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Visit Maldives Launches “Tales of Maldives”

Visit Maldives Concludes a Successful Night of Storytelling with “Tales of Maldives” Launch Event
Visit Maldives showcased a total of nine short films exploring the folklore and folktales of the Maldives during the hour-long event.

For the first time ever, Visit Maldives unveiled “Tales of Maldives” stories to a global audience through a special Facebook Live Event. It was held on 20th October at 8PM MVT. A total of nine short films exploring the folklore and folktales of the Maldives were showcased during the hour-long event. In order to entice viewers, there was a raffle sponsored by Radisson Blu Maldives. The lucky winner won a free vacation to the Maldives.

Throughout the past few years, Visit Maldives has realized the need to promote and showcase folklore and folktales, stories, and tales of magic and wonder. The stories are interwoven with the natural breathtaking beauty; a crucial element of what makes up the “Maldivian” identity.

Visit Maldives produced “Tales of Maldives”, a series of short films showcasing some of the most captivating stories, to carry on the tradition of powerful story-telling. From the well-known tales of Don Hiyala and Alifulhu to the role of magic and the supernatural in Maldivian society, they delved deep into the Maldivian landscape to tell stories of romance, intrigue, magic, and wonder.

We are a collection of fantastic tales that provide a glimpse into our rich history and culture, and it is imperative that we pass these stories down. As our forefathers had done before, we are here to pass down these stories to you.

Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director of Visit Maldives

The event showcased nine stories from Maldivian folklore – The First Coconuts, The Giant Triton Shell, Maldivian Magic, Dhon Hiyala and Alifulhu, Communal Spirit in Maldives, Satho Raha, Bodu Niyama Thakurufaanu, Body Mas Meeha and The Legend of Koimalaa.

These stories will create a deep-rooted emotional connection and love among target audiences to the Maldives and its people, culture, folklore, natural assets and experiences appealing to both locals and foreigners. The stories will also kick-start a journey towards achieving a highly powerful brand resonance and identity. The story is one element of a series of campaigns Visit Maldives is conducting to tell stories that resonate and market the Maldives as the magical paradise that it is known for.

Feature image by Visit Maldives
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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