Pacific Resort Hotel Group Win Multiple Awards

Pacific Resort Hotel Group Win Multiple Awards at World Travel Awards 2018


Pacific Resort Hotel Group

Win Multiple Awards at World Travel Awards 2018


Pacific Resort Hotel Group (PRHG)

Pacific Resort Hotel Group, along with its partner properties, received multiple nominations and awards at the prestigious World Travel Award ceremony for 2018. This year the World Travel Awards celebrated its 25th anniversary,with the Asia & Australasia gala awards ceremony held on 3rd September 2018 at the InterContinental Grand Stanford, Hong Kong. Award nominations received by PRHG properties included Cook Islands’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2018, Cook Islands’ Leading Resort 2018 and Cook Islands’ Leading Villa Resort 2018.

For the tenth year running, Little Polynesian Resort was named as Cook Islands’ Leading Boutique Hotel 2018. Pacific Resort Aitutaki was proud to accept the award for Cook Islands’ Leading Resort for 2018, and Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa became the recipient of Cook Islands’ Leading Villa Resort 2018.

These awards are not unfamiliar to the Pacific Resort accolade collections, with Pacific Resort Aitutaki having previously won Cook Islands’ Leading Resort eight times, consecutively from 2007 to 2013, and most recently in 2017. Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa previously won Cook Islands’ Leading Villa Resort, holding the title from 2009 to 2011, then again from 2014 to 2016. Pacific Resort Rarotonga, Moana Sands Beachfront Hotel and Royale Takitumu were amongst other resorts named as nominees for these award titles.

The World Travel Awards program rewards and celebrates excellence across the travel, tourism and hospitality industries worldwide. Each year the World Travel Awards covers the globe on their Grand Tour, celebrating recipients with a series of regional gala ceremonies.

PRHG properties consistently strive to deliver absolute guest satisfaction, providing quality accommodation and a level of comfort and service that not only meets, but exceeds the expectations of each and every guest. The nominations and continuous receipt of World Travel Awards is both recognition and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the PRHG properties.

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Mirihi Island Resort – Get your feet into the sand this summer


Imagine your feet walking over white soft sand, your skin gets touched by the warming sun, a slight breeze is moving your hair and the smooth sound of the turquoise ocean is whispering in your ears.

Welcome to Mirihi Island Resort – a Maldivian island paradise which is as unique as you are.

If you are coming as a couple or travelling solo – Mirihi has a lot for you to offer this summer.
Book your unique Maldivian getaway enjoy the relaxed boutique island life.

If you want to discover the underwater life at a dive boat, get into deep relaxation at our complimentary yoga and meditation lessons, treat yourself with a relaxing massage at our Duniye spa, enjoy our excellent cuisine or just fall in love with the unique Maldivian sunsets. This summer we are welcoming you with a very special offer for a get-away from your stressful everyday routine.

Enjoy reading through our latest news and look forward to your next holiday memories!

Your Mirihi Team


Secret Summer Specials

Secret Summer Specials

Also this summer we have some special deals for you prepared…

Travel solo and enjoy the silence of the Indian Ocean.

Get away from the crowds and your stressful routine and relax this summer at Mirihi Island Resort.

Enjoy your vacation alone in one of our 30 water villas, just a few steps away from our unique house reef for $335++ per night (until 30th September 2018).

Enjoy the included breakfast and dinner on the terrace of our Dhonveli Restaurant watching dolphins and rays passing by.

But not only for our solo travelers, also for families we have a special deal this summer…
one kid until 12 years travels for free in the room of the parents until 08th September 2018

And for everybody, we have a last minute 30% discount on our room rates and a 50% discount on the seaplane transfer from now until 14th July 2018.

Anthony and Muhammad ([email protected]) from our reservations team are looking forward to assisting you with your personalized holiday offer.


Maldivian Island Picnic

Maldivian Island Picnic

Enjoy the silence and beauty of Maldives during your exclusive private island picnic.

Discover the feeling of Robinson Crusoe being surrounded by white sand, blue sky, and turquoise water.

If you want a little rest from the warming sun on your skin, put on your mask, fins, and snorkel to explore the beautiful underwater life of the surrounding reef with its turtles and numerous colorful fish.

Coming back from your snorkeling adventure just spoil yourself with some refreshing drinks and delicious picnic lunch before returning from your little-uninhabited island paradise with unforgettable memories of a very special day in the Maldives.


Food and Travel Reader Awards 2018

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The shortlist for the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2018 has been released and we are delighted to share that Mirihi Island Resort has been shortlisted in the category of “The International Hotel of the Year”.

We kindly as you to cast your vote here!


Mirihi’s Champagne Rocket Risotto Recipe

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Try our Mirihi Risotto recipe …
Ingredients for 4:

80 g Shallot minced
2 pcs Garlic minced
4 Tbsp Virgin Olive oil
320 g Risotto rice Arborio
240 ml Champagne

350 ml Chicken stock
80 g Pines
100 g Rocket
100 g Parmesan Cheese fresh graded
Salt and fresh ground black Pepper

Preparation:

  1. Place the Risotto rice in a pan and cover it with plain water, till 1 cm from the level of the rice. Bring to boil and stir until all the liquid absorbed into the risotto. Remove the pan from the heat and spread the rice on to a tray to cool down. This can be prepared easily in advance.
  2. Roast the pine nuts golden in a nonstick pan and set aside. Shred the rocket.
  3. Sauté the shallot and the garlic in the olive oil until it is soft, add the precooked rice and keep stirring until the rice looks slightly translucent. Add now 200 ml Champagne under continuous stirring, once the Champagne is cooked into the rice add ladle by ladle stock into the risotto and keep stirring until the risotto is getting creamy and the rice corn should be al dente. If you run out of stock before the rice is fully cooked, simply add some hot water. Now fold the rocket, pines, and Parmesan into the rice, remove the pan from the heat, add the remaining Champagne and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Mirihi Ocean Pro Diving

Mirihi Ocean Pro Diving

Even though many guests come here to dive with the Manta Rays and Whale sharks it’s not the only thing you can see around Mirihi. We have many dive spots around our island with an abundance of fish life. Turtles, rays, sharks and also beautiful coral life can be seen on our dives.

Mirihi Ocean Pro Diving


Duniye SPA

Duniye SPA

Treat yourself and take advantage of Duniye Spa’s Special Offer in May!
Extend your welcome massage to a full body massage.
Choose your massage according to your needs of pressure and relax under the care of our professional therapists.

Duniye SPA


Check out our culinary events…

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16 of Fiji’s Best Resorts Reviewed

16 of Fiji’s Best Resorts Reviewed


Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa

Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa

The Shangri-La Fijian Resort is one of the Coral Coast’s most popular family friendly re-sorts. This top Fiji resort caters for all tastes and ages with delicious, reasonably priced food at their 3 on-site restaurants.

