Dive into a Dreamy Dream
Maldives, Southeast Asia
Truly sublime comes to mind when we think of the coral islands and creamy white sandbanks of the Maldives that cluster into atolls halfway between Indonesia and Africa in the Indian Ocean. The underwater life here is one of the most extraordinary in the world. Picasso triggerfish, powder blue surgeonfish, peacock damsels, spotted butterflyfish, parrotfish, yellow trumpetfish, unicornfish. Simply put, the array of color underneath the surface is dazzling.
If you want a remote island getaway, this would be it. No shoes. No news. No crowds. A perfect tropical paradise to completely retreat from the world, honeymoon, celebrate an anniversary, or have an intimate gathering. Though do not wait too long to get here. It is incrementally vanishing. The islands are only about two meters above sea level, making the Maldives the flattest and lowest elevation on earth.
We have curated two contrasting resort experiences and an underwater diving cruise across the Maldives as an elegant way to unwind, reconnect with nature, and remind yourself of the joys of living. As with all our sojourns, this experience can be tailored to your desires, add or subtract as you wish.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa resort offers you a refined, sophisticated Maldives. The Four Seasons Explorer liveaboard dive boat takes you across crystal-clear waters to find hidden gems of the sea. Ultra-barefoot Six Senses Laamu resort shows off the essence of the Maldives in its dreamy stripped-back setting.
Your guided inner journey will be as lovingly planned as your outer one. This experience naturally sets you up to reflect on what is essential in life, refine your next steps, and renew your spirit to meet life’s challenges once you return. The price varies depending on the time of year, the number of guests, and special requests.
THE SEA MEETS THE SKY
CRUISE + DIVE
A three-night northward cruise to Baa Atoll on board the Four Seasons Explorer. Depending on the waters and weather, you will cruise from Kuda Huraa to Landaa Giraavaru anchoring at dive sites such as the soft coral ceilings of Fares Caves, the stingray and nudibranch haven of Emboodhoo Cove, and the colorful canyons of Muthaafushi Thila. Each cruise is purposefully fluid, ensuring the best of the Maldives at any given moment. From chance, mid-ocean encounters with huge pods of pilot whales to castaway experiences on remote coral islands.
The abundance of fish and sea life is spectacular. You will see so many different and colorful species all in one spot. If you are fortunate, you may even spy some turtles or stingrays.
If you want, you can enjoy windsurfing, water-skiing, snorkeling, and fishing. Sit down with the onboard marine biologists to have a chat about fish and your underwater excursion. Visit some local islands and meet the people of the Maldives and learn about their culture.
Besides the stunning natural wonders of this experience, the other beauty about this cruise is you can dive as much as three times a day, or not at all.
You will catch a seaplane transfer back to Male airport, where you will hop onto a wheeled-aircraft to go to Laamu Atoll. The lovely staff of Six Senses Laamu will greet you and take you away on a speedboat to the resort.
This is the only resort on the Laamu Atoll. Here is a combination of on-land and over-water villas constructed of sustainable materials and set around a palm-fringed paradise. The resort places great importance in maintaining the ecological balance by using environment-friendly building materials, not using plastics, and having a coral regeneration program. All this is done without compromising on luxury.
Unique experiences here can start by learning to cook some Maldivian cuisine. We suggest trying your hand at Mashuni, made with cold, flaky tuna mixed with some herbs, coconut, chili, and onions served with flatbread alongside a fish curry. This dish is a breakfast treat.
Being the only resort on the atoll, surfers have the break to themselves most of the time. It is the perfect place to learn how to surf. Or, take to the skies in a private charter to get a picture-perfect view.