ONE&ONLY RESORTS

FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS


Celebrate the Festive Season in one of the world's most spectacular resorts in the world's
most exotic destinations.

Click below to watch our festive video.

Christmas Season - One&Only Palmilla

Christmas


Thursday, 21 DECEMBER

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden from 5-7pm. Learn about the tequila-making process from start to finish before tasting one of the most coveted beverages in the world. And discover the fascinating world of the Mexican wines.

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze with a selection of gourmet tacos highlighting some of the most delicious local produce freshest seafood. Indulge in a array of savouries, pastries, sweets and hot-chocolate. While musicians entertain you and local artisans showcase their work, for the ultimate dining experience.

Friday, 22 DECEMBER

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden.

Join us at Neo Life at our Pop-Up Store featuring the wonderful creations of Mexican jewelry designer Manuel Sanchez. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the designer between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and will receive a signature gift together with purchase.

Saturday, 23 DECEMBER

Gather with your beloved ones by the Main Fountain and experience the time-honored tradition of holiday caroling throughout the main entrance. Mulled wine and a tempting selection of hours d'oeuvres will be served at 6pm.

Neo Life Pop-Up Store meet with the designer between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze.

Sunday, 24 DECEMBER

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Agua by Larbi or Seared. The Executive Chefs have created a selection of traditional holiday dishes including roasted turkey with cranberry sauce among other Christmas delicacies. After dinner delight in a wide selection of home-made desserts including the classic stollen bread, Christmas pudding and a glass of eggnog.

Join us at Neo Life at our Pop-Up Store featuring the wonderful creations of Mexican jewelry designer Manuel Sanchez. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the designer between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 6:00pm - 8:00pm, and will receive a signature gift together with purchase.

Monday, 25 DECEMBER

On Christmas Day rejoice and give thanks at the resort´s chapel during Sunday service at 9am.

Children of all ages along with their families are invited to welcome Santa Claus on the South Lawn at 11am. There will be surprises for all.

Continue in the festive spirit-filled atmosphere of Seared and Agua by Larbi serving a traditional Christmas dinner menu and a la carte selection. After dinner relax underneath a starry sky, by one of the outdoor fireplaces and enjoy Christmas cake and after dinner drinks.

We highly recommend making reservations for any of our holiday events, please contact the Concierge Desk at Ext. 7107 with any questions.
For children activities contact the KidsOnly club at Ext. 7336.

Villa One - One&Only Palmilla

New Year


Thursday, 26 DECEMBER

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze with a selection of gourmet tacos highlighting some of the most delicious local produce and freshest seafood.

Wednesday, 27 DECEMBER

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden. Learn about the tequila-making process from start to finish before tasting one of the most coveted beverages in the world. Discover the fascinating world of the Mexican wines.

Thursday, 28 DECEMBER

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze.

Friday, 29 DECEMBER

Join us at Neo Life at our Pop-Up Store featuring the wonderful creations Mexican fashion designer Denisse Kuri. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with Mexican jewelry designer Manuel Sanchez between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Enjoy a Wine or Tequila Tasting at the resort’s Herb Garden.

Saturday, 30 DECEMBER

Denisse Kuri Pop-Up Store at Neo Life and meet Mexican jewelery designer Manuel Sanchez between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Enjoy an authentic Mexican Fiesta at Breeze.

Sunday, 31 DECEMBER

Denisse Kuri Pop-Up Store at Neo Life and meet Mexican jewelery designer Manuel Sanchez between 11:00am - 1:00pm and 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

As another year comes to an end, partake in a sumptuous dinner and enjoy the atmosphere of Seared and Agua by Larbi with a specially prepared five-course dinner menu reflecting a warm and lavish celebration. Bid farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 at the resort’s ballroom, allowing you to celebrate and countdown amidst friends, family, live performers and musicians. Enjoy a tempting selection of after-dinner desserts and toast as the countdown reaches zero.

After dinner, join us to ring in the New Year at the exclusive New Year´s “Colors of Mexico” Theme Party with live band, DJ and a toast at midnight.