 

What we like:
  • The fantastic Free Kids Club and ‘Children stay and eat free!’ policy (children under 12) make this a hard-to-resist option for a Fiji family holiday.
  • The Fiji resort has separate adult only areas, so that the Shangri-La provides a fun-filled and relaxing atmosphere for everyone.
  • The beautiful main pool, right next to the beach, has full-time lifeguards, and shallow areas for kids. Don’t miss the giant inflatables waterpark in the lagoon. A firm favourite with guests!

 

What to try:
  • We recommend the stunning Takali Terrace with panoramic views of the South Pacific ocean.
  • There is also 24-hour room service for the ultimate in convenience.

 

Book The Shangri-La’s Fiji special offer package: The Fijian Family Fun Getaway, includ-ing a daily breakfast buffet for the whole family, a second room for 25% off, airport trans-fers, a couples’ massage, bike hire and a round of 18-hole mini golf.

 


Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

For a luxury family holiday on Denarau Island, look no further than the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa. Combine family fun and unbelievable relaxation at the Hilton Fiji, designed for convenience and comfort with modern luxuries.

 

What we like:
  • This Fiji family hotel has incredible facilities: seven pools, a top of the range fitness cen-tre, two beachfront restaurants- including the very popular Nuku Restaurant- and 1.5kms of private beach.
  • Children will love the action-packed Hilton Family Fun Kids Club, whilst parents can enjoy the serene adults only pools and Koro Adults Only Restaurant.
  • For Fiji’s best family holiday accommodation on Denarau Island, book one of the luxu-rious Oceanfront Residences with a private plunge pool.

 

What to try:
  • Explore nearby local Fiji attractions like The Garden of the Sleeping Giant.
  • Spend evenings savouring Fiji’s local seafood by lantern light at the 5 star Nuku Res-taurant.

Check out the Hilton Fiji’s advance booking discount- 20% off the Hilton’s Best Available Rate with advance booking!

 


Radisson Blu Resort Fiji

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji

At the Radisson Blu Fiji your kids will feel like VIPs! The whole family will enjoy the Radisson Fiji’s first class facilities.

 

What we like:
  • The Radisson Blue Resort Fiji has a 10 acre estate with private gardens, waterfalls, four pools, a whitewater tunnel slide, and a 2 minute walk to Denarau’s 18-hole golf course.
  • The comfortable rooms are impeccably clean and modern with in-room movies from MagiNet, and a balcony or courtyard so that you can sit and enjoy the Fiji sunset over Denarau. Two bedroom suites are available for families.
  • The Radisson Blu Resort Fiji throws in complimentary activities like coconut bowling and a personalised kids check-in.

 

What to try:
  • Celebrate your Fijian family vacation with a memorable dinner at the Radisson Blu’s Lomani Wai restaurant where you can dangle your feet in the water as you dine.

 

Book the Radisson Blu’s ‘Fiji Loves Families’ package holiday deal now for a Fijian family holiday that includes: a daily breakfast buffet for the whole family, unlimited Kids Club access or 3 hours of babysitting services a day, half price meals and drinks for kids, 10% on the Wild Thyme or Signature Tables for a special meal for parents.

 


Naisoso Island Resort Villas

Naisoso Island Resort Villas

Naisoso Island Resort Villas, provide some of Fiji’s most luxurious self-catered accommo-dation, perfect for families and large groups.

 

What we like:
  • Large luxury villas and premium holiday homes for all budgets and requirements. All just minutes from Fiji’s Nadi airport.
  • All of Naisoso Island Resort’s villas have king-sized beds, fully-equipped kitchen, pri-vate swimming pools, sun loungers, open plan living and dining rooms plus a separate media room with Sky TV.
  • The villas are fully serviced during your stay, but there are also laundry facilities, should you need.
  • The beautiful Naisoso Resort is completely safe, with 24 hour security and on-site management.
  • Great for team building and Fiji corporate incentive retreats!

 

What to try:
  • The Naisoso Island Resort Executive Chef can create a menu specifically for you and deliver meals to your villa for the ultimate VIP experience.
  • The friendly and efficient Naisoso Island staff will stock your fridge with fresh groceries before you arrive (on request) or book the on-site driver to take you shopping or any-where on the island.
  • There is a plethora of activities for all ages, including deep water access for all water sports and a yoga instructor and masseuse on-site.

Naisoso Island Resort Villas Limited Special Offer: 20% off if you book now with the code BULASAVER!

 

 


Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa

The Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa is renowned in Fiji for French luxury and offers one of Fiji’s best adults only holiday packages.

 

What we like:
  • The Sofitel adults only package deal provides access to Waitui Beach, a private adults only beach with a personal butler service.
  • The Sofitel Fiji also has a Jacuzzi, sauna, and spa with incredible massages for full body and spirit relaxation.
  •  For family holidays, a Childrens’ Club and babysitting are available.

 

What to try:
  • The Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa’s gourmet cuisine! The resort has 5 restaurants, including the beautiful al fresco Salt Restaurant on the water’s edge, V Restaurant for gourmet dining and Lagoon Restaurant for indulgent buffets.
  • The Breeze Bar will welcome you after dinner for cocktails and live music.
  • For a surprise Fijian elopement or vow renewal, book the Sofitel’s on-site Wedding Chapel!

 

The Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa has a ‘Best Rates Guarantee’. Sofitel will match any rate found elsewhere and offer a further 10% discount if you find a better rate anywhere else for one of their resorts.

 


Lomani Island Resort

Lomani Island Resort

The Lomani Island Resort has great special offers for couples! Perfect for Fiji honey-moons, vow renewals and romantic getaways. Lomani is Fijian for ‘love’ and the Lomani Island Resort is Fiji’s best boutique adults only resort, designed as an escape for lovers.

 

What we like:
  • The Lomani Island Resort has a tranquil and romantic atmosphere with only 30 rooms.
  • Choose from Deluxe Suites, Hibiscus Suites, Beachfront Bures and Beachfront Pool Bures.
  • All the suites and Bures are spacious, with a private patio or sundeck, king-sized bed and custom-made mahogany furniture.
  • When you return to Lomani Island Resort- and you won’t be able to resist booking again!- you receive a complimentary $50 Food & Beverage credit.

 

What to try:
  • Book a destination wedding at The Lomani! The Lomani Island Resort offers a fantastic destination wedding package including a floral wedding arch on the beach, a wedding officiant, on-site wedding license registration and luxury extras like pre-wedding mas-sages!
  • For the most luxurious Fiji honeymoon, we recommend the Beachfront Pool Bures with their own private plunge pool, private outdoor shower, sundeck looking out over Malolo Lailai Bay.

 

The Lomani Island Resort ‘Sweet Specials’ holiday deal: With a 5 night stay, get a cou-ple’s massage for free. Book a 7 night stay and receive a couple’s massage plus a special three course Sunset Dinner for two by the beach.

