Flight Centre's marketing manager, Michelle Smith, sat down with Dubai Eye's The Ticket to send their listeners to the most relaxing place on earth, the Maldives, and reveal this weeks Deal of the Week!
As the mercury rises in the UAE the idea of diving into stunning turquoise waters, snorkelling through coral reefs in search of colourful sea life and taking afternoon siestas on some of the world's most stunning beaches has never sounded so good. Flight Centre wants to take you there and the friendly people at Loama Resort at Maamigili have given us an amazing offer to get you there.
An aerial view of your own slice of paradise
Things to Do in the Maldives
Maldives is not only about relaxing with a lie on the beach and soaking in the sun, it also offers many other things to do. Besides the famous capital Malé, a visit to Loama Maamigili will give you an insight to local culture and history with trips to the local indigenous islands. Fishing at sunset or before sunrise is one of the best experiences which allows guests to re-live a major, traditional Maldivian trade.
Prepare yourself to embrace a land of dreams which offers numerous things to do from dawn to dusk.
Visit an indigenous island and discover a uniquely Maldivian lifestyle.
Meet the islanders who gather on ‘joali fathi’ (traditional roped seats) for a casual chat while chewing areca nut and explore the island to learn about the traditional Maldivian house and trade.
Sunrise and Sunset Fishing
Fishing plays a big part in the life of a Maldivian, both leisure and for the economy.
Join us for this trip and learn the technique of traditional Maldivian fishing, using hand-line equipment.
For your Sunrise trip, guests will use trolling techniques and have an adventure with lines in water while the boat travels the Indian Ocean.
Our chef will then prepare your fresh catch for dinner. Nothing compares, especially since it is your own catch.
Sun, Sand and Snorkeling
Take a trip to our stunning Goimaru Island, covered with soft white sand and surrounded by crystal clear and shimmering blue water. Bring home fond memories of soaking in the sun in tranquility and snorkeling amid a myriad of fascinating colourful marine life and beautiful coral.
Picnic on Goimaru
Experience the thrill of being stranded on a beautiful virgin island, surrounded by crystal clear water and a white sandy beach. Enjoy a picnic lunch and explore one of the best coral reefs around this island.
Embark on a fun-filled cruise through the channels and with views of beautiful islands on the horizon, in search of dolphins and experience the beauty and grace of these wonderful marine mammals up close and in person.
Set off into the sunset on a beautiful and relaxing journey aboard our traditional dhoni.
Enjoy delectable snacks while soaking in the stunning colours thrown into the sky with the sunset and star gazing after. Manta rays and dolphins may surface if you are lucky. Don’t forget to bring along your cameras.
Non motorized Water Sports
The Loama Water Sports Centre offers you complimentary non-motorized unguided water sports activities including Snorkeling, Paddle Board, Windsurfing and Ocean Canoes. Catamaran Sailing is only complimentary if guests are qualified sailors otherwise a fee applies for sailing guide.
The Loama Water Sports Centre also offers you a number of motorized water sports and this includes Waterskiing (including Mini Ski for young children), Wakeboarding, Banana Boat, IQ Ray Board, Tube, Floating Fun Rides and Jet Ski. Please note that fees apply for these activities.
A new golf experience on the shores of our island.
Tee off into the Indian Ocean as your driving range and enjoy this green activity with the first and only golf ball that dissolves into fish food.
As soon as it submerges in the water, the internal core that comprises of fish food gets released into the water.
These biogegradable balls have been certified by Applus+, as a non-polluting product that is 100% safe to any plant and marine life.
Water Sports – Dive Centre
Loama Resort Maldives at Maamigili offers a wide range of diving activities such as SSI Try Scuba, SSI or PADI Open Water Diver Course and many more.
We offer full-day 2-3 dive excursions to distant dive sites in the unexplored Raa Atoll and beyond including Manta Ray cleaning stations and areas where you can find Whale Sharks, if you are lucky.
Loama Spa is located amidst the lush vegetation of Maamigili – a haven within a haven extending out to sea via the spa jetty. The spa spans 496sqm and faces southwest to capture stunning sunsets. With spa villas that feature glass bottom from which you can feast your eyes on a myriad of colourful marine life during the treatment, you will feel that you have been transported into an oasis of relaxation and tranquility.
Loama Spa offers a soothing escape from the everyday, with relaxing beauty treatments inspired by Maldive’s rich culture ranging from holistic and signature treatments, massages and facials to manicures and pedicures. The Loama Spa private label ranges of products are made from natural plant essences and extracts, and its signature scents are a pleasure to all senses. The therapeutic touch from our highly-trained therapist restores balance to the body and soul.
Loama spa offers you a customised programme to experience a journey of the mind, body and spirit with our multi-day Spa Journey packages. This helps guests to achieve balance, reconnect with themselves, and lead to physical, mental and spiritual serenity.
Immerse yourself in wellness practices central to the modern lifestyle with our group, private and complimentary yoga and meditation sessions.
Guests have the option of choosing from either private yoga sessions or couple yoga for a spiritual bonding experience. Our yoga masters will adjust types and levels of yoga according to guests’ preference and experience. A complimentary class is conducted daily at the Yoga Pavilion. Please refer to Loama Spa reception for the schedule.
Learn the healing powers of meditation with a private guided session. Discover your breath and learn how to breathe effectively.
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