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

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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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Heritance Aarah recognised by Forbes Magazine as Best Beachfront All-Inclusive Resort for families

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Heritance Aarah, nestled in the pristine Raa Atoll of the Maldives, has been honoured with a prestigious accolade by the Forbes Magazine as the Best Beachfront All-Inclusive Resort for Families in 2024. This is the second consecutive year the resort has been awarded this recognition and places Heritance Aarah as the sole Maldivian resort featured in Forbes’ esteemed list of ‘The 20 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families’.

Families are greeted with a diverse array of accommodation choices tailored to different family sizes and preferences. For smaller families of up to three members, the Beach Villa, Pool Beach Villa, and Ocean Villa provide cozy and intimate settings, each with stunning vistas and easy access to resort amenities. Families looking for more space can opt for the Family Beach and Family Pool Beach Villa, which comfortably host up to six members, ensuring plenty of room for relaxation and bonding.

For those desiring exclusivity and premium comfort, the Ocean Residence beckons. This top-tier option caters to families of up to five members, offering a private pool, a spacious sundeck with a swing for the children to enjoy, a rejuvenating private jacuzzi tub, and a dedicated nanny room, ensuring an unforgettable stay for every family member.

At Heritance Aarah, families seeking adventure find endless options, including fly-boarding lessons, kitesurfing, waterskiing, windsurfing, and more. The resort’s Koka Kids Club offers a comprehensive array of indoor and outdoor activities designed to entertain and educate young guests. From movie nights on the beach to stargazing and fun excursions and sports, kids enjoy a vibrant environment which also includes a dedicated games centre equipped with Xbox consoles for older kids.

Parents can relax knowing their children are safely engaged at the Koka Kids Club, allowing them to unwind by the pool, indulge in the resort’s diverse restaurants and bars, or experience rejuvenating spa treatments and romantic excursions. Special kids’ menus and an ice cream cart that roams the island add to the family-friendly amenities, ensuring every member of the family has an unforgettable stay.

Forbes Magazine highlighted Heritance Aarah’s unparalleled offerings that elevate the Indian Ocean vacation experience for families. Guests indulge in premium all-inclusive experiences that go beyond dining and drinks, encompassing activities such as snorkeling and diving excursions to a legendary reef teeming with manta rays and beautiful marine life. Additionally, spa credits can be used at treatment rooms perched over turquoise waters, and guests can enjoy a range of premium beverages, among other exclusive experiences.

Heritance Aarah continues to set benchmarks in hospitality, providing premium and personalised services to ensure an immersive and memorable stay for every family member.

For more information or to book your summer family getaway to Heritance Aarah, please visit https://www.heritancehotels.com/aarah/ .

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Kandima Maldives Summer Kamp 2024 – Unforgettable family fun awaits

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Calling all families! Get ready for an extraordinary summer experience at Kandima Maldives‘ Summer Kamp 2024, happening from August 4th to 10th. This vibrant island resort is transforming into a paradise of laughter, adventure, and unforgettable memories for guests of all ages.

Spellbinding Magic

Prepare to be dazzled as the magical world of Moein Al Bastaki takes centre stage! Join interactive workshops where magicians of all ages can learn tricks and techniques, and get ready to shine at the grand finale stage show. 

Magician at Kandima Maldives

Splash into Aquaholics

Make waves at Aquaholics, where the ocean is your playground. With special family rates and a complimentary bubble-maker course, indulge in thrilling water adventures for all ages! Whether it’s snorkelling, diving, or simply enjoying the turquoise waters, the fun never stops at Kandima.

Endless Adventure at KandilandExplore Kandiland, our vibrant kid’s club, where every day is a new adventure. Packed with giggles, games, and unforgettable moments, Kandiland ensures that kids have the time of their lives while parents enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. It’s the ultimate playground for endless summer fun!

Cooking class at Kandiland Kids Club at Kandima

Indulge in Pure Bliss

Parents can unwind with healing therapies while the little ones find their zen at esKape Spa. Don’t miss out on our family yoga classes, perfect for bonding and rejuvenating together. This holistic approach ensures everyone in the family can indulge in some much-needed relaxation.

Unleash Your Inner PicassoCalling all artistic souls! Join classes taught by our resident artist at the KULA Art Studio, a sanctuary for young artists and enthusiasts alike. Nestled by a serene natural lake, the studio is the perfect setting for creativity to flourish.

KULA Art Studio at Kandima Maldives

Master the Art of Cooking

Embark on a culinary adventure with our super-kool cooking classes. Led by our talented chefs, you and your family can explore a world of flavours and create delicious dishes. It’s a fun, hands-on way to bond and learn new skills while tantalising your taste buds.

Fitness for the Whole Family

Who says fitness can’t be fun? At Kandima, we offer an action-packed family fitness experience. From Beach Boot Camp and Aqua Yoga to Pilates, our expert fitness instructor and dedicated yogi ensure activities suitable for all ages.

Yoga at Kandima Maldives near the pool

Stylish Accommodations for Family Comfort

Kandima’s spacious, chic, and airy studios and villas provide the perfect haven for families. After a day of adventure, relax in your stylish accommodation and soak in the breathtaking tropical surroundings.

Don’t miss out on creating lasting memories at Kandima Maldives, the perfect family resort destination! Book your stay today and contact the resort for more information.

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Carnival capers, campfire chronicles at Siyam World Maldives

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Siyam World Maldives, the ultimate playground for travelers of all ages, has unveiled two brand-new experiences designed especially for kids: the Kidz Carnival and Night Camping with Star Gazing.

Committed to making sure every guest, big or small, has a blast, Siyam World continues to up the ante with fresh, fun-filled activities for families to enjoy together. Twice a month, the Kidz Carnival rolls into town, bringing bursts of joy and laughter! Packed with games, surprises, and non-stop excitement, this carnival extravaganza promises to light up young faces with pure delight.

In addition to the non stop fun carnival, Siyam World introduces the Kidz Camping Night, not once, but twice a week, where little adventurers can camp out under the stars. Sundays mean ‘Under The Starz Night,’ a complimentary event from 8:00 PM to 9:45 PM, while Wednesdays offer ‘Star Gazing Night’ from 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM. It’s an evening of nature, entertainment, and tasty treats that’s sure to leave kids wide-eyed with wonder. With just a minimum of 10 kids needed to start the fun, there’s no shortage of friends to share the excitement with.

“Our goal is simple: to make every family vacation unforgettable,” said Ausy Waseem, Resort Manager at Siyam World Maldives. “With the Kids Carnival and Night Camping adventures, we’re turning ordinary moments into extraordinary memories, one happy camper at a time.”

To snag a spot at these must-do events, simply hop onto the Siyam World app, click on ‘Celebration,’ and book your child’s place at least 48 hours in advance. And at just $40 per kid for the Kidz Camping Night, it’s an affordable way to sprinkle some magic into your holiday.

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