Best of the Maldives: Rooftop Star Gazing – LUX North Male Atoll

LUX North Male Atoll - rooftop star gazing

One of our favourite activities in the Maldives is laying out a beach towel or dragging a lounger out of the palm canopy to the open beach to gaze up to the stars. But if you want even less sand on you and be that little bit close to the stars themselves, not to mention having a full 180 degree perspective, then LUX North Male Atoll’s villa rooftops are the apex of taking in the tropical astral lights of night time skies.

Best of the Maldives: Lights Out Event – Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru / Angsana Ihuru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru - dawn till dusk

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru holds a monthly event to raise awareness of energy conservation to reduce carbon footprint by completely shutting off all electrical lights on the resort for 12 hours:

  • “Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru launched a 12-hour lights-off event under the name ‘Connect to Earth from Dusk till Dawn’ on September 14. The monthly occurrence is scheduled for full moons in order to take advantage of natural luminescence while the two resorts switch off their lights from 1800 to 0600 hrs. Connect to Earth from Dusk Till Dawn is inspired by the Earth Hour Movement, an annual celebration marked by switching lights off for a one-hour period. ‘By switching off the lights for one hour, we can make a substantial difference in the energy consumption and we can help reduce the effect of global warming’, stated the General Manager of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and Angsana Ihuru, Hicham Najdi…During the event, dubbed 6to6, restaurants and bars will be candlelit and a special full moon in-villa dinner can be arranged for guests upon request. The Marine Lab Team will also organize an ‘Under the Full Moon Night Snorkel’ to provide a unique underwater experience to the guests.”

The initiative is not just eco-friendly but imparts an extra romantic tone to the evening with candlelit areas and meals. Furthermore, turning off the lights in one of the few electrified places in that part of the ocean reduces light pollution making star gazing all the more dazzling.

Best of the Maldives: Jetty Lights – Joali

Joali - jetty lights

You need some sort of lighting on the jetties to make sure people don’t wander into the ocean on the way to their villa, and resorts have tended to install a variety of basic fixtures along the path. Joali has extended its art immersion ethos to these simple finishes with a not just utilitarian lamps to light the way but specially carved globes. These balls provide a pleasing aesthetic detail to follow during the day, but in the night they bathe pathway with a constellation of light specs mirroring the celestial canopy overhead.

Joali - jetty lights 2

Follow Me to the Maldives

Melinda Bam (South Africa) – Club Med Finolhu Villas

That time of year again to celebrate the nuptials of possibly the greatest fashionista style-leaders of the Instagram scene, the Osmanns. Their iconic “Follow Me” pose is probably the most imitated of all poses especially in the Maldives. Here is the fifth annual Maldives Complete “Follow Me” collection…

  1. Melinda Bam (South Africa) – Club Med Finohu Villas [ABOVE]
  2. Stacey (United Kingdom) – Paradise Island
    Stacey (United Kingdom) - Paradise Island
      
  3. Vishakha Sodha Khakhar (India) – Club Rannalhi
    Vishakha Sodha Khakhar (India) - Club Rannalhi
      
  4. Lillith Moon (France) – Velaa
    Lillith Moon (France) - Velaa
     
  5. Eva Saetherr (Norway) – Sun Island
    Eva Saetherr (Norway) - Sun Island
      
  6. Sargun Mehta (India) – Milaidhoo
    Sargun Mehta (India) - Milaidhoo
      
  7. Radhika Seth (India) – Kandima
    Radhika Seth (India) - Kandima
     
  8. Jiraporn Sing-ieam (Thailand) – Baros
    Jiraporn Sing-ieam (Thailand) - Baros
      
  9. Aneta Kożusznik (Slovakia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Aneta Kosusznik(Slovakia) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
      
  10. Valley Girl (Japan) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Valley Girl (Japan) - Sheraton Full Moon
       
  11. Daniella Pelaez (USA) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Daniella Pelaez (USA) - Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
       
