Take an adventure sailing holiday to the MALDIVES.
The Maldives are located southwest of Sri Lanka, on the equator and consist of 1,190 coral islands, forming an archipelago of 26 major atolls. The Maldives stretch 820 kilometers north to south and 120 kilometers east to west. Only 202 of the 1190 islands are inhabited and of these 87 are exclusive resort islands.
The origins of the Maldivian’s are lost in antiquity, but history reveals that the islands have been populated for over 3,000 years ago. Early settlers were travellers on the Silk Route and from the Indus Valley Civilization. Inherently warm, friendly and hospitable by nature, it is easy to feel comfortable and relaxed with a Maldivian.
The ultimate way to experience the Maldives is by luxury yacht charter.
The Maldives itinerary you’ll discover island upon island dotted with graceful coconut palms surrounded by crystal clear lagoons encrusted with reefs.
On board your yacht you can easily flit between the resorts that do welcome outside visitors, explore the outer islands, remote dive-sites and fishing grounds inaccessible to most tourists.
The Maldives lends itself to a variety of sand and sea activities from relaxing and sunbathing on the beach to diving, surfing and fishing. It’s a good idea to choose a yacht with plenty of watersports equipment such as kayaks, wake-boards, snorkelling gear and towables to make the most of the warm, uncrowded seas.
Your crew can take you to remote deserted islands where you’ll have the whole place to yourself, and set up a luxurious beach camp where you can laze the day away and feast on fresh seafood. You can also visit the small villages found on some of the islands where you can pick up local handicrafts.
For real luxury, why not relax at some of the resorts’ spas, one is even entirely underwater so you can watch the colourful fish glide by as you enjoy your massage.
High season runs from around December to May when the weather is wonderfully warm and dry and the sea is at its clearest.
However with year round temperatures of 26-30°C there is no bad time to go, there may be showers in the lowseason, but this is also the best time for surfing.