Resorts across the Maldives are gearing up to celebrate the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays with special packages and activities.
Here’s a look at what’s on offer at a selection of top resorts.
Fairmont Sirru Fenfushi
To make Eid Al-Adha as memorable as possible, the Willow Stream Spa team at Fairmont Maldives invites all guests to try bespoke couple’s suite and feel rejuvenated with a full body coconut scrub followed by the therapeutic techniques of our Balinese massage and end the experience with a customized facial that will leave you refreshed, relaxed and re-energized.
Adults and teenagers can both enjoy the resort’s activities for a well-balanced lifestyle. Amazing wellness journey, filled with island inspired treatments, fitness programmes, boxing lessons, tennis, and football games is another way to completely relax and unwind, both the body and soul.
While parents may enjoy their wellness, all children are invited to try our Turtle Ranger Programme and learn about the rich underwater fauna of the Indian Ocean. The Turtle Ranger programme is the latest initiative in luxury resort Fairmont Maldives and is on-going sustainability marine conservation effort.
Fairmont Maldives’ turtle conservation program is primarily focused on the Hawksbill Turtle, which although widely distributed across the world’s oceans, is deemed as critically endangered. As part of the new program, Turtle Rangers will be able to help the marine biologist collect ID data from the Hawksbill that pass through the resort, which is a non-invasive way to track their migration patterns, as well as officially name any newly identified turtles.
During the Eid Al-Adha celebrations guests will enjoy an exclusive dinner buffet in Raha Market restaurant fused with signature dish Lamb Ouzi – a dish of baked lamb, enriched with sweet spices, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom, which makes the casserole authentically special and brings Middle Eastern flavors to the Maldives. The special dinner will be followed by the movie night at Onu Onu Bar. For those guests who prefer their luxury private villa experience, Fairmont resort has offered a 30% discount for morning Floating Breakfast in the most exclusive villas of the Maldives.
As Eid Al Adha draws near, Dusit Thani Maldives prepares for a long weekend filled with joy and celebration to bring guests and the community together. Events begin on Friday 9 July with prayers at the football ground led by the resort’s resident Imaam and a complimentary trip to a neighbouring island for guests to experience authentic local Eid celebrations.
The weekend is all about discovery with a Dhivehi language class led by Dusit Thani’s Recreation Manager at the Activity Centre, and a Maldivian cooking class with the expert chefs at The Market restaurant on Saturday. Sunday promises celebration and exploration with a traditional Boduberu drumming class at Sand Bar, in which guests will learn the rhythms and dances of the islands. An education session with the Dusit Safeeru – culture ambassadors – will unlock tales of The Maldives.
On Monday 12 July, guests are invited to take a walk around the island to experience the Koadi Neshun (or Maali), a local dance performance that brings ancient folklore to life. At dusk, General Manager Thomas Weber welcomes guests to Sand Bar for Maldivian drinks, including kurumba juice and toddy, engaging activities like traditional rope making, and the chance to win prizes in a lucky draw. The festivities conclude with a special Eid dinner at Sea Grill, featuring live cooking stations.
This Eid Al Adha, take part in a live performance of the ‘Bodu Mas’ (big fish) – the most anticipated celebration of the day in the Maldives. The traditional dance named ‘Maali Neshun’, based on ancient folklore of islanders struggling to catch the big fish and the accompanying evil spirits and ghosts, paired with delicious Maldivian short eats, piping hot teas and coffees, is sure to make Eid Al Adha a day filled with celebrations and stories to last a lifetime. That’s not it! End the day in style with a mouth-watering Eid Buffet at our buffet restaurant, or a feast from the specially curated set menu at our Smoked restaurant with your loved ones.
Is your belly grumbling for some more oh-so delicious foods? Enjoy a hearty selection of mouth-watering dishes cooked with halal meats during all of your mealtimes. With 10 dining options and 3 A La Carte restaurants offering healthy Mediterranean cuisine, grilled to perfections delicacies, modern Asian fusion, and a huge selection of international cuisine, you will travel around the world of gastronomic flavours! And why not have a Cast Away Bento picnic for an exclusive experience on a private island or an ultimate private destination dining to make you stay even more magical! Want to keep it casual? Try a ‘Movie under the stars’ experience with your loved ones and make the special vacay a memory to last forever!
Le Méridien Maldives
Guests can look forward to an immersive holiday experience this Eid Al Adha, with bountiful culinary discoveries in every bit. Start the day in the most iconic way with a private floating breakfast of American and Continental options in crystal blue waters outlooking endless ocean views. End the journey on a high note with dinner in either Turquoise, where ‘barbecue’ and ‘fish market’ themed nights will be available, or a three-course set menu at Velaa Bar + Grill.
Those looking for a taste of Europe in the Indian Ocean are in for a treat as the resort’s signature-French fusion restaurant, Tabemasu, welcomes Chef Walter Ishizuka, who is globally renowned for his gastronomic heritage at some of the best restaurants in the world. Bringing his flair for Japanese meets French fare, Chef Walter elevates the dining experience with a series of delectable Omakase dinners, exclusively served between 11th – 14th July 2022.
Stay in one of the spacious 141 luxuriant villas, including two-bedroom and three-bedroom family villas that are ideal for a family vacation, and create enchanting memories with your little ones at Le Méridien Family Kids Hub. Designed to entertain all ages, families can revel in exciting games, cultural craft-making, educational activities, and beach fun with a Maldivian twist.
Dive into a world of sparkling new discoveries at the ultra-luxury resort. Make it an Eid to remember with watersports, scuba diving and dolphin watching with a cruise towards the sunset. The spellbinding haven of blissful tranquillity also offers bountiful experiences that include a nature safari, marine talks, coral regeneration, and family foraging with garden-to-table cooking classes in one of the resort’s state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouses. Spark the inner artist at the creative arts studio, escape into a haven of natural beauty at Explore Spa with massage and body treatments that revive and inspire, or arrange expeditions to the resort’s wholly owned private island, Bodu Finolhu, to experience the spirit of the island which puts emphasis on peace and harmony.
From chic island accommodations to fringing reefs and shimmering hues of blue, Le Méridien Maldives inspires travellers to step out of their daily routine and celebrate Eid in a glamorous getaway where wandering sans agenda and lingering longer are encouraged.