The Maldives are well known for their idyllic beauty and year round sunshine. From the pristine white sandy beaches to the warm, turquoise waters this island paradise is a popular destination with young and old alike. The Maldives is also renowned for its amazing diving and snorkelling, and a large and diverse selection of water sports.
This tour is available for private charter by private groups of 2 to 14 people. A range of different size and style boats are available from deluxe catamarans to larger Turkish gulet style sailing boats, all beautifully kitted out with all the amenities required to make a week's cruising around the islands as comfortable as possible.
tarting in the capital, Malé, we cruise to Guraidhoo in Malé's south atoll. Here there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the sun or take a dip in the sea. You'll also get to explore the island, including the mosque, the school and the boatyard where you can learn how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built. We also take breakfast with a local family.
You'll next cruise across to Vaavu Atoll and visit another local island for traditional Hedika (local snacks and tea) and the opportunity to tour the island. After some freetime to relax or snorkel we spend the evening hand and line fishing with local fishermen. Next it's off to a deserted sandbar and an uninhabited island, for a picnic lunch and more time to swim, sunbath or snorkel before enjoying a beach dinner ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style.
Heading back towards Malé, you'll stop of to enjoy a cultural evening of special local dishes, traditional dancing and the beat of the ‘bodu beru’.
Note: Sailing routes may vary depending on weather and sea conditions, but the same activities and concept will be maintained.