Baa Atoll Summer Festival wraps up
Resorts in Baa atoll have successfully concluded the second edition of the ‘Baa Atoll Summer Festival’.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, 12 resorts came together for an island-hopping extravaganza in which guests embarked on a unique dine-around voyage encompassing Amilla Fushi, Anantara Kihavah Maldives villas, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Dreamland, Dusit Thani Maldives, Finolhu, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Reethi Beach Resort, Royal Island Island Resort & Spa, Soneva Fushi, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, and Vakkaru Maldives.
Over a series of dedicated nights from July 8-21, the festival showcased the best each resort has to offer in the culinary scene, reaffirming Baa atoll’s reputation as a must-visit summer destination of distinction.
The festival, which officially commenced on July 7 with a series of exclusive Sunset Cocktail events for guests, saw each participating resort welcome their neighbours’ guests for a special set menu dinner in their featured dining restaurant on designated nights over the two weeks. Each resort showcased its own dining scene via a three-course set menu priced at USD 120++ per person including a glass of wine. Complimentary inter-island transportation was organised by the participating resorts on the featured night. Special arrangements were also made on request for those who wished to repeat their experience in a specific resort at USD 25++ per person for shared boat transfers.
Each resort also offered an action-packed calendar of activities to keep the entire family entertained throughout the festival fortnight, from beach activities, conservation events, water experiences and more. This year also saw the introduction of a round-robin inter-resort beach volleyball tournament between staff and guests, as well as a Full Moon Island Clean-up Day.
Finally, on July 22, the festival closing ceremony showed the unity of 12 resorts whereby everyone came together for a day of fun in the sun on a sandbank at the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; with a beach party for the guests, round-robin volleyball final match and the show-stopping Catamaran Regatta competition.
Baa atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives, is home to a number of resorts, including those run by world-renowned brands.