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Experience All the Magic of Easter in Full Bloom at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas

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Easter is a wondrous time of rebirth and regeneration, and what better  way to experience this magical transition than amidst the full blooming glory of a Spring  Wonderland Adventure on a tropical island paradise. Welcome to Anantara Kihavah  Maldives Villas, where the enchantment of Easter meets the magic of springtime to  reawaken your sense of joyous wonderment. 

Get in the Easter groove on Wednesday 27 March at Manzaru Restaurant as the fun begins by the pool with the Easter Splash Pool Party. With the tunes flowing from the resort’s  resident DJ and a selection of gourmet treats for you to savour, it’s time to make a splash in  a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly pool games and watersports activities. Then after the  sun goes down, the fun is turned up at Sky Bar with one of Anantara Kihavah’s legendary  White Parties, where white clothes, good times and island glamour are the order of the day.  Don’t worry if you miss it. The next White Party is less than a week away on Tuesday 2 April. 

The excitement builds on Thursday 28 March with an Easter Bunny chocolate-making  session at Plates Restaurant where the resort’s young guests learn to create delicious  treats under the guidance of the restaurant’s chefs. Later in the day, it’s time for the little  ones to head over to the Kids Club to see if they can catch the elusive Easter Bunny! The  resort’s bigger guests have a chance to get into the swing of spring too as they are invited to  engage in some friendly competition at the Easter Tennis Open, featuring both singles and  doubles matches. 

In the evening, guests have the choice of either joining An Island Soiree for an evening of  free flowing Champagne and canapés, or indulging their senses at Six-Metres Below with  Duval Leroy – Dégustation Secrète. Presented by The Finest of Kihavah Wine Dinner, this  exclusive evening of gastronomic indulgence features an exquisite 5-course dining event  expertly paired with versatile Champagnes from Duval-Leroy, all served in the mesmerising  surrounds of SEA Underwater Restaurant, six metres below the ocean surface. 

March 29 is Good Friday and it’s a good day for fashion lovers of all ages. For the more  sophisticated fashionistas, what better way to spend a lunchtime than sipping and shopping  as you enjoy a glass of Champagne while browsing through Anantara’s stunning boutique  collections at Sip ‘N’ Style Champagne Shopping. Fashion-loving kids have the chance to  blossom like spring flowers as they strut their stuff on the catwalk later in the day at the  Spring Chic Easter Kids Fashion Show

Saturday is soccer day, even on a tropical island paradise. Anantara Kihavah’s guests are  invited to join in the Friendly Football Match as they work up a thirst and an appetite for the  evening’s main event, Spring Wonderland: An Enchanting Easter Gala. This evening of  

Easter enchantment begins with cocktails and live entertainment surrounded by floral  glamour and caressed by the refreshing Maldivian breeze at Manzaru before the fun moves onto Kihavah Beach for the magic of an Easter Gala Dinner with soft white sands beneath  your feet and stunning Indian Ocean views providing the perfect backdrop. As you feast on a  rich array of culinary delights, and live entertainment keep the magical Easter spirit flowing. 

As you would expect, Easter Sunday is packed full of activities for the whole family. The fun  begins at the Kid’s Club from 11:30 with Easter T-shirt Painting, as the little ones have the  chance to express their creative side by decorating their t-shirts with everything from  abstract glittery scenes to their favourite characters. Next up, it’s time for the whole family to  come together for a floral-themed Easter Sunday Brunch at Manzaru Restaurant. Bloom  and Brunch features signature dishes from each restaurant, decadent sweets and desserts,  and chilled beverages, all served against the soul-soothing backdrop of live music and stunning views of the Indian Ocean. 

After brunch, the young and young-at-heart are invited to create their own fun Easter  designs with Egg-cellent Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating under the supervision of the  resort’s chefs. Then later in the afternoon, it’s time for more family fun and adventure with  the Grand Easter Egg Hunt at 4:00 pm. Starting from the Kid’s Club, the whole family can  join in the traditional search for hidden eggs amidst the verdant greenery and flora along the  pathway to Plates Restaurant, with the Easter Bunny on hand to provide encouragement  and clues. 

