World Snorkeling Day

World Snorkeling Day 2018

We take break today from our regularly scheduled Tour programming to celebrate World Snorkeling Day. We feel particularly blessed to be able to celebrate it ourselves with a snorkel of one of the finer North Male housereefs at Malahini Kuda Bandos in one of the greatest destinations to snorkel at in the world.

World Snorkel Day aims to highlight the exotic allure of the accessible underwater world. Scuba diving has a sort of adventurer, James Bond cachet to it, while snorkelling seems to be its homely little cousin. Waddling around with ‘flippers’ and a goofy mask is found more often in slapstick comedy than stylish catwalks. Who better to showcase the sex appeal of this stunning activity than the fashionista brigade of the Maldives….

  1. Mrs. Nekakvse (Russia) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Mrs. Nekakvse (Russia) - Malahini Kuda Bandos
  2. Rinat (Russia) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Rinat (Russia) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
  3. Camila (Brazil) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Camila (Brazil) - Sheraton Full Moon
  4. Jessica Athayde (Portugal) – Club Med Kani
    Jessica Athayde (Portugal) - Club Med Kani
  5. Elly (Germany) – Conrad Rangali
    Elly (Germany) - Conrad Rangali
  6. Rayla Jocunda Bailey Nortje (USA) – Velassaru
    Rayla Jocunda Bailey Nortje (USA) - Velassaru
  7. Jessica Martinhago T Olsen (Brazil) – Bandos
    Jessica Martinhago T Olsen (Brazil) - Bandos
  8. Est Are (Nigeria) – Kuramathi
    Est Are (Nigeria) – Kuramathi
  9. Allexandra Amorr (Bulgaria) – Fushifaru
    Allexandra Amorr (Bulgaria) - Fushifaru
  10. Belle Lucia (Australia) – Cocoon
    Belle Lucia (Australia) - Cocoon

  11. Anastasia Tregubova (Russia) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    Anastasia Tregubova (Russia) - Jumeirah Vittaveli
  12. Panita Panprom (Thailand) – Club Med Kani
    Panita Panprom (Thailand) - Club Med Kani

