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

  

Hammock Hamlet

anon - Shangri-La Villingili

If 3 hammocks isn’t enough for you, how about eight times that number?  When you think of that iconic, tropical deserted island image – a plot of sand with a palm tree – the very next step up in island category is the two palm version.  Just enough to suspend a hammock swaying in the ocean breeze.  And few people appreciate a lazy hammock than the Maldives fashionista set…

  1. Tridha Choudhury (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Tridha Choudhury (India) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  2. Mali Kosinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Mali Kosinska (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  3. Erica Mena (USA) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Erica Mena (USA) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  4. Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  5. Goldie Berlin (Germany) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Goldie Berlin (Germany) - Gili Lankanfushi
       
  6. Shanti Griffin (Australia) – Nika
    Shanti Griffin (Australia) - Nika
      
  7. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) - Hurawalhi
       
  8. Aggie Lal (USA) – Six Senses Laamu
    Aggie Lal (USA) - Six Senses Laamu
       
  9. Mary Alejo (USA) – Anantara Dhigu
    Mary Alejo (USA) - Anantara Dhigu
       
  10. S. Teodosieva (Russia) – Nika
    S Teodosieva  (Russia) - Nika
       
  11. Yana Leventseva (Thailand) – Royal
    Yana Leventseva (Thailand) - Royal
       
  12. Olga ST (Russia) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Olga ST (Russia) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
       
  13. Eryn Krouse (USA) – Club Med Mani
    Eryn Krouse (USA) - Club Med Mani
      
  14. Melissa Celestine Koh (Singapore) – W Maldives
    Melissa Celestine Koh (Singapore) - W Retreat
      
  15. Anastasia (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Anastasia (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
       
  16. Jennifer Lopez (USA) – Velaa
    Jennifer Lopez (USA) - Velaa
       
  17. Tatiana Vasilieva (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Tatiana Vasilieva (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
       
  18. Kira Maryanova (Russia) – Vilu Reef
    Kira Maryanova (Russia) - Vilu Reef
      
  19. Lindsay Silberman (USA) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Lindsay Silberman (USA) - Gili Lankanfushi
       
  20. Athena Silverfox (Netherlands) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Athena Silverfox (Netherlands) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  21. Boriana Dimitrova (Bulgaria) – Anantara Dhigu
    Boriana Dimitrova (Bulgaria) - Anantara Dhigu
      
  22. Hester Winkel (Netherlands) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Hester Winkel (Netherlands) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  23. Park Shin-hye (South Korea) – Soneva Jani
    Park Shin-hye (South Korea) - Soneva Jani

Seaside Śīrṣāsana on the Sand

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Maldive guests are absolutely head over heels about yoga. Whether it is your standard Śīrṣāsana, or a bendy Scorpion, One-Legged Wheel or even being suspended in an aerial yoga hammock, the breath of ocean breeze is always a boost to mind-over-matter (even when the mind is well under the matter)…

  1. Daria Kuznetsova (Russia) – Royal Island [ABOVE]
  2. Kino MacGregor (USA) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kino MacGregor (USA) - Sun Siyam Irufushi 2
  3. Philine Pi Roepstorff (Denmark) – Cocoon
    Philine Pi Roepstorff (Denmark) - Cocoon
  4. Paola (Poland) – Velassaru
    Paola (Poland) - Velassaru
  5. Elena Minagi (Italy) – Kudafushi
    Elena Minagi (Italy) – Kudafushi
  6. Mar Mengot (Spain) – Athuruga
    Mar Mengot (Spain) - Athuruga
  7. Yoshie Roux-Chabert (France) – Amilla Fushi
    Yoshie Roux-Chabert (France) 2
  8. Emma Pensini (Australia) – Finolhu
    Emma Pensini (Australia) – Finolhu 2
  9. Tippawan Tanchai (Thailand) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
    Tippawan Tanchai (Thailand) - Atmosphere Kanifushi
  10. Jena Frumes (USA) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
    Jena Frumes (USA) - Park Hyatt Hadahaa
  11. Jinx (Hong Kong) – Milaidhoo
    Jinx (Hong Kong) – Milaidhoo
  12. Paige Rene (USA) – Maalhoss
    Paige Rene (USA) - Maalhoss
  13. Lisa Jakobsson (Sweden) – Anantara Kihavah
    Lisa Jakobsson (Sweden) - Anantara Dhigu

