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A combination of yoga and diving in a unique location. This holiday will give you an introduction to yoga and how it can assist and improve your diving and breathing techniques. For divers there are 20 to 30 dive spots at a boat distance of 20 to 40 minutes, all of them can be reached by traditional dhoni and/or speed boat. Manta and dolphin dives are offered according to the season. The program is suitable for certified divers and from experienced yoga practitioners to beginners. For individuals without diving certification programs can be designed to include learn to dive certification.
The Seaside Rooms (44 sq.m.) are affordable and comfortable accommodations, nicely furnished, with a modern and elegant double sink bathroom. The rooms have a wide patio door looking onto a cozy wooden veranda just beside our endless white beach. They are part of the same complex with a sandy inner courtyard. Ideal for groups wishing to share a unique experience. Room facilities include full air conditioned rooms with individual temperature control, ceiling fan, fully stocked mini bar, safe box, hair dryer, beach towels, telephone with direct external line, twice daily housekeeping service, complimentary wireless internet access.
The hotel offers 40 high standard and fully furnished rooms, in two story blocks of 4 rooms each. There are 20 beach front rooms which are on the ground floor, with direct access to the white beach. They are large size rooms (about 50 sq.m. including the veranda), double or twin beds. Besides that, there are also 20 ocean view rooms which are upper floor with a spectacular sea view. They are also large size rooms (about 50 sq.m. including the balcony), double or twin beds with the possibility of extra bed.
Each room is spacious, creatively designed, and comfortable and has an en-suite elegant natural stone bathroom with shower. All rooms have solar panels, a private veranda or terrace with seating, independently controlled air-conditioning, ceiling-fan, desalted water (hot and cold), safe box, hairdryer and telephone with direct external line, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities.
This 8 days yoga and diving holiday will give you an introduction to yoga and how it can assist and improve your diving and breathing techniques. It is suitable for everybody, from divers to non-divers, and from experienced yoga practitioners to beginners. All yoga lessons are conducted by an international yoga master and can be performed by a yogi of any level. Each evening sunset class has a duration of 45 minutes that consists of an introduction, breathing practice, warm up, standing and seating sequence, and meditation. Diving is led by a PADI Dive Master or instructor in small groups from a traditional Maldives dhoni (boat). Dive sites are chosen based on weather and current conditions together with skill level of divers participating.
Unlike many of the other diving areas in Maldives, Haa Alif's marine life seems to revel in the minimal interference from humans with flourishing hard coral growth over most of the submerged boulders. Soft corals do well on the sides of the boulders protected from often strong currents. Fish life thrives in the nutrient-rich waters bringing in the reef predators: white and black tip reef sharks and large numbers of manta rays. The area offers drift dives, cave diving and even the Maadhoo wreck. Wall dives are among some of the best you will find in the whole of the Maldives scuba diving region and the coral reefs shine in the sunny weather and clear waters that make for great visibility of up to 30 meters.
There area wide range of excursions on offer including sunset cruises, snorkeling and sandbank visits. There is a saltwater swimming-pool available and a dive center providing the highest level of quality and professionalism which offers rental equipment including dive computers and underwater digital cameras as well as customized dive packages suitable for both adults and children including free try dives! There are 20-30 dive spots at a boat distance of 20-40 minutes; all of them can be reached by traditional dhoni and/or speed boat. Diving and snorkeling excursions and manta and dolphin research trips are offered according to the season.
The Barefoot Eco Hotel is located within an almost untouched forest on the Maldives local island of Hanimadhoo in the preserved deep north of Maldives. The dense vegetation allows not only privacy but the opportunity to experience untouched nature and the genuine and natural Maldives along with all the amenities expected from a modern day accommodation option. A half mile private sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon frame the hotel and invite you to experience an authentic and relaxing holiday at outstanding value.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the main sea view restaurant. Guests can enjoy typical dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine as well as international and oriental recipes. All dietary requirements can be catered for if highlighted at time of booking.
The panoramic juice bar next to the main restaurant and the ice cream parlor looking directly out over the sea are ideal gathering places to sip soft drinks, fresh juices and healthy cocktails. Whilst the Barefoot Bar Boat is anchored in the lagoon with complimentary speedboat transfers available for sun downers and into the night.
For guests wishing for an active holiday, the hotel offers a fully equipped gym, canoes, windsurfing, kitesurf, snorkeling trips, night and fluorescent snorkeling, natural and cultural escorted bike tours, guided star watching, big game and light game sport fishing, and guided kayak trips.
The hotel spa offers a natural health retreat, holistic treatments, and classic massages services. Detox programs are research-based and combine medical science with holistic therapies. The spa also offers Ayurvedic treatments. Guests can choose to add additional personal yoga classes or therapies to personalize their program alongside the scheduled yoga classes.