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Villa Resorts Announces Global Campaign with Virgin Atlantic!

Villa Resorts has launched a global campaign with Virgin Atlantic to be showcased in major airports globally.

Commencing this February, the TV campaign launches across all of Virgin Atlantic’s premium Clubhouse lounges situated in key airport locations worldwide. This includes London Heathrow, New York JFK, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, and Johannesburg. These Clubhouse lounges cater to approximately 420,000 Upper Class and First-Class passengers each month.

Moreover, the campaign will also garner exposure among First Class passengers of Delta One & Delta Upper Class, KLM, Air France, Singapore Airlines, and Air New Zealand, all of whom enjoy shared access to Virgin Atlantic’s lounges. Currently, Virgin Atlantic operates a thrice-weekly winter service to the Maldives, with plans to ramp up the frequency to daily for the winter season of 2024-2025.

Villa Resorts’ award-winning collection of resorts in the Maldives includes the lagoon pleasure-ground Villa Park, chic and cosmopolitan Villa Nautica and the faraway island retreat Royal Island. Its flagship luxury high-end resort Villa Haven is scheduled to open later this year.

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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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