Colours of Mexico

Doors open from 10pm until 3am All guests are welcomed to the party.

We highly recommend making reservations for any of our holiday events, please contact the Concierge Desk at Ext. 7107 with any questions.
For children activities contact the KidsOnly club at Ext. 7336.

One&Only Reethi Rah - Festive

Christmas Celebrations


20 DECEMBER

Christmas Tree Lighting and Family Cocktails
This tree lighting ceremony is the official kick-off to the festive season at One&Only Reethi Rah. While the little ones are invited to decorate the Christmas tree, other family members are invited to experience this tradition that builds memories lasting a lifetime.
7pm at Rah Bar

24 DECEMBER

Christmas Cocktails
Savour delicious cocktails and canapés as the sun sets on the Indian Ocean. It is a magical Christmas moment for your family and loved ones.
7pm to 8pm at Rah Bar Poolside

Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet
With the finest ingredients, our chefs have prepared traditional seasonal favourites, premium cuts, fresh catches from the sea and festive treats. With spectacular views in the evenings, Reethi Restaurant offers an unrivalled backdrop to a magical Christmas Eve.
8pm to 10.30pm at Reethi Restaurant

25 DECEMBER

Christmas Champagne Brunch
Be spoilt for choice in a selection of our epicurean offerings, featuring a selection of international cuisines and holiday classics catering to those with discerning tastes.
12.30pm to 4pm at Reethi Restaurant & Rah Bar

Reethi Rah Santa Paragliding

Family Festive Fun

24 DECEMBER

Badminton Tournament
From individual circuits to team competition, our tournaments are popular among our guests. These will consist of single and doubles for men, women and co-doubles.

4.30pm at Clubone | 2-Day Tournament | Second game on 25 December

Football Tournament
Traditionally, the words “family” and “football” have gone together. If you are new to football we hope you will be watching or cheering your family members. Attending a match can be a great family occasion – so get involved!

5pm at the football field | 2-Day Tournament | Second game on 28 December

28 DECEMBER 2016

Reethi Island Marathon
Stay fit during your holidays with our island marathon that undergoes a total of 6.4 kilometres. It’s a flat-off sandy path which will allow you to experience every corner of the island. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean as you run.

8am at the football field

29 DECEMBER

Tennis Tournament
The spirit of the tournament is fun, friendly and aimed at building teamwork among your family and friends. Remember, competition can be great fun for all levels and ages.

4pm at the tennis court

30 DECEMBER

Family Fitness Challenge
Think outside of the gym and take advantage of your indoor and outdoor surroundings. Get ready to run and sweat – this is about as much fun and competitive as the Olympics. When the whistle goes, the challenge begins.

4pm at Clubone

1 JANUARY

Volleyball Tournament
Be sure to mark the New Year’s Day for the volleyball tournament! May your competitor be your friends and family on the island or our team members, enjoy playing volleyball in this combination of instruction and play.

4.30pm at Clubone | 2-Day Tournament | Second game on 2 January

Reethi Rah Christmas Trees

New Year Dazzles


28 DECEMBER 2016

Welcome to Reethi Carnival
Feel the magic of Reethi Carnival with our opening party for the festivities. Join us for the carnival parade, activities, canapés and champagne to preview the magic of Reethi Carnival for New Year’s Eve!

6.45pm - Carnival Parade from Fanditha to the Lawn Club | Party Starts at 7pm at the Lawn Club

31 DECEMBER

New Year's Eve Party and Gala Dinner
Usher in the New Year at the Reethi Carnival, where the elements of Rio Carnival will enlighten your senses. Experience the unforgettable views of the Indian Ocean and glittering skyline beyond that will lit up with fireworks. Featuring an elegant selection of dishes, the dazzling night is complemented by live entertainment by Beverly Knight.

8pm to 9pm - Cocktail Reception at the Beachfront Marquee | 9pm to 3am - Gala Dinner at Sunrise Beach

Survivor's Party
Do not miss the spectacular party that will continue until the New Year’s sunrise. Dance all night, till the next morning, with friends and family and great music.

