The world’s finest yachts visiting the enchanting Maldives yacht charter destination in 2013 and 2014 included such outstanding vessels as motor yacht Anna; luxury yacht Aquamarina; charter yacht Archimedes; charter yacht Cloud 9; charter yacht Damrak II; M/y Pacific; M/y Talisman C; mega yacht Vava; M/y Aldabra; M/y Ecstasea; M/y Pelorus; M/y Samax; M/y Diamonds Are Forever; charter yacht Delma;charter yacht Keri Lee; as well as M/y Mayan Queen. All of these have used the services of Asia Pacific Superyachts Maldives as their local agent.
Guests explored the natural and unique beauty of the Maldives, visiting many of the country’s wondrous attractions and ‘favorite spots’ of APS Maldives GM, Mohamed Hameed. Favored locations include the penultimate ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience at the Malé Atoll at Kuda Bandos, of which Mohamed says, “This is a breathtaking island and ideal for a private beach picnic on your first day.”
Another personal favorite of Mohamed’s is Olhahali, a beautiful island that lies at the northern tip of North Malé Atoll and is the locale of the Olhahali Cave. Hameed reports: “This is a fantastic place along with a couple of small caves, presents the main attraction, an enormous cave – 40 metres long at a depth of 25. In addition, the reef here hosts moray eels, stingrays, turtles and puffer fish. Napoleons, white tip sharks and eagle rays are often seen out in the free water and boasts of a long pristine white sandy beach.”
A not to be missed experience takes one to a breathtaking island, home to the luxurious Anantara Kihavah Villas. The resort welcomes visitors with an extraordinary feature – a panorama of aquatic life at the world’s only underwater restaurant and wine cellar! Those dining can gaze at hundreds of colourful fish and even large turtles passing right by the windows while enjoying the culinary art and wine. Ending a journey might be to experience the pristine natural beauty of Baa Atoll at Nibiligas & Mendhoo Islands, a perfect finale to a cruising journey.
Remarking on the visiting guests, Mohamed said, “These wonderful yachts cruising in the Maldives (in the atolls) housed private and charter guests onboard with a few exceptions. Many of the guests told us they enjoyed the Maldives and expressed their determination to return in the near future for another holiday.”
Other news of yachting in the Maldives was announced by APS Maldives, of their new charter yacht, the sleekly stunning 31 metre Maiora luxury charter yacht ‘Sea Jaguar’. Management and bookings are out of the APS Maldives office, with yacht charter starting as of December 15, 2014. The APS Maldives team welcomes inquiries and is happy to share information with those interested in a cruising journey in the Maldives.