A glamourous festive season at W Maldives



With the holiday season approaching, W Maldives has created an exciting programme from 11 December 2016 to 1 January 2017. Breakfasts with international DJs, pool and desert island parties, sunset sessions and cruises, cocktail parties and a gala dinner offer guests a plethora of choice this festive season.

W Maldives will upend tradition and rewrite the rules of the holidays with a street art–style take on the season. In the spirit of the graffiti artists who inspired the resort ethos, W Maldives will push the boundaries and colour outside the lines in 2017. W Hotels has partnered with graffiti legend John & Crash & Matos to create a custom Christmas tree and celebrate the New Year with bold messages in bright colours.

Raised in the Bronx, Crash first honed his craft tagging subway cars. These days he can be found collaborating with luxury brands including Ferrari, Tumi and Fender. Like W, Crash also has deep roots in the music world, with close connections to Grandmaster Flash, Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys as well as a partnership with MTV.

On 11, 18 and 24 December, W Maldives will hold Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by its Resident DJ Ivan Zubo from Slovakia. Complimentary snacks and a glass of Champagne will be available upon arrival.

Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve guests can join the Dreamscape Sunset Cruise with Champagne, canapés and festive mixes by DJ Kane Ian from Singapore on the two-mast yacht Escape.

Extraordinary Gala Dinner Under the Stars on beachfront including a large selection of live cooking barbecue stations featuring supreme meat and local catch of the day. The island’s chefs will be carving, stirring and whipping up whatever guests are craving.

After dinner guests can make their way to the scenic WET deck to celebrate Christmas with W Maldives’ Resident DJ Ivan, who will keep his guests entertained with his ‘Chillout Beats by the Pool’ party.

Christmas Day

On Christmas Day breakfast will be served at KITCHEN to celebrate Christmas in a tropical style, complemented by vibrant mixes from DJ Justin Paul, the celebrity guest DJ from Los Angeles.

On both of the above dates parasailing and jet ski with Santa will be offered by DOWN UNDER & WAVE (watersports and diving) team.

Fuel at the Pool party will be held on WET pool deck, and hosted by DJ Kane. There will be barbecue and dessert options.

Overwater Sunset Session at SIP overwater bar will quench everybody’s thirst with mouthwatering cocktails created by resort’s talented mixologists to the tune of intoxicating sunset beats by DJ Ivan between 6:00pm and 7:30pm.

Chillout After Dinner Party with DJ Justin will keep everyone entertained, where guests will sip on creative cocktails, mix and mingle between 8:30pm and midnight.

W Maldives will launch 31 December in style and with a party of a lifetime, ‘Stranded on a Desert Island’, during which guests will be escorted to the Gaathafushi private island located just minutes away from the resort. The culinary team will set up a special barbecue on the beach, and DJ Justin will entertain everybody with his LA-inspired mixes.

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve will start with the Glamorous Cocktail Party at LIVING ROOM, where Champagne and canapés will be served to DJ Ivan’s festive tunes.

White Sensation Gala Dinner will take place on the FIRE beach and it will be a top feast sensation! Guests will savour fresh bites like oysters, canapés, prime meat cuts and locally sourced seafood between 9:00pm and 11:00pm, priced at US$650 per person and includes food and house beverages.

Let the Countdown Begin with spectacular midnight fireworks and impressive line-up of international DJs and performers afterwards, including DJ Ivan Zubo, DJ Justin Paul, DJ Kane Ian and Céline Roscheck, a ravishing violinist from Vienna, the night will be truly hipped, vibrant and unique! From 11:00pm until 1:00am, entry is included in the Gala Dinner.

After the party on the beach guests will be able to enjoy After Midnight Munchies at 15BELOW underground club. These will including glow-in-the-dark cocktails and snacks complemented by more festive beats from DJ Justin.

New Year’s Day

On New Year’s Day everybody will enjoy a late Hangover Breakfast at KITCHEN restaurant.

In the evening at FISH specialty overwater restaurant, Director of Cuisine Ilias Kafalis will treat guests with his famous four-course dinner Lobster Fiesta featuring the freshest Maldivian lobsters.

Alternatively, guests will be able to enjoy the Sunset Session at SIP overwater bar while listening to the chill out beats by DJ Ivan.




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