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‘Mama and Papa’ returns to Sun Aqua Vilu Reef for 30th time

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A German couple is holidaying at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef for the 30th time, returning to the Maldives for a grand welcome.

Harns Guard Richter and his wife Bärbel Richter have visited the Maldives a total of 37 times, and on one of their visits the couple went to Sun Aqua Vilu Reef for the first time in 2002. They immediately fell in love with the resort, opting to stay there on every single visit to the Maldives since then.

The team at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef now affectionally call Harns and Bärbel as “Mama and Papa”.

As the couple arrived in the Maldives on Tuesday for the 37th time, they were surprised and taken aback when they saw the grand welcome the resort has prepared for them at the airport. Parent company The Sun Siyam Resorts’ Executive Director Zuleykha Manik and a team from its travel agency Sun Travels greeted the couple at the airport.

A team from The Sun Siyam Resorts and Sun Travels welcomes the ‘Mama and Papa’ of Vilu Reef on their arrival in the Maldives on Tuesday. PHOTO/ SUN ONLINE

Later on, the team at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef welcomed their Mama and Papa with traditional dances as they arrived in the island for the 30th time.

“They give us a surprise every time, but we never thought they would greet us at the airport in such a grand way. To us, they are like our own children,” Bärbel told Sun Online newspaper.

“Vilu Reef offers just the right balance between luxury and Maldivian culture. That’s why we love the place so much.”

Harns and Bärbel will stay in Sun Aqua Vilu Reef for 20 days this time, but that is not enough for them! They are already planning to return to the Maldives — more specifically to their second home of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef — in December for the festive season.

A Deluxe Beach Villa with Pool at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef resort. PHOTO/ SUN SIYAM RESORTS

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef is a palm fringed paradise-like island located in South Nilandhe atoll, a mere 35-minute seaplane flight away from the main Velana International Airport.

Hidden amongst the foliage are 62 shell shaped bungalows, (14 Beach Villas, 18 Deluxe Beach Villas, 10 Jacuzzi Deluxe Beach Villas, five Deluxe Beach Villas with Pool, and 15 Sun Aqua Pool Villas) with lava-stone pools, whirlpool bathtubs, private sundecks and day swing beds. A further 41 Water Villas (20 Reef Villas, nine Sunset Reef Villas, six Aqua Villas with plunge pools, five Aqua Suites with private swimming pool and a Grand Reef Suite) complete the accommodation offering with a select few even hiding inviting overwater hammocks.

Guests can be selective at Sun Aqua Vilu Reef and explore the spice and warmth of home style Maldivian cuisine, feast on gourmet organic and free-range produce grown on the resorts private Farm Island, sink their teeth into freshly caught, barbecued seafood or dine under the stars with private dining experiences.

A major focus, the Sun Aqua Spa at the Sun Aqua Vilu Reef consists of six private treatment pavilions each with open air flower baths, open showers, a hydrotherapy area and double treatment beds. On offer is also a salon, manicure/pedicure and a beautiful relaxation area. Encompassing the Five Element Theory — Wood, Fire, Metal, Earth and Water — the spa will offer a lengthy menu of Ayurvedic wellness rituals, pampering beauty therapies and massage techniques from around the world. It also offers a selection of signature therapies to help renew body and mind, including a rich scrub of coconut or coffee, a herbal Udavarthanam detox or a relaxing, fragrant flower bath.

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa: Unforgettable Easter Awaits Families and Friends

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Families and friends seeking an unforgettable Easter experience can look no further than Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Nestled on the captivating Furanafushi Island in North Male Atoll, the resort invites guests to embark on a week-long adventure filled with laughter, creativity, and togetherness.

Festive Fun for All Ages:

  • March 30th: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Poolside Easter Festival, followed by a magical Beach Movie Night under the stars.
  • March 31st: Witness the excitement of the Easter Parade and Egg Hunt, followed by the whimsical Glow in the Dark Disco under the Maldivian sky. The day culminates with the most anticipated Easter Beach Buffet Dinner featuring culinary delights from around the world, starting from USD 115 per person (children under 12 eat free).

Easter Adventures Continue:

  • April 1st: Participate in the thrilling Easter Amazing Race and dance the night away at the lively DJ Night.

