Create your own legendary adventures and mythological tales – day and night. Unforgettable fun, sure to make it into your personal history book…
Kuda Velaa Kids’ Club
4:00 – 5:30pm
The identity – and location – of the Christmas oracle has always been a closely guarded secret. Hermes holds the key: follow his fluttering winged-shoes to Santarina’s Cove where every effort will be made to make all your gift wishes come true. Be warned, Santarina is very perceptive – have you been naughty or nice this year?
Parents – our remote location presents Santa and Santarina 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 personal 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.
SANTA’S ARRIVAL AND KIDS’ PARTY
Main Jetty/Blu Beach
11:45 am – 2:00 pm
Santa is sidetracked advising Zeus in the Heavens, but fear not, Rudolf, Icarus and Pegasus are in stiff competition to help him descend to earth. Who do you think has the best chance: the red nosed reindeer; the flying horse; or the man with the tendency to fly too close to the sun? Join us on the main jetty from 11.45am to find out, and then head to Kids’ Club to continue the festive fun with games, gifts and goodies. Happy Christmas!
KIDS WITH A THEME
Landos’ festive theme nights are accompanied by a special children’s buffet in Kids’ Club. Join us for tasty treats, fun costumes, dazzling décor and exciting games – no need to bring anything; we’ve got it all wrapped up!
From 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Step into our illuminated haven for a costume party inspired by the lantern festivals of Southeast Asia. Don traditional dress, release your own wishing candles into the pool, and indulge in an enlightening spread of enchanted spring and summer rolls, firefly congee and ais kachang.
From 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Toot! Toot! All aboard the Chennai Express! We’ll pick you up in Landos’ own locomotive and chug you all the way to Kids’ Club for a dazzling, dance-filled celebration, complete with first class Indian buffet of chaat and samosas, masala penne pasta, train station pakora, veggie burgers, and showstopping Bollywood kulfi.
Dive under the sea with us into a magical underwater world of giant corals and colourful fish, sunken ships and treasure chests. Dress up with us, dance to the beats of The Little Mermaid, and dine on delights from the deep: fish “submarine”, “sunken” prawns and mermaid fish burgers – with legendary cookies and brownie ice cream sandwiches for dessert.
Join us for this legendary tribute to everyone’s favourite little heroes – the hilarious Minions! Step into Minion nirvana for an evening of silly games and side-splitting entertainment including an epic Banana Hunt – then settle back and enjoy the antics of the Minions on the big screen. Poopaye bananonine!
From 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
When Pygmalion fell in love with an ivory statue, he never dreamed ‘she’ would come to life… we thought exactly the same when the penguins moved into Kids’ Club, but you’ll never guess what they’re up to now! Dive into icy salads, polar bear piccata, breaded mackerel and ice cream sticks in our penguin paradise, then snuggle up for a shivery showing of Surf’s Up.
POSEIDON’S POOL PARTY
30 December, 4.30 – 6.30pm
Join us at the enchanted Olympic pool where Poseidon has conjured a spectacular of watery wonderment beyond your wildest dreams! Think inflatable tube balls, water slides, water guns, balloon shooting, games, mermaids, DJ tunes – and even the trident-wielding sea lord himself. Don’t miss the cool poolside candies, fruit skewers and ice cream cones!
The disc might be missing … but the perfectly round football isn’t! Fattey guards it with his life, which is just as well otherwise everyone would miss out on his action-packed football clinic! Join us for a session designed to develop your skills and enhance your confidence. Suitable for players aged 8 years and above.
AGE 8? YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH TO JOIN POSEIDON UNDERWATER!
Better known for his trident tantrums, it’s a little know fact that Poseidon has a soft spot for water babies aged 8 and above (before they become fully grown and threaten his kingdom!). He loves to showcase his underwater domain: rainbow gardens and glittering creatures of the sea.
We are one of the only Resorts in the world that PADI permits to teach kids’ diving courses in the lagoon (rather than swimming pools). Kids aged 8 and above can take the plunge with an hour-long Bubblemaker course or embark on cool AquaMissions to become an official member of the PADI Seal Team. Contact the Dive School for further information. Additional charges apply.
BUILD A CORAL CHRISTMAS TREE
Marine Discovery Centre
24 December, from 2:00 pm
Make Poseidon smile this festive season by transplanting a special Christmas Tree Coral Frame with our marine team. A fun, land-based activity for all the family – no swimming experience required.
CRAB RACING AT BLU
Nightly, 6:30 pm
Legends tell stories of Crabulous, a lightening-fast crab who could outrun any immortal, until a shell-cracking blow from jealous Poseidon restricted him and all his kind to a sideways scuttle for ever more… The legend lives on in the sport of crab racing. Landos residents take it very seriously; winning the evening races makes you King of the Beach for a night! Choose your crab and join in the fun!
20 December – 2 January
12:00 – 2:00 pm & 6:30 – 8:00 pm
A time of great abundance, the children of the Olympians era never wanted for food. Beautiful, bountiful buffets kept little tummies full, ready for their next adventure…
Join us in Kids’ Club for daily lunch buffets (12:00 – 2:00 pm, 20 Dec to 6 Jan) and daily dinner buffets from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (with the exception of 24 and 31 December, when the kids’ buffet will be at the event itself).
Open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The life of a Mini Olympian was never dull! The oracles had many names for these little sprites and nymphs, but when they were by the sea, it was Kuda Velaa (‘little turtles’).
From dawn to dusk, they loved to frolic in the pool, play on their wooden pirate adventure ship, climb through the treetops and engage in exciting island-wide conquests of their very own… Grab a ‘Passport to Adventure’ booklet (ages 4 – 8) or “Mission: Landaa Giraavaru’ (ages 8+) and embark on your own quest-filled odyssey!
FAMILY MARINE FUN
An ode to Poseidon, his mermaids, Sirens and water nymphs, the Marine Discovery Centre is Landos’ own sea-worshipping hub and champion of community projects. What ocean devotion takes your fancy?
Visit the Fish Lab or the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre; set sail on a dolphin cruise or for a spot of sunset fishing, or enjoy sea seclusion with private island escapes, sandbank picnic and chartered yacht trips. Don’t hesitate to contact us to help plan an exciting family schedule in advance of your trip.
We know you adore your Mini Olympians, but it’s your vacation too!
This festive season, in addition to our daily Kids’ Club programme, we’re extending the festive support to daily lunch buffets (12:00 – 2:00 pm, 20 Dec to 2 Jan) and daily dinner buffets (6:30 – 8:00 pm, with the exception of 24 and 31 December, when the kids’ buffet will be at the event itself).
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. We can even arrange Maldivian nannies to help support your family during your stay.
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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