The Maldives – celebrating (very) different experiences

Jumeirah Vittaveli, on Bolifushi island in the Maldives continues to surprise… now with – wait for it – an ice skating rink. We asked General Manager Abhijit Ghosh to tell us more about the innovations introduced at the resort over the past year.

Indeed, we have successfully introduced the first eco-friendly artificial ice rink in the country, the only place where you can do your pirouettes in the open air, next to the powder soft sand and Indian ocean. When it comes to luxury, the 3,500sqm 5-bedroom Royal Residence offers the ultimate private playground for the extraordinary traveller – family reunions, wedding celebrations, a friends’ getaway – celebrate all this and more in your own private hideaway including two swimming pools, spa treatment room, gym, as well as your very own Teppanyaki-style restaurant.

Jumeirah Vittaveli – MY Vittaveli at East shore with Spa

Last year, we refurbished 16 overwater villas to include water slides – offering guests the opportunity to enter the magical underwater world of the Maldives in a whole new way! Late in 2019, we launched the 85ft Azimut superyacht MY Vittaveli, with 4 cabins. This yacht is our newest villa category, inviting guests to explore the Maldives wherever their fancy might take them.

For this year, we plan to enhance our butler services, introduce a new Michelin star Chef series, together with a host of visiting practitioners at our Talise Spa. We will continue our focus on our dining venues, surprising guests with the launch of new innovative concepts, and plan to have an extraordinary new guest experience – to be launched in the second half of the year so I am not able to reveal too many details yet, but it will be an immersive experience for all senses!


Photo: Abhijit Ghosh, General Manager, Jumeirah Vittaveli