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In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to Open World’s first Underwater Villa

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has announced it is building new a new underwater two-storey villa. The villa will sit 16.4 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean and is due to open to guests in November 2018. The Muraka villa will have an underwater suite section with a bedroom, living area and bathroom, and a top overwater level with a sunset-facing relaxation deck, an infinity-edge pool, two bedrooms, and a bathroom with an ocean-view bath tub.

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Jumeirah Vittaveli resort opens first ice rink in Maldives

The Jumeirah Vittaveli resort has opened the first ice rink in the Maldives. The launch of the eco-friendly ice rink was celebrated with a performance by Russian former Olympic Gold medallist figure skater Evgeni Plushenko. The Ice Ice Maybe rink is made of artificial ice plates made of plastic, and it will be used for leisure skating, figure skating and ice hockey games.

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Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort launches Bespoke Ayurvedic Retreats

The Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has launched a series of bespoke Ayurvedic retreats this spring that have been curated by its in-house Ayurveda doctor, Dr. Sudhi Suresh. The luxury private island resort is offering an array of three, five and seven-day retreats that will help guests connect with their body, mind and soul within tranquil tropical surroundings in the Maldives.

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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives on track for autumn 2018 opening

Hard Rock International has announced it will debut its first hotel in Indian Ocean nation the Maldives this October 2018. The Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is currently in development as part of the Emboodhoo Lagoon multi-island resort project, and will open alongside a new beachfront Hard Rock Cafe.

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas reveals new SKY Observatory Bar

The luxurious Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has unveiled its new SKY overwater observatory. Perched over the turquoise lagoon, the venue has a cocktail bar, a telescope and a resident story-telling "Sky Guru" who will educate guests about the night's sky. Resident astronomer Ali Shameem will explain everything from the rings of Saturn, to the different constellations.

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Anantara Kihavah Maldives named world’s most instagrammable hotel

The ultra-luxury Anantara Kihavah Maldives resort has been crowned Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World in a recent contest by travel magazine Luxury Travel Advisor. The Indian Ocean island hotel won first place, with Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton hotel in the tropical Balinese town of Ubud coming second.

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The Maldives sees jump in UK visitor numbers

Following the opening of a flurry of new hotels and an expanded airport, the latest visitor figures for popular Indian Ocean holiday destination The Maldives reveal a 9.4 percent increase in travellers from the UK during the first few months of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017.

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Centara Hotels and Resorts launches All-Inclusive Diving and Snorkelling packages in the Maldives

Centara Hotels and Resorts is offering two new all-inclusive packages at two of their resorts in the Maldives. The Thai hotel group has launched the Gold and Ultimate All-Inclusive packages for guests, allowing them to enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving tours at the adults-only Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa and the family-friendly Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa.

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Gili Lankanfushi Island Resort Appoints Aldo Cadau as New Executive Chef

The luxury Gili Lankanfushi resort in the Maldives has appointed a brand new Executive Chef. Italian native Aldo Cadau has joined the culinary team at the luxury island resort and will be responsible for overseeing the operations of its diverse gourmet restaurants. These include By the Sea, Fini Foni, the Main Restaurant, and the Overwater Grill.

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi to open in April 2018

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts has announced that it will open a brand new resort in the Maldives in April 2018. The Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi will be located in the Shaviyani Atoll and will have 120 luxury villas. The lavish island resort will also be home to the first underwater sculpture museum in the Maldives, which will be created by renowned artist Jason deCaires Taylor.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island to Open World’s first Underwater Villa

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has announced it is building new a new underwater two-storey villa. The villa will sit 16.4 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean and is due to open to guests in November 2018. The Muraka villa will have an underwater suite section with a bedroom, living area and bathroom, and a top overwater level with a sunset-facing relaxation deck, an infinity-edge pool, two bedrooms, and a bathroom with an ocean-view bath tub.

Jumeirah Vittaveli resort opens first ice rink in Maldives

The Jumeirah Vittaveli resort has opened the first ice rink in the Maldives. The launch of the eco-friendly ice rink was celebrated with a performance by Russian former Olympic Gold medallist figure skater Evgeni Plushenko. The Ice Ice Maybe rink is made of artificial ice plates made of plastic, and it will be used for leisure skating, figure skating and ice hockey games.

Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort launches Bespoke Ayurvedic Retreats

The Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort has launched a series of bespoke Ayurvedic retreats this spring that have been curated by its in-house Ayurveda doctor, Dr. Sudhi Suresh. The luxury private island resort is offering an array of three, five and seven-day retreats that will help guests connect with their body, mind and soul within tranquil tropical surroundings in the Maldives.