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