Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa Maldives has announced plans to host a charity run to mark Global Wellness Day.
On June 8, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort will partner with irunners, a Maldivian running group supporting a local foundation for children, for a jog across a six-kilometre jogging trail recently launched by Adidas global ambassador Adrienne LDN.
The train takes runners through 10 locations unique to the resort. Runners can get their hearts pumping as they pass Mount Villingili, the highest peak in the Maldives at five and one tenth metres, run through the lush jungle with 17,000 coconut trees and banyan trees, pass historical sites, witness natural lagoons and the turtle nestling beach, and step through the closest point to Antarctica. The route also passes along the sandy coastline and through the golf course.
As part of its Global Wellness Day events, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort will also offer healthy dishes and a reflexology session. The day will conclude with a sunset yoga session on Mount Villingili.
These events are part of a group-wide celebration. To mark Global Wellness Day, all Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts properties will be promoting health and wellness, introducing bespoke wellness experiences that will bring a positive change to every individual.
A private hideaway, in a world of its own, Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for couples, with its secluded location as part of the Maldives southernmost atoll.
For the ultimate luxury experience, Villa Muthee, is the epitome of tropical refinement. The presidential villa nestles in its own luxurious environment with its private walkway entrance, a spacious deck with a private infinity pool and direct access to the ocean, a separate living room, yoga pavilion and even its own spa treatment room to let guests relax without leaving the villa.
Beyond Villa Muthee, the resort offers an extensive choice of accommodation, such as the unique Tree House Villas, Perched on stilts among the emerald green treetops, the villas offer intimate settings with marvellous views of the ocean and a large deck with its own private infinity pool. For true ocean lovers, the Water Villas, positioned over the lagoon, offer the perfect seascape for those who cannot resist slipping into the aquamarine waters teeming with tropical marine life. These open and airy villas come with overwater hammocks for languorous lounging.
The resort offers many options for water adventurers, such as turtle-quest snorkelling, diving to a unique shipwreck site, surfing with half a dozen great wave setups or parasailing for a bird’s eye view of the island. Tropical ‘havenists’ will also find their own piece of paradise in the unique flora and fauna that can be explored while cycling around Villingili’s jungle and coastal pathways or while playing on the only golf course in the Maldives. Couples can also enjoy a range of cultural experiences like no other in the Maldives, with guided tours of the neighbouring islands of Addu atoll, visits to the local farms and samplings of Maldivian cuisine.
The brightest gem in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Villingili island is a haven for those seeking true romance. As if it was meant to be, the resort is located in the heart-shaped Addu atoll, just a five-minute boat ride away from Gan International Airport.
Sheraton Maldives welcomes World Tourism Day 2023 in a vibrant cultural celeberation
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has announced its celebration of World Tourism Day which falls on September 27th, 2023. This year, the resort is taking the festivities to a whole new level, embracing the rich tapestry of global culture, and living the brand as the world’s gathering place.
The day will kick off with a tranquil morning meditation session led by Dr. Abhi, taking place on the private island of Shine Spa for Sheraton. This mindful beginning sets the tone for a day filled with exploration and celebration of diverse cultures. The excitement continues with a Cultural Meet & Greet, where the associates will be donning traditional costumes representing their respective nationalities, complete with beautifully painted faces. This visually captivating display is a symbol of the unity in diversity that defines the resort’s spirit.
As the day unfolds, guests can look forward to a range of exciting activities, including an energizing dance water aerobics and a cocktail competition that promises to tickle your taste buds. In the afternoon, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa invites their esteemed guests to join their signature Adopt A Coral program led by in-house Marine Biologist, Kate Sheridan. This activity demonstrates the resort’s continuous commitment to the preservation of our corals and reefs.
At nearly sundown, the Anchorage Bar will come alive with the rhythmic beats and movements of traditional dances from India, Bali, Sri Lanka, and Africa and conclude with a captivating Maldivian dance and music. As the celebration goes on, the resort cooks up authentic dishes from around the world to satisfy everyone’s cravings, making this a cultural journey that transcends borders.
“World Tourism Day is a momentous occasion for us at Sheraton Maldives. It embodies our core values of where the world comes together celebrating cultures from around the globe,” Mohamed El Aghoury, General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa shared. “We invite you to join us on September 27th, as we enrich our togetherness and contribute to a more inclusive and interconnected world.”
This festive season get ready, set and glow at Kandima Maldives
Kandima Maldives, the game-changing island resort known for its fun-packed holiday and family-friendly offerings, has announced a lineup of anything but ordinary festive activities to celebrate the holiday season this year. Get ready for a glow up with the highly-anticipated “Holoworld,” which will transform the tropikal paradise into an iridescent dreamscape, glistening with holographic marvels and a kaleidoscope of colours!
