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Valentine’s Day reimagined into month-long celebration of romance at Kandooma



Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives celebrates Valentine’s Day every day during February with the second annual ‘Month of Love’.   Following on the success of the promotion in 2023, a focus on romantic getaways and special activities designed for couples including the popular 100-Light Dinner on the beach and Couples’ Massage Workshops to name just two, are back for 2024.

“Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world on 14th February, but last year, for the first time, we decided to celebrate all month here at Kandooma Maldives.   It was a hit with guests, so we decided to do it again for 2024,” said Mark Eletr, General Manager, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives.

“A tropical island getaway inspires romance like nothing else.    This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday, so by having  the entire month of February as a celebration of love and togetherness, we offer flexibility to couples to enjoy our one island, one resort experience,” 

Kandooma’s February ‘Month of Love’ celebrates romance with a focus on shared experiences, exquisite dining and creating memories. 

The resort has  just unveiled a new Wedding Brochure packed with ideas for couples who might like to elope or plan a lavish destination wedding.

“Our team enjoy collaborating with guests to pull off special surprises, weddings and even marriage proposals. So if there is an intention, let us know and we’ll help you make it happen.” 

Among the favoured activities for proposals, are trips to a private sandbank for an intimate dinner or picnic, the Champagne catamaran sunset cruise and underwater proposals, explains Mark.

The ultimate in romance is Kandooma’s Private Dining priced at US$299++ per couple and includes a 4-course set menu served with a bottle of Champagne.  Couples have a choice of intimate venues around the island including the tower rooftop, beach, yoga sala, jetty and within the gardens.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives is an all-villa resort and private island.  Each villa receives complimentary bottled water daily and a selection of tea and freshly ground coffee. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in-villa and in public areas.

“Our overwater villas are very popular,” explains Mark.   “They often book out well in advance, so I encourage people to book early.   We also have some stunning beach villas and two-storey beach houses. There are many options available to suit different guest preferences.”

Holiday Inn Resort Kandoooma Maldives is home to Kandooma Spa by COMO Shambhala, which features a purpose built Couples’ Spa villa with its own private pool, oversized tub and treatment zones nestled within the island gardens.   The luxuriously indulgent ‘Stay Romantic’ spa experience which includes half an hour pool relaxation time, a 90-minute massage for two and an invigorating bath (20-mins) in the oversized tub is a hit with couples at US$275++ per couple for 2 hours.

The resort’s Spa also offers a  ‘Couples Massage Workshop’ where guests learn massage techniques for both chair- and bed-based massage.  The expert therapists explain the anatomy of the back and key areas to target for optimum relaxation as well as the sequence to a massage which couples can master with practice. 

During the February ‘Month of Love’ 2024 at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives  experience an  Island Romance getaway including:

  • Accommodation and return speed boat transfer for 2 adults.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and dinner for 2 adults at Kandooma Café.
  • In-villa romantic breakfast with a glass of champagne for 2 adults once during the stay.
  • Private 4 course Beach Dinner* with Bottle of Champagne once during the stay. 
  • Dive Free – up to two Free Scuba Dives per day for two certified divers per villa (T&Cs apply)
  • In-villa welcome amenities.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in-villa and public areas.
  • Complimentary non-motorised water sports (excluding Wind Surfing & Catamaran)..

Terms & Conditions:

  • Minimum 4 nights stay.
  • Flexible cancellation up to 3 days prior to check-in date til 18:00 local time.
  • Complimentary Scuba Diving applicable for certified divers only (T&Cs apply)
  • Must be booked minimum 3 days prior to arrival.
  • Strictly direct bookings only.
  • Benefits apply to the maximum number of guests that can be accommodated in the room based on the existing bedding.

*denotes: Rates are subject to 10% Service Charge and 16% Goods and Services Tax.  Additional USD 6.00 per person, per night is applicable as mandatory Maldives government Green Tax. All offers are subject to availability. Private Beach dinner does not include 100-Light Dinner.

For information about the Month of Love celebrations at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives and package prices visit  or email


Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island Unveils Enchanting Easter Celebration for Families



This Easter, journey to a paradise of sun-kissed beaches and turquoise waters at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island. From March 28th to April 1st, 2024, the luxurious all-villa resort promises an unforgettable Easter adventure for families, blending timeless elegance with cherished moments.

Culinary Delights and Festive Fun:

  • Embark on a culinary odyssey with interactive workshops, crafting Indian dishes, cocktails, or mocktails.
  • Indulge in a sun-kissed sandbank picnic or a romantic sunset wine tasting.
  • Experience a magical sunset cruise followed by a delectable seafood mezze dinner on Good Friday.
  • Easter Sunday unfolds with a lavish breakfast, a poolside party with a live DJ, and a beachfront cocktail party with a gala dinner featuring international cuisines and a dedicated kids’ buffet.
  • Savor sweet Easter treats at the resort’s Café Lounge and Gelateria.

