Source: jumeirah.com

Jumeirah Vittaveli brings a new first to the Maldives this festive season with the opening of the first ice rink in the destination.

The rink is anticipated to provide guests with an experience unlike any other. After a dip in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the guests can step off the white sandy beaches directly into a pair of skates and glide over the resort’s glistening ice skating rink. Launching shortly before Christmas, the rink will allow guests to be carried away into a small winter wonderland of their own while being enveloped by the warmth of the tropics, adding a little more magic to the already enchanting season.

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In a press issued by the company, General Manager Amit Majumder commented “The ice rink is a perfect expression of our goal to always wow guests. We have many guests who keep coming back to us and I often hear that one of the reasons for their returns is that they love to be surprised by our updates and developments each time they come. Apart from the ice rink, we have some exciting changes in our rooms and dining outlets upcoming, which we will announce in the near future.”

In its quest to constantly surprise guests, the resort management has found a way to transport winter cheer into a tropical climate while still adhering to their core sustainability beliefs as a Green Globe certified property.

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The ice rink has been built in partnership with Glice®, a company that manufactures artificial ice plates. Glice® offers ice skating indoor and outdoor anytime and in any climate conditions. Contrary to a conventional ice skating rink, a complex molecular technology makes Glice® synthetic ice rinks function entirely without water and at a zero-energy level.

Jumeirah Vittaveli’s festive season will be celebrated with a carnival around the globe theme this year. Guests will enjoy lavish gala dinners at Samsara Beach, live bands and dance troupes, Santa Claus will visit on Christmas Day, and December 31 will see a vibrant New Year’s party including DJ, fire dance, and fireworks.

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Jumeirah Vittaveli is a resort by Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, a Dubai-based international luxury hotel chain. Reachable via a 20-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers unmatched diversity, subtle luxury and personalised exploration. Impeccable choice and seamless service shape the character of this resort paradise, where every detail has been meticulously crafted to inspire journeys of discovery and enjoyment. Whether beach-side or over-water, all villas feature stunning interiors with private pools and access to the sandy shores or glistening waters. The. An inspirational Spa, a well-equipped overwater gymnasium, a children’s club and 5-star PADI dive centre mean guests are always able to try something new.