3am onwards at Beach Club

1 JANUARY

New Year's Day Chill-out Brunch
Start the New Year with a delicious champagne brunch as you toast to the new beginnings. Indulge in a bountiful selection of international cuisine, free-flowing champagne and relax to the chilled-out tunes all afternoon.

12.30pm to 4pm at Reethi Restaurant & Rah Bar

Reethi Rah Christmas Table

Orthodox Christmas Celebration


6 JANUARY 2017

Orthodox Christmas Cocktails and Gala Dinner
There will always be something special and magical about the festive time and it continues with the Orthodox Christmas. Celebrate the Orthodox Christmas Eve with a lavish international buffet featuring traditional festive favourites. The celebration continues till with live music and entertainment.

7pm onwards at Sunrise Beach

Reethi Rah Festive Kids Only

For the Little Ones


19 DECEMBER

Holiday Ceramic Painting
Learn the secrets of clay and pottery whilst on holidays and paint your own with festive colours.

2pm at KidsOnly 

20 DECEMBER

Colour Your Own Christmas Snow Globes
Kids love creating and painting their own snow globes. This is a fun holiday craft that is ideal for the little ones to create their own home decorations and/or gifts for the family.

12pm at KidsOnly 

21 DECEMBER

Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Make Christmas gift giving last a little longer by having the kids hunt for one or more of their gifts. Let your little angels find their way around the beautiful island in search of gifts!

12pm at KidsOnly  – supervised activity around the island

22 DECEMBER

Christmas Stencils Art
It is really not tricky to do with a stencil, and is also something the whole family can do together. The possibilities for things to stencil are endless, including Christmas tree ornaments, tote bags, aprons and towels, bowls and mugs.
2pm at KidsOnly

23 DECEMBER

Colour Your Own Christmas Snow Globes
Kids love creating and painting their own snow globes. This is a fun holiday craft that is ideal for the little ones to create their own home decorations and/or gifts for the family.

12pm at KidsOnly

25 DECEMBER

Santa's Arrival
Find out how Santa arrives this year as he visits One&Only Reethi Rah with a overflowing bag of special gifts. While the little ones are lined up to receive their gifts, the grown-ups will be treated by Santa’s little helpers, who will be floating around topping up your empty glasses with chilled champagne and muled wine.

5pm at Rah Bar Beach & Poolside

27 DECEMBER 2016

KidsOnly One Tribe Fashion Show
Enjoy an evening of fabulous fashion, cocktails and canapés as our mini fashionistas take centre stage on the catwalk, showcasing their holiday fashion as they parade along the runway.

7pm at the Beachfront Marquee

KidsOnly is open daily from 9am to 7pm. Visit KidsOnly for other scheduled activities.

One&Only Le Saint Géran - Dinner

Christmas Eve Reception and Dinner


24 DECEMBER

One&Only Le Saint Géran invites you to celebrate the Christmas Eve with a Festive Cocktail Reception at the Pool Bar from 7pm, followed by a delicious celebratory dinner.

One&Only Le Saint Géran

Dance The Night Away Under The Stars


29 DECEMBER

Dance the night away at One&Only Under the Stars Party, on Thursday 29th December at the Peninsula.

One&Only Royal Mirage - Festive Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner


31 DECEMBER

Celebrate with us at La Terasse for a cocktail reception at 7.30pm, followed by the Gala Buffet Dinner prepared by Le Saint Géran chefs representing their individual restaurant. The party will go on till dawn. The dance floor, fireworks and fun awaits you for a memorable end of year!

