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16th May 2022

A taste of culture: discover the flavours of the Maldives

Island Life

Maldivian cuisine is as vibrant as our culture. With centuries of history and influences from all across the globe, the food we eat reflects the …

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27th April 2022

Faisal Al Mosawi Achieves a Guinness World Record at Sun Island

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Faisal Al Mosawi officially achieved the new Guinness World Record for the fastest time to swim 1km open water (CID2) which he completed in the …

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26th April 2022

A stay in the life: Our guide to romantic couples holidays in the Maldives

Travel tips

Whether you’re joining us for a luxury honeymoon or just to get away and spend some time with that special someone, our island resorts have …

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21st April 2022

Embracing Environmental Conservation Endeavors to Celebrate Earth Day

Sustainability

In celebration of nature and the earth for the upcoming Earth Day, Villa Hotels & Resorts have announced several conservation activities at …

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6th April 2022

An Egg-citing Easter at Villa Hotels & Resorts

Activities

This Easter, Villa Hotels & Resorts have put together an array of egg-cellent Easter programs packed with exhilarating experiences and …

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31st March 2022

Discover Manta Rays at Royal Island Resort & Spa

Activities

Royal Island Resort & Spa is located in the protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, home to rich coral reefs, a variety of tropical …

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24th March 2022

Celebrating Earth Hour and Preserving The Natural Environment

Sustainability

Preserving the natural pristine environment and conserving the ecology of the islands is at the heart of the Villa Hotels & Resorts …

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22nd March 2022

Sun Island and Royal Island Awarded Green Key Eco-label

Sustainability

Villa Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that Sun Island Resort & Spa and Royal Island Resort & Spa have been awarded the …

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6th March 2022

A Guide to Romantic Adventures in Baa Atoll

Island Life

Journey to one of the world’s most romantic destinations nestled by turquoise waters and boasting an abundance of sunshine throughout the …

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28th February 2022

Sun Island Luxurious Beach Villas

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Sun Island Resort & Spa, part of Villa Hotels & Resorts Maldives collection has introduced a spectacular selection of luxurious new Beach …

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21st February 2022

Maxim Zavidia to perform at Paradise Island

Island Life

Moldovan Artist Maxim Zavidia is set to travel to the Maldives in March to perform at Paradise Island Resort, part of the Villa Hotels & …

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15th February 2022

SKYDIVING OVER SUN ISLAND

Activities

This month one of the biggest skydiving events in the Maldives took place at Sun Island Resort located in South Ari Atoll. The event was held in …

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9th February 2022

Villa Hotels App – Your Virtual Island Host

Travel tips

This month Villa Hotels & Resorts launched a brand new interactive mobile App available to download from the Apple store and Google play …

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7th February 2022

Island Romance

Island Life

Let your love chart a course for the most romantic destination, the Maldives archipelago. This Valentine’s Day, treat your love and yourself to …

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1st February 2022

In Conversation with DJ Danny Avila

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This Festive season at Villa Hotels & Resorts, one of the highlights was the unique and feisty sounds of world-renowned Spanish DJ, Danny …

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9th January 2022

Villa Hotels & Resorts Redefine MICE Tourism

Island Life

Increasing globalization and rapid expansion of business activities across the world has boosted the growth of the Global MICE industry. The …

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3rd January 2022

Villa Resorts announces achievement of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for its resorts

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Villa Hotels & Resorts announced today it has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for its resorts Paradise Island, Sun Island and Royal …

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22nd December 2021

ROYAL ISLAND PREMIUM ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORT AWARDED AT THE TRAVEL TIME AWARDS

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Villa Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that Royal Island Premium All-Inclusive Resort has been awarded Best Hotel with Premium All …

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20th December 2021

Explore. Dream. Discover – Cycling on water

Island Life

Villa Hotels & Resorts collection of Maldives properties introduce a new way to cycle on water. The Schiller Water Bike is the latest …

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12th December 2021

Timeless Festive Journey at Paradise Island

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A magical journey of a lifetime in the theme of Polaris; the brightest star in the constellation Against the spectacular backdrop of the Indian …

