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Marriott Bonvoy portfolio resorts in Maldives invite guests to take time out this Easter, celebrate with those who mean the most

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With the Easter break and school holidays coming up, and with the island destination being on everyone’s ‘Must Visit’ list, these Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in the Maldives are enticing guests to plan that much needed getaway, and create enchanting memories as they make the most of the time off.

Maldives as a destination lends itself perfectly to suit all types of travellers, whether it is a romantic couple getaway or a multi-generational resort vacation, a holiday wellness weekend with friends or a special treat for the kids.

Guests can choose between the curated holiday packages at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, W Maldives, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort as they step into a wonderful world of endless romantic vistas, family adventures and shared feasts on this secluded haven, surrounded by the endless blue of the Indian Ocean.

Explore what’s on offer, and prepare to make these five-star resorts a home for the holidays!

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Located on Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa presents everything one needs for a luxurious stress-free vacation. The resort features 60 beach and overwater villas, all with private pools, spacious wooden decks and a wide array of amenities with personalised Thakuru (Butler) service.

Eclectic dining experiences are offered throughout the resort’s five dining venues, three full service bars, a wine room which houses 1,200 wine collections and unique destination dining experiences.

With amethyst sunsets against azure blue waters and every second customised to one’s most wishful likes, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a sliver of paradise on the crescent shaped Shaviyani Atoll, the perfect setting for that much-awaited getaway.

For families traveling with children, the ‘Togetherness’ pillar truly comes alive with the FAMiLY by JW Little Griffins Kids Club at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa. Featuring 100 activities, the architecture of the kids club is inspired by the underwater theme – a puzzle of beach huts, with designs of the sea meeting the jungle and fascinating landscapes – all provide an element of discovery in every room.

A thoughtfully planned programme integrates nostalgic multi-generational activities like Family Balloon Twisting, Treasure Hunt, Family Cupcake Decorating and Pizza Making, which encourages parents and kids to partake in creating tributes of love.

This Easter JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is offering an array of family-friendly activities and delicious culinary delights for guests to create cherished moments and memories that will last a lifetime. Their “Savour the Endless”, all-inclusive package offers benefits of a luxury island stay, without a worry in the world. For stays longer than three nights guests will receive a 20% savings and daily breakfast, lunch and dinner across five restaurants and three full service bars. 

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W Maldives

Why should kids have all the fun? W Maldives is an adult’s playground offering one of the best house reefs in the Maldives, and a range of experiences to fuel the lust for life, ignite an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. One can sail off into the sunset on the most romantic nautical getaway or go on a private overnight cruise with their BFFs on the luxurious ESCAPE.

The resort also offers the opportunity of having your very own secluded island, Gaathafushi, for a few hours of picnic in the sun or even overnight under the stars, for a real magical Cast Away experience – or plan your own personal egg-hunt there!

Located in North Ari Atoll and 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé, W Maldives is a luxury private island resort featuring six restaurants and bars, a pampering AWAY Spa and the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER.

Beautifully dispersed across the island, the restaurants and lounges inject the pulsating beauty of the Maldives in every dining experience. One can relish fresh seafood flavours at FISH or enjoy the barbecue grill at FIRE on selected nights. Whether it’s a special dining experience under the stars, a private romantic dinner on a secluded private island, or cocktail-filled party at SIP Bar, W Maldives ensures that you get it all.

The Escape! Fly & Dine package includes daily buffet breakfast, daily three-course dinner in a designated restaurant for two, complimentary return shared seaplane transfers from/to Velana International Airport for two, complimentary in-room W MIX BAR for non-alcoholic beverages and complimentary non-motorised activities and snorkelling gear when guests book for a minimum of three nights.

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Family vacation goals are all about creating memories and the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa makes them easier than ever with the paradise island’s own Sheraton Side by Side Family Programme.

Activities such as Adopt a Coral lets guests add meaning to their getaway by being a part of a coral conservation tour where a coral fragment planting activity helps to restore the reef habitat. Alternatively the program lets guests watch experts climb and de-nut a coconut tree before sampling the freshest coconut water they’ve ever tasted, take a snorkelling safari or join marine biologists to have all those burning questions  on sharks, rays and more, answered.

Situated on a private island in North Male Atoll, the resort is accessible via a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, making it an attractive destination for guests who prefer brief travel. The resort features seven restaurants and bars, two freshwater pools, Shine Spa located on a private island for maximum indulgence, a tennis court, a 24-hour gym and ample of on-island activities.

Their Full Board Promo includes breakfast at Feast (International), Lunch buffet at Feast or two-course menu at ChopstiX (Asian), Anchorage (Mediterranean), Kakuni Hut (Carribean), or Masala Hut (Indian) and Dinner buffet at Feast or three-course menu at ChopstiX, Anchorage Bar, or Masala Hut. Guests can even add a USD 45 supplement for dinner in Baan Thai (Thai) or Sea Salt (Seafood).

As part of the Easter celebrations the resort has an Easter special buffet that’s included in the Full Board Promo and they have a line-up of activities for the children to indulge in from Easter face painting to Easter crafts and a bubble & magic show.

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The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Nestled on a beautiful coral island of the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site just 30 minutes by seaplane from the capital Malé, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort offers its’ guests a tranquil wellness escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views.

The idyllic setting for romance, gastronomy and wellbeing, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort features four restaurants and bars, the Heavenly Spa by Westin, the 24-hour WestinWORKOUT fitness centre and the Westin Kids Club.

The resort boasts of four unique dining options for guests to enjoy during their stay. The three restaurants and elevated bar guarantee memorable culinary experiences in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings. Cuisines range from a refined Japanese menu with a seafood focus at ThePearl to healthy, international dishes and all-day dining at Island Kitchen. The colourful bar and restaurant Hawker offers authentic Asian street food in a vibrant market-place setting while for those who want to relax, tapas and ocean views at Sunset Bar provide a perfect end to the day.

This Easter, the resort is inviting guests to book the Fly & Dine package which includes daily breakfast at Island Kitchen, daily two course lunch and three course dinner at Island Kitchen (International) or a meal credit at The Pearl (Japanese), complimentary return shared seaplane transfers from/to Velana International Airport for two, a daily wellness session, the use of snorkelling equipment and ocean kayaks for up to two hours as well as access to the Westin Kids Club® and WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio.

They’ve also got daily themed dinners through the Easter week and a special Easter dinner buffet, wine tasting sessions through the week with wines from different parts of the world, cooking and mixology classes, and even a sandbank party at a nearby island with a DJ and live barbecue – there’s lots to look forward to!

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For further details on Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of resorts in Maldives click here. For more information, please visit www.marriott.com

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

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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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