It’s time to unwind when you embark on A Blissful Break in Kaafu Atoll in the vibrant Maldives. It’s island living with plenty of time to snorkel, scuba dive and soak in the sun’s warm rays. Reaching Kaafu Atoll is a breeze compared to other Maldivian islands-- just a quick 30-minute speedboat ride from the capital Male, and you’re there! This six-day itinerary is heaven on earth for those who appreciate clear, turquoise water and soft, white sand. You’ll be feeling carefree and relaxed just moments after arrival.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
• Bird's-Eye View: Fly above the gorgeous islands for an aerial view of the Maldives from a seaplane.
• Wildlife: The Maldives is known for its paradise beaches and vibrant underwater world. Plant coral with the resort's marine biologist, dive and snorkel to encounter an abundance of colorful marine species, then take a sunset cruise to meet the resident dolphins.
• Wellness: A morning of Tai Chi, signature spa treatments and pulse-slowing sunsets are sure to replenish the soul.
Waste no time as you take a speedboat upon arrival to reach Kaafu Atoll. The stunning island is home to active reefs, sprawling white sand beaches and endless warm turquoise waters. Relax on the beach after your long travels to reach the island. That evening, enjoy sundowners and an extravagant dinner. There are several luxurious hotels to choose from.
Rise with the sun for a picturesque morning spent kayaking. After breakfast, enjoy a late morning Discover Scuba Lesson. Get acquainted with the vibrant underwater world and search for the sea creatures that populate the warm waters. After lunch, visit the small city of Male, the capital of the Maldives, for a unique look into the island nation's culture.
Salute the sun with a beautiful morning yoga class right on the soft beach. Enjoy breakfast followed by an incredible one-hour sea plane flight for a bird’s eye view of the stunning Maldives. That afternoon, relax on the beach for a bit before taking a Dolphin Cruise. This is the perfect spot to catch a tangerine sunset.
Beat the heat with an early morning snorkel on the house reef. Lounge on the beach and discover your adventurous side with a parasailing session. Sail high above the beach behind a speedboat. That afternoon savor a cooking class with a renowned, expert chef. You will learn how to make and then eat your own specialty lunch. That afternoon relax with a signature spa treatment - you deserve it after all that cooking!
Find your sense of zen with early morning Tai Chi. After breakfast, plant coral with the resident marine biologist. Learn about replenishing these disappearing wonders. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach until it’s time to get ready for the evening's romantic private dinner right on the beach.
Take one long, last stroll down the white stretch of sand. Swim in the refreshing sea and pack up your belongings. After a week of indulging in delicious food and reveling in the seaside, it’s time to transfer to the airport and begin your departure home.
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.
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.
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.
The Baros Maldives is the perfect spot for relaxation and pampering. The resort has its own private white-sand beach for lounging and splashing in the turquoise water. The beach is surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon in the Indian Ocean. The luxury villas are constructed from timber and each has its own private balcony. Treat yourself to one of the many spa treatments or unwind in the steambath. The resort offers yoga classes, diving classes and diving excursions as well as an on-site marine center with a resident expert marine biologist. See the incredible beauty of the Maldives without even having to leave your resort. Choose from three different exquisite restaurants with delicious food, and relax at either of the two bars. The resort is world-renowned for their restaurants. The Baros Maldives Resort and Spa is only a 25-minute boat ride from the North Male Atoll Airport.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts or all-inclusive meals, depending on the resort. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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