Mirihi Island Resort, Maldives, Launches a ‘Manta Ray Safari’, Allowing Guests to Spot and Swim with the Gentle Giants
Mirihi Island is Located in One of the Best Regions in the World to Spot Manta Rays
August 2018…// Mirihi Island Resort, Maldives, is inviting guests to enjoy exhilarating days out swimming with one of the most impressive and elusive species in the world; the majestic manta ray.
Guided by a team of local experts who know the waters like the back of their hand, guests will be taken day sailing aboard a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat or a beautiful 55ft pine-wood yacht in search of these mysterious creatures of the deep.
Manta rays, though daunting in terms of size with a wing span of up to 12 feet across, are harmless to humans, feeding mainly on plankton and small organisms. Unlike their close relative the stingray, the manta ray has no tail stinger or barb and is one of the friendliest creatures in the sea.
If lucky enough to spot the Maldives’ largest sea inhabitant, guests are encouraged to jump into the water and snorkelalongside these gentle giants. Often appearing inquisitive in nature, the rays are known to majestically swoop over and around swimmers, at times coming thrillingly close; a breath-taking and humbling experience.
When not swimming with the manta rays, guests can enjoy intermittent stints of snorkelling where they can spot turtles, dolphins and whale sharks that flit and soar beneath. After an energetic morning keeping up with all manner of marine life guests can retire aboard the luxurious yacht or Dhoni and return to the island to indulge in a lavish lunch.
‘We are delighted to unveil a new adventure for guests of Mirihi Island.’ commented Mohammed Shareef, the island resort’s General Manager, ‘spotting and swimming with manta rays is one of the most exhilarating experiences one can have in the Maldives, and this new excursion is sure to create memories travellers will treasure forever.’
Manta Ray Safaris at Mirihi Island take place from 09.30 until 15.00. Prices start from $115 (£89*) per person (exc. lunch) for a trip on a traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat or $160 (£124*) per person (exc. lunch) on the Mirihi Thari yacht, based on ten guests sharing the excursion. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 12% GST.
Nightly rates at Mirihi Island start from $600 (£465*) per villa, on a B&B basis, based on two people sharing. Prices are subject to 10% service charge and 12% GST. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.mirihi.com or call +960 668 0500 or email email@example.com
*Prices in pound sterling accurate according to today’s exchange rate.
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About Mirihi Island
Mirihi Island Resort is a bare-foot luxury, boutique hotel located in the South Ari Atoll, just a 30-minute sea plane from Male’, Maldives, operated by Crown & Champa Resorts. Combining modern and traditional elements, the small paradise island offers 38 stylish rooms that are designed to emphasise the island’s natural allure and to provide a haven of peace and tranquillity.
The emerald gem oozes serenity and is surrounded and protected by a spectacular house reef with coral and fish in a myriad of colours, where guests can expect to see white and black tip reef sharks, octopuses, and green turtles amongst others.
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