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BLEU DE NIMES Motor yacht for charter

72.2m (237ft)|28 guests in 13 cabins
Rate from (per week)
EUR 490,000
At anchor
Stern view
Cruising
Sun deck jacuzzi
Sun deck forward
Bridge deck aft
Upper deck aft
Upper deck aft
Main deck aft
Main deck aft
Main deck lounge
Main deck lounge
Upper deck lounge
Upper deck dining
Master cabin - Upper deck
Double cabin - Main deck
Twin cabin - Lower deck
Aerial view
  • Spa facilities: sauna, massage room
  • Beach Club at sea level
  • Gym on bridge deck
  • Elevator serving all decks
  • 2 x jacuzzis on sun deck
  • Zero speed stabilisers to reduce any rolling motion while at anchor

About BLEU DE NIMES

Specification & rates
Summer cruising Northern Europe EUR 490,000/EUR 490,000 per week (low/high)
Winter cruising Indian Ocean EUR 490,000/EUR 490,000 per week (low/high)
Built 1980 (refitted 2020), Clelands Shipbuilding, United Kingdom
Length 72.2m (237ft)
Guests 28
No. of guest cabins 13
Crew 23
Beam 11.8m (38.7ft)
Draft 3.7m (12.1ft)
Gross tonnage 1,637
Maximum speed 15 knots
Cruising speed 12 knots
Fuel consumption at cruising speed 300 litres per hour
Cabin types 13 (9 × double, 4 × twin, 2 × additional berths)
Engines 2 × 1,680hp Cummins
Tenders & toys

Tenders & toys

  • 6 × Tenders
  • 1 × Sailing dinghy
  • 2 × Deck jacuzzis
  • Inflatable platform
  • 3 × Waverunners
  • 1 × Stand up jetski
  • 2 × Kayaks
  • 3 × Stand up paddleboards
  • Wakeboard
  • Windsurfer
  • Waterskis
  • Scuba diving equipment
Fitness & wellness

Fitness equipment

  • Cross trainer
  • Exercise balls
  • Free weights
  • Jump ropes
  • Training bench
  • Treadmill
  • Upright stationary bike
  • Yoga mats

Wellness

  • Massage room
  • Sauna
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Northern Europe

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Sabi Omakase Restaurant
This one Michelin star restaurant prepares exquisite sushi with the best locally sourced produce with remarkable skill and some deft subtle twists.
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Restaurant Martin Wishart
In the heart of the old town around the port of Leith, enjoy Michelin-starred dining as this superchef gives the best Scottish produce a classic French twist. Wishart has another restaurant on beautiful Loch Lomond.
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The Kitchin
Seasonal produce is the name of the game at this Michelin-starred restaurant, the signature restaurant in celebrity chef Tom Kitchen’s repertoire. Located in a converted whisky warehouse in Edinburgh’s Leith waterfront, Kitchin’s ‘nature to plate’ ideology showcases the finest Scottish ingredients with classic French undertones in an award-winning menu.
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The Three Chimneys
Chef Scott Davies leads a team that celebrates the finest produce Skye has to offer by land and sea, prepared using ancient Nordic and haute Scottish techniques.
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The Pier House
Hidden away in the quiet village of Port Appin, on the shores of Loch Linnhe in Argyll, Chef Michael Leathley serves traditional Scottish delicacies and local seafood fresh from the pier the restaurant overlooks.
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Golf at the Machrie Hotel
Designed by Willie Campbell, updated by DJ Russell, The Machrie combines the beauty of a traditional links course with the challenges of a modern one.
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Fingal’s Cave
At the southern tip of the Isle of Staffa is a natural cave set amid basalt columns, producing a unique echo that has influenced artists from Mendelssohn to Pink Floyd.
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Armadale Castle
Drop anchor off the majestic Isle of Skye to visit the seat of the Clan Donald, once Scotland's largest and most powerful. Expect history, myth and legend.
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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Scotland's oldest continuously inhabited castle has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over 800 years. Art, history and the 'Fairy Flag' of invincibility.
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Kerrera Island
A great spot to drop anchor. A barely inhabited, unspoilt island with dramatic scenery. In fine weather head to the south facing coast and explore the ruins of Gylen Castle.
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Loch Scavaig
One of Scotland's most dramatic anchorages is almost enclosed by granite slopes against the imposing, scarified backdrop of the peaks of the Skye's Black Cuillin.
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Talisker Distillery
Perched on the shores of Loch Harport, Talisker delivers the peaty smokiness for which scotch whisky from Skye is renowned. Expect tours, special vintages and more.
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Luskentyre Beach
A pristine stretch of white sand and turquoise water that rivals anything the Caribbean has to offer, nestling in a rugged unspoilt coast.
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Seilebost Beach
A stunning sandy beach at the mouth of a beguiling lagoon perfect for family paddling and exploring. An absolute gem.
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West Beach
A boomerang of immaculate sand hugging the west and north coasts of this delightful little island community in the Outer Hebrides.