Easter Monday begins with a chance to discover the amazing artistry of THONArtisan, a  local resin artist who draws inspiration from the breathtaking natural wonders of the  Maldives, particularly the shorelines and islands. The Resin Art Workshop is separated into  an adult session in the morning and a kid’s class in the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, the  young guests are invited to put on their pirate hats and join the Easter Bunny on the Pirate Bunny Cruise as they go in search of fun and adventure while exploring the captivating  sights of the Indian Ocean. 

As the sun sets on another day in Paradise, the Finest of Kihavah Wine Dinner Presents a  Journey to Super Tuscan, where the exquisitely-crafted flavours of a 5-course dinner  prepared by Executive Chef Joachim Textor are paired with iconic Tuscan wines by  Anantara Kihavah’s Resident Wine Maestro, Lenka Praveen, to create a perfect harmony of  flavours for 20 lucky guests in this exclusive dining event. 

The Easter programme comes to a close with a friendly Kids Football Match on Tuesday 2  April, but every day is fun day for kids at Anantara Kihavah with full programme of games  and activities available throughout the Easter period and beyond.  

Of course, for many guests, Anantara Kihavah is an island retreat where time moves more  slowly as they connect with nature’s healing energies to revive mind, body and spirit through  the lovingly curated treatments of Anantara Spa. While every day offers opportunities to  refresh and reinvigorate, with the rebirth symbolism of Easter and Spring, what better time to  embark on a journey of rejuvenation than in the blossoming days of Spring Wonderland. In  addition to all the usual favourite spa journeys, the Easter Programme features a number of  specially curated treatments to help you blossom like a spring flower.  

This Easter, discover a whimsical world of pastels and petals, as you enjoy a host of fun filled family activities, from beach games to an Easter Gala Dinner, while the little ones spark  their curiosity and imagination in an Easter egg hunt, a kids’ fashion show, a Pirate Cruise  and so much more! Embark on culinary and water adventures or choose to refresh and  reinvigorate on a bespoke wellness journey in a tranquil getaway.

Easter is a wondrous time of rebirth and regeneration, and what better  way to experience this magical transition than amidst the full blooming glory of a Spring  Wonderland Adventure on a tropical island paradise. Welcome to Anantara Kihavah  Maldives Villas, where the enchantment of Easter meets the magic of springtime to  reawaken your sense of joyous wonderment. 

Get in the Easter groove on Wednesday 27 March at Manzaru Restaurant as the fun begins by the pool with the Easter Splash Pool Party. With the tunes flowing from the resort’s  resident DJ and a selection of gourmet treats for you to savour, it’s time to make a splash in  a fun-filled afternoon of family-friendly pool games and watersports activities. Then after the  sun goes down, the fun is turned up at Sky Bar with one of Anantara Kihavah’s legendary  White Parties, where white clothes, good times and island glamour are the order of the day.  Don’t worry if you miss it. The next White Party is less than a week away on Tuesday 2 April. 

The excitement builds on Thursday 28 March with an Easter Bunny chocolate-making  session at Plates Restaurant where the resort’s young guests learn to create delicious  treats under the guidance of the restaurant’s chefs. Later in the day, it’s time for the little  ones to head over to the Kids Club to see if they can catch the elusive Easter Bunny! The  resort’s bigger guests have a chance to get into the swing of spring too as they are invited to  engage in some friendly competition at the Easter Tennis Open, featuring both singles and  doubles matches. 

In the evening, guests have the choice of either joining An Island Soiree for an evening of  free flowing Champagne and canapés, or indulging their senses at Six-Metres Below with  Duval Leroy – Dégustation Secrète. Presented by The Finest of Kihavah Wine Dinner, this  exclusive evening of gastronomic indulgence features an exquisite 5-course dining event  expertly paired with versatile Champagnes from Duval-Leroy, all served in the mesmerising  surrounds of SEA Underwater Restaurant, six metres below the ocean surface. 

