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    Destination

    Maldives - South Ari Atoll

    When can I go?

    26 April 2019 - 23 July 2019

    Description

    7 Night All Inclusive dive holiday on Diamonds Athuruga

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to the Maldives on Emirates Return resort transfers by seaplane 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Bungalow Breakfast, lunch, dinner & selected drinks daily 10 Dives, boat, professional assistance & experienced underwater guide Dive equipment (regulator, mask, fins, BCD, computer) All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    45% Early Bird Discount included - Book by 30 April DAN Insurance not included (USD35.00 per person for 7 days) Maximum 2 dives per day with a maximum of 10 dives per person per stay

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays. A shoulder season surcharge applies for travel from 12 - 20 March 2019 of approx. R800.00 per person and a high season surcharge applies for travel 13 - 22 June and 10 - 23 December 2019 of approx. R2 000.00 per person.

    Terms & Conditions

    Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 29 040
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 205
    Total Price: ZAR 35 245

    Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 29 040
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 205
    Total Price: ZAR 35 245

    Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 29 590
    Package Taxes: ZAR 6 205
    Total Price: ZAR 35 795
  • DIAMONDS ATHURUGA BEACH & WATER VILLAS


    Why we like it

    The Deluxe Water Villas with large private deck verandas are some of the best in the Maldives and that’s what the Maldivians say, not just us!

    Diamonds Athuruga is a luxury paradise in Maldives’ South Ari Atoll, just a 20 minute scenic seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport. Here you can discover a genuine Maldives experience where attention to detail will ensure a truly unforgettable visit.

    Description

    LOCATION
    South Ari Atoll

    ACCOMMODATION

    39 Beach Bungalows
    Offer large decks providing direct beach access. 

    7 Junior Suites
    Feature a separate living room and a large outside deck on the beach with a dining area and couches.

    21 Water Villas
    These exclusive water villas are furnished with custom made rattan, canopy king size beds, Italian contemporary lighting and inlaid parquet wooden floors.

    2 Two Bedroom Water Villas
    These 2 villas have a maximum occupancy of 6 guests so ideal for families.

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
    • IDD telephone
    • Daily stocked mini bar
    • Coffee and tea making facilities
    • Ipod docking station
    • Apple Imac movie and music selection in all Water Villas
    • In-room safe
    • Wi-Fi in main area and In Junior Suites, Water Villas and 2 Bedroom Over Water Villas
    • Hairdryer
    • Evening turn down
    DINING

    Meal Plan
    The resort operates on an All Inclusive basis which includes

    • Free welcome drink to all arrivals.
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Main Restaurant.
    • Lunch served at the Beach Bar. Snacks, cocktails, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine, tea and coffee, selected spirits (Champagne not included) served at the main bar
    • and at the Beach Bar from 10h00 to 24h00.
    • Daily stocked Mini bar in the room.
    • Water sports activities: canoe, laser sailing and windsurfing (for expert guests). Snorkelling equipment. Guided snorkelling tours of the house reef.
    • Half day excursion to nearby local fisherman’ s island (once per stay with a minimum stay of 7 nights).
    • Beach towels and sun beds.

    Additional All Inclusive services included for Water Villas guests only:

    • A’ la carte breakfast, table d’hôte lunch and dinner served at the Thari Water Villas Restaurant.
    • Cocktails, soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, wine, tea and coffee, selected spirits (Champagne not included) served at the over water bar from 18h00 to 23h00

    Maakeyn Restaurant
    Buffet breakfast and lunches and theme night buffets and fish barbecues for dinner.

    Thari Restaurant
    Spectacular location over water serving breakfasts and a la carte lunch and dinner menus. Water Villa guests can take all their meals here on the all inclusive programme. Beach Bungalow guests pay the a la carte supplement

    Farivalhu Maldivian Restaurant
    Private restaurant under the stars serving traditional cuisine – open for dinner only

    Thila Japanese Restaurant
    Teppanyaki in an exquisite palm leafed thatched hut on the beach – maximum 12 guests

    Kakuni Seafood Restaurant
    A personalised seafood extravaganza which can be anywhere – on the beach, on the water villa terrace or in front of the Beach Bungalow.

    Maakeyn Bar
    Open air seating to enjoy a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

    Boli Beach Bar
    This bar enjoys a beach location. Lunch can also be taken here

    Thari Over Water Bar
    Peaceful open air bar on the deck.

    Wi-Fi
    Complimentary in the lobby, Junior Suites, Water Villas and 2 Bedroom Over Water Villas

    SERENA SPA
    A wide range of Ayurvedic massages, wraps, scrubs and facials using natural materials designed to relax and rejuvenate.

    WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES

    • Watersports centre with marine biologist
    • I-Dive PADI diving centre
    • Beach Volley
    • Table tennis
    • Darts
    • Indoor Games
    • Library and board games
    • Gift shop
    • Excursions
    • Daily activity programme
    • Evening entertainment
    • Infirmary with resident doctor and medical assistance
    • Snorkelling equipment & snorkelling tours of the house reef are complimentary




  • WELCOME TO THE MALDIVES

    A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation! A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres of the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. For most holidaymakers, great sunny days with deep blue skies, clear lagoons with pleasing shades of blue, moonlit nights, the soothing sound of little waves lapping soft white sands, the ruffle of palms and powdery white beaches are the basic ingredient for a tropical island holiday – few places offer these in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    Maldives offers a variety of resorts catering to the taste and budget of most travellers. All resorts are located on their own private island, making their beaches idyllically crowd-free. From Robinson Crusoe style to those offering a more conventional style, your resort is your haven from which to spend your days relaxing with a cocktail or two, diving in the spectacular ocean, or taking advantage of the spa facilities, water sports or activities the resort has to offer. Maldives is bare foot luxury at its best.

    The warm seas of the Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty metres away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy your days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.

    CLIMATE

    The Maldives has a hot tropical climate and the temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round – and that’s on the beach and in the water! The sea in the Maldives is warm all year round and the water temperature is an average of 29°C (yowzers!)

    TIME DIFFERENCE

    The Maldives is 3 hours ahead of South Africa.

    AIRPORT

    International flights arrive at Male's Hulhule airport, which is on an island of its own. Transfers from the airport to your resort island are either by boat, seaplane or domestic flight, depending on the distance. If your resort requires a seaplane transfer, be aware that seaplanes only operate in daylight hours. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience, as you get stunning views of the atolls - make sure you get a window seat and that you get your camera out before boarding. The seaplane will usually land next to a floating platform, from which you will be picked up by boat to be taken the remaining few metres in shore to your resort.

    ELECTRICITY

    Electricity supply is 220V to 240V, 50Hz AC. The standard socket is the UK-style three-pin, although there are some variations, so an international adaptor will be useful.

    LANGUAGE

    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi and is very similar to several other languages from Sri Lanka, South East Asia and North India. English is also widely spoken in the Maldives.

    DIVING

    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of your certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. If you are not certified - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons, the Maldives offers ideal conditions for beginners. Maldives is one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders in the house reef off the island is also amazing. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

    WHAT TO PACK

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • If you’re taking a seaplane transfer, the luggage allowance is a little more restrictive than your commercial flight - you are allowed 20kg per person of baggage and one piece of hand luggage weighing no more than 5kg.
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • A light rain jacket might come in handy in the event of the occasional rain shower
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Take along your own goggles & snorkels – even though your resort will have this equipment available to hire, you’ll probably be happier having your own
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Flip flops, sun hat and a beach bag
    • An underwater camera is a great idea

    TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!


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