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Maldives Aggressor II

One of the best liveaboards cruising the Maldives.

A week aboard the Maldives Aggressor will give the most experienced divers a treat. Visiting many of the un-spoilt reef dive sites in the Maldives you certainly will not be disappointed!

The Maldives Aggressor will take you to the top dives sites in the North Male Atoll, South Male Atoll, North Ari Atoll and the South Ari Atoll. These sites offer a unique experience that you will not forget. Guests are transferred by water taxi from Male International Airport to the Maldives Aggressor which anchors in Male lagoon, just 15 minutes from the airport. Every Sunday evening the Maldives Aggressor leaves the lagoon in Male for a week of hassle free diving.

The Maldives Aggressor has 10 cabins. 6 are deluxe cabins which have a double bed (lower) and a single bed (upper) in bunk bed style and the other 4 are 2 twin and 2 value twin cabins. The only difference between the twin and the value twin cabins is the size of the beds and cabin. The Maldives Aggressor comes with a dive platform at the rear of the boat on the main deck with a generous size camera table. A large salon with plenty of tables and chairs cater to everyone’s needs and is a suitable dining area only a short walk from the buffet and bar area.

All 10 cabins are located on the lower deck with a porthole window along with the crew quarters. The sun deck is located on the upper deck as is the best place for exposure to the sun, shaded areas are available. The Maldives Aggressor comes with 9 friendly, experienced crew members to help you with any queries you may have. Chef Didi has more than 22 years’ experience as a chief so you will not be disappointed with the food served. The boat has 110 volt camera charging and computer station along with a digital photo facility which is ideal for keen photographers. .

Standard Twin Stateroom

A comfortable stateroom with two twin beds with a private head and shower and porthole. Your stateroom is the perfect place to read a book, nap in between dives and fully recharge for the next day.

  • Two twin beds
  • Private shower
  • Amenities from bathrobes to individual climate control
  • Services from morning beverage service to nightly turndown service

Suite (2 People Sharing)

A comfortable stateroom with a queen bed (for couples only) with a private head and shower and panoramic window. Your stateroom is the perfect place to read a book, nap in between dives and fully recharge for the next day.

  • Queen bed
  • Panoramic window
  • Amenities from bathrobes to individual climate control
  • Services from morning beverage service to nightly turndown service

Deluxe Stateroom

Stateroom 8 & 9 have two twin beds with the option to create a king bed. Stateroom 10 & 11 have a queen bed (for couples only) and a private head and shower and picture window.

  • Two twin beds with the option to create a king bed or one queen bed
  • Amenities from bathrobes to individual climate control
  • Services from morning beverage service to nightly turndown service

Route Options

The Deep South route on-nboard the Maldives Aggressor offers an array of thrilling diving, including channel dives, wreck diving, cleaning station and wonderfully exburerant coral gardens.

Starting in 2018, the 'Far South Atolls' itinerary will offer 7 night charters with up to 18 dives. The itinerary will include South Male, Vaavu, Meemu, Laamu, Thaa, Huvadhoo, Foammulah and Addu. This itinerary will include mostly channel dives and offers exciting marine life such as pelagics, reef sharks, whale sharks, oceanic mantas and occasionally tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks. Guests will either board the boat in Male and end in Huvadhoo or board in Huvadhoo and end in Male. On both outbound and inbound routes a one way domestic flight will be required.

When: Northeast monsoon only. Chosen dates in January, February and March.

For who: Advanced divers with minimum 100+ dives. Experience with drift dives required.

Best of Maldives offers divers a spectacular array of exciting diving including channel-drift dives, wrecks, reefs, pinnacles and world-famous night dives.

The Best of Maldives route is an all year round destination, itineraries prepared and specific dive sites are carefully chosen depending on weather.

The atolls that visited are North Male, South Male, North Ari, South Ari, Vaavu and Rasdhoorn.

Divers will be astonished by the variety of marine life. From nudibranchs, eels, schooling reef fish, eagle rays, sharks and turtles to manta rays and whale sharks.

Guests will fly in and out of Malé, Velana International Airport (MLE) and will be met on the start date of the charter from 11 am - 5 pm and transferred by speedboat to the Maldives Aggressor II.

The "Best of Maldives + Baa & Hanifaru" itinerary has a domestic flight not included in the charter rate prior or post charter week out of Dharavandhoo Airport (DRV).