March 29 is Good Friday and it’s a good day for fashion lovers of all ages. For the more  sophisticated fashionistas, what better way to spend a lunchtime than sipping and shopping  as you enjoy a glass of Champagne while browsing through Anantara’s stunning boutique  collections at Sip ‘N’ Style Champagne Shopping. Fashion-loving kids have the chance to  blossom like spring flowers as they strut their stuff on the catwalk later in the day at the  Spring Chic Easter Kids Fashion Show

Saturday is soccer day, even on a tropical island paradise. Anantara Kihavah’s guests are  invited to join in the Friendly Football Match as they work up a thirst and an appetite for the  evening’s main event, Spring Wonderland: An Enchanting Easter Gala. This evening of Easter enchantment begins with cocktails and live entertainment surrounded by floral  glamour and caressed by the refreshing Maldivian breeze at Manzaru before the fun moves onto Kihavah Beach for the magic of an Easter Gala Dinner with soft white sands beneath  your feet and stunning Indian Ocean views providing the perfect backdrop. As you feast on a  rich array of culinary delights, and live entertainment keep the magical Easter spirit flowing. 

As you would expect, Easter Sunday is packed full of activities for the whole family. The fun  begins at the Kid’s Club from 11:30 with Easter T-shirt Painting, as the little ones have the  chance to express their creative side by decorating their t-shirts with everything from  abstract glittery scenes to their favourite characters. Next up, it’s time for the whole family to  come together for a floral-themed Easter Sunday Brunch at Manzaru Restaurant. Bloom  and Brunch features signature dishes from each restaurant, decadent sweets and desserts,  and chilled beverages, all served against the soul-soothing backdrop of live music and stunning views of the Indian Ocean. 

After brunch, the young and young-at-heart are invited to create their own fun Easter  designs with Egg-cellent Chocolate Easter Egg Decorating under the supervision of the  resort’s chefs. Then later in the afternoon, it’s time for more family fun and adventure with  the Grand Easter Egg Hunt at 4:00 pm. Starting from the Kid’s Club, the whole family can  join in the traditional search for hidden eggs amidst the verdant greenery and flora along the  pathway to Plates Restaurant, with the Easter Bunny on hand to provide encouragement  and clues. 

Easter Monday begins with a chance to discover the amazing artistry of THONArtisan, a  local resin artist who draws inspiration from the breathtaking natural wonders of the  Maldives, particularly the shorelines and islands. The Resin Art Workshop is separated into  an adult session in the morning and a kid’s class in the afternoon. Later in the afternoon, the  young guests are invited to put on their pirate hats and join the Easter Bunny on the Pirate Bunny Cruise as they go in search of fun and adventure while exploring the captivating  sights of the Indian Ocean. 

As the sun sets on another day in Paradise, the Finest of Kihavah Wine Dinner Presents a  Journey to Super Tuscan, where the exquisitely-crafted flavours of a 5-course dinner  prepared by Executive Chef Joachim Textor are paired with iconic Tuscan wines by  Anantara Kihavah’s Resident Wine Maestro, Lenka Praveen, to create a perfect harmony of  flavours for 20 lucky guests in this exclusive dining event. 

The Easter programme comes to a close with a friendly Kids Football Match on Tuesday 2  April, but every day is fun day for kids at Anantara Kihavah with full programme of games  and activities available throughout the Easter period and beyond.  

Of course, for many guests, Anantara Kihavah is an island retreat where time moves more  slowly as they connect with nature’s healing energies to revive mind, body and spirit through  the lovingly curated treatments of Anantara Spa. While every day offers opportunities to  refresh and reinvigorate, with the rebirth symbolism of Easter and Spring, what better time to  embark on a journey of rejuvenation than in the blossoming days of Spring Wonderland. In  addition to all the usual favourite spa journeys, the Easter Programme features a number of  specially curated treatments to help you blossom like a spring flower.  

