NewsOctober 19, 2023

Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa Celebrates an Ocean-Themed Festive Season

This December, Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort & Spa welcomes holidaymakers with Oceanic Whispers, a collection of exuberant experiences that embrace the warmth and wonder of the festive season.

Inspired by the shimmering turquoise and aquamarine hues of the Indian Ocean, the themed festivities will begin on December 21 with a sparkling Christmas tree lighting ceremony, followed by Christmas Eve cocktails hosted by the resort’s General Manager, Gaurav Thakur. Santa Claus arrives with a splash on Christmas morning, heralding a day filled with revelry, from a Christmas parade and themed pool party at Aura Pool Bar to a solo art exhibition, titled Azure, by Maldivian artist Najiya. Guests can also look forward to a sunset cruise with Santa himself and a traditional Yuletide buffet at Habitat.


On December 31, the beach transforms into a wondrous spectacle for Hilton Maldives’ New Year’s Eve gala dinner. A champagne lounge offers front-row seats to the buffet of entertainment at the countdown party, capped by glittering fireworks to welcome the new year.

A Fun-filled Retreat for Junior Explorers

In time for the holidays, the resort’s One-Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villas will be available for parents traveling with young children. Each villa, which easily accommodates a maximum of two adults and two children below the age of 12, is furnished with a king-sized bed and a comfortably sized sofa bed. The resort also provides a wide range of baby-friendly amenities upon request.

Junior explorers can spend fun-filled days at the purpose-built Krakengiri Kids’ Club, where a multilingual team of childcare professionals leads creative daily programming. This includes outdoor games, picnics by the sea, treasure hunts, mini aqua aerobics in the kids’ club pool, sports camps and themed parties. Little artists can express their creativity with seashell crafts, cupcake decoration, marble painting and sand art sessions.

Older children aged 12 and up can visit the rooftop lounge Re:Fuel for colorful milkshake workshops, or retreat to Amingiri Spa for a tailor-made program that features a meditation session, active workout and massage.

Flavourful Gatherings

To spice up the holidays, each of the resort’s signature restaurants and bars will offer distinctive experiences throughout the festive season. At Aura Pool Bar, merrymakers are invited to attend the lively themed parties dressed in their finest costumes. Other delightful social activities to look forward to are afternoon pool parties, Negroni and canapé sundowners, tiki afternoons and a flair bartending show. Within Aura Cocktail Lab, a team of skilled mixologists will conduct kombucha workshops, cocktail pairing dinners and mixology master classes.

Beach Shack hosts evenings of live music by the shore, a seafood market-themed buffet, as well as Fire & Smoke: Chef’s Table under the Stars, a masterful five-course wine pairing menu featuring wood-fired specialties. Habitat showcases themed buffets with a sumptuous array of diverse flavors and well-loved festive favorites. Origin presents a five-course Burgundy Truffle menu, paired with carefully selected vintages from around the world.

At Eden Champagne and Gin Bar, guests can discover wine tastings by the resident sommelier, as well as gin and Negroni flights, and house-made chocolate paired with whiskey and rum. Beautifully curated festive high teas as well as a special Art of Tea blending experience are available at Sip Tea Lounge.

A Wellness Haven

International holistic healer Coco Maruno returns for a second residency from December 15, 2023, to January 31, 2024, bringing her life-transforming energy healing sessions, including Tibetan sound healing therapy, reiki and kundalini yoga, to Amingiri Spa.

Spa enthusiasts can also indulge in the latest wellness rituals exclusive to the season, such as Timeless Water Memories, a soothing combination of gua sha eye-lifting techniques and a scalp massage. A personalized water fragrance will be used during the treatment to leave a memorable imprint of the ocean.

Adventures In and Out of the Water

To inspire mindful movement, holidaymakers can participate in specially curated daily activities-morning fun runs, aqua Pilates and water polo, as well as sunrise and sunset yoga. Guests are encouraged to compete in friendly sporting matches against the resort team on the futsal field and multi-purpose court, from frisbee, futsal and tennis to beach volleyball and badminton. A dedicated sports animator is available for tennis hitting practice.

Marine thrill seeker can opt for a ide variety of water sports, or join guided group snorkelling tours, sunset cruises, coral planting and engaging marine talks by the resident marine biologist. For recreational divers, beautiful dive sites nearby beckon, including Sandbank Reef, which teems curious batfish snappers dand anemone reef where clown fish, turtles and reef fish flourish.