LUX* South Ari Atoll is the first luxury island resort in the Maldives to add Flyboarding to their list of exciting adventures.
Dubbed ‘the latest and most exciting extreme sport’ in the Maldives, flyboarding is an exhilarating and delightful sport enjoyed equally by thrill-seekers and watersports lovers, but also safe enough for beginners to enjoy with just a short introductory session. The flyboard allows guests to hover up to 10 feet above the water; powerful water jets from the footwear elevate the wearer akin to levitation!
LUX* South Ari Atoll is a trademark luxury paradise situated at one of the most beautiful atolls in the Maldives, famous for their unrivaled comforts and attention to detail. In addition to flyboarding, they also offer an exciting variety of watersports ranging from wakeboarding and windsurfing to jet-skiing and private catamaran trips.
Amari Havodda Maldives, the latest addition to the portfolio of international giant ONYX Hospitality Group, is a brand new tranquil island resort located at Gaafu Dhaalu atoll.
Designed around a concept of ‘natural sustainability’ Amari Havodda incorporates luxury with traditional Maldivian concepts at every turn. The 120 villas are built to the pinnacle of luxury but with a sensible touch of the Maldivian culture, and the resort features five equally enticing options for food and drinks, each with its own special menu and view.
Envelope yourself in the beauty of this pristine gem-like island, the sweet sounds of nature and be one of the first to dig your toes in the shimmering sands of this idyllic paradise island.
Fly fishing in a special angling technique widely endorsed as ‘one of the most exciting methods of using a fishing rod’.
At Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa, you can immerse yourself in this sport, with professionally trained fishing teams to take you out to the best spots where you can fish to your heart’s content and then have the island resort’s excellent chefs transform your catch to a gastronomical gem of your choosing.
If you are new to fly fishing, Hideaway’s experts will guide you throughout the excursion and help you make your first fly-fishing expedition an exciting and thrilling experience. The seas of the Maldives are teeming with game; most Maldivians are taught to fish the same time they learn their alphabet, and you will find that they are most happy to pass on their knowledge.
Hideaway Beach Resort and Spa, a luxurious 5 star resort tucked away at the remote Haa Alifu Atoll, offers both sunset and sunrise fly-fishing.
Every surfer and adventurer dreams of surfing the tourmaline waves of the Maldives islands, the same waves and breaks that professional surfers from around the world travel to experience.
Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa now offers you the stress-free way to experience the Maldives surfing lifestyle. Managed by professionals from Tropicsurf in Noosa, Australia, the Surf School at Kuda Huraa has the perfect package for everyone, whether you are beginner yearning to learn or a veteran answering the call of the swells.
Kuda Huraa uniquely features six quality surfing breaks close to the island making this 5 star resort the ideal choice for all levels of surfers. Home to famously warm and consistent swells, anyone over the age of 6 can enjoy the freedom and exhilaration of riding the waves at this luxurious resort.
The resort is also host to the Four Seasons Maldives Champions Trophy, a distinguished surfing championship for proficient surfers worldwide, and aptly dubbed ‘the World’s most luxurious surfing event’.
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Tax Exotica Resort and Spa is not only a first-class resort in the Maldives, it also offers this amazing 500 square meter suite that will forever change your opinion about the definition of extravagance.
The Rehendi Presidential Suite has every type of luxury you can dream of; a freshwater pool with private sundeck, double vanity glassed bathrooms, media center, a personal bar including organic foods and a choice of organic amenities and personalized in-room butler service. The private suspended sundecks are filled with the signature Maldivian silvery sand with a hammock suspended over the translucent lagoon, and the master bedroom features Ploh bed linen and bathrobes.
In addition to this, the Jiva Spa on the island will have you feeling like you are floating in mid-air; relaxation has never been this easy.
Constance Halaveli Maldives is a gorgeous luxury resort at North Ari Atoll in the Maldives. Surrounded by the classical Maldivian azure skies, golden sands and turquoise lagoons, the resort prides itself on keeping a sustainable and ecologically virtuous area.
The resort is a haven for nature lovers; they produce their own energy with generators and the energy usage is monitored closely, and they have their own water treatment plant that desalinates seawater. All members of the team are actively engaged with the program.
For those who want to spend a luxurious holiday while leaving a tinier carbon footprint, this island shaped like a curved dhoni, the perfect villas with their private plunge pools, high rafted ceilings and furnished terracesensures a picture-perfect holiday in a sustainable sanctuary.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, a 30-minute seaplane ride away from the International Airport, is one of two Four seasons resorts located at Maldives. Already brimming with luxuries and special events, Landaa Giraavaru now boasts a spectacularly special way to tie the knot or renew your vows: a beautiful and secluded over-water pavilion.
This freestanding structure has bi-folding, ceiling to floor glass doors and can accommodate up to 24 guests to attend your special day as you take in the un-spoilt beauty and nature of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
This pavilion ensures complete privacy as it is only accessible by boat, and is located separately at the northwestern tip of the island.
Experience the real castaway holiday, but with all the modern amenities you can dream of, at the Crusoe Villas at Soneva Fushi.
With a private garden where you can sit and watch the palm fronds, take a long luxurious bath under the stars or chill out on the large daybeds in these two-storey villas. You can even enjoy a dinner on your private terrace. Ipods preloaded with a selection of music and movies are provided, along with Mr/Mrs Friday (Butler) service to give your vacation a truly deluxe touch, and although it is a castaway experience, Wi-Fi is also available on request.
For you beach lovers, it isn’t a beachfront villa for nothing. Each Crusoe Villa has private and direct access to the glorious silvery beach, only a few steps away from your front door.
Enjoy the fine cuisine of India at the brand new fine dining restaurant ‘Swarna’ at Jumeirah Vittaveli.
Swarna, translating to ‘Gold’ in Sanskrit, is open just in time for the festive season this year, Swarna offers Indian Cuisine with a selective and creative interpretation of customary Indian recipes, including an option of authentic ‘thali’ platters, the traditional Indian way.
The restaurant, comprising of three private cabanas and a special Chef’s table are located in a garden reminiscent of the olden Indian days of Maharajas and Maharanis.
There is also an outdoor adult swing located for guests to relax and enjoy the unique ambiance of the garden and restaurant.
Located in South Male Atoll, Velassaru is a lovely little speck of an island, a breathtaking 25 minute speedboat ride away from the international airport.
Everything about the resort spells out relaxation in capital letters; the aim is to leave your stress, your worries and your shoes behind. The white sands eponymous with the Maldives name is found everywhere on this island.
Dive, snorkel, play tennis, do yoga, go fishing, or for those who want, do absolutely nothing. Simply lying on one of the beach beds, watching seabirds dance on the horizon, or playing with the friendly baby basking sharks that come all the way to the beach, is amazing.