Book the ‘Honeymoon Bonus’ offer and receive two Lomani sulus (a beautiful traditional Fijian sarong that you can wear by the pool), a fruit basket and bottle of sparkling wine.

 

 


Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

Yasawa Island Resort

The Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is Fiji’s best luxury all-inclusive holiday destination. The Yasawa Island Resort is also Fiji Honeymoon heaven.

 

What we like:
  • The Yasawa Resort is surrounded by 11 secluded beaches that have been voted #4 in the world by Expedia. Yasawa Island Resort is on the best island in Fiji!
  • Chic, understated Bures with spacious private decks with daybeds.
  • The award-winning Baravi Spa.
  • The Lomalagi Honeymoon Bure is a particular highlight. (Lomalagi and Yasawa are both Fijian words for heaven!) Hidden away from the rest of the resort, the Honeymoon beachfront villa has its own horizon pool overlooking your private stretch of golden beach.
  • All of your dining will be 5 star with meals created by International Chefs. Fresh local lobster is a particular specialty caught daily by local fishermen, especially for the Yasawa Island Resort.
  • The service from the happy, smiling staff is personal and discrete, nothing is too much trouble at Yasawa Island Resort & Spa.

 

What to try:
  • Swim in the famous Fiji Blue Lagoon, book a day trip to the Blue Lagoon Caves and pick from a huge range of water sports and island hikes.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable private champagne picnic on a deserted beach. You can choose between Champagne Beach, Lovers’ Beach or Paradise Beach, each as breathtaking and romantic as the next.

Honeymooners and couples on romantic Fiji holidays will soak up the total relaxation. Just the sound of the waves, spectacular Fiji sunsets and incredible comfort.

 


Paradise Cove Resort

Paradise Cove Resort

A Fiji holiday at Paradise Cove is perfect for an ‘adults only’ escape. Paradise Cove is a secluded resort with The ‘Cove’, an adults only sanctuary with a large pool, separate from the rest of the resort.

 

What we like:
  • The Cove Villas, Beachfront Villas, or Paradise Suites are all part of the 5 Night or 7 Night 2018 package holiday deals. All of Paradise Cove’s rooms offer privacy, comfort and access to Paradise Cove’s adults only facilities.
  • Included in Paradise Cove’s incredible Fiji package holiday deal is their amazing food. Executive Chef Rainal Sahai creates a menu that changes every two days, combining Pacific Island cuisine with Asian influences, Indian techniques and Fji’s very best exot-ic ingredients.

 

What to try:
  • Try the fresh cocktails from the fantastic Boat Bar.
  • For a truly exclusive experience, book The Beach House, with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath-rooms, a full lounge, kitchen, private Breakfast Butler, and your very own boatman to transfer you to the main resort facilities when you wish.

 

Paradise Adults only Holiday Package Deals:

5 Night Package with accommodation, full meal plan, airport transfers, and FJ$250 credit towards the bar or activities including div-ing.

7 Night Package: Book just two more nights and receive two free Fijian massages and a beachside dinner for 2. Limited last minute August holiday deal- Book 7 nights in August and get ‘buy one, get the second one free’ on airfare.

 


Grand Pacific Hotel

Grand Pacific Hotel

The Grand Pacific Hotel is a Fijian 5 star resort with a majestic history. For a glamourous Fiji honeymoon, The Grand Pacific is one of the best hotels in Fiji and an icon of the South Pacific.

 

What we like:
  • This iconic colonial hotel on Suva island has been newly refurbished to its former glory.
  • As well as a rich history, the Grand Pacific Hotel offers 103 spacious, modern, rooms evoking the grand colonial style and equipped with the highest standard facilities.
  • Six different dining options, from fresh pastries at the GBH Bakery to haute cuisine at the The Prince Albert Restaurant. The Grand Pacific Hotel has two restaurants, two bars, a lounge and an on-site bakery.

 

What to try:
  • For a romantic Fiji vacation, choose one of the six Heritage Rooms in the listed section of the hotel with french windows leading out onto the veranda.
  • High Tea on the outdoor terrace is like travelling back in time to the Roaring Twenties.
  • The Prince Albert Restaurant is considered the premiere restaurant in Suva under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Mo Arun. Perfect for a romantic Fiji celebra-tion.
  • A Fiji destination wedding! Couples come from all over Australia, New Zealand and Asia for a wedding at the Grand Pacific Hotel. The Grand Pacific has an excellent team of Wedding Planners. Their attention to detail, professionalism and management skills are of the highest-standard.

 

 


Garden Island Resort

One of the most exciting things to do in Fiji is to go scuba diving. The Garden Island Resort specialises in Fiji diving holiday packages.

 

What we like:
  • The Garden Island Resort is a diver’s paradise. The dive resort is ideally placed on the beautiful Taveuni island, right next to Rainbow Reef, one of the best diving sites in the world.
  • Within 15 minutes of the resort there are 25 world class dives sites for you to explore and all levels of diving experience can be catered for.
  • The experienced local dive team will guide you through the wonders of some of the world’s most spectacular displays of soft coral. We especially recommend trips to The Great White Wall and Nuku Reef.

 

What to try:
  • After your dives, relax on the balcony of your Oceanview Suite, which has interconnect-ing doors, perfect for families. Or lounge in luxury on the private patio of your Ocean-front Suite.
  • When you’re not diving or taking it easy, explore the rest of Taveuni.
  • The island is filled with natural beauty like Bouma Falls and rich indigenous culture like Duivosavosa village, where you can join in with demonstrations of traditional Fijian crafts.

 

Choose between the 7 day or 10 day all-inclusive diving packages. Both include acco-modation in an Oceanfront Room, all meals (continental breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course dinner), 5 days of 2-tank boat diving, unlimited shore diving, airport transfers. The 10 day all-inclusive diving package includes an extra 2 days of 2-tank boat diving and an unforgettable night dive. Make sure to bring your underwater camera!

 

 


Uprising Beach Resort

The Uprising Beach Resort is a small boutique Fiji resort with personal service.

 

What we like:
  • The Uprising offers a ‘Best Rates Guarantee’. Contact the Uprising Beach Resort now for guaranteed competitive rates.
  • The Uprising has traditional thatched Fijian Bures and spacious split-level Com-modore Deluxe Villas with a private terrace and balcony. Every villa and Bure has outdoor showers with uninterrupted ocean views.
  • The Uprising cares about protecting the beauty and abundance of Fiji. As part of their social responsibility promise, the resort gives 10% of its profits to community projects, and is 100% carbon neutral.
  • Your beautiful accomodation also comes with complimentary tropical breakfast. Af-ter which, you can relax in one of the many hammocks hidden away in the Fijian resort’s lush private gardens.

 

What to try:
  • The Uprising Beach Resort specialises in Fiji corporate team building activities. The specially designed Tree House Dormitory offers shared accomodation for 20 people. Perfect for your corporate incentive holiday in tropical Fiji.
  • Visit Suva’s city centre- The Uprising is within walking distance of local shops and res-taurants and a short taxi ride into Suva.

