Why The Azimut 98 Leonardo Is The Best Way to Explore The Maldives

Azimut yacht

Cheval Blanc Randheli, the swanky resort operated by LVMH, a division of the luxury fashion empire Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, has acquired a plush 101 ft. long yacht.

Interior of the Azimut

Azimut 98 Leonardo yacht features four cabins, which can accommodate up to 12 guests, plus qualified crew members. Additionally, there is an open-deck Jacuzzi.Stefano Righini, who has designed several of the world’s hautest yachts, designed the Azimut’s exterior, while Carlo Galeazzi headed the interior design. The vessel features 2216 mHP twin engines that allows a cruising speed of 29 knots, however, has the ability to accelerate up to 32 knots

Interior of the Azimut

Guests aboard the Azimut can opt to relax in the middle of the pristine turquoise water or explore neighboring islands such as the Lhaviyani Atoll islands, just an hour’s cruise away from the resort, or the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll.

Both the Lhaviyani Atoll and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll experiences include one to three day cruises, where travelers can lay anchor in chosen spots to enjoy desert island picnics, swim and practice your favorite watersports, witness the sun set.

For the thrill seekers, go deep-sea diving with exotic marine life. Dive sites include Shark Point, where you can observe large barracudas; Christmas Rock; Shypyard, where you might see a skipjack and Kuredu Express, known as one of the most famous dives in the Lhaviyani Atoll. Diving experience options range form a half-day cruise (four hours) to a one-day cruise (eight hours).

For the lovers, couple may enjoy an exclusive romantic getaway by scheduling a honeymoon cruise. The secluded islands are perfect for a romantic vacation for two on the ocean. Newlyweds can choose from a romantic sunset sail around the Randheli and nearby islands with an optional romantic dinner created specially for you by our chef. If you want to extend your cruise, opt for a one to three night cruise and create an itinerary of your choice.

deep sea diving

There is also an option to create a one-of-a-king family experience.

The addition of the Azimut to the resort allows guest take full advantage of their Maldives vacation.

(Photos via Cheval Blanc Randheli)