Two different exotic worlds await you on your new AFS getaway…it’s indulgence first in our Maldives villas to rejuvenate our spirits, followed by adventure thrills and exploration in the Emirates. Our past groups loved it, but this year we added the spectacular World Expo!
World Expo 2022, “the Greatest Show on Earth” is the largest ever since 1851 in London. 192 countries are represented in the themed pavilions design by world-renowned architects that bring to life new cultures, technologies and the future of our planet.
We begin in the Maldives to relax, a paradise of 1195 coral islands scattered like pearls in the Indian Ocean. It’s “barefoot luxury” here with postcard-perfect beaches. The allure is snorkeling with incredible marine life, water sports, spas, fine cuisine and golden sunsets. You’ll love your deluxe overwater villa that’s surrounded by translucent turquoise waters. Just 4 steps down, it’s like swimming in a warm aquarium!
Next, Dazzling Dubai is always reinventing itself with new wonders. We enjoy dune bashing, tour by speed boats, Top of the Burj, a Desert Safari and souks of Old Dubai. Ride the world’s largest Ferris wheel, snow ski indoors and Instagram yourself at Miracle Gardens. Throw in a day trip to Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s wealthiest states with its opulent architecture – and you have a perfect vacation.
(Did you know the Emirates is labeled “safest place on earth” winning the world’s highest health and safety protocols? All regions we visit are in “Certified Safe” for your well-being. Flights are so easy on Emirates Airlines and they include for you the most comprehensive Covid benefits of any other carrier or country.)
Cast your cares away on our ultimate luxury escape of 2 different global playgrounds with the EXPO, now is the time to go! So much to do, it will make your head spin and you’ll be treated like royalty. Only 26 fortunate travel lovers on a trip that can’t get any better than this.
Price $2575 plus $90 pre-paid gratuities = $2662 twin
Full-day Abu Dhabi tour $110 - minimum number of people 18. If interested please check and we will add that to your invoice once we reach the minimum number.
Price $2575 plus $90 pre-paid gratuities for licensed guides, drivers and porters = $2665 + $1095 Single Supplement = $3760 single
Sunday Arrive Male - Capital of the Maldives B,D (meals)
Land begins. On arrival at Male airport, you will be met by
the staff and enjoy a speed boat tour of an hour ride to the resort. There is a lot to expect in the Maldives - a fabulous and relaxing vacation. Days spent lying in the sun reading books or listening to music, delicious fresh fish cooked to perfection, fresh fruit in abundance and impeccable service. For those that dive, the clear waters are teeming with fish and night dives, in particular, can be fascinating. If switching off and doing absolutely nothing is your ideal holiday, look no further than the Maldives.
The Sun Siyam Oluhuveli
Sun Siyam Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort spans three paradisical islands in the South Malé Atoll. This chic resort epitomizes the Maldives with its pure white beaches, abundant sandbanks, tropical vegetation and enticing blue lagoons. This island resort houses 14 high-quality restaurants and bars, in addition to a water sports center, diving school, luxury spa and 3 swimming pools (including an adult-only pool). The resort lies in the South Malé Atoll, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. The main island stretches over a mile from tip to tip, fringed by powdery white sand beaches, while the two other islands are connected via bridges. You can discover the mesmerizing marine life around the house reef, where you might spot native sea turtles and majestic manta rays.
Why stay here? With every room, suite and villa overlooking the beach or lagoon, this resort offers a true beach island escape. We booked you in the overwater villas. Enjoy endless watersports options and even weekly ‘crab racing’ championships, whilst those seeking relaxation will find it with overwater spa treatments, beach dining experiences and sunset sailing trips.
Bars and restaurants: Multiple dining and drinking spots are available within the resort, including The Sunset Restaurant for overwater dining and live cooking stations, Lagoon Restaurant for seafood, Four Spices for Asian cuisine, Island Pizza for Italian favorites and Lagoon Bar for cocktails and evening entertainment.
Other facilities: With its warm clear waters, the dazzling lagoon is the ideal spot for water sports enthusiasts. You can take up complimentary non-motorized water sports – including windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing or sailing or jet skiing. Stroll along to the Sun Diving School, where trained divers offer unforgettable dive experiences for a supplementary charge. On land, play tennis and badminton on dedicated courts, enjoy a game of ping-pong or darts or work out at the modern fitness center with private instructors (private fitness sessions are available for an additional charge). There’s also a colorful playground for kids and a full evening entertainment program that caters to all. At night enjoy evening entertainment.
Those looking to relax can lounge around three oceanfront swimming pools, including an adult-only infinity pool on ‘Romance Island’. You can also retire to the overwater Sun Spa to indulge in an extensive array of specialist therapies and massages. All eight treatment pavilions offer a calming atmosphere, complete with twin massage beds, a rain shower and an outdoor flower bath. You can also use the hydrotherapy pools above the ocean or sip a refreshing juice in the relaxation area.
You can relax at beach or opt from experiences available at the resort.
Overnight Sun Siyam Olhuveli Male