Maldives Secret Fashion Show

Lorena Rae (Germany) – Palm Beach

If you are shopping for something more comfortable to slip into, then you might be catching the infamous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show being broadcast tonight. Alternatively, here is the Maldives Complete Secret Fashion Show with the visiting fashionistas lounging in their favourite lingerie…

  1. Lorena Rae (Germany) – Palm Beach [ABOVE]
         
  2. Nicoletta Reggio (Italy) – Kuramathi
    Nicoletta Reggio (Italy) - Kuramathi
      
  3. Mariya Revkovskaya (Russia) – Six Senses Laamu
    Mariya Revkovskaya (Russia)
      
  4. Polly Kole (Russia) – Millaidhoo
    Polly Kole (Russia) - Millaidhoo
      
  5. Natalie (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
    Natalie (Russia) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
      
  6. Veronika Kotova (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Veronika Kotova (Russia) - One & Only Reethi Rah
       
  7. Vlada Yakushevskaya (Russia) – Four Seasons
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    Vlada Yakushevskaya (Russia) - Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
       
  8. Maria (Thailand) – Veligandu
    Maria (Thailand) - Veligandu
       
  9. Anastasia Barashkova (Russia) – Constance 9alaveli
    Anastasia Barashkova (Russia) – Constance Halaveli
       
  10. Katie Price (United Kingdom) – Kandima
    Katie Price (United Kingdom) - Kandima
      
  11. Belle Lucia (Australia) – LUX South Ari Atoll
    Belle Lucia (Australia) - LUX South Ari Atoll       
  12. Maria Martelo Perez (Columbia) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Maria Martelo Perez (Columbia) – Anantara Kihavah Villas
      
  13. A. Liss (Russia) – Baros
    A Liss (Russia) – Baros
       
  14. Maria Glass (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giravaaru
    Maria Glass (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraaaru
      

Best of the Maldives: Comfort Menu – One & Only Reethi Rah

One and Only Reethi Rah comfort menu 2

One & Only Reethi Rah’s “Comfort Menu” offers up a selection of treats for floating in the comfort of your own villa – “Individually chosen ESPA bath oils, mineral sea salts and petals envelop the body as candles bath the room in a soft relaxing light.”

You have a choices of several variations including:

  • Essential oils of the West Indian Bay and Clove” served with Hot cinnamon tea
  • English Peppermint and Rosemary” served with a refreshing ice cold Earl Grey tea with Rosemary and Citrus
  • Frankinceance and Ylang-Ylang served with a hot herbal tea of Rosehip and Hibiscus

Calgon take me away…to paradise.

One and Only Reethi Rah comfort menu

Best of the Maldives: Float Menu – Coco Bodu Hithi

Coco Bodu Hithi - float menu 1

If you want to select from your own float parade (or even have your own), then Coco Bodu Hithi has introduced its own “Pool Floats Menu”…

  • Coco Bodu Hithi has teamed up with Sunnylife, the Australian company that has become one of the world’s leading summer lifestyle brands, to introduce the world’s first Pool Floats Menu. Featuring an eclectic selection of Sunnylife’s colourful, whimsical, and stylish inflatable swimming pool floats, this unique menu is sure to be a hit with everyone, from young ones to those young at heart. Martin Lount, General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi said “We’re extremely excited to be working with Sunnylife to kick off our summer pool floats programme and offer this one-of-a-kind menu experience. Our guests love to share pictures of their holiday with friends on social media, and with over 12 different styles on offer from our pool floats menu, we’re excited to see what they’ll be posting online!”

Coco Bodu Hithi - float menu 2

Best of the Maldives: Whale Shark Float – Rihiveli Dream

Rihiveli Dream - whale shark float

Black Friday today is the annual carnival of commercialism. The day after American Thanksgiving when all the families get together (“homecoming”) and have a Friday day off so they all go to the mall to get a jump on their Christmas shopping. For float aficionados, I had already added today’s feature to the resort Santa list. And now one lucky resort – Rihiveli Dream – finally features it. In fact, the whale shark float was the bequest of Maldives Complete and field correspondent Isley Lynn who stayed their this summer as a part of the artist-in-residence posting. Best Maldives Float Ever.

   

Floating Parade

Float dhoni

Thanksgiving Day and time for the annual float parade. Not just down Manhattan’s Central Park West for the Macy’s extravaganza, but here on Maldives Complete with the latest from the fashionista pneumatics. This year is a special comprehensive catalogue of every float found in Maldives photoshoots so far.

FOOD

Ammy (Poland) – LUX South Ari Atoll – Avacado
Ammy (Poland)

Karina Volodina (Russia) – Sun Island – French Fries
Karina Volodina (Russia) - Sun Island 3

Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah – Popsicle
Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – One & Only Reethi Rah 2

Peggy Hung (Taiwan) – Finolhu – Lollipop

Krystal (Australia) – Olhuveli – Cherries

    
Chloe Lloyd (United Kingdom) – LUX Maldives – Pineapple
Chloe Lloyd (United Kingdom) – LUX Maldives

Pruno Dasha (Russia) – Dhigali – Watermelon
Pruno Dasha (Russia) - Dhigali

Ekaterina Bezborodko (Russia) – Holiday Island – Donut
Ekaterina Bezborodko (Russia) – Holiday Island

Alexandra Pereira (Spain) – Constance Halaveli – Pretzel
Alexandra Pereira (Spain) – Constance Halaveli

Camilla Vendrame Tognetti (USA) – NIYAMA – Pizza
Camilla Vendrame Tognetti (USA) – NIYAMA - 2

BIRDS

Irina Cerutti (Switzerland) – Cheval Blanc Randheli – Black Swan
Irina Cerutti (Switzerland) – Cheval Blanc Randheli

