NewsNovember 25, 2023

Amari Raaya Maldives Unveils Festive Season Programme with a New Year’s Eve DJ set by Marvin Humes

The new luxury destination resort, nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, announces its festive programme between 23 December 2023 and 1 January 2024. The jewel of this year’s festivities is an exclusive New Year’s Eve DJ set by music superstar Marvin Humes.

Amari Raaya Maldives is thrilled to welcome guests looking to celebrate the festive season in an idyllic island castaway paradise. From lavish feasts and leisurely poolside afternoons to exhilarating adventures, lively party nights, mesmerising entertainment, and so much more, Amari Raaya Maldives has something to inspire everyone to create lasting memories.


Guests can indulge in exhilarating experiences curated around a “When East Meets West” concept. Western traditions, such as decorating a grand Christmas tree, spotting Santa and festive craft sessions, combine with Maldivian experiences such as a sunset cruise, learning traditional dance, and sumptuous cookery classes, all set against the island’s breathtaking beauty and warm tropical climate – creating an unforgettable festive experience.

Key highlights include of the festive programme include:

  • Savour the delightful flavours of the holiday season with themed dinners, gastronomic journeys and gala dinners.
  • Daily dance class: Kick off your shoes and let the rhythm of the Maldives sweep you away. Join the Maldivian dance tutor as you groove to the tribal beats of traditional boubou drums or other themed dance classes across the festive period. A range of different themed dance classes will take place on additional days.
  • Cooking classes: Join Amari expert chefs in daily creative, themed and gourmet workshops and master classes
  • Christmas tree decoration at Village Square (23 December): Embrace the festive spirit with joyful Christmas tree decorating event
  • Christmas Eve (24 December): Events include a Christmas painting session, a traditional Maldivian cookery class, a joyous Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and a cocktail party. The celebration continues with a Christmas Eve Gala Dinner on the beach, featuring live music and a dedicated kids’ corner. Later in the evening, join the Christmas Beach Party with a DJ and fire dancers for a stylish Christmas welcome.
  • Christmas Day (25 December): Enjoy family time with a Christmas craft session and a lavish Christmas Lunch Buffet at Amaya Food Gallery, our open-air dining hub. In the evening, join the Christmas Day Cocktail party at Ampers and roof-top relishing cocktails and gourmet canapes.
  • Amari Raaya Arts and Crafts Festival (27 December): Prepare to be captivated by a world of local artistic expression as you explore a diverse range of creativity featuring live painting, craft bazaar, interactive workshops and many more. The Art and Craft Festival will celebrate creativity and culture and provide an enriching experience.
  • Grand Maldivian Night (27 December): Experience the vibrant spirit and rich cultural heritage of Maldives at Amaya Food Gallery. This celebration will showcase local traditions, flavours, music and dance.
  • Amari Raaya Street Market and Food Festival (28 December): Embark on a culinary adventure and explore the vibrant street market, diverse selection of street food stalls, music, arts and culture
  • Amari Raaya Super Heroes Battle (29 December) – Join us for an unforgettable and fun superhero show that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Get ready for an evening of heroics, villainy and epic battles that will ignite your imagination.
  • New Year Celebration: Get ready for a sensational New Year’s celebration that brings together the best of both worlds with the “East Meets West” Beach Gala Dinner Party. This event promises a fusion of culinary delights and vibrant entertainment with acrobatics and fire shows against a breathtaking beachfront setting. To welcome 2024 in incredible style, esteemed music superstar Marvin Humes, DJ for Capital FM and the former ‘The Voice’ UK presenter, will spin the tunes for the ultimate party in paradise and the perfect way to celebrate the start of the New Year.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday, or a celebration with friends, Amari Raaya Maldives is the perfect destination to experience the magic of the festive season.

View the festive brochure for more information. Click Amari Raaya Maldives Festive Brochure