A stay at Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi is the perfect base from which to go in search of the iconic marine life for which the Maldives is so famous. Your private butler can arrange bespoke excursions with your dive butler and our marine biologist, where you can explore the reefs by snorkelling or scuba diving to look for the ‘Big 5’ of the Indian Ocean.
Sea Turtle – There’s no better place than Kudadoo to fulfil your dreams of swimming with turtles – on a reef close by, the Maldives’ largest community of green sea turtles reside. Our marine biologist can teach you all about these ancient marine creatures which once shared planet Earth with the dinosaurs but are now listed as endangered species.
Manta Ray – Graceful and majestic with wingspans reaching up to 4 metres and sometimes gathering in huge numbers, the manta rays of the Maldives are a spectacular sight. They can be observed at cleaning stations as well as plankton-rich feeding grounds. Sightings are possible all year round in the Maldives, with the main season in Lhaviyani Atoll being November to April. Charter our luxury yacht, Bella*, and search further afield to maximise your chances outside of manta season.
Sharks – Thrilling scuba diving adventures on underwater scooters can take you to the channel edges where the currents flow and where the sharks love to hang out. The Maldives is home to many species of shark, from the most frequently seen reef sharks, nurse sharks and leopard sharks to the open water species such as tiger sharks, silver tips and hammerheads. Sharks aren’t just for divers though, snorkellers can spot them too with the help of the keen eyes of your private butler.
Whale Sharks – coming face-to-face with the biggest fish in the sea is an awe-inspiring experience never to be forgotten. Take a trip on Bella, our luxury yacht, to search for these gentle giants, commonly reaching up to 12 metres in length.
Napoleon Wrasse – Huge and a vivid green colour, napoleons are a striking sight to behold. Cruising effortlessly by whilst staring you in the eye, these giant fish present amazing photo opportunities and if you’re lucky your dive butler may even be able to get a shot of you and the napoleon together – an Instagram worthy post in waiting!
There will be countless other magnificent moments to enjoy during your adventures too, such as admiring the dolphins playing by your boat and lunches on deserted sandbanks, at Kudadoo your butler will make every moment of every day count.
*Additional charges apply for excursions on our luxury yacht, Bella