Escape to paradise this holiday season and celebrate in style at Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of resorts in the Maldives. With pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and unparalleled luxury, these luxurious resorts offer the perfect backdrop for your festive getaway. Guests can also avail exclusive Festive Early Bird offers available on bookings until September 30, 2023, featuring special benefits, bonus points for Marriott Bonvoy members, and an array of exciting inclusions.
Whether it is a romantic couple getaway or a multi-generational resort vacation, a holiday wellness weekend with friends or a special treat from Santa for the kids, Maldives as a destination lends itself perfectly to suit all types of travelers. Guests can choose between the curated holiday packages at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, W Maldives, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort as they step into a wonderful world of festive delight on this secluded haven, surrounded by the endless blue of the Indian Ocean. A variety of inspiring dining events, entertainment and an out-of-the-ordinary New Year’s Eve celebration, set against a gentle sea breeze and swaying palm trees, will ensure an unforgettable revelry.
Explore what’s on offer and prepare to make these five-star luxury Maldives resorts a home for the holidays, where one can relish culinary delights on the shores of pristine beaches overlooking the azure Indian Ocean, clink the glass during midnight and partake in festive celebrations and activities with loved ones. Discover the magic of the Maldives with Marriott Bonvoy and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands: Embrace The Festive Glow
Located at Fari Islands, in the North Malé Atoll of the Maldives, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is a 45- minute journey by speedboat or a 10-minute seaplane flight from Malé International Airport featuring 100 villas. With white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and coral reefs the destination is abundant with marine life. Guest villas at The Ritz Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands range in size from one to three bedrooms, with legendary service refined by an Aris Meeha, butler. The property offers a choice of outstanding culinary venues serving an array of international and local cuisines, in addition to a full suite of fitness and recreational facilities including Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, and a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa introducing Bamford to the region.
This festive season, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands invites guests to immerse themselves in the captivating beauty of Maldivian sunsets and sunrises. Holiday traditions and signature island experiences await you, complete with lavish gala dinners, a special Ritz Kids program, exclusive Bamford spa and wellness journeys, and immersive nature experiences with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the sea.
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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort: An Exquisite End to the Year
Nestled in a private island in Dhaalu Atoll, a scenic 40-minute seaplane ride away from Velana International Airport, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort boasts island-inspired design in each of their 33 on-land and 44 over-water villas promising picturesque ocean or garden views from private terraces and pools. The signature St. Regis Butlers deliver bespoke service day or night. There are seven distinct dining venues, including two Asian specialty restaurants featuring Eastern haute cuisine and modern Japanese Kaiseki-style gourmet cuisine, an international restaurant that offers dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients, an underground wine cellar, a shack style restaurant, a signature overwater bar that rolls out stunning views of dramatic sunsets including Champagne sabrage, and a restaurant located inland amongst the tropical gardens featuring middle-eastern cuisine. For complete relaxation, guests can also enjoy the Iridium Spa, which presents six overwater treatment rooms, including two that are dedicated to healing Ayurvedic treatments. A highlight at the spa is the Blue Hole pool, which contains seawater with different water jets – a system with proven benefits to the body.
Escape to the tropical paradise of St. Regis Maldives this festive season and indulge in the ultimate luxury experience. Guests booking their stays from now until September 30, 2023 can avail a special 10% early bird savings on the room rate, daily breakfast for two and more when staying for a minimum of five nights.
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JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa: A Hub of Celebration
Located on Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa presents everything one needs for a luxurious stress-free family vacation. The resort features 60 beach and overwater villas, all with private pools, spacious wooden decks and a wide array of amenities with personalized Thakuru (Butler) service. Eclectic dining experiences are offered throughout the resort’s five dining venues and three full service bars, while Spa by JW offers a journey to revitalize mind, body, and spirit.
From December 20, 2023, to January 10, 2024, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will transform into a hub of celebration. Guests can enjoy captivating live entertainment, sumptuous gastronomic events, and activities for all ages. This New Year’s Eve, guests are invited to step into the tales of 1001 Nights with spectacular performances, Middle Eastern rhythms, and culinary delights. The Treetop Kaashi Night, A Fisherman Night with Lobster and Champagne, and Harvest Table by JW Garden are among the highlights guests can look forward to.
Guests can book their stays from now until September 30, 2023 and avail a special 10% early bird savings on the room rate, a one-time floating breakfast and additional benefits including the Christmas or New Year’s Eve Gala Dinners as part of the package if their minimum 4-night stay overlaps these special days.
