Velaa Private Island Celebrates the Spirit and Flair of Brazil With A ‘Carnival Week’ Event

The luxury Maldivian island will host the ‘Carnival at Velaa’ with London-based Brazilian Fantasy getting the island paradise all dressed up and ready to Samba

The secluded tropical setting of Velaa Private Island in the Noonu Atoll is being transformed into a Brazilian-inspired carnival celebration with a programme of events running from February 7 to 12 as part of Carnival Week.

The culinary entertainment concept of Carnival at Velaa allows guests to indulge in their cultural appetite with signature Brazilian dishes and get engulfed in live entertainment. 

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Promising the true essence of native Brazil, guests will be enthralled by an extravagant Brazilian celebration complete with bright colours and show-stopping performers. With an incredible lineup of live performances, the carnival celebration embraces the culture of samba through dance and drum sessions along with high-energy Capoeira classes led by Brazilian Fantasy, a London-based professional dance collective.

With 12 years of experience, Brazilian Fantasy’s dancers have performed stunning Brazilian Dance shows on the world’s most famous stages with and for A-list celebrities. The dance group will perform two shows on February 8 and 10 to recreate the salsa and samba rhythms of the Rio Carnival with an enthralling Brazilian ambience of live music and dancers in colourful and sequined outfits.

The four-bedroom Velaa Private Residences are designed with world-class comfort and exquisite decor, making it the ideal way to celebrate Carnival Week with the entire family or a group of friends. Each of these residences has a total area of 1,350 square meters and two storeys, which can accommodate up to ten people. The indoor-outdoor residence includes a private pool, two terraces, twin poolside gazebos, and a courtyard that runs alongside a private white-sand beach with views of the Indian Ocean. Each of the four bedrooms has an ocean view and provides an unrivaled degree of luxury for a family vacation, with a private chef and devoted butlers attending to all of your needs.

When taking a break from the colourful and traditional festivities of Carnival Week, guests can also use the pool table for friendly games and a cinema screen for cosy evenings watching their favourite films under the stars.

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