|Style/Type||modern and new|
|Number of Rooms||4|
|Number of Suites||2|
|Waterfront||360 degree beach|
Ideal for couples, families or small groups, Rania is a luxury yacht which plies the waters of the Indian Ocean docking at its own private desert island. Promising the ultimate in laidback luxury, Rania is the only one of its kind in the Maldives and limited to one exclusive booking at any one time.
Promising the ultimate in laidback luxury, the Rania experience offers guests the freedom to explore the Maldives via a fully crewed, exclusive-use pleasure yacht, then retreat to the welcome seclusion of their own private island. Both the yacht and island villa are stocked with every amenity to meet the exacting tastes of Rania’s well-heeled guests, celebrity or otherwise, who also enjoy the dedicated services of a private chef, PADI master dive instructor, spa therapist and personal butler. Bookings are limited to no more than nine guests.
Designed with barefoot luxury in mind, the island encompasses a lavish air-conditioned suite, overlooking the pool area, with king size beds, open-air bathrooms and a personal butler on hand. The villa provides every modern technological convenience, including air-conditioning, plasma televisions and cordless mobile phones to summon staff, while traditional Maldivian style is present in architectural details from the open-air design to the thatched roofs. The Ayur Spa offers a variety of pampering Thai, Ayurvedic and Swedish treatments. Guests can indulge in a massage or other treatment whenever and wherever they choose: on the beach at sunset, in the privacy of their room, in the spa or on the yacht. The open-air dining area and bar deck promise the ultimate in indulgence and solitude. An entertainment room, with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, offers a refreshing refuge from the sun, with DVDs, plasma satellite TV, games, books, magazines and billiards. Other high-tech diversions include pre-loaded iPods, laptop computers, PlayStation2 with cordless handsets comes complete with a selection of games and a home-theatre system. Guests will enjoy an all-inclusive extensive range of à la carte meals from the internationally acclaimed chef, served anywhere, anytime, on board or on a romantic pavilion over the water. Rania can arrange for a variety of cultural shows ranging from lively to laid-back. Guests can enjoy a traditional Bodu Beru (big drum) dance, for example, or chill out to the sounds of a local Maldivian band. Perfect for a romantic honeymoon or a luxury scuba-diving experience, Rania promises a new vista each day and the opportunity to enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets in total privacy and complete opulence. Onboard Rania, guests are accommodated in luxurious comfort. The yacht features: •Two double and two twin bedrooms, handsomely appointed in rich woods and sumptuous linens •En suite baths stocked with L’Occitane amenities •Air-conditioning and satellite television in all bedrooms •DVD systems in double rooms •Indoor and outdoor dining and lounge areas •Open-air barbecue •Jacuzzi •Full entertainment system •Satellite telephones On Land:During their stay at Water Garden Island Spa, guests enjoy exclusive use of the pool, spa, entertainment pavilion and beach. Here, every request is facilitated by guests’ personal butler, who can be summoned by mobile phone from anywhere on the island. Overlooking the pool area, the luxurious, air-conditioned Rania Villa Suite celebrates traditional Maldivian style in its open-air design, thatched roofs and white-cushioned sofa swings. Among its features: •King-bedded master bedroom (400 square feet) and two guest bedrooms •Open-air bathrooms complete with bath and shower, including a 500-square-foot master bath with remote-controlled Jacuzzi •Open-air dining area •Bar deck •Plasma satellite televisions •Cordless mobile phones Dining:Guests dine on the freshest local seafood, Maldivian specialties and international gourmet treats, all prepared by Rania’s skilled private chef and served at their leisure. A choice of settings includes the villa’s romantic pavilion over the water or onboard the yacht. Entertainment Pavilion:While guests might be tempted to simply sit back and enjoy its uninterrupted ocean views, the Entertainment Pavilion is well-stocked with diversions both high- and low-tech. These include: •Plasma satellite televisions •Home-theater system •Pre-loaded iPods •Laptop computers •Playstation 2 with cordless handsets and a selection of games •DVDs •Billiards •Board games •Books and magazines Cultural shows can also be arranged for guests’ private entertainment and range from a lively Bodu Beru (big drum) dance to a laid-back Maldivian band. The Spa:Rania’s spa therapist offers a tempting menu of Thai, Ayurvedic and Swedish spa treatments whenever and wherever the guest may choose – at the island’s Ayur Spa, onboard Rania, on the beach at sunset, or in their room. The Beach:Water Garden Island Spa’s palm-fringed, white-sand beach is the finest in the atoll. Its reef-protected lagoon is ideal for snorkeling, swimming, catamaran sailing and other water sports. Diving:The Maldives is world-renowned as a dive destination. Rania’s PADI-certified dive instructor offers instruction and leads guests on scuba excursions to a wide variety of excellent spots within the Faafu Atoll and beyond. The Ari Atoll, for example, is known for whale shark sightings, while south Male Atoll offers a number of notable shipwreck and drift dives. Fishing:The waters around Faafu Atoll teem with excellent big game fish. Regular catches include grouper, wahoo, jack fish, barracuda and occasionally a huge sailfish. Island-Hopping:Rania guests can enjoy cultural excursions to a number of islands, including the mosques and markets of Malé, Feeali for a glimpse of the traditional Maldivian way of life, and Kashidoo, where a recent excavation has revealed the ruins of an ancient monastic complex. Shopping opportunities include Maldivian vases carved from dhigaa and midhili wood, lacquerware and finely woven kunaa mats.