Opera Under the Sea at Hurawalhi, Maldives

Opera Under the Sea at Hurawalhi, Maldives

Hurawalhi Island Resort has revealed its festive programme of events for adults (and children over 15) to celebrate the end of 2021 and enjoy Christmas and New Year in a true Maldivian paradise.

From 27th December - 5th January, guests can enjoy ‘Opera Under the Sea’ performances by renowned Turkish soprano Burcu Hanci in the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, surrounded by the extensive marine life of Lhaviyani Atoll: dramatic performances in an equally dramatic location. Burcu Hanci, enjoys a very successful international concert career including most recently at the invitation of the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra.

Festivities commence on Christmas Eve with a Sunset Cocktail at Hurawalhi’s dedicated Champagne Pavilion before a Christmas Market Dinner with an array of local and seasonal specialities. Live music will be performed throughout and into the Christmas party with performances from a local band taking guests from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.

Christmas isn’t just for children, with The Great Christmas Treasure Hunt in the lagoon taking place on Christmas Day, where guests search for fabulous prizes including a 5-night stay at Hurawalhi Island Resort. Guests will discover all the classic dishes and more at Canneli Restaurant’s Christmas Dinner.

Between the Christmas and New Year period, there are plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy the marine life surrounding Hurawalhi by joining a bioluminescent night dive to see the reef glow, snorkel trips to swim with green sea turtles and manta rays or a jet ski safari/stand up paddleboard trip in search of dolphins. Be entertained by the selection of bands performing throughout the festive season. Or relax at Duniye Spa, with pamper packages to prepare for the new year.

New Year’s Eve celebrations begin with a cocktail party on the sandy oasis of Dream Island where guests can wave goodbye to the final sunset of 2021 with champagne and canapés before the grand gala dinner, a lavish event accompanied by live music throughout the night.

Also on the programme is a Padel Tennis Tournament, a Chef’s Table 5-course dinner with Martel Champagne pairing under the stars, a 4-course dessert and wine pairing at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, a Maldivian BBQ Dinner and Culture show.

Rates for Hurawalhi’s Ocean Villas during the festive period start at US$1,190 per night, bed and breakfast. Additional experiences and excursions are charged separately. Visit www.hurawalhi.com for more information and the full festive programme can be found here: https://www.hurawalhi.com/downloads/HUR_Festive_Brochure_2021-2022.pdf