Male’, Maldives, 1st June 2022 – The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is set to host a blissful celebration of island life to mark its first anniversary after a year of having introduced the resort to the unique destination in the Indian Ocean. The resort reports the celebrations will begin with recently appointed General Manager, Renato De Oliveira at the helm, and in the hands of the Ladies and Gentlemen – the staff – of the resort. Many events have been planned as a part of its celebration of its first year.
Twelve Poses of Yoga Circle
A pose for each month in the circle of life of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands: 12 guests will experience an hour of energizing yoga to prepare their mind, body and soul, for the celebrations ahead. This deep practice will take place in the resort’s Mystique Garden at the foot of its 98-foot-tall banyan tree, planted in memory of the late great architect of the resort, Kerry Hill.
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program
Marine biologists trained by world-renowned oceanographic explorer, and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, will take up to 30 guests on a journey through the resort’s Ambassadors of the Environment Program. Guests will observe marine life on the outer reef of the Atoll, using a flying drone operated by the team and forming part of a unique research programme to conserve the region’s waters. The session will share insights in to recent turtle rescue operations and the resort’s new Coral Regeneration Experience, inviting guests to create frames for new coral reef nurseries with organic clay.
12 Minute Spa Experience
With a minute of bliss to mark every month of the resort’s first year, each guest will be invited to the design masterpiece spa over the sparkling ocean lagoon, for a complimentary treatment to celebrate. Expert therapists will guide guests in to a state of bliss with an express treatment incorporating the natural indulgence of organic Bamford products.
Embrace Island Quest
The resort invites guests of all ages to explore every inch of the island paradise in a discovery tour testing observational and problem-solving skills. This will make sure the little grey cells stay sharp while exploring the haven of Fari Islands, from gardens and lagoons to sandbanks.
MasterChef Cooking Class
The resort’s LA LOCANDA sets the scene for an unforgettable culinary journey through the senses for 10 guests. The resort’s Chefs de Cuisine will host an exclusive celebratory cooking class inspired by the global influences served across the resort’s seven restaurants. Guests will learn how to prepare: Lebanese flavours by Chef Mohamed from Arabesque; Alaskan Crab Leg Tempura with Japanese Sweet and Sour by Chef Andrei from IWAU; Black Truffle Wagyu Beef with Asparagus and Cantonese flavours by Chef Franco from the Summer Pavilion, and a variety of desserts by local award-winning, Chef Aminath, including, Kiru Boakiba (Maldivian coconut pudding) and Dhonkeyo Kaju (Banana Fritters).
Anniversary Celebration Under the Ocean
The resort gives special importance to plugging into nature, and below the crystal waters is a good place to start. The celebrations will take guests on a special journey led by Dive Butler to explore the reefs and marine life surrounding the resort. With options to snorkel or scuba dive, this will be a unique opportunity to celebrate and capture unforgettable #RCMemories.
Coral Regeneration Experience with Coral Ceramics Snorkel
The resort’s marine biologists invite up to 10 guests to experience one of the Fari Islands’ many environmental projects. Escorted by boat to the new coral nurseries surrounding the islands, guests will observe the planting of ceramic coral frames made by guests, working to preserve one of the most enchanting and diverse coral reef systems in the world.
Art Collection Tour
Led by the Ladies and Gentlemen of the resort, an insightful art tour invites 10 guests to explore the islands’ curated art collection – from the pieces found in every villa, to the colourful mural located inside Ritz Kids.
Ritz Kids Night Out
Junior guests aged four-12 will be treated to a celebratory evening in the Ritz Kids Club – a futuristic indoor-outdoor space with playgrounds, napping pods, an area for video games and movies, and a pool with slides and jets. The big night out will include, hours of games, activities and a movie to keep little minds buzzing.
Anniversary Cocktail and Dinner
With sand between toes and relaxing vibes, the pinnacle of the celebrations invite guests to gather for a toast at the elegant yet laid-back Beach Shack. The celebrations commence with a complimentary cocktail, including a Sangu sundowner, before the skies drop a blanket of stars in time to indulge in a lavish buffet, serving flavours from across the globe.