On Friday, Hurawalhi Maldives was pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ali Navaz, as the Resort Manager of Hurawalhi Island Resort. In this capacity, he will be assisting General Manager Brad. Navaz brings almost 20-year of experience in the hospitality industry to the table with his career landing him in different resorts in the Maldives in addition to tourism-centric countries such as Thailand, Vietnam and Oman. Guests at Hurawalhi are already familiar with Nawaz – having served at various capacities in the island before from Front of House Manager to Rooms Division Manager before landing his new role.
Navaz hails from Addu Atoll in the Southern part of Maldives. When he is not busy attending to guests, Navaz is a keen sportsman who can be found keeping fit by playing padel tennis, working out at the gym, and jogging. Nothing however, beats his favorite pastime – scuba diving – a hobby than began back in 2008. As an Advanced Open Water Diver and well on the way to attaining his Rescue Diver certification, Navaz, has had thrilling diving experiences featuring some of the Maldives’ most iconic marine creatures – dolphins, whale sharks, mantas, hammerheads, tiger sharks and silver tips, to name a few. His favourite dive sites close by to Hurawalhi are Kuredu Express, Felivaru Kandu, Madivaru, Fushivaru Thila and Shipyard. The mere mention of a of a scooter dive across one of the many nearby channels is enough to keep Navaz running for his dive gear.
His taste in food is similar to what those of any Maldivian – some of his favorites being Maldivian style reef fish curry, Mas Huni (shredded smoked Tuna mixed with onions, chilies and coconut) with chapati and Garudhiya (clear fish broth). A delicious Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai and a Pizza will have his motor running as well.
Navaz is guest-focused and a great team player, he loves spending time with people and looks forward to helping you have the best time of your life at Hurawalhi.
The team at Hurawalhi enlightened us with three things he would choose to do if her were a guest at Hurawalhi to have the time of your life; “Dine at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant – it will be the highlight of the holiday, dive – the underwater world of Maldives is too good to miss, and definitely have a picnic on Dream Island.”