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05 Night Time Experiences You Should Add To Your Bucket List In The Maldives

Star gazing at Anantara Kihavah with the SKY GURU.
If you are coming to the Maldives, they you don’t want to miss out on the beauty of the Maldives in the hours of darkness.

If you are coming to the Maldives, then you don’t want to miss out on the beauty of the Maldives in the hours of darkness. I’m not talking about the midnight parties or your typical stargazing. Take your experience to a new level with the experiences these resorts are offering!

  • Blackwater Diving – Six Senses Laamu

The Dive Center at Six Senses Laamu, Deep Blue Divers introduced ‘Blackwater Diving’ recently. The resort is the first resort to introduce the experience in the Maldives, which is gaining popularity across the world among many dive enthusiasts.

This is not your typical day or night diving. This experience takes place in the open ocean, with divers drifting with the current in mid-water. Divers are guided by a string of LED lights attached to a vertical rope attached to a surface-floating buoy.

Th led lights attract deep dwelling, and often alien-looking micro creatures emerging vertically every night from the ocean in search of food, in one of the greatest migrations happening on the planet. Many of these micro creatures usually smaller than a human thumb, are ethereal reef fish in their juvenile phase, or invertebrates such as pygmy squids, fluorescent bristle worms and rainbow-pulsating comb jellies.

Some of the alien-looking deep dwellers found in blackwater dives are still new to science.
(Photo: William Tan)

Find out more about Black Water diving Here.

  • Romantic Stargazing Cruise – Veligandu Island Resort

Enjoy this cruise like no other, sipping a glass of champagne or enjoying a punch served with canapés while you and your partner gaze up at the beautiful at the star-studded skies above. Here is the view full details about this experience.

Veligandu Stargazing Excursions

Expand your view of the galaxy at the Maldives’ first over water observatory at Anantara Kihavah Maldives! An extraordinary experience that enlightens couples romance and family adventure. Stargaze through the Maldives’ most powerful telescope while you learn about the constellations and planets with Anantara’s storytelling SKY Guru.

The magical experience of the of the full moon shimmering on the surface as you cruise across the Indian Ocean is not to miss. Relax on a traditional Maldivian dhoani and feel the warm night breeze as the moonlight catches the waves and illuminates the surrounding islands. You can also personalize this exclusive once-a-month experience by choosing a vessel of your choice, with your own private guide and a marine biologist onboard!

Amilla Fushi Full Moon Fishing

View more information by HERE

  • Night Fishing

Many resorts and guesthouses offer night fishing and you don’t want to miss out on this. And if the aquatic creatures of the sea do not get you up for enjoying this, remember you also get to see the amazing night sky alongside the experience!

There’s a lot more night experiences in the Maldives you can choose from. Crab racing, night diving and even glowing beaches. Will you be trying any of these not-to-miss experiences? Whichever you choose we can guarantee you will have an unforgettable night!

Feature image by Anantara Kihavah

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Best Agoda All-inclusive resorts you must check out!

Are you looking for an all-inclusive getaway to the Maldives this summer? When we’re looking to book trips, Agoda is usually one of the most reliable go-to websites to browse through options. Not only does it provide us with good ratings, but you can also book resorts on better deals on Agoda. If you’re looking for some amazing suggestions on Agoda for all-inclusive Maldives resorts, here are a few options you must explore.

01. VARU by Atmosphere – Premium All Inclusive with Free Transfers

Are you looking for a Maldives resort that is located near the airport and offers an amazing all-inclusive package? VARU by Atmosphere is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Maldives. Located just 40 minutes away from Male’ City, VARU brings travellers an authentic Maldives experience. Not only is the premium all-inclusive package perfect for any type of getaway, but the resort also offers free transfers to its guests. VARU by Atmosphere offers 08 different villa categories, so whether you’re looking for spacious overwater villas or a humble villa by the beach, the options are available. With a 9.0/10 review on Agoda, guests appear to love VARU by Atmosphere for an all-inclusive getaway.

Varu is a beautiful island. It takes 45 mins speed boat from Male airport. The boat is spacious and comfortable. We have stayed in the water villa and it’s soooo beautiful with sunset view. But need to take note that the water is a bit deep, almost 2M, thus may not be good for those who don’t know swimming. The foods are good, especially in NU. The Varu plan is very good for those who love wine, they have variety of wine choices. Last but not the least, I must thank you Ashraf from guest service.. He responded our request and questions promptly and tried his very best to resolve the issue that we have encountered during the stay. Overall we enjoyed our stay in Varu and definitely will come back again says a couple from Hong Kong on Agoda.

02. Cora-Cora Maldives

Cora-Cora Maldives is not only an amazing option for an all-inclusive summer getaway, but travellers can now explore the resort with an amazing summer deal as well. The resort’s Endless Summer Adventures package offers:

  • Premium All-Inclusive Gourmet Meal Plan
  • Exclusive 40% discount from the Best Available Rate
  • Complimentary Sunset Cruise
  • Exclusive 30% discount on Spa treatments
  • Flexible terms & conditions

With 09 different villa categories and an abundance of activities, Cora Cora Maldives is an amazing option for a family getaway at a Maldives resort. Located just 45 minutes away by seaplane, the resort is best enjoyed with the all-inclusive plan that allows you to enjoy a variety of different activities and food outlets. The resort is rated 9.5/10 on Agoda, and the guests at Cora Cora appear to love their all-inclusive Maldives getaway.