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W Maldives: Where the Festive Vibe Never Ends
Located on the heart-shaped Fesdu Island in North Ari Atoll, and surrounded by one of the best house reefs in the country, W Maldives is all geared up to set the stage for a festive season filled with fun and exhilarating activities. The luxury adult playground is the ideal destination for those seeking the perfect combination of relaxation, exclusivity and thrill featuring 77 private suites, six creative gourmet dining venues and lounge bars, overwater treatment rooms at AWAY ®️ Spa, and the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER. Guests can also indulge in countless activities including snorkeling, diving, and jet skiing, among others. For those who would like to get the best of both island and ocean life, the luxurious two-cabin ESCAPE yacht is ready to sail for day-long adventures, private dive trips, sunset proposals, or even for exclusive airport transfers.
For the holiday season this year, from the Let It Shine Parade to enchanting Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners, along with unique events like the New Year Swim and Smokin’ Hot Dinner, W Maldives ensures that the festive vibe never runs out.
Guests booking their festive season stays early until September 30, 2023 can indulge in exclusive inclusions including a Gala dinner over Christmas or New Years’ Eve, a daily buffet breakfast for two, daily three-course lunch and dinner for two and more.
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Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa: Glow in the Dark
Nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa festures a range of stylish and spacious one and two-bedroom overwater or beach villas, allowing guests to immerse themselves in unparalleled luxury while enjoying stunning views of the tropical landscape, whitewashed beaches, and turquoise lagoon. Indulge in the resort’s exceptional dining experiences, starting with a delightful buffet breakfast at Turquoise Restaurant, where you can savor a variety of culinary delights. For a memorable evening, treat yourself to beachside dining at Velaa Bar & Grill, where you can relish a delectable three-course menu featuring grilled seafood, meats, and wood-fired delicacies.
Embrace the essence of savoring the good life this festive season at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, where European traditions meet holiday enchantment. Guests can look forward to indulge in daily buffet breakfasts, themed dinners, and 3-course set menus. Relax with an exclusive 25% savings at the Explore Spa and capture the essence of your moments with a complimentary 30-minute photoshoot. Adventure seekers can enjoy daily complimentary water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling.
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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa: A World of Wonder
Situated on a private island in North Male Atoll, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is accessible via a 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, making it an attractive destination for those who prefer brief travel. Focusing on togetherness, the five-star resort features seven restaurants and bars, two freshwater pools, a tennis court, a 24-hour gym and ample of on-island activities including Sheraton’s signature Side-by-Side Family Program, the resort is the picturesque destination for honeymooners, families with young children or teens and solo travelers alike.
At Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa, festive celebrations cover family traditions, a Santa Claus BBQ Island, exciting family programs, a Festive Artisan Market, Wine Master Class, and more. This year, guests can experience the magic of neon lights in the lush tropical garden, transforming the woods into a luminous wonderland. Count down to New Year’s Eve with magical fireworks and a symphony of cheers and laughter on the beach.
Guests booking their festive season stays by September 30, 2023 can indulge in exclusive inclusions including a 20% savings on the Gala dinner over Christmas or New Years’ Eve, a daily buffet breakfast for two, complimentary return speedboat transfers and more.
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The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort: A Bohemian Escape!
Nestled on a beautiful coral island of the Baa Atoll, the first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site in Maldives, guests of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort can experience a tranquil wellness escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views. The idyllic setting for romance, family hideouts, gastronomy and well-being, the contemporary resort invites guests to immerse themselves in the spirit of the holiday season with completely private, standalone spacious villas offering discreet and personalized service, allowing one to reconnect with themselves and the people that they loved as 2023 draws to a close.
Guests can look forward to welcome the New Year in a whimsical oasis with bohemian vibes and beats at The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort. The festive season activities and offerings are thoughtfully crafted to make your stay truly extraordinary, ringing in 2024 in style with an exhilarating sensory experience at our New Year’s Eve party, featuring a spectacular fireworks display and beats by DJ and platinum-award producer Luca Shreiner from Germany that will keep you dancing till dawn.
Guests can book their stays from now until September 30, 2023 and avail a special 10% early bird savings on the room rate and additional benefits including the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner for stays over December 31, 2023.
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Darkness descends at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi: A ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween spectacle in the Maldives awaits!
