This festive season Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is spreading seasonal cheer all around the globe. Making travellers’ Santa wish list come true in incredible destinations, from colourful Sri Lankan escapes and legendary Arabian sands, to private islands in the Indian Ocean and Asia’s cultural gems, this holiday season promises to be filled with unforgettable experiences and delectable festive feasts.
Spread Christmas Joy Around the World
Combining northern Thai culture with Christmas classics in the jungle, Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort is hosting a special Christmas Eve Walking with Giants experience. Guests can enjoy a once-in a-life-time experience as they stroll amongst the gentle jungle giants followed by spreading festive cheer at the Christmas Eve reception. Glasses of eggnog and mulled winewill be raised around a roaring fire at the Elephant Bar.
Decorating the holiday scene is an enjoyable priority with Anantara, Christmas trees around the properties offer unique and impressive festive backdrops. The spirit of giving back is a key highlight for Anantara Kalutara Resort in Sri Lankawhich has joined forces with the local community to create a HOPE Christmas Tree. Decorated head to toe with wish cards from children of a nearby orphanage, guests can pick a wish and make it come true by spreading holiday cheer and offering the gift to the child. Nestled on the Maldivian seabed, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has a festive feature made from live coral, which is visible from the underwater wine cellar at SEA Restaurant.
Culinary adventures are embraced in Africa at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resortin Mozambique with authentic cooking classes for guests. Starting in the garden, guests can choose their favourite fresh produce grown in the hotel grounds, followed by an afternoon of creative cooking making local dishes. Celebrate in culinary Spanish style at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resortwhere guests are invited to enjoy the iconic and deliciousRoscon de Reyes (3 Kings Cake), which is decorated with candied fruit and topped off with a hidden surprise. Along a pristine beach of the Gulf of Thailand, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort offers a sumptuous festive buffet alongside your favourite festive tipple, live music, Christmas carols and an acrobatic festive stage performance.
Celebrating with the little ones, or the child inside everyone, is the centre of attention for Anantara, as Santa Claus has already scheduled his stops on his worldwide journey. In Sri Lanka at Anantara Kalutara Resort, the little VIP’s will be enthralled by Santa who will arrive by jet ski across the lagoon and his helpers who will make a memorable entrance down the zip line with sacks full of gifts for all. Santa will continue his jet ski journey along the crystal-clear sea as he arrives in style in the Maldives and delivers special gifts to all the children patiently waiting at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. Christmas in Dubai is just as exciting, as guests at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resortcan take a camel ride along the sand as Santa approaches on a traditional Thai long-tail boat filled with presents.
Wave Goodbye to 2019
Ring in 2020 with a night to remember at Anantara Hotels across the Indian Ocean. Transforming New Year’s Eve into a family-friendly extravaganza on a private tropical beach, Anantara DhiguMaldives Resort boasts an enchanting Aladdin theme. The night will have a lively flow with DJ tunes spinning and midnight fireworks colouring the sky and ocean. With infinite sun, tropical vibes and heartfelt hospitality, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Sri Lanka impresses with a fine Italian six course NYE menu at the clifftop restaurant, Il Mare, complete with whale spotting on the horizon. The night doesn’t end here, guests can get into their groove at the resort’s NY Countdown Party at the pool deck, with a DJ spinning tracks back to back, a dazzling firework display and bidding goodbye to the year with toes in the sand. When corks pop at the stroke of midnight at Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort, it will be hard to tell which era, not to mention which year guests have just rung in. Moonlite Kitchen and Bar will be turned into a dazzling dance hall straight out of the 1930’s Shanghai for a glamourous “golden era” – themed NYE party.
New Year, New You
For those looking to start the New Year feeling balanced and restored, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villaswelcomes guests to totally relax in the Cocoon Medical Spa. Kitted out with innovative new therapies that detoxify and cleanse, guests can experience total relaxation in the spa sanctuary whilst their bodies are transformed using holistic treatments. Following the festive celebrations, take time to indulge in a specialised Holiday Detox Package, Shape Up Body Firming and Toning Treatment or enjoy a personalised programme designed to help guests feel happier and healthier.
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