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Easter surprise bonanza awaits couples, families at Hideaway Beach Resort

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This Easter, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa has created a fun-filled calendar of experiences to showcase the best that the resort has to offer, both for couples and families alike.

Every day, from dawn to dusk, there are a variety of activities to take part in and enjoy.

The fun does not stop just because the sun has set, and activities continue into the night with some evening entertainment; dance the night away to an in-house DJ, lose yourself in some Maldivian Beats (Bodu beru), or just kick it and catch a movie at our open-air theatre.

During this special period, all guests who vacation at the resort are considered honorary Easter Islanders at the expansive island of Dhonakulhi, and will be able to choose experiences from the following categories.

Serene Easter

In order to find balance and harmony, and to stay afloat in the chaotic life that most lead, Easter Islanders should check out Serene Easter activities.

Yoga, meditation, special spa treatments, and swims with sting rays are a few great options to find some reprieve while at the 33-hectare resort.

These experiences will ensure Easter Islanders can practice mindfulness throughout their stay and even during future stressful junctures in their everyday life.

Gusto Easter

After working up quite an appetite following all the physical activities, Gusto Easter experiences are a nice refresher.

Culinary adventures await the Easter Islanders who want to have world class food and drinks and appreciate the finer things in life.

Hideaway has many exciting and delectable treats ready for the palate of even the most discerning foodaholics — just make sure to indulge and imbibe!

Easter Islanders will be taken on a culinary journey to India, the Mediterranean, Mexico, and various other locations via food, which culminates in a special spread of delectable dishes created by the one and only Master of Food at the resort, Executive Chef Carlo Di Nunzio.

In the spirit of Easter, a special tasting of artisanal chocolates made in-house by our Master Chocolate Chef promises to be the ultimate way to celebrate.

Active Easter

For those seeking adventure and thrills on the island, Active Easter activities are the right fit.

To get the blood pumping, calories burning, and adrenaline flowing, Easter Islanders should try group kayaking and take part in the “first steps” scuba diving programme conducted by Dive Center Meridis.

In order to keep the spirit of friendly competition alive, Easter Islanders should also check out the traditional hand line fishing competition and the table tennis tournament.

Chill Easter

After all the food, exercise, and self-reflection, you just need to relax. This is where Chill Easter experiences come in, promising to provide a relaxing atmosphere for the Easter Islanders to kick back and relax.

The more outgoing Easter Islanders can come and socialise at the resort’s usual watering holes during Happy Hour — Meeru Bar and Sunset Pool Café.

For Easter Islanders who value solitude as a priority, Hideaway can arrange the ultimate hide away experience: a private sandbank dinner in the middle of the ocean at sunset, with your partner or close friends. Enjoy the good conversations, good company, and good times.

Please check with the butler to arrange the sandbank experience excursion and do note that the experience comes with a great price that is hard to refuse as seeing the sunset while at the sandbank- priceless!

Junior Easter Islanders

The resort team surely did not forget the kids in Hideaway’s Easter Experience. Children’s resort activities are always an unforgettable part to any stay in the Maldives, especially during holidays.

This year, Hideaway especially want to recognise and give kudos to all good boys and good girls during this trying period. As a reward, kids at Hideaway will enjoy more chocolate than they thought possible.

The main event during this easter season is the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The yearly Easter Egg Hunt will see family members of all ages team up to search high and low across the huge island, looking for hidden wooden eggs which can be exchanged for real chocolates. The person who finds the most eggs will be awarded a special prize.

During the activity the helpful visitors kicking it back this season, Mr and Mrs Easter Bunny will be going around giving clues and taking some choice selfies with fellow Easter Islanders.

Other children’s activities include egg painting, pining the tail, pizza making, paper mâché-ing Easter eggs, Easter tree decorating, basket weaving (for their own egg collecting baskets), mocktail mixing, learning palm leaf art, participating in the Mini Olympics, and much more.

One activity not to miss is the Alice Chocolate Party, which is a twist on Alice in Wonderland’s Alice’s tea party, but with chocolate.