  14. Katrin Amaure (Austria) – Furaveri
    Katrin Amaure (Austria) - Furaveri
  15. Eden Adar (Israel) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Eden Adar (Israel) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
  16. Juhi Chawla (India) – Six Senses Laamu
    Juhi Chawla (India) - Six Senses Laamu
  17. Adell Bridges (USA) – Maalifushi
    Adell Bridges (USA) – Maalifushi 2
  18. Kristina Schulman (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Kristina Schulman (USA) - Shangri-La Vilingili
  19. Dominika Myslivcová (Czech) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Dominika Myslivcová (Czech) - Gili Lankanfushi
  20. Sarita Câmara (Brazil) – Anantara Veli
    Sarita Câmara (Brazil) - Anantara Veli
  21. Kseniya Cherezova (Russia) – Sun Island
    Kseniya Cherezova (Russia) - Sun Island
  22. Nicole Dzikowska (USA) – Meedhupparu
    Nicole Dzikowska (USA) - Meedhupparu
  23. Karen (Sri Lanka) – Maalhos
    Karen (Sri Lanka) - Maalhos
  24. Anna Kleb (Germany) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anna Kleb (Germany) - One & Only Reethi Rah

  25. Bianca Jade (South Africa)
    Bianca Jade (South Africa)
  26. Babe Sik (OAE) – Kandooma
    Babe Sik (OAE) - Kandooma
  27. Katarina Rodriguez (Philippines) – W Maldives
    Katarina Rodriguez (Philippines) - W Retreat
  28. Jessica Rae (USA) – Fihalhohi
    Jessica Rae (USA) – Fihalhohi 1
  29. Sarah Meith (Germany) – Makunudu
    Sarah Meith (Germany) - Makunudu
  30. Marta Filipkowska (OAE) – Six Senses Laamu
    Marta Filipkowska (OAE) - Six Senses Laamu
  31. Beth Sykess (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
    Beth Sykess (United Kingdom) – Finolhu
  32. Grace Kelly (Portugal) – Paradise Island
    Grace Kelly (Portugal) - Paradise Island
  33. Anne (Sweden) – Six Senses Laamu
    Anne (Sweden) - Six Senses Laamu

  34. Michelle (OAE) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Michelle (OAE) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
  35. Sjana Elise Earp (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
    Sjana Elise Earp (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
  36. Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) - LUX South Ari Atoll
  37. Jemma (Australia) – Constance Moofushi
    Jemma (Australia) - Constance Moofushi

Prana in Paradise

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The International Yoga Festival takes place this week in neighbouring India and home of all things yoga, but the Maldives is an international yoga festival in its own right all year round…

  1. Amanda Strachan (Canada) – Milaidhoo
    Amanda Strachan (Canada) - Milaidhoo
       
  2. Jessica Rae (USA) – Fihalhohi
    Jessica Rae (USA) – Fihalhohi
       
  3. Sofi Anna and friends (Germany) – Maalifushi
    Sofi Anna and friends (Germany) – Maalifushi
        
  4. Bridget Bahl (USA) – Shangri-La Villingili
    Bridget Bahl (USA) – Shangri-La Villingili
       
  5. Kristina Schulman (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Kristina Schulman (USA) - Shangri-La Vilingili

       
  6. Naysilla Mirdad (Indonesia) – W Maldives
    Naysilla Mirdad (Indonesia) - W Retreat
       
  7. Alisa Ilieva (Ukraine) – Kanuhura
    Alisa Ilieva (Ukraine) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
       
  8. Ocean Bloom (Canada) – Finolhu
    Ocean Bloom (Canada) - Finolhu
       
  9. Nicole Dzikowska (USA) – Meedhupparu
    Nicole Dzikowska (USA) - Meedhupparu
       
  10. Raquel Cueto Ruiz (Spain) – Anantara Veli
    Raquel Cueto Ruiz (Spain) - Anantara Veli
        
  11. Ali Dixon (Australia) – Kandooma
    Ali Dixon (Australia) - Kandooma
       
  12. Joanna Jović (UAE) – Cinnamon Dhonveli
    Joanna Jović (UAE) - Cinnamon Dhonveli
        
  13. Michaela Griffin-Smith (OAE) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Michaela Griffin-Smith (OAE) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  14. Ekaterina Dmitrieva (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Ekaterina Ilina (Russia) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  15. Jeong Hwa (South Korea) – Halaveli
    Jeong Hwa (South Korea) - Halaveli
        
