Enjoy complimentary luxury catamaran transfers when five nights or more are booked
Maldives, 7 December 2016: Celebrate the festive season at Jumeirah Vittaveli this year and enjoy spectacular live entertainment, lavish gala dinners and plenty of activities to keep the children entertained. Events will start on 22 December when the resort’s annual surprise festive tree is unveiled and will conclude on 6 January with the Russian festive celebration.
The resort’s Festive Island Celebration Offer includes complimentary luxury catamaran transfers when five or more nights are booked. Guests can enjoy live acts including a modern string trio ensemble, cabaret performances, belly dancers, DJ nights and a live band.
Amit Majumder, General Manager, Jumeirah Vittaveli, said: “This year our loyal guests can enjoy family friendly activities, romantic dining experiences and lavish gala dinners, all set in a tropical island that promises to mesmerise guests with the fire and ice theme. Anyone looking for a detox can also book a specially tailored programme by Talise Spa. “
“Active guests can try pedal boats, stand-up paddle board competitions, or charter their own luxury yacht for an adventure on the sea, courtesy of Best Dives. The Dive Centre will also initiate the resort’s first coral adoption programme through which guests can actively contribute to the maintenance and protection of the beautiful coral reefs of the Maldives.”
Celebrations on 22 December will start with the tree lighting ceremony and daily live acts will continue the festive spirit. Families and couples can watch the resort’s fire dancers perform the Art of Poi, admire the resident sand artist’s images and sculptures, dance the night away to the sounds of the DJ on the beach or the show stopping string band.
Santa will deliver gifts to children, who can also participate in activities at the resort’s Kuda Koli Kids Club, such as building an ice cone festive tree or the Kuda Koli Olympics. A fireworks display will mark the end of 2016, for a picture perfect New Year’s in the Maldives.
Culinary treats will include the three world best black caviars – Beluga, Ossetra, and Sevruga, as well as a selection of fine oysters such as the Belon Oyster from France, the Gallway Oyster from Ireland and the Tsarskaya Oyster from Cancale in Northern France. Fresh White Alba Truffle will be shaved onto gourmand’s plates by the Chef at Fenesse, and guests at MU Grill can savour exotic delicacies such as Wagyu grade 9++ Marble beef, Kangaroo tenderloin and crocodile tail. The main restaurant Samsara will serve venison filet, petit tournedos of turkey, rabbit soup, baby Barramundi, and traditional steamed pudding. Young guests can indulge in Santa lollipops, gingerbread cookies, and chocolate puzzles.
The Russian celebrations will end the festive season on 6 January. The traditional ‘Father Frost’ or ‘Ded Moroz’ will visit children on 31 December, together with his assistant Snegurochka. The Russian celebrations will include a spectacular LED Dance, fire show, live dance performances and a beach party.
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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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Baku, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new contemporary lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM and its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury hotels in China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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