Family Fun at the Sheraton Adventure Club:

  • March 25th-31st: Engage in a plethora of exciting activities designed for families, including crafting a DIY Easter Bunny, participating in an Egg Drop Challenge, and showcasing creativity with White Rabbit Canvas Painting.

Unforgettable Memories Await:

Elevate your Easter experience with the resort’s exclusive room offer. Starting from USD 620 per room per night, enjoy a full board meal plan and complimentary stay dining for children under 12. The package also includes a complimentary return airport transfer.

Book now and create lasting memories with loved ones this Easter at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa! Visit https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/mlesi-sheraton-maldives-full-moon-resort-and-spa/overview/ or contact the reservations team at Sheraton.Maldives@sheraton.com for more information.

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Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island Unveils Enchanting Easter Celebration for Families

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This Easter, journey to a paradise of sun-kissed beaches and turquoise waters at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island. From March 28th to April 1st, 2024, the luxurious all-villa resort promises an unforgettable Easter adventure for families, blending timeless elegance with cherished moments.

Culinary Delights and Festive Fun:

  • Embark on a culinary odyssey with interactive workshops, crafting Indian dishes, cocktails, or mocktails.
  • Indulge in a sun-kissed sandbank picnic or a romantic sunset wine tasting.
  • Experience a magical sunset cruise followed by a delectable seafood mezze dinner on Good Friday.
  • Easter Sunday unfolds with a lavish breakfast, a poolside party with a live DJ, and a beachfront cocktail party with a gala dinner featuring international cuisines and a dedicated kids’ buffet.
  • Savor sweet Easter treats at the resort’s Café Lounge and Gelateria.

Unforgettable Easter Package:

  • Start your day with a floating breakfast in your private pool, followed by a picturesque picnic on a nearby sandbank.
  • Enjoy an afternoon sunset wine tasting and conclude with a private BBQ dinner on the beach under the Maldivian night sky.

Tailored Activities for Young Explorers:

  • Little ones can participate in Easter egg decoration classes, Easter Olympics, and art workshops.
  • Learn about marine life with the resident Marine Biologist or enjoy an al fresco cinema featuring classic Easter films.
  • Explore the underwater world through the windows of a semi-submarine.

Wellness and Rejuvenation:

  • The Talise Spa offers unique experiences, from splash Zumba to family massage sessions.
  • Mothers and daughters can create their own exfoliating scrub and enjoy a Balinese massage.
  • Discover the magic of Easter at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island and book your elegant escape with the Jumeirah Escapes offer.
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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef Celebrates Eid with Enchanting Festivities

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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, a captivating tropical hideaway, invites guests to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in style from April 10th to 12th. Immerse yourself in a vibrant program filled with delectable feasts, engaging activities, and cultural experiences.

Festivities Kick Off with Culinary Delights and Beachside Fun

The celebrations begin on April 10th with a sumptuous Eid lunch at Aqua restaurant, followed by the lively Eid Rhythm Beach Party at Positive Beach. Live stations offering mocktails, popcorn, cotton candy, and engaging activities like color runs, balloon dances, and sandcastle building competitions, promise an unforgettable experience for all ages. The day concludes with an authentic Thali-style dinner at the Traditional Cultural Village.

Lively Activities and Cultural Immersions

April 11th offers exciting pool soccer for children with a live DJ, creating a vibrant atmosphere for families. In the evening, the Eid celebrations Management Cocktail at Nautilus Beach features oriental-flavored canapés, adding a touch of sophistication to the festivities.

Culminating with Kites, Culture, and Gala Dinner

The celebrations reach their peak on April 12th with the colorful Eid Kites Challenge, followed by a traditional Maldivian showcase. Indulge in a Maldivian-style Eid Gala dinner at Aqua restaurant, culminating with captivating traditional entertainment and dance performances showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Maldives.

Relaxation and Adventure Await

Throughout the Eid celebrations, pamper yourself with a specially curated Eid Pamper package at the resort’s spa. Water sports enthusiasts can also enjoy a 15% discount on selected activities, adding an extra layer of excitement to your stay.

Join Sun Siyam Vilu Reef for an unforgettable Eid experience, where breathtaking beauty meets cultural immersion and lasting memories are created.

To find out more or to book your stay, visit offers page on the website  or follow the resort  on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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