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Hard Rock Hotel Maldives’ annual Camp-cation back with fun, family-focused offerings

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Are your kids looking for a summer camp-cation experience of a lifetime? Look no further than Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, the go-to destination for a family-friendly summer holiday.

The kids summer camp-cation programme offers an array of activities and amenities unlike any other. Kids will have the opportunity to take part in fun creative activities such as self-defence, aerial arts, painting and crafting, and explore the wonderful Island life.

In addition to having access to the fun-learning activities, camp-cationers will get to enjoy the signature Hard Rock Hotel Maldives experience. Professionals in each area will provide guidance and support throughout the programme, ensuring that all camp-cationers are having the best time possible. Each session will also feature special events, including pool parties, amazing outdoor activities, and famous Rock ‘n’ Roll jamming sessions.

After two consecutive successful years of the programme, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives’ Summer Family Camp-Cation has returned. Due to the success of the past two years, the hotel is once again hosting the Summer Family Camp-Cation 3.0, featuring three distinctive curriculums including sports, crafts, and arts, giving an assurance for an awesome fun-filled with discovery for little Rock Stars, while parents can look forward with their much-needed “me time” for a relaxing massage at the Rock Spa or join the fun that will keep the entire family busy and entertained.

The ‘Kid-Friendly, Teen Approved’ customises various experiences for adults and kids alike, elevating every moment as a ‘Hard Rock state of mind’ – reconnecting families in creating long-lasting memories and also giving little Rock Stars a space to get creative and active during their stay at the hotel.

“As we embark on our third year, we feel proud to continue with the annual summer camp-cation program at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. Our programme stands out from the rest in the Maldives, as we constantly push the boundaries of what is possible in this breathtaking destination. We pride ourselves on offering a truly unique experience that combines the best of family holidays with an exceptional kids’ camp for our little Rockstars, and it has been a tremendous success for the past two years. Our tailored-made experiences for parents and children alike aim to create a ‘Hard Rock state of mind’ in every moment. We aspire to reconnect families and establish cherished memories while providing our little Rockstars a place to be creative and active throughout their stay. Join us again for an extraordinary summer camp-cation at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, and let us take your family holiday to a new level.” said Tolga Unan, Managing Director, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and The Marina @ CROSSROADS.

Expect the programme to be jam-packed with fun-play-based learnings and experiences for the little Rock Stars to engage, including but not limited to the sports curriculum with Aerial Arts at The Stage, aerial arts studio with award-winning aerial instructor ‘Lauren Ault’ introducing a new form of art to the little Rock Stars, improve their coordination and gain superhero balance and strength as the little Rock Stars familiarise themselves with the apparatus such as silks, hoop, juggling, trapeze, and hammock.

Through ‘Street Safe’, a special self-defence programme designed by Master Leo Vieira of CHECKMATE Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy and facilitated by the Gold Medalist and Brown Belt Miguel Gomez, this allows the little Rock Stars to develop their confidence among others through social discipline while introducing them to basic skills of body movement, leverage, and flow.

Equally, the arts and craft curriculum guarantees an exhilarating time with a range of different activities, from dance lessons, music classes, gardening tutorials, marine life discovery classes, educational tours, and many more. With these activities, little Rock Stars enjoy the camaraderie and fun of making new island friends, creating magical moments that will last a lifetime.

Stunning views and legendary amenities take the summer family camp-cation at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives to the next level with 178 extravagant guestrooms, suites, villas, and overwater pool villas. No matter how big or small your family is, there is an accommodation that suits everyone’s requirements that comes with complimentary junior Rock Stars in-room amenities and perks.

Little Rock Stars will enjoy Hard Rock’s Roxity Kids’ Club® and Teen Spirit® hanging with the coolest crew around, the Roxtars—colourful, music-inspired characters that will keep them entertained so you can shop, eat, sleep, or relax. With both indoor and outdoor venues, the resort completes a family trip to the Maldives for kids with space for performances as well as grassy and sandy spaces outdoors for them to explore. Weekly highlights such as s ’mores bonfire, glow party, family funfair, and pool party are the perfect family pastimes not to be missed.

At the end of their time at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, all kids will walk away with a certificate of completion, memories and experiences that will last them a lifetime. Join the fun this summer and let your kids embark on an unforgettable camp-cation experience!

Summer Family Camp-Cation 3.0 will start on 1 July 2023 and end on 31 August 2023.

