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Dive Into a Beach Summer Holiday in
Central America and the Dominican Republic

  • From surfing and kitesurfing to diving and snorkelling in crystal-clear waters.
  • Explore coral reefs, nature reserves and the rich biodiversity of each country.
  • Immerse in the vibrant cultures of local communities, uncover ancient archaeological sites, and embark on adventures in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

July 2024 – With guaranteed sunshine, stunning beaches, spectacular landscapes and an amazing array of wildlife, Central America and the Dominican Republic make the perfect destination for a summer holiday.

From swimming among sea turtles and diving in the famous 123-metre-deep Blue Hole in Belize to exploring some of the best surf spots in the world in El Salvador and discovering the tropical islands of San Blas in Panama, there’s something for everyone.

Explore the Rich Marine Biodiversity of Belize

Caye Caulker is a charming island 33 kilometres off the coast of Belize. With a length of 8 kilometres and a maximum width of one and a half kilometres, travelling by golf cart is essential due to the absence of roads, only sandy paths. Visitors especially appreciate the leisurely pace of life and relaxed atmosphere, as well as exploring the nearby seabed, home to the world’s second-largest coral reef and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, tourists can swim alongside rays and sea turtles and observe moray eels, barracuda, and multicoloured fish.

The famous Blue Hole is a must-visit for any diving enthusiast, an awe-inspiring 123-metre-deep underwater sinkhole. This natural wonder, described by legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau as one of the top 10 dive sites on the planet, is a symbol of Belize’s rich marine biodiversity.

Beaches with Volcanic Views on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala

Playa Las Cristalinas in Guatemala is located on the shores of Lake Atitlan, between the towns of San Pablo La Laguna and San Juan La Laguna. This fine white gravel beach offers views of the crystal-clear waters of the lake and a unique panorama of the three volcanoes surrounding the lake: Atitlán, San Pedro and Tolimán.

Guatemala also boasts fabulous beaches on the Pacific coast, such as Monterrico, near a nature reserve home to lush mangroves, a refuge for migratory birds and the birthplace of the paslama sea turtle species. There is also El Paredon Beach, considered one of the best surfing spots in Central America.

Surf’s Up in El Salvador

El Salvador, a haven for surfers, is renowned for its thrilling waves that draw enthusiasts from around the globe. It’s a place where international championships, like the ISA World Longboard Championship (WLC), are held annually. The Pacific coast of El Salvador, known as the Balsam Coast, is home to the best surfing beaches, stretching from La Libertad to Sihuapilapa.

The best-known beach is El Tunco, is the main beach tourist destination in El Salvador, with a lively and youthful atmosphere and El Sunzal has the highest and longest waves, ideal for longboarding. El Cuco, on the other hand, is home to Flores Beach, known as Oriente Salvaje, an almost hidden beach popular with surfers for its perfect waves and spectacular sunsets.

Island Castaway on Cayos Cochinos in Honduras

Cayos Cochinos, located in Honduras, is an archipelago declared a Protected Biological Reserve, boasting 13 small atolls and two larger islands, Cayo Mayor and Cayo Menor. Easily accessible by boat from La Ceiba, Cayos Cochinos is a rare, unspoiled gem in the Caribbean, teeming with diverse animal and plant species and home to an exquisite coral reef.

A visit to Cayos Cochinos offers the opportunity to marvel at the natural wonders of these islands and to immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Garifuna, the local people of Honduras. Additionally, Honduras is an ideal destination for birdwatching, rafting, and exploring the Copán Archaeological Park.

Enjoy Beach Adventures on the Cayos Perlas in Nicaragua

The Cayos Perlas in Nicaragua offer the perfect Caribbean getaway with stunning turquoise seas and pristine white sandy beaches dotted with majestic coconut palms. These dozen islands are just a 35-kilometer boat ride from Pearl Lagoon on Nicaragua’s east coast. Whether you are exploring the larger islands with their lush palm groves and lagoons or the smaller ones like Cayo Granate, the Cayos Perlas are a haven for undisturbed turtle nesting sites, all of which are carefully protected by the local administration.

For adventure seekers, these islands are a paradise for snorkelling and scuba diving. Immerse yourself in the local culture by staying overnight in the homes of the friendly locals, descendants of the Miskitos, who hold a deep affection for their islands.

