21-23 December, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Kuda Velaa Kids’ Club

Calling all little angels and urchins!

Come and meet Santarina, Santa’s Personal Assistant, at the Wishing Counter at Kids’ Club. Share your Christmas gift wish and she’ll put in a good word to the bearded one himself …best behaviour now!

Parents – our remote location presents Santa with some formidable logistical challenges. Some of your children’s wishes that Santa finds particularly difficult to arrange will be passed to you for fulfillment. Please give Santarina any pe rsonal gifts for your child, marked with their name; she will gladly pass them to Santa to surprise your child at the Kids’ Christmas Party on 25 December.


25 December, 11:45 am – 2:00 pm, Main Jetty

You’ll be pleased to hear that Santa is planning to visit Landaa this year… but with the Octopus’ Garden the previous stop on his list and the pesky sirens out to spoil Christmas, will he make it to the island in time?

Join us at the main jetty from 11:45 am to find out, then head to Kids’ Club to continue the fun with games, gifts and snacks.

Parents – don’t forget your cameras!


26 December, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Kids’ Club

Jump on our flying carpet and prepare to be charmed on this magical adventure into the world of one thousand and one nights.



28 December, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Kids’ Club

Why is it hard to play cards in the jungle? Because there are too many cheetahs! Go wild with our jungle-themed evening of games and gaiety for a guaranteed roaring good time!



30 December, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Kids’ Club

Join us ‘beneath the waves’ for an underwater odyssey complete with special ‘seabed’ treasure hunt and ocean-inspired snacks. (Don’t worry if you can’t swim, we won’t be getting wet!)



21 December, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Kids’ Club

Learn to play the Maldivian drums with the junior participants of this year’s Bodu Beru (big drum) competition – the young drummers of Raa Atoll. Then wow the rest of the island with a very special performance at the Managers’ Cocktail Reception that evening!



Nightly, 6:30 pm, Blu Beach

Have you got what it takes to pick a winner? Choose your crab then step inside the Circle of Speed for the race to end all races… 3, 2, 1 – go hermits!



22 December – 6 January, Kids’ Club

We’ve extended our complimentary daily kids’ buffet dates this year to cover the whole of the festive period. Join us in Kids’ Club from 12:00 pm to2:00 pm and 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm every day from 22 December until 6 January (excluding Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve dinners) for a smile-inducing selection of kiddie favourites.



Open all festive season, day and evening, our Kuda Velaa (‘Little Turtles’) Kids’ Club has its own pool and garden with play equipment and wooden pirate adventure ship – not to mention the ‘Passport to Adventure’ programme: comprising up to eight daily activities for kids aged 4 to 12, from Coral Reef Building to Wishing Tree Walks, Snorkel Adventures to Dosha Discovery, Yogaflex to Lizard Safaris, plus a host of additional festive crafts and parties!



Little fish age 8 and above can take the plunge with our special kids’ lagoon diving courses. Start with the hour-long Bubblemaker course – an exciting first foray into the wonderful world of scuba – then venture onto cool AquaMissions in our sheltered Coral Gardens: complete five to become a member of the PADI Seal Team! (Additional charges apply)



Visit our Marine Discovery Centre, Fish Lab and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre;  join a ‘Build-a-Reef’ session with our marine biologists or sponsor your own coral frame; explore the island by bicycle; or venture further afield for dolphin cruises, sunset fishing, sandbank picnics, private island escapes and private yacht trips onboard the luxurious Landaa Summer. Don’t hesitate to contact us to help plan an exciting family schedule in advance of your trip.



We’ll do our very best to help you get it, as and when you need it! This festive season, kids’ club will be open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm  daily and from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm nightly for a special kids’ buffet. Babysitters can be booked 24 hours in advance, either for children under 4 who wish to attend Kids’ Club, for evening or daytime sessions outside of Kids’ Club, or should you wish to escape for an early morning dive or yoga class. Please contact us to discuss your personal needs or to put a family care-plan in place prior to your visit.

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