We often make plans of spending vacations beautifully and making them memorable. Some of us decide to visit our friends or spend time with our family or just enjoy lazing around or discover a new destination.
I was always scared to water and usually avoided going near water bodies. However, this vacation I got a chance to visit
a unique Island destination in the world – the Maldives.
It is a beautiful place with tropical weather all round the year. Crystal clear water, blue skies, white beaches, friendly people, water sports just add to its charm.
Our vacation was extremely enjoyable as everything was well organized. It was a surprisingly a rainy day when we (my friend and I) landed at the Airport. Without wasting much time we boarded our motor boat. In the next couple of minutes, we reached our Resort which was located on an island. Though our rooms were not ready for check-in, however, we didn’t have any complaints as the staffs was good enough to take care of all that we needed. The hotel was nice and well maintained, although for the fairly high cost probably didn’t reflect excellent value for money.
It was divided into 3 blocks with the deluxe rooms as “Water Villas” where one could sit dipping one’s feet in the water from the room’s balcony. We were excited to find out that every night; the hotel staff organized various entertaining programmes like, Karaoke Night, Dance Competitions, Live Brand Performance, Puppet shows etc. All were good, but a bit touristy- although we don’t mind that when trying to escape to warmer climates to relax.
Next day, we went for water sports which included– Snorkelling, Paragliding, and ride on the Water Scooter etc. We also went to see the underwater world. Since I am scared of water sports, I decided to travel down the memory lane back to my childhood days when I used to collect sea shells from the sandy beaches for most of the time and watched on as everyone else seemed to scream a lot!
All this continued till dusk. We were really tired and hungry, so we decided to go for a good and scrumptious meal consisting of fresh sea food Barbequed on the beach as we sipped our beer.
On the last day of the trip, we decided to go for a day’s excursion. The trip included visiting the Capital City – Male, President House, Museum, Mosque, Flight Photo Shoot and some Shopping. Though the Capital City is very small in terms of population and area but one must appreciate the way it is maintained and managed. One can find a catchy and meaningful Sign of Independence reflecting 75 years of freedom in the middle of the City.
Though, we managed to have a glance the President House we did not get an opportunity to look at it from inside.
Last thing, I like to mention is my, in fact every lady’s best part – Shopping. Though I had loads of things on my mind but looking at the prices I was little disheartened. One can find a lot of Handicraft items, beautiful wall hangings, and pearl jewellery but they are really expensive. So finally, I decided to buy a few chocolates to lift my spirits and for friends and family.
It is a magnificent place to explore with beautiful islands which look even more beautiful when seen during a Flight Photo Shoot.
I would love to visit Maldives again if ever I managed to get another chance (any suggestions!?)