If you’re dreaming of an island escape, the Maldives should be on your radar.
Famous all over the world as a perfect getaway for couples and families, it’s not hard to see why the Maldives has such a prestigious reputation.
And, situated at the northernmost part of this archipelago, barefoot luxury resort JA Manafaru is the ideal home base, featuring sandy beaches, exquisite marine life and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.
Beach-lovers will be spoilt for choice here with island villas, including beach villas, over-water villas and luxurious two and three-bedroom residences, all featuring secluded private pools in walled gardens.
Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll get to listen to the ocean as you sleep and soak in stunning seascape vistas.
Spending quality time with your other half?
Treat your sweetheart to a candlelit beach dinner under the stars or, if you’re an adventurous duo, you can try out a night snorkel or scuba dive.
Foodies can try out Indian Ocean-inspired cuisine, as well as a wide selection of international flavours. Think traditional Maldivian, Indian, Asian and Arabic cuisine from six dining venues.
For other international offerings, get your fix at the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, the dedicated beach grill outlet, the infinity pool bar or the forest oasis pool specialising in European cuisine.
Grape connoisseurs, be sure to dine at The Cellar, available for reservation only. This secret grape cellar is the oldest in the Maldives and buried below the sea-line in the coral island. It’s made from Indonesian Volcanic rock to ensure the perfect atmosphere and temperature for preserving some of the world’s finest grape.
It’s not just the vast selection of grape, either. During an evening here, you can expect tailored menus prepared exclusively for you by The Cellar’s Executive Chef.
Excited to experience the Maldives through the lens of JA Manafaru? Book your escape now for a chance to enjoy a stay with privacy and intimacy, topped with unrivalled natural beauty.
Create unforgettable memories this Saudi National Day at Le Méridien Maldives Resort
With Saudi National Day approaching, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for families seeking an idyllic getaway. Nestled in the heart of the mesmerising Maldives, the resort offers an exquisite blend of luxury, privacy, and family-friendly experiences, making it the ideal haven to create beautiful memories.
Embracing the spirit of togetherness, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa caters to the preferences of its Saudi guests, with spacious two-bedroom villas that provide enough room for families to bond and enjoy precious time together. The private villas offer breathtaking views of the azure Indian Ocean, ensuring a backdrop of natural splendour for every moment spent together.
For more luxury and exclusivity, guests can choose to stay at the Thilamaafushi Villa. This sumptuous three-bedroom villa with private pool offers the epitome of comfort and allows families to unwind and savour the beauty of their surroundings. With a focus on intimacy, this villa is designed to create special moments that will be treasured forever.
To delight every palate, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa offers tailored culinary experiences to provide a delectable array of dining options for its guests travelling from Saudi.
Their Half-Board Escape takes guests on a journey of culinary discovery with specialties that bring to life the spirit of the archipelago, while the All-Inclusive Indulgence offers innovative tastes and homegrown flavours.
For Saudi National Day, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa invites its guests to embark on an unforgettable journey that promises luxury, privacy, and connection.
This festive season get ready, set and glow at Kandima Maldives
Kandima Maldives, the game-changing island resort known for its fun-packed holiday and family-friendly offerings, has announced a lineup of anything but ordinary festive activities to celebrate the holiday season this year. Get ready for a glow up with the highly-anticipated “Holoworld,” which will transform the tropikal paradise into an iridescent dreamscape, glistening with holographic marvels and a kaleidoscope of colours!
Keeping with the island resort’s playful spirit, Holoworld is a dazzling carnival that blends fantasy with reality, which will run for two weeks from the 22nd of December, 2023 to the 7th of January, 2024. Whether you are an adventure-seeker looking for a blast, or a relaxation lover looking for an epic holiday with no fuss, expect nothing short of true escapism in this paradisical wonderland! From captivating light installations, music performances, sensational beach parties, to art fiesta and a glamourous New Year’s Eve Gala, guests of all ages will experience a joy-filled and unforgettable getaway.
An array of activities awaits at Kandima, starting with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony leading up to Santa’s arrival on Christmas Day. Get creative after Boxing Day with innovative art sessions learning the string art from the experts of Fann Art Thérapie, to the opportunity of making your own one-of-a-kind art piece with unique stitching and threading techniques. In the evening, join the rest of the crowd and get grooving in enthralling themed parties with musical entertainment and global hits.