Marcia Garcia (Italy) – Anantara Dhigu – Peacock
Marcia Garcia (Italy) - Kuredu

Diana Dryn (Ukraine) – LUX South Ari Atoll – Swan
Diana Dryn (Ukraine) - LUX South Ari Atoll 2

Aseeva Nataliya (Russia) – Olhuveli – Ducky


La Ceni Ceneren Censon (Germany) – Summer Island – Golden Goose
La Ceni Ceneren Censon (Germany) - Summer Island

Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) – Ayada – Pink Flamingo
Maria Ponomaryova (Russia) – Ayada 2

Anastasia Reshetova and Dasha Sidorova (Russia) – Adaaran Hudhuranfushi – Toucan
Anastasia Reshetova and Dasha Sidorova (Russia) - Adaaran Hudhuran fushi

Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Huvafenfushi – Exotic Bird
Yulia Schastlivaya (Russia) – Huvafenfushi

OTHER CREATURES

Lisa-Marie Schiffner (Austria) – Sun Island – Pegasus
Lisa-Marie Schiffner (Austria) - Sun Island

Tania M (Russia) – Ananatara Kihavah – Rainbow Unicorn
Tania M (Russia) - Ananatara Kihavah


Alyssa Ramos (USA) – Shangri-La Vilingili – Shark
Alyssa Ramos (USA) - Shangri-La Vilingili

Daniela Andreotti (Italy) One & Only Reethi Rah – Turtle
Daniela Andreotti (Italy) One & Only Reethi Rah

RANDOM

Beke (Germany) – BandosFan
Beke (Germany) - Bandos
   

Quantum Woman (Russia) – Dhigurah – Lips
Quantum Woman (Russia) - Dhigurah

Burcu Can (Turkey) – W Retreat – Ring
Burcu Can (Turkey) - W Retreat

Balinese Girl (Italy) – Filitheyo – Rainbow
Balinese Girl (Italy) - Filitheyo

          
Winnaii (Japan) – Oyster
Winnaii (Japan)

Victoria Demidova (Russia) – Club Med Finolhu Villas – Lilo
Victoria Demidova (Russia) – Club Med Finolhu Villas

Georgia Cohen (Canada) – Cinnamon Dhonveli – Jetski

Ilenia Lai (Italy) – Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili – Scallop
Ilenia Lai (Italy) - Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili

MonNy Sirilak (Thailand) – Halaveli – Heart
MonNy Sirilak (Thailand) - Halaveli

Anya Talyzin (USA) – Athuruga – Angel Wing
Anya Talyzin (USA) - Athuruga

Sailor Moona (China) – NIYAMA – Gummy Bear
Sailor Moona (China) - NIYAMA

Wendy (Australia) – NIYAMA – Circles
Wendy (Australia) - NIYAMA

 

Bath Room with a View

Conrad Rangali - toilet

World Toilet Day today. With a very serious message about the importance of proper sanitation. Despite the advances in the modern world, 4.5 people live without a toilet. More than half the planet. One of the aspirations of the day is to make sure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030.

To mark the occasion, Maldives Complete has assembled a list of top toilets in the Maldives when it comes to a view of nature when nature calls…

1. CONRAD RANGALI   [ABOVE]

2. SONEVA FUSHI
Soneva Fushi - toilet

3. LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL
LUX South Ari Atoll - toilet

4. SIX SENSES LAAMU
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru - toilet

5. KANDOLHU
Kandolhu - toilet

Best of the Maldives: Mermaid Photography – Palm Beach

Palm Beach - mermaid classes

Little Mermaid Day today celebrating the release of Disney’s “Little Mermaid” film in 1989. If you want to release your inner mermaid under da sea (sort of a reverse Ariel if you know what I mean, the Palm Beach is offering an aquatic photoshoot by one of the premier photographers of this style.

· “Imagine building a portfolio of one-of-a-kind underwater portraits in the serene, private setting of a Maldivian Atoll. A place where you’re photographing skilled underwater models against the backdrop of pristine coral reefs and large marine mammals while also funding local ocean conservation efforts…. Now you don’t have to just dream it; you can experience it. Professional underwater photographer Chiara Salomoni leads a once-in-a-lifetime 6 day, 5 night all-inclusive masterclass at the Palm Beach Island Resort in the Maldives on Lhaviyani Atoll, Nov 12th-17th, 2018. This customized workshop enables scuba-divers and photographers alike to gain technical mastery in every aspect of underwater portraiture, working in a variety of settings from pool to open-water shallows and even deep ocean scenes with marine mammals. Expert underwater models Christine Ren and Syrena, Singapore’s premier mermaid performer, will pose as the subjects and provide training on how to work safely with both non-models and models in the water. But the best part is 10% of the trip’s proceeds are reinvested locally into marine conservation projects. Travel somewhere beautiful, learn amazing new skills, and save the ocean – what’s not to love?”

That’s why is hotter, Under the water!

Best of the Maldives: Map Theme Decor – Hurawalhi

Hurawalhi - map theme decor

Something about a map that has detailed artistry and exotic allure. It tells an aerial pictorial story of some part of the planet. Ocean maps are often the most enchanting with their sinuous coastlines and patterns of inlets and isles.

Naturally, maps of the Maldives are bursting with this adventurous charm. Huawalhi has a employed one of the more antiquarian depictions of the “Laquedives” as a design highlight in its villas. Blotter, cases, lampshades, etc. use segments of these ancient charts. Very reminiscent of one of our favourite designers, Alviero Martini’s “1ª Classe’ line of fashion and accessories.

Hurawalhi - map theme decor 2