Cruise the Maldives this Christmas

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Male, Maldives : Cruise the Maldives this Christmas
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Male, Maldives : Cruise the Maldives this Christmas

Head to the Maldives for the ultimate Christmas getaway without hectic schedules, overdone traditions and freezing conditions. A good way to enjoy the islands is to cruise around them. Touch down in Malè and then live it up on-board on one of these amazing itineraries, courtesy of Luxury cruises, Maldives. All of them take off from close to my Hotel Jen in Malè.

Malè North to Lhaviyani

Spend a week diving among soft corals and reef fish on this one-week cruise, past the SS Seagul wreck around Gaafaru Atoll, and down to the incoming currents at Lhaviyani Atoll, where sightings of grey sharks are fairly common.

Malè North to Goidhoo
On this one-week getaway, venture past the North Atoll thilas to the wrecks at Gaafaru Atoll and then onto the uninhabited islands around Baa Atoll, a gorgeous point to stop and snorkel. Stop by black coral bushes and fishing villages on the return.

Extreme North to Haa
The first night of this two-week diving spectacular starts at Rasfari Lagoon, and dives at the oceanic sites there, before sweeping past the hard and soft corals at Baa Atoll and onto the vast unexplored Noonu and Shaviyani atolls. The areas, which have only recently opened to tourism, showcase mesmerising dive sites with thilas, soft corals and eagle rays.