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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Joins Ranks of the 50 Best Discovery

One bedroom villa at the RITZ-CARLTON MALDIVES
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, proudly joins the distinguished ranks of the "50 Best Discovery."

The prestigious recognition serves as a testament to the unwavering dedication to providing exceptional experiences to guests while upholding the highest standard of sustainability. 50 Best Discovery was launched in 2019 by the experts of the 50 Best Academy, this travel and experience-focused platform highlights top-tier bars, restaurants and hotels worldwide.

Sustainability Initiatives

At the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, Sustainability is one of the core principles of the resort. One of the top priorities of the resort continues to be protecting the community—in the sea and on land. Some initiatives taken by the resort include using solar energy to power and restoring surrounding reefs through coral nurseries.

Culinary Excellence

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives continues to be a place where guests can embark on a culinary journey. With a diverse range of exquisite flavours, the resort offers seven restaurants and bars to its guests. Each of these outlets offers a unique experience, promising an unforgettable culinary adventure. The resort puts in extra effort to ensure a focus on the highest quality, seasonal ingredients with the environment front in mind. From robust Italian espresso to shared conversations over Cantonese tapas, the Ritz-Carlton Maldives offers it all!

Masterpiece Villas

The vision of the resort’s iconic design is led by Kerry Hill Architects. The design is inspired by the natural land spaces of the Maldives with its turquoise lagoons and swirling ocean breezes – with modern architecture meeting the Maldives. The interior and exterior design is humble, minimalist, and visually lightweight. The design leaves little impact on its environment and always maximises views to the horizon and the connection with the elements. 

Master of Crafts Program

It’s all about creating bespoke experiences for guests at the Ritz-Carlton Maldives. The resort’s Master of Crafts program invites chefs, musicians, artists, and various other talents to enrich the property for a unique experience. With this, returning visitors encounter an ever-evolving tapestry of activities and experiences, ensuring a consistently exceptional stay.

We are thrilled to be acknowledged among the ’50 Best Discoveries’ by The World’s 50 Best organization. This accolade reflects our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional experiences while upholding the highest standard of sustainability says Mr. Renato De Oliveira, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives.

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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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