Ready, set bake! Roll up your sleeves with the little ones and enjoy Holoworld’s Merry Little Pizza Bake. Assemble your little chefs and let them take charge of rolling out the pizza dough, spreading the sauce, and sprinkling their favourite toppings, all whilst mixing in some festive fun. Indulge your sweet tooth at the annual Kandy Kane Hunt and Gingerbread Cookie Party and loosen up in an energising Snowball Fight at Kandiland to revive frosty spirits at home.
Another highlight of the festive celebrations is the annual KULA Festival, which will involve an extensive art exhibition, engaging workshops and the Art Run. Part of the KULA Art initiative, a global pioneering movement that the resort is leading to champion local artistic talents, it is a creative journey that provides everyone with the chance to get crafty and active amid hues of rainbow.
Enjoy a mouthwatering outdoor buffet with steamy steaks and grilled dishes on New Year’s Eve at SMOKED and wake up to an eclectic Asian brunch buffet spread to kick off the first week of 2024 at Sea Dragon!
Throughout the festive period, Kandima will be the ultimate destination for music aficionados and entertainment enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable escape. Guests can look forward to a diverse range of performances by renowned DJs and artists, all against the backdrop of breathtaking ocean views and pristine beaches.
Kandima has curated an itinerary of talent spanning various musical realms to suit every tase. Let the laidback acoustic duo, K’Twins, take you over the moon with their magical voices. Groove on the dance floor to acoustic party tunes with Kaylee and be wowed by Martina’s anything-but-ordinary musical performance. And that’s just the beginning! D2 Entertainment invites you to a special glow party and dance the night away to the foot-tapping live music of global hits with the ALGRS.
The Holoworld festival at Kandima is not just an event; it is a journey into a world of music, art, and culture, where the magic of the Maldives meets the beats of the global stage. Get ready to dance, unwind, and celebrate the festive season like never before!
Celebrate family traditions this festive season at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa extends a warm invitation to travellers seeking an unforgettable holiday experience this festive season. As we approach the end of the year and the festive spirit fills the air, the resort welcomes guests to gather and rekindle connections with loved ones and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. With a myriad of exceptional offerings, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa guarantees a Christmas celebration like no other with a heartfelt welcome to the arrival of 2024.
Prepare for an enchanting adventure amidst the resort’s quintessential offerings, including culinary delights set against the backdrop of festive adornments and an array of exciting festive activities. Joy and togetherness harmonize at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, making this holiday season truly extraordinary.
To kick off the celebrations, guests are cordially invited to partake in the festive revelry, brimming with unforgettable moments thoughtfully curated by our dedicated resort team. Embrace beloved family traditions such as the Gingerbread House Decorating Competition, Christmas Tree Lighting, and heart-warming Christmas Carols.
Highlighting our festive offerings, the not-to-be-missed Christmas Eve Beachfront Buffet Dinner beckons with an enticing array of Western and Eastern cuisines, all enjoyed against the stunning backdrop of our pristine beachfront. Unlimited beverages are included in this delightful culinary experience. Additionally, the resort has a special surprise in store as we whisk guests away to an uninhabited sandbank island to meet Santa Claus himself, who has been secretly preparing his special gift bag. Expect a grand BBQ feast, engaging games, and much more to enhance the holiday spirit.
Step into a world of wonder as we welcome the New Year. A celebration like no other, with trees adorned with thousands of shimmering lights, transforming the woods into a luminous wonderland. Guests can kick off their shoes and experience the joy of dancing with bare feet, with music resonating through the trees and abundant delectable dishes from various cuisines, each one carefully crafted to tantalize the taste buds. As the clock nears midnight, guests will gather to count down the seconds until the New Year dawns upon them with a symphony of cheers and laughter filling the tropical Eden. Get the festive early bird offer with 20% OFF on Christmas Eve Beach Dinner and complimentary access to Santa Claus BBQ Island as well as 20% OFF on New Year’s Eve compulsory gala dinner. Marriott Bonvoy members can earn up to 20,000 bonus points per stay. For more information, visit https://www.marriott.com/offers/celebrate-the-festivities-OFF-85855/mlesi-sheraton-maldives-full-moon-resort-and-spa
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