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Capital of Maldives Among the Top Emerging Destinations in the World

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TripAdvisor ranked the capital of the Maldives in the 20th place among the ‘Top Emerging Destinations in the World’.

The capital of the Maldives, Malé claimed a spot in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021. TripAdvisor ranked Malé in the 20th place among the ‘Top Emerging Destinations in the World’.

Malé is the densely populated capital of the Maldives with colourful buildings. Locals often refer to the capital as the ‘concrete jungle’ of the Maldives. The capital city is connected to three islands; Malé, Hulhulé and Hulhumalé via the Sinamalé Bridge which opened in August 2018.

The Maldives’ main Velana International Airport is located on Hulhulé. Meanwhile, Hulhumalé is a reclaimed island developed as an expansion of Malé City. Today, Hulhumalé features several chic guesthouses close to the beachside.

The island capital of the Maldives teems with high rises and narrow streets, all ringed by seawalls. Shopaholics can savour Male’s flavours in the local markets, which are packed with fresh produce, and along Chaandanee Magu, the spot for local souvenirs, such as carved wooden dhonis, miniature replicas of the boats dotting area waters.

TripAdvisor Describes the Capital of the Maldives.

In addition to Malé, several resorts in the Maldives claimed prestigious spots in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021. Kandolhu Maldives and Mirihi Island Resort claimed positions among the Top 25 Hotels in the World. Additionally, Kandolhu Maldives was ranked in 1st place among the Top 25 Hotels in Asia.

Also read: Resorts in the Maldives Shine in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2021

Sum Siyam Iru Veli, Heritance Aarah, Club Med Finolhu Villas and Lily Beach Resort & Spa claimed positions among the Top 25 All-Inclusive Hotels in the World. Meanwhile, Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa was honoured as the most Picture-Perfect hotel in the World.

TripAdvisor allocates all the reviews, ratings, and saves that travellers share from across the globe every year. This info is then used to spotlight the best of the best places that exceed customer’s expectations. So, the Travelers’ Choice Awards are a testament to the service and the quality winners constantly provide to guests.

Feature image by Hotel JEN Maldives Malé by Shangri-La

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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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