One&Only Le Saint Géran - Golf

Sporting Events


29, 30, and 31 DECEMBER

Keep fit, stay healthy and enjoy our sporting events:

  • Golf Tournament, on Thursday 29th December at 8am
  • Tennis Tournament on Friday 30th December at 4.30pm
  • The Stordalen run on Saturday 31st December at 7am
  • Janzu Water Therapy with celebrity practitioner, Ms. Stephanie Vautey
One&Only The Palm - Festive Celebrations

Christmas Eve


24 DECEMBER

Experience the elegant surroundings of ZEST and savour a sumptuous buffet overlooking the majestic pool and Moorish-inspired gardens. Complement your festive dinner with views of Dubai’s distinctive skyline at 101 Dining Lounge and Marina, an ultra-chic overwater lounge. Or tantalise your taste buds with dinner at STAY by Yannick Alléno, a dazzling celebration of playful French cuisine. Throughout the day, there’ll be a host of fun-filled activities to keep children of all ages entertained, including paper weaving workshops, a magic show and kids’ dinner.

Download our Festive Program Here

Festive Season Star - One&Only The Palm

Christmas Day, Lunch


25 DECEMBER

Blending the best of tradition and culinary innovation, a special festive brunch awaits at ZEST, while 101 Dining Lounge and Marina offers an indulgent four-course lunch menu along with spectacular skyline views. Visit One&Only Royal Mirage for our Festive family funfair, with camel rides, garden Olympics and our very special guests, Santa Claus and his camel.


Download our Festive Program Here

Zest - One&Only The Palm
ZEST

Christmas Day, Dinner


25 DECEMBER

For families and friends and memorable moments together, ZEST will set the scenario with a dedicated Christmas inspired menu. A culinary journey inspired by three-star Michelin Chef Yannick Alléno and timeless Festive classics, awaits at STAY.

Download our Festive Program Here

One&Only The Palm - Festive Celebrations
Skyline Deck at 101 Dining Lounge and Marina

New Year's Eve


31 DECEMBER

Welcome 2018 in unrivaled style with breathtaking views of Dubai’s world-famous fireworks display from 101 Dining Lounge and Marina. The little ones will end the year on a fun note, with photo frame and bracelet making classes, a kids’ domino challenge, a yoga session or a beach power walk. And don’t miss the kids’ NYE special dinner.

Download our Festive Program Here

One&Only The Palm - Zest
ZEST

New Years' Day


1 JANUARY

Say hello to 2018 with an ultra-chic vibe at ZEST’s Jazz Brunch, combining live entertainment with culinary delights from the Middle East, Europe and Asia in a fabulous setting. For seafood lovers, 101 Dining Lounge and Marina will delight with a unique Lobster Menu, featuring Mediterranean inspired delicacies. Today’s kids' activities include finger painting, a sack race, frisbee fun, our basketball challenge, culinary activities at STAY and a kids’ dinner at ZEST.

Download our Festive Program Here

One&Only Royal Mirage Festive The Palace Esplanade

Christmas Eve


24 DECEMBER
Let the festive celebrations begin with a special Christmas Eve Dinner, served at your choice in one of our unique and sumptuous restaurants. Try The Beach Bar & Grill for a romantic waterfront setting, or opt for rich and authentic flavours at Tagine, our opulent Moroccan dining spot.

Download our Festive Brochure.

One&Only Royal Mirage Festive Celebrities

Christmas Day


25 DECEMBER
Visit Celebrities, Dubai’s most exquisite dining venue for the centerpiece of our festive calendar – the White Glove Festive Brunch, an elegant four course culinary experience designed by Executive Chef Laurent Michel. Alternatively, enjoy a traditional festive lunch overlooking Palm Island Bay at The Beach Bar & Grill or at Eauzone.

Download our Festive Brochure.

One&Only Royal Mirage - Fireworks

New Year's Eve


31 DECEMBER
Bid a fond farewell to 2017 and welcome the New Year to the sounds of our resident DJs at The Jetty Lounge and The Rooftop. Dance, relax and enjoy an evening of sparkle and charm under the starlit sky as you catch a glimpse of firework displays over Palm Island.

Download our Festive Brochure.

One&Only Royal Mirage Festive Santa Cake

Festive Activities For The Little Ones


Christmas Eve, 24 DECEMBER
Cheerful spirit will flourish with a host of children's activities throughout the day, from Christmas card making to gingerbread house decoration and treasure hunting to Christmas cookies making.

