Sunday, February 23, 2020

Island Resorts

Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Sweep Condé Nast List

With a new spate of accolades, it seems that the recent political turmoil in the small Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives hasn’t hurt its international reputation.

(Four Seasons Kudu Haraa/ www.vladi.de)

A mere few months ago, it seemed like the gorgeous tropical destination of the Maldives had …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Sweep Condé Nast List

Breaking Island News

Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

Less than three months after his controversial resignation as president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed is back hitting the press circuit.

(Film at theislandpresident.com)

It’s almost unheard-of for the leader of a small country like the Maldives to achieve international prominence, but in the …Read More: Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Ditch Your Blackberry at a Black Hole Island Resort

A new trend is sweeping our information-overloaded world as holiday makers take refuge from electronics on private island resorts.

(Beach Villas on Soneva Fushi)

‘That’s where you wanna go to get away from it all,’ sang the Beach Boys in their 1988 hit Kokomo, about a beautiful island free …Read More: Worldwide: Ditch Your Blackberry at a Black Hole Island Resort

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: Travel Industry Calms Concerns over Safety in Maldives

Holiday makers visiting the island resorts of the Maldives are advised to be cautious, but flights and resorts are operational despite the political turmoil in the capital city.

(Islands in the Maldives/VPI Photo)

For such a small and isolated country, the islands of the Maldives have been making a …Read More: Indian Ocean: Travel Industry Calms Concerns over Safety in Maldives

Island Resorts

Indian Ocean: Soneva Gili Takes Top Spot at World Travel Awards

A glamorous yearly event celebrating the best in international travel, the World Travel Awards honored a Maldives private island as the top villa resort for 2012.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Surely, Soneva Gili by Six Senses must be one of the most spectacular and unique resorts on earth; set …Read More: Indian Ocean: Soneva Gili Takes Top Spot at World Travel Awards

Environment

Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

The Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives is one of a number of countries threatened by rising sea levels, and the president is looking to Australia for a potential new home.

(Maldives Island Image by Patrick Verdier)

The 350,000 residents of the Maldives, a group of picture-perfect tropical islands …Read More: Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

Breaking Island News

UPDATE: Island Resorts Breath Sigh of Relief in Maldives

In a surprisingly quick turnaround, the government of the Maldives has rescinded a potentially economically-crippling ban on the operation of spas.

(The Four Seasons Kuda Huraa)

On December 27th, it was widely reported, including in Private Island News, that after a shocking decree from the President of the …Read More: UPDATE: Island Resorts Breath Sigh of Relief in Maldives

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: Is the Future of Maldives Island Resorts in Jeopardy?

In a move that stunned the resorts of this tourism-dependent nation, the government of the Maldives has ordered all spas and “wellness centers” to close in response to Islamic protests.

(Islands like Huvafen Fushi have award-winning spas)

In an uncertain global economy, it comes as a surprise that any …Read More: Indian Ocean: Is the Future of Maldives Island Resorts in Jeopardy?