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03 New Resorts Opens in the Maldives in the First Half of 2021

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03 new resorts have opened in the Maldives in the first half of 2021 and several more are expected to open their doors in late-2021.

03 new resorts have opened in the Maldives in the first half of 2021. While several more resorts have announced to open their doors this year, delays due to COVID-related issues could mean some of these resorts will push their opening date to 2022 or late.

All 03 resorts that opened in the first half of this year are luxury resorts redefining standards in the hospitality industry. Moreover, two of the new resorts that opened in the first half of 2021 is located in the Fari Islands; an integrated destination in the Maldives.

The third resort in Fari Islands, Capella Maldives is also set to open this year. In addition to the 03 world-class resorts, the archipelago features the Fari Marina, a vibrant Fari Beach Club, charming boutiques, and a selection of handpicked, upscale food and beverage options.

The integrated destination also includes the ‘Fari Village’, a dedicated island for staff. This island focuses on community, education, and engagement. Likewise, the Fari Village will be a first-of-its-kind in the Maldives.

Alongside the second integrated destination in the island nation taking its shape, other international hotel brands including Le Méridien, Avani and Alila are also opening resorts in the Maldives.

But enough of the upcoming resorts, these are 03 new resorts in the Maldives that have already opened in 2021 and you can visit them now!

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Designed by the multi-award-winning Kerry Hill Architects, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is inspired by its natural surroundings, including the elements of swirling water and ocean breezes.

The resort boasts 100 luxurious one- to three-bedroom villas. The villas offer spacious living spaces that blur the line between indoors and outdoors with panoramic sliding doors, a sun deck with a private infinity pool and breathtaking views.

With seven distinct culinary venues, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands strikes the perfect balance between high-end dining, beachfront luxury, and wellness-centred menus. For a complete luxury wellness experience, The Ritz-Carlton Spa is a sanctuary of tranquil relaxation over the turquoise lagoon.

Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives

Kuda Villingili Resort by MFAR Hotels & Resorts is located in North Malé Atoll. The luxury retreat is reachable by a 30-minute speedboat journey from Velana International Airport.

The resort features a variety of accommodation options to meet the needs of every traveller from couples, solo travellers, families, to groups. Kuda Villingili boasts 59 beach villas and 36 water villas inspired by the sprawling nature of the Maldives.

In addition to that, the diversity of cultural expressions are celebrated throughout the resort’s outstanding gourmet offering. The luxury island escape offers the choice of three diverse dining venues, guaranteed to appeal to everyone’s taste buds.

The resort also features an array of activities appealing to anyone who visits the Maldives. This includes Seller surfing, stargazing, wildlife encounters, sandbank dining, or big game fishing, and much more.

Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Designed by renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, the all-new Patina Maldives, Fari Islands features 90 contemporary one- to three-bedroom Beach and Water Pool Villas, alongside 20 exquisite Fari Studios. All of these accommodation options embody a harmony of sanctuary and stimulation.

The luxury resort features a handpicked ensemble of the very finest cuisine. Travellers will find 12 dining concepts that present a fresh perspective, where the best ingredients and processes take the centre stage.

Patina Maldives is operated by Patina Hotels and Resorts, the latest hospitality concept of Capella Hotel Group. The new brand focuses on guests’ desire to honour individuality.

Feature image by The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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