Take a trip across the globe this holiday season with Vakkaru Maldives as the resort prepares to sweep guests’ feet with the theme “Around the World”.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Maldives’ fine white sandy beaches and clear waters in various shades of blue, experience cuisines and activities from all around Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and anywhere in between, celebrate this festive season with friends and family.

From the memorable New Year’s countdown to experiences under the waters surrounding the resort to festive cocktails and gourmet cuisine, celebrate this holiday season with Vakkaru Maldives. This island paradise offers events for people of all ages, including mouth-watering menus, wine journeys, private dinners, children's talent performances, sporting competitions, and special wellness programs.

Tennis courts at Vakkaru (Photos/Hotel & Tennis)

A Lobster & Champagne Dinner, Marakkesh Night, Robatayaki Dinner, and South African and Australian wine tastings are a few of the special gastronomic occasions. The daily yoga and meditation sessions with the on-site yoga teacher are open to anyone wishing to set wellness commitments for the new year. There are also workshops on head and shoulder massages, coconut oil, and the Secret of Healthy Living by Siddhalepa Ayurveda with Dr Kalani Perera. 

A fun schedule of recreational activities, including Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis lessons, revitalizing spa treatments, and peaceful yoga and meditation workshops, complements visitors' holiday stay. With Splash and the on-site marine biologist, venture beyond the white sand boundaries of the resort and discover the distinctive aquatic environment of Baa Atoll. This year's holiday season will also be unforgettable for guests with its excellent entertainment, which includes dancing troupes, live bands, DJ performances, and breathtaking fire and light art shows.


Vakkaru Maldives (Photo/Vakkaru Maldives)

A consultation with Domingos Folgado, a visiting award-winning wellness specialist, therapist, acupuncture specialist, and certified personal trainer from Portugal, is available for those wishing to establish health-related resolutions for the coming year. Folgado will return to the venerable retreat of Vakkaru Maldives for a third time to inspire guests’ to alter their lifestyles and enhance their general welfare.

The island's young people have not been forgotten. They can participate in activities like the Young Ambassador of the Ocean workshop, a specially created program for children and teenagers created by Oliver Steeds, a recent visiting expert. It aims to instil a love of the ocean and coral reef as well as a desire to defend it. Numerous entertaining activities are available, such as the Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis Kids Tennis Clinic, chocolate mixology, Little Masterchef, Santa Parade, Movies Under the Stars, and Beach Olympics. Also available are football matches, padel tennis games, beach obstacle races, tennis tournaments, and other activities for older children and families.

On December 24, evening cocktails begin the celebrations. This is followed by a lavish Christmas Eve Gala buffet meal with live culinary stations serving specialities from around the world, a live band, DJ, and performers. Meet Santa Claus in person on Christmas Day, and take part in a variety of family-friendly games with gifts and prizes to add to the holiday cheer. The main pool is transformed into a tropical oasis in the afternoon with pool games, speciality drinks from the pop-up bar, and a cool soundtrack provided by DJ Leila.

Vakkaru Maldives (Photo/Vakkaru Maldives)

With the "Around the World" Gala Dinner and beach party on New Year's Eve, Vakkaru Maldives invites all guests to experience a great night of global exploration. Begin the celebration at Isoletta Beach with a variety of speciality cocktails, and then ring in the new year among some of the world's most iconic monuments while guests indulge in delectable dishes from Japan, India, Italy, Egypt, and more. Upbeat performers and live performances keep the party going until the clock strikes midnight and the sky is illuminated by a stunning fireworks display. Start 2023 with a fantastic pool party with DJ Leila, action-packed pool games, and unique drinks to celebrate yet another amazing year.

“This year, we want our guests to be swept up in the joyous spirit of the season as our private island sanctuary is transformed into a tropical wonderland celebrating our ‘Around the World’ theme. The team has worked hard to create exceptional, immersive experiences for all ages.  Every last detail has been taken care of so our guests can relax and enjoy their time with those who matter most,” General manager Iain McCormack said of the festive calendar.

Vakkaru Maldives (Photo/Vakkaru Maldives)

Guests can reserve the Festive Getaway Early Booker, which includes up to a 25% discount on luxury accommodations and daily breakfast, to experience the most memorable time of the year at Vakkaru Maldives. The promotion is available for reservations till December 22, 2022, and it is valid for stays between December 23, 2022, and January 11, 2023, with a minimum of 5 nights.

You can book your stay on the Vakkaru Maldives website.