Hotel Jen Malé Maldives in conjunction with World Earth Day 2016 hosted an Art Exhibition in keeping with its history of endorsement and engagement with issues of the environment, support for the arts and community involvement where community outreach and participation is a key part of our practice. The exhibition was guest curated by Ms. M.Uma, who is an aspiring and emerging marine coral painter from India.
The exhibition took place in Lime Restaurant of Hotel Jen on 22nd April 2016 from 8.00am till 11.00pm. Hotel Jen Malé Maldives has been always supportive and encourages its associates to participate in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities with the broad goal, simply, of contributing to the well-being of the local communities and society besides maximizing our positive impact on the social and environmental systems in which we operate. And to raise awareness on the environmental problems we are facing today.
Ms. M.Uma’s is also a PADI certified open water Scuba Diver with a great passion for Marine life, Her canvas paintings are inspired by her observation of these spectacular and intricate life forms during her dive and is a culmination of her creative output over the past years that has cemented her reputation as a well-known leading artist of underwater life forms in the Maldives.
She has conducted several Art Exhibitions in the Maldives over the past years in Shangri-la, Maldives in 2012 in conjunction with World Earth day and 2013 in Jumeirah Maldives also in 2013 and 2014 an Art Exhibition in conjunction with Environment day was held at Taj Vivanta, Maldives which depicted her passion for Marine coral and underwater life.
The Art was playfully arranged throughout the Lime Restaurant at Hotel Jen Malé Maldives, as a fully integrated part of the Lime restaurant buffet area, where these works can be discovered by the guests through a series of chance encounters.
Hotel Jen Malé Maldives also had a special Earth day buffet at a special price for locals, expatriates and Hotel in house guests starting from morning breakfast with a spread of the widest selections of local delights such as Mas huni and Roti, to breadbasket with pastries and a cheese platter to cuisines such as Asian, Western and a salad bar and live stations. A Special Set Lunch which consisted of the semi buffet salad bar paired with the all-time favorite Thali meal that offered a choice of either Indian or Maldivian flavors were featured for Lunch and as for dinner it was an International buffet in which live action stations were prominently featured in the buffet with an incredible spread that definitely has something for everyone.
The exhibition on Marine corals was presented to educate people and actively engage the audience on local environmental issues as well as create awareness and ignite conversation on marine environment fragility.
The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. This day was created by American Senator, Gaylord Nelson, to make people aware of the importance of keeping our planet healthy and clean. On that day, people made promises to help the environment and make positive changes in their community.
Since then many countries, inspired by the collective effort, have since started marking the World Earth day and Shangri-La and its properties are one of them who raise awareness and contribute in conducting initiative awareness program every year with interesting happenings & activities for their guests and staffs.
Balance Yourself and Embrace Wellness during your Maldivian Holiday
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, the luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, invites guests to embrace health and wellness as an integral element of their luxury holiday with its 2016 Balance series of resort-based events and activities in the Maldives. Balance, Anantara’s innovative wellness concept, offers total flexibility with a variety of health, wellbeing and healing elements, along with the freedom to relax and indulge to suit each guest’s personal preferences and time, complemented by Anantara Spa’s award-winning expertise.
Inviting guests to put themselves on a path of wellness whilst being a world away from home, Anantara Resorts in the Maldives promote health and holistic wellbeing with a collection of resort events and activities. Under the Healthy New You 2016 resolution, Balance by Anantara enables you to start the year with a wellness boost that transforms into long-term lifestyle changes. Throughout the year, guests will be able to book private consultations and treatments with visiting practitioners, take healthy cooking classes and incorporate juicing into their diet, as well as leaving no excuse for idleness with Anantara’s complimentary gym kit service.
