Image Credit: COMO Maalfushi & Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Grand
The Maldives is open and offering some alluring discounts and offers. However, it’s still essential that you remain careful about travel and safety rules. Until you feel ready, Lightfoot Travel reveal some of the beauty awaiting you.
For family good times
Image Credit: Niyama Private Islands
Niyama Private Islands serves as a Maldivian playground full of nature and fun. Perfect for families, spend your days on a Turtle Adventure or Shark Safari, get into arts and crafts and round off your days on a sunset cruise. Sign your kids up at The Explorers kids’ club where younger guests can build sandcastles and paint coconuts, whilst older ones can become master chefs and enjoy watersports. For adults, gourmet picnics, sunset yoga and fancy cocktails beckon.
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD5,990 for 5 nights in a Beach Villa for 2 guests including half board and return seaplane transfers.
For space and seclusion
Image Credit: Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi
Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has space, seclusion and serenity in spades. This new resort comes with excellent facilities, pristine surroundings and exceptional staff. The villas are vast with large beds and big decks, there are two huge communal pools, and there’s a whopping 11 restaurants and bars. For the ultimate in social distancing, dine in a treehouse-style bamboo pod villa at Terra where you will – quite literally – feel on top of the world.
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD11,900 for 7 nights in a Reef Villa with Pool for 2 guests including complimentary transfers and half board (saving USD5,200).
For all your favourite people
Image Credit: Joali Maldives
Joali Maldives has the longest - and prettiest - jetty in the Maldives and, due to its Turkish owners, the spa features one of the few hammams in the region. All villas feature traditional thatched roofs, sea views and an infinity pool, and there are several accommodation options for families. Those looking for a multi-generational stay can book the Private Ocean Residence or Private Duplex Beach Residence. The former comes with an on-call dhoni (local boat), and the latter has a 24-hour buggy service to escort your gang around in style.
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD6,300 for 4 nights in a Beach Villa with Pool for 2 guests including complimentary daily half board (saving USD3,200).
For giving back
Image Credit: COMO Maalifushi
COMO Maalifushi may come with powder-white sands, turquoise waters and swaying palms, but it’s not all about good looks. Making sustainability a priority, the resort hosts a fabulous eco programme of planting coral frames on the seafloor to encourage new reefs to grow. Guests can enjoy guided dives and sponsor the coral frames, tracking progress via photographic updates. Above water, the COMO Shambala Spa - with its treatments, activities and Indian guru - is a destination in itself.
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD7,200 for 5 nights in a Beach Villa for 2 guests including complimentary daily half board (saving USD3,700).
For tropical fun
Image Credit: Finolhu
Finolhu is pure fun in the sun. There are record players in the bedrooms, vintage telephones that call for champagne, rustic signs declaring holiday mantras, and even the odd sheep sculpture. That’s not to say that it’s not luxurious: villas have direct access to the lagoon; there are four restaurants, two bars and a beach club; and spa treatments take place in pastel huts to music of your choice. Our favourite part is the pool area which is full of bright inflatables, lively music, stilt walkers and acrobats. (Yes, acrobats).
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD6,700 for 5 nights in a Lagoon Villa for 2 guests including return seaplane transfers and all-Inclusive meal plan (saving USD2,300).
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