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Hosta Beach
A beautiful sandy cove backed by undulating dunes speckled with wild orchids and facing out across the wide Atlantic. It's the island's premier surf spot.
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Loch Bay Restaurant
Sample some of the best seafood in the world at the Loch Bay Restaurant on the Isle of Skye. With a contemporary twist on traditional Scottish Highland cuisine, the emphasis is on fresh fish dishes enjoyed in a picture postcard position on the edge of the loch in Stein.
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Isle of Eriska Hotel
You don’t get more prestigious than this Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant on the Isle of Eriska. Enjoy spectacular views over your yacht and the private island estate as you feast on mouth-watering cuisine.
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Number One, The Balmoral
The Michelin-starred Number One restaurant at legendary hotel The Balmoral combines old-school glamour with seasonal Scottish fare. Signature dishes here include North Sea Cod and Langoustine, immaculately and thoughtfully prepared to ensure the ultimate fine dining experience, accompanied by faultless service in this magnificently grand setting.
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Condita
Delve into a surprise five or even eight course tasting menu at the Michelin-starred Condita. Epic flavours ooze from seasonal, organic ingredients, locally sourced from a 19th century walled garden in the Scottish Borders. Local meat and fish are used wherever possible, while their own forager provides wild ingredients and wines are hand-picked from small-scale organic or bio-dynamic producers.
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Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, The Gleneagles
Just an hour’s drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the iconic Gleneagles hotel plays host to Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars. The signature smoked lobster dish, served over whisky barrel chips, has to be the finest example of French and Scottish cuisine combined.
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The Peat Inn
This unassuming 16th Century coaching inn hosts the eponymous award-winning, Michelin-starred restaurant. Lose yourself in the extensive wine list accompanied by a six-course tasting menu or opt for an à la carte menu filled with seasonal dishes.
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The Cellar
Located near the water’s edge, it is no surprise that seafood features heavily on The Cellar’s testing menu. A Fife local, head chef Billy Boyter showcases quality Scottish ingredients, prepared using traditional cooking methods, to create a seasonal menu that changes daily depending on the catch.
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Cail Bruich
Literally translating to ‘eat well’ in Gaelic, Cail Bruich is one of the newest additions to Scotland’s growing list of Michelin-starred restaurants, and the first in Glasgow for more than two decades. Head Chef Lorna McNee brings her Gleneagles experience to the city restaurant with a fine, seasonal Scottish menu.
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The Kilberry Inn
Located on the western edge of Scotland and looking out at the Inner Hebrides, The Kilberry Inn offers comforting favourites in a relaxed setting. Think cosy log fires, and heart-warming dishes (the restaurant holds a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand award) including Scottish beef, pheasant and herbs and salads from the garden.
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The Stables at the Bonnie Badger
Lying to the east of Edinburgh on the southern shores of the Firth of Forth, The Bonnie Badger plays host to the Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand restaurant The Stables. The regularly changing menu, designed by Chef Patron Tom Kitchin, features seasonal produce like Highland Wagyu burger and locally sourced fish pie. Hearty food in a stunning setting.
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The Scran & Scallie
Another Bib Gourmand establishment by the seemingly ubiquitous Tom Kitchin, The Scran & Scallie showcases seasonal pub classics punctuated by the ‘nature to plate’ philosophy for which Kitchin is known. Think Sunday roast and fish pie, alongside barbequed octopus and duck terrine, to name just a few of the contemporary takes on traditional classics.
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Noto
For a fresh interpretation of local Scottish produce, sample the Asian-inspired dishes at Edinburgh’s Noto. Another Michelin Bib Gourmand holder, the menu focuses on small sharing plates, using Scottish ingredients prepared and cooked with Asian flair to great effect. Fluffy sesame prawn toast with bonito flakes, North Sea crab with a rich, Umami sauce, and buttermilk-fried rabbit with miso mustard are just a few starters of note that may pique your taste buds’ interest.
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St Andrew's Golf Course
It is widely believed that the modern game of golf was born in Scotland, with the first 18-hole course and the rules of golf both formed here. Home to over 550 golf courses, even the islands in the north have 14 courses between them. However, for those on a Scotland yacht charter, playing golf on the world-famous Old Course at St Andrews, the Home of Golf, has to be the ultimate bucket list experience for every golfer.
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Carnoustie Golf Links
The Championship Course at Carnoustie is another mecca. Also located on Scotland’s east coast, just north of St Andrews, this challenging links course is also known as “Golf’s Greatest Test”, but the rewarding vistas from the tees and fairways are worth the pain of a potentially high score.
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Old Course, Royal Troon Golf Club
For those cruising the west coast and the islands, the Old Course at Royal Troon Golf Club is renowned worldwide as one of the best links courses. With rolling fairways interspersed with deep, rough gorse, the course provides a stern test for any golfer. Having hosted The Open seven times, 2023 will see the world’s best players fight it out on the famous par 3 8th hole once again.
