There are so many reasons why 2017 was a great year. But escaping after a busy 10 months and jetting off to the Maldives was the icing on the cake.
The first contact with our ‘new home’ in the Maldives after a lengthy 18 hours of travel was delightful. Getting out of our shoes (which would not be seen again for the duration of our stay) and letting the white, soft beach sand run through our toes was a true sign that our vacation was ready to begin. Here it s like the time stands still.
Made up of more than a 1000 islands and located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives welcomes guests to a tropical paradise with white beaches and the turquoise ocean where relaxation comes easily. Sitting with our feet in the water and a cocktail in hand is a perfect way to watch the many types of tropical fish (including small reef sharks) as they come to say hello.
This was one of our first holidays in an all inclusive resort, most of our trips tend to consist of city-hopping with lots of sightseeing, so this took a different type of planning. On this occasion we focused on activities such as sailing, yoga, surfing, snorkeling, stand up paddle-boarding and the list goes on… Activities that, as it turns out were much needed to balance the broad selection of aperitifs, amazing restaurants with a wide selection of local and world cuisine and cocktails on the beach!
Our trip in October was just at the end of the wet season. Officially dry season runs from November to April. Despite some nervous moments before leaving with rain on the forecasts we quickly discovered that the few clouds we saw moved away fast leaving us with a very warm 28-30 degrees and mostly blue sky and sunshine.
We recommend a trip to the Maldives, it is a truly unforgettable place. Here are a few things to think about when planning your trip:
Choosing an all inclusive resort will spare you having to think where your next meal is coming from and price wise can be more cost effective then to bill your room with extra charges
Choose an resort that has the transfers included (boat or more spectacular water plane) so that you can get your feet in the water fast and without hassle
Book very, very early to get the best price or alternatively very late if you enjoy last minute deals. You can often find last minute offers in the wet season May to October.
Make sure that your documents are in order, your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months.
Here are few resort choices for every type of budget if you were wondering how to find accommodation in Maldives:
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Photo credits: Jeroen Paesen