Christmas falls during peak season in the tropics of the Maldives, making it the perfect destination to run away to for warm breezes and sunset dinners by the sea. This festive season, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives located on Huruvalhi Island in the Raa Atoll, has put a festive twist on the best camp standard activities, with three weeks of exciting events and activities. From December 20th to January 7th, guests can immerse in all things Maldivian culture – from wellness moments to watersports, live entertainment and delicious feasts, the programming offers a December to remember.
Camp Standard began at The Standard, Miami, an adults only property, in 2016. The concept offers an opportunity for guests to connect to their inner child on a weekend ‘camp’, disconnecting from the outside world. Camp Standard is now taking on a new form at The Standard Huruvalhi Maldives, with a festive twist available for all ages.
The festivities will kick off with the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the beach reception, expect free flowing coconut eggnog, frozen and hot chocolate and live music. The parties will continue with various bonfire nights and beach celebrations for all ages, including the inaugural Camp Standard NYE Countdown.
Young adventurers will have the opportunity to engage in an array of educational and fun experiences. From treasure hunts, to pizza making, art and craft classes and story-telling sessions that dive into Maldivian folklore, the little ones will be tugging at your side with one request only: Lil’ Shark Kids Cub. In line with the property’s environmental values, the “Save the Turtle” program, led by the in-house marine biologist, will educate and inspire the younger generation and a swim with Santa event on Christmas Day will see dreams come true.
For those seeking adventure, look no further than the Snorkeling Safari & Turtle Expedition, a guided educational snorkel led by Mr. Salty and the talented marine team. Or watch the sky turn gold and witness the beauty of Dolphins in their natural habitat on the sunset Dolphin Cruise. Discover the thrill of motorized and non-motorized water sports, or explore the depths with diving options at 40 different dive points around the resort.
Embark on a culinary adventure with a variety of themed dining experiences throughout the week. From Food Street’s tantalizing array of Asian Cuisine to Arabian Delicacies, Seafood Market, and Mediterranean Tastes, each experience will be a delightful voyage of flavours. Dive into the heart of Maldivian culture with authentic Maldivian Food at the opulent Christmas and New Year’s Eve Grand Gala Dinners whilst celebrating the year that has passed in style. See the full program and costs here.
Settle in for all the fun and make the Maldives your home away from home this festive season with the Stowaway package. Starting at $3,404.00 for a minimum 5 night stay, the package includes a range of special perks and prices including free seaplane transfers, 20% off all restaurants and bars, a 20% discount at The Standard Spa, weekly house reef snorkel tours and more.
Experience the enchantment at Ifuru Island: Let the magic shine this Festive Season!
Ifuru Island is set to transform into a magical wonderland from December 23, 2023, to January 3, 2024, as it unveils a spectacular lineup of festivities under the theme “Let the Magic Shine.” This enchanting celebration promises a joyous and spellbinding experience for guests of all ages.
The island’s festive program is a burst of excitement, offering a myriad of activities and events that will make every moment sparkle with delight. Here’s a sneak peek into the magical activities awaiting visitors:
Talent Show: Unleash your creativity and witness a showcase of incredible talent that will leave you spellbound.
Santa’s Arrival: Experience the magic of Santa’s arrival as he brings joy and festive cheer to Ifuru Island.
Family Fun Beach Game: Enjoy quality time with your loved ones with exciting beach games that are perfect for the whole family.
Pool Party: Dive into the holiday spirit at the pool party, where the beats and the atmosphere guarantee a good time for everyone.
Christmas Treasure Hunt: Embark on a festive treasure hunt, adding an element of adventure to your holiday celebrations.
Ice Bath & Bubble Challenge: Brace yourself for a refreshing and exhilarating challenge that promises to be both icy and bubbly.
Activities are subject to change without prior notice.
The island’s 12 days of festivities kick off on December 23, leading up to a spectacular New Year’s celebration. Here’s a glimpse into the festive schedule:
- December 23: Let the Festivities Begin
- December 24: Christmas Eve Dinner
- December 25: Merry Christmas
- December 26: Family Fun Beach Games
- December 27: Tennis Tournament
- December 28: Pool Party
- December 29: Ice Bath & Bubbles Challenge
- December 30: Football Target
- December 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration
- January 1: New Year’s Day
- January 2: Family Getaway
Ifuru Island invites you to immerse yourself in the magic of the season, creating unforgettable memories against the backdrop of pristine beaches and a tropical paradise. Experience the enchantment and let the magic shine this festive season!
Endless Fun in the Winter Sun at Cora Cora Maldives
Cora Cora Maldives invites you to escape the winter chill and bask in the glory of sun-kissed beaches and crystal-clear waters. This festive season, the island is transforming into a haven of excitement, offering a unique blend of holiday magic and paradise charm.
