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Enjoy sun, sea, sand this festive season at Anantara Dhigu, Veli, Naladhu



This year, why not escape a cold UK Christmas and celebrate the festive season in style with a trip to paradise with Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives?

Guests can look forward to Christmas crafts and tropical tree decorating, magical dinners and festive feasts, a New Year’s Eve to remember and adventures with Santa himself, from December 23, 2019 to January 7, 2020.

Whether guests are looking to escape the hectic buzz of the festive season, embrace an alternative Christmas or mix and match old and new traditions, children and adults alike can celebrate this special time of year in this beautiful Indian Ocean lagoon.

Each island will host its own tree lighting ceremony, with carol singing, seasonal treats and a magical Maldivian twist. Festive feasts will be served by the beach under the stars, with a lobster dinner, pool party and food and wine fair perfect for couples looking to for a sophisticated but relaxed Christmas together.

Throughout the festive season, kids will love spotting Santa across the islands, posing for photos underwater, parasailing in the sky or speeding across the ocean on a jet ski. The Dhoni Kids Club has a fun filled programme with festive adventures including Christmas crafts, tree decorating, a New Year’s Eve Party and treasure hunt, where Santa is bound to make an appearance!

Other activities for all guests include dance classes and team sports such as water polo, beach tennis, and pètanque to name a few. Those looking for more adventurous Christmas can go diving in the lagoon, have a go at flyboarding or head for the waves with Tropicsurf, whose dedicated team cater for all abilities whether just beginning to test the waters, or a fully-fledged surfer dude.

Children will be bursting with excitement as they wake up on Christmas morning to find Santa himself at Fushi Café with a sack full of presents to open before enjoying a traditional roast turkey lunch with all the trimmings as well as Maldivian specialities and freshly caught fish at the Christmas Day feast.

Celebrations don’t stop after Christmas, with A Whole New World Gala feast, which will transform the islands into an Arabian fairy tale, planned to welcome in the New Year. After a spectacular dinner of fresh seafood and elements from the beloved Aladdin, sparkling fireworks will light up the star-studded sky and ring in the New Year with a bang.

Those looking to revitalise and rebalance after a busy year can visit the Anantara Spa, which offers holiday packages and treatments sure to leave guests feeling reenergised, reinvigorated and ready for 2020. The stunning overwater sanctuary and Balance by Anantara Spa now offer innovate therapies by Cocoon Medical Spa. Try the Diamond Microdermabrasion that exfoliates and leaves the skin firm and even, or the Jet Lag Hydration Vitamin IV Infusion that reboots the system through a high-dose Vitamin C and saline blend.

Those seeking a sunshine-filled festive escape should look no further than Anantara Dhigu Maldives, Anantara Veli Maldives and Naladhu Private Island Maldives, where magical memories are guaranteed.

Nightly rates at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort start from £814++ in a Sunset Beach Villa on a bed and breakfast basis.

Nightly rates at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort start from £725++ in a Deluxe Over Water Bungalow on a bed & breakfast basis.

Nightly rates at Naladhu Private Island Maldives start from £1,193++ in an Ocean House with Pool on a bed and breakfast basis.


Discover ultimate privacy at Nika Maldives



Imagine a place where the world fades away, leaving you with nothing but the gentle sound of waves and the soft touch of sand beneath your feet. A place where privacy is not just a promise, but a guarantee. Welcome to Nika island Resort & Spa, Maldives, the only resort that offers private beaches for an unparalleled experience of seclusion and tranquility.

At Nika, your very own private beach awaits. Picture yourself enjoying a personalised BBQ under the stars or designing your own destination dining experience, tailored to your every desire. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a family feast, the possibilities are endless.

John Miller, a recent guest at Nika, shares his unforgettable experience: “Staying at Nika’s private beach villa was the ultimate privacy I’ve ever experienced. Born in London, I’ve never known such seclusion in my entire life. The resort is lush with vegetation, and the fauna and flora are simply amazing. It’s a hidden gem in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The local stories and the museum displays are fascinating.”

But the allure of Nika doesn’t end there. The resort’s dive centre offers exceptional dive courses, taking you to spectacular dive sites that reveal the breathtaking underwater world. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner, the wonders beneath the surface will leave you in awe.

After a day of exploration, indulge in the Lotus Spa at Nika. Offering a range of excellent massages, from traditional local techniques to various modern varieties, the spa promises to rejuvenate your body and soul.

