Leap Year

Leap Day!  Any one would be bound(ing) to jump for joy in the at the idea of an extra day in the Maldives!  Mind you the fashionista set seem to spring into action around the camera much of the time…

  1. Liliana Montoya (USA) – AaaVeee [ABOVE]
  2. Linda Grace (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Linda Grace (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  3. Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
    Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
     
  4. Olga (Russia) – Dhigali
    Olga (Russia) - Dhigali
     
  5. Nima Benati (Italy) – Conrad Rangali
    Nima Benati (Italy) - Conrad Rangali
      
  6. Andrea Verešová (Czech) – Hideaway Beach
    Andrea Verešová (Czech) - Hideaway Beach
       
  7. Juliana Oleinik (Russia)
    Juliana Oleinik (Russia)
       
  8. Ksenia Dzhalaganiya (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Ksenia Dzhalaganiya (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
       
  9. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) - Hurawalhi
       
  10. Juliana (Ukraine) – Kandima
    Juliana (Ukraine) - Kandima
       

    Charlene C. (France) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Charlene C. (France) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  11. Valentina Giannico (Italy) – Feridhoo
    Valentina Giannico (Italy) - Feridhoo
       
  12. Marta Rubí Julià (Spain) – Dhiffushi
    Marta Rubí Julià (Spain) - Dhiffushi
       
  13. Jill (Switzerland) – Bandos
    Jill (Switzerland) - Bandos

      
  14. Iijima (Japan) – Velassaru
    Iijima (Japan) - Velassaru
      
  15. Kamila (Russia) – Alimatha
    Kamila (Russia) - Alimatha
      
  16. Nastya Vavrovskaya (Russia) – Sun Island
    Nastya Vavrovskaya (Russia) - Sun Island
      
  17. Mel Lim-How (Australia) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Mel Lim-How (Australia) - Centara Ras Fushi
      
  18. Alina Kowalski (Germany) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Alina Kowalski (Germany) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
     
  19. Tatiana Tantalo (Italy) – Thulusdhoo
    Tatiana Tantalo (Italy) - Thulusdhoo
      
  20. Olga Ushakova (Russia) – Makunudu
    Olga Ushakova (Russia) - Makunudu
      
  21. Prana Ovide-Etienne (France) – Sun Island
    Prana Ovide-Etienne (France) - Sun Island
      
  22. Kim Ivana Guzman (Australia) – Angaga
    Kim Ivana Guzman (Australia) - Angaga
      
  23. Dasha (Russia) – OZEN by Atmosphere
    Dasha Tkachova (Ukraine) - Sun Island
       
  24. Karis Scarlette (United Kingdom) – ShangriLa Vilingili
    Karis Scarlette (United Kingdom) - Shangri-La Vilingili
        
  25. Francesca Mariposa (Spain) – Olhuveli
    Francesca Mariposa (Spain) - Olhuveli
      
  26. Galinka Mirgaeva (Russia) – Cocoon
    Galinka Mirgaeva (Russia) - Cocoon
      
  27. Laura (Austria) – Vakkaru
    Laura (Austria) - Vakkaru
      
  28. Alessia Di Bernardo (Italy)
    Alessia Di Bernardo (Italy)
       
  29. A. Zimina (Russia)
    A Zimina (Russia)
       
  30. Irina (Russia) – Kuredu
    Irina (Russia) – Kuredu
      
  31. Liang Yohanna (Indonesia) – Komandoo
    Liang Yohanna (Indonesia) - Komandoo
      
  32. Drugova Tatiana (Russia) – Anantara Veli
    Drugova Tatiana (Russia) - Anantara Veli
      
  33. Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Rebecca-Louise (United Kingdom) - Finolhu
       
  34. Tatiana Kotova (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Tatiana Kotova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  35. Coco Zhu (China) – Vilamendhoo
    Coco Zhu (China) - Vilamendhoo
       
