Your Guide to a Sun-Kissed Eid in the Indian Ocean

If you’re looking for breezy boat rides and aquatic adventures this Eid season, these packages were made for you.

By Scene Traveller


It’s a well known fact that the best way to celebrate any long-awaited holiday, especially a big one like the upcoming Eid vacation, is by booking a (hopefully somewhat affordable) flight to a conveniently close destination by a blue body of water.

Whether you’re beach-bond this vacation season for the sake of the aquatic splendours, the breezy beach romance or the much needed family bonding time, a vast selection of lavish beachfront resorts are stepping up their vacation game just in time for Eid.

So, in an effort to help make all your scintillating sand and sun dreams come true, we’ve rounded up this Eid’s most exciting trips, taking place in the one and only Indian Ocean.

OBLU SELECT Lobigili – The Hot Honeymooners One

📍: Male City, Maldives

Recently crowned 'World's Hottest New Hotel' in the 2023 Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards, OBLU SELECT Lobigili is an adults-exclusive five-star resort and an uncontested crowd favourite among honeymooners worldwide. 

This Eid, the resort is planning on wining and dining guests with a 20% discount on 4-night stays, a red rose for the ladies, and a complimentary culinary experience at the renowned ONLY BLU underwater restaurant, the largest of its kind in the Maldives. 

Additionally, for the adventure-seekers, there’s also complimentary snorkelling, water sports, and excursions, along with a 45-minute spa treatment.

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa – The Family Bonding One

📍: Furanafushi, Maldives 

Located on the private island of Furanafushi, this five-star resort is providing Eid vacationers with a 20% discount on room rates with full board, a 25% discount at the award-winning Shine Spa for Sheraton and a cheeky floating breakfast for two.

On Eid Al Fitr itself, guests can partake in a number of family-friendly activities, including a magic show and traditional Maldivian games. However, the real piece de resistance is perhaps the Kula Koadi Parade – the carrying of a giant fish made of coconut leaves around the resort, while chanting songs, and covering guests in a coloured powder. 

Patina Maldives – The Wellness and Workshops One

📍: Fari Islands Archipelago, Maldives 

Set in the picturesque Fari Islands archipelago in North Malé Atoll, Patina Maldives provides guests with thoughtful tailor-made wellness journeys, interactive music programmes and captivating culinary experiences. 

For Eid, the hotel is offering rates starting from USD 1,600, a 20% discount on stays in one-bedroom villas, a special Eid beach dinner, a bedouin tent with shisha and various family “footprints” activities, including beach games, card making workshops and more.

Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives – The Loved Up Couples One

📍: South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Serving up an authentic Maldivian-Thai ambience right on the serene crystal clear waters, Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives is upping the ante with free meal upgrades, a romantic themed dinner for two, and a floating breakfast for you and your boo when you book a four-day stay. 

If that’s not enough, they’re also offering a 20% discount on dining and spa treatments, and a  25% discount on Return Seaplane transfers. However, the real crowning jewel of this Eid package is the complimentary sunset boat ride that will infuse your love life with some much needed views! 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon – The Great Outdoors One

📍: Felicite, Seychelles

Swimming with turtles and hopping from one breathtaking island to the next is definitely a fantasy we’ve all indulged in. This Eid, Six Senses Zil Pasyon is offering that and more. 

With a selection of nature-based activities like hiking, organic gardening and stargazing, the world-renowned resort will ensure you and your chosen travel companions have an unforgettable and environment-centred experience you won’t soon forget. 

Baros Maldives – The Relaxation and Rejuvenation One

📍: North Malé Atoll, Maldives

Complimentary sunrise yoga sessions, a 15% discount on invigorating spa treatments and picturesque catamaran excursions are just some of the ways Baros Maldives plans on integrating wellness and relaxation into your Eid vacation.  

Now, add private candlelit dinners on the beach, discounted culinary spreads, and specially curated water sports packages to the mix and you’ve got yourself a holistic Eid package for the ages. 

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa – The Oh-So-Romantic One

📍: Mahé, Seychelles 

Spritzy cocktails and five-course dinners seranaded by a pianist at the lavish culinary establishment Mahé Restaurant are the two building blocks of this particular Eid package. 

For the seductive price of AED 2,000, you and your other half can unravel your explore your newfound love or reinvigorate your existing amore against the backdrop of pristine azure waters. 

Six Senses Kanuhura – The Sexy Sustainable One

📍: Kanuhura, Maldives

Located on not one, not two but three private islands, Six Senses Kanuhura is where you can learn about sustainability, all while immersing yourself in the picturesque nature the Maldives has to offer. 

Learn about eco-friendly living at the resort’s garden and orchid nursery, explore the surrounding coral reefs, or spend the day at the Earth Lab, where you can expand your knowledge about sustainable practices that you can easily implement at home. 


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