Festive Highlights 2022: Family Glamour or Crimson Couples with Centara

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Centara Hotels & Resorts is inviting couples and families to end the year in paradise with a joyous festive vacation at its award-winning resorts in the Maldives. Glittering dinners, immersive activities, sparkling parties and much more are on offer at its two world-class island retreats.

With spacious accommodation including Family Overwater Villas with bunk beds and PlayStations, plus tennis, volleyball, water sports, snorkelling and diving, six restaurants, bars and lounges, a Spa Cenvaree and more, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is the perfect destination for multi-generational festive vacations.

This holiday season, guests of all ages are invited to a season of ‘Ritz & Glitz’ with a wealth of exciting experiences. Starting with the ‘Christmas Tree Lighting’ on 22 December, which will be marked with carol singing and canapés, the festive calendar of activities will run all the way through until the first Friday of 2023 (6 January).

Highlights include the ‘Classical Christmas Gala Dinner’ with live music and carols on 24 December, ‘A Treasured Christmas Morning’ with a visit from Santa, and a traditional ‘Christmas Lunch’ at Reef Restaurant (25 December), ‘Light Up the Night’, a funk-house DJ party at Coral Bar on Boxing Day, and a ‘Bedazzled Summer Beach Party’ on 29 December. 

On the last night of the year, guests can dress up for a glamorous Great Gatsby-themed ‘Ritzy-Glitzy Affair Gala Dinner,’ with electrifying performances to end 2022 in style, including a line-up of internationally-renowned Thai musicians.

Families can come together and kickstart 2023 with a ‘Rise & Shine’ New Year’s Day breakfast and a ‘Gastronomical Holiday Lunch’ on 1 January, as well as beach games and Pilates. 

To ensure that the resort caters for all guests, an ‘Orthodox Christmas Buffet’ will be staged on 6 January, and revellers can get their groove on with a ‘First Friday of 2023’ beach party. 

Throughout the festive season, Camp Safari will host a daily line-up of exciting activities, from Christmas craft sessions to meetings with Santa, kids’ discos and special dinners.

Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives, the exclusive adults-only island sanctuary in the North Malé Atoll, is inviting couples and friends to its ‘Crimson Tales’ celebrations this December. 

The serene retreat houses a collection of beautiful beachfront and overwater villas, seven restaurants and bars, and a Spa Cenvaree.

For ten fabulous days, the resort will raise the tempo with a full calendar of experiences, ranging from Tai Chi, ‘Yogalates’ and ‘Tranquility & Meditation’ sessions during the day to exhilarating after-dark events, including ‘Cuban Duo Beats’ every evening.

The festivities commence on 22 December with the ‘Christmas Tree Lighting’ at the Waves Beach and ‘Santa’s Arrival’ on 24 December. 

The ‘Christmas Eve Gala Dinner’ will feature a full range of traditional fare and ‘East meets West’ flavours at Waves Beach. The week between Christmas and New Year will be marked with a series of spectacular culinary occasions, including ‘Masterchef Culinary Secrets’ on 26 December and a ‘Seafood BBQ’ on 27 December. Then, as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean for the last time this year, couples can ring in 2023 at the ‘New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner’ – a sensational celebration of international cuisine, cultural dances, traditional bodu beru drums and Cuban beats.

For a truly unforgettable vacation, travellers at both resorts can also go parasailing or diving in a Santa hat, a unique photo opportunity that will create memories that last a lifetime. The therapists at Spa Cenvaree will also be giving guests a holiday glow with a choice of revitalising therapies that embrace the shimmer and sparkle of the season.

The resorts are also offering a ‘Winter Getaway’ package to make the festive season even more magical.