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The Maldives in the Indian Ocean is the perfect holiday destination but, how do you pick the right island for you? Answer our questions to determine what sort of traveller you are and learn which island is waiting for you!

Is an easy, stress free life your ultimate holiday perk?

Do you love being waited on hand and foot?

Do you love excursions and activities but don’t always love the additional cost?

 

You are the ‘ALL-INCLUSIVE TRAVELLER’

You are someone who loves to see, do, experience, taste and most importantly relax without having to worry about spending in resort.

 

Your Maldives Island is Ozen by Atmosphere Maadhoo

Ozen by Atmosphere Maadhoo has an all-inclusive package ‘Atmosphere IndulgenceTM’ that is sure to suit everyone in your holiday party.

 

Starting with the Activities and Adventures, guests on the plan can enjoy unlimited snorkelling excursions, there are 2 a day and they visit 6 different sites around the island. Water sports that might appeal to the novice or the expert, include windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoes and stand-up paddle boarding and they are also part of the plan. Guests can choose one excursion from the menu of exciting trips and on top of that once during your stay you can go Sunset Fishing (weather permitting.)

 

When dining you can start every day with a Champagne Breakfast, have an a la carte or light lunch and dinner at one of three restaurants which include the theme nights and the Grand Indian Gala Dinner on Friday. Before you ask, yes, your drinks can be included and the menu has 3 champagnes, 80 wines, cocktails, fresh juices and milkshake choices and your in-villa minibar is restocked twice daily and includes more Champagne. If you love Gin, who doesn’t ‘Gin is In’ is an adults only bar perfect for a sundowner and is a visit worth making.

 

The ‘Atmosphere IndulgenceTM’ plan has a ‘the longer you stay, the more you are offered’ element. For example, stay 6-8 nights and guests will receive two 60-minute spa treatments or two dives if you have a PADI certificate. If you stay 7 nights you can have either lunch or dinner, as part of your all-inclusive package, once during your stay, at the incredible M6m an underwater dining experience you will never forget.

If you are the all-inclusive traveller Ozen by Atmosphere Maadhoo is the island for you.

Are you following the family holiday trend?

Are your holiday loved ones 3G?

Do you like to retain privacy yet get together with family for activities or dinner?

 

You are the ‘MULTI-GENERATIONAL FAMILY OF TRAVELLERS’

You are going on holiday with children, parents and grandparents all of whom want to do their own thing and do the family things too.

 

The perfect multi-generational Maldives destination is Anantara Dhigu and Veli.

Many families love going away together and share holiday moments but sometimes it is great to have the option for escape from each other too. The islands of Dhigu and Veli are ½ mile, 10 minutes, apart and a bridge joins the two islands for walkers and there is a 2-minute shuttle boat. This is the perfect destination for families who want to play together and enjoy their own space too.

 

Dhigu for children and parents – grandparents welcome to visit.

 

The Beach, Overwater and Pool Villas on Dhigu accommodate 2 adults and 2 children and the larger two-bedroom villas can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children – perfect for the younger generations and the attention to detail includes child-size bathrobes, flip-flops and slippers.

 

The Children’s Dhoni Club has a climbing wall, tree house, two dhoni boats packed with fun; the weekly schedule has young chef sessions, crab hunts, local art experiences and dancing.

 

With the youngest occupied we can turn to activities for others in the party! On the water you and your tribe can have a go at jet skiing, hobie cats, snorkelling and banana and doughnut rides; on land, there is tennis, yoga and a cookery school (you can include the little ones too if you want to).

 

The whole family can enjoy a Dolphin Quest, Sunset Cruise or take a picnic to Gulhifushi for a day of kite flying and beach games.

 

Veli is for the grown-ups’ it is an adult only resort and a place to escape – even from your family!

 

With the children an island away, there is time to try the Balance Wellness Spa by Anantara where there are 5 treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna and hot and cold plunge pools; the Wine Loft at Terrazzo where a multi-sensory wine experience is offered with guidance from our resident Wine Guru and enjoy the stunning restaurants – we recommend Dhoni where you can tuck into international dishes and later sit back, admire the night sky and enjoy the shisha experience.

If you are the 3G Family, Anantara Dhigu and Veli really is the best for all generations.

 

Are you truly, madly, deeply in love?

Are you thinking of getting down on one knee?

Is time together ‘just the two of you’ your perfect holiday?

 

You are the ‘ROMANTIC TRAVELLER’

You just want to spend time with the one you love making memories of your precious time together without the world interrupting.

 

Your Maldives Island Resort is Milaidhoo Island

Milaidhoo Island Maldives is a small resort hidden in the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve, surrounded by white sands and coral reefs.

 

The resort believes their guests are the storywriters of their own dream holiday and peace and privacy is at the heart of the experience here. There are just 50 villas on the island which spans 13 acres, so it is intimate and truly secluded. Surely romance begins with Champagne and guests at Milaidhoo Island are welcomed with a bottle in their villa along with a gift. The villas offer privacy and seclusion from other guests and all have outdoor lounging areas and a pool.

