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The Indian Ocean Resorts Putting the Aaah into Spa Breaks

04 July 2024 – When it comes to spa breaks, the Indian Ocean is undoubtedly a top world destination. Yet with so many resorts to choose from it can be difficult to choose the best spa that will be memorable for all the right reasons. Here are four stand-out Indian Ocean spa options that promise to thrill spa and wellness travellers:

Best Spa Break For The Whole Family To Enjoy: Heritance Aarah
The IASO Medi Spa at Premium All-Inclusive Resort Heritance Aarah designs bespoke experiences for guests using traditional therapies and state-of-the-art western technologies. A jewel in the crown of this resort I the Maldives’ Raa Atoll, the wide array of spa treatment aims to help guests achieve a state of complete wellness – and there is something for every member of the family. Choose the Arrival Package to reveal a holiday glow – combining a body scrub, IV Fluid & B12 infusion, and lower limb drainage massage (from $340 USD), try an Ultimate Man Facial ($160) designed specifically for male skin, enjoy a 90 minute couples massage for precious quality time together (from $280), or treat the children to a Kids Spa Experience, where children can enjoy age-appropriate massage, facial, nail painting or hair braiding (from $130).

To discover more or book, visit: https://www.heritancehotels.com/aarah/

Best Spa Break For Idyllic Tropical Views: Heritance Kandalama
Sri Lanka resort Heritance Kandalama’s divine Coco Spa is located on the sixth floor of the hotel, which gives spa guests one of the most unique spa vistas in the Indian Ocean. Each treatment room offers expansive views of the national park forest, lakes, and mountains, creating a uniquely tranquil spa environment. Enjoy the sight of playful monkeys and the serene sounds of nature as you relax.

Begin your spa journey with a delicious, iced lemon tea and let go in pure harmony and silence, undisturbed by the outside world. Soothing therapies include ancient Ayurvedic traditions and Balinese and Swedish aromatherapy massages. Treatments start from $30 USD.

For more information about Heritance Kandalama, visit www.heritancehotels.com/kandalama/

Best Spa Break For Total Body Indulgence: Adaaran Select Meedhupparu
Nestled on a mature island adorned with ancient trees and its own house reef, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu invites spa lovers to embark on an unforgettable journey of relaxation in the heart of the Maldives. The Ultimate Indulgence spa treatment offers head-to-toe pampering, and includes an aromatherapy foot bath, traditional body scrub, and ELEMIS facial. The treatment lasts 2.5 hours and costs $369 USD.

For more information about Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, visit

https://www.adaaran.com/selectmeedhupparu/

Best Spa Break For Rejuvenating Treatments: Heritance Negombo
For an authentic Sri Lankan spa experience, head to Sentido Heritance Negombo. Enjoy a traditional Sri Lankan herbal therapy using a warm herbal compress, which is a mix of local herbs. The treatment aims to increase energy flow. Relax muscles and improve circulation and flexibility. Choose from 60-90 minute treatments, from $60 USD.

For more information about Sentido Heritance Negombo, visit www.heritancehotels.com/negombo.

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Notes To Editors:

Image Captions:
Image 1: The IASO Medi Spa at Premium All-Inclusive Resort Heritance Aarah
Image 2: Sri Lanka resort Heritance Kandalama’s divine Coco Spa is located on the sixth floor of the hotel, which gives spa guests one of the most unique spa vistas in the Indian Ocean.
Image 3: For an authentic Sri Lankan spa experience, head to Sentido Heritance Negombo.

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About Aitken Spence Hotels
Aitken Spence Hotels is part of the Sri Lankan blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC. Aitken Spence Hotels owns and operates 17 hotels and resorts across Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman and India. The Company’s owned hotels are reflected under the Heritance, Adaaran and Turyaa brands, popular around the world for its exceptional service and undisputed product and curated lifestyle experiences. The Company’s Sri Lankan portfolio includes eight hotels and resorts spread across the island of which five are Heritance properties, whilst the Maldives resorts totals to five (with one Heritance resort), three in Oman and one in India.

Media Enquiries: Fiona Anderson, GEC PR | [email protected]

An Insiders Guide to Choosing Maldives All- Inclusive Getaways

19 April 2024 – With all-inclusive holidays becoming more popular than ever with UK travellers, the choices on offer for all-inclusive breaks has grown exponentially. However, as no two all-inclusive offerings are the same, choosing the right all-inclusive has become more complicated.

