Christmas sparkle, star-studded NYE celebrations at Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Jet to the Maldives for a Christmas that sparkles in the brilliant hues of the Indian Ocean. Niyama Private Islands Maldives invite you to play or chill on twin islands throughout the festive season.

The season officially kicks off with the lighting of the Christmas tree and arrival of Santa by catamaran. Enjoy a Christmas market that is traditional – with carols, egg nog and mulled wine – yet fabulously Maldives in a beach setting. Multi-day feasting is then on the cards, starting with a Christmas Eve gala buffet, and Christmas Day barbecue roast with Ibiza-style pool party.

New Year’s celebrations see stars fly in from around the world. Magician Laura London of ITV’s “The Next Great Magician” fame works the crowd, whilst the Spark! theatre troupe takes the stage with dazzling sound, light and movement. Salsa Con Soul then fires up the dance floor with seductive rhythms, whilst the award-winning Swing Latino collective put on the show of their lives.

The days in between are a whirl for the taste buds, with Maldivian nights, wine and cheese tastings, and Champagne pairings at Edge.

Three legendary chefs fly in, hosting exclusive dinners throughout the festive season: Hervé Rodriguez, owner of MaSa Paris and known as the “Manipulator of Flavours”, serves up contemporary, audacious and complex flavours; David Rathgeber, owner of Parisian bistro L’Assiette, creates traditional French gastronomy; and Alexandre Polmard, famed for the world’s most expensive steak, presents the most extraordinary dry-aged beef dishes.

Families are offered adventure everyday in Nature’s Playground. The Explorer Kids’ Club is one of the largest in the Maldives, with a superhero costume party, Christmas arts and crafts, a New Year’s masquerade and more. Teens enjoy their own corner of the island, with an outdoor gym, cinema under the stars, DJ workshops and mocktails on the beach.

Adults, meanwhile, can hide away at Drift Spa, indulging in massages, IV drips and the Hollywood services of our visiting practitioners. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr David Alessi promises no-downtime face lifts with Botox and fillers. Gopal Govindasamy, Muayad Najemeddin and Banu Alagoz lead you through Eastern healing treatments and movement, from singing bowls, Reiki and Ayurveda to Watsu and Kundalini Yoga.

Also recommended for your time on the islands are experiences new and unique to Niyama. Set sail on a Dream dhoni for a castaway adventure of island hopping, snorkelling and dinner on a deserted sandbank. Play with your senses in a Food Play cooking class, mastering the arts of Thai, Maldivian, Mediterranean or African cuisine.

Niyama offers more than a luxury retreat in the Maldives. Going beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, sumptuous cuisines, and lavish services, Niyama presents every visitor with myriad opportunities to create their own exceptional island experience.

With twin islands Play and Chill, Niyama offers you the true luxury of choice, with everything expected from an island resort and so much more.

Chill is true to its name. You can discover new depths of relaxation at the Drift Spa, or take in a movie under the stars at the outdoor cinema. Just off the coast, enjoy a fine dining experience at Edge accessible only by speedboat, while Subsix invites you the world’s finest underwater seafood restaurant and night club.

Play provides delightful diversions for those looking for more active pursuits. On the water, you can kayak around the islands or discover why Niyama is amongst the hottest surfing destinations. Bicyclists can explore the island at their own pace, perhaps lured by the aromas from the chef’s spice gardens.

Niyama Private Islands Maldives’ festive package starts at USD 3,218++ for a five night (minimum requirement) stay in a Water Pool Villa on double-sharing basis from December 23, 2019 to January 8, 2020. For more information and bookings, please visit www.niyama.com/en/offers  or contact reservations@niyama.com.

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