  13. Karina (Argentina) – Coco Bodu Hithi
    Karina (Argentina) - Coco Bodu Hithi
  14. Paulina Swarovski (Austria) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Paulina Swarovski (Austria) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
  15. Yana Leventseva (Thailand) – Cocoon
    Yana Leventseva (Thailand) - Royal
  16. Nima Benati (Italy) – Conrad Rangali
    Nima Benati (Italy) - Conrad Rangali
  17. Leila Ben Khalifa (Tunisia) – Grand Park Kodhipparu
    Leila Ben Khalifa (Tunisia) - Grand Park Kodhipparu
  18. Weronika Plachta (Poland) – Sun Island
    Weronika Plachta (Poland) - Sun Island
  19. Nikolakli Mentova (Slovenia) – Cocoon
    Nikolakli Mentova (Slovenia) - Cocoon
  20. Paola Bettinaglio (Italy) – Cocoon
    Paola Bet (Italy) - Cocoon
  21. Ksenija Selivanova (Estonia) – Constance Halaveli
    Ksenija Selivanova (Estonia) - Constance Halaveli
  22. Molly Me (Thailand) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Molly Me (Thailand) - Centara Ras Fushi
  23. Tasha Fij (Ukraine) – “Azalea”
    Tasha Fij (Ukraine) - Azalea
  24. Marijana Stojic (Australia) – Milaidhoo
    Marijana Stojic (Australia) - Milaidhoo
  25. Gerid Rux (Austria)
    Gerid Rux (Austria)
  26. Anna Biriukova (OAE) – Kuredu
    Anna Biriukova (OAE) - Kuredu
  27. Céline (France) – Drift Thelu Veliga
    Céline (France) - Drift Thelu Veliga
  28. Méryl Denis (France) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Méryl Denis (France) - Park Hyatt Hadahaa
  29. Shaday Harilela (Hong Kong) – Kurumba
    Shaday Harilela (Hong Kong) - Kurumba
  30. Rosanna Arkle (Australia) – Reethi Faru
    Rosanna Arkle (Australia) - Reethi Faru 3
  31. Katrin Amaure (Austria) – Furaveri
    Katrin Amaure (Austria) - Furaveri
  32. Lauren Bullen (Australia) – Club Med Kani
    Lauren Bullen (Australia) – Club Med Kani
  33. Sonia Natasha (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Sonia Natasha (USA) - Shangri-La Vilingili
  34. Stephanie Nielsen (United Kingdom) – Centara Grand
    Stephanie Nielsen (United Kingdom) - Centara Grand
  35. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
  36. Nevena Tepic (Australia) – Reethi Faru
    Nevena Tepic (Australia) - Reethi Faru
  37. Jena Frumes (USA) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
    Jena Frumes (USA) - Park Hyatt Hadahaa
  38. Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  39. Chiara Biasi (Italy) – Hurawalhi
    Chiara Biasi (Italy) – Maayafushi
  40. Daniella Chávez (Chile) – Sun Island
    Daniella Chávez (Chile) - Sun Island
  41. Julia C. (Germany) – Dhigali
    Julia C (Germany) - Dhigali
  42. Emilee Hembrow and Shani Grimmond (Australia / USA) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Emilee Hembrow and Shani Grimmond (Australia - USA) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  43. Shani Grimmond and Ayla Marie Woodruff (Australia / USA) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
    Shani Grimmond and Ayla Marie Woodruff (Australia - USA) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  44. Maria Martelo Perez (Columbia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Maria Martelo Perez (Columbia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  45. Eleonora Rubaltelli (Italy) – Meeru
    Eleonora Rubaltelli (Italy) - Meeru
  46. Ksenia Kovalenko (Russia) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
    Ksenia Kovalenko (Russia) - Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
  47. Constantly K (Austria) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Constantly K (Austria) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  48. Giulia G. (Italy) – Angsana Velavaru
    Giulia G (Italy) - Angsana Velavaru
  49. Anna Trestain and Syl (OAE) – Angsana Velavaru
    Anna Trestain and Syl (OAE) - Angsana Velavaru
  50. Amarni Skaf (Australia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Amarni Skaf (Australia) - Anantara Dhigu
  51. Yana Mamma and Natasha Davydova (Russia) – Soneva Fushi
    Yana Mamma and Natasha Davydova (Russia) - Soneva Fushi
  52. Barbara Fumagalli (Italy) – Ayada
    Barbara Fumagalli (Italy) - Ayada
  53. Katy (Hungary) – Furaveri
    Katy (Hungary) - Furaveri
  54. Emma Rose (Australia) – Ayada
    Emma Rose (Australia) - Ayada
  55. Natali Portman (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Natali Portman (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
  56. Nikola Klimentova (Czech) – Velassaru
    Nikola Klimentova (Czech) - Velassaru
  57. Josefine Forsberg (Sweden) – Hideaway Beach
    Josefine Forsberg (Sweden) - Hideaway Beach
  58. Maria Kragmann (Denmark) – Angsana Velavaru
    Maria Kragmann (Denmark) - Angsana Velavaru
  59. Valery Jour (United Kingdom)
    Valery Jour (United Kingdom)
  60. Gabby Epstein (Australia) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Gabby Epstein (Australia) – Shangri-La Vilingili
  61. Caroline Einhoff (Germany) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Caroline Einhoff (Germany) - Shangri-La Vilingili
  62. CC Clarke (United Kingdom) – Kandima
    CC Clarke (United Kingdom) - Kandima
  63. Mar Mengot (Spain) – Athuruga
    Mar Mengot (Spain) - Athuruga
  64. Park Sun Young (South Korea) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Park Sun Young (South Korea) - Cheval Blanc Randheli
  65. Ariel Huang (China)
    Ariel Huang (China)
  66. Kristin Ullmann (Germany) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Kristin Ullmann (Germany) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
  67. Churee Porn (Thailand) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Churee Porn (Thailand) - Veligandu
  68. Alisa Ilieva (Ukraine) – Kanuhura
    Alisa Ilieva (Ukraine) – Kanuhura 2
  69. Janine Jahnke (Germany) – Robinson Club
    Janine Jahnke (Germany) - Robinson Club
  70. Carla di Pinto (Spain) – Angsana Ihuru
    Carla di Pinto (Spain) - Angsana Ihuru
  71. Keira (Australia) – W Maldives
    Keira (Australia) - W Retreat
  72. Phoenix Aviator (Russia) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
    Phoenix Aviator (Russia) - Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
  73. Vladmira (Russia) – Olhuveli
    Vladmira (Russia) - Olhuveli
  74. Ania Malys (USA) – Olhuveli
    Ania Malys (USA) - Olhuveli
  75. Sonia Chew (Singpore) – Conrad Rangali
    Sonia Chew (Singpore) - Conrad Rangali
  76. Pamela Reif (Germany) – St. Regis Vommuli
    Pamela Reif (Germany) – St. Regis Vommuli
  77. Susan Tseng (Taiwan) – Amilla Fushi
    Susan Tseng (Taiwan) – Amilla Fushi
  78. Mathilde Tantot (France) – Hideaway Beach
    Pauline (France) - Malahini Kuda Bandos 2

