Christmas and New Years in the Exotics – Maldives and Seychelles

As the holiday season approaches, why not swap snowflakes for palm trees and create memories in the tropical paradises of the Maldives and Seychelles? Let’s discover the magic of celebrating Christmas and New Year surrounded by turquoise waters, beautiful beaches, and the warm embrace of these exotic destinations.

Maldives: A Tranquil Tropical Wonderland

Where can I celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve in the Maldives?

The Fari Islands

Escape the traditional winter festivities and enjoy the tranquility of the Maldives. The Fari Islands, with their vibrant ambiance, offer a unique blend of luxury and natural beauty. Picture celebrating Christmas under the stars with three hotels, a marina, and a beach club providing a lively backdrop.

Join a feast at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands, with its five restaurants showcasing cuisine from around the world. Alternatively, experience a Michelin-starred extravaganza at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.

Bandos Maldives Resort

Bandos Maldives, renowned as one of the most luxurious holiday resorts in the Maldives, is gearing up to host a spectacular welcome for 2023, promising an unforgettable New Year’s Eve.

The festivities kick off from Christmas and extend through January 1, 2024, providing an opportunity to prolong your holiday and celebrate the festive month at this top destination for New Year’s in the world.

The New Year’s Eve celebration unfolds with delectable Asian cuisine, live entertainment, a musical DJ and saxophonist night, and more. For those who want to savor every moment, a brunch option is also available.

Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

Whether gearing up for island exploration or winding down after a day of adventure, Vilamendhoo offers a range of dining options to suit your tastes.

Explore diverse Maldivian and international cuisines at the island’s two buffet restaurants—one family-friendly, the other exclusively for adults. With open-air settings and sandy floors, these venues embrace a casual atmosphere inspired by Maldivian traditions.

Opt for à la carte experiences at Asian Wok or Hot Rock, each offering a unique setting—overwater or beachside. For a romantic touch, reserve a private al fresco dinner on the beach.

Alternatively, enjoy the convenience of in-villa dining with our extensive room service menu.

Vilamendhoo strives to provide a top-notch dining experience, accommodating various dietary requirements. Prior to your visit, feel free to inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions for a seamless and enjoyable dining experience.

Meeru Island Resort & Spa

With the New Year approaching, Meeru Island Resort & Spa presents an enticing Maldives New Year Package for a memorable staycation. The island’s laid-back and festive atmosphere creates an ideal setting for travelers seeking a grand celebration.

Enjoy some relaxed vibes with Sunset Live Music, a festive movie at the bar, live soft music, and a lively table tennis tournament. Dive into adventurous water activities to make your New Year 2024 in Maldives truly special. For the little ones, a range of kids’ activities awaits, including art and craft, a kids’ DJ night, and more.

What’s unique?

Beyond the celebration, seize the opportunity for a dawn swim or explore the coral atolls for a unique and intimate start to the new year. Award-winning spas across various resort islands offer wellness programs, ensuring a rejuvenating transition into the next chapter.

Seychelles: Where Paradise Meets Festivity

How is Christmas and New Year celebrated in Seychelles?

Seychelles, with its landscapes and crystal-clear waters, offers a Christmas and New Year’s celebration like no other. A festive season surrounded by uninhabited islands, coral underwater worlds, and fishing grounds exclusive to the waterborne traveler. The Maldives may be known for its luxurious resorts, but Seychelles adds its charm to the holiday season.

What to do during my stay in Seychelles?

This island paradise showcases breathtaking tropical landscapes and a unique array of indigenous flora and fauna. Engage in outdoor pursuits like horse riding, trails, and trekking through lush jungles, ensuring round-the-clock entertainment. Your exploration may reveal Aldabra tortoises, among the world’s largest, the majestic Fruit Bat, also known as the Flying Fox, and some of the rarest bird species.

For golf enthusiasts and food aficionados, Seychelles offers a delightful mix. Conclude your year on a high note by playing your favorite sport on Constance Lemuria‘s championship 18-hole golf course. Designed with modern flair, it provides stunning views of three beaches and tropical gardens.

Culinary enthusiasts treat your palate to a candlelit gourmet dinner by the beach, featuring traditional Creole cuisine. Indulge in a menu rich in fresh fish, seafood, locally grown vegetables, and tropical fruits—all infused with flavorful tropical spices. A distinctive culinary experience to wrap up the year!

Honeymooners and couples seeking an unforgettable spa escape, explore the latest packages at Praslin Spa in Paradise Sun! Elevate your spirits and rejuvenate your body with a blend of body conditioning and massage techniques using organic oils infused with local fragrances. The Balinese-style trained therapists perform these treatments in the serene setting of a tropical garden. Restore your sense of well-being with meditation or yoga sessions.

For the more active individuals, try fitness programs designed to destress and tone your body. Start the new year on a healthy note by achieving your wellness goals!

What’s unique?

Choose Seychelles for an intimate celebration. With uncrowded beaches, dreamy gastronomy, and the catch of the day as your feast, you’re set for quiet and unique holidays. The Fari Islands may be vibrant, but Seychelles offers a more serene and secluded escape.

Celebrate the festive season surrounded by the beauty of the Maldives and Seychelles, where palm trees replace Christmas trees, and the rhythm of the ocean sets the tone for an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s celebration. Cheers to sun-kissed festivities and a new year filled with the magic of the tropics. May these exotic escapes be the destinations for your most cherished holiday memories!

And if you are on the search for a boat to charter this time of the year, get in touch with our team for all details!