For the feeling of having left the world behind, our team can take you out to one of the nearby sandbanks for some quality time alone together. From the sand bank, snorkeling is perfect as is dozing under shade in the warm sun. Time has no meaning in such natural surroundings. Luxury comes in the form of a gourmet breakfast and lunch picnic or, for an incredibly romantic evening, a candle-lit dinner. It’s just you, the stars, the soft ocean breeze and a unique slice of island life.
By taking a personal guided tour with a marine biologist, your explorations of the reef will be so much richer. Learn all about the different species that live in the waters around us, including the friendly, photogenic wild Hawksbill turtles that will swim alongside you. Turtle Point, Shark Point and, during the season, Manta Point are all part of the tour. Each gives you a fascinating insight into some of the sea’s most ancient and mysterious creatures. On select days, join a group for coral garden snorkeling led by the marine biologist. Or, if you’d like an expert all to yourself, private sessions can be booked on request.
Join us on the Latitude beach for our weekly cinema night when the big screen goes up and guests watch classics and new releases in style and comfort. Or, for a special screening, we can create you your own cinema on the beach complete with popcorn, drinks and our gorgeously comfortable beach-bag chairs.
Hop onboard one of our traditional hand-crafted coconut timber Dhoni sailboats and cruise around the island as the sun sets. With the iconic curl of the boat’s black bow leading the way, the gentle waters, slow pace, Champagne and canapés combine to create a dreamy pre-dinner date. Join groups on select days or request a private cruise for that extra luxurious touch.
In one of our Maldivian Dhoni fishing boats, you can join our island fishing crew and other guests as they sail to a nearby spot to fish for our restaurants. Your catch will be prepared by our chefs exactly to your liking and served that evening for dinner. This experience can be shared with a group in the afternoon or at sunset on select days. Alternatively, you can hire the boat and crew for your own morning or big game fishing adventure.
If you can bear to leave the tranquility of Bodu Hithi for a few hours, request a guided trip to petite and charismatic Malé city, for a more intensive exploration of Maldivian life. Candy-coloured skyscrapers live alongside 17th Century mosques, bustling markets and myriad shops selling local crafts that make the perfect souvenir or gift. Many visitors take advantage of the city’s textile and tailoring tradition, by commissioning custom-made garments to take home. And, this being an island city, white sand and turquoise waters remind you that you are not far from your Bodu Hithi retreat.
From above, the Maldivian islands appear as jewels adorning aquamarine silk. Most display a heart of lush green outlined by pure white sand outside which the pale greens of lagoons and reefs blend out into the Indian Ocean. Taking a private chartered seaplane tour from the resort around the islands and back again is nothing short of breathtaking. From this perspective, the geography and majesty of the Maldives are at their most luminous.