MESSAGE FROM MARC READER – RESORT MANAGER
Happy New Year team Finolhu, this is an ideal time to look back and review the year at Finolhu. From the highlights and achievements, to those funny moments, which made us laugh.
Here is a recap of just SOME of our most significant accomplishments made to enhance our Island Playground.
- Rolled out of our Born to Play, Brand Traits
- The Bubble at Finolhu – More than $5m worth of PR
- Our new staff bar and recreation area, Fill n Chill
- Islander’s beach, [quiet zone] a great area to relax and unwind
- Huge Kajun project – every Villa and outlet boost a new roof
- Sunrise Breakfast at Palm Beach on Sundays, proving to be a great success, promoting Water Sports and the Cove Club
- Retro Movie under the stars
- Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
- Baa Atoll Inter-resort Football Tournament Champion
- Baa Atoll Summer Festival Catamaran Regatta – Sailing Champion
- Excellent Quality Experience Mystery Visit with performance of 92.73% from WorldHotels Audit Report
- Regional winner of the Best Luxury Beach Retreat in the Indian Ocean Islands at World Luxury Hotel Award
- Moreover, to make the 2ndconsecutive year, Kanusan has been awarded the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2018.
The awards are a fitting testament of the stellar hospitality and guest experience offered on our island.
We are kidding ourselves if we do not see where we need to improve and these are targeted and measured objectives for 2019. Listening to our guests and colleagues feedback in areas of improvement, will always help us EVOLVE into a better business.
In 2019, I would like to see us work more closely together, helping each other in other departments, managing and planning our ‘Leave-Balances’ for May, June & July.
Thank you for your dedication, your positive outlook and your drive to be your personal best at whatever you are focusing on.
Bring on 2019!!
Wishing you all a year good health and happiness
ROCK STAR OF THE MONTH!
WELCOME OUR NEW ISLANDERS!
FESTIVE TIME AT FINOLHU – December 2018
We called it Finolhu “Born to Play” 3 weeks of limitless fun and activities, Pirate Cruise , Scavenger Hunt , Kids Yoga , Culinary Session with Chef , Christmas Tree lighting, Santa Arrival Parade, 417 Football Camp at Amilla , Kids & Teens Fashion Parade , Under the Star kids Camping for kids and families are some to highlight . From little one to elder one on the island got a chance to witness expectacular variety of activities we offer.
CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL AND TREE LIGHTING
Christmas is always special for the Families as the entire island jingles all the way.
SANTA ARRIVAL PARADE
From the Arrival Jetty all the way down to I Oak Beach everyone is excited to see Santa Claus Arrival. From Jet blade Show with the Thunderball Team to Seaplane landing where everyone is waiting for Santa Claus and witness for a fun filled day as we welcome, his home away from home during the holiday season!
Guest enjoyed a day of exciting set up from F&B Department like cookies, cotton candy, canapés mini-bites and a lot more.
KIDS & TEENS FASHION PARADE
Isn’t that so cute? Our little fashionistas walking down all the way to runway highlighting their Christmas collection inspired by vibrant colors and eclectic pieces, showing their best walk, parents & Kids love the way Roboman showcase his dance during the last part of the show.
FINOLHU 417 FOOTBALL CAMP @ AMILLA
Children from 4 to 17 years participated Amilla417 football camp hosted by Tim Kahil, over 50 kids participated in this technical four days training camp, kids from Amilla Fushi, Finolhu and Baa Atoll School had fantastic experience.
UNDER THE STAR NEW YEAR EVE KIDS CAMPING
Camp Tent was set up by the beach ,while waiting for New Year’s countdown, we encourage the kids to stay with us and offer different kind of night activities while the parents are enjoying their time with friends and family.
FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS BY OUR KITCHEN TEAM!
DAILY SPECIAL TURNDOWN FOR IN HOUSE GUESTS DURING FESTIVE
What’s more special during festive is a sweet treat during turndown. The design and presentation of the sweetest and delicious treats for everyone to cap the day.
CRAB SHACK NEW MENU
From time to time, we make sure to introduce new items, new products and an especially new taste for the taste buds. Forget diet because we have added new menus to one of our outlets the fish and crab shack. Enjoy seafood, because everything you will see is food!
THANK YOU PARTY FOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
To acknowledge the efforts from our management team and to say thank you for the hard work.
We have currently 8 interns working within our Island Playground! Troy and Olesya (Front Office), Caroline, Belhassen and Ekaterina (F&B Service), Nu-Umaan (IT), David and Clifford (Kitchen). All coming from different schools but staying with us for 6 months.
Once again, let’s focus this month on one of them who has been joining us early November, Ben Amor Belhassen.
Coming from Tunisia, he graduated from Vatel International Business School. Only few weeks after joining the Food and Beverage team, Bel has been nominated Rock Star of the Week on the last week of December 2018!
This achievement has been well justified by many guests comments on TravelClick and TripAdvisor!
From the moment we stepped off the seaplane up until we left the beautiful resort, we were greeted and treated with world class hospitality from the Finolhu staff. The staff (Asma, Bel, Mauricio) went above and beyond our expectations where they catered for our occasion (honeymoon) which made our experience extra special and memorable.
# 203 on December 9, 2018# 251 on December 11, 2018# 207 on December 26, 2018# 213 on December 28, 2018
Well done Bel and keep it up!