The Maldives is an exotic island nation which offers a vast range of holiday experiences, from destination dining to local excursions and water sports. Below we have selected some of our top experiences that can be enjoyed while on holiday in the Maldives.
Read on to find out more or call our friendly travel specialists on 01752 880880 to discuss your holiday to the Maldives.
Enjoy a sunset cruise …Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Board a traditional Maldivian Dhoni for an evening cruise around the Baa Atoll, watching the sunset while enjoying canapés and a bottle of sparkling wine.
Dine underwater… Conrad Maldives
Ithaa underwater restaurant sits five metres below the surface and offers panoramic views of coral gardens and marine life. The restaurant serves four-course lunches and six-course dinners, as well as mid-morning cocktails.
Scuba dive on a house reef…OBLU by Atmosphere
Known as a diver’s paradise, OBLU has an excellent dive centre which allows guests to discover the incomparable house reef as well as dive sites further afield. Multilingual dive experts can guide beginners or accompany experienced divers to discover a colourful underwater world at one of 15 sites within a 45 minute boat ride.
Catch your dinner…Kuredu
Experience a nocturnal fishing trip where you learn to catch fish in the typical Maldivian style, using hand lines and raw fish as bait. After your even spent on board a boat with an experienced crew, you can reward yourself by requesting your catch to be cooked for lunch or dinner the next day.
Snorkel with manta rays…Atmosphere Kanifushi
Take advantage of one of the daily snorkelling excursions which visit a selection of nearby snorkelling sites. Travel up to 20 minutes by boat to reach vibrant coral reefs where you will find manta rays, turtles, reef sharks, clown fish, barracuda and sweetlips.
Observe endangered sea turtles …Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa
Visit the Maldives Discovery Centre to learn more about the Maldivian Sea Turtle Conservation Program, visit turtle pools where hatchlings are reared, attend turtle feeding sessions and travel to nearby snorkelling sites to observe the turtles in their natural habitat.
Island hop…Six Senses Laamu
Spend the day visiting two nearby islands – one which allows you to discover the Maldivian culture and witness locals going about their everyday life, and the other an uninhabited island where you can enjoy a Robinson Crusoe experience with snorkelling and a picnic lunch. It is also possible to visit Male, the capital of the Maldives, while staying at many resorts.
Practice yoga in paradise…Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru
Take part in complimentary yoga classes which are held on an over-water deck, a jungle pavilion and the oceanfront seawater swimming pool. Sessions include sun salutations, evening meditation including Yoga Nidra, and aqua yoga which harnesses the therapeutic nature of water. Private classes are also available.
Indulge in spa treatments…Cocoa Island
Visit the COMO Shambala retreat, where guests can experience holistic, Asian-inspired treatments. Spa packages offer rejuvenation, relaxation or restoration with a combination of beauty and reflexology treatments, massages and yoga sessions.
Watch films under the stars…Constance Moofushi
Enjoy a luxurious outdoor cinema experience complete with popcorn and drinks, lying back on loungers or beanbags as you watch your favourite film on an idyllic beach.
Discover the islands from the air…Vivanta by Taj- Coral Reef
Dine on a desert island…Angsana Ihuru
Set off by speedboat to a private sandbank, where you are served a romantic barbecue dinner beneath the stars accompanied by champagne. For a truly special experience, guests can sip champagne during a sunset sailing trip then enjoy a five-course dinner where each course is served in a different romantic venue.
Gaze at the stars…Soneva Fushi
Watch the stars through the state-of-the-art telescope in the resort’s observatory, taking advantage of the remote location to see constellations that aren’t visible in Europe.
Catch some waves…PER AQUUM Niyama
Intermediate and experienced surfers can take advantage of the uncrowded and consistent waves that break around the resort, with the closest surf break found about 5 minutes away by speedboat. Guests can buy passes which allow them to surf on multiple occasions, with lessons also available for beginners.
To discuss your holiday to the Maldives call our friendly travel specialists on 01752 880880 or email [email protected].