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Spa & Wellness at Gleneagles Hotel
Indulge in a top-to-toe treatment in Scotland’s best spa. The complementary and alternative therapies harness nature and are derived from the herbs and plants to be found locally on the Gleneagles estate and surrounding countryside. Indulge in the full wellbeing experience and spend time before and after your treatment discovering the selection of heat experiences including saunas, steam rooms, and the vitality pool.
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Stables Spa, Isle of Eriska Hotel
For those looking for a spa treatment while cruising the far west coast, the acclaimed Stables Spa on the private island of Eriska offers an oasis of tranquillity ashore. Harvesting local ingredients from the island and the nutrients of the sea, the treatments available here are designed to refresh and regenerate your senses, leaving you fully relaxed and ready to soak up your surroundings back on board.
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Argyll Coastal Driving Route
While cruising the Hebrides, spend a few days ashore exploring the Argyll Coastal Route. This 130-mile drive is one of the most scenic in Scotland, taking in all the lochs and islands from Loch Lomond to Fort William. Catch some incredible sunsets over the water, stop off to visit the Neo-Gothic Inverarary Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne and round off the trip with a hike up the foothills of Ben Nevis – the UK's highest mountain.
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Borders Historic Driving Route
Jam-packed with activities, stately homes and the occasional castle, the 90-mile drive from Carlisle to Edinburgh is one of the most stunning drives in the country. Discover incredible vistas at almost every vantage point, including Sir Walter Scott’s favourite writing spot, Scott’s View. There are plenty of walks along the way, including the 1,400 acres of grounds that surround Scott’s home, Abbotsford House, and Dalkeith Country Park, home to herds of deer and birds of prey.
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Highlands Driving Route
To discover Scotland’s famous Highlands, with a few whisky distilleries en route, this 120-mile route is a long, scenic one but well worth the time. From Aberdeen, head north to Craigievar Castle, said to be the inspiration behind the castle in Walt Disney’s Cinderella. Drive on through the Cairngorms National Park into some of the most dramatic Highland scenery, with steep climbs and sharp turns through the carved landscape of its misty mountain ranges.
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North Coast 500 Driving Route
Scotland’s answer to America’s route 66, the North Coast 500 follows a sweeping loop around the whole northern tip of Scotland. From Inverness to John O’Groats and right across the top of Scotland before heading south again, this 516-mile route is for those with a few weeks to spare. Elevated roads provide open views of the North Sea before heading south, passing rugged mountain ranges and sweeping glens, stopping off to explore pretty villages and ancient sites along the way.
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Lagavulin Distillery
Tucked into Lagavulin Bay on the south coast of the Isle of Islay, in the shadow of Dunyvaig Castle, is this famous distillery. Turn up for a taste and see what happens.
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Laphroaig Distillery
In the bay next to Lagavulin to the east is the Laphroaig Distillery, rumoured to be a favourite of HRH Prince Charles. Alongside the peaky, smoky taste is a fascinating note of seaweed, some say. Find out for yourself.
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Arran Distillery
On the northern tip of the Isle of Arran, at the head of Lochranza and overlooked by the picturesque ruins of 16th century Lochranza castle, is the Arran distillery. A newcomer, founded in 1995, it has since opened a sister distillery at Lagg in the south of the island.
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Tobermory Distillery
Overlooking the marina in the picture-postcard port of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull is a single malt distillery founded in 1798 that produces two whiskies and has recently added a gin. Something for everyone.
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The Whiski Rooms, Royal Mile
If history is your bag then Edinburgh is the place to head for centuries-old traditional watering holes, including The Whiski Rooms (not a typo) just off the world-famous Royal Mile.
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The Last Drop in the Grassmarket
The Grassmarket is named after the hay-trading square in which Edinburgh’s hangman’s gallows was once located. This traditional pub, allegedly haunted, is ghoulishly named after the last hanging.
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The Bon Vivant
This is one of a swathe of trendy cocktail bars have joined the city's thriving nightlife scene, cementing the city’s status as a cosmopolitan European capital.
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Panda & Sons
Themed on a Prohibition-era Speakeasy bar inside a barber's shop, this tucked-away bar serves creative cocktails, craft beers and very decent wines.
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West End and Merchant City
Both of these districts positively buzz with energy after dark with pubs, bars and clubs to suit every taste, expectation and level of exclusivity. Build a night to remember.
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Grassmarket, Leith Walk, Broughton Street, George Street
Home to numerous pubs, bars and clubs, Scotland’s main city and arts hub showcases plenty of live performances, music, and DJs. Join the party.
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Little Horseshoe Bay
On Kerrera's sheltered east coast is an aptly named bay. On the southern arm is the ruin of an iron age fort with wonderful views up and down the Sound of Kerrera or you can seek refreshment in the tea rooms.
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Campbeltown Loch
This is a pretty sea loch on the sheltered eastern side of the Mull of Kintyre with views across to the Isle of Arran and the Firth of Clyde. Nearby Campbeltown was once dubbed the whisky capital of the world with 34 distilleries and the three that remain all offer tours. Head across the peninsula to play Machrihanish's classic golf links.
