Maldives: Land, Sea, Underwater adventures

- A Secret Retreats journey -
8 days / 7 nights
from 80,000 USD+++

 

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Alexa J is reviving the art of traditional boat building, integrating sustainability and modern technologies. A classical wooden vessel bringing the yachting experience to a new level of luxury in the Maldives.


Highlights of the Journey:

  • 50 shades of Turquoise
  • underwater safari

The Maldives is a nation of 1,192 islands spread across the equator in the Indian Ocean and grouped into a double chain of 26 atolls. Its unique geography makes it a dreamlike destination, with reefs offering bands of color, tiny islets rimmed with white soft sand and clear shallow waters all around. The reefs are home to a thousand species of fish, manta rays and whale sharks. This is this paradise that Alexa J Private Cruise makes you discover through a week of cruise from island to island.

Alexa J is without doubt the most beautifully designed sailing yacht in the world, combining the sense of old-world charm with all modern comforts. The only yacht built for just one couple (possibly with 2 kids), uniquely configured with stylish interiors and a refined service with the rare luxury of complete privacy. In this itinerary, we propose you to sail to the fairytale-looking bays with crystal clear water and golden rocky walls, to the picture perfect small harbours, to uninhabited islands where only dolphins will be your company.


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Your Journey Day by Day

8 days / 7 nights from 80,000 USD+++

For a private charter (based on 2 people). Tax not included With a possible extension at Soneva Fushi (pre/post cruise).

 
Day 1 : Male Airport – Boarding Alexa J (-/-/D)
Upon arrival at Male Airport you will be greeted by our team and escorted to the harbor where your private boat for the week, Alexa J, is waiting for you. If you were staying at Soneva Fushi before the cruise, the yacht will be waiting for you are the resort’s pier. Your Cruise Director will greet you while your luggage is transferred aboard your floating penthouse. You can enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and a tour of the facilities aboard your home for the coming week. You will also meet the crew and receive a safety briefing for your stay with us. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy a snorkel or an introductory dive within the area in the beautiful waters. You could also choose to have a massage on top deck.
Sunset cocktails and a 5-course dinner and will be served onboard.
HOTEL: Alexa J Private Cruise
Day 2 : Hanifaru Bay (B/L/D)
Hanifaru Bay or “Vandhumaafaru Adi” as it is known by the locals is the perfect spot for snorkeling and diving. The first location of your journey through the Baa Atoll brings you to a unique experience of exploring colourful soft corals. Very often visited by schools of Manta Rays in the months of May to December. After enjoying the underwater sights with your dive instructor Nico and marine biologist Hannah, have an afternoon full of relaxation. Suggested activities: snorkeling, diving and under-water photography. Wind down with an early evening massage before getting ready for your gourmet dinner served onboard Alexa J.
A wine tasting can be organised for early evening, before the dinner.
HOTEL: Alexa J Private Cruise
Day 3 : Goidhoo (B/L/D)
Early departure this morning for Goidhoo, a small island with pearl-white sand in the southern part of the Baa Atoll. Experience the magical sunrise of the Maldives as you relish with a breakfast on your private 360-view top deck. On arrival the Cruise Director will take you on a hike of a life-time where you will be able to discover rare freshwater lakes and a tropical forest. A suggested alternative is to go snorkeling at a very unique coral formation in the area called the “Rose Garden”.
Activities for today can be hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, diving or kite-surfing. In the evening, a lavish BBQ dinner will be set up on a deserted beach.
HOTEL: Alexa J Private Cruise
Day 4 : Innafushi (B/L/D)
Today we will set sail to Innafushi, a natural reserve just 2 hours away from Goidhoo for a unique adventure: underwater safari. Innafushi is an uninhabited island which lies within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. An idyllic underwater archipelago. An escape into the magical world of nature. Dinner today will be served on your private aft deck terrace whilst enjoying the divine sunset and picturesque views. Whilst basking in the moonlight we can set up your personal cinema on the top deck.
HOTEL: Alexa J Private Cruise
Day 5 : Hithaadhoo (B/L/D)
Early morning we set sail to Hithaadhoo, the third largest island in the Baa Atoll. The northern tip of Hithadhoo island, the capital of Addu Atoll, has been beautifully left to nature. Visit of the Addu Nature Park, which encompasses the beautiful Eydhigali Kilhi wetlands and protected Koattey area in Hithadhoo Island. This is the big game fishing destination in the Baa Atoll where you can cast a line and try your hand at catching sublime sustainable fish such as snappers or groupers.
Activities for today can be fishing, snorkeling, diving or swimming. Indulge in a deluxe private picnic with your toes in the sand, candle lit dinner and seafood BBQ.
HOTEL: Alexa J Private Cruise
Day 6 : Kendhoo (B/L/D)
This morning, we are heading towards the northern part of the Baa Atoll to an island called Kendhoo. The cruise director will to take you on an excursion on our tender through the lush islands exploring its natural habitation. Activities for today can be snorkeling, diving, swimming nd exploring nearby islands by tender. In the evening you can enjoy the secluded peace whilst dining on a gourmet dinner cooked by the fire pit.
HOTEL: Alexa J Private Cruise
Day 7 : Kunfunadhoo (B/L/D)
Soneva, Kunfunadhoo Island, Eydhafushi, these are the three private island options for today. Take your castaway experience to another level, and try our favourite – lunch on a desert island prepared by your own personal chef. Dip yourself in the crystal clear blue lagoon with your in-house snorkeling guide while the chef prepares gourmet temptations in the most romantic of settings. This will be your last night onboard, although we would love to have you stay longer.
HOTEL: Alexa J Private Cruise
Day 8 : Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast is served and then it’s time to prepare for disembarkation. Your luggage will be transferred and depending on the time of your flight, there may be time for one last interesting tour through the local markets in Malé. Unless you like to extend your stay for a few more nights at Soneva Fushi. Your transfer to the airport will be arranged and our team will assist until you are ready to board your flight back home.

Your Accommodation on this Asia Travel Itinerary



Soneva Fushi

Maldives: Land, Sea, Underwater adventures

8 days / 7 nights
from 80,000 USD+++

For a private charter (based on 2 people). Tax not included With a possible extension at Soneva Fushi (pre/post cruise).

 


The total price includes:
7-night accommodation on board of your private yacht, with 6 dedicated crew at your service
All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) every day.
Refreshments and house wines
Unlimited dives per day
Daily spa treatments
Shore excursions and island expeditions: beach activities, diving classes, hiking, snorkeling, kayaking

The total price does not include:
International airfare, visa or airport tax fees
Excess baggage fees
Scuba diving certification fees
Premium wines and spirits
Crew gratuities
Medical insurance
Extra activities not mentioned in the program


This Secret Journey was designed in cooperation with Alexander and Alexa J.

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