FINOLHU – June 2018

Message from the Resort Manager

Welcome to the month four update of our Island Roohu blog.Marc

 Finolhu is proud and happy to announce two successful years in business which was celebrated on 17th June 2018 to thank all the Islanders who have embarked with us on this wonderful adventure since pre-opening and all those who joined along the way.

 The low season has been rich in activities for our Islanders, a good time to consolidate the team with more activities organised.  I hope you all enjoyed the Eid celebrations and all the efforts put together to make this celebration a success.

 Finolhu, Amilla Fushi, Soneva Fushi, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Dusit Thani and Vakkarau Maldives all located in Baa Atoll have come together to celebrate the Summer Festival with a bang in Baa Atoll calling it the “Baa Atoll Festival 2018”.  This first ever and one-of-its-kind festival will be held from 20th July to 3rd August 2018, bringing the best each resort has to offer in the dining scene.

I would like to seize the opportunity to highlight the great job done by our Sales Team. It has been another successful year, thanks to their hard work.  We are still going through the low season but very positive about upcoming months and getting ready for the busy season coming soon.

Thank you Team, for your renewed commitment.

Yours sincerely,
Marc Reader


After the Mini Olympics organised earlier in May, Born to Play Futsal Challenge was held from 27th May to 02nd June 2018 with 7 teams registered under the 4 Brand Traits.

Groovy Sparkle and Quirky & Proud Senior headed to the final with a score of 4 – 2 in favour of Groovy Sparkle

Well done Team!!



After a month of fasting, Eid Al Fitr was celebrated on Friday, 15th of June 2018.

Our Resort Manager, Marc Reader, made it a must to wish all Islanders outside the mosque after the morning prayers followed by greetings from the Management Team outside The Diner where a special breakfast was provided.

Last but not least, a sumptuous lunch was serve with live stations and family style biryani



It’s been 2 years already since the opening of Finolhu.

To celebrate the event, a Thank You party was organized on 17th June 2018 combined with Jalsa for the month of May with Area 51 performance, Bodu Beru, Bodumas.

We were honored by the presence of Mr. Mark Hehir, CEO Curator & General Manager of TSMIC on that night for the cake cutting ceremony.



JALSA |17th June 2018

Rockstar Nominees

Rockstar Nominees

Superhero Nominees

Superhero Nominees

Rockstar Winner| Rampyari Shrestha|Kids Club Attendant (Oceaneers Club)

Rockstar Winner

Rampyari Shrestha (Rossi) has been an attendant of Kids club.

She has learned and developed job skills of a level up and initiated to manage day to day operation of the department while her leaders are on leave for more than a month.

– Rossi was attending manager’s morning meeting
– Conducting departmental daily briefing
– Keep Oceaneers well cleaned and setup for guests
– Give tasks and directions to colleagues
– Prepared some important month end reports

She has been well identified and trusted as a source of a relief   for her leaders to go off the island while she look after the operation

Well deserved to be the winner.

 Superhero Winner| Ahmed Nafiz|Welfare Supervisor (Human Resources)

Superhero Winner

Finolhu Heat 2018 was a very successful event and Loney took a lead role in organizing and setting up the place for the event. In addition to this he was the referee for the volleyball and football games.

Loney also do a great job with his team to look after our islanders village. The cleanliness of the area and beauty of the gardens are noticeable. This was even highlighted during owners visit to the island.


The idea of having the The Biggest Loser Program had provoked a lot of interest among our Islanders whereby we started the competition on 20th March 2018.

It was quite and intense program designed by Geneviève UFC Trainer and Kamal , Personal Trainer who put all their efforts and time to guide and motivate the 15 contestants who initially enrolled for the 2 months program to achieve their goal.

Trainings with Geneviève and Kamal looked intense and they pushed everyone to their limits…

For Ronaldo Paro, The Biggest Loser winner, there was no excuses to miss his daily trainings and diet. He had put all his efforts, a commitment not to give up and the results, he lost 12.4kg in 2 months




180 Islanders participated in the fire evacuation drill exercise that was conducted on 26th June 2018 leaded by our Resort Manager, Mr. Marc Reader and assisted by Emergency Response and Decision Making Team.

This crucial simulation exercise is done at least once yearly to prepare our Evacuation Team Leaders, Guests and Islanders on how to respond quickly and calmly in case of fire or any emergency situations that require immediate evacuation.



Benefits of Drinking Water


Aids in weight loss

Drinking water helps boost your metabolism, cleanse your body of waste, and acts as an appetite suppressant. In addition, drinking more water helps your body stop retaining water, leading you to drop those extra pounds of water weight

Maintains Regularity

Aids in digestion, as water is essential to digest your food and prevents constipation so next time you feel bloated reach for a glass of water.

Natural Headache Remedy

Helps relieve and prevent headaches (migraines & back pains too!) which are commonly caused by dehydration.

Water for Skin:

Just like the other organs of our body, skin is also made of several cells. Skin cells like any other organ cells require water to function properly. Some of the benefi

ts of water to the skin include:

Water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity. This helps delay the appearance of signs of ageing like wrinkles and fine lines

Fluid balance

Roughly, 60 percent of the body is made of water. Drinking enough water maintains the body’s fluid balance, which helps transport nutrients in the body, regulate body temperature, digest food, and more.

