ONE&ONLY RESORTS CELEBRATE THIS FESTIVE SEASON BY INTRODUCING EXCITING EXPERIENCES
ONE&ONLY RESORTS CELEBRATE THIS FESTIVE SEASON BY INTRODUCING EXCITING EXPERIENCES
30 November 2015: One&Only, the award-winning collection of ultra-luxury resorts, is preparing for the festive season with unique, memorable events at each resort. From evenings of champagne, themed dinners under the stars, to special activities and surprises for kids, families can look forward to fun-filled experiences this December at One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, One&Only Palmilla in Mexico, One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa, One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai, One&Only Hayman Island on the Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in Australia.
As the iconic luxury retreat in the Caribbean, One&Only Ocean Club offers the ultimate luxury experience with the seclusion of what feels like a private residence, overlooking the best beach in The Bahamas. With new enhancements and the introduction of a new ultimate beachfront experience with the new Ocean Pool and bar and grill, the resort will welcome guests over this festive period to enjoy exciting experiences. The resort is offering a variety of activities for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including an exclusive 6-course dinner at Dune restaurant and an After Glow Party on Christmas Day. Special entertainment with activities will be provided for children by the playful and friendly KidsOnly team. The terraced steps of the Versailles-inspired gardens will be the background for the Havana Night Gala Dinner for New Year’s Eve, with a cocktail reception around the pool followed by a seated dinner and after party. Guests can reserve a Garden View Room located in the newly renovated Hartford Wing this December, starting from US$ 675 per room, per night.
Enjoy the festive season at the award-winning One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives as it celebrates its tenth anniversary, with unique themed nights, events and surprises for guests of all ages who always look forward to return and celebrate the festive season on this idyllic island. By day, guests can admire the jewel-like atolls of the Maldivian islands on sea-plane excursions or dive deep into the calming crystal blue waters and discover the buzzing underwater world below. Bask in the Maldivian sun, unwind at the One&Only Spa or indulge in a private beach barbecue in front of your villa. Every year, new activities, tournaments and surprises are prepared to amaze guests staying at One&Only Reethi Rah. Guests can reserve a private Beach Villa this December starting from US$1,500 per night, per villa.
Long known as one of the world’s most exclusive ultra-luxury resorts, the iconic One&Only Palmilla re-opened in 20 April 2015 and welcomed guests back to a resort that is better than ever. As the luxury retreat in the destination of Los Cabos with a brand-new renovation, One&Only Palmilla is unrivalled in its suite of offerings: world-renowned service from a beloved family of genuinely warm, welcoming staff; wide variety of fine-dining options and authentic, immersive culinary experiences; unparalleled family offerings and a new Kids Club to please both parents and kids alike over this festive season. On Christmas Eve, One&Only Palmilla is offering choice for guests to celebrate with their loved ones; guests can embark on a culinary journey with each restaurant featuring a special menu created for this evening. SEARED will be introducing well-known signature dishes from Jean-Georges Vongerichten with a Christmas twist; Suviche, adjacent to SEARED will offer guests an impressive selection of fresh sushi and a striking presentation of Mexican ceviche incorporating both local and Asian flavours; guests can enjoy artfully prepared Mexican cuisine with some Mediterranean influences at Agua by Larbi. Celebrate the last day of the year at either Agua by Larbi or SEARED for an extravagant Top Hats and Tiara Theme Gala Dinner following by a grandiose New Year’s Eve Party. Guests can reserve your Ocean Front Room this December starting from US$555 per night per room.
One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius is a distinguished family resort nestled peacefully amid lush tropical landscapes and silver white sands; a serene place where children will get to experience the magic of Christmas. Several activities and events have been planned throughout the festive season for guests of all ages; including an Undersea Walk and Banana Boat Rides for children. Guests will be enchanted by the Christmas Eve Gala Dinner Buffet that will take place underneath the Mauritian starry sky, with the gentle breeze dispersing the melodies of local musicians. On Christmas Day, guests can start their day with an indulgent champagne breakfast and then join their kids for a magic show, whilst waiting for the arrival of Santa who travelled from afar to deliver some surprises. Goodbyes are never easy, thus One&Only Le Saint Géran invites all guests to join for one last gala dinner, where the New Year will be welcomed with the traditional midnight fireworks display and celebrations until dawn with the popular in-house band ‘Famous 9’. Guests can book a Junior Suite this December with prices starting from US$561 per room, per night.
