Although it is still late summer, Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has announced an amazing festive programme to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2019-20. Discovery of pristine beaches, amazing refreshments, fun activities for kids and plenty of quality relaxation for adults can be expected by the guests!

The spacious and award-winning all-pool villa resort in the southern Maldives has designed incredible activities from 19 December to 1 January. Most of these activities being complimentary, the activities fall under eight festive themes.

Food & Beverage: On the 25th, enjoy a global gourmet voyage! Indian ocean night, Asian street food fair, barbecue and Boduberu, sunset seafood and sauvignon, wine academy with a guest sommelier, mezze and Arabic grill and more.

Active lifestyle: Aqua aerobics, an introduction to paddleboarding, gym fitness lessons and kayaking around the island will help to combat the festive excess.

For Kids: Enjoy movie nights under the stars, family sandcastle contests, kid’s parties, kite flying, Christmas bell hunting and of course, a visit to Santa Claus in his Christmas grotto.

Body & Soul: Navasana Spa, a sanctuary within a sanctuary offers a full range of pampering options. Also, guests can choose from meditation classes, nature walks and aerial yoga.

For Adults: Enjoy live chill-out sessions by the resident DJ, New Year’s Eve party, spa, wine, mixology, beach dining and a sunset cocktail reception with management.

Mother Nature: Join a marine conversation with the resort’s marine biologist, say hello to a sea turtle or give back to nature by joining a desert island clean-up and snorkelling trip – all activities are part of Outrigger’s OZONE global commitment to marine conservation.

Out of the Ordinary States of Being: Local island excursions, vow renewal, candlelight dinner by sunken beach table, picnic on a sandbank, cooking classes or an escape in a ‘dhoni’ the traditional boat for a desert island castaway; could add to the uniquely memorable experiences.

Festive People: Chill with the people who will make it a particularly memorable time of year on Konotta Island: Matty Wainwright (DJ), Christopher Long (chef), Bijaya Kumar (yoga and fitness trainer), Reena and Rashfa (coral kids club supervisors) and Santa Claus (no introduction required). The team will also be joined by a mixologist and a sommelier.

“Each year we work with Santa and his elves to create festive magic for families and couples who want to unwind in a pristine beach setting at Christmas,” commented John Allanson, General Manager of the resort. “Outrigger promises a magical experience where you can forget the winter cold and celebrate in style.”For full information on the Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort festive programme, click here. Or call +960 684 7770. E: reservation.konotta@outrigger.mv Booking: outrigger.com