ExperiencesA Christmas beach adventure

Why not swap snow for sun and enjoy age-old festive traditions in a balmier setting? Read on for reasons to spend Christmas with Jumeirah Vittaveli

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What comes to mind when you picture a traditional Christmas? Clear blue skies, sparkling frost, powder-white snow and a crisp coldness. But what if you swapped the frost for sea, snow for sand and cold for a core-warming heat. Christmas in the Maldives offers an idyllic escape and at Jumeirah Vittaveli, the festive season promises to be an unforgettable extravaganza. From Santa’s arrival by Jet Ski to a glittering New Year’s Eve banquet, discover the unforgettable Christmas beach adventure we have in store this year.

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Spectacular celebrations

This Christmas Bolifushi Island will be transported back to the roaring twenties with a glamorous Great Gatsby theme. Guests are invited to don their finest tuxedos and shimmering flapper dresses and embrace the Jazz Age’s vibes amid ornate black and gold decorations across the resort. Guests will also be delighted by exciting performances taking place over the holiday season, from Charleston dances and contemporary ballet to tumbling acrobat displays and illusionist tricks. What’s more, to get you in the seasonal swing, our in-house choir will serenade guests with classic carols.  

 

Sumptuous seasonal wining and dining

‘Tis the season to indulge and Christmas is a culinary spectacular at Jumeirah Vittaveli. Festive romance is written in the stars at Cyan with its Champagne Wishes & Caviar Dreams experience, which includes a bottle of champagne and selection of caviars at sunset for couples. The night before the big day, dine overwater at fine French restaurant Fenesse courtesy of its elegant nine-course Christmas Eve menu.

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On Christmas Day you can feast on the extensive Christmas dinner buffet at Samsara. Including traditional hams, turkey, suckling pig alongside off-the-boat seafood, including fresh lobster, crabs, and tiger prawns, it’s a dinner to remember. For that winter-warming taste of Christmas, Samsara hosts daily mulled wine tastings, while at B4R you can sip and savour the 12 Gins of Christmas while you sit back overlooking the shimmering cerulean waters of the Indian Ocean.

Fabulous family festivities

Each Christmas at Jumeirah Vittaveli Santa Claus swaps his sleigh for a Jet Ski. Arriving over the waves, he makes a very important pit stop to deliver gifts for children at the Kudi Koli Kids Club. There’s plenty of magic for children in store, with arts, crafts and treasure hunts galore. Little guests will adore the Christmas tree hand painting and Christmas wind chime making workshops as well as embarking on a fun Christmas Stocking Hunt. To round the entertainment off, kids can showcase their star potential at the Kuda Koli Talent Show.

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Seasonal sustainability

Sustainability is critical to our ethos of caring for the planet and this year guests can get involved with our Save the Corals initiative. Alongside Santa’s helpers, you’ll be part of our coral planting programme or New Year/New Coral adoption programme.

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Welcome the new year in style

As dazzling fireworks illuminate the skies, reflecting on the tranquil lagoon below, the Maldives is one of the most magical places to ring in the new year. Before the clock strikes twelve, our Ice Ice Maybe rink turns into the ultimate party hotspot with a vodka bar, Champagne tower and DJ spinning up-tempo beats. While at Samsara, a magnificent New Year’s Eve banquet includes seafood straight from the ocean, suckling pig and international cuisines from the world over. Welcome in 2020 properly the day after with delicious herbaceous New Year’s Day cocktails at B4R.