Soneva Resorts .. 5* Luxury in Maldives and Thailand March 18, 2019 Travel 173 Soneva, the world-leading luxury resort operator, launches its Easter programmes across Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand. Guests can expect Easter-inspired activities, a number of visiting chefs, professionals and artists as part of the Festival of Colour 2019, as well as special dining and drinks events, signature experiences and much more from April 14 – 23, 2019. Soneva Fushi Soneva’s annual Easter egg hunt is back with wooden eggs hidden all over the resort for guests to find. These can be exchanged for chocolate eggs at the chocolate room and the Egg Hunter with the most eggs found will receive a special prize from Lindt. Continuing the Easter theme is a special Full Moon Dinner and a Pop-Up Easter After Party, both on the Sandbank. The party includes music by a famous Maldivian DJ with each couple being given a mini bottle of Champagne. For the whole family there will be a Games Show night at Down to Earth featuring games such as Twister, Ring Shooting and more. Guests can traverse the night skies with visiting Lars Lindberg Christensen, an award-winning astronomer and science communicator who is responsible for communications from some of the world’s largest and most famous telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope (for ESA), the Extremely Large Telescope, the Very Large Telescope, ALMA and La Silla. Lars received the Tycho Brahe Medal in 2005 for his achievements in science communication. Danish Chef Kamilla Seidler, winner of Latin America’s Best Female Chef award in 2016, and Finnish Chef Filip Langhoff who has one Michelin star will both be hosting dinners over Easter. Soneva Jani The Easter Egg Hunt returns to Soneva Jani with wooden Easter eggs hidden around the resort which can be exchanged for chocolate prizes. For cocktail enthusiasts the Cocktail Journey at South Beach will be followed by an Easter inspired dining Pop- Up in the Lagoon. Easter egg painting and an Easter-themed quiz for the whole family round off the special activities planned for younger guests. Soneva Jani’s Grand Master Chef Kiichi Okabe, formerly from a two-Michelin starred restaurant in Japan, is putting on special dinners with wine pairings at So Imaginative. His deftly crafted sushi is known as some of the best outside of Japan. Other dining and drinks experiences include lunch at the Crab Shack, a Maldivian barbecue dinner at Zuhair’s Beach and a Sunset Celebration with Konrad, Soneva Jani’s new Master Sommelier. Soneva Kiri At Soneva Kiri there will be an Easter Bunny basket making class for the children, and these baskets can then be used during the Easter eggs hunt, where wooden eggs will be hidden in guest villas, the Eco Den, and around the Living Room and at North Beach for the whole family to find and exchange for chocolate prizes. There will also be milkshake making, Easter pop-up card and egg painting classes, as well as experiments using eggs for the children. For older guests an Easter Cocktail gathering will be happening at The View before the Easter Parade buffet dinner at the Dining Room. Continuing with the chocolate theme the resort’s chocolatier will be hosting The Art of Chocolate at the Chef’s Table to teach guests how to make their own Easter eggs. At Ever So Screwed Up (wine cellar) there will be a Chocolate and Wine Tasting event that takes guests through old world wines from France, Italy and Spain, all paired with Soneva Kiri’s homemade dark chocolate. A special Soneva Chocolate High Tea is also available at Ever So Spirited with chocolate creations prepared by the awardwinning Chef Su.