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Hurawalhi Maldives Resort Thinks You Should Leave The Kids At Home

The Maldives has a new luxury hideaway offering the ultimate in tropical pampering and pottering It's not uncommon for diners at nearby tables in restaurants, or new arrivals on the way to their seats, to appraise your selection as the waiter places it before you. But it's quite something else to ha


Club Med Brings High-End Luxury to Sicily

Club Med is bringing a touch of high-end luxury to Sicily starting from next summer. In June, the French company will debut its first European five-star resort in Cefal, a one-hour drive from Palermo, on the Northern coast of the Italian island. The resort has been part of the company's properties s

WWD.COM - 2017-11-21 15:07:44

Where It's Safe to Travel in the Middle East

If you spend any time watching or reading the news, or scanning your Twitter feed for that matter, you might be apprehensive about traveling to the Middle East. Contrary to the often-sensationalized headlines, however, the region is not entirely dangerous, and war, terrorism, and controversy don't d

OYSTER.COM - 2017-11-21 22:40:19

Sri Lankan Green Bean Curry

Adapted from Yusra and Mohamed Ali Makim, this is a more or less dry curry, with only a little coconut milk added for sweetness and balance. The garnish, known as Maldive fish flakes or fish chips, is very firm dried and cured pieces of tuna, sold in jars and often ground into a powder. Much like fi

SAVEUR.COM - 2017-11-21 19:15:00

Quest Kodiaks To Form New Maldives Seaplane Fleet

Quest Aircraft parent company Setouchi Holdings has entered a joint-venture agreement with Maldives state-run airline Island Aviation Services to launch a seaplane operation, Sky Atoll Private. It will initially operate four Quest Kodiak 100s. Sky Atoll Private will dispatch the aircraft throughout


Inside the $14,000-a-night Private Reserve, the world's biggest overwater villa complete with a cinema, a personal butler, and a two-storey waterslide

The Private Reserve in Maldives is the world's biggest overwater villa.Gili Lankanfushi The world's most ultimate overwater villa is based in the Maldives - and it will cost you at least $14,000 (10,568) per night. Gili Lankanfushi, the world-renowned resort with a "no news, no shoes" approach to la


Velana International Airport in Maldives rolls out Amadeus airport management solutions

Famed for its natural beauty and its reputation as a top honeymoon destination, tourism in the Maldives has grown rapidly over the years to become the country's largest economic contributor. As a result, Velana International Airport (previously known as Male International Airport) is now serving 2.6


This Awe-Inspiring Oceanfront Villa in the Maldives Can be Yours

Is any of you familiar with the wonderful Kunfunadhoo Island, on the Baa Atoll in the Maldives? The lucky ones who got to travel here might have heard about this place, and if you happen to have a few millions in your bank accounts, you might even enjoy the privilege of purchasing this stylish villa


Maldives Minister of Environment Calls for 'More Ambition' to Tackle Climate Change at Conclusion of COP23

BONN, Germany, November 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Small islands introducing some of the most ambitious clean energy plans in the world The Environment Minister of the Maldives is calling on developed countries to honour their commitments to correcting the effects of climate change. Speaking at the co


10 of the best destinations for a last-minute family Christmas in the sun

You don't really want to sit around eating turkey and arguing with your relations, do you? Instead, book a last-minute trip to a guaranteed sun spot and swim on Christmas Day.Merry-making in the Maldives Head for the sun-drenched Maldives where idyllic family resorts offer barefoot luxury and sumptu


Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

BONN, Germany - Fijian singers strumming ukuleles serenade delegates to the United Nations climate talks as they enter the conference hall. A traditional two-hulled sailing craft, or drua, is on display by the entrance to signify that when it comes to rising seas, all nations are in the same boat. B


Over the Water, in Perfection at Sandals South Coast

PHOTO: Sandals has just added more over-the-water bungalows to its Jamaican resort offerings. (photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts) Over-the-water bungalows are a vacation luxury typically associated with far-flung destinations such as Fiji, Bora Bora, the Maldives and Malaysia. Traveling half-way aro


The Most Romantic Destinations in Mexico

Mexico is many things to many different travelers -- spring break destination for college-age kids, ultimate getaway for families with kids, and honeymoon spot for newlyweds. For couples in search of romance, Mexico offers plenty of appeal, from the beautiful secluded beaches and tropical jungles to


10 Private Island Retreats You Can Rent

We recently featured some of the most luxurious holiday homes-now, we're taking things up a notch with private islands you can rent all to yourself. From lush tropical hideaways in the Caribbean to a secluded Mediterranean mansion off the coast of Ibiza, being stuck on an island has never looked so


18 things that will surprise you about the Maldives

There is a tendency to view the Maldives as a desert-island preserve of Russian oligarchs, models and people who own yachts the size of Leeds. But it can be surprisingly affordable too. Seven nights, half board, at the four-star Sun Island Resort and Spa, flying direct from Gatwick on Jan 28, is 1,5


The 11 Most Over-the-Top Hotel Spa Treatments

If you thought you were spoiling yourself with your monthly massage sessions, think again. Hotels around the world are taking pampering to an extreme new level of luxury with ridiculously indulgent spa treatments so over the top, they're practically (and in some cases literally) gilded. We rounded u


The Best Warm Weather Escapes From The Gloom

1/31 SLIDES Refinery29 As much as I love traversing holiday markets and sipping on (really) boozy eggnog, when the temperatures start dropping and snow descends upon us, it's hard not to daydream about the next tropical getaway. And if you've ever had to tiptoe through icy city streets or spend an


Palestine boosted by Asian qualifying success

AFP Palestinian football has enjoyed plenty of success in recent years, following the country's historic AFC Asian Cup debut in Australia in 2015. Though they exited the competition in the first round, the Palestinians have continued to make significant progress since then. When Abdel Nasser Bara


Kiwis in flight: Inside Thailand's most incredible resort

Could this be the luxury holiday to end all holidays, I thought as our tuk tuk groaned up a large hill in Thailand. Three days later - I had the answer: yes. Imagine waking up in a glass-walled bedroom surrounded by a pool - just like a moat. Sunset from a pool villa. If that isn't dreamy enough -


Four Seasons to Offer Three New Around-The-World Private Jet Experiences

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced it will launch three new Private Jet experiences in 2019. The Timeless Encounters itinerary takes guests on a Kona-Bora Bora-Sydney-Bali-Chiang Mai route with a visit to the Taj Mahal, then on to Dubai, Prague and London. Guests will get to take part in vari