The luxury Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas has introduced a programme of night time experiences to allow guests to witness the underwater world and night sky using state of the art technology and expert guides, including a new private yacht charter with guided night dives.
The experience includes one night’s private charter aboard the luxury, 24 metre sailing yacht, Ocean Whisperer, including overnight journey on a quest for turtles, dolphins and night dives or snorkelling under the expert guidance of one of Kihavah’s resident diving instructors.
The use of fluo torches that emit a carefully controlled range of blue wavelengths reveals the bio-fluorescence of the marine world that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Ocean Whisperer will sail to the local island of Kudarikilu for a night dive at Kudarikilu Corner to spot turtles and explore the caves that are home to lobsters, Nurse and Wobbegong sharks, and the glowing corals which illuminate with the fluo torches.
For snorkelers and divers alike the house reef at Kihavah is also one of the best locations for night diving on the Baa Atoll – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The experience can be combined with a stay in an overwater villa at the resort and time with the resort’s resident astronomer in the Maldives’ only overwater observatory which houses the most powerful telescope in the region.
The custom-built Ash-dome observatory sits on the roof deck with minimal light pollution and open skies, offering guests a unique and other-worldly experience.
To complete the night experiences, guests can explore the world’s first underwater wine cellar and dine in SEA, the original underwater restaurant in the Maldives, with sharks, turtles and an abundance of tropical fish attracted by the lights.
The experience costs from £6,850 per person (USD 9040) based on two sharing a 4-night stay at Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas including three nights in an over water pool villa and one night on the luxury Ocean Whisperer yacht including a tailor-made programme of activities and all meals. The Stargazing experience with Shameem costs USD 250 per couple and a four course tasting menu with wine pairing in the underwater SEA restaurant costs USD590 per couple.
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