July 14, 2017



1 OAK Island will be Hosted by Finolhu With the First Ever Summer Lovin’ Finolhu Beach Weekend


July 2017) – Finolhu, Maldives is gearing up for the highly-anticipated launch of ‘1 Oak Island’, its #1OAKMaldives partnership with 1 Oak at a spectacular Summer Lovin’ beach extravaganza. For three-days, Finolhu will be transformed into 1OAK Island, the ultimate tropical oasis of world-class entertainment featuring daily events, A-list performances, Oceanside dinners and unique activations.

Kicking off July 28th, guests will enjoy #BAREFOOTANDBEAUTIFUL, a day filled with pool parties, treasure hunts and a Bruce Lee inspired dinner. Guests will gather under the stars for an 80’s glam party complete with the greatest disco hits to transport you back in time.

Day two will continue with some fun in the sun at the hotspot of the island, the Fish & Crab Shack. Guests will be able to bring out their inner kid with beach volleyball, games and water rides, or just chill out and enjoy light bites and curated cocktails. The Baa Baa Beach Diner will be the evening hotspot for food trucks serving easy grazing food, before a one-of-a-kind night dancing to the smooth sounds of Grammy award-winning artist, Robin Thicke.


As the weekend wraps up on July 30th, the final day will be filled with tarot card readings and poolside spa treatments while guests unwind to the classic sounds of legendary 60’s and 70’s female artists.

“We are thrilled to help create a one of a kind summer. It has been an incredible first year with 1OAK Maldives and we are looking forward to many more years of successful events” says Richie Akiva, Founder of Butter Group.

Nightlife business guru and Butter Group Founder, Richie Akiva, has raised the bar in nightlife and hospitality with the inception of ‘1 OAK Island’. Akiva and the 1 OAK brand, alongside global partners Ronnie Madra, Darren Dzienciol and Eli Pacino, remain at the forefront of the ever-evolving industry with the most popular and exclusive celebrity hotspots of our time.

Since the opening of its flagship location in New York City, 1OAK has expanded exponentially with locations in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Tokyo set to open this summer and pop-ups at Coachella, Super Bowl, Abu Dhabi, Monaco, Paris, Cannes, Ibiza, and Art Basel. 1OAK has been favorited by Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, VIPs and socialites, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kate Hudson and Halle Berry.

Finolhu’s stylish 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without a pool in either one or two bedroom options – an eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe, bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati.

Pick a spot poolside or on the beach at the 1OAK Beach Club and graze from the live cooking stations at the Baa Baa Beach Diner for breakfast, lunch or dinner while resident Area 51 mermaids and stilt walkers surprise with jaw-dropping performances. Other grazing choices range from the Fish & Crab Shack, an oasis of rustic chic deliciousness halfway along Finolhu’s stunning 1.8km sandbank; the star dining venue Kanusan with a theatrically Asian spirit; or boutique-style Baahaa Grill where guests can enjoy magical Maghreb flavors.

Finolhu’s Marine HUB (i.e. Home of the Underwater Biosphere) hosts epic water activities including diving, snorkeling trips, and excursions. The Oceaneers Club is ideal for tots to teens, with activities specially created to suit the kids who are on the island, rather than a prescribed menu. For power junkies and action seekers, Thunderball is home to a variety of water sports and beach games located at Palm Beach.

The Cove Club is a happening hub of 10 chandelier-lit, pastel-coloured beach Divans that are complemented by a fitness center, movement pavilion, outdoor ‘Palm Beach gym’ and a mellow retro revival area where massage, movement and chilling is medicinal.

Arrive ahead of the Summer Lovin’ extravaganza to relax OR stay longer to recover from the festivities, and take advantage of our special #SummerLovinFinolhu package that includes breakfast or half board and the beverage package to choose from along with a 50% discount on the best available rate.