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Encounter Majestic Manta Rays In The Maldives – At Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort


A haven of natural tranquillity, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives is a top destination for seeing some of the world’s rarest sea creatures. What’s more, until November this beautiful island resort enjoys its ‘manta ray season’, offering divers, swimmers, snorkellers and even dry-land spectators an even greater chance of spotting one of nature’s more unusual creatures.

Manta Rays In The Maldives
Manta Rays In The Maldives

While manta rays are an endangered species in most parts of the world, they thrive in the Maldives’ waters, especially during the summer months when the higher level of plankton in the water and the prevailing winds and currents of the hot weather entice rays of all shapes and sizes to migrate to Olhuveli’s tempting shores. Read the full story

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Action & Adventure At Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort, Maldives


Kite Surfing OlhuveliFor 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. Read the full story

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