Unforgettable Easter Package:

  • Start your day with a floating breakfast in your private pool, followed by a picturesque picnic on a nearby sandbank.
  • Enjoy an afternoon sunset wine tasting and conclude with a private BBQ dinner on the beach under the Maldivian night sky.

Tailored Activities for Young Explorers:

  • Little ones can participate in Easter egg decoration classes, Easter Olympics, and art workshops.
  • Learn about marine life with the resident Marine Biologist or enjoy an al fresco cinema featuring classic Easter films.
  • Explore the underwater world through the windows of a semi-submarine.

Wellness and Rejuvenation:

  • The Talise Spa offers unique experiences, from splash Zumba to family massage sessions.
  • Mothers and daughters can create their own exfoliating scrub and enjoy a Balinese massage.
  • Discover the magic of Easter at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island and book your elegant escape with the Jumeirah Escapes offer.
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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef Celebrates Eid with Enchanting Festivities



Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, a captivating tropical hideaway, invites guests to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in style from April 10th to 12th. Immerse yourself in a vibrant program filled with delectable feasts, engaging activities, and cultural experiences.

Festivities Kick Off with Culinary Delights and Beachside Fun

The celebrations begin on April 10th with a sumptuous Eid lunch at Aqua restaurant, followed by the lively Eid Rhythm Beach Party at Positive Beach. Live stations offering mocktails, popcorn, cotton candy, and engaging activities like color runs, balloon dances, and sandcastle building competitions, promise an unforgettable experience for all ages. The day concludes with an authentic Thali-style dinner at the Traditional Cultural Village.

Lively Activities and Cultural Immersions

April 11th offers exciting pool soccer for children with a live DJ, creating a vibrant atmosphere for families. In the evening, the Eid celebrations Management Cocktail at Nautilus Beach features oriental-flavored canapés, adding a touch of sophistication to the festivities.

Culminating with Kites, Culture, and Gala Dinner

The celebrations reach their peak on April 12th with the colorful Eid Kites Challenge, followed by a traditional Maldivian showcase. Indulge in a Maldivian-style Eid Gala dinner at Aqua restaurant, culminating with captivating traditional entertainment and dance performances showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Maldives.

Relaxation and Adventure Await

Throughout the Eid celebrations, pamper yourself with a specially curated Eid Pamper package at the resort’s spa. Water sports enthusiasts can also enjoy a 15% discount on selected activities, adding an extra layer of excitement to your stay.

Join Sun Siyam Vilu Reef for an unforgettable Eid experience, where breathtaking beauty meets cultural immersion and lasting memories are created.

To find out more or to book your stay, visit offers page on the website  or follow the resort  on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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Patina Maldives Announces Unforgettable Easter Celebration



As Easter approaches, Patina Maldives invites families to experience a tropical spring celebration unlike any other. From beachfront feasts to captivating egg hunts and immersive wellness experiences, the resort offers a thoughtfully curated program designed to create lasting memories.

Culinary Delights Await

Embark on a culinary journey like never before at Patina Maldives. On March 27th, indulge in the “Aegean Odyssey” at Helios, featuring the diverse flavors of Aegean cuisine. Fresh seafood, aromatic herbs, and exquisite dishes from Greece and neighboring regions promise to tantalize your taste buds.

Unwind at the Beachside Bash

For an island celebration, join the Fari Beach Club party on March 28th. Savor meticulously crafted cocktails, enticing canapés, and live entertainment for the perfect seaside soiree.

Festivities Galore at the Fari Marina Easter Festival

On March 30th, join the vibrant Fari Marina Easter Festival. Savor delectable treats at live cooking stations, groove to DJ beats, and explore artisanal treasures from local vendors. A dedicated kids’ corner ensures fun for the whole family.

Uncover Easter Eggs on a Tropical Adventure

The highlight of the Easter weekend is the Island Egg Hunt at Helios on March 31st. Guided by the Easter Bunny and the dedicated Footprints team, embark on a tropical adventure to discover hidden Easter eggs and sweet surprises.

Beyond the Celebrations

Patina Maldives offers a diverse range of activities throughout the Easter period. Hone your tennis skills with the Lux Tennis Star Event featuring Nicolas Almagro, unleash your creativity at sketching workshops with artist Tony Jaggas, or participate in family-friendly activities like laser cutting and decorating Easter ornaments.

Seek Wellness and Rejuvenation

For those seeking relaxation, Patina Maldives welcomes visiting practitioner Junko Fujita, offering the unique and rejuvenating experience of Watsu – a combination of massage, stretches, and meditation while floating in warm water.

Create Lasting Memories this Easter

This Easter, escape to Patina Maldives and create lasting memories with your loved ones. For more information and reservations, visit or contact

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