Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mesmerising Maldives

Magical Maldives casts its spell on you even before your flight could touch down! Stunning view of turquoise blue water, white sands and coral reef makes one fall in love with the place instantly. Numerous resorts dotted across the Indian Ocean add to the beauty. 


Beach Villas
Male is the capital and largest city, housing the airport. Over 1000 tiny islands clubbed into 26 atolls makes Maldives. Carrying alcohol, pornography etc into Maldives is an offence and forbidden. The official website mentions an exhaustive list of items banned. Likewise carrying seashells, corals etc out of the country is an offence. 

Resort


After weighing all options and taking multiple parameters into consideration, we decided to book Meeru Island resort. In my opinion the best resort, it is built on one of the biggest islands. 

You are received promptly at the airport and a 40 Min speed boat ride gets you to Meeru Resorts. En route be sure you look out for school of dolphins that would greet you by criss-crossing your boat. 




Meeru offers multiple accommodation options Garden rooms, beach/jacuzzi villas, water/jacuzzi villas and honeymoon suites. We booked jacuzzi water villa built over water offering you private entry into the lagoon. It is secluded and has large bedrooms/bathrooms, private jacuzzi and sun deck offerings awesome view. Meeru has minimum stay policy meaning one would have to book for a minimum of 6 nights its completely worth it and we never got bored. 
Jacuzzi Water Villas
Private Entry Into The Lagoon
Lagoon surrounding the resort is blessed with abundant coral reefs and marine life. Resort houses 2 swimming pools over looking the beach, bars, tennis courts, soccer field, golf course, cycling. kayaks and many more. 

There are 2 restaurants to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner food is great especially Friday night "Maldivian Night." Apart from the 2 restaurants there is an over the water restaurant 'Asian Wok' which serves Asian cuisine. 

The resort also offers well organized leisure tours "Sand Bank" excursion is highly recommend. It is simply amazing to visit a sand bank and spend quality time in middle of mighty ocean snorkelling just adds more charm. You get dropped in the morning with breakfast and beverages nicely packed they come by in couple of hours to pick you up. 
White Sands Beach
The spa is top notch and built over the lagoon. The therapist are highly skilled, personally "Full Moon Magic" is recommended. 

Environmental experts predict that the Island nation would submerge under water by end of this century thanks to global warming and human race! So pack your bags visit Maldives bask in the sun be Robinson curios!

Visa: 

Maldives offers free 30 days Visa on Arrival. 
Srilankan airlines is recommended if flying from India.

Must Have:
Sunscreen
Shades
Carry own snorkeling gear.

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