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Maldives Cruise

Vaavu - Meemu (2 nights Ihuru + 6 Charter + 2 Hard Rock Hotel)


Cruise Overview

Start:
Any date from Angsana Ihuru
End:
Any date to Hard Rock Hotel
Duration:
10 Nights
Atolls:
South Male, Vaavu, Meemu
Best period:
All the year long
Best for:
Snorkelers, divers, resorts hoppers, fishermen, couples, honeymooners
Highlights:
The first 2 nights are at Angsana Ihuru in Beach Front Villa on Half Board. Departure from Ihuru for 6 nights of private charter on full board. Visits to wonderful sand-strips and desert islands, genuine local village, the underwater marine reserves of Guraidhoo and Myaru Kandu, the sharks points of Kandhooma Thila and Gaahuraa Kandu, the colorful caves of Foththeyo and Mulak Kandu. The last 2 nights are at Hard Rock Hotel in Silver Beach Studio on bed & breakfast.
 
Schedule:
Day Location^ Atoll* Visits & Activities^
1 Angsana Ihuru North Male Relax and activities at the resort.
2 Angsana Ihuru North Male Relax and activities at the resort.
3 Myaru Kandu Vaavu Snorkeling & scuba diving, visit to Kudadhiggaru Finolhu, dolphin watching.
4 Foththeyo Kandu Vaavu Snorkeling & scuba diving, visit to Foththeyo desert island. 
5 Rakeedho Kandu, Mulaku Kandu Meemu Snorkeling & scuba diving, Night fishing.
6 Gaahuraa Kandu, The Golden Wall  Vaavu Snorkeling & scuba diving, visit to the local village of Keydhoo.
7 Vashugiri Island Vaavu Snorkeling & scuba diving and visit to the desert island of Vashugiri. BBQ beach dinner**
8 Kandhooma Thila, Guraidhoo Kandu South Male Snorkeling & scuba diving, night dive**
9 Hard Rock Hotel South Male Relax and activities at the resort.
10 Hard Rock Hotel South Male Relax and activities at the resort.

^The locations, the visits and activities of this itinerary are subjected to the wind and sea conditions. *Get more details on the locations by clicking on the atoll names and find their position on our map.    ** BBQ dinner and night dives are subjected to the weather conditions. 

In detail:

This cruise touches two of the most remote and uninhabited atolls of the Maldives: Vaavu and Meemu. The eastern side of Vaavu is one of the most popular choices for cruising boats in all seasons. There are many reasons: short stretches of open ocean - easy to cross during any monsoon - separate the atoll from Male; navigation is effortless throughout the year; the diving and snorkeling sites are among the most worthwhile in the archipelago; there are only two resorts and therefore little tourist traffic; and lastly the eastern tip of the atoll is one of the points with an abundance of fish on a par with anywhere in the archipelago during the dry monsoon. There are little less than 10 miles of the Vattaru Kandu which separate the atolls of Vaavu and Meemu. Before the cruise we planned for you 2 nights on Half Board at Angsana Ihuru. The room selected for the nights is a Beach Front Villa. Beachfront Villas are located right on the beach of the beautiful coral island, offering breathtaking views of the sparkling Indian Ocean from your own verandah. Nestled amidst lush foliage, the outdoor bathroom offers absolute privacy while the well-appointed bedroom offers respite from the days’ activities. The Beachfront Villa includes a verandah with a dining table and chairs and an outdoor swing for leisure and relaxation by the beach. The bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed, an indoor lounge area with extra bed as well as a dining table. The villa also comes with a private garden area with an outdoor shower. Room and meal plan upgrading are available on request. The transfer to the resort on arrival will be provided by speedboat. For the last 2 nights we have selected Hard Rock Hotel. The room is a Silver Bech Studio on bed and breakfast basis. Featuring a private terrace with direct beach access, the Silver Beach Studio at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives includes sun loungers, ocean views, indoor and outdoor showers and signature amenities perfect for your island getaway. Room and meal plan upgrading is available on request. Once arrived at Hard Rock Hotel, the yacht will be relocated to Male. The transfer to the airport on departure will be provided by speedboat.

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Diving & fishing:

Mantas during the wet monsoon and pelagic fish all the year long: this is the promise of the waters and passes around Alimatha and the eastern side of Vaavu atoll. Myaru Kandu, the Myaru Kandu marine reserves and the Foththeyo pass are the three current dives not to be missed by more expert divers. The outer reef at Foththeyo Falhu is considered one of the spots with an abundance of fish on a par with anywhere in the archipelago from December to April, but there are also plenty of fish at Dhiggiri Point, in the dry monsoon, and in the stretch between Rakeedhoo and Fussaru Falhu during the rest of the year. Also the narrow passes and the long, uninterrupted coral reefs of Meemu Atoll provide an ideal habitat for large pelagic fishes. Diving and fishing thus provide plenty of satisfaction, above all during the dry monsoon. Mulak Kandu and Gaahuraa Kandu certainly feature among the most spectacular current dives in the Maldives. The first offers an extraordinary variety of pelagic fishes around its entrance, with a series of caves and blocks of coral covered with soft corals and sea fans to colour its western corner. The pass's sandy seabed provides a kind of light which is particularly appreciated by underwater photographers. The step of the Gaahuraa Kandu is crossed from side to side by a series of caves covered with marvellous, saffron-coloured soft corals and sea fans. This is one of the passes with the highest concentration of grey sharks in the archipelago when the current flows inside the channel. 

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