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Experience a Christmas Like No Other at Kanuhura

December 15 2017

The festive season is an extraordinary time of the year. It’s a time for exceptional food and quality moments spent with close family and friends. But it can also be absolutely crazy; with abnormally long queues at the supermarkets, empty shelves in all the Christmas sections and freezing weather with slushy snow—nothing like the romantic image on postcards. In fact, wouldn't a Christmas in the sun be an incredible and unconventional alternative? Swap the snow for immaculate soft sandy beaches and escape to the unfettered paradise that is Kanuhura. Set like a dazzling jewel in the tropical Indian Ocean, Kanuhura is the ultimate luxury destination, with excellent weather all year round, exceptional beaches, picture-perfect tropical lagoons and so much more. If you would like to spend your festive season in a breathtaking destination far from the overwhelming hustle, bustle and cold of big cities this December, then here’s what you could be enjoying at Kanuhura this festive season (from the 20th of December to the 6th):
 
Private dining and exclusive activities
 
Apart from Kanuhura’s impeccable gastronomic restaurants and bars, a magical world of private dining and exclusive activities await wild-hearted travellers at this exclusive resort this festive season. Guests can relish the experience of exploring Kanuhura’s two deserted islands, Jehunuhura and Masleggihura. Guests can spend their day soaking up the gorgeous Maldivian sun, order freshly grilled dishes at Drift Grill restaurant on Jehunuha or indulge in a true (and totally exclusive) “castaway” experience on Masleggihura with a specially prepared lunch created on the beach while you make the most of the incredible beach and turquoise lagoon. 
 
If that’s not enough, guests can also opt to enjoy “dig in” dining on the beach. Romantic, sunken tables are dug into the beach, where you can savour an unrivalled romantic dinner enjoyed under the stars and surrounded by candles and soft lights. 
 
Sublime spa experiences
 
Leave the thought of frantic Christmas shopping behind you as you surrender to serenity during remarkable spa treatments at Kanuhura’s stunning Kokaa Spa which has recently been voted ‘the World’s Best Spa’ by National Geographic Traveller magazine. Here, guests have a plethora of outstanding treatments, massages, beauty services, rituals, scrubs and wellness packages to choose from to unwind after a long year and in order to prepare for the year ahead. Make the most of this precious time to nurture mind, body and soul at this tranquil haven that centres on relaxation and bliss. Guests who book an appointment at the spa are afforded complimentary use of the steam bath, cold plunge pools and jacuzzi—the perfect way to set the tone for your pamper session.  
 
Exceptional excursions
 
Apart from the remarkable excursions in and around Kanuhura, Jehunuhura and Masleggihura, the festive season boasts a range of wonderful and immersive experiences and excursions that allow guests to truly make the most of their time in the Maldives. Two of the exceptional offerings during the festive season include a turtle excursion to the local turtle sanctuary and a local island trip to a tuna factory. Catch a glimpse of life as a local on these two excursions this festive season to get a different perspective of the Maldives.
 
Wonderful fitness activities
 
Christmas is a time for decadent treats, satisfying meals and, over all, a little gastronomic indulgence. But to ensure that you can feast guilt-free this December, Kanuhura’s festive season programme is filled with wonderful activities that will get your heart pumping and body moving in the best possible ways. From meditation classes (at sunrise and sunset), aqua fitness classes, pilates, boot camp sessions, Maldivian warrior workouts and Aqua Zumba to kickboxing, jogging sessions (at sunrise) and yoga (at sunrise and sunset), there’s certainly something to encourage everyone to stay active.  On top of all those activities, there is a range of tournaments and fun games from tennis tournaments and beach volleyball and football challenges where the guests battle it out with Kanuhura’s staff. And if that’s not enough, fitness aficionados even have the opportunity to join in the fun with Kanuhura’s fun run and mini-marathon (with a 5km or 10km option). 
 
Excellent entertainment and wonderful experiences
 

A festive season spent at Kanuhura will be unlike any other you have ever experienced before. With special treats, exceptional experiences and wonderful entertainment scheduled daily to ensure guests have nothing but a remarkable holiday. From the smooth sounds played by the resident band, exemplary gastronomic offerings (think whiskey and chocolate tastings or rum and cigar evenings) to cocktail making classes, open-air cinema evenings spent under the stars and exceptional traditional Bodu Beru dance performances, you are sure to have the trip of a lifetime.
 
Special activities for the kids
 

Kanuhura’s younger guests are treated with the same VIP status as their parents, with outstanding activities planned throughout the festive season for children. Kids can indulge in a world of make-believe on a pirate cruise, spend hours making Christmas decorations to decorate the Christmas tree with, indulge in a chocolate mixology session, be pampered with mani-pedis, fly pirate kites and learn how to make pizzas to name but a few of the incredible activities in store for kids. You can rest assured that this festive season at Kanuhura, your children will be having a phenomenal time.
 
An unparalleled Christmas 
 
As with everything at Kanuhura, Christmas is done in absolute style. Guests fortunate to spend the festive season on this slice of paradise are in for incredible treats and wonderful surprises. To celebrate Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy a special Christmas Eve Cocktail Party, listen to the sweet sounds of the resident band, savour the flavours of the Gala “White Christmas” buffet dinner and dance the night away to the live DJ.
 
Christmas day will begin with a Christmas buffet breakfast, followed by the arrival of Santa Claus, the distribution of gifts and the singing of Christmas carols. In the afternoon, children will be able to enjoy a phenomenal scavenger hunt and later will put on a fashion show for the adults (who will be treated to decadent cocktails while they watch). A specially prepared Christmas dinner will be available for the kids and the gorgeous sounds of the resident band will play late into the evening. This is sure to be a Christmas to remember. 
 
A glamorous New Year’s Eve
 
Be transported back in time to the opulence and glamour of the 1920s this year at Kanuhura’s incredible New Year’s Eve bash. Start your evening with an elegant New Year’s Eve cocktail party, indulge in the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and sip on your favourite ‘giggle water’ at the Great Gatsby New Year’s Eve Party with exceptional live music, followed by a DJ allowing you to dance straight into 2018. Countdown the seconds to midnight with the rest of the guests and marvel at the fireworks displaying signalling the arrival of 2018. Your New Year’s Eve celebration in paradise is sure to stay with you forever. 
 
If you are looking to combine festive cheer with a healthy dose of sunshine in one of the most gorgeous places in the world this festive season, then look no further than the sublime Kanuhura. Between an exceptional festive season programme, phenomenal accommodation, excellent gastronomic offerings and unparalleled surrounds, you are guaranteed to have a holiday of a lifetime.

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