Maldives - FAMILY SALE! 5* Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa: 7 nights from R105 900 total incl taxes book by 30 April 19!

When can I go?

01 May – 30 September 2019



7 Nights at Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa

Family Sale



What’s included in the deal?

  • Return flights to the Maldives ex JNB
  • Return seaplane transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation in a Lagoon water pool villa
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily with selected drinks 
  • All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)


Also included:

  • Daily selection of beverages, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, beer, wine (white, red and rose by the glass) & selected cocktails available in Acropora restaurant, Ocean Deep, Anthias pool bar & Buena Vista Club.
  • Access to Aqua Fun Park.
  • Wi-fi in all villas and public areas.
  • Drinking bottles of water in all villas.
  • Snorkel fins and life jackets.
  • Scheduled group yoga sessions.
  • Complimentary one hour non-motorized equipment per day.
  • Anniversary & birthday cakes & amenities.
  • Access to sharky’s kids club.



More Info

  • Packages is based on 2 adults and 2 kids under 12 years
  • Book and pay by 30 April 2019
  • A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • A high season surcharge applies for travel 13 – 22 June and 10 – 23 December 2019.
  • Peak season surcharges and block out dates apply



Terms & Conditions

• Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
• Passport & visa cost (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
• Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
• Re-booking and cancellation fees apply.
• All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
• Standard terms and conditions apply.

Why we like it

Carpe Diem Beach Resort & Spa enjoys a unique location on the cusp of the Raa and Baa Atolls on Huruvalhi Island, surrounded by a white, sandy beach with an expansive lagoon. Every May, the manta rays swim past the beach in a natural annual migration to Hanifaru Bay, and return every November on their way out. Explore the house reef and water by day – there is even an inflatable Aqua Park in the lagoon – and dance and dine by night. It’s all about adventure, fun and adrenaline-filled





Raa Atoll
35 minute seaplane transfer or a 20 minute domestic flight to the local airport followed by a 35 minute speedboat ride to the resort.



There are 115 Villas spread out into the water and along the beach.
Each villa has sliding doors onto a large deck with a shaded seating area and sun-drenched Jacuzzi pool.
The Over Water Villas all have easy access to the sea by a private staircase from the deck.


Lagoon Water Pool Villas (Size: 110m2)
You couldn’t be closer to the lagoon if you tried. Crystal clear, shallow water beneath your private deck, it’s no wonder these are some of our most popular iconic Maldivian villa accommodations. Cozy up in the private plunge pool or take a few steps down into the vast lagoon. These Villas are perfect for guests who are not strong swimmers but want the over-water experience


Ocean Water Pool Villas (Size: 110m2)
Just a few meters away from the house reef teaming with marine life and with a view of nothing but ocean, and distant horizon. Enjoy some of Carpe Diem’s finest ocean view rooms in Raa Atoll. Imagine sitting on your private balcony, drink in hand and spotting dolphins. These Villas are recommended for avid snorkellers – it’s an easy swim out to the house reef.


Two Bedroom Lagoon Water Pool Villas (Size: 221m2)
Bring the family or gather friends for a retreat together in this unique resort setting. Two villas provide your own personal space with easy access to a shared deck and pool for uninterrupted socializing and a bespoke retreat, just as you imagined.
These Villas can accommodate 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 children. 


Lagoon Beach Pool Villas (Size: 137m2)
Directly from your terrace, feel the natural, white sand beneath your toes and stroll across our wide beach to the shimmering blue lagoon. This is the iconic Maldives experience you imagined, on your doorstep. These Villas are great if you want to be at the centre of the watersports action.


Ocean Beach Pool Villas (Size: 137m2)
All you can see are naturally white sand beach and beautiful shades of blue. In the distance, the ocean and horizon blend and the colours transition with the hours from blue to red to black. Relax with a book or your favourite playlist as you dip in the pool, swim in the ocean or simply relax in your own space. The house reef is within swimming distance from these Villas if you are a strong swimmer.


Two Bedroom Lagoon Beach Pool Villas (Size: 306m2)
Bring the family or travel with friends for a beach getaway like no other. Enjoy the intimacy offered on your private deck and enjoy time together in your shared pool, or step outside your villa entrance to a myriad of resort activities on your doorstep.
Cool off in the shimmering, shallow lagoon and never tire of the turquoise colour. Return to dry off under the shaded spot outside your room, where the comfiest of sun loungers waits.
These Villas can accommodate 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 children.


