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Velassaru Maldives Shines at Small Luxury Hotels of the World Awards 2020

Aerial view of Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives has been highly commended in the ‘INVITED Hotel of the Year’ award category of the SLH Awards 2020.

Velassaru Maldives has won the ‘INVITED Hotel of the Year’ award category of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Awards 2020. Velassaru Maldives is nestled within the South Male’ Atoll, accessible via a short speedboat ride from main Velana International Airport.

INVITED is a member loyalty program at SLH. Making each SLH member experience better, INVITED rewards guests each time they make a booking on or through the SLH Voice Channel. Over the years, Velassaru has also received multiple accolades from around the globe. Furthermore, the resort has garnered praise from global travelers and industry bodies alike. In addition to that, Velassaru featured in countless magazines, earns awards from TripAdvisor year after year for its world-class service.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World is the proud champion of the most incredible community of independently minded hotels in the world, and it’s a great achievement to have stood out amongst them all. We are happy to share our celebration to all of our amazing guests & team member specially in these challenging times.

A statement by Velassaru Maldives read.

About Velassaru Maldives

Velassaru Maldives offers luxurious beachfront and overwater accommodation with uninterrupted ocean views. Moreover, the resort features a wide range of water and adventure sports, as well as sunset cruises and yoga classes as well. Likewise, guests can enjoy relaxing spa treatments at Velassaru, in overwater pavilions. Or they can hop on a Maldivian boat and watch the crew demonstrate traditional fishing methods.

A myriad of international specialties prepared at the resort’s dining venues awaits holidaymakers. including; fresh contemporary seafood, Japanese, international, and grill pan Indian options. Meanwhile, for fitness lovers, the resort offers a fitness centre, tennis court, and an infinity pool with a view of the beach. For further information and bookings at the resort go to

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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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