Best of the Maldives: Ballet Instruction – Shangri-La Villingili

Shangri-La Villingili - ballet 1

Dance is for everyone. Whether just swaying to the romantic ballads at the resort disco or practicing more classical form with Shangri-La Villingili’s innovative ballet programme.

  • “Reveal the ballerina in you or just discover a new dance fitness routine with our Ballet Master. The celebrated ballerina, Karis Scarlette, a former performer of the Royal Ballet in London and a qualified teacher from the Royal Opera House, will be our Master in Residence, passing on the joy of ballet through inspiring and fun ballet classes for all ages.”

Instruction possibilities include:

  • Ballet Fitness – 60 mins – Complimentary
  • Mini Ballet – 30 mins, parents to be on hand to assist with little ones. Timings: 8 a.m. or 5 p.m.
  • One-to-One Private Session – 60 min – $200 per person / 90 mins – $300 per person
  • Private Sunset Guided Meditation & Stretching by the Beach – 30 mins – $150 for two guests

Shangri-La Villingili - ballet 2

Shangri-La Villingili - ballet 3

Dancing Queens

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International Dance Day today. So time for an encore performance of dancing divas in Dihivehi land…

 

  1. Justyna Woloch (Poland) – Sun Island [ABOVE]
  2. Anastasia Skukhtorova (Russia) – Kandooma
    Anastasia Skukhtorova (Russia) – Kandooma 2
       
  3. Liang Yohanna (Indonesia) – Komandoo
    Liang Yohanna (Indonesia) - Komandoo
      
  4. Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) - Finolhu
       
  5. Ashleigh Ross (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Ashleigh Ross (Australia) - Six Senses Laamu
       
  6. Lucrezia Delli Veneri (Italy) – Dhigufaru
    Lucrezia Delli Veneri (Italy) - Dhigufaru
      
  7. Monika Gejdosova (United Kingdom) – Kuramathi
    Monika Gejdosova (United Kingdom) - Kuramathi
       
  8. Anusch Alawerdian (Netherlands) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anusch Alawerdian (Netherlands) - One & Only Reethi Rah
       
  9. Ani Egoista (Russia) – Ayada
    Ani Egoista (Russia) – Ayada
       
  10. Ola Jordan (Poland) – Kandima
    Ola Jordan (Poland) - Kandima
       
  11. Sarah Fareou (France)
    Sarah Fareou (France)
       
  12. Danielle Muir (Australia) – Alimatha
    Danielle Muir (Australia) – Alimatha - 2
       
  13. Erika Lemay (Canada) – Athuruga
    Erika Lamay (Canada) – Athuruga
       
  14. Angela Adto (USA) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Angela Adto (USA) - Cheval Blanc Randheli
       
  15. Tarja de Silva (Sri Lanka) – Adaaran Hudhuranfushi [BELOW]

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Best of the Maldives: Underwater Sculpture Gallery – Sirru Fen Fushi

Sirru Fen Fushi - sculpture 1

International Sculpture Day today. And new resort Sirru Fen Fushi is launching a world class sculpture exhibit with the most distinctively Maldivian twist – it is underwater.

  • “The sculptural installation on Sirru Fen Fushi will offer visitors a unique, cultural eco-art attraction whilst creating the foundations of an artificial reef to enhance the underwater ecosystem. The centre piece will be the Coral Cube, the worlds first semi submerged art space, a portal to the underwater realm offering visitors ephemeral encounters with the natural beauty beneath the water’s surface, delivering an other worldly experience that illustrates the connectivity of man with nature, a hybrid organic form in harmony with its surroundings, a seamless link between the land and the ocean, combining two disparate wonders, one created by man and one designed by nature.”

This creative installation is another gratifying “Finally Seen” for me as I first suggested such an exhibition 4 years ago with Part 4 of my “Not Seen Yet” series (#7).

