Enjoy Sun, Sea and Sand this Festive Season in the Maldives with Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Private Island

Spend this festive season with santa under, above and on the water in a tropical paradise to remember

This year, why not escape a cold UK Christmas and celebrate the festive season in style with a trip to paradise with Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Naladhu Private Island Maldives? Guests can look forward to Christmas crafts and tropical tree decorating, magical dinners and festive feasts, a New Year’s Eve to remember and adventures with Santa himself, from 23rd December 2019 to 7th January 2020.

Whether guests are looking to escape the hectic buzz of the festive season, embrace an alternative Christmas or mix and match old and new traditions, children and adults alike can celebrate this special time of year however they choose in this beautiful Indian Ocean lagoon. Each island will host its own tree lighting ceremony, with carol singing, seasonal treats and a magical Maldivian twist. Festive feasts will be served by the beach under the stars, with a lobster dinner, pool party and food and wine fair perfect for couples looking to for a sophisticated but relaxed Christmas together.


Throughout the festive season, kids will love spotting Santa across the islands, posing for photos underwater, parasailing in the sky or speeding across the ocean on a jet ski.  The Dhoni Kids Club has a jam-packed programme filled with festive adventures including Christmas crafts, tree decorating, a New Year’s Eve Party and treasure hunt, where Santa is bound to make an appearance! Other activities for all guests include dance classes and team sports such as water polo, beach tennis, and pètanque to name a few.  Those looking for more adventurous Christmas can go diving in the lagoon, have a go at flyboarding or head for the waves with Tropicsurf, whose dedicated team cater for all abilities whether just beginning to test the waters, or a fully-fledged surfer dude.

Children will be bursting with excitement as they wake up on Christmas morning to find Santa himself at Fushi Café with a sack full of presents to open before enjoying a traditional roast turkey lunch with all the trimmings as well as Maldivian specialities and freshly caught fish at the Christmas Day feast. Celebrations don’t stop after Christmas, with A Whole New World Gala feast, which will transform the islands into an Arabian fairy tale, planned to welcome in the New Year. After a spectacular dinner of fresh seafood and elements from the beloved Aladdin, sparkling fireworks will light up the star-studded sky and ring in the New Year with a bang.

Those looking to revitalise and rebalance after a busy year can visit the Anantara Spa, which offers holiday packages and treatments sure to leave guests feeling reenergised, reinvigorated and ready for 2020. The stunning overwater sanctuary and Balance by Anantara Spa now offer innovate therapies by Cocoon Medical Spa. Try the Diamond Microdermabrasion that exfoliates and leaves the skin firm and even, or the Jet Lag Hydration Vitamin IV Infusion that reboots the system through a high-dose Vitamin C and saline blend.

Those seeking a sunshine-filled festive escape should look no further than Anantara Dhigu Maldives, Anantara Veli Maldives and Naladhu Private Island Maldives, where magical memories are guaranteed.

Nightly rates at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort start from £814++ in a Sunset Beach Villa on a bed & breakfast basis.

Nightly rates at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort start from £725++ in a Deluxe Over Water Bungalow on a bed & breakfast basis.

Nightly rates at Naladhu Private Island Maldives start from £1,193++ in an Ocean House with Pool on a bed & breakfast basis.