We had an early morning departure from the Park Hyatt Maldives. Our early morning departure allowed us for some extra time at the Male Nasir Ibrahim International Airport. We spent some of the time in The Leeli Lounge in the international departures zone. While there are limited lounge opportunities in the international departures zone, the Leeli Lounge was a perfectly adequate location to spend a little (but not a lot) of time… Read More

There is nothing like the unique beauty of sunsets along with Bodu Beru traditional Maldivian dancing on a private island in the Maldives. While we were at the Park Hyatt Maldives, we had the opportunity to take in a sunset entertainment ceremony, along with some pretty spectacular sunsets from across the island. As with any island life, you have to take full advantage of everything that the Maldives have to offer. Sunsets… Read More

The Park Hyatt Maldives at Hadahaa Island has one of the most spectacular house reefs out there in the world. From the comfort of your private island, from it’s sandy shores, you and one of the 150 other island residents have access to some of the most exclusive and pristine coral reefs out there. Thanks to the high price of admission, it’s a limited bunch that gain access to these waters, resulting… Read More

The Back of House Tour at the Park Hyatt Maldives generated an interesting look at how a luxury hotel on a private island operates. I certainly had lots of questions: What do they do with all the trash? How to they fix the broken chairs? How is the laundry completed – on site or off site? While an operations tour isn’t something that I’d typically be in to when I would travel,… Read More

One of the most unique features about the Maldives is that almost all the luxury resorts form part of a private island. Each of these one thousand islands that make up the Maldives are sprinkled around the atolls and are truly unique. There is something to be said about being on a tiny island where no cars exist, few amenities exist off the resort and you have the place all to yourself…. Read More

There isn’t quite anywhere in the world that is like the Maldives. The Maldives is a country with almost one thousand atolls, with a select few of them containing some exceptional and outstanding resorts. A typical resort experience on the Maldives involves a private island experience with only a few guests; complete peace and serenity for miles around often surrounded by the most unimaginable beauty of nature and island living. Our return… Read More

Maldivian Airlines runs a small network of international and domestic flights as the flag carrier for the Republic of Maldives. Their international destinations include Bangkok, Thailand, in addition to several destinations in India which include Cochin, Chennai, Mumbai and Trivandrum. Maldivian’s domestic airport will be home to many travellers experiences as Maldivian is often the back bone connecting tourists to the various resorts. Our trip with them would be our third flight… Read More

When it came time to our internal flight down to the Park Hyatt Maldives, we were surprised that we were granted access to a domestic lounge prior to our domestic flight on Maldivian; the Maldivian Moonimaa Domestic Lounge. The Maldivian Moonimaa Domestic Lounge offered a comfortable dry space, in order to relax prior to our onward journey. Review: Maldivian Moonimaa Domestic Lounge, Malé Ibrahim Nasir Domestic Airport, Malé, Maldives Transferring from Malé… Read More

We had a bit of a hiccup with Air India canceling our outbound flights from the Maldives a mere 14 days before we were scheduled to fly on them. This meant a little arranging and re-scheduling with our hotel transfers having to be re-booked and re-timed. Thankfully we were able to keep the same travel dates intact. Faiz at the Park Hyatt Maldives reservations desk was fabulous to deal with by email… Read More

The capital of the Maldives is the city of Malé. Malé is the most populous city in the Republic of Maldives. With a population of 227,486 and an area of 8.30 square kilometres (3.20 sq mi), it is also one of the most densely populated cities in the world. With that population comes expensive real estate, which is often translated into higher room rates. For our stopover in Malé, we ended up at the Hotel Jen… Read More

There are many ways to get to the Maldives. Typically, from our home in North America, the typical routes are through the Middle East on Turkish, Emirates or Etihad. Thanks to some available award availability, we were lucky to get some award space on Singapore Airlines departing from Singapore Changi International Airport on their Airbus 330-3 business class product. While it wasn’t the most up to date business class offering, it was… Read More