Festive Highlights

Buddha-Bar Beach

1 November 2018 – 31 January 2019


Buddha-Bar Beach at Dr. Ali’s

As one of the world’s most recognised restaurant brands, Buddha-Bar Beach brings its pulsating energy and unforgettable atmosphere to Villingili. The pop-up features Mediterranean and Asian fusion cuisine from Chef Zuzumo’s tantalising menu, with a sharing concept of small plates, ideal for families and groups of friends alike.


In addition, you can experience the bar’s mixology corner headed by Buddha-Bar Worldwide’s Executive Bar Chef, Matthias Giroud, who has concocted a unique cocktail list infused with fresh ingredients from the resort’s Chef’s Garden.


To complement the food and cocktails offering, Buddha-Bar DJ and music producer, Talilo is performing a subtle blend of house and lounge music.


Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Buddha-Bar Beach Chill-out Sessions

at Endheri Pool Bar


Buddha-Bar Beach also takes residency at the Endheri Pool Bar featuring DJ TaLilo, while you relax by the poolside and enjoy our special tapas menu together with classic and inventive cocktails concocted by our Buddha-Bar mixologists.


Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nuit Blanche

24 – 29 December 2018


A group of creative artists with a goal to surprise audiences with staging, costumes and thrilling acts, Nuit Blanche brings you performances to remember. Our parties on the white-sandy beach or at the Endheri pool will feature fire shows, LED performances, contemporary dances and more exciting entertainment to keep your festive spirits high through the night.

Villingili Kids!


This festive season, we’ve got a range of fun and exciting activities for kids to enjoy. Foam parties, fashion shows, talent shows and a whole host of Christmas specials including Santa’s arrival to make their stay a truly memorable experience.

‘Super-Trouper Retreat’ with CHI, The Spa

Valid from 20 December 2018

10 January 2019


Pamper yourself to our special festive 210 minute spa package that includes an organic probiotic salt and sugar scrub, 60 minute Kandu Boli massage and 24K gold age defying facial.


USD 350


Barbara Borin – Golf Clinic

1 December 2018 – 31 January 2019


Tee-off  and enjoy a round of golf at the only 9-hole golf course in the Maldives with national Italian golf team member Barbara Borin who is also a winner of the National Women’s Match-Play Championship in 2013.


Designed for golf enthusiasts of all levels, Borin’s residency provides you the opportunity to perfect your technique through group classes and one-on-one sessions in a stunning setting with views of the turquoise blue ocean.

Steve Boedt – Zumba and fitness Instructor

17 December - 28 December 2018


Zumba guru, dance fitness instructor and larger than life personality, Steve Boedt, will host an energetic Zumba residency that will keep you on your toes. Boedt, who began his career in 1997, is an award winning Zumba and dance instructor whose accolades include the FFA’s Instructor of the Year award, 2004 Presenter of Excellence UK and has trained contestants on hit TV entertainment shows including ‘The Biggest Loser’ and ‘Celebrity Fitness’.


The Zumba residency comprises of group and private sessions and total body workouts to reggaeton beats and is complemented by a motivational ‘Power of Me’ talk, helping guests to feel physically and mentally fit for 2019. 

Eli Rousset – Tennis Clinic with LUX Tennis

17 December 2018 – 6 January 2019


Get your racket-game on! Serve up with French professional tennis player and winner of 11 ATP doubles tournaments, Elie Rousset who will engage in providing private lessons for beginners, challenge the pro sessions, kids’ lessons and tennis clinics.

20 December


Dining and Entertainment

12 p.m. – 3 p.m.      À la carte menu at Javvu Restaurant

12:30 p.m.  – 4:30 p.m.  Buddha-Bar Beach – Chill-out session at Endheri Bar

6.30 p.m.                 Margarita Night with DJ Laurent at M Lounge

Enjoy a variety of flavoured margaritas from passion fruit to lychee

concocted by our mixologists

7 p.m. onwards       Buddha-Bar Beach Dinner at Dr. Ali’s with DJ TaLilo

À la carte Menu at Fashala                                  International Buffet at Javvu Restaurant with live music Recreation and Fitness 5 p.m.                      Hunger Games                                  Challenge yourself with a range of exhilarating sport and fun activities around the resort Masters in Residence 4.30 p.m. – 5. 30 p.m.    Zumba Class with celebrity Zumba guru Steve Boedt                                  Experience a fun and effective 60 minute workout session with ZES trainer, Steve Boedt

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