North Malé Atoll is alive with possibilities for those who wish to explore a little further afield. Day-trips off the island include traditional handline fishing aboard a Maldivian dhoni, luxury atoll cruising in One&Only’s 55-foot yacht (with snorkelling stops and some unique surprise refreshment breaks), private island picnics on the perfectly secluded ‘Robinson Crusoe’ sandbank, epicurean cruising with champagne and caviar, seaplane flights or big game fishing – to catch yellow fin tuna, wahoo, and marlin.
From fishing charters to luxury yacht cruises, the Maldives is a water-lover’s paradise. The dhoni is the traditional sailing vessel of the Maldives, and the resort offers a variety of authentic excursions ideal for couples, groups of friends, and families.
Our excursions include:Sunset sandbank experience
|Experience the thrill of visiting a private deserted island, surrounded by the crystal clear waters and coral reefs of the Indian Ocean. Snorkel in the unbelievably warm sea, and discover an abundance of marine life: a multitude of colourful fish, manta rays, barracudas and even turtles. Drinks and snacks will be served on the sandbank, perfect for sunbathing and admiring a spectacular sunset.|
Traditional Dhoni sunset sailing
|Enjoy an evening cruise on our traditional sailing Dhoni, an ideal activity for families, couples and groups of friends. The crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean are teeming with playful dolphins. A highlight of the trip is the glorious sunset seen from the comfort of a private Dhoni. Refreshments served onboard.|
Local island experience
|During a visit to a neighbouring local island you will be able to gain insights into the local culture and Maldivian way of life. A member of the friendly recreation staff will be on hand to personally show guests around. Wandering about the island, guests may catch a glimpse of locals building their traditional boats and children at play, with the opportunity to visit the shops for local arts and crafts. There will be plenty of time afterwards for snorkelling, swimming or simply soaking up the sun. At the end of the day, watch the sunset on the horizon of the great Indian Ocean.|