[metaslider id=89648]Pellucid ports tuck into bays notched into the brilliant blue ocean, while transparent reef waters surround idyllic islands, all rimmed in white sugar sand. Over 3,000 reefs await your discovery, displaying more than 1,000 aquatic species for your underwater explore. On 26 atolls, 1,190 coral islands welcome your visit, inviting you to swim,
Pellucid ports tuck into bays notched into the brilliant blue ocean, while transparent reef waters surround idyllic islands, all rimmed in white sugar sand. Over 3,000 reefs await your discovery, displaying more than 1,000 aquatic species for your underwater explore. On 26 atolls, 1,190 coral islands welcome your visit, inviting you to swim, sun, surf, dive, and relax amid some of nature’s finest handiwork. This is the Maldives, and it’s the perfect destination for those seeking down time on a private luxury yacht charter.
Slow, sumptuous days require nothing, save admiration and appreciation for this stunning Asian country. The Maldives can harbor you for a week, a month, even a year, without tiring of the individual island villages and the natural gifts they present. Southwest of the Indian continent, the Maldives are dedicated to joy, beauty, and prosperity, even if only for an 8-day yachting experience.
Day 1: Arrive in the capital of the Republic of Maldives, Male, and settle into your private luxury yacht, enjoying the amenities and sipping a soothing drink, while absorbing the incredible beauty of color and form about you. If an onshore adventure seems inviting, tour the national museum, the fish markets, or taste a chew of betel leaf at the bazaar, then return to your private yacht charter for a blissful night of stargazing.
Day 2: The Banana Reef beckons, with gorgeous beaches, overhangs, cliffs, caves, coral, big fish, and an abundance of vivid reef fish. One of the oldest dive sites in the Maldives, this reef suits professionals and neophytes alike. Moor near the tiny island of Bandos, immersed in a world of exotic marine life.
Day 3: Head to Reethi Rah for more incredibly beautiful scenes, and perhaps, a dining treat at the One & Only’s Rah Bar or Reethi Restaurant. This combination of the delicious, the beautiful, and the luxurious doesn’t happen often, but this fashionable spot effortlessly and simultaneously charms and impresses. Spend the evening moored out a bit, enjoying all the luxuries on board. Then, the next morning, surf with the serious contenders, dive, snorkel, and watch the surfing talent this location attracts from around the globe.
Day 4: Rasdhoo Atoll is a tiny ring of islands surrounding a serene, quiet lagoon, where diving, snorkeling, and swimming prove irresistible, and companions like enormous whale sharks, and gorgeous box fish, angels, clown fish, and other elegant aquatic species abound. Spend the day in the water enjoying the array, or simply observe the transparent show from a chic perch on board your private luxury yacht charter.
Day 5: Heading for the Ari Atoll, continue wandering the beautiful blue waters, exploring, diving, snorkeling, or just soaking up the sun on board, soothed by the occasional dip in the hot tub or off the beach club of the yacht. Consider tendering in for dinner at Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, indulging in scrumptious local cuisine, impeccably prepared, launched with a little nosh of Malossol Imperial caviar and sip of exquisite wine.
Day 6: Off to the amazing beauty of Dangethi to find an uninhabited island for private picnics on the beach and an idyllic day among authentic Maldivian flora and fauna in the solitude of some of the most serene waters and beaches in the Maldives. Engage in deep sea fishing, diving, snorkeling, or more relaxation on board your private yacht.
Day 7: The Alif Dhaal Atoll offers the opportunity for a Robinson Crusoe style day, with only invited guests in attendance on a deserted island, armed with the simplest of provisions: delicious snacks, fruits, water, perhaps a candle or two, and a bottle of Champagne. Spend the night on the beach if you wish, or head back into civilization for a lovely candlelit dinner at Rehendi on Felidhoo.
Day 8: Cruise back to Male, bringing thousands of picture perfect memories and a totally relaxed self, ready to re-enter your busy world. It will be easy once you remember to rebook for next year. If you’re ready to scribble Maldives across a long, blissful week of your calendar, contact Steve@TheBestofYachting.com to arrange the perfect yacht and an equally perfect Maldives itinerary.