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What to expect

Unique Experiences

Enjoy a Maldivian beach BBQ under the stars

Marine Life

Explore stunning reefs - swimming, snorkelling & diving

Tropical Paradise

Clear waters, secluded beaches & swaying palm trees

About the trip

Cruising in the Maldives is one of the best ways to truly experience the unique splendour and tranquillity of this tropical paradise. Sample island life, relax on white sandy beaches and appreciate the beauty of different atolls, both above and below the ocean. A holiday in the Maldives conjures up images of white sands, swaying palm trees and crystal turquoise waters, creating an idyllic paradise. Experience it all, eating on beautiful beaches, night explorations and more!


What's Included

  • Return Flights & Transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Lower Main Deck Cabin - upgrades on request
  • All-inclusive: All drinks and meals (excluding premium brand drinks)
  • Unlimited bottled water
  • One desert island BBQ per week
  • Fully financially protected


  • UK to Male, Maldives
  • Male
  • Kalhuhuraa Sand Bank
  • Hathikolhu Sand Bank
  • Alimatha Sand Bank
  • Oshagali Finolhu
  • Dhigurah
  • Ariadhoo
  • Ariadhoo
  • Hurasdhoo
  • Emdudu
  • Alikoi Rah
  • Meerufenfushi
  • Maayafushi Sandbank
  • Male
  • Depart Male to UK

What’s Extra

  • Dive packages – various durations, prices on request
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Cabin upgrades – prices available on request
  • Flight Upgrades
  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing


UK to Male in the Maldives

Today we take an overnight flight from London to Male.



Welcome to the Maldives! The Yasawa Princess will be anchored just off of Villigili, which is a convenient 20 minute boat ride from Male International Airport. You’ll be greeted on arrival and the Guest Arrivals Officer will assist you to the boat’s private tender for your transfer. On arrival to the boat, you’ll be helped with your check-in. There will also be a welcome briefing, including safety procedures and an introduction to your Yasawa Princess cruise experience. During this informal session, you’ll meet guests onboard, the dive team and the crew members who will assist you throughout your cruising holiday. This will be followed by a pre-dinner cocktail on the bar/restaurant deck where you’ll be able to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

  • All Inclusive

Kalhuhuraa Sand Bank

Morning and afternoon visit the beautiful Sand Bank (Kalhuhuraa), where you can relax and soak up the sun, take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean. Beach Umbrellas will be placed on the sand bank for some shade.

Night Fishing Trip will be organized by the crew from 17:30 – 19:30. Traditional Hand Line will be used. If there are more than 15 Pax an Additional Night Fishing trip will be organized during the week

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Hathikolhu Sand Bank

Morning and afternoon visit to Hathikolhu Sand Bank.
Sand Bank Visit 10:00 – 12:00 Back to the Boat for Lunch. Afternoon Sand Bank Visit 14:00 – 16:00. After all the excursions if weather conditions permit we will cross the channel to Vaavu Atoll.

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Dhiggiri / Alimatha Sand Bank

Located on the Eastern Edge of the Atoll. A big turquoise lagoon surrounds this sand bar and an attractive reef to snorkel.

The morning and afternoon will be spent on this sand bank. Lunch will be served on the boat. Sun Umbrellas will be placed for shade if the conditions are favourable.

Optional: Early Morning Snorkelling Session on Dhiggiri Thila, this excursion has been one of the favourites among our guests.
Nurse Sharks (shark point) – USD 15 excluding taxes

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Oshagali Finolhu

The tender will be ready as soon as we reach this sand bank in South Ari atoll. The reef surrounding the sandbank has lot of healthy hard corals, snorkellers love this reef.

Lunch will be served on the boat and we will return to the sand bank in the afternoon.

Visit the local island of Dhagenthi from 16:30 – 18:00. Wander through experiencing the local lifestyle, a good opportunity to do some shopping for souvenirs for your loved ones.

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Dhigurah is a stunning island located in the Alif Dhaal Atoll of the Maldives. Known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, Dhigurah offers a serene tropical escape. It is an intimate local island with a small population. Guests will enjoy the western side, with anchored boats near the beach in a large lagoon.

Full Day on Dhigurah, Picnic Lunch back to the boat at 16:00.

Return to the island at 17:30/18:00 for sunset cocktails and BBQ Evening

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An agricultural Island with lots of plantation. Access to a sand stretch to relax, easy excess to the ocean for swimming and snorkelling.

