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Events in the Maldives

Celebrate 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 fragile 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, admire our Art of Poi Fire Dance, then listen to the resident band Simeon & Eva, before you start a beach party with DJ Eva.



  • February 14: Valentine's Day
    Whisk your loved one away to a tropical island and stay in our exclusive Private Ocean Retreats, 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.

  • February 15: Chinese New Year's Eve
    Usher in the year of the dog in the Maldives and take your whole family for a joyful Lunar New Year celebration, with traditional lion dance, Art of Poi fire dance, delicious Chinese dishes and more.



  • March 2: 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 8: International Women's Day
    Today, 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 dessert created especially for this day.

  • 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 24: Earth Hour
    Join us for a celebration of Mother Earth, as we switch off all non-essential lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Special candle light dinners will be available to celebrate this occasion on our soft sandy beaches.



  • April 1: Easter
    Each year, the Easter bunny makes a special visit to Jumeirah Vittaveli, and this year, celebrations will evolve around 'Circus! Circus!' Colourful decorations will paint a cheerful mood, while 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 admire the Art of Poi fire dance, resident live band, and more.

  • 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.



  • Ramadan
    During this holy month of fasting, Jumeirah Vittaveli will arrange special Iftar buffets at Samsara and 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.

  • June 5 & 8: World Environment Day & World Oceans 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 and everyone will get a chance to plant their own coral as they contribute their part to preserving our oceans.

  • Eid al-Fitr
    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 that lasts into the early morning hours.



  • 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.



  • Eid al-Adha
    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. 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 this year's 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
    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, this year's Diwali 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, over traditional Christmas Day brunch, your culinary senses will be delighted at the variety of exquisite creations our Chefs will magically conjure up. 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 gazing in awe at the explosion in the sky of our massive firework at midnight.


Contact us for any further details on our schedule of events:

Telephone: +960 664 2020


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