Two Bedroom Ocean Beach Pool Villa (Size: 306m2)
All you can see are naturally white sand beach and beautiful shades of blue. In the distance, the ocean and horizon blend and the colours transition with the hours from blue to red to black. Relax with a book or your favourite playlist as you dip in the pool, swim in the ocean or simply relax in your own space. Just steps away from the beach, admire the scenery under the shade of your private terrace. This is the perfect place to watch the stars on a peaceful evening by the Indian Ocean.
These Villas can accommodate 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 children.


Room Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Stocked mini bar with fridge
  • In room safe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Sitting area
  • 40 inch smart TV
  • Smart phone dock with speakers
  • Partially open air bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • Transparent floor panels to the lagoon (over water villas only)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and bathroom amenities
  • Private Jacuzzi pool



Meal Plans

The resort operates on a Soft All Inclusive basis which includes

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner based on daily live cooking stations and buffet setup in Acropora restaurant
  • A selection of soft-drinks, water, specialty coffee, tea, beer, wine (white, red and rose’ by the glass) and selected cocktails available in Acropora restaurant, Ocean Deep, Anthias pool bar & Buena Vista Club
  • Beverages outside this selection, In Villa Dining and mini bar are charged fully
  • A 15% discount applies on food only at Anthias Pool Bar, Buena Vista Club, BBQ Shack and a 20% discount applies on food only at Ocean Deep
  • Snorkels, fins and life jackets
  • Bicycles through stay on request
  • Access to the Aqua Fun Park
  • One hour per day use of kayaks (excluding glass bottom kayaks), stand-up paddle board and windsurfing equipment

The Soft All Inclusive meal plan offered is available from dinner time on arrival day until breakfast time on departure day


This is the main restaurant featuring live cooking stations and buffet selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A la carte options are available. The adjacent coffee lounge serves Germany’s renowned Dallmayr Coffee and Governor’s Estate Tea from Sri Lanka


Buena Vista
The resort’s over water Latino bar and restaurant specialising in tapas and shared platters. Open air and under cover seating is available


Ocean Deep
The resort’s signature restaurant serving a unique Japanese-Peruvian fusion menu


BBQ Shack
A casual feet-in-the-sand dining experience for lunch and dinner around a long table for just 20 guests


Anthais Bar
The main bar is located at the poolside and is open day and evening with sports bar facilities


Buena Vista Bar
This over water bar has a transparent dance floor for Latin dancing and is a great spot for cocktails at sunset


Two Left Finns
Soft drinks and coffee bar at the water sports and dive centre



Complimentary high speed internet connection through the resort



The Quo Spa houses 9 treatment rooms, a contemporary hammam, a steam room and a relaxation deck with plunge pool and juice bar as well as a beauty salon. The Quo Spa challenges guests to go beyond their current status quo and find a new level of wellbeing.



  • Swimming pool
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Bicycles
  • Beach volleyball, badminton and petanque
  • Fitness Centre
  • PADI Dive Centre
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboards
  • Fun Tubes
  • Jet Skis
  • Kayaks
  • Glass bottom kayaks
  • Windsurfers
  • Dance studio
  • Yoga
  • Aquafun Inflatable Water Park
  • Sharky’s Kids Club with paddling pool
  • Teen Zone
  • Entertainment
  • Excursions
  • Azora Boutique
  • Medical Clinic with resident doctor

Welcome to the Maldives

A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!

A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometers across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dreamlike beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendor and charm. The destination offers-holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday – great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.

The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkeling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.



The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation-constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part.The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past:hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the sametime.



The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons,or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from Decemberto March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May toNovember, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitionalperiod noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone beltThe temperatureremains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.



The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule,close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.



There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island – either very small or reasonably large – and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies – one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided – ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.



The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi, English is widely spoken in the Maldives.



The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.



South African passport holders do not require a visa.



No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.



Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.



We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.



220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.



The Maldives hd international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.



Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day. The dress for dinner is smart casual and gents are required to wear long trousers. Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must.



Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.



If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives – a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver – well there’s no time like the present!Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives – with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.


Suite 202
2nd Floor, West Wing, Egoli East
10 South Boulevard
South Africa

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+27 11 616 0500
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