Sunday, 2 April 2017

MALDIVES: Easter Submarine Holiday Now Available

Five-star Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort sounds like a perfect Easter destination for families, with recreational activities including a “semi-submarine” excursion and a fun Ozone space made out of recycled materials.

“This Easter the Outrigger is a one-stop retreat for tropical holiday beach relaxation, with an optional marine education twist,” says general manager John Allanson.

From April 14 to 17, the Coral Kids Club will delight youngsters with face painting, egg hunts, egg and spoon races, banana rides and children’s movies on the beach.

Their parents can meanwhile chill out or tap into activities for the body and soul, such as morning meditation and yoga, a massage workshop for couples, a dolphin quest, fishing at sunrise or sunset and sunset cruises.

The pool bar becomes a mini-classroom with a marine biologist educating guests about sea creatures and the underwater world. Young adventurers can boost their adrenaline with scuba diving, ride a stand-up board and join a water polo match.

Executive chef Christopher Long will be charging batteries with an Asian food festival on the beach serving up a surf and turf barbecue.

The resort’s 14-seat semi-submarine takes guests on rides among coral reefs where they can spot manta rays, Hawksbill turtles, large shoals of fusiliers and some friendly sharks.

At night time the nocturnal life of the sea can be observed, including fish camouflaged to hide their usual bright colours, and the schools of squid and other animals attracted by the vessel’s night lights.

The submarine sets off every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, costing Bt3,280 for day excursions and Bt3,790 at night.