  36. Anastasia Klubnichkina (Russia) – W Maldives
    Anastasia Klubnichkina (Russia) - W Retreat
      
  37. Öna Böix (Spain) – Velassaru
    Öna Böix (Spain) - Velassaru
      
  38. Giorgia Gabriele (Italy) – Velassaru
    Giorgia Gabriele (Italy) - Velassaru
       
  39. Tatyana Guseva (Russia) – Sun Island
    Tatyana Guseva (Russia) - Sun Island
       
  40. Anastasia Avetisova (Norway) – Fihalhohi
    Anastasia Avetisova (Norway) - Fihalhohi
       
  41. Maria Akulova (Russia) – Meedhupparu
    Maria Akulova (Russia) - Meedhupparu
       
  42. Irina Tsoy (Korea) – Maafushi
    Irina Tsoy (Korea) - Maafushi
       
  43. Brooke Hogan (Australia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Brooke Hogan (Australia) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
       
  44. Athina Oikonomakou (Greece) – Ayada
    Athina Oikonomakou (Greece) - Ayada
      
  45. Eva Gutowski (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
    Eva Gutowski (USA) - Six Senses Laamu
      
  46. Lowri Thomas (United Kingdom) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Lowri Thomas (United Kingdom) - One & Only Reethi Rah
       
  47. Sarah Fareou (France)
    Sarah Fareou (France)
       
  48. Belle Lucia (Australia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Belle Lucia (Australia) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  49. Anna Trestain (OAE) – Angsana Velavaru
    Anna Trestain (OAE) - Angsana Velavaru
       
  50. Lisa Uasa (Ukraine) – Finolhu
    Lisa Uasa (Ukraine) - Finolhu
       
  51. Kristina Golova (Kazakhstan ) – Biyadhoo
    Kristina Golova (Kazakhstan ) - Biyadhoo
       
  52. Katharina (Germany) – Soneva Jani
    Katharina (Germany) - Soneva Jani
      
  53. Yolanda (USA) – Vilu Reef
    Yolanda (USA) - Vilu Reef
       
  54. Helen Mavrina (Russia) – Paradise Island
    Helen Mavrina (Russia) - Paradise Island
      
  55. Veronika Okes (Russia) – Paradise Island
    Veronika Okes (Russia) - Paradise Island
       
  56. Veronika Borodina (Turkey) – Mahibadhoo
    Veronika Borodina (Turkey) - Mahibadhoo
       
  57. Ania Brusewicz (Poland) – Royal Island
    Ania Brusewicz (Poland) - Royal Island
       
  58. Anna Lorin (Canada)
    Anna Lorin (Canada)
       
  59. Carola Remer (Germany) – Canareef
    Carola Remer (Germany) – Canareef 2
       
  60. Kristina Mikanovskis (Russia) – Kuramathi
    Kristina Mikanovskis (Russia) - Kuramathi
       
  61. Shany Black (Spain) – Kandooma
    Shany Black (Spain)
       
  62. Anna Leshchenko (Ukraine) – Cinnamon Dhonveli
    Anna Leshchenko (Ukraine)
       
  63. Ocean Bloom (Canada) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Ocean Bloom (Canada) - Gili Lankanfushi
      
  64. Michala Vaitová (Czech) – Club Med Kani
    Michala Vaitová (Czech) - Club Med Kani
       
  65. Ksenia Plyusch (Ukraine) – Thodoo
    Ksenia Plyusch (Ukraine) - Thodoo
       
  66. Wan Ting (China) – Halaveli
    Wan Ting (China) – Halaveli
       
  67. Shiloh (China) – Centara Grand
    Shiloh (China) - Centara Grand
       
  68. Yanika Samoilova (Ukraine) – Conrad Rangali
    Yanika Samoilova (Ukraine) - Conrad Rangali
       
  69. Annika Bauer (USA) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Annika Bauer (USA) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
       
  70. Gizele Thakral (India) – Sun Island
    Gizele Thakral (India) - Sun Island
       
  71. Ploypraew Nattikarn and friends (Thailand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Ploypraew Nattikarn and friends (Thailand) - Club Med Finolhu Villas
       
  72. Vladislava Shvets (Ukraine) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Vladislava Shvets (Ukraine) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  73. Roxy Mathee (South Africa) – Angsana Velavaru
    Roxy Mathee (South Africa) - Angsana Velavaru
      
