Both Kuda Huraa and Landaa resorts create a different theme each year, with elaborate decor, games, rituals, costumes and family fun.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa: “Once Upon a Kuda Huraa”
Sports Programs: Fairytale fun abounds in a series of participatory events, including a From Zero to Hero Hercules Trial and Minotaur’s Maze based on Greek mythology, plus a Golden Dragon Egg Hunt. Other activities include family-friendly Beach Games with a fairytale twist and lagoon-based surf lessons.
Sustainability/Regenerative Programs: Guests can get involved by taking care of baby turtles and coral reef building at the Marine Discovery Centre (MDC), then join the MDC team as they narrate the tale of their pioneering sustainability and conservation work, encouraging guests to continue taking care of the world’s precious oceans.
Culinary Events: This year’s highlights will include: Christmas Eve’s Nutcracker themed feast of Mediterranean favorites such as a carvery with turkey and beef wellington, alongside a live seafood counter and delectable desserts; an abundant Arabian Feast with an Aladdin’s Cave of dishes like tagines and barbecued kofta, shish taouk and lamb all served amid bedazzling décor; and a vast International Buffet to see out 2020 in style at the NYE Enchanted Ball: The Night of The Glass Slipper.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru: “Here Comes the Sun”
Sunny Sports Programs: The Landaa Sunshine Games Twenty20 will see mixed staff-guest teams compete in a range of island-wide sports and activities–all with the aim of warming the heart and raising a smile.
Sustainability/Regenerative Programs: The new Trainee Marine Savers program is aimed at giving teenagers an educational and immersive experience working alongside marine biologists at the resort’s Marine Discovery Centre. Guests can also join in Festive Coral Reefscaping activities, bringing a ray of sunshine to the reef in the form of a sun-shaped coral frame.
Social Holiday Themes: All festive guests will be invited to the new Rahumathuge Vaguthu (Earth Blessing), a daily sunset gratitude ritual that celebrates the earth’s gifts through song, dance and tree planting. It's one of the highlights of the AyurMa, Landaa’s latest innovation where the emphasis is on loving the planet as you love yourself.
Culinary Events: Christmas Eve’s international Christmas Over The Rainbow; The Here Comes The Sun NYE Extravaganza; Holi Moli, a technicolor celebration of Indian cuisine, music and dance; Songs of the Seas seafood night with live acoustic music; a ‘Walking on Sunshine cocktail reception; and an exclusive Just Another Tequila Sunset Cocktail Menu in the resort’s bars.
Four Seasons Private Island Voavah
At this exclusive-use private island in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, guests can set the tone and design theme of their winter celebrations, including (but not limited to):
- A mini Woodstock-, Coachella-, or Goa-style beach party, or an Arabian Nights theme with Bedouin tents, all with a DJ playing poolside and live performances
- Sunset cocktails and sashimi on board a private yacht, or a picnic lunch marooned on a sandbank
- Spa treatments at Voavah’s Ocean of Consciousness Spa
- AntiGravity Yoga