Consisting of nearly 1,200 beautiful coral islands and atolls, the Maldives offers endless cruising options for a luxury yacht charter. Located just off the southern tip of Indian, the region is known for its stunning turquoise waters, secluded anchorages and breathtakingly beautiful beaches. With just under 200 islands in the Maldives inhabited, charterers can relax in utter privacy by nearly any picture-perfect desert island of their choosing. A tropical paradise, the Maldives is also home to some of the best snorkelling and dive spots in the world, with its clear waters offering up to 30-metres of visibility. Home to over 3,000 vibrant coral reefs and more than 2,000 species of fish, it makes for the ideal exotic getaway.
The capital of the Maldives, the island of Malé, is the perfect place to begin or end your charter. Home to luxury resorts and spas, colourful streets, markets and beautiful architecture, including minaret, take a stroll through the city to have a taste of its local flavours before setting off and cruising to the nearby Sainte Anne’s marine park. There are several islands worth visiting within this nature reserve, including Moyenne, renowned for harbouring pirates’ and home to giant tortoises and an abundance of plant and bird species.
Soak up some local culture and learn about the Maldives indigenous way of life at Dhigurah island. Located at the southern tip of the Ari atoll, local villages welcome visitors and share centuries-old traditions. One of the longest islands in the Maldives, two-thirds of the island is covered in forests, making it an ideal place for trekking and hiking.
Home to the world’s first underwater spa, indulge in a luxurious pampering session while taking in the spectacular sight of tropical, colourful fish swimming among the coral reefs. A natural wonder, take your time exploring the island’s lovely beaches and rich marine life.
A favoured spot for many yachters and sailors, this is a picture-perfect anchorage to spot by and enjoy a day of peace. Swim, snorkel and scuba dive among the magnificent coral reefs or try your hand at sports fishing. Enjoy a five-star barbecue or picnic on the sands of the beach while watching the mesmerising sunset with a drink in hand.