Chinese Dragon Boat Festival hits Amilla Fushi and Finolhu
Amilla Fushi and Finolhu are celebrating the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival with its guests, with a variety of exciting and lavish activities, games and offers during the week-long event. The festivities commenced at Finolhu on May 28 and will continue till June 2, while the activities at Amilla Fushi are being held from May till June 6.
The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday with a long history and the festival is marked with several activities, including eating Zongzi (sticky rice dumplings) and racing dragon boats. Also called Duanwu or Tuen Ng Festival, it is a traditional holiday observed annually over 2,000 years in China to commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), an ancient Chinese patriotic poet.
At Amilla Fushi, the celebrations will include an array of exciting activities, including a dragon boat sunset fishing session, Discover Scuba Dive, private and or group art classes and The Powerful 8; a full body pampering that includes, steam/sauna, mini-facial, eye treatment, back massage, face massage, scalp massage, hand massage and foot reflexology.
In addition, the Sultans Village Kids Club is also host to a number of complimentary activities including dragon kite flying, Chinese lantern making, dragon mask making, family dragon island picnic and giant snakes and ladders game. A complimentary marine awareness talk will also be held and for a small fee guest may enjoy a special Chinese buffet at Amilla’s Wok restaurant, said The Small Island Maldives Co., the operator of Amilla Fushi and Finolhu.
Over At Amilla’s sister property Finolhu, a similar list of activities and games have been scheduled, including Big Fish and traditional fishing, where a catch means a delicious dish prepared to the guests’ preference by Finolhu’s chefs or an adventure of traditional sunrise fishing, challenging guests luck to catch a fresh jack or an emperor fish.
Finally, The Peace, Love and Happiness at clove club offers a combination of full body scrubs followed by a soothing back massage and a refresher mini-facial together in a funky pastel-coloured divan. The Kanusan restaurant at Finolhu will also be featuring a Dragon Boat Festival celebration menu. Finolhu’s kid’s club also joins the festive season and is hosting a series of fun activities and games, including dragon parade, fire your lantern, dragon craft making and dragon pastry making.