Built in Guraidhoo in 2008, the Iruvai liveaboard is a true Maldivian venture making use of Maldivian craftsmanship and local materials. The Iruvai’s hull is made up of fiberglass coated hard wood that is actually resistant to salt water and is grown in the area. The hull construction ensures a smooth and safe journey. The interior of the vessel also makes use of local woods for decorating as there are artistic pieces that make use of ironwood and hibiscus wood, both native to the Maldives.
The liveaboard’s main deck is home to the lounge and restaurant where buffet meals are served three times a day. Guests can expect a wide variety of cuisines that are sure to please every palate. Tea and coffee are readily available and there is a bar for soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on board.
The Iruvai explores a number of atolls in the Maldives during 4 different itineraries. Itinerary A includes the North and South Male and the Ari atolls and itinerary B replaces the Ari atoll with the Felidhoo atoll. Itinerary C includes the Baa atoll and the North Male and itinerary D explores the southern Fuvamulah atoll as well Gaafu Dhaalu.
There are 8 comfortable air-conditioned cabins on board the Iruvai. Each cabin comes complete with en-suite bathroom facilities with a separate shower and a pleasant water feature. There is also plenty of storage space for personal belongings. On the lower deck there are 2 twin bed cabins and 2 cabins that can be used as twins or doubles as they contain a queen size bed and a single bed. There is also a master double cabin on the Iruvai’s lower deck. The master suite has a king size bed and dressing area as well as a bathroom with a double wash basin, a bathtub and a large separate shower. On the upper deck are 3 double cabins with queen size beds.