Optional: Whale shark excursion, guests will go out on the dive dhoni in search of these gentle giants.

This region in the Maldives has the highest probability of finding the Whale Shark. (Chargeable USD 25 excluding taxes)

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An agricultural island with lot of plantation. Access to a sand stretch to relax, easy excess to the ocean for swimming and snorkelling.

Optional: Whale shark excursion, guests will go out on the dive dhoni in search of these gentle giants.

Today there may be new guests joining us and some departing. Excursions arranged for guests staying on board

  • All Inclusive
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DAY 10


Hurasdhoo is a small deserted island with a white sandy beach surrounding the island. Beach umbrellas will be placed if the conditions are favourable.

Optional Manta Ray excursion: Guests will go out to Rangali Madivaru, a manta ray cleaning station. Peak Season (January – April) (chargeable USD 20 Excluding Taxes)

Night Fishing – Tonight’s fishing trip is targeted for reef fish with traditional Hand line bottom fishing technique. Whilst we encourage the practice of “catch and release” and sustainable fishing practices, we are also happy to help out and take back a fish for dinner.

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DAY 11


Embudu is a small deserted island on the western edge of the atoll, with a small plantation and a long stretch of white sandy beach.

Morning and afternoon excursions are arranged, and if conditions are favourable, beach umbrellas are placed for shade on the beach.

The house reef of the island is perfect for snorkelling, and with a bit of luck, you might spot turtles or Eagle Rays passing by.

A night fishing trip will be organized by the crew from 1730 Hrs – 1930 Hrs. Traditional Hand Line will be used.

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DAY 12

Alikoi Rah

This is a Sand bank located in the centre of Ari Atoll, surrounding a well grown reef. Snorkellers love this house reef as there are a lot of fish and turtles and with a bit of luck rays can be spotted.

Morning and afternoon excursions arranged to this sand bank.

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DAY 13


Full Day on Meeru, Picnic Lunch back to the boat at 16:00,

Return to the island at 17:30/18:00 for sunset cocktails and BBQ Evening

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DAY 14

Maayafushi Sandbank/Madivaru Finolhu

Maayafushi Sandbank – This is a large sand bank located at the northern edge of Ari Atoll. Flocks of common Seabirds can be found on this sand bar. The reef has lots of nice coral and fish for snorkelling. Sun umbrellas will be setup if the conditions are favourable.

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DAY 15

Male Anchorage

Today we are at anchor in Male. We will be able to experience the Fish Tank Excursion.  This is a snorkelling spot 20 minutes from where we are anchored in Male’. The snorkelling spot is famous for a wide concentration of different reef fish, you can come across an abundance of marine life, a multitude of colourful fish, Turtles and even Sharks. Enjoy lunch and a visit to Male City.

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DAY 16

Depart Male to UK

At the end of your cruise, enjoy a nice relaxing breakfast overlooking the Indian Ocean before we arrange your transfer for departure to the airport.

  • Breakfast Included


The Yasawa Princess

The ship offers a comfortable, friendly and relaxed experience, where the dress code is casual throughout. There are no more than 60 guests at any one time, providing for a very informal atmosphere onboard. The official dress code is shorts and swimwear during the day and casual dress in the evenings both onboard and on the deserted islands, where beautiful soft white sand makes shoes optional.

Facilities Include

The dining area and main bar are on B deck where there is also a small air-conditioned lounge with comfy settees, a large LCD TV and DVD player. Beach towels are provided every day of snorkelling and there are sun loungers on the top deck. There is a small laundry room with free use of washing machines and a tumble dryer, perfect for light packing.

Room Includes

All 33 cabins are non-smoking and spread over three decks with sea views: Lower Main Deck: situated on the lower deck of the ship but slightly larger with a double bed or twin beds with porthole. A Deck: situated on the middle deck of the ship, with a double bed or twin beds deck window and door opening onto an outside walkway. Bridge Deck: situated at the very top of the ship next to the Sun Deck, with a double bed or twin beds, deck window and door opening onto an outside walkway.

Each cabin has:

En suite facilities with shower
Air conditioning
Beach towels
Daily cabin service

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 29 °C 24 °C
February 29 °C 26 °C
March 30 °C 27 °C
April 31 °C 27 °C
October 29 °C 25 °C
November 29 °C 24 °C
December 29 °C 25 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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