Maldives News of 13 October 2021

October 13, 2021

INTRODUCING DAZZLING AUTUMN LINE-UP OF SONEVA STARS

Every stay at Soneva inspires a lifetime of rare experiences. The ongoing Soneva Stars calendar welcomes an eclectic and thought-provoking line-up to resorts throughout the year, including Michelin-starred chefs, sports legends, leading wellness specialists, acclaimed artists and more.

No matter what time of year you visit, you can enjoy an array of unforgettable, inspiring experiences: intimate dinners hosted by the world’s top chefs, engaging talks with fascinating experts, healing sessions with leading therapists, and one-on-one coaching from sporting heroes.

For October and November 2021, the Soneva Stars calendar is more dazzling than ever. Soneva Stars Highlights include:

  • Hitesh Kumar (Yoga Expert) in Soneva Jani Until October 31, 2021
  • Johnny Owen (Master Fitness Trainer) in Soneva Jani until October 15, 2021, and in Soneva Fushi from October 15, 2021, until January 14, 2022
  • Stephen Kirwin (Wellness Specialist) in Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani until January 10, 2022
  • Jarno Eggen (Chef) in Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani until October 22, 2021
  • Måns Zelmerlöw (Singer) in Soneva Fushi until October 28, 2021
  • Teresa Gutiérrez (Chef) in Soneva Fushi Soneva Jani until October 25, 2021
  • Mikaël Silvestre (Football) in Soneva Fushi from October 15, 2021 to October 24, 2021, and others.

ONEVIOLIN SET TO PERFORM IN SUN SIYAM OLHUVELI

Finland’s Got Talent 2020 runner-up Pekka Niemi will be performing live at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives from 22nd – 29th November.

His stage name ONEVIOLIN needs no introduction in music scenes, famous for his covers of global hits, producing countless sounds, from the melody to drums, with just a single Violin.

SPEEDBOAT TRANSFER UPDATE IN KURAMATHI

Kuramathi presented an updated Speedboat fix daily schedule which will apply starting from 1 November 2021.
ARRIVALS: Male AIRPORT to KURAMATHI
• 1st Boat – 10:30hrs – connects with flights arriving at Male Airport from 06:00hrs to 10:00hrs
2nd Boat – 14.00hrs – connects with flights arriving at Male Airport from 10:00hrs to 13:30hrs
3rd Boat – 16.30hrs – connects with flights arriving at Male Airport from 13:30hrs to 15:30hrs
Please note that arrivals after 15:30hrs will be required to book their own accommodation for the first night, and transfer to Kuramathi the following day as per the above-scheduled transfers.
DEPARTURES: KURAMATHI to Male AIRPORT

• 1st Boat – 06:00hrs – connects with flights departing Male Airport from 09:00hrs to 12:00hrs.
• 2nd Boat – 09.00hrs – connects with flights departing Male Airport from 12:00hrs to 17:30hrs.
• 3rd Boat – 14.30hrs – connects with flights departing Male Airport after 17:30hrs onwards

NIYAMA PRIVATE ISLANDS MALDIVES HOSTS SURF WEEK 2021 WITH PROFESSIONAL SURFER, SHAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Niyama Private Islands is launching its 2021 Surf Week from 1 to 7 November, hosting Josh Kerr and Matt Parker, two big names in the world of surf, and with a full programme of surfing and socialising for participants.

Josh Kerr, former Australian pro surfer and two-time world surf air show champion, will be sharing his expertise during daily surf clinics as well as one-to-one surfing coaching sessions. Josh has also been Todo Santos Big Wave Champion and a ten times top ten finisher in the WSL championship tour.

Matt Parker of Album Surfboards will be analysing guests’ surfing styles and producing a tailormade board for each participant. Matt was the 2021 Electric Acid Surfboard test winner with surfer Coco Ho and has been shaping one of a kind, innovative surfboards since 2001.

In addition renowned professional surf photographer, Erick Proost, currently, resident at Niyama, will be there to capture action images of the guests riding the waves.

Niyama is the only luxury resort in the Maldives with its own wave breaking onto the shore – Vodi – which is a powerful and sometimes hollow left-hander. Off to the west and five minutes away by speedboat, Kasabu is a rippable and hollow right-hander. There are also a number of other surf spots in and around the Dhaalu Atoll that can be easily reached from Niyama by speedboat or seaplane.

NEW RESIDENTS OF AMILLA MALDIVES

Amilla is thrilled to announce Kirk and Keeley Haworth of Plates London will be in residence from 15th to 25th November to offer guests a Plant-Based Paradise of food. Kirk, the son of Nigel Haworth (of the Michelin-starred The Northcote), has undergone a personal journey for health, converting to a plant-based diet.

GILI GOES PINK OCTOBER

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives welcomes the participation of both guests and hosts, to raise awareness about breast cancer. As it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and early detection can save a life.

In support of the cause, the pink mask will be worn by all female hosts and a pink ribbon will be worn by all hosts throughout the month. Pink ribbons are provided in the Gili Cares Kit found in your villa upon check-in, as an opportunity for guests to be a part of the movement.

On Wednesdays, the Gili Family invites all attendees of the weekly management cocktail party to come with a dash of pink in their outfits for the occasion. Be sure to pack in something pink for your holiday! During this weekly event, guests will be invited to leave motivational notes to those who are diagnosed with breast cancer. The collection of these notes will be distributed to breast cancer patients around the world through various organisations, as moral support to those who survived or fighting the disease.

‘Splash for a Cause’ is the highlight of the month! A best dressed FUN-draiser, for the young at heart. An event where the resort invites guests to make a splash into the sparkling turquoise lagoon in their quirkiest outfit on 23rd October 2021. Prizes to be won and photos of the jump will be given as a token of appreciation. Time to put on your best dress! Donation of any amount is encouraged for the registration of this event. All donations will go to the Cancer Society of Maldives.

FURAVERI MALDIVES PRESENTED THE NEW SCHEDULE OF THEMED DINNERS

Starting Monday, October 4th, Furaveri Maldives has changed the weekly buffet rotation of theme nights at Jaafaiy according to the following details:

• Monday – Mediterranean night
• Tuesday – Mexican night
• Wednesday – Indian Ocean cuisine night
• Thursday – BBQ night
• Friday – Maldivian night
• Saturday – Italian night
• Sunday – East Asian night

Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences
Furaveri Island Resort
Kuramathi Maldives
Niyama Maldives
Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa
Soneva Jani