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Real Madrid Star Marcelo Vacations in the Maldives

Marcelo in the Maldives
Brazilian professional footballer and the captain of Real Madrid, Marcelo is spending his holiday in the Maldives.

Brazilian professional footballer and the captain of Real Madrid, Marcelo is spending his holiday in the Maldives. According to his Instagram Marcelo is his vacation at one of the most iconic resorts in the Maldives, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi.

In an Instagram post, Marcelo called the Maldives ‘the real paradise’. Since his arrival in the tropical holiday destination, the global football star has posted several photos from the island nation.

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In one clip Marcelo is seen doing a backflip on the beach. Meanwhile, in another post, he captured a shot while jumping on the beach with his family. Marcelo also posted a clip of himself working out in the luxury resort and said ‘vacation + work… balance is the key’.

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Which Resort did Marcelo Stay in the Maldives?

A resort regarded as one of the best in the world, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi offers a serene retreat just 30 minutes from the main Velana International Airport by the resort’s private yacht.

Boasting 119 luxuriously appointed villas, each of them features a pool and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean in its very own private enclave. Moreover, each reef, beach and overwater villa opens onto an indoor and outdoor deck featuring a swinging daybed, dining gazebo, an infinity pool, an in-water lounge, and an outdoor shower.

In line with Waldorf Astoria’s legacy of culinary expertise, this retreat in the tropical holiday destination includes 11 exceptional, speciality-dining venues. Each venue delivers distinctive, immersive dining experiences; the variety of which is a first in the Maldives.

Travellers can also enjoy an elevated treetop-dining concept at the famous ‘Terra’, Which features spectacular views of the ocean and horizon as well as exquisite food and wine pairings. This year, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi also won Forbes Travel Guide’s 2021 Instagram hotel of the Year.

Feature image by @marcelotwelve via Instagram
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Séan Garnier Takes Kandima Maldives by Storm with Freestyle Football

Travellers who vacationed at Kandima Maldives recently got the performance of a lifetime!

Redbull-sponsored freestyle football legend Séan Garnier recently took over Kandima Maldives, surprising football fans on vacation. During a fun-filled beach event, vacationers got to play short one-on-one games with Garnier. Additionally, Garnier also pulled out some major tricks, bringing contagious energy to Kandima Maldives.

Kandima Maldives appears to be a favourite spot for Séan Garnier and his family, as this is not the first time he has stayed at this beautiful resort destination. Promoting his one-on-one game and tricks, Garnier stated that Kandima Maldive is the most beautiful island in Maldives. Just a few years back, in 2019, Garnier brought his family on a little getaway to Kandima Maldives. Sharing pictures on Instagram, Garnier thanked the resort for an awesome week of vacation.

Even during his 2019 trip, Garnier took some time to play one-on-one matches with the resort staff in addition to partaking in the ice-bucket challenge. The ice-bucket challenge was popularised during this time, to raise awareness around amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

In addition to his stay in Kandima Maldives, Séan Garnier has also performed in the Maldives back in 2011. As the first world champion of Redbull Street Style Soccer, Garnier performed in various parts of the Maldives. This included the Greater Male’ Area, Alif Alif Atoll Rasdhoo and the Dhiraagu Road Show. During this visit, Garnier was joined by Andreas Cetkovic, Champion of France 2010.

The French-born, freestyle soccer expert embraced the urban art of freestyle football after following his ambition to become a professional footballer. Quickly finding his groove, Garnier was crowned the World champion at the first Redbull Street Style World Finals in Brazil in 2008. Since then, Garnier has been a fan-favourite when it comes to freestyle tricks.

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