- Return flights to Maldives
- Return resort transfers by seaplane
- 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Villa
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- All Maldives taxes; levies and surcharges (estimate)
- A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
- A high season surcharge applies for travel between the following dates :18 June to 15 July 2017 inclusive and 10 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 inclusive
- Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
- Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
- Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
- Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
- All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
- Standard terms and conditions apply.
Interesting range of accommodation from individual beach villa hideaways with private beach cabana and pool, to exclusive retreats deep within the tropical vegetation or over the lagoon. All accommodation provides complimentary Wi-Fi for guests. From the adults only beachfront lap pool, to the family free form pool in the heart of the island, Iru Fushi is a playground for travellers of all ages and interests. There are twenty incredible dive sites within an hour’s boat ride, a fabulous house reef, 14 bars and restaurants including La Cremeria for decadent homemade gelatos and sorbets, a karaoke lounge, an 18 hole golf simulator, a kids club with dedicated pool and a unique spa philosophy combining Eastern and Western practices. And 2 children under 12 with each family stay, play and eat for free all year round.
We highly recommend an intimate dinner in the Wine Cellar where you can sample vintage and fine wines under the guidance of the resident sommelier!
For guests in need of a hideaway, choose an individual Beach Villa. Nestled within the island’s natural vegetation, the villas are secluded from the beach for privacy yet close enough to capture glimpses of the azure lagoon. The airy bedroom features high-ceilings and an en-suite bathroom which opens out on to its own private courtyard with i-spa bath, large sundeck with loungers, a gazebo and two rain showers.
Other options on the Beach include a Deluxe Beach Villa which has its own beach cabana plus Deluxe and Family Deluxe Beach Villas with private pool.
Pool Beach Villa
Indulge in a spacious Pool Beach Villa and watch the world go by from your private beach cabana. The living room, with its high ceilings and day bed is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a glass of wine from the villa’s very own wine cellar. Stay entertained with the Bose home theatre system and invigorate your senses in the courtyard bathroom featuring two rain showers, sundeck with loungers and private gazebo.
Perched over the clear blue lagoon, the Water Villas offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Watch the exotic marine life float past from the glass floor panels or soak up some sun from your own private sundeck . Unwind in the luxury bathroom with i-spa bath and rain
shower as you enjoy views of the ocean and stay entertained with the Bose home theatre system.
Horizon Water Villa
For the ultimate in privacy and luxury, choose a secluded Horizon Water Villa. Stretching out into the inviting lagoon, these peaceful villas come with their very own Jacuzzi and private sundeck.Invigorate your senses in the en-suite bathroom with rain shower
and i-spa bathtub as you enjoy views of the lagoon. Lounge on a day bed or watch the exotic marine life float past from the glass floor panels. Stay entertained with the Bose home theatre system and keep in touch with high speed internet access . There are also a number of Sunset Horizon Water Villas on the island.
Infinity Water Villa
For sheer indulgence choose a traditional Maldivian Infinity Water Villa. The Villa offers an abundance of space and light, breathtaking views and a private lava stone pool. Enjoy a meal at the dining area and cabana on the split level deck or relax on a day bed or sofa and
watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean. Unwind in the luxurious en-suite bathroom with its own i-spa bathtub looking out to the private deck and lagoon. The shower room also features a glass floor viewing panels.
There are also 3 Retreats on Sun Siyam Iru Fushi - a 2 bedroom Hidden Retreat, a 2 bedroom Aqua Retreat over water and a 3 bedroom Celebrity Retreat - all have private pools, separate dining and living areas and a personal butler service.
• Air Conditioning
• Dining Table and Chairs
• Jetted Tub/Hydro Spa
• Coffee Maker
• High Speed Internet Access
• Mini Bar
• Mini Refrigerator
Enjoy a taste of the Far East in this contemporary, overwater Maldives restaurant . Offering a wide variety of Asian cuisine there is a dish to suit every palate, from fiery curries to milder delicacies.
Enjoy cuisine inspired by flavours of the Mediterranean in The Trio restaurant, where
the serene beauty of the setting is perfectly complemented by exquisite seafood.
Experience al fresco dining ‘island style’ from a private dining pavilion, dotted along the pristine sands. The Grill offers a relaxed ambiance within a natural setting, perfect for a laid back lunch or dinner.
Built around the free form main pool of the island and nestled amongst the tropical vegetation, Fluid is open to all guests and offers you the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Cool down with a freshly squeezed juice or flavoured ice tea and choose from a delicious selection of simple snacks including gourmet grilled sandwiches and salads. Exclusive to guests over 16 years of age
Situated along the beach and overlooking the lagoon, relax as you sip a cocktail of your choice and watch the sun slowly set.. Meet with friends for a speciality coffee during the day or catch up in the evening over a signature cocktail. Enjoy a variety of nightly entertainment at this bar, including live music and Maldivian traditional dance.
The Cellar is home to an extensive wine collection. Learn to recognise and appreciate
the subtle flavours and aromas of different wines at the resort’s wine academy, where the island sommelier welcomes guests for an informal tasting based on region, type and food pairing.
The Cellar also hosts weekly wine dinners, where guests can enjoy a degustation menu accompanied by wines hand picked to perfectly complement the meal.
Discover the many delicious and exotic flavours of Asia at Bamboo - light meals of South East Asian noodle and rice dishes, tasty dim sum and fresh sushi and sashimi.
Set in the middle of the island and within easy reach for all guests, the light and airy, open-sided Iru Restaurant offers guest an extensive choice of all day buffet dining.
Speciality coffees,tempting muffins, refreshing ice creams and indulgent gateaux.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
• Fitness Room
• Jet Skiing
• Table Tennis Table
• Scuba Diving
• Sight Seeing Tours
• Tennis Court
• Water Skiing
• Kids Club
MEETINGS, INCENTIVES & SPECIAL EVENTS
The resort is well equipped to handle special groups and meetings and can host a group of 200 theatre style
- Complimentary upgrade to HB
WELCOME TO MALDIVES
A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!
A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dream like beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. The destination offers holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday - great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.
The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.
The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part. The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past: hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the same time.
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone belt. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.
AIRPORT & RESORT TRANSFERS
The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule, close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.
There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island - either very small or reasonably large - and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies - one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided - ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.
220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.
The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken in the Maldives.
The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.
VISAS & PASSPORTS
South African passport holders do not require a visa.
No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.
Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.
The Maldives has international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.
WHAT TO PACK
As the Maldives is warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain storm. Nudity is strictly prohibited. Whilst beachwear and barefoot are the order of the day at resort restaurants and bars guests are expected to cover their torsos and thighs. Some resorts request that men wear long trousers for dinner but evenings generally are very casual and glamorous evening wear is not necessary. Don’t forget appropriate beach wear plus sunscreen and sun glasses.
Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.
If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.