D.I.V.E. IN!

Explore Kandima Maldives’ first, fully immersive 360° virtual platform, as you get ready to travel (virtually for now) to these powdery beaches in the Indian Ocean.

Lifestyle Insider Kandima Maldives

As we look forward to a return to normalcy, the idea of travel to faraway locations has never been more exciting. As you long for the great escape to the powdery beaches and serene crystal clear waters of the Maldives, just take a look at this: Kandima Maldives has launched its state-of-the-art virtual platform, D.I.V.E. (Digitally Immersive Virtual Experiences). Just visit Kandima.com/dive

D.I.V.E. gives you a little taste what you are in for and lets you reimagine your favourite tropical paradise with just the click of a button. All you need to do is sit back as you’re guided to the pearly beaches, blue waters, and the deck of a water villa. D.I.V.E is a multi-sensory journey through an interactive 360° virtual world that takes customer engagement to a whole new level. D.I.V.E. is available for viewing on any device including VR headsets, desktops, smartphones or tablets, with a multi-dimensional sound experience as you swim through #YourKindOfPlace.

Lifestyle Insider Water villas of the Kandima Maldives

Kandima Maldives is smart, playful, rooted and responsible, with an authentic Maldivian soul. It is all about genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology. The 264-room Kandima Maldives (part of hospitality group Pulse Hotels & Resorts), is perfect for aquatic and island adventures, wellbeing, fitness or just family time. It boasts of one of the longest outdoor pools in the Maldives, a football pitch, tennis and volleyball courts, Aquaholics water sports and dive centre, and an Aroma art studio.


Priya Kumari Rana

Lifestyle Insider is a kind of junction point, connecting people with diverse interests that touch on the more luxurious aspects of lifestyle – fashion, design, travel, food and spirits, art, watches and jewellery, cars, yachts, and aviation, and technology. People today don’t fit into boxes and categories. In our individual ways, we are interested in diverse themes, products, and the challenges that face our world today. You will judge how well this effort of mine caters to your passions and proclivities.

Lifestyle Insider is a showcase of all that is beautiful and luxe. Behind every creation, is a designer, chef, entrepreneur, or a design maison. I have delved into my own appreciation for objetsde luxe that I have admired over the years – be it a love of fashion from the world’s top Parisian and Italian fashion maisons and their ’90s muses, or the care that goes into sari and Indian textile collections in my own family. Growing up on four continents, as the daughter of a former Indian Ambassador, I’ve seen a remarkable array of historic places and met a myriad people. My aim is to bring my world view into this website, a curation of what I find particularly stunning, unique, and newsworthy.

It’s an exciting time for brands all over the world. With change comes opportunity. With the global ‘reset’ and uncertainty on many fronts, there is a chance to write a new script. Let’s be those pioneers.

A bit about me:
A luxury and fashion journalist with 25 years of experience in publishing and magazine journalism, I have edited some of India’s top fashion and luxury magazines. I got my BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and went on to receive my Master’s in English and French from the University of Strasbourg, France. I have also studied German and Film. I live in Gurugram, India, and look forward to once again exploring our world with a new-found freedom.

Priya Kumari Rana

Founder and Editor

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