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Live Aboard a Liveaboard in Maldives

Live Aboard a Liveaboard in Maldives, the Ritrella
Get the best of both worlds on a liveaboard in the Maldives. All the comforts of being on land, plus unfiltered access to the ocean.

You have the best of both worlds when you are living aboard a liveaboard in the Maldives. All the comforts and luxuries you can find on land, plus unfiltered access to the ocean whenever you wish. Although you may be able to go on excursions from anywhere in the country, you may want to look into liveaboards.

Why stay on a liveaboard? These boats come with nearly every commodity you can find on land. Air-conditioned cabins, a fully stocked bar, WiFi and onboard games. Some boast home theatre and entertainment systems, as well as jacuzzis and spas. The kitchens are prepared to satisfy your every craving, with meals and snacks curated to your tastes.

Personalized experiences

Live Aboard a Liveaboard in the Maldives, Fishing

There are certain benefits to always being on the move. You have complete freedom to do as you wish, visit any atoll or island that tickles your fancy. This is especially ideal for those looking to visit select attractions within the Maldives. As there is no need to worry about packing essentials for every trip within the isles, you can focus solely on your passion for exploration.

The complete privacy of a liveaboard is perfect for lone travellers, couples, families or friend groups. You can charter a boat, or join an existing group looking for a similar experience. Make new friends and create unforgettable bonds as you take in the breathtaking scenery. Moreover, liveaboards come in all shapes and sizes to suit every budget. From three cabins to over 25 cabins per boat, there are over 125 boats and yachts to choose from.

Explore the waters

A floating resort curated just for you, visiting diving and snorkelling hotspots, and world-class surf breaks in the Maldives have never been easier. You can relax in the comfort of your room or lounge on the deck as you cruise from one destination to the next. With unrestricted access to the strikingly blue waters, the ocean is quite literally right at your feet.

Live Aboard a Liveaboard in Maldives

Watersports and excursions on liveaboards have virtually no time limits. You are free to ride the waves and play among the tropical fish for as long as your heart desires. Moreover, you can start your day swimming with majestic manta rays and whale sharks in the Hanifaru Bay, then move on to discover uncharted surf breaks in the Baa Atoll. The crew know these waters well, having explored nearly every nook and cranny, high and low. Visit the best diving spots and discover the wonders of the Maldives’ underwater world. Additionally, not being tied to an island allows guests to visit multiple prime locations in a single day, being one with the water into the night.

Create memories

Live Aboard a Liveaboard in Maldives, Sandbank Experience

Celebrate milestones with all your favourite people, or throw a party just because. Snack on your favourite gastronomic delights and dance to your heart’s content. For a more intimate setting, stop by a pristine secluded sandbank for a fun picnic in the sun or a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars. You can add your own personal touches to celebrations on liveaboards.

Funfilled days with loved ones while cruising the Indian Ocean is sure to be a lasting memory. You may chance upon a playful school of dolphins or spot rare sharks and turtles on your voyage. Rest easy on the top deck after long days in the sun to spot constellations and shooting stars.

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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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