  74. Dilara Salikh (Russia) – Huvafenfushi
    Dilara Salikh (Russia) - Huvafenfushi
       
  75. Alyssa Ramos (USA) – ShangriLa Vilingili
    Alyssa Ramos (USA) - Shangri-La Vilingili
       
  76. Mona (Russia) – Kurumba
    Mona (Russia) – Kurumba
       
  77. Laura Hamilton (United Kingdom) – Mirihi
    Laura Hamilton (United Kingdom) – Mirihi
      
  78. Gemma Cheung (UAE) – Angsana Ihuru
    Gemma Cheung (UAE) – Angsana Ihuru
       
  79. Sjana Elise Earp (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
    Sjana Elise Earp (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
       
  80. Belinda Young (Taiwan) – Vommuli
    Belinda Young (Taiwan) - Vommuli animated
       

      

Best of the Maldives: Personal Yoga Mats – Joali

Joali - yoga mats

Another way to perk yourself up in the morning is a bit of sunrise salutation. But why trudge all the over to the fitness centre, jetty or beach where the resort is leading a session when you can have do your own practice in the privacy and convenience of your own villa. That is why Joali provides personal yoga mats in each of its villas for guests to use. Complete with carrying strap if you want to take them to some special spot on the island you spied ad thought it would be particular soothing and inspiring.

Best of the Maldives: Biogradable Coffee Cup – LUX South Ari Atoll

LUX south Ari Atoll - biodegradable coffee cup

For short lattes or long, LUX South Ari Atoll offers eco-friendly coffee cups that allow you to have your coffee and take it away too…

  • Coffee lovers can also have their favourite ice blends to-go in a biodegradable bamboo cup at the resort’s signature Café LUX*. Made of bamboo fibre with biodegradable silicone lids that are dishwasher-friendly, these cups are also in their retail shop for guests to bring home a piece of eco-friendly memento of their tropical getaway.”

Tropical Breezy-ness

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The “Hemline Index” says that the length of the skirts rise in good times and go longer in in worse one.  So, it is no surprise that the luxurious Maldives has no shortage of short dresses on show by the fashionista crowd…

  1. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa – [ABOVE]
  2. Evgeniya Loza (Russia) – Westin Miriyandhoo
    Evgeniya Loza (Russia) - Westin Miriyandhoo
      
  3. Emi Wong (Hong Kong) – Vommuli
    Emi Wong (Hong Kong) - Vommuli
     
  4. Nina Serebrova (Russia) – Medhufushi
    Nina Serebrova (Russia) - Medhufushi
      
  5. Lisa Fox (Russia) – Sirru Fen Fushi
    Lisa Fox (Russia) - Sirru Fen Fushi
      
  6. Sandra Perendyk (Poland) – The Residence
    Sandra Perendyk (Poland) - The Residence
      
  7. Alena Omovych (Russia) – Furaveri
    Alena Omovych (Russia) - Furaveri
      
  8. Sabina Bilenko (Uzbekistan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Sabina Bilenko (Uzbekistan) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  9. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa
    Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa
      
  10. Nina Canteven (Australia) – Drift Thelu Veliga
    Nina Canteven (Australia) - Drift Thelu Veliga
      
  11. Kristina Krayt (Russia) – Cocoon
    Kristina Krayt (Russia) – Cocoon
      
  12. Ksy Reva (Russia) – Canareef
    Ksy Reva (Russia) - Canareef
      
  13. Elizabeth Rioux (France) – Sun Island
    Elizabeth Rioux (France) - Sun Island
      
  14. Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
    Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
      
  15. Jigenmg (Japan) – W Maldives
    Jigenmg (Japan) – W Retreat
      
  16. Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  17. Victoria Magrath (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Victoria Magrath (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
       
  18. Twinkle Mukherjee (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Twinkle Mukherjee (India) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  19. Olivia Ohjongsun (South Korea) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Olivia Ohjongsun (South Korea) - Gili Lankanfushi
     
  20. Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  21. Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Renee Somerfield (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu

Gowns in Town

Jessica Minh Anh (France) - Soneva Jani

Of course, the fashionistas are in town every week of the year in the Maldives.  And not always in butt-floss and teeny-weeny bikinis.  The luxurious properties provide an ideal venue for packing the fancy frocks…and photoshooting them on the jetty cat walk…

