Celebrate the festive season in a Tropical winter wonderland, ring in the new year on the beach, dine with your loved one on a deserted stretch of beach, hunt for Easter eggs in the sand, or observe World Ocean’s Day and Earth Hour in one of the most peaceful environments on earth. Experience all this and more at Jumeirah Vittaveli Maldives.
We celebrate a host of events throughout the year, including:
January 6: Orthodox Christmas Eve
Enjoy a lavish buffet gala dinner at Samsara Beach, then listen to our resident band, before you start a beach party with DJ tunes.
February 4: Chinese New Year's Eve
Usher in the year of the pig in the Maldives and take your whole family for a joyful Lunar New Year celebration, with traditional lion dance, delicious Chinese dishes and more.
February 14: Valentine's Day
Whisk your loved one away to a tropical island and stay in our exclusive Private Ocean Retreats with Slides, free standing in the lagoon. Romantic dinner events include dining on the beach in seats and table that are carved from sand and surrounded by atmospheric lantern and candle light or a set menu at romantic overwater Fenesse. A surprise dessert will round off the evening.
March 8: International Women's Day
On this day, we celebrate all women who have had the courage in the face of adversity to speak up and step up, and we honour all women who continue to make our lives special each and every day. A performance of a local female artist showcases the creativity and energy of women in the Maldives, while all our female guests will be honoured with a special surprise.
March 21: Holi
Mark this fun festival of colours in the Maldives with a special buffet at Samsara, beach game competitions and a host of family activities at Kuda Koli Kids Club.
March 21: Nouruz, Persian New Year
Every year to mark the Spring Equinox in our own special way, the resort brings Nouruz to life in the Maldives. From our own Haft Seen, to a special buffet at Samsara featuring traditional dishes like Sabzi Polo, Kooloocheh, and Baqlava, the hosts will be dressed in traditional attire as well as music and decor in theme with the celebrations.
March 30: Earth Hour
Join us for a celebration of Mother Earth, as we switch off all non-essential lights from 20:30 to 21:30. Special candle light dinners will be available to celebrate this occasion on our soft sandy beaches.
April 21: Easter
Each year, the Easter bunny makes a special visit to Jumeirah Vittaveli, where colourful decorations will paint a cheerful mood. Children are invited to join our Kuda Koli Kids Club in a fun Easter egg hunt, snack on bright green or pink cotton candy and lollipops, and join their parents for a lavish Easter feast at Samsara Beach in the night, where they can listen to our resident live band, and more. Don't miss out on savouring a curated wine dinner prepared by London HIDE's Michelin-starred Chef Ollie Dabbous who will be in residency from 19 April to 24 April.
April 22: Earth Day
Join the resort team in celebrating this global awareness day with a number of eco-friendly activities. We will come together to plant coconut palm trees, clean the lagoon, and remember how important it is to take care of the fragile environment around us.
During this holy month of fasting, Jumeirah Vittaveli will arrange special Iftar buffets at Samsara. Sohour menus will be available for in-villa dining, serving dates, watermelon, and traditional Arabic meals after sunset.
June 1: International Children's Day
Join us in celebrating the next generation, with fun games at the Kuda Koli Kids Club. We will also have a special children's buffet at Samsara including cotton candy, popsicles, lollipops, and other kids favourites.
We will celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan with a lavish Eid buffet for our guests. Bring your family and spend some quality time together at Jumeirah Vittaveli. The evening festivities will end in a DJ beach party.
June 5 and 8: World Environment Day and World Ocean’s Day
We invite guests to join us for a coral planting session. Our Resident Marine Biologist will educate attendees on the threats our oceans face and our efforts to counteract them at Jumeirah Vittaveli. A snorkelling excursion along the housereef will show guests our existing coral nurseries. Everyone will also get a chance to plant their own coral as they contribute their part to preserving our oceans.
July 26: Maldives Independence Day
A proud and independent country since 1965, this is one of the grandest celebrations in the Maldives. We will join in the festivities with a special Maldivian Day, including Bodu Beru performances, local artist shows and a special Maldivian buffet at Samsara.
We celebrate this day in true Maldivian style, with a traditional oversized whale made in hundreds of hours of delicate handy work from palm leaves. A big parade through the resort, and a showcase of local games, cuisine and customs complete the day. A delicious buffet will await guests at Samsara for Eid al-Adha, followed by a beach party to celebrate this joyous occasion. Children can join our Kuda Koli Kids Club team and have a henna tattoo applied, fly a kite or colour some intricate mandalas.
September 27: World Tourism Day
Join us to celebrate World Tourism Day. Each year, this day stands under a special motto, and we will arrange activities to support awareness of the positive impact tourism can have on surrounding communities.
October 1: Chinese National Day / Golden Week
Spend your Golden Week holidays in the Maldives and treat your family to a tropical island vacation. Special Chinese menus will be on offer at Samsara as well as our a la carte restaurants Fenesse and MU Grill throughout the week.
October 31: Halloween
Dare to be scared! The Kuda Koli Kids Club will surprise guests with their annual haunted house where ghosts and witches lurk behind every corner, and a cemetery walk will make you shudder. A creative buffet display will delight guests young at heart, with icy witches, mummy dogs, ghost cookies and more.
November 7: Diwali (Dates are subject to change)
Celebrate the festival of lights with your family at Jumeirah Vittaveli and admire our colourful Rangoli display, created by our chefs in traditional Indian style. Indulge in a delicious Diwali buffet at Samsara - with a range of vegetarian dishes, several live counters and an array of delicious Indian sweet delicacies on offer, for a Diwali that will be one to cherish and remember.
December 2: UAE National Day
As Jumeirah is a brand that was born in the United Arab Emirates, we invite you to celebrate our heritage and join us for a Guest Cocktail at B4R, followed by a special buffet evening at Samsara. All guests will receive a surprise turn-down amenity to honour this special day.
December 24-26: Christmas
The festive season at Jumeirah Vittaveli is a spectacular event each year. From opulent gala buffets to traditional Christmas Day brunch, your culinary senses will be delighted at the variety of exquisite creations our chefs bring to the table. Santa Claus will make a grand entrance on December 25 to bring goodies for all children, and a Christmas Choir will sing traditional carols to enchanted guests.
December 31: New Year's Eve
Ring in the New Year in style at Jumeirah Vittaveli. Choose a lavish set menu at one of our a la carte restaurants or join us at Samsara Beach for a gala dinner, admire live acts and entertainment, followed by a DJ beach party and make your New Year resolutions while witnessing the firework at midnight.
For more information, please contact us:
Telephone: +960 664 2020