F&B Kitchen Monthly Communication Meeting & Trainings 

  • Evacuation Training by Nabaraj Shrestha

Evacuation Training with Nabaraj

  • Waste Segregation by Chef Deepesh


  • How to Temper Chocolate by Chef Arun


  • How to use Sanitizer 146 by Chok Rana

How to use Sanitizer 146 by Chok Rana (1)

  • How to make Stock by Chef Somesh Jayawardena



Food Safety Audit and food safety Training | 18th to 24th May 2018

Food Safety Audit is conducted on a bi-monthly basis, this Audit is to ensure that our resort practices food safety & Hygiene measures in all outlets. Food safety training is also conducted to all food handlers, on the job training where the participants learn about the foundation of food safety and how to implement it in their daily work.


Legionella Training | 10th to 11th June 2018

A training session conducted by Greenpath in regards to Legionella awareness.

In this training participants learned about the danger of the bacteria and how to have a safe practice in regards to Legionella.


WSET Level 2 Training certification |24th to 27th June 2018

This is a certification for wine training conducted by external training provider.

The WSET® is an internationally recognized program designed to provide high-quality education and sought-after qualifications in wines and spirits members of the trade

Participants are from Amilla Fushi & Finolhu


Global Wellness Day press (contributed by Tamara Brnelic, Director of Spas, Amilla Fushi & Finolhu)


Retro-chic Maldives resort to stage free ‘yoga marathon’ to mark Global Wellness Day 

April 2018: Celebrated on the second Saturday of June every year, Global Wellness Day is all about the idea that ‘One Day Can Change Your Whole Life’ – and Finolhu is totally down with that. The Island playground is challenging guests to a ‘yoga marathon’ of five complimentary wellness-inspired classes throughout the day on 9th June. Shining a light on the benefits of healthy living and inspiring creative ways to embrace wellness into everyday life, Finolhu has curated a fun-filled line-up of wellness activities.


  Kicking off the ‘yoga marathon’ with a Namaste, baby! Guests are invited to rise and shine with resident yoga trainer, Shinto, for a sunrise session on the idyllic outdoor Yoga and Movement Pavilion – a serene space that will leave guests feeling energised, refreshing spirit, body and mind. Additional classes dare guests to join a Master UFC GYM trainer for an intense kickboxing and conditioning session on the beach; test their limits with a strength and endurance class using TRX and high interval training equipment in the ultimate beach gym; take time out to breathe and disconnect from the world with an Aerial Yoga session using soft silk hammocks suspended from the ceiling; before winding down with a Sunset Yoga session on the Sun Bank.

Staying with the retro beach vibe, Finolhu’s happening hub, The Cove Club, strips the spa concept back where massage, movement and chill is medicinal and the fun glamorous side of the Sixties is at play. The Cove Club offers a totally chilled out, unintimidating haven in which to drop anchor and just relax. Ten chandelier-lit treatment huts, featuring Divas of the day, are complemented by a fitness centre, yoga and movement pavilion and an outdoor ‘Palm Beach Gym’. Inspired by the island’s natural environment, guests can embrace their fitness goals with capoeira and paddle boarding to ballet and kickboxing, while other awesome facilities include a relaxation area overlooking the beach, steam/sauna, wellness area, salon and retail pavilion. Situated on Palm Beach, Thunderball boasts an incredible 1.5km long lagoon that is perfect for the many adrenalin filled motorised and non-motorised water sport activities from jet skis and Seabobs to the thrill of knee boarding, wake boarding or water skiing.

Turquoise Holidays (01494 678400; offers a seven-night stay at Finolhu from GB£2,950 per person. Price includes Beach Villa accommodation based on two adults sharing on an all-inclusive basis, return international flights and shared seaplane transfers.


Notes to editors:

About Finolhu

Just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort Amilla Fushi, Finolhu is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe and a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun for the region. Bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati alongside the best DJs, live acts and most fabulously chic parties in the Maldives.  Finolhu’s 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool in either one or two bedroom options being the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike.

Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, both resorts can be reached by either seaplane in just 30 minutes from Velana (Malé) International Airport or by a 20 minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll followed by a short speedboat ride.

About The Small Maldives Island Co

The Small Maldives Island Co’s main focus is on Resort Management in the Maldives for Coastline Hotels and Resorts. Amilla Fushi and sister resort Finolhu are owned by Coastline Hotels and Resorts – part of the Coastline Group of companies, one of the Maldives’ largest private companies, established in 1994. The Coastline Group is engaged in logistics; oil importing, storage and distribution; pilling and construction; building material supplies; hotel resort development; condominium development; airport ownership, development and operation; and luxury yacht and boat manufacturing.  It is the largest importer and distributor of Fuel Related Products such as Marine Gasoil and Mo Gas to resorts in the Maldives, servicing 65 per cent of the country’s resorts through its company Asian Gasoil. In addition to building W Maldives and Huvafen Fushi, Coastline’s recent developments within the tourism sector include Mudhdhoo island, subsequently acquired by Dusit Thani Hotels; Baa Atoll’s Dharavandhoo Airport; and the newly opened Raa Ifhuru Airport.

For further press information please contact:

Sarah Harvey (, Kate Faulkner (, Nat Frogley ( or Flora Gandolfo ( at Bacall Associates Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7630 2880

SOP – Check-in Process by Front Office Team


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