  16. Melini Jesudason (Japan) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Melini Jesudason (Japan) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
       
  17. Xenia Deli (Moldova) – Six Senses Laamu
    Xenia Deli (Moldova) – Six Senses Laamu
       
  18. McKenna Ray (USA) – Conrad Rangali
    McKenna Ray (USA) - Conrad Rangali
       
  19. Devie Suhendi (Dhiffushi) – Indonesia
    Devie Suhendi (Dhiffushi) – Indonesia
       
  20. Dannielle Blaker (OAE) – Ayada
    Dannielle Blaker (OAE) - Ayada
       
  21. Sandra Dobuschinsky (Germany) – Reethi Beach
    Sandra Dobuschinsky (Germany) - Reethi Beach
       
  22. Sjana Elise Earp (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
    Sjana Elise Earp (Australia) – Amilla Fushi

       
  23. Natalie Molhart (Sweden) – Vakarufalhi
    Natalie Molhart (Sweden) – Vakarufalhi
       
  24. Mu Qi Yi Ma (China) – W Maldives
    Mu Qi Yi Ma (China) – W Retreat
       
  25. Dolores Semeraro (Italy) – LUX Maldives
    Dolores Semeraro (Italy) – LUX Maldives
       
  26. Precious Angellyn Sanchez (Philippines) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Precious Angellyn Sanchez (Philippines) – Gili Lankanfushi
       
  27. Bubee Kanpaibool (Thailand) – Lily Beach
    Bubee Kanpaibool (Thailand) – Lily Beach
       
  28. Rosemary Vandenbroucke (Hong Kong) – W Maldives
    Rosemary Vandenbroucke (Hong Kong) – W Retreat
       
  29. Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – NIYAMA
    Clarice Lanta-Lilly Armstrong (United Kingdom) – Huvafenfushi

        
  30. Regina Chow (Singpore) – Cocoa Island
    Regina Chow (Singpore) – Cocoa Island
       
  31. Klutzclumlov (Malaysia) – Gangehi
    Klutzclumlov (Malaysia) – Gangehi
       
  32. Dodo Said (Germany) – Jumeirah VIttaveli
    Dodo Said (Germany) – Jumeirah VIttaveli 
       
  33. Melissa Pretorius (Australia) – Kandooma
    Melissa Pretorius (Australia) – Kandooma
       
  34. Tatiana Orleanskaya (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
    Tatiana Orleanskaya (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
       
  35. Gökçen Arikan (Turkey) – LUX Maldives
    Gökçen Arikan (Turkey) – LUX Maldives
      
  36. Yulia Obraztsova (Russia) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Yulia Obraztsova (Russia) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
     
       

Dhoni Doyennes

Dhoni pose

International Mother Language day today. And one of the most prominent Dhivehi words are the ancient sloops that traverse the Laccadive Sea called “dhonis”. For that quintessentially Maldivian, hip fashion touch, they are one of the most popular podium for photoshoots.

  1. Victoria Lopyreva (Russia) – W Maldives
    Victoria Lopyreva (Russia) – W Maldives
      
  2. Yana Diyanova (Russia) – Bandos
    Yana Diyanova (Russia) – Bandos - Aeroflot
      
  3. Ellie Bullen (Australia) – Conrad Rangali
    Ellie Bullen (Australia) - Conrad Rangali
      
  4. Alicja Sudakowska (Poland) – Maalifushi
       Alicja Sudakowska (Poland) - Maalifushi
      
  5. Adriana Larina (Philippines) – Ranveli
    Adriana Larina (Philippines) – Ranveli
       
  6. Mary Shum and Tori Son (Russia) – Ranveli
    Mary Shum and Tori Son (Russia) - Ranveli
      
  7. Raudha Aathif (Maldives) – Coco Bodu Hithi
    Raudha Aathif (Maldives) – (Male)
      
  8. Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali
       
  9. Diana Penty (India) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Diana Penty (India) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
      
