Luxury yacht charter in the award-winning Maldives

Leave your worries and cares behind and start the New Year in the peaceful tropical paradise that is the Maldives luxury yacht charter grounds.

This magnificent collection of archipelagos was winner of the World's Leading Destinations 2020, and had stiff competition for the coveted title from the long-established World Travel Awards. The contenders included other splendid island destinations such as the Ionian, Dodecanese, and Cyclades Islands of Greece, the diversity along New Zealand shores, plus other Asian rivals like Indonesia - considered by many to be the best Scuba diving grounds anywhere in the world.

While the Maldives looks picture-perfect from a distance, once you arrive you'll understand why it's really worthy of such high praise: Only 200 islands in the Maldives are inhabited, giving you more than 1,000 untouched islands for your own beachside barbeques, games and special occasions.

The clear and shallow water will bring confidence to inexperienced swimmers, and the coral reefs and majestic species in the region will take your breath away. Let the current take you on a tour of some of the best underwater sites, admire the corals, sharks and rays in the Ari Atoll and dry off in the breeze on one of the powdery soft beaches before a candlelit dinner with your toes dipped into the gently lapping waves.

A luxury yacht is the perfect way to take friends and family on an adventure holiday, unwind at your own pace or dazzle on a corporate event charter: Not only do you have the chance to cruise wherever you please and visit multiple locations in one day, you can spend the time in transit on business or pleasure, with an expert crew on-hand to ensure that your cocktails are cold and the kids are entertained.

There will be a wide selection of water toys awaiting you and there is no time limit for returning them, leaving you free to explore along the sandy shores and through clear waters, encountering the Indian Ocean's incredible colourful wildlife along the way.

Many who come to the Maldives do so for the excellent Scuba diving and fishing itineraries, taking groups on a tour of multiple archipelagos. You can start snorkelling and Scuba diving from the first day with a dive at Villingili to get you acclimatised to the warm water and fantastic visibility. It's also the location of one of the best wreck dives in the region - the BRITISH LOYALTY. A week-long itinerary presents the chance to see angel fish, a variety of beautifully patterned rays, nurse sharks, whale sharks and Hawksbill turtles, and your experienced crew will be able to take you to the best big game and bone fishing spots in the Maldives.

Superyachts SAFIRA and NAWAIMAA are two excellent examples of luxury charter yachts available in the Maldives, providing excellent entertainment options while cruising and sumptuous cabins to retire to at the end of a long day.

When you have a need for speed, superyacht NAWAIMAA delivers: She is capable of up to 30 knots for quick island-hopping, giving you more time to spend at the destination. At 26m/86ft NAWAIMAA is a compact vessel, however all space is utilised on board and guests have a forward interior seating area, and a large aft lounge with formal dining table and bar.

Life outdoors is just as comfortable, with plenty of room for the group to break up and follow individual interests, or gather together for alfresco dining in the shade on the flybridge followed by a dip into the Jacuzzi or a nap on the sunbeds. The great selection of water toys includes Scuba diving gear and a water slide, and all these amenities together make this an excellent vessel for family and friends groups of 10, accommodated over four en-suite cabins.

Luxury yacht SAFIRA was built in 2017 and specially designed for the shallow waters of the Maldives. Get up close to the reefs known as gilis and thilas, and snorkel and Scuba dive with ease. The outdoor areas aboard this 43m/142ft vessel are designed for use throughout the day, with plenty of shade for lounging and taking in the views over drinks.

There is room to host up to 40 guests on board for a dockside event... or you can covet the Jacuzzi and sunbeds all to yourselves, watch a film outdoors after dark and disappear off among the farthest islands, content in the knowledge that M/Y SAFIRA has the fuel capacity to roam far and wide.

The interiors are just as light and airy within, and the massive dining area serves as a place to relax and spend time on pastimes between destinations, while the forward lounge has a widescreen TV with games consoles and a large library of films for all ages. The talented crew are one of the best reasons to choose M/Y SAFIRA for a Maldives luxury yacht charter: There is a Dive Master, yoga instructor, spa massage services and a talented chef who will cater to all dietary requirements while producing masterful creations. 12 Scuba dives are already included in her charter price, giving one dive to each of the 12 guests, who are accommodated in 12 ensuite cabins furnished with either double or twin beds.

Many luxury yacht charters were postponed during 2020 due to the pandemic, and as a result it is important to book early to avoid missing out on your choice dates. Contracts currently cover pandemic circumstances which would prevent you from commencing your charter, giving you peace of mind from the moment you book your holiday until you're rested and restored, and on the way home.

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