For instance, premium travellers wishing to holiday in the Maldives have many “AlI In” options available, so it’s worth doing your research and thinking beyond price to ensure a Maldives all-inclusive break delivers the best for you experientially as well as value for money.

These All-Inclusive resorts each offer unique experiences that make them suitable for discerning travellers that wish to experience varying aspects of Maldives resort culture:

Maldives All Inclusive Best for Families: Adaaran Select Meedhupparu

Nestled on a mature island adorned with ancient trees and its own house reef, Adaaran Select Meedhupparu invites families to embark on an unforgettable journey of relaxation and adventure in the heart of the Maldives.

The resort offers children a chance to explore the Maldives’ stunning underwater vistas and spot a range of marine wildlife species through snorkeling excursions starting as little as USD 20 (approx. £15.70).

With its own dedicated kids club, parents can indulge in thrilling adventures while their children engage in activities such as art and crafts, perfect for families seeking a hassle-free summer retreat.

A Beach Villa at Adaaran Select Meedhupparu starts from USD 367 (approx. £ 292) + taxes in June 2024.

For more information on Adaaran Select Meedhupparu, visit https://www.adaaran.com/selectmeedhupparu/offers/island-getaways.html.

Maldives All Inclusive Best for Adults Only: Adaaran Prestige Vadoo

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is the perfect adults-only resort for couples seeking both serenity and adventure in a Maldivian paradise. Enjoy thrilling water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing, and catamaran sailing. Indulge in intimate experiences like romantic sandbank picnics and sunset fishing excursions. Explore hidden gems of the Maldives with island-hopping adventures to secluded beaches and pristine lagoons. Unwind at the resort’s Mandara Spa, which offers a range of rejuvenating treatments – from traditional aromatherapy massages, to result-driven ELEMIS face and body treatments.

An Overwater Villa with a private jacuzzi at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo starts from USD 818 (approx. £651) + taxes in June 2024.

To book a stay at Adaaran Prestige Vadoo, visit https://www.adaaran.com/prestigevadoo/offers/island-getaways.html.

Maldives All Inclusive Best for Gastronomes: Premium All Inclusive Heritance Aarah

Located in the azure Raa Atoll, Heritance Aarah is the home of culinary decadence in the Maldives. At the core of Heritance Aarah’s enchantment is a diverse and flavourful culinary scene, brought to life through its unique ‘Dine Around’ concept. With seven distinctive restaurants and five bars, each establishment creates its own epicurean tale. Enhancing the Premium All-Inclusive experience, Heritance Aarah presents a remarkable array of dining options, from exclusive pod dining to world-class buffets curated by award-winning culinary artists. Guests can indulge in culinary delights from around the world, including a fusion of Maldivian and Sri Lankan cuisine at Ambula, vibrant food cultures at Haatha, and ocean-fresh seafood at Ginifathi. Delve into the spice-infused wonders of Asian cuisine at Ranba, or savour the refined grace of European gastronomy at Ralu. The resort’s culinary odyssey promises an array of palate-pleasing adventures that not only satisfy taste buds, but enrich the spirit.

A highlight of the restaurant menus is the freshly caught fish and seafood, sustainably sourced from the surrounding waters. The resort actively supports local fisheries by procuring fish and seafood directly from nearby communities. Additionally, Heritance Aarah’s organic herb and vegetable garden supplies the resort kitchens with a bounty of freshly harvested produce. The organic gardens reduce the need for externally sourced ingredients, while delivering fresh, healthy, and sustainable food options for guests. This culinary ethos not only satisfies the palate but also supports environmental stewardship and local agriculture. So, as guests relish the last flavours of this barefoot culinary haven, they take away memories of exquisite tastes and also the satisfaction of knowing their dining experience contributed to a greater good.

A Beach Villa at Heritance Aarah in June starts from $730 (approximately £585) + tax per Villa per night.

To discover more or to book, visit: https://www.heritancehotels.com/aarah/

Maldives All Inclusive Best for Time Poor Thrill Seekers: Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Accessed via a short speedboat ride away from Male’s Velana International Airport, Adaaran Club Rannalhi offers thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts an Indian Ocean escape from the ordinary. Discover a range of exciting excursions and activities designed to elevate your tropical island summer. From thrilling sunset fishing expeditions to enchanting island-hopping adventures, romantic sunset photo cruises, and captivating dolphin tours, Adaaran Club Rannalhi ensures endless possibilities for exploration.

A Standard Room at Adaaran Club Rannalhi starts from USD 251 (approx. £200) + taxes in June 2024.

