Forget the Turkey Set Sail for The Maldives This Christmas


This Winter the Best Rate for a Holiday in The Maldives is on a Yacht Not Ashore

It seems that despite what all the travel agents might suggest this winter the best value holiday in The Maldives is on a Yacht Not Ashore

One of the main reasons why a luxury yacht charter to the Maldives is so special, is you can explore islands usually inaccessible to most tourists, who end up more-or-less ‘trapped’ on their chosen resort isle.


So, after doing some research on what is available for Christmas and New Year in the Maldives, it turns out that the 31 metre superyacht Lady Thuraya offers the best rate for 8 guests whether on a yacht or ashore!

The Maldives at this time of the year is an ideal destination for those interested to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve on the most awe-inspiring beaches and crystal clear water, in a tropical climate.

Lady Thuraya is a stunning yacht, which completed an 18-month refit in 2009. Verkerk Yachting Projects restored her from keel to mast, ensuring her as-new condition.

Her spacious deck is the perfect place to relax while sailing. She also offers a large awning for sun protection as well as various alfresco dining options.


Lady Thuraya is well suited for families and groups of friends who love to sail without compromising on luxury.

Available for €40,000 p/w through Northrop & Johnson, the yacht features classic, spacious exteriors and her comprehensive 18-month interior rebuild has left her cabins transformed with all rooms equipped with flat screen TVs, built-in stereos and en-suite bathrooms

Watertoys carried on board include

  • Tender
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis
  • Tubes
  • Slide
  • Donut
  • Floats
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Compressor to refill dive bottles
  • Laser sailing boat (optional)
  • Optimist (optional)
  • Board games


  • Length:           31m/ 102 ft
  • Beam:              6.1m/ 20 ft
  • Draught:         3m/ 10 ft
  • Year:                1982
  • Guests:            8
  • Cabins:            4
  • Crew:               4