  1. Jessica Minh Anh (France) – Soneva Jani [ABOVE]
  2. Anastasiys Afinskaya (Russia) – Milaidhoo
    Anastasiys Afinskaya (Russia)
        
  3. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
      
  4. Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Vommuli
    Natallia Yakimchyk (Poland) – Vommuli
      
  5. Ellida Toma (Romania) – Paradise Island
    Ellida Toma (Romania) - Paradise Island
     
  6. Marishon (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Marishon (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  7. Viki Fox (Russia) – Kandima
    Viki Fox (Russia) - Kandima
      
  8. Alina Tisha (Romania) – LUX North Male Atoll
    Alina Tisha (Romania) - LUX North Male Atoll
       
  9. Valery Sanelnikova (Russia) – Raffles Meradhoo
    Valery Sanelnikova (Russia) – Kandima
      
  10. Maria Nekakvse (Russia) – Kandima
    Maria Nekakvse (Russia) - Kandima
      
  11. LGBNC (USA)
    LGBNC (USA)
      
  12. Aarti Chabria (India) – Mirihi
    Aarti Chabria (India) – Mirihi
      
  13. Olga Prosvetova (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Olga Prosvetova (Russia) - Gili Lankanfushi
      
  14. Mari Gonzalez (Brazil) – NIYAMA
    Mari Gonzalez (Brazil) - NIYAMA
      
  15. Lola Rim (Italy) – LUX North Male Atoll
    Lola Rim (Italy) - LUX North Male Atoll
       
  16. Anna Litva (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anna Litva (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  17. Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) – Soneva Jani
    Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) - Kuramathi
       
  18. Katusha Lobanova (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Katusha Lobanova (Russia) - Cocoon
      
  19. Ksenia Kovtun (Russia) – Cinnamon Dhonveli
    Ksenia Kovtun (Russia) - Cinnamon Dhonveli
       
  20. Céline (France) – Drift Thelu Veliga
    Céline (France) - Drift Thelu Veliga
      
  21. Karina Zhosan (Ukraine) – Four Season Landaa Giraavaru
    Karina Zhosan (Ukraine) - Four Season Landaa Giraavaru
     
  22. Marinella Bezer (Romania) – Kandima
    Marinella Bezer (Romania) – Sun Island
      
  23. Irina Britanova (Russia)
    Irina Britanova (Russia)
      
  24. Ketya (Ukraine) – Holiday Island
    Ketya (Ukraine) - Holiday Island
      
  25. Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) – Westin MiriandhooMaria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  26. Darancharas Sukheviriya (Thailand) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Darancharas Sukheviriya (Thailand) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  27. Aseeva Nataliya (Russia) – Fihalhohi
    Aseeva Nataliya (Russia) - Olhuveli
       
  28. Dilara özcan (Germany) – Ayada
    Dilara özcan (Germany) - Ayada
      
  29. Jade Mega (Italy) – Cocoon
    Jade Mega (Italy) – Cocoon
      
  30. Lyudmila Bovkun (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Lyudmila Bovkun (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
     
  31. Alena Omovych (Russia) – Furaveri
    Alena Omovych (Russia) - Furaveri
     
  32. Daria Schneider (Russia)
    Daria Schneider (Russia)
     
  33. Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah 2
     
  34. Kristina Krayt (Russia) – Cocoon
    Kristina Krayt (Russia) - Cocoon
       

Male Fashion Near Male

 Frank Marco (Spain) – Faarufushi

London Fashion Week again and this time we are kicking things off with the Maldives male model fashionistos strutting their poses on the Laccadive catwalk:

  1. Frank Marco (Spain) – Faarufushi [ABOVE]
  2. Slavko Moljac (UAE) – Grand Park Koddhipparu
    Slavko Moljac (UAE) – Grand Park Koddhipparu
     
