Private Dhoni in the Maldives

Charter your boat for a private dhoni cruise in the Maldives

Private Dhoni cruise

Cruise in Robinson mode for an original approach to the atolls with deserted islets, turquoise lagoons, white sand beaches...

Set sail on Dhoni Stella, a charming cruise ship with rustic luxury. The Dhoni Stella is built from local wood based on traditional Maldivian fishermen's boats.
The boat retains all the charm of a traditional boat, to which all the modern comforts have been added: 2 comfortable cabins with air conditioning, TV and DVD player, fully equipped bathrooms and wifi throughout the boat.

Private Dhoni in the Maldives

Take to the sea!

Choose the duration of your private Dhoni cruise and we will suggest the best itinerary to sail from atoll to atoll

On your private dhoni cruise, the crew will take you to undiscovered shores only accessible by sea, for an exclusive and intimate holiday. You will be guided throughout your cruise, visiting deserted islets, lagoons, exploring beautiful coral reefs by snorkeling, and diving on the most beautiful sites with your guide. For the amateurs, the captain will accompany you to his favourite fishing spots.
Your itinerary is built day by day according to your wishes, on the advice of the captain and the weather conditions. It can last from 4 days to infinity.
At night, you will anchor in deserted lagoons or in the lagoons of luxury hotels where you can have a drink or dinner if you feel like it.

On a trip of 10 nights, why not do 7 nights on a cruise and stay 3 nights in a resort? Everything is possible because you privatise the boat. We can advise you and you decide!

Dhoni Privé in the Maldives
Dhoni Privé in the Maldives

DHONI STELLA SPECIFICATIONS

Robertson and Caine's Leopard 38 catamaran

The Dhoni Stella I and Dhoni Stella II are built on the same model.
The Dhoni Stella I has one cabin with a king size bed and one cabin with 2 twin beds. The maximum capacity is 4 people.
Dhoni Stella II has 2 identical cabins each with a double bed and a single bed. The maximum capacity is 6 people.
Year of construction: 2007. Complete renovation in 2017
Length: 23 m. Width: 8 m. Cruising speed 8 knots. Dinghy type motorised tender.
Fresh water produced by watermaker ensuring a permanent supply.
Air conditioning throughout the boat.
Electricity in 220 V 24h/24 with soundproof generator. French standard electrical outlet.
Crew: Captain, cook, steward. Diving instructor for diving cruises.
Equipment: TV/DVD, audio CD, fishing equipment. Navigation and communication: CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, VHF marine.
Wi-Fi Internet throughout the boat.

Refined cuisine

The chefs offer refined dishes with local, Asian or Western influences to suit your taste. Our private Dhonis offer a wide range of menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and lunch are served as a buffet, while dinner consists of 4 courses chosen by you from the daily menu.

A selection of wines and beers is available on board.

Traveller reviews

Private Dhoni cruise

An exceptional cruise

An exceptional yacht charter cruise thanks to a perfect crew. They made our vacation beautiful.

Best parts:The dives, the crew, the flexibility
Worst parts:The boat that moves a lot
Olivia
22.11.2019

Fabulous Maldives Cruise

These 10 days on the Dhoni stella 2 were fabulous.
Kaathee's food, Suleiman's kindness, Aju's humour and the Captain's professionalism made every day extraordinary.
Used to private cruises, this was by far the best we have done.
From breakfast to bedtime, the crew is always there to suggest an activity or to show you the beauty of the Maldives Abandoned beach, snorkeling, diving, BBQ, whaleshark... Everything was absolutely perfect. The evening fishing at the back of the Dhoni and the pleasure of tasting the fish caught was pure happiness. The presence of Aju on the boat is a real plus: Briefing of the dives the day before, debriefing after the dives, selection of the best spots for snorkeling, all this while avoiding the crowd, what happiness.
We would like to thank Jérôme for his availability and his good advice in the organization of our trip and all the crew for all these excellent moments spent together.

Best parts:The lovely crew and the charm of the boat.
Worst parts:no
Caroline&Rémi
16/07/19 to 26/07/19

We are delighted

We are delighted with our trip on the Dhoni Stella. The boat is perfect, the crew is great. We ate very well, we fished and ate our catch. The days were punctuated by snorkelling where we were able to swim with multicoloured fish, turtles, sharks, rays and for the last day dolphins. There is nothing to say about this trip. It was perfect.