 

 


Mana Island Resort & Spa

Mana Island Resort & Spa
Mana Island Resort & Spa is one of Fiji’s best value all-inclusive resorts on a private is-land in Fiji.

 

What we like:
  • Mana Island Resort & Spa’s location is phenomenal. As the only resort on the island, you have the idyllic setting all to yourselves.
  • All of the resort’s Bures have direct access to the lush gardens and most have an ocean view. The resort is nestled between the two best beaches on the island.
  • All of Mana Island Resort & Spa’s rooms come with an all-inclusive plan included in the nightly rate so that once you are on Mana Island, all your meals are taken care of.
  • Plus the resort now has award-winning New Zealand Chef Richard Cross preparing all the delicious food included in your all-inclusive deal!
  • Choose from the Island Bure or Ocean View Room for great value, the Oceanfront Suites for large groups or families travelling together, and the Premium Beachfront Bure for complete seclusion and luxury- perfect for honeymoons and romantic holidays.

 

What to try:
  • Mana island has 300 acres of unspoilt rainforest and rolling hills for you to explore.
  • Mana Island is just off the coast of Nadi, and a hop-on-hop-off catamaran service can take you back and fore easily between Mana and Port Denarau.
  • The Mana Island Resort & Spa is ideal for Fiji water sports. Activities change every day and include windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking, all organised by the experienced friendly Mana staff.

 

 


Ramada Suites Wailoaloa Beach Fiji

Ramada Suites Wailoaloa Beach Fiji

The Ramada Suites Wailoaloa Beach Fiji offer great value and are perfectly situated for business meetings, corporate trips and families who want to be close to Nadi town.

 

What we like:
  • The Ramada Suites Wailoaloa Beach has impeccable facilities in a brand new building on Wailoaloa beach.
  • All of the suites from the One Bedroom Beachfront Suite to the King Studio Suite have 360 degree views of the long beautiful stretch of Wailoaloa beach.
  • Families can enjoy the Ramada Suites’ outdoor pool, access to Wailoaloa Beach and the Children’s Play Area.

 

What to try:
  • The Ramada staff can help to organise exciting Fiji day trips such as the Robinson Crusoe Island Tour or the Sigatoka River Safari.
  • For business travellers, the Ramada Suites Wailoaloa has some of Fiji’s best confer-ence and meeting facilities in the dedicated Business Centre. The Ramada Suites Wailoaloa Beach can take care of any business or event requirements you need!
  • Following the Ramada’s worldwide reputation for impressive facilities, the Ramada Suites Wailoaloa has a gym, spa, hairdresser, cinema, restaurant and bar that you can try out on your Fiji holiday!

 

 


Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel

Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel

The Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel is great for a cheap Fiji holiday that doesn’t sacrifice beauty or fun.

 

What we like:
  • Smugglers Cove’s nightly rate includes free breakfast, a free scuba diving lesson in the resort pool, a paddle board lesson, use of the resort kayaks, free nightly entertainment and all airport transfers.
  • The Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel has a brilliant location right next to the air-port, Nadi town centre, and the best local bars and restaurants. Excellent for exploring the plethora of things to do in Nadi city centre and Fiji island hopping.
  • The rooms at Smugglers Cove have some of the best views in Fiji! Whether you choose a Family Suite or a Deluxe Premium Room, you will have a breathtaking view of the bay out to the Mamanuca islands.

 

What to try:
  • You can enjoy the stunning view from the terrace of the Ghost Ship restaurant.
  • Smugglers Cove Beach Resort & Hotel is renowned for its lively nightly music from the local band Tai and the Kavaholics, and its thrilling Polynesian and Hula Fire Dancing Shows. You’ll be enchanted by the Fijian charm and warm, friendly local staff.

 

 


Holiday Inn Suva

Holiday Inn Suva

The Holiday Inn Suva offers brilliant Fiji holiday deals plus all the reliability and excellent service of the Holiday Inn chain.

 

What we like:
  • The Holiday Inn Suva has great value Fiji business packages and Fiji family holiday deals. Children under 12 eat and stay for free!
  • Join the IHG Rewards Club for exclusive members only benefits and points towards your next Holiday Inn holiday.
  • For a business trip to Fiji, The Holiday Inn Suva has an impressive 24 hour on-site business center. And the Holiday Inn staff always go the extra mile to help with booking tours, special occasions, business requirements and events.
  • The Holiday Inn Suva is always spotlessly clean and taken care of with indoor and out-door pools, a 24 hour lounge, and all water sport facilities.
  • All of the rooms have incredible ocean views with high standard Holiday Inn staples like flat screen TVs, high-speed internet, and balconies.

 

What to try:
  • Ideally located, the Holiday Inn is an easy walk into the downtown area for shopping and entertainment.
  • Don’t miss the wood fired pizzas cooked in the outside pizza oven by the pool! They are a Holiday Inn Suva highlight and customer favourite.
  • At the Holiday Inn you will enjoy huge buffet breakfasts, and an extensive dinner menu with an impressive choice of cuisines to suit all tastes.

 

 


Tropic Towers Apartments

Tropic Towers Apartments

The Tropic Towers Apartments are Suva’s finest self-catering apartments. A fantastic cheap Fiji holiday in the very heart of Suva city.

 

What we like:
  • The Tropic Towers Apartments offer very affordable rates, friendly staff, large, comforta-ble rooms with all the basic necessities. Great for large groups and families on a budget.
  • Each self-catering apartment has air-conditioning, an equipped kitchenette, and Wi-Fi available. Rooms with ocean views are available upon request.
  • The Tropic Towers Apartments are well cared for and maintained by a great team of ded-icated staff.

 

What to try:
  • There is a coffee lounge, bar, handicraft centre and 24-hour security team on-site for you to enjoy during your Fiji vacation.
  • The Tropic Towers Apartments are handily located only a 5 minute walk from the centre of Suva, Fiji’s capital city.

 

Trump International Hotel Waikiki

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL WAIKIKI – Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award 2018

TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL WAIKIKI RECOGNIZED WITH
2018 FORBES FIVE-STAR DESIGNATION
LUXURY HOTEL JOINS TOP INTERNATIONALLY RANKED PROPERTIES
FOR DISCERNING TRAVELERS


NEW YORK (February 22, 2018) – In celebration of Trump International Hotel Waikiki’s recognition as a 2018 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel, it will be offering guests a special limited time promotion. Guests who book two nights can save 50% off the third night when they book from February 20, 2018 to March 31, 2018.

Since opening in 2009, Trump International Hotel Waikiki has been recognized with this coveted and prestigious designation for the fourth consecutive year from 2015. Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on luxury travel, sends anonymous professional inspectors around the world to assess hotels, restaurants and spas against up to 800 objective standards focused on service and facilities.

