Kanuhura Maldives is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to two creatives to become its Digital Islanders and live on its luxury island resort for a month. Their mission for this opportunity is to indulge in every experience the atoll proposes to its guests and documents it via clips, photos and social media posts.  

The program offers Digital Islanders, stays in the island’s Water and beach villas, snorkeling, and diving in the crystalline water escapes to its two deserted islets, dining in the four restaurants, enjoying cocktails in the two bars, and countless other heavenly experiences. 

The paradise holiday will be bartered for some serious (but fun) tasks involved from underwater filming during snorkeling and diving trips for video making, photographing decadent breakfast-with-a-view tables before succumbing, creating wanderlust-envy Instagram stories during pre-drinks at sunset and of course, shooting breathtaking aerial photos and clips on the beach.  

The creative retreat covers the board and lodging costs on the luxury island resort. The luxury accommodation offered comprises stays at the Water Pool villas, which are located at the edge of the timber walkway, suspended on stilts into the turquoise lagoon on the Eastern side of Kanuhura. In an endeavor to provide a real experience of the accommodation offer of Kanuhura, the Digital islanders will also have the opportunity to stay at one of the Beach villas, nestled in lush greenery and with a direct access to the beach all the way to the glittering lagoon.  

The successful digital islanders will benefit from guidance into the luxury branding world by the marketing team of the international hospitality group Sun Resorts, in addition to international exposure for a year on its social media and digital channels. In addition to expanding its international audience and opening new avenues career-wise, living for a month on the island of Kanuhura Maldives represents a rich cultural exchange: Besides the guests from around the world, the team staying on the island is made up of 18 nationalities.

How to become a Digital Islander?

Interested creatives should flaunt their talent for the making of visual digital content by producing and sharing a travel-themed clip featuring their photography work and film-making skills on the social media platform Instagram.  When posting the clip, the caption should read ‘We’ve got what it takes to be the first #DigitalIslanders at @KanuhuraMaldives! We’re ready for a #CreativeResidencyInParadise.’ It is not mandatory, that applicants be a blogger or experienced digital Influencer, however, an active personal blog and a visually gorgeous social media feed will be highly regarded. On the personality side, a keen eye for aesthetics, a love of the sea and adventure are a must. 

The deadline for the offer is 19th October 2020, and chosen Digital Islanders will be announced on the social media channels of Kanuhura Maldives on Monday 26th October 2020. The resort is set to reopen on on November 15th and chosen Digital Islanders should be able to arrive at Kanuhura Maldives for its grand reopening.

The Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be over 18 years old.  
  • Applicants must have valid passports.
  • Applicants must be able to travel between 13th November to 16th November 2020.
  • The management of Sun Limited reserves the right to choose the ideal Digital Islanders for its creative residency at its discretion.
  • Applicants must have their own Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Chosen Digital Islanders will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival.
  • Seaplane transfers from and to the main island of Male is covered by the resort Kanuhura Maldives.  Flights to the Maldives are at the Digital Islanders’ charge.
  • The creative residency consists of a 30-day stay on the island resort of Kanuhura Maldives, on a full-board meal plan, which includes soft drinks, juice, water, and a glass of wine during meals.  Filtrated water bottles are replenished daily in the Digital Islanders’ villa.

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Kanuhura Maldives is an island resort by Sun Resorts and a member of The  Leading Hotels of the World, located in Lhaviyani Atoll in the North-East of the Maldives. With 80 villas, the luxurious resort celebrates a Gypset lifestyle, a combination of the unconventionality of a free-spirited gypsy and the sophistication and elegance of a jet-set life.

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