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Sound of Iona
Drop anchor between the isles of Mull and Iona and step ashore at St Columba's Bay, where Irish prince Columba stepped ashore in 563 AD to found Christianity in Scotland. Don't leave without taking the tender to Fingal's Cave on the island of Staffa, the acoustics of which inspired Mendelssohn to compose The Hebrides Overture in 1829.
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Sabi Omakase Restaurant
This one Michelin star restaurant in Stavangerm Norway, prepares exquisite sushi with the best locally sourced produce with remarkable skill and some deft subtle twists.
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Re-naa
Chef Sven Erik Renaa, pioneer of the exciting New Nordic food movement, won his second Michelin star in 2020, which tells you all you need to know about the chef’s creativity and the quality of the cuisine at Re-naa.
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Brasserie Posten
Enviably located at the head of the impressive Geiranger fjord, Brasserie Posten serves high quality food made from the best, freshest, locally sourced produce.
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Operakällaren
This is a one Michelin star restaurant serves classic French cuisine in the theatrical, dramatic setting of Stockholm’s beautiful opera house.
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Bare Restaurant
Bergen's only Michelin-starred restaurant creates dishes made from organic produce sourced from the region’s fishermen and farmers. The chef’s seasonal menu depends entirely on what the best produce is on any given day.
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Friðheimar
Famously Friðheimar celebrates the not-so-humble tomato, with three different varieties cultivated in the greenhouses where guests dine among the tomato plants themselves.
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Tango
This intimate, nine-cover restaurant in Norway serves seasonal dishes that are every bit as colourful as the modern art that hangs on its walls. Complete with a very fine wine list with clever pairings Tango is a must visit dining experience during any luxury yacht charter to northern Europe.
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Ekstedt
Chef Niklas Ekstedt is another devotee of the back-to-basics New Nordic school and his seasonal menu at Ekstedt in Sweden is differentiated by his signature use of fire, using wood, charcoal, smoke and ash.
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Apotekergata No. 5
Based in an atmospheric former warehouse, and a quayside barge in the summer months, Apotekergata is a seafood restaurant that serves the best seasonal catches of the day. Excellent halibut, crabs and fish soup.
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XL Diner
Celebrate traditional Norwegian dried, salted fish on the historical quay Skateflukaia, next to the ferryport, with great views of the Ålesundet canal, Molja lighthouse, outer islands and the North Atlantic beyond.
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Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri
South of Bergen in the Austevoll municipality, Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is an award-winning restaurant is known for its seasonal cuisine using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
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Sjøbua
A fixture in the fishing town of Ålesund since 1987, Sjøbua’s seasonal menu changes is built around the best produce available on the day.
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Westerås Restaurant
On the slopes above Geiranger with spectacular view of the fjord and the mountains, Westerås restaurant is in a traditional barn that dates back to 1603. It’s a great starting place for mountain treks too.
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Knutholmen
Set in a tiny fishing village on a small island in the Atlantic, and celebrating fresh, locally sourced produce, Knutholmen is one of the best fish restaurants on the west coast.
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Stovene Restaurant at Gloppen Hotel
The hotel on the shores of Gloppen Fjord dates back to 1866 and its restaurant uses fresh local ingredients, from nearby Nordfjord and farm suppliers within a 3km radius.
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Skjolden Hotel
At the head of Sognefjorden, the Skjolden Hotel restaurant serves home-smoked venison, veal beef, trout and salmon, herbs from the hotel's garden, fruit and veg from the village’s farm and delicious crayfish from Lustrafjorden.
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Cornelius Sjømatrestaurant
Take the tender to this premium seafood restaurant, complete with a raw shellfish bar, on an island southwest of Bergen. Expect clever dishes, passionately prepared, on a ‘meteorological menu’ inspired by the weather of the day.
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Lysverket
Dine at Lysverket, a Michelin-starred restaurant in Bergen’s Kode 4 art museum with views overlooking a lake and a park. Choose from long or short menus to enjoy dishes that make local ingredients sing.
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Rosendal Fjordhotel AS
Enjoy majestic views down Hardanger fjord through floor-to-ceiling windows as you dine on expertly prepared Norwegian and international dishes at Rosendal Fjordhotel AS.
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Barony Rosendal Restaurant
Based in the Baroniet Rosendal, which dates back to 1665, expect fresh ingredients from the Rosendal garden that inspire the dishes served in the Rosendal Greenhouse for lunch and the Blue Dining Room for dinner.
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Hotel Ullensvang
Take the tender to the hotel’s own harbour and enjoy breath-taking views of the Hardangervidda mountain plain, the Folgefonna glacier and down to the Hardanger fjord. Taste the flavours of Norway with an international twist at Hotel Ullensvang.
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Lysefjord-Helleren AS
Jump in the tender and let the crew drop you at the quay of this relaxed restaurant, joyously located on a tiny spit of land beneath vertiginous cliffs. Distant views of Preikestolen and a cooling mist from the nearby Hangjane waterfall too.
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Statholdergaarden
Scandinavia’s first-ever winner of the Bocuse d’Or in 1993, Bent Stiansen, works with his chef Torbjørn Forster to create a six-course menu shaped entirely by the best Norwegian produce available on the day.
