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Maldives President And First Lady Inaugurates Hurawalhi


President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has initiated operations at Hurawalhi Maldives on Monday, 30th January. The newly established Hurawalhi Maldives in Faadhippolhu Atoll, is built and operated by Champa Lars Holding Pvt Ltd.

Fathimath Ibrahim, the First Lady of the Maldives inaugurated “5.8”; the world’s largest underwater restaurant installed at Hurawalhi Maldives.

“5.8” is an underwater restaurant made of glass for the most part and is fully submerged 5.8 meters under the sea. The restaurant holds capacity to serve 24 diners at a time. The 74 feet long restaurant stands on a steel structure and a transparent, acrylic dome situated 5.8 meters below the Indian Ocean, enabling the guests to experience the unusual phenomenon of dining and witnessing marine life passing by.

Hurawalhi Maldives is a five-star resort that offers 90 Villas. This includes 60 Ocean Villas and 30 Beach Villas for adult guests who seek luxury and variation. The Villas are stylish and exquisitely conceived featuring soothing décor, sumptuous linens on king size beds, bleached wooden floors, and private terraces with panoramic views.

Hurawalhi gives back to the Maldives with a strong environmental focus. Sustainable methods such as using solar panels, its own water bottling plant, energy saving solutions and hot water recovery.

With an in-house marine biologist, Hurawalhi’s eco credentials are one of the finest in the Maldives. Further, Hurawalhi is cooperating with Manta Trust, the marine conservation and education specialists. Manta Trust is teaming up with the resort’s own 5* PADI Instructors to provide educational guided dives and snorkeling through the marvelous reefs and shipwrecks near the island.

Hurawalhi is a nesting site for Green Turtles and the reef, a breeding ground for Manta Rays and Manta Trust is tasked with preserving this natural habitat as well as educating visitors on these beautiful and endangered creatures.

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The Nautilus Maldives Announces Ananda Wellness Residency

The Nautilus will host two senior practitioners from the world’s most renowned holistic wellness retreat. From 16th to 26th August 2023, Ananda in the Himalayas will be at The Nautilus. Combining Ananda’s specialist Ayurvedic knowledge with The Nautilus’s timeless hospitality offering, this residency will provide the ultimate restorative wellness experience.

Exploring the Restorative Wellness Experiences

The Nautilus tailors holidays to individual needs, providing a completely bespoke experience renowned for its customization. Additionally, the resort also provides unscripted and timeless offerings to its travellers. With this, the Ananda treatments will be available to guests at any time of day. The treatment will be provided in the overwater Solasta Spa’s glass-floored private treatment pavilions. Interested guests can also explore the treatments in the comfort of guest houses and residences.

The two practitioners, Mr Sandeep Dhamada and Ms Krishna Karki, are some of Ananda’s most accomplished and expert holistic therapists. As a follow-up to these speciality treatments, The Nautilus guests will also benefit from an online consultation with an Ayurvedic physician. This will further enhance the holistic benefits of the treatments in addition to the overall experience. Ananda’s gourmet Ayurvedic cuisine is available to consume anywhere on the island, incorporating anti-inflammatory properties, with fundamental food tastes carefully combined with macronutrients.

Ananda in the Himalayas is one of the world’s leading luxury wellness retreats, aligning with the rejuvenating spirit of The Nautilus. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation, Ananda integrates these ancient practices with therapy. The partnership first launched in 2022 and this year’s iteration enhances the already extensive wellness offering with a series of curated experiences for guests looking to rebalance their body, soul and mind.

Specialty Treatments Offered by Ananda at The Nautilus:

  • Ananda Touch with Reflexology (90 Mins)- A rhythmic flowing massage with rose-scented oils. The treatment releases tension and stress combined with the stimulation of reflex points. This practice aims to restore energy flow throughout the entire body and foster balance within the body and mind.
  • Indian Head Massage with Reflexology (90 Mins)– This ancient experience relaxes, tones, and eases muscle tension. It also aids in eliminating toxins by stimulating circulation. Following this, a massage is administered to the feet, applying pressure on the soles to restore healthy energy flow throughout the body.
  • Indian Head Massage with Shiatsu (90 Mins)– A traditional massage which provides deep relaxation. Following this, Shiatsu is applied. This is a full body pressure point experience that enhances circulation and boosts the immune system.
  • Himalayan Honey and Rose Facial with Foot Massage (90 mins)– This stimulating and refreshing facial uses a blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils. We massage pure organic honey harvested from the Himalayas into the skin and apply a mask of cooling cucumber. As the mask hydrates your skin, indulge in a soothing foot massage that stimulates reflex points.
  • Ananda Moksha (90 Mins)– A full body massage which uses traditional Ayurvedic therapeutic techniques. The holistic therapy draws inspiration from the concept of Moksha, signifying a liberation of the senses and a release for the free flow of Prana or energy.

About The Nautilus Maldives

The private island of The Nautilus boasts just 26 beach and oceanside houses and residences. Guests can also explore an extensive range of facilities and spa amenities. It is surrounded by the natural beauty of Hanifaru Bay, one of the largest manta-feeding hotspots in the world, offering white sandy beaches, pristine waters, and coral reefs. This extraordinary, tranquil location combined with an unmatched ultra-luxury five-star experience make The Nautilus the perfect private island resort to relax, reset and recharge.

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