazing luxury property. When visiting the Maldives, stay in this stunning luxury resort and enjoy a VIP experience.



Perfect Ramadan Wellness Retreat – Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences

As I sit here writing from the Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences in Maldives, I’m thinking about lessons we can take from Ramadan (or ‘Ramazan’ as we call it over here), regardless of whether you have any religious or spiritual affiliation or not. Ramadan is a time of fasting and reflection, and these are a couple of concepts that have gained a lot of traction in the wellness community over the past few years.

Of course, intermittent fasting in itself is nothing new, but as I am fascinated with wellness I’d like to talk about how it’s been embraced by this community, as well as its benefits for your body and mind. A wellness retreat stay at a luxury resort such as Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is perfect.

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences is located on one of the largest Maldives luxury resort islands. This luxury property focuses on wellness and is nestled in the pristine beauty of Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Ramadan

As I’m sure you already know, with Ramadan, the fasting lasts from sunset to sunrise. The duration depends upon your location. Therefore, with intermittent fasting, the fasting period tends to be a little longer. Thus, up to 16 hours of fasting is recommended. Although unlike with Ramadan, you can still drink water or any no-calorie drinks during the fasting period.

Fasting for 10-16 hours will give your body the opportunity to turn its fat stores into energy. As a result, it releases ketones into the bloodstream to encourage weight loss. Plus, it also gives your body a chance to regenerate and heal. However, it’s important that you do it correctly.

Fasting Tips

Here are some of my tips for successful intermittent fasting:

1) Choose nutrient-dense foods that are rich in protein, fibre and ‘good’ fats such as fish, nuts, eggs, avocados and lean meat to break fast. This will help regulate your blood sugar and ensure you’re not depriving yourself of nutrients.

2) Break your fast gently at first with portions of healthy food, avoiding sugar and carbohydrates. Consume good fats for your meal prior to fasting as this helps your body to feel full longer.

3) If you know you’re easily tempted by unhealthy snacks, use them up, put them out of sight or give them away before attempting a fast so you won’t break your resolve.

4) Stay hydrated with water. People doing intermittent fasting often find that fasting overnight is easier, since they are asleep for a big chunk of the fasting period and therefore not feeling hunger pangs or thinking about food.

Date Macadamia Bars

Dates are the traditional way to break fast during Ramadam however they are very high in sugars. Blending them with good fats from nuts and coconut oil gives your body long lasting fuel and the salt helps to rehydrate.

1 cup medjool dates

¾ cup macadamia nuts

½ cup ground almond

¼ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground ginger

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ teaspoon of sea salt flakes for topping (optional)

Place all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth. Place into a 20x10cm tin and press firmly to smooth the top. Sprinkle sea salt flakes on top. Refrigerate until firm and cut into bars.

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Gorgeous Baros Maldives Resort Reopening is Near

The luxurious Baros Maldives had closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many luxury resorts around the world, the Baros Maldives has worked hard to reopen. Customer safety is the top priority. The resort announced it will reopen its doors to travelers beginning on October 1, 2020.

In preparation for welcoming guests back to the island, Baros Maldives resort management has made significant upgrades to the health and sanitation protocols. As a result, these steps will ensure a safe and enjoyable vacation. In addition, the resort is offering unique experiences, enticing deals and a tribute to frontline workers across the globe.

Guests booking a stay between October and November 2020 will receive to a special rate starting at $502 (plus taxes and fees). This amazing price is for a Deluxe Villa, which will include breakfast for two. In addition, they will be invited to enjoy some special treats. Thus, to make sure their holiday is filled with spellbinding experiences and blissful moments to remember.

For Body and Mind

Guests will receive an exclusive Champagne Breakfast in the sanctuary of their private villa. At the same time, listen to the soothing sound of the waves and warm breeze from the ocean complete the scene. Thus, creating a truly beautiful memory of an extraordinary culinary experience. This enchanting start to the day on the tropical island of Baros will help soothe the cares of the uncertain times of the last few months.

As beautiful and bountiful are the natural surroundings of Baros, the more it means to give back. The goal is to help maintain and support the incredible underwater world. To help, Baros will sponsor a Coral Frame as part of the Coral Reef Rehabilitation Program in the name of every guest staying between October and November 2020. The resort program will be placed in the translucent lagoon ringing the resort. Hence, resort guests will receive regular updates on the progress of their Coral Frame. In addition guests will be able to get to know the inhabitants of their own little coral garden during subsequent visits.

