CROSSROADS Maldives Is Back with Rockin’ Festive Season, SAiiSational Holidays

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CROSSROADS Maldives, Indian Ocean’s first multi island, integrated leisure destination, and its luxury resorts - Hard Rock Hotel Maldivesand and SAii Lagoon Maldives, Curio Collection By Hilton have opened with more SAiisational holidays and rockstar offers.

Both the award-winning resorts welcomed guests with the reopening of Maldives borders on 15th July 2020. While Hard Rock Hotel welcomed guest all the way from US, for SAii Lagoon Maldives it was extra special as the first guest was a Hilton Lifetime Diamond Member.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is ready to rock n’ roll this Christmas with an array of music-themed festive activities on offer throughout the holiday season. Think pink as the resort decks its halls with rose-coloured decorations, accessories and beverages, inviting guests to complement the theme and dress pretty in pink.

The festivities kick off on 22 December with an IslandFood and Wine Fun Fair, where delicacies of the world are combined with fragrant wines from the resort’s cellar to create a bountiful island feast. Guests are invited to adorn a chef’s hat and apron at Sessions and learn the tricks of the trade behind each chef’s live cooking station, featuring an assortment of exotic flavours from Indonesia to Japan, to Saudi Arabia.

On 23 December, little Rock Stars are invited to rock around the Christmas tree with the resort’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at Octagon Lawn, accompanied by delicious Christmas cookies, fruit punch and heart-warming mulled wine for adult Rockers.

On Christmas Eve, families and friends can come together to enjoy Christmas In The Sand at Sessions, a unique dining experience on the peaceful shores of Hard Rock Hotel Maldives. Here colourful and creative festive dishes will be prepared by the resort’s chefs, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Indian Ocean. On Christmas Day, jingle all the way to The Elephant and The Butterfly, where rosé and pink hats are aplenty and a pink Christmas brunch like no other awaits.

The festivities resume on 27 December with La Vie en Rosé Fridays; sip rosé, savour seafood, soak in the sunshine and dance to live music throughout the day at The Elephant and The Butterfly. On 29 December, celebrate the delights of the Indian Ocean with a Seafood Market, showcasing the finest in Indian Ocean cuisine with daily fresh catches at Sessions.

On New Year’s Eve, Hard Rock rings in the New Year with all things pink, where a sumptuous feast at Sessions tickles the tastebuds, and everything from gin, to cocktails, to champagne and beer, are all served in shades of pink. Live entertainment ensues by the beach with latino band Sugar, followed by renowned acoustic guitarist Luca Stricagnoli. The resident DJ will bid adieu to 2019, delivering top tunes into the early hours. The festivities conclude on 6 January with a Season Closing Pink Party, where ample pink drinks, festive delights and live entertainment will feature.

Just 15 minutes by speedboat from Male, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives opened on 1 September 2019 as part of CROSSROADS Maldives, the first integrated resort destination of the island nation. The resort features a collection of music-infused overwater and beachfront villas, complete with Hard Rock’s brand signature in-room amenities Rock Om®, a unique yoga experience intertwined with music, and The Sound of Your Stay®, allowing guests to enjoy in-room Crosley players or Fender guitars.

The festive season is all around at SAii Lagoon Maldives, as the resort celebrates its first SAiisational winter with a series of fun-filled activities for guests of all ages. Decorations of blue and silver will echo throughout the resort, bringing festive cheer to the island paradise.

The festivities begin on 22 December, as young ones join the resort’s chefs to craft and decorate their very own gingerbread house at Miss Olive Oyl. The build-up to Christmas continues on 23 December, when parents, children and couples are invited to enjoy the resort’s SAiisational Tree Lighting, during which fruit punch, cookies and glühwein will be served to the sound of joyous SAiicarollers.

On Christmas Eve, little ones can make their way to Santa’s Wishing Counter at Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Kids Club and Camp, where Santa’s helpers will be ready to make wishes come true on Christmas Day. Christmas Eve Dinner will be served at Miss Olive Oyl, where wholesome delicacies and fresh ingredients will come together to create a mouth-watering feast fusing the flavours of East and West.

On Christmas Day, wondrous surprises lie in store as Santa’s sleigh touches down on the shimmering sands of SAii Lagoon Maldives. Guests will be invited to gather around Koimala & Maalimi’s Junior Kids Club and Camp as an exciting morning filled with engaging activities and amusement awaits. At lunchtime, Miss Olive Oyl Pool will host Art Of The Party; a colourful event featuring flamboyant costumes, vibrant artworks and Mediterranean delights alongside live musical entertainment.

SAii reignites the festivities on 27 December with a Seafood Market at Miss Olive Oyl, showcasing the freshest local catches of the day. This bountiful banquet of the Indian Ocean will feature everything from yellowfin tuna to mud crab and oysters, paired with delectable Bloody Mary shooters.

On New Year’s Eve, guests can enjoy an exotic celebration at One Thousand And One Nights, an enchanted evening filled with aromatic flavours, fairy tale lighting and live entertainment. The celebrations continue after dinner in Café del Mar Maldives with a Countdown Party till late.

The season’s festivities are rounded off with One Night in Moscow on 6 January, where family and friends can enjoy a Christmas buffet fusing Eastern European and Mediterranean delights, nodding to festive Russian traditions.

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