Maldives Tour 2018 – Grand Park Kodhipparu

Grand Park Kodhipparu - tour 2018

Breezy and easy. Grand Park Kodhipparu simply struck us as an easy resort. Easy transfer, easy access to everything on the diminutive island. Easy access to one of the several house reefs from the water villa (just a few dozen feet from the back deck).

The resort was a particularly welcome respite after the frenzy of several days of island hopping. I‘m sure it would be one for someone wanting more of an escape holiday. It’s also a bit easy on the wallet as it is value priced in the 5-star segment while offering a thoroughly 5-star experience in build, service and amenities. I came away with a number of candidates for future Best Of the Maldives pieces and the GM Raffaele shared some intriguing plans for further enhancements they are working on.

We also extended our string of serendipitous meetings. This time with a longstanding connection on the web-side: Ibrahim Mahudhee, Managing Director at Maldives Promotion House which does the website Maldives Insider. MI is often the first to scoop breaking news on the resorts and is the source of many additions of planned resorts to the Maldives Complete database as well as leads for Best of Maldives innovations. I’ve been considering doing a piece for MI for a while and Mahudhee encouraged me to do so as we exchanged a few ideas on topics.

If you are stressed by all the choices in the crowded luxury sector of Maldives resorts, Grand Park Kodhipparu is an easy choice.

Maldives Tour 2018 – AaaVeee

AaaVeee - tour

For someone who has been coming to the Maldives for 20 years, arriving at AaaVeee was like seeing an old friend. In more ways than one. Not just its classic, retro-Maldive simplicity and rustic style, but also on a personal dimension as well.

This tour is turning out to be a Reunion tour of Maldives friends – Bunyamin, Aima…now Ahmed Nazeeh who is managing sales and marketing at the property. Nazeeh and I first met in 2012 when he was looking after Holiday Island (see photo at bottom). So arriving at AaaVee treated me to another greeting by a Maldivian friend.

“AaaVeee” means “revival” which refers to their revival of the resort style that first started the Maldives tourism industry back in 1972. Like Holiday Island (well, the way it was in 2012, they have changed the villa exposures now), you can’t see any villas from the exterior. Just uninterrupted, unspoiled luscious lushness. Indigenous rusticity pervades the property reminding me of an Italian agri-tourismo vibe. Not only is the food sourced locally, but the furniture and villas themselves are as well made by local artisans at workshops on the island.

There must be more palms trees per square foot than any island I have ever been to. And AaaVee goes to considerable lengths to keep and nurture even more. Many of the buildings were simply built around the trees with their trunks sticking through holes in the roof. In fact, the palm trees themselves do their bit as well. Nazeeh showed me a few seedling “twins” on the island (two trees growing out of a single pod). And the island features a very curious specimen which refuses to shed its fronds when they die (see photo at bottom) creating quite a striking collection of old fronds.

The seaplane to the resort is a pricey addition to your holiday cost, but if you are looking for a long stay, it is an economical option with attractive value pricing. Another bonus is that you can actually go on a whale shark excursion to the famous South Ari Atoll Marine Protected Area.

If you are looking for a value priced eco-resort, you won’t get much more native nature for the dollar than AaaVeee.

AaaVeee - Holiday Inn TBT

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Maldives 2018 Tour – Kandima

Kandima - tour 2018

Kandima is my Golden Buzzer entry in the Maldives’ Got Talent resort show this season. I know Simon Cowell would give it a thumbs up. I can just hear him saying, “From the moment you stepped on stage you had our attention. You have taken a classic and made it your own. It is so inventive, so fresh, so current, so now. The great thing about this show is discovering things that you haven’t seen before. There is definitely a gap in the market for something like this.”