Spent 4 nights at Cora Cora with my wife. We had a premium all inclusive over water villa. Everything was on point from pickup at airport when we arrived until drop off. The facilities and rooms are super clean. All restaurants are amazing and the food is top quality. I want to give a shot out to Bilal, Munthasir & Wifag for their excellent service. They definitely made our stay enjoyable. All in all, i would certainly recommend this resort to all my friends and family and i wish to go back again soon. Note: try to do all dinner bookings through their app prior to your arrival to ensure tables availability once you are there. It will make your life easier and you can track all reservations on your itinerary on the App. Thanks Cora Cora for the best Holiday ! says a couple from Bahrain on Agoda.

03. Exploring All-inclusive at Lily Beach Resort and Spa with Agoda

Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives offers an award-winning all-inclusive experience to its guests. With 10 different villa categories to explore, the all-inclusive package at this Maldives resort offers more than you can imagine. Everything from culinary experiences to watersports, spas and live experiences comes with the package. Some of the all-inclusive offerings include:

  • Snorkelling equipment is provided upon request
  • Complimentary group sunrise yoga sessions
  • Access to the sports complex
  • Turtle Kids’ Club access to various activities and surprises for the younger guests
  • Internet access is available all throughout the resort
  • The premium mini bar in the room replenished daily with beer, wine, water, snacks, a selection of tea and coffee, a variety of juices, and soft drinks

Agoda guests rate Lily Beach Resort & Spa Maldives 9.3/10.

We stayed at Lily Beach Resort & Spa during February 2012. A resort is located 25 min by sea plane from International airport. Sea plane was really wonderful experience and we had some amazing views of the islands from the sky. Resort is excellent and all the stuff from Lily resort were really friendly and helpful. We stayed in a beach villa and it was great stay, just right on a beach below a palm in the shade. Interesting was open air bathroom and jacuzzi located out side of villa but hidden from other guests and gives privacy. Nature and coral reef around the island was great for sight seeing and snorkeling. Resort provides all inclusive platinum package and there is no need to spend more like in the other resorts. Variety of food and drinks will satisfy anybody’s taste. Overall it was amazing experience and we will be back for sure next year. Thank you Lily, says a couple from Serbia on Agoda.

04. Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa – Deluxe All Inclusive

Explore the beauty of Raa Atoll with Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa. With a 9.5/10 rating on Agoda, Emerald Maldives is yet another Maldives resort that offers an amazing deluxe all-inclusive package for guests. This is the perfect Maldives resort to unwind and relax as the resort is built to blend in perfect harmony with the surrounding environment. The beautiful design of the resort utilizes materials such as bamboo, natural stones and Langhi Langhi leaves. Guests can explore 07 different options in the Beach Villa Category and 05 different Water Villa options at this beautiful resort. Some of the Deluxe All-inclusive offerings at the resort includes:

  • Large Variety of Super Premium branded spirits and International Beers 
  • International Wine list inclusive of wines from around the world 
  • Unlimited access to cocktails & signature drinks menu. 
  • Mini bar stocked with selected red & white wine, beers, soft drinks, in-house bottled water and snacks. Mini bar refilled once daily. 
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in our various selection of Restaurants 
  • A complimentary cake for Birthday and Wedding Anniversary (when known in advance)
  • One boat excursion once per stay of 7 nights to be selected from the available scheduled activities through the excursion centre. A second excursion is available for every 10 nights stay
  • Weekly twice scheduled complimentary guided group snorkelling excursions from the beach. 

This was our fifth trip to the Maldives, and the second one to the Emerald resort. We don’t often revisit places, but, once you’ve been to the Emerald it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to find something better. As soon as you leave baggage claim, at Male airport, and are greeted by Emerald staff, everything possible and more is done to give you an unforgettable holiday! We got a warm welcome with a glass of champagne upon landing at the resort. Our water villa with pool was ultra clean and the views breathtaking All rooms have a huge well equipped bathroom with separate toilet. Water villas, preferably with pool, are the way to go, unless you have small kids, in which case the beach villas are probably the better option. The villas are spacious and cleaned in detail twice a day. Food at all restaurants is excellent, and service immaculate, says an Agoda guest from Belgium.

05. Dhigali Maldives All-Inclusive with New Transformations

Dhigali Maldives was already a favourite among travellers who enjoyed the Maldives on an all-inclusive package. This year, however, Dhigali Maldives is bringing its A-game. The resort announces a renovation project, following which guests can book the resort from June onwards for a fresh, new experience. According to the resort, its premium all-inclusive offer is unlike any other. At Dhigali Maldives, your entitlements start from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart with the all-inclusive package.

In addition to lounge access at the airport, this package also allows guests to enjoy breakfast, lunch + dinner, premium wines + spirits + Minibar, complimentary cake for those celebrating birthdays + anniversaries as well as free Kids Club for children aged 4 to 12 years! Additionally, guests can also enjoy:

  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment
  • Complimentary non-motorized water sports (exclude Catamaran/Surfing)
  • One complimentary glass bottom boat excursion during your stay
  • One complimentary dolphin cruise or sunset cruise excursion during your stay
  • Spa Tour each Tuesday
  • Cinema under the stars
  • Live music daily

Dhigali has been the 6th 5 star all inclusive island in the Maldives we stayed at during the last few years and I’ve always told myself that I wouldn’t visit an island twice as there are so many different resorts to discover but with Dhigali my mindset changed and I know we will return to this little piece of paradise. If you’re looking for a 5 star all inclusive island with a house reef and amazing value for money, look no further. We went snorkeling every day along the house reef and saw turtles, rays, sharks and lots of colorful fish, watched the sunset at Haali bar and truly enjoyed all meals in the wide selection of restaurants (Faru was our favorite). Dhigali has everything your heart will desire and the team there is amazing. They have been very helpful and caring, says a UAE guest on Agoda.
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