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FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Underwater Dining at Conrad Rangali Island Maldives

By: Five Star Alliance

Conrad Rangali Maldives

Dine with the fishes at Conrad Rangali Island Maldives. The luxury Male resort is home to Ithaa, the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant.

Set five metres below the surface with 180-degrees of panoramic views of the vibrant coral gardens surrounding it, Ithaa (meaning "mother of pearl" in the Maldivian language of Dihevi) serves contemporary European cuisine in a six-course set dinner menu matched by a Champagne-inspired wine pairing. Expect caviar for dinner while the four-course lunch menu offers lighter fare. Ithaa is also open for mid-morning cocktails and can be booked privately for breakfast, weddings, or other special occasions.

The real question is, would you order the fish? 

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New to Five Star Alliance: Maalifushi

By: Five Star Alliance

Maalifushi by COMO is the first luxury resort in the Maldives to open in the pristine Thaa Atoll in the archipelago's southwest. Maalifushi by COMO stands apart with its understated style, encapsulating the spirit of the Indian Ocean and the barefoot chic of a COMO private island resort. The luxuries are all here, with a COMO Shambhala spa, world-class yoga facilities and exceptional cuisine along with the Maldives' vibrant marine life. This is the first boutique hotel in the Maldives by Japanese architect Koichiro Ikebuchi, whose sensitive approach to nature and respect for cultural authenticity is reflected in Maalifushi by COMO’s uncomplicated, succinct design.


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New to Five Star Alliance: Cheval Blanc Randheli

By: Five Star Alliance

Cheval Blanc Randheli represents a contemporary vision of the Maldives. Architect Jean-Michel Gathy has conceived of uniquely designed spaces skillfully combining local traditions with the finest materials to create a stunning modern and graphical structure that is in complete harmony with its pristine and natural surrounding. In a decor combining Maldivian inspirations and contemporary lines, the villas offer a unique residential experience. 

Cheval Blanc Randheli

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Image of the Day: Anantara Resort Dhigu Maldives

By: Five Star Alliance

Anantara Resort Dhigu Maldives offers 68 beachfront villas, all situated on a private stretch of beach, with unique outdoor bathrooms and rain showers. Our 2 Beachfront Pool Villas are more spacious and come with their own private plunge pool set in a tropical garden. Anantara's 38 over-water suites, situated over the Indian Ocean, feature private sundecks and open-air infinity-edged bathtubs with a view. For the ultimate over-water Maldives luxury resort getaway, 2 exclusive Deluxe Over-Water Pool Suites enjoy a prime setting at the end of each jetty, with wrap-around sundecks featuring their own private plunge pool and spacious interiors with hints of Maldivian culture and arts.

Anantara Resort Dhigu Maldives 

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Dining al Fresco: The Residence Maldives

By: Five Star Alliance

The Residence Maldives offers an unforgettable dining experience in the restaurants both in terms of tempting menus and stunning panoramas of the Indian Ocean. Besides a variety of gastronomic temptations to pamper your palate, the backdrop of the sapphire ocean creates an ambience like no other.

The Residence Maldives 

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Dining al Fresco: Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives

By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives' restaurant Baraabaru is regarded as one of the top restaurants in the Maldives and is a leader in regional cuisine.Baraabaru is regarded as one of the top restaurants in the Maldives and is a leader in regional cuisine. 

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives

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Image of the Day: Cocoa Island Maldives

By: Five Star Alliance

A tranquil and private space at Cocoa Island Maldives.

Cocoa Island Maldives 

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Your Questions Answered: Kids and the Maldives

By: Betsy LeTourneau


We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series ‘Your Questions Answered’ to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: What hotels or resorts in the Maldives do you recommend for a family traveling with kids?

ANSWER: Lucky Kids! We have a great collection of hotels in the Maldives that welcome children.  Hf the ere are some of the amenities at the luxury hotels that are part of the Five Star Alliance collection.

Dusit Thani Maldives-The Dusit Thani Maldives (left) offers a children’s play area and club facility. 

-At the One and Only Maldives at Reethi Rah "KidsOnly" is free for all children from 2-11 years and provides world-class benefits including exciting and imaginative daily fun programs, age-appropriate activities, facilities and amenities, over twelve hours a day. Babysitters are available 24 hours a day for those under 2. 

-At the Anantara Veli Resort and Spa , the Dhoni Kids Club (for children from the ages of 3 to 12) keeps the youngest guests entertained during their holidays with an action-packed program featuring a variety of beach and outdoor activities, creative crafts and games that are fun, educational and culturally enriching. 

-At the LUX Maldives "PLAY" offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island's incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything kids could hope for on an island vacation. 

-Kids For All Seasons Kudamas Club is an organized program of fun activities for the little ones at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives.  

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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa Maldives Lands a Private Runway

By: Meagan Drillinger


Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and SpaHave a private jet? Now you have somewhere to land it the next time you visit the Maldives.  Our sister publication, Luxury Travel Advisor, has the scoop on a new private jet airport terminal at Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa


Globetrotters now have a new reason to touch down in the Maldives. We hear Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa is gearing up to have its own private jet airport terminal.

Located at Gan International Airport in Addu Atoll, the terminal is for the exclusive arrival and departure of the resort’s guests, including those on commercial flights to and from Male International Airport. The terminal is five minutes by speedboat from the resort and has two lounges and a VIP room. Extra Touch: A private lounge is reserved for guests arriving by private jet and offers one-stop immigration, custom and baggage screening services.

Those looking to leap on this opportunity can take part in the Private Jet Experience, which features stays in a presidential villa and other benefits. The Private Jet Experience benefits include welcome champagne; a dedicated villa butler; dolphin cruise; daily massage at CHI, The Spa; personal mobile phone and the bespoke “Dine by Design” experience.



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Image of the Day: Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives

By: Five Star Alliance


Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives has 110 beach and water villas in an intimate location of pure lagoons, sandbanks, and tropical surroundings.


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