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Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock)
Enjoy spectacular, breath-taking views from this natural rocky ledge 604m above Lysefjord. It’s a must-see attraction for visitors to Norway.
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Snæfellsjökull glacier
Snæfellsjökull glacier is one of the most picturesque glaciers in Iceland cloaks a 700,000-year-old volcano rising 1,446m above sea level. Now dormant, it last erupted in 250AD.
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Ilulissat Icefjord
Known the world over Ilulissat Icefjord has been UNESCO-listed since 2004. This is the sea mouth of the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier, one of the few in Greenland that reaches the ocean.
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Trolltunga
Those with a head for heights will love Trolltunga, or Trolll’s Tongue, a rocky ledge 700m above Lake Ringedalsvatnet. Feeling energetic? The 27km, 10-hour trek has become one of Norway’s most popular.
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Thingvellir National Park
Another Icelandic UNESCO site, Thingvellir National Park is definitely one that Game of Thrones fans will recognise., this is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are slowly moving apart.
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Qassiarsuk
With fewer than one hundred residents, Qassiarsuk is a UNESCO-listed village has some of the finest Viking era reconstructions outside mainland Europe. Sheep still graze on the verdant grass that caused the Vikings to give the country its name.
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Strokkur
Strokkur, Iceland’s most visited active geyser is one of three major attractions on the Golden Circle sightseeing route, along with Gullfoss Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park.
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Greenland National Museum and Archives
Fascinating artefacts reveal Greenland’s archaeology, history, art, and culture at the Greenland National Museum and Archives. There is also much to learn about its ancient ruins, graveyards and buildings.
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Vestmannaeyar Golf Course
On one of the Vestman Islands on Iceland’s south coast, this golf course is set in an old volcano, is a wonderful test of golf and perfect for any active charterers.
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Deplar Farm
If you’re looking for activities, Deplar Farm has everything you need. You can go skeet shooting, paddleboarding, fat-biking, horseback riding, surfing and kayaking, while you enjoy a massage.
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Viking Valley
Live life the Viking way in Njardarheim, an authentically recreated village from 1,000 years ago when Vikings ruled northern Europe. Experience their clothing, construction techniques, traditions, religion, food and crafts.
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Thrihnukagigur volcano
Under an hour’s hike takes you to Þríhnjúkagígur, the only dormant volcano anywhere that enables you to enter the magma chamber itself. Reach the opening and there’s a 120m cable car ride right down into the chamber. Fascinating.
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Aksla
Walk up the 418 steps from the Town Park to Aksla, go by car or take the City Train up to Fjellstua and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the town of Ålesund, the archipelago and the Sunnmøre Alps from the town’s own mountain, Aksla.
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The Retreat Hotel at The Blue Lagoon
The famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal oasis in the middle of a lava field, is also home to the Retreat Hotel and its famous spa. The highlights are hammam-like cleansing and a private area of the lagoon.
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Ulriken
Ulriken is the highest of Bergen’s seven mountains at 643m. Take the famous cable car for wonderful views across the peninsula and beyond.
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Skageflå
Hike up to the abandoned farm of Skageflå, one of Norway’s most scenic routes, and enjoy wonderful views across Geirangerfjord to the famous Seven Sisters Waterfall.
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Aurlandsdalen Valley
Once significant as one of the main routes between the eastern and western Norway, Norway's Grand Canyon is breath-takingly beautiful any time of year.
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Mount Skåla
Hike the Via Ferrata from Loen, seen to the left, to the peak of Mount Skåla, a 1,848m mountain that delivers amazing views of glaciers, fjords and mountains.
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Langfoss
Langfoss, a 612m waterfall, which empties into the River Tjørna, is one of Norway’s natural wonders and one of its largest. An easy hike to the top promises very special views.
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Bondhusdalen
Bondhusdalen is known to be one of the most beautiful of the several valleys below the Folgefonna glacier. Don’t miss the transfixing icefall at the valley head, reflected in the glacial meltwater.
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Nigardsbreen
A short boat trip and an easy hike take you to the easily accessible head of the Nigardsbreen glacier in Western Norway where you can explore the fascinating forms and colours of a glacier.
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Hornelen
Hornelen is Europe’s highest sea cliff rises a giddy 860m from the ocean, and a fairly challenging hike delivers panoramic views of fjords, mountains and off-lying islands.
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Kjerag
The highest peak in Lysefjord, at 1,084m above sea level, Kjerag is an iconic because of the wedged Kjeragbolten boulder. It’s also a magnet for rock climbers and base jumpers.
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Flørlitrappene
This hydroelectric plant has a popular hiking trail with a challenging 4,444 wooden steps known as the Flørli stairs. Once above the treeline, you will enjoy wonderful views across Lysefjord and, in the west, Preikestolen.
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Saksa
Looking southeast from the southernmost of the three summits of Saksa, across the settlement of Urke and across Norangsfjorden to Øye. Saksa, known as The Scissors for its appearance from Øye, is a fabulous hike.
