Sunday, February 23, 2020

Island Resorts

Maldives: Olazábal Opens Exclusive Private Island Golf Academy

Velaa Island - Courtesy of VelaaPrivateIsland

Two-times Master-winning golfer José Maria Olazábal has designed an incredible golf course and academy exclusively for Velaa Private Island in the Maldives.

Velaa Island – Courtesy of VelaaPrivateIsland

Emerging as one of 2014’s key private island travel trends, it seems that high-end golf vacations are set to take the luxury …Read More: Maldives: Olazábal Opens Exclusive Private Island Golf Academy

Celebs visiting resorts

Maldives: William and Kate Jet Off On Yet Another Private Island Vacation

Blue-blooded private island fans the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have jetted off on yet another island vacation, setting off in style to one of the Maldives’ most exclusive locations.

Cheval Blanc Randheli – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Just weeks after returning from an enjoyable jaunt in the Caribbean, …Read More: Maldives: William and Kate Jet Off On Yet Another Private Island Vacation

Island Resorts

Maldives: Private Islands Win Big At The World Luxury Hotel Awards

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Coco Collection, a portfolio of Maldives island resorts, has emerged as the big winner at this year’s World Luxury Hotel Awards Gala Ceremony, bringing not one but three trophies home.

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

With a guest list that reads like a who’s …Read More: Maldives: Private Islands Win Big At The World Luxury Hotel Awards

Development

Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

Plans have been announced to bring the world’s largest underwater hotel to the Maldives private island of Kuredhivaru in an incredible multi-million dollar scheme.

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism is reported to have given the go ahead for the development of the world’s largest …Read More: Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

As attempts to turn the tide of global warming begin to stall, is it a case of sink or swim for this private island paradise?

(Image Courtesy of Waterstudio.NL)

What with continuing political turmoil, a significant drop in visitor numbers and the ever-looming sceptre of climate change, 2012 was without a …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Island Resorts

Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Optimistic Despite 2012 Slowdown

The private island paradises of the Maldives saw a drop in bookings last year amid political turmoil, but its luxurious resorts have high hopes for 2013.

(One&Only Reethi Rah/Vladi Private Islands)

Few places are as associated with small, lavish private island resorts …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Optimistic Despite 2012 Slowdown

Island Resorts

Interview: The Soneva Group’s Bright Future After Six Senses Sale

The luxury resort firm Soneva is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic private island resorts, and its founder, Sonu Shivdasani, sees a new path forward after his company’s recent transformation.

(Beach-side paradise on Soneva Fushi)

Headlines were recently made in the hospitality industry when it was announced …Read More: Interview: The Soneva Group’s Bright Future After Six Senses Sale

Island Issues

Indian Ocean: Maldives Fights Rising Seas with Floating Islands

Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Lying perilously close to sea level, the small island nation of the Maldives has to come up with creative solutions to combat the effects of climate change.

(Image Courtesy of Waterstudio.NL)

It’s a terrifying spectre; an entire island chain being submerged beneath rising seas like a modern-day Atlantis, leaving …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Fights Rising Seas with Floating Islands