Intercontinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort Easter 2023 (125)

Easter Jungle at InterContinental Maldives with Sharky & George and Visiting Chef Marianne Lumb

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has announced a jam-packed and  expertly curated Easter activity programme this April. Family-favourite entertainment team, Sharky & George will be  making their debut on the island, alongside former BBC Professional Master Chef contestant, Marianne Lumb, who  will transform Maamunagau Island into a gourmet paradise. With all activities inspired by ‘The Jungle Book’,  additional activities include a charity run led by the island’s very own Manta Trust team and a bespoke Easter Egg  Island Hunt. Activities aside, the resort is welcoming back The Chocolate Factory for its fourth year – situated at the  resort’s daytime oceanfront hub, The Collective, guests little and large can indulge in sweet-tooth treats as well as  hunt for chocolate eggs on powder-soft sand. With kiddies catered for from dawn ‘til dusk, parents can relax at adults only The Retreat, or join in the fun at this luxury family-friendly resort. The resort has also launched a fantastic  ‘Maldives Easter Jungle’ package which includes a complimentary snorkelling trip and photo shoot, daily breakfast  and dinner, and so much more for the family to enjoy together this Easter. 

Sitting on the idyllic Southernmost tip of Raa Atoll, on the edge of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and near a  juvenile manta ray aggregation spot, the resort supports manta ray research and has its own sustainable waste  initiatives and recycling programmes. As the first and only all-Club InterContinental resort, guests are truly spoiled  with indulgent complimentary benefits alongside luxurious five-star Maldivian facilities such as overwater villas, an  adults-only area and a tranquil spa. With 81 beach, lagoon and over-water villas and residences, as well as six  restaurants and bars, the resort enjoys the peace of a boutique hotel but has the facilities of a world-class resort. The  resort’s dedicated Planet Trekkers Kids Club also ensures that young adventurers are entertained throughout their  holiday with a variety of fun and educational activities tailored to their interests through arts, crafts and mini expeditions.

Sharky & George at Planet Trekkers: 28th March – 3rd April

The high-energy entertainment brand, Sharky & George will be making their inaugural appearance on the resort this  Easter – visiting from 28th March to 3rd April. Taking over the resort’s signature kids club, Planet Trekkers, Sharky  & George will be hosting a curated week-long itinerary of Easter escapades. Tailored for aspiring marine biologists  and inquisitive young minds, Planet Trekkers unfolds the marvels of the Indian Ocean through engaging activities  such as arts, crafts and mini-expeditions that celebrate Maamunagau Island. The fantastic experiences curated by the  Sharky & George team are centred around involving children in imaginative and dynamic games and adventures,  aligning seamlessly with the philosophy of Planet Trekkers at InterContinental Maldives. The renowned Sharky &  George team will ensure a personalised adventure-packed experience for every child, featuring educational games,  creative crafts and spirited pool Olympics. 

Marianne Lumb, BBC Professional Master Chef Finalist

Adding to the culinary allure, Chef Marianne Lumb will grace the resort with her expertise, conjuring up bespoke and  delicious dishes for guests to savour this spring. Chef Lumb, whose culinary prowess was showcased through her time  on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen Live and as a finalist for Professional Master Chef and Great British Menu, promises a  gastronomic journey. The multi-awarded chef from the UK has vast experience in the culinary world, from her  critically acclaimed restaurant in Notting Hill, Marianne, known for its innovative and exquisite dining. From the 31st  March to 10th April, Chef Lumb will be taking over The Lighthouse, which has a 360-degree view of the resort and  the sparkling Indian Ocean below, offering the finest seasonal ingredients and seafood and using local ingredients to  stir up some of the best dishes for guests this Easter. 

The Chocolate Factory at The Collective

A visit to the Chocolate Factory at The Collective is also not one to miss – an annual Maamunagau Easter highlight.  Once again, the culinary experts have converted The Collective into a Chocolate Wonderland, showcasing artistic  displays for the yearly Easter festivities. All creations are Jungle Book-themed and draw inspiration from the  enchanting escapades of Mowgli and his friends, as well as the magic of Easter and the unique natural wonders found  exclusively in the Maldives. Guests with a sweet tooth will have the opportunity to admire the intricate designs and  indulge in a diverse selection of organic chocolate assortments.  

Easter family activities

Alongside Sharky & George’s special appearance, a specially crafted family activity programme is also running from  29th March to 3rd April at Planet Trekkers. The Planet Trekker Easter programme includes traditional Easter egg  hunts, arts and crafts and the thrilling Pirate Cruise in the Maamunagau Lagoon. Families can also relish open-air  cinema nights, partake in the kite festival and savour a curated culinary journey across the resort’s range of restaurants.  For parents seeking moments of tranquillity, the adults-only ‘Retreat’ beckons with a bar, infinity pool, and an enticing  restaurant, providing an indulgent, child-free escape.

InterContinental Maldives is thrilled to host the second Manta Trust Charity Run on 30th March. Guests are not only  encouraged to take part but also to gather donations for their run-in support of The Manta Trust. The Manta Trust is  one of the world’s leading manta ray research organisations and a valued part of the InterContinental Maldives team.  

With three Family Beach Pool Villas, located steps from the beach and Planet Trekkers Kids Club, families of all sizes  will feel right at home, with all the space and tranquillity desired from a Maldivian holiday. Each villa features a  private plunge pool and a spacious garden, so when little ones return from a day’s adventure, families can reconnect  by sharing stories and telling tales underneath the palm trees. 

Maldives Easter Jungle package

The InterContinental Maldives ‘Easter Jungle Package’ includes: 

  • Enjoy daily breakfast and dinner at designated dining venues. 
  • Receive a USD 100 Play & Sitting credit at the Planet Trekkers Kids Club. 
  • Embark on a 90-minute group snorkelling experience for the whole family aboard a boat. Capture cherished moments with a 30-minute family photoshoot across the island, including 20 edited images  on a USB to take home. 
  • Participate in a Family Pizza Making Cooking Class at the Collective. 
  • Benefit from Club InterContinental privileges, including daily afternoon tea from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm,  evening aperitif from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and poolside non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments available  daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. 
  • Engage in complimentary non-motorized water sports activities, such as catamaran sailing, windsurfing, and  stand-up paddling. 

InterContinental Maldives is offering the Sharky and George kids club on a complimentary basis from 28th March – 3rd April 2024. The club is available for those aged 4 to 12 years old. 

Rates start from USD 2,847 ++ in a Family Beach Pool villa incl. breakfast for a family of two adults and two  children under 12. For more information, please visit or email