“We are honored to have been bestowed with the distinction of the Forbes Travel Guide FiveStar rating for our fourth consecutive year,” said Scott M. Ingwers, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, Trump International Hotel Waikiki. “We are humbled to be recognized for delivering the highest in customer service and quality. This achievement demonstrates our associates’ commitment to providing an unparalleled guest experience and our unwavering and genuine aloha spirit.”

Trump International Hotel Waikiki joins four sister properties within the Trump Hotels brand portfolio which were also recognized as Forbes Five-Star hotels: Trump® International Hotel Washington, D.C.; Trump International Hotel & Tower® Vancouver; Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York; and Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago.

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About Trump International Hotel Waikiki  Trump®

Trump International Hotel WaikikiInternational Hotel Waikiki opened its doors in 2009 and was quickly recognized as a world-class destination, being the first hotel on the island Oahu to ever receive the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel award, bestowed to the hotel for four consecutive years in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  A traveler’s favorite, Trump Waikiki was once rated the #1 hotel on TripAdvisor in Honolulu for 76 consecutive months.

Trump International Hotel WaikikiThe ultra-luxurious Trump International Hotel Waikiki offering 462 guest rooms and suites is less than a two minute walk to the beach and is located within proximity to the heart of Waikiki’s exclusive restaurants, shops, entertainment and nightlife. Spacious and residential-style accommodations sleep up to eight guests and feature kitchenettes in guest rooms, and suites feature fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, as well as in-suite washer and dryer units, providing the ultimate comfort and convenience for luxury travelers and families.

For reservations

Please call toll-free 1.877.683.7401
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About TRUMP HOTEL GROUP™

TRUMP HOTEL GROUP™Trump® Hotel Group is the world-renowned hotel brand and management company home to Trump Hotels™, SCION™ Hotels and Resorts and American IDEA™ Hotels. Having started as a luxury hotel brand with a mission of providing extraordinary customer experiences in iconic destinations, the Hotel Group recently announced the expansion of its portfolio into the upscale and midscale segments.

Trump Hotels is a luxury brand with a mission of providing extraordinary customer experiences. Its exceptionally designed hotels in iconic locations put guests at the heart of each destination. Each property provides a variety of offerings including signature programs designed with the guest in mind, and every hotel has a distinct design that is culturally-relevant, with iconic architecture that is contextual to the destination.

The recently launched SCION Hotels and Resorts brand is a 4-star, lifestyle offering that is forward-thinking and designed to connect and engage guests and others with compelling spaces and a strong sense of community. The brand will deliver locally relevant, meaningful and soughafter experiences to those looking for a sense of connection during their travels as well as when they return home.

American IDEA Hotels is the Company’s new midscale brand. With a love for locale, the brand embraces the nuances of each community it serves and offers a peek into the local culture through decor, provisions and information. Every IDEA Hotel is its own.

Trump Hotel Group’s “Never Settle” philosophy permeates its everyday work culture, with dedicated leaders and talented associates priding themselves on impacting the guest experience with exacting standards and keen attention to detail. Led by seasoned hotel industry veteran Eric Danziger, Trump Hotel Group is part of The Trump Organization, helmed by Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.


Contact

Bernie Caalim
Director of Marketing & Communications
[email protected] | 808-683-7494


Awards & Accolades

  1. AAA Four-Diamond Hotel Award 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  2. Center on Disability Studies “Community Hero Award” 2011
  3. Condé Nast Traveler “Best in the World – Readers’ Choice Award” 2011
  4. Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List” # 1 Hawaii Hotel 2014, 2013, 2012
  5. Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards “Top Hotels in Hawaii” 2017 (#6)
  6. Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards “Top 5 Hotels in Hawaii” 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  7. Donald J. Trump Award for Service Excellence 2014, 2012, 2010
  8. Elite Traveler “101 Top Hotel Suites” 2010
  9. Elite Traveler “Hawaii’s Top Suites” 2011
  10. Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Hotel Award 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  11. Honolulu Magazine “Best Bar to Watch a Sunset” 2011
  12. Honolulu Magazine “Best Place to Network”
  13. Hotel named as an Expedia Insiders’ Select™ hotel, 2011
  14. One of Hawaii Business Magazine’s “Best Places to Work” 2011
  15. Orbitz’s Best In Stay list 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  16. Rakuten Travel Diamond Award 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  17. Rakuten Travel Silver Award 2010
  18. Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for Honolulu hotels 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  19. ShermansTravel.com “Top 10 Luxury Beach Hotels” 2011
  20. Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards – Hawaii Hotels & Resorts Top 5, 2014
  21. Travel & Leisure “500 of the World’s Best Hotels” 2015
  22. Travel Age West “Wave Editor’s Pick for Best New Property or Major Renovation, Hawaii” 2011
  23. U.S. News & World Report “Best Hotels in Honolulu-Oahu” 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  24. U.S. News & World Report “Best Hotels in the USA” Gold Badge Winner 2017; Silver Badge Winner 2016, 2013; Top 10 Best Hotel in Hawaii” 2011

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GVB x Beautiful Destinations to launch global campaign on Guam

GVB x Beautiful Destinations to launch global campaign on Guam


(Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – Tumon, Guam) The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) has partnered with award-winning creative agency Beautiful Destinations (BD) to launch a global campaign about Guam through its popular social media channels.

Beautiful Destinations is behind one of the world’s largest travel communities on social media, spanning 15 million people across 180 countries. They create and distribute “social first” content for a mobile audience and were voted by FAST COMPANY as one of the world’s most innovative companies in 2017.

“We’re proud to have worked with the Beautiful Destinations team to really capture their unique experience of Guam, share it with the rest of the world and their millions of followers,” said GVB President and CEO Nathan Denight. “Their brand greatly influences the decision-making process of travelers worldwide and we’re happy to partner with them to share Guam’s natural beauty, Chamorro culture, and people. We encourage everyone to share BD’s photos and videos of Guam on their social media channels.”

“Beautiful Destinations’ mission has always been about celebrating the beauty of the world and its amazing people, places, and experiences,” said Cory Stephen Martin, Beautiful Destinations Videographer. “Our recent visit to Guam has given us a chance to immerse ourselves in a culture that is brimming with pride of its ancestral roots and people. The people of Guam immensely care for family, and they extended that familial energy to total strangers like ourselves.”

The first social media post on the global Guam campaign will launch on Beautiful Destination’s Instagram, Facebook and Weibo accounts at 3 p.m. (Chamorro Standard Time) on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The second social media post featuring a one-minute video of Guam will then be posted the following day, May 11, 2018, also at the same time on those same channels. All of GVB’s markets will then re-post or share the content to maximize the reach of the global BD brand and its 15 million followers to strengthen Guam’s digital presence. More photos and video content from Beautiful Destinations will be shared throughout the remainder of 2018.

Martin added, “Guam is a special destination in the world because of its genuine character and energy. The people made us feel easily familiar with their home because of the warm welcome extended to us. This, and their beautiful island, is what we would like to showcase to the world.”

