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Light up this festive season at ‘Ignite your Soul’ festival at Nova Maldives



Escape winter this year at the new, Nova Maldives and get into the Christmas spirit with an exciting programme of magical events taking place at the resort’s ‘Ignite your Soul’ festival from 22 December 2022 to 6 January 2023. Each event is dedicated to reviving the soul – from tailored experiences to adrenaline-fuelled adventures.

Nova’s beautiful private island and its breezy villas are the ideal solutions to banishing any winter blues and the Nova’ elves have been busy creating some spectacular activities for Christmas and New Year for guests to enjoy. From fluorescent night snorkelling to sunrise yoga and from swimming with whale sharks on Christmas Day to dancing the night away and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. So let the feet wander, the eyes marvel and the soul ignite at Nova.

Once-in-a-lifetime aqua experiences

Dive into bucket-list adventures at Nova’s marine centre, Aquaholics, and discover what lies beneath the crystal blue waters around the resort. Experience the colourful marine life of the South Ari Atoll with Nova’s festive programme of events, including manta, turtle and dolphin quests, whale shark snorkelling tours, sunset fishing excursions, night scuba dives and coral gardening! For a truly personal adventure enjoy a private fluorescent night snorkelling excursion and experience the dark marine world in a whole new light or create happy memories on a sunset cruise on the beautiful Indian Ocean with the perfect bottle of Champagne.

A feast for the soul

Culinary connoisseurs are invited to nourish the soul by relishing in the fusion of authentic and global cuisines at Nova’s many restaurants including overwater traditional Maldivian dinners, cocktail receptions with DJ sessions on the beach and an elegant gala on Christmas Eve. Accompanied by live music under the stars and nostalgic festive activities such as a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Sandbank Sunset Party, Nova will set souls alight and ignite a lasting holiday spark right through to the New Year.

Soulful entertainment

While good soul days are a given at Nova throughout the year, the festive season is especially noteworthy as the days are filled with memorable moments designed to let the good times roll as the final days of 2022 approach. Enjoy live performances featuring an array of DJs and bands. From jazzy nights under the stars to captivating live music and funky pop; these soul-enriching performances invite everyone to grove along.

Other activities include themed soirees, ranging from disco nights and Latino dance parties complete with salsa lessons to poolside parties, fire shows and even a pop-up stall featuring the work of local craftsmen and artisans. For those looking for a cosy vibe, Nova offers movie nights under the stars.

Following the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, Nova invites guests to welcome in the New Year with a party at Wink, its vibrant beach bar, followed by a firework show where the celebrations will continue until sunrise with more festivities to come in the following days – guaranteeing an unforgettable way to start the new year.

Rejuvenating wellness 

Awaken the spirit while rejuvenating mind, body and soul with Nova’s specially curated programme of wellness activities. Unwind with a sunrise yoga session, elevate mind and body and spirit with a massage workshop, relax into a signature spa treatment, participate in a sound healing session or make a head start on the New Year’s resolutions and join a group fitness class.

For more information about the festive season programme 2022/23 visit


Maldives Madridistas: Patina Maldives, Fari Islands Nets Exclusive Football Camp Partnership with the Real Madrid Foundation



Younger guests at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands can embrace new patterns of play this summer at an exclusive, Maldives-first Real Madrid Foundation football camp. From 4 July – 12 August, a youth coach will lead a comprehensive Real Madrid Foundation programme of daily soccer sessions for ages 5-9yrs, 10-14yrs, and 15-17yrs. The coach will be joined by an elite player ambassador from UEFA’s all-time no. 1 ranked football club toward the end of the programme.

This summer’s inaugural Patina Maldives x Real Madrid CF Foundation football camp is the first edition in an ongoing partnership, with additional future football camp dates to be confirmed. Led by a licensed Real Madrid Foundation coach, sessions will focus on developing each participant both individually and as part of the group, in order to ‘Play The Real Way’ – the training methodology that combines play, as well as sports values.

Sessions will take place on a new, purpose-built 6 a side astroturf pitch located near the Fari Marina Village at Patina Maldives.

All participants will receive an official camp football camp shirt, shorts, socks, drawstring bag, sweatbands, and cap; while those completing a minimum of four days’ coaching will also be presented with a Real Madrid Foundation participation certificate.

Real Madrid Foundation football clinics at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands are priced at USD195++ per child per session for guests of the resort. Bookings are also open to guests from neighbouring resorts, from USD250++ per child per session.

Rates at Patina Maldives, Fari Islands start from USD2,054 (approx. GBP1,620) per night based on two adults sharing a One Bedroom Pool Villa including daily breakfast, complimentary Guest Benefits, tax, and service. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information and reservations, please visit or contact For more information on Pathways, please see here.

