Maldives Yacht Charters
Escape into a tropical island oasis of Maldives on your own private yacht charter
You have yet to experience the sweetest solitude until you’ve chartered a yacht in the Maldives. Known for its world-class diving, entire luxury resort isles, and breathtaking beaches at secluded anchorages, this archipelago of 1100+ islands across 26 atolls inspires awe in all who have had the pleasure of witnessing it.
The Maldives are a cerulean blue masterpiece of ocean and desert isles, surrounded by a network of reefs that give rise to its signature calm waters and lagoons swimming with sea life. Its luxurious resort bungalows on stilts and a sparse local population make finding your own secluded island a tantalizing option.
As the flattest country on Earth, the Maldives average a mere 2.5 meters above sea level, giving way to its signature “underwater” bars, restaurants and hotels. Most of the locals live across just 200 of the islands, leaving much to be discovered between the coconut palms.
Explore with a Boat Charter: Maldives Highlights
- Visit some of the most beautiful atolls in the world
- Meet the manta rays
- Snorkel with turtles
- Go for a dive (or snorkel)
- Indulge in one of the world-class spa resorts
Maldives Yachting Season
One of the best times to book a charter in the Maldives is from December to May when the climate is dry and the southwest monsoon season has passed. Yet, it’s safe to say the Maldives has moderate weather with a nice island breeze all year round due to its proximity to the equator.
From May to October, the southwest monsoon does bring a bit of wind and rain. The east and central areas of the islands receive the most rains and are subject to storms from February to March, while the west and south coastlines are drier and much milder.
Maldives Yacht Charters: What to Do & See
The next best thing to buying a desert island is a visit to the Maldives. The days are open to selecting the next island to visit, or you may just find inner peace while relaxing at the spa, tasting the island flavors, snorkeling the lagoons, and diving into untouched underwater landscapes.
Whether it’s a sunset swim, a nap beneath the banyan tree, or an exciting ride on a seaplane, the Maldives do not disappoint. No matter the day, the next star-filled sky is just an evening away.
Spend Days at the Spa
Luxury spas are scattered throughout the resort islands, which is one of the greatest advantages of chartering the Maldives. Emboodhu Finolhu hosts the grand Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in one of the largest lagoons (an enchanting sight) while the Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa on the island of Hembadhu is another such resort island with dramatic sunset views.
Within the lagoon of Huvafen, Huvafen Fushi is the most unique spa with a different kind of view. This underwater spa is located eight meters below the surface—and is the only of its kind in the world. The underwater spa offers a relaxing view of fishes and coral reefs to accompany the day’s treatment. Others opt for a pampering session and massage at the opulent One & Only Reethi Rah resort.
Taste the Island Flavor
The Maldivian cuisine is rich in fresh, local ingredients, with curries ranging from spicy to sweet. It’s rich in local staples like fresh barracudas, trevallies, tropical fruit desserts, and New and Old World wines. Halaveli Island is one such place that offers a chance to experience wines from Africa, New Zealand, and France through a “lagoon wine tasting.”
A unique way to experience the local cuisine is for a private chef to prepare the fish reeled in from a day’s fishing expedition. Having a yacht charter in the Maldives gives you the freedom to catch and savor something fresh from the waters.
Diving into Reefs and Lagoons
Admire the elegance of wildlife while diving the reefs and snorkeling the lagoons of the Maldives. With about 30 meters of visibility and colorful living reefs, it’s no wonder the diving here is world-class. One of the best parts about having a private yacht charter in the Maldives is the ability to make the best use of your time. That is, the diving is so abundant, it would take years to experience it all—so stay a little while.
The island of Hembadhu is ideal for snorkeling or diving of all types. It holds 600 species of fishes, sea turtles, and a shipwreck that can be easily accessed along the reef. Another shipwreck, the Maldives Victory Wreck, can be found in Malé Atoll.
One of the largest displays of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean can be found at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. Lagoons are scattered throughout the archipelago, including the vast lagoon at Maadhu Finolhu that offers a stunning spot for snorkeling.
Our Favorite Maldives Atolls
Addu Atoll — A diver’s paradise, the atoll holds a living artwork of thriving reefs made of corals and schools of fishes for an array of diving-off points to choose from, including Addu Nature Park, full of red mangroves and wildlife in baby stingrays and sharks.
Ari Atoll — The manta rays gather at Manta Point from May to October, while the corals and reefs can be explored all year round.
Kaafu Atoll — Home to Malé, this atoll holds the capital city of the Maldives. Browse the shops, street vendors, and local art or see the seventeenth-century Malé Friday Mosque. The atoll also holds Nassimo Thila with stunning caves, and Maafushi, the first inhabited city in the Maldives that now hosts a bikini beach to accommodate tourists.
Lhaviyani Atoll — The location of a shipyard with two wrecks worth diving and exotic fishes, from damsels to butterfly fish. You’ll find morays living in the wreck, while nurse sharks have also been sighted here.
Kaashidhoo — Holds Kuruhinna tharaagandu, or what remains of a Buddhist monastery complex with coral stone structures dating back from at least 900 years ago.
Alif Dhaal Atoll — Kihavah Island holds the underwater restaurant Ithaa Undersea, offering submerged scenes of marine life with dinner.
Book Your Maldives Yacht Charter
Between thousands of island and coral reef structures throughout the archipelago, a charter in the Maldives is the trip of a lifetime. Book your private yacht charter, and we’ll help you dream up your most luxurious vacation yet.