Maldives Promotion House – Discover a blend of convenience, adventure and wonderful child friendly rewards with a special “Family Special” package at Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, Maldives, up until 9th January 2013.
Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa extends a gracious welcome to families with excellent accommodation, a Kids Club and an abundance of enriching activities for guests of eleven and under to explore the exuberant personality of the Maldives.
The Dhoni Kids Club awakens pirate fantasies in a Dhoni (traditional Maldivian sailboat) club house. Here daily supervised programmes offer kid’s fun filled opportunities to discover the island’s friendly wildlife inhabitants, fun arts and crafts activities, indoor and outdoor sports and games, even introducing them to new games inspired by local culture. Activities include paper weaving, henna tattoo, hair braiding, coloured sand art and coconut painting classes. Other cultural and educational excursions include a visit to a coral nursery and reef regeneration project with the resident Marine Biologist, island exploration and chef’s garden discovery.
A tailor made, fun filled educational excursion affords Anantara Dhigu’s younger guests an exciting adventure of discovery to experience and interact with essential coral reef conservation and regeneration projects. A visit to the coral nursery sees the resort’s resident Marine Biologist sharing valuable information for developing minds when she explains how coral grows to protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Dhigu and guard the island’s crystal-clear lagoon, all while the children touch and feel the coral. Topics like marine life in the surrounding waters are also covered, after which theory turns into reality when the children paddle across the resort’s shallow lagoon in glass bottom kayaks to look at the astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre-looking molluscs below. Closer to the lagoon’s edge they paddle over a newly created coral reef that joins two existing reefs, with more than 450 different coral species, including faster growing acropora coral such as staghorn and table coral.
No fun filled day of adventure and discovery is complete without budding Picassos returning to the Dhoni Kids Club to pencil the day’s unforgettable scenes on paper to take home unforgettable memories from the greatest underwater paradise on earth, followed by a scavenger hunt and crab hunting and race before dinner time.
Family accommodation options include Sunset Family Villas and Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villas nestled along a pristine stretch of beach.
The Sunset Family Villas are ideal for families with young children, affording comfortable accommodation for two adults and up to three young children in luxurious surroundings. It consists of two bedrooms – one with a king size bed, the other with two single beds and room for a third single bed or baby cot – two bathrooms and a sundeck that extends out to a white powdery beach. The parents’ bathroom features an open bathhouse garden with a rain shower, outdoor shower and a signature Anantara terrazzo bathtub. The kids’ bathroom includes both a semi indoor and outdoor shower.
Older children, teenagers and parents alike will delight in the Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa on the island’s sunset side. It features two identical villas, each with a king size bed and semi open bathhouse garden. The villas are outer-connected via a sundeck which also features a plunge pool steps away from the turquoise ocean.
The Maldives is a paradise for kids and Anantara takes great care to ensure that budding pirates or Robinson Crusoe’s are well prepared for their holiday adventures with a backpack filled with island survival tools, including a cap, travel mug, crayons and games.
A Kids Complete option on the kids menu offers a balanced meal to take care of daily dietary requirements, allowing parents to follow their home routine even while on holiday.
Anantara Dhigu’s family offering includes three complimentary meals a day for kids of six years and under when dining with their parents. Children aged seven to eleven enjoy a 50 percent discount on all restaurant menus, or alternatively dine from the kids menu at a set price. Infant food is also available.
One cannot live on balanced meals alone when on holiday and Anantara ensures the ultimate in food fun during the ever popular pizza cooking classes, complete with aprons and chef’s hats. But best of all, participating junior master chefs have free reign to decide which or how many toppings make for the world’s best pizza.
Kids S’mores on the beach, a traditional night time campfire treat popular in the United States and Canada, is a popular family affair where kids again take charge of deciding what’s on the menu when they roast marshmallows, add a thick layer of chocolate and sandwich it all between two pieces of ginger cookies, crackers or wheat biscuits.
At the end of another day of adventure and discovery kids’ bath time is turned into a luxuriously fun experience with their own bathrobe, slippers and bath and shower amenities.
Childcare services are also available.
Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa’s “Family Special” package affords families four nights’ accommodation in a Sunrise Beach Villa, with the option to upgrade to a Sunset Family Villa or Two Bedroom Anantara Pool Villa. Share quality time together in the world’s greatest natural paradise, with turquoise waters as your playground and rich Anantara experiences awaiting you at our Maldives family resort. Catch your first glimpses of paradise as you jet across the Indian Ocean by complimentary speedboat. Enjoy a breakfast buffet with temptations for all, before days of action packed adventure. Our younger guests are invited to cook up a storm in a special children’s culinary class, and are treated to endless ice cream treats every single day. Set out in search of dolphins dancing in the waves with an unforgettable family cruise. Dine in exclusive Anantara style with a unique Dining by Design occasion, complete with a private chef and butler in a choice of inspirational settings. Parents can also indulge in a precious evening alone, with complimentary babysitting at a time of your choosing.
Live for Family Fun in a Tropical Easter Bliss at Angsana Velavaru: A Sun-Kissed Adventure for Families
Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort in South Nilandhe Atoll, Maldives welcomes guests, especially families to indulge in the beauty of a tropical Easter celebration. The sun-soaked beaches, azure sea, and delightful surprises create the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience for every member.
On 30 March, the day begins with enchanting Bird Feeding session, Sand Sculpture display and an immersive Marine Talk, allowing guests to connect with the rich marine life surrounding the resort. As the sun sets, guests can enjoy a Sundowner to Remember at Azzurro Restaurant and Bar, Funa Restaurant or Kuredhi Pool Bar, with the mesmerising Soul Serenade from Beatus Band. Guests are invited to indulge in a delectable Mongolian Buffet Dinner at Kaani Restaurant, and cap off the night with the lively White & Green DJ Party at Kuredhi Pool Bar.