  12. Lola Golik (Israel) – Sun Island
    Lola Golik (Israel) - Sun Island
           
  13. Ya Krivtsova (Russia) – Kandima
    Ya Krivtsova (Russia) – Kandima
       
  14. Monika Zbyszewska (Poland) – Paradise Island
    Monika Zbyszewska (Poland) - Paradise Island
      
  15. Stephie (Germany) – Embudu
    Stephie (Germany) - Embudu
       
  16. Amy Neville (United Kingdom) – Miriandhoo
    Amy Neville (United Kingdom) – Miriandhoo
      
  17. Lena (Germany) – Vilu Reef
    Lena (Germany) - Vilu Reef
      
  18. Alessia (Italy) – Fehendhoo
    Alessia (Italy) - Fehendhoo
       
  19. Raquel (Portugal) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Raquel (Portugal) - Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
       
  20. Olga Gorbunova (Russia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Olga Gorbunova (Russia) - Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
       
  21. Alena Brusinika (Russia) – Vakkaru
    Alena Brusinika (Russia) - Vakkaru
       
  22. Olya Iseva (Russia) – Meedhupparu
    Olya Iseva (Russia) - Meedhupparu
      
  23. Giulia Baldassarri (Italy) – Thinadhoo
    Giulia Baldassarri (Italy) - Thinadhoo
       
  24. Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) – Sun Island
    Elizaveta Timoschuk (China) - Sun Island
      
  25. Dagi Bee (Germany) – Hurawalhi
    Dagi Bee (Germany) - Hurawalhi
      
  26. Robin (Netherlands) – Sun Island
    Robin (Netherlands) - Sun Island
       
  27. Anna Stump (Switzerland) – Hurawalhi
    Anna Stump (Switzerland) - Hurawalhi
       
  28. Julia Kupiec (Poland) – Meedhupparu
    Julia Kupiec (Poland) - Meedhupparu
       
  29. Gabrielle Caunesil (France) – Miriandhoo
    Gabrielle Caunesil (France) - Miriandhoo
       
  30. Chiara Ferragni (Italy) – Kudadoo
    Chiara Ferragni (Italy) - Kudadoo
      
  31. Raissa Castro Tuchler (Brazil) – Centara Ras Fushi
    Raissa Castro Tuchler (Brazil) - Centara Ras Fushi
       
  32. Cindy (Germany) – Six Senses Laamu
    Cindy (Germany) - Six Senses Laamu
      
  33. Nicola Bechyňová (Czech) – Kuramathi
    Nicola Bechynová (Czech) – Kuramathi
       
  34. Mariam Luso (Latvia) – Sun Island
    Mariam Luso (Latvia) - Sun Island
      
  35. Alena Omovych (Russia) – Furaveri
    Alena Omovych (Russia) - Furaveri
      
  36. Maren (USA) – Milaidhoo
    Maren (USA) - Milaidhoo
      
  37. Nimasha Weerasooriya (Sri Lanka) – Vadoo
    Nimasha Weerasooriya (Sri Lanka) - Vadoo
      
  38. Ekaterina Shtrak (Russia) – Safari Island
    Ekaterina Shtrak (Russia) – Safari Island
      
  39. Anya Labutina (Russia) – Dhigali
    Anya Labutina (Russia) - Dhigali
      
  40. Melissa Wells (United Kingdom) – Six Senses Laamu
    Melissa Wells (United Kingdom) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  41. Minh Hang (Vietnam) – Hurawalhi
    Minh Hang (Vietnam) - Hurawalhi
      
  42. Marita Sürma Majewska (Poland) – Meeru
    Marita Sürma Majewska (Poland) - Meeru
      
  43. Ajmal Moideen (Bangladesh) – Maafushi
    Ajmal Moideen (Bangladesh) - Maafushi
       
  44. Veronika Сhachyna (Belarus) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Veronika Chachyna(Belarus) - Velaa
      
  45. Katie Obliznyova (Russia) – Vadoo
    Katie Obliznyova (Russia) - Vadoo
       
  46. Im (Taiwan) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Im (Taiwan) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  47. Torild Moland (Norway) – Olhuveli
    Torild Moland (Norway) - Olhuveli
      