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Svolvaer
Anchor off this traditional Norwegian fishing town in the Lofoten Islands and take the tender ashore where the local helipad can transport you to the pristine slopes on the Swedish/Norwegian border.
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Kvitoya
The most easterly island of the Svalbard peninsula, indeed the whole of Norway, is where to go to spot polar bears and walrus. You will need an armed guide if you go ashore.
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Iona
Step ashore to explore Iona Cathedral. Iona is well known as being ‘The cradle of Christianity’ in Scotland. The Isle of Iona also has sandy beaches, excellent walking opportunities and a variety of wildlife.
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Reine
The port of Reine in the Lofoten Islands is the ideal spot to jump ashore for the Reinebringen trail, a three-hour hike there and back that rewards with spectacular views.
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Staffa
Anchor off the east side of the island and take the tender into Fingal’s Cave, an atmospheric sea cave of hexagonally jointed basalt where, in 1829, Felix Mendelssohn was inspired to write the overture Hebrides.
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Henningsvaer
Take the tender for a tour around the islands, step ashore to enjoy some contemporary arts at the KaviarFactory gallery and visit the football stadium, one of the world’s most scenic grounds.
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Loch Scavaig
Anchor in this dramatic bay and go ashore to explore the foothills for some spectacular views of the landscape. Try your hand at fishing for common species such as pollock, saithe and mackerel to enjoy on board later.
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Bleik
Anchor here and take to the tenders to go whale watching. Look out for sperm, pilot and minke whales, orca too. Glance up and you’ll see puffins, eagles and gannets in abundance.
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Moffen Island
Outside the summer months, when the island is protected, this is where you can see hundreds of walrus hauled out onto the island’s southern tip
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Ersfjord
At the top of Ersfjorden is a glorious sandy beach where, weather permitting, you can hike around the frozen waterfall loop before returning for a beach BBQ or hot chocolate and the chef’s best cakes
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Tromso
Explore the beautiful city of Tromso then climb the 1,200-step Sherpa Staircase to summit Storsteinen where you will have a great chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis lighting up the sky above the city
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Four Degrees
Barefoot, beachfront dining on seafood straight from the grill at this beach club-style restaurant in the Hilton Resort.
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Grann Kaz
Just outside the Hilton Resort you can explore authentic Creole cuisine in the converted home of the Dauban family, who owned this island in the 1800s. Every dish is homegrown, homemade, or locally sourced.
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Teppanyai
Another Hilton Resport establishment, this lakeside Japanese restaurant let's you watch as the chefs juggle, sear, and flip fresh seafood caught by local fishermen on a specialty teppanyaki grill.
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Four Seasons Resort
On the shores of Petit Anse, this resort has a number of restaurants and culinary experiences to offer, from Creole food you can grill yourself on the beach to Japanese, Asian and modern Mediterranean.
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Raffles
Restaurants at this Baie Sainte Anne resort are set in landscaped gardens with water features. Cuisines on offer include Indian, Chinese, South East Asian, Japanese and Mediterranean using the best locally sourced and international produce.
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Morne Blanc Trail
Hike the Morne Blanc Trail as it winds through a former tea plantation and up into the misty forests to the top of Morne Blanc. Your reward? You get panoramic views across the western coast.
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Spa at Constance Ephelia
Enjoy a rejuvenating range of massages, facials and body treatments using aromatic natural products inspired by Indian Ocean botanicals, and a sauna, hammam, reflective, thermal and still pools, jacuzzi, Kneipp footbath and a yoga pavilion.
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Silhouette Island
Northwest of Mahé , this one-town, forested island criss-crossed with nature trails where you can see the native flora, fauna, and animals up close and personal. There are some beautiful deserted beaches too, accessible only by boat.
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Poivre Island
This remote, uninhabited island in the Amirante Group has huge saltflats for bonefishing fans, perfect for watertoys too, and there's a thriving bird and turtle population. Got a submersible on board? Head for the Amirantes Trench, a drop-off from 60-12,000m (200ft to 7 miles) that is home to all kinds of marine life.
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D'Arros
This remote Amirante Group island is a Save our Seas nature reserve studying vulnerable species like manta rays and green turtles and you can dive to meet them in their natural habitat. The island is also surrounded by sand so ideal for beach BBQs.
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African Banks
Furthest north in the Amirantes Group, these two uninhabited islets are mostly bare of vegetation, rising only 3m (10ft) above sea level. Visit the derelict lighthouse on the northern island and see the turtle and seabird breeding grounds.
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Vallée de Mai
Take the tender into the Grand Anse Beach jetty. Walk the trails to explore the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its naturally preserved palm forest with the largest population of native coco-de-mer, or 'coconut-of-the-sea'.
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Curieuse Island
To the north of Baie Sainte Anne, this island is best known for its colony of giant tortoises. Beyond the mangroves there is some fine diving with coral gardens off the east coast.
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L'Union Estate Park
Step ashore to explore the plantation house, one of the oldest examples of French colonial architecture in the Seychelles. The coconut and vanilla plantations will transport you back in time.
