Soak Up the Sun with Soneva and ALEXA’s Maldivian Charter Experiences

Alexa J interior
Aboard Alexa J

Choose from 10, 14 or 21 days of combined Soneva resort and ALEXA yacht relaxing that features an intimate excursion through the Maldives

Luxury resort operator Soneva has partnered with ALEXA Private Cruises to offer guests exclusive charter holidays in the Maldives, sailing their 38-metre ALEXA J yacht to the Indian Ocean. Intimate by design, ALEXA J hosts a maximum capacity of two adults and two children aboard the boat manned by a crew of six: Captain, Chief Engineer, Star Chef, Spa Therapist, Dive Instructor, and Stewardess. Guests can choose from bespoke itineraries varying in length:

  • 10 nights split between ALEXA J and Soneva in Aqua
  • 14 nights split between Soneva Fushi and ALEXA J
  • 21 nights split between Soneva Fushi, ALEXA J, and Soneva Jani.

All the experiences have been hand-picked by the founders of ALEXA Private Cruises and Soneva.

14-Day Itinerary Sampling

Day 1

The voyage begins in Malé where guests are greeted at the international airport and escorted to Soneva Fushi.

Day 2 and 3

Guests can relax at Soneva Fushi, soaking in the spa and enjoying water sports. The final night on land revolves around a Private Sandbank Dinner featuring a menu designed to suit guests’ preferences with an infusion of the Executive Chef’s expertise.

Day 4

Board ALEXA J to meet the Cruise Director and crew, take a tour of the yacht and enjoy a massage before yachting to Hanifaru Bay. Fortunate sailors might even catch a glimpse of a manta ray or two, which occasion the bay between May and December. Cocktails of a pre-arranged wine tasting are offered before a five-course dinner.

Day 5

Cruise to the island of Goidhoo to hike around the island’s freshwater lakes and tropical forest, where unique coral formations in the Rose Garden make for a unique snorkelling trip. In the evening, guests can enjoy a barbecue dinner on beachy sands.

Day 6

The main event of the day is an underwater safari at Innafushi followed by a gourmet dinner on the aft deck terrace. A private cinema can be arranged for guests on the top deck for movies by moonlight.

Day 7

ALEXA J cruises to the capital of the Addu Atoll: Hithadhoo Island. Here, guests can visit the Addu Nature Park or try their hand at sustainable big game fishing for snapper and groupers. In the evening, the chef can arrange a seafood barbecue, picnic or candlelit dinner on the beach.

Day 8

ALEXA J is moored off the island of Kendoo in the north of the Baa Atoll for snorkelling, diving and exploring the nearby islands.

Day 9

ALEXA J moors off Soneva Fushi for one more night. “Sonu’s Picnic”gives guests the chance to snorkel off a deserted island and enjoy lunch prepared by the chef.

Days 10-14

Back on Soneva Fushi’s island of Kunfunadhoo, guests can experience more of the resort with activities such as private stargazing at the Observatory, dinner in the middle of the jungle or sunbathing on the sandbank.

What’s Aboard?

ALEXA J is a sailing yacht offering one VIP Master Cabin with the flexibility of an additional multi-use play cabin for small families. ALEXA J’s chef, Johan, can take guests on a journey through a myriad of Asian flavours. On the upper deck there is a rooftop lounge, dining area and yoga and meditation space. The main deck houses the Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, living room, the bridge and open-air dining and lounge area. On the lower deck is the playroom cabin (ideal for children) with en-suite bathroom, galley, engine room and crew quarters.

Rates start at USD 11,435 per night. The 14-day itinerary starts at USD 145,000++ for two guests.

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