Maldives Wellness Review

Southwest Monsoon Begins for Southern Atolls, Ideal Season for Watersports

The southwest monsoon has arrived in the southern atolls of the Maldives, marking the onset of an exciting period for watersports enthusiasts. In a recent announcement, the Met Office highlighted the two distinct seasons experienced in the Maldives, with the southwest monsoon typically spanning from January to March and then from May to November. […]

Maldives to Initiate a Happiness Index for the Islands

The government of the Maldives has initiated the process of establishing a ‘Happiness Index’ for the nation. Minister responsible for the administration of cities and public services, Adam Shareef made the announcement last week at a press conference. Minister Shareef emphasized the importance of comprehending the levels of happiness, satisfaction, hope, and overall conditions […]

Redefining Fitness

Featured Image Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba/ Unsplash In our modern, fast-paced world, the fundamental principles of fitness can often feel obscured, leaving many feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about where to begin. Locally, the idea of fitness can swing between the extremes of hardcore bodybuilding and simply aiming for basic health maintenance. While fitness is often […]

Wellness in Practice; Sindy Lagare

All photos courtesy of LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives While wellness is a broadly defined term, those delivering wellness experiences often view it as a practice. An art that is forever refined to suit the wellbeing of those seeking wellness experiences Sindy Lagare, Director of Spa and Wellness at LUX* South Ari Atoll talks to […]

Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

Featured Image: Breadfruit The recent years have seen a significant shift in the acceptance of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based diets across the globe, as more and more people become aware of the benefits from both a health perspective and as sustainable and ethical food choices. The traditional Maldivian diet of yesteryear was very much plant […]

Solo Travel and Spontaneous Trips Among 2024 Travel Trends

American Express Travel’s 2024 Global Travel Trends Report, released earlier this year, uncovered the driving forces behind why people are traveling this year. While preferences and motivations of global travelers varied nationally, generationally and otherwise, the report makes clear that travelers intended to make the most of their trips this year. The four trends identified […]

Wellness Visionaries: Jesper Hougaard

Featured Image: Jesper Hougaard Jesper Hougaard is widely recognised in the Maldives as a pioneer of the spa industry. Mostly an addition to a product that was in place since the early seventies, prior to the 1990’s resorts in the Maldives did not have a dedicated spa or wellness area or venue. Early travelers to […]

Trends Defining the Global Wellness Market in 2024

Featured Image: McKinsey & Company As the $1.8 trillion global wellness market continues to grow, aspects of the wellness industry, from detox & beauty products to self care getaways are gaining significance in communities across diverse regions of the world. As consumer preferences shift from simply trending products to scientifically backed habits, McKinsey’s most recent […]

‘Wellness Tourism to Wellness IN Tourism’, GWI Releases Wellness Policy Toolkit

The report presents policy ideas that move beyond the narrow goals of attracting luxury resorts and wealthy tourists to strategies that would bring more wellbeing to all—travelers, residents, and the destination. GWI also releases first compilation of wellness tourism market data, 2012-2027 The non-profit Global Wellness Institute (GWI), the leading research organization for the wellness […]