  3. Jonathan Lourau (France) – Club Med Kani
    Jonathan Lourau (France) – Club Med Kani
      
  4. Anusith Sangnimnuan (Thailand)
    Anusith Sangnimnuan (Thailand)
      
  5. Pierre Abena (USA)
    Pierre Abena (USA)
      
  6. Johnny Edlind (Sweden) – Kandolhu
    Johnny Edlind (Sweden) - Kandolhu
       
  7. Paolo Stella (Italy) – Baglioni
    Paolo Stella (Italy) - Baglioni
       
  8. Sergio Carvajal (Spain) –Vilu Reef
    Sergio Carvajal (Spain) –Vilu Reef
      
  9. Victor Perr (France) – Holiday Island
    Victor Perr (France)
       
  10. Tyler James (USA) – Moofushi
    Tyler James (USA) - Moofushi
      
  11. Jakub Stefano (Germany)
    Jakub Stefano (Germany)
      
  12. Tobias Reuter (Germany) – Reethi Faru
    Tobias Reuter (Germany) – Reethi Faru
       
  13. Chris Fraas (Germany) – Club Med Kani
    Chris Fraas (Germany) – Club Med Kani

Best of the Maldives: Seaside Tennis Court – LUX North Male Atoll

LUX North Male Atoll - seaside tennis court

One of the myths about the Maldives is that there is nothing to do there. One glance at the sheer scale of the Best of the Maldives “Activity” listing dispels that notion. There is a big difference between “you can do nothing” and “you have to do nothing”.

When you do decide you feel like a bit of stimulating action, there’s no better place than the picturesque surroundings of this tropical utopia. Where else can you play a few games of tennis framed by the dazzling ocean? LUX North Male Atoll’s uniquely positioned seaside court even features blue playing surface for the full azure effect.

  

Best of the Maldives: Photo Points – You & Me

You & Me - photo points 1

In the Instagram era, if you don’t get your social snaps, then did you even go on holiday. Now nearly every resort offers a photo point (motivated by the free publicity as they almost always have the name of the resort plastered prominently on them. But no one has more than You & Me with its five different points:

  1. Arrival logo (below)
  2. Lagoon logo
  3. Frame (above)
  4. Swing (bottom)
  5. Special hammock (coming soon)

The snappiest resort in the Maldives.

You & Me - photo points 1 2

You & Me - photo points 3

You & Me - photo points 1 4

Marriage in the Maldives

Marriage Day Maldives

World Marriage Day today. With destination weddings on the rise, there is no more sought out destination for starting off a marriage than the Maldives. To mark the blessed occasions, Maldives Compete fashionistas bring you 20 wedding dresses for 2020 in the Maldives:

  1. MG Chaplin (Ukraine)
    MG Chaplin (Ukraine)
      
  2. Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) – Sun Island
    Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) - Sun Island
      
  3. Shamna Nizam (Maldives)
    Shamna Nizam (Maldives)
      
  4. Aoi (Japan) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Aoi (Japan) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  5. Gizi (Turkey) – Bandos
    Gizi (Turkey) - Bandos
      
  6. Billie Faiers and Samantha Faiers (United Kingdom) – Kuramathi
    Billie Faiers and Samantha Faiers (United Kingdom) - Kuramathi
      
  7. Hawwa Riyaaza (Maldives)
    Hawwa Riyaaza (Maldives)
      
  8. Arinka Nazarova (Russia) – Holiday Island
    Arinka Nazarova (Russia) – Anantara Veli
      
  9. Kate Balabanova (Russia)
    Kate Balabanova (Russia)
     
  10. Sveta Makeeva (Russia) – Dhigali
    Sveta Makeeva (Russia) - Dhigali
       

  11. Olya Abramovich (Russia) – Taj Exotica
    Olya Abramovich (Russia) – Taj Exotica
      
  12. Ketya (Ukraine) – Holiday Island
    Ketya (Ukraine) - Holiday Island
      
  13. Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  14. Marie Gorokhova (Russia) – Paradise Island
    Marie Gorokhova (Russia) – Paradise Island
       
  15. Irina Britanova (Russia)
    Irina Britanova (Russia)
      
  16. Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) – Ayada
    Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) - Ayada
      
  17. Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa
    Olesya Malinskaya (Russia) – Velaa 2
      
  18. Bao Bao (China) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Bao Bao (China) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - 2
      
  19. Sailor Moona (China) – NIYAMA
    Sailor Moona (China) - NIYAMA
      
  20. Sun Wei (Japan) – Dusit Thani
    Sun Wei (Japan) - Dusit Thani