For those seeking the ultimate aesthetic adventure, picture-perfect Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is the ideal destination providing a beautiful backdrop for thrill seekers and active holidaymakers wanting to make the most of the Maldives’ watery wonderland. Located an exhilarating 45–minute speedboat transfer from the airport, this four-star deluxe resort is nestled amid tropical vegetation and surrounded by a vast sandy, award-winning beach and a crystal clear lagoon, offering a bountiful array of activities for guests.
With a house reef that plays host to a rich diversity of marine life, the resort boasts a PADI five-star diving school, giving guests an unrivalled choice of dive courses from Discover Scuba Diving classes to specialist Nitrox and RE-breather courses. Even snorkelling has been given the action treatment with a recently added PADI Skin Diver course, so adults and children can learn the skills of surface diving.
While back on the surface, the all-encompassing watersports centre offers everything from fast and furious catamaran sailing to self-guided canoe safaris, in which guests can circa-navigate the island before picnicking on the nearby private ‘Dream Island’. Olhuveli has one of the first registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives and the location is perfect for this extreme sport as beginners can learn safely in the shallow waters of the lagoon. For the more advanced, a nearby famous surf spot beckons from May to October – great fun for kite-surfers, windsurfers and just plain surfing! If this isn’t cutting-edge enough, wakeboarding definitely will be. A stylish mixture of water-skiing, surfing and snowboarding, it is guaranteed to cause a splash.
BA Holidays (BA.com/Maldives / 0844 493 0758) is offering seven nights at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort from £1,329 per person (including one FREE night saving £155 per couple). Valid for selected departures in September, the price includes accommodation on a half-board basis, flights from Gatwick, speedboat transfers, taxes and surcharges. In addition to excellent diving and watersports, the resort offers a selection of restaurants and bars, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, volleyball and a fitness suite.