Amid azure water so clear you can see schools of fish floating around you and pristine white sandy beaches that gently massage your feet, the Maldives is the perfect place to escape it all and achieve ultimate relaxation.
A collection of pristine islands almost overwhelming in their beauty, the Maldives has been transformed into one of the most luxurious getaways in the world.
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Peaceful Subsistence & Leafy Haven
A collection of pristine islands almost overwhelming in their beauty, the Maldives has been transformed into one of the most luxurious getaways in the world. Inhabitants of the Maldivian islands have been enjoying their splendour for thousands of years. These small peaceful islands, of which there are 1192, were mainly quaint fishing villages subsisting off of the fruits of the sea. The Maldivian people have come into contact with most ancient civilizations including the Greeks and Romans.
When Buddhism spread to the islands in the 12th century CE religious artistry flourished and there are now beautiful examples of Buddhist sculptures and architecture from that period. Under the direction of their revered kings the islands became predominately Muslim from the 15th century onwards and continued to produce magnificent works of religious art. The Maldives is the world’s lowest country with the highest natural point being nearly eight feet above sea level.
Hong Kong has a burgeoning cultural scene, whatever you are interested in Hong Kong has a museum for every inclination. Some of the best art museums in Hong Kong include The Hong Kong Museum of Art, exhibiting a fine selection of Chinese and other Asian art and antiques including hundreds of oil paintings, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre Pao Galleries, which showcases an engaging collection of international and local contemporary art. The University Museum and Art Gallery of the University of Hong Kong is particularly prominent for exhibiting a prized collection of Nestorian crosses from the Yuan dynasty alongside a range of historical Chinese bronzes, ceramics and paintings.
The Maldives is the epitome of a tropical paradise. However, if you are in Malé for an extended period there are number of cultural things to do. Located in the capital city of the Maldives, Malé, Sultan Park is a leafy haven in a bustling area of town. The park is situated around the old Sultans palace adding an element of history to its natural beauty. A stroll through the well kempt grounds reveals tropical flora and fauna not found elsewhere. The old Sultans Palace, most of which was razed to the ground, now houses the National Museum that has an interesting collection of Maldivian artifacts.
Maldivian culture has been based upon and around religion for centuries. The population is majority Muslim and as such Muslim art has thrived and become an integral part of Maldivian culture. Baskets and ceramics as well as calligraphy and Quran design are the most identifiable attributes of the culture of the Maldives.
Exquisite Backdrops to Nighttime revelry
As with fine dining each superior resort has their own nightlife options, providing one of the most exquisite backdrops to nighttime revelry in the world. Sit back, relax and enjoy cool drinks, cocktails and light snacks at the Handhuvaru Bar throughout the day by the poolside or in the shade of the bar. This is the place to be for sunset cocktails during your stay at Kanahura. For a change of scenery you can enjoy your evening at the Maldivian Moodhu Lounge bar with aperitifs and canapés or after dinner drinks with the sound of the sea and breeze in the palm trees, while watching the stars suspended in the clear Maldives skies.
Set by the edge of the main pool and overlooking the lagoon at the Conrad Maldives, the sand-floored Rangali Bar is the resort’s social heart, providing extensive lunch and dinner menus alongside contemporary cocktails and regular live music and events. This is the place to sip cocktails, order a snack, chill out on a daybed for two and enjoy the stunning lagoon views.
At the Reethi Rah swimmers and sunbathers need not move far from the main pool to partake in the amazing menu at the adjacent Rah Bar. With the fall of evening, Rah Bar is transformed into a vibrant cocktail bar with live music, cool martinis, tropical cocktails, sparkling champagne and a fine collection of vintage rums from the Indian Ocean and Caribbean islands.
World Class Fine Dining a Stroll Down the Beach Away
World-renowned chefs prepare some of the world’s best gourmet food exclusively for guests of their luxurious resorts. A must do in the Maldives is Ithaa at the Conrad Maldives, a restaurant that inspires wonderment. Set five metres below the surface with 180-degrees of panoramic views of the vibrant coral gardens surrounding it, Ithaa Conrad (meaning 'mother of pearl' in the Maldivian language of Dihevi) serves contemporary European cuisine in a six-course set dinner menu matched by a wine concept dedicated to Champagne. Expect indulgences such as caviar for dinner while the four-course lunch menu offers lighter fare.
A temple of exquisite dining, the dramatic design of Reethi Rah Restaurant at the Reethi Ra resort frames the natural beauty all around and the stunning cuisine, impeccable service and low-key ambience within. An eclectic menu fuses flavours from Asia Pacific and the Mediterranean into a light, contemporary cuisine. Floor-to-ceiling glass screens reveal the ‘open-concept’ show kitchen, and a walk-in wine room with an extensive collection doubles as a private dining room for special events.
With its five Maldivian restaurants, Kanuhura provides cuisines of unimaginable variety for its guests and benefits from years of experience in fine dining. Thin Rah Restaurant is the main restaurant at the Kanahura and has Themed evenings that allow guests to discover new flavours, in dishes prepared in front of them by our chefs in open kitchens. The Veli Café is Set on a deck above one of the superb beaches on this Maldives island, this is one of the most romantic spots on Kanuhura. Aromatic Asian fusion specialities include the freshest catch from the Indian Ocean served for dinner.
Finest of Tropical Experiences
Set in the lap of luxury, Maldivian resorts take full advantage of their spectacular nature and scenery to provide the finest of tropical experiences. Barefoot luxury meets unpretentious style at the six-star Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Guests can enjoy the quintessential Maldivian hideaway on tiny Rangalifinolhu Island while also having access to the facilities of the larger and livelier Rangali Island, which is linked to it by a 500m bridge. The third resort experience is at the Spa Retreat, an over-water destination spa that operates as a resort-within-a-resort. Wherever the stay on this island, guests enjoy access to all of the resort’s facilities, including 11 restaurants and bars, three spas, two pools; and unique experiences such as snorkeling with whale sharks, manta watching, turtle conservation and dolphin spotting.
Kanuhura is the very essence of authentic relaxed luxury in Maldives. Everything has been done in order to preserve the naturally idyllic beauty of the island. At the heart of one of the most spectacular Maldives atolls, lapped by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, Kanuhura seems to be resting on the waves. With its two beautiful little island neighbours, Kanuhura is a very private hideaway that provides a wide range of relaxations, bars, restaurants, activities and sports in a perfect and intimate tropical setting.
Surrounded by the crystal blue wonders of the Indian Ocean, this superb all-villa Maldives resort offers an unrivalled level of style, choice and personalised exploration. Sleek and spectacular, with unprecedented privacy, One&Only Reethi Rah inspires extraordinary journeys for the soul. Set on one of the largest Maldivian islands in North Male' Atoll, adorned with endless white sand coves and turquoise bays, all villas enjoy beautiful ocean views and direct access to the lagoon. One&Only Reethi Rah offers the ultimate holiday experience to those seeking the pinnacle of tropical Maldives luxury. Nowhere else in the Maldives is there a resort with this much space and exclusivity.