What happens in the Maldives after the sun disappears below the horizon, and darkness falls over the white sand beaches and brilliant turquoise Indian Ocean? The Residence Maldives, set on the unspoilt southern island of Falhumaafushi, is inviting guests to experience the Maldives like never before, exploring with new ‘Maldives After Dark’ stays. Guests at The Residence Maldives can now snorkel and dive by night with biofluorescence lights, send salutations to the moon during full moon yoga classes and watch the ocean come to life – while staying dry – with sunset stand up paddle boarding excursions.
Night Diving and Snorkelling – Snorkelling and diving by night gives a completely new perspective on the ocean as the Maldivian corals come alive with different aquatic life and fauna after dark. Guests can experience the magic of phosphorescent plankton lighting up the ocean as they swim, while marine life emerges from to explore the water. Nightdiving uses torchlights to observe the nocturnal behaviours of marine creatures while guests can also choose FLUO diving or snorkelling, using a UV light to reveal an incredibly array of fluorescent colours in the corals.
Full Moon Yoga – Guests can now perform their best Moon Salutations during a unique yoga class under the glow of the full moon and twinkling stars. Taking place at each full moon, qualified instructors will help guests find their balance beneath the moonlight and recharge their mind and body. Alongside building strength and improving upon endurance, the calming light of the moon illuminating the sky is said to allow for a deeper level of focus, allowing creative energy to flow while connecting the mind and body with a sequence of yoga poses. Easily adaptable for all levels, full moon yoga is perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.
Sunset Paddle Boarding – experience the serenity of being on the water as the sun sets, in a calming stand up paddle session in the most beautiful environment. As the sun goes down, guests can watch the waters light up with a view of marine life like never before. The SUP guided tour is perfect for relaxing after a long day and a special way to interact with the marine life in the Maldives. As phosphorescent plankton illuminate the water, guests can enjoy some of the best views of the island while gliding across the surface towards the setting sun.
The Residence Maldives lies on the unspoilt southern island of Falhumaafushi in the Gaafu Alifu atoll, part of one of the largest and deepest atolls in The Maldives, Huvadhoo. The 94 beach-front and over-water villa resort is an intimate retreat just 20 kilometres north of the Equator, renowned for its unrivalled diving and ocean-based activities.
*Activity prices Night snorkeling sessions starts from S$160 per person / Night diving from S$228 per person Full Moon yoga is offered on a complimentary basis during full moon dates Sunset SUP sessions start from S$115 per person for an hour.