For further information about Adaaran Club Rannalhi, visit https://www.adaaran.com/clubrannalhi/offers/island-getaways.html.

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Notes To Editors:

Image Captions:
Image 1: Adaaran Select Meedhupparu is a great all-inclusive option for families holidaying in the Maldives.
Image 2: Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is the perfect adults-only resort for couples seeking both serenity and adventure in a Maldivian paradise.
Image 3: Heritance Aarah presents a remarkable array of dining options for gastronomes, including ocean-fresh sustainably sourced seafood at Ginifathi restaurant.

For high resolution images, click here.

About Aitken Spence Hotels
Aitken Spence Hotels is part of the Sri Lankan blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC. Aitken Spence Hotels owns and operates 17 hotels and resorts across Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman and India. The Company’s owned hotels are reflected under the Heritance, Adaaran and Turyaa brands, popular around the world for its exceptional service and undisputed product and curated lifestyle experiences. The Company’s Sri Lankan portfolio includes eight hotels and resorts spread across the island of which five are Heritance properties, whilst the Maldives resorts totals to five (with one Heritance resort), three in Oman and one in India.

Media Enquiries: Fiona Anderson, GEC PR | [email protected]

TEN REASONS WHY THE MALDIVES SHOULD BE TOP OF YOUR TRAVEL LIST IN 2024


TEN REASONS WHY THE MALDIVES SHOULD BE TOP OF YOUR TRAVEL LIST IN 2024

19 December 2024 – With recent Post Office holiday data* revealing that 77% of Brits are planning to travel to a new destination in 2024, and 82% hoping to visit their dream destination, the Maldives can expect an influx of British visitors as the Indian Ocean island paradise is one of the most popular bucket list locations for UK travellers.
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PLAN YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS YET IN THE MALDIVES AND SRI LANKA WITH AITKEN SPENCE HOTELS


PLAN YOUR BEST CHRISTMAS YET IN THE MALDIVES AND SRI LANKA WITH
AITKEN SPENCE HOTELS

23 November 2023 – Escape to the Indian Ocean this festive season and enjoy Christmas basking in sunshine, while creating lasting memories that will stay with you forever.
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Maldives Premium All-Inclusive Resort Heritance Aarah Debuts Ocean Suites Wing

26 July 2023 – Premium All-Inclusive Heritance Aarah has unveiled its latest concept, the Ocean Suites Wing – a resort within a resort that is the embodiment of Maldives luxury. Continue reading

Why Savvy Lux Travellers Are Booking Early Winter Escapes to The Maldives

31 August 2022 – An Indian Ocean Winter holiday is the ultimate way to swap the coldest time of the year in the UK for time out in an enjoyable and clement climate. As such, prices at resorts in the Maldives are at a peak in December and January. However, by opting to travel a few days either side of the most popular Winter weeks, holidaymakers can often save hundreds of pounds on a luxury getaway.

Choose to travel in November and you can enjoy more affordable Winter breaks in the tropics, such as at these All-Inclusive Maldives resorts:

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WHY SUMMER IS A GOOD SEASON TO VISIT THE MALDIVES

16 May 2022 – While winter is traditionally the time that many UK travellers escape to warmer climates, for those with a bucket-lust desire to visit the Maldives but without the deep pockets, a summertime stay in this Indian Ocean island paradise may be a great option.

The months from June to August are generally wetter but still warm in the Maldives, and mostly successive days of sunshine. Accommodation prices are significantly lower than in the winter peak period too.

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HAVE A HAPPY ALL INCLUSIVE EASTER IN THE MALDIVES WITH AITKEN SPENCE

3 March 2022 – The desire for a long-awaited luxury sunshine break and outstanding value for money may appear incompatible, but while costs may be rising at home, a welcome selection of resorts in the Maldives are offering savvy British holidaymakers five star premium all-inclusive stays to fit the bill (!) this Easter. Leave your cares behind and enjoy an Easter sunny at these three Maldives all-inclusive resorts:

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TEN REASONS WHY THE MALDIVES SHOULD BE TOP OF YOUR TRAVEL LIST IN 2022 COURTESY OF AITKEN SPENCE HOTELS

30 November 2021 – With recent holiday research data* revealing that UK Travellers spend the most on holidays compared to other European nations, and stay away for longest on those holidays – an average of ten days – it’s no surprise that the Maldives is a top long-haul destination on many 2022 travel bucket lists. Continue reading