The Ministry of Tourism for the Maldives has recently updated their safety guidelines for tourists. Travelers arriving to Maldives are required to provide a negative corona-virus test result that is no older than 72 hours on arrival, and there is no entry Visa fee payable. The only travel restriction in place is that you cannot combine your holiday with time at a resort. You must spend the entire duration of your stay in the Maldives onboard your pre-booked luxury charter yacht. Several airlines have already re-scheduled regular flights to the Maldives, including Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Edelweiss Air and Aeroflot.*
A private yacht charter is the ultimate way to explore the Maldives; you have the opportunity to explore so many different islands and atolls while remaining onboard your own private floating resort away from crowds. Yacht charters are a stress-free, low-risk vacation, bringing small groups of family or friends together - without having to come into contact with strangers or use public facilities, as would occur staying ashore.
With influences from Asia, Africa and Arabia as well as British and Portuguese and possibly the world’s richest natural aquariums these islands provide an unrivalled luxury yacht charter destination.
The many islands and atolls are strung out like jewels in a sparkling topaz sea, each with its own shallow, crystal clear lagoon surrounded by undisturbed coral reefs teeming with marine life and stunning colourful underwater gardens. The waters are diligently protected and are home to some awe-inspiring species including manta rays, turtles, giant frogfish, hammerheads and the rare whale sharks.
You will find some of the most outstanding dive sites in the world here. One special spot is the renowned Wreck of the Maldive Victory, a ship that sunk in 1981 which remains largely intact and home to a wealth of tropical fish, coral and sponges. While at Fish Head you will have the chance to swim with the graceful grey sharks meandering between the black coral.
Big game fishing in these aquamarine waters is an incredible experience. The coral atolls of the Maldives offer one of the largest and most varied homes to marine life in the world, providing the perfect opportunity to catch something massive and trophy-worthy using fishing methods unique to the skilled Maldives fishermen.
The natural beauty here is breathtaking. Talcum powder sandy beaches provide those postcard-perfect romantic settings most people only get the chance to dream about as you hop from one blissful island to the next. Nestled in amongst this isolated paradise are resorts offering the latest in modern luxury each competing for the title of the best, the latest, the most sublime.
The Maldives are as close as you can get to fantasy treasure islands and the very best way to get the most out this tropical paradise experience is by luxury charter yacht. And fortunately, there are a number of luxury yachts intending to go there in the next few months. Please scroll down for information about four of these and contact us for details of their availability.
Five-deck 240ft (73.2m) ice-class explorer mega yacht PLANET NINE, features accommodation for 12 across six spacious guest staterooms, including a 300-square-metre master suite which covers an entire deck and comprises two cabins and a central lounge.
The entire upper deck is dedicated to guests with four further cabins, a panoramic observatory lounge and an on board cinema room with a 112-inch screen.
Other attributes include on deck jacuzzi and elevators connecting all five decks and providing discreet crew access, while the large Beach Club boasts an indulgent spa area for guests' total relaxation.
PLANET NINE comes with an MD 902 Explorer helicopter, hangar and landing, allowing her guests to take full advantage of the chopper for fun & speedy explorations.
This striking charter yacht is a 200ft (61m) Amels-built, family-friendly motor yacht with loads of features. On the main deck, the expansive saloon offers a comfortable lounge and adjacent private library. The formal dining area is separate and seats 12 guests for special occasions or evening meals.
CALYPSO has accommodation for up to 12 guests in seven magnificent staterooms. The Master Suite is particularly impressive, boasting an office, his and hers dressing rooms and superb views.
The exterior living on CALYPSO is over three well-appointed decks, perfect for entertaining large groups or simply relaxing. On the main deck is a shaded seating area, complete with the option of alfresco dining, while the upper aft deck features a further alfresco dining area, seating, bar and partial shade.
There is also a fully equipped gymnasium enclosed by glass walls, outdoor cinema, and the sun deck, with Jacuzzi and sunpads by day, can transform into a disco for nighttime entertainment!
This iconic 143ft (43.80m) yacht is a popular choice for charter. Sleek and streamlined, her black hull and silver superstructure ensure that she is a real headturner.
The saloon is spacious and ultra-modern, with a large lounge area, separate dining and wrap around windows for optimal views.
There is luxurious accommodation for up to 10 guests in five staterooms. The superb full-beam master suite is located forward on the main deck, featuring a study, lounge, dressing room and his and hers bath and ensuite. The four guest staterooms are located on the lower deck, each with ensuite.
Other features include an onboard masseuse/spa therapist, well equipped gym, cinema in the skylounge, jacuzzi on the sun deck, and a large swim platform with access to an impressive array of the latest watertoys.
Built in 2013 as a "green" global explorer SAFIRA is remarkably engineered for unsurpassed sea handling capability and the pinnacle of luxury.
At 129ft (39.32m), with five large cabins for up to 10 guests, a range of social spaces for entertaining and relaxing over three decks, and an amazing array of watertoys, SAFIRA is a superb choice for your charter in the Maldives.
Refined and elegant inside, with classic timberwork and chic décor, SAFIRA has a spacious saloon, with separate lounge and formal dining section, as well as large aft deck, plus a sundeck with jacuzzi, sunpads and table with seating.
SAFIRA also boasts a gym with an assortment of equipment and all the tenders and toys a large group or family could wish for to make their luxury yacht charter a memorable experience.
For further information on these and other luxury yachts available for charter in the Maldives for the holiday of a lifetime please contact the specialists at Luxury Charter Group.
* Conditions apply. Yachts are subject to availability at time of booking. Travel restrictions stated here are at time of writing, and it is the traveler's responsibility to check and abide by any government travel restrictions.