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For More Information:

JOSH TYQUIENGCO
Public Information Officer
GUAM VISITORS BUREAU
Office: (671) 646-5278
[email protected] | http://www.visitguam.com

Mana Island Resort & Spa - Fiji

玛娜岛度假村-斐济

English


斐济玛娜岛度假村坐落于距楠迪国际机场和丹那劳港32公里的玛玛奴莎群岛,是一座名副其实的热带天堂。度假村置于300英亩的葱郁花园中,周围环绕着清澈透明的海水和白色沙滩,它是天堂的珠宝中最闪耀的一块。

Mana Island Resort & Spa - Plunged Pool

从奢华草房到豪华套房到时尚又不失传统的斐济草屋,度假村为客人提供了大量的选择,分别适于情侣、家庭或大型团体。客人可以在设有4间美容美发沙龙疗养室的玛娜温泉疗养中心调养身心、在两个淡水泳池旁小憩、在五间主题餐厅中享用美食并感受极致的用餐体验、在四间酒吧中小酌,或是跟随我们的PADI团队学习浮潜和潜水。

玛娜岛度假村提供丰富多彩的陆地和水上活动,包括全天帆船航行、皮划艇、喷气式划水、跳岛游、夜间娱乐活动(篝火舞会等)。度假村设有儿童俱乐部,并且我们的会议中心是举办奖励会议、小组会议或婚宴的理想场所。在我们的海滨小教堂或日落海滩举办婚礼,也不失为一种绝妙的选择。

Mamanuca Restaurant - Mana Island Resort & Spa

我们占有三片美丽的海滩。岛的南部设有水上活动,而北部海滩则更安静。日落海滩和野餐海滩适合那些寻求私密和僻静的客人。高回访率的客人就是我们服务的保障,自2018年7月8日起,我们将提供一日三餐全包。

Mamanuca Restaurant - Mana Island Resort & Spa

斐济玛娜岛度假村是一座融合了传统斐济风情、热情友好的民俗和现代便利设施的天堂之岛,从而为客人创造极致的度假体验。

Mana Island Resort & Spa - Fiji

Mana Island Resort & Spa – Fiji

中文


Mana Island Resort & Spa – Fiji is a tropical paradise nestled in the heart of the Mamanuca group at 32 kilometers west of either Nadi International Airport or port Denarau. Sitting at 300 acres of lush gardens and fully surrounded by crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, this resort is a gem in the cluster of jewels.

Mana Island Resort & Spa - Plunged Pool

The resort offers an extensive range of accommodation from Premium Bures to Luxury Suite Rooms or the modern yet traditional Fijian Bures and caters to couples, families and large groups alike. Guests can rejuvenate in Mana’s Spa featuring 4 treatment room with a hair and a beauty salon, lay around in one of our two fresh water pools, savor a meal at one of our five themed restaurants with ultimate dining experiences, hydrate at one of our four bars or learn to snorkel or dive with our PADI team.

Mana offers a myriad of land and water based activities from full day sailing, Kayaking, Jet Ski rides, Island Hopping, nightly entertainments including fire walking and dancing amongst many more. The resort has a Kids Club and our conference center is a great place for both incentive and small group meetings, or wedding receptions. Getting married in our beach side chapel or at sunset beach, is an inspiration.

Mamanuca Restaurant - Mana Island Resort & Spa

We are privileged with 3 beautiful beaches. South side of the island boasts water sports activities whilst northern beach is much quieter. The sunset and picnic beaches are for those who are seeking privacy and seclusion. Our high rate of returning guest speaks for itself and as of July 08th, 2018 we will be a 3 Meal inclusive property.

Mamanuca Restaurant - Mana Island Resort & Spa

Mana Island Resort & Spa Fiji is a true blend haven of modern conveniences combined with traditional Fijian customs and friendliness, thus creating an ultimate holiday experience.

Spending easter in Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi Maldives

Escape this Easter to Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi, Maldives

With three Bank Holidays and three weekends falling in the Easter 2018 period, this year is the
ideal time to take an Easter break.

The tropical climes of the Maldives archipelago are a firm favourite with holidaymakers.
Unsurprising, given the 29-degree average temperatures, the silky sands, warm seas and cloudless
skies…

There are paradises to explore in the Maldives, and couples, families and celebrities flock here
from around the world to enjoy luxurious tropical beach holidays.
Consequently, there is a wealth of choice for holiday accommodation.
And the Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa at Dhonakulhi Maldives is among the very best.

THE HIDEAWAY BEACH RESORT & SPA

Located on the stunning Dhonakulhi Island, Haa Alifu Atoll, Maldives, this exclusive resort is just
a scenic 35-minute plane ride over the sea from the capital city of Malé.

The resort is nestled in an area of stunning natural beauty, offering a 360-degree view of colourful
house reef and enchanting nature trails, lined with coconut palm trees.

Bicycles are provided for those who wish to explore the island, and the warm turquoise seas are
truly irresistible for snorkelers and divers.

The resort boasts a world-class spa relaxation area, private pools, and a steam room and sauna.

There is a water park and sports complex, and guests can enjoy massages, and stress-relieving,
rejuvenating and anti-ageing treatments in the resort spa.

And with its well-earned reputation for elegance, luxury and high-end hospitality, the Hideaway
Beach Resort & Spa is launching an Easter holiday promotion with its White Platinum All-
Inclusive Plan.

IT’S TAKEN CARE OF
The White Platinum Plan takes care of guests’ needs, from dining experiences to airport transfers to sports, activities and classes.

Guests are met at the Velana International Airport by resort personnel – or benefit from a return speedboat transfer from Hanimaadhoo Domestic Airport to the resort.

And upon arrival and departure, they enjoy complimentary access to the VIP lounges at the international airports on the island.

Once at the resort, welcome amenities are provided free of charge. The villas are stocked with Nespresso coffees, organic teas and mineral waters – all complimentary and replenished daily.

There is free Wi-Fi across the resort and in all of the villas, and the friendly and professional staff remain on hand to assist with all needs and requirements.

SPORTS, EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES


Activities include fishing trips, dolphin watching, and reef snorkelling. There is the Aqua Water Park, and a large sports complex, with facilities for football, volleyball and basketball, and a gym. There are complimentary yoga classes and a tennis lesson for each guest.

After a session in the gym, guests can benefit from a free 60-minute Balinese massage in the spa.

TENDER HEARTS KIDS’ CLUB

Guests enjoying a family holiday with children are also welcome to take a break from parenting responsibilities.

Children aged between 3 and 12 are welcome at the Tender Hearts Kids’ Club, where they can enjoy a range of activities, guided by professional childcare staff.

Activities include cooking classes, fishing lessons, crab race, sandcastle making, treasure hunt, painting and drawing, and a local island tour.

