A handful of adventure-seekers with a passion for the ocean (and pockets as deep) will embark on a weeklong Maldivian cruise this month, complete with the swanky Four Seasons hospitality brand stamp of approval.
In a memory-ingraining journey aboard the luxurious Four Seasons Explorer, travellers will experience some of the world’s most spectacular dive sites and underwater experiences during the Treasures of the South Adventure Cruise. The trip kicks off on March 9 in South Malé Atoll: the first of four lesser-known southern atolls visited throughout the seven-day excursion.
Guided by a crew of dive pros and Four Seasons staff, guests will experience the rarely dived and virtually untouched waters of Laamu, Huvadhoo, and Fuvahmulah Atolls. Here, divers will get up close and personal with shoals of hump head wrasses, grey and white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, barracudas, tiger sharks, thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, and manta rays. All sites were thoughtfully chosen for their abundance of fish and turtles, vibrant thilas, and coral gardens.
Naturally, the sleek 11-cabin, 128-foot Four Seasons Explorer cuts no corners in the luxury department. The fastest and most deluxe dive vessel in the Maldives, the boat is equipped with its own PADI 5-Star Centre, sleep en suite rooms, multiple spacious decks, and plush open-plan lounges. The 434-square-foot Explorer Suite on the upper deck offers soothing panoramic views and a dreamy signature Four Seasons Bed.
A five-star-worthy assortment of activities has been curated, from spa treatments on uninhabited islands and savouring gourmet cuisine, to castaway barbecues, stargazing, sunset fishing, and watersports in the middle of nowhere. Naturally, the food and drink program on board is worth texting home or posting about, and an attentive service team ensures your cravings while cruising are met. Guests will wake up to a different view each morning on this bucket list trip for wanderlust-filled divers.
The upcoming excursion is just one trip offered on the luxury catamaran. The surfing set can opt for a seven-day surfing nirvana on select dates throughout July and August. This trip will allow guests to conquer empty surf breaks, visit secluded sites in the outer atolls, and follow the best conditions.