Sunday, 31 March promises a day filled with excitement, as Morning Melodies with Beatus Band sets the perfect tone for a day of Easter festivities. Guests can engage in morning Water Aerobics, participate in Palm Leaves Weaving, and contribute to marine conservation with a Coral Planting activity. The culinary delights continue with International and Pasta Buffet Dinners, offering a gastronomic journey of flavours. Cap off the evening with a Sunset Dolphin Cruise, featuring bubbly and canapés against the stunning Maldivian sunset.
Designed exclusively for children, the Ranger’s Club hosts delightful Easter-themed activities. Little ones can unleash their creativity with Easter Card Decoration and Eggs-travaganza Cookie Creativity. The Kids Mixology Session 101 adds a touch of fun. The Easter Bunny arrival on Sunday and the Egg Hunt promise excitement for the youngest members of the family.
Beyond the traditional sun, sand, and sea experience, the resort curates a list of “101 Things To Do.”
From water sports to wellness retreats and cultural excursions, guests can immerse themselves in a diverse array of activities, ensuring a holiday filled with excitement and discovery. View the complete Easter Brochure.
Part of Banyan Group, an independent, global hospitality company with purpose, Angsana Velavaru is a vibrant tropical getaway offering 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 InOcean Villas.
Escape to Angsana Velavaru this Easter for a tropical paradise celebration, where joy, sun, sea, and surprises converge to create cherished moments and lasting memories.
Visit Maldives Resort Packages & Specials | Angsana Velavaru. For further queries and reservations, contact Reservations-Velavaru@angsana.com or +960 676 8464.
JA Manafaru to host biggest ever Easter extravaganza
In anticipation for this year’s Easter celebrations, JA Manafaru has gone all out to present a festival of fun and endless entertainment for both romantic couples seeking to escape life’s rat-race and for families looking for time to connect.
Launching an unprecedented 14-day extravaganza filled with dining experiences, romantic excursions, and family-orientated activities, this northernmost remote private island is inviting guests to literally castaway to ‘Neverland’ and join in a festival of Easter magic ‘Maldivian style’.
The two-week programme is a combination of traditional Maldivian experiences, a unique culinary journey, and of course, endless engaging activities for young ones themed around the stories of Peter Pan.
With kids activities managed by the highly qualified Kids Club team, who are all accredited by the worlds’ leader in luxury resort childcare services “Worldwide Kids” organisation, parents have peace-of-mind knowing that they too can slip off to their own adult Neverland and reconnect as a couple whilst the children are professionally cared for with endless entertainment.
With over 200 activities and experiences scheduled, every day of the Easter program is broken up into storytelling memorable chapters full of entertaining fun, with full programs for adults and children from 9am until late. The extravaganza builds day-by-day acuminating in an island “Lost Tribe Fashion Show” where the little ones are the stars on Saturday the 30th March. Then for Easter Sunday, a “Golden Easter Egg Hunt with Peter and Wendy” will have one-and-all forging for the hidden treasures of JA Manafaru.
Full easter programme details can be downloaded here.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island unveils undersea academy for young ocean explorers
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has introduced the Undersea Academy, a new three-day educational journey for children aged 5-12. The programme is an exciting blend of learning and fun, designed to spark a love for the ocean among the young travellers.
The journey begins with the unveiling of oceanic wonders, where the first day features an engaging Marine Biology talk at the resort’s kids club, Majaa Explorers Hub and a mesmerising visit to the world‘s first Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, offering a glimpse into the aquatic world as the children descend five meters below the sea and discover a variety of fish swimming overhead the 180 degree acrylic dome. The adventure continues on the second day with a glass bottom boat tour. This thrilling marine expedition brings the mysteries of the deep to life, providing an up-close view of the vibrant sea life. The final day will see the young explorers put their learnings to the test in a fun and interactive session, finishing with a graduation ceremony to honor their newfound knowledge and passion for the marine world.
The Undersea Academy exemplifies the resort’s dedication to environmental education and conservation, designed to ignite passion for the new generation of ocean enthusiasts. This program presents the thrill of exploration with the delight of learning, all set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Maldives. Offered at US$150++ per child, the program runs from Monday to Wednesday at Majaa Explorers Hub until 28th February 2024. This enriching three-day experience promises to be an enriching journey into one of the world’s most exquisite locations for sea life.
Outside of the new academy, the family-friendly resort invites younger Conrad Maldives guests on further adventures, from taking part in sports and games, arts and crafts, culinary workshops, snorkelling trips and even enrol in the bubble maker class where kids get familiar with the basics of scuba diving. The resort’s Marine Biologists also holds regular talks about its coral adoption program offering the chance for younger guests to learn about the importance of corals in the ocean’s ecosystem.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island features one and two bedroom spacious beach and water villas perfect for families or for the ultimate indulgence, The MURAKA – the world’s first underwater residence. The Muraka is a unique three-bedroom, two-level residence with a master bedroom submerged over 16 feet below sea level. Above water, the residence offers living and dining areas with two bedrooms and a bathroom with an ocean-facing tub, an outdoor deck, infinity pool, and a private 24-hour butler. Down the spiral staircase or elevator guests will be greeted by the private underwater aquarium and architectural masterpiece. With a 180-degree curved acrylic dome, the master bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom and walk-in closet, and a dedicated tunnel viewing theatre.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 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.
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