Brace yourselves for an eerie extravaganza like no other! Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, is set to transport guests into the mysterious world of Hawkins, Indiana, as it hosts a chillingly delightful Halloween celebration inspired by the hit Netflix series, “Stranger Things.” On the night of October 31st, 2023, prepare to embark on a journey into the Upside Down right here in the Maldives.
The “Stranger Things” Halloween Celebration promises to be a night to remember, featuring a range of activities and attractions designed to thrill and entertain. From Halloween craft making to haunted fun games to creepy face painting, we’ve got your little ones covered with a spooktacular lineup of entertainment that will keep them mystified throughout the event. Children will have the opportunity to showcase their creativity and dress up as their favorite “Stranger Things” character, whether it’s Eleven, Dustin, or the Demogorgon itself.
But the hair-raising fun doesn’t stop there! For adults and families alike, an unforgettable Halloween Beach BBQ awaits at the Water Sports Beach. Sink your palate into delectable treats grilled to perfection as you bask in the moonlight, with the gentle lapping of the waves providing the perfect backdrop for a night of otherworldly festivities.
As you savor your BBQ delights, indulge in a range of Halloween-themed beverages that are sure to send shivers down your spine. The Waters Edge Bar will be serving up concoctions inspired by the peculiar happenings of Hawkins, ensuring that every sip is a supernatural experience.
“We are thrilled to bring the world of ‘Stranger Things’ to life at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi for this year’s Halloween celebration,” said Abdulla Atham, Resort Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. “Our team has worked tirelessly to create an immersive and unforgettable experience that combines the magic of our tropical paradise with the supernatural allure of Hawkins. We can’t wait to welcome our guests for a night of fun, frights, and fantastic food.”
Experience enchanted holidays at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s ‘Tree of Life’ celebration!
Step into an enchanted world this festive season at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, featuring a whimsical Christmas theme that celebrates the holiday season in a unique and unforgettable way – The Tree of Life.
Drawing inspiration from the spectacular marine life that graces the Maldives’ shores, entwined with magical tales of fairies, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s Tree of Life festivities promise a journey into a world where reality merges with fantasy whilst also paying homage to the wonders of nature and the interconnectedness of life on earth.
A show-stopping illumination of the resort’s real Tree of Life with hundreds of twinkling lights will commence the festivities. The majestic Banyan tree – nature’s very own masterpiece, located at the main island’s welcome reception will symbolize the Tree of Life. Meanwhile, an array of interactive installations, captivating performances and whimsical character experiences will be available throughout the festive season, alongside popular ocean adventures and marine excursions, spa retreats, wellness workshops and activities for kids and teens. Conrad Maldives’ guests may even be lucky enough to spot Santa on 25th December as he arrives on the island bearing gifts. An enchanted gala to ring in the New Year, complete with a spectacular fireworks display, will end the celebrations with a bang and capture the spirit of the holiday season.
Festive highlights at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island include:
Tree Lighting Ceremony: The Festive Tree of Life
Kick off the festive season in style on 21st December with the sparkling Tree Lighting Ceremony – an enchanting evening that celebrates the joyous spirit of spending Christmas with loved ones. This centerpiece symbolizes the warmth, unity, and connection the resort hopes to share with its guests. As the sun sets below the horizon, live performances by talented local artists and Christmas carolers, as well as tantalizing canapés and cocktails, will see guests celebrating long into the night.
Christmas Eve Culinary Journey: Atoll Market, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant and Vilu
Experience a special Christmas Eve dinner at each of these venues offering exquisite cuisine, a unique ambience and impeccable service. Whether guests prefer a grand feast under the stars, an underwater dining adventure, or a romantic dinner with a thoughtfully crafted menu, the resort has a plethora of dining options that cater to all tastes.
From the North Pole to Paradise: Santa’s Arrival
Santa Claus makes his grand arrival at Ufaa Beach on Christmas Day. This occasion will see children receive presents from Santa, and thanks to the teams at Majaa Explorers Hub and Furaavaru Teens Club, an array of exciting actives and surprises will be aplenty. Guests can expect a day filled with Christmas music, festive treats and seasonal performances that will leave them filled with wonder and excitement.
Christmas Day Feast: Sunset Grill, Mandhoo and Koko Grill
Dedicate Christmas Day to an immersive, gastronomic journey in paradise. Enjoy a sumptuous feast at Sunset Grill above the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and with spectacular views of the Maldivian sunset. Celebrate the joy of the season at Mandhoo with a curated and well-balanced menu that infuses traditional festivities with island charm. Savor delectable dishes prepared with the finest ingredients at Koko Grill and dine under a blanket of stars in the night sky.