Discover the Tropical Islands of San Blas in Panama

With pristine coastlines and easily accessible islands, Panama offers an ideal destination for surfing, kitesurfing, diving, fishing, and beach relaxation. The San Blas archipelago, consisting of hundreds of tropical islands, is predominantly inhabited by the proud Guna people, the first indigenous group in Central America to gain governmental autonomy and form the Guna Yala comarca.

These islands boast white sandy beaches and turquoise waters with vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Unlike typical resorts, the accommodation here is simple and directly managed by the Guna, providing a unique cultural experience and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditions of this indigenous group.

Relax in the Natural Luxury of the Dominican Republic

The unspoiled Bahía de las Águilas in the Dominican Republic beach, located in the Jaragua National Park, is celebrated for its beauty and ecological significance. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, it offers unparalleled opportunities for diving and marine life observation.

The surrounding protected national park preserves local biodiversity, including diverse bird and turtle species. Explore the rich marine life thriving in the bay’s mangroves and coral reefs or relax in the natural luxury of Bahía de las Águilas.

Central America and the Dominican Republic are unrivalled destinations for enjoying water activities, exploring natural wonders and immersing in unique local cultures. From the perfect waves of El Salvador and the pristine islands of Honduras to the paradisiacal cays of Nicaragua and the dreamy beaches of Panama and Guatemala, each country offers an unforgettable experience.

For more on Central America, visit https://www.visitcentroamerica.com/en/.

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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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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]

DISCOVER THE WORLD’S MOST REMOTE COMMUNITY ON
SECRET ATLAS’ NEW EAST GREENLAND MICRO CRUISE TO SCORESBY SUND

June 2024 – Did you know Greenland is the largest island on the planet but only has a population of 56,000 inhabitants making it one of the most sparsely populated places on Earth?

The lucky few who visit Greenland, rarely make it to Scoresby Sund due to only being accessible from August – October and Secret Atlas has launched a new Expedition Micro Cruise to allow small intimate groups to explore the stunning fjord system, towering icebergs, elusive wildlife and the remote community of Ittoqqortoormiit.

With only 12 guests onboard, Secret Atlas promises an intimate experience with crowd-free expeditions and flexible itineraries led by world-class expedition leaders ensuring the best chance of seeing muskox, glaciers and the Northern Lights, which appear from September.

Setting sail onboard the MV Vikingfjord, the Expedition Micro Cruise spends eight days exploring the stunning landscapes of Scoresby Sund including as much time as possible spent off the ship on daily Zodiac cruises and onshore hikes.

Guests are in for a treat at the end of the expedition, sailing up the longest fjord on the planet and past the impressive ice giants of Scoresby Sund before visiting the small and remote community of Ittoqqortoormiit. Made up of only 400 Greenlandic people, Ittoqqortoormiit is one of the most isolated settlements in Greenland and a unique opportunity to learn about Inuit traditions.

East Greenland Explorer Fly & Cruise with Secret Atlas

The 10-Day East Greenland Explorer Fly & Cruise with Secret Atlas takes place from August – October and costs from £8,370 / $10,620 (€9,900) per person. Price includes bespoke meet and greet, welcome dinner with Secret Atlas team and eight days cruising onboard the MV Vikingfjord. The price excludes a mandatory exclusive charter flight from Keflavik Airport (KEF) to Constable Point in Scoresbysund (CNP), and overnight accommodation at the Aurora Hotel on arrival and departure which costs an additional £2,115 / $2,680 (€2,500) per person. To book, visit https://www.secretatlas.com/tour/east-greenland-cruise/?utm_source=pr_press%2Brelease&utm_medium=referral.

Secret Atlas Co-Founder and enthusiast explorer Michele D’Agostino said, “When I first entered Scoresby Sund Fjord in July 2018, I immediately understood what a fascinating and unique part of the planet it was. We decided to launch the East Greenland micro cruise to allow a small group of guests the opportunity to experience this remote part of the world in an authentic and private way, but with minimal impact to the community, wildlife and environment.”

Discover more about Secret Atlas at www.secretatlas.com.  

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  • Image 1 – Explore in comfort on the MV Vikingfjord with on deck hot tub and sauna and a large guest lounge.
  • Image 2 – Visit the remote settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit, one of Greenland’s most remote villages.
  • Image 3 – Secret Atlas Greenland Cruise offers a chance of encountering the Northern Lights in the wilderness with zero light pollution on September expeditions.

