Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives remains open! The award-winning resort is accepting guests relocating from other resorts that are closing due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lily Beach’s doors are open to accommodate guests transferring from hotels that have temporarily ceased operations, playing its part in the community by providing a comfortable, safe and secure environment to stay.
For guests relocating from other hotels, Lily Beach will continue to provide its warm hospitality with the highest standards of hygiene. Social distancing and other guidance issued by the local authorities will also be strictly followed.
“Our highest priority is the health, safety and security of our guests, associates, and friends and partners in the industry. Our hearts are with all those affected by these unprecedented situation, and our heartfelt appreciation to all the ‘heroes’ out there. We are in this together and this too will pass,” an announcement read.
The resort is offering special relocation rates. Interested hotels and guests can contact the resort’s reservations department via firstname.lastname@example.org or on +960 779 7233.
The five-star Lily Beach Resort is located on the 600-metre-long and 110-metre-wide island of Huvahendhoo in South Ari Atoll.
With its Platinum Plan, which includes far more than the traditional package of cocktails, premium brands, champagne and international culinary delights, Lily Beach offers luxury all-inclusive holidays at the highest level. These include two excursions, which can be selected from a wide range of activities, including sunset fishing, snorkelling trips or a visit to a local island.
At your disposal are 125 luxurious villas. Add to this, the Tamara Spa, Prodivers Diving School, a specialty and main restaurant featuring fine dining, three bars, a shisha lounge, Turtles Kids’ Club, and one of South Ari Atoll’s best house reefs. Guests can also enjoy a diverse entertainment programme with live music and DJs, traditional cultural performances, fish feeding and much more.
The coronavirus outbreak has hit the Maldivian economy hard, as travel restrictions and other preventive measures affect the country’s lucrative tourism industry, which contributes the bulk of the island nation’s state revenue and foreign reserves.
Before the pandemic, the government had been bullish about tourism prospects, targeting two million, high-spending holidaymakers this year after last year’s record 1.7 million.
However, tourist arrivals saw a year-over-year decline of 22.8 per cent in the first 10 days of March. Officials say the number of tourist arrivals to the Maldives could drop by half in 2020.
All international airlines have suspended scheduled operations to the Maldives, as the island nation enforced a blanket suspension of on-arrival visa in late March in a bid to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Even before the visa suspension, the Maldives had closed its borders to arrivals from some of the worst-hit countries, including mainland China, Italy, Bangladesh, Iran, Spain, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. Visitors from three regions of Germany (Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg), two regions of France (Île-de-France and Grand Est) and two regions of South Korea were also banned from entering the country.
All direct flights to and from China, Italy, South Korea and Iran were also cancelled.
Cruise ships and foreign yachts were also banned from docking at any of the country’s ports.
With arrival numbers falling and the visa suspension in effect, several resorts across the Maldives had been closed.
Dusit Thani Maldives introduces exquisite romantic and family all inclusive packages for an unforgettable escape 2023
Dusit Thani Maldives has announced the launch of exclusive all-inclusive packages tailored for both romantic escapes and unforgettable family getaways. As the festive season approaches, these new offerings aim to elevate the guest experience, creating magical moments against the breathtaking backdrop of the Maldives.
Romantic All-Inclusive Package: A Haven for Couples
Couples seeking a romantic retreat will find unparalleled bliss in Dusit Thani Maldives’ Romantic All-Inclusive Package. Revel in the enchanting ambiance of overwater villas or beachfront suites, where every detail is crafted to kindle the flame of love. Highlights of the package include:
- A seamless round-trip transfer for two.
- A curated selection of beverages.
- A private gourmet dinner paired with fine wines.
- Rejuvenating Devarana Wellness treatments.
- A captivating cooking class.
- A professional couple’s photoshoot.
- Exclusive activities like a glass-bottom kayak adventure.
Unwind and create cherished memories in a sophisticated in-villa ambiance.
Family All-Inclusive Package: A Festive Escape for All Generations
For families seeking a festive escape, Dusit Thani Maldives presents the Family All-Inclusive Package, designed to create lasting memories for all generations. From thrilling water adventures to exciting family-friendly activities, this package includes:
- Four nights in a Two-Bedroom Villa with a pool and spacious living areas.
- Activities and wellness programs for the family, including hands-on Thai cooking classes.
- Guided family snorkeling adventures.
- Complimentary glass-bottom kayak explorations.
- Professional family photography sessions, and much more!
Both Packages Include:
Luxurious Accommodations: Guests will stay in world-class villas or suites, featuring stunning views and premium amenities.
All-Inclusive Dining: Indulge in a variety of culinary delights with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner at signature restaurants.
Water Sports: Enjoy complimentary access to non-motorized water sports, adding an extra layer of excitement to your stay.
Exclusive Access to Facilities: Take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities, including the spa, fitness center, and more.
Mr. Jean Louis, General Manager at Dusit Thani Maldives, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to present these exclusive all-inclusive packages, providing our guests with an immersive and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a family adventure, Dusit Thani Maldives is committed to making this festive season truly magical.”
