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Create lasting memories this Father’s Day at Kandima Maldives



It’s that time of the year when we get to celebrate all of the dads out there. If you are struggling to think of the perfect gift for your father or the father of your little ones, we have the perfect solution for you.

After more than a year of social distancing, the greatest gift you can give dads this Father’s Day is booking a trip to spend time with them in person. Transport your dad to a little piece of paradise on earth – Kandima Maldives.

Trust us, he’ll remember this Father’s Day memory forever. It might also turn out to be the most Instagrammable celebration of your life!

Still need some reasons why? We’ve got a few great ones bound to have Dad saying, pack the bags and let’s get going!

Good food

There are few better ways to say “I love you” than good food!

Let your dad start the day with a delectable floating breakfast, served in the privacy of your own private pool with a view of the crystal blue waters. This large floating tray is jam-packed with fine and spectacular breakfast delicacies, coupled with the mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean in the background making this an unforgettable experience.

You can pair up with a specially crafted Maldivian breakfast experience or delight your dad with a fully customised breakfast offering too!

Adopt corals

Create memories that last forever.

Ever thought of creating your own family coral reef? Your dad will love an opportunity to help conserve the environment and have create a reef of his own by joining Kandima’s Coral Adoption programme.

The programme itself is a fantastic way of helping the reefs grow where not so many corals are found. Guests can monitor their adopted coral frame’s growth online, through images being shared via email regularly by the marine biologist.

Now that’s a memory for life!

One-on-one cooking class

Allow the man of many talents to hone his cooking skills with a professional masterclass with an expert chef at Kandima Maldives who will walk him through a recipe or two.

A cool one-on-one cooking class will make an excellent gift for the foodie you love. Make it even more memorable and join him in this culinary adventure!

Spa treatments

Let’s just say that we are all going to need a little beautifying as the world begins to get back to normal, and the men in our lives are no exception.

Nestled in the tropical surroundings of the island, Kandima Maldives’ award-winning esKape Spa offers everything from exfoliation to healing – including full-body therapy to signature treatments.


A special occasion like Father’s Day deserves to be celebrated in a unique manner.

If relaxation is more his thing, join him for yoga on the glorious beach designed to purify the body and provide physical strength, flexibility and stamina.

Destination dining

Looking for something simple and meaningful that will help you bond with your Pops?

Treat your dad to something exceptional this Father’s Day with destination dining for a complete taste sensation.

Whether it’s a beach BBQ dinner for group of friends or private dinner in a deserted island, a private chef and crew will ensure you have the perfect evening connecting with your dad over delicious food.

Private sandbank picnic

It may seem cliche, but sometimes all you need to have the perfect father’s day is good food and spending time as a family.

Take your dad for private sandbank picnic and enjoy the beauty of nature in an idyllic island setting. These picnics are a great way to bond with dad, and you can include the entire family as it’s customisable. Also, outdoor activities will have several health benefits apart from enjoyment.

Dolphin cruise

If going on a cruise has been on your dad’s wish list for a long time, then make his wish come true this Father’s Day.

Take him on a dolphin cruise for a once-in-a-lifetime experience you both will never forget. It will be a great chance to bond with your dad like never before and allow you to know him better as an individual.

A wonderful, memory-making to Kandima Maldives is the best to convey your heartfelt love for your dad and make the occasion even more special for him.

Book your holiday today and choose your dates later.


Jawakara Islands Maldives’ kids club gets accreditation from Worldwide Kids



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



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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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa to celebrate Egg-Citing Easter this April



Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa, renowned for its unparalleled luxury and breathtaking natural beauty, invites guests to immerse themselves in an extraordinary Easter experience from March 28th to April 1st this year. Promising an array of activities and events designed to delight guests of all ages, ensuring a memorable holiday escape.

At the heart of this Easter celebration is the renowned French pastry chef, Thomas Alphonsine, who will grace the island with his culinary expertise. Chef Alphonsine will tantalise taste buds with his delectable pastries, offering guests the opportunity to savour the finest in French pastry artistry. Additionally, guests can participate in immersive pastry-making lessons led by Chef Alphonsine himself, providing a unique opportunity to learn from a master of the craft. Chef Alphonsine also serves as a consultant for Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products. Additionally, he is an expert judge for the prestigious international competition, the World Chocolate Masters, which crowns the finest chocolate chef worldwide.

But the festivities don’t end with gourmet delights. Guests can groove to the rhythm of live music performances set against the backdrop of the resort’s pristine beaches, adding a touch of enchantment to every moment. Moreover, families can join in the excitement of Easter Egg hunts and a plethora of activities with the beloved Easter Bunny, promising joy, and laughter for all.

The Easter celebration at Hideaway is a truly inclusive experience, with activities tailored for both children and adults. From March 28th to April 1st, children can revel in specially curated activities designed to spark imagination and create lasting memories. Activities such as Egg Painting, Face Painting, a Chocolate Masterclass with Chef Alphonsine, and a Fun Fair, to name a few. Meanwhile, adults can indulge in their own array of Easter-themed activities from March 29th to April 1st, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of the island, the Spa offers the perfect setting for a rejuvenating Easter retreat. Whether guests seek relaxation, adventure, or simply a moment of tranquillity, this exquisite large island resort promises an unparalleled escape from the ordinary.

For more information about the programme, please visit here. Contact the resort’s reservations team here.

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