I am a sucker for aesthetic design. So many resorts try to capture the Maldivian spirit by emulating the traditional design and craft. Kandima’s inspiration comes from nature. Predominantly the ocean (with a rich, pervasive palette of blues), punctuated by vibrant greens and touches of palm fronds. Kandima has perhaps my favourite reception area. Like the entire resort that it welcomes you to, it is modern, dramatic, creative. It’s cathedral-like nave opens to the blue skies.

It is no surprise then that I bumped into my favourite Maldivian artist, who is actually an artist-in-residence here – Aima Musko. I was Aima’s first as an artist, and then a customer of hers for design as she re-conceived the Maldives Complete logo and website theme. We have stayed in touch as friends over the years and it was a real treat to meet up with her face to face again at the resort. I knew she had been here when I wrote about the Kandima Artist’s Studio, but I thought that was a short-term event or promotion. It turns out that the Studio is a full time programme that the resort continues to invest in and expand (stay tuned for a profile on this young lady who is a talent show in her own right).

Kandima is ranked as a “4+ star”, but really it stands shoulder to shoulder with about any standard 5-star resort and is in fact far superior to many Maldives properties claiming to be 5-star. The restaurants are as good as any top-flight property and actually, some operators are calling Kandima 5-star whether the resort does or not. If you appreciate design artistry, then Kandima is one of the best value for money options in the Maldives.

Kandima - tour 2018 2

Maldives Tour 2018 – NIYAMA

NIYAMA - tour

NIYAMA has the potential to be one of the top “foodie” resorts in the Maldives. I can’t say definitively because I didn’t have the opportunity to sample too much of their cuisine, but half of the Best of the Maldives pieces I have done to date about NIYAMA have been about their dining, and more than half of the new pieces I discovered during my visit were F&B related (and I didn’t even venture into any of the gourmet a la carte outlets). A bit of a foodie mecca with the longest standing molecular cuisine and concept eateries like Tribal and Nest (mind you, you do pay for the indulgence as simple starters can run $40).

I was thinking that NIYAMA would be in the “super-premium” (aka “6 star”) category, but it is really more like a “5+” star (the “+” being for the food). Its famous Sub Six underwater restaurant is a “wow” item you tend to find in the super premiums. It is priced competitively in the $1000-$2000 range for 1 bedroom beach villas (the super premiums tend to start at around $2000). More for multi-millionaires (or ‘ordinary’ millionaires splurging) than billionaires, more Neiman Marcus than Bergdorf Goodman, more Conran than Ive, more BMW than Aston Martin. It also reminded me of a big event in my hometown “Pub in the Park” where Michelin star food is served up along second bill rock acts like 10cc and Mel C. Or, another comparison close to home, Marks & Spencers which features the most posh food hall on the high street along side a rather conventional clothing range.

Our stay also provided a numbers of “Firsts”. Any first is an accomplishment since we have been coming here for two decades. You would think we had done it all by now. All the “firsts” were triggered by the top one on the list, but all the others were lovely silver linings to its dark clouds…

  • First Entire Day of RainSad smile
  • First complementary bottle of champagne…actually drunk. We get presented with complimentary bottles all the time but never drink them. But the weather sequestered us in the room so pop went the cork.
  • First Bath – First time the temperature was cool enough that a hot bath sounded like a good idea. Though we did hit the ultimate first world problem – we forgot to bring our glasses of champagne to the tub.
  • First in-room movie – Appropriately enough, we watched “The Shape of Water” on the in room television as inclement weather was limiting our midnight walks and sitting under the stars with our post-prandial pina coladas.

If you are a connoisseur of gourmet delicacies, then NIYAMA could be absolute paradise for you with lots of firsts for your discerning palette.

Maldives Tour 2018 – Makunudu

Makunudu tour

Maldives Classic. A great way to start off was to visit a resort that evoked so much of the classic Maldivian character that we have fallen in love with over the past two decades. A number of resorts claim to have indigenous inspiration and plenty have touches drawn from the local aesthetic, but few have been so completely infused with the style and materials of a traditional Maldivian village as Makunudu.

I remember describing the Komandoo villa, with its homey feel, as a friend’s beach house we had been invited to visit. Makunudu had a similar feel, except that the owners of the beach houses are Maldivian. It feels like these villas might have been houses built generations ago with traditional techniques (eg. weaving, tying) and materials (eg. thatch, bamboo), but have been updated over the years with the contemporary amenities. Like a French auberge, English cottage, or Swiss Chalet with fitted with modern conveniences.

