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Holiday Season Of Fire And Ice – Festivities At Jumeirah Vittaveli

Holiday Season Of Fire And Ice - Festivities At Jumeirah Vittaveli
this year Jumeirah Vittaveli plans a ‘Fire and Ice’ themed fiasco. Exciting live entertainment, exquisite gala dinners for all ages

In celebration of the holiday season, this year Jumeirah Vittaveli plans a ‘Fire and Ice’ themed fiasco. Exciting live entertainment, exquisite gala dinners and excess variety for guests of all ages! Festivities will commence on 22nd December and will happen throughout until the Russian holiday on the 6th of January 2017.

Jumeirah Vittaveli has constituted a ‘Festive Island Celebration Offer’ that incorporate live acts including a modern string trio ensemble, cabaret performances, belly dancers, DJs and a live band! The offer comes with a complimentary luxury catamaran for guests who book five or more nights.

Events will begin on the 22nd of December with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Live acts will recur consecutively over the whole duration of the season, keeping the festive spirit up. Entertainment is set for all types of guests, families or even couples can enjoy the delights of the string band, have a dance off to the DJ’s set moods on the beach, admire the creativity of the resort’s resident sand artist as the holiday themed sand images and sculptures are displayed, or for the thrill loving guests, watching the fire dancers perform the Art of Poi with flames dancing in the air.

A special treat for the younger guests would be Santa visiting to deliver their presents. The children’s ‘Kuda Koli Kids Club’ on the island have organized a number of holiday related activities such as the Kuda Koli Olympics or building a festive tree using ice cones! The end of the year 2016 will come to a draw with a spectacular firework display and a picture perfect New Year’s day in the Maldives.

There are a variety of exclusive culinary treats available during these holidays too. The exotic assortments include the world’s three best black caviars (Beluga, Ossetra and Sevruga), a selection of fine oysters (such as; Belon Oysters from France, Gallway Oysters from Ireland & Tsarskaya Oysters from Cancale, Northern France) and fresh White Alba Truffle shaved onto gourmand’s plates by the chef at Fenesse himself. Guests can further indulge themselves in exotic delicacies such as Wagyu grade 9++ Marble beef, Kangaroo tenderloin and even crocodile tail at MU Grill. The main restaurant, Samsara will be serving venison filet, petit tournedos of turkey, rabbit soup, baby Barramundi, and traditional steamed pudding. As a specialty for the children, there will be Santa lollipops, gingerbread cookies, and chocolate puzzles.

The festivities will draw to an end on the 6th of January where they will celebrate Russian Christmas. As traditions go, on 31st December ‘Father Frost’ visits the children along with his partner Snegurochka. Other celebrations for this holidays will include a spectacular fire show, live dance performances, LED dance and a beach party.

Jumeirah Vittaveli’s General Manager, Amit Majumder said “This year our loyal guests can enjoy family friendly activities, romantic dining experiences and lavish gala dinners, all set in a tropical island that promises to mesmerize guests with the fire and ice theme. Anyone looking for a detox can also book a specially tailored programed by Talise Spa. “

“Active guests can try pedal boats, stand-up paddle board competitions, or charter their own luxury yacht for an adventure on the sea, courtesy of Best Dives. The Dive Center will also initiate the resort’s first coral adoption program through which guests can actively contribute to the maintenance and protection of the beautiful coral reefs of the Maldives.”

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The Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of luxury resorts invites families to embark on an unforgettable journey. With these exclusive ‘Ultimate Family Summer Getaway’ packages, families can immerse themselves in the harmonious blend of opulence and natural beauty. Guests can explore this package at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, and JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa. Embrace luxury island living in any of the resort’s two or three-bedroom overwater and beach pool villas, providing guests with 24-hour personalized signature ‘Aris Meeha’, St. Regis Butlers, and ‘Thakuru’ butler services that cater to their every need.  

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is applicable for stays until September 30, 2024, when kids under 12 can dine and stay for free. Benefits include daily breakfasts and dinners, a welcome amenity for kids, complimentary access to the kids club, and a host of specially curated experiences to create cherished memories for a lifetime.

Family Fun Getaway at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands unveils its exclusive summer program. The resort invites families to embrace the island life against the backdrop of the mesmerizing Indian Ocean. The resort’s thoughtful curation entices guests with transformative travel experiences. Guests can explore epicurean journeys with Michelin-starred guest chefs to wellness retreats guided by leading names. Additionally, guests can also go on adventurous surfing retreats with surf icons.

Exploring Culinary Journeys at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

Families can embark on a gastronomic journey, enjoying a Michelin-starred dining experience at the resort. From July 31 to August 1, Chef Bruno Verjus will bring a taste of his two-star Michelin Parisian restaurant Table by Bruno Verjus to the Beach Shack. He will also offer an exclusive masterclass for guests. From August 10 to 11, Chef Pam Soontornyanakij, Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024 and chef-patron of the one-Michelin-star Restaurant Potong, will present a bespoke menu. Guests can explore her progressive Thai-Chinese cuisine at the Summer Pavilion.

