It’s relatively small and intimate – 600 metres long and only 150 metres wide – with 91 villas and it’s a great value 4 Star Deluxe resort in the North Ari Atoll.

Accommodation ranges from Beach Villas with a Jacuzzi to Water Villas with a whirlpool bathtub and Jacuzzi Water Villas. It has one of the best sandbanks in the Maldives, an amazing house reef, excellent snorkelling off the beach, an infinity pool overlooking the beach, and the Duniye over water spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms and most public areas. Good for couples and honeymooners this is an adults only resort with no children under 18 allowed. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed – shorts, T-shirts and sarongs are the most clothes you will need – not even shoes are required in this barefoot paradise.

The Ocean Sports Centre has a terrific range of water sports, both motorised and non-motorised, including waterskiing, wakeboarding, jet skis, kayaks and more. A sunset punch cruise on the resort dhoni – you may just be lucky enough to see dolphins in the setting sun. This experience comes highly recommended as do sundowners at the Athiri Bar.

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DESTINATION

Maldives – North Ari Atoll

WHEN CAN I GO?

5 September 2018 – 31 October 2018

DESCRIPTION

7 Night honeymoon on Veligandu

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEAL?
  • Return flights to Maldives on Emirates
  • Return resort transfers by seaplane7 nights accommodation in a Water Villa
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
MORE INFO
  • Honeymoon Value Add: Fruit plate, flowers and sparkling wine in room on arrival
AIRFARE SURCHARGES & CONDITIONS
  • A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • A high season surcharge applies for travel 12 – 23 December 2018 approx. R2 000 per person
TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
  • Rebooking and cancellation fees apply.
  • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
  • Standard terms and conditions apply.
  • All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
LOCATION

North Ari Atoll

ACCOMMODATION

The 91 rooms all feature tropical décor, a king size bed, wood or tile floors, private porch with furniture, partially open-air bathroom with rain shower and double sinks.

Beach Villas (Size: 71 m2)
These villas on the beach have tile or wood bedroom floors and a good but narrow view of the lagoon.

Jacuzzi Beach Villas (Size: 86 m2)
Located on the beach they have a private walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars” and a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shaded area and tropical plants.

Water Villas (Size: 58 m2)
Located over-the-water, in the lagoon the Water Villas have an indoor bathroom and a whirlpool bathtub plus a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shaded area, tropical plants, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea.

Jacuzzi Water Villas (Size: 86 m2)
These are located over-the-water, in the lagoon a short walk along a private jetty to this secluded hideaway with a private walled-in outdoor area featuring a Jacuzzi for two “under the stars”, a wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shaded area, tropical plants, a private sundeck with stairs into the sea.

ROOM FACILITIES
  • Air conditioning
  • Overhead ceiling fan
  • Sitting area
  • Stocked mini bar with refrigerator
  • Complimentary tea/coffee, espresso machine
  • IDD telephone
  • 36 inch flat screen cable TV
  • DVD/CD player
  • iPod docking station
  • High speed broadband Internet connection
  • Personal safe
  • Bath accessories
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Complimentary use of chaise lounges at the beach and pool
  • Beach towels
DINING

Dhonveli Restaurant
Serves “all you can eat” buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a traditional open-air, sand floor, thatch roof dining room.

Madivaru
á la carte restaurant features fresh, grilled seafood and prime beef.

A snack menu is available at the bars and pool.
Special dinners can be arranged on the beach anywhere, anytime (supplementary charge applies).

Thundi Bar
An al fresco deck overlooks the lagoon and is a favourite meeting place, specially for satellite TV coverage of international sporting events!

Athiri bar
Small and intimate option on the northern beach.

Meal Plans

The resort operates on a Full Board basis with the option to upgrade to All Inclusive plus.

All Inclusive Plus includes:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Afternoon tea
  • Unlimited “all you can drink” alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including water, soft drinks, beer, selection of house cocktails and mocktails, house wine, house brand spirits, coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino, latte and macchiato
  • A daily refill of the mini bar including soft drinks, beer, wine, iced coffee and iced tea
  • One ½ bottle of Champagne
  • One Sunset Cruise
  • One half hour group lesson for snorkeling and windsurfing
  • Free Yoga session in Duniye Spa
  • Free use of the Fitness Center
  • Daytime use of the volleyball and badminton courts, table tennis, billiards, darts and football ground, kayaks and windsurfers 
  • A Kuramathi or Rasdhoo excursion
SPA

The Duniye Spa provides a tropical spa experience focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality. The therapist’s healing energy combined with Asian massage techniques and chemical free, pure organic compounds follows a natural, holistic, personalized approach to caring for each guest’s health, beauty and well being.

Wi-Fi

Complimentary in guest rooms and most public areas for email, web browsing, social networking and telephone calls.

 

WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES
  • House reef
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Volleyball court
  • Badminton
  • Football grounds
  • Fitness center
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Foosball table
  • Board games
  • Ocean Dive Maldives
  • Ocean Sports Centre
  • Catamarans and Kayaks
  • Excursions including snorkeling, island hopping, fishing, sunset cruises and more
  • Lending library
  • Internet Café
  • Gift shop and jewellery shop
  • Evening entertainment
WELCOME TO THE MALDIVES

A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation! A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.

Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.

The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.

CLIMATE

The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)

TIME DIFFERENCE

The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.

AIRPORT

International flights arrive at Male’s Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls – make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.

ELECTRICITY

Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.

LANGUAGE

The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.

DIVING

If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives – a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified – well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives – with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

 

WHAT TO PACK
  • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
  • If you’re taking a seaplane transfer, the luggage allowance is a little more restrictive than your commercial flight – you are allowed 20kg per person of baggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg.
  • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
  • A light rain jacket might come in handy in the event of the occasional rain shower
  • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
  • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
  • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
  • Take along your own goggles & snorkels – even though your resort will have this equipment available to hire, you’ll probably be happier having your own
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Flip flops, sun hat and a beach bag
  • An underwater camera is a great idea
TRAVEL TIPS
  • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
  • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
  • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
  • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
  • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
  • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
  • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
  • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!