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Maldives traditional Dhoni

The traditional dhoni is one of the oldest sea vessel in Maldives. Dhonys are generally built from coconut palm timber.

The dhoni resembles a dhow, an Arab traditional sailing vessel.

They are found all over Maldives and are used mainly for fishing and transportation.

Maldives dhoni at sunset

Maldives dhoni at sunset| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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MALDIVES PARADISE FOR HONEYMOONERS

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Maldives| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

The Maldives, a perfect match between Luxury and Romanticism for Honeymooners.

The islands are a perfect honey pot for couples seeking for romanticism, privacy and luxury.
Breathtaking landscapes can be seen all over the archipelago and each hotel and resort is just a perfect secluded hideaway.

Some of them organize wedding blessings on their beautiful beaches, on a sandbank or even underwater.

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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Maldives Photo of the Week

Maldives photo of desert tropical island at Haddumatti Atoll

Maldives photo of desert tropical island at Haddumatti Atoll

 

Desert Tropical island in the unknown and far Haddumatti Atoll.
The Maldives stand as The Island Nation with app.1200 islands stretching along 823 km (511 mi).
800 islands are still uninhabited. The country long sea distances and regulations keep most of them absolutely virgin and unseen.
The Magic goes on.
(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)

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SUNSET DINNER IN MALDIVES

Maldives sunset dinner

Maldives sunset dinner| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

One of the World’s most romantic destination.

Maldives Sunset Dinners, The recipe
For this unforgettable moment you will need :

Your Beloved One
A gorgeous Maldivian Island
A perfect beach made from the finest sand
A table for 2
A glass of Champagne
A delicious diner
A Chef at the barbecue
A waiter.
For the rest, do not worry breathtaking sunsets and magic starry nights are quite always guaranteed.
In the Maldives, these exclusive dinners are organized by almost all Hotels and Resorts. Some of them will eventually set it up at the location of your choice.
To be sure you can live this moment, ask your travel agent or your hotel when you book your holidays.

(Photo from Dreaming of Maldives Creative Collection)
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Hulhulé Island Hotel, Maldives was declared the winner of “Maldives Leading Hotel” at the World Travel Awards 2009

Hulhule Island Hotel photo by Sakis

Hulhule Island Hotel Maldives| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

Hulhulé Island Hotel, Maldives was declared the winner of “Maldives’ Leading Hotel” at the World Travel Awards 2009.

The award was bestowed upon Hulhulé Island Hotel at a prestigious awards ceremony held on November 07, 2009 at London, United Kingdom.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal as the “Travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscar’s”, the World Travel Awards are the most comprehensive and most prestigious awards program in the global travel industry. It was established in 1993 to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry.

Hulhulé Island Hotel commenced operations in 2000. Since then, the Hotel has been a key member of the travel and trade business in the Maldives. Hulhule Island Hotel also boasts of being the ‘Best Culinary Establishment’ at Maldives and the team is proud in having professionals such as the ‘Most Outstanding Chef’ and ‘Top Maldivian Chef’ of the last Hotel Asia Exhibition & Culinary Challenge.

On receiving the award, Mr Utkarsh Faujdar, General Manager – Hulhulé Island Hotel emphatically said: “This is indeed a recognition of the world class facilities and service excellence that Hulhule Island Hotel has attained by achieving the highest international standards in the hospitality industry”. He further added “The inexorable efforts of my team have been instrumental in bringing this International award of repute to Hulhule Island Hotel.”

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The Maldives, the smallest and the most paradisiac country in Asia

Maldives Islands and Atolls

Maldives Islands and Atolls| Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

There is no other country in the World like The Maldives.
Located astride the equator, south of India and west of Sri Lanka, the all country unique specificity resides in the Geography made of an exclusive formation of natural atolls, sandy islands and reefs stretching along 823 km (511 miles) but occupying only an area of just 300 sq km (116 sq miles).
With an average ground of 1.5 meter above the sea level, the country is today endangered by the global sea level rising.
All land above the surface in the Maldives is of coralline origin.
The beauty of their lagoons and sandy beaches along with  their splendid aerial views make the Maldives an Absolute Paradise.
The origin of the word “atoll ” itself derives from the Dhivehi language of the Maldives “Atholhu” and is now used in many languages worldwide.
In 2009, they have been again honored with numerous prestigious Awards as the :
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Airport
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Family Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Green Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Brand
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Travel Agency
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa
  • Indian Ocean’s Leading Water Villa Group

Owing to the many beautiful diving grounds of the numerous atolls of the Maldives, this country has also been marketed as a prime destination for scuba divers worldwide.

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Maldives Photo of the Week

Maldives aerial  photo by Sakis Papadopoulos

Maldives aerial photo by Sakis Papadopoulos

In Maldives there are 1.192 picture-perfect islands arranged in 26 atolls. Ninety of them have been transformed into dreamy island getaways, sheltering honeymooners, families and the jet-set.

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