The Junior Easter Islanders will be spoiled for sure, just this one time, with a plethora of chocolates at an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet bonanza. This is a party that will surely be a memorable highlight of their holiday on the island in the sun.

Memories guaranteed to last forever

Whether it be Easter Islanders or Juniors, all Easter Islanders will leave their hide away at Hideaway with countless memories made while participating in the festive, fun-filled activities.

Make sure to ask the butler to arrange a photoshoot with Hideaway’s professional photographers: they will capture the smiles and fun experienced during the perfectly splendid island holiday – ensuring that, even though sun tans are ephemeral, the captured memories will last a lifetime.

To check out the exciting Hideaway Easter Programme, follow this link.

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Earth, space camp adventures at COMO Maalifushi, COMO Cocoa Island this Summer

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This summer, COMO Hotels and Resorts’ two Maldives properties are offering a unique and exciting line-up of activities designed to inspire and educate all ages. From an exhilarating Space Camp with astronaut-led adventures, to an immersive Earth Camp exploring the natural wonders at COMO Maalifushi, and the exploring the captivating universe under the ocean at COMO Cocoa Island.

Island Astronauts Return To Maldives: Space Camp at COMO Maalifushi

Join us for an unforgettable galactic quest from August 5th to 14th, 2024, at COMO Maalifushi, led by American astronaut Nicole Stott and space advisor Christina Korp. Inspiring for both children and adults, this Space Camp offers a unique blend of adventure and education through art, food, and movement.

Our immersive Space Camp features a fun-filled itinerary of complimentary space-themed island activities for ages up to, ensuring every moment is packed with excitement and learning. All camp activities are complimentary for children aged four to 16.

  • Postcards to Space: Participate in Nicole Stott’s “Postcards to Space” project by creating postcards with artwork and messages about your hopes and dreams. These postcards will be sent to space and returned to you with a “flown in space” stamp.
  • Spacesuit Art: Contribute to “Quilted,” a collaborative art project with children from around the world by adding your unique touch to a spacesuit.
  • Blast Off: Build your own rocket from recycled materials and launch it high into the sky for a thrilling blast off!
  • Protect Our Planet: Discover the impact of human activity on our planet from a space perspective, followed by a beach clean-up on a neighbouring island.
  • Galactic Gastronomy: Enjoy a stellar dinner under the stars, hosted by Nicole Stott. Hear about her adventures aboard the International Space Station while savouring a specially crafted menu.

Island Warriors: Earth Camp at COMO Maalifushi

From July to August 2024, younger guests can join us for a journey through the wonders of the natural world, on land and under the sea. Enjoy educational activities exploring everything from marine biology to traditional crafts, fun-filled fitness workshops, treasure hunts on our castaway island, and more.

Take advantage of our exclusive Family Getaway Offer when you book a stay of five nights or more for Space and Earth Camp. Adults will receive daily half board and complimentary full-board and seaplane transfers for two children (under the age of 12).

Universe Under The Ocean: COMO Cocoa Island

From August 16th to 17th, 2024, dive into the depths of the ocean with NASA astronaut and aquanaut Nicole Stott at COMO Cocoa Island. Experience the ocean through a guided reef dive, learn about the rigorous training astronauts undergo, and enjoy a specially curated menu shared beneath the stars.

Join us for these extraordinary experiences and let your imagination soar beyond the stars!

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Jawakara Islands Maldives’ kids club gets accreditation from Worldwide Kids

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Jawakara Islands Maldives has announced its accreditation for safe, professional, and exhilarating childcare by Worldwide Kids (WK). This recognition is reserved for upscale resorts that uphold global standards in childcare training, health, and safety, while continually enhancing the experience for families and their young guests.

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Maldives, the newest addition to the Crown & Champa Resorts portfolio, Jawakara Islands Maldives proudly hosts the Jawa Kids Club, catering to children across all types of accommodations. The Jawa Kids programme boasts an array of thrilling and age-appropriate activities, ranging from mini-golf, football, and paddle tennis instruction to child-friendly spa treatments, sushi making, and mocktail mixology classes. Furthermore, children are offered a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Maldivian culture through music, dance, art, traditional fishing methods, sustainability workshops, and marine biology exploration guided by our in-house expert.

