By Philip Odiakose

19 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.

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.

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.