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India’s MFAR Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd Opens a Resort in the Maldives

MFAR Hotels' Kuda Villingili Maldives
Kochi-based firm, MFAR Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd opened a new resort, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives earlier this month.

Kochi-based firm, MFAR Hotels & Resorts Pvt Ltd opened a new resort, Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives earlier this month. According to the resort, the High Commissioner of India to the Maldives, Sunjay Sudhir attended the opening of Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives.

The newly-opened 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. Kuda Villingili embraces cultural expressions and encapsulates timeless elegance. Likewise, the resort’s design is enhanced by traditional Maldivian arts and fabrics.

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.

Boasting an idyllic beachfront view, the resort’s signature dining establishment – The Restaurant – serves the freshest, handcrafted food for breakfast and dinner, in an exclusive, classy ambience.

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Meanwhile, located by the impressive swimming pool (one of the most stylish swimming pools in the Maldives), The Hawkers is an upscale dining venue with a bar and three distinct restaurants, Spice, East and Med, which serve mouth-watering Indian-Arabic, Thai-Japanese and Italian-Mediterranean fusion street food by each restaurant’s open kitchens.

Finally, a South American take on the classic beach menu is available at The Beach Club, together with an extended list of refreshing frozen cocktails and rosé wines. Overlooking the Maldivian sunset, the Beach Club hosts daily live DJ sets that provide the ultimate soundscape for an extraordinary vacation.

The resort also features a host of activities appealing to anyone who visits the Maldives. Seller surfing, stargazing, wildlife encounters, sandbank dining, or big game fishing, you name it! Kuda Villingili guarantees you’ll never run out of things to do at the luxury island haven.

Feature image by Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives
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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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