Keeping with the island resort’s playful spirit, Holoworld is a dazzling carnival that blends fantasy with reality, which will run for two weeks from the 22nd of December, 2023 to the 7th of January, 2024. Whether you are an adventure-seeker looking for a blast, or a relaxation lover looking for an epic holiday with no fuss, expect nothing short of true escapism in this paradisical wonderland! From captivating light installations, music performances, sensational beach parties, to art fiesta and a glamourous New Year’s Eve Gala, guests of all ages will experience a joy-filled and unforgettable getaway.
An array of activities awaits at Kandima, starting with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony leading up to Santa’s arrival on Christmas Day. Get creative after Boxing Day with innovative art sessions learning the string art from the experts of Fann Art Thérapie, to the opportunity of making your own one-of-a-kind art piece with unique stitching and threading techniques. In the evening, join the rest of the crowd and get grooving in enthralling themed parties with musical entertainment and global hits.
Ready, set bake! Roll up your sleeves with the little ones and enjoy Holoworld’s Merry Little Pizza Bake. Assemble your little chefs and let them take charge of rolling out the pizza dough, spreading the sauce, and sprinkling their favourite toppings, all whilst mixing in some festive fun. Indulge your sweet tooth at the annual Kandy Kane Hunt and Gingerbread Cookie Party and loosen up in an energising Snowball Fight at Kandiland to revive frosty spirits at home.
Another highlight of the festive celebrations is the annual KULA Festival, which will involve an extensive art exhibition, engaging workshops and the Art Run. Part of the KULA Art initiative, a global pioneering movement that the resort is leading to champion local artistic talents, it is a creative journey that provides everyone with the chance to get crafty and active amid hues of rainbow.
Enjoy a mouthwatering outdoor buffet with steamy steaks and grilled dishes on New Year’s Eve at SMOKED and wake up to an eclectic Asian brunch buffet spread to kick off the first week of 2024 at Sea Dragon!
Throughout the festive period, Kandima will be the ultimate destination for music aficionados and entertainment enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable escape. Guests can look forward to a diverse range of performances by renowned DJs and artists, all against the backdrop of breathtaking ocean views and pristine beaches.
Kandima has curated an itinerary of talent spanning various musical realms to suit every tase. Let the laidback acoustic duo, K’Twins, take you over the moon with their magical voices. Groove on the dance floor to acoustic party tunes with Kaylee and be wowed by Martina’s anything-but-ordinary musical performance. And that’s just the beginning! D2 Entertainment invites you to a special glow party and dance the night away to the foot-tapping live music of global hits with the ALGRS.
The Holoworld festival at Kandima is not just an event; it is a journey into a world of music, art, and culture, where the magic of the Maldives meets the beats of the global stage. Get ready to dance, unwind, and celebrate the festive season like never before!
Celebrate family traditions this festive season at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa extends a warm invitation to travellers seeking an unforgettable holiday experience this festive season. As we approach the end of the year and the festive spirit fills the air, the resort welcomes guests to gather and rekindle connections with loved ones and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. With a myriad of exceptional offerings, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa guarantees a Christmas celebration like no other with a heartfelt welcome to the arrival of 2024.
Prepare for an enchanting adventure amidst the resort’s quintessential offerings, including culinary delights set against the backdrop of festive adornments and an array of exciting festive activities. Joy and togetherness harmonize at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, making this holiday season truly extraordinary.
To kick off the celebrations, guests are cordially invited to partake in the festive revelry, brimming with unforgettable moments thoughtfully curated by our dedicated resort team. Embrace beloved family traditions such as the Gingerbread House Decorating Competition, Christmas Tree Lighting, and heart-warming Christmas Carols.
Highlighting our festive offerings, the not-to-be-missed Christmas Eve Beachfront Buffet Dinner beckons with an enticing array of Western and Eastern cuisines, all enjoyed against the stunning backdrop of our pristine beachfront. Unlimited beverages are included in this delightful culinary experience. Additionally, the resort has a special surprise in store as we whisk guests away to an uninhabited sandbank island to meet Santa Claus himself, who has been secretly preparing his special gift bag. Expect a grand BBQ feast, engaging games, and much more to enhance the holiday spirit.
Step into a world of wonder as we welcome the New Year. A celebration like no other, with trees adorned with thousands of shimmering lights, transforming the woods into a luminous wonderland. Guests can kick off their shoes and experience the joy of dancing with bare feet, with music resonating through the trees and abundant delectable dishes from various cuisines, each one carefully crafted to tantalize the taste buds. As the clock nears midnight, guests will gather to count down the seconds until the New Year dawns upon them with a symphony of cheers and laughter filling the tropical Eden. Get the festive early bird offer with 20% OFF on Christmas Eve Beach Dinner and complimentary access to Santa Claus BBQ Island as well as 20% OFF on New Year’s Eve compulsory gala dinner. Marriott Bonvoy members can earn up to 20,000 bonus points per stay. For more information, visit https://www.marriott.com/offers/celebrate-the-festivities-OFF-85855/mlesi-sheraton-maldives-full-moon-resort-and-spa
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