Escape the world and any feelings of stress as you spend a full week of ultimate relaxation in the warm, welcoming, stunning Maldives. Speed-boating, cruising, windsurfing and diving are just a few of the activities that await you when you enjoy this seven-day luxurious itinerary discovering Land and Sea in the Maldives. The cruising portion of the trip will take you around the colorful Maldives, whereas most of your beach time will be spent on either Kuda Huraa or Baa Atoll. Baa Atoll’s unique cultural and bio-diversity have earned it the title of a UNESCO World Biosphere site, while Kuda Huraa is known worldwide for its amazing dive sites. You can even catch a glimpse of dolphins playing in their natural habitat. Get ready for indulgent meals and days spent swimming, sunning, and exploring!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.
• Liveaboard: Explore Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere, from a luxury catarman vessel on a three-night cruise between Four Seasons Kuda Huraa and Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru.
• Watersports: Waterskiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving and more - there are limitless ways to experience the beautiful Baa Atoll.
• Marine Life: The resorts' resident marine biologists are on hand to introduce you to life beneath the waves. Dip beneath the surface to meet exotic marine species and cruise at sunset to watch dolphins jump through the waves.
Arrive into the North Male Atoll airport and transfer by speedboat to Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa. Check into the high-end resort where the staff will greet you by name and welcome you as family. The gorgeous white sand beach and resort are only accessible by speedboat, giving you the most peaceful setting to take a break from everyday life. Relax on the beach and go for a swim in the turquoise waters.
Begin the morning by treating yourself after the long journey to the Maldives-- enjoy a pampering Island Spa treatment. A massage, facial, or a pedicure are the perfect start to a week in the sunshine and seawater. That evening, get out onto the sea and watch the sun dip in the sky as you take a Dolphin Cruise. Look for the friendly, intelligent creatures swimming right alongside the boat. Return to the resort for some shut-eye after an exciting evening.
Climb aboard the Four Seasons Explorer Liveaboard Luxury Catamaran. Spend the day soaking in the sun as you lounge on the deck. Feel the wind in your hair and inhale the fresh sea breeze. That evening, join your fellow passengers for evening cocktails. Indulge in a savory dinner with your new friends on board.
If you enjoy the early hours of the morning, rise with the sun and go for a dive! If you’re still feeling active, give waterskiing or windsurfing a try. That afternoon you can either snorkel or dive with the resident marine biologist to better acquaint yourself with the active underwater world. That night enjoy cocktails and dinner on board, before falling asleep in your cabin to the gentle rocking of the waves.
Break the surface of the ocean once again with an AM dive. The vibrant reefs are home to hundreds of exotic species. That afternoon visit a local community village. The main tribes on the islands are Sinhalese, Dravidian, Arab and African. The Maldives is one of few countries in existence with an almost 100 percent Sunni Muslim population. After chatting with the locals, you have the rare experience of visiting a desert island. Enjoy the deserted beach and quiet solace. Climb back aboard for a delicious dinner.
You have the option of an early morning dive before breakfast. Of course, you may also choose to sleep late. Enjoy one last lounge on the ship’s deck. Step ashore Baa Atoll and check into the extravagant Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. You are in the heart of the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The area is bursting with lush, living flora and fauna. Enjoy the pool, spa, and pampering amenities the resort offers.
Go for a last stroll along the white sand to stretch your legs before you begin traveling back towards your return destination. Take a refreshing dip in the sea or pool. Spend a couple hours finalizing your tan. Depart by sea plane to return to the Male International Airport and start your journey home.
Just a 25-minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport, the Four Seasons at Kuda Huraa is an arcadian resort situated on the private island of Hulhule. Thatched beach pavilions and bungalows line the white sand beach, while water bungalows are built on stilts over the lagoon. Inside, traditional design details abound to give guests an authentic sense of Maldivian architecture. Despite the resort’s remote location, all guest bungalows are fitted with modern amenities: multi-line telephone with voice mail, private bars, satellite television and wired or wireless Internet access. Dining options include the elegant Baraabaru, which features fine Indian cuisine and an open tandoori bar where guests can watch the chefs at work, and Cafe Huraa, which serves pan-Asian cuisine. The lavish spa is located on a nearby island, reachable by a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian boat. Treatment sometimes incorporate indigenous ingredients with marine nutrients to nourish the body, and spa pavilions feature viewing ports for guests to admire the life aquatic during treatments.
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.
Located in the idyllic Baa Atoll, the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru offers superlative levels of luxury, surrounded by the Maldives’ stunning blue ocean. With 103 villas and bungalows scattered over the island and its the waters, it provides a breathtaking setting for romantic getaways and action-packed family vacations. As part of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, there’s a Marine Discovery Center on site where guests can get to know their environment better and even help conserve it by taking part in one of its projects. There are also extensive dive services available with daily excursions and the chance to organise private charters on the Four Season’s luxury catamaran. Accommodation includes beach villas, bungalows and overwater villas, with the choice of a sunrise or sunset outlook. Each villa has a timber loft with a daybed to maximize views and most come with a private pool. Dining on the island covers everything from Arabian food to Italian to Western fare. Guests can dine in-villa, set up a romantic dinner on the beach, or enjoy a shisha pipe while watching the sunset. For an even more thorough Maldives experience, guests can take the Four Season’s Explorer to sister property, Kuda Huraa or on a diving tour of local hotspots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spend 6 luxurious days on a secluded Maldives island in Baa Atoll. You’ll explore the island’s surroundings by kayak, dive into its crystal waters and parasail above them, plant coral with a marine biologist, and spend time relaxing on the white-sand beach, while staying at the iconic Soneva Fushi.
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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