  10. Silvia Caruso (Italy) – Conrad Rangali
    Silvia Caruso (Italy) - Conrad Rangali
      
  11. Roxy Louw (South Africa) – Chaaya Island Dhonveli
    Roxy Louw (South Africa) - Chaaya Island Dhonveli
      
  12. Diletta Amenta (Italy) – Cocoon
    Diletta Amenta (Italy) - Cocoon

       
  13. Duygu Yağmur Gültekin (Turkey) – Constance Halaveli
    Duygu Yağmur Gültekin (Turkey) - Constance Halaveli
       
  14. Adriana Jennings (Australia) – Ranveli
    Adriana Jennings (Australia) – Ranveli
       
  15. Seven Holidays (South Korea) – Velassaru
    Seven Holidays (South Korea) - Velassaru
       
  16. Anna Fomina (Russia) – Bandos
    Anna Fomina (Russia) - Bandos
       
  17. Tatiana (Russia) – Hulhumale
    Tatiana (Russia) – Hulhumale 2
       
  18. Genevieve Morton (South Africa) – NIYAMA
    Genevieve Morton (South Africa) – NIYAMA
      
  19. Courtney Eaton (Australia)
    Courtney Eaton (Australia) - 2
      
  20. Michelle Mone (United Kingdom)
    Michelle Mone (United Kingdom)
      
  21. McKenna Ray (USA) – Conrad Rangali
    McKenna Ray (USA) - Conrad Rangali
       
  22. Lily Marie (USA) – AaaVeee
    Lily Marie (USA) – AaaVeee
       
  23. Marina Mageramova (Ukraine) – Sun Island
    Marina Mageramova (Ukraine) - Sun Island
      
  24. Monyca Eleogram (USA)
    Monyca Eleogram (USA)
       
  25. Aqeelah Harron (South Africa)
    Aqeelah Harron (South Africa)
  26. La Carmina (Japan) – Gili Lankanfushi
    La Carmina (Japan) – Gili Lankanfushi
      
  27. Kelly Tandiono (Singapore) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Kelly Tandiono (Singapore) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
       
  28. Irene (Indonesia) – Hulhumale
    Irene (Indonesia) – Hulhumale
      
  29. Janie Tienphosuwan(Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu
    Janie Tienphosuwan(Thailand) – Anantara Dhigu
      
  30. Andra Damian (United Kingdom) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Andra Damian (United Kingdom) – Gili Lankanfushi
      
  31. Joanna Plankl (Germany) – Meedhupparu
    Joanna Plankl (Germany) – Meedhupparu
       
  32. Karolina Wozniak (Poland) – AaaVeee
    Karolina Wozniak (Poland) – AaaVeee

Hip Holiday

Tatiana Korsakova (Russia) – Halaveli

As London Fashion Week (and Maldives Complete Fashionista week) comes to a close, time for one last turn on the waterfront runway and cock of the hip (maybe more than one)…

  1. Tatiana Korsakova (Russia) – Halaveli [ABOVE]
       
  2. Eva Czarnocka (Poland)
    Eva Czarnocka (Poland)
      
  3. Mathilde Gøhler (Germany) – Maalifushi
    Mathilde Gøhler (Germany) - Maalifushi
      
  4. Аnastasia Verbovaia (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Аnastasia Verbovaia (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  5. Anastasia Barashkova (Russia) – Constance Halaveli
    Anastasia Barashkova (Russia) – Constance Halaveli
      
  6. Anyuta Rai (Russia) – Hurawalhi
    Anyuta Rai (Russia) - Hurawalhi
      
  7. Jamie Genevieve (United Kingdom) – Soneva Jani
    Jamie Genevieve (United Kingdom) - Soneva Jani
      
  8. Emma Rose (Australia) – Ayada
    Emma Rose (Australia) – Ayada 3
      
  9. Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) - LUX South Ari Atoll

      
  10. Sandra Čibinskaitė (Lithuania) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Sandra Cibinskaite (Lithuania) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
       
  11. Rosanna Arkle (Australia) – Reethi Faru
    Rosanna Arkle (Australia) - Reethi Faru 3
        
  12. Fernanda Liz (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Fernanda Liz (Brazil) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
      
  13. Sierra Skye (USA) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Sierra Skye (USA) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  14. Sandra Traczyk (Poland) – Lily Beach
    Sandra Traczyk (Poland) - Lily Beach
      
  15. Pamela Reif (Germany) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Pamela Reif (Germany) – LUX South Ari Atoll
      
  16. Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Viki Odintcova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  17. Victoria Bonya (Russia) – Hideaway Beach
    Victoria Bonya (Russia) - Hideaway Beach
      
