The Four Seasons Explorer, a three-deck luxury catamaran that is the world's most intimate Four Seasons resort, will ply the azure waters of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean next month, giving guests the chance to experience remote idylls that can only be accessed from a yacht.
Offering luxe accommodations for a maximum of 22 guests, matched one-to-one by a seasoned crew, the Explorer offers three-, four- and seven-night cruises, or private, customized charters touring the Maldives' untouched reefs, vibrant thilas, exciting channels and wrecks, breathtaking sunrise and night dive sites and seasonal manta ray and whale shark hot spots.
Designed to complement a stay at the Four Seasons Maldivian resorts at Kuda Huraa or Landaa Giraavaru, Explorer cruises feature superb dining and bright, airy cabins. Here are five great experiences to be had aboard the floating luxury resort:
Deep Sea Dive: Dive by a different light with the Four Seasons Explorer's exclusive night dives. Mingle with manta rays, whale sharks, and other marine life as dive instructors take scuba divers to explore untouched reefs, thilas, and wrecks. The Explorer's Resident Marine Biologist also supplies guests with a wealth of knowledge about the unique sea creatures spotted on the dives offering a well-rounded educational dive experience.
Customized Cruise: Sail around the islands in your own floating resort by chartering a private cruise on the Four Seasons Explorer. Guests can design a custom cruise adventure for any occasion for up to 22 people. Every aspect of the cruise itinerary can be designed to meet the guests' interests, whether it's surfing, diving or island hopping. Menus aboard the Explorer can also be tailored creating a completely bespoke experience.
Live Among the Locals: Venture beyond the ship's borders and mingle with local Maldivians for an authentic island experience. With stops to local villages, the Four Seasons Explorer gives guests the chance to experience Maldivian culture first-hand. Visits to remote towns including Bodu Huraa allow the chance to see landmarks such as a local mosque and purchase custom made handicrafts and souvenirs from local artists.
Water Adventures : Sea adventures aren't limited to snorkeling or scuba diving aboard the Explorer. Avid sport enthusiasts seeking a thrill will find practically every water sport imaginable available. Whether venturing out to challenge the waves by wakeboarding or spending the afternoon tubing in the crystal clear waters, new adventures await guests everyday.
Pop Up Spa: Spa time isn't sacrificed with a cruise on the Explorer. Relax on a peaceful and isolated stretch of sand during one of the ship's many stops to isolated islands. A Four Seasons Explorer resident spa therapist offers natural therapies inspired by Asia's ancient healing principles. Available treatments include an Indian herbal-oil massage or a hydrating and refreshing sun-soother wrap, with fresh aloe vera and toning lavender mist.