NewsMarch 5, 2024

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll to Kick-off Easter with an Epic Celebration

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, one of the Maldives’ best resorts for families, is preparing 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.  

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 

To book, please visit 

Stay seven nights B&B at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives in an Ocean Pool Villa from £2,059 per person, based on 2 adults and 2 children (below 12 years old) travelling over Easter. 

  • 35% off Best Available Rate with two children. Children under 12 years go free. 
  • Direct booking benefits include daily breakfast, complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival, selection of dolphin cruise or snorkeling excursion, one complimentary laundry bag service and early check-in/late check-out.