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Festive Celebrations in Maldives Resorts You Can't Miss

Fantastical Festive Celebrations at JOALI Maldives
From grand gala dinners on Christmas Eve to fireworks on New Year's, Maldives is the best place to celebrate this festive season.

There is no more memorable place to spend the holidays with family and friends than the Maldives. Maldivian resorts go all out for the entire festive season, making sure not to leave out a single detail. From grand gala dinners on Christmas Eve to brunch and fireworks on New Year’s, the archipelago is the best place to celebrate. So relax, unwind and go with the flow of these enchanting festive celebrations.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Festive Celebrations in Maldives Resorts

From 22nd December 2021 to 7th January 2022, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience with LUX* South Ari Atoll. This festive programme captures the soul of the Indian Ocean.

This Christmas, immerse yourself in the rich art, eccentric culture and heritage of the Maldives. Talented Maldivian artists will be on hand to help you create your own masterpiece to take home; a reminder of your time in paradise with the ones you love most. The resort has something planned for everyone — couples, families, singles, and young ones.

During this festive season, the island will also be celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of the Coral Adoption programme. Guests can play a part in helping restore damaged and degraded reefs around the island by adopting and planting a coral frame.

Latino Vibes

Celebrate Christmas in splendour with Raffles Maldives Meradhoo. Each event has been branded with a cool Latino theme sure to make you want to join in the fiesta.

The world-class Cuban band Sweet Habana will be playing a range of music, from classic ’40s and ’50s tracks to modern-day salsa and hot timber. Furthermore, key highlights include a spectacular firework show, a global gourmet adventure, and fancy wine pairing dinners. Have a blast at Raffles Maldives’ Christmas extravaganza this holiday season.

Check out Raffles Maldives Meradhoo’s festive program here.

What the Dickens!

Festive Celebrations in Maldives Resorts

Guest at Amilla Maldives will be entertained by performances and workshops from 22nd December to 7th January 2022. ‘What the Dickens! An Island Christmas Carol Cabaret’ will be thrilling the crowds on Christmas Eve.

Also read: Pixie Lott Joins Amilla Maldives’ Star-Studded New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Christmas Day will be celebrated with a delicious brunch, followed by a Gala Dinner with traditional fare. After brunch, Santa will be arriving island-style to hand out gifts. Furthermore, the resort has a star-studded lineup of performers this year; headliners include British DJ Shift K3y and homegrown Maldivian talent Limestone Band.

Amilla also presents a golden opportunity for guests of all nationalities to learn about another culture. Russian guests will be treated to a visit from ‘Ded Moroz’, or Grandfather Frost, who is to arrive on New Year’s Eve with his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden.

View Amilla Maldives’ festive brochure here.

A Tropical-Chic Festive Season

Festive Celebrations in Maldives Resorts

Set in one of the Maldives’ largest crystal-clear resort lagoons, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is the ultimate destination for a picture-perfect festive holiday.

Guests here are invited to reconnect with their loved ones through fun activities such as the Perfume Master Class and the creating souvenirs at the new Sustainability Lab. Rediscover your zest for life with thrilling water activities. Rebalance the body and mind with the visiting wellness experts, and enjoy lavish festive menus created by Michelin-starred guest chefs.

To welcome 2022 in style, the resort will host a tropical-chic ’70s party. The event will feature music from the talented ABBA Tribute Band and a whole host of other sensational acts. Then, a spectacular firework show will light up the beautiful Maldivian sky as the clock turns to midnight.

View Fairmont Maldives’ festive lineup here.

Christmas in a Castle, New Year in a Beach Shack

Festive Celebrations in Maldives Resorts

The theme for this year’s Christmas a Mirihi Island Resort is ‘Christmas in a Castle’, with regal purples and glittering silver. In contrast, the theme for the New Year’s celebrations is ‘Beach Shack’, the colours being turquoise and teal.

The in-house artist will be transforming the main Dhonveli Restaurant with art pieces created especially for the events. The festivities at Mirihi include a whale shark seeker cruise, house reef discovery, chocolate tasting, a magic show, and more.