 

If you are planning to propose then the Romance Islander will help you create the most romantic staging for your one knee moment whether it is at sunset, on a candlelit beach or under the moon and you can have accompanying music, fireworks and champagne if you want it. Already engaged, then Milaidhoo can deliver your magical wedding on the beach, aboard a traditional dhoni love boat or at sunset on the deck of the Ba’theli restaurant. If you are just married then Milaidhoo offers a ‘Perfect Honeymoon’ where they will name a star after you and present you with coordinates so you can view its sparkle and light in the night sky together wherever you are in the world. There are other treats too, including a spa treatment for two and a three course candlelit dinner on the deck of your villa.

 

There are of course lots of things to do together – try a cocktail making class, go fishing with a Maldivian fisherman or cook with the chef and create your new favourite dish.

If you are the Romantic then Milaidhoo is your dreamy destination.

Do you love to be in, or on, the ocean?

Is the surf life your dream?

Is ‘swimming with the fishes’ your perfect destination!

 

You are a ‘WATERBABY’

You would rather be in, or on, the water than dry land and love the thrill of the ocean depths and the power of the wind.

 

Your Maldives Water Playground is Niyama Twin Islands Play and Chill

Water, Water everywhere and it is heaven on earth for Waterbabies. At Niyama they make the most of the island location with activities in, on and above the water, day and night.

 

FLOAT at Niyama is the water lover’s destination.

 

Underwater, here you can snorkel or dive with Hammerhead Point, manta rays or Bull Bull. Enlist the help of an expert who will take you on a turtle quest or guide you though the reef’s secrets so you get the most of your underwater journey. The night time snorkel, which begins at sunset, is a busy time in the ocean as diurnal (daytime) fish rush home to shelter. The night time is the time for lionfish, lobster and octopus as well as the beautiful bioluminescent corals that literally light up the sea. The Discover Scuba Diving course is for beginners and there is a full range of PADI courses where you can gain a qualification for future Waterbaby explorations. On the water try sailing on a dhoni, kayaking, wake boarding, windsurfing and surfing. Above the water you can harness the power of the wind and take to skies kite surfing, parasailing or by jet pack.

 

Calling Surfers. Just off Niyama Play Island is a ‘classic, powerful left-hand ride. Five minutes by speedboat is Kasabu a surf point which has a hollow right hander and Hocus Pocus, 10 minutes away, is another barrelling right hander.

 

If you love the ocean you will want to conserve it and at Niyama the coral regeneration project invites you to cultivate a living habitat in the coral nursery. This is your way to give back. The resident Marine Biologist will help you learn to identify fish and coral and will explain the dangers to the natural and beautiful coral environment.

 

For some water-based activities there are additional charges.

 

Where to sleep? Choose an overwater villa and you will really be at home.

If you are a Waterbaby make Niyama your water play-ground.

Do you have children who need to be entertained?

Are your teens to cool for school?

Would you like to experience adventures as a family?

 

You are the YOUNG FAMILY

For you everyone counts and there needs to be adventure and activities, dining, relaxation and living space for all.

 

Your Fun Family Resort is One&Only Reethi Rah

One&Only Reethi Rah is all about families and everyone having the holiday they deserve.

 

Activities are varied and we believe they give families the opportunities to try something new and expand their hobbies, hopefully continuing some when they return home.

 

For the artist, there is a studio and local artist to get your paintbrushes dancing or your pencils scratching. You can try ceramics, stained glass, miniature sculpture, quilling and jewellery making.

 

For the active, there are water sports – kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkelling and water trampolining to name a few and there are tennis courts, but what Reethi Rah has that reaches new heights is a climbing wall. It has a number of climbs and can accommodate 5 climbers at one time – it is worth a go to enjoy the view from the top.

 

Family orientated excursions include island hopping on the sea plane, dhoni trips to desert islands and the opportunity to swim or snorkel with Whale Sharks in the waters of South Ari.

 

Especially for the kids is KIDSONLY for ages 4 – 9, ONETRIBE for ages 9-11 and Teens for ages 12 – 17. There are daily programmes of activities for all ages and it is the opportunity to make new friends and chill with peers. Babysitting services are also available which ensures free time for some other important members of the family.

 

Whilst the children are occupied at the clubs adults can relax and be pampered at the One&Only Spa where swirling vitality pools, crystal steam rooms and the healing Watsu pool can be found. Ancient therapies are combined with modern techniques to ensure your massage and body treatments relax, revive and rejuvenate mind, body and soul.

 

When you get together in the evening try Botanica for dinner under the ancient Banyan Tree, Reethi which has all your favourite dishes from around the world or dine in Villa – there is an extensive menu. Of course, you can leave the kids in villa, with one of Reethi Rah’s sitters and enjoy a romantic Private Dining experience for two where a chef and host will serve you champagne and dinner whilst the sunsets.

If you love your family, treat yourself to Reethi Rah and all the fun it has to offer.

The Maldives has an island for everyone. If you have not found yours here then explore further with Destinology.

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