  48. Diana Molchanova (Russia) – Milaidhoo
    Diana Molchanova (Russia) - Milaidhoo
      
  49. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi 3
      
  50. Laura Fremiot (Italy) – Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa
    Laura Fremiot (Italy) - Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa
      
  51. Lesha Nekakvse (Russia) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Lesha Nekakvse (Russia) - Malahini Kuda Bandos 2
      
  52. Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach (Germany) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    Madeleine Schneider-Weiffenbach (Germany) - Six Senses Laamu
      
  53. Viktoria Devil (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Viktoria Devil (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi - 3
       
  54. Viktoriya Kabochkina (Russia) – Fushifaru
    Viktoriya Kabochkina (Russia) - Drift Thelu Veliga
      
  55. Yana Leventseva (Thailand) – Kihaa
    Yana Leventseva (Thailand) - Royal 2
      
  56. Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) –Taj Exotica
    Ana Cecília Sabbá (Brazil) -Taj Exotica 2
     
  57. Sonja Langthaler (Austria) – Sun Island
    Sonja Langthaler (Austria) - Sun Island
      

Cape Crusaders

 

Spain’s National Day today is a chance to demonstrate your Paso skills, one of the more popular sachets in the fashionista posing repertoire. As you Strictly (now in full swing) fans will appreciate, the Paso Doble, the female dancer not only sports a flowing cape, but she actually represents “the cape” in the dance which depicts a bull fight. Olé!

  1. Moumita Moitra (India)  [ABOVE]
  2. Karina (Russia)
    Karina (Russia)
        
  3. Alana Panday (India) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Alana Panday (India) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
       
  4. Veronika Kart (Russia)
    Veronika Kart (Russia)
       
  5. Aseeva Nataliya (Russia) – Olhuveli
    Aseeva Nataliya (Russia) - Olhuveli
       
  6. Reyhna Pandit (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Reyhna Pandit (India) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  7. Jelena Karleuša (Serbia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Jelena Karleuša (Serbia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
       
  8. Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) – Ayada
    Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) – Ayada 2
        
  9. Ksenia Dzhalaganiya (Russia)
    Ksenia Dzhalaganiya (Russia)
        
  10. Natalia Isaeva (Russia) – Paradise Island
    Natalia Isaeva (Russia) - Gili Lankanfushi
       
  11. Maria Sionova (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Maria Sionova (Russia) - Gili Lankanfushi 2
       
  12. Dyna Sarahah (Maldives) – Meeru
    Dyna Sarahah (Maldives) - Meeru
       
  13. Anna Bortsova (Russia)
    Anna Bortsova (Russia)
        
  14. Elina Ray (Russia)
    Elina Ray (Russia)
      
  15. Akanksha Singh (India) – Sun Island
    Akanksha Singh (India) - Sun Island
       
  16. Evelyn Evven (Russia) – Kuramathi
    Evelyn Evven (Russia) - Kuramathi
       
  17. Niklath Ali
    Niklath Ali
       
  18. Kristina Krayt (Russia) – Cocoon
    Kristina Krayt (Russia) - Cocoon 
       
  19. Evelina Strau (Italy) – Anantara Dhigu
    Evelina Strau (Italy) - Anantara Dhigu
      
  20. Ania Szubert (Poland) – Kuramathi
    Ania Szubert (Poland) - Kuramathi
       
  21. Luxury Travel Babe (USA) – NIYAMA
    Luxury Travel Babe (NIYAMA)
        
  22. Loves Nature (Russia) – Dhigurah
    Loves Nature (Russia) - Dhigurah
        
  23. Big Head Spinach (China)
    Big Head Spinach (China)
        
  24. Olga ST (Russia) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Olga ST (Russia) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
        
  25. Anna Ionicheva (Russia) – Sun Island
    Anna Ionicheva (Russia) - Sun Island
        
  26. Ksenia Rai (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Ksenia Rai (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
        