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28th November 2021

DJ EMIRALI SET TO PERFORM THIS FESTIVE AT SUN ISLAND AND PARADISE ISLAND

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Villa Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce DJ Emirali will be performing as part of an electric line up of celebrations this Festive …

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20th November 2021

Paradise Island Resort & Spa Christmas Cake mixing ceremony

Island Life

Paradise Island Resort & Spa kicked off the Festive activities this month with a kids Christmas cake making ceremony at the Hulhangu Bar in …

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17th November 2021

Villa Hotels & Resorts awarded the GOLD 100

Awards

Villa Hotels & Resorts has been awarded the GOLD 100 award at the fifth edition of Corporate Maldives GOLD 100 Gala. The GOLD 100 Gala, the …

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10th November 2021

Danny Avila to perform at Villa Resorts this Festive

Island Life

Villa Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce a spectacular line up of electric celebrations during the Christmas and New Year period, with …

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8th November 2021

Get out on the water: Top 5 water sports and activities for families at Sun Island

Activities

With endless azure waters surrounding our island resort, there’s no better place to make a splash and have a go at water sports with the family. …

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30th October 2021

Villa Hotels & Resorts welcome the One Millionth Tourist of 2021 to the Maldives

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October 29th 2021 marked an important date in Maldives Tourism, on this day the country welcomed the One Millionth Tourist to the Maldives …

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28th October 2021

Royal Island Holds an Island Clean-Up for Sustainability Day

Sustainability

October 27th 2021 marked an important day worldwide, on this day we celebrate Sustainability day. As part of a continuous pledge to help protect …

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26th October 2021

Celebrating World Sustainability Day at Sun Island Resort & Spa

Sustainability

Sun Island Resort & Spa, awarded Luxury Eco Resort in the 2021 World Luxury Hotel Awards, is set on one of the largest Maldives islands …

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13th October 2021

Take a peek inside the new Deluxe Beach Pool Villas on Paradise Island

Island Life

Glorious views over the glittering seas, opulent nautical-inspired interiors, and all the modern amenities you’d expect from one of our luxury …

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13th October 2021

Sun Island Wins Luxury Eco Resort At World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021

Awards

Villa Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that Sun Island Resort & Spa has been awarded the 2021 award for Luxury Eco Resort in the …

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12th October 2021

Top 5 things to know before your trip to the Maldives

Travel tips

With its white sandy beaches, crystalline waters, and lush tropical foliage, it’s no wonder that the Maldives is one of the world’s best-loved …

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6th October 2021

Join The Run at Sun

Island Life

As part of the celebrations for World Tourism Day, Sun Island Resort & Spa held a resort run around the extensive island which spans over …

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28th September 2021

International Housekeeping Appreciation Week

Island Life

During this years international housekeeping appreciation week, Villa Hotels & Resorts celebrated our hardworking and dedicated housekeeping …

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27th September 2021

Celebrating World Tourism Day 2021 – Tourism for Inclusive Growth

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World Tourism Day on September 27th is a day dedicated to fostering the awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism …

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26th September 2021

Royal Island All-Inclusive Premium Resort raises awareness on World Zero Emission Day

Sustainability

September 21st 2021 marked an important day in sustainability efforts worldwide. This day is Zero Emissions Day, with the sole purpose to give …

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21st September 2021

Paradise Island Resort & Spa introduces the brand new infinity swimming pool

Island Life

Villa Hotels & Resorts collection of award-winning resorts in the Maldives archipelago are celebrated for their spectacular natural beauty, …

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16th September 2021

Villa Hotels & Resorts partners with Infinite Luxury

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Villa Hotels & Resorts collection of award-winning resorts in the Maldives archipelago include the adventurous and family-friendly Sun …

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30th August 2021

Whale Shark Day 2021

Activities

Each year on the 30th of August, we celebrate the majestic gentle giant of the ocean – the whale shark (Rhincodon typus). International Whale …

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12th August 2021

Our favourite Instagram snaps of the Maldives

Travel tips | Island Life

No holiday to the Maldives would be complete without a collection of beautiful pictures to share on your social feeds. From selfies with the …

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16th July 2021

Preserve. Protect. For The Future.

