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Amari Raaya Maldives unveils an extensive Festive Season programme

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The new luxury destination resort nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean,  is delighted to announces its festive programme, taking place between 23rd December 2023 – 1st January 2024. The  jewel in the crown of this year’s festivities is an exclusive New Year’s Eve DJ set by none other than music superstar  Marvin Humes.

Amari Raaya Maldives is thrilled to welcome guests looking to celebrate the festive season in an idyllic island castaway  paradise. From lavish feasts and leisurely poolside afternoons to exhilarating adventures, lively party nights,  mesmerising entertainment, and so much more, Amari Raaya Maldives has something to inspire everyone to create  lasting memories.  

Guests can indulge in an array of exhilarating experiences curated around an “When East Meets West” concept.  Western traditions such as decorating a grand Christmas tree, spotting Santa and festive craft sessions, combine with  Maldivian experiences such as a sunset cruise, learning traditional dance, and sumptuous cookery classes, all set  against the island’s breathtaking beauty and warm tropical climate – creating an unforgettable festive experience.  

Key highlights include of the festive programme include:  

• Savour the delightful flavours of the holiday season with themed dinner, gastronomic journey and gala dinners.  

Daily dance class: Kick off your shoes and let the rhythm of the Maldives sweep you away. Join our Maldivian dance  tutor as you groove to the tribal beats of traditional boduberu drums or other themed dance classes across the festive  period. There will be a range of different themed dance classes taking place on different days.  

Cooking classes: Join Amari expert chefs in daily creative, themed and gourmet workshops and master classes 

Christmas tree decoration at Village Square (23 December): Embrace the festive spirit with joyful Christmas tree  decorating event 

Christmas Eve (24 December): Events including a Christmas painting session, traditional Maldivian cookery class and  a joyous Christmas tree lighting ceremony and cocktail party. The celebration continues with Christmas Eve Gala  Dinner on the beach, featuring live music and dedicated kids’ corner. Later in the evening, join the Christmas Beach  Party with DJ and fire dancers for a stylish Christmas welcome 

Christmas Day (25 December) : Enjoy family time together with Christmas craft session and a lavish Christmas Lunch  Buffet at Amaya Food Gallery, our open-air dining hub. In the evening join the Christmas Day Cocktail party at  Ampers&nd roof-top relishing cocktails and gourmet canapes.  

Amari Raaya Arts and Crafts Festival (27 December) : Prepare to be captivated by a world of local artistic expression  as you explore a diverse range of creativity featuring live painting, craft bazaar, interactive workshops and many more.  The Art and Craft festival will be a celebration of creativity, culture and an enriching experience 

Grand Maldivian Night(27 December): Experience vibrant spirit and rich cultural heritage of Maldives in Amaya Food  Gallery. This celebration will showcase local traditions, flavours, music and dance.  

Amari Raaya Street Market and Food Festival (28 December): Embark in a culinary adventure and explore the vibrant  street market, diverse selection of street food stalls, music, arts and culture 

Amari Raaya Super Heroes Battle (29 December) – Join us for an unforgettable and fun Superheroes Show that will  leave you on the edge of your seat! Get ready for an evening of heroics, villainy and epic battles that will ignite your  imagination.  

New Year Celebration: Get ready for a sensational New Year’s celebration that brings together the best of both worlds  with the “East Meets West” Beach Gala Dinner Party. This event promises a fusion of culinary delights, vibrant  entertainment with acrobatic and fire show, against a breathtaking beachfront setting. To welcome 2024 in incredible  style, esteemed music super star Marvin Humes, DJ for Capital FM and the former ‘The Voice’ UK presenter will  spin the tunes for the ultimate party in paradise and the perfect way to celebrate the start of the New Year. 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a celebration with friends, Amari Raaya Maldives is  the perfect destination to experience the magic of the festive season. 

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SO/ Maldives Announces Grand Opening Party: “An Invite to the Front Row”

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SO/ Maldives’ Island Couture proudly announces the Grand Opening Party of its exquisite island runway. Happening on March 23, 2024, this much-anticipated event of the season aptly titled “An Invite to the Front Row” promises a soirée of collaborative elegance, weaving together SO/ DNA of art and fashion, and the unparalleled beauty of the Maldives creating an unforgettable glamourous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party will be a sensory feast, combining fashion-forward statements, avant-garde design, culinary excellence, artistic flair, exclusive wellness retreats, and a musical journey, all set against the breath-taking backdrop of Emboodhoo Lagoon. Guests are cordially invited to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

Collaboration Highlights:

Fashion-Forward

One of the First International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin 

SO/ Maldives unveils its inaugural fashion show and considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. The Island Couture transforms into an oceanfront runway, showcasing the swimwear collection debut by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin. Witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and the paradisiacal setting.

Flying Dress Edits by Riffath

Advocating the local talent and culture, SO/ Maldives proudly partners with Riffath, a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/ Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. Teaming up with 

Timeless Maldives photo studio, the resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shooting, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gracefully dances in the wind.

(From left to right: Chef Dharshan, MILIN, DJ Karrouhat, Jenna)

Beach Takeover

Set against the stunning canvas of the Maldivian sunset and pristine shores, Veuve Clicquot Champagne house is taking over the beach and glamming up the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for an exquisite evening creating an atmosphere of refined elegance and indulgence.

