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The Maldives Allows Split Stay in all Tourist Establishments

guests in Maldives resort Mövenpick
The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has announced that the island nation will allow split stay between all types of accommodations.

Can’t get enough of the Maldives from one place? The Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has announced that the island nation will allow split stay between resorts, hotels, guesthouses, and liveaboards with prior approval from the Ministry.

On August 2020, the Maldives announced split stay between resorts and safaris. However, holidaymakers can now split their stay between all types of accommodation in the Maldives. The Maldives tourism ministry believes allowing split stay between places would encourage tourists to holiday in the Maldives longer. 

This decision would also assist increase the tourist arrivals to the Maldives. As of 15th October 2020, the Maldives recorded a total of 27,217 tourist arrivals. And this month, from 1st October to 15th October 2020, Maldives recorded 8,350 arrivals. Russia is the leading tourist market during this period with 2,308 arrivals. Likewise, the Russian Market has been the strongest source market in terms of tourist arrivals since the borders reopened.

The Maldives has also resumed guesthouse operations outside the Greater Male’ Region on 15th October 2020. According to the Ministry of Tourism, 28 guesthouses now remain operational (as of 20th October 2020). Although Guesthouse tourism was initially planned to resume in August 2020, it was delayed to 15th October 2020 as an extra precaution to COVID-19.

Maldives has also made it mandatory for tourists to present a negative PCR test upon arrival. Travellers should take this test less than 96 hours before guests depart to the Maldives. Moreover, travellers must submit this PCR test result when completing the Traveler Health Declaration Form. And all tourists must submit this form via the immigration website.

Also read: Maldives Resorts Reopening its Doors on November 2020

While COVID-19 has negatively impacted the Maldives’ tourism industry, since the border reopening on 15th July 2020, tourist arrivals are rising at a steady pace. Furthermore, more airlines have also announced to operate flights to the Maldives in the coming weeks.

Feature image by Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives
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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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