Resort News Weekly Roundup

Fushifaru Maldives celebrates one year anniversary

Fushifaru Maldives, the 49-villa boutique resort located on the far North East border of Lhaviyani Atoll proudly celebrates its one year anniversary under the leadership of General Manager, Ahmed Siaar. The exquisite island of Fushifaru, a home to an extraordinary landscape above and below the waterline, officially opened its doors one year ago today ushering in a new era of Maldivian chic getaway to one of the country’s most vibrant atoll destinations.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our first anniversary, which represents a significant milestone for our resort,” stated Siaar. “I could not be more proud of the success that our resort has experienced so far but am even more excited to see what the future holds. We will keep encouraging creativity and enthusiasm at our resort. We are confident Fushifaru Maldives will continue to inspire travelers from around the world to visit and experience all that this extraordinary destination and exquisite island have to offer.”

Residents, hosts, and guests at Fushifaru Maldives celebrated the first anniversary in style with sunset cocktail reception and gala dinner followed by the beach party with DJ. With continuous celebration vibe at the resort, guests are invited to enjoy the Anniversary Package which offers complimentary room upgrade and 30% discount on Heylhi Spa treatments. This offer is valid for stay until December 26, 2018. For more information about Fushifaru Maldives, visit fushifaru.com.

Holistic therapy with Jade Wood at Niyama Private Islands Maldives

From the rice terraces of Bali to the Northern foothills of Thailand and the deserts of Arabia, Jade Wood has wandered the world in search of wisdom. Born in England and with a mixed heritage of European and Asian descent, it is perhaps fitting that she returns to this part of the world each year to teach and heal. Jade is certified as a Yoga teacher by the School of Sacred Arts in Ubud and as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist from the Body Intelligence Institute and Franklyn Sills, and will be in-residence at Niyama Private Islands Maldives from October 22 to 22 November 22, 2018, for private consultations.

Jade is an all-around practitioner of somatic movement drawing on many disciplines – yoga, conscious visualisation, dance, and touch – she also teaches meditative mindfulness through the ancient art of qigong. Jade’s specialty is craniofacial massage, a perfect beauty-bliss balance of soothing facial massage with a special organic essential oil blend of rose geranium, frankincense and rosemary combined with lymphatic drainage, acupressure around the head, ears, face, neck, and shoulders with craniosacral head holds.

A highly sought-after practitioner and trainer of yoga teachers, Jade is one in a series of Drift Spa wellness consultants. From traditional Chinese medicine to body transformation through diet and exercise to holistic beauty treatments, Drift brings the know-how of London, New York, and Dubai to the unrivalled majesty of Nature’s Playground. For more information, visit www.niyama.com.

Amilla Fushi, Finolhu and Huvafen Fushi roll out festive extravaganzas

The spirit of Christmas is coming to The Small Maldives Island Co. (TSMIC) as it plans a festive season full of memorable moments at luxury Maldivian resorts Amilla Fushi, Finolhu and Huvafen Fushi. Guests at each island will see their holiday wishes come true with celebratory experiences and delectable festive feasts to share with family and friends – and even a jet-skiing visit from Santa and his elves!

Evenings of enchantment and wonder await at Amilla Fushi as the daring ‘Amilla Tribe’ descend on the island. Dance to the beat of the drums as the sun sets over the endless horizon, while fire performers turn up the heat with jaw-dropping displays. Toasting in the New Year, guests will be treated to a world-class spectacle from the UK-based pyro performance group, The Fuel Girls, known all over the world for their death-defying shows, and music from Irish singer, songwriter and lead singer of B*witched, Edele Lynch.

Forget the reindeer-drawn sleigh; Santa makes waves with an adrenalin-fuelled jet-ski arrival to the fun-loving island resort Finolhu. The island will offer a rocking calendar of festive celebrations set against a stunning backdrop. The Christmas season will also be an epicure’s dream, starting on December 19 with a daily rotation of sweet treats and goodies, and unreal spreads at the Baa Baa Beach Diner. World class entertainment will kick off Finolhu’s year-end bonanza, as guests are invited to bust a move with music from the Gypsy Queens and The Riffs, DJ sets and dazzling performances by Area 51 acrobats.

Come dressed as a flapper or looking dapper as Huvafen Fushi heads back to the roaring 20s, transforming itself into a tropical take on the glamorous Gatsby Mansion. A world created to amaze, amuse and entertain. Guests are invited to become part of Jay Gatsby’s inner circle, dancing the night away at Cotton Club, the resort’s exclusive ‘pop down’ underground Jazz club, creating everlasting memories while enjoying tantalising cocktails and live music. For more information, visit tsmic.mv.

“Festive Circus” celebrations at Jumeirah Vittaveli

Jumeirah Vittaveli’s festive programme will evolve around an exciting ‘Circus’ theme this year. A host of entertainers, magicians and acrobats will make their entry in the Maldives, promising a celebration in the true style of The Greatest Showman on Earth!

Jumeirah Vittaveli will celebrate a traditional tree lighting ceremony – another much-anticipated surprise given the outstanding creations from previous years, such as the Underwater Coral Tree, and the Floating and Glowing recycled Bicycle Tree.

On Christmas Eve, December 24, guests can join the Silent Night gala dinner, decorated in sparkling gold. Guests can enjoy the best creations the resort’s innovative Chefs have worked on throughout the year. The next day, Santa Claus will stop by the island to entertain children and guests young at heart. Watch out to see if he will make his entry by jet ski, catamaran or maybe even a para-sailing flight through the air onto the white sandy shores.

On New Year’s Eve, festivities will be even more exciting, with a host of entertainers, another lavish gala dinner, and of course the spectacular fireworks to ring in the New Year! A DJ will entertain guests until early morning and a lavish brunch spread will await latecomers for a healthy start into the new year. For more information, visit www.jumeirah.com/jumeirah-vittaveli.