ROMANTIC PARADISE ISLAND

The Ocean Villa is a truly exquisite choice for visitors on a romantic break. Guests enjoy breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean, with a private pool overhanging the crystal waters.

There is also a private deck, giving direct access to the rich coral reef.

The villa has an oversized tub, and indoor and outdoor lounging areas for romantic dinners. It is also served by a private butler, who remains on hand to cater to guests throughout their stay.

CARE-FREE FAMILY HOLIDAYS

The water villa is ideal for families enjoying a holiday of a lifetime, spending time together: focusing on what really matters and leaving the work and planning to the professionals.

The villa offers a spacious patio, ideal for outdoor dining. There is also a private plunge pool and lounging areas for group activities.

ALL YOUR CATERING NEEDS

Whether guests are enjoying a romantic break or a family holiday, the White Platinum All-Inclusive Plan has been crafted to ensure that there is something for everyone, with tailor-made culinary experiences.

Served daily, there are 70 world wines available at the resort, including house champagne.

The villa mini bars are kept fully stocked, with beers, wines, soft drinks and snacks all replenished every day.

The resort is also proud to host a range of delectable restaurants for its guests.

MEERU BAR & GRILL:


With poolside dining and dinner on the deck, Meeru Bar & Grill is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day.

Looking out over the ocean, guests can enjoy hand crafted pizzas, baked to perfection in a class wood-fired oven, or lobster straight from the water.

For guests enjoying the White Platinum All-Inclusive Plan, there is a daily two-course à la carte lunch, and lights snacks are provided between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm every day.

MATHEEFARU:

‘Matheefaru’, coral reef in the local language, is a sand-floored oceanfront restaurant, giving diners the opportunity to enjoy exceptional local cuisine on an open-air deck, under a sea of stars.

A firm favourite with foodies, the restaurant’s over-water private dining pavilions are also ideal for romantic dinners. Breakfast and dinner are provided every day for guests.

SAMSARA ASIAN FUSION:


Serene and romantic, Samsara Asian Fusion serves cuisine that is a delightful fusion of Thai, Indian and Japanese influences.

The teppanyaki table is a firm favourite with visitors, and many choose to return again and again to savour the experience. Guests can enjoy one complimentary three-course à la carte dinner at Samsara Asian Fusion.

SUNSET POOL CAFÉ:


The Sunset Pool Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and its stunning panoramic views of the island make it a popular choice throughout the day.

The flavour infused dishes have Asian and European influences, and there is a daily two-course à la carte lunch available for White Platinum All-Inclusive Plan guests.

Bali is safe – visiting The Trans Resort in Seminyak, Bali.

BALI IS SAFE
VISITING THE TRANS RESORT
IN SEMINYAK, BALI.


Visiting the Trans Resort in Seminyak, Bali


Bali remains a world-class holiday destination, drawing streams of holiday-makers to its turquoise waters and picturesque beaches.

The island of Bali is typically safe, and remains consistently popular with world travellers, revellers, and family holiday-makers alike. Fastidious about safety, local authorities have declared a small area around Mount Agung as a ‘no-go zone’ for visitors. But this small exclusion is unlikely to affect holiday-makers and guests at the resorts.


The Trans Resort Bali


The Trans Resort Bali is located in a vibrant and fashionable district of Seminyak. It is easily accessible for world travellers, and is just 70 kilometres away from an international airport.

This upmarket resort offers sumptuous facilities and amenities, catering for high-end stays in Bali. The attention to detail here is astounding, and guest reviews praise the resort for exceeding expectations and going above and beyond to ensure that visitors have the best possible time.

As a consequence, the resort sees many of its guests returning frequently and benefits from a strong word-of-mouth reputation for consistently high quality and luxurious getaways. Equally, the Trans Resort Bali is known as an ideal destination for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, being ideally situated as a gateway to exploring Bali.


Luxurious Amenities


Amenities at the Trans Resort Bali have been carefully designed and developed to ensure guests have everything they need on site. There is a large outdoor swimming pool, an on-site spa and wellness centre, a gym, and a lounge. Those visiting on business can also benefit from conferencing facilities and free wifi across the resort.

There is also free private parking for guests at the resort, for those bringing a car or renting one to explore the island.


Sports, Crafts, and Classes: Seven Days a Week


The resort offers an extensive schedule of sports, activities and classes throughout the weekend, including weekends. There is yoga for beginners, and power walking on the beach. The sports include basket polo, darts, volley polo, ping-pong and frisbee. There are also chess competitions, and a Balinese cooking class. (See below for a full programme.)

Additional ‘chargeable activities’ include hair braiding, pizza making, kids’ pampering, and Balinese dress-up. These are charged at between IDR 100.000 and 350.000 nett.


World-class Catering


The catering on the resort is exactly as you would expect of a high-end Balinese establishment. Guests praise the quality and variety of the cuisine; and breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served on-site. Visitors can enjoy drinks and meals on their private balconies, or among other guests in the restaurants and shared spaces.


Warmth and Professionalism


The Trans Resort Bali is routinely praised for the friendliness and professionalism of its staff. The large body of staff are available across the resort, throughout the day and night, to help and advise guests. Warm and accommodating, resort staff pride themselves on taking care of their guests, and creating a happy and comfortable atmosphere.


Accessibility


Unusually for Bali, the Trans Resort is also wheelchair-friendly, making it an ideal base for those with extra accessibility needs.


Family-friendly Facilities


The Trans Resort Bali is a perfect holiday choice for those travelling with children. The resort is very secure, with the always friendly and professional staff on hand to help. There is a varied programme of activities throughout the week to keep children of all ages occupied.

The children’s activities include crafts and painting, dressing-up and sports; and on Saturday evening, parents and children can enjoy the Kids & Family Move Night together.  See below for a full list.

Visit http://www.transresortbali.com or contact [email protected] to help you arrange a booking.


The Full Programme of Activities

Monday
Yoga Beginner Class
Basket Polo
Darts Tournament
Balinese Traditional Desert Making
Tuesday
Power Walk by Seminyak Village
Volley Polo
Chess Competition
Folding Napkin
Wednesday
Yoga Beginner Class
Frisbee Contest
Ping Pong Tournament
Jamu Recipe
Thursday
Power Walk by the beach
Basket Polo
Chess Competition
Folding Napkin
Friday
Cardio Circuit Exercise
Volley Polo
Making Balinese Offering
Balinese Cooking Class
Saturday
Abdominal Exercise
Basket Polo
Ping Pong Relay
Kids & Family Movie Night
Box-Office Lounge
Sunday
Power Walk by Seminyak Village
Frisbee Contest
Crazy Dart
Ping Pong Fighting your self

Schedule of Kids’ Activities

Monday
Let’s painting
Corrugated paper art
Tug of war
Balinese dress up
Frisbee games
Tuesday
Egg painting
Greeting card making
Volley Polo
Kecak Dance
Basket Polo
Wednesday
Hat Painting
Bracelet & Necklace making
Frisbee games
Balinese megambel
Tug of war
Thursday
Paper Cup Painting
Octopus Making
Basket Polo
Balinese dress up
Mini Water Polo
Friday
Face Painting
Cup Cake Decorating
Volley Polo
Making Balinese Offering
Frisbee Contest
Saturday
Mask Painting
Paper Bag Making
Basket Polo
Resort Tour
Kids & Family Movie Night
Sunday
Kite Painting
Cookies Decorating
Let’s Slide Down
Kecak Dance
Mini Water Polo

The Incredible Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort!