Celebrating The Heroes

To celebrate the healthcare workers who continue to serve during the COVID-19 pandemic, Baros is offering extra benefits when booking a stay at the resort. Doctors and nurses will receive a complimentary couples massage at the island’s Serenity Spa. In addition, enjoy a private dinner for two on the beach a,nd champagne upon arrival. Plus choose a free scheduled excursion, with social distancing observed.

To commemorate the selfless dedication of health care workers, Baros is creating coral frames spelling out “THANK YOU, HEROES.” Therefore, these will be placed in the waters of the island’s lagoon so that the message of thanks will be permanent.

The Resort Manager of Baros, Ibrahim Shijah, states that “in spite of the unprecedented times the world has faced, Baros hopes to keep the positive consequences of the pandemic, of compassion, unity and kindness, remembered by this tribute.”

In order to receive these benefits, doctors and nurses must provide identification upon arrival at the resort.

Safety and Wellbeing

To ensure a safe and healthy environment, Baros has introduced extensive operational changes while preserving the blissful island ambience and seamless attention to detail and guests’ requirements that have made this award-winning resort a legend. The proximity to the International Airport in Male’ makes the holiday journey especially convenient for guests as they will reach the island by a short speedboat ride and will not be exposed to any congested areas once they have left the airport.

Baros will open its shores only to a limited number of guests so social distancing can be maintained effortlessly, as it is one of the smaller island resorts located in the Maldives.

Some of the new safety protocols at Baros Maldives Resort will include:

– Upon arrival to the Male airport, resort staff will escort guests straight to the private speedboat and will embark to Baros.

* Resort staff will provide hand sanitizer and will sanitize all luggage before entering the speedboat and the resort.
* All staff will take daily temperature checks and undergo daily contact tracing.
* Staff members will all be required to wear a face mask and gloves.
* Plus, staff will remain on the island unless they go on leave. Then they will need to undergo a two-week quarantine and provide a negative COVID-19 test before arriving back to the island.

– As one of the smaller resorts in the Maldives, Baros will have a limit the number of people on the island at any time.

* All villas will be completely disinfected prior to arrival, including air conditioning filters and private pools.
* Each villa will be vacant for 48 hours in between guest bookings.
* Check-in and check-out will be done in the guests’ villa with a designated Villa Host. Upon departure, guests will be provided a travel-size hand sanitizer and face masks.

* All common areas and restaurants will have automatic sanitation stations for guest use.
* All tables in restaurants will be arranged at a minimum of six feet apart in compliance with social distancing.
* In each restaurant and bar, guests will be allocated one server throughout the entire duration of the dining experience. This will limit exposure.
* In-villa dining will be available and only the designated Villa Host will be delivering food to and from the villa.
* The main pool and pool bar will be disinfected daily. All sun loungers and chairs will be arranged at least six feet apart.

* Resort activities and excursions will be available for private bookings. If travelers are with a group, these bookings will be limited to four or six. It will depend on the activity.
* All gym equipment and public areas will be disinfected every hour. Sanitation wipes will also be made available for guests after they use the equipment.
* Every spa treatment will take place in a private Serenity Spa Villa. All spa villas will be sanitized after each treatment. Finally, spa villas will be vacant for at least three hours in between treatments.

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Make plans to stay at the luxury, Baros Maldives Resort. Maldives is a beautiful travel destination. Return soon and follow our luxury blog.

Photo: Baros Maldives Resort




Tropical Luxury at The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives

In 2016, Starwood Hotels & Resorts is planning to open its first luxury resort under the St. Regis luxury brand in Maldives – The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives. Starwood currently offers Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and W Retreat & Spa – Maldives.

The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives is being built on the private island of Vommuli in the Dhaalu Atoll. You can reach the island by taking a 40-minute seaplane ride from Male, which is the capital of Maldives. This new luxury resort will surely become a spectacular travel destination when completed.

The new Maldives resort will be situated on more than 20 acres of lush, tropical paradise. The area will be surrounded by pristine beaches, as well as a secluded lagoon with beautiful turquoise water.

The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives will offer guests 77 luxurious villas, each with a unique, contemporary design. The resort will include a luxury spa to relax and unwind. There will be a half-dozen private treatment rooms to get pampered and enjoy a VIP experience.

