Are you looking for a unique and adventurous vacation experience? Look no further than the Manta Retreat at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. This retreat is perfect for travelers who want to add value to their vacations and learn about manta rays and ocean conservation. The third Manta Retreat will take place in March 2024 and will focus on meeting the manta rays that call the island’s surrounding waters their home.
Led by Meral Hafeez, the Manta Trust base leader at InterContinental Maldives, the retreat will take participants on an exciting journey to uncover the secrets of manta rays and the wonders of Maldivian marine life. You will have the chance to meet manta rays up close and get in touch with the research that the Manta Trust team has been conducting on the resort since 2019. As part of their research, the team identifies and records the young manta ray pubs in the lagoon based on their unique belly prints. Participants will learn all about the procedure in the Manta ID workshop and also get to adopt and name a manta ray.
The Manta Retreat takes place from March 9th to March 12th, 2024, and includes several snorkeling and research trips, educational workshops, and a manta ray adoption. The purpose of the retreat is to educate participants and ocean aficionados on manta rays and their protection while raising funds to support the work of the Manta Trust.
Guests staying at InterContinental Maldives can also enjoy the luxury resort’s facilities and accommodations. Certified divers have the option to interact with manta rays in dedicated dive spots around the resort that allow divers to observe the natural manta ray ‘spa’, known as cleaning stations, showcasing the incredible symbiosis of marine life in the Maldives.
The participation fee for the Manta Retreat is USD 1490 per guest, and additional experiences such as diving and snorkeling trips, cruises, excursions, or spa and wellness treatments can be booked individually for additional charges. Upon request, one-on-one sessions with the Manta Biologist can be arranged privately.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn about manta rays and ocean conservation while enjoying a luxurious vacation at InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort. Book your spot at the Manta Retreat today by visiting https://maldives.intercontinental.com/sustainability/mantaretreat or contacting the reservations team with the booking code “Manta Retreat” at [email protected] or on WhatsApp at +960 730 9300.