Dreaming of a white sand Christmas: Beach dining including Lobster & Champagne, Fisherman’s BBQ and Grand Maldivian Night
For discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable Christmas experience, a series of exclusive events await. Indulge in luxury beach dining set against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean accompanied by the soothing sound of the sea. From an intimate Lobster & Champagne evening and a lively Fisherman’s BBQ dinner to a flavorful Grand Maldivian Night, each event promises a unique experience to remember.
Majaa Explorers Hub and Furaavaru Teens Club: Festive activities for young guests
The holiday season brings an array of exciting activities for younger guests, from thrilling ocean adventures to creative workshops. At Majaa Explorers Hub, for the littlest of Conrad guests, a range of fun-filled festive activities including coconut painting, seashell art, mini-Olympics and kids’ yoga will spark the imagination. Meanwhile, the Furaavaru Teens’ Club will showcase an immersive program from beach volleyball, kayaking and table tennis to arts and crafts like snow globe-making workshops.
Water sports and Dive Center: Fun under the sun
Explore the azure waters surrounding the twin-island resort with exhilarating activities to be enjoyed above and beneath the ocean. From Jet Ski adventures, diving and paddle boarding to snorkeling and parasailing, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s certified instructors ensure safety while providing endless fun under the sun.
Wellness & Relaxation: Spa Treatments and Fitness Journey
Amidst the festive atmosphere, the hotel’s award-winning spa wellness venues – Spa Retreat and Over Water Spa – beckon as a haven of relaxation. From rejuvenating massages to detoxifying body scrubs, expert therapists promise to refresh and invigorate. Take fitness to the next level and join the hotel’s resident fitness experts at island boot camp, beach boxing or during aqua stretch and Asthanga yoga flows.
Beginnings and Farewells: New Year’s Eve Celebration
Step into a world of unrivaled glitz and glamour as Conrad Maldives Rangali Island plays host to a showstopping New Year’s Eve Gala dinner on the starlit beach. Guests are invited to indulge in a sumptuous buffet spread showcasing a wide array of culinary delights carefully crafted by the hotel’s team of talented chefs. Live music ranging from soulful melodies to high-energy sets will be performed by talented artists and the night promises to be filled with enchantment as whimsical characters from the land of fairies and captivating performances ignite the imagination and capture the spirit of the holiday season. As the clock strikes twelve, a magnificent fireworks display will illuminate the night sky, ringing in the New Year in a burst of color and sparkle.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 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.
For more information or to book your experience, please visit www.conradmaldives.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact +960 6680629.
Sheraton Maldives welcomes World Tourism Day 2023 in a vibrant cultural celeberation
Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa has announced its celebration of World Tourism Day which falls on September 27th, 2023. This year, the resort is taking the festivities to a whole new level, embracing the rich tapestry of global culture, and living the brand as the world’s gathering place.
The day will kick off with a tranquil morning meditation session led by Dr. Abhi, taking place on the private island of Shine Spa for Sheraton. This mindful beginning sets the tone for a day filled with exploration and celebration of diverse cultures. The excitement continues with a Cultural Meet & Greet, where the associates will be donning traditional costumes representing their respective nationalities, complete with beautifully painted faces. This visually captivating display is a symbol of the unity in diversity that defines the resort’s spirit.
As the day unfolds, guests can look forward to a range of exciting activities, including an energizing dance water aerobics and a cocktail competition that promises to tickle your taste buds. In the afternoon, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa invites their esteemed guests to join their signature Adopt A Coral program led by in-house Marine Biologist, Kate Sheridan. This activity demonstrates the resort’s continuous commitment to the preservation of our corals and reefs.
At nearly sundown, the Anchorage Bar will come alive with the rhythmic beats and movements of traditional dances from India, Bali, Sri Lanka, and Africa and conclude with a captivating Maldivian dance and music. As the celebration goes on, the resort cooks up authentic dishes from around the world to satisfy everyone’s cravings, making this a cultural journey that transcends borders.
“World Tourism Day is a momentous occasion for us at Sheraton Maldives. It embodies our core values of where the world comes together celebrating cultures from around the globe,” Mohamed El Aghoury, General Manager of Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa shared. “We invite you to join us on September 27th, as we enrich our togetherness and contribute to a more inclusive and interconnected world.”
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