Sirru Fen Fushi - sculpture 3

Sirru Fen Fushi - sculpture 2

Arbor Day by the Harbour

Madeline Joy Relph, Natalie Roser, Brooke Hogan (Australia) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

I think that I shall never see. A poem lovely as a tree.” – Joyce Kilmer 

Arbor Day today celebrates the noble tree. I’ve often described the Maldives as a that iconic image of a plot of sand in the middle of the ocean with a palm tree on it. So a trees are, at least in some caricatured sense, the most important (if not only) thing on these isolated parcels of paradise. And if there is one group of tree huggers drawn to these swaying shades, it’s the fashionista photoshoot set.

  1. Madeline Joy Relph, Natalie Roser, Brooke Hogan (Australia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa  [ABOVE]
  2. Mary Kareva (Russia) – Kuredu
    Mary Kareva (Russia) – Kuredu
  3. Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  4. Sipos Szilvia (Hungary) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Sipos Szilvia (Hungary) - Cheval Blanc Randheli
  5. Valeria Orsini (Columbia) – Reethi Faru
    Valeria Orsini (Columbia) - Reethi Faru 2
  6. Alvi Lalli (Ukraine) – Anantara Veli
    Alvi Lalli (Ukraine) - Anantara Veli
  7. Kim JuanBandos
    Kim Juan - Bandos
  8. Paula Manzanal (Peru) – Reethi Faru
    Paula Manzanal (Peru) - Reethi Faru
  9. Karina Malina (Russia) – Fihalhohi
    Karina Malina (Russia) - Fihalhohi
  10. Jessica Immobile (Italy) – Constance Halaveli
    Jessica Immobile (Italy) - Constance Halaveli
  11. Tippawan Tanchai (Thailand) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
    Tippawan Tanchai (Thailand) - Atmosphere Kanifushi
  12. Frugina (Hungary) – Vilamendhoo
    Frugina (Hungary) - Meeru
  13. Anelia Moor (United Kingdom)
    Anelia Moor (United Kingdom)
  14. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) - Hurawalhi
  15. Lya Dionisova (Russia) – Cocoon
    Lya Dionisova (Russia) - Cocoon
  16. Karolina Varab (Lithuania – United Kingdom) – W Maldives
    Karolina Varab (Lithuania – United Kingdom) - W Maldives
  17. Barbara Fumagalli (Italy) – Ayada
    Barbara Fumagalli (Italy) - Ayada
  18. Katrin Amaure (Austria) – Furaveri
    Katrin Amaure (Austria) – Furaveri 2
  19. Alexandra Bring (Sweden) – Vilu Reef
    Alexandra Bring (Sweden) - Vilu Reef
  20. Yulia Rybakova (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Yulia Rybakova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
  21. Valentina Vignali (Italy) – Cocoon
    Valentina Vignali (Italy) - Cocoon
  22. Emma Rose (Australia) – Ayada
    Emma Rose (Australia) - Ayada
  23. Ployly Yada (Thailand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Ployly Yada (Thailand) - Club Med Finolhu Villas
  24. Liliana Montoya (USA) – AaaVeee
    Liliana Montoya (USA) - AaaVeee
  25. Anna Ioannova (Russia) – Felidhoo
    Anna Ioannova (Russia) - Felidhoo
  26. Radmila Sadykova (Russia) – Fotteyo Kandu
    Radmila Sadykova (Russia) - Fotteyo Kandu
  27. Irina Popova (Russia) – Fotteyo Kandu
    Irina Popova (Russia) - Fotteyo Kandu
  28. Sonia Eryka (Indonesia) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Sonia Eryka (Indonesia) - Centara Ras Fushi
  29. Fleur De Lis (Russia) – Kihaad
    Fleur De Lis (Russia) – Kihaad
  30. Adriana Jennings (Australia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Adriana Jennings (Australia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
