Baa Atoll Ballet Bliss at Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort

Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort

Step into a world of elegance and enchantment at the Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort balletic rendezvous in the captivating Baa Atoll. Nestled on the atoll’s edge, this island oasis invites you to immerse yourself in the exclusive “Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat.” From November 6 to 19, 2023, let Karis Scarlette, the Royal Ballet-trained dancer, sweep you off your feet in the heart of paradise.

Launched in April 2023, the Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort extends an irresistible invitation to sunseekers. Revel in the grace and poise of ballet against the backdrop of a vibrant tropical island. This retreat signifies a paradigm shift towards a holistic wellness experience, transcending conventional gym and spa routines. The Ballet Retreat serves as the inaugural event, promising a series of innovative retreats in the resort’s exciting future lineup.

A Symphony of Movement Beneath the Palms

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Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort: Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat Featuring Karis Scarlette

Under the expert guidance of Karis Scarlette, guests of all ages and levels will unravel the secrets of classical ballet. Adorned with barres and mirrors, a dedicated dance studio will be the venue for both group and personalized one-on-one classes. From pliés to pirouettes, the focus will be on perfecting posture, footwork, and the exquisite carriage of arms. Little dancers, aged five and under, are invited into the “Tutus & Twirls” class. With engaging storytelling and interactive props, these little ones can embark on a balletic adventure. As dawn unfurls, experience “Sunrise Serenity”—a session with stretches, mobility exercises and mindful breathwork serenaded by the island’s early-morning chorus.

A Symphony of Wellness Beyond the Barre

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Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort: Ocean Terrace Deck

Beyond the dance studio, AvaniSpa offers unique pampering like Tutu Tension Release Massage and Dancer’s Delight Detox Wrap. These experiences are enriched by the gentle harmonies of ballet scores, soothing the senses. Move from barre to bar with ease to savour Tutu Tini and Grand Jeté Gin Fizz cocktails. As night falls, guests can indulge in enchanting starlit dining on the sandy shores, for an unforgettable Maldivian adventure.

The Force Behind the Barre

Karis Scarlette
Karis Scarlette: Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat Host

At the heart of this balletic extravaganza stands Karis Scarlette, a ballet maestro. Her journey commenced at the age of two, and since then, she has seamlessly fused passion and professionalism in her craft. Trained at the Royal Ballet School, Karis graced the stage of London’s Royal Opera House before dedicating herself to teaching. Speaking about the retreat, Karis enthused, “I’m excited to partner with Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort to bring ballet to Baa Atoll. The contemporary, sun-soaked setting of the resort provides the most amazing, once-in-a-lifetime backdrop for guests of all ages and levels to enjoy ballet.” Karis also expressed her excitement to share the balletic essence: movement, mobility, mindset—a blend igniting the guests’ inner dance.

A Haven for Wellness and Wellbeing

Wellness takes centre stage at Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, offering guests a plethora of avenues to embrace a healthy lifestyle. From sunrise sound healing to nourishing smoothies and vinotherapy massages at AvaniSpa, the options are as diverse as they are rejuvenating. The resort proudly boasts a dedicated wellness team, including the accomplished Dr. Aleena Simon, an Integrative Wellness Practitioner; Ashna Hanma Hurbansee, a Wellbeing Therapist and cupping therapy specialist; and Rithik Aggarwal, an International Tennis Federation-certified coach.

Plan Your Ballet Escape

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Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort: Avani Over Water Pool Villa Bedroom

Embark on a lavish escape with rates from USD 510 per night in a Beach Villa for two. The stay includes breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner. Dive into ballet classes like Adult Ballet Basics (USD 60pp), Tutus & Twirls: Ballet for Tots (USD 35pp), and Kid-Friendly Ballet Basics (USD 35 pp). Don’t miss Sunrise Serenity: Breathwork in Baa, a revitalizing experience at just USD 50 per person. This exclusive offer sets the stage for an unforgettable getaway.

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Text by Solehah Kok

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