Kandima Maldives launches KULA Art Festival
In December, Kandima Maldives became a hive of creative energy as they launched their first ever KULA Art Festival with sensational festivities, whipping up a storm of colour as they headed towards their year end celebrations!
As a key component to Kandima’s Art Initiative, The KULA Art Festival is the first of its kind to be ever hosted in any resort in the Maldives at such a large scale, turning the entire resort into the trendiest, most happening art centre in the Indian Ocean. Inviting over 20 local artists specialising in various mediums including digital, coffee, acrylic, henna, spray paint and local crafts, the event showcased Maldivian artistic talent in all its glory.
Beach games, art activities and plenty of grub to grab, the KULA Art Festival certainly stayed true to its carnival theme with an electrifying atmosphere and an awesome line up of entertainment.
Set in front of Kandima’s iconic Beach Club, the festival kicked off with live art demonstrations along with classes for guests to unleash their inner creativity. A wide range of artwork from the participating artists were also displayed throughout the event, giving them the perfect platform to gain exposure on an international stage.
As the sun started to dip, the guests took to the beach to start off the most colourful event of the day yet, the KULA colour run. An epic trail through clouds of colour on one of the longest stretches of beach in the Maldives, leaving runners covered in powders of pink, yellow, green and blue from head to toe! It was definitely a family affair, with both adults and the little ones making their way through a rainbow of colours to the finish line.
The KULA initiative was launched on October 5, 2017, with a vision to promote and nurture local artistic talent and creativity and essentially open up new horizons for the local art community like never before.
Located on a lush tropical island in Dhaalu Atoll, Kandima offers a choice of 272 stylishly designed studios and villas, with 11 different categories to choose from, all of which have a private terrace and endless tropical views to enjoy.
The four-star plus resort, which opened early this year, has first class infrastructure, boasting the largest pool in the Maldives, tennis courts, an art studio, a marine biology school, a kids club, a game room, a library, a gym, a yoga studio and a spa. There is plenty to keep everyone occupied and the array of activities and events on offer is endless, including a huge choice of watersports, diving or snorkelling near the house reef, yoga, Zumba, bicycles, beach volleyball, petanque, arts and crafts lessons, and much more.
The island also offers one of the largest selection of F&B outlets in the country, with an incredible choice of ten restaurants and bars, all featuring unique and individual menus offering flavours of the world from Chinese and Japanese to authentic Maldivian and Mediterranean. So be it tropical or traditional, Kandima has something to suit everyone’s tastes.