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A blissful island Easter celebration at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives



Experience unique and enriching getaways at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives, as the luxury resort unveils exciting benefits for family getaway packages launching this season. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the ethereal charm of the Maldives.

Nestled in the pristine Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives seamlessly blends eco-friendly architecture with contemporary sophistication, complemented by the untouched, rugged beauty of the Raa Atoll. Situated amidst miles of untouched marine life, Alila Kothaifaru invites guests to reconnect with nature in the most extraordinary ways. With spacious villas and private pools, guests can truly experience the essence of a getaway where luxury and adventure harmoniously coexist.

Surrounded by azure skies and the turquoise waters of the Raa Atoll, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives offers an idyllic setting for a family escape during the Easter break. Here, guests can unwind in luxurious, nature-immersed surroundings, embark on exciting adventures together, and indulge in unforgettable wellness and culinary experiences.

During Easter weekend, Play Alila will delight young guests with a diverse range of festive island-inspired activities, including Easter egg decorating, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. For those seeking relaxation, Spa Alila offers enticing packages for parents and children to enjoy quality bonding time.

For the adventurous souls, do not miss the chance to join our Sparkling Underwater Egg Hunt. Hidden throughout one of our nearby dive sites, these eggs hold a special surprise. The lucky diver who discovers the egg with a unique mark will win an exclusive clutch made of Swarovski crystal valued at EUR 1,800!

Embark on an Easter journey to remember at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives. Explore all of the Easter events and activities at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives here 

Family Getaway Package

  • Booking Period: Until 30 October 2024
  • Stay Period: Until 25 December 2024

Experience a family holiday rich with memorable moments. From nature walks to energetic beach activities, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives’ offerings extend to the whole family. Indulge in a host of fun adventures together, or relax while your children participate in creative indoor and outdoor activities. Enjoy special family welcome amenities upon arrival, return seaplane transfers, daily full-board meals, and a special offer on wellness treatments. Experience the beauty of our island while creating lasting memories to be treasured!

Stay with us during the Easter period from 25-31 March 2024 and be treated to a wide range of festive island inspired activities such as Easter egg decorating, arts and crafts, egg hunting around the island and underwater, wellness offering, and many more!

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Love’s Oasis: Siyam World Invites Couples To Celebrate And Embrace Romance On White Valentines’ Day



Romance never ends, get ready to swoon, Siyam World is pulling out all the stops to make this White Valentine’s Day one for the books.  Nestled in the heart of the Maldives, Siyam World invites couples to indulge in a whirlwind of romance and adventure on March 14th, 2024.

Internationally acclaimed DJ Youna will headline the evening’s entertainment, enchanting guests with her signature blend of melodic techno and progressive house music. Against the backdrop of the Maldivian night sky, guests can dance under the stars and create cherished memories with their loved ones. DJ Youna, the rising star of melodic techno and progressive house, is set to serenade you and your beloved under the starlit skies of Siyam World.

YOUNA, an emerging DJ/Producer specializing in melodic techno and progressive house, hails originally from South Korea. Her musical trajectory took an unforeseen turn upon her relocation to Dubai, where she developed a profound affinity for house music—a genre less prevalent in the Asian music landscape. Dedication to refining her craft led YOUNA to cultivate a distinctive sound, skilfully merging emotive melodies with the infectious energy of her compositions.

Despite embarking on her production and DJing journey in 2022, YOUNA has swiftly ascended to prominence on the global music scene. Her debut single, ‘Self-Doubt,’ ascended to the top 14 in progressive house and secured the 4th position on Beatport’s hype chart. YOUNA’s music, characterized by potent beats and evocative soundscapes, transcends cultural boundaries, dismantling barriers and creating a harmonious fusion on the international stage. Get ready to dance the night away and create memories that will last a lifetime with DJ YOUNA

Siyam World has also curated a line-up of experiences that will make your heart skip a beat. Dive into the culinary wonders of the Maldives with our Maldivian Culinary Workshop at Kaage, where you will learn the secrets of local cuisine from our talented chefs.

Treat your special someone to a Destination Dinner or a Special Romantic Dinner, complete with a romantic movie screening to set the mood. And for the ultimate indulgence, why not enjoy a Wine Cellar Dinner? Gift your loved one with chocolates and flowers made available for this special day. Sip on mimosas and savor delicious bites while soaking in the breath-taking views of Siyam World.

Mark your calendars, lovebirds, because White Valentine’s Day at Siyam World is going to be one for the books! Book your romantic getaway now and get ready to fall in love all over again.

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