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Cruising in Maldives: An Experience Beyond the Shorelines

Scuba Spa anchoring near a sandbank in maldives.
A holiday in Maldives is typically associated with suntanning by the white sandy beaches, exploring the sparkly lagoons.

A holiday in Maldives is typically associated with suntanning by the white sandy beaches, exploring the sparkly lagoons, sipping cocktails by the pool, and overall, getting pampered in paradise. However, what most people don’t know is that paradise extends beyond the shoreline of one island.

If the aerial views of Maldives can take your breath away, imagine cruising across the pristine seas, exploring the numerous islands and the finest snorkelling and diving spots in the country. Whether it is hopping onto a boat or sailing in the comfort of a luxury ship, cruising around the beautiful islands is an experience worth having.

There are different boat options available, offering travellers with the choice to choose how they would like to cruise around the country. This includes, traditional ‘dhoni’, yachts, sailboats, and ships, all of which delivering a unique experience. Cruising packages come with several fun-filled activities for varied durations along with the option to personalise the trip. And of course, a local tour guide to show you the best of Maldives!

Being home to a wide range of marine life, cruising around the Maldives is ideal for exploring the diverse underwater life. And maybe if you dare, swimming with the dolphins, different types of sharks, manta rays and sting rays, turtles, and the majestic whale sharks can be enthralling during the voyage. For a taste of authentic island life and Maldivian culture, a number of stops will be made at local islands so that the guests can immerse in the Maldivian lifestyle.

Whale Shark Feeding in Maldives
Whale Shark Feeding in Maldives

Explore the unmatched beauty of Maldives with exemplary services on board, scrumptious meals to ensure no one feels famished, and a thrilling adventure of island-hopping. Whether you are a keen diver or snorkeller, or just looking to relax at sea, cruising across the cerulean ocean is bucket-list worthy.

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Marukab Plaza: Your go to City Hotel for Layovers!

Flight delays, cancellations and insanely long lay-overs are all too familiar hurdles for avid travellers.

Have you ever spent a night crouched up at the airport due to long layovers or delays? Although a lengthy layover is predicted, flight cancellations and delays can lead to an uncomfortable night at the airport. Thankfully there is one perfect solution to ensure you never end up sleeping on an uncomfortable chair, bench or even the airport floor. If you ever find yourself in this situation in the Maldives, your best bet is to book with Marukab Plaza.

If you’re travelling in the near future, check your travel itinerary beforehand. For long layovers, or if you’re looking for a nice city hotel, Marukab Plaza is your best bet. At Marukab Plaza, you will get the best of the vibrant capital city of the Maldives. This luxury hotel is located on the north-eastern tip of Male’ city.

Rooms & Accomodation

There is no lack of choice when it comes to Marukab Plaza. With seven different room types to choose from, Marukab Plaza is perfect for groups, families or even solo travellers.

  • Marukab Suite – The Marukab Suite comes with a fully furnished living room, fully equipped kitchen, wardrobes and any other amenities you can think of. The Marukab Suite is perfect if you’re planning to stay in the City for a few days or even months! With all the amenities of a good Airbnb, the Marukab Suite allows you to live comfortably.
  • Premium Room – With 29 sqm of space, the Premium Room is perfect for those travelling for work. In addition to a writing desk, the Premium room also includes a mini-bar as well as ironing facilities. The hotel provides all of the basic amenities for this room category as well as luggage storage and a sofa with a coffee table.
  • Deluxe Balcony Room – If you’re all about the views, get the deluxe balcony room. In addition to the city views through a private balcony, the deluxe balcony room also comes with all of the hotel amenities. Some of these amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, a safe deposit box, a writing desk and ironing facilities.
  • Deluxe Ocean View – There’s nothing quite like having an ocean view in the Maldives. What makes the Deluxe Ocean View different from the Deluxe Balcony room is the view. Although the room does not provide a private balcony, for some travellers it’s all about getting the pretty views.
  • Deluxe Room – The Deluxe Room is perfect for short layovers for couples. In addition to basic hotel amenities, the deluxe room has the beautiful Marukab Plaza design. With big windows and neutral colours filling up the room, your layover worries are taken away.
  • Twin Room – The twin room also has the basic hotel amenities. The twin room is perfect for families or friends who are travelling together, especially if you don’t want to share the bed.
  • Standard Room – The standard room at Marukab is perfect for killing a few hours or a day-long layover in the city. At Marukab Plaza, even the Standard Room comes with hotel amenities, adding a personal touch to your stay!

Dining Options at Marukab Plaza

Your stay at Marukab Plaza is more than just your stay! At this city hotel, you can explore a variety of culinary pleasures as well. Marukab Plaza brings you everything from wild-caught tuna of the Maldives to the warm, fresh flavours of the Mediterranean at the Fig & Olive restaurant.

Additionally, guests are also served amazing coffees and baked goods at the lounge café. The lounge café is beautifully decorated with comfortable seating and notable service.

The Conference Room

Marukab Plaza also offers a beautiful Conference Room. This is the perfect addition for business travellers, or any businessmen looking for a good meeting space. In addition to the Wi-Fi, the Conference Room has a laptop/ computer system, projector, telephone, stationery as well as water.

Marukab Plaza brings you the feel of home away from home while also giving you all the amenities and services of a hotel. From the moment you arrive in the Maldives till your departure, everything is taken care of by the amazing team at the hotel. Here, you can leave all your worries behind as Marukab Plaza also has airport transfers. Gone are the days of worrying about layovers and flight cancellations. Book your stay at Marukab Plaza for a great City hotel experience!

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