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Cruising in Style Through the Maldives

A private yacht is the perfect option for your tropical getaway to the Maldives. Cruise through the colorful islands of the Maldives, stopping through North Male Atoll, Reethi Rah, Baa Atoll, South Atoll and even an exclusive island resort. Snorkel, dive, jet ski and swim by day and then indulge in savory, extravagant dinners and refreshing cocktails by moonlight. This seven-day Maldives cruise itinerary will have you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 

  • Revel in luxury as you spend a day relaxing at the Soneva Fushi Resort - a resort occupying its own lush, green island
  • Dive into the depths of underwater beauty as you navigate the Guraidhoo Kandu Channel that lies between the North and South Atolls
  • Unwind with an exclusive spa treatment at one of the world’s most renowned spas, the One&Only Reethi Rah
  • Sip refreshing cocktails as you gaze out over the horizon and watch the sun dip, painting the sky tangerine and magenta
Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1
North Male Atoll

Arrive at the airport, where you are greeted by your friendly host who will escort you to your exclusive private charter yacht. Enjoy a fresh welcome lunch aboard. Don’t waste any time in the gorgeous tropical atmosphere, as that afternoon you dive into the turquoise water and snorkel the vibrant reef in North Male Atoll. This island is largely uninhabited, aside from a select few resorts. Get social with whoever has joined you on the magical cruise this evening, with sunset cocktails and a delicious dinner. Fall asleep to the sounds of the sea calmly lapping against the boat at night.

Day 2
Reethi Rah

Begin the day by cruising to One&Only Reethi Rah. The small island is a relaxation paradise on the most luxurious end of the North Male Atoll. Reward yourself with a treatment at the O&O’s fabulous spa. Spend the afternoon exploring the sandbank and enjoying a late picnic lunch. Go for a cooling dip in the clear waters. Enjoy the endless white sand as you lounge or walk along the soft shore. Enjoy dinner on the beach before calling it a night. Either climb back aboard your yacht or sleep beneath the bright stars on the beach. If you choose to sleep on the beach, the crew will make sure you are in the utmost comfort.

Day 3
Baa Atoll

Enjoy breakfast on board as you cruise towards the stunningly green Baa Atoll. Explore the tiny island of Kudarikilu. These islands are famous for their beautiful, locally crafted lacquerware. Stock up on the exquisite finds to take home to family and friends, or even keep for yourself as a memory of your escape to the Maldives. Learn about the local, traditional ways of life. Climb back aboard the boat for lunch and to travel to an uninhabited island. Spend the afternoon with the entire island to yourself. The crew will cook up a piping hot BBQ for you right on the beach. You once again have the option of either sleeping on the boat or on the beach beneath the stars.

Day 4
Baa Atoll

Cruise to the Soneva Fushi Resort and enjoy breakfast at the world-renowned luxury hotel. Built to evoke sentiments of the favorite classic Robinson Crusoe, the hotel sits alone on the island, creating a truly peaceful environment. Spend the entire day lounging in the pool, walking along the white sand beach, or relaxing on one of the comfortable cushions positioned all around the resort. Feel free to indulge in the on-site spa’s many amenities.The island’s beauty is surreal and isolated. Retire back to the yacht for the evening.

Day 5
Ari Atoll

Cruise to Ari Atoll, an area of beautiful islands and majestic lagoons, well-loved for its incredible diving. This is one of the largest atolls in the Maldives archipelago. Have lunch at anchor at the Conrad Maldives luxury resort. The resort has been voted the “Best Hotel in the World” on multiple occasions. Spend the afternoon fishing or speed across the clear, blue water on a jet ski. Enjoy an incredible, delicious dinner at the Wine Cellar Restaurant at the Conrad Maldives resort.

Day 6
Guraidhoo Kandu Channel

Depart Ari Atoll for the South Male Atoll. With over 22 dive sites around the small island, you’re in for an exciting day of underwater exploration. Dive into the deep Guraidhoo Kandu Channel - a protected marine area between the south and north atolls. Enjoy a second dive nearby to gain a wide view of the underwater spectrum surrounding the active island reefs. Relax on the picturesque beach before climbing back aboard the yacht. Sip cocktails as the sun dips in the sky. Enjoy a final dinner aboard with the crew and your fellow travel companions.

Day 7

Gaze over the sea and into the unending turquoise waters one last time as the yacht motors back to the mainland (Male Atoll). It’s been a week of relaxing and escaping the troubles of everyday life. A sunkissed tan and rejuvenated self are the best souvenirs. You have the option of either extending your stay or flying home.


Suggested Accommodations

Soneva Fushi

Soneva Fushi

Escape to Soneva Fushi Resort, set on an isolated island of palm forests, fine beaches, and clear water. All 65 of Soneva Fushi’s eco-friendly villas look out towards the stunning waves of the Indian Ocean. Each villa is equipped with air-conditioning; televisions, DVDs, and Wi-FI on request; comfortable, spacious beds; and lounging areas. In terms of dining, Soneva Fushi offers six onsite options, among them Mihiree Mitha, which prepares fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood – as well as sixty different varieties of homemade ice cream and sorbet; By The Beach, which serves Japanese and Korean-inspired tapas; and Down to Earth, a newly-built Mediterranean eatery. Some of the unique activities on Soneva Fushi include star-gazing at the Maldives’ only observatory; sampling a wine from a 5,000 bottle cellar; and an overwater sunset bar, where guests can watch for sea creatures such as eagle rays and dolphins as they sip on cocktails. Soneva Fushi is a thirty minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport.

One & Only Reethi Rah

One & Only Reethi Rah

In your villa at the One & Only Reethi Rah, it’s easy to feel like you’re in a far corner of the earth. The resort, which first opened in 2005, makes the most of the Maldives’ reputation as a perfect palm-trees-and-beaches tropical escape. Each villa is situated for maximum privacy and comes with an overwater perch or private beach access. There are four restaurants and bars with world-class menus and drink lists, as well as 24-hour in-villa dining. The excellent ESPA offers a wide range of holistic healing and beauty treatments, and includes underwater treatment rooms, couples’ rooms, a relaxation lounge, saunas, steam rooms and a Japanese-style onsen. There is a full service fitness center, every imaginable type of water sport, including big-game fishing and private sailing cruises on a fleet of beautifully maintained wooden Maldivian dhonis, and an open-air, overwater yoga pavilion. If in the midst of all this, you still must stay connected to the outside world, all villas are equipped with high-speed broadband Internet access.

Private Yacht

Private Yacht

Enjoy your getaway to the Maldives in supreme luxurious comfort aboard an ultramodern private yacht by Italian designer Azimut. Your mobile luxury accomodations will give you the freedom to island hop to the best beaches and reefs that the Maldives has to offer. The stunning yacht offers world class comfort and style and is equipped with state of the art martitime navigation and safety equipment. The full crew, including the captain, chef, and scuba diving instructor, will ensure that your every desire is met during your time on board.

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Our General Manager Victoria Hilley lived in the Maldives for 3 years, and has fond memories of seaplane flights and swimming with whale sharks and sea turtles.
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