The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives

In total, there will be five restaurants and bars including – an all-day dining restaurant, plus three specialty restaurants and a signature bar. Be sure to try the iconic Bloody Mary cocktail, which is served at each of Starwood’s 34 resorts and hotels found all around the world.

The resort will offers its guests endless luxury amenities such as a first-class fitness center and yoga space, infinity swimming pool, in addition to a dive and activity center. The luxury services by all St. Regis properties are amazing.

Visiting the Maldives is an incredible experience. Contact The Life of Luxury and we can help book your entire travel itinerary, including a stay at The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives when it opens next year. Return often to follow this luxury blog for the latest news in the luxury travel industry.

Photo: Starwood Hotels & Resorts / The St. Regis Vommuli Resort, Maldives




Luxurious Soneva Fushi Maldives Beachfront Villa Estates For Sale

Soneva Fushi villas - Maldives
Soneva Fushi Resort

Recognized as one of the most beautiful places in the world, the luxurious Soneva Fushi Resort is a stunning ultra-luxurious resort in the Maldives.

Soneva Fushi Resort is located on the privately owned, tropical paradise island of Kunfunadhoo Island in the Baa Atoll area in the Maldives. The tropical island is unpopulated and surrounded by a gorgeous coral lagoon.

Soneva Fushi is among the first to offer Maldives real estate for sale to foreign property buyers who are searching for a truly exclusive island holiday home for sale.

Kunfunadhoo Island is approximately 1,400 metres long and 400 metres wide. It’s one of the largest islands that has been allocated for tourism in the Maldives.

Soneva Fushi Private Residences capture the very essence of a luxurious castaway fantasy at its finest.

You better hurry because only 12 luxurious beachfront private residences are planned to be built at both the sunrise and sunset sides of this magical island, Soneva Fushi Resort.

Soneva Fushi Resort
Soneva Fushi Resort

These 2-7-bedroom luxury villas will offer many incredible features including:

  • Beachfront location with spectacular ocean views
  • Expansive master bedroom with private sundeck and master bathroom suite with with Jacuzzi
  • Impressive pools surrounding the villa’s communal areas and its master bedroom suite
  • Wine cellar / Study / Snooker Room / Library / State of the Art Kitchen / Entertainment Room with 100-inch screen home cinema system / Children’s Living Room / Nanny Rooms / Owner’s Storage
  • Staff quarters for the owner’s very own butlers Mr and Mrs Friday. Backed up by Soneva’s team of housekeepers, wine sommeliers, chefs and waiters, the Fridays will oversee every aspect of an owner’s or guest’s stay from arranging spa appointments to private dinners by the sea
  • Private Gym, Sauna & Steam Room including private spa suites
  • Large swimming pools with sunken dining area
  • Dining deck

The luxurious Soneva Fushi Resort features a world-class Six Senses Spa with the widest choice of quality treatments and a team of gifted international therapists and practitioners, offering eastern and western techniques.

Prices for the Soneva Fushi Private Residences start at $4,750,000.

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    Luxury Holidays in The Maldives – Huvafen Fushi

    Luxury Huvafen Fushi resort hotel - Maldives
    The Maldives – Huvafen Fushi

    The Maldives has quickly become a renowned vacation destination for those who wish to immerse themselves in the truest sense of luxury.

    Per AQUUM’s multi-award-winning retreat, Huvafen Fushi, boasts a secluded location on the North Male Atoll, hidden within a private lagoon and reached by a short speedboat transfer.

    A private and exclusive piece of paradise, this resort caters for those who want to find seclusion and quiet from the bustle of everyday life.

    This retreat is made from forty three contemporary bungalows each with their very own ‘Thakuru’ butler service. Each bungalow has its own private plunge pool and split level decking for the crème de la crème of luxury holidays.

    A unique experience in itself, the bungalows, which overlook sugary soft beaches and are littered across a shimmering blue ocean; this destination is perfect for those who want a tranquil place with a slow pace of life.

    The Maldivian landscape offers unparalleled beauty and a beach life that exceeds the highest expectations.

    Perfect for couples who want to renew their vows and go on a second honeymoon, Huvafen Fushi offers a Renewal of Love package for both the beach and a once in a lifetime opportunity to declare your love beneath the ocean.