The resort actually has undertaken some relatively recent refurbishments which are extremely astute. First, smartening up the bathrooms. Some refreshed stone and slate with updated fixtures (eg. rain showers) give this important room a fresh feel. But perhaps the best investment was their purchase of not only highest quality beds, but also mattress toppers (literally) on top of them all (literally) wrapped up with high thread count bed linen. The bed was simply one of the most comfortable I have slept in.

What they did not fritter away money on are amenities that not only do many Maldives fans find unnecessary, they actually find them to be a detraction – TV, gym, buggies.

I didn’t know that much about Makunudu before my visit. I think that is because it was a bit older and until the arrival of new management this past year, had not kept up. But the new management has really made some sound investments in the right places to make it a very compelling 4+ star option. I haven’t written a single “Best of the Maldives” piece about Makunudu to date, but I am coming away with lots of post material for the future (stay tuned).

Tour #9–Arrival Male Airport

Bunyamin picture

#BucketList.  No not a trip the Maldives (that bucket is overflowing now).  But getting my picture taken with the legendary Bunyamin Ahmed. Being Friends on Facebook, I anticipated the encounter with my own twist on his iconic pose (see below).

The meeting was the sunniest part of a very inclement arrival. Rain was pelting down on Male airport so hard that the Turkish Airlines flight had to divert and wait for it to settle. But like most rainstorms in the Maldives, this was just passing through. In fact, when we passed the airport into the adjacent South Male atoll, the weather was quite sunny. The pilot took a 15 minute loop and tried again for a much smoother landing that we would have had otherwise.

Thus begins Maldives Complete’s 9th annual tour of resorts (our 15 visit to the Maldives overall).

I will also be doing my traditional micro-blog report on the TripAdvisor Forum with a snapshot profile of the following key points of each resort and stay…

  • Ambience (first impressions and overall feel)
  • Snorkel Spotting (what I saw snorkelling)
  • Favourite Food (served)
  • Weather (always a popular topic)
  • First World Problem (the most petty criticism I can find)
  • Most Reminded Me Of (comparing it to another resort)
  • Learned Something New (fun fact of the day)
  • Welcome Drink
  • Pina colada test (one of our acid tests as this simple treat varies so much from place to place)

Bring on paradise!

Bunyamin picture 2

Haven’t Seen Yet – 13

 

Off to the Maldives again today! Despite being our 9th tour of islands (after this trip we will have stayed at over 90 resort which as far as we can tell is still the most of any one in the world) and our 15th visit there overall, we still are looking forward to seeing so many things that we have not yet seen there in our two decades of visiting. In anticipation, here is my bi-annual list of “Things I Haven’t Seen In the Maldives…Yet (But Probably Should)…

  1. Underwater Concert – Especially for one of the resorts with an underwater restaurant [ABOVE].
       
  2. Underwater Easter Egg Hunt – Shangri-La Villingilli advertised it in their newsletter, but I’m not sure they ended up doing it as I can find nothing about it on the web and they are not responding to my enquiries. An inspired concept where guest would get different prizes based on the colour of the eggs they discovered like a bottle of champagne or a free spa treatment.
    Havent Seen - Underwater Easter Egg Hunt
       
  3. Gold Leaf Coffee – The ultimate “Golf Blend”.
    Hanvet Seen - Gold Leaf Coffee
       
  4. Fish-Shaped Ice Cream ConesNo comment needed.
    Havent Seen - Fish Shaped Ice Cream Cones
       
  5. Watermelon Cocktails – One of our favorite items at any Maldives meal is it ripe and juicy watermelon. Now watermelon cocktails are becoming popular so I’d be surprised not to see them at resorts soon.
    Havent Seen - Watermelon Cocktails
       
  6. Floating Mansion Boat – Slick modernistic design, luxury yachts, and spacious mansion-sized villas all a becoming de rigeur in the super premium properties.  So only a matter of time when someone puts them all together.
    Havent Seen - Floating Mansion Boat
       
  7. Rooftop Pools – Always a big fan of a bit of an elevated vista especially in this country of such low lying landscape (thanks Paola).
    Havent Seen - Rooftop Pools
       
  8. Float Pools – I’ve seen lots of floats in pools, but this is the first time I’ve seen a pool in floats.
    Havent Seen - Float Pools
       
