Edition Picks: 10 Escapes for Eid
Doubtless, the Eid holidays following Ramadan offer a reprieve from the daily grind for many locals and expatriates alike. As the festivities approach, The Edition presents an array of special Eid offers in hopes of helping our readers meet holiday aspirations to the very fullest.
Numerous resorts that adorn the archipelago have taken it upon themselves this Eid Al-Fitr to reach out to locals and expats alike by offering discounts, special offers and packages for the season.
Beginning from the south, heading towards the heart of the country, here goes…
Canareef Resort (from June 1 to June 30)
An aerial view of Canareef Resort. PHOTO: CANAREEF RESORT
Located in Addu, the southernmost Atoll of Maldives, Canareef Resort provides guests with the opportunity to spend an idyllic holiday in the midst of greenery and nature. Vacationing locals and work permit holders can opt to stay in either a sunset, sunrise or jacuzzi villa at the rate of USD 125 for two adults on a half board basis. No additional charge will be levied for children below the age of six.
To book your stay, please contact [email protected] or call +960 6896677
Holiday Inn Kandooma ( from June 1 to September 30)
Holiday Inn Kandooma in Kaafu Atoll. PHOTO: HOLIDAY INN KANDOOMA
Holiday Inn Kandooma, presents prospective guests, especially those based in the capital, with a convenient and enticing chance for an Eid getaway at the rate of USD 155 per person on a half board basis. You can also opt for the full board package which is charged at USD 175. No additional charged will be levied for one child below 12 years. Rates are inclusive of transfer costs, taxes and service charge.
For reservations, please call +960 6640511.
Cinnamon Ellaidhoo (from June 1 to June 30)
Cinnamon Ellaidhoo resort in Alifu Alifu Atoll. PHOTO: CINNAMON ELLAIDHOO
At the rate of USD 275 for a double room or USD 385 for a triple room, locals and work permit holders can seize the chance to spend Eid at Cinnamon Ellaidhoo, located in Alifu Alifu Atoll. For those who wish for a more family-friendly vacation, the resort allows children below six to stay for free while children between 6-12 can stay for an additional USD 50.
Please visit www.cinnamonhotels.com or call +960 3314777 to book your Eid stay.
Summer Island Resort (from June 2- June 15)
Aerial photograph of Summer Island Resort. PHOTO: SUMMER ISLAND RESORT
This Eid al-Fitr, Summer Island Resort, provides another top-notch offer for local and work permit holders at the rate of USD 105 per person per night. The tax and service charge inclusive full board basis package allows children below five a complimentary stay. An additional USD 60 is charged for children between the ages 5 and 15. Speedboat transfers to Summer Island are set at USD 30 per adult and USD 20 per child.
For reservations contact [email protected] or call +960 6641949.
However, it is not always necessary to speed off to a resort for a memorable Eid experience. Several guesthouses across the country have brought their own enticing offers to the table, increasing options for enthusiastic vacationers leaving a much subtler dent on the wallet plus, let’s not forget, the exciting chance of experiencing an authentic island-style celebration!
This time, leading from the Nothern regions, we bring you…
Holiday Home Kelaa ( from June 4- June 8)
Aerial view of Holiday Home Kelaa. PHOTO: HOLIDAY HOME KELAA
This four-star guesthouse nestled in the island of Kelaa, Haa Dhaalu Atoll, offers locals the chance to spend Eid at one of their modern double rooms for MVR 15,50 per night. The tax-inclusive eid package comes on a half board basis and is a perfect opportunity to witness Eid festivities on the island.
To book your stay, please contact [email protected] or call +960 7917976.
Aqua Blue Rasdhoo (from June 3 to June 8)
Aqua Blu Rasdhoo in the island of Rasdhoo in Kaafu Atoll. PHOTO: AQUA BLU RASDHOO
Located a convenient distance from the capital, Aqua Blue Rasdhoo in Alif Alif Atoll is the perfect destination for adventurous vacationers or families. A three-night stay for two adults at the guesthouse which allows visitors to go night fishing, have a BBQ or take an excursion to a sandbank, is fixed at MVR 3850. While children under three allowed a complimentary stay, those between the ages of 3-12 are charged MVR 900 and a payment of MVR 1,200 is to be made for kids above 12. Rates are inclusive of tax and two-way transfer by speedboat.
For reservations, please contact [email protected] or call +960 7775711.
Triton Beach Hotel and Spa (from June 4 - June 9)
Triton Beach Hotel and Spa in Maafushi, Kaafu Atoll. PHOTO: TRITON BEACH HOTEL AND SPA
Featuring a wellness spa, swimming pool, terrace, gym and a game area, Triton Beach Hotel and Spa in Maafushi, Kaafu Atoll, is an excellent place to while away this year's Eid holiday. Two adults can book a three-night stay at either a double room or a jacuzzi suite for MVR 3,900 and MVR 7200 respectively. If you would rather opt for a family vacation, a three-night stay will be fixed at MVR 3,300.
For reservations, please contact [email protected] or call +960 9980011.
Vieni Qua Grand (from June 5 to June 11)
The premises of Vieni Qua Grand in Fuvahmulah. PHOTO: VIENI QUA GRAND
For those who wish to spend their Eid holiday at Vini Qua Grand, the guesthouse offers their double rooms at a special deal of MVR 500 per night. In order to arrange for meals at half board basis, an additional payment of USD 20 is required while the full board plan costs USD 30. The guesthouse’s prime location in Fuvahmulah will provide opportunities for sightseeing and exploration in the culturally-rich and naturally blessed island.
For reservations, please call +960 7926400.
Equator Village (from June 4 to June 16)
Equator Village guesthouse in Gan, Addu. PHOTO: EQUATOR VILLAGE MALDIVES
Offering an array of amenities including a pool and a spa, Equator Village also arranges complimentary fishing trips for groups of ten as part of their special Eid-Al-Fitr package. This guesthouse located in Gan, Addu offers a rate of USD 79 for two locals who wish to book their stay on half board basis while the full board option is available for USD 130. An increment of USD 32 and USD 46 respectively is charged for an additional adult to join in on a fantastic getaway. Children below five stay for free.
To book your stay contact [email protected] or call +960 6899000