The dedicated childcare team at Jawa Kids Club has undergone accredited training by Worldwide Kids, ensuring they possess the expertise and skills necessary to provide exceptional care to young guests. This training guarantees that children staying at Jawakara receive unparalleled attention and care throughout their stay.

“This endorsement from Worldwide Kids not only underscores our unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety, comfort, and delight of our guests, especially families seeking unforgettable moments in the Maldives but also opens up new avenues for visibility. WWK’s extensive database will strategically position us when families are actively booking their holidays, further enhancing our reach and ensuring that our dedication to top-tier childcare and hospitality resonates with discerning travellers,” highlighted Ali Navaz, General Manager at Jawakara Islands Maldives.

As part of the accreditation process, Worldwide Kids completed a comprehensive assessment of the resort’s childcare facility and operations. The audit encompassed indoor and outdoor spaces, equipment, resources, policies, documentation, and interactions with children and families. The final audit report included recommendations to enhance safety and operational aspects, based on the latest childcare best practices.

“Worldwide Kids is thrilled to extend its prestigious Seal of Excellence to Jawakara Islands, underscoring their commitment to the little guest. This recognition is a testament to their team’s hard work and approach to fostering a safe and engaging environment for their young visitors and we look forward to our continued partnership with them,” said James Gunn, Business Development Consultant at Worldwide Kids.

The independent seal of excellence from WK, which was established in 2018, carries substantial sway over 45,000 families each year, guiding their choices for vacations. This prestigious recognition not only boosts the status of Jawakara Islands Maldives as a top luxury destination but also emphasizes the resort’s strong dedication to offering high-quality services tailored to the needs of a diverse luxury traveler base.

Jawakara offers an adventurous escape where multigenerational travellers can come together to collaborate, indulge, and rejuvenate. Boasting 290 villas, this five-star retreat is conveniently located just 35 minutes away by seaplane from Malé International Airport. The resort comprises two distinct islands – Mabin and Dheru – interconnected by an oversea walkway, providing guests with a seamless and enchanting journey between the two.

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Jumeirah Olhahali Island hosts heartwarming celebration for local community on Children’s Day

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In recognition of Children’s Day, Jumeirah Olhahali Island has hosted a group of 20 special guests from Southern Community Empowerment Association of Maldives (SCEAM) for a day of exploration and inspiring experiences on 11 May 2024.

SCEAM, an umbrella NGO dedicated to the empowerment and engagement of local communities, works across the Southernmost atolls of the Maldives to support in building resilience and fostering collective growth.

“We are delighted to collaborate with SCEAM and welcome these wonderful children to our blissful island,” said Mohamed Ashraf, General Manager of Jumeirah Olhahali Island. “With over 57% of members hailing from the Maldives, we believe in the importance of supporting neighbouring institutions and organisations while prioritising the well-being of our future successors. This event was a fantastic opportunity to create lasting memories and spread smiles on Children’s Day.”

The day commenced with a warm welcome ritual from the resort’s management team and the friendly members of its Kids Club. The children then participated in a hands-on cake decoration activity with the resort’s talented chefs, crafting delicious treats to share with their families. Following a delightful lunch at the poolside all-day dining restaurant, GLOW, the little guests engaged in a creative crafting session guided by artists from the island’s MURACA Art Studio. As the day unfolded, the children had the opportunity to explore the resort’s contemporary beachside villas and indulge in some splash fun in the private infinity pools. Concluding the visit, each child received a special gift and a certificate of participation to cherish as part of their Olhahali Island memory.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Jumeirah Olhahali Island for organising this delightful event in celebration of Children’s Day,” said Shimla Ahmed, Co-Founder & President of SCEAM. “The experience brought immense joy and happiness to the children, and we are excited for future collaborations to continue spreading positivity and building a brighter future for our younger generation.”

With consistent educational programmes and regular outreach to nearby islands, Jumeirah Olhahali Island remains committed to supporting local initiatives and fostering meaningful connections with the community. The all-villa resort strives to make a positive impact and create timeless experiences for guests and residents alike.

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