Maldives Excursion with Cruise by Visiit:
The Republic of Maldives houses 26 naturally formed atolls with island chains where each and every island is surrounded by blue lagoons with turquoise waters. The republic Square, Islamic Centre, Friday Mosque, Medhu Ziyaaraiy Shrine, Sultan Park, National Museum and the Tsunami monument are some major attractions of the Male city. We can move around the islands through speed boats and public ferry rides or through the sea planes or even a cruise. The string of islands are known for its rich coral reefs and great underwater life.
The Visiit Holidays allows the tourists to have great fun on board with great services where there are trips from Mumbai to Male as a straight way or a 7 day cruise trip covering Mumbai, Goa, Cochin, Colombo and Male. Visiit Holidays works with their expert team and organizes a great trip to Maldives in a very efficient manner.
Maldives is a idyllic place for destination wedding, jet skiing, kayaking, scuba diving, underwater spas and yoga, honeymoon have, parasailing and kite surfing. We can also learn about the people and culture of Maldives through Island Hopping, visiting the heritage sites and museums.
Taking a stroll on the seashore is indeed a most blissful thing to do in Maldives. Making a shell necklace out of our collections, spotting the footprints of the seabirds or just gaze at the stars and the waves at night brings in a pleasant feel into our hearts and our minds. We could even spot turtles crawling slowly on the sand. For a better admiration of the sealife, we can go on a turtle walk by joining with the NGOs working there for doing some volunteer service while we enjoy the serene beauty of the tropical life. We can also do wakeboarding, surfing, dolphin and whale watching, crab racing,etc.
Maldives comprises of many islands that are quite apart from each other. The popular commercial islands are Alimatha, Mirihi, Kudahuvadhoo, Gan and Hulhule. It hosts many uninhabited and inhabited islands that can be explored through seaplanes or a day tour through the ferries to explore the true lifestyle of the Maldivians and to converse with the local community for a better understanding of the people and their culture. Gan remains as the largest island of the Maldives and Kudahuvadhoo holds the ruins of ancient Buddhist temples. Mirihi is an island that hosts water villas and stunning reefs which earned its name from a local flower while Alimatha is another island that offers best snorkelling experience for the tourists.
It was devastating morning for the South Asian countries on 26th december,2004 because of the 9.3 magnitude of earthquake that happened under the sea led to a huge Tsunami waves of 100 feet heights. Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia and India were the countries that was affected by this natural calamity which took many lives and complete deterioration of the properties. This Tsunami Monument was built to remember the dark day and the lost lives in Male. The architecture of the monument signifies the important features of the island. The 20 steel created balls symbolizes the atolls and the tall design to signify the high waters of Tsunami. The iron rods that are placed vertically in the centre is engraved with names of the lives lost . It remains as the tragic monument but also a reminder of hope to survive again from the huge catastrophe. An evening stroll is the best time to visit it along with the orange sunset.
Four Seasons Explorer
This three decked cruise ship holds 10 staterooms and 1 suite that accommodates 22 guests which houses a Dining room which serves a scrumptious tropical menu with a wide range of a la carte menu, Bar and lounge serving all kinds of drinks from virgin mojito to mimosa, Alfresco dining deck with bar is another fine dining restaurant allowing the tourists to treat their taste buds with fine delicacies , Sundeck with massage area provides the tourists to relax and rejuvenate after a exhausting scuba diving , Dive and water sports deck is another great place letting the tourists and the guests to plunge into the water with scuba gears, Dive dhoni Azekara that is tutored by 14 divers and 3 crew members. Apart from this, we have a indoor lounge and library and beach barbecues with lip smacking food.
It is a cruise ship that advances its way to places that are impenetrable. It offers great atmosphere with state of the art amenities and top notch services where guests can enjoy a light hearted and a relaxed voyage. It houses 4 restaurants where the Cetara restaurant being the largest dine in restaurant provides ocean view seats that are composed of ornate wooden decor. Restaurant Bu et Vernazza that allows the guests to be seated next to the portholes providing a casual vibes for the tourists. Saint Tropez Restaurant is a restaurant which is mostly preferred for a quick brunch and the Pizzeria Monterosso & Grill Manarola is most popular for its italian cuisines. The four bars are unique in its own way both by its decor and by its drinks.
Apart from it Costa neoRiviera hosts a swimming pool, a spa pool and a jacuzzi allowing the guests to sunbathe and fitness centre, jogging track, tennis,basketball and soccer ground along with a Sauna, turkish bath and a plush beauty Salon. It also hosts different entertaining shows in Ravello Theatre and Disco Club Porto no and Casino Sainte Maxime where we could play roulette and try our luck in gambling. There are Oceanview Staterooms and suites with personal Butler services and satellite tv sets in each room.
Maldives are hot and sunny all around the year letting the tourists to enjoy it as a winter retreat. The November to April are the best months to visit Maldives. The peak season comes during the months of December to March which will be difficult for travellers since the anything and everything would be expensive but it is still worth a trip on a cruise.