The first luxury floating villa in the Maldives

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Glide across the Indian Ocean onboard a floating superyacht villa in the Maldives!


Guests are no longer confined to land-based or stationary accommodation options in the Maldives! You can now immerse yourself and live your Robinson Crusoe fantasy and explore the hidden treasures of the Maldives with a luxury twist at Jumeirah Vittaveli. It’s the first resort in the Maldives where you can start your holiday planning by choosing between a unique selection of villas and a brand new superyacht called “MY Vittaveli” with 85 feet of private space.

Snorkel with whale sharks or enjoy a cruise to deserted islands, and retreat to one of the four cabins on board to let the waves rock you to sleep. Choose to enjoy the best of both worlds and return to the resort island to extend your stay in a freestanding villa, complete with private pool and your own stretch of beach.

“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. It’s irresistible to set sail and explore the stunning variety of over- and under-water wonders the Maldives offers, and I am proud my team has made it possible to offer such a special experience for our guests.”

Let their experienced crew guide you to secluded powder white beaches and hidden spots around the atolls, going beyond the beaten path and discovering your own private Maldives. Whisk your family away on an exploration into the marine world and visit a local island on the way to admire the art of lacquerware or mat weaving. 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.

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

MY Vittaveli is an Azimut superyacht that accommodates up to eight guests for overnight stays, or up to 20 guests for leisurely day-time cruises. Its sophisticated exterior design conveys the comfort and style experienced when staying on-board, with modern noise suppression technology guaranteeing a relaxing journey.

The three decks invite you to spend leisurely mornings gazing out at the infinite ocean, or 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.

The yacht is fully air-conditioned and equipped with wifi, a blue-tooth enabled music system, and state-of-the-art navigation technology. It provides guests with a stylish, smooth ride in all kinds of weather.

Jumeirah Vittaveli offers romantic escapes as well as exhilarating family holidays. Land and water-based activities include the destination’s first ice rink, a PADI Dive base, water sports centre, Talise Spa, six restaurants and bars, a wine library, an overwater lounge, an underground whisky and chocolate salon and a cigar lounge. With its focus on cultural connection and organic experiences in a luxurious setting, Jumeirah Vittaveli offers guests a true Maldivian island experience.


The recent awards of Jumeirah Vittaveli speak for themself (and this is just a handful):

  • 2018 World’s Leading Honeymoon Resort – World Travel Awards
  • 2018 Best Indian Cuisine / Continent Winner: Swarna – World Luxury Restaurant Awards
  • 2018 Best Luxury Wellness Spa / Regional Winner: Talise Spa – World Luxury Spa Awards


  • 2017 Global Hotel of the Year – World Luxury Hotel Awards
  • 2017 Best Indian Cuisine / Continent Winner: Swarna – World Luxury Restaurant Awards
  • 2017 Best French Cuisine / Continent Winner: Fenesse – World Luxury Restaurant Awards
  • 2017 Best Ambience & Romantic Atmosphere / Regional Winner: Fenesse – World Luxury Restaurant Awards
  • 2017 Best Luxury Wellness Spa / Continent Winner: Talise Spa – World Luxury Spa Awards
  • 2017 Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa – World Travel Awards
  • 2017 Sustainable Tourism Certification – Green Globe
  • 2017 Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor
  • 2017 Elite Partner Award –


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