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The Sunny Side of Life

by Lori Eastes
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The tropical paradise of Maldives combines unrivaled luxury, stunning white sand beaches, and an amazing underwater world that all together make this a yacht charter destination of a lifetime. Located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the archipelagic state and country is comprised of 1,192 islands that span the equator and stretch along a length of 541 miles. Boasting some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, the clear waters of the Maldives are a magnet for anyone with an interest in marine life. The richness and variety here is simply astonishing: Imagine dazzling coral walls, magnificent caves, and schools of brightly colored tropical fish. In deeper waters, one can find manta rays, turtles, sharks, and even the world’s largest fish, the whale shark.

Your luxury charter yacht will cruise you to a variety of islands to explore lagoons, scuba dive, and snorkel. And when you need to step on terra firma, there is also a wealth of exclusive luxury resorts to visit and treat yourself to a relaxing massage, or better yet, a full spa day.

The peak season to visit Maldives is December to April, but the temperatures vary little throughout the year, making it an excellent destination for a yacht charter. Let the turquoise waters and island vibes wash over you on the adventure of a lifetime aboard your private luxury charter yacht. This is the Maldives like you’ve never experienced it before.


Arrive at the capital of Malè, a busy port town that’s brimming with yachts of all sizes. Walking around the island, you’ll be amazed with the buildings that date all the way back to the 17th century.  Enjoy a meal at one of the family-owned restaurants before returning to your yacht for an evening of exquisite cocktails onboard.

Baa Atoll

Continue to Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve brimming with unique marine habitats where you can snorkel with whale sharks—the gentle giants of the deep—or watch for dolphins frolicking in the yacht’s wake. At night, drop anchor at a picture-perfect deserted island where you can dine under the stars before falling asleep to the gentle rocking of the waves.

Raa Atoll

Next, we’ll head north to Raa Atoll, home to some of the Maldives’ best beaches. Here you can try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, kayak through mangroves, or simply relax on the sugar-soft sands. In the evening, indulge in a sunset cocktail cruise to toast the end of another incredible day.

South Ari Atoll

Your final stop will be South Ari Atoll, renowned for its excellent snorkeling and diving sites. Slip on your mask and fins to discover a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life, from sea turtles to manta rays. Cap off the day with a beach barbecue on a secluded stretch of beach, the perfect finale to your unforgettable Maldives escape.

Photo Courtesy of Worth Avenue Yachts
Photo Courtesy of Worth Avenue Yachts

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