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Maafushivaru Launches New Dhoni Sunset Bar And Restaurant At Lonubo Island

02 islands next to each other. with white sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons

Maafushivaru is a gem of an idyllically isolated island located in the enigmatic South of Ari Atoll. Stroll on soft white sand at the resort, naturally dense with lush flora and surrounded by an exquisite turquoise lagoon. Just a few minutes away is Lonubo, its very own deserted island where spending the night is but a distinct possibility.

The Dhoni Sunset Bar and Restaurant is a very recent addition to Lonubo. The venue takes form of a traditional wooden Dhoni, authentic in design and rustic in nature. Set right on the wide sweeping beach, providing stunning scenery of the sunset day after day.

If guests wish to sip cocktails or toast glasses of wine while admiring the tranquil twilight of the Maldives, it is now a possibility to plan their evening ahead and take a transfer to Lonubo. Either the option of a beautiful sunset, seated on comfortable bean bags or visit Lonubo for a delicious meal in the Dhoni on the beach is also available. With a splendid set up complete with candles and flower decoration on table, the experience would be a romantic one indeed!

Besides being a lovely venue for the romance, Lonubo offers a variety of adventures. With a vast lagoon and encircling house-reef, snorkeling and uncovering hidden marine treasures is a favorable option. Alternatively, journey on a stand up paddleboard, kayak or pedalo around the island is one of the many options for adventure loving guests.

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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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