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Sheraton Maldives Shortlisted As The Finalist For 'Best Hotel in Asia' by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

Arial view of Sheraton Maldives with white sandy and turquoise lagoon.
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has been shortlisted as the finalist for 'Best Hotel in Asia' by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers' Travel Awards 2020

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has been shortlisted as the finalist for ‘Best Hotel in Asia’ by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards 2020.

Voting in the 2020 LLM Readers’ Travel Awards (in partnership with Blue Bay Travel) is now open, giving readers the opportunity to reward those operators and destinations that continue to surpass their expectations. The magazine is offering readers a chance to win a five-night stay in the penthouse suite at the luxurious five-star Zafiro Palace Alcudia in Mallorca’s authentic northern side by voting. Cast your vote HERE.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa boasts 176 bungalows surrounded by beautiful greenery alongside a shallow lagoon. All the air-conditioned Bungalows enjoy views of the garden, beach or sea. The resorts encompass seven different restaurants which serve mouth-watering Asian, continental, Mediterranean, and Thai cuisines.

Sheraton Maldives is operated by Marriott International which has recently announced a number of safety and cleaning guidelines for its properties reopening around the globe. Marriott is rolling out enhanced technologies including electrostatic sprayers to sanitize surfaces throughout their hotels. The company has elevated their rigorous protocols to thoroughly clean all surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectants in guest rooms. Read more about how Marriott Cleanliness Council is redefining cleaning and safety standards HERE.

Marriott International encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,400 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 134 countries and territories. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The hospitality giant operates 5 properties in the Maldives with 2 in the pipeline. The hospitality giant is preparing to debut its flagship luxury brand, The Ritz-Carlton and the Le Méridien brand in the Maldives.

Feature image by Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

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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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