The Rania Experience
The Rania Experience is one of the most exclusive, luxury vacations you can take, set around a private resort that only accommodates nine guests at a time. Rania is the name of and 86-foot yacht that carries guests smoothly through the waters of the Maldives to the 7-acre Water Garden Island. It is also used to provide cruises to nearby islands, taking guests through some of the most pristine waters and beautiful beaches in the world. Vacationers can divide their time between land and sea and there is plenty to occupy the time, and though complete relaxation is an option, there are myriad activities offered.
On board the yacht, there are four bedrooms equipped with king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms. The rooms all feature satellite plasma TVs and the ship is equipped with an open-air barbecue, jacuzzi and both indoor and outdoor lounging areas. On the island, guests stay in a private luxury villa. The villa's entertainment pavilion has a complete home theater, laptops, preloaded iPods and board and video games. Included in the "experience" is the use of the yacht, gourmet food prepared by a personal chef, all drinks including champagnes and specialty wines, snorkeling, diving and diving lessons, fishing, unlimited spa treatments, a variety of water sports and full service from an attentive staff. Rates start at $9,500 per night for one couple, with an additional $500 per guest. In the high season, the base rate is $12,500 with a charge of $750 for each additional guest.