This Easter, discover a whimsical world of pastels and petals, as you enjoy a host of fun filled family activities, from beach games to an Easter Gala Dinner, while the little ones spark  their curiosity and imagination in an Easter egg hunt, a kids’ fashion show, a Pirate Cruise  and so much more! Embark on culinary and water adventures or choose to refresh and  reinvigorate on a bespoke wellness journey in a tranquil getaway.

Whatever you do this  Easter, rediscover wonder and embrace adventure in Anantara Kihavah’s exotic island  retreat, where life always shines on the sunny side. For more information or to book, call  +960 664 4111, visit www.anantara.com/kihavah-maldives or email  reservations.maldives@anantara.com

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Welcomes New Executive Chef Leonardo Valls

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is thrilled to welcome its new Executive Chef, Leonardo Valls. Bringing 20+ years of international experience and an eye for gastronomic innovation, Valls is set to elevate the resort’s culinary experiences with his creativity and craftsmanship.

Valls’ journey in the kitchen started in his native Chile, where he joined chef Tomás Olivera in 2003 at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, the brand’s first property in South America. During his five years there, Valls helped Olivera and the hotel’s Adra restaurant earn numerous accolades and awards, laying the groundwork for his next adventure. 

In 2008, Valls crossed the globe to join another Ritz-Carlton property, the Hotel Arts Barcelona, where he spent more than a decade as part of a highly celebrated team, led by acclaimed chef Paco Pérez. During his tenure, he helped the hotel’s Enoteca restaurant earn its first and second Michelin stars (2010 and 2013) and was named Executive Sous Chef of the hotel’s culinary division in 2016, overseeing operations for five restaurants, a central kitchen, and major international events including the Mobile World Congress. 

In early 2020, Valls was set to make another international move, this time as Executive Sous Chef of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples in Florida, but the pandemic led to a change in plans, prompting his return to Santiago. In 2021, opportunity knocked again with the entry of the legendary brand into the Maldives and Valls joined The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands as Executive Sous Chef.

After a year at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, Valls found his homeland calling once again. Armed with vast knowledge of the luxury culinary concept, he took his expertise to the AC Hotel by Marriott Santiago Costanera Center where, as Executive Chef, he infused his style with Spanish and other European influences. 

Renato De Oliveira, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands comments, “We’re thrilled to have Valls back in the Maldives, this time as our Executive Chef. His appointment is the start of a new chapter in an already illustrious career and an opportunity for guests to experience the world through Valls’ unique culinary perspective.”

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Sun Siyam Resorts Boosts PR & Communications Team with Appointment of Erika Magora for Sun Siyam Iru Veli & Sun Siyam Vilu Reef

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Sun Siyam Resorts has announced a dynamic addition to its PR and Communications team with the appointment of Erika Magora as Cluster Assistant PR & Communications Manager for Sun Siyam Iru Veli and Sun Siyam Vilu Reef. With an impressive background in law from the UK, coupled with a diverse upbringing in the Philippines and Malaysia, Erika brings a unique blend of skills and experiences to our renowned luxury resorts.

Prior to joining Sun Siyam Resorts, Erika served as the key figure in managing Marketing Communications at the prestigious 5-star luxury resort, The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia. Her collaboration with international media, partners, and agencies has significantly contributed to the resort’s global presence. She has worked with top journalists, production crews and PR partners from the UK, Europe, Australia, America and Asian regions. Erika also has experience in sales and marketing when she played a pivotal role in the Asia Pacific region’s sales and marketing for Foodpanda, a leading delivery brand in Asia. 

I cherish the cultural diversity and distinctions of both properties that I work for. Sun Siyam Iru Veli fascinates me as it revels in its private luxury tranquility, attracting a premium market. In Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, the naturally playful environment and genuine warmth of the people that create an inviting haven for repeater guests, captivate me. Both are beautiful, each in its unique way. Embracing diverse media and markets adds excitement to my work. The pristine beach and sea in both places energize me, fueling my passion for what I do.” expressed, Erika.