Embrace Glitz & Glam at SO/ Maldives: The epitome of sophisticated festivities
The holiday season is set to shimmer and shine as SO/ Maldives, the epitome of style and luxury, welcomes guests to an unparalleled celebration of glitz and glamour. Nestled within the captivating Emboodhoo Lagoon, this avant-garde resort invites the style set for an unforgettable festive experience in the Indian Ocean.
Castaway Meets Runway
SO/ Maldives, known for its collaboration with world-renowned artists and fashion designers, is poised to transform into a sartorial wonderland this festive season. A fusion of castaway allure and runway sophistication awaits guests, promising an experience unlike any other in the Maldives.
Countdown to Unrivaled Celebrations
Commencing on the 23rd of December, the festivities kick off with a lineup of family-friendly experiences, including arts and crafts, games, and storytelling at The Nest Kids Club. The resort comes alive with the official Glow & Glamour Festive Lighting at The Citronelle Club Beach, setting the stage for a dazzling holiday season. For a stylish introduction to the party season, guests can enjoy a luminous dining experience at Lazuli Beach Club.
Christmas Eve boasts a day filled with festive activities culminating in a beachside gathering with bubbles at sunset. Guests can indulge in a seafood feast at The Citronelle Club or savor a special set dinner at Hadaba for much intimate dinner with panoramic evening island view. On Christmas Day, the celebration begins with a sumptuous breakfast, followed by Santa’s Grand Island Entrance in style at Lazuli Beach Club. The day unfolds with games, sunset cocktails, a lavish buffet dinner, and chilled tunes on the sand.
Glitz & Glam New Year’s Celebrations
Prepare for a night of elegance at SO/ Maldives’ Glitz & Glam New Year’s Eve Party. Dress to impress as the evening starts with bubbly, cocktails, and a gala dinner at Lazuli Beach Club and Hadaba, leading up to a breathtaking countdown filled with entertainment ending up with a blast for a fireworks extravaganza. The glamorous affair continues for an after-party with dancing and delectable nibbles until the early hours. January 1st welcomes 2024 with a lavish New Year’s Day Brunch at The Citronelle Club and invites guests to vogue on their finest white island outfit for a New Year’s White Party featuring luxurious sun-kissed food and drinks offerings.
SO/ Maldives extends the festivities to Orthodox Christmas with heartfelt celebrations on the 6th and 7th of January. Guests can partake in family arts and crafts, a cocktail reception, and a special Orthodox Christmas Eve Dinner. The Orthodox Christmas Day is marked by gourmet seafood towers, bubbles, and chic sundowners by the water’s edge.
Wellness and Adventure
Balancing indulgence with wellness, SO/ Maldives offers a range of watersports and wellbeing activities throughout the season. From sunrise yoga to sound healing sessions and exhilarating watersport adventures, guests can engage in a variety of experiences to rejuvenate their mind and body. Embark on a transformative journey at SO/ Maldives Wellness Camp with Steve Harvey, an esteemed holistic healer, bodyworker, and life coach. From December 4th to January 2nd, his sessions redefine well-being, integrating holistic healing and relationship guidance, offering a unique opportunity for profound personal growth in paradise.
Exclusive Festive Offer
Guests can book a minimum five-night stay during the festive season to enjoy a special rate and complimentary access to the New Year’s Eve Celebrations.
Experience the enchantment at Ifuru Island: Let the magic shine this Festive Season!
Ifuru Island is set to transform into a magical wonderland from December 23, 2023, to January 3, 2024, as it unveils a spectacular lineup of festivities under the theme “Let the Magic Shine.” This enchanting celebration promises a joyous and spellbinding experience for guests of all ages.
The island’s festive program is a burst of excitement, offering a myriad of activities and events that will make every moment sparkle with delight. Here’s a sneak peek into the magical activities awaiting visitors:
Talent Show: Unleash your creativity and witness a showcase of incredible talent that will leave you spellbound.
Santa’s Arrival: Experience the magic of Santa’s arrival as he brings joy and festive cheer to Ifuru Island.
Family Fun Beach Game: Enjoy quality time with your loved ones with exciting beach games that are perfect for the whole family.
Pool Party: Dive into the holiday spirit at the pool party, where the beats and the atmosphere guarantee a good time for everyone.
Christmas Treasure Hunt: Embark on a festive treasure hunt, adding an element of adventure to your holiday celebrations.
Ice Bath & Bubble Challenge: Brace yourself for a refreshing and exhilarating challenge that promises to be both icy and bubbly.
Activities are subject to change without prior notice.
The island’s 12 days of festivities kick off on December 23, leading up to a spectacular New Year’s celebration. Here’s a glimpse into the festive schedule:
- December 23: Let the Festivities Begin
- December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner
- December 25: Merry Christmas
- December 26: Family Fun Beach Games
- December 27: Tennis Tournament
- December 28: Pool Party
- December 29: Ice Bath & Bubbles Challenge
- December 30: Football Target
- December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration
- January 1: New Year’s Day
- January 2: Family Getaway
Ifuru Island invites you to immerse yourself in the magic of the season, creating unforgettable memories against the backdrop of pristine beaches and a tropical paradise. Experience the enchantment and let the magic shine this festive season!
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