Maldives.net.mv – For the ultimate in exclusivity and privacy, look no further than Conrad Maldives Rangali Island which is now available for private hire. Located in the South Ari Atoll and reached by a 30-minute seaplane flight, adult-only Rangali Island boasts 50 luxurious water villas, accommodating up to 100 guests. The island has three restaurants, an over-water spa, an infinity-edge pool and is fringed with sugary soft, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine seas. Ideal for a no-expense sparred party or to live out island castaway dreams for an unforgettable holiday experience, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island really is the ultimate private island retreat.
A team of island experts will be on hand to go the extra mile throughout your stay to create magical memories that last a lifetime. From arranging a beach bonfire, cinema under the stars, desert island picnic or sunset fishing, nothing is too much trouble. And for the more restless members of your party, there are countless activities to keep them amused. From diving with manta rays, snorkelling with whale sharks, wakeboarding to beach volleyball tournaments, you needn’t sit still for a moment longer than you want to.
Despite its far-flung location, dining is also be a delight. Whether you want an unforgettable sunken beach dining experience, lobster and Champagne in a tranquil beach setting or a more formal dinner at the award-winning beachside Vilu Restaurant and Bar. For an intimate gathering, The Wine Cellar is a must. Located two metres underground and featuring a list of up to 20,000 bottles and 1,400 labels – the most in the Maldives, The Wine Cellar is the setting for degustation dinners for up to 12 people, hosted by the island’s head chef and chief sommelier, who skilfully match a five-course menu with up to eight hand-picked wines.
You and your guests will experience the height of understated luxury in your choice of 50 water villas, which all enjoy uninterrupted views over the Indian Ocean with their own private Jacuzzi or plunge pool and stairs leading directly into the water. For the ultimate treat, there are two Sunset Water Villas situated in their own lagoon with a glass floored living room, circular rotating bed, private infinity pool and only accessible by speedboat and private walkway.
Rangali Island: Exclusively Yours – prices start from $470,000 for a four night stay. Price includes 50 water villas for four nights, all meals and taxes. Subject to availability.
Learn from the best at Soneva with rare experiences by Daniil Medvedev and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
The legendary British sailor and international tennis icon are both set to host exclusive coaching sessions in the Maldives this November
As part of Soneva’s upcoming Winter Collection in the Maldives, tennis icon Daniil Medvedev and renowned British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston will be visiting Soneva Fushi, the award-winning barefoot luxury resort in the Maldives’ Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, to host a series of exclusive guest experiences.
From November 22 to December 1, 2023, Sonevians of all ages at can take part in one-on-one coaching sessions and friendly matches with Daniil at the resort’s openair or covered Olympic-sized tennis courts. Currently ranked world No. 3, the 27-yearold Russian player and former world No. 1 made history in 2022 by becoming the first player outside of the ‘Big Four’ to claim the top spot in over 18 years. This year alone, Daniil has already won the Rotterdam Open, Qatar Open, Dubai Tennis Championships, Miami Open as well as the Italian Open, which is regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious clay tennis tournaments, and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon.
To continue this stellar line up, from November 23 to December 1, 2023, guests at Soneva Fushi will also be able to join celebrated British sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to hear thrilling tales from his voyages and take part in one-of-a-kind sailing lessons aboard the luxury 23-metre Soneva in Aqua, exploring the waters of the Indian Ocean like never before. Sir Robin is renowned for taking on the legendary Sunday Times Golden Globe race and becoming the first man to sail non-stop solo around the world by finishing on April 22, 1969, after 312 days at sea. In 1994, he won the Jules Verne trophy, alongside Peter Blake, for the fastest non-stop circumnavigation of the world in just 75 days. Knighted in 1995, he went on to create the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race a year later, offering amateur sailors the chance to experience the thrill of ocean racing. He also became the oldest yachtsman to complete a round-the-world solo voyage in the Velux 5 Oceans at the age of 68.
Sir Robin first sailed onboard Soneva in Aqua in 2017, experiencing Soneva’s signature hospitality combined with the freedom of a private charter first-hand. Setting sail from Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, the luxury two-bedroom yacht is available for bespoke voyages that range from serene day trips to longer, liveaboard adventures complete with an experienced crew that includes a dedicated Barefoot Guardian for 24/7 butler service, a private chef and wellness therapist.
These are just two of the many rare experiences on offer as part of the ever-evolving Soneva Stars calendar, which features culinary pop-ups by Michelin-starred chefs, coaching with sporting legends, wellness journeys by acclaimed therapists, and much more.
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Diving with tiger sharks in Fuvahmulah: a thrilling experience
Diving with tiger sharks in Fuvahmulah is an unforgettable experience that every adrenaline junkie should add to their bucket list. Located in the southern Maldives, Fuvahmulah is getting popular with divers as one of the best places in the world to dive with tiger sharks.
Diving spot popularly known as the tiger zoo is located just next the island’s harbour. As soon as we descended into the depths of about 10 metres above the reef top, we could see the majestic tiger sharks swimming gracefully in the distance. Our experienced dive guide carefully led us closer to the sharks, ensuring that we stayed safe at all times.
The first thing that struck me was the size of the sharks. They were much larger than I had expected, with some of them reaching up to 15 feet in length. Despite their intimidating appearance, they were surprisingly gentle and didn’t seem to be bothered by our presence.
As we followed the sharks, they seemed to be curious about us and came closer to investigate. We were able to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures, watching them swim effortlessly through the water. It was an amazing feeling to be so close to such powerful animals in their natural habitat.
One of the highlights of the dive was when we came across a group of sharks feeding on a school of fish. It was a truly incredible sight to see these predators in action, with the sharks diving down to catch their prey. Despite the intensity of the situation, we were able to observe the sharks from a safe distance, without disturbing their natural behavior.
Overall, diving with tiger sharks in Fuvahmulah was a thrilling and unforgettable experience. It’s not for the faint of heart, but for those who are looking for a unique and exciting adventure, it’s well worth it. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or just starting out, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.
In addition to the tiger sharks, there are also many other dive sites around the island with a wide variety of other marine life to be seen, including colourful coral reefs, oceanic mantas, thresher sharks, mola molas. From colorful coral reefs to schools of tropical fish, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the incredible marine life, Fuvahmulah also boasts beautiful beaches and lush vegetation.
Fuvahmulah is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable experience in the Maldives. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just looking to relax and unwind, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful island paradise.
Daily flights are available from Velana International Airport to Fuvahmulah and there are wide range of accommodation options available including full service hotels and guesthouses.
Photos by Ahmed Inah, Pelagic Divers Fuvahmulah. Pelagic Divers is a PADI 5* dive center offering daily diving excursions around Fuvahmulah. Visit www.pelagicdiversfuvahmulah.com to explore more.
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