This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll being designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Vakkaru Maldives’ 2021 Easter programme, Tales of the Ocean, forms part of 50 Shades of Blue, Vakkaru’s year-long celebration of Baa Atoll, which pays tribute to the wonders of the ocean.
Taking place from April one to seven, special Easter ocean-themed dinners will include a romantic Lobster and Champagne supper held under starlight, a Crabtastic set menu celebrates crustaceans; an Indian Ocean Splash buffet will serve maritime dishes from India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Wine Tasting in the Sea with Vakkaru sommelier will invite guests to amble barefoot into the bath-warm lagoon to sample special vintages.
An upbeat highlight of the week, a Baa 50 Shades of Blue pool party will draw inspiration from the colours and vibrancy of Baa Atoll. Regular performances by Aura Band, fire shows and LED art shows will add excitement too.
For families, sandcastle-building competitions, family movie night, Easter egg hunts and tennis tournaments are on offer, alongside Maldivian coconut painting and Tales of The Ocean presentation by our Marine Biologist.
Tales of the Ocean will also focus on physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
Resident at the resort from March 15 to April 12, Domingos Folgado is an internationally recognised wellness consultant, naturopath and therapist with expertise in traditional medicines and massage techniques.
He will offer innovative treatments including Chakra Hot Stone Aromatherapy, Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture and Fire Cupping Therapy.
Domingos also offers personal training sessions with various focuses to reach the guest’s personal fitness goals including core conditioning, weight loss and flexibility.
Those treatments will be offered at overwater Merana Spa, where Easter activities also include sunset sound healing sessions, Pranayama meditation and Ayurveda, alongside complimentary yoga sessions by our resident yogi, Anna Tsoy, at the overwater yoga pavilion.
Guests will be able to discover the beauty of the spectacular seascape that surrounds them in a variety of ways.
Departing from dive centre Splash, boats take only 15 minutes to reach Turtle Reef, where turtle sightings are virtually guaranteed.
Scuba diving and snorkelling excursions can easily be arranged, as can sunset cruise, dolphin-quest, big game fishing and private yacht charters.
Nestled in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vakkaru is a timeless sanctuary intuitively designed for guests seeking unassuming luxury and cherishable experiences.
A scenic 30- minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport takes you to this secluded reef island blessed with timeless ocean views, powder-soft white sand beaches, unique deep blue holes and spectacular marine biodiversity.
The 113 beautifully-appointed Over Water and Beach Villas are elegantly designed to respect the surrounding tropical nature and Maldivian charms.
Indulgent dining choices, a world-class wine cellar – home to a curated selection of fine vintage and non-vintage offerings from Old to New World — as well as curated leisure activities and amenities create enriched experiences for everyone.
Live for Family Fun in a Tropical Easter Bliss at Angsana Velavaru: A Sun-Kissed Adventure for Families
Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort in South Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives welcomes guests, especially families to indulge in the beauty of a tropical Easter celebration. The sun-soaked beaches, azure sea, and delightful surprises create the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience for every member.
On 30 March, the day begins with enchanting Bird Feeding session, Sand Sculpture display and an immersive Marine Talk, allowing guests to connect with the rich marine life surrounding the resort. As the sun sets, guests can enjoy a Sundowner to Remember at Azzurro Restaurant and Bar, Funa Restaurant or Kuredhi Pool Bar, with the mesmerising Soul Serenade from Beatus Band. Guests are invited to indulge in a delectable Mongolian Buffet Dinner at Kaani Restaurant, and cap off the night with the lively White & Green DJ Party at Kuredhi Pool Bar.
Sunday, 31 March promises a day filled with excitement, as Morning Melodies with Beatus Band sets the perfect tone for a day of Easter festivities. Guests can engage in morning Water Aerobics, participate in Palm Leaves Weaving, and contribute to marine conservation with a Coral Planting activity. The culinary delights continue with International and Pasta Buffet Dinners, offering a gastronomic journey of flavours. Cap off the evening with a Sunset Dolphin Cruise, featuring bubbly and canapés against the stunning Maldivian sunset.
Designed exclusively for children, the Ranger’s Club hosts delightful Easter-themed activities. Little ones can unleash their creativity with Easter Card Decoration and Eggs-travaganza Cookie Creativity. The Kids Mixology Session 101 adds a touch of fun. The Easter Bunny arrival on Sunday and the Egg Hunt promise excitement for the youngest members of the family.
Beyond the traditional sun, sand, and sea experience, the resort curates a list of “101 Things To Do.”
