A Maldives holiday just has to be on your bucket list! It is the most picture perfect tropical paradise you can find. Over a 1000 pretty little islands strung out across the Indian Ocean, azure blue water, white sand beaches and palm trees. Lots and lots (and lots) of palm trees! Dip your head underwater and a whole 'nother paradise unveils itself. Yip - add it to your bucket list if it isn't on there already.
The magical journey starts before you even land at Male International airport - glance out the window and you'll see hundreds of small islands and reefs dotted around beneath you.
There are 26 atolls making up the Maldives, each comprised of many small islands. Out of these nearly 1192 islands, only about 200 are actually inhabited by people. Each resort has it's very own island. Which is kinda neat.
But personally I think exploring this wonderland by yacht is a way better option! Cos why be stuck on just one island when there are so many to explore! And a cruise aboard Shantaram, our luxury yacht charter, is just the best way to go about discovering everything this amazing destination has to offer.
Cos why settle for a water villa in a resort when you can rather have your very own private and exclusive mobile water villa!
So how do we summarize Maldives in a nutshell? (or should that be a coconut shell?) Let's start by saying it's probably unlike anywhere you've ever been before. The perfect lil islands with the swaying palm trees will have you snapping pics on your phone all day.
The water is so clear you feel like you're in a swimming pool - just a very very big swimming pool! The snorkeling and diving in Maldives are some of the best in the world. It's almost like being in an aquarium. Everything from manta rays, whale sharks, hammerheads and a myriad of beautifully coloured reef fish. You'll feel like you're watching a tennis match underwater as your head will be turning from side to side so much just trying to keep up with all the amazing things swimming past the front of your goggles! (just another advantage of a Maldives luxury yacht charter - you get to explore many different islands and reefs instead of being stuck on just one. Yip - am gonna convince you a sailing holiday is the way to go!)
So once you've explored the islands, snorkeled the reefs, what's next? How about soaking up some sun. As it's a given you have to head back to reality from your tropical holiday with a nice golden brown tan.
How about catching some waves? Maldives has some incredible surfing. Waves range from friendly peelers perfect for longboards or SUP's to reeling tubes. Some interestingly named surf spots as well - Chickens, Cokes, Sultans to name a few. Best way to access all the breaks throughout the islands? A yacht charter on Sail Shantaram of course!
If you enjoy fishing then Maldives is a great fishing destination. Everything from big marlin and sail fish to Giant Trevallys (GT's), as well as dorado, tuna and a host of reef fish. Fly fishing Maldives is also a great option.
So as you can see a holiday to the Maldives is just one of the best trips you'll ever have. Come join us sailing onboard Sail Shantaram for your perfect exclusive Maldives luxury yacht charter. There really is no better way to explore paradise!