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Vakkaru Maldives Hosts Charity Dinner Supporting Australian Bushfire Crisis

Vakkaru Maldives has pledged its support for the Australian bushfire crisis by hosting a charity dinner in order to raise funds for Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES). 

Guests were invited to the charity dinner at Vakku Grill, the resort’s signature restaurant on the beach. The set menu was inspired by Australia’s food culture and curated by the General Manager Nicholas Mason, Executive chef Prasong Taochan and Sommelier Stefanie Wiesner. 

We’re located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve here in Baa Atoll, so we understand the importance and fragility of healthy ecosystems. It’s heartbreaking to see so many injured animals and such widespread loss of life and natural habitat.”

Nicholas Mason stated

The charity dinner took place on 11th January 2020.The set menu for the night included braised pork belly with vegemite sauce, grilled Australian black angus beef tenderloin and Tasmanian salmon couscous, chai cake for the main course as well as choices of pavlova and lamington for dessert. Wine pairing was also a part of the evening with some of Australia’s finest wines chosen by Stefanie Wiesner.

All the funds raised will be donated to WIRES in order to help all the animals affected by the bushfire and to ensure they receive the best of care. 

Vakkaru Maldives is a 30-minute seaplane journey away from Velana International Airport. The lush green island features luxurious villas and suites, five restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar and an over water spa. Guests can enjoy the thrill of exciting water sports at the Splash Water Sports and dive center as well as engage in sports at the sports fields at Vakkaru Maldives. 

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Earth Week at Oaga Art Resort: Connect with the Beauty of Nature

Oaga Art Resort is getting ready to celebrate Earth Week with Nature's Embrace!

Oaga Art Resort is dedicating a week to connecting with the beauty and wonder of the planet! In celebration of Earth Week, the resort is curating a programme with meaningful experiences and deep appreciation for the Earth from March 21st to 27th, 2024.

Earth Week Specials at Oaga Art Resort

On March 21st, the resort will celebrate Poetry Day to unwind with Earth-inspired creativity. Start your day with a poetic breakfast, followed by a lunchtime fusion of traditional Maldivian Boduberu beats and poetry called ‘Farihi’. As the sun goes down, guests are invited to enjoy poetry reading and a captivating performance by local duo ‘Something Lovely’.

On March 22nd, guests can enjoy a Boduberu jam session at lunch. As the nighttime falls, witness the artistry of a sand artist as they create their magic on the Raa Baa deck.

On March 23rd, Connect with Nature in a mindful way. As part of the Earth Hour, a candlelit Earth meditation and Sound healing session will be hosted. Guests can also savour a delicious Earth-conscious buffet and enjoy unplugged music around a bonfire! Additionally, a special coral planting cocktail will take place at sunset. At this event, guests can also help plant 60+ coral frames in Oaga’s reef nursery. The project is carried out in partnership with Coralive, aiming to completely resort to the house reef by 2028.

Celebrate Holi with an Eco Twist on March 25th. Create stunning sand mandalas and participate in the traditional Full Moon ritual. Oaga Art Resort will also be hosting a glow-in-the-dark Holi Full moon party with minimal lighting!

Reflect and reminisce under the stars on March 26th. Cuddle up for a captivating movie night! The Grand Finale, with World Theatre Day will be hosted on March 27th. The resort will be hosting a puppet show in addition to live performances by the Sky Rock band. End the night with a special Earth-themed solo performance at the Kaa Kada dinner in celebration of World Theatre Day.

Earth Week and so Much More!

Guests are welcome to enjoy these activities and so much more at Oaga. The resort is all about fun, creative and new experiences. The Earth Week celebrations are weaved into the activities throughout Oaga Art Resort during this period. Oaga Art Resort is the perfect spot for an all-inclusive getaway. The Greatest All-inclusive plan redefines your resort experience!

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