  31. Ilenia Vallejo (Spain) – Baros
    Ilenia Vallejo (Spain) - Baros
  32. Jasminne Majid (Bulgaria) – Anantara Dhigu
    Jasminne Majid (Bulgaria) - Anantara Dhigu
  33. Martyna Rybka (Poland) – Kuredu
    Martyna Rybka (Poland) - Kuredu
  34. Ksenia Tsaritsina (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
    Ksenia Tsaritsina (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
  35. Mariel Chjen (Germany) – Kuredu
    Mariel Chjen (Germany) - Kuredu
  36. Raminta Bielskyte (Lithuania) – Meedhupparu
    Raminta Bielskyte (Lithuania)
  37. Polina Gagarina (Poland) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    Polina Gagarina (Poland) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
  38. Marianna Mäkelä (Finland0 – Summer Island
    Marianna Mäkelä (Finland0 - Summer Island
  39. April Love Geary (USA) – Amila Fushi
    April Love Geary (USA) – Amila Fushi
  40. Athina Oikonomakou (Greece) – Ayada
    Athina Oikonomakou (Greece) - Ayada
  41. Josephine Skriver (Denmark)
    Josephine Skriver (Denmark)
  42. Nina Moorena (France)
    Nina Moorena (France)
  43. Sana Lantana (USA) – AaaVeee
    Sana Lantana (USA) – AaaVeee 2
  44. Gizel (Brazil) – Angsana Velavaru
    Gizel (Brazil) – Angsana Velavaru
  45. Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
  46. Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Alessandra Ambrosio (Brazil) - Shangri-La Vilingili
  47. Elizaveta Vladimirova (Russia)
    Elizaveta Vladimirova (Russia)
  48. Xenia Deli (Moldova) – Six Senses Laamu
    Xenia Deli (Moldova) – Six Senses Laamu
  49. Nika Andryskova (Russia) – Amari Havodda
    Nika Andryskova (Russia) - Amari Havodda 2
  50. Carrie Santana da Silva (United Kingdom) – Velassaru
    Carrie Santana da Silva (United Kingdom) – Velassaru
  51. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  52. Charlotte Crosby (United Kingdom) – Kandima
    Charlotte Crosby (United Kingdom) - Kandima
  53. Kimberley Wallis (USA) – Bandos
    Kimberley Wallis (USA) – Bandos
  54. Liz Hurley (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
    Liz Hurley (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi
  55. Pla Komaratat (Thailand) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Pla Komaratat (Thailand)
  56. Nicole Chen (Malaysia) – Hulhumale
    Nicole Chen (Malaysia) - Hulhumale
  57. Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  58. Nelli Chernova (Russia) – Irufushi
    Nelli Chernova (Russia) - Irufushi
  59. Natasha Jeanvie (Russia) – Meedhupparu
    Natasha Jeanvie (Russia) – Meedhupparu
  60. Jigenmg (Japan) – W Maldives
    Jigenmg (Japan) – W Retreat
  61. Twinkle Mukherjee (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Twinkle Mukherjee (India) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
  62. Uliana Berdysheva (Russia) – Sun Island
    Uliana Berdysheva (Russia) – Sun Island
  63. Valentina Braun
    Valentina Braun - 2
  64. Yanita Yancheva (Bulgaria) – Anantara Veli
    Yanita Yancheva (Bulgaria) – Anantara Veli
  65. Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
  66. Sabrynette Loana (Romania) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Sabrynette Loana (Romania) - Cheval Blanc Randheli
  67. Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
    Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru 2

