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Soak into 'Imaginarium' with Kandima Maldives

Soak into 'Imaginarium' with Kandima Maldives
Kicking off this December, Kandima Maldives will transform into a spectacular Imaginarium for its guests this festive season,

Kicking off this December, Kandima Maldives will transform into a spectacular Imaginarium for guests. Kandima, the game-changing resort with a passion for being anything but ordinary is fulfilling everyone’s wildest dreams. Kandima presents the very kool festive theme ‘Imaginarium’ for all its guests this season. The festivities have been designed to stimulate the senses and ignite guests’ creative fantasies yet again. There is a two-week-long schedule of creative activities, performances and imagination infused art installations for guests at Kandima Maldives

A Kandima Christmas

Soak into 'Imaginarium' with Kandima Maldives

Everyone’s invited to take part in Kandima’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the 22nd of December. Kandima’s Breeze Beach will be transformed into a tree lighting extravaganza, with decorations, creative tropical lights, and singing Christmas carols. On Christmas Day itself, forget the city grotto and line up for a photoshoot with Santa! With an in-house photographer to capture memories, everyone can put down their screens and relish the stunning Maldivian sunsets. For the Christmas day buffet, expect delicious menus serving classic Christmas dishes with a Maldivian twist. Fresh seafood and accompanying imaginative cocktails and bubblies will whet your appetite with live music to enjoy whilst dining. Try five eccentric chocolate flavours curated by the pastry chefs all available at the kool food retail outlets.

Endless Entertainment

Kandima has music and dancing to everyone’s taste from day to night to mark your perfect Maldivian festive holiday. From bands such as Nothing but Hits to globally renowned DJs like Tanya Vie and famous children’s entertainer Mr Marvel. With 10 unique dining choices, from restaurants and bars, Kandima is the best place to keep the party going. 

The oh-so-kool resort will be throwing a festive bash on Christmas Eve before Christmas day. But the party doesn’t stop there. The next day brings on a retro party before a big adults-only white party at the Forbidden Bar on the 28th. Oh, but don’t let the name fool you — nothing is forbidden at Kandima! The resort has thought of every generation. With pool parties, guest football matches, kids crab hunts and karaoke at the island so parents can enjoy themselves without worrying about the kids.

The big entertainment kicks off with the official launch of the Imaginarium soon after Christmas. This is when the island transforms into a new world of fantasies! From the Kula Run and art illustrations to the super kool entertainment with fireworks to bring in the New Year! Maritime imaginers and adrenaline chasers will be delighted to discover a calendar of paddleboard races, water volleyball, night snorkelling, dolphin cruises and diving with Santa!

Arts, Crafts & K’reativity

Soak into 'Imaginarium' with Kandima Maldives

The Imaginarium theme will see Kandima’s extraordinary DELI transformed into a ‘DELI Of Illusions’. Here, guests will have the chance to experience the entertaining illustrations while they sip their kool-coffees and get creative at the nearby spaces. The facilities include a Tattoo Parlour, resin art painting, Kocktail creation masterclasses. Alternatively, enjoy a wellness-filled vacation at the resort’s esKape Spa to relax your imaginative soul.

Guests are also invited to join the resident artist for painting sessions at the Kula Art Studio. Then, take a moment of peace to marvel at the work of talented local artists at the Aroma Cafe’.  And for anyone looking to keep fit during the festivities, join the endless sports activities. This includes football matches for the guests. Additionally, guests of all ages can take part in the KULA Colour Run; an epic trail that sees guests run through clouds of colour as they explore one of Maldives’ longest stretches of beach.

A New Year Like No Other at Kandima

Welcome 2022 with tasty treats at the two expansive all-day diners Zest, Flavour, as well as other fine dining restaurants, offing a worldly New Year’s Eve selection. Think of a world of choices. From the freshest seafood to the choicest of meats or the Asian delicacies to the mouth-watering delicious desserts – there is something for everyone’s palate.

After dinner, start the new year by having a blast at the party, with live entertainment all night long. The oh-so bedazzling fireworks display will make for a NYE for the books. An unforgettable night of fun fit for the imagination, but in the real world. The day after, guests can soothe aching heads with an indulgent New Year brunch, an intimate floating breakfast or lunch in your private villa. Or, plan a castaway island experience for the family or simply soak up the sun as you discover the incredible house reef.

With great accommodation options for every type of traveller and enough space to discover something new each day, Kandima is the fail-safe recipe for escapism this winter. After months of stunted summer plans, it’s the perfect time to start a tropical tradition of Christmas in paradise. The Imaginarium New Year is sure to give you that rush. You will find your imagination ignited at Kandima this festive season.

Feature image by Kandima Maldives

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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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