Nika is a small resort, yet it is brimming with entertainment and activities. From water sports to cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone. It’s a sanctuary where you can ground yourself, reconnect with nature, and discover a level of privacy that is truly extraordinary.

Escape to Nika and hide away at your secret beach. Here, the ultimate privacy and relaxation await.

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Unwind and Explore: Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa Invites Families to a Rejuvenating Summer Escape



Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa, an all-pool villa haven nestled amidst the breathtaking natural seascapes of the Indian Ocean, invites families to embrace the joy of relaxation and the spirit of adventure this summer with a slew of experiences designed to inspire playful discoveries and foster tranquil reconnections with the mind and body.

Fun for All Ages

Budding adventurers and creative little spirits alike can discover new adventures at Krakengiri Kids’ Club, one of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives. Led by a multilingual team of certified childcare professionals, young guests can engage in an exciting array of daily activities that combine learning and play.

Upstairs, Re:Fuel, a rooftop lounge for teens, hosts engaging milkshake-making workshops and fun family movie nights under the starry Maldivian sky.

In June, the resort offers a Holiday Camp for teens, who can personalize their wellness experiences as follows:

  • Pick up new sports such as tennis, pickleball, and badminton on the multi-purpose court with the hotel’s resident Sports Animator
  • Work out with a personal trainer at the fitness center
  • Try aerial yoga for beginners, yoga for better sleep, breathwork, and meditation with the resident yoga practitioner
  • Enjoy a restorative massage in the overwater treatment villas of Amingiri Spa.

The experience is available at USD 150++ per person for a combination of any two 30-minute sessions.

Restful Retreats

Amingiri Spa introduces Water Connect, a private in-villa pool experience guided by a certified water shiatsu specialist. The gentle movements and targeted massage techniques melt away tension and create a deeply relaxing sensation akin to being cocooned in the womb. The serene escape is available between 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at USD 150++ for 30 minutes.

Starting in June, guests can indulge in a brand-new Sleep Wellness menu designed to ease the mind and body into a state of deep and rejuvenating slumber. Guests can choose to unwind with a calming signature massage on the spa’s Skye Deck, bask in the timeless glow of an evening hammam ritual in the modern hammam room, or embrace tranquility with an in-villa session incorporating guided meditation, yoga, and breathwork.

Exclusive Offer

Guests who stay a minimum of four nights enjoy the added value of a half board meal plan and complimentary shared roundtrip speedboat transfers with Maldivian Bliss. This offer is available for stays through to December 20, 2024.

From May through to September 30, 2024, children stay and dine free: parents staying with two young children ages 11 years and below in an Overwater Suite with Pool and any of the Two-Bedroom Beach and Overwater Villas will also enjoy the half board meal plan and complimentary shared roundtrip speedboat transfers when booking Maldivian Bliss. Hilton Honors members enjoy full points for their stay. Terms and conditions apply.

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly on the hotel’s website will have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors app.

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Maldives Madridistas: Patina Maldives, Fari Islands Nets Exclusive Football Camp Partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation



Younger guests at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands can embrace new patterns of play this summer at an exclusive, Maldives-first Real Madrid Foundation football camp. From 4 July – 12 August, a youth coach will lead a comprehensive Real Madrid Foundation programme of daily soccer sessions for ages 5-9yrs, 10-14yrs, and 15-17yrs. The coach will be joined by an elite player ambassador from UEFA’s all-time no. 1 ranked football club toward the end of the programme.

This summer’s inaugural Patina Maldives x Real Madrid CF Foundation football camp is the first edition in an ongoing partnership, with additional future football camp dates to be confirmed. Led by a licensed Real Madrid Foundation coach, sessions will focus on developing each participant both individually and as part of the group, in order to ‘Play The Real Way’ – the training methodology that combines play, as well as sports values.

Sessions will take place on a new, purpose-built 6 a side astroturf pitch located near the Fari Marina Village at Patina Maldives.

All participants will receive an official camp football camp shirt, shorts, socks, drawstring bag, sweatbands, and cap; while those completing a minimum of four days’ coaching will also be presented with a Real Madrid Foundation participation certificate.

Real Madrid Foundation football clinics at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands are priced at USD195++ per child per session for guests of the resort. Bookings are also open to guests from neighbouring resorts, from USD250++ per child per session.

Rates at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands start from USD2,054 (approx. GBP1,620) per night based on two adults sharing a One Bedroom Pool Villa including daily breakfast, complimentary Guest Benefits, tax, and service. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information and reservations, please visit or contact For more information on Pathways, please see here.

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