  18. Demi Ma (United Kingdom) – Furaveri
    Demi Ma (United Kingdom) – Furaveri
      
  19. Sarah (China) – Malahini Kuda Bandos
    Sarah (China) - Malahini Kuda Bandos
      
  20. Belle Lucia (Australia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Belle Lucia (Australia) - LUX South Ari Atoll 2
       
  21. Luna Castilho (Brazil) – Finolhu
    Luna Castilho (Brazil) - Finolhu
      
  22. Katie Konlin (Israel) – Amilla Fushi
    Katie Konlin (Israel) - Amilla Fushi
      
  23. Malia Murphey (USA) – W Maldives
    Malia Murphey (USA) - W Retreat
      
  24. Carmen Bruendler (Germany) – Six Senses Laamu
    Carmen Bruendler (Germany) - Six Senses Laamu
      
  25. Lista Khu (Indonesia) – Conrad Rangali
    Lista Khu (Indonesia) - Conrad Rangali
      
  26. Santoshi Shetty (India) – Paradise Island
    Santoshi Shetty (India) - Paradise Island
      
  27. Anna Belis (Portugal) – Mahibadhoo
    Anna Belis (Portugal) - Mahibadhoo
      
  28. Kitsa Korns (Thailand) – Meeru
    Kitsa Korns (Thailand) – Meeru
      
  29. Natalie Roser (Australia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Natalie Roser (Australia) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

      
  30. Gizel (Brazil) – Angsana Velavaru
    Gizel (Brazil)  – Angsana Velavaru
      
  31. Drea Vergara (Columbia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Drea Vergara (Columbia) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
      
  32. Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
    Julia Dybowska (Poland) – JA Manafaru
      
  33. Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – Cocoa Island
    Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – Cocoa Island
      
  34. Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kristine Purvinska (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
     
  35. Karolina Wozniak (Poland) – AaaVeee – 2
    Karolina Wozniak (Poland) – AaaVeee - 2
      
  36. Courtney Eaton (Australia) – 2
    Courtney Eaton (Australia) - 2
      
  37. Carly Lottering (Australia) – Paradise Island
    Carly Lottering (Australia) – Paradise Island
      
  38. Eryka Yar (USA) – AaaVeee
    Eryka Yar (USA) - AaaVeee
      
  39. Katya Nizhegorodtseva (Russia) – Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
    Katya Nizhegorodtseva (Russia) - Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
      
  40. Katya Ogo (Russia) – Safari Island
    Katya Ogo (Russia) - Safari Island
      
  41. Lily Marie (USA) – AaaVeee
    Lily Marie (USA) – AaaVeee - Ellements
      
  42. Patricia Bright (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Patricia Bright (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali
      
  43. Natalia Natalis (Poland) – Kurumba
    Natalia Natalis (Poland) – Kurumba
      
  44. Adelina Pestritu (Romania) – Sun Island
    Adelina Pestritu (Romania) - Sun Island
      
  45. Mona (Russia) – Kurumba
    Mona (Russia) – Kurumba

Jewels of the Iles

The models aren’t the only things glittering in the tropical sun. Any serious fashion outfit will be set off with just the right accessories and in the luxurious Maldives, a touch of just the right jewellery adds a bit of flair to any fashionista…

  1. Melissa Celestine Koh (Singapore) – Club Med Kani [ABOVE]
  2. Daria Lytvyn (Ukraine) – Amari Havodda
    Daria Lytvyn (Ukraine) - Amari Havodda
      
  3. Tatiana Melnik (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Tatiana Melnik (Russia) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
       
  4. Anon (Maldives)
    Anon (Maldives)
       
  5. Milana Vujović (Turkey) – Olhuveli
    Milana Vujović (Turkey) - Olhuveli
       
  6. Farina Opoku (Germany) – Kandima
    Farina Opoku (Germany) - Kandima
       
  7. Ekaterina Ilina (Russia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Ekaterina Ilina (Russia) - LUX South Ari Atoll
       
  8. Raudha Aathif (Maldives)
    Raudha Aathif (Maldives) – (Male)

       
  9. Neringa Adamonyte (United Kingdom) – Paradise Island
    Neringa Adamonyte (United Kingdom) - Paradise Island
       
  10. Liza Urla (Russia) – Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili 2
    Liza Urla (Russia) - Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili 2
  11. Katrina Kaif (India) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Katrina Kaif (India) - Shangri-La Vilingili
       
  12. Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Tia Lineker (United Kingdom) - LUX South Ari Atoll

