The Maldives is open again, and with it comes some incredible discounts and offers. However, it’s still essential that you remain careful about travel. Until you feel comfortable visiting, let Lightfoot Travel remind you of the beauty that will be waiting for you.
Worried the Maldives might be boring for energetic kids? Pah! Alongside blue seas, white sandy beaches and endless serenity, Niyama Private Islands serves as a paradise-playground full of nature and fun. Spend your days on a Turtle Adventure or Shark Safari, get into arts and crafts and round off your days on a sunset cruise (with or without the children!). Sign your kids up at The Explorers kids club where younger guests can build sandcastles and paint coconuts, whilst older ones can become master chefs and enjoy watersports. As for adults, gourmet picnics, sunset yoga and fancy cocktails await…
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD5,990 for 5 nights in a Beach Villa for 2 guests including half board and return seaplane transfers. Find more details here!
For paradise with a playful side, go to Finolhu. There are record players in the bedrooms, vintage telephones that call for champagne, rustic signs declaring holiday mantras, and even the odd sheep sculpture. That’s not to say that it’s not luxurious: villas come in shades of gold and purple and have direct access to the lagoon; there are four restaurants, two bars and a beach club; and spa treatments take place in pastel huts to the music of your choice. For a side-order of fun with your sunbathing, the pool area is full of bright inflatables, lively music, stilt walkers and acrobats (yes, acrobats).
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD6,700 for 5 nights in a Lagoon Villa for 2 guests including return seaplane transfers and all-inclusive meal plan (saving USD2,300). Click here for more.
If you’re looking for space, seclusion and somewhere extra special, Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi is for you. This new resort only opened last year with polished staff and facilities, and pristine surroundings. Everything here feels super-sized – the villas are vast with magnificent beds and big decks, there are two huge communal pools and there’s a whopping 11 restaurants and bars. For the ultimate in social distancing, dine in a treehouse-style bamboo pod villa at Terra and make the most of a moment that - right now - many of us are dreaming of.
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD11,900 for 7 nights in a Reef Villa with Pool for 2 guests including complimentary transfers and half board (saving USD5,200). Discover more here!
Joali Maldives is the brand’s first property in the world, and it certainly knows how to make an entrance. It has the longest - and prettiest - jetty in the country and, due to its Turkish owners, the spa features one of the few hammams in the Maldives. All villas boast traditional thatched roofs, sea views, and an infinity pool, and there are several accommodation options for families. Those looking for a multi-generational stay should book the Private Ocean Residence or Private Duplex Beach Residence. The former comes with an on-call dhoni (local boat), and the latter has a 24-hour buggy service to escort your brood around in style.
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD6,300 for 4 nights in a Beach Villa with Pool for 2 guests including complimentary daily half board (saving USD3,200). Log on here for details.
COMO Maalifushi may come with powder-white sands, turquoise waters and swaying palms, but this dreamy destination is not all about looks. Making protection a priority, the resort hosts a great coral propagation program involving the planting of new coral frames on the seafloor to encourage new reefs to flourish. Guests can go on guided dives and sponsor these coral frames, tracking progress via photographic updates. Above water, the COMO Shambala Spa with its treatments, activities and Indian guru is a destination in itself.
Lightfoot Travel offer! Stay from USD7,200 for 5 nights in a Beach Villa for 2 guests including complimentary daily half board (saving USD3,700). Read more here.