    The resort is ideally positioned for diving and you can explore this secluded corner of the ocean at your own pace under the sea. Huvafen Fushi caters for both beginner and qualified divers, offering a Discover Scuba Diving Course for learners and programs are offered for those who wish to work towards their diving license.

    With the isolated surroundings, diving will be relatively undisturbed compared to areas overrun with tourists. A full valet service is available for equipment and trips come with on-board refreshments; taking the stress out of diving and providing the ultimate in relaxing aquatic experiences.

    This resorts bijou luxury spa houses the world’s first underwater massage treatment roams, LIME, where within a luxury spa you can unwind gazing at tropical fish swimming behind the glass. Like the location of the bungalows themselves this feature is a step above the calm and serenity of the run of the mill holiday in the sun.

    In the evening the resorts marine biologist offers a night time viewing of the aquarium, accompanied by bubbling champagne, this fascinating opportunity lets you spruce up your knowledge of the ocean secure in the knowledge you’re learning from an expert.

    The treatments in this unique spa are personalized to the individual, enhancing your own experience, whether you want to gaze at the fish while you’re massaged or have a tailored series of treatments. If it’s ocean life that fascinates you then this is the ideal holiday to lap up the waves and the rays within the comfort of luxury.

    Huvafen Fushi is no ordinary beach holiday and offers luxury combined with a unique experience and relative unparalleled proximity to the ocean, with one variety of bungalow, the Ocean Pavilion, comes with their infinity pools set 20 feet into the ocean.




    Top 5 Destinations for A Luxury Vacation

    Mauritius bungalos
    Mauritius

    When planning a luxury vacation, there are so many things to decide on. Do you want a hotel, villa, yacht or cruise ship? Beachfront, rainforest, or city break? But of course, the most crucial decision is destination.

    Location is incredibly important. It can make or break your vacation or holiday. If you desire to stay in luxury hotel or resort, what are the best luxury travel destinations?

    Here is a list of 5 top luxury vacation destinations:

    Male, Maldives

    This group of islands regularly referred to as a “tropical jewel” is located south west of Sri Lanka. Male is just one of 1900 islands among tens of thousands of coral reefs making up the Maldives. It’s a premier scuba diving, snorkeling and surfing destination. A huge amount of sunshine and a relaxed atmosphere make this a fantastic luxury holiday destination.

    St James, Barbados

    Known as the “Platinum Coast”, St James in Barbados is fast becoming the benchmark in luxury holiday destinations. Fantastic hotels, turquoise water, friendly people and sandy beaches makes St James a fantastic place to visit. Add in the luxury restaurants, colorful local character and rich historical significance and you can have a truly unique luxury holiday.

    Mauritius

    Tranquility surrounds the white beaches of Mauritius. From golf courses to botanical gardens, water sports to rainforest and a volcano. The small island of Mauritius enchants every visitor leaving a lasting impression of beauty. Once home to the Dodo, it is now firmly placed on the list of luxury travel destinations.

    Paphos, Cyprus

    With an average of 325 sunny days a year, diverse cuisine, landscapes and bags of history; Cyprus has become ever more a sophisticated destination since its EU inclusion in 2004. Paphos in particular is a very fashionable and sought after luxury travel destination with beaches, architecture, shopping and top class restaurants.

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur is a growing and exciting city with 5 star restaurants and exclusive venues. Plus, it’s just a short way from the Malaysian rainforests and coral gardens. Whale sharks, orangutans and flying foxes make Malaysia a wildlife lovers paradise. Its mix of cultures, unique festivals and gastronomy make it a must for those booking a luxury holiday.




    Maldives Luxury – Huvafen Fushi and Reethi Rah Hotels

    Huvafen Fushi - luxury resort in Maldives
    Huvafen Fushi

    On the equator, about 435 miles southwest of Sri Lanka, is a tropical paradise on earth. The Maldives is a tiny country of islands some of which have the best private resorts in the world.

    Luxury holidays to the Maldives include relaxing days by turquoise lagoons on fine white sand beaches with underwater coral gardens full of amazingly colored fish.

    The Maldives have been inhabited since ancient times by fishermen from the south of India and Sri Lanka. Hinduism is seen in their ancient fork lore. In addition, Buddhism came during Emperor Asoka’s time until the 12th century AD.

    The nation converted to Islam in the year 1153 AD through a foreign saint, Azeri from Tabriz. The Maldives has been a haven for travelers for two thousand years, and its amazing beach resorts continue the tradition.

