Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is offering guests the opportunity to discover the beauty of freediving with Bastien Soleil.
For the first time in the World, Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is offering guests the opportunity to discover the beauty of freediving with one of the best freedivers in the world, Bastien Soleil. Bastien will be in residency at the resort from 16th December 2020 to 15th January 2021.
Bastien Soleil is a professional freediving instructor (Apnea Total/AIDA/Padi). He’s also a professional underwater photographer. A s a successful designer, marketeer and communications expert, Bastien left the city life of his native France to travel extensively in Asia in search of a simpler life. So, along the way 5 years ago, Bastien found freediving. And this proved to be a transformative experience for him.
Now he uses his old skills to develop his new love; bringing people together, creating collaborations between likeminded spirits and trying to change our attitude towards the environment. Bastien became a professional freediver and underwater photographer with more than 1000 dives per year. He taught freediving to hundreds of peoples from all around the world from 12 to 70 years old.
To experience freediving with Bastien Soleil, book a holiday at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo HERE.
About Raffles Maldives Meradhoo
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is a hidden gem located in the pristine Gaafu Alifu Atoll. The resort offers a main island and an overwater island. Furthermore, the main private island is home to 22 villas, including Raffles Residences, Beach Villas and Deluxe Beach Villas. Moreover, it is also the home to the overwater Raffles Spa, the main pool, and a soft white sand beach.
Meanwhile, the overwater Island experience, located a few short minutes away by boat, offers a collection of vast overwater villas and residences. There is also a sophisticated Nikkei restaurant Yuzu and sunset-facing Yapa pool bar. Together these two private islands offer two distinctive experiences, bound together by Raffles’ legendary service.
Feature image by Raffles Maldives Meradhoo via Facebook
SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.
SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.
The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row
The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.
An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.
Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!
SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.
Partnership with Riffath
SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.
Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House
Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!
Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa
Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.
To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.
Musical Bliss with world-class DJs
Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.
The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.
Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats
Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.
SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.