The Incredible Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort!

When Charlie Chandra and Peter Bloomfield announced me as the winner of the Paradises Maldives competition last year I could hardly believe that it was my name written on the screen in front of me! But I REALLY could not prepare myself for just how incredibly lucky I was to be to be able to visit the Maldives for the first time in my life and stay at the incredible Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort!

We flew from Australia to Malé (the capital city and most populous island in the Maldives) with Singapore Airlines. At Malé’s Velana International Airport, we were met by Outrigger Konotta staff who took care of everything while we waited in the guest lounge, and after an hour long domestic flight and 25 minute speedboat, we’d arrived in paradise.

First impressions: “Wow”! We were speechless. Words cannot describe just how magnificent the island is, but hopefully these photos will give you some idea of the true beauty of this incredible place!

Days on Konotta started with beach yoga, sunrise fishing (where one morning we caught two spectacular red grouper fish which were later cooked to our liking and served for dinner), or our favourite activity – walking the few footsteps from our villa across the cool white sand to welcome the huge tangerine sun rising over the Indian Ocean. Absolutely breathtaking! What a treat it was to be so close to the action, yet feel completely ‘away from it all’ at the same time. It certainly doesn’t take long to convert to ‘island time’ on Konotta and have the delightful pleasure of switching off, forgetting what time it is, what day it is, and abandoning your whole busy life back home.

A short walk to breakfast and we’re greeted by Chandana, our cheery, hardworking breakfast host with a wide smile and sparkling eyes who offered us fresh pastries, tropical fruits, freshly-squeezed juices (or perhaps a cheeky champagne or Bloody Mary), yoghurts, cheeses and cold meats from the buffet, followed by an a la carte breakfast served at Blue Salt overlooking the emerald lagoon. Every morning, he placed a plate of smoked salmon, dill and capers alongside my hot meal (he’d heard it’s my favourite accompaniment) along with a generous serving of smoked mango which we couldn’t get enough of!

Sunshine hours were filled with as much or as little as you feel like. Sit in your own cabana lounge by the pool and enjoy a signature Konotta ginger iced tea (which we quickly become addicted to!), or spend some time in the complimentary hydro spa, take a dip in your own private plunge pool, enjoy a peaceful paddle board or kayak around the island, or collect shells on the beach – all whilst marvelling at the great beauty of this magical island. We took a JetSki with a guide from Best Dives Konotta (the resort’s activities operator) to visit the biggest pod of dolphins I’ve ever seen in my life – hundreds of spinner dolphins swimming right up and alongside the JetSki, jumping meters into the air with acrobatic prowess. An unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience I know we’ll cherish forever. We also boarded a traditional dhoni boat to spend a morning on a remote uninhabited island for the ultimate castaway experience. Our very own slice of paradise. There’s so many activities to choose from – paragliding, sunset cruising, learning to dive – the list is endless.

But it was in the impossibly clear sea which glowed iridescent turquoise straight in front of our villa, and the pristine reefs that surrounded the island, and the relaxed island lifestyle that I found the very reason everyone dreams of visiting the Maldives one day. The surrounding Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll is home to what is considered some of the best hard coral fields in the world and it was unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere in all my travels. For me, the greatest pleasures came in being able to slip off the edge of the jetty and swim with reef sharks, clown fish and rays on a whim. To take a leisurely snorkel around the island and find yourself swimming alongside a graceful sea turtle. To witness the most colourful corals and diverse marine life I could possibly ever imagine. To see for myself all the beautiful shades of blue and green and to feel the warm Maldivian sunshine on my back. To have the feeling that I’ve stepped into a postcard – and realising that in fact that postcard had not been photo edited – that the scenery really is almost too perfect to believe. To have time to just be happy. On a remote island. In the middle of the spellbinding Indian Ocean.

Arriving back at the villa – which, by the way, was exquisite (and expansive) – there’s the choice to sit back in the spacious lounge area and enjoy the complimentary cheese and wine platter, or take a bubble bath in the luxurious bathroom, or (my personal favourite) climb the stairs to the top deck, hidden amongst the thick foliage of several coconut palms, and lay comatose on a sun lounger before spending some time in our own rooftop spa pool. Total barefoot luxury.

And every afternoon we wandered around the island just before sunset, gin and tonic and camera in hand, capturing moments that we’ll cherish forever and feeling like we had the entire island to ourselves. Despite it being Christmas time and all the rooms being full, the island felt far from crowded and we could always find a quiet spot with no one else in sight.

Dinners are served under a sky full of stars, and the food is utterly sublime. Being so close to India and Sri Lanka, the cuisine certainly has been influenced by regional flavours – the fresh seafood combined with spicy coconut curries are a delight for the senses. The perfect end to another perfect day.

After dinner, there’s a chance to mingle with the other guests and staff on the sand and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting. It was so lovely to spend time listening to fellow Aussie Amanda (the resort’s Spa Manager) talk about her extensive travels around the world, and chat to Executive Chef Chris about the flailing English cricket side, and get to know Guillaume – the attentive Resort Manger who generously went out of his way to ensure that we had the most wonderful time and that our every need was catered for. And of course, Kim, our host for the duration of the stay. Throughout our entire Konotta experience, we were very well taken care of in the gentle hands and beaming smile of Kim. It doesn’t take long to realise this island is a very special place made extra special by the people living and working there. They all had an uncanny ability to make us feel right at home, and in the same breath feel like royalty.

It’s the small details and personal touches that sets Konotta apart – the complimentary sweet treats delivered to our door every afternoon, the offer to borrow a pair of sunglasses when mine went missing, the spontaneous invitation for a quick night cap with the staff in the evening – it just goes to show how much they value their guests. Considerate is the best word to describe it. It was so refreshing to encounter people who actually listened to us and took a genuine interest in us as people, and we would now consider them friends. There’s no doubt we have experienced the Outrigger Resorts spirit of warmth, generosity and kindness.

It goes without saying that we had a truly unforgettable stay. There are few places in the world we have visited that are as impressive as Outrigger Konotta and we feel extremely grateful and lucky to have had the pleasure of experiencing all the facets of this wonderful place. A visit to the Maldives really is one of the most amazing and unique life experiences that everyone should add to their bucket list, and I can’t thank Charlie Chandra, Peter Bloomfield and the entire Paradises community enough for making my Maldives dream a reality!

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