What’s Hot In The Maldives This Season

From honing your tennis skills with Wimbledon pros to ordering world-class floating breakfasts, here’s some of the hottest reasons to head to the Maldives this autumn

1 Order a dreamy floating breakfast thanks to Kandima Maldives and The Breakfast Club’s November collaboration

Since 2005, The Breakfast Club has been serving up appetising, iconic dishes paired with a retro-inspired ambiance, providing guests with a welcoming and nostalgic experience. This November, they are teaming up with oh so stylish Kandima Maldives to curate a variety of hosted customer events and experiences, in a pioneering partnership. The beloved cafe and the Maldivian island resort and set to sous-chef in Kandima’s kitchens, providing guests with some signature recipes and breakfast dishes with a twist. 

The five-star island resort reimagines affordable Maldivian getaways for families, groups and couples, boasting breathtaking views of the Dhaalu Atoll. Surrounded by its three kilometre-long white sandy beach, crystal-clear waters teeming with nature’s gentle giants, and lush vegetation, Kandima provides an idyllic backdrop for an unforgettable stay.

During the week, guests are treated to a series of events, kicking off with the Big Breakfast Boozy Brunch, picture a UK bottomless with a tropical twist! While guests feast on a menu of All-American breakfast spreads, British fry-ups, Breakfast Mai Tai’s and Rine & Shine Mimosas, they can also enjoy a host of games and rounds of Boozy Breakfast Bingo to the sound of live retro DJ tunes.

What’s more, there will also be an experienced team of chefs guiding a class of guests through The Breakfast Club’s Maldivian Pancake Masterclass.

Early mornings in the Maldives just got even sweeter with The Breakfast Club’s sumptuous Floating Breakfast in your villa. From the 14- 17 November, this unique room service brekkie will be up for grabs which guests can either sign up when booking their stay, or order a day prior on first-come-first-serve basis.

Start the day off right with some sweet and savoury breakfast favourites in this curated menu, with specific munchies available for meat lovers, veggies and vegans alike, delivered straight to your villa for you to enjoy from the comfort of your cosy island home, with vistas of the crystal-clear waters.

Start the adventure
When: 13 – 19 November 2023
How: To find out more and make a booking, please visit kandima.com

2 Splash out on one of Vakkaru Maldives’ new Beach Pool Residences

Vakkaru Maldives continues to enhance its offerings by adding a new flexible-type Beach Pool Residence to the resort’s collection of luxury accommodations, making it more sought after than ever by luxury travellers seeking an elevated beach getaway, just in time for the festive season.

Now available to book for stays from 1st December 2023, the adjoining Three and Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence can be adapted to guests’ preferences and offers flexibility for parties that require privacy whilst having a communal gathering space, making it perfect for families, several couples or groups of friends travelling together.

Surrounded by lush foliage and elegantly designed in keeping with the natural elements, the new Beach Pool Residence provides luxurious and spacious indoor-outdoor living spaces, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open out to a private sundeck and pool, with unparalleled views of the private beach and Indian Ocean beyond.

When booked as a three-bedroom residence, the whole space extends over 450 sqm and can comfortably accommodate up to six adults and three children. The main residence is centred around a newly enhanced two-bedroom entity with a large 42-sqm swimming pool and a spacious terrace with an outdoor gazebo. The third bedroom is in the Beach Villa with Plunge Pool adjacent to the main residence, and also home to a 12-sqm whirlpool. Providing the perfect blend of privacy and flexibility, each of the three bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and private terrace with direct beach access.

Spanning 570 sqm, the Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence is the largest residence on the island and can accommodate up to eight adults and four children. Also centred around the newly enhanced Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, it is adjoined by two one-bedroom Beach Villas with Plunge Pool on each side. The Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence enables guests to revel in the freedom of their own individual spaces whilst enjoying a vibrant gathering area in a spectacular beachfront setting.

When: Vakkaru Maldives’ new Beach Pool Residence is available for stays from 1st December 2023
How: Rates start from US$9,600 per night for three-bedrooms and US$12,500 per night for four-bedrooms. To make a reservation, please contact reservations@vakkarumaldives.com

Learn tennis with Marketa Vondroušová at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Practice your swing in the height of luxury. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands welcomes 2023 Wimbledon No.1, Marketa Vondroušová, in an exclusive residency this Autumn. From the 17th-19th November, the women’s champion will be on court not only to welcome guests personally but to offer once in a lifetime coaching for both adults and children in a paradise locale.

The design-masterpiece-resort’s exceptional facilities provide some of the Indian Ocean’s most sophisticated guest experiences, its state-of-the-art tennis offering included. With a floodlit synthetic hard court providing the playing characteristics of the Australian Open Grand Slam, lessons with the resort’s pro provide a sophisticated tennis destination for the whole family to enjoy, from beginners to experienced players.

On a ‘first come first served’ basis, 20 lucky adults (aged 14+) and 20 junior VIPs will need to book in quick to secure their place in Vondroušová’s clinics in November.  A money can’t buy opportunity to hone play with the WTA’s World No.6 and master of the ‘drop shot’ awaits. Hopping off the court, Vondroušová will also be hosting an intimate Q&A, for a chance to glean insights in to life at the top of the game, with photo opportunities plus the chance to take home signed tennis apparel, racket and shoes.

Order of play at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands with Marketa Vondroušová:

1 17th November
6.30pm – Resort cocktails at the Beach Club with Marketa Vondroušová

2 18th November
5.30pm – Adults workshop for ages 14+ on court (20 spaces available)

3 19th November
5.30pm – Kids workshop for under 14s on court (20 spaces available).

How: To make a booking, visit ritzcarlton.com/Maldives 
When: 17th-19th November 2023

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