10 Amazing Things To Do in Raffles Maldives
Raffles Maldives offers more than you can imagine in terms of lagoons, white sand beaches, food, and service at the height of luxury. Raffles Meradhoo has carved out a name for itself as one of the best Maldivian resorts to stay at as one of the newest resorts in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
There is a one-hour domestic flight from Malé to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo in the southern Maldives. Mercradhoo Island, a 15-minute boat ride from the airport, is relatively small, and travelers can explore it easily in 10 minutes. All of the islands attractions are within walking distance, so bicycles are not necessary.
Read on to discover 10 exciting things you can experience on a luxury vacation to Raffles Maldives.
Divers flock to the Maldives for the beautiful underwater scenery and coral, many of which have excellent visibility and an abundance of terrestrial life. Cliffs and overhangs surround the protected marine area, which protects barracuda, snapper, and grouper from the elements. As a snorkeling area, the reef offers a great variety of fish, sharks, and manta rays to be seen near the surface.
Raffles Maldives Aquatic Sights
The Maldives sea life is nothing short of incredible. Marine lovers and divers will find flat-faced, enormous manta rays, clownfish, striped bannerfish, and hammerheads swimming in plankton-rich waters. The hawksbill to the leatherback are just some of the sea turtle species you will likely encounter if youre lucky.
You can snorkel in pristine waters, among distinctive reefs, and commonly see black-tip baby sharks, parrotfish, and spotted eagle rays at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, one of the southernmost islands. There is a resident marine biologist, who has a Ph.D. in marine biology, available to guide you.
2: Go Stargazing
Having spotted the underwater life, youll soon find yourself looking up in awe. It is one of the best natural observatories on Earth due to the lack of light pollution in the area. Moreover, the guiding stars can be seen from both hemispheres due to the close proximity to the Equator. View Saturns rings, Jupiters belts, Scorpio and Omega Centauri.
In turn, starlight and moonlight illuminate the sea - an extraordinary natural phenomenon that transforms nocturnal oceans into glowing star fields due to the presence of bioluminescent plankton in the water.
3: Plan to See All 26 Atolls
Despite never having visited the Maldives, Charles Darwin developed the first theory about how atolls begin, taking the word atholu from the local language. Simply put, they are submerged volcanoes that have developed coral on top of them.
With deep lagoons in the south and smaller ones in the north, the Maldives has 26 natural atolls. Each island is unique. Dynamic islands move from side to side, back to front, within their reefs, whereas saturated islands have a beach all around. Meradhoo is a particularly picturesque island within the Huvadhoo atoll, which is comprised of two pristine reefs in clear waters.
4: Take A Boat Trip
Raffles Maldives Meradhoos private island is a real gem, and its the only place in the Maldives where you can experience such a unique blend of activities. At sunset, you can take a romantic voyage to the nearby islands for desert-island picnics and snorkeling right at the line of the Equator.
At Raffles Maldives, travelers are able to relax and enjoy the sights of the Maldivian islands at sunset when they charter a private sunset cruise. This trip offers the benefit of being with just your friends and family members. The sun sets on another day in paradise as you leisurely sail over the ocean on your own personal craft.
5: Go On The Ultimate Yoga Retreat
The practice of yoga on the spa deck overlooking the ocean, or on the soft white sand at sunset, is an easy way to improve your overall sense of health, peace, and wellbeing. In addition to increasing flexibility and decreasing stress levels, you will feel energized and restored after training in yoga.
Private sessions can be arranged with Raffles Maldives Meradhoos instructors in your villa for Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, or meditation. Couples can practice yoga under the stars or at candlelight. As well as offering yoga for children, they offer prenatal classes as well.
Take a ride on Raffles Maldives Meradhoos fully-equipped parasailing boat and enjoy stunning aerial views. A glorious sun sets into the shimmering lagoon surrounded by luxuriant golden islands as you ascend into the heavens and marvel at the stunning panorama. You will launch gently from the back of the boat from a comfortable position so that you will not even get wet but will land you softly at the end of your ride back to the same spot.
Windsurfing, or water skiing as it is commonly referred to, is an exhilarating water-based sport that combines both surfing and sailing into one action-packed activity. What sets windsurfing apart from surfing are its specialized windsurfing boards, or sailboards, which are used to harness the wind and ride the waves instead of the wave itself. As the windsurfer navigates through the sparkling waters, the refreshing tropical breeze will flow through the sails, providing an exhilarating and rejuvenating experience.
Raffles Maldives offers windsurfing rentals for the experienced, and lessons for beginners.
8: Swim with Whale Sharks
Whale sharks can now be encountered at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo when visiting the Maldives. The healthy reefs of Gaafu Alifu Atoll are home to whale sharks that will thrill fans of marine life.
Guests will cross the warm Indian Ocean on a traditional Dhoni to witness the marvelous spotted sharks in their natural habitat, which can grow up to 12 meters long. The worlds biggest fish, the whale shark, can be encountered while on this bespoke voyage.
There will also be a marine-life biologist on site to introduce guests to the incredible animals and identify passing sea life - such as turtles, dolphins, and manta rays, all found in the vast ocean. It begins in the evening and runs for two hours. Canapes and drinks are provided.
Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers more marine adventures than just the once-in-a-lifetime encounter with whale sharks. The resort has two house reefs on which guests can snorkel with a marine butler.
9: Deepsea Fishing
If you would like to experience a fishing trip of a lifetime, look no further than deepsea fishing on Raffles Maldives big game fishing boat for an unforgettable fishing experience. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo offers private fishing tours for groups or individuals, which let you catch a majestic sailfish, wahoo, tuna, Maori, or giant trevally.
With traditional Maldivian sunset fishing, you will learn how to fish the traditional Maldivian way. Guests will have a chance to catch fish like tuna, wahoo, trevally, snapper, and sailfish. Some of the techniques you will learn are casting and jigging. This fishing tour is suitable for all skill levels. Travelers will be assisted by Raffles Maldives Meradhoos crew in rigging their ini, and should they catch a large enough fish, resort staff and chefs will serve it for lunch.
Book a fishing trip before its too late! An excellent guide will make sure your fishing trip is a success.
10: Go Dolphin Watching
The most common species of whale and dolphin in the Maldives is the spinner dolphin, and these dolphins are the primary target of dolphin-watching excursions by resort islands. There are also times when dolphins and whales can be viewed outside these atolls, as well as bottlenose dolphins inside the atolls.
Additionally, there are also pantropical spotted dolphins, as well as dwarf sperm whales that are particularly common in calm weather conditions. During their migration through the Maldives from November to May, blue whales are frequently sighted. Other whale types are less common. From June to October, however, humpback whales are more frequently visible.
Raffles Maldives Meradoo offers a dolphin quest tour by traditional dhoni for guests to marvel at these acrobatic, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
The Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is located in the southern end of the Maldives- one of the worlds most popular destinations for travelers in the middle of the Indian Ocean composed of more than 1,000 islands in 26 atolls. A personal butler will be on call 24 hours a day, as well as a private chef. Three restaurants, an overwater spa, a fitness center, and a cocktail bar overlook crystal-clear waters will be among the resorts amenities.
The Maldives is world-famous for its coral reefs, which can be explored scuba diving and snorkeling from the hotels PADI-certified diving center. Additionally, there will be yoga classes and plenty of water sports to choose from. Raffles Maldives Meradhoo is the ultimate vacation destination for honeymooners, families, and individuals alike.