The Glamorous 70’s

Travel back in time to the Glamorous ’70s at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives. From colourful tropical escapes and the famed Maldivian white coral sands, the resort is offering an unforgettable Christmas with mouth-watering feasts.

See also: Enjoy a Warm Festive Season in the Maldives with Accor

Mövenpick has also organized an array of activities to occupy both kids and adults alike, so there is no room for boredom. The live entertainment lineup includes British DJ Paul Rees, Electric Girls Band from Poland, and the StaySee Band from Ukraine. So don your most stunning 70’s wear and party all night, every night at Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives.

Flip through Mövenpick Maldives’ festive brochure here.

Rejoice at Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives

The stylish Radisson Blu Resort Maldives has arranged a wonderful array of festivities, from family-fun Christmas to romantic New Year getaway, they have all the ingredients to suit everyone throughout the holidays.

Families and couples will enter the magical realm of Christmas in the Maldives with a Tree Lighting ceremony to the sound of joyous Christmas Carols during which eggnog, sparkling wine, and delicacies will be served. 

Ring in the New Year with the Chef’s special 2022 trending canapés at the cocktail reception, then head down for a Masquerade Countdown Party on the beach. Keeping the revelries alive on the first few days of 2022, start with a healthy brunch and wrap the festivities with an experiential wine-pairing dinner at the resort’s wine cellar, The Lab.

Fantastical Festive Celebrations

JOALI Maldives will be hosting a fantasy-world inspired three-week calendar of enchanting festive activities and joyful experiences for all ages. The paradise island will be transformed into an otherworldly playground that blends past and present, fantasy and reality.

Guests can take part in a range of traditional family experiences throughout the festive period, such as the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony; the unveiling of the culinary art-designed Gingerbread House, getting a visit from Santa Claus, JOALI style; and watching the ball drop for New Year’s Eve, welcoming 2022.

Where are you planning to visit this festive season? Book your last-minute island getaway now and welcome the new year at the sunny side of life!

Feature image by JOALI Maldives

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Here’s How Google is Making Travel More Sustainable!

Since the launch of OpenAI, We’ve all been using ChatGpt to plan our next trip. Not only does it help you plan your whole itinerary to fit your budget, but AI is also able to suggest you the hotspots to visit. Although this has been the latest buzz in the travel community, Google is set to take things up a notch as well to help you travel more sustainably. Just a few weeks ago, Google shared some exciting updates, revealing its plans to introduce some cool AI-powered features in some of its products!

If you’re planning a trip, what are some of the first things you do? Looking up the best countries to visit this summer? What are the most budget-friendly travel spots? What are the visa requirements? How can I travel more sustainably? We all go to Google to find the answers to some of these pressing travel questions. Although Google has always been a reliable source, where travellers share their top secrets, things are about to get better. As Google continues to improve its travel-friendly features, there are going to be some exciting updates to its Maps, Search, Flights as well as Hotel products. According to Skift, some of these features are going to be powered by Google’s Gemini generative AI technology.

How to Plan a Trip with Google’s Latest Updates

If you’ve been struggling to plan out your travel itinerary, Google’s latest AI-powered trip planner might be your saviour. That’s not all, Google has introduced a lot more options for travellers to enjoy!

  • Find transport alternatives with Google: With its latest expansion, travellers can find train schedules as well as ticket prices. This feature is directly linked to the search, showing the schedules and prices for 38 different countries. This includes Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK, and the U.S. Additionally you can also use this feature to look for buses. If you’re travelling to Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, the UK, or the U.S., this might come in handy!
  • Locate charging stations: As travellers choose more sustainable options, it has become increasingly important to locate the nearest charging stations. This update is built into the Maps app of electric vehicles. This update allows drivers to locate charging stations. The best part is that you can get the wait times, charging speed and reviews from other travellers. You can also turn on the new feature to spot hotels that have vehicle charging stations!
  • Calculate your Carbon Emission with Google: If you want to calculate your carbon emission, you can now also do that through Google. In addition to finding estimated emissions for flights, you can also get flight suggestions through Google’s Travel Impact Model. You can now figure out your carbon emissions through this emissions calculator!

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