Deep in the crystal-clear waters of Baa Atoll resides Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, an oceanic five-star oasis in the Maldives. This fall, the wellness sanctuary will host the highly sought-after Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat, a tranquil experience marrying the art of ballet with the serene shores of the island resort. This classic ballet program, led by British Royal Ballet-trained dancer and certified breathwork facilitator Karis Scarlette, is open to all ages and levels and will take place from Nov. 12 to Nov. 23. 

Following its resounding success last year, British Royal Ballet-trained dancer and certified breathwork facilitator Karis Scarlette will return to Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort for another season hosting Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat. This retreat offers a holistic wellness experience, combining physical movement with mental serenity. Participants will enjoy benefits such as improved muscular strength, better posture, reduced stress, relaxing spa treatments, and ballet-themed amenities. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about Scarlette’s remarkable journey during themed cocktails and beachside dining; all while encircled by pristine sandy beaches with avenues shaded by towering coconut palms.

“I find that the Maldives, with its incredible beauty, is a perfect fit for ballet retreats, with pristine nature enhancing the healthful virtues of the art,” says Scarlette. “After last year’s success, I’m excited to continue my partnership with Avani+ Fares, making ballet more accessible and expanding our understanding of wellness.”

This year’s retreat includes popular classes for kids, like Tutus & Twirls, which fosters creativity, coordination, musicality, and technique. For adults, the Sunrise Serenity class focuses on mindfulness and breathwork. In contrast, private and group ballet classes cater to all levels and abilities, adding a unique dimension to the Maldivian holiday experience. 

Enrollment is now open for the Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat, offering two comprehensive packages for adults and families. The adults’ package, priced from $4,183, includes a five-night stay in a Premium Ocean View Room, half-board meals, two Ballet Basics for Beginners classes, one Private Ballet Class, two Sunrise Serenity: Breathwork in Baa workshops, a Tutu Tension Release massage or Dancer’s Detox wrap at AvaniSpa, two ballet-themed cocktails at Tribe bar, and a Farewell Adrift Beach Dinner hosted by Scarlette.

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The five-night family package for two adults and two children (10 years old and under) starts from $5,459 and includes family accommodation in a Two Bedroom Ocean View Pavilion on a half-board basis, two Tutus & Twirls: Ballet for Tots classes (30 minutes each), one Private Family Ballet Class (60 minutes), one Me & Mom or Dad massage at AvaniSpa (60 minutes), ballet-themed arts and crafts at AvaniKids, and a Farewell Petit Bistro Ballet Brunch hosted by Scarlette. 

These bundles are designed to provide a transformative ballet experience enhanced by the resort’s luxurious amenities and include a return seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport (MLE).
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