Travellers to the Maldives must present a negative COVID-19 PCR Test result upon arrival. The PCR Test must be taken within three days of arrival and to make matters easier the country has issued a 30-day visa on arrival for all nationalities. Once you’ve arrived, there are sensational luxury yachts like SAFIRA and NAWAIMAA waiting to give you the very best experience, whether you’re spending your days in the depths or enjoying the services available onboard.
There are nearly 1,200 coral islands to explore amongst the 26 atolls, and when a thousand of them are uninhabited, you’ll find one incredible beach after another for just your group. Spend the morning playing beach games, snorkelling in the shallows and zipping around on the motorised water toys before a satisfying barbeque on the beach and a nap in the shade.
Under the waterline, there are 250 species of coral and more than 1,000 species of fish just waiting to be encountered. Banana Reef was the first dive site in the Maldives to gain world-wide fame, and with depths ranging from 5m/16ft-30m/98ft, it’s a great place for beginner divers through to the more experienced, who might want to explore the pinnacles and overhangs on a night dive. Lionfish, blowfish and giant clams can be spotted amongst the myriad colourful fish swarming about the living reef, and dolphins and the occasional turtle pass through too.
Fishing enthusiasts could spend their entire yacht charter hunting the magnificent big game species that populate these waters, where grouper, giant trevally, tuna, red snapper and marlin are common. Your Captain can take you to the best fishing grounds for the season, and then the professional on-board chef can turn your catch into a delectable meal to be savoured on your sundeck or on a distant white sand beach.
For all the natural beauty that the Maldives has to offer, the towns have plenty to grab your group’s attention: Stately museums to the past and present, contemporary art galleries, boutiques and cafes, and while the nightlife is modest, you have everything on board your yacht to host your own private party wherever you travel.
Luxury yacht SAFIRA offers incredible value for money with diving instructors, massage therapists and a yoga instructor on board, and all of these activities are included in the price of the charter.*
Built in 2017, SAFIRA is a thoroughly modern vessel designed for modern interests: Her spacious galley produces mouth-watering creations, and the light and bright dining area is ideal for group gatherings throughout the day. While cruising, your group can watch TV or chat in comfort in the forward lounge, or head outside to savour the fresh air on the foredeck or aft decks that all offer plenty of plush seating.
Nearly half of the visitors to the Maldives come to snorkel and scuba dive, and M/Y SAFIRA is perfectly equipped for safely viewing this underwater world in all its majesty. Other water toys onboard include a jet ski, snorkelling equipment, fishing gear and inflatable and towable toys for all ages.
Return from the warm waters to a spa massage treatment such as the Balinese Massage, the Adam & Eve Serenity couple’s massage, or the 30-minute Anti-Stress Head, Neck & Shoulder Massage for those on the go. Whether you’ve chartered for a birthday celebration, anniversary or just for a treat, indulge in a little more pampering and have a professional manicure and pedicure for the occasion.
Luxury yacht SAFIRA can host up to 40 guests onboard while cruising, and the 12 overnight guests have 12 air-conditioned en-suite cabins to choose from: 2 Master suites, 6 double cabins and 4 twin cabins. End the day in tranquil modern surroundings that are just as plush as the rest of beautifully crafted SAFIRA.
*12 dives are included in the charter rate.
Motor yacht NAWAIMAA is the perfect base of operations for a group of up to 10 charter guests as she powers through the water at 30 knots. Pack your days with one island attraction after another moving from premier Scuba diving spots to white-sand beaches and then the best fishing grounds in the atoll.
Onboard, the outdoor areas offer elegant alfresco dining options, plenty of sunbeds and a Jacuzzi on the flybridge to enjoy a cocktail together at sunset. The timeless interiors exude a warm and intimate atmosphere where the group can rest and share their close encounters with whale sharks and manta rays while snorkelling locations such as Maaya Thila or Manta Point, also known as Emas Thila.
This more traditional setting makes for a memorable meal at the formal dining table when celebrating an anniversary or holiday such as New Year’s Eve, and guests have four gorgeous en-suite cabins – 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins that each has a Pullman berth – for a full night’s rest.
For more information about luxury yacht SAFIRA, NAWAIMAA or to find out more about activities in the Maldives luxury yacht charter grounds, contact CharterWorld and reserve your preferred dates for the popular winter season.