Thought an overwater bungalow was the height of luxury? How about gliding across clear Maldivian waters aboard a decadent superyacht… and then retreating back to your overwater bungalow?
Guests of Jumeirah Vittaveli can now stay onboard a brand new, 85-foot superyacht in what is a first for Maldives resorts. MY Vittaveli is an Azimut superyacht that accommodates up to eight guests for overnight stays, or up to 20 guests for leisurely day-time cruises.
Spend your days snorkelling with whale sharks and cruising to deserted islands, or get the best of both worlds with a combined on-land and on-water stay, returning to the resort island to extend your stay in a freestanding villa, complete with private pool and your own stretch of beach.
The superyacht boasts three decks with a four-person jacuzzi on the top deck, crafted wood joinery, cherry wood panels and Italian marble inlays in the cabins and all en-suite bathrooms include hydrosonic massage bathtubs and full-sized Hermès amenities.
“It has long been my dream to add a superyacht to our prime resort villa accommodations,” said Amit Majumder, Regional Vice President, Boutique Resorts, at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts. “Our guests love the resort and its surrounding house reef, as well as close-by snorkel and dive spots, but the explorer in me has always envisioned that the best way to fully experience the Maldives would be with a combination of an island stay and a journey across the atolls. It’s irresistible to set sail and explore the stunning variety of over- and under-water wonders the Maldives offers, and I am proud my team has made it possible to offer such a special experience for our guests.”
Experienced deck crew will guide guests to secluded powder white beaches and hidden spots around the atolls, and to a local island on the way to admire the art of lacquerware or mat weaving. The superyacht’s swim platform is ideal for diving, snorkelling and water sports like jet skiing.
Those staying onboard MY Vittavel will get four hours of complimentary cruising every day, so there are plenty of opportunities to stop-off for a beach BBQ dinner, explore the sandbanks and uninhabited islands, try a fishing trip or discover the underwater world on a snorkelling excursion.
Jumeirah Vittaveli boasts the Maldives’ first ice rink, a PADI Dive base, water sports centre, Talise Spa, six restaurants and bars, a wine library, an overwater lounge, an underground whisky and chocolate salon and a cigar lounge.
Where do we sign up?