      
  13. Carola Remer (Germany) – Canareef
    Carola Remer (Germany)
       
  14. Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
    Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
       
  15. Emma Lapin (Serbia) – Sun Island
    Emma Lapin (Serbia) - Sun Island
       
  16. Katie Yudina (OAE) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Katie Yudina (OAE) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  17. Solveig Mork (Denmark) – Paradise Island
    Solveig Mork (Denmark) – Paradise Island
       
  18. Innessa Dudakova (Austria) – Constance Halaveli
    Innessa Dudakova (Austria) – Constance Halaveli
       
  19. Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – NIYAMA
    Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – NIYAMA
       
  20. Carlita (Ecuador) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Carlita (Ecuador) – Athuruga

Males in Male

Iqban Gran (Germany) – NIYAMA

The boys are back in town for Fashion Week as well. Unfortunately, there are only a small fraction of male photoshoots compared to the women (just glance at the number of fashion titles on any magazine rack). But Maldives Complete is assemble a new boutique collection on the sandy runway…

  1. Iqban Gran (Germany) – NIYAMA [ABOVE]
      
  2. Richie Kul (Hong Kong) – Conrad Rangali
    Richie Kul (Hong Kong) – Conrad Rangali
      
  3. (Unknown) – (Maldives)
    (Unknown) – (Maldives)
       
  4. Rodiney Santiago (Brazil) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Rodiney Santiago (Brazil) – Gili Lankanfushi
       
  5. Erik Forsgren (Sweden) – Drift Thelu
    Erik Forsgren (Sweden) – Drift Thelu
        
  6. Taweesit Pekae Eamchunam (Thailand) – Safari Island
    Taweesit Pekae Eamchunam (Thailand) – Safari Island
       

Fashionista Week

Raica Oliveira (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

The international style and photoshoot jamboree is here again – London Fashion Week. Of course, in the Maldives, every week is Fashionista Week. Where the catwalks are made of coral sand. Throughout the event this week, Maldives Complete will be showing collections from its stable starting with a record100 fashionistas who are out-standing in paradise…

  1. Raica Oliveira (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru [ABOVE]
       
  2. Uliana Berdysheva (Russia) – Sun Island
    Uliana Berdysheva (Russia) – Sun Island
       
  3. CJ Miles (Philippines) – Anantara Veli
    CJ Miles (Philippines) - Anantara Veli
       
  4. Karina Malina (Russia) – Fihalhohi
    Karina Malina (Russia) - Fihalhohi
       
  5. Julia Matvienko (Russia) – Amilla Fushi
    Julia Matvienko (Russia) - Amilla Fushi
       
  6. Jena Frumes (USA) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa
    Jena Frumes (USA) - Park Hyatt Hadahaa
       
  7. Kate Ozerov (Russia) – Atmosphere Kanifushi
    Kate Ozerov (Russia) - Atmosphere Kanifushi
      
  8. Hina Khan (India) – Taj Exotica
    Taj Exotica - Hina Khan
       
  9. Olya (Ukraine) – Kandima
    Olya (Ukraine) - Kandima
        
  10. Victoria Bonya (Russia) – Hideaway Beach
    Victoria Bonya (Russia) - Hideaway Beach

       
  11. Céline (France) – Drift Thelu Veliga
    Céline (France) - Drift Thelu Veliga

      
  12. Veronika Kotova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Veronika Kotova (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
      
  13. Eva Czarnocka (Poland)
    Eva Czarnocka (Poland) 3
      
  14. Elena Temnikova (Russia) – Dhigali
    Elena Temnikova (Russia) - Vommuli
        
  15. Paula Manzanal (Peru) – Reethi Faru
    Paula Manzanal (Peru) - Reethi Faru

       
  16. Sipos Szilvia (Hungary) – Cheval Blanc Randheli
    Sipos Szilvia (Hungary) - Cheval Blanc Randheli
      
  17. Rita Pereira (Portugal) – Hurawalhi
    Rita Pereira (Portugal) - Hurawalhi
       
  18. Kimi Juan (Philippines) – Adaaran Hudhuranfushi
    Kimi Juan (Philippines) - Bandos
        
  19. Alena Yurzina (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Alena Yurzina (Russia) - NIYAMA

        
  20. Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Maria Pogrebnyak-Shatalova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  21. Laura Petkeviciute (United Kingdom) – W Maldives
    Laura Petkeviciute (United Kingdom) - W Maldives
       