The hotel also offers direct access to The Marina @ CROSSROADS Maldives, where an array of shops and over 12 restaurants, all styled on the chic elegance of a European Riviera, await. From authentic American cuisine at Hard Rock Cafe to the acclaimed flavors of Ministry of Crab’s award-winning dishes and finely curated local specialties, the culinary offering sees a collision of cultures come together to offer an array of exotic international cuisines.

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Experience All the Magic of Easter Candyland at Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi

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As the spring sunshine sparkles on the gentle waves of the Indian Ocean, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi invites couples seeking the ultimate escapism and families looking to spend moments of togetherness this Easter break. Nestled in the picturesque Shaviyani Atoll, the private island retreat will transform into an Easter Candyland filled with sweet delights and confectionary creations. Whimsical and full of vibrancy, the extraordinary lineup of experiences promises guests of every generation an unforgettable escape, from indulgent feasts under the stars and colorful egg hunts to chocolate-infused treatments at Fairmont Spa. 

From 24 March to 12 April, the resort presents an immersive calendar of events and activities where guests can celebrate special moments in elevated luxury, savor exquisite culinary journeys, embark on new adventures, and make memories that will last for a lifetime. 

“Easter is a time of renewal and joyful reconnection, and our team has curated a program of experiences that celebrates the joy of Easter and the spirit of togetherness,” says Steven Stefaniuk, General Manager at Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi.

Dining is a sensational experience in this idyllic island paradise. Guests can savor local and global flavors at the beachfront Raha Market, indulge in Asian favorites at Kata, enjoy a spectacular by-the-sea dining experience at Azure, and taste a range of creative cocktails at Onu Onu. On 31 March, the island will host an extravagant Easter-themed lunch and pool party featuring a range of global Easter favorites and mouth-watering desserts, complete with fun activities, live music, and entertainment.

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Parents can watch in delight as their little ones spark their curiosity and imagination at the Kids’ Club and discover various Candyland-themed activities, such as arts and crafts, cupcake and cookie decorating, and egg and face painting. Furthermore, budding eco-warriors can participate in repurposing plastic waste into bespoke souvenirs at the Sustainability Lab and join ocean life conservation activities with the Marine Biology team. 

Guests can restore their inner balance and achieve renewed energy with the offerings of award-winning Fairmont Spa, including nature-inspired wellbeing sessions and the ‘Chocolate Indulgence’ treatment that soothes the body in smooth and revitalizing sensations. Moreover, active travelers can participate in sunrise yoga, beach game challenges, water sports, and interactive coaching with LUX Tennis. 

In the mood for adventure? Dive into one of the flourishing dive sites in Shaviyani Atoll with the resort’s dive partner, Sub Oceanic, snorkel the 9-km-long house reef to discover over 250 species of marine life, or join a sunset cruise in search of dozens of playful dolphins that love to leap out from the sea.

Timeless Family Fun Package – Children Under 12 Stay and Dine for Free 

The resort presents the ‘Timeless Family Fun’ package with a complimentary meal plan upgrade, Easter treats and amenities, and delightful dining experiences for the whole family. Book a 4-night stay or more in one of the resort’s spacious pool villas, offering the perfect blend of privacy and togetherness, and enjoy:

  • Complimentary upgrade from Bed & Breakfast to Half-Board package
  • Children below 12 years of age stay and dine for free    
  • Easter Sunday Lunch and Egg Hunt activity
  • Floating breakfast once during the stay  
  • Family-style beach dinner once during the stay
  • Guided tour of the Sustainability Lab and underwater Coralarium
  • 25% discount on spa treatments 

To renew and reconnect this Easter, please visit their website or email reservations.maldives@fairmont.com

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Celebrate Earth Week with Nature’s Embrace at Oaga Art Resort

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Join Oaga Art Resort from March 21st to 27th, 2024, for a week dedicated to connecting with the beauty and wonder of our planet. Immerse yourself in a program filled with creative activities, meaningful experiences, and a deep appreciation for Earth’s magic.

Unwind with Earth-inspired creativity:

March 21st, as the world celebrates Poetry Day, start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. In the evening, enjoy some poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo “Something Lovely”.