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Anse a la Mouche
Calm and shallow , it's the perfect place for a day at anchor. Sit on the swim platform and do some fishing in the quiet morning hours before snorkelling to explore the bottom.
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Desroches Island
This remote atoll in the Amirante Group abounds with unique fauna and flora in a jungle that can be explored by bicycle. Try game fishing for wahoo, kingfish, tuna and sailfish or dive to explore underwater caves, swim-throughs and underwater labyrinths.
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Grande Sœur
Anchor between Grande and Petit Soeur islands for a day of leisure. Enjoy lunch ashore at a beach BBQ and do some jetskiing, wakeboarding, and even surfing if the swell is right on the west side of the island. Snorkelling off the beach is excellent, with crystal-clear waters and turtle nesting area nearby.
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Fregate
This island's protective reef is rich with schools of fish. Take to the trails on foot or mountain bike and get acquainted with tropical birds and giant tortoises. Enjoy walking on the canopied pathways amidst cashew thickets, bamboo glades, citrus and avocado plantations.
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Cousine Island
Anchor off this private island resort and nature preserve west of Praslin with a broad arc of white sand wrapping itself round the island's northern tip. Let the crew work their magic with the beach set-up and settle in for a day of relaxed fun.
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Anse la Passe
A beautiful beach where you can while away the day paddling the shallow waters snorkelling, paddleboarding and bodyboarding.
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St Joseph’s Atoll
In the Amirantes Group, St Joseph’s Atoll's abundant, colourful reef fish, shark pups, bonefish, rays, turtles, and dolphins make it perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving. You can dive your own oysters too.
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St François and Bijoutier
These uninhabited islands in the Alphonse Group are almost untouched by civilisation. The sand-ringed, V-shaped St François is covered in coconut palms, and Bijoutier is a picture-perfect desert island. Both have amazing diving with hammerhead sharks, dogtooth tuna and potato cod in the blue and vibrant corals with fish, turtles and shrimp inshore.
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SEA
Gourmet meals under the ocean’s waves in an underwater restaurant. Explore the world’s first underwater wine cellar before you reach a dining room surrounded by the sea. Watch sharks, turtles, and tropical fish swim by as you dine.
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Subsix
Dine in an underwater restaurant inspired by the Maldivian coral reefs. Reach Subsix by speedboat and descend a dramatic three-tier staircase. Chandeliers illuminate the descent like shining coral. In the depths, find the swooping curves of the clam-inspired bar, tucked into the soft anemone chairs beneath the soft waves of capiz shells draped from the ceiling.
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Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Nine restaurants and bars to choose from, offering casual to formal dining, seafood to Arabian fare.
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Botanica
Set in a hidden garden lit by flickering candlelight, Botanica by Brent Savage serves natural ‘garden-to-table’ cuisine.
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Reethi
Reethi Restaurant has a spectacular setting, rich colours, and the ever-changing scenery of the sky and ocean all around. The restaurant offers three dining experiences: Earth - serving exquisitely executed French cuisine; Fire - pan-Asian dishes incorporating colourful influences from Indian, Maldivian, Sri Lankan and Thai cuisines; and Aqua - a true taste of Italy using the finest, fresh ingredients.
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Tapasake
Tapasake serves Japanese cuisine with a contemporary twist, expertly prepared sushi and sashimi and inventive small plate dishes. The restaurant is a gloriously stylish showcase of glass, stone and stainless steel, perched over-water on the western tip of the island.
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Ithaa Undersea Restaurant
Dine five meters below the surface of the ocean, in the world’s first undersea restaurant, with panoramic coral garden views and fusion menus matched with fine wines. Ithaa can be reserved for private dining, weddings and special occasions.
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Baros
Found on its own private island in the southern part of the North Male Atoll, Baros features multiple restaurants with an emphasis on seafood, a beautiful infinity pool, and a white sand beach that stretches all around the island.
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Terra at Waldorf Astoria
Gaze across the ocean as you dine among the treetops in one of seven bamboo nests. The unparalleled dining experience at Terra features the world's finest ingredients, such as Miyazake Wagyu Beef and Alba White Truffle, complemented by an extensive collection of premium wines and the resort's signature Krug Champagne handpicked by the first Maldives' Krug Ambassador.
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5.8 Undersea Restaurant
The world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. Try the multi-course tasting menu for a fully immersive gourmet experience.
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Crab Shack at Finolhu Resort
A 20-minute stroll or 5-minute boat ride, the Crab Shack is at the end of a sandbank. With wooden planks and palm thatch, this is a relaxed and delicious dining choice.
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Baa Atoll
An UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve resplendent with marine life, Baa Atoll is the place to snorkel with the manta rays and whale sharks. The atoll’s glittering jewel is undoubtedly the famous Hanifaru Bay where the world’s largest gathering of manta rays can be witnessed.
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Hanifaru Bay
Manta, Whale shark and sharks natural reserve, snorkelling allowed. No diving or anchoring allowed without permission in advance. (Approx. 1 week before visit)
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Coco Bodu Hithi Spa
A menu of deeply restorative treatments inspired by ancient Indonesian, Thai and Indian techniques and boosted by products inspired by the healing properties of tea.
