Dubai, June 24 2013: The Maldives is the ultimate destination for tropical weddings and honeymoons. Set in one of the most romantic destinations in the world, couples can get lost together as they survey miles of white sand, blue skies, and lush gardens. Against this idyllic backdrop, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli have unveiled a new ‘Hammock for Two’ honeymoon addition, designed to cultivate memories to last a lifetime.
In the southernmost part of the Maldives, 400 miles from the capital of Malé, Jumeirah Dhevanafushi is a true secret hideaway in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Offering complete seclusion in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, newly-weds can go the ‘extra mile’ to the resort for the ‘Hammock for Two’ honeymoon addition of their dreams. Offering an indulgent couple’s massage, as well as a Champagne breakfast and a four course dinner under the stars, the bespoke experience will make couples feel like there is no one else on the island when added to any stay.
Each of the 38 villas come complete with private butlers, so honeymooners can rest assured that their every wish will be catered to; from guided snorkelling tours of the reef in the crystal clear Indian Ocean, to private meals on secluded beaches. For those who want to make, or renew, their vows in paradise, dedicated wedding coordinators are also on hand to offer their support and expertise as part of the additional ‘Ultimate Wedding Day’ experience. The offer includes a Master of Ceremonies to lead the service and traditional Bodu Beru drummers for a traditional Maldivian flavour, as well as complimentary Champagne, a Wedding Cake and a candlelit dinner to ensure a day to remember.
Alternatively, honeymooners looking to enjoy personalised luxury closer to Malé can opt for Jumeirah Vittaveli, just a 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport. Far from the clutches of stressful city life, Jumeirah Vittaveli is nestled in a spot of outstanding sophistication, with every detail of a stay meticulously crafted to excite and indulge.
The ‘Ultimate Wedding Day’ experience is also available at Jumeirah Vittaveli, allowing couples to exchange vows with the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean, as they feel the traditional beat of the Bodu Beru. Whether a simple ceremony for two or a gala affair with loved ones, couples will have a pre-wedding meeting with the wedding coordinator to ensure their day is as they dreamed of. There is also the unique option to choose the exact location of the wedding ceremony, ensuring each ceremony will be personalised. Following the vows, a decorated wedding-buggy will carry the newlyweds back to the villa to enjoy VIP amenities and a romantic bath and bed decoration.
All villas, complete with private swimming pools and private beach access, make for the perfect setting to enjoy the ‘Hammock for Two’ addition. Enjoy discrete luxury service against a backdrop of incredible ocean views and, for a taste of adventure, take time to wander along sea facing trails of unsurpassed beauty. The 5-star dive centre is a veritable hive of activity for canoeing, windsurfing and diving in one of the world’s most incredible coral reefs. A tandem bicycle – made for two – will allow newlyweds to explore the winding lanes of the island, which mirror the aesthetic of a traditional Maldivian village. At every turn, unbeatable hospitality and five-star amenities combine to capture the very essence of indulgence.
The ‘Hammock for Two’ addition is available to enhance any booked stay from June 2013, for 1000 USD at Jumeirah Vittaveli or 1500 USD at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi. The ‘Ultimate Wedding Day’ package is priced from 700 USD at both resorts.
For bookings and enquiries please contact:
Email: JDMreservations@jumeirah.com or JVMreservations@jumeirah.com
Tel: +960 682 8800/ +960 665 8111
Notes to Editors:
The ‘Hammock for Two’ Honeymoon Addition includes:
- Four course candlelit dinner on the beach with a bottle of Champagne
- One hour couple’s signature massage at Talise Spa/in villa
- Private Champagne breakfast in your villa (advance reservation required)
- A romantic bath per stay prepared by Talise Spa
- Celebratory cake
- Late checkout (subject to availability)
- Complimentary return speed boat transfers (minimum stay four nights)
- Package is available as an addition to any booked stay in any villa category from June
- Available for 1000 USD at Jumeirah Vittaveli or 1500 USD at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi
The ‘Ultimate Wedding Day’ Experience includes:
- A dedicated area for the wedding ceremony with wedding set-up
- A Master of Ceremonies
- Wedding cake
- Complimentary one bottle of champagne for a wedding toast
- Bridal bouquet and Grooms boutonniere
- Wedding certificate
- Wedding gift
- Romantic bath and bed decoration
- VIP amenities in the villa
- Traditional Bodu Beru drummers
- Decorated wedding buggy
- Additions available from Wedding Menu at extra cost
About Jumeirah Dhevanafushi:
Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, nestled in the Maldives, redefines notions of paradise with stunning geographical appeal and complete seclusion in the southernmost Gaafu Alifu Atoll. With only 39 exclusive villas, both beach and water based, all come with private butler and private pools to ensure a uniquely private and personalised experience. A short boat ride away from the Main Island lies a separate water village of ‘The Ocean Pearls’; 16 overwater villas perched on platforms overlooking the iridescent ocean, complete with own fine-dining restaurant and team of private butlers. Jumeirah Dhevanafushi also benefits from two further restaurants and a bar, as well as a breath-taking over-water Talise Spa and gym, two shared pools, and an expert yoga master. A host of water-sports ensures guests have immediate access of one of the best reefs in the Maldives.
About Jumeirah Vittaveli:
A 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport brings you to Jumeirah Vittaveli. Whether for an intimate escape or an indulgent family retreat, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Whether beach-side or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters. An inspirational Spa, a well-equipped overwater gymnasium, a children's club and 5 star PADI dive centre mean guests are always able to try something new.
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
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