Cutie Lisa Jakobsson, Cluster PR manager for Anantara Maldives gets around!
I adore getting emails from the Maldives. Somehow it makes my fave place in the world seem so much closer and not thousands of miles and many oceans away. Some emails are nicer than others to get, like from my friend Lisa. She was formerly PR & Communications manager on Baros Resort & Spa Maldives but after a 4 month trip around the world and a long visit back home in our common mother land Sweden, she could not stay away from paradise anymore. :-)
Nowadyas she is Cluster PR manager for Anantara Maldives. This Thai based luxury coompany has got four amazing properties in the Maldives, three in South Male atoll (Dhigu, Velli and Naladhu) and on in the northern Baa atoll, the divine Anantara Kihavah.
At the very prestigious World Travel Awards 2017 Anantar Kihavah, for the third consecutive year, received an award for "World's leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant" and Ananatar veli was named ‘Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat’ at the World Spa Awards 2017. Congratulations to both resorts for well deserved recognition!!!
Anantara Kihavah is the kind of place you need to experience to believe. To match the underwater SEA restaurant the resort will soon launch SKY BAR. Then you can really see that Kihavah is worth a sky FULL of stars!
Have a sneak peek below.
New SKY Bar on Kihavah
Press release for Anantara Kihavah
The Maldives is defined by luxury hospitality and one-of-a-kind destination experiences – spa treatments overwater, diving UNESCO Biosphere Reserve waters, stargazing out over tranquil lagoon. The 2017 World Travel Awards honours such innovative excellence, with Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas recognised for ‘World's Leading Underwater Hotel Restaurant’. The multi award-winning SEA is part of the island’s unique dining complex, with four restaurants and bars – SEA.FIRE.SALT.SKY – perched out over the turquoise lagoon. Encompassing the world’s first underwater wine cellar, SEA offers international and Maldivian cuisine paired with Old and New World wines. An intimate, octagonal-shaped setting highlights schools of tropical fish darting in and out of the corals that surround, reflected in the mosaic mirrored ceiling. A wine menu spanning nine decades is expertly crafted by the Resident Wine Guru. Says General Manager, Dylan Counsel, “This is a great honour, and I would like to thank the Anantara Kihavah team for their dedication to elevating the guest experience every time, from unparalleled innovative cuisine to a perfected ambience in a truly stunning setting. SEA brings dining to a whole new level, and we are proud that it is such a sought-after and recognised experience”. This is the third consecutive year that SEA has won the award. Anantara Kihavah was also named ‘Maldives’ Leading Villa Resort’ earlier in the year. The World Travel Awards are known as “the Oscars of the travel industry”, the epitome of excellence and glamour, with this year’s awards the 24th in an illustrious history. About Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas Within a lagoon of jewel-toned hues lies a shell-shaped island fringed by impossibly wide stretches of beach. Uninhabited islets dot the horizon of deep sapphire Indian Ocean beyond. Nature reigns at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, dressed in sophistication and wonder. Sleep and spa overwater. Dine below the ocean’s surface. Gaze at the star-filled sky from the Maldives’ only observatory. Cruise with dolphins or snorkel with majestic manta rays and hawksbill turtles. Situated on the western Baa Atoll in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Anantara Kihavah is a 30- minute seaplane flight from Malé and Velana International Airport.
Now, Anantara Veli is a luxury resort well worth a visit. Perfect for couples with a short transfer and lots of options for activities - IF you want to. I think a combination of Anantara resorts would be total heaven!!! Knowing the level of service that is everyday busienss on these resorts, i am sure they would be more than happy to help you get your perfect paradise visit!!
You will love it!
Press release for Anantara Veli
"Anantara Veli Named ‘Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat’ at the World Spa Awards 2017 The World Spa Awards 2017 winners were unveiled in Phu Quoc 11 December, with the Anantara brand as a whole making sweeping wins. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort was named Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat, a great honour in such a prestigious, luxury category. Launched in association with the World Travel Awards, voters of the World Spa Awards comprise spa industry professionals and the wider public, a double seal of recognition for excellence. Spa Director Melissa Dowel says, “We are thrilled to be recognised on a global stage, and I would like to thank the team for their dedication and passion in perfecting each guest’s wellness journey. Discerning travellers with busy lives look for an all-encompassing experience, a total escape for body and mind. Anantara Veli provides the ideal setting for relaxation and invigoration, with a complete suite of consultants and facilities for tailored approaches to wellbeing”. Anantara Veli recently launched its new Balance Wellness Sanctuary – offering a multidimensional approach to relaxation and health, Balance Wellness offers guests a holistic path to feeling and looking better. The Experience Begin with a personal consultation with one of the resident wellness consultants. Based on your lifestyle and body composition, together devise a programme for your time on the island and back at home. Balance Wellness helps tackle deep-seated issues such as sleeplessness, weight management, detoxification and mindfulness. Begin each day with healthy food choices catering to your body type. Practice meditation and yoga overlooking the ocean with the resident yogi, or shape up with high intensity circuit training and cardio. Submit to soothing detox rituals such as Udwarthanam, an Ayurvedic massage using herbal powders to increase blood flow and flush out toxins and cellulite. Visiting Masters of Wellness from as far afield as Hawaii and Portugal bring the latest in holistic treatments to Anantara Veli. Discover your body’s natural ability to heal with Naturopathic Doctor Sohal Shah. Explore the myriad benefits of acupuncture with Dr. Rui Pedro Loureiro. Heal with movement under the guidance of Holistic Therapist Jade Wood."