SANTARINA’S WISHING COUNTER

Kuda Velaa Kids’ Club
22 & 23 December

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Santa is the king of Christmas road trips – who else can cover that sort of ground in a day?!  But every driver needs a map-reading (and wish-granting) sidekick.  In Santa’s case, it’s Santarina, the queen of logistics, who loves nothing better than making dreams come true. Visit her in Kids’ Club to submit your wishes!

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 fulfilment. 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
25 December

11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Consumerism and globalisation have meant that the peace-promoting, freedom-loving Big Man has had to upgrade his trusty two-wheeler for a Super Sleigh… or has he?! Join us on the main jetty from 11.45am to find out, then head to Kids’ Club to continue the festive fun with games, gifts and goodies. Happy Christmas!

 

ROYAL ENFIELD SUNSET JOY RIDES FOR KIDS

Sign up at Kids’ Club
23, 30 December and 5 January

Let your little biker-in-the-making experience the thrill of the wind in their hair and the thrum of a big bike engine on our evening sunset rides. Sign up at Kids’ Club for a thrilling island-wide pillion cruise with one of our experienced Landaa Riders.

KIDS WITH A THEME

Don’t have an evening shocker with your little rocker! Our special kids’ theme nights include tasty treats, fun costumes, dazzling décor and exciting games. No need to bring anything; we’ve got it all wrapped up!

FUNKY PUNK ROCKERS

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

Calling all monsters of rock! Punk’s not dead – at least not at Hotel Giraafornia this evening! Join us for a graffiti and Guitar Hero extravaganza complete with face painting, spray colouring for hair, and a whole lotta attitude. Tuck into Punk Rock Hot Dogs and Chicken Wings, Funky Vegan Mushroom Cups and Not-So-UGH Lentil Balls!

BORN TO BE WILD

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

Sharpen your claws, shake out your mane and channel your wild side for tonight’s jungle-themed, animal-inspired dressing up bonanza. We’ll transform you with face paints before enjoying jungle games and an awesome Burger Party featuring ‘Wild Turkey’, our ‘Impossible Island Three’ and forests of French fries.

YOU WANT TO RIDE MY BICYCLE PARTY 

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

Bring your own bikes for tonight’s treasure hunting fun, fuelled by a wholesome biker’s dinner.

MAGIC SCHOOL

Daily from 23 December to 6 January
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn the tricks of the trade at ‘Magic School’ with Master Illusionist, Tom Jasper – perfect for those high-energy rock concert stage antics! Watch as Tom performs some of his mind-blowing visual stunts first, then join a special hour-long magic class before performing for your parents at 4:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

‘HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN’ POOL PARTY

Main Pool
30 December
4:30 – 6:00 pm

Forget ‘seeing the rain’ – today you’re going to be soaked by it, via rainmakers, hoses, sprinklers, water guns and more! Head down to our Olympic-sized pool for some seriously splashtastic fun before kicking to chart-topping DJ beats and a support act of treats like Magnums, Cokes and Candyfloss.

FLOWER POWER HIPPIES

Kids’ Club
6 January 
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Channel your inner free spirit as you wend your whimsical way to this evening’s Woodstock inspired festival. We’ll have face painting, hair braiding and psychedelic colours for an evening of flower power freedom, plus an AV spread! (Awesome Vegan – that’s what hippies eat!)

FATTEY’S FOOTBALL CLINIC

Bohemian Rhapsody Stadium
20 – 26 December, Adults: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
U13: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
(4:30 – 5:30 pm on 23 December)

Join local pro coach, Mohamed ‘Fattey’ Fasir at the Bohemian Rhapsody Stadium on the AstroTurf every day from 20-26 December. Perfect your passing accuracy, nail defensive footwork drills, and maximise every scoring opportunity in preparation for the We Are The Champions Cup 2019. Suitable for players aged 8 years and above. No advance reservations required. Boots available on request.

AGE 8? YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH TO DIVE

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 BIKE

Marine Discovery Centre
24 December, from 2:00 pm

Help our marine team transplant a special Christmas Tree Coral Frame for our House Reef. A fun, land-based activity for all the family – no swimming experience required.

DAILY KIDS’ CLUB LUNCH BUFFETS

Kids’ Club
20 December – 2 January
12:00 – 2:00 pm 

This festive season, we’ll be offering all Little Rockers delicious lunch buffets to keep their tummies full, all ready for the next adventure… Join us in Kids’ Club from 12:00 – 2:00 pm from 20 December to 6 January inclusive.

KIDS’ CLUB

Open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The life of a Little Rocker is never dull.  Every single one of Hotel Giraafornia’s ‘next generation’ stars is an honorary member of the Kuda Velaa (‘little turtles’) band. And boy does this band know how to rock the island…

From dawn to dusk, they love to frolic in the pool, whizz down the water slide, play on the wooden pirate adventure ship, climb through the treetops, and deck their bikes out with daily-changing adornments – all in the name of free-spirited expression!  Inspiration lies around every turn… Grab a ‘Passport to Adventure’ booklet (ages 4 – 8) or ‘Mission: Landaa Giraavaru’ (ages 8+) for a run of the island!

ADULT TIME

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).

In addition, 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.

Contact the Festive Concierge to make advance reservations and discuss bespoke arrangements for your family or group.

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