  22. Jess (Ukraine) – Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili
    Jess (Ukraine) - Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili
       
  23. Anna Aksyuk (Russia) – Velaa
    Anna Aksyuk (Russia) – Velaa [VIDEO]
        
  24. Natali Portman (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Natali Portman (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu
       
  25. Paulinye (Poland) – Nilhandoo
  26. Tatiana Korsakova (Russia) – Halaveli
    Tatiana Korsakova (Russia) - Halaveli
       
  27. Regina Dukai (Hungary) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
    Regina Dukai (Hungary) - Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
       
  28. Yulia Rybakova (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Yulia Rybakova (Russia) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  29. Mary Asautsova (Russia) – Kuramathi
    Mary Asautsova (Russia) - Kuramathi
       
  30. Hofit Golan (Israel) – Cocoon
    Hofit Golan (Israel) – Cocoon 2
      
  31. Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
    Olga Kurbatova (Russia) – Velaa
      
  32. Josefine Forsberg (Sweden) – Hideaway Beach
    Josefine Forsberg (Sweden) - Hideaway Beach
      
  33. Grace Aloyce (South Korea) – Velassaru
    Grace Aloyce (South Korea) - Velassaru
       
  34. Evangelie Smyrniotaki (Greece) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Evangelie Smyrniotaki (Greece) - One & Only Reethi Rah
       
  35. Yami Gautam (India) – Taj Exotica
    Yami Gautam (India) - Taj Exotica

       
  36. Albina (Russia) – Meedhupparu
    Albina (Russia) - Meedhupparu
       
  37. Rai Son (Russia)
    Rai Son (Russia)
       
  38. Liliana Montoya (USA) – AaaVeee
    Liliana Montoya (USA) - AaaVeee
       
  39. Olivia Lazuardy (Indonesia) – W Maldives
    Olivia Lazuardy (Indonesia) - W Retreat
       
  40. Rebeca Labara (Spain) – Velassaru
    Rebeca Labara (Spain) - Velassaru
       
  41. Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) – W Maldives
    Scarlett De La Torre (Hong Kong) - LUX Maldives

       
  42. McKenna Ray (USA) – Conrad Rangali
    McKenna Ray (USA) - Conrad Rangali
        
  43. Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) – Conrad Rangali
    Danielle Sandhu (United Kingdom) - Conrad Rangali

       
  44. Lydia Sarunrat Deane (Thailand) – W Maldives
    Lydia Sarunrat Deane (Thailand) - W Retreat
       
  45. Belinda Young (Taiwan) – Cocoa Island
    Belinda Young (Taiwan) – Cocoa Island
       
  46. Kirsten Rodriguez (Spain) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Kirsten Rodriguez (Spain) - Sheraton Full Moon
        
  47. Isabella Cirnski (Sweden) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Isabella Cirnski (Sweden) - One & Only Reethi Rah

      
  48. Mary Kareva (Russia) – Kuredu
    Mary Kareva (Russia) – Kuredu 2

       
  49. Emma J Hopper (USA) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Emma J Hopper (USA) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
       
  50. Kianamariee (USA) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Kianamariee (USA) - Sun Siyam Irufushi
        
  51. Malia Murphey (USA) – W Maldives
    Malia Murphey (USA) - W Retreat
       
  52. Ana Geras (Ukraine) – Sun Island
    Ana Geras (Ukraine) - Sun Island
       
  53. Est Are (Nigeria) – Kurumba
    Est Are (Nigeria) - Maafushivaru
       
  54. Maine Mendoza (Philippines) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Maine Mendoza (Philippines) - Shangri-La Vilingili
       
  55. Nikolaeva Mari (Russia) – Sun Island
    Nikolaeva Mari (Russia) - Sun Island
      
  56. Lea Rostain (France)
    Lea Rostain (France)

       
       
  57. Ravshana Kurkova (Russia) – Conrad Rangali
    Ravshana Kurkova (Russia) - Conrad Rangali
       
  58. Kristin Peric (Serbia) – Holiday Island
    Kristin Peric (Serbia) - Holiday Island
       
  59. Kate Ramos (Ukraine)
    Kate Ramos (Ukraine)
      
  60. Denise van Outen (United Kingdom) – Kandolhu
    Denice van Outen (United Kingdom) – Kandolhu
      
  61. Melanie Martin (France) – Conrad Rangali
    Melanie Martin (France) – Halaveli
      
  62. Lauryn Goodman (United Kingdom) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Lauryn Goodman (United Kingdom)
       
  63. Katerina Kaka (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Katerina Kaka (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu

      
  64. Svetlana Semenenko (Russia) – Baros
    Svetlana Semenenko (Russia) - Baros
       
  65. Zaneta Hucikova (Czech) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Zaneta Hucikova (Czech) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  66. Urvi Shetty (India) – Sun Island
    Urvi Shetty (India) - Sun Island
        
  67. Alisa Sarosiek (Russia) – Sun Island
    Alisa Sarosiek (Russia) - Sun Island

      
  68. Fã Clube Joana Costa (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Fã Clube Joana Costa (Brazil) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
      
  69. Fernanda Liz (Brazil) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Fernanda Liz (Brazil) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
      
  70. Seven Holidays (South Korea) – Velassaru
    Seven Holidays (South Korea) - Velassaru
      
  71. Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
    Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Gili Lankanfushi
       
  72. Iren Buchovskaya (Ukraine) – Sheraton Full Moon
    Iren Buchovskaya (Ukraine) - Sheraton Full Moon
       
  73. Kristina Mendonca (Australia) – W Maldives
    Kristina Mendonca (Australia) - W Maldives
  74. Jacquelyn Jablonski (USA) – Constance Moofushi
    Jacquelyn Jablonski (USA) - Constance Moofushi
       
  75. Anna Chibisova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anna Chibisova (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
       
  76. Karri Nicholas (Australia) – Amilla Fushi
    Karri Nicholas (Australia) - Amilla Fushi
       
  77. Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Lilia Matsegora (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi

       
  78. Valentina Guerrieri (Italy) – Conrad Rangali
    Valentina Guerrieri (Italy) – Conrad Rangali
        
  79. Sana Lantana (USA) – AaaVeee
    Sana Lantana (USA) – AaaVeee 2
       
  80. Lizzie Cundy (United Kingdom) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Lizzie Cundy (United Kingdom) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
      
  81. Olya Filatova (Ukraine) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
    Olya Filatova (Ukraine) - Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  82. Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – NIYAMA
    Jessica Lee Buchanan (South Africa) – NIYAMA
  83. Katrina Kaif (India) – Shangri-La Vilingili
    Katrina Kaif (India) - Shangri-La Vilingili
       
  84. Nelli Chernova (Russia) – Irufushi
    Nelli Chernova (Russia) - Irufushi

      
  85. Oxana K (Russia) – NIYAMA
    Oxana K (Russia) – NIYAMA
       
  86. Twinkle Mukherjee (India) – Sun Siyam Irufushi
    Twinkle Mukherjee (India) - Sun Siyam Irufushi

       
  87. Papic Sanja (Panama) – Hideaway Beach
    Papic Sanja (Panama) – Hideaway Beach
       
  88. Aleona Lynx (Russia) – AaaVeee
    Aleona Lynx (Russia) – AaaVeee

      
  89. Kai Cyre (USA) – W Maldives
    Kai Cyre (USA) - W Retreat
       
  90. Giulia Delellis (Italy) – Hurawalhi
    Giulia Delellis (Italy) - Hurawalhi

      
  91. Phuti Khomo (South Africa) LUX South Ari Atoll
    Phuti Khomo (South Africa) LUX South Ari Atoll

      
  92. Esther Heesch (Germany) – Amilla Fushi
    Esther Heesch (Germany) - Amilla Fushi
        
  93. Eem Nazim (Maldives) – Sun Siyam Irufuhi
    Eem Nazim (Maldives) – Sun Siyam Irufuhi

       
  94. Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) – Kuramathi
    Billie Faiers (United Kingdom) - Kuramathi
      
  95. Courtney Eaton (Australia)
    Courtney Eaton (Australia)
      
  96. Dilya Diaz (Australia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Dilya Diaz (Australia) - Six Senses Laamu
      
  97. Julia Dybowska (Poland) – Velassaru
    Julia Dybowska (Poland) – Velassaru 2
      
  98. Laura Muljadi (Indonesia) – Velaa
    Laura Muljadi (Indonesia) – Velaa - 2

       
  99. Palesa Vedala (South Africa)
    Palesa Vedala (South Africa) - 2

      
  100. Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba
    Natalia Siwiec (Poland) – Kurumba 2