The Grand Park Kodhipparu has celebrated its official opening in the Maldives. More than 200 VIP guests attended the opening ceremony, where they were treated to traditional Maldivian performances and entertainment, gourmet cuisine, and the release of Chinese sky lanterns. The luxury resort has 120 lavish villas in six different categories, as well as upscale facilities including three restaurants, a spa, swimming pools and a kids' club.
The luxurious Gili Lankanfushi resort in the Maldives has unveiled the largest overwater villa in the world. The Private Reserve spans 15,000 square-feet, and includes upscale amenities such as a glass infinity pool and split-level bathing deck, four bedrooms, a central living area, library, dining room, private cinema and bar, and a spa, sauna, steam room and gym.
The Maldives has seen a jump in the number of tourists visiting the Indian Ocean archipelago from the UK this winter. In November 2017 the island nation reported an 18.7% increase in visitors arriving from the UK compared with the same period in 2016, suggesting the government's recent tourism drive is working.
Holidaymakers planning to escape to the Maldives this winter for sun, sea, and sand, can also enjoy a spot of ice skating as Jumeirah Vittaveli launches the nation's first rink. Using artificial ice plates, the rink will not require any electricity or water to operate, and its opening kicks off the festive season at the resort, where guests can enjoy gala dinners on the beach, a visit from Father Christmas. and New Year's Eve fireworks and DJ sets.
Capturing picture perfect moments just became considerably easier at the stunning Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort. The property recently launched a unique service for photo-snapping holidaymakers who need a helping hand: the Instagram Butler. In addition to taking the pictures, these butlers will aid customers in finding the best locations and give advice on the best times of day to shoot.
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