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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Anantara's Festive Corals in the Maldives

Anantara Kihavah Villas is putting a tropical twist on tradition with an eco-friendly underwater coral Christmas tree this festive season. Made entirely from reef coral collected from the seabed at Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli in the South Male Atoll, and the northern Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives' UNESCO Marine Biosphere Baa Atoll region, Anantara in the Maldives is taking its unique coral adoption initiative to new festive depths.

 In Kihavah, diners at the resort's signature gourmet Sea Restaurant, and one of the few underwater restaurants in the world, can view the Christmas tree display along with striped lionfish, moray eel and eagle rays while savouring the Indian Ocean's abundance of marine life.

 At our cluster of three resorts in the South Male Atoll, coral trees will be placed under the water to welcome guests as they arrive at the jetty of each resort. Guests can also snorkel in the lagoon to view these unique festive decorations, as well as admire their glistening reflections with night-time illuminations.

 In its commitment to protect the environment, Anantara initiated the Coral Adoption Programme in June 2010 when Aquafanatics created a coral nursery on Anantara Dhigu island resort to recover and replace broken coral in the lagoon.  This long term project, that is now available at all Anantara resorts in the Maldives, shares learning experiences with guests, accelerates the regeneration of coral growth in the atoll reefs, and ultimately ensures the future of this unique Maldivian destination.  Guests can participate in reef creation and contribute to the on-going conservation effort by adopting a coral frame and transplanting coral onto the frame with the help of the resorts' resident marine biologists. A dedicated website allows guests to monitor the growth of their adopted coral.

To book a festive escape in the Maldivian sun, Anantara and Naladhu Maldives invites guests to eat, drink, relax and be merry with bookings on anantara.com and naladhu.com.

Press Release: Eat, drink, relax and be merry above and below the water with Anantara and Naladhu Maldives this festive season.

Imagine spending the festive season this year in the world famous paradise of the Maldives. Picture yourself relaxing where the water is 29 degrees all year round, in a private sanctuary with or without a private pool, a step away from silky sands or perched directly above the azure Indian Ocean. Welcome to Anantara and Naladhu in the Maldives, where a festive escape in the sun and dreams of a white sand celebration are paired with memories for a lifetime across our resorts in Baa Atoll and South Male Atoll.

 A wide array of accommodation choices are complimented by the perfect festive experience at Anantara Kihavah Villas, Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives. Enjoy a Christmas Eve buffet dinner, serenaded by Atoll Angels Choir in Kihavah as well as Anantara Dhigu and Veli, where renowned African-American jazz and blues singer Coco York will also entertain guests with her resounding voice and captivating stage presence.

 Create a Christmas snapshot that tells an unforgettable tale of Indian Ocean adventure with an "Underwater Photo Shoot".  Dive or snorkel into crystal clear waters and experience a thematically surreal world beneath the shimmering surface, where tropical fish swim around Anantara's eco-friendly underwater Christmas trees made from coral. Unable to resist the fun and events, Santa Claus will also be making unusual entrances the delight guests young and old with presents and good cheer.

 At Ananatara Kihavah, spoil yourselves with a connoisseur experience of dazzling ocean marine life without ever entering the water. Descend to Kihavah's exclusive and signature underwater restaurant and wine cellar, Sea, for a gourmet dining experience like no other as kaleidoscopic sea creatures glide gracefully beyond the glass, in full view of the underwater coral Christmas tree.

 Ushering in a new dawn and a new year full of adventures, in welcoming 2015 Anantara Kihavah will be bringing the Spice and Silk Routes to the island with dishes and decorations inspired by traders over the decades to a backdrop of modern Bollywood entertainment and midnight fireworks.

 At our cluster of three resorts in South Male Atoll, just 35 minutes by speedboat from Male, at Anantara Veli the adults-only guests enjoy a "Simply White" themed night of sparkling elegance and entertainment, releasing lanterns into the sky at midnight. At Anantara Dhigu families, friends and couples can choose their favourite character from The Jungle Book and enjoy the "Bare Necessities of Life" to colourful decorations and delectable treats, counting down to fireworks as the clock strikes 12. Across the lagoon at Naladhu Maldives, Captain's Table is the theme for a night of reverie and revelry under a star studded sky that will be illuminated with a firework display of unimaginable colours.

 Spend the festive season in paradise and choose your dream experience at your choice of Anantara resorts and Naladhu Maldives. Reservations can be made by contacting the Maldives Central Reservations office on reservations.maldives@anantara.com
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