New Year's Eve in Maldives!
Memorable or regretful, eventful or insignificant, 2016 has come to an end. Maldives welcomed the 2017 with a bang! New Year’s parties spread throughout the archipelago on New Year’s Eve. People say the way one starts their new year is the way they’d spend the rest of it. For those who were fortunate enough to be ‘stranded’ on one of the beautiful beaches of Maldives that hosted a New Year’s Party, their year would be filled with laughter, favorable music and the best hospitality.
W Maldives with their reputation for excellent taste in music, New Year’s Eve started with a Glamorous Cocktail Party along to DJ Ivan Zubo’s festive tunes. Sipping champagne and nibbling down canapés at the LIVING ROOM lounge until it was time for the final dinner that took place on FIRE beach. Appropriately named, The White Sensation Gala Dinner included endless choices of fresh local sea food, savory bites of oysters, prime meat cuts and unlimited canapés. ‘Let the Countdown Begin’ displayed a remarkable firework show at the stroke of midnight and the rest of the night presented an impressive line-up of DJs including a special guest performance by talented violinist, Céline Roscheck from Vienna.
To keep the party going, W Maldives continued the festivities on after 1 AM when guests withdrew from the beach to 15BELOW, the underground club to enjoy After Midnight Munchies. New Year’s day began with all the guests enjoying a late Hangover Breakfast which served till noon at KITCHEN restaurant.
The resort that has been building up one of the most hype this year in the Maldives is Amilla Fushi in Baa Atoll. Tabloids along with media's discovered that former English football superstar David Beckham and his family are in the Maldives for the third time to celebrate New Year’s. Prior to this, they had enjoyed seeing the end of the years 2012 and 2015 in Maldives.
It was also established that the power couple threw an exclusive New Year’s party that has got the airport packed with private jets. Exclusive guests such as Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana joined the Beckhams for the celebrations. Other guests include Mel C, Victoria’s former band mate and her partner Joe Marshall. Moreover, the destinations raised more attention when Tom Cruise landed in the Maldives, now holidaying at One & Only Reethi Rah, but the excellent privacy and exclusivity provided from the resort has not allowed the media to receive further information.
Jumeirah Vittaveli celebrated the new year with ‘Fire & Ice’ themed festivities. This included live entertainment, exquisite gala dinners and excess variety for guests of all ages. Entertainment was set for families or couples to enjoy. Live shows included a modern string trio ensemble, cabaret performances, belly dancers, a live band, DJs, a spectacular fire show, live dance performances, LED dance and a beach party. Guests indulged in the delights of the string band, had dance offs to the live DJ on the beach, admired the creativity of the resort’s resident sand artist’s display of holiday-themed sand images and sculptures. The guests who contemplated thrills enjoyed fire dancers perform the Art of Poi with flames dancing in the air.
Newly opened resorts such as OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo celebrated New Year’s in style. As a holiday treat, the resort offered a variety of limited edition services. The New Year’s eve count down party incorporated a special Gala Dinner, a DJ, LED butterfly dance, LED water drummers, the countdown to midnight and a face off party. Each activity for the festive season was planned to help inspire amazing memories for their guests.
The Sun Siyam Resorts celebrated 2017 with a bang on all three properties in the Maldives. As the New Year is a time of generosity, shared kindness, laughter and a time to share all things enjoyable with your loved ones, there is a unique feature each property provided; an incredible New Year’s itinerary.
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives put together the best of their culinary expertise with themed food and activities to suit all ages, Festive Wine Pairing Dinner and a Grand Seafood Buffet. For the spa enthusiasts, Limited Edition Festive Rituals are made available at the Spa by Thalgo. The year came to an end with the countdown to New Year on the beach, complete with fly board show and many more special performances for the guests.
An extensive program was offered at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort Maldives, which included live cooking sessions, cocktail promotions, a themed dinner night or private dinners and special excursions scheduled for the new year.
Guests who visited Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives with children enjoyed many activities throughout festive break, from Local Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, Treasure Hunt, Cookie Making and more that had the kids excited. Special events for New Year included a sumptuous grand buffet.
A fun-filled night for the whole family at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives where children and adults worked up an appetite, bowling on the beach with Maldivian coconuts. The resort’s Deep End restaurant prepared a five-course Surf & Turf Gala Dinner. Afterward, the party ramped up in the 24 Degrees Lounge with fireworks, festive music and all-night dancing.
With incredible promotional offers for the festive season, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa celebrated a relaxed New Year and Christmas. New Year’s Day included plenty of chances to sip champagne at Gala Dinners, exquisite feasts and cultural activities while getting regular spa treatments at the Hideaway Spa and Beauty Palace in between celebrations.
Other resorts such as Holiday Inn Resort® Kandooma Maldives also gave out promotional offers such as ‘Stay festive’. The Hotel Asia Culinary Challenge winning resort’s culinary team came up with special festive menus for the New Year’s Gala dinner. For New Year’s Eve, guests were invited to dust off their dancing shoes and grab a mask in a unique, once in a lifetime ‘Carnival Party’.
New Year’s celebrations were not denied to the capital city of Maldives. Hotel Jen Male’, Maldives and Champa Central Hotel hosted New Year’s Eve Dinners and entertainment in Male’ City. Live music, exquisite dining and Roof top views were offered to their guests as they counted down to the end of 2016. The new year in Maldives began with a bang!