  9. Whale Shark Floats – Of all the dozens of floats that launch onto the Maldives lagoons every day for an Instagram snap, how have one (or both) of these whale shark float not migrated there??
    Havent Seen - Whatl Shark Float

       
  10. Clear Bottom Inflatable Boat – Any clear-bottom boat is a winner in the Maldives to provide a means to observe the subaquatic sensations.  This one is particularly stable and safe for the less comfortable swimmers (though only supervised as winds and currents could easily push such an inflatable into the open ocean).
    Havent Seen - Clear Bottom Inflatable Raft
        
  11. Flexible Wooden Loungers – One of the give-aways to the true quality (regardless of how they have graded themselves) of a property is the quality of the loungers. At the bottom of the scale are the cheap, white, plastic jobs. The more sophisticated resorts have fancier adjustable, wheeled, cushioned wooden loungers. But the crème-de-la-crème looks to me to be this flexible design.

       
  12. Gyrotonic – We got introduced to this yoga, dance, pilates fusion by our friend Dean in Boston.
    Havent Seen - Gyrotonic
       
  13. Waterfall Table – I love innovative water features and I love creative dining tables. So you can imagine how much I love this creation…
    Havent Seen - Waterfall Table
       

Slinky Ink

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National Tattoo Day today. And the swimsuit attire is a great opportunity to show off all of one’s artistic body ink. If I had a tattoo, I might have to incorporate an Maldives island into it, but if you are short of ideas, then this group of fashionistas has a bounty-ful gallery of possibilities…

  1. Anna Aksyuk (Russia) – Velaa [ABOVE]
  2. Chiara Biasi (Italy) – Halaveli
    Chiara Biasi (Italy) – Halaveli
       
  3. Natashka Makarenko (Belarus) – Cinnamon Dhonveli
    Natashka Makarenko (Belarus) - Cinnamon Dhonveli
      
  4. Ksusha Krasivchik (Russia) – W Maldives
    Ksusha Krasivchik (Russia) - W Maldives
       
  5. Tracy Kiss (United Kingdom) – Kandima
    Tracy Kiss (United Kingdom) - Kandima
        
  6. Anastasiya Kot (Russia) – Kuredu
    Anastasiya Kot (Russia) - Kuredu
       
  7. Kristina Malinovskaya (Russia)
    Kristina Malinovskaya (Russia)
       
  8. Greben Schikova (Russia) – Sun Island
    Greben Schikova (Russia) - Sun Island
       
  9. Giulia Parenza (Italy) – Diffushi
    Giulia Parenza (Italy) - Diffushi
       
  10. Svyatoslava Vladzimirskaya (Russia) – Paradise Island
    Svyatoslava Vladzimirskaya (Russia) - Paradise Island
      
  11. Giada Longo (Italy) – Dhiggiri
    Giada Longo (Italy) – Dhiggiri 2
      
  12. Lexy Roxx (Germany) – Vadoo
    Lexy Roxx (Germany) - Vadoo
       
  13. Giulia Delellis (Italy) – Hurawalhi
    Giulia Delellis (Italy) - Hurawalhi
       
  14. Jamie Genevieve (United Kingdom) – Soneva Jani
    Jamie Genevieve (United Kingdom) - Soneva Jani
       
  15. Inna Zaripova (Russia) – Fihalhohi
    Inna Zaripova (Russia)
       
  16. Cat Kedi (Turkey) – Paradise Island
    Cat Kedi (Turkey) - Paradise Island
       
  17. Cenna (Indonesia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Cenna (Indonesia) - Six Senses Laamu

       
  18. Aleksandra Belousova (Russia) – Angsana Velavaru
    Aleksandra Belousova (Russia) - Angsana Velavaru
       
  19. Laura Fremiot (Italy) – Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa
    Laura Fremiot (Italy) - Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa
      
  20. Natasha Ivanovs (Russia) – Maalifushi
    Natasha Ivanovs (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  21. Paige Rene (USA) – Maalhoss
    Paige Rene (USA) - Maalhoss
       
  22. Bebaa (USA) – Ayada
    Bebaa (USA) - Ayada
       
  23. Samantha Richelle (Philippines) – Hideaway Beach
    Samantha Richelle (Philippines) - Hideaway Beach
       
  24. Valentina Vignali (Italy) – Cocoon
    Valentina Vignali (Italy) - Cocoon
       
  25. Shir Yashar Kritzer (Israel) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
    Shir Yashar Kritzer (Israel) - Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
       
