This week we are shining the spotlight on the dazzling region of the Maldives, host to an array of beautiful private island hotels and resorts. Choose from luxurious over water havens to secluded beach villa hideaways, whist indulging in fabulous cuisine, activities and spa treatments. We have curated a list of our favourite Maldivian Experiences - these really are ones not to be missed!
1. Scuba diving in the Lhaviyani Atoll at Kanuhura
Kanuhura offers luxury in a laid-back setting, the vibe here is castaway chic, and you'll sense it as soon as you step off your seaplane and onto the island. The scuba diving here is fabulous, and the surrounding ocean here is heaven for divers: Lhaviyani Atoll provides endless opportunities for marine exploration, from scuba diving excursions and PADI certification courses to guided snorkeling trips.
2. Indulge in a couples massage in the underwater treatment room at Lime Spa, Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi
Indulge in something truly unique and out of this world at the Lime Spa, Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi. The underwater treatment room is a tranquil spot for a range of avant-garde treatments; our favourite being the Soul to Sole treatment - it is truly magnificent.
3. Excursion to the local fishing village at Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Immerse yourself in local Maldivian culture with a trip to the local fishing village, Dangethi - it's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and its a fun activity all the family can enjoy!
4. Private Coco Cinema at Coco Bodu Hithi
Watch the big screen on a tiny island at Coco Bodu Hithi, where the big screen is set up on a picture perfect beach. Feel the sand in-between your toes while you watch your favorite films under the stars. This experience is perfect for a romantic evening, the hotel will make sure that you are being refilled with their scrumptious home-made ice cream, and a selection of tasty hampers from one of the resorts restaurants.
5. Seaplane Surfing Safari at Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa
You’ll be on top of the world when you drop into a wave during your own customized surfing safari in the Indian Ocean. Board a seaplane with a team of expert guides to begin this exclusive Tropicsurf experience, available only at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Together, you’ll take flight and launch an epic quest to find your ultimate surfing destination.
6. Whale Shark Adventure at One&Only Reethi Rah
Swim with the biggest fish in the world; a friendly and majestic Whale Shark. The shallow waters off South Ari Atoll are a favourite spot to snorkel or dive alongside these mesmerizing creatures.
7. Enjoy sunset cocktails on the Piano deck in the middle of the ocean at Baros
A wooden deck shaped like a Grand Piano just off the coast of Baros Maldives – far enough for total privacy but close enough for a view of the lush tropical island during the day, or for witnessing the spectacular Maldivian sunset. Enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner in this unique setting accompanied by the sound of gently splashing waves in an ambience of pure privacy.
8. Dine in the underwater restaurant at Per Aquum Huvafen Niyama
Reach Subsix by speedboat and descend a dramatic three-tier staircase. Italian abstract chandeliers illuminate the descent like shining coral. Whilst you dine, parrotfish swim past shoals of Moorish Idols. Moray eels slide through the lagoon. Groupers make goliath appearances amidst the rainbow of butterflyfish and damselfish, while the resident Hawksbill turtle glides in for a visit. It truly is a once in a lifetime experience, which we urge you to try!
If you would like to hear more about these fabulous experiences, or to book a holiday to the Maldives - please contact us on 020 7751 0660.