The Small Maldives Island Co has announced a diverse range of magical Easter experiences at luxury Maldivian maverick Amilla Fushi and retro-chic sister resort Finolhu. This year, families can escape down the rabbit hole into Amilla Fushi’s twist on Alice in Wonderland, or enter a world of pure imagination with Finolhu’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired programme.
Those looking for a whimsical Easter adventure are invited to step through the looking glass at Amilla Fushi. Led by the White Rabbit on a Wonderland Egg Hunt Carnival around the island’s enchanted forests, guests will meet the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and of course the Easter Bunny along the way. The celebrations begin with a Fashion Show hosted by Alice and friends at the Sultan’s Village kids club, and a fun-filled Pirate Day that is sure to leave participants grinning like the Cheshire Cat. Kid’s yoga and fitness classes, as well as themed arts and coconut crafts sessions, will provide welcome moments of calm amongst all the egg-citement.
Don’t be late as Amilla Fushi’s exclusive three-day ‘Amilla Four Seventeen’ football team led by legendary Everton FC and Socceroos star Tim Cahill, invites children from five to eight years and teens from nine to 16 years old to train through elite coaching on the island’s very own full-sized pitch. Tennis fans can perfect their technique for the new season with fun drills and rallies with LUX Tennis’s exciting Grand Slam Tournament on the resorts two floodlit courts. At night the island will transform into a sensational Twilight Affair Cocktail Party followed by an exquisite Easter dinner.
Over at fun-loving sister island Finolhu, guests will feel like they’ve found a Golden Ticket as the island transforms into a Willy Wonka-themed imaginarium. Brimming with extraordinary experiences to delight all ages, Finolhu’s specially curated Easter programme includes a Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Fashion Parade at the resort’s famed 1OAK Beach Club, the Oompa-Loompas’ Golden Ticket Hunt, and a children’s truffle-making class led by Willy Wonka’s nemesis, the one and only Mr Turkentine.
While no-one will be turned into a blueberry, guests needing a gentle reminder about the perils of gluttony can join a series of Stretch & Dance lessons hosted by Willy Wonka himself, whilst specialist UFC Gym trainers are on hand with special ‘Earn That Chocolate’ fitness sessions. The fun doesn’t stop there as guests will also have the chance to tackle Augustus Gloop on the football pitch or take a dip at the resort’s daily retro pool party.
Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International (Velana International Airport), Amilla Fushi offers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestle among lush treetops or hug the shores of pristine white sand; plus eight spectacular four- to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy.
Just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort Amilla Fushi, Finolhu is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe and a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun for the region. Bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati alongside the best DJs, live acts and most fabulously chic parties in the Maldives.