Resorts By Speedboat
The white powdered sands of the sprinkled atolls that make up the Maldives have, for some time, enthralled travelers seeking peace and luxury in stunning surroundings. For holidaymakers looking to get to their beautiful, secluded Maldivian paradise as quickly and easily as possible - and who could blame them - resorts that can be reached by speedboat present an appealing option. Upon arrival at Male international airport, guests are met and immediately swept directly from the terminal to the boat and whisked to their island resort in as short a time as twenty minutes, regardless of the time of day or the weather conditions. The atolls accessible by speedboat are ideal for visitors who want to make the most of their time in paradise since the boats can be scheduled in line with return flights, allowing for maximum time spent paddling in warm crystal waters. What's more, these resorts are closer to the capital city of Male, which may attract travelers seeking a little taste of authentic Maldivian culture.
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Guests who can’t get enough of their resort’s fresh, local specialties often choose to learn the art of Maldivian cooking, so they can take the glorious tastes back home with them. Offered on-site at all resorts, Maldivian cooking classes focus on fresh fruit and seafood, and often feature a local favorite: curry with breadfruit.
The Maldives may be an island paradise with incredible aboveground beauty, but it’s what’s under the water that will truly amaze. Divers flock from all corners of the Earth to plunge into these crystal-clear waters, which boast healthy, thriving coral, as well as sharks, manta rays, and thick schools of gaudy reef fish.
Seaplane “Flight-Seeing” Tour
Hop aboard a seaplane for a bird’s-eye view of the many atolls that make up the Maldives. Visitors will gain a whole new perspective on this stunning island country as their plane swoops overtop what appears to be a string of pearls fringed by varying shades of azure and turquoise waters.
The Maldives is home to some of the world’s best surfing, with some of the best waves in the Indian Ocean. Accessed by speedboat, North Male is the best spot to learn how to surf on the atoll - coral reefs that enclose a lagoon. Get ready to hang ten
Tour of Male
For resorts reachable by boat, visitors can take a half-day tour of the capital of the Maldives, Male. With its narrow winding streets, bustling fish market and pastel-coloured buildings, this unique island metropolis is unlike anywhere else in the world.
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Resorts By Speedboat Itineraries
Spend 6 days enjoying the luxurious tropical surroundings of the stunning Kaafu Atoll, on this languid Maldives escape. You’ll cruise the crystal waters looking for dolphins, and see them from above in a sea-plane, while also Scuba diving, parasailing, and of course, relaxing by the beach at your luxury resort.
- 6 days / 5 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,400
Jetset between two of the world’s most luxurious destinations: the Maldives and Dubai on this 9-day tour. You’ll relax in the paradise of North Malé Atoll, dive into the lively azure waters that surround, and fly to Dubai, where you’ll see the city from a private plane, all the while staying in the world’s best hotels.
- 9 days / 8 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $14,700
Dive deeper into the Maldives’ underwater world and contribute to marine conservation. Get involved with the Maldivian Sea Turtle Conservation Program, dive the Maldives’ first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and aid The Manta Trust in critical manta ray research.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $13,400
Spend nearly an entire month - 26 days - traveling in luxury through India, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. You’ll visit religiously-important and UNESCO-listed sites including temples and palaces, watch baby sea turtles hatch in Tangalle, and relax at your luxury beachside resort on the stunning Kaafu Atoll.
- 26 days / 25 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $30,100
Take in the best and most beautiful the Maldives has to offer on this 7-day luxury journey from Kaafu Atoll to Baa Atoll. You’ll stay in some of the country’s best resorts, and sleep aboard a private luxury yacht, while also enjoying interacting with the locals, diving the crystal waters, and relaxing on the beach.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $8,000
The award-winning Baros Maldives is heralded as one of the most romantic resorts in the world, noted for its tranquility, lush vegetation, and pristine beaches, situated in a sparkling turquoise lagoon. The property's 75 luxury villas are available over seven categories, all of which are appointed with open-air bathrooms, outdoor rain showers, and private balconies, from which guests can enjoy either sunrise or sunset views. Many villas are overwater, though some are located on the island, while upgraded villas add private pools or gardens. Resort facilities include an infinity swimming pool, a gym (yoga sessions are complimentary), a spa, a dive center, and an on-site marine center with a resident marine biologist. For dining, guests can enjoy international dishes with a superb horizon view at The Lighthouse Restaurant, al fresco barbecue by the sea at Cayenne Grill, Asian plates at Lime Restaurant, or sundowners at Sails Bar or The Lighthouse Lounge. Destination dining is also available. The Baros Maldives Resort and Spa is a 25-minute boat ride from Malé's international airport.
Explore COMO Cocoa Island, a resort built amidst crystal clear waters and powdery beaches. Situated on its own island, Cocoa Island has 34 overwater suites modeled after traditional dhoni boats, the gently-curving, wooden vessels used by local fishermen. Simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon connect the suites to the hotel’s facilities. Each room has its own private terrace, allowing guests to effortlessly slip from the bedroom straight into the warm turquoise sea. The resort offers a truly luxury experience with a highly customized level of service. Dining options include the luxurious Ufaa, which serves cuisine inspired by the foods of south India’s Malabar Coast; COMO Shambhala, which features fresh, organic ingredients and an authentic, Indian-style tandoor oven; and in-villa and beachside dining. Guests can indulge in holistic wellness treatments and explore world-class diving sites. COMO Cocoa Island is a 40-minute speedboat ride from the international airport at Male.
Experience barefoot luxury at Gili Lankanfushi, a resort nestled in a glistening lagoon above a coral island. Each of the 45 villas at Gili Lankanfushi are built overlooking the waters of the lagoon, and connected together by wooden jetties. All villas come standard with king-sized beds, sun decks and patios, wide-screen televisions, and bathrooms with separate shower areas. Dining options include an overwater dining area, where guests can savor fresh seafood and local produce over the lagoon’s waters; By-The-Sea, a fusion eatery which combines Peruvian and Japanese cuisines with a beautiful view of the surrounding ocean; as well as in-villa and beachside dining. Guests may also indulge themselves at the full-service Meera Spa, which offers a number of facials, massages, and organic treatments derived from ocean ingredients. In addition, Gili Lankanfushi is also home to a fully-equipped PADI center, where guests can dive on the corals and abundant marine life in the area. Gili Lankanfushi is a 20-minute speedboat ride from the international airport at Male.
Huvafen Fushi describes itself as a "living dream," and this is a title that is indeed hard to argue with. Occupying a private resort island in the Maldives, the resort’s 40-some private bungalows and pavilions offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean, and all are fitted with private plunge pools. It goes without saying that the beds and furnishings are top quality, and luxurious bathing facilities, such as oversized tubs, rainforest showers, and even Jacuzzis, are the norm in this tropical paradise. Many of the accommodations are located directly above water, as are a number of its restaurants, which serve fresh seafood and flavors of both Western and Asian inspiration. There is also an underground wine cellar cum restaurant on the island that boasts over 6,000 different wines. Of course, a sommelier is on hand to help guests make sense of it all. In terms of activities, there is a surreal spa that features two underwater treatment rooms. Guests can enjoy looking out upon a marine landscape as treatments are administered, though there are also aboveground treatment rooms. Naturally, water activities abound here, and the aquatic center provides equipment and guides for scuba diving and snorkeling expeditions alike. There is also an overwater water gym, and yoga classes are held daily.
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.
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