The Maldives – Thrill to the Aquatic Wonder
Quieter seas around Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi means marine life has flourished – and coral cover on the Coralarium, an underwater art gallery and coral regeneration project, has doubled since March.
Over 250 species of tropical fish, manta rays and turtles patrol a colourful coral house reef and the Coralarium. Explore the Coralarium and its 14 soaring, coral-shaped sculptures, created by British eco-artist, Jason deCaires Taylor, as an artificial reef to encourage marine life to make it a home. Learn about ocean conservation, snorkel the reef and rub shoulders with the circus of aquatic life on a unique underwater art tour, guided by the resident marine biologist.
This might be a private island, but there’s plenty to keep guests entertained. After exploring beneath the waves, guests can create their own marine-inspired masterpiece in the Art Studio, before taking a dip in the Maldives’ longest infinity pool. Relaxation-seekers can indulge in an Asian-inspired therapy at Willow Stream Spa, drawing inspiration and vitality from its natural surroundings, from the ocean to fragrant herbs from the horticultural garden. For a deep-dive into Maldivian culture, take an authentic cookery class with a local chef, or visit a local island on a cultural tour to learn more about the archipelago’s colourful heritage.
Rooms start from $720 per night in a Beach Sunrise Villa. To book visit fairmont.com/Maldives
Re-Connect with Family at Emerald Maldives Resort and Spa
The five-star and deluxe all-inclusive Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA, located on the Raa Atoll, Northern Maldives, invites families to experience an island adventure like no other in 2021. Home to the largest kid’s club in the Maldives, the Dolphin Club is set over an expansive 1500 square meters and provides endless fun for children from 3 – 12 years old. Boasting an outdoor playground with its own mini pool, splash park, trampoline, winding slides, climbing frames and even a zip-wire, the Dolphin Club offers a world of fun to keep children occupied.
Adventurous little ones can jet from one side of the Dolphin Club to another with the child-friendly zip wire, promising endless views of lush greenery beneath them. Indoor activities on offer include everything from arts, crafts and jewellery making, to fruit cocktail mixology, cupcake making, cinema nights and Zumba lessons. The Kids Club restaurant also promises nutritious and delicious meals and snacks throughout the day, to ensure energy levels stay high as for fun in the sun, and kids can even get creative in the kitchen with interactive cookery classes.
Offering a deluxe all-inclusive package, families can rest assured that everything will be taken care of from the moment they arrive at this paradise resort, with access to everything from unlimited fresh food and ice-cream, to all non-motorized water sports, to full use of the fitness centre and expansive tennis courts.
20% off best available rate for a minimum of 7 night’s stay for a maximum of two adults and two children, applicable for all bookings received before 20th December 2020. Offer includes deluxe all-inclusive package, complimentary 60 minutes massage for two adults and 1 x in-room family breakfast. For more information and to book, please visit www.emerald-maldives.com
Luxury and Seclusion at Velaa Private Island
Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resorts. Now, partnered with global jet provider VistaJet as part of their Safe Havens Collection, those travelling to the Maldives can do so in the safety and comfort of their own private plane. Once there, Velaa Private Island offers a variety of ultra-luxe facilities for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including:
- An overwater residence only accessible by boat
- The possibility to hire out the entire island
- An on-island golf course
- An on-site semi-submarine to see some of the most amazing marine life the Maldives has to offer
- Water hoverboards/ & jet packs
- State-of-the-art Sleep Pod in the spa (pictured above)
- Staff-to-guest ratio of 8 to 1
- Private yacht for sunset cruises, dinners and diving expeditions
- NEW: ultimate ‘Velaa Spa’ with new range of out-of-this-world treatments (including a chardonnay body scrub and a green caviar facial) and visiting wellness practitioners
With the only resort in the Maldives to have a no-drone policy, Velaa is the pinnacle of a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway and with their ‘anything is possible’ outlook, they are sure to surpass the expectations of even the most sophisticated world traveler.
Beach Villas start from $2,500 per night (inclusive of tax and service) For more information visit velaaprivateisland.com/