On March 22nd, tap your feet to the lively rhythms of a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the stars emerge, witness the artistry of a sand artist create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

Connect with nature in a mindful way:

March 23rd, as part of Earth Hour, join a peaceful candlelit Earth Meditation and sound healing session. Later, light your own candle and take part in an art installation under the moonlight. Savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire.

On the same day, a special coral planting cocktail is to take place during sunset at the beach. Witness firsthand the wonders of coral restoration as you help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. This project, in partnership with Coralive, aims to completely restore the house reef by 2028. Savour refreshing cocktails and learn about the crucial role coral reefs play in our ecosystem while contributing to a sustainable future.

Celebrate Holi traditions with an eco-twist:

March 25th, witness the creation of a stunning sand mandala and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Dance the night away at a vibrant Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting and glow-in-the-dark paint.

Reflect and reminisce under the stars:

March 26th, cuddle up for a captivating movie night featuring nature documentaries under the starlit sky.

A grand finale on World Theatre Day:

On March 27th, engage your children in a fun puppet show and enjoy a live performance by the energetic band Sky Rock. The week culminates with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Beyond these highlights, Earth Week weaves its theme throughout Oaga’s daily activities. Whether it is to explore nature-inspired percussion in Take Notes sessions or to let your kids unleash their creativity with eco-friendly crafts in the Fiyoh Kid’s Club, there is something engaging for everyone.

Join Oaga and embark on a journey that reconnects you with nature, celebrates our planet, and leaves you feeling empowered to make a positive difference.

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Hurawalhi Island Resort’s Exemplary Commitment to Marine Conservation Shines in the Maldives

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Hurawalhi Island Resort, nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of the Maldives, proudly reaffirms  its steadfast dedication to marine conservation through pioneering initiatives aimed at  safeguarding the region’s diverse marine ecosystems. 

Saoirse Macklin, the esteemed Resident Marine Biologist at Hurawalhi Island Resort, emphasizes  the Maldives’ distinguished status as one of the world’s most biodiverse marine environments. “At  Hurawalhi, we prioritize the dissemination of knowledge and wonder about our marine world,”  states Macklin. “As a Marine Biologist, it’s been a privilege to inspire and educate guests about the  remarkable marine life surrounding our island.” 

Hurawalhi’s commitment to marine conservation materializes through a range of educational  experiences offered to guests. From immersive Turtle Tours, shedding light on the pivotal role of  seagrass in sustaining turtle populations, to awe-inspiring Manta Search excursions, each journey  represents an enlightening voyage of discovery. 

During these excursions, science and education take precedence, ensuring guests acquire profound  insights into the intricate ecosystems enveloping the island. As the resident Marine Biologist,  Macklin spearheads efforts to monitor and safeguard turtle and manta populations, employing  cutting-edge photo identification techniques to meticulously track and document individual  specimens during every expedition. 

Hurawalhi extends a warm invitation to guests to partake in Marine Biologist-guided reef  snorkeling experiences, providing an unparalleled opportunity to explore coral reef and seagrass  ecosystems while championing their preservation. Participants not only revel in the splendor of the  house reef but also actively engage in efforts to protect these delicate habitats. 

Furthermore, Hurawalhi’s commitment to marine conservation is evident in its ongoing projects.  The resort’s diligent monitoring and maintenance of its artificial reef program adjacent to the  iconic 5.8 Underwater Restaurant aim to rejuvenate and revitalize reef systems. In 2021, a total of  114 artificial reef frames were transplanted, laying the groundwork for reef regeneration. 

Recent initiatives include the creation of “festive frames,” crafted by guests during the holiday  season, with regular updates fostering continued guest involvement in conservation endeavors.  Annual monitoring of benthic habitats and species abundance by the Marine Biologist team is  pivotal, collecting data to track changes in habitats and biodiversity over time. This scientific  endeavor provides valuable insights into the health of Hurawalhi’s marine life and serves as a  cornerstone for future conservation efforts. 

The data collected holds immense potential, serving as a catalyst for initiatives aimed at securing  protected status for Hurawalhi and its surrounding waters. Through collaboration with  government-led conservation programs and local stakeholders, the resort aspires to designate  Hurawalhi as a protected area, ensuring its continued vitality and resilience.

In the face of unprecedented challenges to ocean conservation, Hurawalhi remains resolute in its  mission to preserve and protect the marine marvels of the Maldives. Through collective  understanding and concerted action, the resort endeavors to safeguard these invaluable ecosystems  for generations to come. 

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