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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!