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Semi-submerged museum debuts in the Maldives

An innovative new museum was recently unveiled in the Maldives. British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created an underwater sculpture gallery which is located on Shaviayani Atoll. The submerged gallery will also function as a marine sanctuary.

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Maldives records strong growth in visitors from UK in first half of 2018

The number of UK travellers who visited the Maldives in the first six months of 2018 increased by 11.2 percent compared to the same period in 2017. More than 57,500 travellers from the UK visited the tropical archipelago nation between January and June this year, and the UK is the third-largest inbound market for visitors globally, after China and Germany.

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Faarufushi Maldives private island resort to debut this December

A new luxury resort is set to open on a private island of the Maldives' Raa Atoll this December 2018. The Faarufushi resort will have bungalows right on a white sand beach as well as villas with plunge pools positioned over the island's blue lagoon and will feature a crescent-shaped overwater restaurant and bar.

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Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives call themselves "your paradise on Earth"

A trip to the Maldives is always a good idea, but the new five-star Grand Park Kodhipparu Resort makes it an even more tempting destination. The island resort consists of 120 luxury beachfront pool villas, each with incredible views and luxury amenities.

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Shangri-La’s Villingili Maldives announces ABBA tribute for New Year's Eve

Private island resort Shangri-La Villingili Maldives is offering a special programme for the festive season 2018 culminating in a retro 1970s party and open-air concert from internationally-acclaimed ABBA tribute act BABBA inspired by the release of musical movie Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

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The Maldives named best honeymoon destination in Luxury Lifestyle magazine awards

The Maldives has become the first-ever winner of Best Honeymoon Destination category at the Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers' Travel Awards. The tropical island nation in the Indian Ocean was nominated by readers and an expert panel of judges from a selection of the most romantic destinations in the world.

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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa Launches Promotion Ahead of World’s Most Luxurious Surfing Event

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa will host “the world’s most luxurious surfing event” this summer. The Surfing Champions Trophy will take place in August at the upscale resort, and guests can take advantage of the Surf, Spa and Save promotion. The offer includes a 60-minute massage at the spa, a trip day passes on the Four Seasons Explorer to view the surfing contest and cocktails with the surfing contestants.

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Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi opens in Maldives with Spa and Underwater Museum

The Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi has officially opened to guests. The luxury all-villa resort has launched in the Shaviyani Atoll in the North Maldives. The hotel's 112 villas all come with their own private pools, and the island retreat boasts the Willow Stream Spa which spans 2,000 square metres and is themed on the natural elements of earth, air, fire, water and wood.

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St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in Maldives to host World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony in October

The World Spa Awards has announced that its 2018 Gala Ceremony will take place at the St Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in the Maldives this October. The event will celebrate the best of the spa and wellness tourism industry around the world, and will be attended by hundreds of hospitality leaders. The luxury resort boasts its very own unique lobster-shaped Idrium spa.

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Sun Aqua Iru Veli in Maldives to open in October 2018

Sun Siyam Resorts has revealed it is opening a third hotel in the Maldives. Sun Aqua Iru Veli is a five-star resort that has 125 villas and suites with private pools. Located on a private island in the South Nilandhe Atoll, 40-minute seaplane ride from the capital Male, the hotel has an infinity pool, a fitness centre, the overwater Sun Spa with six treatment rooms, and seven gourmet dining venues.

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Semi-submerged museum debuts in the Maldives

An innovative new museum was recently unveiled in the Maldives. British artist Jason deCaires Taylor has created an underwater sculpture gallery which is located on Shaviayani Atoll. The submerged gallery will also function as a marine sanctuary.

Maldives records strong growth in visitors from UK in first half of 2018

The number of UK travellers who visited the Maldives in the first six months of 2018 increased by 11.2 percent compared to the same period in 2017. More than 57,500 travellers from the UK visited the tropical archipelago nation between January and June this year, and the UK is the third-largest inbound market for visitors globally, after China and Germany.

Faarufushi Maldives private island resort to debut this December

A new luxury resort is set to open on a private island of the Maldives' Raa Atoll this December 2018. The Faarufushi resort will have bungalows right on a white sand beach as well as villas with plunge pools positioned over the island's blue lagoon and will feature a crescent-shaped overwater restaurant and bar.