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    Where luxury finds home in deep blue ocean: Soneva Jani welcomes new era with launch of Chapter Two

    The post Where luxury finds home in deep blue ocean: Soneva Jani welcomes new era with launch of Chapter Two appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. If luxury had a name, it could not be defined in a better manner than at this address. What’s more mesmerising is the fact that the address comes with uninterrupted ocean views in all directions. Located on the island of Medhufaru within a 5.6-kilometer lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani, is where paradise exists on this Earth. And now Soneva, the luxury resort operator with sustainability at its core, has unveiled Soneva Jani, Chapter Two. The award-winning Maldives resort is…

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    BBC – Travel – A new island of hope rising from the Indian Ocean

    (This year, we published many inspiring and amazing stories that made us fall in love with the world – and this is one our favourites. Click here for the full list). Scattered across the Arabian Sea, south-west of Sri Lanka and India, the Maldives present the face of a dreamy, tropical idyll to travellers from all over the world, who fly in to savour picture-perfect coral atolls fringed with white sand, luxurious resorts and world-class water sport. We are one of the most vulnerable countries on Earth But perhaps no other nation faces an environmental threat quite like the Maldives. Its luxury beach resorts may be world-famous, but with more…

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    Maldives blast: Tourists should ‘remain vigilant’ when travelling to the Indian Ocean islands

    An explosion in the Maldives capital Male on Thursday night, which injured former president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed, 53, has been condemned by the international community and described as an “ominous development” for the country. With the blast site area near the home of Nasheed, who is being treated for several injuries, in the Neeloafaru Magu neighbourhood, which is less than 15 minutes from the city’s main international airport, where does that leave tourists? Should tourists in the Maldives be concerned? Velana International Airport is still operating as normal, with flights from Dubai, Istanbul and Singapore having already landed safely on Friday morning. Maldives Police have secured the…