After having put a spotlight on Innahura’s General Manager, Rainer Steinhilber (this is him!), and Ludwig Hofmann, who’ll be heading the resort’s dive centre team (there’s an entire article about him and diving around our island here), it is our pleasure to introduce you to Leila Strus, Guest Services Manager.
Joining us from the beautiful town of Umag in Croatia (add a few of Croatia’s 1,200 islands to your 2020 plans, because your 2019 bucket list is already full with a really good Maldivian island, right? Right?), Leila brings a wealth of experience in hospitality to Innahura as well as a range of languages – you’ll be able to conversate with her in Croatian, Slovenian, English, German, Spanish and Italian, with Dhivehi, the Maldives’ national language, hopefully under way!
You’ll find Leila a lovely, attentive lady who will do her best to ensure your holiday at the resort is flawless, and who will assist you in curating an awesome itinerary of escapes (B.E.A.C.H. stands for Best Escapes Anyone Could Have) for you to seize everything that our island paradise offers; whether it be a private beach dinner, an exchange of vows ceremony on Loabi Island or a 3 in 1 excursion (snorkelling, fishing and barbecue) that the entire family will love, Leila’s the person to talk to.
According to her, this is what you’ll especially love about Innahura:
It follows the philosophy of going back to nature, with lots of handmade wooden furnishing and lamps. Innahura is also very socially sensitive in terms of respecting local communities as well as doing its best to introduce guests to the wonderful Maldivian culture and giving them ample opportunities to make friends and have fun with what is a truly hospitable, friendly and interesting nation. What’s more, I believe guests are guaranteed an emotionally fulfilled holiday and can completely relax, be themselves, with the lack of a dress code certainly contributing to an easy-going vibe. Last but definitely not least, the colours here are astonishing – the views really take your breath away and leave a lasting impression on you. I’m still blown away by the blues!
Fun fact: the Croatian word (and mindset lived on the Southern coast) polako means slowly, at a slow pace, with ease, making Leila a perfect fit for Innahura’s Here, life is easy philosophy.