From water sports to wellness retreats and cultural excursions, guests can immerse themselves in a diverse array of activities, ensuring a holiday filled with excitement and discovery. View the complete Easter Brochure.
Part of Banyan Group, an independent, global hospitality company with purpose, Angsana Velavaru is a vibrant tropical getaway offering 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 InOcean Villas.
Escape to Angsana Velavaru this Easter for a tropical paradise celebration, where joy, sun, sea, and surprises converge to create cherished moments and lasting memories.
Visit Maldives Resort Packages & Specials | Angsana Velavaru. For further queries and reservations, contact Reservations-Velavaru@angsana.com or +960 676 8464.
JA Manafaru to host biggest ever Easter extravaganza
In anticipation for this year’s Easter celebrations, JA Manafaru has gone all out to present a festival of fun and endless entertainment for both romantic couples seeking to escape life’s rat-race and for families looking for time to connect.
Launching an unprecedented 14-day extravaganza filled with dining experiences, romantic excursions, and family-orientated activities, this northernmost remote private island is inviting guests to literally castaway to ‘Neverland’ and join in a festival of Easter magic ‘Maldivian style’.
The two-week programme is a combination of traditional Maldivian experiences, a unique culinary journey, and of course, endless engaging activities for young ones themed around the stories of Peter Pan.
With kids activities managed by the highly qualified Kids Club team, who are all accredited by the worlds’ leader in luxury resort childcare services “Worldwide Kids” organisation, parents have peace-of-mind knowing that they too can slip off to their own adult Neverland and reconnect as a couple whilst the children are professionally cared for with endless entertainment.
With over 200 activities and experiences scheduled, every day of the Easter program is broken up into storytelling memorable chapters full of entertaining fun, with full programs for adults and children from 9am until late. The extravaganza builds day-by-day acuminating in an island “Lost Tribe Fashion Show” where the little ones are the stars on Saturday the 30th March. Then for Easter Sunday, a “Golden Easter Egg Hunt with Peter and Wendy” will have one-and-all forging for the hidden treasures of JA Manafaru.
Full easter programme details can be downloaded here.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island unveils undersea academy for young ocean explorers
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has introduced the Undersea Academy, a new three-day educational journey for children aged 5-12. The programme is an exciting blend of learning and fun, designed to spark a love for the ocean among the young travellers.
The journey begins with the unveiling of oceanic wonders, where the first day features an engaging Marine Biology talk at the resort’s kids club, Majaa Explorers Hub and a mesmerising visit to the world‘s first Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, offering a glimpse into the aquatic world as the children descend five meters below the sea and discover a variety of fish swimming overhead the 180 degree acrylic dome. The adventure continues on the second day with a glass bottom boat tour. This thrilling marine expedition brings the mysteries of the deep to life, providing an up-close view of the vibrant sea life. The final day will see the young explorers put their learnings to the test in a fun and interactive session, finishing with a graduation ceremony to honor their newfound knowledge and passion for the marine world.
The Undersea Academy exemplifies the resort’s dedication to environmental education and conservation, designed to ignite passion for the new generation of ocean enthusiasts. This program presents the thrill of exploration with the delight of learning, all set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Maldives. Offered at US$150++ per child, the program runs from Monday to Wednesday at Majaa Explorers Hub until 28th February 2024. This enriching three-day experience promises to be an enriching journey into one of the world’s most exquisite locations for sea life.
Outside of the new academy, the family-friendly resort invites younger Conrad Maldives guests on further adventures, from taking part in sports and games, arts and crafts, culinary workshops, snorkelling trips and even enrol in the bubble maker class where kids get familiar with the basics of scuba diving. The resort’s Marine Biologists also holds regular talks about its coral adoption program offering the chance for younger guests to learn about the importance of corals in the ocean’s ecosystem.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island features one and two bedroom spacious beach and water villas perfect for families or for the ultimate indulgence, The MURAKA – the world’s first underwater residence. The Muraka is a unique three-bedroom, two-level residence with a master bedroom submerged over 16 feet below sea level. Above water, the residence offers living and dining areas with two bedrooms and a bathroom with an ocean-facing tub, an outdoor deck, infinity pool, and a private 24-hour butler. Down the spiral staircase or elevator guests will be greeted by the private underwater aquarium and architectural masterpiece. With a 180-degree curved acrylic dome, the master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom and walk-in closet, and a dedicated tunnel viewing theatre.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels 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 that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key.
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