The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands welcomes the Year of the Dragon with week-long celebration
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, is marking the Lunar New Year with a week of curated experiences aimed at honoring traditions and preparing guests for a prosperous year ahead. This year, the resort welcomes the Year of the Dragon, believed to usher in new beginnings and opportunities by fostering creativity, courage, confidence, and passion.
From February 9th to 15th, the celebration unfolds with an array of dining, wellness, arts, and adventure experiences, emphasizing the global significance of the holiday with a local touch. Each day’s festivities are inspired by specific themes, featuring related activities, including:
9th February, Reunion Day
Experience the warmth of togetherness at Summer Pavilion with our Reunion Dinner, where exquisite flavours and cherished moments come together in perfect harmony.
10th February, Lunar New Year
Experience the mesmerising energy and cultural vibrancy of our captivating Lion Dance Performance, adding an auspicious touch to your celebration.
11th February, Day of Home Return
Reflect inward with our pampering, educational ladies’ skincare workshop in the morning followed by a calming full moon yoga session in the Mystique Garden at night.
12th February, Stay Still & Indulge
Join us in the private dining room of Summer Pavilion for our chef’s table wine dinner, pairing fine Chinese cuisine and exceptional wines.
13th February, Lighting of Stove
Welcome the evening with a specialty cocktail and captivating fire pit lighting ceremony followed by an extravagant Maldivian-themed dinner.
14th February, Welcome Wealth
Enrich your palate and expand your culinary repertoire with a hands-on dumpling cooking class.
15th February, Send Poverty Away
Begin the new year on a positive note by participating in our coral regeneration workshop, where you’ll learn hands-on techniques to contribute to the restoration of coral reefs and safeguard our marine ecosystems.
The festivities continue throughout the week with additional activities including: • Gua sha masterclass sharing the art and techniques for radiant skin using the ancient Chinese beauty ritual
- Lunar New Year–inspired cocktail masterclass led by our expert mixologist • Dragon egg painting encouraging young guests to bring mythical creatures to life through art • Chinese pottery workshops using ancient techniques to create timeless pieces • Lunar kite festival bringing magic and colour to the open sky
- Sandbank snorkelling to explore the colourful world beneath the water’s surface
In addition to our Ladies and Gentlemen, who will guide you through the creative workshops, wine tastings, reef explorations and cooking classes, visiting practitioner Lei Ming will help guests cultivate a stronger connection between mind and body through the art of Tai Chi. From February 1st to 15th, he will offer private and group Tai Chi sessions and Tai Chi Internal Kungfu Massage.
For real-time updates on Lunar New Year celebrations, follow The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about the resort, visit the official website.