Jumeirah Vittaveli brings a new twist to Easter this year, the perfect place to enjoy half term!
1. The Royal Residence
If you’re planning a trip with your extended family then this 5-bedroom / 6 bathroom retreat has everything covered. Set over 3,500 square metres, it includes a private beach, two pools and a private arrival jetty. The Royal Residence experience begins as soon as guests arrive in the Maldives – expect a priority customs service, personal welcome at the airport, followed by a 20 minute luxury yacht transfer to the island. ‘The Sanctuary’ (530sqm) includes a Master Bedroom, living area, a spa treatment room and there’s even a private gym. An indoor bathroom with ‘his and hers’ vanities and oversized stone bathtub by Kelly Hoppen™ is complemented by an outdoor bathing area featuring a Jacuzzi with in-built TV.
If you’re looking for something more modest, the options are just as stunning. Choose from 43 beach villas and suites or one of the 46 water villas and ocean suites. For families who need extra space the Two Bedroom Beach Villas are perfect. Offering direct access to white sandy beaches, the Indian Ocean’s clear waters are just steps away. The stunning, spacious interiors are an impressive 230 square metres in size and include child-friendly facilities. Families can relax on the private terrace or take a leisurely dip in the ‘L’ shaped pool. The open-air bathroom including oversized deep-soaking marble bathtub offers an exceptional rain shower experience. At every turn, unbeatable hospitality and five-star amenities are combined to capture the very essence of indulgence in the Maldives.
3. Family entertainment
Expect captivating family entertainment with land- and water-based activities, including the PADI Dive base, water sports centre, Kuda Koli Kids Club and babysitting services, four restaurants, two bars and a Talise Spa with overwater and garden treatment rooms. With its focus on cultural connection and organic experiences in a luxurious setting, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers a true Maldivian island experience.
4.Lavish Easter dinner
Indulge in a lavish Easter dinner and a mesmerising tea party under the enchanting ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme where the Mad Hatter, Cheshire cat, White Queen and Alice come to life. The Family Fun package starts from USD 2,968 and includes accommodation in a Two Bedroom Beach Suite, daily breakfast and dinner, a family Beach BBQ, a Maldivian Cooking Class and a babysitting service.
5.’Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’
The famous tea party from Alice in Wonderland is a dream canvas. We have created a quirky menu for our young guests, ranging from strawberry tiramisu, cotton candy, lollies, popsicles and chocolate mousse topped by a crispy hat decoration. We are excited to surprise our guests with our Easter culinary delights – traditional and novel at the same time!” says Francis Cornelius, Executive Sous Chef, Jumeirah Vittaveli.
6.Alice in Wonderland themed games
Easter isn’t complete without the Easter Bunny and chocolate eggs – in keeping with the tropical mood, the Easter egg hunt will be transformed into a snorkelling adventure where kids will go hunting for eggs underwater. As guests cross the turquoise waters they’ll swim by an underwater party, where Alice and the Mad Hatter will be sipping on tea and waving to passers-by. The Kuda Koli Kids Club will host Alice in Wonderland themed games including croquet with flamingos, a jabberwocky piñata, an obstacle race and an egg hunt. After a packed morning, the afternoon brings cakes, chocolates and potions. Tea will be served to guests as the boardwalk around Samsara restaurant is turned into a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Poised against the rich blue ocean, gazebos will be set up as a degustation menu of chocolates, treats, snacks and drinks is served.
The resident musician who also goes by the name of the main character ‘Alice’ will set the mood with violin and piano performances. On Easter Sunday, a host of entertainers will perform such as the Art of Poi fire dance, a magic show, LED light show and the Melody Duo live band as guests sit down by the Samsara beach and enjoy a traditional Easter dinner.