High-res images can be downloaded from East Greenland Fly & Cruise – Google Drive

About Secret Atlas

Launched in 2019 and run by Explorers for Explorers, Secret Atlas trips are curated for people that want to enjoy the spirit of exploration and be a part of an intimate experience rather than joining an overcrowded commercial cruise. Secret Atlas pioneering Expedition Micro Cruises take the smallest group sizes in the Arctic (only 12 guests) and Antarctic (only 48 guests) offering guests an authentic, unrivalled experience free from the crowds of larger vessels. To find out more about Secret Atlas, visit www.secretatlas.com.

Contact Details

For media enquiries, images and press trips contact:
Sarah Salord
GEC PR
020 3907 6824
[email protected]

EXPEDITION MICRO CRUISE SPECIALISTS SECRET ATLAS
APPOINTS TRAVEL AND LIFESTYLE AGENCY GEC PR

June 2024 – Secret Atlas, pioneers of the Expedition Micro Cruise, has appointed travel and lifestyle firm GEC PR to drive awareness of its immersive travel experiences in the Polar regions and the benefits of low-impact travel with small ships and group sizes.

Owned by avid high latitude sailor Michele D’Agostino and seasoned Polar Explorer Mariano Curiel, Secret Atlas and its Expedition Micro Cruises were created to fill the gap in an industry which lacked alternatives to the usual 100-250 ship capacity by offering authentic experiences for small groups to remote and captivating destinations in the Polar regions. Offering expeditions to destinations including Svalbard, Greenland, Antarctica and South Georgia, Secret Atlas stands out thanks to its authentic wildlife experiences led by world-class expedition leaders providing flexible itineraries able to make the most of weather and wildlife opportunities.

GEC PR will handle all PR and marketing for Secret Atlas, working alongside the in-house team to raise awareness through press trips, media relations, integrated marketing campaigns and brand partnerships.

Michele D’Agostino, Secret Atlas Co-Founder and Head of Sales and Partnerships said, “We’re looking forward to working with the GEC PR team and were hugely impressed with their experience in the travel and lifestyle sectors. It’s an exciting time for Secret Atlas, with plans to roll out a new brand campaign in the upcoming months and showcase why joining an Expedition Micro Cruise is the best way to explore the polar regions in a private and authentic way, leaving only footprints behind.”

Sarah Salord, Company Director at GEC PR said, “We’re delighted to represent Secret Atlas, which is such a pioneering and authentic brand. Our experience and passion working for outdoor and adventure brands is paramount and we cannot wait to raise awareness amongst media and target audiences that will love the unrivalled, authentic experiences they provide to guests.”

For editorial features and press trip opportunities, contact Sarah Salord on [email protected].

Discover more about Secret Atlas at www.secretatlas.com.
For further details on GEC PR visit www.gecpr.co.uk.

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  • Image 1 – Secret Atlas offers expeditions to top wildlife watching destinations such as Svalbard in the Arctic.
  • Image 2 – The newest addition to the Secret Atlas fleet, MV Vikingfjord is a modern expedition vessel offering cruise ship comfort with all ensuite cabins, large viewing lounge and an on deck hot tub and sauna.
  • Image 3 – Secret Atlas Expedition Micro Cruises take the smallest group sizes in the Arctic and Antarctic.

High-res images can be downloaded from https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/yk92cbty9ta1gr94vhg3f/AFDpor0ltGeqWK8Uk759kZs?rlkey=dyxw7zwml03mxjfpr9mua40gp&st=lgfxfmk3&dl=0.

About Secret Atlas
Launched in 2019 and run by Explorers for Explorers, Secret Atlas trips are curated for people that want to enjoy the spirit of exploration and be a part of an intimate experience rather than joining an overcrowded commercial cruise. Secret Atlas pioneering Expedition Micro Cruises take the smallest group sizes in the Arctic (only 12 guests) and Antarctic (only 48 guests) offering guests an authentic, unrivalled experience free from the crowds of larger vessels. To find out more about Secret Atlas, visit www.secretatlas.com.

About GEC PR
GEC PR is an integrated PR and marketing agency, bringing together a passionate team of PRs to create bespoke campaigns for every client we work with. Established by Fiona Anderson and Sarah Salord, GEC PR’s industry expertise spans across lifestyle, travel, corporate, luxury and wellbeing spheres and our collective team cover decades of experience in PR and marketing. Drawing on the team’s decades of experience working for some of the world’s leading and most prestigious travel, lifestyle and business brands, GEC PR provide the marketing and public relations base that clients need, and are dedicated to seeking out fresh ideas, innovative methods and bespoke opportunities to promote their clients. To find out more about GEC PR, visit www.gecpr.co.uk.

