With your toes in the sand and a gentle sea breeze on your face, the wonders of Easter take an exotic twist as you join the Little Mermaid and friends at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives. Dive into a fairy-tale world of family-friendly fun in the sun as you meet the characters of The Little Mermaid, experience the thrill of adventure in the Easter Egg Hunt Parade to Atlantica, and set your creative spirit free in a Photography Challenge. With spectacular culinary creations, luxury overwater accommodation and a tropical island playground all waiting for you to explore, treat yourself to an enchanting fantasy adventure this year, and create memorable moments with your loved ones at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll this Easter.
An Easter Twist with the Little Mermaid and Friends
The colourful characters from the Little Mermaid will be spending Easter on dry land as they visit Seaside Finolhu to meet the resort’s guests and share in many fun activities with them. Across the Easter period, Princess Ariel will be joined by Prince Eric, King Triton, Ursula the Sea Witch, Sebastian the Crab, and Chef Louis.
The fun begins on Sunday April 2 with an Edible Cinema aroma, taste and texture experience of the Little Mermaid (1989), where guests are supplied with a bite-sized menu that reflects specific moments in the film. The very next day, guests will have the chance to meet the characters from the film at a special meet and greet event that is sure to thrill the young ones.
Guests will also have the chance to get to know Princess Ariel better at the Ariel Out of the Sea Show and The Little Mermaid Live Storytelling events.
Easter Sunday brings the excitement of a quest as guests are encouraged to seek out hidden eggs and treats in the company of the Easter Bunny and the characters from The Little Mermaid.
Adventures of an Easter Feaster
It wouldn’t be Easter without a feast or two, and Seaside Finolhu has gone to great lengths to deliver a diverse array of culinary experiences. From the romantic ambiance of Caviar and Oyster evening to the cultural extravaganza of Maldivian Night, dining is always an adventure at Finolhu. There’s even a chance to savour the flavours of one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants for 8 years when Ministry of Crab initiates a “kitchen takeover” to showcase its most famous dishes for two nights only.
With a Seafood Feast, Fire Show, Maldivian Traditional Music and Dance Performance, Bonfire, Full Moon Reading, DJ and more, 7 April promises to be a very Good Friday and a full moon evening like no other. On Easter Sunday, the Enchanted Easter Gala Dinner features a mouth-watering buffet with interactive cooking stations, live performances and a roaming magician, while the Easter Lunch Buffet on Easter Monday is the perfect opportunity to share fine food and quality time with family, friends and loved ones.
Great Entertainment Awaits
Every day brings opportunities to let your hair down and live for the moment. Each Monday brings another sensational toes-in-the-sand sundowner experience featuring the new resort’s resident DJ, Martin Denev, a disc-spinning veteran of hundreds of festivals and forums, with numerous albums released on labels in the UK, USA, Germany, Australia and Indonesia. Every Tuesday, The Greatest Show sees the world-class performers from the Area 51 circus troupe creating an electrifying atmosphere brimming with pace and intensity!
Each Friday, the White Party gets the weekend underway by giving the older guests the opportunity to marvel at one-of-a-kind fire performances and dance the night away with DJ Martin.
Saturday, 8 April is showtime as the resort’s young guests showcase their fabulous catwalk skills in the Merpeople Fashion Show and Finolhu Cocktail Party, while the Kaleidoscope Colour Party on Tuesday, 11 April is inspired by the resort’s vibrant nature, and features an exciting fun run and exhilarating activities for all ages.
Where Creativity Meets Inspiration
For the first time, Seaside Finolhu is also holding a Local Art Exhibition, featuring the culturally-inspired creations of talented local artists such as Kurahaa Rappe, and a Photography Challenge that is open to guests who feel inspired to set their imaginative spirit free, and get their inventive juices flowing. Both events open on Wednesday, 5 April, with the Art Exhibition closing at the Crab Shack on Monday, 10 April and the Photography Challenge closing at a cocktail party on the sandbank on Sunday, 9 April.
The Easter Programme at Seaside Finolhu is packed with entertaining activities and magical moments, for everyone.
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Live for Family Fun in a Tropical Easter Bliss at Angsana Velavaru: A Sun-Kissed Adventure for Families
Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort in South Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives welcomes guests, especially families to indulge in the beauty of a tropical Easter celebration. The sun-soaked beaches, azure sea, and delightful surprises create the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience for every member.
On 30 March, the day begins with enchanting Bird Feeding session, Sand Sculpture display and an immersive Marine Talk, allowing guests to connect with the rich marine life surrounding the resort. As the sun sets, guests can enjoy a Sundowner to Remember at Azzurro Restaurant and Bar, Funa Restaurant or Kuredhi Pool Bar, with the mesmerising Soul Serenade from Beatus Band. Guests are invited to indulge in a delectable Mongolian Buffet Dinner at Kaani Restaurant, and cap off the night with the lively White & Green DJ Party at Kuredhi Pool Bar.
Sunday, 31 March promises a day filled with excitement, as Morning Melodies with Beatus Band sets the perfect tone for a day of Easter festivities. Guests can engage in morning Water Aerobics, participate in Palm Leaves Weaving, and contribute to marine conservation with a Coral Planting activity. The culinary delights continue with International and Pasta Buffet Dinners, offering a gastronomic journey of flavours. Cap off the evening with a Sunset Dolphin Cruise, featuring bubbly and canapés against the stunning Maldivian sunset.
Designed exclusively for children, the Ranger’s Club hosts delightful Easter-themed activities. Little ones can unleash their creativity with Easter Card Decoration and Eggs-travaganza Cookie Creativity. The Kids Mixology Session 101 adds a touch of fun. The Easter Bunny arrival on Sunday and the Egg Hunt promise excitement for the youngest members of the family.
Beyond the traditional sun, sand, and sea experience, the resort curates a list of “101 Things To Do.”
From water sports to wellness retreats and cultural excursions, guests can immerse themselves in a diverse array of activities, ensuring a holiday filled with excitement and discovery. View the complete Easter Brochure.
Part of Banyan Group, an independent, global hospitality company with purpose, Angsana Velavaru is a vibrant tropical getaway offering 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 InOcean Villas.
Escape to Angsana Velavaru this Easter for a tropical paradise celebration, where joy, sun, sea, and surprises converge to create cherished moments and lasting memories.
Visit Maldives Resort Packages & Specials | Angsana Velavaru. For further queries and reservations, contact Reservations-Velavaru@angsana.com or +960 676 8464.
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.
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