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Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 20th 2015

For a couple of nights we have been sat next to young families, both having 3 young children 6mth to 4yrs, not really a problem and something we can both relate too. as I sit there remembering the days and wondering did I look as tried as she, the waiter on both evenings asks us if we want to move, which we poliety turn down, as children will be children. So the following evening we are guided upstairs to the end of the restaurant to a secluded corner behind bars over looking the ocean, oh how romantic i think! Well would believe such a think as Keith being in trouble? We have missed a couple of lunches, what you've got to understand is there is so much food, it at least 3 courses every meal! At ... read more

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 20th 2015

Swimming! As the water is so clear and you can sea😉 the bottom as well as the fish we have done a fair bit of swimming it really is like having a bath... read more

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 20th 2015

As our week draws to an end it really has been about reading, rest & relaxation just wonderful! We have 2 more hrs here and then head off for Singapore ( we are debating wether to miss lunch) oh. Then there's always sun sea & sand! But just leaves me to sending warm vibes to you all( it's a bit hotter than warm but sending hot vibes is not right😉)... read more
We will miss the blue ocean

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 18th 2015

Day 4 Well, hi again from Laamu Atoll. Headline News ... Sea grass has come ashore on the beach over night, locals are busy clearing it up. Not much else to report actually !!! This place is amazing. The island is no more that 500 meters by 150 meters and managed by Six Sense Resort. It has water villas located on the ocean side and beach villas on the lagoon side. Going bare foot around the island is encouraged and dress how you want, There are also bikes for guests to use to get around the island, in fact resort staff use tricycles to carry towels, etc. for rooms. Golf buggies, wooden hand carts and people walk and drive on the left down the leafy lane, all very civilised. In the heat of the day the ... read more
Our pier towards the ocean and Clay water barrels to cool your feet
Our pier towards beach
They think of everything

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 18th 2015

Day 5. Decided to explore the other side of the island. Off we went and passed by their local allotment growing all sorts of fresh produce and it also has a scarecrow, not sure why because we have not seen any birds or animals on the island. Within 5 minutes we were on the beach and settled on sun beds in the shade. Temp was 31 degrees and 72% humidity, it was hot. This is where the water sports are located, anything from sailing a catamoran, water skiing, canoes, paddle boards or just snorkelling. Suddenly Fran called to me and said have you seen that penguin in the water. As you do I replied where? It was a white buoy with a black top for tying up the speed boat, but just for a moment it ... read more
Maldivian scarecrow
all fresh veg
the penguin

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 18th 2015

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 18th 2015

Yesterday evening we spent at the cinema under the stars which was on the beach. There was a choice of sun lounger or bean bag to sit on and a bowl of pop corn to munch. The local usher even had a torch to show you the way from beach to path. Next morning we watched the sun rise from our bed and then enjoy a lazy breakfast watching Dolphins jump and spiral on their way to their feeding grounds. The eating areas are a 10 minute stroll from the villa along wooden piers and white sandy paths that meander through the trees. On the way all the resort staff say hi or hello and enjoy your day. Apart from the odd ice cream and lunch the rest of the day was spent back at our ... read more
As the day begins .....
Sunrise over The Maldives

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 18th 2015

Here is a view from our loo, we have only seen tiddlers and crabs.... read more

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 16th 2015

Well, having arrived safely after our frantic drive to Colombo airport (Dubai could really learn a thing or 2 about quick transfer through customs and security!) We head off for the Maldives. We have an hour flight but unable to sit together as flight is full at last some space between us. You are thrown a chicken biryani and a drink the minute we are up in the air. The leftovers are hastily collected before we decended to Male airport. We are met on the ground by a charming rep and taken to a lounge to wait for our domestic flight. It's a 50 seater aircraft and will take an hour to reach our airport as we have to make a one stop. Finally arrived at Laamu Atoll airport which is half the size of the ... read more

Asia » Maldives » Male Atoll January 16th 2015

Day 2. We have no agenda to follow so the day is ours. Missed breakfast as we slept in. We then explored the hut. Well its not really a hut but it is an ocean villa on stilts!!! We cannot describe this using words but we have found paradise. Take a look at the pictures on the inside and views from the deck. ... read more
West end of our island
view across to the beach
the main room with doors to decking




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