  26. Kukiss (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Kukiss (Russia) - NIYAMA
      
  27. Leyla (Russia) – Club Rannalhi
    Leyla (Russia) - Club Rannalhi
       
  28. Dani Matos (Portugal) – Cinnamon Hakuraa Hura
    Dani Matos (Portugal) - Cinnamon Hakuraa Hura
       
  29. Vera Sidika (Kenya) – Kooddoo
    Vera Sidika (Kenya) – Kooddoo
       
  30. Saskia Reuter (Germany) – Rihiveli Beach
    Saskia Reuter (Germany) - Rihiveli Beach
       
  31. Daria Schmidt (Russia) – Royal Island
    Daria Schmidt (Russia) - Royal Island
       
  32. Athena Silverfox (Netherlands) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Athena Silverfox (Netherlands) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  33. Mari (Austria) – Furaveri
    Mari (Austria) - Furaveri
       
  34. Cherry Preston (Germany)
    Cherry Preston (Germany)
       
  35. Karen El-Khazen (Lebanon) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Karen El-Khazen (Lebanon) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  36. Janet Bitoni (Germany) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
    Janet Bitoni (Germany) - Atmosphere Kanifushi
       
  37. Amanda Fox (Italy) – Vakarufalhi
    Amanda Fox (Italy)
       
  38. Nadia Prikhodko (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Nadia Prikhodko (Russia) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
       
  39. Lera Bukinaa (Russia) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Lera Bukinaa (Russia) - Centara Ras Fushi
       
  40. Joey Lim (Malaysia) – W Maldives
    Joey Lim (Malaysia) - W Retreat
       
  41. Alicja Sudakowska (Poland) – Maalifushi
    Alicja Sudakowska (Poland) - Maalifushi
       
  42. Adelina Pestritu (Romania) – Sun Island
    Adelina Pestritu (Romania) - Sun Island
       
  43. Camila Storchi (Brazil) – Sun Island
    Camila Storchi (Brazil) - Sun Island
       
  44. Mercede Fadda (Italy) – Vadoo
    Mercede Fadda (Italy) - Vadoo
       
  45. Yakushevskaya (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Yakushevskaya (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  46. Erika Gassani (Italy) – Alimatha
    Erika Gassani (Italy) - Alimatha
       
  47. Manuela Mosca (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Manuela Mosca (United Kingdom) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  48. Puma (Russia) – Ayada
    Puma (Russia) – Ayada
       
  49. Viktoria Devil (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Viktoria Devil (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  50. Christina Mizi (Germany) – Kuredu
    Christina Mizi (Germany) - Kuredu
       
  51. A. Greys (Russia) – Sun Island
    A Greys (Russia) - Sun Island
       
  52. Mia Dolls (France) – Sun Island
    Mia Dolls (France)
         
  53. Coach Nutty (Thailand) – Velassaru
    Coach Nutty (Thailand) - Velassaru
      
  54. Marlowe Vincent (Australia) – Meedhupparu
    Marlowe Vincent (Australia) - Meedhupparu
       
  55. Kira Eagle (Russia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Kira Eagle (Russia) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
      
  56. Nastya (Russia) – Rihiveli Beach
    Nastya (Russia) - Rihiveli Beach
       
  57. Marina Qwerty (Ukraine) – Meeru
    Marina Qwerty (Ukraine) - Meeru
       
  58. Marita Surma (Poland) – Meeru
    Marita Surma (Poland) - Meeru
       
  59. Bewty (Thailand) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Bewty (Thailand) – Centara Ras Fushi
      
  60. Elaine Kimm (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
    Elaine Kimm (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
       
  61. Polly Kole (Russia) – Millaidhoo
    Polly Kole (Russia) – Millaidhoo
      
  62. Charlie Tighe (USA) – W Maldives
    Charlie Tighe (USA) – W Retreat
      
  63. Adrianne Nicole (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
    Adrianne Nicole (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
       
  64. Natalya (Russia) – Constance Moofushi
    Natalya (Russia) – Constance Moofushi
      
  65. Sonja Naauao (France) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Sonja Naauao (France) – Centara Ras Fushi  
        
  66. Anna Chernyakhovskaya (Russia) – Maalifushi
    Anna Chernyakhovskaya (Russia) – Maalifushi
       
  67. Bantik Boy (Russia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Bantik Boy (Russia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa