Top Maldives Resorts for Eid Escapes

Eid-Al-Fitr is the celebration of the end of Ramadan, when Muslims gather to enjoy good food and drink and enjoy a long weekend of festivities. After the holy month of fasting, food is central to the Eid al-Fitr festivities and with the holidays just around the corner on May 12, guests can unwind at a tropical beach island playground in the Maldives. With some of the most stylish villas and sumptuous dining options anywhere in the world, the Maldives is the perfect getaway to celebrate the upcoming festivities that traditionally mark the end of the long fasting month of Ramadan. Not only does the archipelago naturally lend itself to social distancing thanks to its one island, one resort offering, it is also a hassle-free travelling option for many. Maldives borders reopened in July 2020, making this the first Eid back after lockdown. Travellers are assured of convenience when flying in, with the Maldives Government implementing several measures to make the island destination a welcome retreat.

Only a negative PCR result is needed to enter the country, and it is easily accessible to neighbouring United Arab Emirates and other Middle Eastern countries making it the ideal Eid escape. Appealing to free-travelling nations around the world, the Maldives resorts are the perfect pandemic break. So, this Eid, resorts across the Indian Ocean are offering some amazing deals to tempt customers. Hotelier Maldives looks at some of the best celebratory deals to mark the Eid long weekend break.

Seaside Finolhu

Kanusan Restaurant, Seaside Finolhu

For the perfect Eid break, look no further than Seaside Finolhu, the Maldives very first Design Hotel. At this unique resort in the UNESCO-protected Baa Atoll, one can find a “kaleidoscope” design, creating a visually striking aesthetic surrounded by world-class villas, restaurants, and facilities framed by white sand beaches,  swaying palms and a turquoise blue lagoon. This tropical paradise offers excellent Eid feast options, as Arabian Grill takes diners on a culinary trip to North Africa and the Middle East with sensuous feasts to tempt the palate, nose, eyes and even ears; where the sight and sound of fresh meat sizzling gently mixes with the lapping of the waves and the aroma of Maghreb spices subtly fill the air. Aside from traditional North African and Middle Eastern fare, Seaside Finolhu also offers diners the very finest seafood choices and Asian and international cuisine at its world-class restaurants Crab Shack, Kanusan as well as all-day dining at Beach Kitchen.

Private pool villas and two-bedroom beach villas offer couples and families the perfect place to recharge during Eid al-Fitr. Sheltered within their own secluded tropical garden complete with a swimming pool and indoor and outdoor showers. A path through the garden leads to the beach and sunloungers, while inside the spacious villa, there’s a king-size bed and top of the range entertainment systems. The two-bedroom Rockstar Villa can be found at the end of jetty with an eight-metre-long infinity pool and a lavish cocktail bar and private infinity ocean views. There’s an even bigger two-bedroom beach villa with a 10-metre pool, a stretch of private beach and stunning sunset views.

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JW Marriott Maldives

Aailaa – All Day Dining, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Located on Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa presents the perfect family vacation for eid. There are 60 beach and overwater villas, all with private pools, spacious wooden decks and a wide array of amenities. Furthermore, eclectic dining experiences are offered throughout the resort’s five dining venues, three full-service bars, a wine room which housed 1,200 wine collections, and private beach dinners. The family package, valid from May 2021 to September 2021, includes an exclusively crafted private beach dinner overlooking the hypnotic waters, with special Eid-themed menu should guests stay between 13 May and 15 May, and international selections for non-festive days featuring the all-time favorite menu items like assorted mezze, tandoori lobster, chicken pita pockets, angus kofta, um ali and halawat ones.

The Eid Getaway at the JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa includes a minimum of four-night stay, welcome kids amenity for two kids, access to FAMiLY by JW™ Little Griffins kids club, daily buffet breakfast for family of two adults and two kids, under 12 at Aailaa, one dolphin quest for the family, one private beach dinner, one four-course family dinner at Aailaa and a one-time sand art at the each

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W Maldives

Overwater Escape View, W Maldives

Located in North Ari Atoll, W Maldives is a luxury private island resort setting the stage to fuel the guests’ lust for life. The five-star resort features six restaurants and bars, a pampering AWAY® Spa and the world beneath the waves at Down Under with reef sharks in the best house reef of the Maldives. This Eid, W Maldives has your back with their all-inclusive package with everything from a buffet breakfast at Kitchen, daily three-course lunch and dinner in designated restaurant for two, unlimited beverages from the all-inclusive beverages list served in all restaurants and bars, only during the designated service hours, complimentary in-room W Mix Bar for non-alcoholic beverages, free non-motorised activities and snorkelling gear.

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Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Two Bedroom Water Suite Pool, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa

Situated on a private island in North Male Atoll, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride from Velana International Airport, making it an attractive destination for those who prefer brief travel. Offering seven restaurants and bars, two freshwater pools, a tennis court, a 24-hour gym and plenty of on-island activities including Sheraton’s signature side-by-side family programme, the resort is the picturesque destination for honeymooners, families with young children or teens and solo travellers alike. The resort has a curated full board package for this Eid. The Eid Getaway at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa includes, daily breakfast, lunch buffet, two-course menu or a dinner buffet at Feast or three-course menu at ChopstiX, Anchorage Bar, or Masala Hut. All inclusive of snorkelling gear, stand-up paddleboard and kayaks and use of tennis court and equipment, complimentary round-trip speed boat transfer to and from Velana International Airport.

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Grand Park Kodhipparu

Dinner under the stars, Private Dining
Dinner under the stars, Grand Park Kodhipparu

A collection of 120 idyllic beach-front pool villas, divine overwater villas and expansive two-bedroom villas, skirted by swaying palm trees, powder white sands and crystal-clear waters awaits this Eid. Spend a memorable break to mark the end of Ramadan at Grand Park Kodhipparu Maldives and appreciate a wide range of benefits, including daily breakfast at The Edge, daily dinner at The Edge, 20 per cent discount on two-way airport transfers, 20 per cent discount on selected spa treatments, complimentary PCR testing for two people, one-time private sunset experience and a one-time afternoon tea at Breeze.

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Milaidhoo Island

Batheli Restaurant, Milaidhoo Maldives

Milaidhoo is a boutique luxury resort in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, close to Hanifaru Bay, 126km north west of Male. This bijou island has lush jungle foilage and measures just 300m by 180m. Its soft white sand beaches are the perfect location to witness the annual gathering of manta rays. This year, guests who book to stay at Milaidhoo before October 2021 are entered into a raffle to win an exclusive private cruise on Milaidhoo’s luxury yacht where they can snorkel and swim with the Manta Rays in Hanifaru Bay during their stay. One lucky winner will be selected for the once-in-a-lifetime experience each month throughout the season.

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The Westin Miriandhoo

Villas – Aerial View, The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort

Nestled on a magnificent coral island of the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site, guests of The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort can experience a tranquil wellness escape with uninterrupted ocean and pristine turquoise lagoon views. The idyllic setting for romance, family hideouts, gastronomy, and well-being, the five-star resort has curated a wellness package for Eid to revitalize the body and mind. This embraces nature, nutrition, spa, yoga, and functional movement to jumpstart your health. This Eid getaway includes daily healthy breakfast at Island Kitchen, a one-hour wellness session, complimentary 60-minute couple spa treatment during the stay, use of snorkelling equipment and ocean kayaks and access to the Westin Family kids club and Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio.

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Sails Bar, Baros Maldives

Baros has 75 luxury villas set on pristine white sand beaches in a turquoise lagoon and ringed by a world-class house reef. To celebrate Eid, Baros is offering all guests travelling from the Middle East 40 per cent savings on select villa categories, alongside an array of additional benefits. The Eid special offer includes luxury welcome amenities, return transfers by speedboat and complimentary daily breakfast and dinner at Lime Restaurant, where guests can dine on sumptuous Asian and international cuisine. There’s also 30 per cent off dinners at Cayenne Grill and the iconic Lighthouse Restaurant, as well as 15 per cent off spa treatments. The offer is valid on four-night minimum stays from May 10 to July 31, 2021.

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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef

Aqua Villa, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef

Book a blissful Eid escape with a dream stay at Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, Maldives. Enjoy a meal plan and room upgrades with a free indulging floating breakfast. Exclusively available on their website for a limited time only for the long weekend. At this five-star resort visitors really can feel the luxury with the sand beneath their feet. Surrounded by some of the best coral reef in the Maldives, the island home has such exotic flora and fauna as coconut palms sway in the breeze. Spot a neighbouring heron or hermit crab en-route to breakfast in this ultimate haven for honeymooners. With the waves as their soundtrack, they can slow down the pace and enjoy decadent treatments in the spa or unwind in their own suites or villas. Each evening during Eid, the chefs dish up exotic plates with artistry and flair as guests wrap up the perfect day with a private cinema under the stars.

