LUXURY MALDIVES RESORTS AMILLA FUSHI AND FINOLHU TO TRANSFORM INTO FANTASY-FILLED WONDERLANDS FOR EASTER 2019

The Small Maldives Island Co has announced a diverse range of magical Easter experiences at luxury Maldivian maverick Amilla Fushi and retro-chic sister resort Finolhu. This year, families can escape down the rabbit hole into Amilla Fushi’s twist on Alice in Wonderland, or enter a world of pure imagination with Finolhu’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired programme.

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Those looking for a whimsical Easter adventure are invited to step through the looking glass at Amilla Fushi. Led by the White Rabbit on a Wonderland Egg Hunt Carnival around the island’s enchanted forests, guests will meet the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and of course the Easter Bunny along the way. The celebrations begin with a Fashion Show hosted by Alice and friends at the Sultan’s Village kids club, and a fun-filled Pirate Day that is sure to leave participants grinning like the Cheshire Cat. Kid’s yoga and fitness classes, as well as themed arts and coconut crafts sessions, will provide welcome moments of calm amongst all the egg-citement.

Don’t be late as Amilla Fushi’s exclusive three-day ‘Amilla Four Seventeen’ football team, led by legendary Everton FC and Socceroos star Tim Cahill, invites children from five to eight years and teens from nine to 16 years old to train through elite coaching on the island’s very own full-sized pitch. Tennis fans can perfect their technique for the new season with fun drills and rallies at LUX Tennis’s exciting Grand Slam Tournament on the resort’s two floodlit courts. At night the island will transform into a sensational Twilight Affair Cocktail Party followed by an exquisite Easter dinner.

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Over at fun-loving sister island Finolhu, guests will feel like they’ve found a Golden Ticket as the island transforms into a Willy Wonka-themed imaginarium. Brimming with extraordinary experiences to delight all ages, Finolhu’s specially curated Easter programme includes a Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Fashion Parade at the resort’s famed 1OAK Beach Club, the Oompa-Loompas’ Golden Ticket Hunt, and a children’s truffle-making class led by Willy Wonka’s nemesis, the one and only Mr Turkentine.

While no-one will be turned into a blueberry, guests needing a gentle reminder about the perils of gluttony can join a series of Stretch & Dance lessons hosted by Willy Wonka himself, whilst specialist UFC Gym trainers are on hand with special ‘Earn That Chocolate’ fitness sessions. The fun doesn’t stop there as guests will also have the chance to tackle Augustus Gloop on the football pitch or take a dip at the resort’s daily retro pool party.

Destinology (destinology.co.uk 01204 474801) is offering a 40% discount saving £4,200 on a 7-night stay at Amilla Fushi in an Ocean Reef House for 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years. Price starts from £11,999 per family including complimentary half board, return domestic speedboat transfers and return flights with Etihad Airways from London Heathrow departing on 11 April 2019.

Destinology (destinology.co.uk 01204 474801) is offering up to a 30% discount, saving £1,700 on an all inclusive 7-night stay at Finolhu in a Lagoon Villa for 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years. Price starts from £7,799 per family including complimentary adult transfers and return flights with Etihad Airways from London Heathrow departing on 11 April 2019.

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About Amilla Fushi

Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International (Velana International Airport), Amilla Fushi offers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestle among lush tree tops or hug the shores of pristine white sand; plus eight spectacular four- to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy. Amilla’s innovative restaurants range from the diverse, informal foodie hub Baazaar to the relaxed yet sophisticated overwater dining at the signature Feeling Koi. Guests can even drop in to gourmet café and deli The Emperor General Store or The Wine Shop & Cellar Door to treat themselves to lighter snacks, a favourite bottle or a gourmet selection of artisanal cheeses. With an unrivalled range of purpose-designed multi-bedroom accommodation options, and an exciting, inspiring and active Kids’ Club, Amilla Fushi is putting the Maldives on the map as a destination not just for couples, but for families and friends.

About Finolhu

Just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort Amilla Fushi, Finolhu is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe and a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun for the region. Bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati alongside the best DJs, live acts and most fabulously chic parties in the Maldives. Finolhu’s 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool in either one or two bedroom options being the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike. Located in the UNESCO world biosphere of Baa Atoll, both resorts can be reached by either seaplane in just 30 minutes from Velana (Malé) International Airport or by a 20 minute flight to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport in Baa Atoll followed by a short speedboat ride

About The Small Maldives Island Co

The Small Maldives Island Co.’s main focus is on Resort Management in the Maldives for Coastline Hotels and Resorts.

Amilla Fushi and sister resort Finolhu are owned by Coastline Hotels and Resorts – part of the Coastline Group of companies, one of the Maldives’ largest private companies, established in 1994. The Coastline Group is engaged in logistics; oil importing, storage and distribution; pilling and construction; building material supplies; hotel resort development; condominium development; airport ownership, development and operation; and luxury yacht and boat manufacturing. It is the largest importer and distributor of Fuel Related Products such as Marine Gasoil and Mo Gas to resorts in the Maldives, servicing 65 per cent of the country’s resorts through its company Asian Gasoil. In addition to building W Maldives and Huvafen Fushi, Coastline’s recent developments within the tourism sector include Mudhdhoo island, subsequently acquired by Dusit Thani Hotels; Baa Atoll’s Dharavandhoo Airport; and the newly opened Raa Ifhuru Airport.

For further press information please contact:

Kate Faulkner (kate@bacall.net), Sarah Harvey (sarah@bacall.net), Nat Frogley (nat@bacall.net) or Flora Gandolfo (flora@bacall.net) Bacall PR, London. Tel: +44 (0) 8704 288 401