Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is excited to announce that BABBA, the internationally acclaimed ABBA tribute act, will be performing live to guests on New Year’s Eve. Originally from Australia, BABBA has been entertaining audiences across the globe for over twenty years receiving outstanding reviews for its electrifying renditions of ABBA’s greatest hits including “Dancing Queen”, “Thank You for the Music” and “Fernando”. This festive season, guests at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort & Spa will be transported back in time to the 70s as BABBA take to the stage in satin, sequins and psychedelic prints for a showstopping performance that will bring the magic and music of the cult Swedish band to life. Shangri-La’s Villingili is embracing ABBA fever, which is set to take hold with the release of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” on 22 July 2018, by inviting Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Frida vocal impersonators to join guests as they ring in the New Year in style on the shores of this exclusive island paradise.
The resort will offer a star-studded festive programme for 2018 which promises to delight and inspire guests with some of the world’s best performers, exciting dining pop-ups with renowned international hotspots, celebrated sports masters, and recreational activities for the whole family. The highlight will be the ABBA inspired “Here We Go Again – Retro Glam’ Party” on New Year’s Eve when the island will be transformed into a white and gold tropical paradise with themed decorations and glamorous settings. BABBA will take to the stage on Villingili’s powder white sands to perform two sets of 50 minutes each, complete with original choreography, dazzling costumes and mesmerising vocal harmonies set against the glittering backdrop of a star filled sky in the Maldives’ southernmost atoll.
Located in the Maldives’ southernmost atoll and only seven minutes away from Gan International Airport via boat, the private island resort of Villingili is surrounded by uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, 12 hectares of lush vegetation, three natural lagoons and pristine beaches for guests to explore. Villingili’s unique setting allows visitors to experience an island unlike any other, with its untouched natural beauty, unrivalled privacy and an array of ocean and land adventures. The resort boasts luxurious private villas perched atop the emerald-green jungle canopy or strung along the turquoise shoreline. An impressive array of facilities includes six restaurants and bars, CHI, The Spa, a peaceful sanctuary located in its own spa village and bespoke experiences with a dedicated island host available around the clock to cater to all desires. Other activities available at the resort include tennis, golf, exploring the neighbouring islands, diving and a wide range of water sports.
The Early Bird Festive All-Inclusive Package starts from US$2,000 (approx. £1,500) per night for two persons, and is available for stays from 23 December 2018 – 9 January 2019. Book by 31 August 2018 to receive the following: 20% off luxury private villa accommodation, gala dinner for two at the Here We Go Again – Retro Glam’ New Year’s Eve Party, full board, and an unlimited selection of beverages. Terms & conditions apply.