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Taj Exotica resort and Spa

Rehendi Presidential Suite, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica on Emboodhu Finolhu Island, known as ‘Three Coconut Island’ with one of the largest lagoons in the world, welcomes guests to celebrate Eid Al Fitr at the postcard-perfect getaway.  The resort is 20-minute speedboat ride from Velana Airport has 64 lavish sea view villas and suites surrounded by crystal blue waters and covered with lush tropical flora. This Eid, it offers a safe home from home with stringent cleaning and safety measures and technology for safe check-in, check-out, non-invasive thermal screening, dining and digital payments.

For the long weekend Taj is offering 25 per cent off its one-bedroom and two-bedroom ocean and beach suites with awe-inspiring vistas, a personalised butler service and an indulgent spa treatment of choice at the renowned Jiva Grande Spa. The international getaway package offers daily breakfast and dinner at the all-day dining restaurant 24 Degrees on stays of three nights or more including return speedboat airport transfers gym access, non-motorised sports, and snorkelling equipment. During their stay guests can sip leisurely on cocktails at the Equator Bar, indulge in the freshest of seafood at Deep End or private dining experiences in their own room. Guests can unwind with spa experiences, kids activities, seaplane tours, water sports and scuba diving courses.

Middle East travellers booking either package over Eid al-Fitr will be treated to a homemade baklava and traditional sweet platter gifted upon arrival. The hotel offers interactive Eid activities over the holiday period with highlights including poolside sundae making, an authentic Maldivian sunset cruise around the lagoon and a snorkelling safari.

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Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru

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Private Dining, Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr by jetting off to Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru, a private haven where Swiss excellence meets Maldivian complete with private and contemporary villas, suites and residences, and top-notch dining options. Located in Noonu, a 45-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport in Male’, all  105 villas feature a spacious outdoor lounging area with a plunge pool. Dining at the five-star Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru is an experience with ‘Destination Dining’ sampling grills under the stars at Latitude 5.5, globally inspired fresh seafood specialities at the overwater restaurant Bodumas or market style ONU Marché for a mix of western, oriental, and local cuisines. There is Chocolate Hour at Mövenpick Coffee & Wine Lounge. Designed as a destination for relaxing and rejuvenating escapes, this private island offers privacy and an array of onsite recreational facilities for couples and families alike.

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Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa

Recently crowned the best luxury hideaway resort in the Maldives by Luxury Lifestyle Awards, Hideaway offers a safe retreat with social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols to rejuvenate and revive the body and mind. In lieu of the holiday, Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa is giving Middle East residents an opportunity to celebrate Eid this year the Hideaway-way. The resort will give special goodies and bonuses for all guests staying at Hideaway during the celebration period. From a welcome drink on arrival, to a complementary cooking class for that “Hideaway Master Chef Experience”.  These are exclusive of the all-inclusive package offered at the resort. The “White Platinum Plan,” is the best all-inclusive vacation offering full-service.

Hideaway Beach Resort & Spa offers the perfect Eid getaway with beautiful turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches with deep marine blue ocean filled with corals, and exotic marine life. The resort ensures the privacy of guests by creating natural barriers with lush trees and vegetation between accommodations. On this island shaped like a crescent moon, guests only see the ocean, the beach, and the lush green foliage.

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LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Overwater Spa, LUX* South Ari Atoll

How about celebrating the upcoming Eid al-Fitr by unwinding at a faraway tropical island? LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is taking Eid bookings for three nights or more, with below add-on values. Fruit platter and sparkling juice in your villa upon arrival. Sunset cruise per stay and special rate on seaplane transfer. Arrival and departure PCR test included for two adults. The offer is valid on three-night minimum stays from May 10 to May 31, 2021.

LUX* South Ari Atoll offers luxurious open-concept rooms surrounded by crystal-clear waters and tropical greenery. It features eight restaurants, five bars as well as the largest water sports activities in the Maldives. Featuring direct beach or lagoon access, LUX* South Ari Atoll’s five-star rooms have chic beach-house style furnishings and outdoor seating areas. They boast flat-screen TVs and chaise lounges. For convenience, a coffee machine and minibar are provided. Relaxing massages and beauty treatments await guests at the spa. LUX* South Ari Atoll has a games room with a pool table and darts. Free WiFi is available in the business centre. Dining options include International and Asian inspired buffet spreads as well as cuisine from Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese and Middle Eastern. LUX* South Ari Atoll is a 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé.

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Featured Image: Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru

Donna Richardson
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