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Culinary Perfection – Feast & Indulge at Velassaru Maldives

Chef in Teppanyaki Restaurant at Maldives resort Velassaru
Feast and indulge at Velassaru Maldives with the ‘Velassaru Indulgence Package’.

Feast and indulge at Velassaru Maldives with the ‘Velassaru Indulgence Package’. The packages provide guests the best culinary experience the resort has to offer. The carefully crafted package offers the finest of culinary experiences and a range of extras.

Velassaru Indulgence Package Details

Lunch options (1230 – 1530hrs): Infinity, Chill Bar (International Tapas), Turquoise (International cuisine) and Fen Bar
Dinner Options (1900 – 2200hrs): Etesian (Latin American-inspired), Teppanyaki (Japanese cuisine), Turquoise (International cuisine), Sand (Ocean Side Grill with Pan-Indian Ocean Influences), and Vela (International buffet)

Beverages: Included beverages are served during all standard operating outlets and bar hours. Beverages include; water, soft drinks, juices, house-pouring beer, a selection of wines, and liquors. Exclusions; In-villa dining, mini bar, private dining experiences & themed events.

Extra Benefits: Complimentary snorkeling equipment and daily 2-hour use of Ocean Kayak.

For further information and bookings go to:

Velassaru Maldives offers contemporary accommodation on a private island amidst the bright blue ocean. The resort’s beautiful villas and bungalows are minimalist and stylish without compromising comfort. In addition to that, Velassaru also offers a full range of amenities you can expect from a first-class resort.

Guests can indulge in an exhilarating spa session or rather choose outdoor activities to fill your laid back days at this tropical haven. Meanwhile, Adventure seekers can hop on a Maldivian boat and watch the crew demonstrate traditional fishing methods.

Velassaru’s 5 restaurants prepare a variety of international specialties. Thus guests can enjoy fresh contemporary seafood, Japanese, international, and grill pan Indian options. Likewise, 2 beach bars serve cocktails and wines. In-villa or private island dining can also be arranged at the resort.

Velassaru Maldives is situated in South Malé Atoll, a 25-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. The resort’s guest services team will be at the airport to escort guests to speedboats. Chilled drinks and a warm welcome await you at Velassaru Maldives!

Feature image by Velassaru Maldives
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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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