Getting away from it all is just the tonic we all need at this time and the Maldives offers exactly that.
Whether you're desperate for a getaway right now, or think the possible lockdown restrictions make it the perfect year to celebrate Christmas abroad, these Indian Ocean islands are perfect for relaxing in paradise.
Currently (as of 28 September 2020), tourists don't have to self-isolate on arrival in the Maldives - you just have to present a negative Covid-19 test, which you can book privately. As the Maldives aren't on the UK's list of travel corridor destinations, you will need to quarantine for 14 days when you return here. Find all the details on the FCDO website before booking.
When it comes to swapping the cold British winter for the Maldives, the picturesque island of Raa Atoll hits the spot. It's home to luxury resort Heritance Aarah, where you can leave the worries of the world behind.
The island is 40 minutes by seaplane from Malé airport and its white sand beaches are surrounded by nothing but the bright blue ocean. With Red's exclusive offer, you can spend seven nights on a premium all-inclusive basis and have everything you and your family need - from pools to the Medi Spa and terrific excursions.
With a wealth of dining options, from Ralu’s French and Italian cuisine to Ginifati’s seafood and Ambula’s Sri Lankan food, plus attentive service, you’ll return home feeling well looked after.
Reasons to book with Red
Soak up the sun
With its daily average of seven-and-a-half hours of sunshine all year round, the island of Raa Atoll is ringed with pretty beaches and beautiful coral reefs. Relax with a drink on the pristine white sand or enjoy the hotel’s infinity pool and top-quality facilities.
A luxury resort
Nestled in the Raa Atoll, just 153km away from Malé International Airport, Heritance Aarah is the ultimate in serene and secluded relaxation. The Medi Spa’s rooms are all set over the lagoon and offer luxurious health and beauty treatments, as well as yoga sessions by the sea.
The resort’s food and drink is excellent too, with 11 restaurants and bars offering choice aplenty– from premium beverages, innovative concoctions to dishes from around the world.
With our exclusive offer, you will enjoy a number of wonderful added benefits. Depending on the weather and availability, you’ll enjoy three free excursions, such as a sunset or sunrise cruise, a local island visit or a search for dolphins.
Snorkelling, windsurfing and canoeing are all included, while jetskiing and waterskiing are available at a supplement. You’ll also enjoy a 30-minute massage for two people at the spa and an introductory scuba-diving session.
Free room upgrade
Red readers can have a free room upgrade to one of the 56 Ocean Villas with a private sun deck or one of the five Family Beach Villas with direct access to the beach, plus Jacuzzi and outdoor shower. And as if looking out over the azure waters from the comfort of your room isn’t enough, you will also enjoy complimentary butler service.
Fancy escaping to the Maldives?
You can take advantage of return flights from Gatwick, seaplane transfers, a seven-night all-inclusive stay at the five-star Heritance Aarah, an upgrade to an Ocean Villa, one beach dinner, a 30-minute massage for two, butler service, three excursions and a 15-minute scuba diving session from £2,825 per person when you travel between now and 15 December 2021.
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