Spend Christmas waking up to sugar-white sand, swaying palm trees and an endless turquoise sea, rather than the familiar sight of Jack Frost-kissed pavements and gloomy skies. This year, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi invites travellers to live out their tropical festive fantasy with a range of seasonal activities and events; guaranteeing a stylish, sun-soaked Christmas and New Year’s escape.
For the Creative Family:
Home to a fully equipped on-site Art Studio, travellers looking to get creative this holiday season can enjoy a Christmas tree decorating party, coconut painting or try their hand at sand turtle, pottery or jewellery making, guided by Fairmont Maldives’ resident artist. Learn the art of henna tattoos, take part in a local matt weaving class, or be inspired with a one-to-one art lesson with a local Maldivian artist. Guests looking to get festive are invited to decorate their own ginger bread house, before crafting bespoke Christmas gifts for their loved ones, inspired by the beauty of the island.
For the Foodie Family:
Tis’ the season to indulge, and Fairmont Maldives offers a variety of dining offerings for festive foodies; guests can relish in an authentic Maldivian tapas lunch, a chocolate afternoon tea with Toblerone cocktail treat, or a sushi making class with speciality sake. Tiny travellers with a taste for cooking can take part in a pizza making masterclass, or Little MasterChef competition. For those that would rather relax poolside, fresh seafood BBQs and seasonal cocktails can be enjoyed around the 200m infinity pool, the largest in the Maldives.
For the Active Family:
Fairmont Maldives offers adventure-enthused travellers a chance to spot turtles and majestic manta rays with a guided Blue Light Snorkelling Tour. Delight in quality time together by taking part in the Festive Family Fun Challenge, the family treasure hunt or heading out on a sunset Dolphin cruise on the resort’s very own private yacht. Children can also immerse themselves in the fun with a mini Olympic games held in the Fairmont Maldives’ Kid’s Club, or disembark on a thrilling pirate-themed cruise.
For the Chilled Family:
On this ‘secret water island’, relaxation-seekers can enjoy speciality treatments and spa packages at the Willow Stream Spa, including the ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Festive Glamour’ packages, or the fully rejuvenating ‘New Year, New You’ wellness experience. Pint-sized guests are invited to enjoy a special children’s ‘Princess and Prince’s’ spa day, with carefully curated spa treatments for young skin. Sunrise yoga classes overlooking the Indian Ocean, Chinese sky lantern displays, and cinema screenings of Christmas classics under the stars in the safari-style Tented Jungle Villas are also offered daily.
For the Party Family:
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a party, and guests at Fairmont Maldives’ can celebrate at a Sunset Party complete with champagne, canapes and music from DJ Bas White and local bands, whilst young guests can dance the night away in Teen Town. For the ultimate celebration, a seasonal cocktail party and Gala Dinner are held on Christmas Eve, before savouring a traditional Christmas Day feast whilst watching the Santa arrival parade with the kids. In the spirit of the New Year, guests can toast the year ahead with a Champagne brunch, glamorous Gala Dinner and New Year’s Eve Countdown Party; promising to end festivities at Fairmont Maldives in style.
(Events and activities available from 21st December 2018 – 1st January 2019).
Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi - Family Festive Holiday
Carrier (0161 492 1358, www.carrier.co.uk) offers 14 nights from £20,450 per family based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Luxury Tented Villas on a half board basis including Christmas Eve dinner, return flights from London Heathrow with Sri Lankan Airlines and return seaplane transfers. Based on departures 15 December 2018.