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Easter in Baa Atoll

12 March, 2024

One of the best family-friendly resorts in Maldives, Finolhu Baa Atoll gears up to welcome guests to its slice of paradise for an enchanted Easter celebration with a programme that includes football clinics with former professional footballer Steve Sidwell.

Sidwell, who played over 500 games for clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston Villa, and Fulham, now works as a pundit covering the premier League for TV and Radio broadcasters such as Sky Sports and the BBC, as well as being a co-host of the popular podcast, That Peter Crouch Podcast. 

As a qualified UEFA A license coach, Sidwell will host daily football clinics at Finolhu from 1st – 4th April 2024, catering for both children and adults. 

But the fun doesn’t stop there; from Tuesday, 26 March – to Wednesday, 10 April, families staying on the luxury island resort, renowned for its white powdery beaches, will be treated to a fun-filled Easter programme with entertaining activities and magical moments, including a Golden Egg Hunt, Enchanted Tea Party, and Easter Parade. 

To kick things off in style, the resort is hosting the ultimate Easter activity – The Golden Egg Hunt. The winner of which will be treated to a free four-night stay and a chance to return to paradise.

Rising Deep House and Electronic musician, DJ PAN, from Mykonos, will be entertaining guests with his melodic beats at key events, including the Easter Gala Dinner after party. 

In collaboration with one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, a thrilling “kitchen takeover” will take place as the Ministry of Crab showcases its most famous dishes at Seaside Finolhu’s Crab Shack. Set on the island’s sandbank, the Crab Shack oozes rustic charm and low-key vibes with the very best seafood the Indian Ocean has to offer.  

Seaside Finolhu’s Crab Shack 2024

For families looking to create once-in-a-lifetime memories, the resort’s ‘Dine Above the Tide’ experience is a must. Seaside Finolhu’s unique overwater dining experience is set in the heart of the turquoise lagoon, situated exactly five degrees north of the Equator. It is accessible only by boat and available for two to eight guests. Prepared by your own chef and served by a dedicated butler, the carefully curated menus include the finest steak and seafood. Combining exclusivity and seclusion with fine cuisine on a tropical island paradise, 5° North takes destination dining to a whole new level.

Families looking to continue their culinary adventure can embark on an epicurean journey of discovery as they sample the delights of local Maldivian flavours at the Beach Kitchen. Prepared during a live cooking show by local chefs from neighbouring islands, the night also includes local artisans’ and traditional musical performances of Bodu Beru, meaning “big drums” in Dhivehi. 

For adventure seekers, the Coral Tree Planting, led by Marine Biologist Laura Ulloa, is the perfect activity. Laura will guide participants through planting fragments of ‘opportunity coral’ – pieces of naturally broken coral – attaching to tree frames and placing the resort’s lagoon to create a nursery. 

When night falls, the activities continue with the resort’s Coastal Social and White Party. With chilled beach beats, sundowner cocktails and acrobatic performances, there’s no better way to end the day in paradise. 

Other activities include:

  • Donut Making and Decoration Class 
  • Family Fun Challenge 
  • Golden Easter Egg Hunt with amazing prizes
  • Hot Cross Bun Making and Decoration Class
  • Tennis Tournament 
  • Easter Egg Painting and Parade 
  • Mum and Me Fashion Show and Cocktail Party 
  • Easter Gala Dinner 
  • Mermaid Meet and Greet 
  • Kids and Teens Enchanted Easter Tea Party 
  • Egg Brownies Making 
  • Men’s Yoga 
  • Turtle and Dolphin Safari 
  • Ice Cream Sundaes Making Class 
  • Open Golf Tournament 
  • Family Fun Workout 
  • Coastal Social 
  • Family Sand Mermaid Tail Art Competition 

Seaside Escape limited time offer:

  • Up to 35% savings on accommodation
  • Daily breakfast at Beach Kitchen
  • One complimentary private beach dinner for two

About Seaside Finolhu: Finolhu was opened in June 2016 and consists of four islands with long beaches. It has 125 beachfront and overwater villas (more than half with private pool) and four restaurants. Whilst popular with honeymooners, the extensive resort is also very family-friendly, with a kids’ club, a wide choice of activities and world-famous entertainment. Owned and managed by Seaside Collection, a Europe-based hotel group with an exclusive portfolio of high-end resorts and city hotels, Seaside Finolhu Maldives is a luxury island resort. “Finolhu”, which is a direct translation of “sandbank” in Dhivehi is located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives

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Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, Finolhu came about as a reaction to the more familiar Maldives island. One of the newest resorts in the Maldives, Finolhu was born out of a desire to bring a fresh wave to the uninhabited island experience. Forget the images of the quiet Maldives paradise: here, fiery dancers, acrobats, world-famous DJs and top-class barmen keep the guests on tiptoe (starting from their bed). The retro atmosphere is the resort's main inspiring force that puts a fun stay at the heart of everything it offers. This cool island playground shakes things up with a fun and fresh spin on Maldivian luxury. The island boasts the longest (1.8 km) sandbank of all the famous Maldivian resort islands - expect to spend a lot of time explorering it. A long beach should not disappoint you either; beach club with retro cinema and old-school arcade; spa with fitness centre and beach gym; tennis courts; watersports; four restaurants; old-school tuck shop. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, DVD player, desk, air-conditioning, minibar, black-out curtain, Neal's Yard Remedies bath products. Read Full Review...

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