Jumeirah Vitavelli’s Festive Island Celebration Offer includes complimentary luxury catamaran transfers when five or more nights are booked. Guests can enjoy live acts including a modern string trio ensemble, cabaret performances, belly dancers, DJ nights and a live band.
Celebrations on 22 December will start with the tree lighting ceremony and daily live acts will continue the festive spirit. Families and couples can watch the resort’s fire dancers perform the Art of Poi, admire the resident sand artist’s images and sculptures, dance the night away to the sounds of the DJ on the beach or the show stopping string band.
Santa will deliver gifts to children, who can also participate in activities at the resort’s Kuda Koli Kids Club, such as building an ice cone festive tree or the Kuda Koli Olympics. A fireworks display will mark the end of 2016, for a picture perfect New Year’s in the Maldives.
Culinary treats will include the three world best black caviars – Beluga, Ossetra, and Sevruga, as well as a selection of fine oysters such as the Belon Oyster from France, the Gallway Oyster from Ireland and the Tsarskaya Oyster from Cancale in Northern France. Fresh White Alba Truffle will be shaved onto gourmand’s plates by the Chef at Fenesse, and guests at MU Grill can savour exotic delicacies such as Wagyu grade 9++ Marble beef, Kangaroo tenderloin and crocodile tail. The main restaurant Samsara will serve venison filet, petit tournedos of turkey, rabbit soup, baby Barramundi, and traditional steamed pudding. Young guests can indulge in Santa lollipops, gingerbread cookies, and chocolate puzzles.
The Russian celebrations will end the festive season on 6 January. The traditional ‘Father Frost’ or ‘Ded Moroz’ will visit children on 31 December, together with his assistant Snegurochka. The Russian celebrations will include a spectacular LED Dance, fire show, live dance performances and a beach party.