Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Can there be a more fascinating and beautiful experience during your tropical holiday than watch¬ing dozens of playful dolphins in the light of the setting sun? Dolphins are regular visitors in the waters near Soneva Jani, and sightings are almost gua¬ranteed. While you cruise in the deeper wa¬ters on a dhoni, (the traditional Maldivian boat) you will be served a selection of canapés and a flute of sparkling wine. This popular excursion is one of the best opportunities to take home some wonderful memories of the Maldives.
Private Sunset Dolphin Cruise
Enjoy the sunset and the dolphins on your own private cruise, with canapés and champagne.
Maghoodhoo Island by Speedboat
Visit our nearest local island within the Noonu Atoll with its harbour and banyan trees and sleepy local village life. Experience the real life of the Maldives and visit the mosques, hospital, school, cemetery and other significant sights to gain a little more insight into the local culture by watching the people at work, rest and play. Learn how they live and work, prepare their food and relax (which is a primary pastime in Maldives) on their jolies and ondolies (the wo¬ven chairs) and of course play football. The population of the island is about 400, and the famous Maldivian hospitality will soon become apparent as you will be greeted by many friendly faces.
Kudafari Island by Speedboat
Kudafari is a small traditional fishing island with only 600 inha¬bitants, and is an exemplary example of a community that have found the most sustainable ways of living in this paradise. Visit the area where the local ladies sit and chatter and watch them weave mats and baskets as they have done on the island for hundreds of years. The island has no cars, and they are trying to ban all motorised vehicles and use only bicycles. The streets are shaded streets with beautiful old trees. They manage their island beautifully, with a sustainable management programme for their waste and have a coral regeneration programme organised by the women of the island. There is a delightful beach side café that serves delicious BBQ fish.
Noonu Atoll Adventure by Speed Boat
During this journey you will have the opportunity to see two local islands and enjoy a special snorkelling trip to one of the reefs in the Noonu atoll. On the local islands, you can gain an im-pression of the Maldivian local’s culture and every-day lives; see the mosque, school, boat-building areas, chat to some of the locals and enjoy the classic Maldivian lunch in Kudafari Island. After our homely experience of local lunch, our boat captain will take you to one of the area’s most beautiful reefs for a wonderful snorkelling experience.
Astronomical Dinner Cruise
Take advantage of the dark skies over the Maldives and head out into the ocean for this unique dining experience. Our in-house Astronomer will be on hand to explain some of the greatest secrets of the universe, and discover the planets and Milky Way from a Maldivian angle. Relax on the top deck of our boat, and enjoy the sun setting over the Indian Ocean while enjoying the delicious wines and dinner, waiting for the evening to darken and for the stars to brighten in the night sky.