Dance beneath the waves decorating an underwater ‘Christmas Tree’, side-step with Santa and put your best foot forward in our ‘Saturday Night Fever Pitch’ Football Tournament.

Shimmy and shake your way down to the shore this festive season for all sorts of dance-inspired fun.

Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
As the sun sets, head out to sea on a traditional dhoni in search of hundreds of spinner dolphins that live in our local waters. With a little bit of luck, they’ll entertain you with a spectacular leaping and twisting dance display.
Recreation Beach
23 December
11:00 am
Showcase your hip-shaking, torso-twisting talents and optimum core control to last the longest in today’s competition. There’ll be extra points for tricks!
Recreation Beach
27 December
11:00 am
Bring your Latino passion, Salsa steps and Cumbia flair (a sideways crab-like salsa) then sashay your way to the finish line in our 25-metre fun run.
29 December
Staff Playground

Things are about to hit fever pitch: bring your best moves to the playing field for a football tournament filled with adrenalin and fun. Three teams – Disco-Divers, Jingling Jivers and The Fancy Footworkers – will battle it out with the ball, pirouette on the pitch, disco-dive, toe-tap, tackle and revel in goal-scoring glory.  We’ll be awarding winners, magnificent moves and a man of the match – so bring your A-game! Sign up at Recreation by 28 December 2018.
Recreation Beach
30 December
11:00 am
Be part of a graceful performance atop the waves as you perfect long, flowing movements, continuous turns, and elegant rises and falls… in a kayak! Pick your partner and paddle out to loop the buoys and back again for a chance to be crowned water-waltzing champions.
Recreation Beach
2 January
11:00 am

Take to the water on floats, boards, inflatables and more in this fun team challenge: who will be the first to cross the line?


Meet at the Dive Centre
25 December
2:00 pm

Beneath the calm Maldivian waters, Santa is busy negotiating sleigh-pulling services with seahorses and Hawksbills. Join him for a snorkelling adventure in the colourful coral garden and meet the ocean’s best dancers: clown fish, turtles and other aquatic friends who twist, turn, flip and flow in the water all day.
Meet at the Dive Centre
25 December
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Decorate a Christmas tree-shaped coral frame with living coral fragments – it’s food for the soul and the sea. Complimentary for anyone who has completed at least one Discover Scuba Diving session.
Throughout the festive period

Head to The Island Spa this festive season to relax, restore and rejuvenate from head to toe – ready to hit the dance floor again! Lengthen and strengthen with our range of yoga classes; get into the rhythmic flow with our ‘Healing Waters’ treatments; and indulge in a line-up of festive dance specials – from tension relieving toe massages to SUP sessions that synchronise you with the movements of the sea.

  • Pirouette on a Paddle Board 
    Twirl atop the ocean with SUP Yoga sessions, where the movements of your body synchronise with the ocean. As you move and flow with the water beneath you, strength, flexibility and focus are tested in a challenging core workout.
  • Weary Feet Treat 
    Medical dry pedicure techniques reveal pointe-perfect skin and nails; a mint, ginger and lime scrub enlivens tired toes; and a relaxing massage eases sore muscles so you can float back to the dance floor on a cloud of comfort.
  • A Dancer’s Delight 
    Toe-tap across to The Island Spa for a 90-minute massage designed for movers and shakers. Invigorating fragranced oils energise limbs as unique massage techniques focus on the back, legs and feet to rejuvenate even the most vigorous of dancers.
  • The Show Must Glow On 
    No treatment is complete without our radiance boosting Gold Face Mask add on, which can be applied during massages, manicures or pedicures. Nourish, hydrate and firm with our secret skin saviour for a complexion that’s as dazzling as your dance moves.

Please contact The Island Spa for bookings or information.


Introducing the incredible performers who will be getting you into the dancing groove this festive season:

DANCE LEGENDS PRODUCTIONS – Various performances throughout the festive season

Glittering performances, dazzling costumes and spectacular routines; Dance Legends Productions will be entertaining us this festive season with flamboyant Flamenco, contemporary jazz, Bollywood, Broadway and everything in between!

Founder and choreographer, Leigh Barwell has twirled around the globe in-between booty-shaking in Bollywood productions and Hollywood’s ‘Shanghai’ film. She’s joined by Olga Blinova – gliding effortlessly from traditional Russian dance to the spicy beats of Bollywood movies – and Aommy, who wows crowds with theatre, movies and music performances throughout Asia. The quartet is completed by Dance Legends Productions’ newest addition, professionally trained Pae, who has supported international singers with sizzling performances as a commercial dancer.

Joining the Dance Legends Productions midway through the season are dancing duo Mike & Tang. Recognised as one of the fifty new generation by Thailand’s Tatler Magazine, Mike has enjoyed years of dazzling dance accolades, including winner of ‘Young Choreographer’ at Thailand’s International Dance Festival. He’s joined on stage by Tang, whose ballet shoes have barely left her feet since the age of seven – except to perfect Modern Jazz, Hip Hop, Spanish and Thai Classical dance. She has also delighted audiences with spellbinding performances in stage-favourites Chicago, West Side Story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cinderella and more.


Back by popular demand, international dance floor legends Midnight Avenue play booty-shaking, hip-swinging beats from here to Europe – and everywhere in between! With an eclectic collection of classic 60s and 70s, chart-toppers and carefully compiled medleys, this brilliant band really do offer something for everyone.


Let lead singer Shamoon and his brilliant band lull you into island life this festive season with chilled, feel-good vibes and colourful beats sure to get your toes tapping. Equatic Vibes wowed the crowds on Maldivian Idol with their cool combination of Dhivehi, pop, rock, reggae, and jazz, and we can’t wait for the Malé boys’ dance-inspired twist this festive season! 


IT Consultant by day, MCDave swops his Disaster Recovery & Project Management hat each night for Digital Vinyl SystemTechnology as he meticulously mixes everything from Funk, Latin and Soul to Hip Hop, House and Hindi. An international performer, he’s responsible for reintroducing Old Skool Hits to Malaysia and is the founder of SoundKontrol Acoustics. Currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration, he’s our Doctor of the Decks this festive season and we can’t wait!

‘Contact Dance HQ’ at or our concierge team at to make advance reservations and discuss bespoke arrangements for your upcoming stay with us.



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