Festive Highlights 2022: A Sparkling Season of Giving at Dusit Thani Maldives

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Unforgettable end-of-year getaways are on the agenda at the five-star Dusit Thani Maldives Resort for the 2022-23 festive season.

The celebrations will begin with illuminations on 21 December as guests gather for a traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Sand Bar, complete with canapés and cocktails. On Christmas Eve, celebrations will continue with sunset drinks and a special dinner starring festive dishes from around the world at The Market. Christmas Day starts with a leisurely Champagne Breakfast and a visit from Santa on the beach.

The energy stays high throughout the season with White Parties at Sand Bar and a family-friendly celebration at the Maldives’ biggest infinity pool. 

Gourmands will enjoy a selection of special dinners including a lobster barbecue served by the sea on 21 December, and a Wine & Dine menu of delectable dishes paired with wines from around the world, served on Christmas Day and 2 January.

The popular Thai Street Food Festival returns to the award-winning Benjarong restaurant with authentic Siamese flavours at live cooking stations, and Amazonian Night promises jungle-themed banqueting in a canopy-covered South American wonderland. New culinary adventures this year include a Mongolian BBQ and Hawaiian Beach Night at The Market.

For younger guests and families, a Kids Carnival is planned for 28 December, an afternoon of exciting activities including sack, spoon, and dizzy races, volleyball, games and musical chairs. 

For those seeking a more peaceful pace, a complimentary yoga and sound bath meditation session encourages a sense of renewed bliss. Devarana Wellness also presents a range of special spa offers.

On New Year’s Eve, the resort pulls out all the stops with a rustic tropical beach party with spectacular entertainment. The celebrations will kick off with a Chef Parade, followed by traditional Maldivian performances, a sizzling Latin dance show by three-time Norwegian champions Lars and Vivian, and fireworks at midnight. DJ Oly (among the Top 50 Best Female DJs in Asia) fills the dance floor with after-party hits.

The festive season comes to a close with the celebration of the Orthodox Christmas marked by a special cocktail party and a sumptuous feast.

“The team and I are excited to welcome our guests for festive wonders and sparkling celebrations to ring in the New Year,” said Jacques Leizerovici, General Manager.