Archive : Maldives

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Soneva Jani
December 2016
When Soneva Fushi arrived two decades ago on a tiny atoll in the Indian Ocean, its loosened-up, barefoot look became the prototype for a new generation of beach hotels. Now the team have returned with an opening set to redefine the Maldives yet again.

The Sunday Telegraph

Beyond the honeymoon
November 20, 2016
The first time I went to the Maldives, nearly 20 years ago, I encountered an archipelago for loved‑up couples and honeymooners. Children were a surprise, usually not warmly welcomed – at some resorts they were barred. It was an unwritten rule that you did not bring screaming kids to ruin this perfect paradise. [...]

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The View From Here
October 2016
How we miss Soneva Gili, which redefined how we holiday elevating us to overwater jetties, above some of the most sensational waters in the world. It raised the bar for all hotels in the Maldives and went on to become one of our global favourites alongside our other Maldives obsession, the original barefoot queen of them all, Soneva Fushi [...]

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Eat, sleep, play, repeat
September 2016
The Maldives is trying to shed its honeymooner reputation and Finolhu might just be the island to finally put that idea to bed. It couldn’t be more different from its sister hotel, modern and minimalist Amilla Fushi, also by The Small Maldives Island Co, which opened last year with super-sized villas of up to eight bedrooms. [...]

The Daily Telegraph

Constance Halaveli, Maldives
May 5, 2016
A classic Maldivian island-resort with 86 villas, some overwater and some on the beach, all with individual plunge pools. The hotel caters for families as much as honeymooners with some of the world’s best diving, watersports, a tennis court and kids’ club. [...]

Country Life

Dream Team
Winter 2015-2016
Unlike other general managers, often tucked away in their windowless offices, Christelle breezes around the hotel: fresh, French, all style and all smiles, as frontline as she is back office. And no wonder — she started more than ten years ago in the restaurant of this French Caribbean outpost and has since seamlessly made her way up to the top job. [...]

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Hot List Spa 2011
May 2011
What: All-natural spa in a secluded hotel in the sleepy former royal capital. It offers pan-Asian treatments using acupressure, hot stones, stretching massage techniques, and locally sourced curatives like lemongrass, ginger, and green tea. [...]

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Hot List Hotels 2011
May 2011
The city's former prison is now a pleasurable place to be locked up. Transformed into 23 smartly designed suites, this hotel has a central pillared courtyard and an elegant colonial feel—whitewashed walls, wilting eaves, shuttered windows in gunmetal gray. Only the two corner watchtowers suggest a penitentiary, though there is a whiff of institutional austerity [...]


Constance Moofushi, Maldives
May 2011
This is the Maldives away from the oozing newlywed feel of other islands. For ladies who like lying on the beach, a little spa action and lots of diving, Moofushi is a new number that’s pulled off the remarkable trick of being the loveliest all-inclusive ever. It’s high-end doing all-in. Some may wrinkle their peeling nose at such a thing, but whatever your excesses [...]