Mind – Carla Lindstrom
De-stress and be more mindful for the year ahead with Carina Lindstrom as she takes residency at Anantara Dhigu Resort and Anantara Kihavah Villas, offering subtle energy healing modalities, both ancient and modern. One of Carla’s three signature treatments is Deep Relax Body & Mind; a powerful but light touch technique that allows the mind to settle into a deep relaxed Theta state. Slow brain wave movements and a combination of energy and intuitive healing lead to improved clarity of mind and mind-body connection that can empower you to see your life differently and create a healthier view of your life, body and changes you can make.
Coach, Entrepreneur, Facilitator and Intuitive Healer, Carina Lindstrom will be at Anantara Dhigu Resort from 22 January to 23 February, and Anantara Kihavah Villas from 23 February to March 22.
Body – Toby Maguire
Experience a wealth of powerful natural benefits through ancient Eastern practices – whether your goal is to create a healthier lifestyle and more positive way of thinking, to revitalise your energy levels or to let go of stress. Visiting Practitioner Toby Maguire has been treating clients with Eastern healing arts for nearly 20 years and spent 13 years living and studying holistic modalities in South East Asia. He has worked with Olympic and Paralympic gold medalists, premier league football players and members of the England rugby team. Depending on the client’s’ needs, Toby uses a combination of acupuncture, massage, hypnotherapy, meditation, nutritional advice or life coaching to bring the body and mind back into balance.
Corporate Wellness Trainer and Natural Health Consultant, Toby Maguire will be at Anantara Dhigu Resort from 16 March to 13 April, and Anantara Kihavah Villas from 13 April to 28 April.
Fitness – Lifestyle Health Retreats
Strengthen and revitalise your body. Refresh and empower your mind. Balance and uplift your spirit and return home looking and feeling better than ever after a Lifestyle Health Retreat at Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli. Based in Thailand, their innovative programmes combine three key, proven elements: diet and nutrition, fitness and yoga, massage and relaxation. Achieve highly successful results and deepen your yoga and fitness regimes with their daily activities on Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli’s pristine sands and turquoise waters with Yoga Retreats from 15 April to 22 April and Fitness & Weight Loss Retreats from 20 May to 27 May.
Everyday Balance Wellness & Nutrition
Motivating fitness levels while relaxing at Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli, a Kit Concierge amenity does not allow for any excuses. Offering complimentary work-out clothes and a daily laundry service, Anantara is encouraging guests to make the most of their health-related facilities and initiatives. Take only your workout shoes in your luggage and pick up your Kit Concierge work-out clothes from the resort spa at Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli. These are yours for the duration of your stay so that you can take advantage of the fully equipped Fitness Centres and Anantara’s comprehensive programme of activities under Balance Wellness. Be it morning Yoga, afternoon meditation, evening workouts or simply power walking the beaches circumnavigating the island. Alternatively at Anantara Kihavah Villas, pack only your fitness clothes and hire your running shoes at the gym.
No matter which Anantara resort you choose in the Maldives, start the day with healthy breakfast choices and a host of nutritious Balance Wellness juices. Healthy-food fanatics can sign up with Anantara’s Spice Spoons cooking classes to learn a range of Japanese detox recipes and healthy cooking techniques from our expert Chefs sharing their practical and delicious ways to eat clean.
As part of Healthy New You 2016, all guests are invited to use the #anantarabalance hashtag to share the new activities they’ve taken up or tried to improve their wellbeing and bring Balance into their lives, during and after their stay at Anantara in the Maldives. To select your Anantara Maldives resort of choice and book your Balance Wellness activities while staying in the resort, visit www.anantara.com
Pasta Point is the wave-machine of the North Malé Atoll. It’s consistent, handles NE-SE winds, the waves typically stay in the 4-6 feet range, but even in 1-2 foot waves it still breaks exactly the same. The former home to the Sri Lankan Airlines Pro World Qualifying Series (WQS) event, Pasta Point takes its name from an Italian resort (Thari Village) once located there (which had a tendency for dumping leftover noodles in the surf).
