NewsAugust 29, 2023

Make this a Season to Remember with Tropical Festivities at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives

Celebrate the holidays in style at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives! It’s a wonderful time of year to throw yourself into tropical island-inspired festivities, whether you are looking to enjoy quality time with family and friends or escape into romantic seclusion in a spectacular setting.

From 20 December 2023 to 7 January 2024, our island resort invites you to indulge in a series of much-loved Christmas and New Year celebrations, complete with specially crafted dining experiences and plentiful activities that immerse you in the extraordinary natural beauty and culture of the Maldives.


Any stay with Alila is an opportunity to experience new cultures and landscapes, discovering familiar destinations through new lenses and fostering profound connections. Make this a festive season to remember with a journey of genuine warmth and wonder.

Season of Warm Celebrations

Alila Kothaifaru Maldives presents a curation of daily themed activities that will delight you with the enchanting vibe of a tropical island celebration. From a beachside Christmas tree lighting to thrilling underwater adventures and stimulating activities for kids at Play Alila, discover a variety of experiences with something for everyone.

Beach Tree Lighting Ceremony | 20 December 2023 – Start the season gathered round the resort’s handmade tropical-themed tree as it lights up the shoreline, serenaded by Christmas carols while savoring delectable delicacies like plum cake and mulled wine.

Christmas Celebration | 24 & 25 December 2023 – Experience Christmas under the water with a festive Dive with Santa and Christmas Treasure Hunt, where hidden gifts await to be discovered amidst the tranquil lagoon. On Christmas Eve, relish a sumptuous international buffet and dance the night away to DJ beats. Don’t miss the arrival of Santa during breakfast, and savor Christmas lunch by the beach.

Orthodox Christmas | 7 January 2024 – Celebrate Orthodox Christmas with a sundowner session at The Shack, our private sandbank, followed by a bountiful buffet and a Beach Disco Christmas Party.

Countdown to a Spectacular New Year Ring in the New Year with a sparkling New Year’s Eve Dinner featuring a buffet spread of international cuisine, live five-piece music performances, dance performances, and an unforgettable countdown under the stars. Guests can also partake in cultural learning experiences, Maldivian culinary nights, cocktail-making classes, and exhilarating adventures like fishing with the chef and night snorkeling.

Season of Giving

Taking every opportunity to make a positive impact, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives embraces the spirit of giving with activities such as a Charity Fun Run around the island to support the local community on nearby Maduvvaree island, with guests of all ages welcome to take part.

The best gifts make someone feel special. In a Kids’ Mocktail Making session, young guests can get creative as they mix ingredients to make sunset mocktails and present these refreshing sips to their parents for a magical family moment.

Familiar Flavors, Authentic Culinary Experiences

Throughout the festive season, Alila Kothaifaru Maldives presents dining experiences that will transport you to familiar destinations around the world through themed menus that pay homage to their distinct cuisines. Indulge your taste buds in an Omakase Dinner, an Indian Thali Dinner, a Bedouin Night filled with Arabian delicacies, a Taste of Italy and a French Riviera Lunch offering the sun-kissed flavors of the Mediterranean, and much more, accompanied by live music performances to set the mood.

View full details of all our festive celebration activities in our festive season e-booklet here. Join us at Alila Kothaifaru Maldives for a tropical-inspired festive season filled with joy, enchantment, and unforgettable experiences. Book your stay in advance and receive the best available Half Board and All-inclusive offers at or email us at