With the long summer stretching on and the upcoming Islamic New Year holiday looming on the horizon now is as good a time as any other to visit the beautiful Maldives. So, pack those bags and embark on an authentic adventure involving unbridled exploration and encompassing relaxed island living while also being able to discover the island nation’s rich culture and heritage of one of the world’s most geographically dispersed countries.
You can start off by enjoying a day-trip on board a traditional dhoni, a traditional Maldivian sailing vessel, surrounded by the unforgettable beauty of scattered isles. You can also follow an experienced snorkelling guide into the secret underwater world at the ‘Black Coral’ reef.
A coveted snorkelling site, a personal snorkelling guide will guide you around the reef wall, which is also home to a stunning variety of coloured marine life. End the three-hour experience with a delicious picnic served on the dhoni itself. Just don’t forget your underwater camera!
Satisfy your curiosity and get a taste of Maldivian culture and history. Only 2km long and 1km wide, Malé is the smallest capital city in the world. Concentrated within this densely populated area are all of the country’s main political, economic, and educational and health institutions.
Visitors can enjoy a day touring the city’s lively fish market, the Grand Friday Mosque and the Presidential Palace, ending the day’s adventure at the local crafts market for all important souvenir shopping.
Experience the thrill and excitement of big game fishing as you search the deep, blue waters for fast, ocean going fish such as sailfish, tuna, marlin, and wahoo.
The island resort, Baros Maldives, set in the very heart of the archipelago, offers the perfect place to not only relax on the powdery white sands of pristine beaches but also to explore the beauty of the island with an endless number of bespoke and memorable excursions to provide the ultimate holiday for the curious traveller who is looking to take advantage of all that the Maldives has to offer.
A country of nearly 1,200 tropical islands set in translucent lagoons in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is renowned for some of the world’s most spectacular underwater diving experiences. Divers Baros Maldives was one of the first professional and qualified diving centres in the archipelago. Their successful philosophy of careful exploration and dedicated conservation resulted in Divers Baros Maldives becoming a PADI five-star gold palm dive centre in 2008 and becoming the first resort with an eco-dive centre in the Maldives in 2010.
Divers can enjoy regular sightings of mantra rays, sharks, turtles, eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and tuna, or smaller marine life like nudibranchs, ghost pipefishes, shrimps and flatworms. Divers Baros Maldives also conducts night dives and recently introduced ‘fluo night dives’.
This involves diving with lights that are specifically designed to generate the maximum amount of bio-fluorescence, the so called ‘blue light’. With a barrier filter that goes over the mask, the blue light transforms the underwater view, resulting in an experience that is completely out of this world. Embark on a journey at sea for a spot of secret reef snorkelling, sunset sailing or romantic dinner cruises for two. With gourmet meals served on-board by your very own personal butler, a secluded sun deck for two in the bow and a private saloon lounge, shower, and an air-conditioned double bedroom, Baros Maldives presents the opportunity for an once-in-a-lifetime adventure at sea.
Perhaps the most beautiful cinema you’ll have ever been to, on a clear evening, enjoy an exclusive private cinema screening on a sandbank in the middle of the Indian Ocean, while sipping on some bubbly and nibbling on popcorn. The ultimate outdoor private movie experience is the island resort’s latest addition.