NewsJanuary 20, 2024

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands Welcomes the Year of the Dragon With Week-Long Celebration

Join The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands as they celebrate Lunar New Year with a week of curated experiences designed to honour traditions and prepare you for a prosperous year ahead. This year, they welcome the Year of the Dragon, said to bring new beginnings and opportunities by enabling our creativity, courage, confidence and passion.

From February 9th to 15th, the resort will celebrate with an array of dining, wellness, arts and adventure experiences that highlight the global significance of the holiday with a local touch. Each day, festivities are inspired by specific themes with related activities including:


9th February, Reunion Day

Experience the warmth of togetherness at Summer Pavilion with a  Reunion Dinner, where exquisite flavours and cherished moments come together in perfect harmony.

10th February, Lunar New Year

Experience the mesmerising energy and cultural vibrancy of a captivating Lion Dance Performance, adding an auspicious touch to your celebration.

11th February, Day of Home Return

Reflect inward with a pampering, educational ladies’ skincare workshop in the morning followed by a calming full moon yoga session in the Mystique Garden at night.

12th February, Stay Still & Indulge

Join in the private dining room of Summer Pavilion for the chef’s table wine dinner, pairing fine Chinese cuisine and exceptional wines.

13th February, Lighting of Stove

Welcome the evening with a specialty cocktail and captivating fire pit lighting ceremony followed by an extravagant Maldivian-themed dinner.

14th February, Welcome Wealth

Enrich your palate and expand your culinary repertoire with a hands-on dumpling cooking class.

15th February, Send Poverty Away

Begin the new year on a positive note by participating in a coral regeneration workshop, where you’ll learn hands-on techniques to contribute to the restoration of coral reefs and safeguard the marine ecosystems.

The festivities continue throughout the week with additional activities including:

  • Gua sha masterclass sharing the art and techniques for radiant skin using the ancient Chinese
  • beauty ritual
  • Lunar New Year-inspired cocktail masterclass led by an expert mixologist
  • Dragon egg painting encouraging young guests to bring mythical creatures to life through art
  • Chinese pottery workshops using ancient techniques to create timeless pieces
  • Lunar kite festival bringing magic and colour to the open sky
  • Sandbank snorkelling to explore the colourful world beneath the water’s surface

In addition to the Ladies and Gentlemen, who will guide you through the creative workshops, wine tastings, reef explorations and cooking classes, visiting practitioner Lei Ming will help guests cultivate a stronger connection between mind and body through the art of Tai Chi. From February 1st to 15th, he will offer private and group Tai Chi sessions and Tai Chi Internal Kungfu Massage.

For real-time updates on The Lunar New Year celebrations, follow The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands  on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about the resort, visit their website.