One&Only The Palm
Celebrate at Dubai’s most intimate beachfront resort, One&Only The Palm and reconnect in complete seclusion overlooking the city’s dazzling skyline on the picturesque Palm Island. With cuisine curated by three Michelin-starred Chef Yannick Alléno, guests can indulge in a gourmet dining experience to celebrate Christmas, while guests visiting the resort’s Guerlain Spa will countdown to Christmas in style with the resort’s exclusive Guerlain Spa Advent Calendar filled to the brim with special holiday gifts.
One&Only Royal Mirage
Kids will delight in an exclusive programme of activities, where they can enjoy fun-filled days making festive cards, decorating gingerbread houses, participate in magic shows, and more. One&Only Royal Mirage is hosting a funfair on Christmas Day exclusively for children to enjoy. From the beachfront beauty of Eauzone to the authentic flavours of Tagine or the effortless sophistication of DRIFT Beach Club, guests at One&Only Royal Mirage also have plenty of choice for celebrations full of culinary delights.
One&Only Cape Town
South Africa has recently reopened its borders to international travellers so guests can now spend the festive season surrounded by those they love most at One&Only Cape Town, overlooking the winding waterways of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the timeless beauty of Table Mountain. From mixology masterclasses, to wine blending experiences with the in-house sommelier, Luvo Ntezo, to a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, One&Only Cape Town has a host of experiences for festive enjoyment.
One&Only Gorilla’s Nest
From the energetic drum of the traditional Boma to a celebratory Christmas lunch with live Rwandan music, Christmas at One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is set to be an unforgettable experience. Guests can gather to watch the tree lighting ceremony at Jack Hanna’s Cottage, or join the joyful sounds of carols by the local Shalom choir, accompanied by cocktails and candlelight. There will be a decadent Christmas breakfast bursting with traditional flavours with a twist, hosted drinks at The Nest Bar, festive feasts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and on New Year’s Eve, the resort will be hosting a cocktail party and intimate Dinner.
One&Only Nyungwe House
There will be captivating fireside cocktail evenings, wildlife walks and yoga on the hillside at One&Only Nyungwe House, as the Team have a specially curated programme designed to settle guests into the rhythms of a festive season immersed in nature. Wine tasting in the Chef’s Garden, Rwandan cocktail and gin masterclasses and a guided eating meditation session are a few of the innovative and bespoke offerings to complement the festive feasts designed by One&Only Nyungwe House’s culinary team.
One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives is world-renowned for its vibrant Christmas and New Year atmosphere, an expansive private island haven with secluded stand-alone villas, there is the space and privacy for guests to celebrate as they choose. This festive season, the resort is introducing Sunset Sessions where a DJ plays mellow tunes on a remote sandbank and the resident yogi will introduce relaxing beachside yoga.
One&Only Le Saint Géran
At One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius, guests will be treated to a stylish and lavish festive break. On Christmas Eve, guests will begin by sipping Pol Roger champagne overlooking the magical Indian Ocean on the resort’s private peninsula with loved ones. There is a Christmas set menu at Le Terrasse or an exclusive and indulgent black truffle experience at the signature grill, PRIME.
From embracing the colours of papel picado and kaleidoscopic fireworks, to lounging on a hammock with a cocktail overlooking the Sea of Cortez, One&Only Palmilla is the place to be for the holidays. There will be Clase Azul Tequila masterclasses, a Baja Culinary Journey where guests can sample an innovative menu full of locally sourced delicacies and cocktail workshops, One&Only Palmilla offers true festive indulgence in Los Cabos. Christmas Day begins with Mass at the resort’s historical Chapel, before Santa arrives to delight the little ones and a celebratory brunch commences
At the recently opened One&Only Mandarina, guests can enjoy glamorous soirees, exciting culinary events, beach adventures and wellness wonders. At this time of the year, the wish to wind down and look forward to the year ahead is granted at One&Only Mandarina, with a selection of mindful and active wellness experiences that allow guests to de-stress, re-focus and revitalise for a prosperous 2021. Active consciousness breath work, vibrational sound baths, energising jungle workouts and ancient Mexican rituals such as a Pachamama ceremony and Reyes Majos (a traditional Mexican tradition of ‘Three Kings Day’ consisting of a detox meditation) are a few of the pioneering wellness experiences that guests can enjoy over the festive period.