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Six Senses Spa at Soneva Fushi
Six Senses spa at Boutique hotel Soneva Fushi. Treatments are high-touch, high-tech and hand-crafted to give you an amazing wellness experience.
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AWAY@ Spa at W Maldives
Have a massage, wrap, or facial under the Dhow-inspired sunshade. Stretch to the horizon with private yoga sessions in the pavilion on the wraparound sundeck with outdoor rainforest shower and expansive day bed for sun-soaking.
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Fishing
Big game fishing in the early hours of the morning; this is a sport not to be missed near Fulidhoo Island at Vaavu Atoll.
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Velaa Golf Academy
For any golfers in the group, we recommend a lesson at Velaa Golf Academy. This unique course was designed for developing your game with just nine tees, six greens, and seven bunkers to shoot around at.
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Meemu Atoll
Take a snorkeling tour of the western reef of the Meemu Atoll. Once you’ve had your warm-up snorkel, it’s time for the real action; a dive at Mulaku Channel. The sea-life here is always prolific, with big coral blocks and brightly colored soft corals. You can see just about every species of fish found in the Maldives in this channel.
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Gemendhoo Private Island
Ideal for private snorkelling & water sports.
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Male Atoll
NORTH MALE ATOLL HP Reef “There are nearby dive sites for novices, but HP itself is for experienced advanced divers only.”
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Ari Atoll
NORTH ARI ATOLL Maalhos Thila “An exciting dive for advanced divers only.” Maaya Thila “Fine for both novices and experienced divers.” Fish Head aka Mushimas Mingili Thila “For novices or intermediate divers.”
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Rasdhoo Atoll
Rasdhoo Madivaru “Known as the hammerhead dive - for intermediate or advanced divers. Beginners can dive too, but with less chance of seeing the sharks as they are usually in deeper water.”
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Felidhu Atoll
Fotteyo Kandu “Off the beaten track, for advanced divers only.”
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Faafu Atoll
Exciting, unspoiled dive locations with profuse marine species and beautiful coral formations. There are also two wrecks of traditional dhoni (small sailing vessels) to explore for the more advanced divers. For beginners, there are easy, shallow dives with little current in the inner atoll.
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Hiking
The islands of Gan, Maandhoo, Kadhoo, and Fonadhoo are linked by a causeway 11 miles (18km) long, making up the longest stretch of dry land in the Maldives. Gan has some unique features such as a freshwater lake (Red Lake, named for its red color from the tree leaves falling into it) as well as mounds known as Hawitta from a pre-historic Buddhist time over 600 years ago.
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Dhaalu Atoll
Dhaalu Atoll is famous for its skilled craftsmen, evident in the beautiful mosques with ancient stone carvings. Thor Heyerdahl, a Norwegian adventurer, commented that its mosques had some of the finest masonry he had ever seen.
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Alifushi
Alifushi is a local village famous for the art of traditional boat building on the northern part of the atoll. It is a center for imparting the traditional skills of building fishing boats, or ‘dhonis’. The boatyard at Alifushi produces dozens of dhonis every year.
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COMO Maalifushi
COMO Maalifushi on the Thaa Atoll invites you to meet with the resident Marine Biologist to see how new coral frames are planted on the seafloor to encourage reef growth.
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Dhiggiri Island
As you cross southward into the southern part of the Ari Atoll, stop off at the deserted Dhiggiri Island. It’s a picture-postcard stretch of perfect, powder sand, a few palm trees and turquoise seas all around.
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Maniyafushi
One of the many deserted islands in the South Male Atoll, Maniyafushi is known for its pristine beauty. Again, you’ll find white sands, blue waters and very little else to disturb you!
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Maayafushi
A well known, half-moon shaped island with its resort offering stunning stretches of sandy beach, palm trees and a wide lagoon with fascinating submarine realms - ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
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Rasdhoo Atoll
A tiny group of 5 islands (inhabited by some 850 souls) just off the North Ari Atoll and serving as its administrative capital. Here, you’ll find a quaint village, a deep-sea medical centre, and unique shops.
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Felidhe
On South Malé Atoll for a relaxing afternoon on the white sandy beach and crystal clear waters of an azure lagoon. Stop inside the northern side, the perfect spot for water sports or a relaxing swim, while enjoying the magnificent view.
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Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll
This is one of the largest atolls in the world. At low tide, you can walk across over 80 islands encircling the 22 mile (35km) long lagoon. Walking along the islands gives you the chance to take a glimpse at the local way of life as well.
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Olhahali Picnic Island
Known as the best BBQ Island in the area and an idyllic setting for snorkelling and sunbathing. One of the best options for privacy.
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Nibiligaa Sandbank
This tiny tear-drop shape of sand with a few trees and vegetation is a pretty spot to stop for a picnic ashore and snorkelling.
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The ultimate weekend away: unwind with a weekend yacht charter

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Charter managers on their amazing sailing superyachts

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