Best parts:Great crew, great boat
Worst parts:Just to say something, it would be nice if someone spoke French.
Perrine
August 19

Dhoni Stella

All the crew were very attentive and Inram very helpful.
The cook Kumar treated us every day with varied and very well prepared dishes.
Our favourite: the snorkelling at Elidhoo was by far the most interesting.

Best parts:The comfort of the boat
Worst parts:the state of the corals
Françoise
March 2019

A dream private cruise in the Maldives!

We had the idea of a private cruise on Dhoni Stella while listening to our friends telling us about their wonderful trip.
The first email contacts with Jérome were very enriching with an answer to our little practical questions. It was reassuring to have a Frenchman who knows the Maldives inside out to put together a tailor-made programme for you, as this was our first trip to the country.
The boat crew were very professional, adapting the activities according to the weather, so that we could make the most of the good weather.
With our 2 children, this trip is memorable with snorkeling tailored to see everything: turtles, manta rays, schools of fish, sharks (very nice, not even afraid), dolphins (on the surface) ... We followed a whale shark for 45 minutes, they were there just for us, thank you Nasru for the location. We were always alone at anchor in places that the captain liked. We caught all the fish that Kumar (super cook in chief) prepared for us as sashimi as well as cooked to perfection. And I'm not telling you about the evening on a deserted island, just for us.... to be repeated as soon as possible. Thank you to the whole team and good luck!

Best parts:The boat is very beautiful and comfortable, the crew is very friendly, we feel at home, we feel too good!
Worst parts:one week is too short...
Valérie
March 2019

Nice cruise on the Stella I

We really liked the standing of the boat (Dhoni Stella I) as well as the extreme benevolence of all the crew who were very attentive during the whole cruise.
Superb weather, very calm sea and a lot of fishes during the snorkeling.
We are very satisfied with our trip.
A big bravo to the cook Kumar who regaled us.

Virginie et Greg
January 2019

Unforgettable

We left at the beginning of February 2019 with Sous l'Ocean for an 8 day private cruise in the Maldives. The sun was out and the snorkeling spots were beautiful. We were able to enjoy virgin islands all to ourselves, swim with turtles, mantas and sharks thanks to the attentive listening of the captain. Candlelight birthday party on a small island lost in the ocean: great!

The memory will remain unforgettable.

Small downside: The visit of two inhabited islands is not of major interest (minimalist architecture and postcard and shell shops). The visit of one island is more than enough...

Apart from this minor remark, it was a memorable cruise.

Best parts:the snorkeling spots, the meals (thanks to the Chef), the evening on a deserted island
Worst parts:the visit of the villages which is not very interesting
Eric
from 03 to 10 February 2019

We'll be back...

Ideal private cruise for our family with our 2 children (11 and 14 years old). The crew of Dhoni Stella is professional and very friendly. The welcome is warm and the activities very well organised. By specifying before arrival the style of cuisine we liked as well as the drinks, we were delighted with the catering on board Dhoni Stella. For us it was local cuisine (not too spicy for our children) and fresh fish. The "Chef" is a master in the preparation of raw fish which we caught with the precious help of the sailors.

The reefs for snorkeling and diving (we were lucky enough to spend 1 hour with manta rays around us) were very beautiful. Especially when you are the only boat. The lagoons chosen for the nights were very calm and very pleasant.

Our only wish is to go back another time with the same formula but maybe longer...

 

Juliette, François
end December 2018

Perfect stay

A big thank you to Jérôme who took his time with the many questions we had.

The trip was just perfect with a top notch crew. The key word on the comments of the Maldivian stays is often "dream" and well for this stay the word does not exist.

This is our third visit to the Maldives and we don't plan to go any other way than with this package.

This is the first time I have commented on a holiday on the internet but with an experience like this and professionalism like this, we can only agree.

Best parts:all
Worst parts:nothing
Cécile
November

An exceptional cruise

An exceptional yacht charter cruise thanks to a perfect crew. They made our vacation beautiful.

Best parts:The dives, the crew, the flexibility
Worst parts:The boat that moves a lot
Olivia
22.11.2019

Fabulous Maldives Cruise

These 10 days on the Dhoni stella 2 were fabulous.
Kaathee's food, Suleiman's kindness, Aju's humour and the Captain's professionalism made every day extraordinary.
Used to private cruises, this was by far the best we have done.
From breakfast to bedtime, the crew is always there to suggest an activity or to show you the beauty of the Maldives Abandoned beach, snorkeling, diving, BBQ, whaleshark... Everything was absolutely perfect. The evening fishing at the back of the Dhoni and the pleasure of tasting the fish caught was pure happiness. The presence of Aju on the boat is a real plus: Briefing of the dives the day before, debriefing after the dives, selection of the best spots for snorkeling, all this while avoiding the crowd, what happiness.
We would like to thank Jérôme for his availability and his good advice in the organization of our trip and all the crew for all these excellent moments spent together.

