Your Local DMC in Maldives
Welcome to Maldives.
FOR YOUR MEETINGS, INCENTIVE, CONFERENCE AND EVENT
Sun-kissed beaches with rolling white sands and clear cyan waters, Maldives is a picture-perfect paradise, floating across its 1200 islands on the Indian Ocean. Known for its luxurious resorts and villas, the intimacy, exclusivity, and serenity offered by this island destination are unrivalled. From water villas to personal butlers, the sheer extravagance of Maldives is hard to miss. And of course, there is the unforgettable marine life of the region, with some of the best snorkelling and diving anywhere in the world! The Maldives is heaven on earth. The water, the food, the spas, the resorts – all add up to an experience one will never forget.
Resorts do not have traditional ballrooms. There are no grand stages. We will create the most unique of galas and award shows as well as thematic meal right under the open skies, on the beach or under the coconut trees. The canvas is vast and our experience will add the magic.
Spas and More
We plan each day to make it as relaxed yet as full as you want it to be. From spa session planning, on island activities, interactive mixology sessions, wellness and much more. Each resort allows for its own unique plan.
Water, water and water
The clarity of the water around the islands is just spellbinding. Photographs just don’t do it justice. Depending on the resorts, we have a wide selection of water-based activities, for the novice to those more experienced.
Independent family-owned, over 44 years of excellence, six countries, 7 SITE Crystal awards and a network all over the Indian sub-continent, we are one of the region’s most prominent and respected DMCs delivering the finest in incentive and meeting experiences.
Specialisms: Incentives Team Building Events Meetings Product Launches Cruise Handling Congresses Conferences Conventions FIT Corporate Travel Group Travel Special Interests River Cruise Luxury/VIP Travel. SITE, ICCA, ADMEI, ICPB, IATO, USTOA.
Rajeev Kohli, CIS, CITP, DMCP
Joint Managing Director
Why This DMC?
I was born into the business. With over 26+ years of industry experience, I am proud to have been SITEs first-ever Asian President. I am passionate about contributing to the development of our industry and do a lot of speaking, writing and advocacy work. In 2017, I was recognised as one of the ‘25 Most Influential People in the global incentive industry and in 2015 was awarded the “IMEX Academy Award”. And I love ice cream!
I am still amazed that your team could plan and execute such an event so professionally with all the complexities that such an upscale incentive as Amway’s Diamond event brings: an unqualified success. One of the best events we have participated in in the past 20 years.
Head of Travel & Events - Amway Europe – Maldives Group
Why choose Maldives – why choose Creative Travel
THE POWER OF OUR LOCAL KNOWLEDGE
The Maldives is heaven on earth. The water, the food, the spas, the resorts – all add up to an experience one will never forget. It us a pure beach destination, so number of nights is flexible. The Maldives encompasses more than 99 % of the sea and less than 1 % of the land. The 99 % of the sea is home to one of the most diverse marine treasures of the world. Less than 1 % of the land is a masterpiece in natural landscaping.
All this adds up to an experience one will never forget. It is a pure beach destination, so the number of nights you want to spend is totally up to you. Spa, Water Sports, diving, fishing are some of the main activities to do while in the Maldives.
We know what gets asked a lot about bringing groups to Maldives. Here’s our fast track answers, so you know.
Maldives is a tropical destination. Temperature remains same throughout the year and so we can easily operate all year around. The climate is warm and tropical, with average highs at a consistent 29°C to 31°C year-round and average lows rarely falling below 24°C.
Not at all. It is a visa on arrival for almost all nationalities.
It is important to get a sense of the budget the travellers may have to select the right resort and plan the right program. The reason we ask for a budget is that the Maldives is one of the 10 most expensive places in the world to vacation in. There is very little made in the country. Very limited local production of anything. Everything is imported, which makes operations more expensive. When we can get an indicative price, it helps to know which direction to go in. There is something for every budget. There is however something across different categories and budget levels. Our team will guide you.
The equation is straightforward – only one resort per one Island. There are about 150-160 resorts across all categories, including guesthouses on Male. Only one resort is on one island. Each resort is located on its own private island, no island has two resorts. The resorts are located across the country in different atolls. Some islands are large, some very small. Each resort can be quite unique in its layout, room type and culinary offering. Experience ranges from barefoot luxury to ultra-modern contemporary and all in between. You get to the islands from Male International Airport either by speed boat or seaplane, depending on the distance.
When we do a theme or gala event at any resort, we have to bring the equipment from Male mainland. This entails a cost of a cargo transfer to the resort. The cost for that varies depending on how far that resort is from Male and what level of sophistication we need. We have partners for high-quality staging, AV and other equipment required for any type of event. We also have excellent partners for the printing of branding material in the destination. For anything that we cannot get locally, we do have options to bring them from India, which is also cost effective.
There are limited entertainment options available locally and as well as from India, Dubai, or elsewhere, depending on the brief and budget.