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Elysian Maldives by Elysian Maldives - 3w ago


Searching for a liveaboard cruise charter in Maldives? How about chartering Felicity? Felicity is an excellent choice for group of 10 to 14 surfers, divers or travelers. Enjoy a small boat charters in the indian ocean to explore the adventures of Maldives surfing, Maldives diving or simply charter the boat for a fishing expedition in the Maldives. Felicity cruise boat offers cruising and other activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing, night fishing and trolling as well. Felicity cruise boat covers the best spots of North, South of Male’ Atoll, Vaavu Atoll and North or South of Ari Atoll in the Maldives. Felicity is available to charter for 4 nights 5 nights 10 nights to 14 nights and tailored itineraries can be made on request.

Boat capacity:
Surfers: 14 persons max, Crew : 5 people, Surf guide : Maldivian surf guides,

Cabins:
7 cabins with air conditioning + private bathrooms.

Facilities on board:
1 support dhoni (motor boat), Fully equipped PADI dive center.1 dingy with 15Hp, large lounge deck, inside / outside dining tables, shaded sun-deck, Chill out Stereo, TV, DVD, games, phone and an onboard Bar.

Specifications :
Type : Turkish Gullet (equipped with sails), Built year : 1996, Length : 28m, Width : 7m, Cruising speed  : 7-8 knots, Engine : Delfin 280 Hp, Electricity : 110/220 V (two soundproof generators)

Check availability and request a quote

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Elysian Maldives by Elysian Maldives - 1M ago

For Muslims, the Eid al-Fitr celebration begins after the fasting month of Ramadan ends. During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drinks and sexual intercourse from dawn to dusk, which is an exercise in self-restraint, intended to bring the faithful closer to God.

Eid al-Fitr starts when the new moon is spotted in the sky, making the Eid holiday different around the world.

Maldives will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday. For those celebrating we wish you a very blessed Eid Al-Fitr filled with joy and happiness.

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What’s the difference between a lagoon and a house reef? Another popular question by travelers is about the house reef.

Islands of the Maldives are formed in such a way that there is always a house reef on one side of the island and the other side is with a lagoon where most of the water sports activities are carried out or enjoy swimming. Usually the reef side of the island is where the waves break. Some reef are shallow some are deep with more colorful corals and fish life. Depth also depends on the tide, normally here in the Maldives we experience high tide two time every 24 hours. Most resorts, the house reef are easily accessible from the shore just few steps into the sea and excellent snorkeling can be found while other resort islands use boats to take you to the edge of the reef where you could experience some brilliant snorkeling.

Resorts such as W Retreat & Spa Maldives and Angsana Ihuru or Baros Maldives are blessed  with stunning house reefs, just few steps from your villa while Angsana Velavaru is offering complimentary boat trips to the edge of the reef.

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Is Male’ Atoll a better location to stay in Maldives? Many holidaymakers asked me during my days of working in various resorts in Maldives.

In my opinion, it’s all about the holiday package that you are searching for. There are pros and cons for every location. For instance, resorts such as Malahini Kuda Bandos, Grand Park Kodhipparu or Velassaru are to be reached by a short and sweet speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Whereas if you fancy staying luxury resorts like Angsana Velavaru Resort & Spa, Conrad Maldives, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, you could enjoy a short scenic seaplane flight with a view from the sky, enjoy the unique feeling of taking off and landing from the sea. This maybe only experienced during an emergency in a ditching situation of a regular long haul flight.

In any case there are white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoons and a stunning house reef to plunge in to explore the breath taking views of the under water realm.

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Elysian Maldives by Elysian Maldives - 9M ago

Victory Day in Maldives is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general public of the Maldives. Schools and most businesses are closed. This is a good time to visit Maldives, Male’ to explore more about the history of the Maldives.

Victory Day in Maldives is marked on November 3rd of each year. Victory day is to mark the defeat of an attempted coup in 1988. Special flag hoisting ceremony near the monument and marching parades in the streets of Male’ and Hulhumale’ are held to mark Victory Day in Maldives.

Our prayers are with those families who lost their loved ones during this day, while defending the nation.

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Elysian Maldives by Elysian Maldives - 9M ago

Wave Sound is a small stylish hotel with 7 rooms hidden amongst lush vegetation on the coastline of Addu Atoll, the Southern tip of Maldives. The hotel is on the pristine white beach and clear sea stretching out to the horizon. Sit back, relax and indulge your senes in crimson sunset synchronised to the rhythm of the waves, beating against the majestic reef.

  • ACCOMMODATION

    All seven rooms are designed, keeping in mind the balance in harmony between nature and modernisation, with rooms that has a clear view of the pristine nature and azure waters right from the comfort of your bed. Furniture in the rooms is handcrafted skilfully by local craftsman to ensure it fits the needs of the guest. All the rooms are fully air conditioned. There is satellite TV and WiFi. All rooms have attcahed bathrooms with open air showers equipped with options for hot or cold showers. 

  • FACILITIES

    ✓ SATELLITE TV

    ✓ TELEPHONE IN THE ROOM

    ✓ HOT & COLD SHOWER

    ✓ AIR CONDITIONING

    ✓ 24- RECEPTION

    ✓ SHUTTLE SERVICE TO GAN

    ✓ PRIVATE BEACH

    ✓ RESTAURANT

    ✓ BEACH UMBRELLA WITH SUN BED

    ✓ TEA & COFFEE IN THE ROOM

    ✓ FRUIT BASKET ON ARRIVAL

    ✓ DAILY WATER BOTTLES

    ✓ BATH & BEACH TOWELS

    ✓ WI-FI

  • FOOD AND BEVERAGE

    Onsite RESTAURANT is with ocean view is offering local and international dishes.

