Category: Maldives

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Interview with Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, Founder and Director of Passepartout Homes

Paola Fiocchi Van den Brande, originally from Italy, moved to London in 2000, after working in Belgium and Germany. After 13 years as Direct Marketing Manager for international publishing and news companies, most recently for Bloomberg LP, Paola decided to launch Passepartout Homes in 2011. This is her first experience as an entrepreneur. Paola graduated from the Catholic University
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives

Experience an island paradise of chic simplicity in a charming tropical setting replete with soft white sand and azure waters at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa. Relax with a loved one in our over water bungalows as a spectacular selection of sea life swims beneath you. Dive into an array of water sports in the
The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

The top 5 pool villas in the Maldives

With so many outstanding hotels in the Maldives, it’s a real challenge to select just five resorts for special praise, especially when we realistically could name 25! If your budget will allow, there’s no doubt that booking your own pool villa will give you an extra level of privacy and luxury – where the views over
Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help
Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives goes gourmet

Baros Maldives, the award winning, private boutique luxury resort in the Indian Ocean, has introduced a new gourmet menu in its all-day dining lagoon-view a la carte restaurant, Lime. This has been created by the recently appointed Executive Chef, Gabriël le Roux, and includes tropical versions of traditional favourites. The Lime Restaurant, open to all
10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

10 of the world's most unusual restaurants

Travelling has its benefits, among them being able to shock people with tales of where you’ve been, what you’ve done and where you’ve eaten. There’s nothing more satisfying than making your friends and family shriek, ‘you did what?!’ Well, if it’s the shock factor you’re after, we’ve got just the thing for you; a list of 10 of the world’s most unusual restaurants.
Dreaming of Maldives

Dreaming of Maldives

The following video teaser is an independent production shot by by Sakis Papadopoulos – it shows Gili Lankanfushi, formerly known as Soneva Gili. With 45 overwater villas, this resort lies on North Male Atoll in the Maldives, and combines barefoot luxury with sophistication. Book before April 2013 and receive all kinds of additional benefits – see their
Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Kids stay, play and eat for free at Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa

Here’s an offer not to miss if you travel as a family. If guests travel with children, then as long as they are staying in the same villa as their parents at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa – they stay, play and eat for free. The Maldives is a stunning tropical destination, a country made up
Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

Top 10 places in SE Asia to take your loved one this Valentine's

If you’re looking for somewhere different this Valentine’s Day, then how about a getaway in SE Asia.  This incredible and fascinating part of the world rarely disappoints, and here we’ve unearthed 10 gems that we think you’ll love and, more importantly, that your Valentine will love too… The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China Long
Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Top 10 most extravagant private island resorts

Privacy and exclusivity often rank high on a luxury traveller’s list of priorities. For those looking for something truly indulgent, discrete and filled with luxury, we have compiled a list of the most extravagant private island resorts in the world. These islands offer the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Beginning at a paltry £100,000 and
5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

5 great cities, 5 incredible restaurants

When you visit a city, where do you want to go – a good restaurant, or the best restaurant? The best of course, is going to be subject to opinion and taste, but often locals and travellers alike will reach consensus on a city’s best restaurant. I admit it’s risky, and maybe controversial, but I
Life is about the journey...

Life is about the journey...

This video from Trans Maldivian Airways shows the true beauty of the Maldives. The company pioneered the use of aircraft to transport tourists to island based resorts. In doing so, it has made a significant contribution to the development of tourism to the Maldives, which in turn has resulted in major benefits to the national economy. Founded in
10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth
Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Interview with Dave Thompson, Founder of Dave's Travel Corner

Dave is a travel writer who founded Dave’s Travel Corner, an international travel community, in 1996. California born and raised, he co-founded a collegiate solar racing team which designed and built a solar car from scratch. He runs a website promoting currently undefeated WBA World Super Middleweight boxing champion, Andre Ward, is a member of the Traveler’s Century Club and is a partner
The top 3 luxury resorts in the Maldives

The top 3 luxury resorts in the Maldives

For unparalleled beach holiday luxury there is little that can match the secluded resorts available in the Maldives. Below we give you 3 of our top picks for those looking to unwind on some of the most stunning islands in the world. 1. Constance Halaveli Resort, North Ari Atoll Sparkling with a thoroughly-deserved 6* reputation,
Book your own private island in the Maldives

Book your own private island in the Maldives

The islands of the Maldives are without doubt some of the most beautiful on the planet. There’s nothing quite like the vibrant blue of the Indian Ocean, the majestic white sand beaches and the array of snorkelling sites teeming with coral and diverse marine life. It’s up there on many people’s travel wish list. Boasting some