Christmas Day, 25 DECEMBER
Don’t miss out the Christmas Family Fun Day created for resort guests to enjoy, with entertainment and activities including magic shows, Christmas ornaments making, camel and pony rides and of course a visit from Santa himself with a bag of treats for the little ones!

New Year's Eve, 31 DECEMBER
Children’s festive activities continue with Kids Gala Dinner, talent and fashion shows, mini disco party and a Big Bang Celebration to welcome the New Year.

Download our Festive Brochure.

Vista Festive Themed Teas - One&Only Cape Town

Vista Festive Themed Teas


18-30 DECEMBER

A Christmas-themed afternoon tea will be served from 2.30pm until 5.30pm in the elegant surrounds of Vista Bar & Lounge. Don’t miss the Giant Gingerbread House and an array of sweet treats and savouries for younger guests. Available from 18th December to 30th December 2017.


Download our Festive Brochure here

One&Only Cape Town - Pine Tree

Vista New Years Eve Party


31 DECEMBER 2017

Welcome in the New Year with a spectacular celebration, Cape Town style. Party goers can dance the night away to eclectic duo Acoustic Element, followed by the killer beats DJ Cosher until 2am. Where mountains and mixologists meet, Vista promises the ultimate in festivity featuring a Belvedere vodka lounge and Moët & Chandon bar. For the ultimate VIP New Year experience pre- book a VIP table for up to four guests, including a bottle of Dom Perignon Brut and seafood platter per table.

All guests from Reuben’s, Nobu, Isola and the Ballroom join together at Vista Bar & Lounge for the countdown to midnight.


Download our Festive Brochure here

One&Only Cape Town - Fireworks

Reuben’s Christmas and New Year Celebrations


24 DECEMBER

Festive family fun at Reuben’s. Join the celebrations with a traditional Christmas Eve dinner buffet, savour an interactive dessert station and enjoy live music.


25 DECEMBER

Enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch buffet in Reuben’s with all the trimmings, live entertainment, an extensive wine list and plenty of family fun.


Download our Festive Brochure here

Omakase at Nobu - One&Only Cape Town

Nobu Christmas and New Year Celebrations


25 DECEMBER

Omakase and à la carte lunch menu will be available in Nobu.


31 DECEMBER

Revelers at Nobu can look forward to a 6-course Omakase menu (meaning ‘from the chef’s heart’).

Dinner starts at 7pm
Dress: Glitz and Glam


Download our Festive Brochure here

Isola Celebrations - One&Only Cape Town

Isola Christmas and New Year Celebrations


24 DECEMBER

Relax by the pool and celebrate the start of the holidays with a South African seafood braai (barbeque) dinner buffet at Isola.


25 DECEMBER

Celebrate poolside with a seafood braai (barbeque) lunch at Isola for the ultimate South African festive experience.


31 DECEMBER

Younger guests can celebrate the New Year but still make their bedtime without missing out on all the fun. Ring in the New Year with a late afternoon bite-size buffet and a New Year countdown at Isola.


Download our Festive Brochure here

Vista - One&Only Cape Town

Ballroom All that Glitters Party


31 DECEMBER

All that glitters! Deck yourself out in the shiniest sequins for a full-out glitter party. Be-dazzle and prepare to be dazzled as guests see in the New Year, in all its shiny glory. This is one glittering New Year’s Eve party not to be missed.

Dress: Sparkles and gold


Download our Festive Brochure here

Christmas Pine - One&Only Wolgan Valley

Christmas Eve


24 DECEMBER 

Christmas Crafts
Inspired by ‘A Bush Christmas’, a fun morning of craft activities awaits in the Children’s Room. Children can participate in an array of creative activities.

Children’s Room
9.00am - 11.00am

Australian Bush Experience
Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends by joining our authentic Australian Bush Experience for an afternoon of fun. From pony rides for the children, to an exciting whip cracking demonstration, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy. You can also meet the resort’s General Manager, James Wyndham and enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst listening to beautiful live music as the sun sets over the escarpments and the campfire begins.