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 2006/2007
Length & Width 35m long and 7.9m beam
Speed 8 to 10 knots
Engines 2 × 440 HP MAN diesel engines
Generators 2×75kw
Number of Cabins 6 deluxe cabins, 2 twin and 2 value twin cabins
Communication & Navigation GPS/ 48-mile radar/ Autopilot coupled with GPS /Compass/2 VHF radios/SSB radio/Depth Sounder/Computer station with email access
Salon & Dining Area Open spaced salon for dining and relaxing
Entertainment Snorkelling and scuba diving, TV/Video/DVD/CD
Emergency Equipment Oxygen /Medic First Aid Kit, life jackets & life rafts
Air Compressors 2 dive compressors with cascade storage
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment rentals available (payable onboard)
Dive Deck A spacious dive platform with a generous camera table
Complete Set of Rental Gear 7 nights $175 - includes BC, Regulator, Computer, Night Dive Light, Mask, Fins, Snorkel
Scuba Package 7 nights $150 - includes BC, Regulator, Computer
Regulator 7 nights $60 - 1st stage, primary 2nd stage, octopus, analog spg, analog depth gauge
Buoyancy Compensator 7 nights $60
Dive Computer 7 nights $60
Mask/Fins/Snorkel Package 7 nights $50
Wetsuits 7 nights $50
7mm wetsuits 7 nights $70
Night Dive Light $8 per night
Equipment Rental All equipment rental prices ar for 7 nights charters except the dive light which is per night.

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Maaya thila

Ari Atoll , Maldives

A Protected Marine Area, this offers one of the best-known dives in the Maldives. There is a remarkable variety of marine life on the thila, including grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, turtles, stonefish, frogfish, zebra morays, batfish and many, many more species. At the edge of the thila, where there is a large coral overhang full of bright orange Tubastrea corals.The top of the rock, at 15m (50ft), is covered in colourful soft corals. The vertical side of the rock drops down to the atoll plate at 40m (130ft). In this channel between the satellite rock and the thila, grey reef sharks often patrol and we have seen guitar shark here on a number of occasions.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Kudarah Thila

Ari Atoll , Maldives

The most famous dive site in south Ari-Atoll and has already, in 1995, become a “Protected Marine Area.” A wonderful small reef, with lot’s of soft corals and an abundant fish life makes all dives an unforgettable experience. There is an arch to dive through on the west side and the two big overhangs on the east side are typical marks on this unique dive site. Thousands of blue stripped snappers cover the reef like a yellow carpet and big blue fin jack fish can be watched while hunting the smaller fusiliers. Also white tip reef sharks can sometimes be seen. Definitely one of the best dive sites in south Ari-Atoll!

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Manta Point

Ari Atoll , Maldives

Regularly an encounter with the giant manta rays is common on this reef, from December until April the big manta rays can be watched during there feeding and cleaning procedure in cleaning stations on the top reef. A close approach is possible, but don’t touch or chase them; otherwise they will disappear in the blue. The reef itself drops on the east side steep down to 25m where the sand bottom starts. The big overhangs at 20m are a good start of the dive before you go shallower and follow the reef edge on the 12m area where the mantas can be seen most of the time. The reef top has nice marine life, moray eels, octopuses, lion fish and a few napoleons make this place, even without manta rays a real adventure.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 25m

Cocoa Corner

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Cocoa Corner is located on the north side of the Biyadoo channel. The wall of the channel is steep and we can find many caves and overhangs, whereas the outside reef slopes more gently. Inside the channel 200m from the corner, is a large outcrop of reef 20m long at the depth of 30m.

The best conditions are with an in-going current even if it is also possible with an out-going. Watch out with an out-going to go down before the large outcrop. We might also witness “washing machine” with an in-going current knowing that they will not be as strong as other dive sites.

The outside corner offers a great diversity of fish life. School of pyjamas, snappers, fusiliers, many groupers are very often seen. We can even spot on the corner at 30m some white tips reef sharks, eagle rays, grey reef sharks. There is also a great quantity of colourful soft coral after the corner in-between 10 and 20m. Some beautiful caves and overhangs finishing the dive with an in-going current or start it with an out-going.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Kandooma Caves

Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Those huge caverns are among the largest and the nicest of all the Maldives tourists’ atolls. 2 big caves close to one another are just 50m from the corner, one at 20m, and the other one at 16, the latest one is 70m long and has a curly overhang. Inside the pass you come to one cave at about 10m with a hole going all the way to the top reef at 5m. With a torch it is even better.

