More so than ever, life has become about cherishing the smaller moments, creating memories that last and emotions that linger. With their ultra-luxe facilities, paradisiacal setting and a festive calendar brimming with exciting activities, Velaa Private Island Maldives is at the ready to make this advent season your most unforgettable one yet.
Guided by its ‘beyond luxury’ mantra, this heavenly hideaway makes anything and everything possible for its guests – and what better time to feel truly pampered than over the festive period? Aglow with a warm holiday spirit, the resort invites guests to delight in a wide array of specially curated activities.
On December 20th, the revelries kick off with the commemoration of Velaa’s 7th birthday, followed by a decadent Christmas Eve celebration and on Christmas day, guests will be enchanted by Santa’s arrival on the island’s pristine shore. As 2020 comes to a close, the New Year will be welcomed with “The Legend of Shambhala”, an unrivalled New Year’s event that takes place across the Indian Ocean.
To honour a venue as sublime as this, Velaa’s birthday gala will certainly be an opulent affair. Starting with a selection of special cocktails to toast to this momentous occasion, the festivities will continue with a grand banquet on the beach. While first-rate island fare is served, tunes of the young and energetic Czech band Amusement Park will enliven the evening ambiance.
Equally as indulgent, the Christmas Eve cocktail party and Christmas Eve gala dinner will bring special festive cheer to the island. As the sun sets and the Maldivian sky becomes a pastel-hued painting, delicious canapés and masterfully-mixed cocktails will be served on the beachfront. Thereafter, a festive feast will take guests on a journey of flavour that highlights the essence of this spirited season.
On December 25th, Santa’s arrival will bring joy to kids and parents alike. With a sleigh overflowing with gifts and plenty of drinks to go around, the air will croon with palpable merriment. Make a wish, take a picture with Santa and treasure these ever-fleeting moments of joy.
As the last days of 2020 saunter past, Velaa will continue to spoil guests’ palates with spectacular spreads. A Sea and Salt Buffet on December 27th will take diners on a mouth-watering tour of Asia, serving authentic Thai, Japanese, Singaporean and Chinese dishes. On December 28th, the “The Nikkei Sensation” is an unmissable Japanese-Peruvian culinary event, where fusion dishes using Japan’s elegant and delicate cuisine paired with the fresh and spicy punch of Peru will leave the taste buds tingling.
The Velaa Beach Barbecue on December 30th is a definite season favourite, where guests can enjoy lip-smacking, smoky morsels in a laid-back beach setting. With entertainment by world-renowned French group Charly’s Angels, and disco anthems by DJ Brian, you can dance the night away and let your spirit run free as the year draws to a close.
On December 31st, the countdown to the New Year begins with a cocktail party where guests can raise their glass as the sun sets on the last day of 2020. A mysterious and legendary night of world-class entertainment awaits, with a star-studded line-up of artists and a wide array of gourmet temptations to usher in the New Year. On the first day of 2021, greet this new chapter with a relaxed brunch filled with an assortment of global delicacies.
As January comes into full form, Velaa will continue to guide it on a jubilant path with host of fun-filled events, ensuring that your new year has an undeniably zealous start. View the full Festive Moments calendar here.
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