1832 Heritage Homestead
4.00pm - 5.00pm: Pony Rides

Wildlife and Sundowners Tour
Explore the depths of Wolgan Valley on a 4WD wildlife adventure like no other. This outdoor exploration tour provides a great introduction to the reserve and an insight into the native fauna and flora that call Wolgan Valley home.

Main Homestead
5.00pm - 7.00pm
$55 per person

Christmas Tree - One&Only Wolgan Valley

Christmas Day


25 DECEMBER

Face Painting and Santa's Arrival
Enjoy a colourful start to Christmas Day by visiting the Face Painting station on the Wolgan Dining Room balcony. Designs will feature Australian animals and other creative characters. Santa Claus will arrive at 9.00am and will gift special presents to the children and allow the opportunity for a memorable photograph.

Wolgan Dining Room
8.00am - 9.30am

Family Games
Head down to 1832 Heritage Homestead with the whole family for your children to enjoy some exciting festive games.

1832 Heritage Homestead
10.00am - 11.30am

Christmas Day Lunch
Celebrate with family and friends in true Australian style with a lavish Christmas lunch. Offering stunning valley views and an indulgent spread, this resort tradition is not to be missed.

Wolgan Dining Room
12.30pm - 3.00pm

KidsOnly Boat Making
Join us for a special KidsOnly session where children can build miniature boats in preparation for tomorrow’s Carne Creek Boat Races. Boats are made from natural found materials for racing down our pristine Carne Creek.

Children’s Room
2.00pm - 3.30pm

Christmas Dinner
Enjoy the remaining hours of Christmas Day with an enticing Australian-inspired Christmas dinner. A special five-course degustation menu is available.

Wolgan Dining Room
5.30pm - 9.30pm

Wolgan Valley Festive Breakfast

Boxing Day


26 DECEMBER

Carne Creek Boat Racing
A great Boxing Day tradition in Australia is the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The Wolgan Valley version is the annual Carne Creek Boat Races. Guests will be racing miniature boats handmade during yesterday’s KidsOnly activity.

1832 Heritage Homestead
9.00am - 11.00am

Boxing Day Lunch
Nothing says Boxing Day like a lunchtime BBQ by the pool or watching a live screening of the cricket. Live entertainment will be provided by a local musician.

Country Kitchen
12.30pm - 3.30pm

Family Cricket Match
Another great Aussie tradition celebrating Boxing Day is a game of cricket. For those not familiar with Australian cricket, our Field Guides will show you the basics and will have you ‘hitting sixes’ in no time.

1832 Heritage Homestead
4.30pm - 6.00pm

A One&Only Christmas - One&Only Wolgan Valley

New Year's Eve


31 DECEMBER

New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Celebrate the end of 2017 with family and friends with an elegant New Year’s Eve affair. Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Wolgan Valley. Families are encouraged to dine early and head down to the Country Kitchen to participate in exciting lawn games and face painting. For couples, stroll down after dinner to enjoy some live music and a glass of champagne to bring in the New Year in style.

Wolgan Dining Room
5.30pm - 9.30pm

and

1832 Heritage Homestead
5.30pm until late

Wolgan Valley Festive Decorations

New Year's Day


1 JANUARY

Clean and Green Hike
Kick off the New Year feeling fresh and enjoy an early morning nature walk around the reserve. Return to the resort and indulge in a sumptuous breakfast spread featuring detox juices, green tea and delicious pastries.

Departs from Country Kitchen
7.30am - 9.00am

BBQ Lunch
Celebrate with family and friends in true Australian style with a relaxing BBQ. Offering stunning valley views, an indulgent spread and live entertainment by a local musician, this resort tradition is not to be missed.

Country Kitchen
12.30pm - 3.30pm

Wildlife and Sundowners Tour
Explore the depths of Wolgan Valley on a 4WD wildlife adventure like no other. This outdoor exploration tour provides a great introduction to the reserve and an insight into the native fauna and flora that call Wolgan Valley home.

Main Homestead
5.00pm - 7.00pm
$55 per person