Since 2009, Abdulla Waheed and his team at Maldives Yacht Support have supported superyachts calling on the Maldives. From the moment the vessel arrives in the region, MYS has been there every step of the way to provide 24 hour/7day a week marine agency services to yachts visiting the region.

The stunning islands that make up the Maldives are scattered randomly in the Indian Ocean and offer pristine waters, beaches, and lagoons, and over 1,100 spectacular coral islands. This exquisite setting is a perfect location for those looking to rest, rejuvenate, and experience exceptional diving surrounded by a rich and diverse ocean life.

So it goes without saying that we would call upon Abdulla for guidance this month as we feature a number of his favourite suggestions for those looking to cruise this ultimate, barefoot luxury destination.

Huvafen Fushi

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You haven’t seen a spa until you have been to Huvafen Fushi, the only underwater spa in the world. Here you’ll experience the calm and serenity of life underwater, sans the scuba mask and fins.

Atmosphere Kanifushi

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Only a 30-minute seaplane transfer from Male, this five-star all-inclusive resort is perfect for a post cruise stay if you just can’t bear the thought of going home. Located along a two-kilometer long turquoise lagoon that is only 90 meters wide, Atmosphere Kanifushi offers a unique nature experience surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

Anantara Kihavah

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A must stop for diving enthusiasts; Antantara Kihavah is located in the Maldives Baa Atoll island archipelago. If snorkelling with manta rays isn’t your cup of tea, you can still experience life underwater at SEA, one of the few underwater wine cellars and restaurants in the world.

Mathiveri Island

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Mathiveri Island is a pristine island, the westernmost in the Maldives, 84 kilometres from Male, the capital. At only 480 by 300 meters wide, the entire island is a small village with a population of 900 people. There are several uninhabited islands within the same lagoon and is the perfect spot for those who want to get away from it all.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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This unique island resort offers travellers the opportunity to swim with whale sharks as well as experience underwater dining. It is perfect for a cocktail while soaking up the sun or for a sunset cruise around this private island hideaway.

Jumeirah Vittaveli

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With one of the largest kids’ clubs in the Maldives as well as a 5 star PADI dive centre, this stop will delight everyone onboard. The Talise Spa is surrounded by lush natural gardens and its Asian inspired treatments are perfect after a yoga class on the beach.

For those looking further afield for an alternative to the Caribbean for the holidays this year, Abdulla and his team are available to put together the perfect itinerary for you and your guests in the Maldives. Get in touch via email here.