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More Resorts in Maldives to Open its Doors to Tourists In July

Ariel view of OO resorts in maldives.
The President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Salih announcing of the Border opening for 15th July. With more resorts announcing opening dates.

As the country moves further from the restrictions and since announcing of opening the border for tourists, more preparations has been undergoing to welcome tourists in aiming to achieve government’s ambitious target of 850,000 tourists for 2020. 

Maldives closed its border for tourists on 27th March 2020 as a precaution to control Covid19 spread within the country. Domestic airlines such as Flyme halted operations and some of the resorts were closed almost immediately with an opening date for July. However as the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Salih announcing of the Border opening for 15th July, more and more resorts have been sharing the news of opening the resort doors to guests. With it, the government also have shared a comprehensive guideline which was prepared with the industry stake holders and health experts to ensure health and safety will not be compromised with the tourist movements. 

Here is a list of operational resorts and recent opening announcements made by resorts and the Ministry of Tourism :

  1. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah ( In operation )
  2. Four Seasons Resorts Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru ( In operation )
  3. Lily Beach Resort ( In operation )
  4. LUX* North Male` Atoll ( In operation )
  5. Oblu By Atmosphere at Helengeli ( In operation )
  6. Soneva Fushi Resort ( In operation )
  7. Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives – Velavaru ( In operation )
  8. Velaa Private Island Maldives ( In operation )
  9. Olhuveli Beach & Spa  
  10. Cocoon Maldives  
  11. You & Me Maldives  
  12. Furaveri Maldives  
  13. Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives
  14. Amilla Fushi Maldives  
  15. Paradise Island Resort 
  16. Amaya Kuda Rah Maldives
  17. Ellaidhoo Maldives By Cinnamon
  18. Fihaalhohi Island Resort
  19. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
  20. Gangehi Island Resort
  21. Grand Park Kohdhipparu Maldives
  22. Hard Rock Hotel
  23. Kudafushi Resort & Spa
  24. Mercure Maldives Kooddoo
  25. Noku Maldives
  26. Oblu Select by Atmosphere at Sangeli
  27. Olhuvelhi Beach and Spa Maldives
  28. One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
  29. Rahaa Resort
  30. Saii Lagoon
  31. Soneva Jani
  32. Taj – Coral reef Resort & Spa
  33. Taj Exotica Resort and Spa
  34. The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah
  35. Twin Island Resort
  36. Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives – Ihuru
  37. Ayada Maldives
  38. Banyan Tree Maldives Vabbinfaru
  39. Constance Halaveli
  40. Dhiggiri Tourist Resort
  41. Raddison Blue Resort
  42. Varu Island Resort

While resorts are opening their doors to tourists, Airlines has been busy scheduling and pushing their updates of the newly added routes. As such, Etihad Airways added Maldives among its 15th New routes to fly from 16th of July.  Etihad Airways is expected to fly more than 40 destinations worldwide throughout July. 

Emirates also announced resuming Maldives routes from 16th July initially with 05 weekly flights to Male’. With Maldives route Emirates will be flying to 52 destinations in July which will allow passengers to conveniently connect from different parts of the world. 

Feature image by OOResorts

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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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