  • EXCURSIONS

    Activities such as cruises, snorkelling, Island Hopping, Fishing, Kite Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Private Beach BBQ and scuba diving are on the offer.

  • FLIGHTS TO ADDU

    Flights to Addu are served by Maldivian and Sri Lanka Airlines. If you’re not sure where to start, please contact us for details.

    International Flight: The Sri Lankan flag carrier will operate, 4-day-a-week service from Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo to Gan International Airport in Addu City. Flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

    Domestic Flight: Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives will operate, 5 flights per day from Velana International Airport in Male’ to Gan International Airport in Addu City. Domestic flight transfers will be as closely aligned as possible with your international flight arrival/departure timing.

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Fulhadhoo Beach and Dhigurah Island were amongst The World’s 50 Best Beaches by FlightNetwork. Reference to FlightNetwork online, the hot list of the world’ 50 best beaches were administered and categorised by their in-house team of travel professionals after being consulted with some 600+ globe’s top travel experts, including journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies. Voting based on their opinions and experiences. Fulhadhoo’s beach, the Maldives was ranked at No. 22 and Dhigurah Island of the Maldives was ranked at No. 34 in their hot list. 

Fulhadhoo Beach

FlightNetwork described Fulhadhoo Beach as “sitting on a little-known piece of paradise lost in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. This snow-white sand beach is surrounded by far more coconut palms than people”. 

Fulhadhoo Beach is located on the inhabited Island of Fulhadhoo in Baa Atoll of the Maldives. The island has an excellent house reef for snorkelling or free diving. You’re likely to see schools of colorful fish, sea turtles when you snorkel or free dive here. Other sandy, uninhabited island escapes are just a short swim away. 

Number of low budget guesthouses are on offer for travellers visiting Fulhadhoo Beach. 

Dhigurah Island

FlightNetwork described Dhigurah island as follows “ With two-thirds of the island covered in lush green Maldivian forest and never-ending silky-smooth sand, you’ll feel like you’re starring in your very own Castaway movie”.

Dhigurah is located in the South Ari Atoll, approx. 20 minutes by domestic flight from Velana International Airport MLE. With more than 3 km of natural white sandy beach, it is considered one of the most beautiful inhabited islands in the Maldives. With a population of about 600 native local people, Dhigurah has all the necessary facilities for human habitation, including a school, medical centre and a harbour. The population is concentrated on a small area in the north of the island, with the rest reserved mostly for fruit and vegetable gardening and natural vegetation. Dhigurah is close to some of the most famous dive spots in the country such as Kuda Rah Thila, Manta Point and Reethi Thila. Guest staying at the guesthouses on the island can easily get access to whale-shark watching areas in South Ari Atoll, the Maldives.

The Maldives is popular for its unique natural beauty, especially for its white powdery sandy beaches, turquoise waters surrounding the islands and palm trees. Over a million tourists visit these islands every year for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Source: FlightNetwork Online

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Elysian Maldives by Elysian Maldives - 9M ago

The National Day of the Maldives is celebrated as a tribute of the day when local resistance drove out the Portuguese occupiers after they had seized and ruled the islands for a span of 15 years.

The Portuguese had arrived in 1558, killed the local sultan, and taken over. In 1573, however, Muhammad Thakurufaanu and his forces took back Male in a decisive victory that effectively eliminated the Portuguese presence.

The date  of Maldives National Day is based on the Islamic calendar, which is a lunar calendar. Therefore, the date will change by about 10 days each year. However, National Day falls on the first day of the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, which in 2017 is November 19, depending on the moon sightings. The National Day in the local Dhivehi language is “Qaumee Dhuvas”. National Day is celebrated primarily by means of numerous parades held throughout Maldives, the main one being in the capital city of Male. These are heavily military parades, very ceremonial in nature and flag-raising ceremonies. You can also find stage performances, children’s events, and fireworks displays at some events on some years.

We wish all Maldivians a very happy National Day 2017.

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Elysian Maldives by Elysian Maldives - 9M ago

Ramadan or Roadha Mas in Maldivian language is the largest religious festival in Maldives. During Ramadan, things occur very different than the day to day life in the Maldives.

All Muslim citizens of Maldives fast for 30 days during day time. A great deal of special food are cooked, new household articles are purchased in preparation for the month of Ramadan. You will find considerable number of events happening during Ramadan month, special offers, electronic products, and many other offers are found around Male’ and in the Atolls of the Maldives.

All the offices in Maldives work for shorter hours during Ramadan. Cafe’s and Restaurants in hotels, resorts are usually open for the tourist, and for those people who don’t fast or cook at home during the month of Ramadan. During Ramadan break fast is at the sunset and is organized in different places like resorts, hotels, restaurants and at home. Today is the first day of Ramadan Month and we wish all the Maldivians and Muslims around the World a very blessed holy month of Ramadan.

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Popular hospitality group of Singapore, the Park Hotel Group will be entering the Maldives hotel and resort market with their flagship property in Maldives. The Grand Park Kodhipparu is  scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2017.

Grand Park Kodhipparu is conveniently located in North Male’ Atoll, the Maldives, twenty minutes short speedboat ride from Velana International Airport. Grand Park Kodhipparu is designed by hospitality design firm, Hirsch Bedner Associates. This luxury resort will consist of 120 villas ranging from beach villas to overwater pool villas with private infinity pools. 

The Grand Park Kodhipparu will feature two gourmet restaurants, harbor beach club and pool bar, a swimming pool, fitness center, water sports and diving center, wellness center and spa, sunrise yoga deck, and children’s activity center.

Asia Pacific’s best hospitality groups, the Park Hotel Group was established in 1961 and currently they are with a portfolio of 16 properties across 8 countries and 11 cities.

Source: PHG, CM, LATTE, etc

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