Claudia Klingbeil, Group Director of PR & Communications at Sun Siyam Resorts said: “Erika’s appointment underscores our dedication to assembling a team of talented individuals who not only possess exceptional professional capabilities but also embody the diverse cultural tapestry that defines our global clientele. We are confident that Erika’s passion for communication, coupled with her international perspective, will elevate our PR and Communications efforts to new heights of success.”

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Discover Romance in Paradise: Hurawalhi Island Resort Unveils Unforgettable Wedding & Honeymoon Experiences

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Nestled within the tranquil beauty of the Maldives’ Lhaviyani Atoll, Hurawalhi Island Resort  beckons couples to embark on a journey of romance and luxury like no other. We are thrilled  to unveil our exclusive wedding and Honeymoon packages, meticulously crafted to transform  dreams into unforgettable moments amidst breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled  opulence. 

Unforgettable Proposals and Unique Experiences: Make your proposal truly unforgettable  with special setups at the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, where divers can pop the question on the  other side of the glass. Explore other unique proposal arrangements during destination dining  experiences, ensuring your love story begins with a touch of magic. 

Picture-perfect Wedding Venues: Imagine exchanging vows at one of Hurawalhi’s  picturesque wedding locations, where each setting offers a tropical canvas for a ceremony  you’ll cherish forever. Feel the soft sand beneath your feet as you declare your love during a  traditional Maldivian Beach wedding, creating memories to cherish for a lifetime. 

For those seeking an intimate affair, Hurawalhi’s Dream Island provides the perfect backdrop.  Stroll barefoot down the petal-strewn isle on the atoll’s most picturesque sandbank, enveloped  by crystal-clear waters and gentle sea breezes. 

For a truly magical experience, tie the knot at the Champagne Pavilion, Hurawalhi’s prime  sunset-watching spot. Bask in the golden hues of the setting sun as you pledge your love  amidst the serene beauty of the island and its surroundings. 

Unforgettable Wedding Experiences: Elevate your wedding to extraordinary heights with a  ceremony at the renowned 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. Choose from morning, midday, or  evening ceremonies, and exchange vows surrounded by the mesmerizing underwater world,  creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Alternatively, embark on a romantic voyage aboard Hurawalhi’s Luxury Yacht, where you can  say “I do” against the backdrop of a crimson sunset over the horizon. Whether you opt for a  Half Day or Full Day Yacht Rental, the ocean provides the perfect setting for your love story to unfold.

Luxurious Inclusions and Optional Add-ons: Indulge in a myriad of inclusive amenities,  including ceremonial set up, floral bouquet for the bride, buttonhole for the groom, romantic  villa turndown, Hurawalhi wedding certificate, wedding plaque, and the rhythmic beats of  Boduberu drummers. Toast to your love with a bottle of champagne and savor the sweetness  of a decadent wedding cake. 

Enhance your experience with optional add-ons such as bridal make-up and hair, intimate  candlelight dinners, rejuvenating massage packages, professional photography services, and  exciting excursions to explore the wonders of the Maldives. 

Welcoming Honeymoon Guests: At the enchanting Hurawalhi Island Resort, the  honeymoon unfolds with the captivating melodies of Boduberu performers and a delightful  welcome drink to set the mood. As honeymooners step into their villa, they are greeted with  the indulgence of half a bottle of Taittinger champagne and tantalizing canapés, beckoning  them into a world of romance and luxury. The honeymoon bed, adorned with care, promises  nights of blissful serenity under the Maldivian stars. To commemorate their love story, a  personalized card and a charming honeymoon T-shirt await the couple on their second day,  creating moments of pure enchantment throughout their stay. 

At Hurawalhi Island Resort, we invite you to embark on a journey of love, luxury, and  unparalleled beauty. Create timeless memories as you begin your happily ever after in one  of the world’s most enchanting destinations. 

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