Jumeirah’s new superyacht caters for overnight stays in the Maldives

MY Vittaveli accommodates up to eight overnight and 20 for day trips

Jumeirah is a name synonymous with ultra-luxury accommodation, primarily located in the Middle East but branching out to other parts of the world including Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Mallorca and soon Bali.

The Arabian headquartered hospitality company also has a presence in the Maldives, with Jumeirah Vittaveli located in South Male atoll, and home to the resort’s 42 beach villas and suites, 46 ocean villas and private ocean retreats and Royal Residence.

Now, Jumeirah Vittaveli is also the Maldives’ first resort where guests can choose to add a unique stay aboard a brand new superyacht and cruise the turquoise waters of the destination.

MY Vittaveli accommodates up to eight guests for overnights stays, or up to 20 guests for leisurely day-time cruises, spread over 85-feet of private space.

Across MY Vittaveli‘s three decks, guests can spend leisurely mornings gazing out at the infinite ocean, or choose to enjoy balmy evenings soaking in the four-person Jacuzzi on the top deck. Beautifully crafted wood joinery, cherry wood panels and Italian marble inlays decorate the superyacht’s two master cabins and two twin cabins, with each twin cabin offering the option to accommodate a third guests through a retractable extra bed. All en-suite bathrooms include hydrosonic massage bathtubs and full-sized Hermes amenities.

“It has long been my dream to add a superyacht to our prime resort villa accommodations,” said Amit Majumder, Regional Vice President, Boutique Resorts, at Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts. “Our guests love the resort and its surrounding house reef, as well as close-by snorkel and dive spots, but the explorer in me has always envisioned that the best way to fully experience the Maldives would be with a combination of an island stay and a journey across the atolls.”

An experienced crew will guide guests to secluded powder-white beaches and hidden spots around the atolls. The superyacht’s swim platform allows for comfortable entry and exit for water sports, diving or snorkelling. For more adrenaline-fuelled fun, jet tender out or take a jet ski, or choose a more relaxing activity like fishing the Maldivian way, and enjoy the spoils of your catch with a fresh seafood meal on the aft deck dining area.

Guests will enjoy four hours of complimentary cruising every day when they stay on-board MY Vittaveli. Stop off for a beach barbecue dinner, explore the sandbanks and uninhabited islands, try a fishing trip or discover the underwater world on a snorkelling excursion.

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