    The Huvafen Fushi is an example of five star luxury in a naturalist’s wonderland. They have rooms under the sea as well as above it and private swimming pools with many bungalows. It is situated 30 minutes by speed boat from the airport and has been recently re-developed to give the experience of a lifetime.

    Huvanfen Fushi has been built to be sustainable as well as sensitive to the natural resources and environment. The underwater spa treatment room is the first in the world. Plus it offers cutting-edge spa technology and water therapies.

    Huvafen Fushi offers first quality amenities. Enjoy an expresso machine, overhead fan, private bar, L’Occitane bath amenities, a day bed, IDD Telephone and a safe.

    There is a Bose surround sound system for listening to your favorite music. While you dine on your private deck overlooking the pristine blue sea, simply relax. In the beach bungalows there is a courtyard with an over sized bath. Additionally, find a fresh water plunge pool, waterfall shower and outdoor day bed.

    Situated on the North Male Atoll, one of the largest islands of the Republic of Maldives, is the One and Only Reethi Rah. For tired travelers, a romantic getaway or family fun this resort is unparalleled. With the trademark fine white sand beaches and turquoise bays it is a good place for relaxing privacy or exciting adventure.

    The water sports offered include kayaking, paddle and pedal boating, canoeing, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, para-sailing, catamaran sailing and banana and tube rides. Reethi Rah is also an ultimate dive destination. Enjoy guided snorkeling excursions and a tennis club affiliated with Peter Burwash International. There is great fun for everyone.

    Children are welcomed and provided with their own clubhouse, pool and restaurant. Age-appropriate activities and facilities are there along with baby sitters upon request.

    For those looking for a more meditative stay, you are in look. There is a Tai Chi or meditation pavilion also for yoga, crystal steam rooms and a sauna. In addition, try the stimulating ice fountains and vitality pools in the Spa by ESPA.

    Depending on the villa that is chosen by the guest, there are private beaches to stroll along. Also, enjy individual tree-lined swimming pools and large terraces for dining or relaxing. The resort can be reached by boat from the Male Airport or, on a request basis only, by sea plane.

    For valuable information, plus many practical tips and advice on visiting the Maldives, please check out – 100 best things to do in the Maldives from Jen Reviews.

    We hope you enjoy reading our luxury blog and learning about the best luxury travel destinations around the world. Make your dreams come true and take a luxury vacation.




    Amazing Luxury Travel Experiences for the Holidays

    Grand Wailea Resort - hotel spa
    Grand Wailea Resort

    The holiday season is upon us. If you are looking for that perfect, ‘over the top’ gift for that special someone in your life, consider these 3 luxury travel experiences, for the holidays.

    • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s new “Luxury of Being Yourself” package is the best of wining, dining, travel and romance.  The package includes:
      • A customized private yacht sunset cruise for two with dinner prepared by Executive Chef Mark Rowsell-Turner, wine pairings with the resort sommelier onboard (up to $1,000/bottle from the 25,000 bottle selection) a visit to a private island, and live musicians serenading along the way. The package is $10,000, not including room rates.  To book a a reservation, guests may call +1 960-668-0629.

     

    • Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort’s Spa Grande recently launched its “20 Hands Duo Massage,” featuring 100 fingers, 20 hands and 10 therapists massaging simultaneously from head-to-toe!  The treatment includes:
      • One hour of relaxation in the Termé Hydrotherapy Circuit and complimentary full-body exfoliation, a 30-minute foot soak, a two-and-a-half hour couples 20 Hands Duo full-body massage, and a post-massage relaxation time in suite with complimentary lavender-scented neck pillows. The treatment costs $2,000 including taxes and gratuities. For more information or to book please visit www.grandwailea.com.

     

    • Tailored travel with Nota Bene Travel, a private bespoke travel and lifestyle membership club, perfect for the discerning traveler!  Nota Bene offers the inside on truly unique experiences that encompass all aspects of travel, from the room offering the best view and the most coveted table at a restaurant to the emerging designers or niche art communities in a destination. Nota Bene’s two different tiers of membership:
      • For those who still like to make their own travel arrangements but still want to be “in the know” from experts who offered un-biased reviews and news, Nota Bene’s digital membership is ideal. For $1,500 a year, guests have access to the website and iPad app with the latest reviews, news and destination guides.
      • For those with a more expansive wallet and are used to having others to plan their daily movements, the Nota Bene bespoke membership is key, starting at $25,000 per year.  Anthony and his team of 20 consultants will manage member’s trips from the moment they leave their house until they return to their bed – nothing is overlooked.

