A little bit of trivia for you: the Maldives is ninety-nine percent water. That’s more than a jellyfish. So there can’t be a more suitable way to explore the vastness than from the deck of one of these. From December, superyachts Utopia and Anastasia, two of Edmiston’s finest, will be available for chartering the waters of some of the remotest Maldivian atolls.
Utopia is a world-class Feadship with a vast duplex sundeck offering you 360° views from the Jacuzzi that sits 15 meters above sea level. Her master suite fills the entire upper deck, extending through the private lounge onto the outdoor dining terrace. The suite also has its very own gym and a forward facing breakfast terrace. Both saloons have floor-to-ceiling windows and five decks of entertaining space, which gives the crew the chance to surprise you with a new theme every day (we’re assuming this is a good surprise).
Anastasia is one of the most high spec super yachts in the world. Her six double cabins include an impressive, split-level master suite with 180° views. For wilder nights the main saloon transforms into your very own nightclub, decked out with a professional sound system, lasers and lights. At least after all that dancing you can relax on one of the vast balconies or sunbeds. The ultimate sports yacht, Anastasia has no less than four jetskis, four wave-runners, four tenders, underwater scooters, deep-sea fishing tackle, state-of-the-art dive gear and a crew that are always at the ready to help guests makes this the ideal yacht for exploring the region.
To make life even easier for you, Edmiston has come up with a few suggestions:
Baa Atoll- With over sixty uninhabited islands, it’s easy to walk along a palm fringed sandy beach without another soul in sight. The clear, warm turquoise waters mean you can swim amongst the unspoilt beauty of pristine coral reefs.
Felidhu Atoll- As one of the less developed areas of the region it has some exceptional diving opportunities. South of the atoll lies the reef Vattaru which offers some of the best diving in the Maldives. Divers are attracted by spectacular multi-level edge, multiple caves which make it one of the must dive spots of the region. Visit one of the many fishing villages in the area where friendly locals greet visitors with a warm welcome.
Ari Atoll- This area is teeming with reef fishes, colourful coral gardens, turtles, batfish and large pelagics but it’s the large marine life that draws divers to this site. Hammerhead sharks, manta rays and other pelagic fish are commonly encountered around Ari Atoll and even whale sharks regularly make an appearance.
Malé Atoll- As one of the smallest capitals in the world, the area has some of the best surfing around. Banana Reef in Malé Atoll is a protected marine area and one of the oldest dives sites in the Maldives. In one of the many over-hanging caves divers can find pufferfish, smaller species of wrasse and big schools of fusilier hiding in the coral growths. This is the ideal location to look out for sleeping white tip reef sharks and stingrays sleeping in the sand.
UTOPIA is available to charter from 1st December – 5th January from £298,000 per week. ANASTASIA is available to charter from early November from €650,000 per week. For more details, please contact Paul Charles / Emily Cramer via firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)20 7792 8884.