Best of the Maldives: Gingerbread Houses – SAii Lagoon

SAii Lagoon - gingerbread 2

“The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads…”

Guests at SAii Lagoon didn’t have to wait until Christmas Eve for such sweet dreams as their seasonal festivities started with the arrival of two gingerbread houses as big and colourful as the resort itself.

Also, in the run up to the holiday, the kids club also a complimentary Santa’s workshop in making gingerbread houses where the guests’ little elves could make their own tasty villa confections.

To Maldives lovers everywhere, “Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”

SAii Lagoon - gingerbread 1

Advent-Sure Holiday

Baglioni Christmas pool

Happy Advent! And here is our fashionista Advent Calendar of yuletide cheer to take you on the final Christmas countdown of 24 sleeps…

  1. Karolina Kuik (Poland) – Olhuveli


  2. Masianiam (Russia)


  3. Anastasia Sibireva (Russia) – Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru


  4. Raimonda Gecaite (Denmark) – Thoddoo


  5. Theresa Vaupel (USA)


  6. Elena Pushistaia (Russia)


  7. Marinella Bezer (Romania) – Kurumba


  8. Nadin (Russia) – Cocoon


  9. Аnastasia Verbovaia (Russia) – Kuredhivaru


  10. Nastya Ferz (Russia) – Four Seasons Kuda Huraa


  11. Bad Teacher (Russia)


  12. Méryl Denis (France) – Park Hyatt Hadahaa


  13. Alvi Lalli (Ukraine) – Anantara Veli


  14. Ines Klara (Croatia) – Club Rannalhi


  15. Silvia Petrov (Moldova) – Paradise Island


  16. Leire (Spain) – Maalifushi


  17. Lily Black (Italy) – Thudufushi


  18. Sandra Lăsculescu (Romania) – Sun Siyam Irufushi

  19. Ana (Singapore) – Fihalhohi


  20. S. Teodosieva (Russia) – Nika


  21. Arina (Russia) – Sun Siyam Irufushi


  22. Alexandra Iuliana (Romania) – Paradise Island


  23. Katerina (Russia) – Dhigali


  24. Martina Bantik (Italy) – Bathala


Best of the Maldives: Gingerbread House – Kandima

Kandima - gingerbread house 1

Today is the 11th “Day of Christmas” according to the “12 Days of Christmas” tradition which runs from Christmas day to Epiphany Sunday (tomorrow). The Eleventh Day of Christmas today is famously brought 11 Pipers Piping. I think Kandima needed at least that many to do all the icing piping on their Gingerbread spectacle (not to mention the goodies inside).

Kandima - gingerbread house 2

Merry-Time Christmas!


Merry Christmas Maldives lovers. Today kicks of the traditional twelve days of Christmas, but instead of Pipers Piping and Drummers Drumming, Maldives Complete is giving you fashionistas swimming and swanning with ladies prancing…

  1. Lisa Jakobsson (Sweden) – Anantara Dhigu
    Lisa Jakobsson (Sweden) - Anantara Dhigu
  2. MV Honors Legacy boat
    MV Honors Legacy
  3. MV Honors Legacy island
    MV Honors Legacy island
  4. Anna Andress and friends (Ukraine) – One & Only Reethi Rah
    Anna Andress and friends (Ukraine) – One & Only Reethi Rah
  5. McKenna Ray (USA) – Conrad Rangali
    McKenna Ray (USA) - Conrad Rangali 2
  6. Elena (Russia) – Anantara Dhigu
    Elena (Russia) - Anantara Dhigu

  7. Jane Konsol (Lebanon) – Sun Island
    Jane Konsol (Lebanon) - Sun Island
  8. Anastasia Ka (Russia) – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
    Anastasia Ka (Russia) - Coco Palm Bodu Hithi
  9. McKenna Ray (USA) – Conrad Rangali
    McKenna Ray (USA) - Conrad Rangali
  10. Alexandra Hills (France) – Sun Island
    Alexandra Hills (France) - Sun Island
  11. Cornelia Stadler (Italy) – Palm Beach
    Cornelia Stadler (Italy) - Palm Beach
  12. Antonio Pozo (Spain) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef
    Antonio Pozo (Spain) – Sun Aqua Vilu Reef



Best of the Maldives: Recycled Christmas Tree – Anantara Dhigu / Veli

Anantara - coconut Christmas tree

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy candles shine so brightly!
From base to summit, gay and bright,
There’s only splendor for the sight.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

One more sleep until Santa pays his visit to the good girls and boys. The girls and boys at Anantara (Dhigu and Veli) have been so good this year, they made their Christmas tree from discarded coconut husks. It shines in the day from the bright whit paint as well as at night with the constellation of fairy lights. One & Only Reethi Rah also has its own coconut Christmas tree (see below), Anantara has not just one, but three trees.

Furthermore, Anantara has gone a step further with another tree made out of old Evian bottles (see below)!

The three coconut trees on Dhigu are 2.5 meters, 3.4 metres and 5.0 metres high, with the tallest one made from 800 coconuts. The other two trees take up around 400 coconuts between them. The bottle tree is 6 meters high and is made from 720 bottles.

O Tannebaum! You’re Green not only in the summertime

Anantara - coconut Christmas tree 2

Anantara - recycled bottle Christmas tree

One and Only Reethi Rah coconut Christmas tree