Best parts:The lovely crew and the charm of the boat.
Worst parts:no
Caroline&Rémi
16/07/19 to 26/07/19

We are delighted

We are delighted with our trip on the Dhoni Stella. The boat is perfect, the crew is great. We ate very well, we fished and ate our catch. The days were punctuated by snorkelling where we were able to swim with multicoloured fish, turtles, sharks, rays and for the last day dolphins. There is nothing to say about this trip. It was perfect.

Best parts:Great crew, great boat
Worst parts:Just to say something, it would be nice if someone spoke French.
Perrine
August 19

Dhoni Stella

All the crew were very attentive and Inram very helpful.
The cook Kumar treated us every day with varied and very well prepared dishes.
Our favourite: the snorkelling at Elidhoo was by far the most interesting.

Best parts:The comfort of the boat
Worst parts:the state of the corals
Françoise
March 2019

A dream private cruise in the Maldives!

We had the idea of a private cruise on Dhoni Stella while listening to our friends telling us about their wonderful trip.
The first email contacts with Jérome were very enriching with an answer to our little practical questions. It was reassuring to have a Frenchman who knows the Maldives inside out to put together a tailor-made programme for you, as this was our first trip to the country.
The boat crew were very professional, adapting the activities according to the weather, so that we could make the most of the good weather.
With our 2 children, this trip is memorable with snorkeling tailored to see everything: turtles, manta rays, schools of fish, sharks (very nice, not even afraid), dolphins (on the surface) ... We followed a whale shark for 45 minutes, they were there just for us, thank you Nasru for the location. We were always alone at anchor in places that the captain liked. We caught all the fish that Kumar (super cook in chief) prepared for us as sashimi as well as cooked to perfection. And I'm not telling you about the evening on a deserted island, just for us.... to be repeated as soon as possible. Thank you to the whole team and good luck!

Best parts:The boat is very beautiful and comfortable, the crew is very friendly, we feel at home, we feel too good!
Worst parts:one week is too short...
Valérie
March 2019

Nice cruise on the Stella I

We really liked the standing of the boat (Dhoni Stella I) as well as the extreme benevolence of all the crew who were very attentive during the whole cruise.
Superb weather, very calm sea and a lot of fishes during the snorkeling.
We are very satisfied with our trip.
A big bravo to the cook Kumar who regaled us.

Virginie et Greg
January 2019

Unforgettable

We left at the beginning of February 2019 with Sous l'Ocean for an 8 day private cruise in the Maldives. The sun was out and the snorkeling spots were beautiful. We were able to enjoy virgin islands all to ourselves, swim with turtles, mantas and sharks thanks to the attentive listening of the captain. Candlelight birthday party on a small island lost in the ocean: great!

The memory will remain unforgettable.

Small downside: The visit of two inhabited islands is not of major interest (minimalist architecture and postcard and shell shops). The visit of one island is more than enough...

Apart from this minor remark, it was a memorable cruise.

Best parts:the snorkeling spots, the meals (thanks to the Chef), the evening on a deserted island
Worst parts:the visit of the villages which is not very interesting
Eric
from 03 to 10 February 2019

We'll be back...

Ideal private cruise for our family with our 2 children (11 and 14 years old). The crew of Dhoni Stella is professional and very friendly. The welcome is warm and the activities very well organised. By specifying before arrival the style of cuisine we liked as well as the drinks, we were delighted with the catering on board Dhoni Stella. For us it was local cuisine (not too spicy for our children) and fresh fish. The "Chef" is a master in the preparation of raw fish which we caught with the precious help of the sailors.

The reefs for snorkeling and diving (we were lucky enough to spend 1 hour with manta rays around us) were very beautiful. Especially when you are the only boat. The lagoons chosen for the nights were very calm and very pleasant.

Our only wish is to go back another time with the same formula but maybe longer...

 

Juliette, François
end December 2018

Perfect stay

A big thank you to Jérôme who took his time with the many questions we had.

The trip was just perfect with a top notch crew. The key word on the comments of the Maldivian stays is often "dream" and well for this stay the word does not exist.

This is our third visit to the Maldives and we don't plan to go any other way than with this package.

This is the first time I have commented on a holiday on the internet but with an experience like this and professionalism like this, we can only agree.

Best parts:all
Worst parts:nothing
Cécile
November