It’s fair to say that the music industry as a whole is itching to travel and as colder temperatures and grey skies set in across much of the northern hemisphere, the Maldives looks pretty tempting — especially when paired with a luxury music festival.
Cult Excape Maldives looks to be that solution and elevate the all-inclusive experience to something a bit more bougie from how we remember those all-in spring break extravaganzas in our 20s. The event will pair grown-up escapades with stunning vistas and stellar music for an all-in-one price of AED 4,995 (around US$1,350) that includes food, drink and local transfers — so the only other expense is your flight.
Cult Excape Maldives promises a lavish electronic dance music festival in the Crossroads Maldives, which is nestled along the exotic Kaafu Atoll and Emboodhoo Lagoon in the Indian Ocean this Halloween. Taking over two resorts — the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Saii Lagoon Maldives — there are enough rooms cantilevered over the water for everyone and a marina walk over shallow white-sand beaches connects both resorts with plenty of secluded areas and event space for an adult playground bar none.
No line-up has been announced yet but Cult Excape Maldives promises world-class DJs soundtracking both day and night. Guests will be able to indulge in yoga classes, beach excursions, sunset showdowns and special ceremonies in pagodas, among other topical island comforts.
Judging from past events, like a June 2020 event that saw just 150 people plus an invite-only and sold-out desert event in Dubai, the event is projected to favour quality over quantity. What we mean is, tickets will be extremely limited.
If you’re wondering about the COVID situation in the Maldives, the archipelago has been pushing tourism hard and on September 13, just 128 cases were recorded. Fully vaccinated travellers from most countries can enter so long as they can present a certificate of a negative PCR test carried out within the 96 hours prior to departure for what the Maldives refer to as a “normal” vacation.
Cult Excape Maldives from October 29 to November 21 2021. Purchase them here.