This year’s Easter celebration are just around the corner and it is about time to plan the Easter holidays with partners, family and friends. The InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort welcomes guests to a magical Easter Wonderland this April 2023.
Guests are welcome to enjoy the island’s tropical beauty, to relax and unwind over the Easter holidays. The delectable Easter activities will keep the young ones entertained and excited, while exceptional dining experiences, cooking classes, and the visiting World Sushi Champion Pepi Anevski delight the others. For the extra family fun, none other than Dick & Dom, the British comedy and entertainment double act, will be jetting in to DJ and perform for the Maamunagau guests.
Visiting Chef Pepi Anevski will headline the culinary events during this Easter celebrations, curating exciting Sushi experiences and menus throughout. The sushi aficionado rose to fame when named World Sushi Champion and World’s Most Creative Sushi Master during more than 15 years career in Japanese cuisine. Currently he is creating exceptional sushi experiences, overseeing sushi head chefs from around the world, spreading his passion and sharing his experiences with a new generation of sushi chefs to come.
The main even on Easter Sunday will invite guests into the magical world of Alice in Wonderland with an Easter Egg Island Hunt for the whole family, a fun Easter Pirate Cruise – the Easter Bunny might need some help – plenty of culinary events and the first Manta Trust Charity Run on Maamunagau.
Another highlight will be the performance of Dick & Dom DJing and bringing a touch of magic during the Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea party. The duo will curate magical moments for the kids and their families. Naturally, their famous DJ set shouldn’t be missed as they will take on the turn tables during the Easter evening hours as well. Due to their long reigning TV and entertainment career, the BAFTA award winners are known to young and old, complementing a magical Easter experience on Maamunagau island with their unique style.
Not to miss for small and tall is a visit to the Chocolate Factory at The Collective, a Maamunagau Easter highlight since 2020. Already during the last years, our culinary team has outdone themselves in transforming the Collective into a Chocolate Wonderland of art and display for the yearly Easter celebrations. Guests can marvel but also pick, choose and taste the wide range of organic chocolate collection, inspired by the magical adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Easter and the wonders of nature that can only be found in the Maldives.
Another highlight of the Easter weekend at Maamunagau will be the first Manta Trust Charity Run. Guests are encouraged, not to just participate but to collect donations with their run for The Manta Trust. The Manta Trust is one of the world’s leading manta ray research organisations and part of the heart and soul of the InterContinental Maldives.
For families and children, the Planet Trekker Easter programme is fun packed with activities for everyone. From classic Easter egg hunts, to plenty of arts and crafts to the exciting and oh so loved Pirate Cruise in the Maamunagau Lagoon.
Find out more in the Maamunagau Easter Wonderland Brochure. Rates for stays at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort in April start from USD 1323 ++ per night in a Water Pool Villa, including breakfast for two. For more information, please visit www.maldives.intercontinental.com or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
JOALI BEING introduces multi-generational playground to enrich wellbeing vacations for families
Now open for all ages throughout the year, JOALI BEING continues to expand experiences for sojourners. Focusing on the vital importance of early-stage learning and wellbeing, the retreat’s expert team will introduce B’Kidult on 15th December 2023, a new zone for multi-generational play with specially curated offerings to inspire young hearts and minds.
Early Learning & Wellbeing
A child’s early years lay the foundation for the rest of their life. Childhood learning and wellbeing have a direct and enduring impact on the future, including educational attainments, career path, financial status, all-round health and civic engagement. Interwoven with the beauty and abundance of nature, the new zone at JOALI BEING showcases the incredible possibilities of playtime for learning and wellbeing. Experiences are deftly designed around the Four Pillars — the resort’s unique approach to holistic wellbeing.
B’KIDULT: A Multi-Generational Playground
Playtime at B’Kidult brings different generations together through purposeful, meaningful and enjoyable activities. Besides being great fun, multi-generational play has been shown to have numerous physical and mental health benefits for adults and children alike. Both kids and adults are invited to rediscover the joy and wonder of playtime. As the tagline goes: “Be a kid again at B’Kidult!”
Guests can explore an array of thoughtfully crafted experiences to bolster health, impart new skills and nurture connections. The Four Pillars of JOALI BEING: Mind, Skin, Microbiome and Energy are brought to life through experiential learning and active engagement.
Offerings at B’Kidult include sensory playgrounds, mud kitchens, contemporary rooms, and a well-equipped professional kitchen for little chefs. Guests of all ages can also participate in a range of wellbeing workshops and learning sessions, from making natural self-care products with resident herbalists to exploring the power of sound healing guided by experienced sound practitioners.
Making the most of its remote tropical island setting, B’Kidult weaves elements of nature into each space and activity, awakening the senses and fostering a closer relationship with the earth. From crystalline waters and warm sunshine to soft sands and lush palms, nature’s sensory gifts set the stage for a memorable family journey that unites discovery, learning and wellbeing.
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