Jumeirah Vittaveli to host Easter celebrations with renowned chef Anthony Demetre, Sri Lankan artist Mueen Saheed

Jumeirah Vittaveli has announced a programme of traditional Easter celebrations, enabling families visiting the award-winning resort to join Master Classes by Guest Chef Anthony Demetre and admire art by renowned Sri Lankan artist Mueen Saheed.

Families will be able to meet the Easter bunny who will visit children with chocolate eggs and goodies. Children are also invited to join the resort’s Kuda Koli Kids Club for fun activities including an Easter egg roll, sweets and treats and a colourful tea party at the Samsara Boardwalk.

The exclusive Family Fun Offer includes a four nights stay in a Two Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool and access to a private beach or lagoon, daily buffet breakfast, afternoon tea in villa and evening meals at Samsara, Fenesse or MU Grill, a fruit basket on arrival and beach BBQ with the family.

This year, the resort also welcomes two special guests.

Sri Lankan artist Mueen Saheed, who became a prolific painter after a successful career as a jeweller, will be at the resort from March 20-25, 2018. Mueen will hold painting sessions with guests and talk about his inspiration and approach to art — a number of his paintings will be exhibited.

Artist Mueen Saheed.

Shortly afterwards, well-known British Chef Anthony Demetre will lead a week of cooking demonstrations, dinners and classes from April 1-7, 2018.

He will rotate around Samsara, Fenesse, Swarna and MU Beach Grill and cook al fresco on the beaches. Guests will have the option to join an interactive dinner with wine pairing, or float off on a sunset cruise with champagne and canapes before enjoying a Beach dinner hosted by Chef Anthony.

Chef Anthony has more than 18 years’ experience working in award-winning restaurants and has been taught by the world’s best chefs including Marco Pierre White and Pierre Koffmann. Anthony has been Chef-Patron of two restaurants in the UK — Wild Honey in Mayfair and Arbutus – which were both awarded Michelin stars. He has appeared on the BBC, the Great British Menu series and Saturday Kitchen Live.

“Jumeirah Vittaveli is renowned for outstanding experiences and inspiring the minds of our guests has always been our aim. In addition to providing a wonderful Easter celebration, we can’t wait to welcome guest Chef Anthony Demetre and artist Mueen Saheed to our resort,” Amit Majumder, General Manager, Jumeirah Vittaveli, was quoted in an announcement, as saying.

Chef Anthony.

Located a short 20-minute ride on board a luxurious motorised catamaran from capital, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration, whether you are seeking a romantic getaway or an exotic destination for your family.

In addition to the new Royal Residence, which was recently recognised as Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa at the World Travel Awards, Jumeirah Vittaveli comprises 89 villas and suites each with their own swimming pool and direct access to the beach or lagoon. The private and spacious villas are available with one or two bedrooms making them the ideal accommodation for both families and couples. Highlights are the free-standing Ocean Suites, located only a heartbeat away from the main island and accessible by complimentary boat service.

For the evenings, guests have the choice of a culinary journey through India in the resort’s signature restaurant Swarna, or an overwater fine dining experience featuring French cuisine at Fenesse.

The Talise spa at Jumeirah Vittaveli has been named Best Luxury Wellness Spa in Maldives by the World Travel Awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Treatments at the spa are inspired by concepts of light and space connecting with the purity and vibration of ingredients. The team produces their own island made 100 percent pure coconut oil, which is used in treatments and available as a take-home souvenir. The garden and overwater treatment rooms provide romantic spaces for couples who wish to enjoy blissful relaxation, while the spa menu also includes dedicated Mother-Daughter and Father-Son pampering sessions.

For those seeking adventure, the island’s water sports centre offers flyboarding. For those looking to experience the wonder of the underwater world of the Maldives, there are diving and snorkelling excursions to see turtles and magnificent shipwrecks.

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