Each of the Indian Ocean Islands offer there own unique character and charm, but it is the beauty of the Maldives that brings to life the paradise of your dreams. These bewitching tropical retreats will provide you with an unparalleled romantic getaway to revitalize your body and soul. Romantic beaches don’t get much better than this, and honeymoons are unforgettable!
The Maldives lie about 400 miles South West of Sri-Lanka on the equator, an independent republic of tiny coral islands, scattered across the translucent waters of the Indian Ocean. The sea forms over 99 percent of the Maldives – only 115 square miles, of its 47,740 square miles is land. And a mere 199 out of at least 1,190, islands are inhabited.
You will be thrilled at your first sight of these islands, each less than 2m above sea level. Magical combinations of casual elegance and dazzling sophistication have transformed some 50 islands into breathtaking island resorts. Surrounded by crystal clear lagoons and enclosed by coral reefs, the beach bungalow style accommodation is often suspended on stilts on the ocean floor. A romantic destination of a lifetime!
The Maldives enjoy warm tropical temperatures year round, and a great deal of sunshine – a heaven for the water-sports enthusiasts, as well as the sun-seekers. The waters around these islands have been renowned for some of the best dive sites in the world. The easily accessible reefs and large lagoons provides a haven for reef explorers and water sports lovers while the deep seas offers serenity and excitement for sailors and fishing trips respectively.
Hi Joan - We have arrived home safely - with just a little jet lag. Your guidance and expertise in planning this trip was invaluable. The trip exceeded all of my expectations!! I would not have changed anything. It would be difficult to pick out the best part of the trip - in that each day was so special. Rob and Heath were exceptional and a great part in making the trip so special. Londolozi was amazing. I'm not sure who we have to thank for our special Anniversary treat of lunch in the tree house; but thank you, thank you, thank you!! It still brings tears to my eyes thinking of the it!! We started the trip by saying "if" we go back to Africa only for it to be quickly changed to "when" we go back to Africa. So until next time, I thank you again for making this such a special experience!!
We were a group of three couples traveling to South Africa for the first time. We have traveled to Italy, Cuba, Mexico and other locations together and had arranged to stay in a house outside of Cape Town on our own. Redfoot Safaris was introduced to us by a friend in Phoenix that had a great experience in 2017. We communicated with Rex by email and phone and were impressed by his patience as none of us had ever been on a Safari and we had lots of questions. Rex arranged for us to have two full day tours of Cape Town and the surrounding area and we were so impressed with our guide that we engaged him for another full day. Upon arrival at Rattray on Mala Mala we could not believe how comfortable and luxurious the facilities were and the staff and their service was impeccable. Our guide, Garrett, was fantastic and a wealth of knowledge. We were exposed to a great number of animals and learned so much about their lives and their environment. It was both an educational and relaxing break and our photos and memories will be enjoyed for years to come. We highly recommend letting Redfoot make the arrangements so that the total experience can be enjoyed even though it is far from home. We would love to return and repeat the entire experience.
Our trip was just perfect - spent three days touring Cape Town and surroundings with our guide, George Meyer, who was fantastic. Other than our pick-up time, nothing was set in stone, and George allowed each day to unfold as it happened. We got to see everything on our list - and then some. From there we headed to MalaMala for a couple days safari, which were amazing - the accommodations at Rattray's were beautiful, and we saw more wildlife than we were expecting. Our safari guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and perfectly suited for our group. All details were taken care of by Redfoot/Rex, including being met at the Johannesburg airport, which was a huge help on our way home! Can't say enough about Rex, George, and MalaMala. Loved the trip!!