Sunday, September 2, 2012


Text by Gisela Williams, executive summary by darmansjah

Upon hearing the word 'Maladewa', we might imagine specialty fare $ 2,000, perched above the turquoise sea. Countries in the Indian Ocean is indeed known as a honeymoon destination. But this year, also began serving Maldivian surfer. 'The place is ideal, "said Ross Phillips, founder Tropicsurf. 'Waves' consistent, warm sea water, five star resort variety, and choice of activities for couples pretty much the surfers.'

With outposts in Zanzibar and Maruitius, Singapore's The Residence Hotels group knows a thing or two about Indian ocean chic. Its lates property, The Residence Maldives (960/682-0088;; doubles from US$1,140), translates the brand's elegantly restrained aesthetic into a 94-villa hideaway in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, where thatch-roofed accommodation hover over a lagoon or take prime position on the beach. though the resort is situated less than one degree north of the equator, its two restaurants and poolside bar present food from around the globe, while French techniques mingle with Asian climates at the Maldives first clarins spa. by David Tse.

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