Wander Women Maldives:
Overwater Bungalow Extension
Kaafu Atoll, Maldives
September 21-23, 2024
Join us for two-nights of pure post-retreat bliss in an overwater pool bungalow that dreams — and instagram profiles — are made of! Experience pinch-me-perfect indulgence at one of the Maldives’ newest luxe resorts following Wander Women Maldives.
Who says the dreamy overwater bungalow experience is only reserved for honeymoons? Enjoy it now on the ultimate ‘bestie-moon’ — because fabulous memories with your gal-pals are for every season of life. And who better to capture those memories than our very own retreat photographer, along to ensure you capture these core memories you’ll look back on fondly for the rest of your life.
Soak up the luxury of the freshly unveiled SO/ Maldives, a fashion-forward resort where sustainability meets style. After disembarking from our privately chartered liveaboard, settle into your overwater oasis, complete with a personal pool that merges seamlessly with the azure Indian Ocean. Get ready for a weekend of choose-your-own-adventure island bliss — unparalleled chill or celebratory silliness! — to cap off your most recent international adventure. We’ve selected a resort within speedboat distance of both the ScubaSpa’s docking point and the Malé Airport so you don’t waste time nor travel funds on pricey seaplane transfers, and instead start soaking up the vibes instantly.
Dive into activities at your own pace throughout this weekend, with everything from spa treatments to snorkeling off your own deck on the menu. Stay in and enjoy every inch of your own private oasis, or get out and about via paddle board to visit your Wander Women neighbors. Or if you’re feeling like toasting to your time in the Maldives, why not head down to the Lazuli Beach Club to check out the scene? The choice is yours!
But of course it wouldn’t be Wander Women if we didn’t sprinkle in a surprise or two 😉
The Overwater Bungalow Extension takes place immediately after Wander Women Maldives from September 21-23, 2024. The cost, including just about everything, starts at $2,400 for a shared room and $3,000 for a single.
• Two nights accommodation at SO/ Maldives
• Two breakfasts and two dinners
• One luxurious massage at the resort’s spa
• Daily yoga + a sound meditation experience
• All local transportation, including airport and a direct liveaboard-to-resort transfer
• Professional photos
What’s Not Included
• Alcohol and meals not included in the itinerary
• Tips for resort staff and activities
• Mandatory travel insurance
Subject to change, but you’re going to have a magical time — here’s the general idea!
Day 1: Final disembarkment from your floating home of the past week is at 8:30am, at which time we’ll be swiftly whisked by private dhoni transfer to Emboodhoo Lagoon for our castaway island experience. Check-in at the arrival pavilion and luggage will be handled for you while you make your way to the first stop on your weekend pool hop. Whether it’s water-sports or wellness on your agenda, we’ve got you covered. We’re staying at a resort that’s part of the Crossroads Maldives, which means we can also hop seamlessly between resorts, restaurants, boutique fashion shops and the Marine Discovery Centre — all by complimentary speedboat transfer. When rooms are ready, we’ll race you there! In the evening pop by Alex’s bungalow for sunset sips, or enjoy the tranquility and stargaze from your own private deck. Tonight you have the freedom to pick from the Maldivian nighlife of your choosing — drinks and a boogie at the Hard Rock, stargazing from your own balcony at SO/ Maldives, or perhaps an evening stroll along the overwater walkways that have you feeling like you’re melting into the horizon.
Day 2: Rise early if you feel like and enjoy sunrise salutations with Alex followed by a sound meditation to send you serenely into the day. Spend the day topping up your tan by your preferred mode — on a sun-lounge by one of the many pools, snorkelling the lagoon, or grab a complimentary kayak or SUP and explore the whole of our private island! For those with a thrill-streak, there’s jet-ski’s, parasailing, kitesurfing, e-foiling and even hydro-flight (because why not!). Missed your local gym? Pop by this indulgent version, with an ocean view! Oh and did we mention the east-meets-west spa right at your finger tips with a cutting-edge relaxation menu? We’ll be floating in and out of our pre-booked appointments throughout the day — a massage is included in your extension! In the afternoon we’ll be soaking up the vibes as the DJ turns up the volume at Lazuli Beach Club; swing by for a boogie with Alex! This evening, follow your feet back down to the shoreline for one last sunset dinner — toes in the sand, spirits high and a lifetime of memories to toast to.
Day 3: Enjoy one last stretch with Alex this morning and prepare for the day of travel ahead. While fueling up at breakfast, take a scan of the schedule to squeeze in one last activity — perhaps a coconut painting workshop is calling you, or a pilates class to have you snoozing the whole flight home? And there’s no rush. There are many afternoon or evening flight options out of Malé, (and the airport lounges are pretty underwhelming), so you can delay your departure right til the last second with a complimentary late checkout.
Where We’ll Stay and What We’ll Eat
We’ll be staying at the newly opened SO/ Maldives resort. Suspended over water in a Lagoon Pool Villa, you’re only a short swim to the reef which you can access directly from your sundeck. Inside you’ll find the ultimate laidback luxury with a cloud-like setup of two twin beds or one king bed and freestanding cocoon tub where you can indulge in guilt-free bubble baths with all in-room bathroom amenities made from sustainable vegan ingredients. Even the toothpaste and hotel slippers are eco-friendly and made from 100% natural materials! What’s more, an important factor for Wander Women, SO/ Maldives are leading the way with solar energy, with 40% of their resort powered by green energy.
For meals, we’ll mix it up with a choice fabulous dining venues available at the resort. A half-board meal plan is included for your flexibility, which includes breakfast and a three course meal (lunch or dinner!). SO/ Maldives provides a feast for the senses, with three innovative and diverse restaurants — the Citronelle Club, an all-day Pan-Asian dining destination; Lazuli Beach Club, which exudes French Riviera vibes with mouthwatering Mediterranean dishes and a day-to-night beach bar; and Hadaba, a chic celebration of Arabian flavors with incredible views from it’s second story vantage point. Feel free to eat with the group or as you please — you’re on island time baby and you ain’t got nowhere else to be! Our final night, we will host a special beachfront dinner to toast to our time together and cry into our cocktails as we prepare to say goodbye tomorrow.
Full payment is required upon booking. Don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any and all questions regarding this extension!
Please note that there is a minimum booking requirement, so please refrain from booking air travel until the guaranteed departure quota has been met. You will be notified when this is a guaranteed departure.
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Can I stay longer?
Need more than just two days? Contact us with your ideal length of stay so we can use our group rate to offer you a seamless stay at our SO/ Maldives.
Can I do my own thing?
Always! We’ll always let you know what the group is up to, but you’re also super welcome to break off and enjoy a little solitude.