Inside the caves, we will see yellow sponges, seafans, blue soft coral, small tube corals and often giant morays, as well as squirrelfish, and many groupers. Along the reef we should see clown triggerfish, Napoleon, sweetlips, and angelfish, and this is a great site to spot many turtles, especially green turtles.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth:

Muli Corner

Meemu Atoll, Maldives

The Muli Corner dive site is a sloping hard coral reef down to drop-off into the big blue. Here divers can dive the aquarium with a cleaner station for mantas, huge variety of species of large coral fish; trigger fish, surgeons, sweetlips, fusiliers, white tip reef sharks, and the whale shark.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Guraidhoo Corner

Male Atoll, Maldives

The Guraidhoo Corner lies on the east side of the South Male’ Atoll, outside of the reef. Nearby islands are Losfushi, Guraidhoo and Kandooma. On the edges of the channel, at depths ranging from 25 to 30 meters, you will have the best chances to observe great many grey reef sharks, local school of eagle rays, large hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and. Guraidhoo Corner is also home to large schools of oriental sweetlips, bannerfish and large black-and-white striped snappers.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Medhu Faru

Male Atoll, Maldives

The south side of Medhu Faru will offer you impressive features making it one of the most scenic drift dives in the Atoll. Visibility is usually excellent with an ingoing current and with wavering sea fans springing out from the ledge, soft coral in abundance and big fish in the open ocean. Medhu Faru will offer you opportunities to see sharks, trevally, tuna and fusilier congregate.

Note: Strong outgoing currents can be dangerous at Medhu Faru due to currents sweeping through both Guraidhoo and Lhosfushi Kandu.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35m

Fotteyo

Male Atoll, Maldives

Fotteyo is one of the best dive sites in the Maldives and a photographer’s paradise. Around bend near the entrance to the channel is a special place with many caves and overhangs. These caves have a thick covering of wavering soft corals in all colours. They look like blooming cherry, blossoms in spring time. Most of the cherry caves are found between 25 and 45 metres and there are few arches covered in soft coral, one of which divers can swim through.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Victory Wreck

Male Atoll, Maldives

The wreck of the Maldives Victory lies on the western side of Hulule. The wreck lies parallel to the reef on the sandy sea bed at a depth of 35 metres, upright and with the bowsprit pointing north.

Victory Wreck has been the home for large school of batfish, barracudas, humphead wrasses, large schools of fusiliers and all of the animal species that can normally be found on reefs, grottoes and underwater caverns.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 35m

Kuda Giri Wreck

Male Atoll, Maldives

Kuda Giri is a pretty ten year old wreck that requires a short swim to reach it. Here you will have the opportunity to see lots of glassfish in the holds,titan triggerfish, shrimps inside a funnel and lobsters hiding in the wreck. This excellent wreck is situated at about 25 metres from a well established reef with lots of small caves and overhangs.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 31m

Fish Head

Ari Atoll , Maldives

The square-shaped reef is about 80 metres wide and can be circled in one dive if divers wish, providing the current is not too strong. There are ledges and caves at different depths around much of the reef and for the most part, there is a big undercut from about 25 to 30 metres before the reef tapers to the bottom slopes. The north and north west sides have a particular interesting landscape at reasonably shallow depths, making it ideal for the less experienced diver, while at depth, are caves with all the usual features including sea fans and black coral bushes. Divers tend to stay shallower at Fish Head, hovering around the reef edge at about 15 metres as this gives the best all round view of a family of about 20 resident grey reef sharks.

  • Min Dives: 9
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m

Turtle Bay

Southern Region, Maldives

Turtle Bay is the closest reef to Medhufushi Resort just 20 minutes away.

The diving spot is just at the beginning of the inside atoll and the navigation there is very easy. The reef goes down from 5 to 40 metres and has a lot of overhangs. As the name says, a lot of turtles live here, as well as lionfish, glassfish and white tip reef sharks.