Renowned Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage and hailed for his accolades on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013 – 2022, commands the spotlight, crafting a menu that defies conventional boundaries. Infused with global culinary experiences, savour the exquisite flavours from Chef Dharshan’s acclaimed restaurants – Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

Adding a touch of glamour to the affair is Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender. Known for her innovative approach to mixology, Jenna will showcase her creativity and down-under charm, taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails. 

Musical Bliss

The glamorous celebration will be amplified by a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovated beats of one of the leading Maldivian bands, YJ Hameed Music, creating a rhythm that resonates with the island’s spirit. Experience a captivating serenade by Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation, filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai take everyone on an electrifying after-party journey, dancing under the stars amplified by the soothing sounds of the Indian Ocean. 

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor, and television presenter.

(From left to right: YJ Hameed Music, Lydia, Matthew)

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping® Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen originating from the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner Salon C. Stellar, renowned for their modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to an eco-conscious revelry, where the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immerse in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu amid the serene glow.

Culinary Feast

Savour a lavish beach buffet under the stars, celebrating the quintessence of luxury and culinary delight.

Jesper Soerensen, General Manager of SO/ Maldives, expressed his excitement, stating, “An Invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/ Maldives—a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to join us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA.”

Secure your villa from US$1300+++. Elevate with a half-board package on the island runway, indulging in avant-garde fashion. Join the Grand Opening Party, a celebration of unparalleled elegance and fashion-forward finesse.

Book your stay now: https://so-hotels.com/en/offers/grand-opening-party/ 

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Dusit Thani Maldives Introduces Exceptional Offers for Easter and  Ramadan Celebrations

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Dusit Thani Maldives is gearing up for spring with a series of special offers and festivities designed to create unforgettable experiences for guests. The resort’s “Springtime Celebrations 2024” program encompasses Easter, Eid al-Fitr, and Thailand’s Songkran Water Festival, offering a unique blend of cultural experiences, culinary delights, and festive activities.

Easter Festivities:

  • Family Fun and Luxurious Experiences: Guests can enjoy Easter egg painting, a special Easter brunch, exciting water sports adventures, and a dedicated program of fun activities for children.
  • Unforgettable Easter Dinner and Entertainment: On March 31st, an exquisite Easter dinner followed by the “Easter Blue Night” event featuring live jazz, a DJ, and a saxophonist will create a mesmerizing ambience for relaxation and indulgence. Guests can also participate in a lucky draw for exclusive prizes and spa experiences.
  • Wellness and Nature Activities: The resort offers a range of spa treatments, water sports, and nature experiences for couples, families, and friends.

Eid al-Fitr and Songkran Celebrations:

  • Vibrant Eid Celebrations: On April 10th, guests can partake in a delightful Eid experience featuring a sumptuous barbecue feast accompanied by traditional Boduberu and Fish Bodumas dance shows.
  • Thai New Year Festivities: On April 13th, guests can celebrate Songkran with an afternoon filled with games, music, barbecued delights, and special Thai dishes.

Special Offers and Packages:

Dusit Thani Maldives offers exclusive packages and promotions to enhance the guest experience. Whether seeking a romantic escape, a family vacation, or a solo adventure, the resort caters to diverse preferences. Guests booking directly through the website can enjoy added perks like a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a sunset cruise, snorkeling gear, and flexible check-in/check-out options.

For reservations or more information:

Visit the Dusit Thani Maldives website or contact resmaldives@dusit.com

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa: Unforgettable Easter Awaits Families and Friends

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Families and friends seeking an unforgettable Easter experience can look no further than Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Nestled on the captivating Furanafushi Island in North Male Atoll, the resort invites guests to embark on a week-long adventure filled with laughter, creativity, and togetherness.

Festive Fun for All Ages:

  • March 30th: Immerse yourself in the vibrant Poolside Easter Festival, followed by a magical Beach Movie Night under the stars.
  • March 31st: Witness the excitement of the Easter Parade and Egg Hunt, followed by the whimsical Glow in the Dark Disco under the Maldivian sky. The day culminates with the most anticipated Easter Beach Buffet Dinner featuring culinary delights from around the world, starting from USD 115 per person (children under 12 eat free).

Easter Adventures Continue:

  • April 1st: Participate in the thrilling Easter Amazing Race and dance the night away at the lively DJ Night.

Family Fun at the Sheraton Adventure Club:

  • March 25th-31st: Engage in a plethora of exciting activities designed for families, including crafting a DIY Easter Bunny, participating in an Egg Drop Challenge, and showcasing creativity with White Rabbit Canvas Painting.

Unforgettable Memories Await:

Elevate your Easter experience with the resort’s exclusive room offer. Starting from USD 620 per room per night, enjoy a full board meal plan and complimentary stay dining for children under 12. The package also includes a complimentary return airport transfer.

Book now and create lasting memories with loved ones this Easter at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa! Visit https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/mlesi-sheraton-maldives-full-moon-resort-and-spa/overview/ or contact the reservations team at Sheraton.Maldives@sheraton.com for more information.

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