Santa’s Tropical Arrival
Prepare for a surprise like no other as Santa Claus makes his grand entrance at Cora Cora Maldives. Ditching the traditional chimney descent, Santa is embracing a tropical twist to his arrival, promising a festive spectacle that will captivate visitors of all ages. Stay tuned to witness the magic of the holidays seamlessly merging with the allure of this sunny paradise.
The Rocking Eighties at CoRa kids® Club
Keeping the winter blues at bay, Cora Cora Maldives presents the Festival of Decades at the CoRa kids® Club. Transport your children to a world of endless fun with a range of themed activities, from creative modeling and enchanting storytelling to retro 80s hair and nail art. Families can bond and create lasting memories under the warm winter sun, making this club the perfect playground for young and old alike.
Exclusive Offers for Direct Bookings
For those eager to embrace the warmth, beauty, and luxury of Cora Cora Maldives, the resort offers an unbeatable deal for direct bookings. Save up to 40% off when you book directly through the Cora Cora Maldives website. It’s the perfect excuse to trade grey skies for endless summer sunshine and make the most of this island paradise.
Repeaters Rave 2023 – A Celebration of Familiar Faces
The joy of familiar faces returning to Cora Cora Maldives is unparalleled, and the resort is set to celebrate this reunion in style with the exclusive ‘Repeaters Rave.’ This unique luncheon, set to the rhythm of the Indian Ocean’s best playlist, is dedicated to cherished repeat guests. Attendees are invited to don their favorite 20s or 80s-inspired attire for a dash of retro fun, creating a perfect atmosphere for mingling and creating new memories with fellow repeaters.
As the festive season unfolds at Cora Cora Maldives, guests are promised not just a vacation but a journey into a world where luxury, warmth, and celebration come together to create an unforgettable experience. Book your stay now and be a part of the magic in the winter sun.
Milaidhoo Maldives: Seven years of luxury and tranquility in paradise
Nestled amidst the pristine turquoise waters of the Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo Maldives, a haven of barefoot luxury, commemorates its remarkable seven-year journey. Since its inception in 2016, the resort has captivated guests with its unwavering commitment to sustainability, exceptional service, and unparalleled experiences.
The Birth of Milaidhoo:
Milaidhoo Maldives welcomed its first guests in 2016, and from the outset, it set itself apart as a boutique luxury resort with a deep connection to the local culture and environment. The resort is situated in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, known for its rich marine biodiversity and vibrant coral reefs. Milaidhoo was designed to seamlessly blend with its surroundings, offering guests a genuine Maldivian experience while ensuring the preservation of the fragile ecosystem.
Accommodations Fit for Royalty:
One of the hallmarks of Milaidhoo Maldives is its exquisite overwater and beachfront villas. Each villa is a private sanctuary, featuring spacious interiors, a private pool, and direct access to the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The resort’s commitment to personalized luxury is evident in the attention to detail in every villa, where traditional Maldivian craftsmanship meets modern design.
Milaidhoo Maldives is a haven for food enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of culinary experiences. The resort boasts three outstanding restaurants, each showcasing a different aspect of Maldivian and international cuisine. The Ba’theli restaurant, set within a traditional Maldivian sailing boat, provides a unique dining experience, while the Shoreline Grill offers a tantalizing selection of grilled seafood and meats. The signature restaurant, Ocean, focuses on a farm-to-table concept, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients.
Beyond its lavish accommodations and exceptional dining, Milaidhoo Maldives offers a range of curated experiences that allow guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and culture of the Maldives. From snorkeling and diving in the vibrant coral reefs to sunset cruises and traditional Maldivian fishing excursions, every moment at Milaidhoo is an opportunity to create lasting memories.
Commitment to Sustainability:
As a custodian of the pristine environment in which it resides, Milaidhoo Maldives places a strong emphasis on sustainability. The resort has implemented various eco-friendly initiatives, including a coral regeneration project, waste reduction programs, and a commitment to using locally sourced, organic produce. Guests are invited to participate in conservation efforts, fostering a sense of responsibility and connection to the Maldivian ecosystem.
As Milaidhoo Maldives celebrates its seventh anniversary, it continues to set the standard for luxury and sustainability in the Maldives. The resort’s dedication to providing an authentic, environmentally conscious experience ensures that it remains a top choice for travelers seeking a truly exceptional escape.
Milaidhoo Maldives, with its commitment to luxury, sustainability, and cultural authenticity, has established itself as a jewel in the crown of Maldivian resorts. As it looks to the future, Milaidhoo remains dedicated to providing guests with a slice of paradise that not only pampers the senses but also fosters a deep appreciation for the unique beauty of the Maldives. Here’s to seven years of unparalleled hospitality, and to many more to come.
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