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Lunar New Year Celebrations at Kuda Villingili – A Look Back

Kuda Villingili Maldives held a vibrant celebration in honor of the Lunar New Year, which ushered in the auspicious Year of the Dragon with a myriad of festive activities and experiences for guests to enjoy.

On February 10, guests indulged in an enchanting array of experiences. These experiences were designed to bring prosperity, joy, and good fortune in the Year of the Dragon.

The resort adorned captivating decorations symbolising luck and prosperity throughout its premises. Vibrant red lanterns adorned the pathways and intricate dragon motifs adorning communal spaces. The decorations at the resort created an atmosphere of excitement and celebration.

Culinary Delights and Entertainment

Guests at Kuda Villingili Maldives savored an exquisite culinary journey. The resort showcased traditional Lunar New Year delicacies alongside the resort’s signature gourmet offerings. The feast featured Chinese dishes to themed cocktails infused with festive flavours. Every dining experience delighted the senses and evoked the spirit of the season.

Guests also palso artook in a variety of immersive activities and entertainment. Traditional dragon dances, lantern-making workshops, and fortune-telling sessions, provided moments of joy and cultural enrichment for guests of all ages.

The Kuda Fiyo Kids Club at the resort resonated with joy and laughter. Organizers arranged activities such as paper plate dragon crafting, Chinese lantern making, paper plate hand fun, dragon mask creation, paper chain dragon crafting, and chase the dragon tail game to get the young guests in the mood for the Chinese New Year.

For guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort’s award-winning spa also offered a selection of Lunar New Year-inspired wellness treatments, designed to balance the body, mind, and spirit, and promote a sense of renewal and vitality for the year ahead.

At Kuda Villingili, we are committed to creating unforgettable moments for our guests, and our Lunar New Year celebrations were a testament to our dedication to providing unique and immersive experiences that resonate with travellers from around the world, says Deepa Manuel, General Manager, Kuda Villingili Maldives.

Inviting guests to embark on a memorable journey infused with the spirit of the Lunar New Year, Kuda Villingili Maldives offered adventure, romance as well as relaxation, allowing them to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in unparalleled luxury and style.

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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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