THE number one hotel in the Maldives suffered a devastating fire last night, which ripped across the resort. Gili Lankanfushi, which was also voted one of the top five hotels in the world according to TripAdvisor, saw several of its villas and its restaurant destroyed. The resort, which is made up of 45 over-water villas, were quickly engulfed in flames because of strong winds according to Travel Weekly. A recent video has captured the devastating damage as the buildings blazed through the night. The fire, which started at 11pm local time last night, was eventually put out by fire rescue teams six hours later. Seven of the villas were completely destroyed along with one of the restaurants, according to the resort. All guests and staff have been accounted for with no one injured by the fire. Guests currently staying at the resort have all been placed in alternative accommodation. However, guests due to stay at the resort will be affected and the hotel has said it's in touch with … [Read more...] about Huge fire rips through luxury Maldives resort that was voted number one in the country on TripAdvisor
A fire has forced the closure of the Gili Lankanfushi Maldives luxury resort. According to a statement on the resort’s official website, the fire broke out at approximately 11 p.m. local time on January 2. All guests and staff have since been accounted for, and have been evacuated from the island. The resort reports that the fire destroyed seven of its over-water villas, as well as one of its restaurants. No one was injured in the fire, which was extinguished by firefighters from the Maldives National Defence Force as of 5 a.m. the morning of January 3. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time, and the resort is working closely with the Maldives National Defense Force on a full investigation. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class travel agency owners and managers with the most opulent, luxury suppliers to cultivate … [Read more...] about Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Closes Due to Fire
Starting in January 2019, Niyama Private Islands Maldives’ spa will host an assortment experienced wellness experts over the course of the next year. The resort’s “Masters of Wellness” program will bring back past guest experts Jade Wood and David Alessi, as well as several new specialists. Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro – Specializing in traditional Chinese medicine, Loureiro will use acupuncture and contemporary diagnostic techniques to help guests from January 1 to January 15, 2019. Paulo Fernandes –Fernandes will split his time at the resort’s Drift Spa into two parts: one from January 15 to February 15, 2019 and another from March 10 to April 30, 2019. With expertise in nutritional microscopy and naturopathy, Fernandes will help guests reach their goals of sustainable health and fitness. Jade Wood – Back by popular demand, Wood will return for over a month, from October 15 to November 22, 2019. She will provide one-on-one yin yoga sessions, … [Read more...] about Niyama Private Islands Maldives Previews 2019 Wellness Guests
Sixty percent of visitors to Soneva Fushi, the 20-year-old eco luxury hotel in the Maldives, are returning guests. Once you’ve stayed at the Robinson Crusoe-style resort, that’s it: you’re in love. There’s no turning back. But now hoteliers Sonu and Eva Shivdasani have opened their second Maldives property: Soneva Jani. Is it special enough to lure away the Fushi faithful? Soneva Fushi Style: ‘No shoes, no news.’ That’s the philosophy of Soneva Fushi - and, in fact, all Soneva properties. From the moment your seaplane drops you off on the powder-white sand, your shoes are removed and returned to you at the end of your stay. From then on, you'll make your way (barefoot) around the island by bicycle, getting lost Robinson Crusoe-style. You can also choose to be chauffeured around in a golf bugger, if that's more your style. The environment is at the heart of everything Soneva does. All buildings are built, … [Read more...] about Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani: Which is the best Maldives hotel?
An expert guide to the top romantic hotels in the Maldives, including the best for over water villas, private plunge pools, open-air cinemas, Michelin-starred restaurants, beachfront dining and spectacular diving facilities. Soneva Fushi Eydhafushi, Maldives 9 Telegraph expert rating The motto here is “no news, no shoes” and, true to their word, guests’ footwear is confiscated on the traditional dhoni boat transfer from Malé. The 65 villas made from natural materials are sandwiched between jungle and beach. Fun extras include an open-air cinema on the beach, planetarium, treetop yoga, a Mr or Mrs Friday (aka personal butler) assigned to each villa. There's an excellent choice of dining options, including Mihiree Mitha, which serves wonderfully fresh sushi, and By The Beach, for Korean-inspired cuisine by candlelight, both supplied by the island’s vegetable and herb gardens. Read expert review From £ 1,100 per night Check … [Read more...] about The most romantic hotels in the Maldives