Insta Tweets

Birds in air

Graceful creatures strutting on the white sand beaches with their sinewy legs or perched with their colourful plumage. And then there’s the fashionistas. Put the two together and you have a collection for today’s Audubon Day celebrating John James Audubon who brought exotic and inspiring pictures of wildlife to the world in the pre-digital age.

  1. Irene Angelopoulos (Greece) – Velassaru
    Irene Angelopoulos (Greece) - Velassaru
     
  2. Olga Blik (Russia) – Fihalhohi
    Olga Blik (Russia) – Fihalhohi 2

      
  3. Viktoria Pani (Russia) – Olhuveli
    Viktoria Pani (Russia) - Olhuveli
      
  4. Eem Nizam (Maldives) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Eem Nizam (Maldives) – Sun Siyam Irufushi

      
  5. Anna Lysakowska (Poland) – Kuramathi
    Anna Lysakowska (Poland) - Kuramathi

       
  6. Sandra Traczyk (Poland) – Lily Beach
    Sandra Traczyk (Poland) - Lily Beach

      
  7. Qty Babe (Thailand) – Taj Vivanta Coral Reef
    Qty Babe (Thailand) - Taj Vivanta Coral Reef
       
  8. Naomi Koch (Israel) – Olhuveli
    Naomi Koch (Israel) - Olhuveli

      
  9. Anya Talyzin (USA) – Athuruga
    Anya Talyzin (USA) - Thudufushi
      
  10. Anastasia Klubnichkina (Russia) – W Maldives
    Anastasia Klubnichkina (Russia) - W Retreat
       
  11. Valeriya Shelest (Russia) – Sun Island
    Valeriya Shelest (Russia) - Sun Island
       
  12. Thalia (Italy)
    Thalia (Italy)

       
  13. Lydia Sarunrat Deane (Thailand) – W Maldives
    Lydia Sarunrat Deane (Thailand) - W Retreat
       
  14. Sammi G. (China) – Vilamendhoo
    Sammi G (China) - Vilamendhoo
      
  15. Simona Mikulovska (Slovakia) – Velassaru
    Simona Mikulovska (Slovakia) – Velassaru
        
  16. Malinka (Russia) – Paradise Island
    Malinka (Russia) – Paradise Island

      
  17. Beer Passaranan (Thailand) – Hurawalhi
    Beer Passaranan (Thailand) - Hurawalhi
       
  18. Mei Sasa (Hong Kong) – Club Med Kani
    Mei Sasa (Hong Kong) - Club Med Kani
        
  19. Fathmath Rasha Abdul Haleem (Maldives) – Maafushi
    Fathmath Rasha Abdul Haleem (Maldives) - Maafushi

        
  20. Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) - Finolhu

Best of the Maldives: Guest Contract – Medhufushi

Medhufushi - guest contract

The first principle to saving the planet is personal responsibility and no resort fosters more than Medhufushi with their inspired guest “contract” of “behaviour rules”. When I coached rowing at Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, the programme introduced a very similar contract for all the athletes to sign. It put down on paper important responsibilities and forced everyone to give it more than a fleeting consideration as they were putting their signatures on it.

One of the biggest obstacles to a more sustainable lifestyle is people simply not knowing the adverse impacts some seemingly innocuous activity can have. One of the most prominent examples is STANDING ON THE CORAL. To the uninformed, lots of coral can appear like simply underwater rocks. But despite their stony exoskeleton, they are indeed living animals (not even plants) and standing on them hurts them and can kill them.

Even if you aren’t checking into Medhufushi, their guest rules is a handy guide to do’s and don’ts anywhere in the Maldives:

Dear guest, please acknowledge the following rules. It is for your own safety and enjoyment, and they will help Medhufushi Resort to preserve its natural beauty. Any failure in following these guidelines will incur in a fine of 300 USD.

  1. Do not touch or chase the animals, including marine creatures such as sngrays, turtles and crabs.
  2. Do not feed the animals, including fish and sharks. (There is a fish feeding session organized by the hotel for all guests at 21:00hrs every evening)
  3. It is not permied to catch, kill and eat animals.
  4. Do not pick up coral or shells. Do not damage them.
  5. Do not cook any kind of food in the room kindly contact the Front Desk for any special requests.
  6. During snorkeling excursion, please, Do not stand or walk on the coral it is a delicate living creature that takes several hundreds of years to grow and it is the very foundaon of the beauty.
  7. There is no lifeguard on duty, snorkeling and swimming is at your own risk. Please make sure you are using the proper safety equipment.
  8. Each accompanying parent is deemed responsible for the safety and behavior of their children.

Best of the Maldives: Artificial Reefs – Summer Island

Summer Island - rope reefs

Earth Day today. Time to give back to the planet that gives us all so much. In the Maldives, probably the biggest initiative to strengthen the planet are the reef building initiatives to restore coral stressed by rising sea temperatures as well as outbreaks of COTS. Dozens of resorts invest in these reef regeneration projects, but I’ve never seen so many different approaches than Summer Island.