Unprecedented luxury, style and an exhilarating festive season awaits at One&Only Cape Town, the ultra-luxury urban resort in South Africa. The ultimate city setting, central to the nightlife and entertainment of one of the world’s most vibrant cities, contrasts seamlessly with its striking mountainous and waterfront surroundings. Guests are invited to join South African acclaimed Chef Reuben Riffel and his team at Reuben’s on Christmas Eve for a Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet with an interactive dessert station and live music or a Family Lunch Buffet on Christmas Day at either Reuben’s or Nobu. For the year’s last evening, choice abounds as One&Only Cape Town presents four different themed dining options – from an authentic South African Barbecue (Braai) at the poolside Isola with live entertainment by an African Marimba Band to an elegant Gala Dinner-Dance in the Ballroom with a sophisticated 5-course menu or a “Glitz and Glamour” 6-course dinner Omasake menu at Nobu – before all guests gather and meet at Vista Bar & Lounge for the countdown to midnight. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the Marina Harbour from US$637 per room, per night this December.
One&Only Royal Mirage, where genuine care and hospitality blend with fantasy and traditional Arabia, offers a host of leisure, spa, dining and nightlife experiences across its three distinctive properties; The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, One&Only Royal Mirage is offering seven different venues where guests and visitors of Dubai can celebrate with their family and loved ones; varying in concept, design and type of cuisine. On Christmas Day, The Al Koufa Fort within the Arabian Court is a venue offering guests a splendid time outdoors under the warm Arabian sun at the Family Day Fun Fair, followed by a Festive Buffet Lunch. For an authentic and unforgettable experience, dine and await the New Year underneath the stars, with rich cuisine, unique aromas, sparkling lights, cascading fountains and live entertainment at the regal Grand Camel Courtyard. Celebrate a true Moroccan style New Year’s Eve dinner at Tagine, with live entertainment from the resident Moroccan duo and belly dancer, or opt for Indo-European delicacies at Nina. Sit back and relax at The Jetty Lounge and admire the surrounding firework displays or watch the Dubai sky light up from premium views at Roof Top Lounge in your Arabian-inspired room with views of Palm Island starting from US$463 per room, per night.
One&Only The Palm, a tranquil yet vibrant island getaway just across the bay from One&Only Royal Mirage, combines imaginative culinary concepts such as STAY by Yannick Alléno with its unique Pastry Library, an excellent venue to spend this upcoming Christmas Eve. Opt for an alfresco Mediterranean dining experience at 101 Dining Lounge & Bar, over the calm waters of Palm Bay, and enjoy exclusive views of Palm Island’s New Year’s Eve fireworks with a flow of bubbles. Escape Dubai’s buzz within a serene Premier Room, starting from US$790 per room, per night.
Celebrate the festive season at One&Only Hayman Island, with natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure on a private island in the magical Whitsundays in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. On Christmas Day, before pampering yourself with a lavish Christmas Brunch, gather on One&Only Hayman Beach to welcome Santa Claus or visit the resort’s Christmas Wonderland showcasing a Gingerbread house, movies on the Aquazure Lawn and other exciting festive favourites. On New Year’s Eve enjoy the ultimate Whitsundays chef’s table where guests will travel to a series of breathtaking locations to experience the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, combined with an innovative seven-course degustation menu paired with Perrier-Jouët Champagne created by the island’s Executive Chef Karim Hassene. Guests will also be able to join the General Manager on the sandy shores for the countdown and the spectacular fireworks display and be the first to celebrate the New Year at One&Only Hayman Island. Unwind at this private island resort starting from US$715 per room, per night.
Nestled in a private valley and protected by soaring bush escarpments, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley allows guests to experience a quintessential Australian Christmas with family and friends. The 7,000-acre resort is located between two national parks in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, a mere 2.5 hours drive from Sydney on Australia’s Great Dividing Range. The resort offers an array of exciting festive activities for both adults and children alike including wildlife drive to observe majestic kangaroos and wallaroos, moonlit guided walk and many more. For Christmas Eve, guests can enjoy an enticing, Australian-inspired traditional Christmas dinner featuring the best of the Australian cuisine over a special 5-course degustation menu. Inspired by “A Bush Christmas”, days of exciting nature and craft activities await the little ones as well as supervised horse rides and fun festive games. Guests will be able to celebrate the end of 2015 with a chic New Year’s Eve Gala dinner and enjoy a 6-course degustation menu set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Wolgan Valley. Explore the hidden wonders of the Greater Blue Mountains and escape for a two-night stay in a Heritage Villa including breakfast, lunch, dinner and a choice of two on-site nature based activities starting from US$1,350 per villa, per night.
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About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the ultra-luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage and One&Only The Palm in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in The Blue Mountains in Australia. One&Only has also announced plans to develop and operate five new One&Only resorts, in Sanya, Hainan, China; in Montenegro, which will be the first property for the collection in Europe, Bahrain and two new resorts in Mexico. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com