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Festive Holiday Season At Kandooma Maldives

Festive Holiday Season At Kandooma Maldives
Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives, the winner of the most awards at Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge in 2016

Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives, the winner of the most awards at Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge 2016 for two consecutive years in a row has announced their Christmas and New Year celebration plans. The resort’s culinary team has come up with special festive menus for a splendid Gala dinner.

The resort staff, feeling the excitement of the festive season has prepared in order to bring out the true festive spirit for their guests. Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives has arranged various celebrations such as brunches and cooking classes. Guests can expect an exciting unique experience packed full of extraordinary memories with Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives’ “Stay Festive” events these holidays. The events introduce a series of interactive activities fit for parents and children to enjoy.

For seafood lovers, The Kitchen is hosting ‘Lobster and Crab Extravaganza’. Families can work beside award winning chefs to create their own 3-course lunch. A night of Maldivian Feast to orient guests to local food and traditions while a festive buffet is available at Kandooma Café.

The honeymooners and couples can unwind and enjoy with a cocktail along with live musical performances by the talented duo; Gemma and Tony. Get into the groove at the all-night party with beats from DJ Abee, Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives’ resident DJ.

To celebrate the second anniversary of the Kandoo Kids Club, the resort has come up with a variety of activities for their young guests. One of them being Santa Claus comes to Maldives as he visits Kandooma Island.

The rich waters of Maldives hold a treat for guests as a sensational two-day scheduled dive is set up to see the marine life around the island. The resort’s General Manager, Joseph Della Gatta will be joining this diving expedition.

As a treat for New Year, Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives invites everyone for a once in a lifetime ‘Carnival Party’. Dust off your dancing shoes and grab a mask in a unique New Year celebration event.

Other celebratory events include the Russian Christmas holiday on the 7th of January 2017.

“Friends and families are all welcome to our little paradise island KANDOOMA. And our ultimate goal especially this festive season is to give you something extra out of your holidays and that is to ensure you get the best experience ever”, said Joseph Della Gatta, Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives, General Manager.

 ‘Stay Festive’ deal is available for stays between 1st of December 2016 to 31st of January 2017. The programs for ‘Stay Festive’ starts on 22nd of December 2016.

To book the “Stay Festive” package, guests can call +960 6640511 or email

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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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