    Membership information can be found at: www.notabenetravel.com, or by calling +44 207 225 4790.




    Magnificent Maldives

    Maldives

    The Maldives is an archipelago of over one thousand islands grouped into twenty six coral atolls. They entail over two hundred islands that are inhabited with people, and another eighty that are solely tourist resorts.

    The Maldives lies in the Indian Ocean south-southwest of India and is considered a part of Southern Asia.

    Maldives is a well-liked spot for people going on their honeymoon. Other than enjoying your honeymoon, the primary activity you can try on the island is scuba diving.

    The atolls are all coral reefs that are hundreds of miles from any land mass. This allows you to spot many underwater sharks and manta rays. The finest scuba diving can be experienced away from the central island of Male. The further you get from the inner atolls, the clearer the waters.

    The water currents around the Maldives fluctuate. The water currents are normally minimal in the atolls. But the areas which face the open ocean can truly have strong currents. The water temperature is fairly warm.

    The local Maldives fare includes fish, mainly tuna. It is especially South Indian and Sri Lankan in nature. The fare is hot and spicy, with a lot of coconut. They generally use few vegetables. Meals primarily have rice, fish broth and side dishes of onions, chili, and lime. There are also several types of curries and bread.

    The Maldives is a stunning place to spend your next vacation.  It offers many fabulous islands and striking dive spots.




    Four Seasons Explorer – Discover the Islands of the Maldives

    Four Seasons Explorer luxury catamaran
    Four Seasons Explorer luxury catamaran

    Now you can experience a unique way to see the magical islands of the Maldives.

    The incredible Four Seasons Explorer is a luxurious 39 meter catamaran, offering you the opportunity to experience and explore the islands of Maldives.

    The three-deck, luxury catamaran – Four Seasons Explorer – is back for the summer season in the Maldives, offering passengers the unique opportunity to experience remote locations and dive sites in the atolls that can only be accessed from the ship’s cruise routes.

    Enjoy deep sea dives that immerse you in marine life, be treated to a relaxing massage on a secluded beach, or be engulfed in a local culture that’s rich in history and tradition.

    We’ve put together a list of five fun things you can enjoy while traveling on the Four Seasons Explorer luxury catamaran:

    Customized Cruise – Sail around the islands in your own floating Resort by chartering a private cruise on the Four Seasons Explorer. Guests can design a custom cruise adventure for any occasion for up to 22 people. Every aspect of the cruise itinerary can be designed to meet the guests’ interests whether it’s surfing, diving, or island hopping. Menus aboard the Explorer can also be tailored creating a completely bespoke experience.

    Water Adventures – Sea adventures aren’t limited to snorkeling or scuba diving aboard The Explorer. Avid sport enthusiasts seeking a thrill will find practically every water sport imaginable available. Whether venturing out to challenge the waves by wakeboarding, or spending the afternoon tubing in the crystal clear waters, new adventures await guests everyday.

    Deep Sea Dive – Dive by a different light with the Four Seasons Explorer’s exclusive night dives. Mingle with manta rays, whale sharks, and other marine life as dive instructors take take scuba divers to explore untouched reefs, thilas, and wrecks. The Explorer’s Resident Marine Biologist also supplies guests with a wealth of knowledge about the unique sea creatures spotted on the dives offering a well-rounded educational dive experience.

    Pop Up Spa – Spa time isn’t sacrificed with a cruise on The Explorer. Relax on a peaceful and isolated stretch of sand during one of the ship’s many stops to isolated islands. A Four Seasons Explorer resident spa therapist offers natural therapies inspired by Asia’s ancient healing principles. Available treatments include an Indian herbal-oil massage or a hydrating and refreshing sun-soother wrap, with fresh aloe vera and toning lavender mist.

    Live Among the Locals – Venture beyond the ship’s borders and mingle with local Maldivians for an authentic island experience. With stops to local villages, the Four Seasons Explorer gives guests the chance to experience Maldivian culture first-hand. Visits to remote towns including Bodu Huraa allow the chance to see landmarks such as a local mosque, and purchase custom made handicrafts and souvenirs from local artists.