The first takeoff section leads to what is termed Macaroni Bowl, which spits you out for a cutback or some top turns before the fast and shallow end section known as Lockjaws—a subtle reminder to avoid the shallow reef of this section if you want to continue enjoying your macaroni.
The best time for Pasta is between May and August (Southeast Monsoon, locally called the Hulhangu Moosun) when the south to southwest trade winds keep the winds offshore and the southern swells are most consistent.
The Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives resort now located on shore claims exclusive access to the break and only allows 30 surfers to stay there at a time.
Lhohis is named after the island Lhohifushi, later to become Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi resort. Being host to 5 World Qualifying Series (WQS) O’Neil ‘Deep Blue Open’ 2001-2005, Lhohis is a longer wave than Pasta.
Special surf packages are available at Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi which includes accommodation, speedboat transfers and special surfing packages.
In order to enhance the surfing experience and improve the service levels to the surfers, the resort has taken numerous measures and enhancements which have helped it bag the award for the ‘Leading Surf Resort’ in the Maldives in 2015.
Honky’s (Thamburudhoo Left) – Adjacent to Sultans on the eastern reef of the North Malé Atoll, this break starts small and increases in size and intensity as it wraps 90 degrees around the island. A 1.8-metre (6-foot) wave on the takeoff ends up at least 2.4 metres (8 feet) on the end section, called Fred’s Ledge. There are long rides and tubes through all sections – best on low tides unless the swell is huge. The best months for this wave are February, March and April (Which is affected by strong currents in the Southwest monsoon from May to October).
Sultans (Thamburudhoo Right) – Located on an uninhabited island on the eastern reef of North Malé Atoll, this is one of the most consistent waves of Malé Atoll, and never closes out, even on the biggest swells. The takeoff is a steep outside peak called Phantoms, which slingshots into a very long, walled, super-fast section called the Pinnacles, over 1 metre (4 feet) high. All three sections can be thrilling tubes. Rides are 91–137 metres (298–449 feet).JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRm1hZ2ljc2Vhd2VlZC5jb20lMkZTdWx0YW5zLVN1cmYtUmVwb3J0JTJGODY5JTJGRW1iZWQlMkYlMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjgwMCUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjYwMCUyMiUyMGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyJTNEJTIyMCUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==
Located in the North Malé Atoll, Jailbreak gives consistent surf ‘right’ loved for it it’s length and soft-breaking sections. Jailbreak used to be an off limit due to Himmafushi Jail, which is gone now, replacing it with the Drug Rehabilitation Centre. Those staying at Himmafushi island guesthouses should be careful and avoid the area.
Known as a world class ‘right’ that breaks off an island housing a Coca-Cola factory (also referred to as Colas). Rated as the hardest breaking wave in North Malé Atoll with a hollow, pounding right-hander, and Cokes is the best big wave spot in the area. Guest houses on the nearby island of Thulusdhoo add to the often crowded vibe.
The location of the break makes Cokes consistently bigger than anywhere else, but that benefit comes with the price of being more susceptible to the southwest wind. It’s ideal during a straight south swell with northwest winds and head high to double overhead waves.
This is one of those waves you must definitely add to your boat trip schedule. Coke enjoyed mostly during the months from March to October that bring both consistency and size, peaking in July and August (South West Monsoon, also known locally as Hulhangu Moosun).
Just Surf Villa is a unique guesthouse in Maldives with private pool – on the local island Himmafushi home of the famous surf spot “Jailbreaks”. The Villa has 4 spacious rooms with ensuite bathroom and balcony. The 2 huge living rooms with all entertainment gadgets like TV, DVD, Music System and Fussball table offer enough space for a big group. Relax in the pool while the BBQ is sizzling of the fresh fish.
Our professional surf guide and photographer will make sure you catch the best waves and have professional pictures to brag back at home with. All famous breaks in the North Malé Atoll are within close reach with our Dhoni boat and Jails is even just a short walk and quick paddle away.