This month, the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives will host Carnaval 2023, a spectacular eight-day extravaganza that will feature an incredible array of parties, parades, dances, dining experiences, and more. Carnaval 2023 will bring the spirit of South America to the Indian Ocean. The Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is the iconic music-themed five-star resort at CROSSROADS Maldives, the premier multi-island destination.

Carnivals are among the most energising events in the world because they bring communities together, encourage costume-making and dancing in pulsating parades that go through the streets. Carnaval 2023 offers the ideal chance for party-loving friends, adventurous families, and inventive couples to meet, mingle, and enjoy a party unlike any other at Hard Rock Hotel and The Marina @ CROSSROADS, the first and largest of its kind in the Maldives. This is in keeping with CROSSROADS Maldives' motto of being a place where cultures connect.

On Friday, February 24th, the samba drums will begin to beat as Carnaval 2023 gets under way with a tropical Tie Dye Party during the day and a spectacular Masquerade Party at the Marquee after dark, offering revellers of all ages their first taste of this fantastic fiesta. Then, on February 25, travellers may experience an authentic Brazilian dinner at The Elephant & The Butterfly, a Mexican and Latin American beachside restaurant that was inspired by the romance between Frida Kahlo and Diego Revera, while also learning the beat of Latin America. The Pool Bar will then host a Brazilian DJ who will play upbeat music until late.

Enjoy the samba spirit at the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives during carnaval in 2023

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Hard Rock Cafe after Dark

Hard Rock Cafe after Dark

The following week will be filled with a jam-packed schedule of fun and engaging events for everyone, from daytime dance classes, Brazilian cocktail master classes, kid's costume parties, and samba performances to DJ parties, Latin nights, alluring evening buffets, and karaoke sessions at the Hard Rock Cafe after hours.

The major Carnaval Parade can then be attended by visitors from all over the world on Friday, March 3. Put on your glitziest, glitteriest attire and experience Rio de Janeiro's beat while being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Maldives. Along with this joyous event, a bustling street market will provide genuine arts and crafts, mouthwatering street food, and much more! The last samba lesson, a Brazilian supper at The Elephant & The Butterfly, and a barefoot party with DJ Carol Garcia at the Pool Bar round out Carnaval 2023 on Saturday, March 4.

"Music is integrated into every part of the guest experience at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives, from underwater music at the pool to rock-themed artefacts at the Hard Rock Cafe to custom playlists with Sound of Your Stay® and much more. Therefore, we are thrilled to add a Latin beat to our music as we host the Carnaval 2023, an amazing eight-day fiesta with events for people of all ages. Tolga Unan, Managing Director, Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and The Marina at CROSSROADS, described it as "an great opportunity for diverse nations to join together and merge the gorgeous tropical beauty of the Maldives with the cheerful attitude of South America."

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