  • Min Dives:
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 40m

Rasfari Corner

Ari Atoll , Maldives

Large and shallow plateaus (10 - 20 ft) on the west side of the atoll, right next to the wide lagoon of Rasfari. It is covered with hard corals and hosts a cleaning station during the northeast monsoon. The most common way to do the dive here is to start on top of the reef, which is protected from the currents and after spending some time with the mantas continue the dive towards the wall that drops down to about 75 feet. The wall is nicely covered with hard corals, rich with fish life and popular with turtles.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Bathalaamaagaa Kanthila

Ari Atoll , Maldives

Long coral ridge in the middle of a channel, extended from the outer reef and sloping gradually down to 25 meters and deeper offering good conditions for observing grey reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays and napoleons as well as schools of jacks and fusiliers. The dive site is active during both incoming and outgoing currents but might be more challenging during outgoing currents of northeast monsoon. Negative entry required and divers are recommended to hide below the depth of the top reef to to protect from the current. Current hooks strongly recommended.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Miyaru Kandu

Northern Region, Maldives

One of the channel dives that you don’t want to miss. With strong incoming current the list of possible encounters is impressive. Mainly grey reef sharks but also whitetip reef sharks, eagle rays, napoleons and tunas are quite common and with the visibility reaching 120 feet during the northeast monsoon it can be the highlight of the trip.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Alimatha House Reef

Northern Region, Maldives

This is considered one of the best night dives in the Maldives. Every night there is a show performed by a big number of nurse sharks, stingrays and massive jacks. Definitely not to be missed.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Fushi Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

The most spectacular channel dive of the atoll. There are a few different ways to dive it but crossing the channel offers the most exciting encounters with big fish. Although it might seem very easy it is not recommended for not experienced divers due to washing machines created by the current. Staying close to the dive guide and same positioning will make crossing the channel easier. Negative entry is recommended.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Villigili Kandu

Southern Region, Maldives

This channel comparing to other channels in this area offers more technical conditions to observe big schools of grey reef sharks. The center of the channel is the place to be.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

British Royalty Wreck

Southern Region, Maldives

This 420 ft tanker is the biggest wreck in the Maldives, torpedoed twice during WW II and eventually sunk by the British in 1946. The vessel rests on its starboard side at around 100 ft depth.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Maa Corner

Southern Region, Maldives

The place is known for its cleaning station hosting manta rays all year long. There are a few coral reefs a bit shallower, which are also considered cleaning stations and mantas can be seen there quite often.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Moofushi Corner

Ari Atoll , Maldives

This is a cleaning station which many Mantas are visiting. A lot of snappers and oriental sweet lips. Diver can keep on his knees to watch a huge mantas passing by or hook himself to a dead coral and float above the bottom.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 24

Whaleshark Point

Male Atoll, Maldives

Huvadhoo atoll is known for being home to the biggest fish in the world. Just like in Thaa atoll there is now specific place where diving would guarantee an encounter with a whale shark but the common practice is to use a strong light in the evening at the back platform of the boat to attract the zooplanktons which will further attract the whale sharks. Scuba diving while having the shark at the back of the boat is rather discouraged as the bubbles may disperse the mass of the plankton. Sometimes the whale sharks will stay for hours.

  • Min Dives: 10
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 30m
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
25 Aug 2022
4 Sep 2022
10 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2720
4 Sep 2022
14 Sep 2022
10 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2720
15 Sep 2022
25 Sep 2022
10 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2720
2 Oct 2022
9 Oct 2022
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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30 Oct 2022
10 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2720
30 Oct 2022
6 Nov 2022
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
6 Nov 2022
16 Nov 2022
10 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £3520
27 Nov 2022
4 Dec 2022
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
4 Dec 2022
11 Dec 2022
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
25 Dec 2022
1 Jan 2023
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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15 Jan 2023
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
15 Jan 2023
22 Jan 2023
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
29 Jan 2023
5 Feb 2023
7 Nights Deep South Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
21 May 2023
28 May 2023
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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4 Jun 2023
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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31 Dec 2023
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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7 Jan 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2464
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28 Jan 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
25 Feb 2024
3 Mar 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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31 Mar 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
21 Apr 2024
28 Apr 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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26 May 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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4 Aug 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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15 Sep 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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22 Sep 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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20 Oct 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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27 Oct 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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24 Nov 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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1 Dec 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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15 Dec 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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22 Dec 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
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29 Dec 2024
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664
29 Dec 2024
5 Jan 2025
7 Nights Best of Maldives Standard Twin Stateroom £2664