For those looking to soak up the sun as well as the atmosphere of the largest sporting event in the world, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort (www.olhuveli.com) in the Maldives is offering football fans and their other halves the perfect getaway throughout the FIFA World Cup.
With live matches showing outside the Lagoon bar, 25% discount on all alcoholic beverages and a light snack buffet after midnight, Olhuveli offers a fantastic alternative venue to watch the football stars on the large outdoor screen under the night sky. In addition, the special drinks menu has a medley of beers and cocktails to tantalise the taste buds during games, from a Cappelo Cosmo to a World Cup Woo Woo.
The Sun Spa is also on hand with a range of treatments guaranteed to whisk guests in to a world of rest and relaxation. Valid between 11 June and 11 July, footy supporters can take advantage of a complimentary Football Frenzy Foot Massage with every Sun Spa Signature Massage taken – the perfect remedy for pre-match nerves!
For the aspiring Gerards and Lampards out there, Olhuveli plans to invite guests of all ages to join in the island’s weekly beach football matches.
Nestled amidst tropical vegetation and surrounded by a vast sandy, award-winning beach and a crystal clear lagoon, Olhuveli has plenty on offer to entertain the non-footballer in the family. Facilities include a selection of restaurants, two large pools, an extensive excursion programme and an excellent watersports centre with one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives.
Thomson (www.thomson.co.uk / 0871 231 3234) is offering seven nights at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from £1,396 per person, based on two sharing. Available for selected departures in June and July, the price includes accommodation on a half-board basis, return flights from Gatwick, transfers and taxes.
Olhuveli’s sister resort, Vilu Reef (www.vilureef.com), will also show the World Cup matches.