A Maldives Traveller member from Italy became the latest contributor to enjoy a dream holiday in paradise, courtesy of the website.
Stefano Bertolone, from Turin, recently returned from a complimentary one week stay at Iru Fushi Beach & Spa Resort, formally known as Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa.
Stefano, who lives and works just over the border in Switzerland, enjoyed the prize with Godmother Paola. He said: “My holiday was amazing. I enjoyed every single day. We were amazed at how big and beautiful the beaches are in Iru Fushi and how green it was on the inner part of the Island. I can clearly remember my walks every morning watching the sunrise. The silence, peace and everything around me was so magic and everyone was so kind.”
Stefano won seven nights bed and breakfast accommodation for two at the resort including return seaplane transfer, based on the unspoilt Noonu Atoll, considered one of the most beautiful resorts in the Maldives. Stefano, who is currently studying Hotel Management, particularly enjoyed the snorkelling and restaurant offer at Iru Fushi and even managed to secure a further prize while staying at the resort. He said: “I enjoyed a lot snorkelling around the island and in the evening I had fantastic dinners at both The Trio and Flavours restaurants. On the day of arrival I also took part in a competition and won a six course dinner at Flavours with a bottle of wine, which was unbelievable.”
The lucky prize winner added: “Every time I leave the Maldives I'm so sad but I already know that I will be there again very soon. With the atmosphere, people and natural beauty it’s almost impossible to choose another destination.”
Stefano was entered into the Dream Holiday competition as a contributor to the site, with each review or every ten photos uploaded equivalent to a single entry. The next Dream Holiday up for grabs is an all-inclusive holiday for two at Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives, a brand new luxury resort.