Sustainability | Island Life

The Maldives tropical archipelago is home to some of the richest biodiversity in the world. The country’s coral reefs are the 7th largest in the …

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14th July 2021

Romantic moments in the Maldives

Travel tips | Activities | Island Life

Whatever the occasion, a romantic retreat to the Maldives is sure to be filled with a whole host of unique experiences. From tranquil time in the …

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6th July 2021

Environmental Sustainability at Villa Resorts

Sustainability | Island Life

Over the last few decades, our actions have had devastating effects on both land and water ecosystems and all its inhabitants. Our Earth and its …

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14th June 2021

Stargazing in Paradise

Activities | Island Life

A trip to the Maldives is always a good idea. For nature lovers who seek the adventurous outdoors there is nothing quite like the tropical …

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8th June 2021

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2021

Activities | Island Life | Travel tips

‘No water, no life.’ – Sylvia Earle June 8th 2021 marks an important day worldwide – World Oceans Day. This year the United Nations …

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27th May 2021

Bring a taste of the Maldives home with these recipes

Island Life

Maldivian cuisine isn’t particularly well-known around the world, but that doesn’t make it any less delicious. Perfect for light lunches and …

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21st April 2021

Wellbeing at home with Araamu Spa

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Pandemic or not, taking care of your wellbeing and health should be a priority for all of us. And since we can’t all spend every day unwinding on …

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17th March 2021

Paradise Island’s top five excursions

Activities

A visit to the Maldives wouldn’t be complete without some unforgettable excursions and activities, and Paradise Island offers a wide selection of …

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27th February 2021

Sun Island’s Gleaming Awards

Awards

Sun Island is a happy place, always gleaming with radiant smiles. Shimmering with optimism to make 2021 a superb year, Sun Island’s staff are …

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17th February 2021

Making island life sustainable on Sun Island

Island Life

There’s much more to the Maldives than meets the eye. Behind the swaying palms, crystalline waters, and stunning sandy beaches, the region plays …

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8th January 2021

5 things you probably didn’t know about the Maldives

Island Life

Today, the Maldives is known as an enchanting destination for romantic escapes and action-packed family holidays, but its history and heritage …

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7th December 2020

Top 5 reasons to visit our award-winning spas

Island Life

Is there anything more relaxing than a little bit of spa time? How about if that spa was tucked away in a quiet corner of a Maldivian island? Now …

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19th October 2020

Five Sun Island spots to up your Insta game

Island Life | Travel tips

While you’re making memories in the Maldives, you’re bound to want a way to capture the beauty of our tranquil corner of the world. With …

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8th October 2020

Run for Maldives

Activities | Island Life | Travel tips | Uncategorised

Villa Hotels & Resorts is proud to be a partner of the celebrated event “Run for Maldives”, organized by Unix Sporting, which began on 27th …

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21st September 2020

Sun Island experiences: Activities and excursions

Activities

All of our islands offer a number of incredible, once-in-a-lifetime activities to enjoy, and our family resort on Sun Island is no exception. …

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19th August 2020

Beach villa or overwater villa?

Travel tips

When it comes to planning your perfect vacation in the Maldives, the accommodation plays a huge part. Do you choose an overwater villa that …

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15th July 2020

Traveller Health Declaration

Travel tips

Finally, the wait is over! In line with WHO guidelines we are ready to receive and pamper you with the world-renowned Maldivian hospitality in …

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15th July 2020

What makes the Maldives one of the best destinations for a secluded vacation?

Travel tips

The Maldives is one of the most remote destinations in the world. But it’s not just the location of the islands that makes them the perfect place …

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26th June 2020

First Maldives holiday: Packing essentials

Travel tips

When planning any vacation, it’s important to spend time thinking about what you’re going to take with you. But when it comes to a location as …

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26th June 2020

Seasonal neighbours: The gentle giants that call our surrounding waters their home.

Activities

The Maldives is renowned for its vast array of underwater wildlife and, as a result, has become one of the best places in the world for …

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18th June 2020

Why the Maldives is the perfect place for a honeymoon

Island Life

Over the years, the Maldives has grown in popularity to become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. Here are just a few …

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