The luxury resorts in the Maldives that are determined to make a splash 
 
Huvafen Fushi – underwater spa

If you are looking for a hydrating body wrap, you can’t beat one that’s below the waves. This underwater haven at Huvafen Fushi offers an array of soothing treatments designed to help you wash your cares away. Once you have chosen your favourite treatment, you can just leave your therapist to work their magic and then watch the marine life swim by outside the spa’s underwater window. 

Huvafen Fushi

 

 

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Anantara Kihavah Villas – underwater wine cave

You may be on a tropical island, but it doesn’t mean that you need to leave those little luxuries behind. Anantara Kihavah Villas' underwater wine cave found within the SEA restaurant features 275 labels from 15 countries, including vintages from Argentina, Australia as well as those from the Rhone Valley and Bordeaux. If you don’t wish to be disturbed, you can ask for a private wine tasting session where the resort’s sommelier will take you on a journey through the vineyards. 

Anantara Kihavah SEA

 

 

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island – underwater suite

Why count sheep when you want to go to sleep when you can count turtles, parrot fish and manta rays? The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is home to the first underwater hotel room. At the end of a long pier you will find the chic and sleek Muraka villa. Split over two levels, you’ll find a bedroom, lounge, dining room, sundeck and pool above the waterline and a second bedroom beneath the waves. 
 

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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Hurawalhi Island Resort – underwater restaurant 
 

Descend the winding stairs 5.8 metres below the ocean surface to discover the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. At the 5.8 restaurant you can enjoy a five-course lunch featuring tuna tartare, seared wagu tenderloin and mango cheesecake. Or a seven-course dinner including smoked lobster and sea urchin mousse.     

Hurawalhi

 

 

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Niyama Private Islands Maldives – underwater nightclub 

Grab a glow stick and join the party – take a speedboat ride to Niyama Private Islands Maldives where you’ll find Sub Six, the world’s first underwater nightclub. With its sea urchin-style seats, clam style bar and coral-inspired chandeliers, this Underwater Glow Party will be one that you never forget.  

Niyama Private Island subsix

Suggested Itineraries

From $4,460 pp

Botswana & Mauritius Adventure

Mauritius Okavango Delta Botswana Africa

  • Relax on Mauritius’ idyllic beaches

  • Go snorkelling or water skiing in beautiful turquoise waters

  • Explore the Okavango Delta, teeming with wildlife viewing opportunities

  • Take in the landscape and see a multitude of birds and elephants from a boat

  • Embark on a gentle nature walk with your guide

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 10 nights

From $3,050 pp

Paradise on Earth in COMO Cocoa Island

Maldives Indian Subcontinent

  • World-class diving in the Maldives looking for colourful parrotfish, lionfish and spotted eagle rays

  • Snorkelling around the island and hunting for elusive turtles

  • Cruising on a traditional dhoni

  • Authentic Ayurvedic therapies amidst gorgeous settings

  • Afternoon yoga and meditation at the sala

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 5 nights

From $2,290 pp

Maldives with Kids

Maldives Indian Subcontinent

  • Go snorkelling to discover multi-coloured fish, and swim with manta rays and dolphins in the Maldives

  • See turtles and sharks in their natural habitat

  • Picnic on your own deserted island

  • Enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise

  • Learn how to paint with renowned Australian marine artist Christopher Hogan

When to go:

J F M A M J J A S O N D
ideal length 5 nights
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