‘Boxing Day’ is not the traditional day for an annual pugilistic derby in the UK and elsewhere that celebrates it today. It is the day when gifts were traditionally given to servants and tradesmen. Often ‘Christmas boxes’ of gifts or money.
So it seemed like an appropriate day to celebrate the outstanding service legend across the Maldives. Especially, the super premium Maldives resorts have set higher and higher bars for outstanding service with many now providing personalised butler services. We were introduced to these services during our stays at Adaaran Vadoo and Adaaran Hudhuranfushi. But the resort to best, from my research, is Huvafenfushi. A common highlight of the various reviews is the impeccable service there. But perhaps what tilts it for me is their impressive recognition for ‘Best Service’ on Conde Nast’s elite ‘Gold List’ a few years back in 2007 which when it was last awarded.