  27. Anastasia Klubnichkina (Russia) – W Maldives
    Anastasia Klubnichkina (Russia) - W Retreat
       
  28. Nyusha (Russia) – Finolhu
    Nyusha (Russia) - Finolhu
        
  29. Boriana Dimitrova (Bulgaria) – Anantara Dhigu
    Boriana Dimitrova (Bulgaria) - Anantara Dhigu
        
  30. Eltis (Russia) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
    Eltis (Russia) - Atmosphere Kanifushi
       
  31. Irina Makosh (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
    Irina Makosh (Russia) - Conrad Rangali
       
  32. Ksenia Selezneva (Russia) – Cocoon
    Ksenia Selezneva (Russia) - Cocoon
      
  33. Melanie Martin (France) – Kandima
    Melanie Martin (France) – Kandima
       
  34. Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) - LUX South Ari Atoll
        
  35. Palbunky (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Palbunky (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
      
  36. Belinda Morgan (Australia) – Club Med Kani
    Belinda Morgan (Australia) – Club Med Kani
      
  37. Anna Lapina (Russia) – Furaveri
    Anna Lapina (Russia) - Furaveri
      
  38. Olga Storozhuk (Ukraine) – AaaVeee
    Olga Storozhuk (Ukraine) – AaaVeee
      
  39. Raileanu Madalina Elena (Italy) – Meeru
    Raileanu Madalina Elena (Italy) - Meeru
       
  40. Valentin Tsareva (Russia) – Thoddoo
    Valentin Tsareva (Russia) - Thoddoo
       
  41. Ming Xi (China) – Canareef
    Ming Xi (China) - Canareef
       
  42. Carola Remer (Germany) – Canareef
    Carola Remer (Germany) – Canareef 2
      
  43. Viktoria (Germany) – Jumeirah Vittaveli
    Viktoria (Germany) - Jumeirah Vittaveli 2
      
  44. Anna Chibisova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anna Chibisova (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  45. Juli Markova (Russia) – Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi
    Juli Markova (Russia) - Adaaran Hudhuran Fushi
       
  46. Anita (Spain) – Olhuveli
    Anita (Spain) - Olhuveli
      
  47. Aleona Lynx (Russia) – AaaVeee
    Aleona Lynx (Russia) – AaaVeee
      
  48. Katrina Kaif (India) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Katrina Kaif (India) - Shangri-La Vilingili
      
  49. Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali
      
  50. Olga Igorevna Zavyalova (Russia) – Rihiveli Beach
    Olga Igorevna Zavyalova (Russia) - Rihiveli Beach
      
  51. Nelli Chernova (Russia) – Irufushi
    Nelli Chernova (Russia) - Irufushi}
      
  52. Mammami A (Thailand) – Hideaway Beach
    Mammami A (Thailand) - Hideaway Beach
      
  53. Katinka Hutchinson (USA)
    Katinka Hutchinson (USA)
      
  54. Alyssa Ramos (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Alyssa Ramos (USA) - Shangri-La Vilingili.JPG - 2
       
  55. Raica Oliveira (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Raica Oliveira (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
       
  56. Ann-Katrin Brommel (Germany) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
    Ann-Katrin Brommel (Germany) – Atmosphere Kanifushi - 2
        
  57. Kim Tae Hee (South Korea) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kim Tae Hee (South Korea) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  58. Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas
    Nikki Phillips (New Zealand) – Club Med Finolhu Villas

Best of the Maldives: Egg Croissant – LUX North Male Atoll

LUX North Male Male Atoll - truffle croissant

Happy Egg Day. Obviously, not Easter, but the national holiday to celebrate all things EGGY. I love me my breakfasts. Lori often remarks that I don’t just eat breakfast, I eat Breakfast #1, Breakfast #2, and then I top it all off with Breakfast Dessert. I also thorough savour the delicately rich flavour of truffle. So LUX North Male Atoll’s Truffle Egg Croissant was a treat for me.

Eggcellent!