The festivities on the private island starts on 20 December as Velaa turns ‘7’ with a special Birthday Gala Cocktail Party followed by an evening of live performance by the young and energetic Czech band, Amusement Park and a delicious meal on the beach, compliments of the island.
Enjoy an assortment of delicious home-made gingerbread cookies and spiced mulled grape drink to celebrate the start of festive season with the unveiling of the Gingerbread House on 23 December. The Christmas festivities commence with a Sunset Cocktail Party on 24 Decemberhosted by Velaa Private Island. Sip on specially created cocktails, delicious canapés and watch the Maldivian skies light up as the sun begins to set on the horizon.
Indulge in a delectable festive spread on the eve of 24 December and celebrate the true essence of the holiday with a culinary journey of festive specials from around the world. Santa is expected to arrive on the shores of Velaa on the 25 December with wonderful surprises for the little ones and bubbly drinks for the adults. Do not forget to make a wish and take a photo with Santa before he returns to the North Pole!
Wind up the year with a week-long of celebrations such as the Sea and Salt Buffet on 27 December at Athiri Restaurant to discover authentic cuisine from the fragrant woks of Thailand and Singapore, to the exquisite dishes of China and Japan, as well as tasty local Maldivian delicacies. For those craving for something more exotic can indulge in an evening of Japanese-Peruvian fusion food on 28 December, a blend of fresh Peruvian ingredients with Japanese heritage and culinary techniques at Aragu Signature Restaurant.
On 30 December, indulge in a Festive Barbecue with family and friends by the beach with live entertainment by the world-renowned French group, Charly’s Angels followed by an island style evening, dancing to disco anthems played by DJ Brian. Spend the eve of the 31 December at Velaa’s exclusive and extravagant New Year’s Cocktail Party. Bid farewell to the year with a sensational night filled with a star-studded line-up of artists and a wide array of gourmet temptations. Dance the memorable night away and celebrate the grand finale to 2020.
Welcome the New Year with a relaxed New Year’s Day beach-front brunch at Athiri Restaurant featuring an array of dishes from around the world. On the first night of the New Year keep the festive vibes flowing and enjoy live performance by AYOM, a Lisbon-based live band combining Brazilian baião with rhythms from all over the world, and then dance to the latest tunes played by DJ Brian.
The first week of 2021 is filled with exciting events including Jazz Night on 2 January, Little Italy on 3 January featuring the best of Italian gastronomic delights, Teppanyakki, Theatre of Gastronomy on 4 January presenting live culinary entertainment by the chefs of Velaa and a Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner on the eve of 6 January commemorating the conventional festivities.
The festive holidays at Velaa Private Island promises to be a sensational ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience for the entire family.
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Link to press release:Celebrate This Festive Season With Velaa Private Island