Male’ Maldives, 29th October 2023 – This holiday season, Anantara Kihavah beckons guests to immerse themselves in the island’s natural beauty, enhanced with a touch of meticulously crafted elegance. The crowning jewel of their holiday program, the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, shimmers with a golden theme as part of the resort’s Enchanted Elements and Golden Grandeur festivities. Whether you’re a couple, a family, or a group of friends, a world of festive delights, exquisite dining, entertainment, and merry games awaits you at this luxurious island escape.
The enchanting journey commences on December 20th with the Grand Christmas Tree Lighting and Family Cocktail event at Manzaru Restaurant. Younger guests are invited to participate in decorating the tree, culminating in the illumination that officially launches the holiday celebrations. The evening is filled with live entertainment, delightful canapes, and a selection of cocktails, setting the festive spirit aglow.
For those who relish the cocktail soirée, the Shake n’ Stir Cocktail Class on December 21st offers a chance to channel their inner mixologist amidst the breathtaking Nala Orchid Garden. On December 22nd, younger guests get another dose of holiday fun with the Festive Coconut Hunt and Painting activities at Thiththi Boli Kids Club.
The excitement escalates on December 24th with the Christmas Eve Cocktail Party. The event features festive cocktails, canapes, and live music on the beach, followed by the Enchanted Elements Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner at Manzaru Restaurant.
Christmas Day dawns with Santa at SEA, as the jolly old man makes a surprise appearance at the resort’s underwater restaurant, spreading festive joy with a tropical twist. Following a Christmas Champagne Brunch by the poolside, Santa’s grand entrance on the sun-kissed shores marks the pinnacle of holiday magic.
As Santa’s footprints in the sand gently fade away, the countdown to New Year’s Eve begins. A Full Moon Party at Sky Bar on December 27th is followed by a Manzaru Pool Party on the following day and a Sunset Cocktail Soiree on Kihavah Beach on December 29th.
On the cusp of the New Year, the party atmosphere ignites, commencing with Beachside Cocktails and live music. Guests are then welcomed to bask in the crafted opulence of a lavish Golden Grandeur Gala Dinner, where delectable cuisine meets captivating entertainment. As the clock nears midnight, the New Year’s Eve celebration kicks into high gear on Kihavah Beach, climaxing with a breathtaking fireworks display set against the mesmerizing backdrop of the Indian Ocean. Guests can then embark on a delightful start to the New Year with a sumptuous New Year’s Day Brunch in a relaxed and festive ambiance.
Throughout the holiday season, a diverse array of sports and activities beckons guests, including the Kihavah Island Marathon on December 26th, treating the spirited to an extraordinary journey of endurance against the backdrop of the island’s scenic routes. Other sports enthusiasts can engage in a Tennis Tournament, Beach Volleyball, or a Guests Vs. Staff Football Match.
For those seeking aquatic adventures, Ocean Whisperer Yacht charters and Luxury Spa Cruises are on offer. The spa menu is brimming with rejuvenating treatments, alongside Festive Wellness Workshops for guests to relish on solid ground.
Younger guests at Thiththi Boli Kids Club can partake in a plethora of daily fun and creative activities, with the Beach Family Fun activity fostering treasured family moments on the shore. Additionally, the festive period presents numerous arts and crafts activities, including the traditional Maldivian Lacquer Workshop.