Long-Staycations in Paradise
Traveling is not always a smooth ride, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it more challenging than ever. Despite the unpleasantries of COVID-19, one thing is still certain: people are still planning more holidays than ever, especially after months of lockdowns and restrictions. There is a drive to do more now, to embark on adventures and venture into the extraordinary and get out of our comfort zones while we are still healthy. While people previously settled for shorter holidays, long-stay vacations are getting increasingly popular, and we’ve picked out a few of the best Maldivian resorts which are currently offering long-staycations.
Just a 30-minute scenic seaplane ride from the capital city, Atmosphere Kanifushi sits on a stunning natural island with pristine white beaches and vast lagoons. Stand-alone beach and water villas line the 2km-long island, showcasing the very best of Maldivian design with vast living spaces and elegant interiors.
Choose the Platinum Plus Plan, a luxurious all-inclusive holiday plan which ensures a 5-star resort experience - select from a collection of premium wines and spirits; buffet, fine dining and theme dining options; and varied experiences, from snorkelling and diving to excursions and sunset fishing - all included in one price! Spoil your taste buds and take a memorable culinary journey with the exquisite fine dining experiences offered at Atmosphere Kanifushi. Enjoy the fully-equipped gym, flood-lit tennis courts and relax your mind and body at Akiri Spa by Mandara, which offers guests a holistically focused spa menu.
Kandima Maldives is an upscale resort in Dhaalu Atoll offering a tropical island getaway with a stylish twist. The resort features a mix of spacious accommodations, such as studio rooms with private terraces and beach or overwater villas with jacuzzis and pools. With extraordinary bars and restaurants offering incredible dining with different cuisines, a wealth of on-site activities suitable for guests of all ages and award-winning experiences to choose from - you’ll be spoilt for choice.
The island exudes a cool, on-trend vibe, with a beach club with pool parties, DJ nights and bright, colourful Instagram-worthy spaces and decor. Kandima also boasts an abundance of water sports and one of the longest outdoor swimming pools in the Maldives. Choose from 10 superb restaurants and bars during your stay - Aroma, where you can start your day with fresh juices and baked goods; lunch at the Azure restaurant by the beach; and an authentic Chinese dinner at Sea Dragon. Visit the award-winning esKape Spa nestled in the tropical surroundings of the island. Detach from reality with their healing and exfoliation therapies; steam room and plunge pool; full body therapy; and signature treatments. Unwind at the end of your day at the Forbidden Bar, where you can sip on cocktails while live music plays into the night.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives is where adventure awaits on every corner of the island; from the silvery sands and coconut groves to colourful marine life under the glistening Indian Ocean, this is the ultimate luxury island for a getaway with your friends and family. There are 110 expansive beach villas or over-water suites for guests to choose from, all exuding tropical exoticism. Relax at the over-water spa, play tennis, explore the house reef, get involved in the Anantara Coral Adoption Programme.
At Anantara Dhigu your days can be as busy or relaxed as you choose. Indulge your senses at the over water spa with a luxurious treatment or enjoy the thrills on offer at the surf school and water sports centre. This breath-taking resort is comfortably spread across three linked islands, so you are sure to find something to please everyone. Enjoy wading into the surf from your beach villa or slip into the stunning waters of the lagoon from your over water suite. Surf, dive or escape to a deserted island before returning to treat your senses to the incredible food, prepared freshly each day, by the outstanding chefs. Discover delectable dishes and experience distinctive cuisines at some of the top restaurants in the Maldives, all set against breathtaking locations; dine al fresco at the grill restaurant Sea.Fire.Salt., and revel in Italian flavours at Terrazo. You can also access the resort facilities at sister resort Anantara Veli, where guests can enjoy the many flavours of Thailand at Baan Huraa Restaurant as well!