The Maldives-based resort, LUX* South Ari Atoll, hosted the historic moment when South African conservation couple, Beth Neale and Miles Cloutier, broke the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater kiss on Valentine’s Day 2023.
The newly set record of 4 minutes and 6 seconds beat the previous record of 3 minutes 24 seconds and 34 frames set in Italy in 2010.
Beth Neale: A Mermaid at Heart
Beth Neale is a 4-time South African freediving champion, conservation filmmaker, Pure Apnea Master freediving instructor and a qualified PADI advanced scuba diver.
She and her husband, renowned director Miles Cloutier, shared their underwater love story, hoping to inspire others to fall in love with the underwater world and help conserve the oceans for future generations.
Record-Breaking Moment at LUX* South Ari Atoll
The record-breaking kiss took place on February 4, 2023, at LUX* South Ari Atoll, one of the largest resorts in the Maldives.
The event was attended by the Guinness World Records Official Adjudicator Mr Swapnil Dangarikar who confirmed the achievement.
The celebration was marked with a champagne ceremony on the island and a surprise greeting by Trans Maldivian Airlines on the couple’s way back home.
Celebrating Sustainability and Ocean Conservation
Miles and Beth chose to break the record on Valentine’s Day as a reflection of their love for the underwater world and each other.
The infinity pool overlooking the ocean at LUX* South Ari Atoll was the perfect location for this world-record-breaking kiss.
The resort shares the couple’s goal of promoting sustainability and ocean conservation, making it the ideal partner for this historic moment.
A Top Destination for Romantic Getaways
This record showcases the Maldives as the ultimate romantic destination and LUX* South Ari Atoll as the top island resort for wedding and honeymoon travel as well as once-in-a-lifetime romantic getaways.
Offering extraordinary experiences and eco-conscious luxury escapes, this uniquely chic island is the perfect destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
General Manager of the resort, John Rogers, added, “We are honoured to have been a part of this award-winning moment and to be associated with Guinness World Records. Congratulations to Beth and Miles on their achievement!”
Beth Neale and Miles Cloutier’s record-breaking underwater kiss at LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives showcases the resort as a top destination for romantic getaways and the Maldives as the ultimate romantic destination.
The couple’s love for the underwater world and each other, combined with the resort’s commitment to sustainability and ocean conservation, make this a truly unforgettable and inspiring moment.