Travelling always excites me, but nothing quite excites me like a trip to the Maldives. I should mention that this was my first time visiting the Maldives- though definitely not my last. As this was a spontaneous destination, the minute my parents told me of their plans, I had drawn out a list of my favorite resorts ranking each one by accommodation, activities, food but mainly the breathtaking views that every single website had to offer.
I was practically drooling by the time we had booked a seven day stay at Bandos island, chosen exclusively for its glittering house reef and scenic surroundings. We arrived at the island, and although I was thoroughly washed out from a horrendous plane journey, I fell in love with the place.
We had a private villa, complete with jacuzzi that overlooked our very own stretch of white sand. While staying in the Maldives, I would recommend picking a hotel that had a good house reef and also encourages the health of the ecosystem around. The resort picked exceeded my expectations, the rooms were amazing and staff were so friendly- and the sea was just enough to take my breath away (although that might be because I got stuck in the currents).
The next six days were spent in a heavenly limbo, mornings at the club doing yoga before running down to the beach to try snorkeling or just lying on the sand while waves lapped up all around us. Regrettably too much time was possibly spent in the sun, when I went for a shower I discovered I had tan lines in probably the most awkward places ever. That didn’t deter me though, and afternoons and evenings passed in the same way.
Couple of things I noticed while staying at Bandos though was that our room was invaded by massive ants every night ( we didn’t even eat there) and that even paradise can be ruined by tropical showers. But still, at least we were getting the rain in paradise.
I was even more thrilled to discover that the islands of the Maldives are home to unique creatures that swim around an island and that island only. Ours? Baby sharks.