I’ve already written about their submerged Underwater Objects as well as their Coral Pops. They have also built a series of artificial reefs, the most recent being 15m x 2m x 4m constructed out of limestone rocks. Their latest innovation is a series of Coral Ropes. These serve as a coral nursery to incubate coral growth. Less than 2.5% die, and the ones that live are transplanted to the new artificial reefs:

  • “Three pipes are completely winded in rope (needed over 500 meters) and 2 in fishing nets that were removed from the surrounding reefs. The plateau is hovering (we placed buoys inside the pipes) and it’s 6 meters long & 2 meters wide. The pipes are full of Durban dancing shrimps, Bruun’s cleaning partner shrimps and banded boxer shrimps. In between the ropes we already fixed a lot of coral fragments that are all alive AND growing ! Basically a home for a lot of life and we made it hovering so that if there were any crowns of thorns, the corals won’t be eaten by these damn creatures ! Underneath are limestone rocks where lion fish and octopii are hiding.”

Reef Madness!

Summer Island - artificial reef

Best of the Maldives: Most Instagrammed – One & Only Reethi Rah

Viki Odintcova, Irina Dreyt and Galina Dub (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
Viki Odintcova, Irina Dreyt and Galina Dub all Instagramming from Reethi Rah last month

Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Voted Most Instagrammable Hotel in the World” according to Luxury Travel Advisor. That the Maldives tops is the world in photo blogging is no surprise. Nor is the selection of Kihavah in the online poll. It’s one of my favourites and its sparkling white necklace of talcum soft beach plus the combination of upper deck elevation at its “Sky” bar and the undersea perspective of its “Sea” restaurant provide a wealth of Kodak Photo Spots to selfie from.

But opinion polls are notoriously inaccurate especially online ones. All sorts of biases and skews come into play. So a more interesting question is “What is the most Instagrammed resort?” At least in the Maldives, the Maldives Complete fashionista database has some pretty comprehensive information applicable to this question. Tracking the top fashionshoot models, travel bloggers and celebrities and their Instagram posts for two years now, I have some pretty solid data about which resort attracts the posts with the most Followers.

There are two different parameters we can look at with the data available:

  • Most InstagrammersOne & Only Reethi Rah: Which resorts have attracted the most Instagrammers (prominent ones which are usually over 10,000 Followers as a cut off). Reethi Rah maintains its long established distinction as a top haven for celebrity guests. It rises above the others in that it is the only resort to have a top 5 spot in both “Instagrammers” and “Instagram Followers” (#4).
  • Most Instagram FollowersVelaa: Which resorts have attracted the most aggregate Instagram Followers (based on the Instagrammers who have posted from there). Velaa snatches the top spot primarily on the strength of Jennifer Lopez’ 69m Followers. But even without JLo, Velaa would still command a medal position 3rd place. Given that Velaa (and Cheval Blanc Randheli) make a top 5 with a very modest number of Instagrammers in total indicates that they are a lure for the big hitters.

Instagrammer table

Bloggeur Bounty

Men Bloggers group

Today is the UK Blog Awards. Maldives Complete overlooked unfortunately, but at least my comrades are starting to rise to prominence. Male travel bloggers are nowhere near the order of magnitude of number of popularity of the female ones, but I am starting to see a distinct rise in the numbers. When I first started covering the fashionista set nearly two years ago, I could only find a handful of men bloggers visiting the Maldives. Today I can share 4 times that number. It’s still quite paltry compared to the hundreds of women posting from paradise regularly. Still, the award for Most Improved Presence has to go Men Blogging in the Maldives…

  1. Sebastian Maximiliano (Canada) – Soneva Fushi
    Sebastian Maximiliano (Canada) – Soneva Fushi
      
  2. The Benefit (Australia) – Club Med Kani
    The Benefit (Australia) – Club Med Kani
       
  3. Diego El Glaoui (France) – Shangri-La Villingili
    Diego El Glaoui (France) – Shangri-La Villingili
      
  4. Marco Ferrero (Italy) – Cocoon
    Marco Ferrero (Italy) – Cocoon
       
  5. Gonzalo Gastón Sánchez (Spain) – Four Season Landaa Giraavaru
    Gonzalo Gastón Sánchez (Spain) – Four Season Landaa Giraavaru 
      
