Nestled on the edge of South Ari Atoll, Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has recently added to its accolades. The Resort was a multiple award winner title of 2022 Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the categories of Best Luxury Island Resort in Maldives and Best Luxury Honeymoon Resort in Maldives. This is the resort’s second consecutive year of receiving the recognition from Luxury Lifestyle Awards, after securing the title of The Best Luxury Hotel in Maldives in 2021.
Just 105km from Velana International Airport, the resort makes this dream destination more accessible than ever before. All 128 beachfront or overwater villas ranging from 215 to 790 square meters feature private pools, ocean views, with one, two or three bedrooms. For the ultimate getaway, the Presidential Suite promises two levels of indoor and alfresco living space overlooking the shimmering sea.
Radisson Blu Resort Maldives blends an idyllic ambience with exceptional amenities to create engaging guest journeys. The diverse dining selection includes three restaurants, three bars, an experiential wine & cocktail dining at The Lab, and destination dining by the beach or in the infinity pool. Guests can explore the amazing marine world from the diving and watersports centre, soothe their senses at the overwater spa, and work out at the yoga pavilion, fitness centre, or multi-purpose sports court, while the kids’ club keeps the young ones entertained and educated.
Anantara Kihavah crowned ‘best hotel in the Maldives’ by DestinAsian Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards
Another award-winning luxury Maldives resort, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, has been voted as the best luxury hotel in the Maldives in the 2022 DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards. The results were based on DestinAsian magazine’s annual poll for the 16th Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA) conducted between September and December 2021.
Situated within the Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas offers an idyllic retreat with 80 spacious private pool sanctuaries and ultra-luxe residences poised over water or nestled along a pristine stretch of private beach. The resort homes many magnificent attractions including the world’s first oceanic underwater restaurant and wine cellar, first over water dome stargazing observatory in the Maldives, and the most stunning house reef.
The resort introduced its newly transformed collection of two-, three-, and four-bedroom pool residences in 2021 – the Kihavah Collection, and recently launched the Best of Maldives experience package encapsulating the greatest Maldivian adventures including snorkelling with Manta rays, experiencing the best underwater dining, and staying in the most sough-after luxury pool villas.
Colours of OBLU unveils fabulous new adults-only resort OBLU Select Lobigili
Opening its doors in late March, COLOURS OF OBLU, a brand by Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, grows its portfolio with the highly anticipated opening of OBLU SELECT Lobigili.
In the Maldivian language of Dhivehi, ‘Lobi’ means love and ‘Gili’ means island. And that means Lobigili is, in essence, the island of love.
Blessed with verdant foliage, this five-star adults only resort is located in Malé Atoll, just a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The resort features 68 contemporary beach and water villas, all offering gorgeous views of the incandescent turquoise-blue lagoon.
The resort’s exclusive Lobi Plan includes specialty fine-dining, unlimited beverages, spa services, Indian Ocean excursions, a selection of non-motorised watersports as well as a fully stocked minibar replenished daily.
The resort’s dining options include:
An all day dining restaurant Ylang-Ylang offers global cuisine with intimate nooks for couples and a unique book corner.
The Swing Bar with its chilled out beachside vibe is beyond perfect. It features chic hammocks, swings and a stunning infinity pool that is one of the largest in the Maldives.
Evenings come alive with handcrafted, aromatised cocktails and hypnotic DJ and Live Band performances that spark passion.
Gaadiya 17 Food Truck servies grab-and-go grills in a fun, open-air setting on the beach under starry skies.
The exotic ONLY BLU Underwater Restaurant is one of the largest underwater restaurants in the country, where guests can experience impeccable modern gourmet cuisine with a pairing of red and white wines.
When guests aren’t dining or relaxing with a drink, the activities on offer range from romantic sunset cruises to snorkelling at the marine-rich house reef, from kayaking over brilliant cyan waters to yoga on the beach and fitness sessions at an overwater gymnasium. And when it comes to real down time, a standout experience is ELE | NA The Spa, designed exclusively for couples and adults. The tranquil spa complex features four secluded double treatment rooms with couples bath.
Guests can also choose to stroll over to neighbouring Ailafushi island and mix it up with a different world of enchanting sights, sounds and culture.
The COLOURS OF OBLU portfolio also includes – OBLU SELECT Sangeli, OBLU NATURE Helengeli and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi (opening in early May 2022).
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