By The Lazing Wanderer – 22nd Aug 2022

Movenpick's Sea Plane

Most of us are probably wondering how the Maldives is in light of the pandemic. Did it manage to stay afloat despite the travel downturn? Are the breathtakingly relaxing resorts now open to tourists, and have operations returned to normalcy? Or perhaps some may be drawn by the development of its incredible overwater villas and opulent hotels, while others await special promotions. But certainly, everyone has one thing in common; all are excited to visit the fascinating islands and their pearly-white sands and turquoise-clear waters. Indulge in its luxurious amenities, pampering spas, and posh restaurants serving culinary delicacies.

We hear you! Our team has foreseen all these concerns and potential inquiries, and we have everything covered. Mr. ShiXin Wu (co-founder/owner of The Lazing Wanderer) travelled to the Maldives last 10-22/June-2022 with his family to experience the current situation firsthand. He went to three of our resort partners and did a comprehensive Facebook live.

Journey with us and continue reading our set of articles as we explore and unravel each featured resort from TLW’s series of Maldives resort tours.

Movenpick Link Bridge

Our First Stop: Mövenpick Kuredhivaru

A modern tropical resort nestled on a private island in Noonu atoll (one of the Maldives’ most pristine atolls) and situated in the northern part of the country. The island opened last November 2018 with the tagline “We Make Moments”; providing tranquil seclusion while also offering an awe-inspiring vibrant experience. Since then, it has brought a fresh perspective to the hospitality scene of the region.

With that brief background and description of the resort, Mövenpick Kuredhivaru, let us move on to the Q&A with Mr. Wu, our resident Maldives expert.

*Note: Please always refer to the latest government advice before booking travel and departing for any trip.

(1) How long was the island transfer from Male airport to the resort?

  • It took us around 45-50 minutes to reach Mövenpick from Velana International Airport in Male. The seaplane flight was astonishingly beautiful and enjoyable. We were so amazed at the scenic view that we didn’t realize we were almost at our destination.

(2) Which type of accommodation/room did you stay in?

  • We were able to secure the Overwater Pool Villa Ocean with its foyer facing the sunset. The 140m² one-bedroom villa has GLASS BOTTOM FLOORS allowing us to see the turquoise sea waters just underneath! It also has a high ceiling, a walk-in closet, a spacious bathroom, and an outdoor dining and lounging area with slide-open transparent doors, an infinity-edge pool, and direct ocean access.

(3) What was the major highlight of your stay?

  • The stripped-down yet classy villa design and interiors of the resort complemented the picture-perfect outdoors. Our family absolutely had unforgettable moments of luxury in complete privacy and absolute freedom — Life is indeed beautiful.

(4) Did you enjoy any other activities or entertainment at the resort?

  • There were live bands. Marche restaurant was also a familiar sight. But what captured our interest was their diverse and friendly staff. We experienced genuine kindness, warm greetings, and heartfelt service, which made our stay extra special.

(5) Describe your experience during the Chocolate & Dessert Hour?

  • The place was not crowded or rowdy. And it has a great view of the beach and inlaid water villas.

(6) Are there any special promotions?

Movenpick's Excursion 2

And to end, we are privileged to have some of these insights. This initiative enabled us to provide you (our beloved friends & customers!) with an accurate assessment and factual recommendation. So whether you plan to visit the Maldives this year or the next, feel free to contact us. We will be glad to assist you.

Give us a buzz, a message, or even drop us an email to know more! We will gladly assist and guide you through this latest travel scheme. Check out our latest MALDIVES PACKAGES or drop by and SAY HI to our friendly travel planners.