  6. Bobsky Siquian (Philippines) – Paradise Island
    Bobsky Siquian (Philippines) – Paradise Island
       
  7. Marco Nardone (United Kingdom) – Dhigali
    Marco Nardone (United Kingdom) – Dhigali
       
  8. Sergio Filho (Brazil) – Adaraan Hudhuranfushi
    Sergio Filho (Brazil) – Adaraan Hudhuranfushi
       
  9. Hugo Rosas (Sweden) – Kuredu
    Hugo Rosas (Sweden) – Kuredu
      
  10. Tom Tom (Netherlands) – Kandima
    Tom Tom (Netherlands) – Kandima
       
  11. Ahmad Jad (Jordan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Ahmad Jad (Jordan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
        
  12. Federico Antonetti (Italy) – Centara Grand
    Federico Antonetti (Italy) – Centara Grand
       
  13. Jamie Smedley (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Jamie Smedley (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  14. Antonio Savarese (Italy) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
    Antonio Savarese (Italy) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
       
  15. Raffaele Schiazzano (Italy) – Sun Island
    Raffaele Schiazzano (Italy) – Sun Island
      
  16. Aymerick (Spain) – Shangri-La Villingili
    Aymerick (Spain) – Shangri-La Villingili
       
  17. Vladislav Steshenko (Russia) – Plumeria
    Vladislav Steshenko (Russia) – Plumeria
        
  18. Mikael Daez (Philippines) – Maafushi
    Mikael Daez (Philippines) - Maafushi
       
  19. Giorgio Merlino (USA) – Kandima
    Giorgio Merlino (USA) - Kandima
        
  20. Rudi Fontana (Brazil) – NIYAMA
    Rudi Fontana (Brazil) - NIYAMA
         
  21. Kevin Trieu (Vietnam) – Six Senses Laamu
    Kevin Trieu (Vietnam) – Six Senses Laamu
        
  22. Johnathon Sauer (Australia) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
    Johnathon Sauer (Australia) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
        
  23. Benny Hancock (United Kingdom) – Ayada
    Benny Hancock (United Kingdom) – Ayada
        
  24. Miguel Torres (Spain) – Paradise Island
    Miguel Torres (Spain) – Paradise Island
        
  25. Kyle Reinneck (USA)
    Kyle Reinneck (USA)
       
  26. Kris DM (Philippines) – Velassaru
    Kris DM (Philippines) - Velassaru

      
  27. Mariano Di Vaio (Italy) – Furaveri
    Mariano Di Vaio (Italy) – Furaveri

       
  28. Marcel Ben-Hassen (Germany) – Finolhu
    Marcel Ben-Hassen (Germany) - Finolhu
       
  29. Roman Kuznetsov (Russia) – Bodufolhudhoo
    Roman Kuznetsov (Russia) - Bodufolhudhoo
       
  30. Elias El-Indari (OAE) – Dusit Thani
    Elias El-Indari (OAE) – Dusit Thani
        
  31. Dimash Adilet (Switzerland) – Conrad Rangali
    Dimash Adilet (Switzerland) – Conrad Rangali
      
  32. Chico (Peru) – Vadoo
    Chico (Peru) – Vadoo
      
  33. Mr Gordon (United Kingdom) – Hurawalhi
    Mr Gordon (United Kingdom) – Hurawalhi
      
  34. Charlie Irons (United Kingdom) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
    Charlie Irons (United Kingdom) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
      
  35. Will Marcano (France) – Guraidhoo
    Will Marcano (France) – Guraidhoo
       
  36. Jay Alvarrez (USA) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Jay Alvarrez (USA) – LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  37. Francesco Terzo (Italy) – Robinson Club
    Francesco Terzo (Italy) – Robinson Club
       
  38. Luca Capassoni (Italy) – Alimatha
    Luca (Italy)
       
  39. Pagoa Larena (Spain) – Chaaya Hakura Huraa
    Pagoa Larena (Spain)  - Chaaya Hakura Huraa
       
  40. Mohamed Riffath (Maldives) – Taj Coral Reef
    Mohamed Riffath (Maldives) – Taj Coral Reef