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.

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