The Ritz-Carlton Maldives is offering a special curated programme for guests to celebrate Eid Al-Adha festivities from 8 to 11 July.
Celebrity Chef Tala Bashmi – Middle East and North Africa’s Best Female Chef 2022 and Chef Patron at her renowned Fusions by Tala restaurant in Bahrain – will prepare an innovative and vibrant menu at the Arabesque restaurant. The resort’s Beach Shack will present Maldivian Night with dishes that fuse tropical ingredients, simple spices and flavours from across the archipelago. The La Locanda restaurant will host a Maldivian Cooking Class with live demonstrations by the resort’s Chefs de Cuisine.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa – which offers treatments from holistic British brand Bamford – will invite guests to a three kilometre scenic sunrise jog followed by a restoring body balance session.
From noon to 4 p.m., guests can travel to the Fari Islands’ sandbank for a lavish lunch, drinks on tap, water sports and entertainment.
Marine naturalists at the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment Programme will showcase the diversity of wildlife below the ocean, including its unique drone programme. Guests can get hands-on in the Coral Regeneration Ceramics Workshop and create marine life-inspired clay ceramics for the coral nurseries.
Explorers will have a chance to snorkel with turtles and those who prefer to stay above water can board a sunset Dolphin Cruise to glide alongside pods of playful dolphins.
A sunset ritual with a Bodu Beru performance of traditional Maldivian drums and elegant flaming ceremony will take place in the evening.
At Ritz Kids – a futuristic indoor-outdoor space with playgrounds, napping pods, video games, movies, and a pool with slides and jets – children can discover the ancient art form of Henna through beautifully designed skin art and join a coconut shell arts and crafts workshop, a fun pom pom and accessories making session. At Kids’ Night Out, the youngest guests will enjoy an evening packed with games, activities, movies, and delicious treats.
Located at Fari Islands in North Malé Atoll, a 45-minute speedboat ride or 10-minute seaplane flight from the international airport, guest villas at The Ritz Carlton range in size from one to three bedrooms. Guests have a choice of 100 villas, from spherical-lux overwater and beachfront villas, sleeping up to four adults and two children. The pinnacle of accommodation for larger families, The Ritz-Carlton Estate accommodates up to nine adults, or six adults and three children, complete with private chef and its own spa studio.