Healing Journey this Summer

In a ‘Summer of Renewal,’ celebrity healer Susy Markoe Schieffelin will lead her signature sound baths. Guests can explore this experience under the Maldivian skies from July 19 to 23. Renowned practitioner Abi Adams will also guide guests through emotional and hormonal balance journeys. Abi will be using breath, meridian dancing and yoga from August 15 to 19. Last but not least, Surf enthusiasts can learn to master the four most popular waves in the North Malé Atoll. The resort is bringing championship surf heroes Nic von Rupp from June 8 to 11 and Victor Bernardo from July 3 to 6. 

Something Exciting for the Young Explorers

Young explorers from ages 4 to 12 can ignite their imaginations at Ritz Kids and learn about marine life, nature and sustainability. Young guests can go on an adventure with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program. Children can dive into the action at Ritz Kids, a futuristic indoor-outdoor haven filled with interactive playgrounds, napping pods, cinematic movie experiences, and an adrenaline-pumping pool complete with slides and jets.  

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package, guests can savour daily breakfasts at La Locanda, dinners at Summer Pavilion, Arabesque, Beach Shack, or EAU Bar, and a special welcome amenity for kids. Families can choose from elegantly designed villas including Two Bedroom Water or Beach Pool Villas, or elevate their stay at The Ritz-Carlton Estate, a private beach residence with its own exclusive cove and sunset views.

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Ultimate Summer Escape at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort 

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, situated on a private natural island in one of the destination’s most exclusive atolls, welcomes families for a luxurious summer getaway in the Maldives. Guests can explore the breathtaking surroundings, complemented by the resort’s distinctive design inspired by nearby marine life, including the atoll’s house reef. Along with The St. Regis Butler Service – a hallmark of the brand’s commitment to excellence – a dedicated St. Regis Butler is available to curate tailored experiences and meet every need of the guests. 

Exploring the Local Culture

Families can delve into local culture with thrilling expeditions on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni, from dolphin sightings to sunset fishing. The resort also offers marine conservation experiences through unique interactive classes and activities for both children and adults with the resident Marine Biologist. Adults can revel in luxurious amenities and exquisite dining experiences, while young travellers will find an abundance of excitement on the island. At the resort’s dedicated Children’s Club, children aged 4 to 12 can partake in yoga classes, painting, origami, and other creative crafts. Kid-friendly snacks and refreshing juices are available from the private dining menu. For teens ages 16 and older, the Socialite Club boasts an open-door recreation area with a variety of entertainment, including table tennis, foosball, billiards, and air hockey, as well as video and board games.

Families booking the ‘Ultimate Family Summer Escape’ package will enjoy a range of exclusive benefits, including a special welcome amenity for kids, daily breakfasts at ALBA, dinners at select restaurants, kid-sized luxuries like robes and treats, and complimentary access to the resort’s dedicated Children’s Club. Guests can choose from a variety of elegantly designed villas set amidst lush forest surroundings or with breathtaking ocean views, including the award-winning John Jacob Astor Estate, Caroline Astor Estate, Knickerbocker Villa, or Cesar Balsa Villa each featuring family-friendly amenities such as private plunge pools and state-of-the-art entertainment systems.

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Tropical Summer Fun at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa 

Nestled on Vagaru Island overlooking the azure waters of Shaviyani Atoll in the Maldives, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa invites guests to its multi-generational luxury resort for an immersive and eco-friendly holiday experience. Families can bask in the unspoiled beauty of the island’s pristine white beach, savour diverse dining experiences, and embark on daily excursions for diving, snorkelling, dolphin watching, and sunset fishing to explore the vibrant marine life. 

FAMiLY by JW™ Little Griffins Kids Club

Travelling with children is now even easier with FAMiLY by JW™ Little Griffins Kids Club. The club provides a captivating and educational environment for young adventurers on Vagaru Island. The club runs over 100 activities. This ranges from arts and crafts to cooking classes. Some of these activities are specially designed for the whole family to enjoy.

Fine Dining Experiences

Fine dining experiences can be elevated through bespoke destination dining services. This ranges from in-villa barbecue dinners and traditional Maldivian Malafaaiy dinners on the beach to a sublime eight-course interactive Indian fusion dinner in the hidden oasis of RIHA. The resort’s sustainability efforts are centred on the vibrant JW Garden, which sources fresh produce for creative cuisine. The JW Garden to Table concept celebrates locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a farm-to-table experience for eco-conscious travellers. This summer, guests can delight in a new vegan menu with innovative plant-based dishes. Explore dishes crafted from homegrown JW Garden ingredients, emphasizing sustainability and wellness.

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can immerse themselves in luxurious island living. Guests can explore the modern and spacious Duplex Overwater or Beach Pool Villa. Each of these villas features private pools and personalized Thakuru butler service. The package includes daily breakfasts at Aailaa and a choice between daily lunches or dinners at select restaurants. Additionally, guests will receive a welcome amenity for kids, a one-time 30-minute complimentary photography session. You can also get one printed photo and complimentary usage of non-motorized watersports throughout their stay.

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