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Laura Pagano Appointed as SHY Manager at Oaga Art Resort

Oaga Art Resort announces the well-deserved promotion of Laura Pagano as the Spa, Health & Youth Manager (SHY Manager) at the property.

Laura is a seasoned wellness professional, who brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her new role.

Laura’s journey with Oaga started even before the resort’s doors opened. Laura played a pivotal role in the curation of the well-known Hoba Spa at Oaga Art Resort. This unique spa, which incorporates Maldivian healing techniques into modern wellness was a collaboration between Spa Manager Laura and Maldivian Healer Aishath Zulfishan (Xubba). The two worked together, infusing Xubba’s deep understanding of traditional Maldivian healing practices and personalised experiences into Laura’s influence.

Laura’s experience extends beyond the collaborative creation of the Hoba Spa and its unique Maldivian healing techniques. Laura also played a pivotal role when it came to revitalising the resort’s Fiyoh Kids’ Club. With her characteristic passion and initiative, Oaga Art Resort was able to curate a fun and enriching space for children. Laura became the perfect choice to oversee both the Hoba Spa and Fiyoh Kids’ Club due to her natural ability to connect with people of all ages!

Laura embodies the very essence of Oaga.Her ability to connect with guests, inspire her team, and curate transformative wellness experiences is well appreciated. This promotion is not just a recognition of her talent, but a celebration of her unwavering dedication to our community and her commitment to nurturing the wellbeing of every individual who walks through the door. Says Manal Nashid, Director at Oaga.

Laura’s dedication extends beyond human guests. She even fosters a community for the island’s resident feline companions, as she tends to the island cats who reduce near the spa lobby area.

A visit to the Hoba Spa during a stay at Oaga Art Resort is an experience in itself. But getting the opportunity to meet and talk to Laura about the healing practices at the Spa makes the experience unforgettable. If you’re curious about the healing experience at Hoba Spa, Laura is the go-to person for a thorough explanation, which feels more like a story.

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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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