Contact Details
For media enquiries, images and press trips contact:
Sarah Salord
GEC PR
020 3907 6824
[email protected]

June 2024 – As electric and hybrid car sales hit a new global record in 2024*­­, the need for increased electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure has become paramount. Whatever your reason to be driving in the Gatwick area, convenient access to charging stations is a top priority and it appears UK airports are stepping up to meet this demand with Gatwick Airport opening a new Gridserve Electric Forecourt in January.

To help drivers plan ahead and travel with peace of mind, award-winning airport parking specialist Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com) has released a guide comparing the EV charging ports at Gatwick Airport and surrounding area.

Available at www.aph.com/evcharging, the guide features 20 different charging stations and their facilities including distance from Gatwick Airport, range of devices, charging power, valet availability, number of connectors, and costs.

For those crunched for time, the newly opened Gridserve Electric Forecourt at Gatwick Airport offers 32 connectors with power options ranging from 22kW to an impressive 350kW, priced at 79p/kWh. With the ability to accommodate various types of connectors including CCS Combo, it ensures rapid charging and minimal waiting times, making it a top choice for travellers in a hurry.

Looking for low-cost EV charging options? The guide highlights several affordable charge points including Gatwick South Terminal Orange Car Park, featuring 4 connectors, 22kW power, and accessible via the Pod Point app, providing the most cost-effective on-airport charging at 25p/kWh. Whereas the Holiday Inn London Gatwick, located 1.5 miles from the airport, provides a mix of fast and rapid chargers with power up to 50kW, accessible through the BP Pulse app.

Tesla owners, although capable of using any of the 20 charging stations in the area, should take advantage of the London Gatwick Supercharger, conveniently located on airport premises. This Supercharger offers high-speed charging with power up to 250kW, priced at 37p to 47p/kWh depending on the time of day.

The guide also covers off-airport options such as Tesco Extra Gatwick, which provides affordable charging at 44p/kWh – 49p/kWh and up to 69p/kWh for rapid charging.

Or for travellers looking to return from holiday to a fully charged car, the most convenient option is pre-booking airport parking with a reputable service provider such as APH. In addition to offering EV charging, APH provides safe and secure valet parking to ensure a hassle-free experience.

Finally, for EV owners looking for no-cost options, Motorline Gatwick Hyundai Dealership offers free charging at its premises, though drivers must report to reception upon arrival.

Nick Caunter, Managing Director of Airport Parking and Hotels (APH.com), said, “We hope the APH guide provides a one-stop solution so drivers can plan ahead and find reliable EV charging when on the go, making their journey to and from Gatwick airport as easy and stress-free as possible.”

For further information on Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) visit www.aph.com or call 01342 859515.

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Notes to Editors
* Electric and hybrid car sales to rise to new global record in 2024 published in The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/23/electric-and-hybrid-car-sales-to-rise-to-new-global-record-in-2024#:~:text=The%20Paris%2Dbased%20forecaster%20said,by%202030%20as%20prices%20drop, 2024.

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About Airport Parking and Hotels (APH)
Established in 1980, Airport Parking and Hotels (APH) is an award-winning airport parking operator and retailer, winning the ‘Best Airport Parking Company’ award at the British Travel Awards 2023 for the thirteenth year running. In addition to APH’s own car parks serving Gatwick and Manchester Airports, APH also offers parking at all major UK airports as well as airport hotels, airport lounges and via trusted partners other extras such as car hire and travel insurance. APH has worked closely with the World Land Trust since 2005 to help support rainforest conservation by protecting threatened forest habitats.

Media Enquiries
GEC PR
Sarah Salord, Company Director
[email protected]
020 3907 6824

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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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]

See a Different Side to Sri Lanka on the New Trails of Bawa Architectural Tour


See a Different Side to Sri Lanka on the New Trails of Bawa Architectural Tour


26 March 2024 –
Heritance Hotels and Resorts, the flagship brand of Aitken Spence Hotels, has launched a new tour that promises guests a journey through the creative mind of world-renowned Sri Lankan architect, Geoffrey Bawa, credited as the father of ‘Tropical Modernism’, a design combination of traditional and modern architectural identity.
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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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Accessories For Your Unique Take On Festival Style

Festival season is approaching, so as well as planning when to arrive and who to see on the line-up, what to wear is another vital part of the fest-prepping. Durable accessories that go with everything but are uniquely you is a must, which is why El Camino’s range of travel-inspired bracelets, necklaces and anklets are perfect festival wear. Continue reading