Here are three luxurious escapes in the Maldives – a gorgeous 5 Star private island resort in the North Ari atoll, an oceangoing “superyacht villa” charter, and a world-first undersea residence at Rangali Island – where you can celebrate a successful 2019 and get set for a spectacular 2020.
The MURAKA: Indian Ocean immersion…
The MURAKA residence by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a marvel of modern marine design. Immersed in its own private patch of Indian Ocean that’s 250 metres offshore from the resort, this villa-style apartment consists of two levels. The top level has all the amenities you’d expect from one of the world’s most exclusive residences, including an open air deck where you can soak up magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and look out across an endless expanse of ocean. As you make your way down a spiral staircase to the master bedroom on the lower level, the magic of The MURAKA’s marine theme comes alive. It’s here where you’ll come face to face with a giant, curved acrylic dome window that offers a 180-degree aquarium-like view of the Maldives’ underwater world. For those in love with the sea, a night or two here delivers a unique underwater experience.
W Maldives: Fesdu Island’s 5 Star paradise…
W Maldives – the 5-star private island resort located on Fesdu Island in the Maldives’ North Ari atoll – is where “paradise and style flirt with soul in a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and coral reefs”, as the resort’s team describes the destination. During a stay, guests can look forward to plenty of the cutting-edge coolness and modernity that the W hotel brand has become known for, combined with a Maldivian touch. Snorkellers and scuba divers can explore the island’s private reef, foodies can indulge in innovative cocktails and cuisine from the resort’s six eateries and bars, and those in search of high-class pampering can head for treatment at the AWAY spa.
MY Vittaveli: Set sail on a “superyacht villa”…
Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort and Royal Residence recently raised the bar for marine-based luxury living with the unveiling of their 85-foot superyacht, MY Vittaveli. This is a legitimate luxury villa on water: There’s a master cabin, VIP cabin, two twin cabins, and three decks with open air dining areas and multiple swim platforms. There’s also a four-person Jacuzzi, personal watercraft launch, barbeque grill on the top deck, hydrosonic massage bathtub, complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD screen, Bluetooth enabled music system and a 24-hour personal butler. After setting sail from the Jumeirah Vittaveli Resort’s Bolifushi Island, your days will be spent exploring the South Male atoll’s secret islands, secluded beaches and underwater marine treasures – while indulging in all of the MY Vittaveli’s on-board opulence.
Maldives: Come explore!
The Maldives continues to push all the right buttons for trendy travel. Along with many other achievements and positive reviews the destination won the Indian Ocean’s “Leading Beach Destination”, “Leading Dive Destination”, and “Leading Honeymoon Destination” at the 2019 World Travel Awards.
Fly Oman Air! Oman Air direct Muscat to Malé flights. To view the full flight schedules, visit www.omanair.com
W Maldives: www.marriott.com
MY Vittaveli: www.jumeirah.com
The MURAKA: www.conradmaldives.com
Maldives Tourism: www.visitmaldives.com
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