Dreaming of a White Christmas – Accor Maldives Collection Launches Festive Experiences for 2022

PUBLISHED October 06, 2022 | updated October 06, 2022 04:40

The Accor Maldives Collection of five-star resorts is inviting guests to experience a different kind of white Christmas this year; one that is laden with white sandy beaches on aquamarine shores, sprinkled in Vitamin D and stretched under the shade of festive palm trees.

Each tropical island resort will be honouring the festivities of Christmas and New Year with both familiar traditions and local celebrations.  From feastful dining experiences and family friendly activities, to legendary island pool parties and beachside fireworks, as well as special guest hosted adventures; the Accor Maldives Collection offers an idyllic end-of-year retreat for all. 

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort

Guests at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo Resort are invited to join the countdown to Christmas and New Year with the resort’s 18-day line-up of unforgettable festive experiences. The curated schedule of festivities is inspired by the rich marine life surrounding the resort in Gaafu Alifu Atoll; one of the world’s most remote and pristine atolls. Celebrations start with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony where guests will gather at the heart of the island for bubbles and cheer.  From delighting taste buds with the local ‘catch of the day’ at a signature Maldivian-style BBQ on Christmas Day, to dancing under a rainbow of fireworks to the tunes of world-class bands, performers and DJs on New Year’s Eve; the luxury five-star resort offers a romantic retreat to begin a new chapter with stand out memories. 

Beyond the festivities, the legendary butlers will do everything to ensure the guests’ needs are met and Christmas wishes come true.  The purity of the surrounding lagoon continues throughout the resort where Marine Butlers are on hand to guide guests on snorkelling tours of the two house reefs.  Further out at sea, days can be spent up close with tiger sharks and cruising at sunset. For guests looking for a balance of relaxation and adventure, freediving Master Bastien Soleil, has developed a brand new learning technique which focuses on personal wellbeing through aquatic sensations. An underwater exercise that is accessible to anyone, providing an easy yet a breath-taking journey into a whole new world underwater to rediscover oneself. For some down time, the resort’s over water spa oasis offers a wide range of treatments inspired by the natural soul of the island’s surroundings.

A stay between December 22, 2022 and January 8, 2023 starts from £2650 (excluding taxes) per night based on two people sharing and includes daily breakfast at Thari or Yuzu, a dedicated 24-hour butler service, WiFi internet, welcome amenities and drinks (Maldivian Sling), use of snorkelling equipment during stay, daily Raffles bottled water and non-motorized water sports. For more information, visit www.raffles.com/maldives

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

For those on a quest for uninhibited family time at this special time of year, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives offers adults and children alike their very own luxury. Festivities begin on 21st December with “Underwater Avatar” at Onu Marche Restaurant on the golden shoreline of the island complete with gourmet scrumptious food and drinks for the family to share.

On the same day, the lighting of the Christmas tree will mark a schedule of cocktail parties including the renowned ‘White Party’, sumptuous themed dinners, and live music; providing the ideal ingredients for memory making with the family and mingling with new friends.  On New Year’s Eve, guests can soak up the sunshine and frolic in fun at the island’s festive pool party which will feature cocktails, a BBQ buffet, fruit popsicles, tropical themed floats, water guns and activities to get guests in the spirited mood.  As the sun sets on 2022, guests will be invited for a cocktail reception on the beach followed by a sumptuous dinner at Onu Marche featuring a Maldivian Boduberu Show, live band and DJ performance.

Adventurers in the family can seek calmness out at sea with a number of options to dive sites including one named ‘Christmas Rock’ in ode to the stand out rock that looks like the Christmas tree.   Spa lovers can indulge in seclusion at the award-winning Sun Spa by Healing Earth inspired by the healing potential of Africa’s rich natural resources.

A stay Between December 21, 2022 and January 15, 2023 starts from £1060 per night base on two people sharing and includes daily breakfast. For more information, visit www.movenpick.com/en/asia/maldives/kuredhivaru/resort-kuredhivaru.html

Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

For couples and families seeking natural beauty and privacy to mark the start of a new chapter, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi is an island paradise designed for all ages to enjoy.  During the festive period, guests will have their pick of immersive destination experiences on the island and beyond.  Foodies can get a taste of accomplished Michelin Star Chef, Mickael Viljanen culinary delights at Azure restaurant from December 19, 2022 to January 1, 2023, as well as festive themed workshops at the new Sustainability Lab and curated events at the resort’s Coralarium - a semi-submerged art gallery filled with over 30 sculptures that serves as a habitat for coral and other marine species.

Guests will be joined by three award winning wellness practitioners, including Shaylini and Marketa, both gifted Reiki masters offering guided meditations and energy healing therapies, and KDR. Rui, a Chinese medicine Doctor who brings over 20 years of experience, will offer guests alternative healing treatments.

For those seeking a sense of adventure during their festive getaway, a famous fisherman from the Sub Oceanic team will be offering guests an exclusive tuna fishing experience and pro master tennis player Ms. Hana Sisirak will help guests improve their technique on the island’s court. 

Stay in the Beach Sunrise Villa for £2,200 nett per night based on two people sharing including daily breakfast. For more information or to book, visit www.fairmont.com/maldives/

Pullman Maldives Maamutaa

For those after an active festive season, guests at Pullman Maldives Maamutaa can up their game during the holidays with an abundance of fitness activities from December 20 to January 2.

Guests can flex their competitive side and take on the Pullman team at the annual Beach Volleyball game, or perhaps join the Tug of War. For those wanting to get the endorphins flowing, the Raaveriyaa work-out, based on Maldivian sports and activities, including coconut tree climbing, is an unmissable experience. And for those after a more tranquil experience, aerial yoga and chakra meditation classes at the Panorama beach, ensconced in an alcove of trees, is the ultimate escapism.

With Pullman Maldives’ generous all-inclusive benefits, all guests can eat, drink and make merry to their heart’s content at any of the special buffets at Melange on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The holiday spirit follows through with special festive menus available with Mediterranean and Italian inspired cuisine at Souq Oven, and elevated vegetarian and vegan dining at Phat Chameleon.

Rates start from £1,110 per night with all-inclusive benefits based on two people sharing (no transfers included). For more information or to book your island festive escape, visit pullmanmaldivesmaamutaa.com

Mercure Maldives Kooddoo

For those looking to indulge by wining and dining all day and night for the festive period, adults-only all-inclusive Mercure Maldives Kooddoo resort has guests holiday wishes covered. Whether in an over-water villa or on the beach near the action, guests can celebrate in several ways: poolside BBQs, Prosecco breakfasts, live music and DJ sets, and endless buffets laden with classic holiday favourites, the freshest seafood, and delectable Maldivian cuisine.

Guests after a white-sand Christmas should look no further. Surrounded by untouched nature, turquoise lagoons and coral reefs, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo is a bucket list worthy place to visit. The Atoll is renowned for its rich and diverse marine life. The five-star PADI Dive and Water Sports Centre offers adventures to the best dive sites for pelagic encounters as well as snorkeling expeditions, dolphin cruises, and a variety of water sports. On-land activities range from tennis and beach volleyball to cooking classes, and karaoke.

The dedicated team at the resort are on hand to create a personalised itinerary for the perfect festive celebrations that will make for unforgettable memories.

Rates start from £741 per night with all-inclusive benefits based on two people sharing (no transfers included). For more information or to make a booking, please visit mercuremaldiveskooddooresort.com


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