As the festive month of December begins with Christmas and new year celebrations on the horizon, the thought of where and how to spend your festive holiday season this December will probably have crossed your mind. With the unpredictability 2020 has seen, most of us would be thinking about an escape to a relaxing new year’s eve destination with our loved ones, away from the weight of the world. While most countries remain closed or heavily restricted, the magical island nation of Maldives is ready to safely welcome you to its tropical sanctuary of wonder.
Apart from the allure of embracing an unforgettable adventure nestled amidst the Indian Ocean, December and January are the best months to visit Maldives with weather conditions that most travellers consider perfect. Temperatures hover around 29°C with minimal rainfall and low humidity, allowing you to experience the island’s phenomenal beauty in full glory. Whether you prefer doing everything and nothing at all by the beach—gently caressed by the island sun and ocean breeze—or chasing excitement in the great outdoors, you will find no better time and place to fulfill your heart’s desires.
While traveling during these times might present some concerns, you can be rest assured that the Ministry of Tourism has placed health and safety protocols for resorts to follow. Tourists and short-term visitors are required to present a negative COVID-19 test conducted 96 hours prior to their arrival in the country. With Joali Maldives, it is of utmost priority that all activities adhere to the World Health Organization and local authorities' health and safety standards. Therefore, you can soak in the Maldives holiday season with ease knowing that your well-being is being taken care of.
If you are afraid that the destination is far from being a kid friendly new years’ eve vacation, fret not as they will be occupied with the extensive lineup of experiences that they can be involved in.
The Kids-Clubs of resorts in Maldives allow your children to participate in special activities such as treasure hunts, theater as well as art and crafts made from local items to enhance their creativity. Resorts also tend to keep their Kids-Clubs open till 10.00pm and this gives the opportunity for couples to enjoy their alone time.
The younger guests can also look forward to Santa's Arrival with many gifts and special treats for all of Joali's resort guests. This much-awaited event will definitely spark joy to both the little ones as well as their parents, creating a jolly Christmas memory.
With 1190 tiny islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, your family will be spoilt for choices on which local island to visit and explore. You can also meet the mysterious manta rays and magnificent whales during your stay. If you are unsure on where to begin, you can take a dhoni excursion with Joali to discover everything that it has to offer.
When it comes to finding a suitable resort to stay in, food is an important decision factor. Joali Maldives provides a wide range of cuisines for you and your family to dine in. During this holiday season, your family’s sweet cravings can be satisfied with LAJOIE as it offers the perfect dessert spot for your island experience. If you are in for an unique hands-on experience with your family, Joali’s Taste of Maldives is a cooking class which includes special tips and tricks in making your Maldivian dish a lot tastier.
This festive season treat yourself and your loved ones to the best wellness experiences. An extensive range of programs include massages, treatments, leisure activities and fitness classes. The activities are tailor-made with the intention to help you rejuvenate during this well-deserved break as well as prepare for the new year and better days ahead.
If you are someone who is up for an adventure, you can take part in water sports such as water skiing, scuba diving while looking out for vibrant corals of the island with a marine biologist. You might be the lucky one on Joali's Turtle Quest, having the once in a lifetime opportunity to encounter sea turtles and swim with them! Feel the ocean breeze brushing against your skin and admire the endless colours of the emerald and turquoise waters beneath you while parasailing or wakeboarding.
You can take this chance to unleash your dance moves by exploring the various classes and learn to dance live with professional dance artists. Start the new year on a right note at Joali’s Special New Year Jazz Brunch with the glorious sunshine, ocean breeze while enjoying lovely jazz music in the background.
Greet the sunrise with merrymaking at JOALI’s art immersive Manta Ray treehouse, to start your day on a delicious vibe over a curated selection of music and gourmet cuisines. Set out in the afternoon on a 56-foot luxury yacht for a private lunch on the water and revel in a taste of the finest things in life. Drift away with a picnic basket at dusk in a dhoni to dine on tapas and more on your choice of desert island. Or pamper your palate with a special menu in any location you can dream up. At JOALI Maldives, the experiential destination dining options are limited only by your imagination.