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A Spring Festival in Paradise with Ritz-Carlton Maldives

A Spring Festival in Paradise
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands continues to celebrate the seasons with its Spring Festival this half-term. A multigenerational series of experiences at the resorts invites travellers to explore taste and adventure, mind and movements to inspire and nourish the soul.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Spring Festival is set to ensure a blissful transition from a season of wintering. There is something for every guest from exploring new skills, awakening their senses or re-balanceing the mind and body.

Environmental Programmes & Spa Excellence

Travellers are invited to partake in the Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment programme. Here, guests will take to the Big Blue with snorkelling and tank dives designed by its legendary namesake explorer. If fishing is more of your scene, explore the traditional Maldivian culture through fishing expeditions. Journey on a water track life-aquatic with pods of dolphins as they dance into Spring.

For mind and body, spa excellence prevails at The Ritz-Carlton Spa with Bamford. Energise, ease tension and rejuvenate with this workshop. Enjoy everything from bamboo tapping, face yoga, and gua sha massage to spa alchemy. Enjoy yoga as it gets dynamic, off the matt and up in the air with group aerial practice.

Culinary Retreats this Spring Festival

Join in at the Ritz-Carlton Maldives for a chef’s table sake dinner at IWAU honours innovative Japanese cuisine under the stars. At the resort’s Arabesque restaurant, Middle Eastern flavours are presented in an exclusive pop-up at the magical Mystiquq garden. Guests can also indulge in a lobster dinner at Twilight at the popular Beach Shack restaurant. Here, the Sunday beach barbeque with smoky flavours is complemented by crisp rosé.

For those looking to create, hands-on workshops will explore the intricacy of spring roll making and the mastery of coffee and barista skills.

Exciting Journeys for Junior Guests

Junior guests can enjoy a jamboree of activities at Ritz Kids, from garden picnics, and treasure hunts to pirate safaris. A kaleidoscope of colour bounces through the week with kite flying on the beach, piñata parties and glow-in-the-dark painting at sundown. 

As the days merge mindfully, the resort’s Defining Moment serenades the sun as it sets each day. A tribute to the cycle of nature, the signature ritual hosted at the iconic Eau Bar channels hypnotic beats of Boduberu drumming and blowing of the Sangu shell. To be enjoyed with a signature sundowner cocktail in hand and a lightness of heart.

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A Look Back at Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn’s Maldives Getaway!

Everyone’s talking about The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD, but can we talk about the iconic vacation that Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn took to the Maldives in 2020? Although the pair have parted ways since, and the Swifties got the latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, we are here to get a glimpse into their very last vacation in the Maldives.

The couple at the time, Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn jetted off to the Maldives for a romantic New Year getaway. I mean, it can’t get more romantic than the Maldives can it? Although the resort as well as the couple tried to keep the trip under-wraps, Matthew Crane revealed that the couple was vacationing at the beautiful Soneva Jani, after he accidentally performed a Taylor Swift song while she was sitting in the audience.

Where did Taylor Swift Vacation for New Years?

Soneva Jani is one of the most sought after travel destinations in the Maldives. In recent years Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk, Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson, as well as the Swift couple have visited Soneva Jani for their luxury getaway. Celebrities and travellers alike have fallen in love with this destination over the years. But what makes Soneva Jani so special compared to other Maldives resorts?

Located in Noonu Atoll, this beautiful resort has become popular due to its beautiful water villas that come with slides. The popularity of Soneva Jani is nothing new, as influencers and celebrities have been choosing this destination as their ultimate Maldives vacation spot for years. Every single water villa in Soneva Jani leads you straight from your room to the turquoise blue waters of the Maldives. And although more and more Maldives resorts have started embracing this concept, Soneva Jani is still iconic for introducing this touch to its villas.

In addition to Soneva Jani, guests can also explore Soneva Fushi as well as Soneva’s latest property Soneva Secret.

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