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A Festive Season Awaits at Vakkaru Maldives

by Jarone Ashkenazi

Dec 4, 2023

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Destinations / Asia

Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve renowned for its spectacular sea life, Vakkaru Maldives invites guests to feel the magic of the festive season in the Maldives. The secluded beach island, just a 30-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport, will offer an exciting array of events, exquisite dining experiences and holiday-themed activities for guests.


With the holiday season approaching (from Dec. 23 to Jan. 7, 2024), the resort will provide holiday-themed activities (wreath making, coconut painting, wooden snowman crafting, Christmas card painting and Santa sand art) while guests enjoy their holiday in the sun.



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Here is a list of some of the fun-filled games, galas and live entertainment offerings:


Island Noel: A Seaside Christmas Eve Celebration

On the shoreline before Santa’s big arrival, the celebration starts with an island-style cocktail party followed by a lavish gala dinner surrounded by the waves on Vakku Beach, complete with heartwarming carols and live entertainment.


Santa’s Arrival: Christmas at Vakkaru

On Dec. 25, Santa makes a stylish arrival in paradise the morning on Isoletta Beach, followed by exciting games, prizes and giveaways under the tropical sun.



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Christmas Tennis Tournament

Also on Christmas Day, guests are invited to compete to become Vakkaru’s tennis star of the year, hosted by the resort’s resident tennis coach.


The GoldenEye Gala: A Bond-style New Year’s Eve Soiree

Bringing the timeless allure of 007 and its undeniable glamor, the James Bond-inspired celebration starts with a cocktail party at Isoletta Beach, followed by a Gala Dinner at Vakku Beach, live entertainment and a midnight “Skyfall” of fireworks.


Orthodox Christmas Eve: Gala Dinner

On the evening of Jan. 6, 2024, guests can experience an enchanting Orthodox Christmas Eve with a sumptuous buffet spread and live entertainment by resident performers.


And beyond the holiday festivities, the resort also provides engaging experiences suitable for all age groups, along with world-class wine experiences. The resort is home to one of the few hand-picked wine cellars (extending to 680 labels from the Old and New World) in the Maldives, Vakkaru Reserve.



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