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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.

Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Romantic and Family-Friendly Resort in The Maldives?

July 5, 2014
By: Betsy LeTourneau

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives


We at Five Star Alliance work hard 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 romantic resort in the Maldives can accommodate a family of three?


ANSWER:
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives


Experience the charm of a Maldivian island village surrounded by crystal waters at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Just a half-hour speedboat ride from Male, discover an enchanting garden island where everything is close at hand. Find your perfect wave with the Surf School, sail to the mesmerizing Island Spa or embark on thrilling shark snorkel safaris and dolphin cruises. Explore the Maldives further by visiting the island of Landaa Giraavaru in the unspoiled Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, home to exotic marine life and remarkable diving opportunities. An island spa offers soothing Asian secrets. Sunrise, sunshine and sunset paint the endless sky

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:

Families can be accommodated in a two-bedroom suite or in adjacent bungalows. (Due to their unique location and nature, Water Bungalows are not recommended for children under eight years of age.) Daybeds and cribs are available in some accommodations upon request.

Get Away, Get More Package-Use your USD 100 Resort credit to sample world-class cuisine in the restaurants, indulge in a soothing spa treatment, and more. This package includes daily breakfast for two, USD 100 Resort credit per stay, and luxurious villa accommodations.

Summer Family Escapes-Experience the Maldives family vacation of a lifetime. From May 11 to September 30, 2014, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is offering a package created especially for families. This package includes 50% off a second guest room, daily buffet breakfast for two adults per room, Shark Snorkel Safari, and luxurious accommodations.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.


Image of the Day: Anantara Veli Resort and Spa

May 15, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Anantara Veli Resort and Spa can unwind on endless white sand beaches, palm-fringed islands and pristine coral reefs. Enjoy relaxing on a private private over water bungalow.

Anantara Veli Resort and Spa

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Posted in: Male

The Royals Vacation at Cheval Blanc Randheli

March 7, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Cheval Blanc Randheli
Prince William and Kate Middleton have whisked away to a second honeymoon. The trip, which started today, is reportedly at Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives. Much like the first go-round, Baby George will be staying at home. Located n the Noonu Atoll, Island Randheli reveals an extraordinary vegetation. In this protected environment which combines ephemeral flowers and majestic trees, nature reveals rich, opulent, lush and changes with the seasons, reserving each visit a unique vegetal decoration. Guests reach the island via a 40-minute transfer in a customized Cheval Blanc seaplane.

At Cheval Blanc Randheli, 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 surroundings. It has 45 loft-style tropical villas which have a large living room, adjoining powder room, double dressing rooms and bedrooms and light-flooded bathrooms. In a decor combining Maldivian inspirations and contemporary lines, the villas offer a unique residential experience. A work of art by Vincent Beaurin well-rounded, with specific villa color punctuates the sequence of volumes and inevitably catches the eye. 

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Guests can swim in their vast private villa swimming pool, sunbathe on their private white sand beach, enjoy a live-cooked dinner in the garden, or relax on a daybed on their pontoon right over the lagoon all in the intimacy of their villa. As for the rest, the Maison's Alchemist team, genuine designers of memorable experiences, is there to fulfill every guests' wish, from a diving trip for the entire family, a yoga class followed by an exclusive Spa treatment, an unforgettable discovery expedition for the little ones, or an improvised dinner on a dhoni.

So, how much will a stay at the resort set the royal couple back? Rates for a one-bedroom villa start at a cool $2100.00 per night and a five-course meal in the resort's finest restaurant is $585, without drinks. 
 

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Posted in: Male

Did You Know? Kurumba Hotel Maldives

February 28, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Kurumba Hotel Maldives
Kurumba Hotel Maldives
was the first hotel to open in the Maldives. It opened in 1972, and is named after the Dhivehi word for coconut, Kurumba. From its humble origins accommodating only 60 guests a month, Kurumba has since graduated to 14,000. From a handful of founding friends running a resort, it now has a staff of 450. In 2003, Kurumba underwent a complete transformation yet again, to meet the demands of the 21st century. The result was a world-class resort with 180 rooms, including the Royal Residence, Presidential Suites, Pool Villas, Family Villas and beach and garden superior rooms.

 

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Did You Know? Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives

February 21, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Guests at Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives can enjoy a meal at Sea, while being under the actual ocean. The luxury resort's fine dining restaurant is one of teh few underwater wine cellars and restaurants in the world. Here, degustation menus are paired with premium Old and New World wines by the resident Wine Sommelier.

Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives

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Your Questions Answered: What Villa Resort in the Maldives is Perfect for Our Dive Vacation?

January 7, 2014
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 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: We are looking to stay the Maldives. What resort offers the best villa for our dive vacation?


ANSWER: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa  

Park Hyatt Maldives
Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is situated on a pristine island 400 kilometres south of Male on the North Huvadhoo  Atoll. The  50 villas are luxuriously designed to ensure guest comfort and privacy whilst maintaining environmental sensitivity. The 36 Park Villas, some with their own private plunge pool, are less than 30 steps from an azure lagoon and provide the discerning traveler with complete privacy. The Park Water Villas all have uninterrupted views of the breathtaking Maldivian sunsets and are a private enclave for guests who yearn for tranquility.

The resort offers exclusive scuba diving, located within the atoll with the onsite PADI 5-Star dive centre. Dive packages are available for 5 or 10 dives. Tanks and regulators are provided.

For Your Needs, We Recommend:

-The Ocean Villa. The Ocean villa sits above the ocean, and has panoramic 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean. The villa is constructed with native timber and stone and boasts floor to ceiling windows and has individual access to the coral-filled waters below. The villa features a king bed, minimalist style, and an earthy warm palette that highlights the understated luxury of the Park Hyatt brand.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges, are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Posted in: Male

Underwater Dining at Conrad Rangali Island Maldives

December 19, 2013
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

December 1, 2013
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.

Maalifushi

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