It’s not every day you find yourself flying far, far away to the middle of the Indian Ocean, enjoying some incredible Robison Crusoe-esque views of the surf lapping the shores of atolls. And it’s not every day the Maldives looks affordable but with our holiday, together with Certificate of Excellence hotel, we have found an island where dreams replace reality and the summer never ends.
VOI Maayafushi resort’s hospitality sets a high bar, where your every wish is anticipated with instinctive foresight. Expect the warmest of greetings, the fresh fruit cocktail offered before you’re even out the seaplane and something chilled served on the beach side terrace that puts the resort’s all-inclusive service on a justly deserved pedestal. Add to this the variety of cuisine and you begin to understand that Maldivian luxury comes in many forms – spiritual, mental and total beach paradise.
The Ari Atoll is home to more than 150 islands and roughly an exhilarating 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé. Surrounded by a beautiful coral reef, you are completely enveloped by white sands and 360 ° views of the ocean. The diving here is exceptional as are the starry skies. Stay in a bungalow hugging the beach with private garden for seclusion and those blissful sea breezes.